PUTTING MINDS IN A FIZZ

Coast band Elec­trik Lemon­ade are shak­ing up their good-vibe mu­sic to put pos­i­tiv­ity front of mind, as well as lead­ing you to feet-first delir­ium

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Since their in­cep­tion in 2010, Elec­trik Lemon­ade have been bring­ing the funk. The seven-piece band are all about cre­at­ing dance­able mu­sic that in­duces good times.

The out­fit, fronted by Ash­ley “Muffins” Dean, are ready to do just that when they head­line the free Think Well Be Well fes­ti­val this week­end.

Play­ing along­side tal­ented mu­si­cians Mayan Fox, Jahkaya, The Genes, Jack­son James Smith and Scott Dal­ton, Muffins says the free con­cert aims to raise aware­ness of the role of psy­chol­ogy in pos­i­tive men­tal health.

“It’s a good thing to support be­cause we are all about pos­i­tiv­ity,” he says.

“Ev­ery­one has their own walk in life. Ev­ery­one has ex­pe­ri­enced is­sues with men­tal health through friends and fam­ily. Peo­ple need to be more aware of it. If you are in trou­ble, it’s OK to speak up.”

Plan­ning on bring­ing their to­ken good vibes along to the free event, Elec­trik Lemon­ade say they have been busy spread­ing their charm to mu­sic lovers far and wide.

“We have been tour­ing a lot; we just got back from play­ing seven shows at the Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val,” says Muffins.

Last week the band also re­leased a brand new sin­gle ti­tled Ain’t You Some­thing.

“It’s a re­ally funky tune with hip hop vibes,” says Muffins.

“We are re­leas­ing a five­track EP in Jan­uary next year, which is full of the same sort of stuff.”

Sure to get your hips shak­ing, Muffins says Elec­trik Lemon­ade plan on pre­sent­ing the new EP like a themed record.

“We want ev­ery­thing to work to­gether to paint a whole pic­ture,” he says.

Hav­ing shared stages with the likes of Sticky Fin­gers, Ash Grun­wald, Bonjah, The Delta Riggs, Kingswood and Stone­field, Elec­trik Lemon­ade are fo­cus­ing on spread­ing more happy vibes in 2015.

“It’s all about bring­ing the funk and spread­ing the good vibes,” says Muffins.

“We want to get more peo­ple rid­ing the good vibe train.”

Think Well Be Well, Broad­wa­ter Park­lands, South­port, Satur­day, 10am-4pm.

Funk band Elec­trik Lemon­ade will head­line the free Think Well Be Well fes­ti­val.

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