Cover Bands Melbourne


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Originally meeting as part of the house band for one of Melbourne’s most enduring venues, both powerhouse vocalist Katherine Tanner and DJ/percussionist Nic Noble hit it off and decided to form their own group. EMPiRE LIVE was born and the two have been on a journey that has seen them perform for most of the biggest brands and events throughout Australia. Through numerous performances working alongside some of Australia’s top instrumentalists, EMPiRE LIVE has created serious buzz for their amazing live show.











Hugo is an amazingly versatile, multi talented performer. He has world class skills as a Circus Artist (acrobatics, juggling and comedy) and he is an accomplished musician, singer/songwriter and DJ. He is equally at home performing in front of 12,000 people juggling basketballs as he is performing all your favourite songs in an intimate cabaret venue or bar.


Hugo is a highly skilled Guitarist, Vocalist, DJ and Entertainer performing live for over 10 years. Using loop pedals, percussion and sound effects to achieve the sound of a full band, Hugo creates that party vibe with a huge repertoire of well known covers and mashups that range from Smooth Soul and RnB to DanceFloor hits and Sing-a-longs.


Hugo holds a Bachelors degree in performance from the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) and the skills gained from his years of top level training shine through in his ability to read a room, create a vibe and entertain guests in any situation.


His unique interactive improvisational style delights and engages audiences of all persuasions. He incorporates observational comedy, freestyle rapping, rhyming and catchy tunes, blending them seamlessly into his live sets that are guaranteed to get people up dancing and singing along. Equally he can provide the mellow music for a quieter affair, with a selection of classic soul ballads, smooth jazz, instrumentals and easy listening music.




Timmy Knowles is an Australian recording artist, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumental musician.  He has performed alongside some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Zara Larson, Tove Lo, and Charlie XCX, to audiences all across the world.


In 2016, he was a finalist on Channel 7’s The X Factor. During the show, he was mentored closely by Australian singing superstar Guy Sebastian. Timmy has also performed to major corporate clients both in Australia and internationally, at venues all across the world. With his unique vocals and guitar-playing style, his performances’ go straight for the heart.


 The Mad Hatters provide sets of electro-swing, funky-jazzy house + popular soul music. The Mad Hatters can expand from the regular trio (vocals, sax and DJ) to include trombone and percussion for the full effect band.  Other occasions have included accordion, acoustic piano, a second saxophone and electric violin.













“James Franklin’s music can be defined as attitude-packed soul/pop. Whilst love and joy is predominant in Franklin’s music, he is also the perfect example of why you should always be nice to a songwriter. If not, you might just be the victim of his next song.”


At age 15 with a small collection of songs, James Franklin began his career playing in anything from homes to clubs to large halls and festivals around Australia, working tirelessly to find his sound and style. Franklin now has over 300 shows under his belt including performances with 5 Seconds Of Summer, Joan Osborne, shows in the U.K/Europe and most recently, a tour of the USA.


Franklin cites Sam Cooke, Led Zeppelin, and James Taylor as a few of his biggest influences. The ability to understand how all music is connected is how Franklin found his sound, a sound that combines Blues, Rock, Funk and Country, a sound that pays tribute to his heroes but stays fresh and current, a sound everyone can connect with.





The distinct sound of Melbourne’s singer Mish Fornito has been captivating audiences from the moment she entered the music world, leaving a lasting impression everywhere she takes the stage. Sponsored by Coopers Brewery, she launched her debut self-titled EP in 2009 to a sell-out show at the Evelyn Hotel in Brunswick, followed by an Australian East Coast Tour.


Now one of Melbourne’s most sought after female vocalists, Mish has performed for numerous companies and events; including Flemington Racecourse’ Melbourne Cup, Moonee Valley Racecourse Black Caviar Night, ANZA Ball in Singapore, various AFL Best & Fairest Balls, Club Launches and Corporate Box games days, Virgin Blue Airlines, ANZ, NAB, the Royal Melbourne Show and many more. At some of these events, Mish has also shared the stage with Australia’s iconic singers Russell Morris, Darryl Braithwaite, Diesel, Samantha Jade, Brian Cadd, and Eran James.



