Gigs

A selection of Michael’s upcoming public performances:

  • Sunday 25 June – with Jo Stevenson’s Rockets, Emerald Hotel, South Melbourne
  • Friday 30 June – with Ian Smith, Eltham Bowling Club, Melbourne
  • Sunday 9 July – with Sandra Talty’s Quartet, Barwon Heads
  • Sunday 9 July – with Jo Stevenson’s Rockets, Emerald Hotel, South Melbourne
  • Thursday 13 July – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Friday 14 July – with John Scurry’s Reverse Swing, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne
  • Saturday 15 July – with John Scurry’s Reverse Swing, Lido Cinema Jazz Club, Melbourne
  • Sunday 16 July – with Jo Stevenson’s Rockets, Emerald Hotel, South Melbourne
  • Friday 4 August – with McQuaid’s Savoy Four, Canberrang Swing Dance, Canberra
  • Saturday 5 August – with Eugene Ball, Uptown Jazz Cafe, Melbourne
  • Thursday 10 August – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Saturday 19 August – bandleader for Australian Jitterbug Championships, Melbourne
  • Friday 1 September – Sunday 3 September – Noosa Jazz Party, Queensland
  • Thursday 14 September – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Saturday 23 September – with John Scurry’s Reverse Swing, Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne
  • Monday 2 October – with Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers, Morning Melodies at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, also featuring ‘Echoes of Harlem’
  • Thursday 12 October – bandleader for ‘Jump Session’, 1929 Studios, Northcote, Melbourne
  • Saturday 14 October – featured guest, Artie Shaw concert, Brisbane Jazz Club
  • Friday 27 October – Sunday 29 October – Whitley Bay Jazz Party, UK

Michael will be based in London from November 2017

 

Past highlights:

  • 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