‘Hot jazz from the Roaring Twenties’
Michael McQuaid's Red Hot Rhythmakers is an exciting young band from Melbourne, Australia, aiming to bring new life to the hot and sweet sounds of 1920s and 1930s jazz bands such as those led by Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and King Oliver. Formed in January 2004, the band is led by multi-instrumentalist Michael McQuaid, and features a combination of musicians already highly regarded in the jazz world as well as some exciting newcomers. Their debut international tour took place in June/July 2008, incorporating highly-successful performances in Sweden, Germany, Scotland, Britain and Northern Ireland.
For information on gigs, bookings and CDs, please contact Michael McQuaid .
Joel Dullard – reeds
Jason Downes – reeds
Lauren Van Der Werff – reeds
Rob Moffatt – trombone
Michael McQuaid – trumpet, reeds
Eugene Ball – trumpet
Andrew Nolte – banjo, guitar
Richard Mander – bass, tuba
Jeremy Dullard – drums
Tamsin West & Sandra Talty - vocals
“This is easily one of the best Australian bands on the scene today. With wonderfully evocative arrangements by their talented young leader, the repertoire consists of various periods of classic American and Australian jazz. The nine-piece personnel comprises highly trained male and female musicians all in their twenties. Great music and a certain crowd pleaser.”
Graeme Bell AO, MBE - Australian jazz icon