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Cookin' On 3 Burners

Cookin' On 3 Burners are a band from Melbourne, Victoria that formed in 2000. They consist of Jake Mason, Ivan Khatchoyan and Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos), a three piece powerhouse who serve up the rawest in deep funk, jazz, boogaloo and soul. Led by a wailing Hammond Organ, they are distinctly different to many other funk acts, yet you’ll be no stranger to the grooves and pounding drums . After a number of Melbourne residencies and a self released 7”, the group came to local prominence with the ‘Cressy St Breakdown’ 12” released on Knowfoowl thru USA’s Groove Distribution. This was followed by the re-release of ‘Gravel Rash’ through UK’s Freestyle label and then a follow up 7” ‘Keb’s Bucket’ (an ode to the Scottish DJ’s legendary pee bucket he needs when he plays for many hours). The group have continued to play across Sydney and Melbourne over the last 12 months, with highlight gigs including the support for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings '06 Sydney show, support for Breakestra’s Music Man Miles DJ show in Melbourne and a mammoth 3 gigs in under 24 hours over the '07 ANZAC day holiday in Sydney. Cookin’ On 3 Burners are Australia’s foremost organ trio – joining the dots between funk, soul, boogaloo & jazz. Long time partners Lance Ferguson (guitar), Ivan Khatchoyan (drums) and Jake Mason (organ) have taken their home brew of soulful Hammond get down everywhere from national jazz festivals to after hours bars and clubs. With their releases receiving acclaim from international DJs, jazz critics and fans alike, and collaborating with the likes of Kylie Auldist, Cookin’ On 3 Burners continue to deliver upfront musical dishes with a down home flavour… fresh sounds to make you shake your peas and gravy.

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