Hooked on Swing | BREC

Hooked on Swing

Run Time 2 hrs 20 min (inc. interval)
Ticket Prices Adult $89.90 + BF | Concession / Student $85.90 + BF | Group 8+ $79.90 + BF each
Presented by Mario Maiolo Promotions Pty Ltd


07 November 2024
7:30 pm

“Frisk your whiskers Hep Cats and Lindy Hoppers – it’s time to Swing again!”

Hooked On Swing honours the Jazz and Swing eras of the 30’s and 40’s with the enchanting The Three Little Sisters, dazzling Natalie Gauci, charismatic crooner Chris Lloyds and the blistering Boogie Woogie Big Band.

The Boogie Woogie Big Band plays to authentic arrangements while The Three Little Sisters trio – Shelley Pantic, Tania Savelli and Melanie Smith, share the spotlight with captivating chanteuse Natalie Gauci (2007 Australian Idol winner) and charming Chris Lloyds, to perform iconic melodies from the catalogues of Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Nat “King” Cole, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and others.

HOOKED ON SWING is overflowing with nostalgia, vintage charm, beguiling personalities and stunning harmonies from entertainers who are passionate about the legacy of the Big Band era.

It Don’t Mean A Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing and seasoned actor/recording artist Chris Lloyds is your Master of Ceremonies. You may remember him from television appearances including Neighbours as Natalie Imbruglia’s fiancé! His mesmerising stage presence and performance of traditional Swing classics are reminiscent of early Ol’ Blue Eyes, Bing Crosby, Bobby Darin and other icons who left their mark on the American Songbook.

Multi-instrumentalist Natalie Gauci was playing trumpet in the College of Arts Big Band when she was asked to pick up the microphone and sing! This versatility has since brought accolades for her unique acting in musical theatre and film (Brilliant Lies and Big Mama’s Boy), and chart success, which includes Platinum status – Winner’s Journey album and Gold for the single Here I Am. The song Back To Life gained international success in UK, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. Natalie has just celebrated the release of her fifth album, Brand New Day, with the first single Fame debuting at #1 on Play MPE charts.

She has collaborated and performed with Lionel Ritchie, Steve Kilbey and Kate Ceberano to name a few, and helps others find their own voice and full potential through her vocal coaching ministry.

The Three Little Sisters are best known for their 5-star award winning show, An Andrews Sisters Tribute, and appearance on Season One of Channel 7’s All Together Now where Rhonda Burchmore and Ronan Keating commented on their “good old-fashioned entertainment”.

This golden voiced trio is recognised as “the sweetest songstresses” for their close, perfect harmonies and have brought the houses down with standing ovations at countless events.

HOOKED ON SWING recreates the significant years where music boosted morale, defined hope, spirit and promise, and a time when everyone was listening and dancing to the same tunes – Sentimental Journey, In The Mood, Minnie The Moocher, Sing, Sing, Sing, We’ll Meet Again, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Rum & Coca Cola, A Tisket A Tasket, Take The “A” Train and so much more.

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