Rambal is an eight-piece band playing an electrifying mix of soul, blues, and funk music who have been touring up and down the East Coast of Australia garnering national attention with their soul-packed performances.
The band is a crucible of harmonies, guitar, Hammond organ, and a powerhouse rhythm section featuring Nardia Brancatisano (vocals), Justin Yap (guitar & vocals), Ollie Rolfe (keys & vocals), Sunny Reyne (vocals), Jordan Pereira (drums), and Sam Watts (bass). Rambal’s latest release ‘Hold Your Fire’ hones in on the band’s song-writing and focuses on sharing the stories and issues important to the band while laying down grooves and jams in spades.
Previously known as the Justin Yap Band, the group garnered national attention with their 2016 release ‘Let Love’, earning #1 on the Australian Blues and Roots Radio Airplay Chart and Group of the Year at the 2017 Australian Blues Music Awards. The band have since been touring the East coast of Australia featuring on festival lineups including Blues on Broadbeach (QLD), Girrakool Blues Festival (NSW), and the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival (VIC) among others. The group changed their name to Rambal and expanded their lineup in 2019, shifting their focus towards songwriting and arrangement which culimated in their most recent critically acclaimed release ‘Hold Your Fire’ in 2021.
Rambal continue to wow audiences across Australia and have added a horn section, making their live shows even bigger. ‘Hold Your Fire’ is out now in most music stores and streaming platforms!