Tropical Downbeat Orchestra

Brooding, hypnotic, jazz-infused notes and sophisticated improvisations weave seamlessly with an extremely well ‘greased’ rhythm section creating something sounding utterly fresh. Introducing Tropical Downbeat Orchestra, the Poets of Funk. This Hawke’s Bay based creative collective have a energy driven, eclectic repertoire that is mainly rooted in the boogie-dub, funky soul and jazz vibe. Lead singer Margot Wuts knows the part she has to play perfectly: at times belting it out like an old school gospel legend, at others pulling it back to a sexy sensual croon, she’s very much the centerpiece around which the band weave their funky beats and jazzy grooves.