WATCH: The Funk Lives – CRAIG CALHOUN closing the Manly Jazz Festival


LIVE MIX | PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney) Live at Soul of Sydney Reunion Picnic 2015 | Bondi Board Riders Closing Party + Bondi Beach Radio broadcast.


Here is a little live mix we did which literally was a grass roots movement. Last Sundays recording from PHIL TOKE closing out the BONDI BOARD RIDERS closing part as part of BONDI BEACH RADIO’S live broadcast and SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNION PICNIC.

Timless music, smiling faces and picturesque views.

60 mins of salt water inspired funk, soul and disco vibes

SOUL JAZZ Gigs at FOUNDRY 616 | Minton’s Playhouse: The BeBop Sessions, Sydney Jazz Orchestra, Righteous Voodoo, Jazz Hip Hop Sessions


Jazz gig news just in from new Jazz joint Foundry 616 on Harris St Ultimo.
Here is a small selection of some of the live SOUL, JAZZ & HIP HOP inspired gigs we recommend

Check out their website for more info HERE for updates on everything else going on at the club.

A Night at Minton’s Playhouse: The BeBop Sessions

// Fri 27 Feb, 8.30pm

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With swing still dominating American music in the 1940’s, MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE Harlem NY became home to musicians experimenting with a whole new sound that would eventually flip music over its head, led by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Bud Powell and others.

Sydney musicians tonight pay homage to the legendary, controversial and iconic BEBOP SESSIONS, with Kevin Camrass on sax and Matthew Collins on trumpet accompanied by a rhythm section of Casper Tromp on piano, Hamish Gullick on bass and Philip Lombardo on drums.

Expect many of the most loved and studied compositions of Billies Bounce, Blue Monk, Bouncing with Bud, Salt Peanuts and more…

Sydney Jazz Orchestra //  Weds 4 March, 8.00pm Tix $10!

The Sydney Jazz Orchestra is back in the swing, for 2015 continuing the high level of musicianship, creativity and dedication to excellence in performance, that has become the band’s trademark.

Fabulous writing and arrangement from Sydney multi instrumentalists Richard Percival and Tim Oram will be also be featured. Both artists are recognised for their depth of experience skill and vision in producing exciting compositions, especially created for the big band genre.

Righteous Voodoo // Thurs 5 March, 8.30pm Tix $15


Righteous Voodoo is a Soul-infused, extravaganza of sound, who are sure to get even the most conservative toes tapping. Their sound is forged in groove and founded in Roots music – Real music, played by real musicians.

The independent band has enjoyed great success in 2014 releasing their first single, ‘Bygone’, which shot to #1 on the iTunes Blues Charts! If you haven’t caught them yet, check them out; your groove shoes will thank you later.

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Also check out their regular Jazz Hip Hop Freestyle Sessions every Friday from 11:30pm for only $5 featuring a rotating band of local jazz musicians and guest MC’s, Poets, Singers adding.

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AUSTRALIAN SOUL MUSIC: Brisbane Soul Singer Travis Lee Releases “Next 2 Me” |

Australian Soul Singer Travis Lee releases “Next 2 Me”

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Travis Lee is a Brisbane Soulful Rebel Singer who keeps it fresh, whilst also mixing classic old school Soul/R&B music which is shown in his latest track “Next 2 Me.”

“Next 2 Me” is a boy meets girl kind of story, but Travis Lee goes a step further and divulges into the complications of what happens after the first encounter.

With Travis Lee’s sensual vocals and production that features vibes such as New Jack/Swing/Funk/Soul Groove; this track will not only tap into your heart strings, but also capture the true essence of future soul music.

Travis Lee first started his career with cover bands and now he is making a mark in the Soul industry today with his previous releases “Take You Away” and “Surrender.”

“Next 2 Me” will be featured in Travis Lee’s debut 4-track EP due to release on the 7th November 2014.





Soul-Of Sydney‘s good friends at Le Garage & Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective (Syd) presents a very special night of quality ‘BLACK MUSIC’ ! 
Mama Feel Good Funk Collective & Soul of Sydney Block Party rockers DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT back at Tatler joining forces with DJ RAY RAY who has been carving up some of Sydney’s best parties of late with a fine ear for boogie bangers and new and old disco gems.

We will be treating our dance floor to the heavenly sounds of afro inspired grooves in all it’s forms from hip hop and dance floor jazz, to boogie, funk, soul, disco, and good vibes to make you feeeeeeeeeel goooooooooooood.

9pm til 4am – $10 door donation.

Check out DJ RAY RAY’s warm up EVERYDAY PEOPLE disco mix to give you an idea of some of the gems we’ll be gettin’ down to!


TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Coke sign) Darlinghurst.


RIP GEORGE DUKE: A Mixtape Tribute to a Soul, Jazz GENIUS

George Duke!

The world lost an absolute musical genius this week with the passing of Jazz, Soul & Funk keyboard master GEORGE DUKE, he passed on August 5 ages 67 in Los Angeles from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

RIP George Duke, thank you for the amazing musical legacy you leave us.

George Duke Tribute Mixtape – Part 1

Run Time: 60 Mins
Style: Jazz, Soul, Funk, Brazilian Grooves


Piano solo 1&2
Every little step I take
Son of reach for it (Funky Dream)
Better ways
Mothership Connection
Dukey Stick
Saturday Night
Give me your love
Its on
Its our world
Brazilian sugar
Omi (fresh water)

Part 2 of this mix will be uploaded very soon

EVENT: Common People @ TATLER | Friday 15th March | The spectrum of Afro-inspired sounds | DJs TOM ONE, JUZZLIKEDAT, CMAN

Tomorrow night ya’ll! Brand New Second Hand , Le Garage and Mama Feel Good Collective present a special one off party: COMMON PEOPLE, unifying folks under the common theme of music with soul, and a love of the groove.

Soul of Sydney resident block party DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT combine together with DJ TOM ONE (known for specializing in the deeper side of music with soul); for a night of tunes covering the full spectrum of Afro inspired sounds. From Dancefloor Jazz to Hip Hop, House, Funk, Afro Latin Grooves + everything in between.

++ $5 Beer & Champers to get you rosy…. See you on the dance floor!

9pm till late – $5 door donation
COMMON PEOPLE – Friday 15th March
TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Kings Cross Coke sign), Darlinghurst.