There is a lot of variety within the Wades’ performance. You’ve got the traditional chamber jazz mixed with full on swing, along with their original tunes imbued with authentic classic standards.
Influences from Count Basie, George Shearing, Jacky Byard, pianist, to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Etta James can be heard in their uncomplicated jazzy ballads as they perform standards from early 60s including classics from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and latter day Van Morrison.
It invokes a delightful journey of memories of that great era with modern day overtones.
If you are in the mood for a classy duo, performing modern and older classics from Van Morrison, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Frank Sinatra plus many more then keep an eye out for them or come on down to Leaf & Bean Sunday June 12, 6pm
Wendy's voice is superb and Jon's Hammond playing is magical.
Terri Lee Fatouros music journalist MPNEWS GROUP, Mint Magazine and Toorak Times