The Jackson Combo

  • Cover Band in Melbourne, VIC

  • Travels Nationwide
  • From $400 to $5,000
  • Available on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

  • 25 people have checked out this act in the last fortnight. Calendars book up fast!

"The feedback we got from our VIP major events guests in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix and Melb Cup has been amazing. They loved the music you performed” Mona Hosni – Guest Relations - Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

The Jackson Combo - Four, Trio, Duo or Fun Roaming Minstrels – Whatever size you need. We've got you covered with entertainment that'll fit your style and budget. Great Blues, Soul and Rock classics plus the very best of today. From the cool sophistication of Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye to the chart hits and popular favourites of Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Crowded House, Santana, Adele, The Stones and many more.

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Act 1: Fun Roaming Minstrels
This cheeky trio (or quartet with the saosaphone - the big bass tuba looking thing!) of wandering minstrels create the perfect fun vibe and engagement for your festival, outdoor community event, fete, market, corporate function, shopping precinct activation and PR.
From Little Richard to Justin Timberlake. From La Bamba to Uptown Funk. Nothing is sacred when this trio or quartet of musical funsters go roaming, interacting and engaging with everyone. You’ve been warned.
Clients include: Mornington Peninsula Wine Growers Association (Piers & Pinots 2020) The City of Kingston (Mordi Fest, Christmas Tinsel Trail, Metro Trains, Lend Lease, Level Crossing Removal Authority – Community Engagement Events – Frankston and Dandenong Line Events.

ACT 2: Soulful Duo or Trio
Soulful Duo – Perfect for Shopping Malls and Plaza’s (with Power) Outdoors or indoors for cafe’s, wine bars, restaurants, vineyard cellar door, guest arrivals and smaller venues.
Rock and Pop classics, Blues, Jazz and soulful versions of the songs of Michael Buble', Ed Sheeran, U2, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Crowded House, Sam Smith, Marvin Gaye, Talking Heads, Otis Redding, Van Morrison and more.

Act 3: Cool Swing, Blues n Jazz Trio – Take our duo and just add some sensuous sax! When you want the full sound of a full band but don’t quite have the budget or venue size. Our trio can be the perfect entertainment for small bars, wineries, community/shopping precincts, private events or business functions. And if it's a black tie sophisticated function let us set the mood with our classy jazz tunes and look.

Act 4: Swingin Jazz Quartet
Cool Jazz Combo – Featuring one of Australia’s most talented and virtuoso Hammond organ and piano players’, Jon Wade from the UK.
Jon has previously performed as part of the George Golla Trio, Ed Wilson Band, National Youth Jazz Orchestra UK. As well as Musical Director for 70’s and 80’s pop diva Kiki Dee.
The cool Jazz Combo explores and interprets the songs of some of the greats like Mel Torme’, Lou Rawls, Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan among others. With a new original song or two also making it into the set. All performed in their own style with a mix of Swing, Be Bop, cool Blues, New Orleans and Latin rhythms.

Act 5: Rocking Blues Band
Jackson Combo – Blues Band – Australia’s internationally renowned and top 5 UK/Aust Blues charts Swing Blues and Groove Hammond B3 quartet. Featuring Gary Jones on Hammond. With classic blues and New Orleans rhythms.

About Booking

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We can supply acoustic fully roaming requiring no power. Semi - roaming and fixed acts require one powerpoint for outdoor or indoor available
We are fully self contained with PA and Light systems for small to medium events (up to 300 people) indoors or outdoors . For larger events and festivals we can organise our preferred and professional staging, marquee, PA systems and operators.


The Jackson Combo – Duo, Trio, Quartet, Function and Roaming Minstrels Song List 2021
Note: (Blues/Jazz/Function/Party/Roaming) indicates the style of music our different versions of the Jackson Combo perform. Please let us know if you would like a specific act or a mix of styles. Also if you would like us to perform specific songs from the list. We can also perform a special request or favorite song that is not on the list with notice.

