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More grooves than a record store.

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

Upcoming Gigs

The Escalators  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: ‘From The Hip’ – CD Launch
08/05/16 Katoomba The Metropole Australia
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: (02) 4782 5544. A night of SWING, JAZZ & SOUL in a 1930’s Boutique Lounge with the Escalators for their ‘FROM THE HIP’ Album Launch tour. Tickets $10 pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $11.50 (Including booking fees): Or $15 on the Door from 6pm Sunday 8th May 2016 (Unless Sold Out) This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited! *Pre-sale Early Bird ticket purchases are also eligible for a 90% DISCOUNT on downloads of the Escalators albums! The discount code will be emailed to guests following booking. CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow For more information visit: Buy Tickets More information
14/05/16 Cambewarra Village, NSW Cambewarra School of Arts Hall Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Main Rd. Invoking the spirit of community & kinship by sharing an evening of entertainment in the historic School of Arts Hall, Cambewarra. C O M E T O G E T H E R ! Featuring the South Coast’s very own purveyors of vintage-inspired Swing, Soul & Rocksteady: THE ESCALATORS. 7pm for a 7.30pm start. $15 at the door. BYO drinks. In the spirit of sharing & community, please bring a small offering of ‘nibbles to share’.

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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


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


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.

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Check out our Blog

"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[...]

Finally on YouTube. So hip.

Finally on YouTube.   So hip.

June 23rd, 2015

Have you seen those cameras that have phones on them?! With our artistic minds so immersed in the influences of yesteryear, staying on top of the latest technology is not always easy. A sign of the times to be sure is that the "call"[...]




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Call Lachlan Mackenzie:  0414 980 816

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