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Cup Week Soul Sensation

Continuing the band's highly lauded shows at its city home Bird's Basement, band-leader John Montesante, brings his legendary soul kings, Grand WaZoo, back for another knockout show of iconic Soul & Motown favourites on Derby Day.

Featuring one of Australia's coolest soul men (TBC) the stunning Soul Divas, Samantha Morley & Joys Njambi, this is as good as it gets! Add the iconic 6-piece WaZoo Horns and 4 Rockin' Rhythm Players, and what a perfect way to dance and romance.

Since 1981, Grand WaZoo has been Australia's premier 13-piece soul music outfit presenting the iconic 60s-70s Black Soul hits, rare gems and band originals to appreciative audiences, across generations with timeless music of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Etta James, Sam & Dave & numerous others of the era.

This is the ideal show for those who want to enjoy a party vibe with friends, listening to the great tunes that were the soundtrack to a generation. If you want to impress visitors in town for the Melbourne Cup, this glamorous evening will fit the bill.

So pack your dancing shoes, phone your friends, reserve your tickets and savour the vibrant, time-honoured sounds of Grand WaZoo, still the most entertaining and authentic Soul exponents in the southern hemisphere.

Book your tickets online and come along for another fantastic evening.


  • John Montesante - trumpet
  • Mat Jodrell - lead trumpet
  • Andrew Serpell - Trombone
  • Jim Glasson - Alto Saxophone
  • Russell Praetz - Tenor Saxophone
  • Stuart Byrne - Baritone Saxophone
  • Peter Ford - Piano
  • Shane Goonan - Guitar
  • Barney Loveland - Electric Bass
  • Michael Rochford - Drums
  • Joys Njambi - Vocals
  • Samantha Morley - Vocals
  • Soul Man (details to come)

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Early Show: 7:45 pm

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