The Necks

The Necks

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Top Shelf


The Necks are one of the great cult bands of Australia.

Together the trio conjure a chemistry that defies description in orthodox terms. Featuring lengthy pieces which slowly unravel in the most mesmerising fashion, frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, the near twenty albums stand up to re-listening time and time again. The deceptive simplicity of their music throws forth new charms on each hearing. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is possibly unique in the world today.

Typically performing two extended and improvised pieces, their modal jazz prises open tectonic plates and unknown realms, before elevating the audience to a higher ground.

Praise for The Necks

‘No other performing unit can reach into a remotely similar sonic area… almost as if their music is disembodied from conventional human touc, arriving from some unknown abstract source.’ New York City Jazz Record

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The Necks
Chris Abrahams piano, organ
Lloyd Swanton bass guitar, double bass
Tony Buck drums, percussion, electric guitar



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