Concerts and Shows at The Magic Bag

Surprise Chef with Alanna Royale

Thursday, June 8 - Doors 7pm - $16 adv. - All Ages  

Surprise Chef are Melbourne's cinematic soul journeymen, pushing vivid shades of instrumental jazz-funk with a DIY mentality.

The centerpiece of their self-run College Of Knowledge Records roster, Surprise Chef's output reflects a forward-thinking interpretation of the cannon of instrumental soul, touching on the legacies of composer/producers David Axelrod & Isaac Hayes and taking cues from the catalogues of Daptone and Truth & Soul.

Their debut LP All News Is Good News slipped rapidly into the collective consciousness of underground music lovers around the world, with the first pressing selling out worldwide within a week of its release. Following the release on College Of Knowledge Records, the record was quickly picked up for reissue by iconic UK label Mr Bongo.

Surprise Chef followed All News Is Good News in quick succession with their second album Daylight Savings, consolidating their deep cinematic instrumental soul sound with a marked development in musical focus.

Surprise Chef's live show is an odyssey through dark landscapes of analogue synth-laden funk and left-field library music-esque scenes; a flowing, linear puzzle of vivid minor-key expressions.

"Alanna Royale makes classic-minded R&B and soul music for the modern age. It's a sound rooted in big melodies, blasts of brass, percussive punch, and old-school grooves…"
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