Come on down to Hyjinx's mega-funk party.
We've been doing too much genre-bending lately, a bit of rock and even some jazz influences (urgh!). You know how it is though, it all starts as a bit of fun and then you're playing avant-garde collective improv fusion.
So we're getting back to our roots to lay down some beefy grooves and dank tunes.
Joining us are the new funky kids on the block The Hip Streets and tight monsters The Upstanding Members.
Doors open 8pm.
Bar Open + Hyjinx = Heavy.
The Upstanding Members and special guests Renelophus and Hi New Low bring you an afternoon of outrageous funk, groove, ephemera and dancing!
Supported by the mash up hip hop beats of Renelophus and the industrial pop sounds of Hi New Low, The Upstanding Members will be serving up a psychedelic soup of funk, soul and blues seasoned with latin grooves and jazz excursions.
Bring in the end of summer and get your dancing shoes ON!
Presales avaialble through Oztix $5 plus free song download
The Upstanding Members are back with the full lineup for Australia Day madness.
Joined by Atlas - www.facebook.com/atlasmelb
Featuring Antonio Signorelli - www.facebook.com/antonio.signorelli
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The Upstanding Members play solid old school funk grooves, mixed up with Afro-Cuban rhythms and psychedelic guitar and keyboard jams. Taking the inspiration for their riffs from the likes of James Brown and Sly Stone, with a nod to the warped humour and musical experimentalism of Frank Zappa, The Upstanding Members perform all original compositions that combine live improvisation and rhythmic excursions with catchy hooks and soul influenced vocals.
Anthony Mastrullo is truly a talent to behold on the stage, he will capture your awe with his masterful guitar playing and enthusiasm.
The Upstanding Members serve up a Psychedelic soup of Funk Soul and Blues seasoned with Latin grooves and Jazz excursions.
Mer Morte have been released from Davy Jones' locker for the night to entertain and enlighten with pirate folk music. Line up will include Odin the fierce on guitar and vocals Dirty Pete on Mandolin, Emma Warren improv flute, Iain Donald on the Cello and Sammy el Mariachi (conductor of melb city ska collective) on a number of instruments including tin whistle, harmonica, flugelhorn and possibly percussion.
6pm, free entry.
The Upstanding Members, High Nights and Kayboku bring the party to Bar Open on Boxing Night!
Get ready for an evening of eclectic and danceable tunes headlined by Melbourne funksters The Upstanding Members. Supported by the funky hip hop of High Nights and the whomping electronica of Kayboku, The Upstanding Members play solid old school funk grooves, mixed up with Afro-Cuban rhythms and psychedelic guitar and keyboard jams. Taking the inspiration for their riffs from the likes of James Brown and Sly Stone, with a nod to the warped humour and musical experimentalism of Frank Zappa, The Upstanding Members perform all original compositions that combine live improvisation and rhythmic excursions with catchy hooks and soul influenced vocals.
$10 entry, doors open at 9pm with live music playing til late.
The Upstanding Members:
November 20, 2015, 12:00pm - November 21, 2015, 11:00pm
Riverview, 648 Tatong-Tolmie Rd, Tatong VIC
50 bands + 25 Yoga workshops + Art workshops and Installs + Camping + Amazing quality Food and Drinks = $149!!
Intimate 1000 capacity! ALL INCLUSIVE #bargain
PANACEA is festival to let loose and feel free, a remedy for the mundane....
This is a festival created by festival lovers for festival lovers... no corporate giants here, just really excellent people, incredible and diverse music, plus workshops and art installations and all around mad vibes!
We welcome all hip swayers, booty shakers and body bending head bangers!! Come along, set up camp and become best friends with a stranger for the night.
Think 3 days and 2 nights at Riverview, a place where there's no neighbours, just a special spot 'between the hills' bursting with music and creativity. All killer, no filler.
FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCE
THE BEAN PROJECT
CAN I KICK IT?
