Breathing new life into great songs of the 20th Century.

Crafting original compositions that honour their jazz, soul & reggae roots.

The groovacious DEBUT EP “FELIX”:

“Absolutely beautiful covers of famous songs that they have put their own jazz & soul spin on.” (Eastside Radio 89.7FM)

Drop the needle on the record player to hear unique takes on classic songs from our Soundcloud page. (For our Wedding & Corporate friends.)

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

Bios

Jen – Voice

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The natural: Just doing what comes naturally – it’s only “work” for her parents’ benefit.

An encyclopaedia of show tunes, 70s TV ads, 80s hit parade, & whatever song was just on the radio. As a child, it drove her family mad. Now when Jen stops singing, the crowd yells “more”!

Where’s Jen? Just ducked into a boutique to try on a vintage frock for your next big event.




Lach – Guitar, Melodica

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

Growing up in a house without a record player, a life-long obsession with music takes hold. 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.

When we can’t find him, Lach is flicking through record crates looking for that song.




Bradley – Upright Bass

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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. When he resurfaced, a jazz café in Amsterdam was the starting point in the pursuit of unravelling the mysteries of the double-bass.

If he doesn’t answer the phone we can usually find his van parked at a pumping surf break.




Hayden – Drums, Percussion

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The chameleon: can switch from bossa to jazz-waltz seamlessly & without cracking his blue-steel gaze.

With the South Coast in his blood, Hayden made his way back from the Big Smoke and was promptly kidnapped by The Escalators where he finds himself a slave to the groove. The wide-ranging music style of the band is perfect for a drummer who is a veritable rhythm-atlas.

If he’s not at the beach, we can find him in the lotus position fasting on almonds.




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 sounds of the family record collection while his Old Man sang in show bands.  Singing& playing in bands on the Sydney Ska & Reggae scene, Dave devoted himself to jazz, practicing on CBD rooftops in his lunch break.

If Dave goes missing, we’re never worried…he has enough Apps to get to Oz and back.

Upcoming Gigs

The Escalators  

Date City Venue Country
Tour: North to Noosa
02/09/15 Robina, QLD Spaghetti and Jazz – Gold Coast Australia
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE. Box office: (07) 5593 2311. Address: 30-34 Commerce Dr. Venue phone: (07) 5593 2311. Mid-week special! Pasta, wine & 3-sets of swing, soul, funk & reggae.
04/09/15 - 05/09/15 Noosa, QLD Noosa Jazz Festival Australia
Time: 12:30pm. Thrilled to have 2 shows at this iconic festival: Friday, Sept 4 – 12.30pm – “Tastings on Hastings” Dine right in the Middle of Hastings Street, Noosa Heads! This event is a SELLOUT every year so don’t miss out!! Saturday, Sept 5 – 12.30pm – Lounge Stage – Festival Village (Noosa Lions Park) The Festival Village takes on the laid back lifestyle of Noosa and embraces a picnic theme with stylish outdoor furniture. You can expect rugs, cushions and lounge chairs where you can sip on a glass of your favourite drink while relaxing and enjoying the sounds of jazz, Buy Tickets More information
12/09/15 South Coast House Concert Australia
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Private Event. To find out more about House Concerts drop us a line at info@theescalators.com.au
20/09/15 Ulladulla Quartet – Cupitts Winery & Restaurant Australia
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: $FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 58 Washburton Road. Venue phone: (02) 4455 7888. Opening of RIPE sculpture exhibition. 3 hours of vintage swing, soul, funk, ska & reggae. Laze on the deck looking across the vineyard to Burrill Lake & the Budawang Ranges. Woodfired pizza, craft beer, wine tasting. A grassy hill for the kids – no batteries required. For bookings phone 4455 7888.
Tour: Spring 2015
27/09/15 Moss Vale, NSW Quartet – Tooses Wine Bar & Lounge Australia
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Box office: 4868 3164. Address: 490-494 Argyle St. A unique programme in 4 themed sets: Classic Vintage: hommage to the 30s/40s (Ella, Louis, Billie et al) Modern Vintage: music from the post-1950 era that harks back to good old days. Twisted Vintage: unique takes on classic tunes. Original Vintage: our original songs with their vintage influences. Buy Tickets

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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"[...]

Press Release - Debut EP "Felix"

Press Release - Debut EP

April 29th, 2015

The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans,  & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica. Breathing new life into great songs of the 20th Century, and crafting original compositions that honour their jazz, soul & reggae[...]

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March 6th, 2015

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What our Clients say

  • Ceremony:  Our Ceremony song was nothing but perfect! I got goose bumps.

    Kate & James
  • Requested Songs: Hearing the amazing songs that we chose together sung for us was just divine.

    Tim & Amanda Campbell
  • Requested Songs: Words can’t describe how we felt listening to our songs being played & sung live.

    Cindy & Steve
  • Dancing: You made our night. I’m actually surprised the dance floor didn’t collapse!

    Erin & James
  • Dancing: I was blown away by the quality and presence and how you really got the dance floor rocking!

    Leah Mitchell
  • Dancing: Even more than we were hoping for…even got me on the dance floor and I hate dancing!

    Bec & Nick
  • General Awesomeness: It was perfect, from the beach to the camp. Everyone loved it, especially us!

    Tiffany & Pete
  • General Awesomeness: I didn’t want to leave after listening to you guys play.

    Melissa Bowman (Wedding & Events Planner)
  • General Awesomeness: So entertaining! Really made the Party!

    Mr & Mrs Hart
  • General Awesomeness: Created the perfect vibe & atmosphere.

    Nige & Jen
  • General Awesomeness: Absolutely perfect…wish I could turn back the clock and do it all over.

    Lindsay & Dave
  • General Awesomeness: Everyone is still raving about how good the band was!

    Charlie & Jess
  • General Awesomeness: I think all our guests fell in love with you!

    Lana & Joe
  • General Awesomeness: Absolutely Brilliant. Thank you for making things easy for me in organising things from London.

    Vanessa & Alex

 

 

 

 

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Call Lachlan Mackenzie:  0414980816

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