The Taste

HipHop /Funk/Rock Band

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This truly dynamic, fun and fresh musical ensemble have been thrilling audiences with a buffet of influences ranging from funk, rock, soul and hip-hop for the past 3 years, rapidly building a loyal following down the East Coast and all across North Queensland.

With their latest single 'The Hands Of' following on from 2015 release ‘Reflections’, this hard working group are constantly performing and honing their craft with regular shows all across their home base of North Queensland.

“This is a band that's all about big love and bigger vibes, and their newest song carries all the hallmarks of an ensemble well and truly coming into their own as accomplished young musicians worthy of your attention.” Mitch Knox from themusic.com.au

“Off the chain! They sounded epic!” The Lyrical

Having recently supported Tiki Taane, Saskwatch and Regurgitator, the band have been regulars on the festival circuit over the last few years playing alongside the likes of Bullhorn, Kalidad, Siskin River, Zennith, Jeff Lang, Tijuana Cartel, Leanne Tennant, King Social and many more.

Combing groovy rhythms with soulful hooks, the Tropical Hip Hop pioneers from Far North Queensland put on a high energy performance that'll have you craving your next taste in no time!

With a new album 'Convalesce' set for release in September, 2017 is set to be a big year for The Taste.



MEMBERS:

Mitch Sullivan - Acoustic Guitar & Bass
Matt Mullins - Lead Vocals, Guitars & Bongos
Vainz - Rap Vocals
Vanessa Glennon - Backing Vocals
Moses Warusam - Lead Guitar
Liam White - Saxaphone
Derek Friesen - Trumpet
Katie Jane - Bass
Eamonn Sheehan - Drums




LATEST SINGLE 'THE HANDS OF' Available on Bandcamp
https://thetastecairns.bandcamp.com/




FREE DOWNLOAD OF 'LUCID DREAMS' on Triple J Unearthed
Search THE TASTE on Triple J Unearthed






"I was in love by the second song" Herb Armstrong (grandson of the legendary Louis Armstrong) Gig at Green Ant Cantina 27th July. 2013




Members of The Taste also perform in a side project called MVMT (Mitch, Vanessa, Moses Trio) performing acoustic covers at a variety of venues across Cairns and Port Douglas. For booking enquires contact thetaste_mitch@hotmail.com

Upcoming events for this artist 'The Taste'
Fri, 25th Aug 2017
MVMT at Salt House
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM Salt House
Sat, 26th Aug 2017
The Taste at The Jack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
8:00PM The Jack
Sun, 27th Aug 2017
MVMT at Bluewater
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
4:00PM The Bluewater Bar & Grill
Fri, 1st Sep 2017
MVMT at The Beach Shack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort
Sat, 2nd Sep 2017
The Taste at Illumination - Cairns U18's Event
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
4:00PM Cairns Skate Centre
Fri, 8th Sep 2017
MVMT at The Beach Shack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort
Sat, 9th Sep 2017
Taste Trio at Private Wedding (Port Douglas)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM
Thu, 14th Sep 2017
The Taste at 4ZZZ Car Park Gig (Fortitude Valley, QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM
Thu, 14th Sep 2017
The Taste at Brisbane Festival (South Brisbane QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:30PM
Fri, 15th Sep 2017
The Taste at Sol Bar (Maroochydore QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM
Sat, 16th Sep 2017
The Taste at Nimbin Roots Festival (Nimbin NSW)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
3:30PM Nimbin
Sat, 16th Sep 2017
The Taste at Bryon Bay Brewery (Byron Bay NSW)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
8:45PM
Sun, 17th Sep 2017
The Taste at The Shared (Yandina QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM
Sat, 23rd Sep 2017
MVMT at McGintys
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
9:00PM McGinty's Irish Bar
Fri, 29th Sep 2017
The Taste at Wallaby Creek Festival (Rossville QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM Home Rule Rainforest Lodge
Sat, 30th Sep 2017
The Taste at Wallaby Creek Festival (Rossville QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM Home Rule Rainforest Lodge
Fri, 6th Oct 2017
MVMT at The Beach Shack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort
Sun, 8th Oct 2017
The Taste perform at Reef Feast (Palm Cove QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
11:00AM
Sat, 14th Oct 2017
The Taste at Hemmingsway Brewery (Port Douglas QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
1:30PM Hemingway's Brewery
Sat, 28th Oct 2017
The Taste at Original Saturdays (Airlie Beach QLD)
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM
Fri, 17th Nov 2017
MVMT at The Beach Shack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort
Fri, 24th Nov 2017
MVMT at The Beach Shack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort
Sun, 26th Nov 2017
The Taste at The Lagoon
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
Fri, 1st Dec 2017
MVMT at The Beach Shack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort
Fri, 8th Dec 2017
MVMT at Salt House
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM Salt House
Fri, 15th Dec 2017
MVMT at The Beach Shack
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
6:00PM The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort
Fri, 22nd Dec 2017
MVMT at Salt House
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM Salt House
Sun, 21st Jan 2018
The Taste at The Lagoon
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
Sat, 3rd Feb 2018
The Taste at The Lagoon
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
Sat, 3rd Mar 2018
The Taste at The Lagoon
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
Sat, 7th Apr 2018
The Taste at The Lagoon
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
Sat, 12th May 2018
The Taste at The Lagoon
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
Sat, 2nd Jun 2018
The Taste at The Lagoon
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
2:00PM Esplanade Lagoon
   
