Gigs

A selection of Michael’s upcoming public performances:

  • Monday 6 May – Underbelly Festival Swing Dance, Southbank, London, with the Vitality Five
  • Tuesday 7 May – Botany Bay Jazz Club UK, with Graham Hughes
  • 9-12 May – Keswick Jazz Festival UK, with the Vitality Five and Keith Nichols
  • Tuesday 14 May – Cable Cafe, London, with Harry Sankey
  • Sunday 19 May – Bishopsgate Swing, London, with Michael McQuaid’s Swing Stars
  • 30 May – 2 June – Breda Jazz Festival, Holland, with the Vitality Five
  • Wednesday 5 June – Sylvie’s Place, Warlingham, UK, with the Vitality Five
  • Thursday 20 June – Boisdale Bishopsgate, London, with Keith Nichols
  • Friday 21 June – The Nightjar, London, with the Vitality Five
  • Wednesday 26 June – Marble Arch Swing Dance, London, with Martin Wheatley
  • Friday 28 June – Upton Jazz Festival, with Keith Nichols
  • 16 – 18 August – Pershore Jazz Festival, with the Vitality Five and McQuaid’s Melodians
  • Wednesday 4 September – Spice of Life Lunchtime Concert, Soho London, with the Vitality Five
  • Friday 5 September – Nightjar, London, with Pete Horsfall
  • Monday 23 September – Epsom Jazz Club, with Keith Nichols
  • Sunday 13 October – Goodman & Miller Concert, Cadogan Hall London, with Richard Pite
  • Wednesday 16 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