EON BEATS

EON BEATS

The finest in Dance, Funk and Soul performed by the finest musicians Sydney has to offer.

City and surrounds, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The finest in dancefloor beats super soulful rhythms and futuristic heavyweight funk. Featuring Rick Robertson, saxophonist from d.i.g, the very soulful vocals of Evelyn Duprai, the beats of Ian Mussington and the ever inventive keyboard wizard Gerard Masters. 

Leading the band, and one of Australia’s foremost exponents of Acid Jazz and Urban Groove, Saxophonist Rick Robertson has a wealth of experience and success being one of the founding members of D.I.G and Eon. He has played all over the world at major festivals, from the St Kilda festival in Melbourne to the Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland, and funky clubs from New York to Berlin. 

Ian Mussington Originally from London, where he worked with the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith, Cameo, Stevie Winwood, Courtney Pine, Paul Weller and Steve Williamson, drummer Ian Mussington spent five years in the States touring and recording with Soul Asylum. He now resides in Sydney and is laying down wicked beats with a truly international flavour.

Gerard Masters is one of the finest and most innovative young Keyboard players in the Sydney scene. International tours with Missy Higgins and regular gigs with Glass, Virna Sanzone, Lily Dior and his own trio make him a very sort after artist.

 Evelyn Duprai is a true soul diva who has emerged on the scene in style bringing her amazing Aretha Franklin meets Grace Jones vocals to set the place on fire. She has toured with Silverchair, Paul Mac and James Morrison.

 Alex Hewetson, commonly known as G.O.B (god of bass), has toured and recorded with many great acts including Savage Garden, James Morrison, Swoop and DIG. His grooves have been heard all over the world and we are very lucky to have this man in town. 

Eon Beats was formed to play the Sydney club scene and was immediately in demand with a residency at Bennelong at the Opera House, festivals all over Australia including St Kilda Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, Vibes on a Summers Day and the Playground Weekender 2009. Residencies Thursdays at the Slip Inn and Sundays at the Home Bar has really developed the band into something unique to the with the release of “Blue Rhythm People” a new album (the 5th) of original material featuring Evelyn Duprai on vocals and the wicked beats of Ian Mussington on Drums. Sold out gigs at the Basement in Sydney, featured spots at the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, and the release of “Blue Rhythm People” late 2008 have propelled this band well into the new decade. Eon Beats now regularly performs with 8 or 9 musicians onstage featuring Percussion, DJ, and Horn section.

 

Performance History:

  • AustraliaDay 2012; Jazz on the Water Stage, Piramma Park.
  • WandinValleyLongest Lunch 2009. 2010, 2011
  • Danks St Festival, Sydney. 2009
  • Norfolk IslandJazz Festival 2009
  • DarlingHarbourJazz Festival 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 Aquashell, Convention Centre Stages,
  • TumbalongPark.
  • NYEDarling HarbourCelebrations 2002, 2003, 2006.
  • The Basement, Sydney, 7 shows over the last 3 years.
  • St Kilda Festival (Melbourne) 2005
  • Vibes on a Summers Day Festival 2003 (Sydney, Perth, Melbourne)
  • Woollahra Hotel.
  • Bennelong Restaurant (Sydney Opera House)
  • Hyde Park Main Stage (Australia Day Celebrations 2004)
  • Hyde Park NRMA Stage (Australia Day 2005, 2007)
  • Sydney Festival (Hyde Park Barracks)
  • Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
  • Beach Palace Hotel, Coogee
  • Brass Monkey, Cronulla
  • Cargo Bar, King St Wharf.
  • Bungalow 8, King St Wharf
  • The Tank Nightclub (Sydney)
  • Slip Inn (8 month residency)
  • Home Bar (8 month Residency)
  • Home Nightclub
  • Golden Sheaf, Double Bay.
  • Jazz in the Desert (Broken Hill)
  • Civic Hotel, Theatre
  • Coffee Festival- The Rocks, Sydney 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006.
  • etc

Recording History:

  • EON – Spin – Album: released 2000 Creative Vibes Records
  • EON – The Great Indoors – Album released 2002 Creative Vibes Records,
  • Internationally on M10Records, France 2003
  • Eon Beats Project – See the Light – Album 2004. Jazz Eonics, dist Creative Vibes
  • Eon Beats Project – About to Blow – Album. 2006 B.B.Q Republic.
  • Eon Beats - Blue Rhythm People - Album. 2008
  • Compilation Inclusions>
  • Private Lounge 5 – Apricot Records, France. EMI
  • Summer Sojourn - Instinctive Travels
  • Spring Sojourn – Instinctive Travels
  • The Quiet Hours – Creative Vibes Records
  • Sydney, The Sex, The City, The Music. Petrol Records
  • Vibes on a Summers Day 2003 Compilation.
  • Long Grain No.s 1 & 3
  • Praise for our 2006 release About to Blow .
  • "Damn, there's nothing quite like an accomplished debut." 3D Magazine
  • "Brilliant, Cool and Funkilicious. Fine musicianship and a smooth blend of funky live
  • drum beats,
  • DJ dexterity and a luscious saxophone bring you grooves with full bodied attitude." Carl
  • Lindgreen, Map Magazine.

  


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