Bluesfest Touring

Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wed 11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am to 02:00am
Maceo Parker - Second Show Melbourne
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am
Maceo Parker - Sydney
The Basement, Sydney
Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 08:00am to 09:00am
Maceo - Midnight Show
The Basement, Sydney
Fri 13 Apr 2012 - 12:00pm to 03:29pm
Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 12:00pm to 03:29pm
Maceo - midnight show 14th
The Basement, Sydney
Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 03:00am
Maceo Parker- Second Show Sydney
The Basement, Sydney
Sat 14 Apr 2012 - 01:00am to 02:00am

His name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band - the tightest little funk orchestra on earth are heading back to Oz after his celebrated tour of 2008.

Everyone knows by now that he’s played with each and every leader of funk: his start with James Brown, which MACEO describes as “ like being at University “; jumping aboard the mothership with George Clinton and those varies and colourful incarnations of Parliament and Funkadelic; stretching out with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. He’s the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of funk in one golden thread: the cipher that unravels dance music down to its core.

In fact, ever since JB coined that phrase: “Maceo – I want you to blow!!” MACEO PARKER has been enjoying a blistering solo career, blowing that famous sax funk sound across the globe. He’s building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse as he navigates deftly between James Brown’s 1960’s soul and George Clinton’s 1970’s freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop.

His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani DiFranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has brought him a new, fresh, young fan base.

It’s almost impossible to tell which came first, Maceo or The Funk. !!!

If you missed out on tickets last time, here is your chance to see him and if you caught his stellar performances in 2008– let’s welcome him back - all together now: