What they say…
“Cookin’ On 3 Burners’ musical skill, enjoyment, enthusiasm and sheer damned determination positively explode out of the stereo!”
Cookin’ On 3 Burners are Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio – joining the dots between deep funk, raw soul, organ jazz & boogaloo. Listening to Cookin’ On 3 Burners is like poking your head through a time portal that stretches between the year you were born and the middle of next week. On one hand there are clues to a spiritual home that’s situated somewhere in the back streets of 1966, but on the other is a reinvented soul stew that’s very much a product of the 21st Century.
Formed in 1997, Cookin’ On 3 Burners was always meant to be an experiment in sound. Drenched in the bluesy soulful influence of the late 60s/early 70s output of labels such as Prestige, Blue Note & Groove Merchant, these Melbourne music stalwarts began serving up a feast of tasty funk on a bed of Hammond soul, creating a flavor that gets better with every lick of the spoon.
In 2002 they released their first 7” single (“Gravel Rash” / “Pie Warmer”) under the Bamboo Shack label and by the summer of 2009, the band was number 1 on the UK iTunes RnB charts with the track “This Girl feat. Kylie Auldist”. In between, Cookin’ On 3 Burners made their home at esteemed U.K label Freestyle Records, rocked the B-Boy and B-Girl championships, had songs featured on a string of hit TV shows and played alongside acts such as Quantic, Alice Russell, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Fat Freddie’s Drop and many others.
After releasing 3 albums on the Freestyle Records imprint: “Baked, Vroiled & Fried” in 2007, “Soul Messin” in 2009 and “Blind Bet” in 2014 , in 2016, Cookin’ on 3 Burners continued to further branch out collaborating with prominent French electronic producer Kungs on a reworking of “This Girl”, which saw substantial chart success world-wide, reaching #1 in Europe, and being the most Shazamed dance track of 2016 in the world.
2017 saw Cookin’ On 3 Burners release a slew of brand new material: remixed material on the Warner Music label with producers Lenno, Niklas Ibach, Funk LeBlanc, Yolanda Be Cool. But most importantly, that year saw the band release a new 7″ and new album “Lab Experiments: Vol.1: Mixin“ on their newfound label Soul Messin’ Records. 2018 sees the group continuing in that direction, with a brand new 7″ slated for August and a brand new album in the Fall. So grab your over gloves and join the band as they celebrate the future sound of yesterday.