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Renelophus w/ The Upstanding Members and Lucinda

July 31, 2016, 1:00pm - July 31, 2016, 3:00am

The Workers Club
51 - 55 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, VIC  3065

Renelophus welcome The Upstanding Members and Lucinda back to the Workers Club. Such a pure voice in Lucinda tends to coax you into a warm fuzzy place of wonder. Well that's how I felt any way. Renelophus some how remind you of of your 90's Mixed Tape collection and being excited about how shiny CD's are. So many memories are squashed in a poppy onslaught of diversity and fun. The Upstanding Members will funk you in the ear until you are shaking your buba ganoush with a ridiculous smile on your profile. 1pm - Doors Open 1:30pm - Lucinda 2:45pm - Renelophus 4pm - The Upstanding Members RELEVANT WEB LINKS Renelophus twitter.com/Renelophus www.instagram.com/renelophus/ www.facebook.com/renelophus/ youtu.be/EgO9Bt4Qwig The Upstanding Members- www.facebook.com/theupstandingmembers/ Lucinda- twitter.com/LucindaMusic1 www.instagram.com/lucindamusic/ www.facebook.com/RyaParkMusic/

Hyjinx - FUNK PARTY

June 23, 2016, 8:00pm

Bar Open
317 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, VIC  3065

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. $8 entry. Bar Open + Hyjinx = Heavy.

Funk Rabbit & The Upstanding Members at PENNY BLACK

June 3, 2016, 9:00pm

Funk Rabbit and The Upstanding Members return to The Penny Black . 9pm start, free entry!

The Upstanding Members // Renelophus // Hi New Low at The Worker's Club

March 6, 2016, 1:00pm

The Workers Club
51 - 55 Brunswick St
Fitzroy, VIC  3065

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 Doors $10

OZ DAY W/E // THE UPSTANDING MEMBERS // ATLAS // ANTONIO SIGNORELLI @ OPEN STUDIO 7PM START

January 24, 2016, 7:00pm

Open Studio
204 High Street
Melbourne, VIC  3070

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 More Info -- 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.

THE UPSTANDING MEMBERS / / HIGH NIGHTS / / KAYBOKU // BOXING NIGHT @ BAR OPEN

December 26, 2015, 9:00pm - December 26, 2015, 9:00am

Bar Open
317 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, VIC  3065

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: www.facebook.com/theupstandingmembers/?fref=ts www.reverbnation.com/theupstandingmembers High Nights: www.facebook.com/HighNights/?fref=ts soundcloud.com/high-nights Kayboku: www.facebook.com/kayboku/?fref=ts soundcloud.com/kayboku

Panacea Festival

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 AMISTAT ANIMAUX BAM BAM BATPISS THE BEAN PROJECT THE BELLIGERENTS BRANFORD CAN I KICK IT? DALLAS FRASCA THE DELTA RIGGS DESTRENDS DIAMONDS OF NEPTUNE DRUNK MUMS ECHO DRAMA EL MOTH ELOJI EVANGELINE GRIM FAWKNER LEAH SENOIR KETATONIC KILLBOY KOOYEH LEAH SENOIR MAGIC BONES MATHAS MASCO SOUND SYSTEM MAYFIELD MOODIE. MY LEFT BOOT THE NORTHERN FOLK THE PRETTY LITTLES PALACE OF THE KING PRYMAL REIKA SOL NATION STEVIE & THE SLEEPERS STRING THEORY TAILOR BIRDS TIM'S MYTH THE DROP BEARS THE UGLY KINGS THE UPSTANDING MEMBERS THE WEDNESDAY EXPERIMENT TIJUANA CARTEL T.V WOODLOCK YEO ZLANTA 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

PAUL KASPAR & THE UPSTANDING MEMBERS

October 23, 2015, 2:00am

Mr Boogie Man BAR
160 Hoddle St
Abbotsford, VIC  3067

A Funky night of Soul, Pop & Party Tunes! Get your groove on & boogie on in... show starts 8pm, $10 entry.

