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More shows added to Theme Weavers selection

We’re in the process of adding four stunning new shows to the Theme Weavers roster, including The Family Business. This unique production features the unforgettable hits of the legendary Cole family – Nat ‘King’ Cole, daughter Natalie, brother Freddy… produced …
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Luke Escombe joins Theme Weavers to produce Smorgasbordello

The brilliant music comic, Luke Escombe has joined Theme Weavers to present an amazing show we call Smorgasbordello. Luke links imaginative songwriting to side-splitting comedy and has drawn comparisons to Nick Cave, Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords. Voted …
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When you put Theme Weavers in charge of the live music at your event, you can be sure that guests will rave about it for months to come.

We have close connections to some of Australia’s hottest musical talent – the best players and vocalists in the land and the equal of any, worldwide.

Depending on the theme you select, your event will feature top liners such as:

Lionel Cole - Lionel hails from a storied musical family. His father is Freddy Cole, a Grammy nominated jazz vocalist. He is the nephew of Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole’s cousin… and he’s a successful musician in his own right.

He has served as a regular touring member of Mariah Carey's live band and co-wrote the billboard chart topping single ‘Through the Rain’ with Mariah, which appeared on her ninth studio album Charm Bracelet. The song hit Number 1 on the U.S. dance chart peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2010, Lionel toured with Rickie Lee Jones and while in Sydney, met his fiancée who was then working at the Sydney Opera House. As a result, he has now married and settled in Sydney… and local music lovers are the undoubted winners.

  • > YouTube Link : Lionel Cole

  • Andrew Dickeson - A drummer since the age of 10, Andrew studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music where he is now the lecturer in Jazz Drums. He completed his studies with Jazz masters Art Taylor and Vernel Fournier in New York and in 1992 he was the only non-American finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Drums Competition.

    Since returning to Australia, Andrew has performed regularly with the cream of Australia’s jazz musicians as well as many visiting overseas artists. He’s also had a busy schedule of overseas performances from New York and Europe to Brazil, Laos and Singapore.

    Andrew has performed, toured and/or recorded with artists of the calibre of Don Burrows, Roger Frampton, Renee Geyer, Bernie McGann, James Morrison, Andrew Speight, Monica Trapaga and George Washingmachine – in fact, nearly all of Australia’s leading jazz musicians.

  • > YouTube Link : Andrew Dickeson

  • Jeff Duff & Steve Balbi - “I don’t think it’s overstating the case to say that, had Jeff Duff hailed from a country in the top half of the world, he could now be as acknowledged and acclaimed as David Bowie or Lou Reed or Iggy Pop.”
    – Glenn A. Baker

    Jeff Duff is one of Australia's most eccentric performers. He began his musical career in Melbourne in 1971 as lead singer of jazz-rock fusion band Kush. In a flamboyant and often controversial career, Jeff has released no less than 27 albums including his most recent with members of legendary British rock band Deep Purple.

    He’s played the Sunbury Festival, recorded with Ultravox, appeared in films and on-stage. In 2005, his theatrical extravaganza 'Ground Control to Frank Sinatra' fused the music of Bowie and Sinatra sold out an entire season at the Sydney Opera House studio.

    Originally in Rose Tattoo, Steve Balbi wrote songs for and played bass in the hit-making Australian band Noiseworks. He has worked with music legends including Tom Jones, Michael Hutchence and the man who made the greatest impression on him, David Bowie. He has received three ARIA Double Platinum records and three ARIA Gold records.

    Now with fellow artiste Brydon Stace, Jeff and Steve present ‘Ziggy’ (the Bowie story) for Theme Weavers.

  • > YouTube Link : Ziggy

  • John Gauci - John is in fact, ‘Johnny G’ of Johnny G and the E-Types fame… a talented keys player who faithfully replicates that unmistakeable ‘Hammond Organ sound’ key to the great Memphis Soul of the early 60s. It’s majestic, evocative, unmistakable… and timeless!

