Funky Jandal and the Murray Brothers


Formed in late 2017, Funky Jandal and the Murray Brothers (AKA The Funky Jandals) first met a blues festival in Fiji and are now well known on the NZ blues scene. The band members’ experience is wide and rich with Henry ‘The Funky Jandal’ Beattie (Furious 3, Legacy, and Juice On The Loose) holding down the groove of the band on drums and vocals. He is joined by brothers Warwick and Stafford Murray on virtuoso vocals, bass, guitars, ukulele and blues harp.

Henry has been gigging for over 25 years and is known both domestically and internationally for his incredibly funky drumming and distinctive soulful voice.

Warwick has played in most continents of the world and has brought out several solo albums. He has enjoyed NZ album chart success with The Strait Shooters (‘That’s All We Have Time For’ March 2017 No. 20) and The Fabulous Murray Brothers (‘Sing it Chap’ January 2018 No.6).

Stafford has played for bands in Britain and Europe over the past 30 years, including with with members of Simply Red, Queen and Shakin’ Stevens among many others. After moving to NZ in 2017, Stafford and Warwick created The Fabulous Murray Brothers (along with Aaron Nonoa and Mark Thomas) and since then the brothers have enjoyed successful NZ album chart and festival appearances and have been played extensively on radio.

The ‘Funky Jandals’ will play a soulful mix of funk, soul and blues. With 3-part vocal harmonies and an array of musical instruments on show they will offer an eclectic mix of their own electrifying songs and tasty covers, as showcased on their 2019 EP ‘See You At The End Boys!’ which will be available at the festival.