Justin Yap – Guitar
Nardia Brancatisano – Vocals
Ollie Rolfe – Keys
Ben Wicks – Bass Guitar
Cameron Smith – Drums
The Justin Yap Band are a soul, funk, and blues band from Melbourne, Australia. The band garnered national attention with their 2016 release ‘Let Love’, drawing influences from the sounds of Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, and 70’s soul. The songs were written by the band and tackled social issues while serving up grooves in spades, winning the band an Australian Blues Music Award and a No. 1 spot on the Australian Blues Charts.
Since then they have been wowing audiences with their live show at festivals and tours around the country, trademarked by Nardia’s powerhouse singing, Justin’s fiery guitar, and the soul-stomping grooves of the band. June 2018 saw the release of the Justin Yap Band’s first live album ‘Live in Newcastle’ which debuted at No. 2 on the Australian Blues Charts and captured the intensity and chemistry of the band’s live sound.
Going further with what they started on ‘Let Love’, the band is currently writing and preparing for their next studio album to be released in 2019.