    John played with legendary Australian groups Ed Kuepper and Leonardo’s Bride before pulling together an impeccable line-up of musicians for the E-Types, each member hand-picked for his or her passion for the music made famous by the STAX Record Label.

    Up front on lead vocals are Simon ‘Memphis’ Meli (Ooh La La, The Widowbirds), Sam ‘Soul Man’ Bennett (The Super Heavyweights) and Sydney soul diva, Rebekah Jensen (The Voice). On guitar is Nick Meredith (Cotton, Keays & Morris, Tim Finn). Behind the drums sits Antero Ceschin (The Mighty Reapers). Dave Harding (Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Four Day Riders) plays bass and Murray Jackson (Jersey Boys, The Mothership Orchestra) is on saxophone with Simon Ferenci (King John Cleary, Watussi) on trumpet. What a band!

  • > YouTube Link : Johnny G & The E-Types

  • Roxanne Lebrasse - Born in Mauritius, Roxane LeBrasse is an Australian singer and singing teacher currently touring with legendary jazzer, James Morrison. She appeared in the third season of Australian Idol and in 2009 charted on the ARIA Singles Chart with her song ‘Sexy’.

    Roxanne has worked with many of the greats of Australia's recording industry including Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, Roachford and Jade MacRae, as well as releasing original material with The Rockmelons, Ultraphonic and Jose Che. In 2010, she founded and fronted girl group ‘The Starlettes’, which has now evolved into the exciting Theme Weavers show ‘Motown and More’. ‘Motown and More’ features sexy divas, extravagant costumes, gutsy choreography, lots of bling and soulful vocals singing some of the best music ever written and performed by classic girl groups from The Crystals and The Ronettes to Martha and The Vandellas and The Supremes.

  • > YouTube Link : Roxanne Lebrasse

  • AJ Davita - Originally from Zimbabwe, AJ is a dynamic, energetic performer with a soulful voice and an amazing ability to connect with the audience. Fans have compared her style to Tina Turner and Beyonce respectively as she’s played to large audiences such as more than 1,200 people at Airlie Beach Race Week.

  • > YouTube Link : AJ Davita

  • Bridie King - Bridie King first came to national prominence as a blues and boogie pianist with her recording of Piano Frenzy on The Hippos' album Hippocracy in 1988. Bridie studied classical piano for 16 years, including 6 years at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. She was exposed to African-American music of the 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's through her family's involvement with the Sydney Jazz Club, in particular her father's love of rhythm & blues, gospel and traditional New Orleans Jazz.

    Working with The Ratbags of Rhythm and The Hippos, she performed at major venues, including a support for Robert Cray at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Bridie has attracted many overseas performers to play as her special guests including Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix Band), Jimmy Vaughan (Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Thunderbirds), Johnnie Johnson, Soko Richardson (Tina Turner's Band) and members of Dire Straits. A veteran of countless TV and radio appearances, Bridie’s also recorded several albums including her latest, Blue Ivories released just this year.

  • > YouTube Link : Bridie King

  • Brydon Stace - Brydon has had a long and varied musical career from the time he accepted a Vocal Scholarship to Tewkesbury Abbey in England and then returned to Australia to study for a Bachelor of Music Degree majoring in Voice at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has performed the Berlioz Requiem at the Sydney Opera House and as the Baritone Soloist in Faure’s Requiem for the Sydney Chamber Choir.

    Brydon has also sung in the musicals “Grease the Arena Spectacular” and with INXS in “Tim Rice’s Concert Spectacular”. In May 2011 he received critical acclaim as the lead singer of the Classic Albums Live national tour when the group recreated one of the greatest albums of all time - Meatloaf’s “Bat Out of Hell”. Brydon performs regularly at Sydney’s best venues from The Basement and The Vanguard to Notes and The Brass Monkey, often appearing with Peter Northcote’s band, Drive. Most recently he was appointed by Channel as Vocal Director for the smash hit talent show, The Voice.

