Orlando Combo jazz band

Rating
(47 reviews)
 
Service Area
Servicing All Areas of Melbourne and Victoria
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
$2,150
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The genuine live Jazz experience from Melbourne's best working band. Create an atmosphere of SOPHISTICATION, JOY & ROMANCE on your most important day. NOTE; the Orlando Combo is an actual band and not a music agency or ‘franchise’. We only take on one booking at a time. Some groups take multiple bookings for the same date all performing under the one band name, this is not how we operate. Est 1996

With the experience gained from over 500 wedding performances. Click the 'videos tab' to see us live!

Orlando Combo are fully vaccinated and ready to perform in line with all government regulations.

 

Orlando Combo performs regularly at all major Melbourne events including; the Australian Tennis Open (5 years), AFL Grand Final, Presidents Cup golf 2019, Melbourne Cup at Flemington (12 years), Commonwealth Games, Australian Grand Prix etc. Our CORPORATE CLIENTS include BHP, L'Oreal, Ericsson, Ernst and Young, ANZ, CBA, NAB, Pfizer, Telstra, IBM, LendLease, PWC, Amcor etc. Also specializing in Wedding performances.

 

We have had the pleasure of having Orlando Combo perform at the Botanical Hotel, South Yarra continually over an 8-year period”

Peter Baker

General Manager, Botanical Hotel - South Yarra

NOTE; Orlando Combo is an actual band and not a music agency or ‘franchise’. We only take on one booking at a time. Some groups take multiple bookings for the same date all performing under the one band name, this is not how we operate. By dealing directly with the bands manager (and therefore avoiding the additional 3rd party costs of a booking agency) our clients are able to receive the highest quality wedding entertainment at a reasonable price. Prices start from $1500 for our Trio up to $3750 for our larger/deluxe options.

 

 

Thanks Lucas – you guys were the highlight of the reception! Just fantastic!

Thanks again,
Vanessa West

RACV Club, Melbourne

 

 

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From the smooth Jazz as your wedding guests arrive for pre-dinner drinks to the background dinner music set, bridal waltz and lively dance brackets, Orlando Combo has the experience and professionalism to create an atmosphere of sophistication, fun, romance and joy on your most important day. We specialize in making a seamless transition from sophisticated Jazz to accessible dance-floor Swing, Soul, Motown and Rock & Roll classics (if required) to appeal to a range of ages. If you are looking for a group that can supply the style and class that only a Jazz combo can provide but are concerned it may be too laid back for later in the evening, then fear not – Orlando Combo has earned a reputation for being the most dance-able Jazz band in town. Please be aware though that we are certainly not a ‘Top 40’ style pop cover band.

 

 

....."We strongly recommend the Orlando Combo."

Yours sincerely

Jacques Serpollier

General Manager

Sofitel Hotel

Vietnam

 

 

Repertoire comes from the swing of LOUIS ARMSTRONG and Vintage 1920's 'GREAT GATSBY' era

 

  • Standards and show tunes of FRANK SINATRA, MICHAEL BUBLE', NAT KING COLE and 'The Great American Songbook'

  • Cool sounds of MILES DAVIS, GEORGE BENSON and the 'BLUE NOTE' records label era

  • Old school R&B of LOUIS JORDAN and RAY CHARLES

  • Retro 1950's & 60's Rock & Roll party starters of CHUCK BERRY, THE BEATLES and ELVIS

  • Dance-floor Soul and Motown classics of VAN MORRISON, STEVIE WONDER, MARVIN GAYE, SAM COOKE and AL GREEN etc

 

Hi Lucas,

John and I can’t thank you and the rest of the band enough for your performance on Saturday night – it was absolutely fantastic!

We all had such a great time and everyone has remarked that the music was one of the highlights. I never thought I’d see a conga line winding its way through the NGV, and even some of our non-dancing guests were breaking out their moves on the floor! All our muso friends were also super impressed with the Leslie!

So thanks again and we’ll be down at The Botanical soon to enjoy some more.

Best wishes,
Michelle & John

NGV, Melbourne

 

 

From our compact acoustic Trio line-up for sophisticated background music through to our Quintet for lively Swing and Soul dance material. We specialize in making a seamless transition from SOPHISTICATED JAZZ and LOUNGE to accessible DANCE-FLOOR SWING and SOUL CLASSICS to appeal to a range of ages. 

 

 

AMAZING OMG. We booked Orlando Combo (quartet) for our wedding at Quat Quatta, – Wow wow I don’t even know where to begin.


These guys were FANTASTIC and my guests were so blown away by the songs they played. They literally took care of everything. Wish we could have our wedding all over again just to hear these guys play again. Lots of our guests got on their feet and danced all night! Even my usually shy uncle was doing the wiggle. They’re extremely professional, promptly answered all my emails and were just so accommodating.

We’re so glad we made the decision to have these guys play. Love all of the songs!

Thank you so much Orlando Combo for giving us a celebration to remember! You guys are just awesome!!

Reiner and Li-Shan – Quat Quatta wedding 

 

 

Our repertoire is carefully selected to suit our instrumentation as we are a 100% LIVE BAND - no backing tracks, electronics, synthesizers or cheesy-tired-typical wedding band material.

