Can too much fun be a bad thing? If you are in the company of The Natural Culture, Melbourne’s funk and world music party people, the answer is a resounding, “Are you kidding?”.
This will be your last chance to experience Melbourne’s Funk/World Music party people, before they fly out of Brisbane, bound for Europe.
The Natural Culture is a seven-piece band with an infectious energy and passion to set the world on a path to sustainable prosperity. Founded in 2010, they are inspired by the musical legends and talents of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, ?The Bamboos, Michael Jackson, Prince, Tony Joe White, The Meters, Sam Cooke, Paul Simon, A Taste of Honey and The Cat Empire.
They present a vibrant, homegrown set of original funk, soul, reggae and world music tunes for both young and old. Composers Steven Phillip Silk and Sarah Taylor have been combining styles with lyrically significant messages influenced by social, economic and environmental issues.
They are joined for their final Australian performance by badass hip hoppers Schoolfight, a six-piece mix of righteous Australian hip-hop infused with dirty funk undertones and smooth, three-part crooning verses. With the same idea of fun, both bands sit the test for the most raucous set!
The Natural Culture Vs. Schoolfight, a phat funk party is on at The Milk Factory on 25 July. To keep up to date with details, check out The Natural Culture and Schoolfight online.
Words by Colin Bushell