Byron Bay Bluesfest

Snarky Puppy


It’s time to welcome back one of the great bands of Bluesfest – Snarky Puppy. Back in 2017 they blew the tent away with their almost jam band, almost jazz, almost country, almost R’n’B fusion of styles that results in something extraordinarily unique and mesmerizing.

Snarky Puppy has gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music; seamlessly fusing a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition, with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical or most carefree audience.

The rhythmic drive is simply irresistible, and many of the tunes, like the one in Semente, have a delicious sun-kissed innocence. -

This convergence of musicians from white and black America have performed regularly with artists like Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kirk Franklin, Justin Timberlake, David Crosby, Roy Hargrove, and Marcus Miller among others.

Picking up a Grammy for Best R&B Performance in 2014 and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016; their 11th album, released in 2016, ‘Culcha Vulcha’ was their first purely studio album to be unleashed in eight years.

Snarky Puppy is led by bassist/guitarist/composer/arranger Michael League, with a New-York based, shifting ensemble of over 40 exceptional multi-instrumentalists referred to as “The Fam”.

Playing Days
Thursday 18th April, 2019

Friday 19th April, 2019


Saturday 20th April, 2019


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