June 2, 2016 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

Thursday nights at the Press Club

Public shows! Public shows! Public shows!

That’s right – after a long string of performances at private corporate functions and gala dinners, we’re venturing back out into the Valley night!

Catch us Thursday nights in June (2nd June, 9th June and 16th June) at the wonderful Press Club from 9:30pm – 12:30am.

May 12, 2016 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

Bringing the Brisbane Swing Band vibes to the Goldicott 2016 dancefloor

After a long run of performing at private events, parties and corporate functions, The Cats and Kittens are looking forward to playing a somewhat rare Public show this weekend – at Goldicott 2016. Goldicott is the 2016 major fundraising event for St Ignatius School Toowong and we’re delighted to have been invited to bring the hottest, swinging-est, dancing tunes for their first ever dance floor.

Tickets and details: http://www.goldicottopera.com

September 2, 2015 in Brisbane Swing Band, Gold Coast Jazz Band, Gold Coast Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Gold Coast, The Calibre Cats

Free Public Show: Swing into Spring at The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

Polish your dancing shoes, dust off your polka dot dresses and come and Swing into Spring at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. This free event is the perfect opportunity for dancing enthusiasts and music lovers alike to come together and embrace a terrific night filled with entertainment.

This will definitely be a show for those who want to let their hair down and jump and jive.

Date: Saturday 12 September 2015
Time: Arts bar opens 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm
Venue: The Terrace Stage (Just outside the Arts Cafe) – Arts Centre Gold Coast
Cost: Free!

February 10, 2015 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

Public Show: Saturday Night 7th March at the Brisbane Jazz Club

After a fantastic response in October 2014, we’re delighted to announce we’ve been invited to bring the swing to the Brisbane Jazz Club again – and this time on a Saturday Night!

Dancers, music lovers, family, friends – we don’t often have a chance to perform too many public shows amongst our corporate and wedding bookings, so we’d love to see you there! Tickets and more details are available on the Brisbane Jazz Club website.

SHOWTIME: 7.30pm – 10pm, Saturday 7 March 2015.
(Doors Open @ 6.30pm)

September 30, 2014 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

Public Show: Thrilling Thursday at the Brisbane Jazz Club

The Calibre Cats will be Swingin Up a Storm! for the BJC’s “Thrilling Thursdays” Artist bill on October 23.

Dancer or a music lover – this is surely a show for those who want to let their hair down and Jump & Jive! And with the high number of corporate functions, private parties, weddings and other closed events that we perform at, it’s not often that our wider friends and families can ever even hear our tunes, so we’re really looking forward to playing a show that is open to the public!

For any DANCERS that would like to come along to show us your finest moves – we ask that you DO NOT book a table, instead a standing room ticket (or @ the door)
This way there will be less tables in the way to allow for more dancing! We are also offering 1 FREE CD per dancing couple!

SHOWTIME: 7.30pm – 10pm, Thursday 23 October 2014.
(Doors Open @ 6.30pm)

TICKETS:
- Members $15
- Non-Members $15
- Concession $12
- Students/Child $12
BOOK NOW through the Brisbane Jazz Club website.

And if you enjoy the show – CDs will be for sale on the night too. Love to see you all soon!

October 9, 2013 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

Queensland Irish Club’s New Year’s Eve 1920′s Ball!

We’re super excited to announce that we’ll be bringing in the New Year at the Queensland Irish Club’s 1920′s Ball! We’d love for you to join us and celebrate as we swing into 2014!

When: 31st December 2013 – 1st January 2014, 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
Where: Tara House, 175 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Ticket Price: $60.00 – $120.00.
Tickets available here: http://www.queenslandirish.com/events/new-years-eve-1920s-ball/

Featuring Dinner and Beverage Packages it’s sure to be a bang of a New Year! Dress to Impress in your best 1920′s clothes for your chance to win a weekend away for two in 2014. Doors Open 7pm for dining and pre-drinks PARTY STARTS 8.30pm!

Hope to see all you wonderful folks there!

September 8, 2013 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

The Calibre Cats play the QPAC Wunderbar for Brisbane Festival 2013

In the CASCADE COURT at QPAC! Free Event!

