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Melbourne's newest and smoothest 1970's tribute band.

Nautical but nice entertainment for your wedding, parties, venues and corporate events.

 Yacht Rock Revival is putting the 'class' back into classics.

WHAT'S YACHT ROCK?

We at Yacht Rock Revival are paying tribute to the definition of 70's light rock, collecting our favourite sounds, songs and grooves from an era when 'smooth' meant everything. If you've ever heard the Doobie Brothers fronted by Michael McDonald doing "What A Fool Believes", that's Yacht Rock.  

These songs are as memorable as a sunset on the Santa Monica pier as you walk along with your baby, holding hands, your matching gold-tone bracelets jingling as the ocean breeze caresses your moustache, and the two of you stare out into the ever-deepening blue to think, in tandem: "Yeah, this is how it should always be".

You might have been a closet Yacht Rock fan all along and just didn't know it. It's slicker than slick, enormously well-played music, from the melodically clever to the harmonically unexpected.  Yacht Rock is soulful, well-constructed music that just makes people happy.

Just remember to hold on to your captain's hat because this music is so breezy and smooth, it might just blow you away!

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Sydney-based recording and live music collective exploring seasick funk, maritime disco, aqua boogie and yachty style.

Imagine if you will the languorous dreamy pulse of a mid-afternoon cruise on Sydney Harbour. The heat, the breeze, the salt and the unsteady ocean groove. Think of the sense of freedom, the alluring glimpses of pecan-brown skin and and a distant horizon. Think that for a minute, for an hour, for an afternoon, that the stresses of modern life might recede…

Coastal Elite is here for you.

T​racks of wonky soulful boogie yachty funk, featuring diverse contributions from assorted members of the Personal Best family, including Carl Fox, Australian Athlete, Physique, Josh Beagley (Swoop), Laura Stitt (Uncle Jed), Michael Di Francesco (Touch Sensitive), Rosario Ferraro (The Goods), Andrew Bruce, Vincent Sebastian, Rich Sanford, Terepai Richmond, Moody Beach... but also coming up on Parts II and III, tracks with Holiday Sidewinder, Paul Gray (Wa Wa Nee), Kat Kartell, Pretty Mess, Professor Groove and many more.

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