About

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From Bourbon Street in New Orleans to Memphis and Jamaica via the bars of Brunswick, The Offtopics deliver infectious songs that will make you tap your feet and bring a smile to your face. Fronted by funk dynamo Polash Larsen, these are some of Melbourne’s most talented musicians working their basses off to show you a good time.

Start with the classic guitar, bass and drums, then add some keys and a few of the hardest-wailing horn players you’ve never heard – but who you damn well should. They’re a little bit bluesy, a little bit funky, a little bit rock and roll. And before you know it, their witches’ brew of classic grooves will have you out of your seat and up on the dance floor.

Mark

Mark Bretherton
Keyboards, Vocals, Maracas
Likes: Rum Cocktails, Swing Dancing
Dislikes: Rough stuff

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Omid Shayan
Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
Likes: Soccer
Dislikes: The 1997 Australia vs Iran World Cup Qualifier

Howard

Howard Norseletter
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vibraslap
Likes: Coffee
Dislikes: Heart Palpitations

Linc

Linc Yow Yeh
Drums, Vocals
Likes: Chocolate, Red Wine
Dislikes: Karob

Tim

Tim Webb
Bass
Likes: Jamaican Music, Mocktails
Dislikes: Djembe Circles

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Mark Shannon
Guitar
Likes: Pop
Dislikes: Kaka

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Dave Sheehan
Guitar
Likes: Promite
Dislikes: Controversy

Polash

Polash Larsen
Vocals
Likes: Single Malt Whiskey, Field Hockey
Dislikes: Cargo Pants

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