A rare treat for jazz fans

Galapagos Duck
Galapagos Duck

ONE of Australia’s best known jazz bands, Galapagos Duck, will play for one night only at St Bernards Hotel on June 28.

Galapagos Duck began in the late 1960s while the members were engaged in a winter season at a New South Wales skiing resort at Charlotte’s Pass. 

After returning to Sydney, the band continued to work and became well known in the Australian Jazz and music scene during the 1970s when it was the house band at the emerging Jazz night club ‘The Basement’, near Circular Quay.

Since these humble beginnings, the ‘Duck’ it has been suggested, has become a household name throughout the country.  

Their upbeat, vibrant shows as a quintet with a punchy and bold horn section have ensured this reputation.  

This hard-working band has played and continues to perform in concert halls, night clubs, jazz festivals, in the recording studio, on radio, television and of course mountain pubs!  Although the membership has changed out of necessity, the direction of the band has always remained the same, which is to create a wonderful performance experience – that whilst being jazz oriented, is able to be appreciated and enjoyed by everybody.

The current line-up includes long time Duck members, John Conley (double and electric bass) and Rodney Ford (drums and vocals).  Completing the quintet line up are Adam Thomas (saxophone and clarinet), Mal Wood (trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals) and David Spicer (keys andvocals). 

They’ll be playing some well known standards as well as original Galapagos Duck tunes.

This is an all-ages show (under 16s free entry when accompanied by an adult).

Galapagos Duck 

Playing for one night only at St Bernards Hotel Friday June 28, doors open 6.30pm.

Tickets $25 online/$30 on the door. 

All ages – under 16s free if accompanied by an adult.

For pre-purchase tickets visit the gig guide on groovenote.com.au 

To get $5 off pre-purchased tickets, enter the coupon DUCKSTBERNARDS5OFF when checking out or pay full price at the door.