This year’s Wunder Bar features a saucy program of live music and performances from local, national and international artists, offering up a smorgasbord of genres from funk, reggae, dance and hip-hop to soul, Indie and Swing.

We’re on Thursday night, September 12 at 8:45pm – it’s going to be awesome!! More details here: http://www.qpac.com.au/event/Wunder_Bar_13.aspx

August 4, 2013 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

The Calibre Cats play the State Library of Queensland’s All That Jazz Mini-Festival!

Saturday 10th August: The Cats take the SLQ Gallery stage at 7:15pm!

‘All that Jazz’ is a mini-festival of events – and we’re super excited to be the second last act for the day!

Throughout the day enjoy live performances, get your groove on at dance classes, catch a free film, and listen in as panellists discuss the many faces of jazz and its continued impression on our lives today.

Please note, this is a mini festival where you can come and go between events as you like. All gallery spaces will be open for the duration of the program; however the installation in the SLQ Gallery may be closed temporarily for performance set up at certain times.

This is a free event but you must reserve your ticket to attend – grab yours here: http://livessaugust.eventbrite.com.au

See you there soon ladies and gents!

June 27, 2013 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Photos, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

Live CD and Gig Review

As a band that does a lot of private shows, parties and corporate events, we don’t often get many reviews written about us – so we were delighted when we spotted this one based on our Cooly Rocks On shows and recently released Live CD.

“… Bridget Burnell fronts up the eight piece neo swing sensation. Also known as Dollface her voice is beautiful, with a subdued fragility to it, something that will catch you if you really listen but its gone as quick as it appears. Her ability to handle scatting is fantastic, having heard a lot of jazz and swing this is something where most fall short, not here however. Horns are provided by Warwick on the Trumpet, Rowan on the Trombone, Sean on Baritone Sax and Scez on Tenor Sax and Clarienet. These guys can really play, all are fine musicians, no one tries to overshadow anyone else, they all rise and fall in time and come on strong for their respective solos. Tiny on Guitar and Yuji on Bass provide essential sonic presence to the band, and lastly Drummer Wes brings up the all important beat, and he absolutely kills it, he fits like a glove, a class drummer, I don’t think many can play as tight and with the clarity as he does… 

…If you are running any kind of event, function or maybe even a wedding I would and do recommend The Calibre Cats. An all together, refined, highly professional band, if you can get your hands on their CD “Live at The Tivoli Theatre” I recomend you do, people always ask me when I’m working at these gigs “Do they sound as good on their CD?” the answer is yes they do, really nice production, worthy of any good Hi-Fi system…”

Thanks so much Sam for your kind words! Cheers!

June 5, 2013 in Brisbane Jazz Band, Brisbane Swing Band, Music, Swing Dance Band, Swing Dance Brisbane, The Calibre Cats

The Calibre Cats Play Cooly Rocks On – 3 shows!

Come for a drive to sunny Coolangatta this weekend, and check out the biggest 50s and 60s nostalgia festival in Australia! Over 2 kilometres of Rock ‘n roll, Rockabilly, Swing and over 1,000 hot rods, custom cars and classic cars lining the streets.

Treat your eyes and ears to the live bands, classic cars, market stalls and all things retro at COOLY ROCKS ON 2013! And as an extra bonus – The Calibre Cats are playing 3 live shows – we’d love to see you all there! Bring your dancin’ shoes, or just enjoy the music!

Browse through 100 retro market stalls and 100 craft market stalls, take your taste buds back to the 50s and 60s with vintage styled food and join in the atmosphere that draws over 70,000 people back year after year!

Friday 7th June:
SWING CITY MARQUEE
SET 1: 9.30pm to 10.20pm
SET 2: 10.40pm to 11.30pm

Saturday 8th June:
BEACH HOUSE STAGE
SET 1: 11.00am to 11.45am
SET 2: 12.00pm to 12.40pm

Saturday 8th June:
SWING CITY MARQUEE
SET 3: 7.30pm to 8.05pm
SET 4: 8.25pm to 9.00pm