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The Kidney Thieves sound like a car-chase gunfight between a possessed gypsy and a vigilante clown, cruising the funk freeway at full throttle, leaving a trail of carnage and the faint odour of Parmesan.
Put simply, TKT are a distinctive, genre-busting act blending jazz, funk psychedelic, metal, classical, dance, tribal, latin, drum & bass and western influences. The music is technical, with tempo changes and complex time signatures, yet remains accessible, fun and danceable to a broad range of musical tastes. With a penchant for stage monikers and ludicrous song titles, a propensity toward random costumes and live visual projections, and a soft spot for instrumental epics, this group offers a wildly refreshing experience. The Kidney Thieves are as unpredictable as the name suggests – you can never be prepared or properly dressed for the occasion!
After two and a half years of consistent gigging in and around Brisbane The ‘Thieves have earned a formidable reputation for their high energy live shows, and have performed with a swag of high-profile Australian acts, such as Ed Kuepper, Little Birdy, My Ninja Lover, Faker, Intercooler, Endorphin, The Hot Lies, Transport, Wolf & Cub, and many more. The band’s 2006 tour of Victoria and South Australia included 6 sell-out shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and live performances have been filmed for SBS’s Noise TV on several separate occasions. In 2007 TKT featured on the critically acclaimed Rock and Roll Cooking Show, which is screening nationally on community TV stations.
“The new material shows a band really hitting its stride and evolving into a fine rock outfit, with influences as diverse as Gomez and Fantomas. And while the influences can be identified, the truly impressive thing is that the group is developing a sound all of its own. This combined with the frenetic energy of its live shows and the mad charisma of front man Venables, make The Kidney Thieves one of the best live bands around.” – Connor Duffy (ABC)
Rock, Indie/Alternative, Other
Chrispy Lait (Guitar)
Jack Venables (Vocals/Keys/percussion)
Jason Coates (Bass/vocals)
Dane Pulvirenti (drums/percussion)
Trav Jenkins (guitar/percussion/glock)
cheese, milo, coffee and boobies, death metal, funk, disco, progressive rock, hip hop, world, classical (the piany and the celli), (j)azz, blues, drum and bass, instrumental, ambient…… plus a million other things but mainly cheese, milo, coffee…..oh and can’t forget the boobies….
Estradasphere, Faith No More, Primus, Mr Bungle