What they say…
Kerbside Collection is an instrumental jazz, funk and rare groove ensemble with a gritty rhythm section of old school drums and fender or upright bass, alongside funky Hammond and Rhodes, with some sweet George Benson-ish jazz guitar licks on top.
With members from various Brisbane groups, such as Chris Poulsen Trio, Kafka, Malagueta and Golden Sounds, the band plays good time jazz, funk and traditional rare groove for listening or dancing. The sound harks back to the ’60s and ’70s Californian West Coast music of artists such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Chico Hamilton, Joe Sample and The Crusaders, whilst tipping its’ hat to today’s contemporaries keeping the ‘feel’ alive (Soulive, Bobby Hughes, James Taylor, Eddie Roberts & the New Mastersounds, Cookin on 3 Burners, Stance Brothers, Frootful, The Matson 2 etc).
After releasing their debut 45 – a gritty ‘b boy’ version of Dizzy Gillespie‘s “Night in Tunisia”, with “Jelly Belly”, a snappy jazz funk kicker ont he B-side, the ensemble recently completed recording their debut album “Mind The Curb” with Jake Mason of Aussie funk stars Cookin on 3 Burners, out now on Légère Recordings.
In the short time they’ve been together, they’ve supported The Melodics (Melb), Jess Harlen & Plutonic (Melb), Pocket Love, headlined Brisbane’s newest inner city festival Home Fest and held down a 2 year residency at Glass Bar (Judith Wright Arts centre).