Andy can perform as a solo or duo, right through to a full band, allowing you flexibility and choice when it comes to deciding which entertainment solution is right for you. Please read on to discover more of what Andy can offer you.
As a solo performer, Andy is in high demand, and it is no wonder.
Can you imagine your guests enjoying the sultry sounds of a roving saxophonist as they mingle outside for pre-dinner drinks? Or how about the classical elegance and emotion of a flute or oboe solo as you walk down the aisle? Or what about having your own little "Michael Buble" entertaining your corporate guests and clients in style? And let's not forget about the all-time classic hits that you'll need when it's time to dance the night away!
Many people fall into the trap of hiring a string quartet for a wedding ceremony, a roving artist for pre-dinner drinks, and then a costly four or five piece band for the reception. Take a step back and consider how much time, effort and expense you would save by simply booking Andy to do the job of all three entertainment options.
Andy has performed around two hundred times a year for the past ten years: everything from weddings to corporate launches, nighclubs to bowls clubs, international resorts to private residences. Each performance is special, and each performance is tailored to meet your vision of the perfect event.
Add a diva to the mix... "Kiss And Tell" will leave you breathless.
Kiss And Tell brings Andy Pobjoy together with a female vocalist. Andy is very proud to work with two amazing female vocal artists, Julia Messenger and Julie Walter.
Julia has been singing all over the world since 1997.
Among others, she has performed for the Handover Ceremony in Hong Kong, supported Afro Celt Sound System at the Galway Music Fesitval, achieved 5 star reviews two years running at the Edinburgh Festival, toured extensively throughout Germany including representing Australia at the World Expo in Hanover and for more than one Grand Prix including a private party for BMW Germany. In 2003 she was invited to sing and speak at the New York Global Film and Music Summit.
In 2007 Julia sang with Andy at the famous awards night for the Brownlow Medal as well as performed at the Olympic Stadium in Melbourne for the Premiership Finals Series of the NRL. She is regularly asked to sing the Australian National Anthem for the NRL
Julia is consistent with her work and skills and is unwavering in her passion to bring quality music to her audiences. She has been widely reviewed as a ‘world class-performer’.
Julie Walter was born into a family of prominent Australian musicians in 1977. From her own nationally regarded cabaret show, and countless corporate and television appearances, to musical theatre - including her Theatre Guild Award nominated performance as the tragic ‘Fantine’ in the acclaimed season of ‘Les Miserablés’ (2005), Julie brings experience from many different musical arenas, in addition to a successful career in commercial radio.
Julie’s career has seen many tours and trips both nationwide and internationally, including feature performances in America (2004) and Thailand (2007), Finland (2008), and in most recent years Julie has been traveling the globe with the world’s number 1 Abba show, ‘Björn Again’ (including tours of South Africa, South America, New Zealand, Asia, & the opening ceremony of the IPL in Mumbai in April 2010).
A natural vocalist, her voice has filled countless venues both as a feature artist, and alongside some of music’s most legendary names - Sharing the stage with artists including Glenn Shorrack , Lionel Ritchie, Teresa Carpio (Chinese artist), Andrea Tessa (Chilean artist), Ali Campbell (Ub40) and many other fabulous musicians & singers. She has also delivered album appearances for many prominent Australian musicians.
With a great sense of humor and influences including Eva Cassidy, Natalie Cole, Lionel Ritchie, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, Julie is a vibrant first-class performer, and loves getting back to her roots of acoustic, tastefully-delivered music whenever possible.
The Gentlemen have landed...
Boasting the classiest three or four piece outfit in Australia, The Gentlemen's Swing Club formed on the Gold Coast in 2005 and has performed extensively all over Australia since then. The GSC is a sophisticated outfit, presenting the most extensive repertoire around. The music swings and is perfect for any function or event, from the small stage to the larger venues. The Gentlemen's Swing Club are the best of the best!
Andy Pobjoy - piano, sax, flute, vocals
Andy Pobjoy is like no other jazz performer youv’e ever seen. Smooth vocals coupled with his talents on several instruments including piano , sax and flute. Andy’s live solo show and performances with his quartet the Gentlemans Swing Club are energetic and spontaneous and have been wowing audiences across Australia for nearly a decade.
At 29 years of age, Andy is what you’d call an “old soul”. His love for jazz and swing started at the tender age of 10, and since then Andy has developed into an accomplished and well respected performing artist.
Roberto Severini - upright bass and vocals
Rob commenced his musical career as a bassist singer, performing in Clubs around Melbourne. In 1973 Rob undertook the Arranging Course provided by the Berkeley Jazz University, Boston, USA. In 1982, the Victorian College of the Arts awarded him the first diploma in the State of Victoria for double bass (A.mus.A).
Robert's drive to expand his musical horizons, led him to study jazz improvisation with American saxophonist Jamie Abersold, acclaimed Bassist and Tutor Rufus Read, Bassist Virtuoso John Patitucci, Dr. David Backer (Jazz Lecturer and Historian at Indiana University), Pianist Al Gulper and celebrated Trumpeter Randy Breker.
On both acoustic and electric bass, Rob Severini is perhaps best recognized for his driving bass playing and creativeness, which allows him to be comfortable in styles from blues to straight-ahead jazz, and be-bop. Throughout his carreer Rob Severini has strived to achieve a level of expression through inprovisation that has led to collaborations with artists like Victor Lewis, Ed Soph, Adam Nusboum, Joe Chindamo, Andrew Gander, Virgil Donati, Peter Jones, Pierre Jaquinot. Today Rob Severini plays an important roll in the Australian music industry, as a Performer, Arranger, Producer and Musical Director.
Joe Delalande - drums and vocals
Joe has been in the Music industry all his life, a third generation musician. Joe, a drummer since childhood started his professional career in 1968, working on Great Keppel Island on weekends with several different piano players as a duo. Since then, he has worked with many different line ups.
A Drummer for all occasions he has supported and played with some world greats, from Jazz to Rock and Blues. During the 1970's, working on Ivan Dayman's, Dance Promotions Circuit operated from the old Cloudland Dance Pavilion in Brisbane. Joe has toured and worked with some of the legends, Jazz greats such as Richie Cole, George Golla, Johnny Nicole, and Bob Bernard, as well Aussie Rock Icons Brian Cadd, Normie Rowe, Glen Shorock, and Venetta Fields.
Since the late 80's traveling through The Netherlands, New Zealand, USA and Australia. One of Joe's favorite memories was being in the support band in 1999, on George Benson's, Australian tour.
Ben Calderazzo - guitars and percussion
Ben Calderazzo is a talented young guitarist and percussionist based in the Geelong region. He completed his Diploma of Music Performance (Jazz & Pop) in 1998 and currently is Head of Guitar Studies at Kardinia International College.
With over 10 years experience, Ben has played a feature role in providing live music to a range of clients including City of Greater Geelong, Gordon TAFE, Deakin University, Spray Farm, Longest Lunch, Toyota etc... Festival performances include Port Fairy, Brunswick and the 53rd National Jazz Convention where Ben won the Young Composer award.
Above L to R: Joe Delalande, Andy Pobjoy, Rob Severini.
Above L to R: Tommy Pisano, Rob Severini, Andy Pobjoy.
Above: Joe Delalande
Above: Ben Calderazzo