The Cairns Ukulele Festival is delighted to introduce to the Far North 5-piece party band Flap! featuring Jess Guille on banjo-ukulele and vocals, Eamon McNelis on trumpet and vocals, Mark Elton on double bass, Ben Hendry on Drums, and Donald Stewart on trombone.
From Melbourne, Australia, Flap! play original music that is both old and new, inspired by the entire human diaspora. You can hear influences from 1920’s jazz, Gypsy brass, English Folk to Trinidadian Calypso, and ska, all blended into a highly danceable exciting mix of music. They are, in their own words, “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”.
Currently on tour with Cat Empire, Flap! is no stranger to the Australian and European festival circuits (in fact, the band was formed during a festival, playing their first gig in Denmark!), leaving audiences gasping for breath everywhere they go. They’ll be playing Cairns for the first time, as part of a huge line-up of national and international ukulele royalty.
The Ukulele Party Night is held Saturday July 6th at The Union Jack.