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The Transatlantics is a Funk and Soul band from Adelaide, South Australia.


The band was formed in 2007 by Adelaide born musicians Ross McHenry, Lachlan Ridge, Kevin Van Der Zwaag and singer Tara Lynch. The band came to prominence through gigs with artists such as Eddie Bo, Roy Ayers and Ohmega Watts.

After garnering a following within Adelaide throughout 2008, the band embarked on a national tour in 2009 with soul diva, Marva Whitney. The tour was cancelled when Whitney collapsed on stage at a performance at The Falls Festival in Lorne, Victoria. Despite this setback, the band continued to tour and were signed to Freestyle to release their self-titled, debut album in 2010.

The band went on hiatus in July 2013 before returning to the stage in January 2017.


  • Ross McHenry - Bass
  • Kevin Van Der Zwaag - Drums
  • Tara Lynch - Vocals
  • Lachlan Ridge - Guitar
  • Kahil Nayton - Guitar
  • Jon Hunt - Saxophone
  • Kyra Schwartz - Trombone
  • Chris Weber - Trumpet
  • Naomi Keyte - Vocals
  • Laura Knowling - Vocals


  • The Transatlantics - (2010)
  • Find My Way Home - (2012)