1. All Around The World – Lou Rawls (Blues/Jazz)
2. Alright, Ok, You Win – Ella Fitzgerald (Blues/Jazz)
3. At Last – Etta James (Blues/Jazz)
4. 8 Counts For Rita - Jimmy Smith (Blues)
5. Back At The Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith (Blues)
6. Blues Is A Woman – Lou Rawls (Blues/Jazz)
7. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison (Function/Party)
8. Burning Love – Elvis (Function/Party/Roaming)
9. Cantaloupe Woman - Grant Green (Blues)
10. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake (Roaming)
11. Come When I Call – John Mayer (Blues/Jazz)
12. Coming Home Baby – Mel Torme’/Renee Gayer (Blues/Jazz)
13. Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley (Roaming)
14. Congo Square – Neville Brothers (Blues/Jazz)
15. Crazy For You Baby – Willie Dixon (Blues/Jazz)
16. Crazy Bout You Baby – Delbert McClinton (Blues)
17. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen (Function/Party)
18. Cry To Me – Professor Longhair (Blues/Jazz)
19. Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding (Function/Party)
20. Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House (Function/Party)
21. Don’t Lose Your Head of Steam – Gregory Porter (Jazz)
22. Down The Mississippi, Down In New Orleans – Gary U.S. Bonds (Blues/Party)
23. Drown In My Own Tears – Aretha Franklin (Blues)
24. Early In The Morning – Joe Williams (Blues/Jazz)
25. Easy – Faith No More/ Commodores (Function/Party)
26. Evil Ways – Santana (Blues/Function/Party)
27. Every Day I Have The Blues – BB King (Blues/Jazz/Roaming)
28. Faith – George Michael (Function/Party/Roaming)
29. Get On The Right Track Baby – Georgie Fame (Blues/Jazz)
30. God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday (Jazz)
31. Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles/ Earth Wind and Fire (Blues)
32. Go to the Mardi Gras – Dr John (Blues/Jazz)
33. Groovin - Aretha Franklin (Blues)
34. Hallelujah I Love Him So – Ray Charles (Blues)
35. Happy – Pharrell Williams (Roaming)
36. Hey Pocky Way – The Meters (Blues)
37. Hide Nor Hair – Ray Charles (Blues)
38. Hold On I’m Coming – Sam and Dave (Function/Party)
39. How Do I Know – Sam Smith/Whitney Houston (Function/Party)
40. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor/ Michael Buble’ (All Styles of act perform this Song)
41. I Ain’t Got Nothing But The Blues – Duke Ellington (Jazz)
42. I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys (Function/Party)
43. If You Love Me Like You Say – Little Johnny Taylor (Blues)
44. I Can’t Stand The Rain – Seal / Ann Peebles (Blues/Function/Party)
45. I Feel Good – James Brown (Function/Party/Roaming)
46. I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (Roaming)
47. I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free – Nina Simone (Blues)
48. I’m A Believer - The Monkees (Roaming)
49. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts Town – Lou Rawls (Blues/Jazz)
50. I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith (Blues/Jazz/Function/Party)
51. Is You is/Ain't My Baby – Louis Jordan/Joe Jackson (Blues/Jazz)
52. It’s All Over Now – The Rolling Stones (Blues)
53. It Should Have Been Me - Ray Charles (Blues/Jazz)
54. Johnny Be Goode – Hetty Kate (Blues)
55. Jump, Jive And Wail – Louis Jordan (Blues/Jazz)
56. Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble’ (Function/Party)
57. Just The Two Of Us – Grover Washington/Bill Withers (Function/Party)
58. Knock Me A Kiss - Louis Jordan (Blues)
59. Knock on Wood – Wilson Pickett (Blues)
60. La Bomba – Richie Valens (Function/Party/Roaming)
61. Lady is a Tramp – Frank Sinatra (Jazz)
62. Let Me Ride in Your Automobile – Gene Taylor (Blues)
63. Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan (Blues/Jazz)
64. Living For The City – Stevie Wonder (Blues)
65. Long way From Saint Louis – Bob Russell/Peggy Lee (Blues)
66. L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole (Jazz)
67. Love The Life I Live – George Fame (Blues/Jazz)
68. Make You Feel My Love – Adele (Function/Party)
69. Mardi Gras Mambo – The Meters (Blues)
70. Makin Whoopee – Louis Armstrong (Blues/Jazz)
71. Mary Anne – Ray Charles (Blues)
72. Meet Me with Your Black Draws On – Chuck Carbo (Blues)
73. Midnight Hour – Sam Cooke (Function/Party)
74. Misty – Ella Fitzgerald (Blues/Jazz)
75. Moanin – Ernestine Anderson (Blues)
76. Moondance – Van Morrison (Jazz/Function/Party)
77. More Today Than Yesterday – Lena Horne (Blues/Jazz)
78. Muddy Water – Lou Rawls (Blues/Jazz)
79. Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett 9Function/Party)
80. My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nat King Cole/Nina Simone (Blues/Jazz)
81. My Funny Valentine – Ella Fitzgerald (Blues/Jazz)
82. Never Make Your Move Too Soon – BB King (Blues)
83. Night Life – Willie Nelson (Blues/Jazz)
84. Night Train – Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra (Blues)
85. New York City – Delbert McClinton (Blues)
86. Out of Sight/Papas Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown / Pancho Sanchez (Blues)
87. Pocket Change – The Wild Magnolias (Blues/Jazz)
88. Price Tag – Jessie J (Roaming)
89. Red Red Wine – UB40 (Roaming)
90. Riders of the Storm – The Doors (Blues)
91. Route 66 – Nat King Cole (Blues/Jazz)
92. Ruler of my Heart – Irma Thomas (Blues)
93. Sands Of Time – The Neville Brothers (Blues)
94. Saturday Nite Fish Fry – Louis Prima (Blues)
95. Send Me Someone To Love – Percy Mayfield/Sade’ (Blues)
96. Seven Day Fool - Etta James (Blues)
97. Somebody Told You – Irma Thomas (Blues)
98. Sudden Samba – Neil Larsen (Latin Instrumental - Blues)
99. Sunny – Bob Hebb/Stevie Wonder (Function/Party)
100. Suzy Q – Credence Clear Water Revival (Blues/Jazz)
101. Spooky – Atlanta Rhythm Section (Blues/Jazz)
102. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker/Allman Bro’s (Blues)
103. Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole (Blues/Jazz)
104. Sweet Emma – Traditional (Blues)
105. Sweet Lover – Aretha Franklin (Blues)
106. Take Me To The River – Talking Heads (Function/Party)
107. Take The A Train – Duke Ellington (Jazz)
108. Teardrops From My Eyes – Ella Fitzgerald (Blues/Jazz)
109. Tequila* – The Champs (Roaming)
110. The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars (Roaming)
111. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (Function/Party)
112. Three Cool Cats – Ry Cooder (Blues)
113. Twist and Shout – The Beatles (Roaming)
114. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars (Function/Party/Roaming)
115. Valarie – Amy Winehouse (Function/Party/Roaming)
116. What’s Goin’ On – Marvin Gaye (Blues)
117. Walk on The Wild Side – Lou Reed, (Blues)
118. When Love Comes to Town – U2/BB King (Function/Party)
119. Willow Weep For Me – Etta James (Blues/Jazz)
120. Work Song – Oscar Brown Jnr (Blues/Jazz)
121. Yeah Yeah – Georgie Fame (Blues)
122. You Are My Sunshine – Ray Charles (Blues)
123. 500 Miles - The Proclaimers (Roaming)

Over 8 Hours of Music - New Songs Added to Set Regularly. Ask for an Update When Booking.


We can supply a complete entertainment package with acoustic style soloist, duo or trio for guest reception arrivals. Followed by our full quartet or even larger band sizes that include our big and brassy horn section for main function and dancing. MC host service also available with above.


We have a Certificate of Currency public liability for up to 10 performers on stage