NEW RELEASE ‘FROM THE HIP’ OUT NOW!

CDs & Downloads at our Online Store

Track our latest gig announcements in your area:

The wave of shock has passed, and we are absolutely ecstatic at being announced

Jazz Artist of the Year at the 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards!!

We are booked for loads of private events at present, but especially excited about 2 public shows with our Swinging Horns: (Our Ticket Booth has the links to ticketed events.)

Sunday Dec 11 – Bundanoon – Swing Into Christmas

Saturday Dec 17 – Cambewarra – Swing Into Christmas

**Please note: our residency gig on Dec 3 at Cupitt’s has been moved to Sunday Dec 18**

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About the Band
Jazz. Funk. Soul. Reggae.
More grooves than a record store.
House Concerts. Weddings. Cool Bars. Festivals.

Meet The Band

Jen – Voice

The natural: Doing what comes naturally, & calling it ‘work’ to keep her parents happy.

A melodic encyclopaedia of show tunes, 60s harmony groups, 70s disco hits, & 80s compilation cassettes. Last seen ducking into a boutique to try on a vintage frock for the next big gig.



Lach – Guitar, Melodica

The nerd: possessor of a little too much information at times, but handy as Maradonna on trivia night.

Despite growing up in a house without a record player, music kidnapped his soul. The only skinny white guitarist never to play Sweet Child O Mine, instead paving his stairway to heaven with records on Stax, Motown, Tuff Gong & Blue Note.



Bradley – Upright Bass

The doctor: if he can’t put a groove in a song, that song is dead my friends.

A South Coast boy who dived head-first into the Sydney independent music scene, resurfacing years later in a jazz café in Amsterdam. The starting point in the pursuit of unravelling the mysteries of the double-bass.



Hayden – Drums, Percussion

The rhythm-atlas: can switch from an Amen Break to Purdie Shuffle without cracking his blue-steel gaze.

With the South Coast in his blood, Hayden found his way back home from the Big Smoke and was promptly kidnapped by The Escalators as a slave to the groove.



Dave – Trumpet, Vocals

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The alchemist: weaving musical gold with his magic horn in any situation.

As a wee lad he soaked up the family record collection while his Old Man sang in show bands.  Playing in the Sydney Ska & Reggae scene back in the day, Dave soon devoted himself to jazz, practicing on CBD rooftops in his lunch break.



Dave – Tenor Sax

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The professor:

Equally at home busting Afrobeat grooves, or bringing some serious swing to vintage dance floor fillers, Regular Dave does it all with a tone that would warm the deepest Winter.

Number Crunching

10000
(ish) Songs Played
8
Musicians
10000
(ish) Miles Travelled

Check out our Blog

Where did that year go?!

Where did that year go?!

December 7th, 2016

What a year 2016 turned out to be for us.  Thank you to so many loyal supporters for delivering an experience that has been beyond our wildest imaginings. We entered in the dizzying spin of organising a CD Launch and have been[...]

"From The Hip" released on Feb 1 2016

January 17th, 2016

We are just back from a warm-up show in Canberra & are feeling inspired for the release of "From The Hip" and all of the shows we have lined up to share it with you.  Here is a little background[...]

Pozible | New CD

Pozible | New CD

November 29th, 2015

Oops.   Been too busy to blog! Since our last update (5 months ago?!) we have been on tour (North Coast NSW & QLD), recorded a new CD, relocated our HQ, and kept up the usual workload of 2 or 3 gigs a[...]

 

 

Contact

We'd really love to keep in touch so choose your favourite platform, and we'll love you right back.

There is a contact form below, or be all old school and call Lach on the telephone!

Call Lachlan Mackenzie:  0414 980 816

Email: info(at)theescalators(dot)com(dot)au
Newsletter: Just the important stuff, & only occasionally

You will also find us hanging out in these places:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theescalators
YouTube: http://bit.ly/1jEifcm
Spotify: http://bit.ly/1HZ3k69
Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/1acWCeU
Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/1wR0ASp
iTunes: http://bitly.com/1tPj1ac

Getting hitched? Congrats! Try this: “Weddings > Quotes-Start Here”.

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