About the band
"Keepin' the funk alive!"
Strange Attractor are an Irish festive Funk/Pop band formed in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The band consist of Ben Bickerdike on lead vocals, Fionn O' Neill on vocals/guitar, Mattie Barker on lead guitar, Cian O Sullivan on drums and Ben Janning on bass. Various session musicians often feature with the group: including keyboardists, brass sections and guest vocalists.
In their 5 years together Strange Attractor have performed in many venues across Ireland whilst playing the country's most prestigious festivals, including Electric Picnic, Cork Jazz Festival and Other Voices. The group have toured Germany and played UK festivals, such as Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. The band's latest single "Ain't That Strange" (feat. Clodagh Kearney) released in April 2018 has attracted a lot of attention and has set the tone for 2 more singles to follow during the year.
Strange Attractor have received much praise by media and prominent musicians, having been described as:
"Seriously funky! The kind of band made for outdoors on a sunny Sunday afternoon." - Jackie Hayden (Hot Press)
"A vibrant blend of soul, jazz and R&B sounds brought to life by on point musicianship and a booming brass section." - Stephen White (The Last Mixedtape)
Vocals / guitar