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Entertainment for Weddings, Corporate and Private Functions in Melbourne & Victoria Ph 03 94973227

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Greg Stewart and Rod Wilson are highly experienced and versatile musicians who have a well earned reputation for quality entertainment. They perform distinctive jazz, swing, soul, latin, pop and rock arrangements at exclusive venues and functions.

Stewart and Wilson often perform in the popular trio/quartet mercutiowhich features very talented and accomplished artists, including: Martin Zakharov / Aaron Searle / Cheryl Clarke [ sax ] and Harvey Fredes [ percussion ].

Based in Melbourne, they perform at corporate, media and private functions, outdoor events and in 5 Star Hotels  and  prestigious bars, clubs and restaurants.  

They have been sought after by luxury International Hotels such as the Shangrila in Bangkok and the Cairo Sheraton ..... and when Billy Joel was looking for  entertainment after his Melbourne concerts, he came to listen to Stewart and Wilson. 

As well as featuring in television appearances and recordings and at private and corporate functions, Stewart, Wilson and mercutiohave been popular resident and guest performers at venues such as : 

  • Bar Deco at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne
  • Sofi's Bar, at the Hotel Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne                  
  • Crown Casino                                       
  • The Hotel Windsor                                                
  • The Carlton Crest Hotel                                       
  • Hotel Le Meridien                                                 
  • The Hotel Como                                                              
  • The Terrace at the Royal Botanical Gardens    
  • The Hotel Rialto                                                                                        
  •  Southbank
  •  City Square
  •  Docklands

Their music features new arrangements of the works of such diverse artists as Sting, Thirsty Merc, Van Morrison, Michael Buble, Sinatra, Snow Patrol, Leonard Cohen, the Drifters, Cole Porter, Cat Stevens, Joe Jackson, Irving Berlin, Pete Murray, Dragon, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joe Cocker and Gershwin.

Here is a small sellection from the extensive play list:

 Aint no sunshine when she’s gone - Billy Winters
 All of me - Jazz standard

 As time goes by - Dooley Wilson  

 At this moment - Billy Vera & the Beaters

 Blue moon - Rodgers & Hart

 Blue skies - Irving Berlin


Bourbon street -

 Bye bye blackbird - Gene Austin

 Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers

 Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

 Cry me a river - Julie London

 Danny boy - Frederick Weatherley

 Don’t get around much - Duke Ellington

 Don’t think twice - Bob Dylan

 Dumb Things Paul Kelly
Every breath you take - Sting / The Police

 Fields of gold - Sting

 Fire & rain - James Taylor

 Flip flop fly - Big Joe Turner

 For a short time - Weddings, Parties, Anything 

 Fly me to the moon - Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole

 Fragile - Sting

 Got you under my skin - Sinatra 

 Grapevine - The Miracles, Marvin Gaye

 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

 Hold me now - Thompson Twins

 Hound dog - Elvis

 I Remember You - Frank Ifield, Dorethy Lamour

 I’ll be your baby tonight - Bob Dylan, Robert Palmer

 I’ve grown accustomed to her face - Lerner & Lowe    

 If you don’t know me by now - Simply Red

 Is she really going out with him ? - Joe Jackson

 Lately - Stevie Wonder

 Mad World - Tears for Fears

 Masquerade - Leon Russell, George Benson

 Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder

 Moondance - Moondance

 Moonshadow - Cat Stevens

 Mustang Sally -  Wilson Pickett, the Commitments

 My Life - Billy Joel

 Papermoon - Harold Arlen, Nat KIng Cole 

 Quiet Nights - Carlos Jobim

 Smooth - Santana

 Solid Rock - Goanna

 Somewhere over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

 Stand by Me - Ben E. King

 Still in love - Dragon

 Straighten up & fly right - Nat King Cole 

 Summertime - Gershwin

 Sway - Dean Martin, Michael Buble 

 Take me to the river - Al Green
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton

 Tennessee waltz - Redd Stewart and Peewee King

 The letter - The Box Tops, Joe Cocker

 The way you look tonight - Jerome Kerm

 Ticket to ride - The Beatles

 Time after time - Cindy Lauper

 Twenty good reasons - Thirsty Merc

 Unchain my heart - Joe Cocker

 Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters

 Volare - Dean Martin

 Walk of life - Dire Straits

 When I fall in love - Nat King Cole

 Wild world - Cat Stevens

 What a wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

 You may be right - Billy Joel