Kylie Auldist is at centre stage of the funk, soul and disco scene in Australia. The genre is enjoying a new moment in the spotlight, with a wave of local bands becoming prominent both at home and internationally, and new contributions to disco music becoming a trend in Europe in particular. Renowned as the leading lady of ARIA award nominated band The Bamboos, Kylie’s remarkable voice has drawn comparisons to Diana Ross and Sharon Jones, and her energy on stage is absolutely electric with a huge dose of boogie power, providing an absolute dance experience enjoyed by crowds all over the world.
Listening to her three critically acclaimed albums ‘Still Life’ (2012), ‘Made of Stone’ (2009) and ‘Just Say’ (2008), it is easy why leading international tastemakers including American radio station KCRW and UK luminaries such as BBC’s Craig Charles, Gilles Peterson and Mark Lamarr are all firmly on board the Kylie Auldist soul train.
Now Kylie is taking her own musical output in a new direction that offers a glimpse into her first stylistic passion: electro funk. The love-child of Chaka Khan and Rick James in music form, her new single ‘Sensational’ was released in November 2015 and the next single ‘Family Tree’ is out in Feb 2016. The album will follow in mid-2016 with a string of live shows that takes us careening back to the future in a stretch-Monaro, fitted out with mirror ball, breakdance kids, a beat box and some sweet disco tunes.