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INFECTIOUS - ENTERTAINING - ECLECTIC SOUL - CLASS - RHYTHM - JAZZFUNK NEO-SOUL - RHYTHM - JAZZ-FUNK INFECTIOUS GROOVE MACHINE/ FUSION INFECTIOUS GROOVE FUSION FLAVOUR INFUSED FUNK Music is a universal language that transcends cultures and borders, and it this resounding power and impact that the Hanlon Brothers embrace. Where most bands stay well within the boundaries of conventional music genres, the Hanlon Brothers love to push the limits of musical expression. From their inception in 2012, the Hanlon Brothers have melded a wide variety of styles, cultures and genres into a signature sound that has quickly seen them carve a name for themselves on the touring scene, as well as gaining an extremely loyal and ever-growing fan base. Emerging from the ground roots underground music scene of the Gold Coast, it was their daring and unique ‘improvisation nights’ that immediately set them apart. When every performance is spontaneous and unrehearsed, and every beat and melody is constructed on the spot, it is hard to define the music that is created. Largely the Hanlon Brother’s music is described as a long series of slashes: Soul/ R & B/ Dub/ Jazz / Funk/ Latin/ Neo-soul fusion. But it is in fact the raw energy and genius of pure improvisation that truly defines them. Their signature sound evolves from a collective jam that brings together a melting pot of creative chemistry, innate talent and broad musical influences, using instrumental technique and musical language to create new melodies in real time. Consequently, no two live Hanlon Brothers gigs are ever the same. What’s more, their improvisation nights provide an ideal musical breeding ground where innovative compositions are born and tracks are road-tested and fine-tuned for later recording in the studio. As Saia Hanlon explains, “I’ll start out a new drum groove and Omar will come in with some juicy bass lines, then one by one the guys will come in with either a complimenting or bent abstract part, depending on the mood, then our singer and MC will ask the crowd for a topic or a word and we create from there.” Omar Hanlon adds, ““We basically talent scouted throughout our travels for the best of the best musicians and singers, and eventually found our definitive selection of artists to suit our style” The musically-gifted brothers have certainly had their pick of talent, having toured New Zealand, the UK, Scandinavia and, most recently, the US with a variety of artists including: popular rockers Max Judo, New Zealand Idol Mat Saunoa, Fiji Idol winner Lai Utovou and alternative rock singer Jess Day. They have also travelled nationally or numerous tours, backing some of Australia’s highest profile performers, such as: Jimmy Barnes - Australian Rock Legend and frontman of Cold Chisel Brian Cadd - Rock Legend Stan Walker - Australian Idol winner Rikki Lee - Australian Idol star Mat Saunoa - New Zealand Idol winner Lai Utovou - Fiji Idol winner Bobby Alu - Roots Artist 2011 Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival - Bobby Alu alongside the likes of Bob Dylan and BB King. Wa Wa Nee - through to 80’s synth band Gary Pinto - pop legend (CDB) Little River Band - the classic rock trio Galapagos Duck - Jazz Legends - Australian iconic Jazz Band Dragon - Australian Rock Band legends Mint Condition - American r’n’b group Headlining act Australia’s biggest Jazz festival 'Darling Harbour Jazz Festival' to 80,000 people. Today, the Hanlon Brother’s seven strong line-up consists of: Saia Hanlon – Drums (Add awards he has won) Omar Hanlon - Bass Tommy Stowers – Vocals (Add his high profile in NZ) Wil Sargisson - Keys Chris Palmer - Guitar Jesse Green - Saxophone Roman Albert - MC The band’s musical influences are as vast and diverse as its members, including: DIG (Directions in Groove), Fat Freddy's Drop, Electric Empire, D'Angelo, Donny Hathaway, The Roots, Stevie Wonder, Jay z, Brian Mcknight, Eric Bene't, Frank Ocean, Maxwell, The Meters, N.E.R.D, Daft Punk, Incognito and Erykah Badu.
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