Cool Combo gives you the genuine Jazz experience from one of Melbourne's best working band. The group believes a good band can add atmosphere to an event without drawing the focus away from proceedings but can also provide entertainment when required. Corporate clients include BHP, L'Oreal, Ericsson, Ernst and Young, IBM, GE, Pfizer, Accenture and Telstra. In 2001 the group completed a six month contract at the Hotel Sofitel, Vietnam.
....."We strongly recommend the Cool Combo."
Hotel Sofitel Saigon
The genre is Jazz but more specifically the sound is a hot blend of swing/blues/bossa nova and funk. Inspiration and repertoire comes from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson, standards and show tunes of Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble’, smooth and subtle bossa nova of Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim and the soul, R+B and pop of George Benson, Ray Charles and Van Morrison.
The band takes up minimal space and is discreet with equipment, being fully aware of the visual importance of wedding and corporate function work. Dress is lounge suit unless otherwise indicated. Cool Combo is also able to perform in an 'acoustic-unplugged' setting (video footage available) which is ideal for pre-dinner drinks to create some atmosphere as guests arrive either outside or in a venue foyer. We can then move into the main dining room for the reception.
Cool Combo options
Trio 1 -(instrumental – guitar, double bass, drums/percussion) - Swinging, sophisticated and atmospheric background music
Trio 2– (with vocals - male vocals/trumpet/bass, guitar, drums/percussion) - Swinging, sophisticated and atmospheric background music but also able to provide upbeat music for dancing. Ideal for smaller functions or where space or budget are a consideration
Quartet 1– (instrumental trio 1 + saxophone). Swinging, sophisticated and atmospheric background music. Adding sax to the trio gives a fuller and more dynamic sound
Quartet 2– (trio 1 + male vocals/trumpet). A more diverse option. Able to play background music but also provide upbeat music for dancing. Our most popular complete function option
Quintet – (trio 1 + saxophone and male vocals/trumpet). For where budget allows. This is our most dynamic and versatile option for providing both background music and for dancing
*Some clients also request to include both a female and male vocalist for our performance, please contact to discuss timing details for this option.
Extensive video footage of the band is available
Previous client endorsements
ANZ function @ Champions, Federation Square
Dear Cool Combo,
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you all so much for a great performance on Tuesday night at the ANZ Institutional Awards Dinner at Champions..... We hope that you enjoyed performing as much as we enjoyed having you there. I hope to see Cool Combo at future ANZ events.
Australia& New Zealand Banking Group Ltd
Jemena xmas function @ Melbourne Museum 2010
I have received numerous emails today from our guests who raved about the venue, band and the food so a big thank you to you and the guys – brilliant job as I knew you would do. I have actually passed on your details to a few of the guests – I wish you all the best.
Enjoy the wine and have a nice Christmas and holiday season and I will be in contact with you for United Energy /Jemena functions for 2011
National Manager Stakeholder Relations – Jemena
Sofitel Hotel contract, Vietnam 2000
The Cool Combo complimented the venue perfectly. Providing a refreshing and entertaining atmosphere for our guests to enjoy. Due to the successful relationship the bands contract was extended to a six month, six nights per week period...Please contact me directly for a verbal reference if required.
Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
Accor Hotels Vietnam