Orlando Combo

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Swing & Jazz available for hire, based in Victoria

Orlando Combo gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne's best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

From the smooth Jazz as your guests arrive for pre-dinner drinks to the background dinner music set and lively dance brackets (if required), Orlando Combo can add atmosphere to an event without drawing the focus away from proceedings but can also provide entertainment when required. Corporate clients include BHP, Loreal, Ericsson, Ernst and Young, IBM, GE, Pfizer, Accenture and Telstra. In 2001 the group completed a six month contract at the Hotel Sofitel, Vietnam. Public venues in Melbourne have included, The Night Cat, Manchester Lane, The Paris Cat and Dizzy's Jazz Club along with private functions at the Melbourne Club, Crown, Australia Club, Grand/Park Hyatt's, the NGV, Government House etc. Wedding performances are also a specialty.

The genre is Jazz but more specifically the sound is a hot blend of Swing/Rhythm and Blues/Bossa Nova/Soul and Funk. Inspiration and repertoire comes from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, standards and show tunes of Frank Sinatra/Michael Buble, smooth bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the groove, soul and pop of Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and The Beatles.

The band takes up minimal space and is discreet with equipment, being fully aware of the visual importance of wedding and corporate function work. Dress is lounge suit unless otherwise indicated. Being regular performers at the Spring Racing Carnival and various functions in Melbourne's parks and gardens the group is able to play without a power supply if requested (please refer to the video footage for examples). The Combo also travels to the Peninsulas and rural Victoria for performances.

Orlando Combo gives you the genuine jazz experience from Melbourne's best working band.

"They play with all their talent and passion to make our guests happy. As a result, we have received more and more good comments about the band, and some of our valued guests say that the band is one of the reasons they come back to our Hotel.

We strongly recommend the Orlando Combo." Jacques Serpollier, General Manager, Hotel Sofitel Saigon, Vietnam

"They more than met our expectations, they realy love their music and it showed, they encouraged audience participation they managed to get people up on the dnace floor that have never danced before. Our night was an all round success staff still talking about it. Well done Boys.!!" International Sea Drilling