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Gold Coast’s Secret Funk Band You Can’t Afford To Miss – New Video & Debut EP From Dr Dirt


VIDEO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: They’re loose, dangerous and bathed in hues of purple and pink, and they’re about to shake the foundations of what you thought a party band should be like – welcome to the funkadelic world of Dr. Dirt!

Dealing out delicious melodies and grooves that sooth, Dirt – as they are sometimes known – are a bucket of instant classics that have already made their rare and highly sought after live performances the stuff of local folklore and legend on the glitter strip.

One way to describe their music is a 1970s through to the 2000s styled funk experiment with scorching riffage, thundering bass lines, sexy harmonisation and provocative lyricism which is hilarious yet comfortably skirts the fringe of social acceptability and political correctness – their new video below.


As good looking as these slick cats are, don’t let that loose swagger fool you … even for a second.

Behind the glorious and sensorially vivid frontage lies the mechanism of a ferociously talented band, featuring past and present members of mighty Australian outfits such as Helm, Electric Horse, Lump and A Delayed Reaction.

The band has actually been around, playing the private and underground party scene, for about a decade and has endured despite several incarnations and chameleon-like transitional stages.

Their bass player Ricky Thunder tells LiQUiFY, “Dr. Dirt demo tracks have been floating around the Gold Coast scene for years, scattered across a few random iPod playlists or found on a scratched up CD lost under Randy’s car seat.”

Like a rare butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, the Dirt is spawning with full bloom this time and if this video is anything to go by, they’re live shows are going to be full tilt as well.

We were also granted an exclusive full listen to the new EP, and yep, it’s a winner winner chicken dinner all the way.

According to a media statement sent to LiQUiFY just yesterday, now that the EP is done and ready, singer Randy Vandal has, “assembled a motley crew of musicians to bring the music to life on stage which features Hell-Cat on vocals, Maestro Nightro, Scotty Holliday and Flesh on guitars, Sticks N Stones on drums and Ricky Thunder doing his thing on the bass.”

They added, “The live show is nothing short of a full spectacle with naked bodies, funky bass lines and fat beats for days.”

The band proclaims they are an ‘all style, no class’ outfit ready to dazzle your ears and eyes.

Get a feed of ripping grooves and scandal with their debut video for their track Break Of Dawn Parade, taken from their debut EP which we know to be called Life’s Dirt And We Dig It – scheduled to be released on Friday the 19th of May via links on their Facebook page.

Only one chance to see them live: Dr. Dirt are playing one show only so you’ll have to be there early to not miss this – at the Currumbin Creek Tavern, Friday 26th of May with guests MNVR, Mickey and Ruckus.

So, up your dose of Dirt, it’s what the doctor ordered – you’ll be glad you did and feeling so much better in no time at all!

LIVE SHOW! Dr. Dirt “Life’s Dirt & We Dig It” EP Launch show – Friday May 26th
w/ guests: MNVR, Mickey and Ruckus

Currumbin Pub, Gold Coast – Tix $10 on door and doors open at 8pm
Instagram @drdirt69

Dr. Dirt’s new EP – Life’s Dirt And We Dig It – Out May 19th via Flash Trash Records

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