About Shrewd Brass
Formed in 1988 at the Victorian College of the Arts, Shrewd have been performing shows around Australia and in Singapore for over 20 years.Originally the group formed to busk in Bourke St mall to help line our pockets in student days. We were picked up by the Comedy Club “The Last Laugh” to perform a three month show, then discovered by Musica Viva Australia, and we’ve been performing in collaboration with Musica Viva doing school shows and Country Wide concerts ever since. Shrewd Brass has now performed over 2.000 primary and secondary school shows Australia-wide and in Singapore.
High velocity, informative, and fun, the five incredible players of Shrewd Brass take students through an in-depth look at the instruments, exploring their mechanics and distinctive tone, and their particularly versatile nature. The music spans classical, rock and jazz, and provides great opportunities for students to interact in this highly participatory program.
We’re an interactive music comedy group that will make you laugh, get your feet tapping and add plenty of excitement to your event. Lounge is made up of Melbourne’s top professional musicians with a wide background of experience ranging from television and theatre, interactive music and comedy to the Concert Hall stage.
Roving entertainment that is dynamic, interactive, unpredictable, and a whole lot of crazy fun – the challenge is to name a tune we cannot play. From Beethoven to Bacharach, songs from around the world, theme-based music, classical, jazz and rock and roll – we have it all!
Lounge has been performing annually in Hong Kong since 1999. We interact with Chinese Audiences performing carols, playing the Chinese Anthem, attempting Cantonese sayings – singing and roving through a wide variety of venues, including Ocean Park, numerous performances at City Plaza, millennium celebrations at Victoria Park, World Trade Centre, Olympic City and Tsim Sha Tsui Centre.
Welcome your guests, announce a special occasion or launch your new products in amazing style with the unforgettable sound of a trumpet fanfare. Music composed and arranged to welcome, say goodbye or celebrate a special occasion will be performed by four to eight of Melbourne’s best horn players in immaculate dress. Our fanfare trumpeters have played in some of Australia’s most accomplished orchestras and perform regularly at concerts, festivals, weddings, corporate functions and other special occasions. Banners emblazoned with your custom design or logo fly proudly in the breeze for a small extra fee.
..Truly Awe Inspiring
– The verve, vigour and vastly impressive breath control by the players in addition to the incredible dexterity on their instruments was truly awe inspiring” Bay Post, Batemans Bay
“Rarely has this city seen or heard such a presentation of musical excellence. Strongly recommended” Pro Musica, Wagga Wagga
…The Girls Loved It.
“The girls loved it. We already have one student asking to play the tuba!” Sacred Heart Girls College