The Jills with The Upstanding Members

August 22, 2015, 8:00pm

Open Studio
204 High Street
Melbourne, VIC  3070

The ladies will open the show The Jills Style and then we will have a funk-athon with The Upstanding Members

The Upstanding Members - Album Launch

July 10, 2015, 7:30pm

24 Moons Bar
2 Arthurton Road
Northcote, VIC  3070

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 (SINGLE LAUNCH) w/Funk Rabbit & the Upstanding Members

January 16, 2015, 9:00pm

Yah Yah's
99 Smith Street
Fitzroy, VIC  3065

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 at The Vineyard, St Kilda

October 30, 2014, 11:30pm - October 30, 2014, 9:00am

The Vineyard
71a Acland St
St Kilda, VIC  3182

Halloween eve gig. Dress up!

The Upstanding Members & The Plymouth Reverends @ Mr Boogie Man Bar

August 28, 2014, 8:00pm

Mr Boogie Man BAR
160 Hoddle St
Abbotsford, VIC  3067

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. Thursday 28th August. 9pm Upstanding Members 7.30pm Plymouth Reverends The Upstanding Members www.reverbnation.com/theupstandingmembers Plymouth Reverends www.facebook.com/pages/The-Plymouth-Reverends/310542842316864

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. All Ages The Upstanding Members www.reverbnation.com/theupstandingmembers Viki Mealings' Brittle Sun www.reverbnation.com/brittlesun Full Details: www.reverbnation.com/show/14013540

The Upstanding Members @ Sooki Lounge - Thursday 26th June

June 26, 2014, 9:00pm - June 27, 2014, 8:30am

Sooki Lounge
1648 Burwood Highway
Belgrave, VIC  3160

*** 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 at St Andrews Pub

June 7, 2014, 9:00pm

St Andrews, VIC, AU

FREE ENTRY! Show starts at 9pm. Three sets of groovalicious funk, soul and psychedelic goodness. The Upstanding Members www.reverbnation.com/theupstandingmembers We play St Andrew's Pub this Saturday! 18+ Full Details: www.reverbnation.com/show/13525941

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!

Return Of The Upstanding Members

January 7, 2012, 9:30pm - January 8, 2012, 3:30pm

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!

St. Andrews Twilight Market

December 20, 2011, 4:00pm - December 20, 2011, 11:30pm

St Andrews Market
Kangaroo Ground/St. Andrews and Heidelberg/Kinglake Roads
St Andrews, VIC  3761

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 Fire Twirling Be there or be VERY VERY SQUARE!

The Upstanding Members "Merry Squidmas Belgrave!"

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!!!

End of the World Party

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 Bring The Funk

October 15, 2011, 9:00pm - October 16, 2011, 3:30pm

We only have two gigs left in Belgrave THIS YEAR!!! Dont miss out this time. See you all there :-)

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!

Fun and Funk with The Upstanding Members.

July 23, 2011, 9:00pm - July 24, 2011, 3:30am

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.

The Upstanding Members with Fierce Mild and Samsara

June 2, 2011, 8:00pm - June 3, 2011, 1:00am

The Prague Venue
911 High St
Thornbury, VIC  3071

The Upstanding Members headline a super groovalicious night of eclectic groove based live bands. With Fierce Mild and Samsara. $8 at the door (how cheep is that!) Come down, rock out and hit the dancefloor. Keep those winter chills away with the boogie! www.reverbnation.com/theupstandingmembers www.reverbnation.com/fiercemild

Belgrave FREAK OUT with the Upstanding Members!

April 30, 2011, 9:30pm - May 1, 2011, 3:00pm

"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"

The Upstanding Members @ Scarab Bar

April 9, 2011, 9:30pm - April 10, 2011, 3:00am

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!

The Upstanding Members ROCK OUT

March 19, 2011, 9:30pm - March 20, 2011, 3:30am

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 @ Scarab Bar

February 26, 2011, 9:00pm - February 27, 2011, 2:00am

The Upstanding Members @ Scarab Bar

February 5, 2011, 10:00pm - February 6, 2011, 3:30am

Come and join the growing legions of groovy cats who dig The Upstanding Members and their fat funky psychedelic sound!

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.

St Andrews Twilight Market with LIVE MUSIC

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!