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SWING CENTRAL Featuring Brad Leaver

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

Pack era.


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!