The Taste's New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Ball
It’s time to party like it's 1928 with a once in a lifetime event to celebrate the 30th year of The Taste Festival.A sea of brass, tuxedos and feather boas will be overtaking the whole festival with stages blaring everything from Bossa Nova to big bands playing Beyoncé!
Shine those dancing shoes!
Dress to the nines and come down early as there will be Swing Dancing Lessons from gates open by TAS Swing.
High energy dance from Internationally acclaimed dancer and Australia's 2014 burlesque Queen Zelia Rose.
Dig that rhythm!
Hear classic pop tunes and wild jazz numbers performed by the big band and some of Australia's best singers!
A 10 Piece big band will be led by ARIA winning composer and pianist Barney McAll featuring an incredible array of guest singers including: Tex Perkins (The Cruel Sea), Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi), Monique Brumby (TAS), Mojo Juju and Loretta Miller (Jazz Party).
An undeniable force on stage this is an unmissable opportunity to see one of Australia's Kings of Pub Rock, Tex Perkins as you've never seen him before along with a host of some of Australia's best pop singers!
Festival favourite The Mighty Duke & The Lords return to the Taste for this one night only extravaganza to play their feverish calypso party anthems into the wee hours.
Melbourne phenomena Jazz Party will take you for an express trip to New Orleans and have you dancing with strangers in no time with their slippery mix of rhythm ‘n blues and soulful rockin' jazz.
Local legends Uncle Gus & The Rimshots (TAS) are a cookin' swing / jive band that creates a fun-loving and energetic atmosphere that is sure to get everyone buzzing. Sing and laugh along with the gang and keep up on the dance-floor.
Gypsy Jazz from Hobart will play hot and fast by the supremely talented Django's Tiger (TAS) featuring violin, vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar and double bass.
Saucy Jack & His Ripper Band (TAS) play original tunes inspired by 1920s jazz, roots, blues and folk music.
Step into Saucy Jacks time machine and take your partner for a spin.