Instrumental soul journeymen Surprise Chef are taking over Howler in July

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Instrumental soul journeymen Surprise Chef are taking over Howler in July

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Before they venture overseas to tour Europe and the USA, Surprise Chef are playing a show to celebrate the release of their first 45 ‘Velodrome b/w Spring’s Theme’

Enigmatic, funky and fresh, Surprise Chef are playing at Howler to celebrate the launch of their first 45, as well as the last show before they venture off on their world tour. In a full venue takeover of Howler, Surprise Chef are joined by experimental electronic quartet Big Yawn, breathtaking guzheng player Mindy Meng Wang and Australia’s undisputed queen of rare soul Miss Goldie. Going back to back all night long in the beer garden are dynamic selectors of only the baddest tunes, Shio and Lloyd Briggs.

What you need to know

  • To celebrate the release of their first 45, Surprise Chef are taking over Howler
  • They’ll be joined by heaps of awesome artist, including Big Yawn and Mindy Meng Wang
  • It’ll take place from 8pm, on Friday July 22

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Surprise Chef’s music is based on evoking mood; their vivid arrangements utilise time and space to build soundscapes that invite the listener into their world. The quintet’s distinct sound pulls from 70s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and the samples that form the foundation of hip hop.


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They push the boundaries of instrumental soul and funk with their own approach honed by countless hours in the studio, studying the masters, and perhaps most importantly, the ‘tyranny of distance’ that dictates a unique perspective to their music.

Journey to the centre of the funk with Surprise Chef and get your tickets to their gig by heading here.