World-class soul funk blues, grinding roots and sexed-up dance mayhem… Australia has a great tradition of exuberant, crowd-thrilling bands – from Daddy Cool and Skyhooks, to Cat Empire and Machine Gun Fellatio. Extended Family is the next in line.
“It's more than a band, it's a cult – and I want to join.” (Richard Glover, ABC 702 & SMH).
From the steamy inner Sydney streets, blues/funk legends Extended Family have developed a well-earned reputation as a must-see live act on the touring and festival circuit, performing with Jon Cleary, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and Kid Confucius amongst others. Described as “Sly and the Family Stone meets Frank Zappa” and seen most recently at sold-out Sydney shows (6 times at The Basement). Extended Family also performed recently at New Years Eve at Woodford Folk Festival 08, Great Escape, Caloundra Music Festival Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival, Bimbadgen Blues, Australian Blues Music Festival, Blues on Broadbeach, main stage@Toyota Gympie Muster and headlined Sunshine Coast Blues Festival 08. Also included on "Homegrown Roots" Vol.3 out September 2008, alongside Paul Kelly and John Butler.