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Sydney Wedding Bands Get out your phone, tablet or computer, go to Google and search for “Sydney Wedding Bands”. The result will show page upon page of bands spruiking themselves as being “Sydney’s Premier Wedding Band”. The impression it gives is that every musician and singer wants to play in a wedding band, yet it… Read More


Live Band Performance Tips – How To Compete With Mobile Phones A couple of months ago I went to see Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece, “Hateful Eight”. Tarantino’s film is a conceptual experience designed to give the movie-goer an experience similar to seeing a film at the cinema in the late 50’s/early 60’s. Two notable parts of… Read More


The Death Of Live Bands In Sydney – The Hidden Cause The Sydney live music scene is nothing to what it once was. The scene was once vibrant and thriving, but these days the opportunity to see bands performing live has become rare. Why is this? Is it because of… Poker machines in pubs? Restrictive licensing… Read More


Same Sex Marriage and Band Hire Last Saturday night we played at a post wedding celebration for Daniel and Damon. There wedding was in New York, U.S.A. last year. Obviously, the wedding was wasn’t in Australia, because that can’t happen here, yet. Damon (one of the grooms) is from America. Daniel (the other groom) is… Read More


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Memorable Events – How Hiring a Band Can Help Our lives are made up of memories. The more amazing they are, the better our lives have been. Last week I drove past The Albion Park Aerodrome (just south of Wollongong). I had a flash back to the only time in my life that I have… Read More


Long Reef Golf Club – What’s The Best Band To Hire?   Maybe you have made a booking to hold your event, function or wedding reception at Long Reef Golf Club and now you are pondering on what’s the best band to hire for this venue.  We love playing at Long Reef Golf Club, Collaroy,… Read More


Best Band To Hire For Event at Zest, The Spit Maybe you are wondering, “Who would be the best band to hire for my forthcoming event at Zest, The Spit”? I have had a long association with Zest at the Spit. My band actually played at the opening of this venue. We always relish the… Read More


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Best Band To Hire For ‘View By Sydney’ One of my favourite venues in Sydney has just been rebranded. It is now called “View By Sydney”. I have had a long association with this venue under various names and incarnations. Initially the venue was Ottoman Cuisine. It was an exceptional Turkish restaurant owned by chef,… Read More


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Should I Hire A Band For My 40th Birthday Party ? You were born 39 years ago, and the big ‘FOUR-O’ is rapidly approaching. You ask yourself, “Should I Hire A Band For My 40th Birthday Party ?” As someone who has played at dozens of 40th’s, it’s a ‘no-brainer’. How many times are you… Read More


Best Band To Hire For An Event At Athol Hall If there’s one venue in Sydney that suits the band better than anywhere else in Sydney, it’s got to be Athol Hall, AND… if there’s one venue that we have played at more than any other venue in Sydney, it’s got to be Athol Hall. Set… Read More