What’s on: Clubbing, gigs and shows...........................
WHEN three members of Mar Haze met while studying music in Sydney, they had no idea which path their diverse musical backgrounds would lead them. The Northern Beaches-based quartet – made up of singer, guitarist and trumpet player Dean Mitchell, Kane Charles on keys and vocals, Chris Kelly on bass and vocals and drummer Jarin Penniall – the boys started blending blues, jazz and hip hop into the one sound five years ago. Charles says the name Mar Haze is an apt description of their mishmash sound. ‘‘It really is a bit of a haze,’’ he says. ‘‘I come from a classical music background, whereas our singer is a trained trumpet player. We mash all sorts of music together.’’ The ‘‘four best mates’’ share a love for travelling and creating original music. Mar Haze have released two EPs, Summer Sessions and Winter, and have just put out new single Dancing
in the Water for a potential forthcoming album. ‘‘We wanted to experiment with electronic music and this was the first attempt,’’ says Charles. ‘‘It sort of has a party, beachy theme with a flamenco flavour. It’s the start of a new feel and sound for the band.’’ Charles says Mar Haze have enlisted an additional saxophone player for their current tour. ‘‘Our live show starts of pretty mellow but progresses to be very energetic and fun,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s funky, catchy and boppy. Our music is sure to get your attention and have you off your feet straight away. We have a lot of fun on stage.’’
Mar Haze, The Midnight Antics, Rory Switzer and Matt Scully play The Loft, Chevron Island, tomorrow night.