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The name says it all when it comes to describing Sunshine Coast collective Hayden Hack Infusion – a funk, Afro and psychedelic aesthetic all driven by the South African main man and guitarist Hayden Hack and his eight-piece funk family. Essentially sharing a vibe with the likes of Fela Kuti and a 70s-circa Zappa, see HHI as somewhat of an experience that incorporates West African percussion, a three-piece horn section (including Lee Hardisty, one of the best sax players in the country), acidy guitar and arrangements and a social commentary outlook on lyrics with a vocal range from Hack himself that spans gravelly to falsetto.
Over the last three years, Hack has evolved the outfit from a simple duo to what it is now. Two EPs followed and quickly set up the outfit as one of the most reputable live experiences in South East Queensland. They've shared the stage with the likes of Kooii, Kingfisha and Afro-Dizzi Act and captivated audiences at Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Island Vibe and Kuranda Roots Festival amongst many.
Plans for 2013 are already well underway with a debut album being polished up for release and extensive touring to follow, something that will finally bring Hayden Hack Infusion’s blend of fat bass, high vibrational grooves and party aesthetic to a national audience.