Their rich, soulful sound is a perfect blend of superb harmonies and uncanny musical intuition. They are on the recommendation lists of most of Melbourne's leading reception venues

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Citrus Band is the unique vocal talents of Gary Hobley, Michelle Reid and Debbi Arpini, backed on Keyboard by Joe Carra'. Their rich, soulful sound is a perfect blend of superb harmonies and uncanny musical intuition.

    The performers have a vast and diverse background between them, having performed in most of Melbourne's popular bars, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels over many years. The last few years particularly have seen Citrus Band! achieve considerable success as they

    specialised in Weddings and Corporate Events. They are on the recommendation lists of most of Melbourne's leading reception venues, Including: Quat Quatta, Ripponlea, 9 Darling Street, The Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron, The Mandalay, Tudor Court, Word of Mouth, Butley Wooton, and leading Golf Clubs such as The Metropolitan Golf Club and Kingston Heath.

    As nominees in the 2001 Australian Bridal Industry Awards, Citrus Band!'s achievements in Wedding Entertainment have been recognised within the Bridal Industry, something they are particularly proud of, as the awards are voted exclusively by Newlyweds.

    On the Corporate and Event front they have entertained for numerous large organisations, including: Toyota, Dulux, Telstra, GEC, Phillips (2 consecutive yrs), CNI (2 cons. yrs), Cadbury-Schweppes (3 cons. yrs) and Komatzu Forklifts (4 cons. yrs) - or events such as Microsoft Office 2000 Melbourne Launch, and Blitz Magazine Annual Martial Arts awards.

    Gary, Michelle and Debbi are experienced session vocalists, and between them have worked with some of Australia's great talents, including Russell Morris, and members of CDB, Bachelor Girl & Taxiride. They have appeared on numerous recordings and jingles, as well as television and other significant performances (including Good Morning Australia and Carols by Candlelight).

    With digitally recorded professional sequences, accompanied by live Guitar and/or Keyboards, they achieve a full band sound, which is further enhanced by strong 3-part harmonies. They are generally available as a 3 or 4 piece band, however, they are flexible in their line-up and can extend right up to a 7 piece band for larger functions, with your choice of additional Guitarist, Keyboardist, Percussionist, Saxophone Player, or additional Vocalists. During the dinner sets, Citrus Band! can also perform a selection of acoustic music, to give the early evening a touch of ambiance. 

    If an MC is required, Michelle Reid (an award-winning public speaker, former president of "Toastmasters" and experienced MC) or Debbi Arpini (with several years MC experience) are available at a fraction of the cost of independent MC hire.

    No bands are immune from sudden illnesses or last minute tragedies. Although extremely rare, Citrus Band! have this covered ... should one of the members suddenly become unavailable (due to illness or any other unforseen circumstances), we use only the most talented, professional and experienced session singers who are well rehearsed with our material, ensuring that your function runs like clockwork under any circumstance.

    Citrus Band!'s professionalism, strict up-market dress code and dynamic performances will ensure your guests will enjoy a night of entertainment they'll never forget.


    • Absolutely Everybody - Vanessa Amorosi
    • Ain't Nobody - Jackie Graham
    • Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
    • Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
    • Call Me - Blondie
    • Can't Fight the Moonlight - LeeAnn Rimes
    • Can't get you out of my head - Kylie Minogue
    • Celebration - Kool & the Gang
    • Copacabana - Barry Manilow
    • Dancing Queen - Abba
    • Don't Leave me this way - Thelma Houston
    • Finally - CeCe Penniston
    • Get Down on it - Peter Andre
    • Give it up - KC & The Sunshine Band
    • Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
    • I Can't Get Enough of Your Love - Taylor Dane
    • I go to Rio - Peter Allen
    • I love the nightlife - Al;icia Bridges
    • I'm out of love - Anastasia
    • I say a little prayer for you - Diana King / Aretha
    • I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
    • If I can't have you - Kim Wilde
    • It's not unusual - Tom Jones
    • It's raining men - Geri Haliwell / The Weathergirls
    • Knock on Wood - Anita Stewart
    • Lady Marmalade - Labelle
    • LeFreak - Chic
    • Let's Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
    • Let's Groove - Earth Wind & Fire / CDB
    • Livin La VIda Loca - Ricky Martin
    • Love is in the air - John Paul Young
    • Lovefool - The Cardigans
    • Mamma Mia - Abba
    • Man! I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
    • Movin on up - M People
    • Nutbush - Tina Turner
    • Oh What a Night (December 63) - 4 Seasons
    • Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
    • Say you'll be there - Spice Girls
    • September - Earth Wind & Fire
    • Shake your booty - KC & The Sunshine Band
    • Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue
    • Staying alive - The Bee Gees
    • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    • Tequila
    • That's The Way I like it - KC & The Sunshine
    • We are family - Sister Sledge
    • Who the hell are you? - Madison Avenue
    • Young Hearts run free - Candy Staton
    • You sexy thing - Hot Choccolate



