Swing the Boogie
Swing the Boogie is an 8-10-piece big band led by talented and experienced entertainer, Gilbert Ernest. Gilbert formed Swing The Boogie band to cater to his passion for performing quality Jazz, Swing, Funk and Boogie with quality musicians to cater to Weddings and Events in Melbourne, Australia wide and worldwide.
Performing a range of soulful Ballads and smooth Jazz standards throughout the early part of the evening and followed by a fantastic repertoire of dancing tunes which includes traditional Swing classics as well as many modern pop tunes performed in their own unique Swing style, plus Rock, Funk, Disco and Boogie tunes; this band is guaranteed to have your guests bopping, boogie-ing and swinging the night away on the dance floor!
Lead vocalist and band manager Gilbert Ernest was the founding member of ABIA Award-Winning bands Bisous and Citrus Band. A recording artiste in his native Mauritius with his eight-piece band “The Revivals”, Gilbert has a versatile voice which suits a range of styles from Rock & Roll through to Jazz, Swing, Reggae and soulful ballads. Gilbert has performed in Mauritius, Los Angeles, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Townsville, China, New Zealand, and Bali, as well as some high-profile Melbourne appearances including Crown Palladium with the 23 Piece Police Big Band. Gilbert is a man of many talents producing an artist than can best be described as supremely entertaining. During performances, his character and personality shine. He is dynamic, energetic and interactive and is renowned for his uncanny ability to entice his audience onto the dance floor, guaranteeing the success of any function!
Musical director Jarrah Whyte is a pianist, arranger, composer and teacher who has studied alongside many of Australia's most reputable musicians and has worked professionally as a musician for over ten years, performing around Australia and internationally, working in a range of ensembles, including jazz-funk band Dig We Must, blues band Dukesy and the Hazzards, soul-RnB band Connotations, and The Melbourne Massed Gospel Choir. Jarrah has played and recorded with many top Australian musicians, including Dan Sultan, Normie Rowe, Little Red, and members of The Cat Empire. He has toured with the Rize of the Morning Star showcase with artists including David Bridie and Natalie Pa’apa’a (Blue King Brown) in the South Pacific. Previously, he has managed and performed with leading reggae hip hop band Direct Influence for four years. Jarrah has also worked as Musical Director for theatre shows including Grease, The Wedding Singer, and Dusty.
Swing The Boogie is a unique entertainment choice to bring that WOW factor to any event!
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