January 24. Doors open 8pm, bands at 8:20pm
Over 18s venue only
$46 Standing Tickets Only
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With special guests Saskwatch.

Lots of bands pay tribute to the classic James Brown sound of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, but few live and breathe it like nine-piece Japanese funk and soul band Osaka Monaurail.

Dressed immaculately in the sharpest of suits and fronted by the charismatic Ryo Nakata, Osaka Monaurail’s live show features impossibly tight musicianship and flawless staging that shakes up any venue. As the band moves in unison, the horn section provides a dazzling display of twirling trumpets and bopping trombones while Nakata barks out Godfather-style vocals, laying down the slickest of dance moves.

An absolute feast for fans of ferocious funk.

“There were times at this extraordinary gig when I was convinced I’d been transported to a James Brown concert in 1969” Record Collector.

Joining Osaka Monaurail is Melbourne nine-piece Saskwatch, famed for their bangin’ modern soul sound. 

FREE ENTRY to Paradiso at Town Hall from 11.30pm. Paradiso Terrace Bar is free entry, all night from 5:30pm

Playing times:
8:20pm - Saskwatch
9:40pm - Osaka Monaurail 
11pm - Late Night In The Bar: Chikashi Nishiwaki

Chikashi Nishiwaki plays a wide variety of music – Jazz, Soul, Boogie, Brazialian, Afro, Latin, Old school to new school, north to south, east to west but only on vinyl. Based in Japan as owner of the Tree Café club, Chikashi has created an atmosphere as eclectic as his music selection. 

1am - Late Night In The Bar: Blair Stafford

An avid music fanatic, you will hear many a different tune spun through Blair's sets where old jazz and soul classics are just as likely to be slipped in with some of the more eclectic freestyle tunes of the present day dancefloor. 

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