Sydney born & bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can. In their 10th year The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established high energy music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy & swing. With tender ballads & rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit & warmth of early music styles & successfully blur the lines between the contemporary & the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty & Leadbelly. This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers & sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new & old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.
Kate Wadey is quickly becoming a voice in Australian jazz to be reckoned with. With effortless charm & sophistication, Kate Wadey is winning the hearts of jazz fans around the country. Warmly embraced by a band of excellent & celebrated accompanying musicians, Wadey sings standards without fuss or bravado but with pure assurance. She navigates emotions & melody with equal skill; a brilliant young artist displaying a level of craft beyond her years, & producing fine, characterful & swinging jazz fare for the ears.