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Red hot swinging 
jazz & blues

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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.

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Teneriffe Festival, Newstead

Saturday 27 May, 1.50pm, Ethel Street Stage - Six piece band

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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

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Doo Bop Bar, Brisbane City

Saturday 1 Jul, 12 Aug, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Free - Six piece band


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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

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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.​


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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

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