The Roast
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The Roast


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The best kept secret in music


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'On A Sunday Night' - Debut full length original album (12 tracks)


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West Australian original funk directive

‘The Roast’ are an 8 piece original funk band consisting of drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, valve trombone, tenor sax, trumpet, and vocals. All members of the group have graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

In the past 18 months they have enjoyed residencies at the Llama Bar, the Universal Bar, the Paddington Ale House, and played occasional shows at the Funk Club. Other performance history includes RTRfm’s ‘Seriously Sound System’ outdoor event in the Hyde Park, and ‘New Years On The Rocks’ at Quarry Amphitheatre. The band have also performed a large number of concerts at wineries such as Wise, Karrack Estate, Upper Reach, and countless private functions across Perth, and Fremantle.

In late October 2006, their debut album, ‘On A Sunday Night’ was launched at the Funk Club to a packed house. The album was produced at Loop Studios over two weeks with help from local engineers Kieran Kenderressy, and Lee Buddle. Since then over 200 copies have been sold without distribution.

Local radio stations RTR 92.1fm, and Twin Cities 89.7fm have given the group regular airtime, and some live interviews promoting various gigs. Local newspapers and street press, the Guardian, Xpress magazine, and The Drum Media have featured many articles about the group.

‘The Roast’ were included in the latest Oz Gigs DVD sampler along side Something For Kate, Regurgitator, and The Whitlams which was sent to the Popkomm festival in Berlin.
Three tracks from the debut album have reached the top ten on the triple j’s unearthed website overall chart.

Recently, the band has organized to have national distribution through Green/MGM, and CD’s will be in stores around the country very soon. In the wake of their debut album release, it’s a very exciting time for The Roast, who have just been nominated for WAMi’s Industry Voted Best Funk outfit, and also are planning to tour the album nationally.