& the Temple Dogs
These cool cats are one of the countries most enduring and unique bands. They play a high-energy blend of jazz, rock, world and pop.
Floyd Vincent and the Temple Dogs have toured Australia regularly since the early 90's and have also toured Europe 5 times being one of the few Australian acts to release a CD on a major label in countries across Eastern Europe.
The music is eclectic and releases have been supported by rotation airplay on Triple J, ABC and similar government broadcasters in Europe. They are currently promoting an exciting new live album called “A Little Saturday Night Music”. recorded at live at shows around the Hunter region with his long time collaborators bassist Bill Jacobi and drummer Dave Marsalis.
The band have been highly regarded over the past 25 years for the energy and intensity of their live shows and this is the first time they have released a live album. The album contains the fans live favourites along with a couple of previously unrecorded tracks. Released by Godsplay/MGM
FLOYD VINCENT: GUITAR/VOCALS
From the age of ten when he first picked up the classical guitar through to his first professional band at the age of fourteen Floyd has been totally immersed in the world of music and performance. He has largely by-passed musical trends and fads preferring to follow his own muse and lead one of Australia’s most unique and enduring bands as they record and tour both here and overseas.
He has now performed 5 international tours (4 band–1 solo) of up to 3 months predominantly on the European festival circuit and covering the territories of Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium Holland, and Spain.
He is also one of the few Australian artists who has toured and released an album on a major label in Eastern Europe performing in Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
BILL JACOBI: BASS/VOCALS
Bassist Bill Jacobi adds a pumping and distinctive fret less sound to the band and he is a fine singer/songwriter in his own right. Bill joined the band in 1995 and sites his love for cross-culture high energy uplifting music as one of the many reasons for continuing to be a Temple Dog.
Bill has strong connection and love for the Australian landscape and Aboriginal culture and has toured the world with the Warumpi Band, Neil Murray and the Rainmakers and Shane Howard. Bill has also released 3 albums with Method, a long-standing collaboration with drummer Frank Corby as well as a collection of solo acoustic guitar tracks.
DAVID MARSALIS : DRUMS
New Zealand born Dave Marsalis first came across to Australia in 1980 and joined fellow Kiwi’s DD Smash. He appreciated the opportunities Australia had for aspiring musicians in the 80’s and decided to stay. He quickly became an in demand session
drummer working for Jo Camilleri , Dave Faulkner and Kevin Borich.
He found a kindred spirit in many of Australia’s indigenous acts and toured and recorded with Archie Roach, Christine Anu and Yothu Yindi.
His natural talent and ability to play many styles have meant that he has continued to be employed by a wide variety of Australian and international acts including David Bridie, Phil Baileys Earth Wind and Fire and Eric Stewarts 10 CC .
Dave plays music because he loves to see a smile on people’s faces.
“There is nothing better than having a punter come up to you after a gig and say you guys have turned my day around”.