Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:45

Graham Mandroules

Graham has played at virtually every club in Sydney and continues to do so.

A resident DJ at Sydney's Middle Bar, The Loft, Zeta Bar, Soda Bar, The Ivy and the Opera Bar, The Freezer, Arthurs, Soho, Q, Rogues, Berlin, Base, Kinselas, Kardomah, The Manzil Room, The Hip Hop, Les Girls, Slipp Inn, The Chinese Laundry, The Establishment, Mr Goodbar, HOME, Bright'n Up Bar, The Basement, Bungalow 8, Crystal Bar, Blue, Melt, Tonic, The Argyle, Ruby Rabbit, Bligh Bar, Gotham Bar, Water Bar, Cargo Bar, Club 77 and The Burdekin were all longtime residencies previously. He regularly guests at many clubs, such as Good Vibrations, Tonic, Melt, Bedlam and Strangeways.

He has also DJ'd and worked on numerous tours and festivals including the decade long Vibes on a Summer's Day series, The Playground Festivals, Good Vibrations, Big Day Out, Soco Festival tour, Down to Earth, Funk Inc, Days like This Festivals and The Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, amongst others.

He has also participated in RAT Parties, Sleaze Ball, numerous Hordern Pavilion events, many Sydney Festival events at the Opera House, NYE and Bacardi Club.

Dealing and playing with local and international artists such as; The Masters at Work, Lamb,Tricky, De La Soul, Incognito, Roger Sanchez, Norman Jay, St. Germain, Jamiroquai, Propellerheads, Eartha Kitt, Richard Earnshaw, Featurecast, The All Good Funk Alliance, Angeliqu Kidjo, Fatboy Slim, David Morales, Francois Kevorkian, Danny Krivit, Grand Master Flash, Frankie Knuckles, The Presets, Love Tattoo, Sister Sledge, Thelma Houston, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Cure, Aphrodite, Underworld, Macy Gray, Amel Larrieux, The Fugees, Big Audio Dynamite, Dj Shadow, The Wise Guys, Ute, The Potbelleez, Sneaky Sound System, Flaco Jiminez, Mariah Carey, Kanda Bongo Man, The Mahotella Queens, Giles Peterson, Snowboy, Jestofunk, Maestro, DeeJay Punk Roc, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Destiny’s Child, Rephrase, Four Tet, Roy Ayers, Tom Middleton,Chris Lum, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Eric Burdon, Simple Minds, Paul Daley (Leftfield), Russ Dewbury, Mo Horizons, Soulshaker, Miguel Migs, INXS, DIG, Declan Kelly, Gaslamp Killer, Burt Bacharach, Flacco Jimenez and Harry Dean Stanton to name a few.

He has promoted numerous club nights, including All Souled Out with Stephen Ferris, which ran for seven years on a Wednesday at Rogues. Feelin ' Up, Ascension, Rise, Bumpin', Soul Gumbo, Can, Cowtown Lounge, Fabulous, Gag, Glamour World, Spicy Fridays and Respect, are amongst other involvements.

Graham's love and understanding of music is comprehensive, as is evident in the repertoire of styles which include soul, funk, breaks n beats, electro, deep & funky house, soulful garage, lounge, electronica & exotica, trip/hip hop, disco, latin, go-go, jazz, ragga/dub, moodarama and world soundscapes. 

He is also a contributing DJ on the Aria National Club Chart and has been an ARIA and a DMA judge over the past 12 years. 

This is tangible evidence of his longstanding relationships within the music industry and the regard in which his peers and associates hold him.

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