Funky fun for a nat­u­ral high

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

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.

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