Dublin, County Dublin
Hailing from all corners of Dublin, The Candidates take their lead from the great funk and soul sounds of the 60's and 70's. The 9-piece band consists of guitar, bass, keys, drums and percussion. Rounded off by the 4-piece raging horn section, The Candidates create their addictive mixture of rhythm and melody, all of which is energised by raw vocal lines and infectious chants.
Over the past year The Candidates have supported established international acts such as the Poets of Rhythm, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and the Soul Jazz Orchestra. As well as receiving rapturous receptions up and down the country, from the Cork Jazz Festival to the Life Festival in Co. Meath, The Candidates continue to enhance their reputation as an exciting and charismatic live band*
* Warning, the funky music of The Candidates is regulated by the Funknancial regulator, terms and conditions apply. The position of your ass may go up as well as down.