Performing with two well known bands, Sebastiaan is one of Australia’s leading entertainers.
As well as performing with his own band The Retrospects, in April 2019, Sebastiaan has teamed up with the North Coast’s premier Swing Band, The WellsSwung Daddies.
Sebastiaan and The Retrospects have been performing together since 2016, although many of the musicians in The Retrospects had worked with Sebastiaan before, he decided to create his own big band in order for him to develop new shows with exciting new arrangements. The retrospects is managed through Sebastiaan’s management team and can be contacted through this site.
The WellSwung Daddies have been playing all over the country for over ten years. They play a mixture of arrangements from the Swing Band Big Band era with 11 members including a 5 piece horn section, male and female vocals, double bass, guitar, piano, and drums.
In April 2019, Sebastiaan joined the band as their lead singer, bringing his own unique style to this fantastic band.
The ‘Daddies’ a big band in the style of Royal Crown Revue, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Louis Jordan, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles. They bring their unique style to their original songs and big band classics made famous by the Great Gatsby era and the prohibition years. The arrangements are transcribed and arranged from original recordings and selected for their modern interpretation of Swing, Jive, Rock n Roll, Lindy Hop and Jazz.
The Daddies have appeared at the Manly Jazz Festival 2014, Warwick Jumpers and Jazz Festival for the last 9 years, Cooly Rocks On Festival, The Tweed Valley Jazz Club, Twin Towns, The Gold Coast City Jazz Club, The Brisbane Jazz Club, The Gangster Ball at the Tivoli Brisbane.
The band is based in the Byron Shire NSW and features, Sebastiaan and Cherryn Lomas on Vocals, Derek Siddon and Mal Bateman trumpets, Steve Sax Baritone, Andy Hills Tenor Sax and Clarinet, Joshua Booyens trombone, Steve McLeod guitar, Justin Pfeiffer double bass, Wally Kafoa drums, Phil Shepherd piano, plus sound engineer & PA system all working together to recreate that that big band sound that is the WellSwung Daddies.
Book the WellSwung Daddies by contacting Steve Sax using this link.