Mr Speaker, Mr Speaker!
Formed six years ago atop a hill in Broken Head, Mr Speaker is a rhythm section consisting of Mick Hidden on drums, John Graham on percussion, Kieran Allen on bass and Tim Annis-Brown on guitar, complemented by the melodies of jazz saxophonist Matt Brooker and the remarkable vocals of Greg Corcoran.
Continuing in the esteemed tradition of soul, blues and big band entertainers, Mr Speaker is a six to ten piece funk juggernaut with a sound and style for dance floor fanatics and backseat connoisseurs alike. The band has been honing their craft in east coast venues and collaborating with an array of top notch local musicians, always on the prowl for worthy new additions in the fertile hunting grounds of the Byron shire.
Mr Speaker has made this area their stomping ground, constantly road testing new ideas, fresh material and different instrumentation in an effort to combine the best of their musical heroes with their own approach to the styles of jazz, funk, swing, and reggae, to name but a few. The result of this process combined with countless hours in the studio is a tight, energetic band with an enormous repertoire of original material.