Following a whole swag of older brothers into learning music, Henry picked up a bugle at 8 and progressed quickly to trumpet at 9. A couple of key teachers encouraged his fascination with the Swing era greats and our lad was soon belting out Harry James with gusto.
Whether it’s the 7, 10 or premium 17 piece line up, the excitement’s always quick to get pumpin’ and the dance floor jumpin’! Needless to say though, the band’s ‘dinner music’ brackets (when requested), are light, sweet & smooth, allowing guests to easily converse as they mingle. And whether the band’s cruisin’ or pumpin’, B# always hosts the ‘cat’s pajamas’ of vocal talent, including renowned chanteuses: Julie O’Hara, Fiona Thorn, Emma Franz and Hetty Kate, plus smooth crooners: Frank Benedetto, Rod Gilbert and David Dean (aka Dean’s Martini), and ‘floor filling’ super groovers: Eugene Hamilton & Rod Davies.
By the way, David Campbell, Ross Wilson, Tom Burlinson, Bob Downe, Tim Campbell, Monica Trapaga, Mark Holden, Jane Clifton, Joe Camilleri, as well as international stars Wayne Bergeron, Wycliffe Gordon & Lorna Luft have also featured as guest vocalists with B#. And speaking of honoured guests, Australian jazz virtuoso, James Morrison has performed with the band on several occasions.