They’ve toured Australia twice – 2013 and 2014 – thrilling club goers as well as knocking out larger crowds at the Sydney Festival, WOMADelaide and Meredith Music Festival.
Formed out of Osaka University’s jazz society in 1992, Osaka Monaurail took James Brown’s funk template as ‘the gold standard’ for a rhythm combo and named themselves after the 1975 Funk classic “J.B.’s Monaurail”. They appropriated even the miss-spelling and set out to be the ‘new ministers of super heavy funk’ for future generations.
Now, having toured with funk icons and James Brown associates Marva Whitney, Fred Wesley and Martha High, as well as producing and backing solo albums for Whitney and High, they are on a mission to capture the energy, sound and excitement of funk’s heyday and beyond, a sound that is as free as it is organised and disciplined. Expect to see a high energy nine-piece band with sharp suits, organised steps, trumpets twirling in formation and the dynamic showmanship of charismatic singer and director Ryo Nakata. And expect to hear world-class, authentic, heavy funk.
Full show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Riptide Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?
David Roy Williams Presents
Tickets on Sale: Thursday 17 May – 10am (AEST)
Thursday November 15th The Triffid, Brisbane
Sunday November 18th The Factory, Sydney
Tuesday November 20th Caravan Club, Melbourne
Wednesday November 21st Prince of Wales, St Kilda
Thursday November 22nd The Nightcat, Fitzroy
Sunday November 25th The Gov, Adelaide
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