With 7 studio albums, 2 live albums and an every-growing reputation as a must-see live act, Osaka Monaurail are Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, and, as the late Marva Whitney once described them, “one of the hottest funk bands on the planet.”
They have been recording and touring together for more than 25 years and have thrilled audiences across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia with their dynamic show in over a decade of international touring. They have played the biggest festivals in the world and the tightest clubs on the planet and brought the dance-floor to volcanic like eruptions everywhere they go!
They’ve toured Australia twice – 2013 and 2014 – thrilling club goers as well as knocking out larger crowds at the Sydney Festival, WOMADelaide and Meredith Music Festival.
And now, they’re back, and will be hitting up stages in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Expect to see a high energy nine-piece band with sharp suits, organised steps, trumpets twirling in formation and the dynamic showmanship of charismatic singer and director Ryo Nakata. And expect to hear world-class, authentic, heavy funk.
Check out the Melbourne dates below:
Tuesday November 20th Caravan Club, Melbourne
Wednesday November 21st Prince of Wales, St Kilda
Thursday November 22nd The Nightcat, Fitzroy