Founded by John Montesante mid-1981, Grand WaZoo has been Australia’s premier soul music band  since – presenting the iconic 60s-70s Black Soul hits, rare gems and band originals to appreciative audiences, across generations, locally and internationally. These soul kings perform the timeless music from Otis Redding, James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Motown,​ Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Etta James, Sam & Dave, and numerous others of the era.

Featuring three of Australia's finest soul singers - Wylie J Miller, Joys Njambi and Samantha Morley​ - with ​the fabulous WaZoo Horns and ​Rockin'​ R​hythm, ​this spectacular band is a must-see! 

Boasting a repertoire of 300 superbly arranged tunes, the dynamic 13 piece Grand WaZoo: Kings of Soul  is, unquestionably, the finest, most authentic and entertaining Soul Music Orchestra in Australia. 

No band in the southern hemisphere makes Soul Music more enjoyable and engaging on ANY stage, anywhere!  And what better place to catch Australia's kings of soul than at their CBD home, Bird’s Basement.

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