As well as appearing as a featured artist with bands such as London 1920s hot jazz inferno the Vitality Five, Michael also leads two distinct bands of his own:

Michael McQuaid’s Swing Band

The finest 1930s small-group swing for dancing feet and listening ears! Contact Michael for more information on this newly-formed aggregation.


Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers

The Red Hot Rhythmakers, established in 2004 and currently on hiatus, were Australia’s premier hot jazz big band. After two acclaimed albums, international touring and regular showcase performances back home in Australia, the band is exciting for dancers and listeners. Their authentic big band sound stems from their huge repertoire of transcriptions, arrangements and compositions, mostly by their leader.