You may know Melbourne’s Cookin’ On 3 Burners as one of the city’s finest soul bands. The homegrown trio, made up of guitarist Jake Mason, guitarist Dan West, and drummer Ivan Khatchoyan, have worked with the likes of Tex Perkins, The Wolfgramm Sisters, and more.
But they recently nabbed a rather surprising accolade for a Melbourne band on the grind – they currently have the number one song in France, beating out the likes of Sia, twenty one pilots, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, and even Coldplay for the country’s top single.
As Noise11 reports, the Melbourne three-piece, who made an appearance in our countdown of acts breathing soul back into Aussie music, are holding the top spot thanks to a remix of their song ‘This Girl’ done by popular French producer Kungs.
Cookin’ On 3 Burners recorded ‘This Girl’ back in 2009 with vocals from Melbourne’s own Kylie Auldist. Kungs performed his take on the song on popular French television program L’Emission last week with Mel Sugar on vocals.
The band have been celebrating their unlikely overseas chart success via their social media channels. At the time of writing, the band have changed their Facebook profile photo to a screen-grab of the current French singles chart countdown.