The Offtopics are a 5-piece band playing funky original Rhythm and Blues to make you laugh, dance and clap your hands. They have been referred to as “purveyors of punch-drunk funk, slapstick soul and unsteady rocksteady”. Fronted by a Bengali-Australian funk dynamo, the rest of the band has included a quirky cast of male, female and non-binary musicians from diverse cultures such as Aboriginal, Iranian, Irish and Pinoy playing with artists such as Kylie Auldist, The Ska Vendors, Skazz, The Oxo-Cubans, The Deans of Soul, The Bombay Royale, The Short Order Schefs and Kutcha Edwards and more.
“I saw this band last week at Cherry Bar. They were absolutely brilliant and they put on SUCH a good show!” – Vince Peach 3PBS FM Soul Time
“They’re like the orgiastic love-ritual of Frank Zappa, Charles Bradley and The Doobie Brothers” – Arik Blum Multicultural Arts Victoria