Sunshine Brothers


Australia’s premium purveyors of reggae/dub/roots music, the Sunshine Brothers are always guaranteed to turn the stage into what looks and feels like the rolling, rollicking deck of a rum-running pirate ship with their armoury of atmospheric dub, uplifting reggae and buccaneer ska. Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, where the desert meets the beach, they’re touring Europe over June and July 2023 and have been playing their edge-of-the-earth, beach-side, bar-side, troublemaker take on dub/reggae/tropical sounds with the original line-up since 2005.


Rather than focusing on the conventional aspects of the music industry, the Sunshine Brothers have chosen to prioritise their live shows, connecting with audiences in the moment and amplifying the power and spirit of good people and good times.

The band has released three LP albums, Rebel Yellow recorded in Fremantle, Red Alert recorded in Spain, and Greenpoint, recorded in New York at Daptone’s House of Soul with Grammy winner Gabe Roth. They are currently gearing up to record their highly anticipated fourth album, with new music set to roll out from May 2023.


The Sunshine Brothers will play just about anywhere, having performed across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Spain, and the USA. You may have seen them at one of their legendary headline shows, or sharing the stage with international artists such as Lily Allen, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Charles Bradley, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Beastie Boys, The Cat Empire, Calexico, Antibalas, Soul Jazz Orchestra, Roni Size, Salmonella Dub, Xavier Rudd, Ernest Ranglin, Depedro, Menahan Street Band, Gomez, Depedro, Arrested Development, Mulatu Astatke, Los Coronas, and many more.


If you’re in search of a good time and a place to leave your troubles at the door, look no further than a Sunshine Brothers show, this is where the magic happens.


Since 2005 the Sunshine Brothers have played hundreds of headline shows, supports and festivals in Australia, NZ, UK, Spain and USA.

SUPPORTS include

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Lily Allen
Mulatu Astatke
Ernest Ranglin
Fat Freddys Drop
Cat Empire
Roots Manuva
Salmonella Dub
Budos Band
Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires
Arrested Development
Xavier Rudd
Cornerstone Roots
Los Coronas
Dub is a Weapon
Roni Size
Soul Jazz Sound System
Amp Fiddler


Good Vibrations
Soundsplash NZ
Woodford Folk Festival
Perth International Arts Festival
Island Vibes Festival
Wave Rock Weekender
Adelaide Arts Festival
Perth Fringe Festival
Margaret River Reggae Festival
Reggaetown Festival Cairns
Southern Arts & Soul Festival

The set flowed as neatly as Gibbard’s shirt, with songs from last year’s Codes and Keys, such as the excellent Doors Unlocked and Open, mingling with favourites from Narrow Stairs, such as the upbeat Long Division and poignant Grapevine Fires. The latter number was dedicated to local reggae outfit, the Sunshine Brothers, who impressed the Death Cab lads at Mojo’s in Fremantle on Thursday night. SIMON COLLINS - WEST AUSTRALIAN