We are a Melbourne based band specialising in weddings, parties, corporate events and any other occasion where fun & professional live entertainment is required! We consist of Mick and Dan on vocals and guitar and have been together since 2009. Since then we have played at hundreds of weddings, corporate events and gigs at pubs/bars. We have also been the â€œhouse bandâ€ for various venues including The Botanical in Sth Yarra, Half Moon in Brighton and Big Mouth in St Kilda.
There are a lot of bands in Melbourne…
what makes Brightside different?
For one thing, if you book us we will be the people who turn up at your event! Some larger bands in Melbourne are actually not bands but rather agencies with large numbers of musicians on their books. Sometimes the band members are meeting each other for the first time on the night of your event. Obviously this is not ideal for a number of reasons (it’s pretty hard to run a smooth show and have on-stage chemistry if you’ve just met). In contrast, when an established act like Brightside Duo is booked you can be sure that this is not an issue.
We actually care. Sounds silly, but if you hire us to play at your venue or event we always do everything possible to make it a success.
We know weddings, as we have played A LOT of them. We know excactly how to pace the night by adjusting to the audienceâ€™s needs. We pride ourselves on getting even the most stubborn non-dancers to dance the night away. We make this possible by being a well attuned team that has a large repertoire of new and old songs, and the ability to know when to play them. We are also very happy to offer advice on how to structure your event if you like.
Due to us being in a band together for many years we donâ€™t have to read lyrics or chords from charts. Instead, we can actually concentrate on performing and engaging with your guests/patrons.
We bring the party. Big Time. All we need is a power-point and shelter. We have top of the range audio and lighting equipment and can adapt to nearly any situation we are presented with.
Music is not only our passion but also our profession. Both of us have Advanced Diplomas in Jazz guitar & Music performance and are fully qualified guitar teachers. This means we are skilled in a wide range of styles and genres from jazz to rock and eveything in between.
Last but not least – We’re entertaining! We interact with the crowd, tell jokes (some of them are even funny). We don’t just play songs – we always do our best to bring a sense of fun to your event.
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