Andrea Marr & The Funky Hitmen
10.30pm-11.45pm, Saturday 4th November, Merriwa Park Blues Marquee
Multi-award winning Melbourne blues diva decided to explore her soul side by creating The Funky Hitmen – an 8 piece explosion of funk and soul reminiscent of the Blues Brothers, The Ike & Tina Turner Revue and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. The band recorded an EP in July 2012 aptly titles “Sass and Brass” which was picked up by Chicago record label Blues Skunk Music and started playing live in January 2013 at their EP launch at Melbourne’s iconic Cherry Bar, scoring several performances at Cherry Bar’s soul night, being nominated as soul band of the year at the Cherry Awards and being featured in Melbourne music week’s Women of Soul show. The band has made several festival appearances including; Broadbeach Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival, Mordialloc Food and Wine Festival, Thredbo Blues Festival, Motor City Music Festival, Echuca Winter Blues Festival to name a few. With high energy original music and a soul and funk groove that fits anywhere from Memphis to New York this is an act not to be missed.