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Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys

" One doesn't realise the magical potential of jazz until they've heard the dynamic sound that is Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys"

'Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys' was nominated for Best Jazz Act in the 2010 West Australian Music Industry awards, and have been a hit at major festivals and events around Australia: The Narooma Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW), Wintersun (Qld), MLX (VIC), Alice Springs Cup Ball (NT), Fairbridge Folk Festival, Shinju Matsuri Pearl Festival, and Bridgetown Blues (all WA).

In 2008 they toured with legendary US Rhythm & Blues saxophonist Big Jay McNeely and played shows with legends Syl Johnson and Betty Harris and opened for artists such as UB40 and Nile Rogers. They performed throughout Europe in 2013, playing at the Blue Note (Osnabruck, Germany), Aachner Vieher (Cologne, Germany), Grand Blues Jam (Bergkamen, Germany), Vienna Blues Festival (Austria), Les Caveau de Augustins (Bayonne, France), Rockin Race Jamboree (Spain), Le Groot Verlof (Belgium), Benenwerk (Belgium), red ballroom (Berlin), blue note (Dresden), Bergmannstrassefest (Germany), Sultan Jazz Club (Singapore), maritime museum (Hong Kong), Hyatt (Hong Kong), united exhange square (Hong Kong) and the City concert hall (Hong Kong),

The band's repertoire is rooted in the Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music of the 40's and 50's, from artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Sammy Davis Junior, Harry Connick Junior, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry and The Blues Brothers.

Alongside Adam (Vocals, Trumpet) it features some of Western Australia's finest musicians, including: Mark Turner (Guitar) / Anthony Dodos (Trombone) / Matthew Hanson (Drums) / Ashley de Neef (Double Bass) / Matthew Schmalkucke (Keys)

"I've been told that jazz is an open-ended kind of music, designed for an open kind of mind. One doesn't realise the magical potential of jazz until they've heard the dynamic sound that is Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys" - West Australian

Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys play Festival Venue - Lions Park, On the Green and Piano Box Jazz bar, Old Broadwater Farm