This has been on the cards for sometime - we are finally hitting Melbourne for the first time! Northside Records’ Dj Manchild presents his ‘Funk Downstairs’ session @ the Prince Public Bar in Melbourne’s own Sunset Strip - St Kilda! We have some special guests on board alongside a large lineup of bands including pals Karate Boogaloo (feat Cactus Channel Rhythm section).
Some more dates for our trio sessions @ Cobbler Whisky Bar. Dusty West Coast flavoured 60’s Jazz, swing and rare groove in Trio mode feat Ravi Welsh - Guitar, Alex Elfes - Bass and Jason ‘Paprika’ Bell - pots ‘n’ pans. Running some classic 60’s West Coast jazz and Blue Note numbers from the like of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and George Benson plus some stripped down versions of our originals….alongside incredible adult beverages crafted by the Cobbler gentlemen (not to mention their crazy whisky collection!) free entry. 7pm-10pm.
A little crusty i-phone recording snippet from our Jazz Trio sessions at local speakeasy - Cobbler Whisky Bar. Featuring Ravi’s sweet and melodic guitar work (alongside Alex Elfes - Fender Jazz Bass, Jason ‘paprika’ Bell - Drums), running some classics and rarities. Songs:
- Footprints (Wayne Shorter)
- Summertime (Goerge Gershwin)
- Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard)
- On My Way (Jeff Bradshaw)
Fri 28th Feb - Supporting BullHorn & Chelsea Wilson (Melb) single launches @ Globe Theatre! All local Aussie Funk and Soul lineup!
Next Friday we’ll be helping warm the stage for Bullhorn (incredible Brissie Brass Band) and friend Chelsea Wilson (Soul Sister Melb/PBS radio) both launching new singles @ the newly revived Globe Theatre!
Bullhorn are an incredible all brass (+ 1drummer) group currently making waves with an insane live show. Chelsea Wilson has just finished recording with pals Jake, Lance and Choi from Cookin’ on 3 Burners/Bamboos etc - tight funky soul (with some vintage 60’s inflections) from this soul sister! Tix on sale now (will sell out!) details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401159033474510
Sydney - we’re finally on our way! Jazz Rooms presents by popular demand the return of the King of Funk! The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Sydney : Sat 1st February 2014Feat DJ Craig Charles UK (Red Dwarf, Robot Wars, BBC6 Funk & Soul Show)
Live sets from Kerbside Collection and Roxie Ray With Russ Dewbury (UK)+ JC Funkdafied and Jon and Toon (Eastside Radio) @ The Basement, 29 Reiby Place, Sydney. 9pm – 3am. $25 - $30 on Door (if available)
2013 has been a special year for us - most importantly releasing our first record (with the help of some passionate people - thanks Helmut and Shuhei!), which continues to amaze us with all the kind feedback that’s been flooding back…2014 is shaping up to be even better - with some exciting things instore….first cab off the rank is we have some talented friends who have been whittling away at some incredible reworks and remixes of tracks from the ‘Mind the Curb’ LP and we can’t wait to share these! Stay tuned for details on this in Jan!
We’ll also finally play our first interstate shows - the Sydney one being quite special (details later this week).
…and of course we’ll be working on the new record due for release mid next year!
Thanks to the talented musicians and artists who’ve helped make and create the Kerbside sounds thus far, the close friends who’ve supported us from the beginning, and the new friends we’ve made along the way….
Merry xmas to you and yours - happy ‘hollow-days’ and a New Year.
Rav, Jase and KC crew
p.s. We have a handful of local shows to finish off the year - For our local Brissie pals - we’ll be doing our jazzy Trio thing @ Cobbler bar…pop down for a xmas drink….
Kerbside Collection in Trio mode (guitar, bass, drums) @ Cobbler Whisky Speakeasy Bar next couple of Fridays in November. Delving into some classic 60’s West Coast Jazz and rare groove flavours (i.e. Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard) alongside stripped down versions of the originals from their debut LP ‘Mind The Curb’.
Many thanks to the friendly folk that made it down to the instore 7” and film clip launch! Was a great session - hope you enjoyed the night….so here it is, our first film clip for the most 45 worthy cut from the album - the fun, fast, frenetic JB’s funk of ‘Cat Whip’ penned by Mr ‘Bass Face’ Jez O’Connor and his ‘CP3 sidekick’ Chris Poulsen! (B-Boys alert! also contains mega mean drum break!) The clip features some tasty surf footage of Alex Knost, Cyrus Sutton, Keith Malloy, Tyler Warren, Christian Wach, Ellis Ericson, Jared Mell, Thomas Bexon and more curtosy of the friendly folk over at KorduroyTV (alongside some silly Prelinger Archive footage)….all lovingly ‘spliced’ together by Aline Marques (firstname.lastname@example.org)….enjoy!
Kerbside Collection - are an all instrumental jazz funk and rare groove ensemble from the inner suburbs of Brisbane/Queensland/Australia.
‘A gritty rhythm section of old school drums and fender or upright bass, alongside funky hammond and rhodes, with some sweet George Benson-ish jazz guitar licks on top.’
The sound harks back to the 60’s and 70’s Californian West Coast jazz funk music of artists such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Chico Hamilton, Joe Sample and The Crusaders, whilst tipping its’ hat to today’s contemporaries keeping the ‘feel’ alive (Soulive, Bobby Hughes, James Taylor, Eddie Roberts & the New Mastersounds, Cookin on 3 Burners, Mattson 2, Frootful, Stance Brothers etc).
Their debut LP 'Mind the Curb' was released May 2013 on Indie German funk label Legere Recordings and P-Vine Records to wide acclaim in funk and soul circles from UK to Japan.
"Some hefty funk out of Australia!" (Snowboy/Blues &Soul Mag- UK)
"An enjoyable listen!...Love the Night Tunisia version!" (Karsten John - Vinyl Vibes/ Germany)
“Nice one Sirs! (Dom Servini, Wah Wah 45s – UK)
“Great music and good vibes!” (Dusty – Jazz & Milk Records – Germany)
"Cho Sugoi! Cho Funky!" (Chikashi Nishiwaki - Tree/Japan)
“Love the playing” (Ennio Styles – Stylin RRR radio - Melbourne)