The JiveCrank

The JiveCrank

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN

What's one thing that is guaranteed to get people up and on the dance floor? An infectious JiveCrank groove! The JiveCrank is a deep funk super group that plays hard hitting original grooves laced with tasty, obscure RnB/Funk covers.


Andrew Dalrymple and Adam Weir started a jazz-funk project called “JiveCrank” in Seoul, Korea - along with Kenny Thompson (Tenor Sax) - during early 2005 while they were all ex-pats living and working overseas. After breaking into the jazz scene in Seoul, the trio became known as the source of original jazz-funk music. In late 2006 After a successful year and a half and after releasing their first full length LP “Room to Groove”, Andrew and Adam decided to move the band to Melbourne and thus parted ways with the great Kenny Thompson.
While residing in the Australian music capital of Melbourne, the band re-spawned as “The JiveCrank.” Over the next 3 years they gained valuable experience while playing alongside great Australian bands such as The Cat Empire and The Bamboos. In this time the band became very versatile and unique - performing as a Trio, a 5-piece, an 9-piece and an 11-piece band.
After playing in the scene for 3 years, something didn't feel right. The sound that they were trying to create and perform did not have the following that it does in North America. Not to mention the difficulties with visas to be able to live and play in Australia. The decision was made to bring the JiveCrank to Canada and the U.S. The JiveCrank is looking forward to writing the next chapter while making a huge impact on the north American music scene.


"Room to Groove" LP released in 2006 in South, Korea and Japan.

"The JiveCrank" EP released in 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. Available for online download on Itunes among other similar sites.

"Untitled" to be released in 2010 on 7 inch vinyl and digital copy. Will be available online.

Set List

Sample set 1
Husstle (The JiveCrank)
Cash's Dream (Soulive)
Bill's Thrills (The JiveCrank)
Spanish Joint (D'Angelo)
Broken Curfew (The JiveCrank)
You got it all (New Mastersounds)

Sample set 2
Salute (Lettuce)
Fashion Cash (The JiveCrank)
Music is Ruling my world (Kutiman)
Outstanding (the Gap band)
How long do I have to wait (Sharron Jones)
Can I get some (The JiveCrank)
Sookie Sookie (Grant Green)

Sample set 3
Blast off (Lettuce)
Dr.Broth (The JiveCrank)
The Chank (The JiveCrank
Get up and Get down (The Dramatics)
Brown Sugar (D'angelo)
We're a winner/ move on up (Curtis Mayfield)
Hammer (The JiveCrank)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)