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.