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 ‘Sunday Funk’ from their recently released new album ‘Convalesce’, this hard working group has gone from stride to stride with an East Coast tour including performances at Brisbane Festival, Nimbin Roots Festival and Wallaby Creek Festival.
“The seven-track album can best be described as pineapple and rum thrown in a blender: it’s a fusion of smooth tropical vibes and raw, Aussie hip hop; a sound the group has been honing lately, following the release of the album’s first single The Hands Of in January” Nathan Toll from Huxley Press
“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 Ash Grunwald, 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!
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
NEW ALBUM 'CONVALESCE' Available on Bandcamp
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"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 performing acoustic covers at a variety of venues across Cairns and Port Douglas. For booking enquires contact email@example.com
The Hands Of
Rain Or Sunshine
Kiss The Sky
Thinking About It
Bring It To The Track
Fortress Of Thoughts
COVERS that we add Rap verses too:
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
Pete Murray - Feeler
John Butler Trio - Betterman
Oasis - Wonderwall
MVMT Covers & Full Band Covers:
The Police - Walking On The Moon'
Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Till It's Over
Amy Winehouse - Valarie
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Van Morrison - Moondance
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bob Marley - Stir It Up
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
Jesse J - Price Tag
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Diesel - Tip Of My Tongue
The Eagles - Hotel California
Otis Reading - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Jack Johnson - Bubbletoes
Ben Harper - Steal My Kisses
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
John Butler - Peaches And Cream
Ben Harper - Diamonds On The Inside
Matchbox 20 - 3am
Paul Kelly - To Her Door
Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
Avicci - Wake Me Up
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
John Mayer - Something Like Olivia
plus many more added regularly.
Tropical Hip Hop. Acoustic Funk Rock with elements of Soul and Hip Hop.
Convalesce Album Tour performing at Sol Bar (Maroochydore), 4ZZZ Car Park (Fortitude Valley), Brisbane Festival, Bryon Bay Brewery, Nimbin Roots Festival, The Shared (Yandina), Wallaby Creek Festival, The Old Courthouse presented by TMPAS (Townsville), Magnums (Airlie Beach), Reef Feast (Palm Cove), Rock The Yacht (Port Douglas) and The Tanks Arts Centre (Cairns).
Released 2nd LP 'Convalesce' - Sep 2017
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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