Gigs

A selection of Michael’s upcoming public performances:

  • Friday 29 November – with Alex Mendham Orchestra, Royal Overseas Club
  • Saturday 30 November – McQuaid Trio at the Ned Hotel, London
  • Wednesday 4 December – with the Vitality Five, Amersham Jazz Club
  • Thursday 5 December – at Boisdale, Bishopsgate
  • Friday 6 December – at Arcola Bar, Dalson, with McQuaid-Oliver Chicagoans
  • Sunday 8 December – McQuaid Trio at Plaquemine Lock Restaurant
  • Thursday 12 December – at Boisdale, Bishopsgate
  • Friday 13 December – at the Old Vic Theatre, with the Lucky Dog Band
  • Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 December – with the Vitality Five in Holland (Sassenheim)
  • Wednesday 18 December – with Martin Wheatley, Opus One Social Dance, Marble Arch
  • Thursday 26 December – with Alex Mendham Orchestra, Burgh Island
  • Sunday 29 December – trio at the Four Thieves, Clapham Junction
  • Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 December – in Paris with Jake Sanders and Lucas Montagnier
  • Thursday 23 January – with the Dime Notes at the Oriole, London
  • Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 January – with Steve Coombe’s Shirt Tail Stompers, Durham Swing Dance
  • Tuesday 18 February – with Old Hat, Ewell West U3A Jazz Club
  • Monday 16 March – McQuaid’s Melodians at the Spice of Life Lunchtime Jazz
  • Tuesday 17 March – with Keith Nichols at Shalford Jazz Club
  • Thursday 6 April – with the Apex Club Project, Watford Pump House
  • Friday 17 – Sunday 26 April – with Alex Mendham Orchestra, Queen Mary Cruise to NYC
  • Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 May – Keswick Jazz Festival
  • Friday 14 – Sunday 16 August – Pershore Jazz Festival
  • Friday 30 October – Sunday 1 November – Mike Durham’s Classic Jazz Party, Whitley Bay

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