Pressure Drop is a Melbourne reggae-dub band, which was popular around the live music venues in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band was one of the early pioneers of rock steady, reggae and dub in Australia starting life in Melbourne in 1978. The band was very popular around the pubs and clubs in Melbourne for the next several years. They filled houses across the city and down the surf coast and offered a new sound to the dance and soul crowd in Melbourne.
By the early 1980s the band was experimenting with live dub using on-stage echo chambers and mixing techniques that were new to the Melbourne scene. Those sounds still sound contemporary in 2012. The core of the original band has recently reformed and the band and you can expect an exciting mix of dance, rock-steady, dub and riff-ridden reggae that spans the decades.
Latest News – December 2014
Next gig – Simbar Cafe, Hughesdale Railway Gates, Friday, December 19, 2014 from 20:00. See gig guide for details. Last show for 2014. Come along and enjoy the festivities.
The Band is recording a new CD at present and expect it to be available January 2015. Some individual tracks will be ready in late December 2014.
Here are some Live Tracks from Shows in March 2013 to let you know what the band sounds like:
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Video – Pressure Drop – Remember Chile, September 11, 1973
Video – Pressure Drop – Mother Earth
Pressure Drop – Live at the Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, March 24, 2012
More details about the band’s comeback gig are available from the Press Release.
CD – Pressure Drop aLIVE 2011
The Pressure Drop CD from 2011 is available for purchase from our on-line shop. You can purchase the entire CD or download individual mp3 tracks.
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For bookings contact Bill 0419 422 410 or Peter 0419 115 349 or Kelvin 0411 704 912