Soul Bands - R & b bands-Blues-and ReGGae bands

Be realistic with budget so we do not waste yours or the performers time.No Solo musician goes out for less than $250+each player. Depending on hours required, the band and travel.

Code-73TK-1950s rockin garage blues-Melbourne

Thoroughly modern day Blues and 1950’s garage style blues. Their music draws inspiration from the gritty sounds of US bluesmen like John Lee Hooker, Slim Harpo, Kid Thomas and Jerry McCain.
Winners of many National and International Blues Fests.

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Code-73CG-Country Blues-Melbourne

Acclaimed for their gritty, driving, down home-home sound, the band  play a mostly original repertoire of foot stomping country blues that would sound right at home in a Mississippi Juke Joint. Ian (Vocals ,Harmonica and Guitar) James ( Guitar and Fiddle), Anthony (Drums) have been together since 1995 The trio have received many awards including second place at 2001ʼs International Blues challenge in Memphis, the same year the bands second C.D , won the Aria award for “Best Blues and Roots Album.
They have won the Melbourne blues appreciation society "Blues Performer of the Year" award twice, once in 2000 and again in 2008.

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Code-245SS-Blues-Melbourne

A blues -rock - funk band based in Melbourne, playing Chicago blues & Blues roots and Texas Blues music with an  American and British music influence.
A good-rockin' smokin party band, obsessed with the sounds of 40s, 50s & 60s & todays Blues music, we play festivals, pubs, private functions and clubs.
The majority of the band's repertoire is a mix of original and blues covers material from Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Junior Wells to name a few. Although we mix it up quite a bit stylistically, we never stray TOO far away from the vintage R&B, R&R, blues and soul music that are the closest to our hearts.

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Code-246AM-Blues-Melbourne

2009 Australian Female Blues Artist of the Year Andrea and her killer band have delivered their brand of high energy, sassy, soulful blues to audiences all around Australia and have played headline spots at blues festivals nationally alongside some of the best acts in the world. She is currently signed to Chicago's blues label Blue Skunk Music and her last cd hit #18 on the US Living Blues Charts in 2011. Chicago's Blues Blast magazine says: "she has a dynamic, gospel fuelled voice" backed by her 5 piece band.

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Code-247H-Blues-melbourne

One of Australia’s leading blues and roots bands.
Featuring  some of the country’s well known and respected musicians. Singer song-writer Craig together with guitarist Jeff from  Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons and the Black Sorrows, is joined by guitarist Wayne also from Jo Jo Zep and the Black Sorrows, Wayne  from Daddy Cool on bass, Chris  from the Bad Loves on drums and Bruce on  keyboards from the Paul Kelly and Renee Geyer bands. The band, which can appear as a duo, trio, four, five or six piece, have become a regular fixture on Australia’s blues and roots music scene for nine years. They have released four CD’s , to rave reviews and have gained a regular following of devoted fans as a result of their many incendiary live performances. Consequently, The Age named them The best blues band in Melbourne,’ and the Herald Sun said the band…’demanded attention.’

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Code-370VA-Funk-Soul-Blues-Melbourne

The Band was founded with a specific idea in mind – a slick, classy outfit to appeal to a sophisticated clientele. Whether you are after a special tune for a special moment, laid back dinner music, or something funky to get the party started, they have got it covered!
Think Funk, Soul and RnB; from a commercial club vibe to thumping old school dance tracks, they has something for everyone. With a sexy front woman with a powerhouse voice, and a band full of hot young things, The Band are regulars at some of Melbourne’s hottest spots, including St Kilda’s iconic Vineyard and a permanent residency at The Revellers bar on well known Chapel Street, they have plenty of live experience and know how to work a crowd.
With an already extensive repertoire which is growing all the time, they are also happy to consider special requests for your special day. Available as a duo, trio, or quartet, the band are also able to provide a much bigger ‘show’ of up to 8 players, with choreographed female backing singers, guitar and saxophone on request.
They provide a sound engineer, at no extra cost to guarantee a professional show.

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Code-372K-Reggae-soul-Funk-Melbourne

Emerging from obscurity is a unique brand of sound unlike any other being produced on the continent. These unlikely minstrels are swiftly ingratiating themselves with crowds by stealth. Borne from the Blue Mountains ether is a musical aesthetic poised to arrest the global stage. This soul-infused, quasi-reggae/dub outfit began life laying tracks in a Katoomba home studio. The band  is a sophisticated, cooperative whose holy trinity consists of keys and vocals, bass and vocals - and drums. Accompanying these three at live shows are incidental musicians such as guest vocalist and blazing brass sections.  In demand by the festival circuit, they have been invited to front audiences at Rainbow Serpent, Apollo Bay and Blue Mountains festivals. And after not much more than a year together, this is just the beginning. Now based in Melbourne, the band are currently working up their second album.  Mostly originals some covers. 6-12 piece.

