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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
14/02/16 Nowra, NSW House Concert (Nowra) – contact us for details Australia
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: 20. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. This will be a very intimate performance at a private residence. House Concerts are the best! Email us for more info.
21/02/16 Batemans Bay On The Pier – Batemans bay Australia
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: $10. Box office: (02) 4472 6405. Address: Old Punt Rd. Venue phone: (02) 4472 6405. Simply the best spot for food & drinks on the Clyde River. And with a steady roster of great music on Sundays this has developed into a great place for live music. Keen to get back as part of our Tour!
26/02/16 Wollongong, NSW Jane’s Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15/$10. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: (02) 4228 9670. Address: 40 Flinders Street. Venue phone: (02) 4228 9670. Jane’s is a small venue with a warm & welcoming vibe that throws back to the ‘coffee house’ venues of the 50s & 60s. Fertile ground for appreciating performances, eating pizza, & germinating revolutionary ideas.
11/03/16 Canberra, ACT Smith’s Alternative Bookshop Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 76 Alinga St. Venue phone: 0401 084 773. Shows at Smith’s are the way they were meant to be. A creative space that gives the audience & the artist everything they need to share the magic of performance. Cannot wait to hit this stage. Buy Tickets

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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.

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(ish) Songs Played
(ish) Miles Travelled

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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