The Hoodangers are a six-piece band from Melbourne who draw on a rich jazz tradition, embracing it, and morphing it into something completely their own. Their influences are as diverse as their musical moods, from turn of the century New Orleans jazz to post 2000 genre-mix-match pop.
Since the late nineties, the Hoodangers have toured Europe three times, with dates that took in cities across Russia, Scandinavia and Switzerland, as well as Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. They’ve played large festivals in countries as diverse as the US, Canada, India, New Zealand and Fiji. They’ve been crowd favourites and unofficial monarchs for years at festivals all over Australia. Over their twelve year career, the band has recorded five independently released records – Dang On (1996), Astronaughties (1998), Cheep (2001), Live in Fitzroy (2005) and their latest double album recorded in Denmark, Stor Fisk, Lille Fisk.
Children's Book Festival 2015
Oliver Phommavanh, Tristan Bancks, Andy Griffiths, Hazel Edwards, Gabrielle Wang, Shaun Tan, Terry Denton, Bernard Caleo, Josh Earl, Marc Martin, Nicki Greenberg, Ron Murray, Uptown Brown, Ursula Dubosarsky, Allison Colpoys, Alex Papps, Andrew Joyner, Davina Bell, Ben Target, Becky Hoops, Mitch Vane, Peter Combe, The Hoodangers