CONFETTI: 70S DISCO PARTY BAND

CONFETTI: 70S DISCO PARTY BAND

Confetti is a celebration of Disco Party music by professional, experienced & passionate musicians who love entertaining an audience. Confetti brings the glitz, glam and infectious grooves - the very essence of Party Disco to each & every performance.

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Confetti is a celebration of Disco by a professional 7-piece group of experienced and passionate musicians who share a love of entertaining an audience with such timeless, classic and joyful music. As if teleported through time from the 1970s, Confetti brings the very essence of partying Disco-style to each and every performance.

The glitz, the glam and infectious grooves of Disco icons have been religiously recreated right down to the smallest sequin and syncopated beat! Confetti have lovingly crafted a selection of over 100 songs from the golden era of Disco Parties allowing them to cater for any pub/club gig, corporate event or special celebration with the guarantee that everyone will think they are at Studio 54!

We are regular performers at clubs, private functions, corporate events etc. and know how to make your night entertaining, get people up dancing and most of all having fun. So why not throw on a frock, put up the glitter ball and have Confetti make your next event a success and a night to remember! 

With dates filling fast for the year, get in quick to secure us for your next function!

 

Repertoire

- Boogie Oogie Oogie: A Taste of Honey

- Dancing Queen: ABBA

- Voules Vouz: ABBA

- Knock On Wood: Amii Stewart

- Yes Sir, I Can Boogie: Baccara

- Stayin’ Alive: The Bee Gees

- You Should Be Dancing: The Bee Gees

- Jive Talkin’: The Bee Gees

- Black Is Black: Belle Epoque

- Love Really Hurts Without You: Billy Ocean

- Ma Baker: Boney M

- Young Hearts Run Free: Candi Staton

- Le Freak: Chic

- Good Times: Chic

- Upside Down: Diana Ross

- No More Tears (Enough is Enough): Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand

- Hot Stuff: Donna Summer

- Boogie Wonderland: Earth, Wind & Fire

- September: Earth, Wind & Fire

- Don’t Go Breaking My Heart: Elton John & Kiki Dee

- I Can’t Stand the Rain: Eruption

- One Way Ticket: Eruption

- S-s-single Bed: Fox

- Never Can Say Goodbye: Gloria Gaynor

- Heaven’s In the Back Seat of My Cadillac: Hot Chocolate

- You Sexy Thing: Hot Chocolate

- Everyone's A Winner: Hot Chocolate

- Rock The Boat: Hues Corporation

- Nutbush City Limits: Ike and Tina Turner

- Can You Feel It?: Jackson 5

- Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground): Jackson 5

- Love Is In The Air: John Paul Young

- Get Down Tonight: KC & The Sunshine Band

- Shake Shake Shake: KC & The Sunshine Band

- That’s the Way (I like it): KC & The Sunshine Band

- Boogie Shoes: KC & The Sunshine Band

- Ladies Night: Kool & The Gang

- Lady Marmalade: Labelle

- You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: Leo Sayer

- Rock With You: Michael Jackson

- Don't Stop Til You Get Enough: Michael Jackson

- Born To Be Alive: Patrick Hernandez

- Shake Your Groove Thing: Peaches and Herb

- The Car Wash: Rose Royce

- Superstition: Stevie Wonder

- We Are Family: Sister Sledge

- Disco Inferno: The Trammps

- YMCA: The Village People

- Love's Theme: Barry White

- Play The Funky Music White Boy: Wild Cherry

plus many more...

 

Meet the band:

Marnie - Lead Vocal
With her dynamic and powerful voice, big personality and thoroughly professional attitude, it was clear Marnie and Confetti were a match made in Disco heaven!
Marnie has been singing professionally for over 25 years in a career that has seen her performing extensively overseas and in Australia. She sang in Japan for many years, playing live and working as a session singer for Toshiba/EMI, laying down vocals on over 30 TV and radio commercials. In Australia she has fronted and toured nationally with a wide variety of shows, bands and duos. Phew! 
Marnie’s love of singing radiates like a glitter ball and together with her ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand, creates an atmosphere that will keep the dance floor full and Disco tragics entertained until the last dance!

