Austin, Texas, USA

Retro Funk/Soul band in the vein of the New Mastersounds, Breakstra, The Bamboos, Speedometer, et al. Flyjack's second release on Hammondbeat Records features guest appearances by James Brown drummer Jab'o Starks, Italian organ maestro Paolo "Apollo" Negri, & soul chanteuse Tameca Jones. Flyjack's third album, "New Day," will be released in early 2017.


FLYJACK got its start in 2007 playing a weekly residency at TC’s Lounge on Austin’s deep eastside – a dilapidated but much-loved holdover from Austin’s “chitlin’ circuit” days. In 2008, the band initiated a funk/soul series called “Superfly Soul Party” – featuring other like-minded groups, performing at the Victory Grill and other establishments in and around Austin. In April 2008, FLYJACK moved their residency to Antone’s – Austin’s Home of the Blues – initiating the successful “SuperSoul Mondays.”

In 2008, FLYJACK’s deep-funk single "Black Water Gold" was featured on the tastemaking Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on the BBC in the UK – gaining the ear of several influential DJs and musicians in the UK deep soul scene, including DJ Snowboy, who introduced the group to Hammondbeat Records. Later that year, the group performed at the ASPEN-SNOWMASS JAZZ FESTIVAL with Widespread Panic and the New Mastersounds. More recently, the group has shared the stage with DJ Numark (of Jurassic 5), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Stanton Moore, Marc Broussard, The Scabs and Brownout.  In 2016, FLYJACK initiated a monthly residency back where it all began - at TC's Lounge (now the Sahara Lounge).

In 2010, FLYJACK released its second EP "On The One" on Portland, Oregon-based label Hammondbeat Records. The platter features legendary James Brown drummer Jab’o Starks and labelmate Paolo "Apollo" Negri from Milan, Italy.

FLYJACK'S third release "New Day"  - a full album of 12 tracks - will be released in early 2017.

Flyjack's founding members - guitarist Buck McKinney and bassist Brad Bradburn - hail from the groundbreaking Austin alternative-jazz group Gnappy, which released three critically-acclaimed albums from 2001 through 2006, the latest of which made it to #22 on the CMJ jazz charts.


"FLYJACK" - Bean Pie Records, 2008
"One The One" - Hammondbeat Records, 2010

Set List

Set-list features originals and "rare-groove" funk from the 60's and 70's.