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27 March 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm$15
The Offtopics perform original songs in a range of roots and dance styles. They have been referred to as ‘purveyors of punch-drunk funk, slapstick soul and unsteady rocksteady’ with material that is comic and located in quirkily familiar places. The band includes an extended cast of players who have performed with artists, such as The Ska Vendors, Skazz, The Oxo-Cubans, The Deans of Soul, The Grenadines, Checkerboard Lounge, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Bombay Royale, The Short Order Schefs and Kutcha Edwards.
‘I saw this band last week at Cherry Bar. They were absolutely brilliant and they put on SUCH a good show!’ – Vince Peach, 3PBS FM Soul Time
‘They’re like the orgiastic love-ritual of Frank Zappa, Charles Bradley and The Doobie Brothers’ – Arik Blum, Multicultural Arts Victoria Music Projects Officer