Orlando Combo jazz band

(3 reviews)
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Servicing All Areas of Melbourne and Victoria
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By Appointment
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The genuine live Jazz experience from Melbourne's best working band. Swing/Soul/Latin/Lounge/Motown & beyond. Est. 1996

With the experience gained from over 500 wedding performances.

Our CORPORATE CLIENTS include BHP, Loreal, Ericsson, Ernst and Young, ANZ, CBA, NAB, Pfizer, Telstra, IBM, LendLease, PWC, Amcor etc.

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

PLEASE NOTE; Orlando Combo is an actual band and not a music agency or 'franchise'. Unlike some groups we only accept one booking at a time rather than multiple bookings on the same night


From the smooth Jazz as your wedding guests arrive for pre-dinner drinks, to the background dinner music sets, bridal waltz and lively dance brackets, Orlando Combo has the experience and professionalism to CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF SOPHISTICATION, FUN, JOY AND ROMANCE ON YOUR MOST IMPORTANT DAY

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' record 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/Motown classics of VAN MORRISON, STEVIE WONDER, MARVIN GAYE, SAM COOKE and AL GREEN etc

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

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

Yours sincerely

Jacques Serpollier

General Manager

Sofitel Hotel


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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

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.

Orlando Combo provides all the necessary equipment for the band to perform including lighting and PA (which can also be used by clients for speeches/announcements, background set break music or a DJ dance set later in the evening if required). 

Wedding Ceremony Music - On request Orlando Combo can also use an ‘acoustic/mobile’ setup that is perfect for a pre-dinner drinks set as your guests arrive (outdoors or in a foyer) or for live wedding ceremony music. We can work in with your celebrant to enhance the atmosphere by entertaining your guests as they arrive, playing for the Bride/Groom's arrival/Processional and during the break for the signing of the register and then again at the end for the Recessional. We can then move inside for the reception. 

 Real instruments played live by highly skilled musicians - no electronics, samples, loops, backing tracks, drum machines or gadgetry

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Are you a fully live 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?

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?

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!

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?

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.


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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

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