Juice
The Juice are a new band – so much so that you might not even know them yet. They even smell new. A bit plasticky.
 
They play an original type of 'almost reggae' with lots of intricate, interlocking rhythmic components inspired by African drumming, memorable melodies and a sense of humour so dry that it might make your face peel. In a good way. They also know how to delight an audience and make them do things. Like dance and smile.
 
Led by Jacob Kinniburgh (on drums, philosophy and irritation), the band comprises A Singer (on vocals, not-being-seen and possibly-not-existing), Nick Hermanus (on guitar, sweaters and handsome), Leon Duncan (on xylophone, keys and footy) and Gerard Assi (on guitar, hirsuteness and magic).
 
Band members' individual accomplishments include: a runner-up trophy in the City of Lilydale's 'Most boyishly handsome guitarist competition', repeated claims by Jacob as to their existence, recognition and acceptance from the staff at Northcote Lambs, crossing Sydney road in busy traffic with a xylophone and a sash for 'pie-eating champion' at the Bairnsdale show.
 
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Their debut musical release will be recorded in 2014.
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  In case you NEED TO HEAR THEM NOW, here is a recording from a gig they did once:
 
 
And here's some video footage:
 
 
For more information or gig bookings, send Jacob an email or look on The Juice at the Twitter and Facebook.