Wellington house music trio Ebb are quite simply, a cut above the rest.
The formula to Ebb’s music is simple: great songs + outstanding performances = guaranteed good times and dancin'.
Voiced by the sultry Lisa Tomlins, with musicians Iain Gordon and Reuben Sutherland providing uplifting beat-driven soundscapes, dub outs, layered effects and skanky samples, Ebb create a sublime mix of underground disco, funk and dub – a sound likened to Donna Summer meeting George Clinton and the Mad Professor in a cheap motel for late night acapella thrills.
No newcomers to this music making biz, Ebb’s triumvirate of talented individuals draw upon extensive experience in a range of musical sectors. Lisa, the vocalist, has spent many years as a professional vocalist for Wellington-based bands; Iain, the musician, has an impressive resume including ivory-tinkling duties for noted Wellington acts Bongmaster and Fat Freddy’s Drop; Reuben, the all-rounder, doubles his knob-twiddling efforts for Ebb with similar musical exploits, is responsible for Ebb’s striking visual presence, and is an award winning music video director frequently enlisted by the likes of Shihad and Weta.
"Ebb are bringing us a new era of dance music. That is made by humans, for humans. They’re making it as you’re dancing, which feels light years ahead of the soulless blips of some nerd’s computer." - Cleve Cameron, Spungo.com – London, United Kingdom