NEW MUSIC COMING SOON
Transport yourselves to the underground jazz clubs of Paris in the 30's and 40's, where music was elegant, swinging and hot! This line up features Melbourne's finest jazz manouche musicians, with an extensive repertoire of gypsy swing, originals, jazz standards and modern pop played with a 'Django' twist.. Ensemble can range from vocals plus trio to vocals plus septet. Led by vocalist and composer, Julie O'Hara
R&B swing from the 30's & 40's and swinging jump blues from the 50's. The Pearly Shells is an iconic Melbourne big band which features various vocalists. Book The Pearly Shells with Julie O'Hara as a 12 piece big band or as the Pearly's Hot 5 which can be augmented to feature more instrumentalists and/or vocalists.
Band available for bookings for national/international jazz festivals, performing original material, vocalese, bebop, blues and afro cuban rhythm.
The band can also be booked to perform at events playing jazz standards.
Bookings for events can range from vocals with piano to vocals plus trio - sextet.
Guitarist, Peter Baylor's ULTRAFOX is Australia's premier jazz manouche band, performing gypsy swing gems, featuring songs by Django Reinhardt with vocalese and original lyrics by Julie O'Hara. For festival bookings, the line up is vocals plus two rhythm guitars, double bass, violin and/or clarinet/sax
For events, the band can range from vocals plus trio to sextet. Jazz standards can be incorporated into the repertoire for events.
R&B swing and jump blues from the 40's and 50's plus a whole lot of original hits. This band is designed for dancing feet, so if that's your vibe, you can book BOPKICK for festivals or events as the 5 piece. The band can be augmented to include another horn or vocalisT.
PETER BAYLOR - GUITAR
DALE LINDREA - BASS
LIN WALLIS - DRUMS
DEAN HILSON - TENOR SAXOPHONE
PIANO/VOCALS - JULIE O'HARA
Let me off Uptown, is a musical tribute to the legendary jazz vocalist Anita O'Day, whose impeccable timing, swinging phrasing and vast palate of tone and emotion made her one of the hippest and most influential jazz singers of our time.
Performed by Melbourne jazz singer, Julie O'Hara, who, throughout her career, has often had her sound, scatting and rhythmic sensibilities likened to the great Miss O'Day. Julie will pay tribute to Anita's extraordinary career of musical highs and personal lows - the big band years, small group recordings, the iconic Jazz on a Summer's day performance, the Krupa years, novelty songs and torch song classics.
Accompanying Julie O'Hara is Mark Elton on bass, Andy Swan on drums, Peter Baylor on guitar, MD Dannie Bourne on piano and on trumpet, Matt Jodrell
If you love the sound of the big band swing from the 30's and 40's, then this is the big band for you. Featuring the country's finest musicians and repertoire from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Anita O'Day, Peggy Lee, Count Basie and more.....
B#Big Band can be booked as the B#10 piece or 17 piece line up.
Sydney Violinist/vocalist George Washingmachine and jazz vocal stylist, Julie O'Hara made musical magic on their recordings 'Papermoon' and 'Midnightsun' (available through Newmarket music). They and their ever swinging band are available for events nationally.