LISTEN: Actor Hugh Sheridan’s ‘California Crooners Club’ For Brisbane


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What do you get when you combine a multitalented Australian television star with two mates, a passion for classic jazz and a selection of chart topping hits?

A dynamic – and handsome – musical trio whose hit show California Crooners Club is coming to town next month for the Brisbane Festival.

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Conceived by Australian actor and born of late night banter with his mates Emile Welman and Gabe Roland backstage in Hollywood jazz clubs, California Crooners Club merges the trio’s love of classic jazz with their varied styles of singing and a shared passion for genius pop songs.

“I’ve known Hugh ever since he was at NIDA. He’s a great guy and just ridiculously talented,” Brisbane Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said. “California Crooners Club is overflowing with talent and charm.”

The crooners are a modern-day Rat Pack, singing, grooving and even rapping along to hits from the likes of Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake and Sia. Earlier this year the trio also their own single “Just A Little More”.

The California Crooners Club will perform from September 3 to 11 at the Aurora Spiegeltent at the Brisbane Festival. It’s just one of 70 acts at the citywide event which runs from September 3 to 24. Tickets are available from the festival’s website.