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Jen – Voice

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The natural: Just doing what comes naturally – it’s only “work” for her parents’ benefit.

An encyclopaedia of show tunes, 70s TV ads, 80s hit parade, & whatever song was just on the radio. As a child, it drove her family mad. Now when Jen stops singing, the crowd yells “more”!

Where’s Jen? Just ducked into a boutique to try on a vintage frock for your next big event.




Lach – Guitar, Melodica

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The nerd: possessor of a little too much information at times, but handy as Maradonna on trivia night.

Growing up in a house without a record player, a life-long obsession with music takes hold. The only skinny white guitarist never to play Sweet Child O Mine, instead paving his stairway to heaven with records on Stax, Motown, Tuff Gong & Blue Note.

When we can’t find him, Lach is flicking through record crates looking for that song.




Bradley – Double-bass, Electric Bass

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The doctor: if he can’t put a groove in a song, that song is dead my friends.

A South Coast boy who dived head-first into the Sydney independent music scene. When he resurfaced, a jazz café in Amsterdam was the starting point in the pursuit of unravelling the mysteries of the double-bass.

If he doesn’t answer the phone we can usually find his van parked at a pumping surf break.




Hayden – Drums, Percussion

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The chameleon: can switch from bossa to jazz-waltz seamlessly & without cracking his blue-steel gaze.

With the South Coast in his blood, Hayden made his way back from the Big Smoke and was promptly kidnapped by The Escalators where he finds himself a slave to the groove. The wide-ranging music style of the band is perfect for a drummer who is a veritable rhythm-atlas.

If he’s not at the beach, we can find him in the lotus position fasting on almonds.




Amy – Piano, Keyboard, Vocals

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The therapist: occasional counsellor & always able to bring us back to Earth with a killer sense of humour.

A small town girl who was born playing piano. Music teacher; music therapist; wine & cheese connoisseur – perfectly qualified to wield her musical weapons with The Escalators!

If Amy is missing in the set-break, she might just be rocking an air guitar on the dance floor.




Dave – Trumpet, Vocals

 

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The alchemist: able to weave musical gold with his magic horn in any situation.

As a wee lad he soaked up the sounds of the family record collection while his Old Man sang in show bands.  Singing& playing in bands on the Sydney Ska & Reggae scene, Dave devoted himself to jazz, practicing on CBD rooftops in his lunch break.

If Dave goes missing, we’re never worried…he has enough Apps to get to Oz and back.

Upcoming Gigs

The Escalators  

Date City Venue Country
02/11/14 Ulladulla Quartet – Cupitts Winery & Restaurant Australia
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: FREE. Box office: 44557888. Address: 58 Washburton Road. Venue phone: (02) 4455 7888. The QUARTET playing Jazz and other grooves out on the expanded deck while guests dine a la carte or stretch out with picnic blankets and woodfired pizza. Overlooking the vineyard and the Budawang Ranges. Music from 1pm. Bookings for restaurant essential.
04/11/14 Nowra Vocal Trio – Wharf Rd Restaurant & Bar Australia
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 4422 6651. Address: Wharf Rd. Venue phone: 44226651. Melbourne Cup Day! Celebrate in style. Fillies. Frocks. Fashion. Fizz. Food. Fine music. And something about a horse race. Bookings absolutely essential. Buy Tickets
09/11/14 Wollongong Quartet – Three Chimneys Australia
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 63/65 Crown Street. Venue phone: 0456 208 737. Reminiscent of bygone eras of the 1920’s to 1960’s and establishments filled with dancers in dapper suits, swing-pants and circle skirts, Speakeasy on Sunday returns, at Three Chimneys November 9th, with swing, rock n’ roll & rockabilly Social Dancing, dj sets, and live music by The Escalators! Come in your Sunday’s best after a big night out, think dressy but messy and comfortable! Come for a dance, come for a whiskey cocktail, or just come hang out, it’s Sunday afternoon – time to wind down, and catch up with that friend you’ve been meaning to … Buy Tickets More information
05/12/14 Katoomba Quartet – Hotel Blue Australia
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 88 Lurline St. Venue phone: (02) 4782 6922. Start your weekend in style in the bar of this Deco period hotel in the heart of Katoomba. Perfect setting for our vintage inspired soundscapes. 2 hours of music from 7pm.
07/12/14 Ulladulla Quartet – Cupitts Winery & Restaurant Australia
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: FREE. Box office: 44557888. Address: 58 Washburton Road. Venue phone: (02) 4455 7888. The QUARTET playing Jazz and other grooves out on the expanded deck while guests dine a la carte or stretch out with picnic blankets and woodfired pizza. Overlooking the vineyard and the Budawang Ranges. Music from 1pm. Bookings for restaurant essential.
12/12/14 Lyneham, ACT Quartet – The Front Gallery Cafe Australia
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 1 Wattle Place. Venue phone: (02) 6249 8453. Put it in the diary & watch this space!

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What our Clients say

  • Ceremony:  Our Ceremony song was nothing but perfect! I got goose bumps.

    Kate & James
  • Requested Songs: Hearing the amazing songs that we chose together sung for us was just divine.

    Tim & Amanda Campbell
  • Requested Songs: Words can’t describe how we felt listening to our songs being played & sung live.

    Cindy & Steve
  • Dancing: You made our night. I’m actually surprised the dance floor didn’t collapse!

    Erin & James
  • Dancing: I was blown away by the quality and presence and how you really got the dance floor rocking!

    Leah Mitchell
  • Dancing: Even more than we were hoping for…even got me on the dance floor and I hate dancing!

    Bec & Nick
  • General Awesomeness: It was perfect, from the beach to the camp. Everyone loved it, especially us!

    Tiffany & Pete
  • General Awesomeness: I didn’t want to leave after listening to you guys play.

    Melissa Bowman (Wedding & Events Planner)
  • General Awesomeness: So entertaining! Really made the Party!

    Mr & Mrs Hart
  • General Awesomeness: Created the perfect vibe & atmosphere.

    Nige & Jen
  • General Awesomeness: Absolutely perfect…wish I could turn back the clock and do it all over.

    Lindsay & Dave
  • General Awesomeness: Everyone is still raving about how good the band was!

    Charlie & Jess
  • General Awesomeness: I think all our guests fell in love with you!

    Lana & Joe
  • General Awesomeness: Absolutely Brilliant. Thank you for making things easy for me in organising things from London.

    Vanessa & Alex

 

 

 

 

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