Tropical Downbeat


Original funk and soul band from Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Brooding, hypnotic, jazz-infused notes and sophisticated improvisations weave seamlessly with an extremely well ‘greased’ rhythm section creating something sounding utterly fresh and new. Introducing Tropical Downbeat Orchestra, the Poets of Funk. This Hawkes Bay based creative collective have a energy driven, eclectic repertoire that is mainly rooted in the soul, funk and jazz vibe. Lead singer Margot Wuts knows the part she has to play perfectly: at times belting it out like an old school gospel legend, at others pulling it back to a sexy sensual croon, she's very much the centrepiece around which the band weave their funky beats and jazzy grooves.

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