The Transatlantics live at Revolver Upstairs

Last night I went down to see The Transatlantics live at Revolver Upstairs.

The Transatlantics , who reside in Adelaide, have become one of Australia’s premier funk outfits and regularly make the journey to play shows in Melbourne. They’re history includes being Marva Whitney’s backing band in 2009 and supporting likes of Eddie Bo and Fred Wesley. They have recently released their debut album on Freestyle Records and have also have a trio of 7” records to their name.

The show last night was their usual great performance. The horn section was at their consistent best being the tight, punchy and a well blended unit that gives the Transatlanctics their authentic sound. The rhythm section where unfaultable holding hard, heavy and funky grooves all night. The sound at Revolver was it’s usual awkward self with the sound guy mixing from ten feet above where the audience stands, but it was of little overall consequence with the band, when you have a sound like they do you barley need to be mixed at all.

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