C H U R C H – Toto Photography
Live at Yonder Festival, Mary Valley, 29 November 2019
C H U R C H is on ongoing improvisational collective with a cast of rotating members that sprung out of Brisbane’s soul, funk and jazz scenes. Led by Ofa Fanaika from Captain Dreamboat and Chocolate Strings, C H U R C H started in February 2017 as a regular jam night at The Bearded Lady in West End.
The band’s music is largely improvised, with Fanaika encouraging audience members to take the stage if they’re feeling the vibe. C H U R C H gained early notoriety when touring Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer sat in with the band for a session while in Brisbane on a world tour.
Eventually C H U R C H moved their regular gig from The Bearded Lady down the street to the Rumpus Room, and have since played at larger venues and festivals, such as Island Vibe, Jungle Love and Earth Frequency. They’ve also featured special tribute nights playing the music of artists such as Prince and Nirvana.
Recorded by Taine Josephson
Mixed by Callum Greenaway
This set was mixed by an audio production student from the Queensland University of Technology as part of their course.
Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 14 February, 2021