Funky fun for a natural high
by a love for funk music, Electrik Lemonade know the importance of putting on an energetic live show. The local six-piece will take to the stage for Surfers Paradise Festival’s One Way Street Party this weekend, and guitarist Jake Dickinson says the band will play original music that will please the crowds. ‘‘We try to capture rock which is always going to be in a live show,’’ he says. ‘‘Plus a bit of blues here and there for the older crowd and we’ll spice it up with jazzy cords. We make a name for ourselves from our energetic live shows.’’ Dickinson says Electrik Lemonade have an open minded approach to the music they create. ‘‘We have a fun attitude towards life. We don’t take ourselves or our music too seriously,’’ he says. ‘‘Whatever happens we are happy to go along with it. We are in it for the live music. I love coming off the stage with a natural high.’’ Set to recruit a seventh member to play saxophone for the band in the coming weeks, Dickinson says they needed ‘‘the full house sound’’ to make good funk music. ‘‘Funk is the best, especially at a live show,’’ he says. Dickinson says Electrik Lemonade will release their second EP Epoch later this year. ‘‘ Epoch is a period of time or era that is new, so we thought that would be cool – a name, vibe and sound that people really dig.’’
Electrik Lemonade play the One Way Street Party, Appel and Alison Streets Surfers Paradise, Saturday at 4.15pm.
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Electrik Lemonade play Surfers Paradise Festival’s One Way Street Party.