Piano and voice
Perfect for a small gathering of work associates or your closest friends. When the full band is too big or the venue is small. The Duo is the way to go. Still all your favourite tunes to enjoy played in a little easier mode.
The quartet is the most-requested format for the band. As always, it features the incomparable Brad Leaver on vocals, backed by a world-class piano trio, drums and double bass. With musical direction by renowned pianist Ian Macrae. The quartet is suitable for a huge range of events from an intimate dinner with a dozen close friends all the way up to 1000 guests for a corporate dinner.
We have performed for events and corporate clients such as Rio Tinto, Nokia International, The Star Casino Gold Coast, KPMG Accountants, Mercedes Benz, The Indy Ball supporting INXS, AUDI, The Australian institute of Company Directors, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Deacons Lawyers, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Singapore Airlines, Executive Round Table, Treasury Casino, The Jaguar Concours d’Élégance, Hyatt Sanctuary Cove, Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, St Andrews Heart Institute, Suncorp, Taborp Casinos, Tattersalls Club, The Brisbane Club, The University of Melbourne, UQ Law Society, Warner Bros Theme Parks and many more.
Swing Central has held long-term residencies and performed at Brisbane and Gold Coast venues such as Cloudland, Uber Night Club, Zuri, Viva Nightclub, The Press Club, Aurora’s, The Atrium Bar The Star Casino, and Room 81 the Sofitel Broadbeach.
The band has entertained guests at over 500 weddings at such venues as Plazzo Versace Gold Coast, The Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast, Thala Beach Lodge Port Douglas, The Stamford Plaza, The Hyatt Sanctuary cove, The Brisbane Hilton, Customs House, Hayman Island Resort, The Mariott Surfer Paradise, Brisbane Sofitel, The Gallery of Modern Art, The Villa, Hope Island Golf course, The Hyatt Coolum, Hillstone St Lucia, Restaurant II, Gianni’s Portside, Bretts Wharf, Sirromet winery, beach wedding at North Stradbroke Island and Ray’s at Watigo’s Byron Bay.
5 or 6 piece
add some horns
If you like the sound of horns, we can add a saxophone or a trumpet to the ensemble. OR have both. The band has many variations and can be set up to suit your specific requirements.
Swing Central Big Band
The largest format of the band is a nine piece.
Simply add a 5 piece horn section and the band transforms into the ultimate of little big bands.