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Moruya's Funky Little Festival - Kooyeh and Professor Groove and The Booty Affair

Moruya's Funky Little Festival is on again. The Granite Town committee is hosting a funk filled one day festival, on Saturday 23 September at the Moruya Racecourse. With just four weeks to go before Funk Day we thought it might be an idea to introduce you to the acts over the coming weeks.

Kooyeh is a Reggae/Soul/Dub band based in Melbourne.Featuring four vocalists, a horn section and a skankalicious riddim section, the Kooyeh massive deliver a high energy show that keeps the dancefloor buzzing as the spotlight sweeps between each of the singers, the riffing horn players, funky organ, bluesy guitar and of course, bass heavy one drop.In demand by the festival circuit, they have been invited to front audiences at events such as: Rainbow Serpent, Strawberry Fields, Island Vibes, Apollo Bay, Blue Mountains Festival and more. “Kooyeh have managed to capture something fresh here. An appealing mix of finely honed and laidback, this should guarantee them a massive future.” Chris Lambie, Rhythms Music Magazine “The Katoomba-bred Melbourne-based collective boasts deadly vocal and brass sections. Kooyeh's music is taut, tight and terrific, indicative of an outfit that lives, works and plays together.” Tony Hillier, The Australian “After catching the last set of Bob "Bongo" Starkie at the Caravan Club. We headed to Club One, One Four along Nepean Highway, Mentone where we experienced the ecstatic KOOYEH Reggae, Soul, Dub band. Exploding onto Melbourne's live music scene late last year this incredibly talented band of young virtuosos are destined for the world stage and glory” — Toorak Times Professor Groove and The Booty Affair are a phenomenon of the Sydney live music scene. They’ve been rocking the party year after year, a never-ending marathon of freakfunk. Old school, nu school, whatever school – the Professor is always IN CHARGE of the class.With an extensive following built up from legendary residencies at Kinselas, The Basement, and The Harbourside Brasserie back in the day, the Booty Affair are revered for their intensely energetic performances, for their unique sound that is steeped in warm 70’s funk yet sits comfortably on pumping disco-tech dancefloors. They work the floor much live a DJ, spinning seamlessly from track to track. Think of a sound that combines Prince, P-Funk, Grandmaster Flash, James Brown and The Chemical Brothers with the unique Philosophunk of the Professor and you’re starting to get there.

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