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  • Writer's pictureRosie G.

Surprise Chef

This jazz-funk band Surprise Chef I will say live up to its name because they are full of surprises musically. The band originates in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The band consists of Lachlan Stuckey on guitar, Jethro Curtin on keyboards, Carl Lindeberg on bass, Andrew Congues on drums, and newest member Hudson Whitlock on percussion and composing.

The band mixes jazz with some serious funk grooves that are infectious.

The members came together in 2018 and have been going strong ever since. Their musical

influences are the legendary soul singer Issac Hayes, producer David Axelrod, and Daptone and Truth & Soul. The 70s soul music is most definitely present in their compositions and it's awesome. Their mixes transport you to a different space and time. They released their debut album All News Is Good News in 2020 and followed it up with their sophomore album, Daylight Savings. They quickly grew a fanbase that is still growing. Check out the song Crayfish Caper with its retro sound and simple composition. They also got together with the legendary house/garage production and remix team of Little Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez otherwise known as Masters at Work. Check out the remixes for Crayfish Caper and the slamming remix on the song New Ferrari. In 2019 they released the single, Where's the Cream/Do You Even Know What A Passport Is along with Karate Boogaloo which has an amazing rhythm section. There isn't anything this band can't do and on October 14th will release their third album, Education & Recreation. The band is now on tour through the states and will arrive here in Brooklyn, NY at The Sultan room in Bushwick on October 13th. Get your tickets now and support independent music and musicians. Happy listening!

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