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THE JAWA PITU BAND (Indonesian, world jazz and funk)
March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Indonesian, world jazz and funk
The Jawa Pitu Band have a unique sound drawing influences from the music of Nusantara (Indonesia, Malaysia), African and Middle Eastern percussion and the western styles of improvised jazz, groove and funk. Formed in mid–2013, the band takes inspiration from gamelan music and in particular, the 1970s dangdut music of Indonesia, with its heady mix of Hindustani, Malay, Arabic and Western music.
Session drummer turned eclectic songwriter, jp is now at the front of a new band! He has fused-together his passion for worldly rhythms, beautiful melodies and 90s guitar bands to create some distinct pop-songs that you can dance, sing-a-long, make love and break up to. All of these quirky tunes were written late into the night after gigs and sessions when all in his apartment building were soundly sleeping; they share themes and elements of yearning, longing, lonely evenings and wanting to go to bed. Sounding like a quirky mash of Gotye, The Cat Empire, Jose Gonzalez and JBT, jp’s live band is made up of some his favourite session-musicians from around Melbourne.