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Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra

The Daryl McKenzie Band recently celebrated it’s 30 the anniversary as both a versatile function band and a band that can back world class artists. Over the years both the 8-piece and big band have been critically acclaimed for their superb musicianship and polished professionalism.

  • Entertainment:
    Big Band, Cover Bands, Jazz Bands, Live Music, Rock Bands, Swing Jazz
  • City:
    Melbourne
  • Size:
    5-20 performers

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  • Love for Sale
  • La Busqueda

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Song List Print Full Song List

Song List (vocals)Standards/Swing

  • Anything Goes
  • At Last
  • Cabaret
  • God Bless the Child
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • Moondance
  • New York New York
  • Orange Colored Sky
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Paper Moon
  • Summertime
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Unforgettable
  • When I fall in Love

Soul

  • 6345789
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Blame it on the Boogie
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • I Just Wanna Make Love To You
  • I Wish
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Livin for the City
  • Midnight Hour
  • Mustang Sally
  • Respect
  • River Deep Mountain High
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Soul Man
  • Take Me to the River
  • When a Man Loves A Woman

60’s, 70’s, 80’s Rock

  • April Sun in Cuba
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Dancing in the Street
  • Dancing Queen
  • Eagle Rock
  • Get Ready
  • Give a Little Bit
  • Honky Tonk Woman
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • I Will Survive
  • I’m A Believer
  • It’s a Long Way To The Top
  • Little Less Conversation, A
  • My Sharona
  • Old Time rock n Roll
  • Piece of My Heart
  • Sunshine of Your Love
  • Sweet Caroline
  • To Sir With Love
  • Twist and Shout
  • Walk Of Life
  • Walking On Sunshine

Pop/Dance

  • All Night Long
  • Beat it
  • Broken Hearted
  • Celebration
  • Change your Life
  • Crazy
  • Dedication to my Ex
  • Diamonds
  • Good Time
  • Happy
  • Hey Soul Sister
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • Kiss
  • Locked Out of Heaven
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • One Way or Another
  • Roar
  • Rolling in the Deep
  • Stay
  • Still Into You
  • The Edge of Glory
  • The Lazy Song
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • When I Was Your Man
  • You and I

 

Biography

About the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra (DMJO)

The Daryl McKenzie Band recently celebrated it’s 30 the anniversary as both a versatile function band and a band that can back world class artists. Over the years both the 8-piece and big band have been critically acclaimed for their superb musicianship and polished professionalism.
During the 90’s Daryl McKenzie took over the role of Musical Director of the Nine Network’s “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” which saw the Hey Hey Band perform with international artists such as Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Barry Manilow, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Roger Daltry and Randy Crawford; as well as Australian artists such as Tina Arena, Human Nature, Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, Rhonda Burchmore, Debra Byrne and Marcia Hines (to name a few!). A reunion series saw the Hey Hey band back in 2009. Other TV shows Daryl and the band are involved with include Australia’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, Carols by Candlelight, Logies, Good Friday Appeal and the AFI awards. The band toured internationally to the USA and Malaysia and also performed to large concert audiences in Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney, Gold Coast and Ayers Rock.
The Daryl McKenzie Band has been in demand for corporate functions and major events including the Adelaide and Melbourne Grand Prix (Billy Thorpe, Tommy Emmanuel, Jack Jones), the VAC Federation Australia Day concert, the reopening of the Adelaide Casino, the Myer Melbourne relaunch (Guy Sebastian), VAC New Years Eve and Morning Melodies, Lindsay Fox’s 75th birthday (50 piece orchestra), Carlton FC’s 150th night (Vicka & Linda, Daryl Braithwaite, Anthony Callea), Anthony Warlow & Faith Prince (Hamer Hall 34 piece orchestra) and was featured at the North Queensland Jazz Festival in Mackay and the Castlemaine State Festival. The big band has also featured on the soundtracks of several movies such as “Bran Nue Dae”, “Death Defying Acts”, “The Wogboy”, “Two Hands”, “Love and Other Catastrophes” and “Bootmen”.
As the 18 piece Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra, the DMJO have recorded four critically acclaimed CD’s, the most recent receiving an Australian Bell Award nomination and appears monthly at the Apartment Bar and Restaurant performing with singers including Darren Percival, Wilbur Wilde, Rhonda Burchmore, Nina Ferro, Nichaud Fitzgibbon and Grace Knight.
For occassions where a smaller band is more suitable, the Daryl McKenzie Band is available as a 14 piece band (still a big band sound), an 8 or 10 piece (a great function band with a horn section), and a 5 piece band (great for smaller weddings). All the bands feature top class singers.
Both the big and small bands perform a wide range of material to suit all tastes. Our extensive repertoire ranges from the classic songs of the big band era through the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s disco hits and right up to the latest in great current dance music. We can tailor our repertoire to suit a themed function and can provide anything from an instrumental jazz trio to a symphony orchestra.

Testimonials

It’s like singing while being pushed along by a freight train

Grace Knight

The best studio band on television throughout the 1990’s

Daryl Somers

One of the best big bands in the world

Matt Bailey

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