Arthouse Funk Raiser - Fri 25th July
Arthouse Funk Raiser - featuring The Don Johnson/Butlers
Fri 25th July
The Don Johnson/Butlers are the world’s first declared bogan funk band: drawing from the canon of 70’s and 80’s funk and smashing it into classic Aussie and international hard rock.
Emerging from the dank swamp of Deep North Queensland’s fringe arts space, Arthouse, the DJB’s pull together a culturally diverse line-up that re-defines suburban stereotypes.
Wrong Scott (lead vocals, cow bell), Hungry Anderson (bass), Rob Hurts (drums) and Sharon Nolls (vocals, keys, stuff) belt out a stadium set that re-calibrates the punters ‘Hits & Memories’.
Lead singer Wrong Scott remarks "We draw inspiration from the fact that John Butler is the Don Johnson of Aussie roots music".
With a rhythm section drenched in old school funk basslines, and timeless, classic rock lyrics to wave your hands in the air to, the Don Johnson/Butlers remind punters of their bogan roots, and mums record collection at the same time.
"We could be huge, or shit, or somewhere in between".
Classic funk lines from The Commodores, Sugar Hill Gang and Wild Cherry crash serendipitously into classic rock lines from AC/DC, Midnight Oil, and Led Zeppelin, and a milk
The Don Johnson/Butlers present a wack show of lush funky grooves, hands-in-the-air rock anthems, glitzy sequins, classic stubby shorts and more chutzpah than Lemmy at an 80’s
They’ve never played live, their debut show was shut down, they wear sequins and flanno’s, and they’re off to Brisbane Fringe. Help ‘em get there.
240 Scott St (via mcCoombe St)
Doors 7.00pm, Show from 8.00pm
Tix $10 / 7 concession – On the door.