MusicNSW Funk Soul Dub Tour
This Summer, it’s time to hit the dancefloors across Murwillumbah, Armidale and Coffs Harbour with NSW dub, funk and soul heavy hitters Hayley Grace & The Bay Collectives, Sky Eater, and Tanuki Band!
A little about each band:
Hayley Grace & The Bay Collective is a raucous 9-piece hailing from sunny Byron Bay and featuring some of the region’s most prominent vocalists and multi-instrumental talents. Led by Hayley Grace, the band embodies the spirit of funk & soul. Their live shows are loud, fun, cheeky and overflowing with energy. You feel this band when they walk on stage. Featuring a full horn ensemble atop an epic rhythm section and with six lead vocalists among their ranks, The Collective are full power.
Sky Eater is the dreamy lovechild of water spirit Chelsea Skyeater and dub soldier TK Bassdread, and together with their all-women horn section, they've been bringing their unique trip-hop/dub/dnb sound & trailblazing tech to Australia, NZ and the UK since 2018. Take some shades of Sade, moments of Morcheeba, slices of Salmonella Dub, fragments of Fat Freddy’s and a dose of heavy DnB, and you’ll have a decent impression of Sky Eater’s sound. Think reverb-soaked piano, dreamy vocal melodies, sizzling jazz-infused beats and soulful lyrics with sparkly jungle influences.
Tanuki Band is a rhythm and blues group from Bellingen. With soulful vocals and bluesy melodies, this band knows how to get a crowd moving. Their high energy performances and catchy tunes are sure to get you on to the dance floor. With a diverse range of influences, including classic R&B, rock and roll, soul, and even a touch of jazz, Tanuki Band always brings their A-game, leaving audiences wanting more.
About the Sister Cities tours
This is one of five Sister Cities tours of regional NSW. As part of this new initiative, original artists based in regional NSW were invited to apply for the regional touring opportunity. MusicNSW is working across the state to increase contemporary music touring, expand artists and industry networks, and build on existing industry knowledge in regional NSW.
MusicNSW is the state music body in NSW. A not-for-profit organisation, funded by Create NSW, MusicNSW empowers and connects artists and industry. We do this through a range of programs and services, including Sound Advice, our Regional team and Touring Network and First Nations Music Development. MusicNSW believes that a sustainable and thriving music community in NSW is essential for telling the stories of our people.