Katoomba Blue Mountains Timeless Elegance

THE FUNK KLUB's Bouncing Back Ball

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8 May 2021

Doors open 7:30. Show begins 8pm

The Funk Klub has now returned to funking up the songs you don't expect, like The Godfather Love Theme, Fulsome Prison Blues, These Boots Are Made for Walking, Summertime, Game of Thrones, Feel it Still, Come as You Are, O Fortuna, Come Together and so many more. Meanwhile you'll marvel at what singers McFunk and Darque get away with without feeling the full force of Sensible Police.

A little-known side-effect of the last year's pestilence was a lethal organism called Anti-Funk. This attacked red blood cells so savagely that musicians found themselves only able to play hymns, God-bothering country tunes, or songs by Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber. Many burned their instruments in disgust, and became florists or chartered accountants. Dancers, meanwhile, found their booties immobile and their arms glued to their sides.


What to do? The Funk Klub's Dr Funkenstein (aka John Shand) developed a secret vaccination (rumoured to involve red blood cells, whisky and filtered swamp water – but don't try it at home). Having used himself as a guinea pig, the good doctor administered the vaccine to Professor Steam Funk (Nigel Glassy), El Funquero (Albert Van Gestal), Brother Funk (Craig Readon), Buddy McFunk (Andy McDonell)and Doris Darque (Jill Day). When they had stopped pulling faces, a (verbal) motion was moved and seconded (and thirded by someone who didn't quite understand the protocol): "Let's get funkier!"


New songs were born and old ones stripped to their briefs and clothed afresh. Non-funky notes were forced to pray on their knees to be invested with the Funky Spirit, and entire songs were put on a dangerously high steroid dose to raise their funk factor to a radical 15.5 (out of 10). So dare to hear steroid-fuelled versions of The Godfather Love ThemeFulsome Prison BluesThese Boots Are Made for WalkingSummertimeGame of ThronesFeel it StillCome as You Are, O Fortuna, Come TogetherCan't Get You Out of My Head and so many more, and meanwhile marvel at what McFunk and Darque get away with without feeling the full force of the Sensible Police.

Tickets also avaliable at

Velvet Fog, 1/76 Bathurst Road, 4782 5277

The Little Lost Bookshop, 10 Hapenny Lane, 4778 0100

Door sales (if not sold out). 

Contact Details

Loretta Rosa 0439 996 224 & John Shand 4782 1491 &