Sat 12 Mar 2022, 6:00pm
Queens Hotel, 167 Enmore Road, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia

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Josh Beagley is an iconic Australian artist, producer, DJ and guitarist with a long and storied history creating Australian funk, dance, boogie and pop with bands like SWOOP, Confection, Professor Groove & The Booty Affair and Coastal Elite, to name a few…

He now heads the label Personal Best Records that has releases by The Goods, Holiday Sidewinder, Florian, Moody Beach, Tear Council, Physique, Australian Athlete and many more.

A pioneer in propagating Australian funk and boogie for over 20 years, he is best known for his involvement as a guitarist, writer and producer with the seminal acts Confection, SWOOP – who released 3 albums in the 90’s including the top 10 hit ‘Apple Eyes’, Professor Groove & The Booty Affair and Fatback 4Way.

Many of his tracks with Confection (eg. I’ve Gotta Thing (4U) have become worldwide staples in the boogie/funk/disco arena and have been remixed by legends such as Miguel Campbell, Stephane Deschezeaux and Random Soul.

As a DJ, Josh primarily plays a good time mix of classic and rare boogie, funk, disco and r’n’b, often featuring original edits made under the Personal Best moniker. Bodyrocking funk is guaranteed. Pre-Covid he had an 8 year Sunday afternoon residency at Bondi Icebergs that set the standard for smooth Sunday soulful sounds.

He is also well known for his role co-hosting the long-running FBI Radio show “Funk Flashback” with Stephen Ferris (2009-2016).

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