The genuine live Jazz and Soul 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.

Orlando Combo can also perform outdoor acoustic music without a power supply and New Orleans style brass band roving street music.

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

After our 8 year continuous weekly Wednesday night residency at the renowned Botanical Hotel, South Yarra came to an end with new management Orlando Combo then moved on to Sagra in Malvern for another 3 year residency. With Sagra being sold we are on the lookout for another suitable venue to host our live Jazz nights which we will be announced.

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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 (residency)
Dizzy’s Jazz Club – Richmond
Mornington Jazz Festival (2013 and 2015)
Spring Racing Carnival – Flemington/Caulfield (12 consecutive years)
Australian Tennis Open – Rod Laver Arena (5 year residency)
AFL Grand Final Day
Federation Square main stage
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 (6 month residency)
Crown Casino – Southbank (3 year residency)
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
Stonnington Jazz Festival
Queen Victoria Night Market summer series (5 years)
Melbourne Food And Wine Festival
Taste Of Melbourne Festival – Albert Park
Equitana – Melbourne Showgrounds
The Half Moon Hotel – Brighton (residency)
Bluestone – CBD (2 year residency)
Mt. Buller Chalet – Mt. Buller
The Botanical Hotel – South Yarra (8 year residency)
Portsea Hotel – Portsea (residency)
Live at Warawee festival
Ms Collins – CBD
The Alchemist – Fitzroy (2 year rsidency)
Blue Diamond Club – CBD
L’Artigiano – Ivanhoe (2 year residency)
The Danish Club – Albert Park
IL Primo – Carlton (residency)
Novotel – St. Kilda (residency)
Park View Hotel (residency)
Q.V. Square – Melbourne CBD
Railway Club Hotel – Port Melbourne (residency)
Madame Brussels Lane – CBD
Block Arcade – CBD
Prahran Market – Prahran (3 year residency)
Health and Fitness Expo – MCEC Southbank
Southern Cross Lane – Melbourne CBD
The Left Bank – Southbank
Trofeo Estate (residency)
The Keg – Albert Park (2 year residency)
Sagra – Malvern (3 year residency)
Buckingham International (2 year residency)
Cranbourne Turf Club (residency)

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 contact Bandleader/Manager Lucas Evans now on (+61) 0410 466 439.  Alternatively, proceed to the contact page to submit an online enquiry form.