Roots, rock and reg­gae vibes

Sun­shine Coast lads tour Air­lie

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Claudia Alp claudia.alp@whit­sun­day­times.com.au

PULL back, slow down and dance – that’s the mes­sage singer-song­writer Pete Al­lan is send­ing through his “Built on Ba­sics” tour ar­riv­ing in Air­lie Beach this month.

Mr Al­lan will be join­ing forces with Dale Mal­let aka Mu­fassa and trav­el­ling up from the Sun­shine Coast to pre­sent a show­case with a surf-rock/roots and reg­gae vibe.

The lads will be shar­ing the stage, split­ting up the sets and col­lab­o­rat­ing on a few songs to de­liver an en­gag­ing and dy­namic show.

Best known for his live loop­ing, rhyth­mic vo­cals and guitar surf­ing an­tics, Mr Al­lan has been tour­ing since 2012 and has made his mark on the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene by in­cor­po­rat­ing rel­e­vant so­cial is­sues into coastal roots rock tunes.

Mu­fassa blends the gen­res of roots, ska and reg­gae to de­liver smooth vo­cal har­monies and strong, fear­less melodies.

Best known as the fronting mem­ber of Sun­shine Coast Roots band “The Float­ing Bridges”, Mu­fassa has been tour­ing since 2016.

Mr Al­lan said both he and Mu­fassa wanted to tour up the east coast and de­cided to share the load and col­lab­o­rate.

“We thought why not tour to­gether and share the load and give venues that we haven’t played at be­fore a taste of two great Sunny Coast acts,” he said.

“You’ll get the best mix of both of our orig­i­nal songs and also a whole set of col­lab­o­ra­tion songs which have a com­pletely dif­fer­ent flavour that you’ll only hear at a ‘Built on Ba­sics’ show.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to the warmer weather up north. Not that you re­ally get win­ter on the Sun­shine Coast any­way, but it’s still warmer in the Whit­sun­days.”

Aside from shows, Mr Al­lan and Mu­fassa are both youth work­ers, and look for op­por­tu­ni­ties along the way to in­vest in the younger gen­er­a­tions.

Schools and or­gan­i­sa­tions in­ter­ested in a work­shop in Air­lie Beach are en­cour­aged to con­tact Mr Al­lan on 0413 575 854 to make a book­ing.

PHOTO: DEAN HOL­LAND

TRAV­EL­LING MUSO: Pete Al­lan is bring­ing his “Built on Ba­sics” tour to Air­lie Beach along­side fel­low artist Mu­fassa.

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