Melbourne legends Saskwatch are hanging up their instruments

Beloved Melbourne six piece Saskwatch are hanging up their instruments after over 10 years as a band (originally as a nine-piece) and to say farewell, they’re putting on a massive show at The Curtin in their hometown.

The band’s roots are in authentic soul and funk, with continuously catchy hooks, punchy drum patterns, killer bass lines and a range of different instruments used to always keep it interesting.

saskwatch 6 piece bandMelbourne outfit Saskwatch are calling it quits, and are hosting a massive farewell gig to celebrate 10 years of killer tunes and countless live shows.

Made up of vocalist Nkechi Anele, drummer Olaf Scott, trumpeter/songwriter Liam McGorry, bassist Tom Pettit and multi-instrumentalists Rob Muinos and Sam Raines, the band are sure to be missed after four brilliant albums.

Announcing the news on Wednesday via their socials, the band said:

“Thank you for all your support over the years, to anyone who bought a record, came to a show or just listened to our songs, we feel very grateful for all the opportunities we’ve had.

It’s not often that you get to be a in a band with your friends for 10 years, to write and record your own music, and to perform and meet people all over the world.”

The band played at some of the worlds largest festivals including Glastonbury alongside a bunch of Australian ones, most notably Splendour In The Grass, Meredith, Bluesfest and Falls.

Check out their Facebook post below.

Catch the ‘Saskwatch Say Goodbye’ show at The Curtin on October 26th,with supports Jim Lawrie, Ella Thompson + DJ Chris Gill. Get your tickets here.