Late For Breakfast

Late For Breakfast

BandRockJazz

Very different Aussie band, hard core pop with serious funk jazz overtones, no guitar and no respect for convention. Supertramp meets Steely Dan meets Sting meets Oasis meets John Mayer meets Boz Scaggs meets Emerson Lake and Palmer meets Average White Band meets 10CC meets Santa Claus (huh?)

Biography

Late For Breakfast

It took us 4 years to write and complete the recording of our first album 'The Art Of Falling' - now to be released in January 2010. Why such a long gestation period? Well, it all started out so innocently, just a regular writing session two days a week with Greg Clarkson. We had this idea about doing a CD.....

Somewhere along the way we discovered this sound. Maybe it's because we decided not to use guitar or perhaps because we thought it might be interesting to have the saxophone share some of the limelight with the vocal.

It's definitely a different sounding band - no doubt about it. When we finished the album and started to finalise plans for the next stage we also discovered it was rather difficult to label the band and it's sound. It was as if we needed some overlap in the typical categories.

Here's what we have come up with so far;

1. It's a pop band. - maybe in the sense that what we are working with are essentially pop songs...
2. We are a rock band. - yeah maybe in the sense that some of the LateForBreakfast tracks definitely have major attitude with a kind of rock bravado that you tend to associate with guitar music
3. We are a jazz band. - Perhaps, but that's kinda hard to swallow. I mean, we do have quite a lot of improvisation in our music but it's all kinda hard core, highly structured but a little unclean and unshaven if you know what I mean....real jazz is often SO aware of itself, so self important, desperate to make a statement of serious intent....
4. We are a country band. - NOT

Ok, so what do LATEFORBREAKFAST really sound like?

Tight, funky, pop oriented, jazz flavoured rock with savvy, hooky tunes driving everything.
Think Steely Dan with some Supertramp and ELO, some Little Feat with Chicago, a touch of Michael Franks mixed with Oasis, a sniff of Bela Fleck with a touch of Jamiroquai and Bruce Hornsby - all wrapped up in an inexplicable fascination with hip hop shuffles....

Lyrics

The Art Of Falling

Written By: Oliphant/Clarkson

High heels and fake goodbyes
There goes another
New Years Resolution
Wake up to the sound
Of trains and planes
Falling on your head
But that faint smile
With your cadence reply
Is like a five card tell
A game I know so well
You hide the thorn between the roses

Catch me when I'm falling
No matter if its humanly impossible
Catch me when I falling

TV guides and talk show rides
You revel in the full seduction
Hear the sound
Of falling rain
Pounding on your head
But your soft cry
And your hollow deny
A plain sight hide
That game I know so well
You hide the thorn between the roses

Catch me when I'm falling
No matter if its humanly impossible
Catch me when I'm falling

Kiss The Sea

Written By: Oliphant/Clarkson


There's a sun worn sailor jibing in the breeze
He sails for 50 years on the seven seas
And then the wind blows
And takes him on his way

We went to sea like kids
A barometric rise
We hauled the mainsail and trimmed it for the prize
And then the wind rose
With a roaring forty sigh

Any chance we sailed along the shore
The Southern Cross to sight us
The dolphins keeping score
Midnight margaritas danced the breeze
The lunar light around us kissed the seas

El Nino rising like seabirds on the stern
We steered our compass
But never to return and then the wind rose
To take us on our way

We were new born sailors jibing in our breeze
We sailed for 50 years on the seven seas
And then the wind rose
And took us on our way

Any chance we sailed along the shore
The Southern Cross to sight us
The dolphins keeping score
Midnight margaritas danced the breeze
The lunar light around us kissed the seas


Discography

Releasing Jan' 2010 our debut album ' The Art Of Falling"

Set List

The entire album 'The Art Of Falling' - 10 tracks.