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‘Michelle Sings Adele’ showcases the work of one of the world’s most loved recording artists. Michelle brings to the stage a class of her own, performing songs from Adele’s award-winning albums, 19, 21 and 25. A seasoned performer, and one of Melbourne’s most sought-after vocalists, Michelle’s powerful and soulful voice takes you on a journey through Adele’s story and her biggest hits.
Available for up to a 50-minute performance, Michelle Sings Adele can be booked as a solo act, as an acoustic duo, and as a 6-piece band.





Jukebox Dynamite are Australia’s premium covers act for your wedding or party function. Made up of some of the finest and in demand musicians, they are guaranteed to get your party started with an amazing catalogue of hits from yesteryear to today.


The band fuses all the groove you can handle with funk, pop and party anthems. They mix unbelievable showmanship and talented musicians with a perfect repertoire fit for any party or wedding.


Each member has been selected for their level of showmanship and musicality. The sheer professionalism and quality of this entertainment is at a level that is hard to match.


They are based in Melbourne but happy to travel. Let us know the location of your event and we will organise a quote including travel. The band offer a few different line-up options from a 7-piece to 8-piece. You can sculpt a line-up from a base of drums, bass, keys, guitar and vocals and add horns.





Liam Bowditch is an up and coming British solo artist. Through either being solo, fronting a rock band, producing various genres or doing session work; Liam has been active on the Australian music scene since 2013.  Starting Liam Bowditch Solo, Liam now plays a diverse selection of acoustic covers throughout Melbourne bars, clubs, restaurants and private functions.



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The Logan Two are prolific songwriters, gifted vocalists, fashion pop icons and killer DJs. Having performed for corporate clients such as MYER, The AFL, Jardin Tan and The Art Series, the duo have been busy!





Jeremy & Zabrina are a versatile and elegant acoustic duo, ideal for Weddings and Corporate Events. Both are accomplished qualified musicians and have performed around Australia and Overseas.


The thing that sets Jeremy & Zabrina apart from other Acoustic Duos is that all performances are completely live with no backing tracks. This live element allows them to adapt any song in their repertoire to any situation whether the job is to be the focal entertainment point for a sizeable crowd or to serve as background music for a cocktail party.


Their diverse list of songs assures the entertainment of various audiences and they are happy to plan their set list under the direction of clients as well as accommodate specific songs requests. Jeremy & Zabrina have residencies and various venues around Melbourne and are dedicated to constantly refining and improving their musical artform for the enjoyment of the crowd.




All The Covers are Melbourne’s Premier Rock n Rock cover band. They boast an extensive indie, JJJ and classic song list, playing an eclectic mix of hits from Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Keys, Frank Ocean and Tame Impala through to The Beatles, Talking Heads, INXS, Stevie Wonder and Van Morrison.





Her soulful voice and natural style have seen her take the stage on network television phenomenon The Voice and tour Australia and South America with one of her most ardent champions, Ricky Martin.

Available as a band and a duo, Cat Torres’ truly versatile performances are sure to wow any crowd!




The Charlie Brown Band is a lean, mean, music machine – and proof that you don’t need a big band to create a great sound.
This talented duo will bring their wealth of performance experience to your next event,
reimagining classic songs with their soulful and elegant style. Playing their favourite tunes from the soul and motown eras, folk and good old rock and roll, with the skill of jazz musicians and the attitude of a Friday night at the pub, the Charlie Brown Band are certain to surprise and delight.





The Dan Hamill Band has been described as Australia’s answer to Michael Bublé with a Justin Timberlake twist.  Dan was one of the Top 12 Finalists on the 2015 season of The X Factor Australia. With a band the act ranges from 4-10 piece, plus dancers and backing vocalists.





Phenomenal male and female vocalists lead an incredible band! Welcome to the HEATWAVE  Experience!


