Years Active 2005-present
Genre Roots, Reggae, Soul
Members Jo19, Jimmy "the lips" Murphy, Sloanie, Cheeky, Bretskii
Sunshine Brothers are a dub/reggae band like no other – it’s the unique, irreverent and honest delivery of original recipe reggae music by these deeply experienced (and some say larger framed chaps) that guarantees fire on the dance floor, smiles on faces and feelings of general glee every time they take to the stage.
A mutual love of old school 70s dub reggae and the curiosity that it could be played in a live organic format!
Old school local selectas like Chad big Ear, General Justice, Jo19, Paul Gamblin, the big wide end of world coast that is our home!
Lily Allen, Roni Size, Fat Freddys Drop, Cat Empire, Salmonella Dub, Xavier Rudd, Beastie Boys, Ernest Ranglin, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Soul Jazz Sound System, Beautiful Girls, Arrested Development, Roots Manuva, Depedro, Cornerstone Roots, Gomez, Amp Fiddler and more.
Having a loyal and loving local fan base that keep coming back to our shows and get rowdy and dance like fools!!!!
Recording an album at the legendary "house of soul" Daptone records, touring the US, UK, Spain and NZ .
After a lil break for a few months we are currently working on our fourth record and will be appearing as large as ever when the sun comes back out!
Downsyde, Drapht live, Circus Murders, Rooster Police, Thrombus, Valvalux, Huge Magnet, Flux capacitor, Funk Clud House band, Odette mercey and her Soul Atomics, Randa K, Passionfruit Club, Rawbone,Proton, Fdel Live, Funkola