Deep Street Soul – dirty hammond, funky diva!
Coming together during the early days of the Melbourne funk & soul renaissance, Deep Street Soul still hold their place as one of Australia’s hardest hitting funk exports. Their original recipe of sweet soul & heavy funk grooves has taken the band across the globe.
At the forefront of the global funk & soul scene & hailing from Australia, Deep Street Soul specialise in delivering hard-hitting funk.
Formed in 2006 as a Hammond led instrumental four piece, they honed their sound and craft on the burgeoning Melbourne soul scene paying homage to their hero’s from the late 60’s, in particular the sounds of the Meters and Booker & the MG’s. A homemade recording went on to become the first of two sold out 45’s on the local Jaycee’s label. These pressings were heard by Freestyle Records (UK) and as a result the band signed to the label in 2008.
The debut album was released in late 2009 & included a cover of the MC5 anthem ‘Kick Out The Jams’ featuring New York soul sister Tia Hunter. MC5 guitarist Wayner Kramer dubbed the bands take of this classic “the greatest version of the song ever recorded”. The album itself was critically acclaimed particularly in Europe & the US and had heavy support on the global funk & soul scene.