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Code-449MM-hill billy Country-Melbourne

Our music is based on Negro music from the 20's and 30's, with influences from the goodtime blues era, early Jazz classics, and Hillbilly music.
3 piece band Multiple instruments With Washboard, Ukulele, Dobro, Mandolin, Harmonica, Bass and Guitars the sound is uplifting and highly rythmic - music to put a smile on your face.

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Code 554MC-Motown band-Melbourne

A 10 piece band that plays Motown and Soul music.  The band performs songs from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and James Brown.  Not just another cover band, they recreate the sound of Motown and Soul from the 60s and early 70s.
Available to perform a purely Motown tribute or a full night of Soul hits from many a favourite artist.

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Blues 885A-Melbourne

Twisting their way through blues and funk the bands core lineup features the talents of Nick (vocals/guitar), Dave (bass/vocals) and Adrian (drums). Add Jarrah e on keyboards and you get the bands firm respect for the traditional side of blues combined with their love of groove and the freedom and improvisation of jazz and funk resulting in a tasty, modern blend for all to enjoy.

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Blues 886A-Melbourne

Hailing from Geelong and with a unique “rocking blues” style, John and his band have been together for over five years now and have built up a fantastic reputation for providing high quality entertainment. At only 25 years of age John is an amazing lead guitarist and vocalist and has received great accolade for his performances of some of the blues classics such as ‘All Along the Watchtower’, John Mayer’s ‘Gravity’ and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s ‘Blue on Black’, his influences are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana and Jimmy Hendrix. He also has a unique talent with writing and performing his own original compositions and in 2010 he recorded his own 12-track original self titled CD which has received great reviews from many in the ‘blues’ industry. With his father Brett on rhythm guitar/backing vocals, Mick Field on bass guitar and Johnny Tesoriero on drums/backing vocals the band has a wealth of experience and an ability to temper the music to suit the mood and venue. They come highly recommended!”

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Soul R & B 272A -Geelong-Vic

They are the future of Australian soul music, an extraordinary act, full of passion and fire. It’s unique to see a big band of young women, who sound like they’re straight out of Memphis. They are adventurous and ground-breaking, taking classic sounds and bringing them to life in fresh, unexpected ways.

The girls have received accolades over three tours of Europe. They have played the prestigious Montreux Jazz and Poretta Soul Music festivals twice. They’ve also captivated audiences at the Luzerne Blues Festival and Parma Summer Festival. They are constantly in high demand to appear at festivals and corporate events thoughout Australia.

The Group have redefined the possible throughout their twenty year existence. They are the only school based band in the world that operates in professional settings.

Music: modern interpretations of classic motown, our originals and some soul songs in the Stax style.
Size of band: Variable- but usually between 20 and 25 players and singers.

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Reggae 282A -reggae NSW

A gifted performer singer song writer and versatile multi-instrumentalist, He mixes roots (Marrabenta Mozambique Popular dance Music) & reggae occasionally throwing in some lovers rock to create his own original blend. He tells his story with grace and ebullience, covering social and environmental issues, love, war and the despair of his fellow Mozambicans while celebrating life.
His music puts a smile on your face and makes you want to dance!

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Soul R & B 273A-Blues Brothers-Melbourne

The time is the late 70's going on 2009 and in this age of pre-recorded, electronic, dance music, how rare it is to see master blues men practising their craft. By the year 2010 the music we know today, as the blues will only exist in the classical music collection of your local public library. So, while we can, stand up, shake it out and get ready to party with Australia's premiere soul, rhythm and blues, and blues revue.

Scalable to suit all occasions, the show boasts some of Melbourne's leading performers and musicians. From a tight eight piece, right up to the full fourteen piece show band, Briefcase will deliver your private or corporate function the time of their life.

Excellent show

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Soul R & B 275A-NSW

A twelve piece Soul-Rhythm & Blues band that perform the classics from the legendary Soul, Motown, Rock,funk, R & B artistsheard on the Atlantic, Stax, Motown and Savoy labels of the late 50's-70's. Fronted by 3 vocalists.

The band guarantees to deliver an exciting performance, which will leave your guests shouting for more and make your event a night to remember

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R & B 276A-Blues Brothers-Melbourne

The Blues Brothers show are a contemporary duo that covers Blues Brothers standards and movie songs and duplicates the excitement and personalities of Jake and Elwood including the movements and portrayals of the two artists John Bulushi and Dan Ackroyd. With all the costumes and music the Blues brothers show is for those that want a fun filled and great entertaining show.

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