Every show also features one of Australia’s best Swing Bands, Swing/Rockabilly/Rock 'n' Roll DJ’s, The Gambling Den - with Poker, Roulette and Black Jack tables, Swing Dance Performances, Pin-up models, merchandise stalls, cocktail bars, vintage photo booth and Vintage styling parlour!

The Velvet Set (10-piece Swing Band)

The Velvet Set feature some of Sydney’s most talented jazz musicians and is truly unique in that they combine male and female vocals to faithfully recreate the classic tunes of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50's.

The Velvet Set performs all the swing & jazz classics by: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Glenn Miller and Cole Porter to name but a few. They also play the best neo-swing such as Royal Crown Review, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Regarded by many as Australia’s most dynamic swing band, the Velvet Set will light up the stage with 3 sets of the best classic and neo-swing to keep the dance floor jumping and jiving all night long.

Performing in: Sydney

Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers (10-piece Swing Band)

Michael McQuaid's Red Hot Rhythmakers present the hot and sweet sounds of 1920s and 1930s jazz bands such as those led by Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington and King Oliver. Using original manuscripts as well as custom-written charts, they bring new life to the sounds of the Jazz Age. This young Melbourne band is led by highly-regarded multi-instrumentalist Michael McQuaid, and features the charming vocals of Tamsin West.

Since their very first performance, The Red Hot Rhythmakers have played to packed houses and standing ovations, and toured Australia, playing concerts, dances and jazz festivals. They released a critically-acclaimed debut album in January 2006, and another popular album was released mid-2008. Their driving rhythm section, wailing saxes and roaring brass will be sure to keep your ears happy – and your feet!

The Red Hot Rhythmakers are especially popular with dancers, appearing regularly with Swing Patrol’s elite dance troupe ‘Echoes of Harlem’ and playing for happy dancing crowds in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland and of course Australia.

Performing in: Melbourne

Warren Earl Band (8-piece Swing & Jump Blues Band)

Captivating audiences with twin guitar harmonies and “take off” guitar solos, Warren Earl Band is a household name to those on the Australian Roots music scene. Performing as a two three or four piece, Warren Earl Band specialize in a range of styles from Pre-War Blues, Western Swing to 50’s Rockabilly/Rock ’n’ Roll. Warren Earl is “re-creating” the lost sounds from the likes of Bob Wills to Blind Boy Fuller with a diverse setlist and dynamic approach!

At age nine it was obvious that music had chosen Warren, once picking up the guitar he found it very hard to put down. Not long after his tenth birthday he began studying the guitar from several great performers who were active in the Melbourne Roots Music Scene. At twelve years old Warren had his first paid performance, playing fingerstyle guitar like Merle Travis and singing Johnny Cash hits. Through his early teens is when the Performer/Artist/Musician was born!  After several East Coast tours Warren spent two years in the UK and Europe touring both as a solo and session musician. 

Performing in: Brisbane


Vintage Photo Booth – By Boogie Bop Dames (all shows)

With over 25 year’s experience, Boogie Bop Dames specialize in exclusive Themed Glamour Pinup Portraits and offer a photo booth like no other! Come along & have your fantastic outfit immortalized on film. You will have a choice of backdrops & props to be photographed in & then we will have a photo printed for you on the spot ready for you to take home with you at the end of the evening.

All photos taken can be provided on CD ROM as an alternative. Boogie Bop Dames use professional lighting and equipment to ensure you get nothing but the best quality photos.

Vintage Styling Parlour – by The Lindy Charm School For Girls (all shows)

Popping up at dedicated locations for Vintage Styling Hair and Makeup appointments from 9am to 5pm each Saturday of the shows… Book in today and complete YOUR Gangsters' Ball look. Whether it is a mad flapper 20s style or a sultry 30s through to the sexiest of screen sirens from the 40s and 50s then we are your stylists! Call Chrissy on 0409 727 888 or email lindycharmschool@gmail.com to book or click on the images below for more details. Limited to 10 places so first in, Best Dressed...

Sydney – Inner City Venue TBA

Melbourne – Vintage Garage, Collingwood

Brisbane – Woolloongabba Antique Centre

The Lindy Charm School for Girls is dedicated to reviving the golden age of glamour and etiquette of the early 20th century, by introducing girls to red lipstick, bullet bras, girdles, garters, seamed nylons, sky-high heels and how to wear them, pin curls, victory rolls, finger waves, and a wiggly walk to boot.

Miss Chrissy from The Lindy Charm School for Girls is one of Australia’s leading Vintage Stylists. Miss Chrissy and her team are so excited about teaming up with the 2012 Gangster Ball for Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane and creating authentic Vintage Hair and Makeup Styling from the 30’s to the 60’s at each event. Whatever look you are after for that fabulous pin up shoot at the Ball then we can create it for you in a jiffy!

The Gamblin' Den – Poker, Black Jack & Roulette (all shows)


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