Pat Powell is one of Australia’s most accomplished vocal talents. He'll be collaborating with some of Melbourne’s fines for an an evening of mesmerising funk, soulful jazz and dancehall rhythms!
Pat Powell, vocals
Alexander Nettelbeck , piano & keyboards
Conrad Henderson, bass
Andy Horneman drums & percussion
The band members have all recorded and toured extensively in Australia, Canada, USA, The U.K, Germany, Japan and New Zealand appearing at major festivals including Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Tuscia in Jazz (Italy), WOMADelaide, Mordialloc by the Bay, Toronto Jazz Festival and others. Individually they have recorded on many albums.
About Pat Powell
With a career that spans over four decades and right across the globe Pat Powell is the artist that everyone wants to work with, to name a few there’s Margaret Erlich, Jenny Morris, Paul Mac, James Freud & Michael Hutchence’s Max Q.
Hailing from the close-knit and highly musical Jamaican community of 1960s/70s Bristol, Pat toured extensively throughout Europe before descending on Sydney with great force in the 80s.
Filling bars and clubs across Australia with his pioneering acts Caribbe, Club Ska, LoveTown, Ten Wedge and Neptune St, within a couple of years he was one of Australia’s most in demand studio vocalists.
Pat has supported James Brown, Queen, The Eurhythmics, Boy George, Crowded House, Spit Enz, Horace Andy and Luciano, Tina Arena, George Benson and more. In the late eighties & nineties he toured Australia, Asia & Europe as Kylie Minogue’s primary backing vocalist and since then in more recent years he’s toured extensively throughout Australia, Canada, America, Turkey and the UK. Pat has recorded over 18 singles, featured on over seven albums, and as an actor been in a myriad of classic Australian films but finally here’s his debut album “About Time” released in June of 2018.
Pat Powell singing for The Melbourne Ska Orchestra has been nominated for 5 Aria’s and taken 2 of them home, plus 4 nominations for The Victorian Age Music Awards and won 3.
YouTube Link from Pat’s album “About Time” https://youtu.be/xRdrUTGR8BQ