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Melody Graves and the  Hokum Redemption

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Red hot jazz, swing and blues.

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Since forming in 2018, Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption has been serving up their own style of hot jazz, swing and prohibition blues renowned for their energetic live shows and soulful performances.
With a love for music steeped in the archives of juke joints, dance halls and old New Orleans, the band is headed up by jazz vocalist and washboard player Paula Hackney (a.k.a. Melody Graves).
The bonus of Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption is you get not one, but two lead vocalists with Paula joined by the warm velvety tones of fellow singer Dennis Duigan.
This six-piece band also features Richard Ferrari on trombone, James Visentin on double bass, Jordy Stitt on piano, joined by the talented Evan J Evans on drums; with Dennis Duigan also on guitar and mandolin.  
The band has held a long-standing residency at West End’s favourite music venue – The Bearded Lady and played many festivals, venues, and jazz clubs across SEQ.

You'll also find the band's little sister playing in quartet mode with vocals, guitar, double bass and drums as Melody Graves Combo.

The Bearded Lady, West End 
Sun 25 Feb, 24 Mar, 21 Apr, 26 May
2pm - 4pm, $10, Six piece band.

Doo Bop Bar, Brisbane City
Sat 17 Feb, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, 
Free, Six piece band.


JMI Live, Bowen Hills

Thu 21 Mar, 8pm - 10pm, $20 at door, Six piece band

The Burrow, West End

Thu 28 Mar, 25 Apr, 6.30pm - 9.30pm, Free, Quartet. 

Apr 5 - 7, The GAS (vintage music festival)

Brooweena, QLD 

Get tix

Jumpers and Jazz in July

Warwick, QLD

Details to be announced.

meet the band.




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