 

Orlando Combo provides all the necessary equipment for the band to perform.

 

·       Covid-19 Update

 

I am advising those enquiring/booking at this time that if the current Covid-19 restrictions are still in place by the time your date comes around then events can be postponed to another suitable date without penalty –Lucas Evans

 

NO DANCE-FLOOR? NO PROBLEMS!! In order to make your event ‘Covid-safe’ there may be restrictions that don’t allow a dance-floor (or singing) at your function due to social distancing rules. In this situation a live Jazz band is ideal as we can still perform more of our ‘Lounge Jazz’ repertoire to entertain and create ambiance without playing our more upbeat dancing repertoire. We can adjust our repertoire on the day in line with the requirements.


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Are you a fully live band?

Orlando Combo jazz band

Our repertoire is carefully selected to suit our instrumentation as we are a 100% live band – no backing tracks, synthesizers or cheesy-tired-typical wedding band material.

With all the advancement in musical technology and popularity of DJ’s and solo or duo musicians performing with recorded backing tracks we strongly believe that there is still no substitute for the unique atmosphere that only highly skilled musicians can create when performing live. It is true there is some risk in booking live entertainment for a wedding as if it is the wrong band it can be a disaster and actually have a detrimental effect, but book the right band and your guests will have a night that they will be raving about long into the future.

I would love my wedding to have the sound and style of a Jazz/Soul group but some of my guests will also want to dance to some Modern Pop/Club music as well as the Jazz/Soul band?

Orlando Combo jazz band

If this is you then please note that clients can also provide an iPhone/Laptop playlist with music of their choice which can be played through the band’s sound system either as background set break music or at high volume for an additional dance set when the group is on a set break later in the evening.

This can be a way of ‘covering all bases’ by catering for all of your guests musical tastes without engaging a DJ for hundreds of dollars when only a limited amount of DJ repertoire is required. The bands PA is equivalent to a professional DJ’s system.

This option is also ideal if a set of Greek/Italian/Indian/Jewish etc. cultural music is important for dancing but where a band is still appropriate for the majority of the function.

A cost effective and compact live Jazz band and DJ combination!

Do you provide a PA and set break music?

Orlando Combo jazz band

We supply all the necessary equipment for the band to perform. This includes high quality and compact amplifiers, lighting and vocal PA (which can also be used by clients for speeches/announcements and iPhone/Laptop set break music). We always have appropriate recorded background music to play on our set breaks to maintain the atmosphere but clients can also supply us with the music of their choice.

We want people to dance!

Orlando Combo jazz band

We specialize in making a seamless transition from sophisticated Jazz to accessible dance floor Soul and Swing classics (if required) to appeal to a range of ages. If you are looking for a group that can supply the style and class that only a Jazz combo can provide but are concerned it may be too laid back for later in the evening, then fear not – Orlando Combo has earned a reputation for being the most danceable Jazz band in town when required. Please be aware though that we are certainly not a ‘top 40’ style Pop cover band.

How long do you play for?

Orlando Combo jazz band

For weddings it is standard for the band to do 4 sets over 5 hours, allowing for formalities such as speeches etc. Sets are usually 45 minutes is length but we can alter this to fit in with your running order and play the equivalent time around the official events.

Reviews

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10 Nov 2019

Orlando Combo Jazz Band were amazing at our wedding and strongly recommend them. They created the perfect sophisticated, chic yet relaxed vibe for our special day. From our very first contact with the band when we made our initial enquiries, to the very last song at our wedding, they were a dream to deal with- pleasant, professional and very vey accommodating. I could not have asked for a more perfect jazz band for our wedding day

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Thank you for having us as your Jazz band Kim and Tim and also the kind words. So glad you were happy with our performance and it was a fantastic day and a fantastic venue choice at the Collingwood Children's Farm - stylish but relaxed. Hoping to see you soon at a gig. All the best, Lucas & Orlando Combo jazz

22 Jun 2019

We are so glad we had Orlando Combo play at our wedding. What professionals! What passion for music! From the minute we inquired till after the wedding, their communication was efficient and no problem or request was too much! We were lucky enough to have some guests join in with the band which added to the fun and made it an even more special and fun occasion. Lucas, the band manager, was easy to talk to and incredibly accommodating. And compared with other Melbourne jazz bands, Orlando Combo are such amazing value for money. True professionals who we would recommend to anyone having a wedding or throwing a special party. The guests and we loved their awesome music.

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A legendary couple and much appreciated kind words coming from such a musical family. The night turned into one big Jam with Brides father sitting in on guitar and guests singers etc. Thank you and all the very best....Lucas & the Orlando jazz boys - Venue; Immerse winery Yarra Valley

22 Sep 2018

Absolutely brilliant. From first phone call to post-wedding debrief, I could not have been happier with the guys. it only would have been half the event without these guys. Even now, nearly two months later, all my friends and family are asking about the band.Two thumbs up.

