“Imagine a Balkan brass band woke up in a field at a bush rave and decided to join in the fun.”Joe Gould – The Crooked Fiddle Band
Dry as it may be, the Central Victorian bush has grown The Seduceaphones, a party making gipsy-brass beast. Creating grooves that move crowds in completely new and unusual ways, they pioneer an infectious vein of Balkan- brass-fusion.
Their shows at MOOMBA Festival, Lorne Falls Festival and Rainbow Serpent Festival have invariably left the crowd gasping for breath. They have also shaken the stages at The Castlemaine State Festival, Eltham Jazz Festival, Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival and the list goes on. Their debut album Muskrat was released at the Night Cat in 2019 showcasing their Balkan ‘Eurotrash’ sound.
Their early homemade ‘Bush-doofs’ launched them the Melbourne music scene where they quickly developed a cultlike following. They were soon selling out venues, though at the time they were mostly underage themselves. The bands Balkan Brass influence has made them popular with Ex- Yugoslavian diaspora, flying across the country to perform at weddings and parties.
Adrian Leighton – The Night Cat
“After being a fixture of the region’s stages, the Seduceaphones are headingtoward bigger spotlights.”
Chris Pedler – Herald Sun
“When it comes to performing there is Outstanding, Good, Average, Pretty Poor and Bloody Awful. Today I along with many others were treated to Bloody Outstanding.”Glenn Williams – MAINFM
“Kicked ass last night! I love these guys, it’s like updated modernised Herp Alpert on steroids! Can’t wait for their next gig.”
Adam Reb Alloy – Music Review Blogger