Having worked alongside some of Australia’s premier musical artists, the dynamic duo Red Bantoo are bursting onto the Australian music scene with a star studded debut. Collaborations over the years with the likes of Regurgitator, Resin Dogs and The Bird have seen the members of Red Bantoo grace stages like the legendary Glastonbury Festival to our very own Big Day Out.
Red Bantoo’s debut album ‘Yesterday To The Rescue’ is a potent fusion of Electronica, Jazz and beat driven, soulful tones. Red Bantoo are taking their captivating live show around the country on a string of album launch dates in the coming months.
Production expert Si Fixion aka Simon Durrington and keyboard maestro Dan Brown are the eclectic and boundary pushing duo that is Red Bantoo. Over the years they have been garnering the attention of some Australian industry heavyweights including El Gusto of Hermitude and Dave Atkins of Wolfmother/ Resin Dogs fame who have both worked on tracks from the album. In conjunction with such recognised talent, Red Bantoo have also enlisted a string of local artists from the Byron Bay area to effectively create a showcase of local talent including vocalists Sonia Leeson and Shelley Hughes with Stuart Currie on the trombone and Ben Blay playing alto sax.
Created in the perfect beachside backdrop, ‘Yesterday To The Rescue’ is an album made to chill to that is still has a beat driven heaviness. Reminiscent of artists like St Germain and Mo Horizons, the handpicked vintage samples and crafty beats combine vibrant live elements for a modern, innovative and atmospheric sound.
The first single from this very suave, down tempo album is the appropriately titled ‘Breeze’. A soundtrack for summer with a distinctly reggae feel, this is no surprise considering the golden beaches of Byron Bay where the song was written. This track is a perfect example of the wealth of talent that appears across the album.
Live, Red Bantoo brings their years of experience to the table resulting in a dance floor friendly and rich musical experience. The guys take a seasoned mixture of sequenced and live music to create sets that are guaranteed to impress.
‘Yesterday To The Rescue’ is a highly talented and original debut. With it, Red Bantoo combine world class talent while distilling the essence of the Byron Bay area to create an album that is smooth and charismatic – pure quality, all class.
Friday 18 Sept, Veludo, St Kilda
Saturday 19 Sept, First Floor, Fitzroy – CD Launch with supports
Sunday 20 Sept, The Horn, Collingwood
Thursday 24 Sept, Triple R Live to Air Polynesian set with Grrilla Step
Friday 25 Sept, World Bar, Southbank, Melbourne
Saturday 26 Sept, Crown & Septre, Adelaide – CD Launch
Friday 2 Oct, Byron Beach Hotel, NSW – CD Launch
Thursday 8 Oct, The Joynt, West End Brisbane – CD Launch (line up TBC)
Friday 23 Oct, Funk Club, Perth – CD Launch
Saturday 24 Oct, York Jazz Fest, Perth
Friday 30 Oct, Beach Road, Bondi, Sydney – CD Launch
Saturday 31 Oct, Island Vibe Fest, Minjerribah, QLD – DJ Set
Sunday 1 Nov, Island Vibe Fest, Minjerribah, QLD – FULL BAND (last set after Charli 2na)
Friday 4 Dec, Beach Hotel, Byron Bay