  • > YouTube Link : Brydon Stace

  • Doug Williams - He was taught bass by Ray Charles… he’s toured with Stevie Wonder, Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and the legendary James Brown. He became ‘Dave’ in the famous duo Sam and Dave (after the original band member passed away). He’s sung for U.S. President Clinton… made a movie with Russell Crowe… indeed it’s safe to say that Doug Williams has had a glittering career as a musician.

    Moving to Australia in 1979, he began a new stage of that career and remains as active as ever today. He’s played with a long list of his adopted country’s best musicians - Marcia Hines, Daryl Braithwaite, The Rockmelons, Elliott (Skunk) Baxter, Christine Anu and Kate Ceberano to name a few. He has one of the best voices you’ll ever hear and still plays brilliant bass ‘upside down’ (as he was taught to by the left handed Ray Charles all those years ago).

  • > YouTube Link : Doug Williams

  • Lionel Robinson - Lionel’s musical career began as the piano player in Elton John’s Covent Garden restaurant. He toured extensively in the UK and Europe and provided music for events all over Britain. He recently acted in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire (due for release in December this year).

    His blend of accessible jazz, Latin and 60s music has wide appeal and crosses age barriers. His performances commonly feature the songs of Burt Bacharach, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ray Charles, Georgie Fame, Sergio Mendez and The Beatles. Lionel is a total professional with over 20 years’ experience in the music business and a boundless enthusiasm that comes from loving his work.

  • >YouTube Link : Lionel Robinson

  • Luke Escombe - Luke is a quality musician and more... his music comedy show CHRONIC was unveiled at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and quickly drew comparisons to Nick Cave, Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords. He then took the show on the road… all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland where it bagged a 4-star review.

    CHRONIC was nominated for a 2012 Green Room Award - Victoria's premier arts award - for "best original songs". Luke was recently featured on ABC News 24 and has been invited to twice speak and perform at Parliament House in Canberra. He’s also been voted “Sydney’s sexiest man voice” by the listeners of Mix 106.5FM.

    His Smorgasbordello show for Theme Weavers has to be seen to be believed. It combines exotic humour, dancing, comedy and food delivering an insanely memorable evening of full on fun.

  • > YouTube Link : Luke Escombe

  • Peter Northcote - Peter Northcote is arguably the most recorded guitarist in Australian music history. He is without doubt, the hardest working muso. in the country. Turn on the TV and that’s him playing on 90% of the ads. you see and hear. Pick your favourite show and there's a good chance that Peter’s either written the soundtrack or he's playing on it.

    As a performer, he’s out there almost every night (and every Sunday afternoon!) doing what he loves. He’s played with Tommy Emmanuel, Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton, Dragon, Daryl Braithwaite, Jenny Morris, Jon Stevens, Rick Price, Lee Kernaghan, Rai Thistlewaite, Angry Anderson, Louise Anton, Brydon Stace, Darryl Beaton, Andre Kaman, Simon Meli and Steve Balbi among many others.

    He’s also performed and toured with international acts from Joe Satriani, Elton John and Billy Joel to Cher, The Monkees, Rod Stewart, Bo Diddly, Shania Ttain and Tom Jones. And just last year he was the Musical Director and Lead Guitarist when 10 of Australia’s finest musicians toured Australia performing the acclaimed best-selling album Bat Out of Hell album in its entirety to honour the epic rock partnership of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman.

    Peter has three solo albums to his credit, all of which have won critical acclaim from the likes of Steve Vai. The guy is brilliant and is the perfect Musical Director to bring together a theme like The Boat That Rocked.

  • > YouTube Link : Peter Northcote

  • More outstanding artists to be announced soon.

    While music is ‘our thing’, we can supply whatever entertainment your event may require… you name it, we’ll arrange it!