Thursday 9th of October saw the return of the fabulously fun and extremely slick outfit that is Swing
Central featuring Brad Leaver.
The eight piece, with Ian McRae as band leader and on Piano swung effortlessly through some of
the all time favourites such as The Best is Yet to Come, I Get a Kick and The Lady is a Tramp. The full
house soaked up the wonderful musicianship of Paul Hudson on drums, OJ Newcombe on Bass and
a fabulous brass section featuring Shannon Marshall on the trumpet. The star of the band of course
is the smooth Brad Leaver with faultless vocals and a cheeky chap demeanour straight from the Rat
By the second set the dance floor was packed and well and truly swinging. The favourite of the
night for me was That’s Amore with the brass section providing vocal harmonies and Leaver’s voice
soaring – Deano would have been proud- it was energetic, fun and nothing short of brilliant.
It is easy to see why Swing Central featuring Brad Leaver is in such high demand and can’t wait to
see them back at the Brisbane Jazz Club!