They will be bringing their unique brand of Soul, Funk and everything in between.
In the vein of Prince, Morris Day and the Time, Madhouse, and Sheila E, Lake Minnetonka is the funk juggernaut forging a Melbourne take on the Minneapolis Sound.
Having collaborated with artists such as Eric Leeds (fDeluxe, D’Angelo), Dr Fink (Prince and the Revolution), Sonny Thompson (NPG) and most recently, St Paul Peterson (The Time, fDeluxe), their 80s inspired jazz fusion and on-stage antics will leave you on a purple high.
“Bernadette Novembre: Melbourne’s new voice of soul” - BEAT Magazine
Bernadette Novembre is not what you would call conventional. Her music defies modern pop standards and is a heady mix of Soul, Blues, Reggae, Garage Rock and Jazz. Bernadette's music is her soul made tangible - all her life experiences and emotion enriches each note in every one of her songs - nothing is left out.
Having started her musical career at just the age of 6, Bernadette toured both Australia and Europe as support act for international artists. Even for such a small person at the time, her stage presence was '...demanding and electric'. Growing up, she would spend hours listening to her Mother's vinyl collection; music from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Supremes, Jacques Dutronc, Cher, Dusty Springfield - just to name a few. These musical influences are quite evident throughout Bernadette's songwriting.