The genuine live Jazz experience
from Melbourne’s best working band
(Est. 1996)

Venues & Festivals

Are you looking for quality live Jazz, Lounge or Soul entertainment for your venue or festival?

For intimate cocktail lounge or bar environments Orlando Combo can provide sophisticated Jazz and cool ‘Blue Note’ sounds.

For larger venues or festivals Orlando Combo deliver lively Soul and Blues drenched hard Swinging Jazz that you can feel……….and dance to!

Real instruments played live by highly skilled musicians – no electronics, samples, loops, backing tracks, drum machines or gadgetry.

07th of February, 2018
Botanical Hotel, South Yarra

To Whom It May Concern,

We have had the pleasure of having Orlando Combo perform at the Botanical Hotel, South Yarra continually over an 8-year period. 

The group has played every week in our public bar/lounge area on Wednesday nights and also for many of our private events including ‘Oyster Frenzy’ nights and weekend Wine Market.

Over this time the group has been an integral part of the Botanical operation and our preferred source of live entertainment.

We have a very discerning cliental and the bands genre of music and their level of musicianship are in keeping with that. They provide a sophisticated and entertaining atmosphere but when required can play at a volume that doesn’t ‘take over’ the venue. This allows our guests to socialize as well as enjoy the music.

We receive ongoing complimentary feedback regarding the group and many of our guests visit on a Wednesday night for the live Jazz sessions in the bar.

Due to the longevity of the successful residency and performance I highly recommend Orlando Combo to venues and event planners that are seeking quality live Jazz entertainment. Lucas Evans (Bandleader/Manager) along with the other members are extremely punctual, professional and the bands musicianship is of the highest standard.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Baker

Colonial Leisure Group

Our highly successful weekly Wednesday night residency for the last 8 years straight at the Botanical Hotel, South Yarra has come to end with new management and metro tunnel works causing the closure of Domain Rd effecting business. WATCH THIS SPACE, we are negotiating a new inner Melbourne hip venue to host our midweek live Jazz session/viewing night, details soon!!!

The Orlando Combo complimented the venue perfectly. Providing a refreshing and entertaining atmosphere for our guests to enjoy. Due to the successful relationship, the bands contract was extended to a six month, six night per week period.

Previously employed as Entertainment Manager for a number of four and five star hotels, I learned very quickly to appreciate not only good quality music, but also the importance in dealing with professional musicians that understand the needs of the venue.

I have no hesitation to recommend these professional musicians to any person(s) looking to indulge their regular guests and to assist in attracting new clientele to the venue. Please contact me directly for a verbal reference if required.

Yours Sincerely,

Lachlan Furnell
Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
Accor Hotels Vietnam


Public Venues/Residencies/Performances have included….

The Night Cat – Fitzroy
Dizzy’s Jazz Club – Richmond
Mornington Jazz Festival (2013 and 2015)
Spring Racing Carnival – Flemington/Caulfield
Australian Tennis Open – Rod Laver Arena
AFL Grand Final Day
AFL ‘Speccy’ Awards – Central Pier
Melbourne International Flower Show
Melbourne International Motor Show
AAMI Classic – Kooyong Tennis Club
Manchester Lane – CBD
The Paris Cat – CBD
Sofitel Hotel – Vietnam
Crown Casino – Southbank
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Queen Victoria Night Market summer series
Melbourne Food And Wine Festival
Taste Of Melbourne Festival – Albert Park
Equitana 2016 – Melbourne Showgrounds
The Half Moon Hotel – Brighton
Bluestone – CBD
Mt. Buller Chalet – Mt. Buller
The Botanical Hotel – South Yarra
Ms Collins – CBD
The Alchemist – Fitzroy
Blue Diamond Club – CBD
The Alchemist – Fitzroy
The Danish Club – Albert Park
IL Primo – Carlton
Novotel – St. Kilda
Park View Hotel
Q.V. Square – Melbourne CBD
Railway Club Hotel – Port Melbourne
Madame Brussels Lane – CBD
Block Arcade – CBD
Prahran Market – Prahran
Health and Fitness Expo – MCEC Southbank
Southern Cross Lane – Melbourne CBD
The Left Bank – Southbank

To whom it may concern:

The Orlando Combo – played at our venue for a period of six months. They created quite a regular crowd on Sunday afternoons. We found them to be very punctual – thus would not hesitate in booking them again in the future.



Manager – Railway Club Hotel – 107 Raglan Street Port Melbourne 3207

To check availability, obtain a quote or make any other enquiry please contact Bandleader/Manager Lucas Evans now on (+61) 0410 466 439.  Alternatively please proceed to the contact page to submit an online enquiry form.