Mike’s Retro Five: Michael McQuaid and Leigh Barker joint venture

JASON Downes’ Entertainment Gig Guide uses the quirky image below to announce  “an exciting new project in which  Michael McQuaid and Leigh Barker join forces to bring you an eclectic mix of the sweetest 1920s pop songs and gut-bucket blues.   Mike’s Retro Five also features period vocals from the charming Sandra Talty.   Speakeasy, here we come”.


The makeup of this group is:
Michael McQuaid – trumpet
Jason Downes – clarinet, sax
Leigh Barker – bass
Liam O’Connell – banjo
Sandra Talty – drums, vocals

The date of their first performance is Tuesday 6 August 2013from 8:30 – 10.30 pm.  The venue:  Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote.

If you miss them on opening night, do not grieve: they will be playing for all the Tuesdays in August 2013, ie. 13th, 20th and 27th – same time, same place.

Open Studio is open from Tuesday to Sunday, with music every night, some of it jazz so it is certainly worth checking their gig guide.

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