The Haba Dudes

The Haba Dudes

BandAlternativeAcoustic

A unique style of acoustic based music- folky and reggae-ish, grungy and emo-ish, jazzy and gypsy-ish. Acoustic guitar with percussiony drums, haunting violin, and seductive sax. Mark writes about love, hope, freedom, the end of humanity and society lost. Music for the people.

Biography

The Haba Dudes are a local Gold Coast band taking the Coast by storm with their unique style of emotive folk pop. The Habas have a monthly residency at original music venue, Swingin’ Safari in Surfers Paradise. They also play Three Worlds, Mermaid Beach; and other gigs from Northern NSW to Brisbane. However, it is at Swingin’ Safari especially that the Haba Dudes are developing a large fan base, playing shows regularly with 200 people through the door!

Haba Dudes play a fresh style of emotive, folk-reggae-pop-rock. The band have just recorded their third demo at the Griffith University Bachelor of Popular Music Studios courtesy of Serotonin Productions and the Gold Coast City Council; and are already working on a fourth new demo expected to be completed by the end of October.

Haba Dudes are built around 27 year old Gold Coast singer songwriter Mark Boulle and the unique personalities of all the Haba Dude members. Mark has been working as a musician for the last six years. He writes, sings, plays guitar, piano and various other instruments. As well as love, freedom and hope, Mark writes about the end of humanity and society lost. He writes for all the people of the world but especially pens his message for the young people.

22 year old drummer Jonno Harding-Clark, sits at the drums adding power and drive to the Habas music as well as delicate and intimate craftsmanship. Renowned local artist Elodie Mayberry plays a haunting violin which can run, bounce, shriek and lift the music to heart rendering crescendos. Marcos Araujo brings a seductive, mellow and sultry flavour with his graceful sax solos. He plays the alto, tenor and crowd favourite- pocket trumpet! Finally, Gold Coast Zen master, Shawn Rodney Burnett provides the cream- bass. Shawn brings a peaceful energy and musical harmony to the Haba Dudes’ eclectic personalities.

Haba Dudes music is constantly evolving and being refined. Their philosophy is Minimalism. Their influences range from Bob Marley, Django Reinhardt and Radiohead to Prince, Nirvana and Avalanches. The Habas are inspired by these diverse influences, delving into Acoustic Emo, Grunge, Reggae, Rock, Funk and Gypsy Jazz. The Haba Dudes have recorded several demos, receive airplay on regional stations in Northern NSW and Qld, have featured on various compilation albums and are currently in the running for Triple J Unearthed and the MusicOz Awards 2006.

Haba Dudes’ sounds and pics, can be found at www.myspace.com/markboulle.

Lyrics

little baby stay

Written By: mark boulle

stay little baby stay
leave the door open wide
light the way so my name is good
give me everything the world thinks you should

and i will melt when my skin is dry
my memory makes it hard to write

so stay little baby stay
or cast me out as my pay to you
cause i'm a little of a lost and found
so many sins it is hard to see

you fill me up with your simple dream
silly things that are oh so mean

still stay little baby stay
leave the door open wide
light the way so my name is good
give me everything the world thinks you should

whale reggae

Written By: mark boulle

Think about a long boat come all the way from China
Think about your stomach when you need to eat
Think about a poor man grovelling at your doorstep
Think about a lost love hanging in the breeze

And think about the whale whale whale whale whale whale whale whale ....whale
Think about the whale whale whale whale whale whale whale whale swimming in the deep blue sea

And forget about the TV living in your lounge room
Forget about the dirt stains sweating on your shirt
Forget about the car that you're never going to drive
Forget about the arseholes taking all they can

But don't forget the whale whale whale whale whale whale whale whale ...whale
Yeh don't forget the whale whale whale whale whale whale whale whale swimming in the deep blue sea

Understand there're people living in the third world
Understand the difference between truth and lies
And understand that war, fought, fighting, dying is not the way we should live life

And understand the whale whale whale whale whale whale whale whale ...whale
Yeh understand the whale whale whale whale whale whale whale whale swimming in the deep blue sea

Discography

Shoot to Kill Demo was recorded with the original Haba Dudes- Mark, Guilherme (drums), Gonzalo (violin) and Marcos (Sax) in November 2005. It features Whale Reggae and Shoot to kill as well as 5 other songs. Whale Reggae receives radio play on Spirit FM in NSW and in several overseas radio stations thanks to the efforts of BAR Promotions.

The latest demo recording features Little Baby Stay, Whale Reggae (an acoustic version), Stay With Me, Sing a Little and We Don't Eat Butterflies.

Set List

A typical set list at this point in time might include the following songs:

Little baby stay
My head hurts
Static
Whale Reggae
Stay with me
I'm an idiot
Black Sheep
Quit my job
Make it go

A typical set can run between 40- 90 minutes.