ok, well, there's some great funky groups in Australia... but I can't find the right one for me. I'm 34, playing since I was about 10. You can hear samples of my playing at www.myspace.com/funkpot. I'm no wizard, but I'm no slouch either. I love playing funky bass grooves, percussive slap stuff, anything with a bit o funk really. I recently left a 7 piece cover band that I had started, because the guitarist, saxophonist, and singer, had all agreed to begin playing more rock n roll, less funk. I wasn't enjoying it anymore, and left. Now, I'm struggling to find like-minded musicians. I want to write and play funk music, and I've been auditioning with people, but the light at the end of the tunnel is dim. I'm sick of electric guitar driven groups, and our best local resource (www.melband.com.au) is full of guitarists, and has very limited scope for bass players into funk. Any relevant comments are appreciated. Dig.