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April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:59 pm
Lake Minnetonka have crafted a slick contemporary Melbourne take on the Minneapolis Sound (made famous by the likes of Prince, Janet Jackson, Sheila E, and The Time). They are known for energetic live shows, featuring the wild keytar virtuosity of bandleader Adam Rudegeair.
Their debut album Melbourneapolis fused funk, jazz and new wave into an irreverent sonic explosion. The follow-up EP Honey Garden featured four tracks co-written with Francoise d’Argent (FOSSEY, Silver Linings).
In 2019, Lake Minnetonka released Year of the Bat a 20-minute concept film celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary and 30 years of Prince’s film soundtrack. That same year, they were the backing band for Ashley Tamar Davis (The New Power Generation, The Voice) on her Australian tour.
The band released their second full-length album House Arrest in May 2021, featuring many special guest appearances including Dr Fink, St Paul Peterson, Horatio Luna (30/70), and Pasobionic (Curse ov Dialect). Lake Minnetonka were selected as Real Music Radio’s album of the month for June.
“If you’re a fan of the mid-late 80’s era of Prince, this album is definitely for you…we can confidently award this new release Melbourneapolis with our highly regarded 5 out of 5 afros.” – Funkatopia.com
“Combining solid-granite rhythm section with fat brass and searing keyboard solos, the sextet expertly combine jazz, funk and rock to breathtaking results.” – Skylashes.com.au
Adam Rudegeair – keyboards
Andrew Jackson, Phil Hayter – horns
Jack Wieseler – guitar
Ann Metry – bass
Emily Shaw – drums
Chantal Mitvalsky, Petra Elliott, and Henry Manetta – vocals