Gigs

A selection of Michael’s upcoming public performances:

  • Sunday 21 July – The Ship Tavern, Holborn, with Dave Chandler’s band
  • Tuesday 23 July – Botany Bay Jazz Club, with Pete Rudeforth’s band
  • Thursday 25 July – Boisdale Bishopsgate, with Keith Nichols
  • Wednesday 31 July – Cafe Boheme, Soho, with Harry Sankey
  • Thursday 1 August – Boisdale Bishopsgate
  • Saturday 3 August – Dudley Town Hall, with Alex Mendham
  • Sunday 4 August – The Ship Tavern, Holborn, with Dave Chandler’s band
  • Friday 9 August – Senigallia, Italy, with Alex Mendham
  • Monday 12 August – Cricketers’ Arms, with Chris Lowe Quartet
  • Wednesday 14 August – Cakewalk Cafe, the Jago, Dalston, with Nick Ball’s Blue Blowers
  • Thursday 15 August – Boisdale Bishopsgate
  • 16 – 18 August – Pershore Jazz Festival, with the Vitality Five and McQuaid’s Melodians and Keith Nichols
  • Friday 6 September – The Nightjar, London, with Pete Horsfall
  • Saturday 7 September – Sunday 8 September – Highclere Castle, with Alex Mendham Orchestra
  • Wednesday 18 September – Concorde Club, with Keith Nichols
  • Friday 20 September – Ongar jazz club, with Enrico Tomasso
  • Saturday 21 September – Paris, with Alex Mendham Orchestra
  • Monday 23 September – Epsom Jazz Club, with Keith Nichols
  • Saturday 5 October – Bishopsgate Swing Dance, with Pete Horsfall
  • Sunday 13 October – Goodman & Miller Concert, Cadogan Hall London, with Richard Pite
  • Monday 7 October – Spice of Life Lunchtime Concert, Soho London, with the King Oliver Project
  • Sunday 20 October – Bishopsgate Swing, London, with Michael McQuaid’s Swing Stars
  • 31 October – 3 November – Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party, UK

Past highlights:

  • 2019 – February Vitality Five France tour, including appearances at ‘Caveau De La Huchette’ and ‘Sancy Snow Jazz’
  • 2018 – March shows in Holland with the Vitality Five for ‘Classic Jazz Concert Club’
  • 2018 – February shows in Paris at the famous ‘Caveau De La Huchette’
  • 2017 – relocated indefinitely to London, UK (from Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2017 – April ‘tour of London’ with the Vitality Five, UK
  • 2016 – September ‘tour of London’ with the Vitality Five, UK
  • 2016 – July guest appearances with the Fat Babies Jazz Band, Chicago, United States
  • 2016 – Leader of the monthly house band for ‘Rugcutters’ Swing Dance Nights, for 1929 Studios
  • 2015 – Led the Red Hot Rhythmakers at Hamer Hall, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, in collaboration with the dance troupe ‘Echoes of Harlem’.
  • 2015 – Toured UK and America with US/Australian collaboration the ‘Hot Jazz Alliance’, including performing at Club Dizzy’s (Jazz at Lincoln Centre, New York City), with Vince Giordano (Iguana Restaurant, New York City), with the Fat Babies (Honky Tonk BBQ, Chicago) and at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival (Davenport, Iowa).
  • 2015 – Featured bandleader and sideman at the Mike Durham Classic Jazz Party, Whitley Bay UK
  • 2015 – Featured soloist in Germany and the UK with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
  • 2015 – Performed in Holland with Michael McQuaid’s Late Hour Boys
  • 2015 – Featured soloist at Cadogan Hall, London, with Richard Pite’s Jazz Repertory Company, UK
  • 2015 – Featured guest musician at Elba Swing Festival, Italy
  • 2015 – Featured guest, Keswick Jazz Festival, UK
  • 2015 – Featured guest with Steve Coombe’s Shirt Tail Stompers, London Lindy Exchange
  • 2015 – Lived and performed in London between February and November
  • 2014 – Toured Australia with US/Australian collaboration the ‘Hot Jazz Alliance’
  • 2012 – Featured guest and recording artist at Whitley Bay International Jazz Party
  • 2011 – Toured Australia with US/Australian collaboration the ‘Hot Jazz Alliance’
  • 2010 – Toured Europe with ‘Michael McQuaid’s Late Hour Boys’, including Jazz Ascona in Switzerland
  • 2009 – Toured Australia with UK artists ‘Spats’ Langham, Martin Litton and Malcolm Sked
  • 2009 – Featured guest, Whitley Bay Jazz Festival, UK
  • 2009 – Featured guest at ‘Bob Barnard’s Jazz Party’, along with Dan Barrett, Bob Barnard and others
  • 2008 – Toured Europe with ‘Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers’
  • 2005 – Toured Australia with UK artists ‘Spats’ Langham, Martin Litton and Malcolm Sked
  • 2000-2005 – Appeared throughout Australia with artists including Jim Cullum, the Swedish Jazz Kings, Bob Barnard, Len Barnard, Geoff Bull, Graeme Bell, Ade Monsbourgh, Tom Pletcher, Evan Christopher and others