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Royal Funk Party live on 7 June 2015

That was intense. And who cares if His Royal Badness would be proud? On Sunday 7 June, a likely crew of bandits assembled to perform deliciously unspeakable horrors to some of the greatest Prince songs. That likely crew of bandits happened to be an all-star cast of Melbourne funk, soul and pop singers. Backed by…

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Lake Minnetonka live on 8 April 2015

This ain’t your parents’ funk. Or maybe it is, and they didn’t tell you. On 8 April six-piece funk monster Lake Minnetonka busted out some face-melting grooves. How can music from three decades ago sound so fresh? More to the point – how can it slam so hard in 2015? Well, there’s probably two answers…

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Soul Cupcake live on 20 Feb 2015

Do you like your cupcakes with butter? On 20 Feb Soul Cupcake served up a smooth treat that just slid down the hatch. Effortlessly baking soul, R&B and funk into a velvety treat, Soul Cupcake put on two delectable sets of songs, combining originals and inspired covers. Their sound had a smooth sheen that was…

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Funk Rabbit live on 16 January 2015

This may not be the funk we deserve. But it’s definitely the funk we need. On 16 January at Yah Yah’s, Funk Rabbit gave us more than we’re good for. Effortlessly blending traditional funk with a strong pop sensibility, Fun Rabbit delivered a sound that was at once engaging and accessible. The rhythm section laid…