Vanguard Lounge

Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

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Description

Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz and Soul experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

Corporate clients include BHP, L”Oreal, Ericsson, ANZ, IBM, BMW, Pfizer and Telstra while public venues in Melbourne have included, The Night Cat, Blue Diamond, The Paris Cat, The Botanical and Dizzy’s Jazz Club. Wedding performances are also a specialty.

From the smooth Jazz as your guests arrive for pre-dinner drinks to the background dinner music set and lively dance brackets (if required), Vanguard Lounge has the experience and professionalism to create an atmosphere of sophistication and fun for any event.

The genre is Jazz but more specifically the sound is a blend of Swing/Rhythm and Blues/Bossa Nova/Soul/Motown and Funk. Inspiration and repertoire comes from the swing of Louis Armstrong/Miles Davis, standards and show tunes of Frank Sinatra/Michael Buble, smooth bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the soul and pop of Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and The Beatles etc.

Vanguard Lounge can also use an ”acoustic/mobile” set up that is perfect for a pre-dinner drinks set as your guests arrive (outdoors or in a venue foyer) and is also ideal for wedding ceremony music (video available). We can then move inside for the reception.

Ideal for:

Awards Nights, Cocktail events, Conferences, End of year break up party, Corporate Family Days, Festivals, School Fetes, Fundraiser events,
Gala Dinners, Product Launches, Sporting Events, Staff Christmas parties, Weddings and venues

Video Samples

  • Vanguard Lounge - Brown Eyed Girl
    Vanguard Lounge - Brown Eyed Girl

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

  • Vanguard Lounge - Fly me to the Moon
    Vanguard Lounge - Fly me to the Moon

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

  • Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band
    Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

  • Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band
    Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

  • Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band
    Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

  • Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band
    Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

  • Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band
    Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

  • Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band
    Vanguard Lounge - Jazz band

    Vanguard Lounge gives you the genuine Jazz experience from Melbourne’s best working band. Swing/funk/soul/latin/lounge and beyond. The group has been operating for 16 years.

Songlist
Vanguard Lounge REPERTOIRE
PLEASE NOTE: Repertoire varies depending on the line-up selected SWING – STANDARDS AND SHOW TUNES

  • Accentuate The Positive
  • A Foggy Day
  • All Of Me
  • All Or Nothing At All
  • All The Things You Are
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Ain’t Misbehaving
  • Alone Together
  • As Time Goes’ By
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Beautiful Love
  • Bernie’s Tune
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Billie’s Bounce
  • Blue Monk
  • Blue Moon
  • Blue Skies
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Caravan
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Crystal Silence
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Dream A Little Dream
  • East Of The Sun
  • Everything Happens To Me
  • Exactly Like You
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Footprints
  • For Once In My Life
  • Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
  • Giant Steps
  • Harlem Nocturne
    Have You Met Miss Jones
    Honeysuckle Rose
    I Could Write A Book
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • If I We’re A Bell
  • I’m Beginning To See The Light
  • Impressions
  • In A Mellowtone
  • It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • SWING STANDARDS continued
  • It Could Happen To You
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • ……..(If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • It Had To Be You
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • I’ve Never Been In Love Before
  • It’s Only A paper Moon
  • Just A Gigolo
  • Just Friends
  • Just The Way You Are
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Lester Leaps In
  • Let’s Get Lost
  • Like Someone In Love
  • L-O-V-E
  • Love and Marriage
  • Love For Sale
  • Mack The Knife
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Misty
  • Moanin’
  • Moonglow
  • Moon River
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Foolish Heart
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My One And Only Love
  • My Romance
  • My Way
  • New York, New York
  • Night And Day
  • No Greater Love
  • Oleo
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Putting On The Ritz
  • Satin Doll
  • Secret Love
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Stormy Weather
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • Summertime
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take Five
  • Take The ‘A’ Train
  • Tenderly
  • That’s All
  • The Nearness Of You
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • There Will Never Be Another Yo
SWING STANDARDS continued

  •  They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Watch What Happens
  • We’ll Be Together Again
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Willow Weep For Me
  • Witchcraft
  • Yesterdays
  • You Go To My Head
  • You Make Me Feel So YoungLATIN – BOSSA NOVA, SAMBA…

