Happy December! What a month November was!

Wow, what a month it’s been at Doo-Bop! We played host to over 70 Acts in November, and here are some of our highlights of the month. At the start of the month, we had a most welcome surprise. None other than Thirsty Merc turned up to blow off some steam at a late-night jam session at Doo-Bop, following their performance at The Zoo. It just goes to show that anything can happen at Doo-Bop’s Late-Night Jam Sessions, which are on…

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A Race Day to Remember!

Doo-Bop’s very first Melbourne Cup screening was most certainly an event to be celebrated on the Doo-Bop calendar. Almost 15 hours of live music was enjoyed by the Doo-Bop patrons over the course of the race day, both upstairs in the Doo-Bop Piano Bar and downstairs in the Jazz Bar. In addition, the event saw the much-anticipated release of our brand new flat-screen TVs on both levels. These impressively high-quality TVs allowed patrons to eagerly observe both the lead-up to…

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Happy November! Doo-Bop’s Monthly Round-Up

Oktoberfest  at Doo-Bop featured over 75 amazing acts. Starting out in October, we played host to one of the most promising jazz ensembles in Australia. Performing under the moniker “The Mount Gambier Allstars” (paying homage to their hometown), these talented young men form part of the James Morrison Academy Honours Ensemble. Their 4 October show was a hit, with patrons saying it was the “best live music we’ve seen in years”. We can’t wait to hear their debut album, and…

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In the Spotlight: Mount Gambier Allstars

What is your name? Mount Gambier All-Stars  (aka James Morrison Academy Honours Ensemble) What instrument/s do you play and/or sing? Alto, Tenor, Trombone, Bass, Guitar and Drums What was your first public performance? We’ve been playing together for years, but our first performance as this band was at Morrison’s Jazz Club in Mount Gambier earlier this year. How would you describe the type of musical feel and sound that you have? Our band, the Mount Gambier All-stars, are all about…

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Doo-Bop’s first of the workshop series: Nic Jeffries Vocals

Doo-Bop’s jazz vocal workshop with Nic Jeffries last Saturday was a collaborative and exciting opportunity for everyone involved. Participants utilised Doo-Bop’s basement Jazz Bar with its full backline for an authentic performance workshop experience. Nic covered a range of topics, including the Vocalist as a ‘Bandleader’, how to interact with instrumentalists effectively, and how arrangement and stylistic choice for a song is essential. Vocalist and participant Naomi Doessel appreciated the opportunity for all participants to perform on stage with accomplished…

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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, A Great Day Out

Doo-Bop was lucky enough to be recently featured on Channel 7’s “The Great Day Out”. Nova 106.9 host Miriam Young showed viewers what her “great day out” would look like, which included capping off her day with cocktails and music at Doo-Bop. We were delighted to host the Great Day Out team, Miriam and her partner Jack! Check out the footage on our website (start watching at 2:19 to see us):

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In the Spotlight: Joe Chindamo

What instrument/s do you play and/or sing? Piano Used to play Accordion. How old were you when you first started performing? 6 What was your first public performance? Music competition at 8 – which I won. How would you describe the type of musical feel and sound that you have? That’s not really for me to say. Although, my goal is to make people feel something – hopefully something good!-  from listening to my music. Have you recorded any albums? Yes…

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Thank you – First 60 Days

Thank you for making the first 60 days of Doo-Bop Jazz Bar a huge success! So far Doo-Bop has hosted 150+ Live music performances, 50+ late night jam sessions – and there is no intention to slow down. Thank you to all the amazing Brisbane artists who consistently support the scene, and thank you to our growing family of jazz enthusiasts who keep coming back. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Thank you for making the first 60 days of…

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In the Spotlight: Ingrid James

In the Spotlight: Ingrid James It is impressive to be told you have note perfect delivery and a sweet-but-hip style in Australia’s jazz scene, how old were you when you first started singing professionally? I started singing professionally for Channel 9 every week from when I was 19 years’ old. I was doing backing vocals for a children’s program. You’re the band leader for the Ingrid James Trio and Quartet. How did you meet your band members? John Reeves (pianist),…

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