The Queens of the West

The Queens of the West is a group of musicians based in Melbourne's West, and play mostly acoustic music that's a fusion of styles and traditions from blues and swing to pop, laced with improvisation and off-the-cuff humour.

Featuring 4 lush harmonising singers, guitar/dulcimer, double bass, drums and sax, with occasional ukulele/banjoleles, we can turn our repertoire to jazz standards,  reinterpretations of classics (eg. a hot funk version of Norwegian Wood!), sultry blues, torch songs, comedic jazz, a few polished originals and more.

Gaelle: I Need a Rainbow

Steph: Painted on Canvas

Megan: The Glory of Love

Aneta: Your Heart is as Black as Night

Inverloch Jazz Festival 2023

Saturday Afternoon at the Hub with a great of audience of around 200

Small Poster for the Newport JAzz Festival 2023

Newport Jazz Festival

We'll be playing there - Sunday 23rd Aril 12 noon at The Substation and 4:00pm at The Newport Bowls Club (bar prices and food).

NFFC Christmas Party 

Dec 14 2022

The Queens sing Harry Connick Jr's "You didn't know me when" and Louis Jordan's "Ain't nobody here but us chickens" at the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club Christmas party.

House Party 10/12/2022

We had a fantastic time playing at the house party on Sunday. We sold all the tickets and the sun came out for the first time in a while, it was one of those gorgeous days that Melbourne surprises you with. The three Queens sang and harmonised beatifully and their courtiers kept up the rhythm and pace, Clive and Martin kept us up there with their rhythms and pulse, Nick's emerald green guitar drove us through the afternoon, especially  Norwegian Wood, with his trance-like licks, and Laurie blew some riffs and lines on baritone or tenor as the mood took him.

Thanks again to our wonderful hosts and audience.

The Queens at Newport

October, 2022

Dulcimer, baritone sax, harmony vocals, bass and drums