Double Entendre

Double Entendre


"Like Santana having a wild orgasm on Marley's Spanish lawn". Under 25 and already taking out the award for Best World Act at the 2007 WAMis, WA's Double Entendre blast a high-energy, good-vibe cacophony of gypsy-jazz-dance-dub-folk-rock (or just 'GypRock'). Get your feet out and start grindin'!


Put on your dancing feet...

Sounding like a pack of untamed gypsies singin', pickin', screamin' and skankin' to a grinding Balkan barbershop-doof-quartet at a drunken barnyard rasta hoedown, Double Entendre's high-energy trademark style of "GypRock" shakes stirs and blends genres of world music, gypsy-jazz, dub-reggae and folk-rock into their own intoxicatingly danceable original concoction.

All under the age of 25, the band from WA’s alternative capital of Fremantle formed just over a year ago have already been awarded Best World Music Act at the 2007 WAMi Awards in Perth. Over the past few months they have been working up a sweat among increasingly growing crowds around the country on their debut national tour, playing numerous venues and festivals including a sold out show to 800 people at the closing finale of this year's Darwin Festival, a gypsy dance-fiesta at Fairbridge Festival to a 1500 strong crowd, Alice Springs Desert Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and the Awards night of the 2007 Kiss My WAMi Festival at which they were also awarded Best World Act. Over the last 12 months, Double Entendre have played alongside some of Australia's finest emerging and established artists such as Blue King Brown, Eskimo Joe, Little Birdy, Tecoma, eMDee and The Whitlams.

For just a four piece, Double Entendre craftily manage to build a dynamic 'Wall-of-Groove' by jam-packing a double-bass, drums, percussion, acoustic & electric guitars, ukulele, mandolin, melodica, tin-whistle and three-part barbershop-style vocal harmonies into songs influenced by various sounds from around the globe encompassing Celtic folk, flamenco, dub-reggae, Afro-beat and anything guaranteed to get the dancefloor happening.

The band are currently in the middle of their massive 8-month national tour, which will be taking them up the east coast over the coming months and back home to WA in January.


Debut EP, 2006.
Feature Album on Perth's RTR FM 92.1 December, 2006
Low Rotation on Triple J's Roots n All show.

Tracks available to stream online at: and

The EP was recorded after only being formed as a band for 5 weeks, however after more than a year on the road, Double Entendre will be entering the studio again in 2008 to craft a quality debut album that showcases the high-energy GypRock sound they've become known for.

Set List

Double Entendre currently have a repertoire of about 40 original songs, able to be spanned out over about 3 hours.

Their original songs include titles such as:
Plane Crash
La Da Da
The Glen
No Directions
Cried Your Eyes Out
Wait Up
In The Night
Green Feet
A Love Song
By The Sea
Hat on my Head
Lay's Blues
Everlasting Memory
Walking in a Daze

Although the band plays mostly original material, occasional covers include an afro-cuban version of Nick Cave's 'Into My Arms' and a rockin' version of the children's song, 'The Ants Go Marching'.