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Solo, Duo, Trio & Jazz Artists.

The Artists listed on the following pages are well suited to corporate events and are some of the best live bands currently playing around. If you would like to make a band booking, please note the names of the acts you are most interested in and either email us via contact us or call us on (03) 9520 9109

Featured Artist:

James Morrison

 

CHARLOTTE ROSE

The sultry sound of Charlotte Rose was first heard with Sydney blues band – Smallfry, performing in various Sydney pubs and clubs. In late 2005 Charlotte decided it was time to form her own band playing a combination of jazz, funk and soul classics, as well as her own original material. 

The Charlotte Rose Band is currently busy playing at weddings, private functions, and the occasional pub/club/restaurant and working in the studio for the release of Charlotte’s debut album later this year.

CINCIN JAZZ COMBO

​With their fresh slant on jazz, the CinCin jazz combo adds a touch of style to every occasion! That certain mood you have in mind for your event is crafted tastefully from slick swing numbers, cool latin grooves and smooth ballads, all executed with flair by this jazz duo, trio or quartet, led by vocalist/violinist Melissa Cox. Experience - Melissa Cox (vocals/violin) and Didi Mudigdo(piano) have performed at over 300 weddings and corporate events in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan, China, Thailand and Indonesia.Versatility - Because of its unique jazz violin/vocalist lineup, CinCin is the only group that can provide classical pieces for wedding ceremonies, ambient jazz for dining, then upbeat numbers for dancing. Why have a classical string quartet for the ceremony, a jazz band for dining, then a dance band/DJ for dancing, when CinCin can do it all for you?

NINA FERRO

With an enormous list of credits both nationally and internationally, Nina Ferro’s rich sound has seen her recognised as one of the country’s finest vocalists. Her wealth of experience and has seen her perform with some of the worlds great artists including Tony Bennett, Hugh Jackman, Renee Geyer, Venetta Fields plus many more. Nina is a frequent guest on Television Variety programs and has over a dozen recordings to her credit.

This sexy, soulfull songstress has a quality of tone, honest emotion and technique that is rarely found in todays world of modern music. Her performances are nothing short of inspirational. Her energetic style and musical grace ensure an entertaining and powerful evening of music from slick Jazz standards, sultry soul and well known contemporary songs fuelled by rich vocal harmony and a dynamic backing band.

"Nina has already shown she is one of the country’s rising stars poised, as Vince Jones was 15 years ago, to capture her own niche audience."
Neville Meyers "Brisbane Courier Mail"

SUGAR BLUE QUARTET

Reggae, Funk and Jazz... Available for your next private function, corporate function or dinner party, wedding, major event or Festival.... Members of Sugar Blue are:

Pete Mitchell  – Saxaphones, Percussion
Paul Jamieson  – Guitar, Lead Vocals, Percussion
Scott Hay  – Drums
Vince Wienckowsky  – Double Bass,  Electric Bass

All members of Sugar Blue are seasoned professionals and take pride in their presentation and equipment.

Paul has performed at numerous functions, major events and festivals across Australia.
These include the Crown Casino, Lassiters Casino, The Spirit of Tasmania (boat), The St.Kilda Festival, Menzies Rialto, Brighton International and the Maroondah Festival. 
Pete also draws on wide experiences having been leader of his own bands and a member of well-known big-bands. He has toured Australia and Internationally. 
Scott is a well respected Melbourne drummer well established in the jazz scene. He appears regularly at Dizzy’s jazz club along with Paris Cat, Manchester Lane and Crown Casino.
Vince also has wide experience in the Melbourne music scene having appeared at venues too numerous to mention. Many of the dates in recent times have been with Paul and Pete.

PARISIENNE SWING

Parisienne Swing is a highly professional and sophisticated gypsy jazz ensemble offering a stylish continental-infused repertoire to soothe or swing your venue.

‘Playing jazz that makes you feel as though you’ve just entered a hip Parisian basement club’

A group who are easy on the eye, and even more pleasing to the ear, their sumptuous repertoire features an original mix of gypsy jazz, flamenco inspired originals and east European melodies. Parisienne Swing are able to tone it down or spice it up, with a repertoire full of classic gems and contemporary Latin grooves.

Driven along by the rhythm section of Jennifer Hawley on guitar, and Rob Mahoney on double bass, the Great Chefs feature the brilliant guitar of Martin Elepans and the beautiful soaring violin of Mathew Arnold.  Main features of every Parisienne Swing gigs are Jennifer and Martin's fine singing of standards and original songs, hauntingly atmospheric mood pieces as well as fiery up-tempo instrumental passages.  Performances without vocals are also an option.

Parisienne Swing are cooking up a storm!

SOPHIE LOUSE TRIO

Sophie Louise is one of the most quintessential jazz performers playing in Melbourne today. 

Smooth jazz piano and saxophone accompany her ethereal vocals, as her group takes jazz and soul standards to a new level.

As an acclaimed vocal coach, teacher at Kangan and Aitkin Universities, and an accredited performer, Sophie and her trio are sure to bring that touch of class and professionalism to your special event. 

The Sophie Louise Trio are available for corporate functions, wedding ceremonies/receptions, venues, birthdays, private parties or any special events. At your request, Sophie can also put together a specific line up to suit your taste and budget.

VARDOS

Driven by Alana's wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos enchant with their theatrical and lively interpretations of traditional Hungarian and Romanian music. Formed in Perth in 1993, Vardos is now Melbourne based, regularly making trips to Eastern Europe to study with folk and Roma (gypsy) musicians.

This stunning trio has serenaded audiences around Australia, and have also toured to New Caledonia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Hungary. Vardos had successful shows at the Famous Spiegeltent in the Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2003 and 2004, where they appeared on Scottish television and the BBC News, and have released three CD's..

STILETTO SISTERS

Luscious, exciting, virtuosic gypsy melodies, seductive tango rhythms, popular, traditional, old continental favourites & love songs from Europe and Latin America........

......... music to swoon by!

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