The Pearly Shells

The Pearly Shells have emerged from Melbourne’s musical soup with a modern twist on a classic sound. This Ten Piece Little Big Band (comprising of 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano, double bass, guitar and drums) has a style and look reminiscent of the Golden Age of Ellington, Basie and Goodman from the wall of horns sound right down to the Hollywood style, luminescent clam-shell stands.Playing their own arrangements of the Big Band classics and Pearly Shell originals, the band is famous with dancers for its ability to leave the written music behind when things are really swinging!

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Playlist SONGS

Billie Holiday

  • Lover Come Back To Me
  • Them There Eyes
  • Now, Baby, Or Never
  • Billies Blues
  • Mean To Me

Count Basie

  • Jumpin At The Woodside
  • Moten Swing
  • I May Be Wrong
  • Russian Lullaby
  • Flying Home
  • I Cried For You

Duke Ellington

  • C Jam
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • A Train
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Peggy Lee

  • Alright O.K.
  • I Only Have Eyes For You

Benny Goodman

  • Sing, Sing, Sing
  • Opus 1
  • All The Cats
  • Blue Skies

Louie Jordan

  • Choo Choo Cha-Boogie
  • Buzz Me
  • Hit That Jive Jack

As well as songs from

  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Sarah Vaughn
  • Louie Armstrong
  • Cab Calloway
  • Slim Gailard
  • Lionel Hampton
  • Fats Waller