Swing Central are Australia’s most sophisticated Jazz Band fronted by the enigmatic Brad Leaver who’s velvet smooth crooning has been melting hearts for well over 15 years.
As a quartet Swing Central is one of the most refined ensembles under the tasteful ear of Musical Director Ian ‘Shmultz’ Macrae they are the perfect addition to any function, wedding or event.
Swing Central has held long-term residencies and performed at Brisbane and Gold Coast venues such as Cloudland, Uber Night Club, Zuri, Viva Nightclub, The Press Club, Aurora’s, The Atrium Bar Jupiters Casino, and Room 81 the Sofitel Broadbeach. Corporate clients include Treasury Casino, The Jaguar Concours d’Élégance, Hyatt Sanctuary Cove, Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, St Andrews Heart Institute, Suncorp, Taborp Casinos, Tattersalls Club, The Brisbane Club, The University of Melbourne, UQ Law Society, Warner Bros Theme Parks and many more.
If you’re looking for a larger sound and want sophisticated, world-class entertainment at your next corporate event, then the Swing Central Big Band has the show for you.
The ever-impressive Brad Leaver fronts an eight-piece Big Band with a brass section that will blow you away. Or they can upsize the show to include up to six dancers for a sensational effect.
For a knockout floorshow, the Swing Central Big Band is guaranteed to impress.
With a completely original book of charts arranged exclusively for Swing Central by Leon Wensley and Ian Macrae, no other show on the market competes with this level of musicianship. The band sounds and looks a million dollars for a price that fits your pocket.
The heart of their Big Band is powered by the rhythm section that forms the quartet, Ian Macrae on piano, Paul Hudson on drums and Jack Thorncraft on double bass. What makes the difference is the addition of five of Australia’s finest brass and woodwind players. Shannon Marshall on Lead Trumpet, Andrew Johnson on Trumpet, Trevor Beyer on Trombone, Scott Griffiths on alto sax/flute and Leon Wensley on tenor sax/flute. These masterful musicians have been hand-picked to redefine your expectations of live swing music.