Flaming Sambucas

Australia - SA

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Over a 19 year career, The Flaming Sambucas have entertained overseas for many international conferences, as well as playing for many national events throughout Australia. They have performed at the Adelaide "Carols by Candlelight" a number of times - the "Barossa under the Stars" Concert and also at The Adelaide City & Glenelg New Year's Eve Celebrations.  "Queensland Tourism" is a regular client on The Flaming Sambucas' calendar. They have had the pleasure of sharing the entertainment line-up with such performers as Wendy Mathews, John Farnham, Bachelor Girl, Anthony Callea & Jimmy Barnes. Also, adding to it's achievements, the "2 girl / 2 boy" line-up entertained on The Superstar Virgo Cruise liner for Clipsal in February 2005, which cruised from Singapore to Phuket just after the Tsunami.

With a vast repertoire of fun party songs from the 60's 70's and 80's (i.e.songs by Meatloaf, Abba, Village People, B52s, ACDC, Queen) and also from the top 40 - (ie Robbie Williams, Kylie, Jet, Scissor Sisters and Pink) the band prides itself on always creating an exciting and friendly party with "every song a winner!".  Not withstanding that, if the function requires gentle "dinner music", the repertoire also has that covered.

Now into their 20th year, The Flaming Sambucas' lineup consists of  founding members Terry Nicholas (Keyboards and Vocals) and Michael Potter (Guitars), plus experienced vocalists Jodie Dry and Michelle Gorgula.

Included within their style, and with the same musical line-up as the original Abba, the Flaming Sambucas also feature a respectful and exciting Abba tribute show, complete with costume and music.

The Flaming Sambucas corporate clients include:

  • Adelaide Festival Theatre

  • Adelaide Convention Centre

  • Adelaide Town Hall

  • Australian Grand Prix

  • Australian Manufacturer of the Year Awards

  • Australian Quality Awards

  • Basedow Winery

  • Carlton United Brewery

  • CPS Credit Union

  • CSR

  • Cadbury Schweppes

  • Dairy Vale

  • Flag Hotels National Convention

  • Ford Australia

  • Grant Burge Wines

  • Hilton International Hotel

  • Hindley Park Royal Hotel

  • Housing Industry Awards

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel

  • Jewellers National Convention

  • Lady Mayoress Ball

  • Memorial Drive

  • Myer Grace Bros

  • Restauranteurs Association Awards

  • Ronald McDonald Foundation

  • Royal Adelaide Golf Club

  • SA Real Estate Institute Awards

  • SA Tourism Awards

  • SA Travel Industry Awards

  • Singapore Airlines

  • Shell Australia

  • Stamford Grand Hotel

The Flaming Sambucas repertoire consists of over 400 songs. Included in that list are such songs as:-

  • Candle in the Wind - Elton John

  • Smooth Operator - Sade

  • Time after Time - Cindy Lauper

  • All Coming Back - Celine Dion

  • I'll Be There - Mariah Carey

  • To Love Somebody - Bee Gees

  • When You Say Nothin' - Ronan Keating

  • Greased Lightnin' - Grease

  • Grease is the Word - Grease

  • Pretty Woman - Pretty Woman

  • Time Warp - Rocky Horror Show

  • Hot Stuff - The Full Monty

  • Xanadu - Xanadu

  • You Should Be Dancin' - Saturday Night Fever

  • Waterloo - Muriels Wedding

  • Jitterbug - Wham

  • You Can't Stop the Music - Village People

  • Dancing Queen - ABBA

  • Mama Mia - ABBA

  • Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond

  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

  • Love Really Hurts - Billy Ocean

  • Loveshack - B52s

  • Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf

  • 2 Outa 3 Ain't Bad - Meatloaf

  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

  • We Will Rock You - Queen

  • Crunchy Granola Suite - Neil Diamond

  • Copacabana - Barry Manilow

  • Go To Rio - Peter Allen

  • Khe Sahn - Cold Chisel

  • Long Way to the Top - ACDC

  • Good Time - INXS

  • Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC

  • Funky Town - Pseudo Echo

  • Wipeout - Hoodoo Gurus

  • Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

  • C'est La Vie - B'witched

  • Last Thing on My Mind - Steps

  • Tubthumping - Tumbawamba

  • Who the Hell? - Madison Avenue

  • Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain

  • No Matter What - Boyzone
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