Junkadelic Brass Band
Seeing the Junkadelic Brass Band in full flight on the stage is truly something to behold. Featuring a full set of original repertoire along with unique interpretations of high-energy classics, Junkadelic can have a crowd up and dancing like no other. Having toured around the world to places like The U.S.A, Hong Kong, and around Australia, we are yet to find a crowd we couldn’t get having the time of their lives! To find out how to book Junkadelic for a stage event, ‘Contact us’.
"Perth is pretty lucky to have the Junkadelic Brass Band" -The West Australian, Feb 2016
Junkadelic Street Band
Who needs a stage when we can get right down and into the thick of the action!? Due to our unique line-up and self-sustaining setup, Junkadelic can be ready to party in just about any location. Having performed to large crowds of people at street festivals around the world, our sound is perfectly suited to this kind of environment. For more information about how you can book Junkadelic for your next street based event, get in touch! ‘Contact Us’!
Parade & Roving Performance
One of the main things that sets Junkadelic apart from many other bands is our ability to take our high-energy performance style on the go! Junkadelic bases itself off the model of the traditional New Orleans style brass band, which is world famous for its unique ‘Mardi Gras’ street festival, where the bands and parade floats line Bourbon Street in late February every year in colourful celebration. If you are looking for a band that can really take their show on the road, and act as the pied pipers of fun for your event. ‘Contact Us’ and see how we can really bring the party no matter where it is!
Junkadelic Arts Collective
Junkadelic breaks away from wasteful trends by re-envisaging “junk” as a resource for making instruments and applying it in a form of “Edu-tainment”, showing what is possible with a little imagination. Junkadelic approaches this with a view to connect the rhythm in your body to your mind.
Junkadelic workshops are perfect for schools, community groups, and festivals, and can customised to suit any occasion!
Popular Workshops include:
9 Piece ‘Motor City Funk/Soul’ Workshop Package:
Funk & Soul music is more prevalent than ever before, heavily influencing many of today’s major artists including Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake & Beyonce! Our 9-piece workshop will produce a uniquely accurate live Funk/Soul sound with a modern flavour. To find out more about how you can book Junkadelic to do a workshop for you, get in touch with us via the 'Contact Us' section of this website!
6 Piece ‘New Orleans’ Workshop:
Our ‘New Orleans’ workshop is aimed at participants of all ages, and is geared towards providing an insight into the history of American popular music with a trip to where it all began! This 6-piece ensemble will provide an original New Orleans inspired sound whilst explaining why the music of ‘The Big Easy’ has been so influential on the popular music of today. If you think that this workshop sounds suitable for you, let us know via the 'Contact Us' section of this website!
3 Piece ‘Drumtastic’ Workshop:
This 3 Piece Rhythm Workshop is an introduction to the heart and soul of all music from around the world. Our 3-piece workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of the different rhythmic signatures from some of the world’s most influential musical cultures and how those rhythms are still present in the music of today. Feel like that would be a perfect fit for you? Reach out to us via the 'Contact Us' section of this website!
"The guys have been really great, they relate well to the students and each week saw a new combination of members with special talents. The students benefited from the experiences of a songwriter/arranger, brass player, bass player, rapper, guitarist, percussionist and even a sound engineer. They have cleverly introduced the elements of jazz using a modular format that allows students to choose their own level of expertise to join in. We also benefited from their “JUNK-adelic philosophy” in the use of many often discarded objects. These were used to make percussion instruments during an extra workshop. My only request is….can we do it again? …”
Testimonial by Stephen Roberts - Head of Music – Pinjarra Senior High School
"Armadale Youth Resources (AYR) is a not-for-profit, community based organisation which strives to respond to community needs through a variety of tailor made programs such as school holiday programs, after school activities, school based early intervention programs and an extensive range of music and the arts events aimed at “at risk youth”. Recently AYR was lucky enough to enlist the services of the Junkadelic crew to deliver and run a very successful school holiday program – RAMPED, that dovetailed into a showcase of youth activities and performances for the City Of Armadale. Through their energetic and inclusive workshops, the Junkadelic crew were able to connect and engage the young participants in a way that meant that their attendance was consistently high and their enthusiasm rose with every workshop till the final performances. For a small organization with only a few workers, being able to “let go” and trust that someone else can cover all aspects of the 3 month long program, which included a fair bit of tailor making to fit, was a fantastic experience and we at AYR would jump at the chance to work with Ken Allen and his Junkadelic crew again."
Testimonial by Mal Osborne – Specialist Music Program Co-ordinator – Armadale Youth Resources Inc.
"I have known the Junkadelic band since it's early days - and seen it grow from a community arts percussion group to one of Perth's most talented and entertaining Funk/Jazz bands. All this time they haven't lost their connection with community - and are constantly conducting workshops with young people all over the state - and recently internationally - and are all about breaking down the barriers between musicians and audience. It is for this reason that I have never hesitated to book them for street and community events that I have had the pleasure to organise."
Testimonial – James Murphy – Director UpBeat Events – 2016