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The Cactus Channel
Seasonal Regional“Infectiously funky sounds... a horn-fuelled,
butt-shaking affair”
Triple J Home & Hosed

Melbourne’s own 10-piece heavy funk/ soul orchestra The Cactus Channel, released their debut album Hapatics to critical acclaim world wide for its genuine and refreshing take on funk and soul, and are now a hit on the festival circuit.

“Propelled by a hot-to-trot, James Brown influenced rhythm section, ignited by fiery lead guitar and stoked by a female-loaded brass quintet, The Cactus Channel powers along like an embryonic version of The Meters or the Dap Kings.” - The Australian

Deep Street Soul
Seasonal RegionalAt the forefront of the global Funk & Soul scene & hailing from Melbourne, Deep Street Soul specialise in delivering, raw, tough, hard-hitting & gritty funk. Formed in 2006 they have released two albums on the highly acclaimed UK label Freestyle Records and deliver live with a high octane take on the late 60’s sound.

"Raw, tough, aggressive. Wonderful. Mighty May Johnson vocals are exceptional!" – Craig
Charles (BBC6)

“DSS are totally slamming, & make you wanna get straight up and dance” - Phil Gates

The Green BallThe Nymphs
Brassy, swinging sass to the power of four; ladies and gentlemen we proudly present to you The Nymphs!

With a timeless repertoire oftheir inimitably catchy original tunes as well as a handpicked selection of reinvigorated classics, The Nymphs have added their own unique flair to a genre far too long ignored by the hoi polloi. Forged in the swelter of Melbourne’s eclectic live music scene in 2005, The Nymphs’ unique addictive blend of big band bombast, WWII-era ditties, soulful harmony and beguiling sense for the theatrical have seen them kick their matching heels into the hearts of audiences around the country.
From the silly and sassy, to the sensitive and sorrowful, The Nymphs can cut like knives or soothe like a mamma’s touch with equal delicacy and finesse, all while keeping their pleats impeccably pressed.