Gigs

A selection of Michael’s upcoming public performances:

  • Friday 11 May – Sunday 13 May – with the Vitality Five and others, Keswick Jazz Festival
  • Monday 14 May – with the Vitality Five, Southbank, London
  • Wednesday 16 May – with Harry Sankey at Cafe Boheme, Soho, London
  • Thursday 24 May – with the Vitality Five, the Nightjar, London
  • Friday 1 June – with Jean-Marie Fagon at Arcola Bar, London
  • Saturday 2 June – with Laurence Corns at Juju’s, London
  • Sunday 3 June – with Keith Nichols, Chelmsford Jazz Club
  • 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
  • Monday 2 July – with Martin Litton, Epsom Jazz Club
  • Saturday 14 July – with Spats Langham’s Hot Fingers, Condicote UK
  • Sunday 15 July – with the Vitality Five and Keith Nichols, Swanage Jazz Festival
  • Saturday 28 July – with Enrico Tomasso at Juju’s, London
  • Friday 17 August – Sunday 19 August – with the Vitality Five at a possible UK Jazz Festival
  • Thursday 23 August – with the Vitality Five, the Nightjar, London
  • 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
  • Sunday 18 November – with Keith Nichols, Henley UK
  • Wednesday 11 December – with Keith Nichols, West Ewell
  • Sunday 16 December – with Michael McQuaid’s Swing Stars at Bishopsgate Swing, London

 

Past highlights:

  • 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