An established 5 piece Blues, Soul & Jazz Band.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Established in 2004, the Hoochie Coochies are a five piece band (expandable to seven with additional horns) of musicians from diverse musical backgrounds who share a deep regard for blues, jazz and soul in its many forms and who strive to entertain their audience with the many varieties of American roots music without taking themselves too seriously
 Performance History  
  • played the "Motor on for Neurone" Blues Festival at Warratina  (Purple Haze Cafe)
  • attained a regular fortnightly Friday evening gig in Melbourne Central CBD (FOOD INC)
  • completed a Friday night stint in Russell St Melbourne CBD (Willie’s Bar)
  • achieved a regular monthly gig in Warburton (The Polish Jester)
  • hosted two Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Jam nights
  • completed several Friday night performances at Sauvignon Cellars in Kew.
  • Played several Sunday afternoon sessions at the Fox Hotel, Collingwood
  • played a variety of private functions and events
  • Played at Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival in 2015
  • Played at Aireys Inlet Open Mike Festival in March 2017
Examples of  Repertoire/Set List


  • Gangster of Love
  • Route 66
  • Golden Miles
  • Hoochie Coochie man
  • Losing hand
  • You don't love me
  • Key to the Highway
  • Dues Paid in Full
  • You left me in the dark 
  • Dont Go no Further
  •  Mustang Sally
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  •  They call it Stormy Monday
  •  Sweet home Chicago
  •  Come on over to my place
  •  Hound Dog
  •  Who’s been talking
  •  Dark End of the Street
  •  Walking the Dog
  •  She caught the Katy
  •  Love Life & Money
  •  Help me
  •  Midnight Hour
  •  I just want to make love to you
  • I Keep Forgetting
  •  Straighten Up and Fly Right
  •  St James Infirmary
  •  Work Song
  • Whisky Drinking Woman
  • Is You Is or Is You Aint my Baby
  • Strut
  • I got a Rich Man's Woman
  • Kokomo
  • Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
  • Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
  • Golden Miles
 Original Songs
  • Black Widow
  • What I Did Last Night
  • Big Carbon Footprint
  • Hoochie 4 Your Coochie
  • Warrandyte
  • Driver
  • Movin' on up Sydney Road
  • The Groan
  • Aint No Blues in Biloxi Mississippi
  • Blood of Iron
The Hoochie Coochies are
  • Paul Bird: Tenor Saxaphone, Clarinet, Flute, Harmonica Vocals
  • Andrew McNiven: Bass, Upright Bass, Vocals
  • Bob MacQueen: Drums, Vocals
  • Frank Bird: Keyboard 
  • Johnny "Smacka" Nolan: Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
We can by arrangement incorporate additional horns -Trumpet/Trombone into the line-up.

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