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Red hot swinging 
jazz & blues



Experiencing the red hot swinging jazz and blues with Melody Graves and the Hokum Redemption is like stepping onto the dancefloor 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 winning over musical hearts and dancefloors with their 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. 


“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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The Bearded Lady, West End,

Monthly residency

Sat 16 Jul, 13 Aug, 10 Sep, 8 Oct. 2-4pm, $10.

Jumpers and Jazz in July festival, Warwick,  Sat 23 Jul 

Town hall street stage 1.45pm

Signature event 5.45pm (Ticketed)

Doo Bop Bar, Sat 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 19 Nov, 3 Dec 6.30pm

Cardigan Bar, Sandgate, Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm


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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


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 - lead guitar

  • Richard Ferrari - trombone

  • Toby Mellonie - double bass

  • Trevor Gollagher - 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