The Pearly Shells - Melbourne's Premier Jazz Swing band

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the-pearly-shells-jazz-swing-big-band-melbourneThe Pearly Shells Jazz Band are Melbourne’s Premier Jazz Swing Band

Over the past 10 years The Pearly Shells Jazz Band have gained a reputation as Melbourne’s premier Jazz/Swing band with a classic style and look reminiscent of the Golden Age of Ellington, Basie and Goodman.
Famous for their Swingin’ back beat sound and Hollywood style, luminescent clam-shell stands, The Pearly Shells Jazz Band have been providing atmospheric sound tracks and irresistible dance grooves for parties, receptions and other doos uncountable.
With their enormous repertoire and variety of band sizes , The Pearly Shells Jazz Band pride themselves on striking the right tone for any musical situation.

The flagship line-up is The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra , the ten Piece “Little big band” comprising 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, piano, double bass, guitar and drums and often joined by one of the cream of Melbourne’s jazz singing fraternity.
Playing their own arrangements of the Big Band classics and Pearly Shell originals, the band is famous with dancers for its ability to leave the written music behind “Riffout” when things are really swinging!
The Pearly Shells Swing Orchestra features a stellar lineup of Melbourne Jazz players from across the generations, including in the horn section Adam Simmons, baritone; Dean Hilson, tenor sax;Bruce Sandell Tenor/alto Vinnie Bourke and Amon McNelis trumpets; Shannon Barnett trombone; Dai Jones guitar; Dave Allardice,piano; Rory McDougal drums and Steve Purcell double bass and vocals
The Pearly Shells can also be found playing ’round town in a variety of small band combos gleaned from the Big Band including the PS Trio, Hot Five and Hot Seven


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The Pearly Shells Songlist

Jazz Songs

Ain’t that a kick in the head
Ain’t misbehavin’
Aint nobody here but us Chickens
All the cats jump in
All of me
Alright ok you win
Anniversary song
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Back at the chicken Shack
Billie’s blues
Beautiful Love
Begginning to see the light
Bernie’s tune
Besame Moocho
Black Coffee
Black Orpheus
Blue Moon
Blue skies
BlueBerry Hill
Bluelight Boogie
Buona Sera
Bugle Blues
Buzz me
Bye Bye Blues
Bye Bye Blackbird
Bye bye love
Cheek to Cheek
Choo choo cha boogie
Cha cha de more
C jam blues
Cow Cow Boogie
Creole Love Call
Cry me a river
Deed I do
Dont get around much anymore
Don’t let it go to your head
Dont Know Much about love
Don’t mean a thing if it aint ….
Diamonds are a girls’s best friend
Every day I have the blues
Exactly Like You
Feelin Good
Fine Brown Frame
Fine and mellow
Flying Home
Fly me to the Moon
Gee Baby, Aint i good to You
Georgia on my Mind
Girl form Ipanema
Groovin High
Hamps Boogie Woogie #1
Hey goodlookin
Helllelujah, Ilove her
Hit the road jack

The Pearly Shells Songlist

Hit that Jive Jack
Honeysuckle Rose
Honey Dripper
How high the moon
I cried for you
I can’t give you anything but love
If you cant smile
i get a Kick out of You
I may be wrong
I like to Riff
I love Paris
I’ll see you in my dreams
I’m gonna lock my heart
I’m in the Mood for Love
Ive got you under my skin
I’ve found a new Baby
In a Mellow tone
I Only have eyes for You
Is you is, or is you aint my baby
It ain’t necessarily so
It had to be You
It makes no diffenence now
It should have been me
It’s only a Paper Moon
Jeepers Creepers
Jersey Bounce
Jumpin the Blues
Jump jive & wail
Jumpin @ woodside
Just you, just me
Just a Gigalo
Knock me a Kiss
La Mer
Lady is a tramp
Lazy River
Let the goodtimes roll
Lester leaps in
Lil Liza Jane
Limbo Jazz
Love me or leave me
Mambo #5
Mack the knife
Makin Whoopee
Mean to me
Mess around
Minnie the moocher
Moon River
Moten swing
My baby just cares for me
My Blue Heaven
My one and only Love
New york,New york
Night and Day
No regrets
Now baby or never
Oh Daddy
Oh, Lady be Good

The Pearly Shells Songlist

Oh, Marie
Ol Man River
Ol Black Majic
On a Slow Boat to China
On the street where you live
On the Sunnyside of the street
Opus one
Our love is here to stay
Out of Nowhere
Outskirts of town
Oye Como Va
Organ grinder Swing
Out for the count
Pennies from Heaven
People will say we’re in love
Please dont Talk about me
Route 66
Russian Lullaby
Saturday Night Fish Fry
Satin Doll
Satisfy my soul
Sentimental Journey
She winked her eye
Sing sing sing
Smack dab in the middle
Smooth one
Song for my Father
Straighten up and fly right
Stompin at the savoy
St Louis Blues
Sunnyside of the street
Sweet georgia brown
Swing Brother Swing
Swingin on nothing
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Stormy Weather
Straighten up and Fly Right
Strollin with bones
Sweet Georgia brown
Sweet Lorraine
Sweet Sue, Just You
Take the A train
Taint what you do
The very thought of you
Them there Eyes
Them thats got
Things aint what they used
Thrill is gone
Unchain my heart
Very Thnought of You
Way you look Tonight
When I grow too old to dream
When the saints go Marching In
You are my Sunshine
You do something to me
You’re getting to be a habit with me
Your Red Wagon