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Hip Not Hop
Funk, RnB, Disco, Rock & Reggae

Hip Not Hop

Hip Not Hop wants to party!

We are a duo playing an eclectic mix of classic dance tunes to make people of all ages to “get on up! Our repertoire is inspired by our love of all the great tunes over the last 5 decades & present that will make people want to sing & groove! Hip Not Hop sounds BIG ! Solid earthy vocals coupled with groovy guitars & funky sax style is unique in a duo format. Combined with our professionally written & recorded realistic backing tracks, which can be heard on our demo CD, we believe we’re on a “good thing.” People always love our song selection & quality production. So get on a good foot & come check out the show !

Keith Forti – Keith has played in a variety of acts over the past twenty years, ranging from dance bands, blues, funk & rock. He has toured New Zealand with a Beatles concept show The Australian Beatles Show, played with Colourblind, a dance band that played Sydney & toured the East coast of NSW. In addition to playing guitar & songwriting, Keith decided to pursue singing. His efforts payed off fronting a funk band called Talkin’ Loud which worked the club & pub circuits throughout Sydney as well as numerous private functions & corporate work. Most recently he was in a blues band called Moodswing which mainly featured an assortment of Stevie Ray Vaughn tunes which were always crowd winners at all the blues venues where they performed. Keith’s solid earthy grass roots vocals combined with his rhythmic guitar style were just what the good doctor ordered for Hip Not Hop!

Marco Daniele – Starting out at age 9 playing clarinet in the Police Boys Club “Big” Band & the school orchestra, Marco also taught himself bass, which led him to formally learn guitar as well as attending the Conservatorium of Music. He initiated & joined numerous original projects writing & co-writing all material. Reinventing himself musically he picked up saxophone & was combining his guitar gigs with his sax skills playing the wedding & function circuit. His passion for recording & multi instrumental ability led him to compose several short film scores. He joined a Roy Orbison tribute show Only the Lonely playing guitar, sax & harmonica & later played sax, clarinet & guitar with another tribute show Here’s to the Ladies. Both shows enjoyed playing the club auditorium circuit. He joined The Honeymakers big band in 2004 playing 1st alto sax. His love for playing live & of popular music, led him to initiate Hip not Hop. Marco’s funky sax / guitar / harmonica & backing ability bring style, colour & soul to this exciting duo!


A Little Less Conversation
      - Elvis/Junkie Xl
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Alright - Jamiroquai
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Are You Gonna Go My Way
      - Lenny Kravitz
Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
Bow River - Cold Chisel
Boys are back in Town
      - Thin Lizzy
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Burnin Love - Elvis Presley
Come Back Again - Daddy Cool
Crazy Gnarls - Barkely
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Cut The Cake
      - Average White Band
Day Tripper - Beatles
Desire - U2
Everyone’s a Winner
      - Hot Chocolate
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Down Tonight
      - KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Up Stand Up! - Bob Marley
Gimme Some Lovin'
      - Spencer Davis Group
Hey Ya - Outkast
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Hit Me With You Rhythm Stick
      - Ian Dury
Hold On, I'm Comin'
      - Sam & Dave
I Changed My Mind - Lyrics Born
I Heard It On The Grapevine
      - Marvin Gaye
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Gotta Feelin' - Black Eyed Peas
I Got The Music - Kiki Dee
I’m a Believer - The Monkees
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
I Want You Back
      - Michael Jackson
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Saw Her Standing There
      - Beatles
Is This Love? - Bob Marley
Jammin' - Bob Marley
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Kool & The Gang
      - Kool & The Gang
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Let's Get Retarded
      - Black Eyed Peas
Let's Stick Together
      - Bryan Ferry
Livin’ on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Long Way To The Top - ACDC
Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
Lucille - Little Richard
Mas Que Nada - Black Eyed Peas
Mellow Saxophone - Brian Setzer
Miserlou - Dick Dale
Mustang Sally - Commitments
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Nutbush City Limits
      - Ike & Tina Turner
One Step Beyond - Madness
Pick Up The Pieces
      - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music
      - Wild Cherry
Reachout - The Four Tops
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake A Tailfeather
      - Ray Charles
Shining Star - Earth Wind & Fire
Soulman - Sam & Dave
Start Me Up - Rolling Stones
Superfreak - Rick James
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Taxman - The Beatles
Tequila - Chuck Rio
That's The Way I Like It
      - KC & The Sunshine Band
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Timewarp - Rocky Horror
Treat Her Right - Commitments
Trick Me - Keli
Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
Walk On The Wild Side
      - Lou Reed
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
Walkin' On The Sun
      - Smashmouth
What I Like About You
      - Romantics
What You Need - INXS
When Are You Gonna Learn
      - Jamiroquai
Where It's At - Beck
Why Can't We Live Together
      - Timmy Thomas
Wonderwall - Oasis
Would I Lie To You - Eurythmics

and many more .....

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