Rastatrix' mission is to play their fun and inspiring original and classic songs of love, revolution and freedom at festivals, venues and parties - wherever people are keen to dance and have a good time.
Rastatrix - from Denmark, Western Australia - play funky reggae with a twist. Reggae icon Bob Marley once said that all styles of music can fit into reggae, and this West Australian group does just that, mixing funk, jazz, soul, world music and even hard rock into their sound along with classic reggae based styles such as ska, dub, roots and drum'n'bass.
Viva la Reggaelution!
Rastatrix have performed at: Perth International Arts Festival (Great Southern Festival) - opening for 'Soul Rebels' (2013); Bob Marley Outernational Day (2012); Vat2, Bunbury -opening for 'Dragon' (2015); Denmark Festival of Voice; Reggae For Swaziland - Reggae Festival (Denmark WA); Fest' for Fuiloro (Denmark WA); WA Circus Festival (Karridale); Denmark Arts Markets; Fly by Night Musicians Club (Fremantle); Mojo's Bar (North Fremantle); Settlers Tavern (Margaret River); Clancys Fish Pub (Dunsborough); White Star Hotel (Albany WA); Prince of Wales Hotel (Bunbury); Rockliffe Winery (Denmark WA); Karriview Wines (Denmark WA); Denmark Hotel; South-West Transition Towns Gathering 2012 (Donnelly River); Swan Lounge (North Fremantle); Oranje Tractor Winery (Albany). Rastatrix have shared stages with acts such as Dragon, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Kooii, Sticky Fingers, Ngati, Jesse Proverbs and more...
In 2012 Rastarix released "One Drop in the Ocean", an energetic live album of roots reggae, dub and ska. The album "One Drop in the Ocean" is available at Rastatrix' gigs and online at CD Baby, iTunes and more. "One Drop in the Ocean" and "Sing-a-Little" were launched as online singles in early 2013.
Rastatrix: David Rastrick - Vocals, Trumpets, Slide-Didge, Basses, Guitars, Keys, Percussion; Xander 'Orbital Xander' Rowden - Guitar, Vocals; Mark Cresp - Keyboards, SFX, Synthesiser, Bass-synth', and; Mark Gretton- Drum-kit.
Special guests and band members have included: Kevin McDonald - Guitar & Bass; Katie J White - Vocals, Fretless Bass & Acoustic Guitar; Colin Reeves/Dan Wiggins/Dano Hearn/Steve Ellis/Michael Ellis - Guitar; ; Brodie Stewart/Rory Wyburn - Keyboard; Jude Iddison and Andrew Claremont - Violin; Josh Bennett - Acoustic Guitar; Kamali, James Gentle & Bruce Aitken - Percussion; Bruce Anthony/ Evan Holmes - Saxophone; Kevin Jones & Jonathon Brittain - Trombone, Olly Watkins/Reggie D'Souza/Duncan Moon/Greg Watson - Drum-kit.
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