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Set list
ORIGINALS :

Sunday Funk
Take Over
The Hands Of
The Calling
Fading
Free
Take Flight
Rain Or Sunshine
Kiss The Sky
Reflections
Lucid Dreams
Greedy Soul
Thinking About It
Seventeen
Bring It To The Track
Lucky Thirteen
Phoning Home
Fortress Of Thoughts




COVERS that we add Rap verses too:

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Oasis - Wonderwall
Jack Johnson - Bubbletoes
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
John Butler Trio - Betterman
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Pete Murray - Feeler
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious
plus many more added regularly.
Influences
Tropical Hip Hop. Acoustic Funk Rock with elements of Soul and Hip Hop.
Gig Highlights
Supported 'The Lyrical' at The Jack in Cairns June 2017.

Regurgitator. Nth Qld Tour support shows in Cairns and Townsville. Apr 2017

Released 'The Hands Of' single/lyric clip Feb 2017

Cairns Regional Council NYE Celebrations supporting Saskwatch. 31st Dec 2016

Front page editorial Cairns Post. 30th Dec 2016.

Tiki Taane support at The Jack (Cairns) Nov 2016

No Worries Reggae Party w' Crossroads (Townsville) Apr 2016

Music & Colour Festival (Kuranda) Oct 2015

Jam In The Jah (Innisfail) Oct 2015

Wallaby Creek Festival (Rossville) Sep 2015

Palm Creek Folk Festival (Townsville) June 2015

Bosko & Honey's Uke BBQ (Kuranda) June 2015

Vainz MC supported Illy, 360, Thundementals & Seth Sentry

EcoFiesta (Cairns) May 2015

Performned at Cairns Post Hit Awards at Reef Hotel Casino

Reflections East Coast Tour. Jan 2015. Shows in Byron Bay, Brisbane, Townsville, Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands & Port Douglas.

No.1 on 'Top of The Trops' for the song 'Rain Or Sunshine' Sep 2014 - Feb 2015

Headlined inaugural 'Day On Da Green at Irvinebank Tavern' Music Festival. Aug 2014

Weekly residency at Gilligans Backpacker Hotel and Resort. Cairns' Biggest and Best Nightspot. (2012)

Performned at Mission Evolve Music Festival 2012 , Mission Beach with James Braithwaite.



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