When funk collides with pub-rock you get Speakeasy.
Original funky grooves, soulful vocals, and dirty horns combine in our own entertaining world of sound – you can hear anything you want right here.
Speakeasy are mostly a crew of veteran muso mates who updated their sound with fresh ideas from around the world. Hard funk grooves give way to old fashioned rock’n‘roll choruses, with the occasional laid back horn line to round out the show. Influences range from New Orleans funksters Galactic through Trombone Shorty to Aussie legends Hunters and Collectors.
We are at home making noise in a crowded pub band room or rattling the glassware in a prestigious blues or jazz club. We make no distinction. Feel free to dance or just move to the groove.
Our song ‘Straight Ahead’ won AMEX funding to record at Melbourne’s iconic Sing Sing Studios with legendary producer Adam Rhodes (Cat Empire, Angus & Julia Stone). The song went on to win the Voyager International Songwriting Competition, Soul and RnB category.