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BANKRUPT BILLIONAIRES “Off the books and off the hook” Bankrupt Billionaires blend soul-drenched vocals with head-knocking beats. The powerhouse group comprises some of Brisbane’s best talent including Boomtown’s premier hip hop producers Sammsonite & DATS (The Optimen), soul diva Kel on Earth, and an all-star live show with Hannah Macklin, Mr Laneous, Myka Wallace & Greg Arnott. Reminiscent of singer/producer teams like Gnarls Barkley, Little Dragon, Mark Ronson and the late great Amy Winehouse, Bankrupt Billionaires have established their very own world-class sound that is familiar in its throwback 70s soul vibe and thrilling it sonic excursion into pulsating hip hop. Bankrupt Billionaires production is a soundtrack to entice the ear while Kel on Earth’s stunning vocals infect the mind with tales of love and woe, hope and frustration. In 2011 Bankrupt Billionaires debuted 2 singles and their impressive 7-piece live show. The group has gone on to support the likes of Chali 2na (US), Oddisee (US), Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes (Melb), plus a stack of interstate and local headline shows. In February 2012 Bankrupt Billionaires released a music video and their highly-anticipated self-titled EP, an outstanding piece of work that continues to earn them sellout shows, rave reviews and national radio play. “I would describe it more as a supergroup, comprising some of the best talent in Brisbane, with exceptional producers, and a spectacular front woman with a voice that oozes through your brain like the darkest of molasses.” Tom Waterman, Scene Magazine “Their soulful hip hop-influenced sounds pack a hell of a punch. Lead singer Kel Timmons has enough sass and swagger to power a small island nation. Their show is pretty much start to finish flawless.” Josh Donellan, Rave Magazine Bankrupt Billionaires’ debut EP is now available through www.bankruptbillionaires.bandcamp.com and other online and retail outlets. Bankrupt Billionaires launch their audacious new single “Shut Your Face” throughout the country from June 2012. Full-length album drops early 2013.

 

  • Bankrupt Billionaires is one of Australia’s most exciting modern soul acts. The powerhouse group comprises some of Brisbane’s brightest talent including premiere hip-hop producers Sammsonite & DATS (The Optimen), soul diva Kel on Earth and an all-star live show. The Billionaires have just returned from successful shows in the US and will soon announce the release of their highly anticipated album “Nobody’s Business.”Reminiscent of singer/producer outfits like Gnarls Barkley, Little Dragon, Mark Ronson and the late great Amy Winehouse, Bankrupt Billionaires have established their very own world-class sound that is familiar in its throwback 60s soul vibe and thrilling in its sonic excursion into pulsating hip hop and future beats. Bankrupt Billionaires production is a soundtrack to entice the ear while Kel’s soul-drenched vocals infect the mind with tales of love and woe, fun and frustration.

    In 2011 Bankrupt Billionaires debuted 2 singles and their impressive 7-piece live show. They have gone on to support the likes of Chali 2na (US), Oddisee (US), Fat Freddies Drop (NZ), play Australia’s biggest festivals and sold-out local and interstate headline shows.

    In February 2012 Bankrupt Billionaires released a music video and their highly acclaimed self-titled EP – an outstanding debut that continues to earn them national radio play, packed shows and rave reviews.

    2014 will see a second trip to the States and the release of their stunning sophomore LP Nobody’s Business, a powerful production that is already creating a worldwide buzz.

    “I would describe it more as a supergroup, comprising some of the best talent in Brisbane, with exceptional producers and a spectacular front woman.” Tom Waterman, Scene Magazine

    “Their show is pretty much start to finish flawless.” Josh Donellan, Rave Magazine

    “I think these guys are great.” Seth Sentry

    “Bankrupt Billionaires are to be applauded for delivering the least pretentious and dare I say funnest Bigsound set over two nights. More people need to get into this… now!” Matt, itsmykindofscene.com

    “I love the classic soul sound that you guys manage to construct and the f*ck off, woman in charge vibe” ★★★★ Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J