venues where power is available After 3
uses a powered PA. However, where mobility is required or power
is not available, a small portable and rechargeable battery
operated PA/guitar amplifier allows
3 to operate virtually anywhere providing an unobtrusive but
enjoyable ambience for any occasion.
- guitar and vocals
David presents a great mix of vocal and instrumental dexterity combined
with a unique informative and entertaining repartee introducing the
history of many of the songs
He has an extensive musical career, including long residencies in
Sydney’s Rocks district with a salsa band at the Hopetoun
Hotel, Surrey Hills and at North Sydney’s Asian Food Market with the jazz guitar duo,
Metrognomes. He has also performed with several bands at NSW
Conservatorium Jazz Concerts.
Since moving to Newcastle eight years ago he has worked as a
solo restaurant performer and with bands including Jazz Serenade, The
Jugbusters and a Latin band Poco Loco. He currently performs with
Swingmania, The Tiger Ragtime Jazz Band and
David has performed at numerous festivals including the Mayfield Blues
Festival, Berry Blues Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival, Merimbula Jazz
Festival and the Morpeth Jazz Festival. He has written and performed in
the Jazz Cabaret productions “Funny Valentine” and “The Speakeasy” .
- clarinet, tenor sax, vocals and tap dancing
Dianne’s enthusiasm and love of life permeates her performance ensuring
the audience is both encouraged to enjoy the music and be thoroughly
entertained at the same time. Somehow she manages to provide a great
lead line and an exciting tap performance at the same time – not to be
Originally from Sydney Dianne has an extensive musical career in jazz,
folk, and world music. The last ten years she has been living in
performing with world music band “Le Mini Bus” and “Tarriq Turuq” a
middle eastern band with belly dancers.
Diane teaches woodwind and holds tap-dancing sessions in
Newcastle. She has most recently appeared in the
Jazz Cabaret production, “Funny Valentine” and has performed at the
Merimbula and Newcastle Jazz Festivals.
– Double bass, vocals (and occasional trombone and tuba)
Marcus plays a beautiful vintage double bass that was built in 1899. His
reliable bass lines power the performances of all members of the group
complimenting the moment and embellishing each item.
Marcus is a relative newcomer to the group having returned to the Hunter
only recently. However his musical background extends back years - as a
trombonist and tuba player in numerous brass, concert, jazz, swing,
German and bush bands, orchestras and wind ensembles; as an acoustic
bass guitar player in rock and blues bands; and has even been seen
playing the cornet, trumpet and horn at times!
Over the years Marcus has performed in jazz festivals at Merimbula,
and Morpeth; at the Armidale Jazz Camp; in numerous musicals including
Chicago, Les Miserables and A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The
Forum. More recently he performed with the rest of
at the Jazz Cabaret productions, “Funny Valentine” and “The Speakeasy”
and since then has been a regular member of the group.
and instrumentation can be added to suit needs, including:
- a brilliant trumpeter, saxophonist and flute player and singer of
– a vibrant trombone and tuba player and vocalist.