Playing sophisticated/acoustic Swing & Lounge from ‘The Jazz Age’ and ‘Great American Songbook’ through to old school Rhythm & Blues, Boogaloo, retro Rock & Roll party starters from the 50’s & 60’s and dance floor Soul & Motown classics
Orlando Combo are available for performance in venues/restaurants/clubs and hotels
Also specialising in corporate and wedding entertainment
From our compact acoustic Trio line-up for sophisticated background music through to our Quintet for lively Swing and Soul dance material, Orlando Combo can provide the genuine live Jazz experience for your venue or next event.
Orlando Combo first formed in 1996 when the members met at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) whilst completing a BA in music performance. Through the experience gained from over 2000 performances (including 500+ wedding bookings) the Combo has gone on to become one of Melbourne’s best working bands, offering professionalism, reliability and outstanding musicianship at a reasonable price.
The genre is Jazz but more specifically the sound is a special blend of Swing/Rhythm & Blues/Bossa Nova/Lounge/Motown/Boogaloo and Soul. Inspiration and repertoire comes from the swing of Louis Armstrong, the big band era and the roaring Jazz of the 1920’s/’Great Gatsby’ period, the cool sounds of Miles Davis and the ‘Blue Note’ label, ‘Great American Songbook’ standards and show tunes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Michael Buble’, smooth bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the old school Rhythm & Blues and retro Rock & Roll party starters of the 1950’s and 60’s by Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Elvis and Chuck Berry and the dance floor soul classics of Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and The Beatles etc.
The band takes up minimal space and is discreet with equipment, being fully aware of the visual importance of wedding and corporate function work. Our standard attire for private events is lounge suit; sharp ‘vintage style’ presentation in keeping with our musical genre.
Being regular performers at the Spring Racing Carnival and various functions in Melbourne’s parks and gardens the group is able to play without a power supply if requested. The Combo also travels to the Peninsulas, rural Victoria and interstate for performances.
Orlando Combo gives you the genuine live Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band.