If you’re after the funkiest band that oozes talent, energy, vibrancy and versatility you have definitely come to the right place.  Tight and funky, the band features strong vocal harmonies and a rhythm section dedicated to grooves that keep you groovin’. Heatwave Band has quite an exciting line-up with superb musicians and vocalists. With an optional brass section, percussionist and dancers……… Heatwave is a hot band not to miss out on!


Top 40, Disco, Soul, Jazz, Motown, RnB, Swing, Reggae, ROCK, Funk…and the list goes


Clients include:  Mazda Australia, I Select, NDY, Snap on Tools, St Vincent’s Hospital, La Trobe Regional Hospital, Rexel, Victorian Tourism Mitsui Melbourne, Image Impact Group, Australian Unity, Loan Market Group, Australian Automotive Air & Denso, Ray White, Design and Build, Toshiba, Maddocks and the list continues…


With Heatwave entertainment your guests are in for a fantastic night.





Mahalia Simpson is one of the most promising vocal talents to emerge from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Mahalia’s soulful music has attracted over 37,000 followers on Soundcloud with her 8 tracks having almost 200,000 plays. Currently living in Australia, Mahalia has been finding her feet whilst writing new material for her debut EP.



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Jesse Hooper is 4-time ARIA award winning songwriter and performer best known for founding the music groups Killing Heidi and The Verses.  Jesse performs as an acoustic trio with talented vocalist Maddison McNamara and Jehan Jay for a variety of exclusive acoustic performances including recent performances for ABC television and radio, AFL president’s lunches and charity gala events. The trio are an outstanding live package capable of tailoring material to suit a wide variety of genres including contemporary and classic songs.





A fresh face on the music scene, Tamika is quickly becoming a crowd favorite and her duo much sought after. Tamika sings everything from RnB, to top 40 along with many well-known classics. Her diverse set list of popular covers can be adapted to suit any requirements.



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Performing for restaurants, parties, pubs and special events, Tom delivers unique acoustic covers as a solo or duet act. Tom prides himself on a high level of professionalism whilst also delivering a high quality performance. The repertoire includes but is not restricted to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Johnny Cash, Coldplay, Chris Isaac and Gotye and is ideal for adding that ‘little something extra’ to your venue of event.





The Club is one of the most versatile and energetic bands in Melbourne, with the skill to provide appropriate music for any occasion and an unparalleled ability to engage audiences and create unique party experiences.  The enthusiasm of this dynamic band is infectious, giving their performances an extra spark that audiences inevitably respond to.





The Julian Simonsz Band brings together the some of Australia’s best upcoming musicians with the smooth vocals of front man Julian Simonsz (The Voice Season 3). Their repertoire includes a range of covers suitable for any event from top 40 hits, Aussie favourites and well known classics.





Wendybird’s set is hand picked creating a fun and upbeat mood for your next event, providing easy listening Soul, Folk and Jazz for relaxed drinks and following the nights mood with contemporary and old soul songs alike. Their specialty is to open up the dance floor and get people having a good time and a boogey!



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Tin Pan Alley are a Pop Jazz Trio from Melbourne consisting of Ashleigh Conn on vocals, James Mckay on guitar and Joel Loukes on bass. These three come together to create a unique blend of classic jazz sounds and quirky pop favourites.



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Alex has been singing and performing since the age of 5, and has performed all around Melbourne, Queensland, and USA. She is an ambassador at The Royal Childrens Hospital for the Starlight Foundation.

Alex Rose now performs in duo mode.Their repertoire includes a range of covers suitable for any event from top 40 hits, Aussie favourites and well known classics.




Blending the ethereal soundscapes of indie-folk with the lighthearted clutter of surf-rock, Fool Child’s dreamy tones walk the tightrope between meaningful and playful. Think: Angus Stone
vocals splattered on a Foals-inspired backdrop, frolicking around on stage akin to a troupe of trouble-makers. The four-piece are unashamed about their wide-range of influences and entice their listeners with this amalgamation of genre, alongside their raucous live show.

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