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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Instrumental Rock Moods: Type: Instrumental Jazz: Hammond Organ Jazz: Jazz-Funk Rock: Funk Rock

By Location
AUSTRALIA - Victoria

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Portmanteaux has been pumping out original Australian funk, soul and eclectic electric pieces around Melbourne’s independent music scene since 2005. This five-piece combo plays 75% original numbers, with 25% covers to help get the party started.

The instrumental pieces feature Hammond organ-driven tunes inspired by The Meters, Booker T, Steely Dan, and others. Vocals have been strengthened with the addition of the powerful yet melodic singing of Margaret Magalotti, an impressive bass player and songwriter in her own right.

Portmanteaux has three CDs to date: ‘General Eclectic’, ‘Five Ways Home’, and the latest offering ‘Between the Lines’. All three CDs received excellent reviews from Al Hensley, Rhythms Magazine.

Portmanteaux is an all-local, hip, vibrant combo, with a wealth of collective musical experience.

Line up
Margaret Magalotti – bass and vocals
Matthew Harding – saxophones and vocals
Henry Jackson – guitars and vocals
Michael Frawley – drums
Steve Malkin – Hammond/keys

‘General Eclectic’ (2005) - An all-instrumental six-track EP
‘Five Ways Home’ (2008) - 13-track all-instrumental
‘Between the Lines’ (2015) – 11 track CD with two vocal tracks.

Henry and Steve also form the band 'Another Story' see link below.