About Orlando Combo
The genre is Jazz but more specifically the sound is a special blend of Swing/Rhythm & Blues/Bossa Nova/Soul/Motown and Rock & Roll. Inspiration and repertoire comes from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, ‘Great American Songbook’ standards and show tunes of Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, smooth bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the old school Rhythm & Blues and retro Rock & Roll party starters of the 1950′s and 60′s by Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Elvis and Chuck Berry and the dance floor soul and pop classics of Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and The Beatles (along with our own very hip take on a selection of current day hits like ‘Happy’, ‘Moves Like Jagger’, ‘Uptown Funk’, ‘Valerie’ etc).
Public venues and performances in Melbourne have included the Australian Open and AAMI Classic tennis tournaments, AFL Grand Final, The Night Cat, The Paris Cat, The Botanical and Dizzy’s Jazz Club. Corporate clients include BHP, Loreal, Ericsson, Ernst and Young, IBM, GE, Pfizer, Accenture and Telstra. Private function venues include the Melbourne Club, Crown Casino, Government and Parliament House, The Arts Centre, NGV and Grand/Park Hyatt’s. In 2001 the group completed a six month contract at the Hotel Sofitel, Vietnam. Wedding performances are also a specialty.