Maceo Parker – Australian Tour 2012

Be prepared to be blown away!
Sydney & Melbourne – April 2012

His name is synonymous with funky music, his pedigree impeccable; his band – the tightest little funk orchestra on earth are heading back to Australia after his celebrated tour of 2008.

Everyone knows by now that Maceo has played with each and every leader of funk: his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as “like being at University” ; jumping aboard the mothership with George Clinton and those various and colourful incarnations of Parliament and Funkadelic; stretching out with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. He’s the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of funk in one golden thread: the cipher that unravels dance music down to its core.

In fact, ever since JB coined that phrase: “Maceo – I want you to blow!!” Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career, blowing that famous sax funk sound across the globe. He’s building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse as he navigates deftly between James Brown’s 1960’s soul and George Clinton’s 1970’s freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop.

His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani DiFranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has brought him a new, fresh, young fan base.

It’s almost impossible to tell which came first, Maceo or The Funk!!!


Maceo Parker Tour Details – Bluesfest Sideshows 2012
Wednesday 11 April 2012, Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday 12 April 2012, Corner Hotel Melbourne

Friday 13 April 2012, The Basement, Sydney
Saturday 14 April 2012. The Basement, Sydney
Tickets: // 02 9251 2797