AGAR DUO

AGAR DUO

Jazz influenced duo, the group is both tasteful and delicate, uniquely balanced and have undoubtable aptitude for delivering traditional music in a new and exiting way

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
The Agar Duo
 
Formed in 2008 after playing several sessions together, Chris Bevens and Daniel Mamrot have been features of the Melbourne Music and Corporate scene ever since. Covering a wide range of styles, including jazz, funk, pop, the duo aims to be both exciting and tasteful. Featuring tenor/soprano saxophone as well as electric/acoustic guitar and pedals, the group has built a reputation for sensitivity and creativity beyond convention.
 
Both musicians strive to break the traditional ‘straight up’ jazz duo stereotype, playing with electronic loops, sounds and modern textures. This gives the group a much broader dynamic to their music; their sound is full and warm. Both Daniel and Chris have worked tirelessly in the pursuit of a balanced ensemble playing and engaging repertoire.
 
Daniel and Chris play with the maturity and dexterity of performers of the highest calibre, spending large amounts of time on their craft. Stephen Magnusson, an Australian icon in his own right says, ‘the boys have a great relationship musically,’ a huge compliment for such a young and enthusiastic group.
 
The group has cast a wide range of observers and cliental including not only functions, gigs but combinative band ventures as well as auditions and recitals. This band is truly professional, adaptable and versatile, due largely to the musicianship of the two performers. Both young men are passionate and creative while being hard working. This group has a good sense of humour and adventure, making them the interesting band they have strived to be. 
 
What they’ve been doing
 
The group over the last 6 months has been recording original and pre loved material, as well as gigging across Melbourne. As a part of the Melbourne Jazz Co-op, the duo has been playing such venues as Pause Bar in Balaclava and 303, High Street Northcote, along with several functions and weddings. While working on new material, the band has ‘freshened up’ yet again, adding to their already extensive repertoire. Be sure to contact the boys to see them live before your next function - check them out on myspace - mysapce.com/agarduomusic
 
Performance Highlights
 
  • Featured as a part of Melbourne’s Jazz Collective 2009//10
  • Headlines at 303 + Pause Bar – both featuring contemporary artists from across Victoria
  • Featured in Monash University’s composers competition 2010
  • Apart of Shadow Fax Winery’s summer music line up 2009/10
  • Working as additions to other ensembles including The Odd Socks, BG5, Tropea Project   
  • Working as a session band for recitals, functions, University auditions
Along with several weddings and smaller cocktail functions - small corporate engagements and dinner party's
 
Song List: 
  • Air Bag – Radio Head
  • Affirmation – George Benson  
  • Afro Blue
  • Afternoon In Paris
  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • All Blues
  • ll Of Me
  • All The Things You Are
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Angel Eyes
  • Anthropology
  • Autumn In New York
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beatrice
  • Beautiful Love
  • Bernie's Tune
  • Billies Bounce
  • Birk's Works
  • Black Narcissus
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Bossa
  • Blue In Green
  • Blues For Alice
  • Body And Soul
  • Bouncin' With Bud
  • Bright Size Life
  • Bullet Proof – Radio Head
  • But Beautiful
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cantaloupe Island
  • Caravan
  • Central Park West
  • Chameleon
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Chega De Saudade
  • Chelsea Bridge
  • Corcovado
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • Dindi
  • Desafinado
  • Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • Donna Lee
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Doxy
  • Epistrophy
  • Everything Happens To Me
  • Fall With Me
  • Fine Romance
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Footprints
  • Four
  • Freddie The Freeloader
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • God Bless The Child
  • Goodbye Porkpie Hat
  • Green Dolphin Street
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • Here's That Rainy Day
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • How High The Moon
  • I Could Write A Book
  • I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • Joy Spring
  • Just Friends
  • Lady Bird
  • Love For Sale
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Mean To Me
  • Memories Of You
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Nearness Of You
  • Old Devil Moon
  • Oleo
  • Ornithology
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Peace
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Perdido
  • Polka Dots And Moonbeams
  • Round Midnight
  • Hyper Ballad - Bjork
  • Human Behaviour – Bjork
  • Saint Thomas
  • Satin Doll
  • Scrapple From The Apple
  • Seven Steps To Heaven
  • Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Skylark
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • So What
  • Solar
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Song For My Father
  • Star Eyes
  • Stardust
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Stompin' At The Savoy
  • Straight No Chaser
  • Summertime
  • Take The "A" Train
  • Tea For Two
  • That's All
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • This Masquerade
  • Thrill Is Gone
  • Topsy
  • Triste
  • Tune Up
  • Turn Out The Stars
  • Walkin
  • Waltz For Debby
  • Watermelon Man
  • Wave
  • What's New
  • Wise One
  • Woody'n You
  • Work Song
  • Yesterdays
  • You Do Something To Me
  • You Don't Know What Love Is
  • You Go To My Head
  • You Must Believe In Spring
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • You're Everything
 

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