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Red hot swinging 
jazz & blues

 

Bio

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. 

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“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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Shows

UPCOMING SHOWS

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) www.jumpersandjazz.com.au

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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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

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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 - lead guitar


  • Richard Ferrari - trombone


  • Toby Mellonie - double bass


  • Trevor Gollagher - drums.​


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Contact

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