The Skellingtons

Opening Night Party band, The Skellingtons, is the spooky new offering from FLAP! frontman and trumpeter extraordinaire Eamon McNelis, winner of the National Jazz Award for brass.

After spending the last year digging through the bones of swing, Eamon has created an amazing suite of musical treasures for The Skellingtons. This band, comprising some of Australia’s greatest jazz stylists, is hot to trot with irresistibly foot-stomping rhythms and virtuosic musicianship. Playing original songs inspired by swing and the jazz ballrooms of the 1930s, listen out for the squealing reed of Castlemaine’s own clarinetist Brennan Hamilton-Smith.

A spooky salute to the music of the jazz ballrooms of the 1930s.

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