From Melbourne, Australia, Flap! play original music that is both old and new, inspired by the entire human diaspora. Influences from 1920’s jazz, Gypsy brass, English Folk and Trinidadian Calypso can be heard peeping through their antipodean veneer.
A fiery yet charming five piece band of brass, guts, words and skins who crank out up-tempo songs, turning ordinary shoes into dancing ones.
From major festivals, to grotty pubs, Flap! have audiences smiling and dancing wherever and whenever they play.
Formed during an informal jam at the 2007 Port Fairy Folk Festival (Victoria, Australia) Flap! have gone from muscle to might playing their first gig at the Woodstock Cafe at Christiania, Copenhagen, holding down a six-month-residency at Collingwood's Fox Hotel, Performing at the 2008 Port Fairy Folk Festival, and the 2009 Apollo Bay Festival where they wowed the crowds, and got them off their fold-up chairs and on their feet dancing, The Tarerer Festival, The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Rainbow Serpent Festival, The Brunswick Music Festival, The Thredbo Jazz Festival, Falls Festival, The Woodford Folk Festival, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and heaps of other gigs to happy punters all over Melbourne and Australia.
Their self-titled Debut CD was released in late 2008.
WITH YOUR RESIDENT DJs
EDD FISHER & MIKE GURRIERI