Gigs

A selection of Michael’s upcoming public performances:

  • Sunday 31 December – with Alex Mendham and his Orchestra, Vintage New Years Eve at Southbank Centre, London
  • Monday 8 January – Tuesday 9 January – with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra in Spain
  • Sunday 21 January – with the Vitality Five, Kansas Smitty’s, London
  • Friday 2 March – with Hot Fingers, the Cotswolds
  • Sunday 4 March – with the Vitality Five, Kansas Smitty’s, London
  • Wednesday 7 March – Thursday 8 March – with Sebastien Girardot, Caveau de la Huchette, Paris
  • Saturday 17 March – Sunday 18 March – with the Vitality Five, Holland
  • Saturday 28 April – concert at Cadogan Hall, London, with Richard Pite’s Jazz Repertory
  • Wednesday 2 May – with the Vitality Five, in Surrey
  • Friday 11 May – Sunday 13 May – with the Vitality Five and others, Keswick Jazz Festival
  • Thursday 24 May – with the Vitality Five, the Nightjar, London
  • Wednesday 13 June – with the Vitality Five, Spice of Life, Soho, London
  • Monday 18 June – with the Vitality Five, Epsom Jazz Club
  • Friday 22 June – Saturday 23 June – with the Vitality Five and Keith Nichols, Upton Jazz Festival
  • Sunday 15 July – with the Vitality Five and Keith Nichols, Swanage Jazz Festival
  • Friday 17 August – Sunday 19 August – with the Vitality Five at a possible UK Jazz Festival
  • Sunday 2 September – Jazz in New York concert with Richard Pite, Sonning
  • Wednesday 19 September – with Martin Litton, Spice of Life, Soho, London
  • Saturday 22 September – concert at Cadogan Hall with RIchard Pite’s Jazz Repertory
  • Friday 2 November – Sunday 4 November – Mike Durham’s Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party

Michael will be based in London from November 2017

 

Past highlights:

  • 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