THE DELTA RIGGS
DIAMONDS OF NEPTUNE
MASCO SOUND SYSTEM
MY LEFT BOOT
THE NORTHERN FOLK
THE PRETTY LITTLES
PALACE OF THE KING
STEVIE & THE SLEEPERS
THE DROP BEARS
THE UGLY KINGS
THE UPSTANDING MEMBERS
THE WEDNESDAY EXPERIMENT
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
Al Jeffery // Christy Champoise (CAN) // Dancing Yogi Zarah // Ella McRae // Evelyn Stavrinidis // Grant Smith // Irene Ais // Jen Opie // Jessie Fenech // Johnny Pollard // Josh Blau // Lisa Mayne // Lucienne Shanti // Mark Pheely // Maud Leger (FRA) // Reid Monks // Sara Zavik (USA) // SHOWGA // Yoga Sidsel // Stefan Camilleri // Wendy Praud (FRA),
TICKETS HERE: www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=152622
The Upstanding Members, Alárìíyá, Sorcha Chisholm Music, Nimbus Trio and The Jills. This is it people! Get your dancing shoes READY! We will have live music followed by a DJ until the wee hours at this fantastic new location.
Sunset Blush, the Purpleghost of the local-underground will be launching latest rawkin single "Sweet Barbwire". Also playing on the night will be hard funksters Funk Rabbit & Upstanding Members. Come down help launch the rawkin new Sunset Blush track and for great night of drinks RAWK and good live music! Be There. Door Cost $13.
The Upstanding Members with Viki Mealings' Brittle Sun at Mr Boogie Man Bar - Happy Birthday Marc & Bon Voyage Layton
August 16, 2014, 3:00am
Abbotsford, VIC, AU
This is now our FINAL SHOW with Komang Layton Rhodes. Last chance to see The Upstanding Members in this incarnation. Layton is moving overseas to the land of warm beer and Monty Python (sunny England). Come and wish him bon voyage.
Also, this will be the OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY BASH for guitarist/vocalist Marc DiGiambattista.
With support from Viki Mealings' Brittle Sun
Saturday 16th August.
The Upstanding Members
Viki Mealings' Brittle Sun
Full Details: www.reverbnation.com/show/14013540
*** FREE ENTRY ***
The Upstanding Members bring the funk to Sooki Lounge in Belgrave!
Thursday 26th June
Music starts at 9pm
The Upstanding Members serve up a psychedelic soup of funk, soul and blues. Seven piece band featuring two lead vocalists, super tight rhythm section, a whole lot of percussion and our newly recruited horn section!
Special guests, groovy all-girl roots duo The Jills warming up the stage at 9pm.
Don't miss out, or else the Kraken will eat you!
The Upstanding Members, Ivory Elephant, Superjuice
May 25, 2012, 8:30pm - May 25, 2012, 9:00pm
Four great bands hit the Edinburgh Castle for a night of groovy tunes. Be prepared for a night of rock, funk, blues, reggae and all variety of sounds from an eclectic grouping of creative individuals.
Doors Open at 8:30pm
Music starts quickly after that!
Kitchen serving meals between 6:00pm and 10:00pm
Please turn up early and stay late to catch ALL of the bands! The Upstanding Members have picked our FAVORITE bands that we have played with in the past two years for this gig. They are all totally awesome and rock. Lets show them all a good time!
Like a pack of funk induced zombies staggering out of a week-long New Years party, The Upstanding Members will stumble their way back onto the Scarab Bar stage and attatch their noise making devices, ready to stimulate you for aural pleasure.
Its a great time of year to party, or at least we think so, so come out of your cave and shake your booty with us.
See you all there!
Night market featuring all of your favorite stalls, PLUS live entertainment!
Tuesday 20th Dec. 4:00PM to 9.30
Artists on the main stage, hosted by MC Matti Falafel from The Upstanding Members:
Randall the magnificant poet
The Chocolet Lilies...lead by Nerida Perov ( 40 Piece choir )
The Upstanding Members
Be there or be VERY VERY SQUARE!
December 17, 2011, 9:30pm - December 18, 2011, 3:00am
Yes I know we said that we wouldn't be back until January, but just like John Farnham we couldn't help squeezing one more in before we have a break. And just like that nasty rash you might have caught at our last gig (from dancing too hard Im sure, NOTHING you caught from us... noooo never), we're back when you thought we we'd gone away!
Please keep Cthulhu happy and get down to the Scarab Bar and shake your tentacles with us baby.
Merry Squidmas everybody!!!
November 26, 2011, 10:00pm - November 27, 2011, 3:30am
Its spring time, and time for the churning maelstrom of funk, blues and psychedelic rock emitted by The Upstanding Members!
