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Sydney Bands for local and International Cultural events, Functions and Festivals
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Viva the band have worked Internationally and extensively through Australia. The members have performed throughout Asia with over 400 concerts to American and Australian armed forces in Sth Vietnam, Thailand, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Guam. and Japan. The band is noted for their cultural work, representing Australia at the Tainan International Chihsi Arts Festival in Taiwan in 2004.
Viva the band currently perform at jazz festivals and major events including: Newcastle Jazz Festival, Morpeth Jazz Festival, Manly International Jazz Festival , Kiama Jazz Festival, Illawarra Jazz festival, Central Coast Jazz Leagues, Gold Coast Jazz Festival, Thredbo Jazz Festival, Sydney Olympic Park and Darling Harbour music events.
In addition to performing at these events the band work regularly for corporate and private clients. The founding members of Viva the band have developed a Duo of Accordion and guitar to cater for marketing events, parties and wedding ceremonies as an economical alternative to a string quartet. The Duo provide a unique French ambiance.
Viva the band perform a rich tapestry of music skillfully blending a mix of: jazz, swing, latin, gypsy jazz , salsa, French , Spanish Songs, cabaret and classic show tunes. The bands feature vocalist, Gerri Santos performs some Billie Holiday style songs. Her partner, Jose Santos harmonizes with Gerri on some French and Spanish songs, Gerri and Jose also provide percussion for the group. Other members include Peter Rappolt, leader (guitar), Marie Rappolt (bass and musette accordion) Morris David (jazz violin) and Griff Beale (vocal & drums). This line-up produces a hot club style of music, reminiscent of a French nightclub swing band The Hot Club Of France. The band mostly perform in a cabaret style delighting their many audiences as a very versatile and entertaining band.
Contact Peter Rappolt at Sydney Ph/Fax 9970 6006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Web www.musicians.net.au
02 9970 6006
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