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

Having recently supported Regurgitator, Tiki Taane and Saskwatch, 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, King Social and many more.

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

With a new album in the works and set for release in September, 2017 is set to be a big year for The Taste.


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
Luke Hanlon - Trumpet
Darren Blackman - Drums

with our mates that jam with us from time to time:

Katie Jane - Bass
Derek Friessen - Trumpet
Andrew Martin - Trumpet
Paul Sampson - Lead Guitar
Eamon Sheehan - Drums

LATEST SINGLE 'THE HANDS OF' Available on Bandcamp

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

Upcoming events for this artist 'The Taste'
Sat, 29th Jul 2017
The Taste at Salt House
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
9:00PM Salt House
Sun, 30th Jul 2017
The Taste at Pier Bar
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
5:00PM The Pier Bar
Sat, 16th Sep 2017
The Taste at Nimbin Roots Festival
The Taste (HipHop / Funk / Rock Band)
4:00PM Nimbin
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Set list

Rain Or Sunshine
Mary Go Round
Kiss The Sky
Lucid Dreams
Greedy Soul
Thinking About It
Bring It To The Track
Lucky Thirteen
Boogie Man
Murray St Bus Stop
Phoning Home
Fortress Of Thoughts
Goin Down South
The Hands Of..
Sunday Funk

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

Tropical Hip Hop. Acoustic Funk Rock with elements of Soul and Hip Hop.
Gig Highlights
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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