The Pearly Shells
The Pearly Shells have emerged from Melbourne’s musical soup with a modern twist on a classic sound. This Ten Piece Little Big Band (comprising of 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano, double bass, guitar and drums) has a style and look reminiscent of the Golden Age of Ellington, Basie and Goodman from the wall of horns sound right down to the Hollywood style, luminescent clam-shell stands. Playing their own arrangements of the Big Band classics and Pearly Shell originals, the band is famous with dancers for its ability to leave the written music behind when things are really swinging!
The Pearly Shells at BMW edge Melbourne
The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra recorded for a jazz doco at BMW edge
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Over more than 15 years, The Pearly Shells have gained a reputation as Melbourne’s premier Swing/Jazz/RnB band with a classic style and look reminiscent of the Golden Age of Basie, Goodman, Ellington, Louie Jordan and Brother Ray Charles.
Famous for their Swingin’ back beat sound and Hollywood style, luminescent clam-shell stands, The Pearly’s have been serving up Hot Jump blues and Swinging Jazz in bars, clubs, festivals and dance halls around the country.
With their enormous repertoire and respect for musical genres , The Pearly Shells pride themselves on playing their material with the passion it deserves.
Depending on the occasion the Pearly Shells vary the size of the band from the flagship 10 piece Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra (suitable for corporate dinners, balls and festivals ) down to the Pearlys Hot 4 party band and all points in between.
Hi Bella –We were absolutely thrilled with the Pearly Shells. I would love for you to please extend our thanks to them for their efforts and energy on the night.A complete delight to deal with and all of our guests enjoyed their performance. I was very happy to see that the Pearly Shells got everyone up and dancing and enjoying themselves.Could not have picked a more fitting group for the venue and guests.Thank you very much for all of you help and assistance.Best regards, Erin Harwood