Music from Society


13 tracks from After Dark Theatre’s award-winning Melbourne Fringe Festival show Society. Mostly original and all arranged and performed by members of Funk Buddies, Melbourne’s own New Orleans-inspired street funk band.

PLEASE NOTE: CDs will be shipped late January.



After Dark Theatre

After Dark Theatre has been creating and designing circus shows since its inception in 2007. We started off as a producer, an MC and handful of circus artists operating out of Melbourne, Australia. After Dark has grown to over 100 highly skilled circus, sideshow and variety artists, team of designers and producers. Our network expands worldwide to major circus companies such as Cirque Du Soleil, Circus Oz and countless European circus’ across the world.

Funk Buddies

The FUNK BUDDIES are 8 professional musicians from Melbourne, Australia. Between us there are many years of experience on stages and in studios, at festivals and functions, in dingy pubs and swanky clubs, in Melbourne, around the country and all over the world. Members of the band have shared the stage and studio with many local and international greats, at big events and on television. We make our living playing, recording, teaching, writing and arranging music. But when we want to let loose, we get together and unleash our favourite sound, New Orleans Street Funk.

The Band

Aaron Searle – Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Guitar
Adam Arnold – Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Bass Guitar
Bryn Bowen – Drums, Vocals
Richard Thornton – Keys, Trumpet
Kara Ciezki – Vocals


Recorded at Base Studios South Melbourne in August 2019.
Engineered & mixed by Christopher Wiseman.
Mastered by Jacob Munnery, Clockwork Audio Mastering.
Produced by Adam Arnold, Christopher Wiseman and Kara Ciezki.