IN 1984 when Chris Ludowyk put together a band for a one night stand at Athol’s Abbey in St Kilda Road, Melbourne who would have thought that 29 years later that band would be about to set off on its 16th European tour! Certainly not Chris.
The band (originally The Society Syncopators) actually had an extended residency at The Abbey, and has gone on to be recognised world wide as one of the best jazz bands that Australia has ever produced.
In preparation for their next tour in June, (when they will play in Finland, Germany and Switzerland), The Syncopators are holding a Bon Voyage/Fund Raising bash at the Bentleigh Club, Yawla Street, Bentleigh on Sunday 19 May. Their special guest star for this event will be that super singer, Hetty Kate.
Doors open at 12 noon, and the party gets underway at 12.30. Tickets are $60 which includes a two course lunch, tea and coffee, prizes and surprises. Drinks at bar prices.
Bookings 9531 7551 or 0408 993 786.
Here Hetty sings “Almost Like Being in Love” with Leigh Barker and Marc Meader in Dresden, Germany in 2011.