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We loved making the road trip up to Bright to play for you two beautiful people....A highly memorable wedding in an old school town hall and not to mention the arrival of the coffee van!! ...a masterstroke and should be mandatory at all weddings!!! Very well done Adrian and Marika. Thank you - Lucas/Orlando Combo crew

10 Jul 2021

What can we say? Lucas and the band were perfect and were an absolute dream to work with. The talent and professionalism of the members was fantastic, and they were friendly, considerate and accomodating, making sure that our guests and us had the best time possible. Lucas has wonderful people skills, and from the very beginning he made us feel confident in their service, particularly with the added stress of COVID. Our guests couldn't stop raving about how good the music was! Thank you Orlando Combo for making our night even more amazing!

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So happy for you both that we just got managed to do this in between lockdowns, and even with a dance floor - impeccable timing Monique and Troy. Thank you so much for having us and the very kind words. All the best, Lucas & Orlando Combo jazz

25 Jan 2020

Lucas and the rest of the band were an absolute dream at our wedding. They were able to seamlessly transition the music from background during the ceremony, to light jazz during drinks and dinner, to having everyone up and dancing by the end of the night. Lucas was extremely open to feedback and was proactive about making suggestions to ensure our guests had the best possible time. We received a lot of compliments on the day and wouldn't be at all surprised if we saw them at a friend's wedding in the near future.

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Thank you Stef and Pete. You were a pleasure to deal with in the lead-up and planning process. Congratulations on a great night and wishing you every success with your future endeavors and new life in London. Lucas/Orlando Combo

24 Jan 2020

The Orlando Combo were amazing. The three piece band were a perfect fit for our relaxed wedding vibe. They were happy to accommodate our requests and feedback from our guests was that they were the greatest thing since sliced bread! Thank you Orlando Combo for making our wedding day a blast.

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Hi Clare and Jane....thank you for your kind review. Very happy to hear the positive feedback and it was a joy to be part of a perfect celebration at the great Burnham Beeches venue. Wishing you all the best! Lucas/Orlando Combo

6 Apr 2019

Orlando Jazz band were just perfect for our wedding. They were professional, lovely people and incredible musicians. They knew when to slow down the music (during eating etc) and when to speed it up and get people of the dancefloor. Our guests made lots of comments about how great they were.

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Thank you Kelly and Tristan for having us play for your wedding at Vines of the Yarra Valley - It was such a relaxed and warm atmosphere and we are so happy that you enjoyed the live Jazz. All the very best from Orlando Combo!

17 Mar 2019

We were really stoked with them, they played all the music we liked. They were super professional and everyone seemed to like them. They were very fairly priced as well, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone else!

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Thank you Steven and Alyce for having us at Tatra for your special day. We loved playing 'Moonlight Serenade' for your first dance!!! Lucas/Orlando Combo

16 Feb 2019

Orlando Combo were a pleasure to deal with in the sunup to our wedding. Helpful, flexible, friendly, exactly what you want when wedding planning. And then the music itself, they did an acoustic set on the lawn they were fantastic, great sound, really tight, you can easily tell the band has been together a long time. They can play a wide variety of music and were able to judge the mood to get people dancing. We would absolutely recommend Orlando Combo!

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It was a fantastic day and a very relaxed retro theme and atmosphere - Congratulations Tom and Bree and thank you for the very kind words. Much appreciated - Lucas/Orlando Combo

15 Feb 2019

These guys were awesome! They were an excellent addition to our garden wedding. They added a great vibe to our pre and post ceremony celebrations, and they were super easy to deal with. Would highly recommend!

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Thank you Steph and Alex. A great location at the Botanical Gardens, perfect day and great people. It was our pleasure. All the very best for the future....Lucas & Orlando Combo

1 Feb 2019

The jazz band were brilliant, everything was perfect for the day.

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It was a great day at Stones of the Yarra Valley .....thank you Hazel and Dean - wishing you all the best. Lucas/Orlando Combo

31 Dec 2018

The guys from Orlando Jazz Combo are great. They played for our ceremony and reception and the contrast was amazing. Great music and lovely guys. Can't wait to see them again.

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There's nothing quite like a combined wedding/New Years Eve party!! Thank you so much for having us and what a fantastic night it was in Daylesford!!!! Lucas & Orlando Combo jazz

8 Nov 2018

They were excellent! I wish I could hire them again, I highly recommend them!

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Thank you Li-Shan and Reiner for the kind words and for having us at Quat Quatta for your big day. Hoping to see you both again around Melbourne town! All the best from Orlando Combo. Regards, Lucas

3 Aug 2018

They were wonderful! They did exactly what we requested, a combination of jazz music and a country western song for our first dance. Just wish we heard a demo of our first dance song before the actual night.

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Thank you Therese and Ian for selecting us as your wedding entertainment in the 'Stables' at Stones of the Yarra Valley. Wishing you all the very best for the future. Lucas Evans/Orlando Combo jazz band

19 May 2018

Fantastic! Super responsive, really good communication and went above and beyond to cater to us. They couldn't have been more helpful or easy to deal with.

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Thank YOU Rebecca for choosing us as your Jazz band at Yering Station for your wedding. It was a pleasure to play for Daniel and yourself and your family and friends. All the best to you and the family. Lucas & Orlando Combo


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