  • All Or Nothing At All
  • Angel
  • Besame Mucho
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Bossa
  • Cariba
  • Corcovado
  • Desafinado
  • Dindi
  • Gentle Rain
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • How Insensitive
  • Invitation
  • Little Sunflower
  • Meditation
  • Morning
  • My Little Suede Shoes
  • Nature Boy
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • Once I Loved
  • Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • Road Song
  • Smile
  • Song For My Father
  • St. Thomas
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Wave
  • BALLADS
  • Angel Eyes
  • Black And Blue
    Body And Soul
  • Everything Happens To Me
  • Georgia
  • God Bless The Child
  • Girl Talk
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • In The Wee Small Hours
  • Loverman
  • Misty
  • Mood Indigo
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Save Your Love For Me
  • Since I Fell For You
  • Skylark
  • Tenderly
  • Somewhere Over The           ……Rainbow
  • Round Midnight
  • The Masquerade Is Over
  • Unforgettable
  • BALLADS continued
  •  When I Fall In Love
  • You Don’t Know What Love Is
  • R+B, SOUL, FUNK, POP, ROCK and ROLL
  • Ain’t Nobody Hear But Us Chickens – Louis
  • Jordan
  • All I Want Is You – U2
  • All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Baby I love your Way – Big Mountain
  • Baby You Can Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
  • Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
  • Breezin – George Benson
  • Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Caldonia – Ray Charles/Louis Jordan
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
  • Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
  • Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  • Celebration – Cool And The Gang
  • Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
  • Chitlans Concarne – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Come Together – The Beatles
  • Corinna, Corinna – Dean Martin/Muddy Waters
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Cupid – Sam Cooke/Amy Winehouse
  • Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis
  • Downtown – Petula Clark
  • Everybody Needs Somebody – The Blues
  • Brothers/Solomon Burke
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police/Sting
  • Everything – Michael Buble’
  • Feeling Good – Nina Simone/Michael Buble’
  • Feel Like Making Love – Roberta Flack
  • Feels Like Home – Randy Newman/’The
  • Notebook’ soundtrack
  • Fever – Peggy Lee/Michael Buble’
  • Georgia – Ray Charles
  • Get Back – The Beatles
  • Gimme Some Loving – The Blues
  • Brothers/Steve Winwood
  • Hallelujah I Love Her So – Ray Charles
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You –
  • Van Morrison
  • Here Comes The Sun – Nina Simone/The Beatles

R+B, SOUL, FUNK, POP, ROCK and ROLL continued

  •  Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis
  • Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
  • Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
  • Hotel California – The Eagles
  • House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals/Bob Dylan
  • How Deep Is Your Love – The Bee Gees
  • How Do You Feel – Ray Charles
  • How Sweet It Is – Marvin Gaye
  • I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis/UB40
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine –
  • Marvin Gaye/CCR
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  • I Say A Little Prayer For You – Dionne Warwick/Aretha Franklin
  • I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Let The Good Times Roll – BB King/Louis Jordan
  • Light My Fire – The Doors
  • Love and Marriage – Frank Sinatra
  • Makin’ Whoopee – Frank Sinatra
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – C. Adderley
  • Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway/The Blues Brothers
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Moon Over Bourbon Street – Sting
  • Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
  • Mr Bojangles – Robbie Williams/Frank Sinatra
  • Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
  • My Babe – Ray Charles
  • My Girl – The Temptations’
  • Night Train – Diana Krall
  • Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
  • Nothing But A Hound Dog – Elvis
  • Nothing’s Real But Love – Rebecca Ferguson
  • Nut Bush – Ike/Tina Turner
  • On Broadway – George Benson
  • One, Two, Three – various
  • On The Bright Side Of The Road – Van Morrison
  • Oye Como Va – Santana

R+B, SOUL, FUNK, POP, ROCK and ROLL continued

  •  Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Doris Day
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry/Vanilla Ice
  • Proud Mary – CCR/Tina Turner
  • Quondo Quondo – Michael Buble’
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Rock And Roll Music – The Beatles
  • Route 66 – Nat King Cole/Rolling Stones
  • Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble’
  • Sissy Strut – The Meters
  • So What – Miles Davis
  • Stand By Me – Otis Redding/The Beatles
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Summertime – Louis Armstrong/Ella Fitzgerald
  • Sunny – Jamiroquai/Boney M
  • Sway – Dean Martin/Michael Buble’
  • Teenage Wedding – Chuck Berry/’Pulp Fiction’ soundtrack
  • That’s Amore – Dean Martin
  • The Ghetto – George Benson
  • The Girl From Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto/Diana Krall
  • The Look Of Love – Dusty Springfield/Diana Krall
  • This Masquerade – George Benson/Leon Russell
    The Wanderer – The Beach Boys
  • Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  • Twisting The Night Away – Sam Cooke/Rod Stewart
  • Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
  • Volare – Dean Martin
  • Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • What A Wonderful World This Would Be – Sam Cooke
  • What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  • What The World Needs Now – Burt Bacharach
  • Wonderful Tonight – Michael Buble’/Eric Clapton
  • You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo Sayer
  • Your Song – Elton John