Ben Charnley skyroku band + support
August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Skyroku sound like they’re from some fantastic kind of night club where house music and hard bop fuse into the kind of dance party you can’t believe you just found out about.
After 7 years in the USA, studying at world famous Berklee School of Music, Manhattan School of Music and NYU, Korean synth virtuouso Mina Yu and drummer Ben Charnley bring the highest level of musical performance to their shows.
Skyroku plays electronic influenced funk played by real instruments, featuring synth, sax, bass, drums and samples.
Their originals sound like a cross between the brass-house NYC sound made famous by Too Many Zooz and synth-heavy funk artists such as Prince, Jamiroquai and Parliament, but with a edge-of-your-seat, improvisational flair.
The group has featured a rotating cast of some of Melbourne’s best jazz and funk musicians alongside the core due of Yu and Charnley.