Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts

September 28, 2021 - November 30, 2021

City Hall Concerts take place in Brisbane City Hall from February through to November every Tuesday from 12-1pm. Concerts are FREE.

Bookings are essential!


Brass Roots Live Super Surprise - Tuesday 28 September
Brass Roots is not your everyday 18-piece Big Band. Not limiting their repertoire to 1930’s swing music, which is often expected of a Big Band, come along and be prepared to be surprised with a Big Band who enjoys presenting the swing, songs and sways of decades of music from the 1930’s through to 1980’s. Fronting the band are Peter Vance (2007 Brisbane’s Senior Superstar) and Rachel Pearse. Peter and Rachel’s vocals will entice you into their world of velvety vocals and sensational songs of our time.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-brass-roots-live-super-surprise-tickets-163589144535

The Beatles 'The Early Years' - Tuesday 5 October
From the band that was to influence generations of music to come, the Beatles from humble beginnings in their local Liverpool clubs went onto become a world phenomenon. This concert today retraces the early years of the Beatles their humble beginnings through to 1964 when they were stars on the world stage. With a classic catalogue of hits to perform, local tribute band The Beatlegs recaptured all that was magic about the Beatles in their early years. The Beatlegs are Shaun Croaker (John Lennon), Sam Croaker (George Harrison), Paul Van Acker (Paul McCartney) and Paul Verni (Ring Starr).
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-beatles-the-early-years-tickets-163590420351

Festival of Song - Tuesday 12 October
Festival Of Song will feature Seren8 performing hot Spanish repertoire and the Viva La Musica children's and adult choir performing diverse classics from 'Sounds Of Silence' to 'Skye Boat Song'. Join in to our special sing-a-long segment for the audience and be part of our own 500 voice choir.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-festival-of-song-tickets-163590717239

Queensland Youth Orchestra Big Band - Tuesday 19 October
The Queensland Youth Orchestra (QYO) Big Band is part of the world-renowned Queensland Youth Orchestra music program. The QYO Big Band is a 20-piece auditioned ensemble consisting of some of Queensland’s most talented young and emerging instrumental musicians performing music from a variety of big band jazz and swing genres. The members of the ensemble are students attending schools, universities and music conservatories aged between 15 and 22. The Big Band has performed with noted international artists such as James Morrison and Tom Burlinson. The ensemble is led by accomplished Musical Director, Mr Bohdan Davison, a noted a musician, music educator, and saxophonist.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-queensland-youth-orchestra-big-band-tickets-163590805503

Run Rabbit - Tuesday 26 October
Digging back into the forgotten gems, corkscrew melodies and topsy stomps of early Jazz, Run Rabbit combine the spirited violin of Jan Van Dijk with the playful guitars of Rory Dollard and Conor MacDonald. This acoustic trio mischievously arrange songs with a fresh approach while drawing reverently from the tradition of Jazz Manouche established in the early 30s in Paris by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-run-rabbit-tickets-163590927869

Jazzin' Up The Pops: The Session Band - Tuesday 2 November
The Session Band brings together a combination of some of Brisbane's best known and most popular jazz musicians. This vibrant four piece is represented by Peter Uppman (trumpet and vocals), Russell Bayne (guitar and backing vocals), Jo Hawthorne (piano, bass, and backing vocals) and Pat Robbins (drums and vocals). For this very special concert performance, The Session Band will be joined by dynamic jazz/swing vocalist, Cherryn Bray, as this collective presents a concert of popular contemporary chart-busting tunes with a stylish jazz vibe. Tunes from Neil Diamond to the Eagles and other mega-stars which will delight an audience whether your preference is for jazz or pop/rock or both.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-jazzin-up-the-pops-the-session-band-tickets-163592634975

Australian Army Band Brisbane - Tuesday 9 November
Since its formation in 1949, the Australian Army Band - Brisbane (AAB-B) has become known throughout Queensland as one of the finest Military Bands in Australia, enjoying a wide reputation for its musical excellence and impressive military appearance. The AAB-B Stage Band is a hard swinging, exciting ensemble consisting of the traditional line up from the glorious swing era of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm, complemented with male and female vocals.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-australian-army-band-brisbane-tickets-163591389249

The Bowery Hot Five - Tuesday 16 November
Live and fresh from the clubs of Brisbane and beyond, these talented and handsome lads will deliver a swinging show packed with popular Jazz n Blues favourites. Imagine the late 1940s and 50s at Brisbane City Hall where the saxophone wailed over the divine beat of the drums, and the warmth of double bass fused with the sparkling piano as the trumpet soared to new heights! Dressed in smart suits with big smiles, The Bowery Hot 5 are 'Papa' Joe Roberts – baritone saxophone, Steve Francis – drums, John Reeves – piano and accordion, Elliot Parker – double bass and Mal Wood on vocals and trumpet. Mal's grandmother performed in City Hall in the 1930s and 40s, and his father played there through the 70s, so it's always a special occasion when these City Hall favourites come back to do a show. Come and share in this magical concert as you feel the connection of live music touch your heart and soul.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-the-bowery-hot-five-tickets-163591509609

Buster's Duelling Pianos - Tuesday 23 November
Buster's Duelling Pianos are back to reignite the Brisbane City Hall auditorium stage. Duelling Pianos means sing-a-longs and the fun-loving and infectious Buster's troupe deliver big on laughs, songs and crowd interaction. With a set-list of popular chart-topping classics, tv themes and commercial jingles, their performance promises to again be a enthralling and entertaining concert experience. Band principals Michael Hynes and Luke Kingston have promised many of the past favourites and a sprinkling of surprises added to ensure this performance remains as fresh and exhilarating as their previous 'raise the roof' performance.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-busters-duelling-pianos-tickets-163591682125

A Taste of Tarantino - Tuesday 30 November
Quentin Tarantino's movies have become the signature of cool in pop culture, creating their own class of artistic genre (the Grindhouse) and etching themselves into our collective psyche. A large part of the Grindhouse success is the hand picked and skilfully crafted soundtracks. Listen to this four piece live band, 'A Taste of Tarantino' with their homage to soundtracks from iconic movies such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. Memorable tunes like ‘Stuck in the middle (with you)’, ‘Misrilou’ and ‘Little Green Bag’, interpreted and performed by a live four-piece 'character' band, celebrating the coolest tunes from the coolest director of the coolest movies.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lord-mayors-city-hall-concerts-a-taste-of-tarantino-tickets-163591936887

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