Red hot swinging
jazz & blues
Experiencing the red hot swinging jazz and blues with Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption is like stepping out in old-time New Orleans where the feet are stomping to the snappy beat and the blues are as sultry as a smokey bar.
This six-piece Brisbane-based outfit are renowned for their musicianship, energetic live shows and authentic sound.
Featuring not one but two vocalists, a sliding trombone, the rattle of the washboard, the sweetest sounding swing guitar this side of the Pacific, and a rhythm section to boot that's always on time.
You'll also find the band's little sister playing in quartet mode with vocals, guitar, double bass and drums as Melody Graves Combo.
“Well, it is certainly a name that won’t be forgotten here at the Brisbane Jazz Club. With their slick musicianship, they had us chair-dancing all the way through two sets of toe-tappin’, high-steppin’ songs, from a long list of revered and much-loved greats. They moved and amused us with their ringing, heart-felt vocals and blew us away with those skilled, driving solos”.
Brisbane Jazz Club.
Teneriffe Festival, Newstead
Saturday 27 May, 1.50pm, Ethel Street Stage - Six piece band
Get tickets https://bit.ly/TRFtickets
The Bearded Lady, West End
Sunday 28 May, 25 Jun
2pm - 4pm, $10 - Six piece band
Cooly Rocks On Festival
Thursday 8 Jun 1opm - 11.30pm - Six piece band
Coolangatta Sands Hotel, Free.
Sunshine Coast Jazz Club, ,Caloundra Power Boat Club
Sunday 18 June, 1pm - 3.30pm - Six piece band
Get tickets https://sunshinecoastjazzclub.net.au/index.php/new-events.
Doo Bop Bar, Brisbane City
Saturday 1 Jul, 12 Aug, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Free - Six piece band
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PREVIOUS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
Brisbane Jazz Club
Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club
The GAS, Old Time Music Festival
Lord Mayor's Concerts, Brisbane City Hall
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, Brisbane
Sunday Social, Roma St Parklands
Lefty's Old Time Music Hall
The Triffid, Brisbane
City Sounds, Queen Street Mall
Meet the band
Playing comfortably in the pocket of 1920s to 1940s popular music Melody Graves & the Hokum Redemption bring their own interpretation whilst honoring the musical styles and artists from these eras:
Paula Hackney - lead vocals, washboard
Dennis Duigan - lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Bayden Mitchell - resonator guitar
Richard Ferrari - trombone
James Visentin - double bass
Evan J Evans / Cameron Brown - drums.
Want to learn more about Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption, their music, tour dates or to book them for a show?
Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Brisbane QLD, Australia
0414 375 422