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. Consisting of Hammond organ player Jake Mason, drummer Ivan Khatchoyan and guitarist Dan West, listening to the music of CO3B 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, Broiled & 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, new album Lab Experiments: Vol.1: Mixin on their newfound label Soul Messin’ Records, followed by sequel Lab Experiments Vol.2 in 2018.
Though it’s been a few years since the band’s last full-length, Cookin’ On 3 Burners have kept busy, releasing a number of limited edition 45s on their own label Soul Messin’ Records, such as their collaboration with rapper Mantra on “The World Is Cold“, as well as on other imprints, such as the song “Wind Up“ that will be released on German label Golden Rules’ compilation The Originals 3.
So grab your over gloves and join the band as they celebrate the future sound of yesterday.