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The Bathtub Gin Orchestra is two parts 1920s stomp, one-part early 1930s swing, and just a dash of Gypsy Jazz. Pour contents into an iron bathtub and stir with a broom handle until heady like a flapper on the good vibes of the party music of the early 20th Century. This swinging sextet comprises Phoebe Haselden (violin/vocals), Dorian Mode (piano/vocals), Morgan Haselden (guitar/vocals), Brendan Berlach (clarinet), Fiona Lugg (double Bass) and Toby Hall (on drums).
Dorian Mode (vocals/piano)
A multi-award winning jazz musician, composer and author Dorian Mode has lived and worked in London and New York, performed at numerous jazz festivals and venues (including the Sydney Opera House) and on numerous TV shows. He recently composed the music for a travel series for FOX Television in the US and music for plays.
Morgan and Phoebe Haseldon (guitar and violin)
Morgan Haselden was trained at the Sydney Conservatorium in classical music and as one half of “Mimosa duo” with his violinist wife, Phoebe, Morgan performs numerous times a year as a guest entertainer on luxury cruise lines; as well as performing on the Opera House main stage, and numerous festivals over hundreds of events. In 2014 the couple spent 6 months living and performing in France. They have toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Brendan Berlach (clarinet)
With over 20 years teaching and professional performing experience, Brendan has performed jazz in the Sydney Opera House, on TV for the Aria Awards, and studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has a depth of experience that has him regularly performing throughout the Central Coast in diverse ensembles.
Fiona Lugg (double bass)
Fiona has accompanied many of Sydney’s top jazz musicians including Bob Barnard, Sandy Evans, the late Roger Frampton, vocalist Lily Dior and Canadian cabaret artist Patricia O’Callaghan. She has performed on ABC radio show Late Night Live playing klezmer and Channel Nine’s The Midday Show as band member of The Castanet Club. With a Bachelor of Arts, Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies and a Masters Degree in Jazz Bass from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Fiona is an exceptional talent.
Toby Hall (vintage drumset)