Jim (aka “Confetti” Jim) - Lead Vocal
Covering everything from high end show bands and luxury cruise liners through to dramatic theatre performances (Miss Saigon/Kiss Of The Spider Woman), Jim brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to the band making him perfect as co lead vocalist of the Confetti disco machine.
“Confetti Jim” (as he is affectionately known in hardcore disco circles) also brings some slick dance moves to the Confetti table. Honed from years of entertainment experience, they look like they have come straight off the Studio 54 dance floor and would put Travolta to shame! 

Laura - Backing Vocal + Percussion
Thankfully for Confetti, we have been vocally blessed with our harmony specialist, Laura.  Laura has a rare talent in that she can pretty much harmonise with anything that utters a sound. She could even make the Sex Pistols sound like The Stylistics with a few, well chosen harmonies!
Great vocal production is vital to disco and Laura adds the icing to our formidable lead vocal team of Marnie and Jim. To pass the time between harmonies, Laura also adds the occasional bit of percussion to various songs where required. 
 
Wayne - Drummer
Wayne is a very accomplished, dedicated and meticulous drummer who has played with many of Sydney’s finest musicians.  His wide ranging experience has seen him playing and touring with originals bands, big bands, tribute shows, 70s and 80s cover bands through to soul, jazz and blues bands.  
A recent overseas trip saw him playing with some jazz friends in Chicago and meet Barry Gibb himself! Add in studio session experience and the ability to learn songs fast and it is easy to see that Wayne is the “go to guy” for percussion – which is exactly what Confetti went and did!  
Disco is all about rhythm and with Wayne providing a solid foundation down in the engine room in collaboration with Confetti bass player Dom, all the other magical layers that make up great Disco are able to seamlessly fall in to place on the rich, rhythmic tapestry provided. Top it off with a sparkling Pearl kit that almost dances by itself and the engine room is the place to be!

GJ - Guitarist
GJ really is the brains and founding inspiration behind the Confetti disco juggernaut. Having harboured a secret desire to release his inner glitter ball since a very young age, GJ could contain it no longer and Confetti was born.
GJ honed his skills on the circuit playing a wide variety of styles in originals and cover bands supporting the likes of The Whitlams, Grinspoon and The Radiators. He was also quite active in the vibrant Blue Mountains music scene with regular gigs, session recording work and airplay on local radio. 
Being a mathematics teacher by day, not only does GJ keep the rest of us in line, he has the uncanny ability to rhythmically divide a bar of music into the funkiest disco quadratic equation imaginable that would make Nile Rodgers and Pythagoras proud.
  
Paul - Keyboard
Our keyboard player Pod, is a multi instrumentalist who has the ability to play a variety of instruments ranging from a tuba to ukulele. Pod has always wanted to play Disco and one of his proudest achievements was having his ukulele band perform a rendition of the Disco classic “You Should Be Dancing” by The Bee Gees.
Pod has many years of rock/pop band and concert band experience under his belt performing with popular function band Live Band Karaoke and also previously performing on pipe organ at The Sydney Opera House. 
Pod has also built his own home rehearsal/recording studio complete with glitter ball.

Dom - Bass + Backing Vocals
Confetti bass player, Dom started his musical career in Westfield Plaza, Hornsby singing “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” at the age of 4. Enjoying the experience so much, he decided to stay on stage and sing the song again only to be promptly booted off so some other kid could sing “Baa Baa Black Sheep”.
Skipping forward a few years, Dom has been playing bass in various original and cover bands around Sydney performing in most major venues on the circuit and often being called upon to “fill in” at a moments notice. 
Dom also spent a number of years ‘behind the glass’ working in the recording studio with diverse acts such as The Screaming Jets, Def FX, Swoop, The Bushwackers and The Whitlams Still, as some would say, ‘Yeah, but it’s not Disco!’ and so, after learning about Confetti guitarist GJ’s life long dream to play Disco, he jumped at the chance to perform such amazing songs, bought a white and gold bling bass and climbed on board the Confetti train!


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