Location: Canberra And Region, Incl Nsw South Coast, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Country: Australia

Travel Information:

No long travel unless urgently needed. Canberra and ACT regional within 2 hours.

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The financial crisis continues to ease and it seems the world is still turning, at least outside Washington DC; time to eat, drink and be merry again (still?). This activity must be done to music, as you would know, so consider the delights of Equinox, an experienced mainstream but innovative jazz quartet available for all events.

Solo piano is available for the low budget; however the standard fit is the tried and true, classic piano trio, to which we can add reeds players or singer to taste according to the needs of the event. We offer standards from the early 1900s on to more recent tunes that have become classics in the jazz genre – treated with our own style or interpretation but always tight and tuneful - classic chord changes, recognised riffs and beyond, some would say into uncharted waters.

Equinox is already well known at several Canberra and surrounding establishments like Wallaroo Winery, Poachers' Pantry and Adore Tea, and other regional wineries in the 'high-and-dry' category. The sommeliers probably have a less derogatory term for this region, but Equinox definitely adds a new flavour and decidedly aromatic after taste - all great fun along the way. We are expert in pitching the style and mood according to occasion or the stage of an event, and are available at relatively short notice for corporate and private occasions.

From Porter to Shorter, styles from Miles, bossa to blues, even (horrors!) funky flippancies. Well,  'Cole to Wayne', 'Duke to Antonio Carlos' don't have quite the ring do they?  Anyway, you get the idea; skip straight to the sample repertoire list below, though goodness knows by the time you read this we will have come up with many new titles for tasteful value-adding by your new friends at Equinox.

The rhythm section is the core trio but nonetheless quite cooperative, humble and supportive for the most part, consists of Christophe on bass, Michael on drums, and on keyboard Brendan O'Loghlin AO who also brings you vocals if we can't find anyone better looking. Equinox is led by one of us - we are still arguing that but we seem to start on time all the time like the Swiss railways, just as smooth but cheaper.

Christophe, visiting with family from his native France, is also a guitarist in disguise, so we can't get away with much. He transferred to the cooler realms of bass playing some years ago – and to substantial effect. Michael is also an experienced musician, having been with many different groups over the years and laying down interesting and even non-deafening grooves. 

Brendan, who says he's the real leader, plays and sings with several groups, including classical a cappella, gospel, latin and pop. He takes up flutes, bass or guitar for other groups – see Los Amigos del Tango on Entertain Oz under 'bands>latin'.

Experienced musicians with very different backgrounds combine to produce a unique and delectable sound. We look forward to working with new clients in the Canberra region.

Abbreviated Repertoire

  • All of Me
  • Alone together
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beautiful love
  • Bill Bailey
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Bossa
  • Blue Monk
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Corcovado
  • Equinox
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Freddie the Freeloader
  • Frim Fram Sauce
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • I Let a Song go out of my Heart
  • I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • Little Boat
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Mean to Me
  • Mood Indigo
  • Peace
  • The Preacher
  • Satin Doll
  • Skylark
  • St Louis Blues,
  • St Thomas
  • Summertime
  • Take it with me
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  • You can never hold back spring
  • You Don’t Know What Love is
  • You Made Me love You, 
  • Watermelon Man,
  • Wave ... and more.

Note: All these documents will be only accessible upon booking confirmation.

1. ATO Statement by supplier

Early advice of any special tune requests.

Also any special dress code.

Parking and light refreshments as appropriate to the event and duration.

Summary Time Price

3 x 45 minutes sets with breaks. Band composition according to client needs and type of event. We provide our own amplifiers and instruments

3 hrs Start From $690.00 Send Enquiry

2 x 45 minutes breaks. Band composition according to client needs and type of event. We provide our own amplifiers and instruments

2 hrs Start From $500.00 Send Enquiry

1 x 45 min set. Band composition according to client needs and type of event. We provide our own amplifiers and instruments

1 hr Start From $320.00 Send Enquiry