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One Flew East to Call Oxford Arts Factory Home in March

Written by John Ritchie on March 4, 2010

This March, One Flew East will be setting up shop at Oxford Art Factory with a residency in the Gallery Bar. Coming off the back of a Playground Weekender performance, a NSW tour and the raucous launch of their Debut EP “Panic Notes”, the funk/rock four piece have enlisted the talents of some sweet-as-meat supports to light the party fuse each week.

March 5 sees singer/songwriter David Haack in full band mode, while March 19 will feature Canberra golden boys, Hancock Basement (Winners of the JJJ Unearthed Trackside competition). Packing the funk & the fireworks, The Domestics will help bring the residency to a crotch-tingling conclusion (the good kind) on March 26. Entry is free, with doors opening at 7pm.

Fusing groove-laden soul with infectious melodies reminiscent of Incubus or The Verve, One Flew East pitch this force against a grinding funk that crunches like an angry Sly Stone. Southern blues flavours steer guitar lines, blending the early 90’s rock aesthetic with refreshing hooks and anthemic choruses. “The band’s sound was cohesive, really tight, and the slight hip-hop influences became immediately apparent when the crowd decided to go about half as nuts as Rich.” (The AU Review, 2009).

July 2009 saw the band record their debut EP at East St and Level 7 Studios in Sydney, with producer Anthony The (Youth Group, The Vines). The kicking five-track debut harnesses the raw energy that has earned One Flew East a dedicated following on the live scene and highlights the band’s depth as songwriters. Songs soar through tales of epic battles, gypsies, adventures to lost cities, space, and, of course, love – all set to a soundtrack born from hours of psychedelic mayhem and improvisation.

“There’s a real energy here that you’d be hard-pressed to find in a lot of Sydney bands right now…” (One A Day, 2010)

March Residency at Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar
7pm. Free Entry




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