NEW RELEASE ‘FROM THE HIP’ OUT NOW!

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North Coast Tour – Spring 2016 – all tickets here:

North Coast Tour – September – Tix & Details
North Coast Tour - September

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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
30/07/16 Berry, NSW The Burrows Australia
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 4464 2817. Address: 71 Queen Street. Venue phone: 4464 2817. SOLD OUT!! :-) The Burrows are hosting Christmas! The Escalators will be there jazzing it up and the menu is ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’. Bookings essential by phoning the Burrows, 44642817 or info@rabbitandcocaterers.com.au . $85 per head.
06/08/16 Ulladulla Cupitts Winery & Restaurant – Milton Australia
Time: 12:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: (02) 4455 7888. Address: 58 Washburton Road. Venue phone: (02) 4455 7888. The First Sunday of Every Month. The Quartet playing Jazz and other grooves while guests dine a la carte or enjoy the alfresco deck and lawn for a more casual experience overlooking the vineyard and the Budawang Ranges. Woodfired pizza. Craft beers. Fab vino.
13/08/16 Ulladulla, NSW Jindelara Dinner Dance Fundraiser Australia
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $65. Box office: (02) 4455 1444.. Address: Ulladulla Civic Centre. Raising funds for Jindelara Cottage Respite House A night of entertainment, dinner and dancing with The Escalators! Run by Lions Ulladulla District Community Foundation on behalf of the Apex, Rotary and Lions Clubs and Jindelara. Funds raised will furnish the Jindelara Cottage Respite Home at 59 Princes Highway, Ulladulla Dress Cocktail – Tickets $65 per person Can’t make it on the night, support Jindelara by purchasing a “Virtual Ticket”. Buy Tickets More information
20/08/16 Burrawang Burrawang School of Arts Hall Australia
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: 35. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: 0404 029 824. Address: Hoddle Street. Show starts at 5pm. BYO Drinks & Nibbles. The Escalators pull back the curtain on the library of jazz classics that inspires their music: the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole & more. Buy Tickets More information
21/08/16 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!
27/08/16 Canberra, ACT Canberra Writer’s Festival – Hotel Realm (ACT) Australia
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 18 National Circuit Barton. Venue phone: 6163 1800. A partner event to the amazing programme of the Canberra Writer’s Festival. More details coming soon.

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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

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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

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(ish) Songs Played
8
Musicians
10000
(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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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
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