This is our last gig in Belgrave for 2011, so dont miss out.
Of course, we will be back next year, but that is ONLY IF the world doesnt end!
(Oh, and yes, if you're super cool you realise that we pinched the name of this event from a Medeski, Martin and Wood album. If you dont know who they are, google it.)
The Upstanding Members - We Are Where The Party Is At!
September 3, 2011, 9:30pm - September 4, 2011, 3:30am
This is it folks! The most freaky, groovy, funkiest thing to happen in the Hills - an Upstanding Members gig. Come down to the Scarab Bar and groove with us all night long. You know you want to. Resistance is futile. See you there!
Party down with those crazy cats from The Upstanding Members, playing all night at the Scarab Bar in Belgrave.
Bring your friends, bring your family... Id suggest bringing your dog, but Les would probably get pissed off so maybe not.
Bring your squid!
The Upstanding Members: Freak Army Recruitment Drive
June 11, 2011, 9:30pm - June 12, 2011, 3:00am
Come and watch Australia's most ideologically dangerous band perform the soundtrack to a Multifaceted Contingent of Random Hominids Engaged in Unconventional Social Discourse in a Familiar Place You All Know Too Well.
Make sure you spend plenty of time outside smoking and trying to pick up That Girl/Guy Who Smells Like A Wookie, as excessive exposure to the so-called music of The Upstanding Members may cause Existential Shock, Spontanious Dancing and an intense desire to Never Wear Underpants Again.
Absolutely unconditionally* GUARANTEED** not to cause Orange Hair for the next 2465 years***, otherwise YOU can give US our MONEY BACK!
(read the small print, and make sure you squint)****
"" The participants, already emancipated from our national social slavery, dressed in their most inspired apparel, realize as a group whatever potential they posses for free expression. We would like to encourage everyone who HEARS this music to join us... FREAK OUT""
""A Squid Eating Dough In a Polyethelyne Bag Is Fast and Bulbous""
Small Print (make sure you squint when reading):
* Conditions Apply
** This Guarantee is void if you have, or ever have had, hair.
*** 2465 years is an approximate number based on the Industry Standard. This Really Means Nothing.
**** The Upstanding Members accept no responsibility whatsoever for any damage, physical or psychological, caused by squinting whilst reading this document.
"On a personal level, freaking out is a process whereby an individual casts off outmoded and restricting standards of thinking, dress and social etiquette in order to express CREATIVELY thier relationship to thier immediate environment and the social structure as a whole. Less perceptive individuals have referred to us who have chosen this way of thinking and FEELING as "Freaks", hence the term FREAKING OUT. On a collective level, when any number of "freaks" gather and express themselves creatively through music or dance, for example, it is generally referred to as a FREAK OUT. The participants, already emancipated from our national social slavery, dressed in their most inspired apparel, realize as a group whatever potential they posses for free expression. We would like to encourage everyone who HEARS this music to join us... FREAK OUT"
Come and watch The Upstanding Members spread thier tentacles at the Scarab Bar. Get your beak wet and dance like a squid possessed to the psychedelic blend of funk, reggae and latin groves, wigged out keyboard and guitar solos and super fat bass lines.
And this time we really will be playing the new songs!
We are back again to play our peculiar, unique and ever changing brand of psychedelic-rock-funk-fushion wierdness at the Scarab Bar in Belgrave.
Hope to see you all there having a wild time and keeping the revolution alive!
The Upstanding Members star in "THE KRAKEN RETURNS"
January 15, 2011, 9:30pm - January 16, 2011, 3:30am
The Upstanding Members return to the Scarab Bar with their special blend of psychedelic freaky funky rock music. Album is now available. Free CD for best dancer (or maybe dancers if you all groove extra hard) of the night.
December 21, 2010, 5:00pm - December 21, 2010, 11:00pm
The Upstanding Members will finish off an afternoon of food, music and market stalls. Variety of musical acts all day, including Celtic world fusion band and Twilight Market regulars Lothlorien. Just like a regular market, only with more noise, lots of dancing and a sunset.
The Upstanding Members brand new album will be available for $20. 10 tracks, over an hour of music, feturing the band you've seen live plus a horn section and more!