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aBOUT q mUSIC

 

Q Music Australia as formed in 1994 by Chris Mortimer and Martyn Cook.

 

Martyn and Chris began playing together in an originals group called "Hot, Not Bothered" in 1992 and have been working closely since. In recent years, Q Music has expanded to include several other acts, covering many different styles including themed acts.

 

Q Music as a duo consists of Chris and Martyn. Chris plays keyboard and sings, and Martyn plays flute, saxophone and occasionally additional percussion. They can perform in acoustic mode or with backing tracks. Repertoire is wide ranging. The pair cover vocal and instrumental Jazz, easy listening/ lounge and chill out, rock, dance and retro party music. Samples are listed below.

 

As a trio, Q may include a percussionist - either Matt Chilmaid, Robin Haider or Lee Gray; a guitarist - Bob Jones; or female vocalist - Anita Hartmann. As a four piece, the duo is expanded to include two other players mentioned above depending on the requirements of the client.

 

Q have performed across Sydney at venues including The Orient Hotel at The Rocks, Coogee Bay Hotel, Swiss Grande at Bondi, Star City Casino, Novotel Brighton Beach (resident band '98-01), ANA Hotel, All Seasons Premer Menzies Hotel (resident band throughout '97), Sydney Hilton, Rosehill and Canterbury Racecources - centre stage and at functions within, a multitude of clubs and pubs; harbour cruise boats including Matilda, Rocks Rhythmboat, Vagabond and  Island Club Corporate Cruises. They have performed for corporations including Qantas, Optus, Retravision, Mercedes Benz/ Daimler Chrysler, Ford, Coca Cola Amatil, Tooheys and Ray White Real Estate. Q frequently appear at weddings, corporate product launches, Christmas parties (Nov/ Dec) and private engagements.

 

Q Trio performed during Sydney 2000 games at Central Railway Station playing to estimated crowds of 80,000 people who passed by to board trains each day to Stadium Australia - filmed by CNN and all major local channels.

 

The same trio performed at the Tabcorp millenium New Year's Eve celebration at Star City poolside in a fun filled evening or fireworks and dancing on December 31st, 1999.

 

Chris and Martyn made their debut as an originals act at the Harbourside Brasserie at a Music industry showcase night in August, 2002. For more information regarding this, please visit www.chrismortimer.com

 

Q is an extraordinarily diverse group, able to entertain all age groups, perform music suitable for all occasions, provide themed concepts, and deliver stylish and vibrant performances in any venue or setting.

 

Jazz instrumental and vocal

The Girl From Ipanema

Fly Me To The Moon

Blue Bossa

Polkadots and Moonbeams

How High The Moon

Take Five

Summertime

My Funny Valentine

Easy Listening/ Chill + Lounge

Kiss From a Rose

Original Sin

Drops of Jupiter

The Scientist

Yellow

You Are The Sunshine of My Life

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Careless Whisper

One

No Woman No Cry

My Way

Rock/ Pop

Red Red Wine

Centrefold

Mustang Sally

La Bamba

Moondance

Brown Eyed Girl

Lola

American Pie

I Need To Know

Sexbomb

Dance/ Party/ Retro

Hot Hot Hot

She Bangs

Le Freak

Thats The Way I Like It

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love

Fastlove

Blame It On The Boogie

Sweat

Could You Be Loved

Come On Eileen

December 1963 What a Night

Shake Your Bon Bon

YMCA

Play That Funky Music

Sir Duke

Sexual Healing

You Sexy Thing

Call Me Al

Tainted Love

Liv'in La Vida Loca

 

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Dave Bruebeck

George & Ira Gershwin

Rodgers/ Hart

 

Seal

Elton John

Train

Coldplay

Coldplay

Stevie Wonder

Procool Harem

George Michael

U2

Bob Marley

Sinatra

 

UB40

J. Geils Band

Commitments

Richie Valens

Van Morrisson

Van Morrisson

The Kinks

Don Maclean

Marc Anthony

Tom Jones

 

Arrow

Ricky Martin

Chic

K.C. & The Sunshine Band

Barry White

George Michael

The Jacksons

Inner Circle

Bob Marley

Dexies Midnight Runners

Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons

Ricky Martin

Village People

Wild Cherry

Stevie Wonder

Maxi Priest/Marvin Gaye

Hot Chocolate

Paul Simon

Soft Cell

Ricky Martin