    • Blue Suede shoes - Elvis Presley
    • Hound dog - Elivs Presley
    • I feel good (I got you) - James Brown
    • I feel like making love - George Benson
    • I saw her standing there - The Beatles
    • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
    • Moondance - Van Morrison
    • Mustang Sally - The Commitments
    • My Girl - The Temptations
    • Natural Woman (you make me feel) - Aretha
    • New York New York - Frank Sinatra
    • Old time Rock'n'Roll - Bob Segar
    • Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    • Shake rattle & roll - Bill Haley
    • Shake your tailfeather - Ray Charles
    • Stand by me - Ben E King
    • Tutti Fruitty - Little Richard
    • Twist & shout - The Beatles
    • Under the boardwalk - Percy Sledge
    • When a man loves a woman - Percy Sledge  


    • Blue Moon
    • Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
    • Georgia On My mind - Ray Charles
    • My Guy - Mary Wells
    • Only you - The Platters
    • Sea of Love
    • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
    • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
    • When I fall in love - Nat King Cole
    • You send me - Sam Cooke


    • Even when i'm sleeping - Leonardo's Bride
    • Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers
    • You were meant for me - Jewel
    • I hope you had the time of your life


    • Ain't no sunshine - The Rockmelons
    • All I wanna do - Cheryl Crow
    • Cherish the day - Sade
    • Cruisin - Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis
    • Crush - Jennifer Page
    • Daydream Believer- The Monkees
    • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
    • Driftaway - Dobie Grey
    • Drops of Jupiter - Train
    • Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker / Kate Ceberano
    • I can see clearly now - Jimmy Cliff
    • It's too late - Carol King
    • Killing me softly - Roberta Flack
    • Kiss me - Sixpence none the richer
    • Loving you - Minnie Ripperton
    • Reminiscing - Little River Band
    • Sign you name - Terence Trent D'Arby
    • Smooth Operator - Sade
    • Wild World - Cat Stevens
    • You've got a friend - Carol King


    • A touch of paradise - John Farnham
    • Beautiful in my eyes - Joshua Kadison
    • Because you love me - Celine Dion
    • Drive - The Cars
    • Endless Love - Mariah & Luther Vandross
    • From a distance - Bette Midler
    • From this moment on - Shania Twain
    • Have I told you lately - Rod Stewart
    • Hello - Lionel Ritchie
    • I cant' help falling in love with you - Elvis
    • I knew I loved you - Savage Garden
    • I will always love you - Whitney Houston
    • I'll be there - Mariah Carey / Michael Jackson
    • If I could change the world - Eric Clapton
    • Imagine - John Lennon
    • Just the way you are - Billy Joel
    • Love is all around - Wet Wet Wet
    • Love on the rocks - Neil Diamond
    • My heart will go on - Celine Dion
    • Saving all my love for you - Whitney Houston
    • That's what friends are for - Dionne Warwick
    • The first time ever I saw your face - R.Flack
    • The lady in Red - Chris DeBurgh
    • The power of Love - Celine Dion
    • The way you make me feel - Ronan Keating
    • Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
    • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
    • Vision of Love - Mariah Carey
    • Waiting for a girl like you - Foreigner
    • We've only just begun - The Carpenters
    • When I need you - Leo Sayer
    • When I fall in love - Nat King cole
    • When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
    • You are the sunshine of my life - S.Wonder
    • You are so beautiful - Joe Cocker
    • You're still the one - Shania Twain
    • Your Song - Elton John  


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