Bringing our jazz bands to country Victoria

I’ll share a secret: musicians from Melbourne really love travelling out of town. We all love living here – it’s a fantastic music town – but spending as much time as we do out and about in the inner city, we appreciate every chance for a change of pace and scenery. Getting out on a road trip has always been a significant part of being in a band, so we take it where we can get it.

The Mood Merchants exist to provide great live music for the significant moments in people’s lives, and we do our best to make it possible and practical wherever and whenever we can. If you’re in Gippsland or the Riverina,or the Western Districts or the Highlands, and you’re celebrating a birthday, or a wedding, or a big community event, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy fantastic live music as a part of that experience.

Isn’t it expensive?

It costs a bit more than it would if you lived in the city, to cover the time and expense of getting there, but the difference is probably less than you think. We provide a quick, no-obligation quote, and we do everything we can to keep the music affordable.

What about accommodation?

Depending on performance times and distances, the band might need to stay overnight. There are three options for putting up the musicians. Obviously, if you can provide accommodation at your own property, then that’s great. If you’ve booked rooms in bulk for your guests, and you can get a good price by including band accommodation in that deal, then that’s often a good option. Alternatively, you can leave it up to me to organise, and I’ll pass on the best price that I can get. Generally, the band will need either one or two rooms, depending on the lineup.

Where will you travel to?

Basically anywhere, including but not limited to:

  • Albury Wodonga
  • Alexandra
  • Anglesea and Aireys Inlet
  • Apollo Bay
  • Ararat
  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat
  • Beechworth
  • Benalla
  • Bendigo
  • Bright
  • Camperdown
  • Castlemaine
  • Cobram Barooga
  • Colac
  • Cowes
  • Creswick
  • Daylesford
  • Dederang
  • Dunkeld
  • Echuca Moama
  • Euroa
  • Falls Creek
  • Geelong
  • Halls Gap
  • Hamilton
  • Healesville
  • Heathcote
  • Hepburn Springs
  • Horsham
  • Kyabram
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Lancefield
  • Lilydale
  • Lorne
  • Mallacoota
  • Mansfield
  • Maryborough
  • Marysville
  • Metung
  • Mildura
  • Mount Beauty
  • Mount Buller
  • Mount Macedon
  • Nagambie
  • Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads
  • Paynesville
  • Phillip Island
  • Port Campbell
  • Port Fairy
  • Portarlington
  • Portland
  • Portsea
  • Queenscliff
  • Rutherglen
  • Yarrawonga
  • Sale
  • Seymour
  • Shepparton
  • Sorrento
  • Stawell
  • Swan Hill
  • Torquay
  • Traralgon
  • Walhalla
  • Wangaratta
  • Waratah Bay
  • Warragul
  • Warrnambool
  • Wodonga
  • Woodend
  • Yackandandah
  • Yarra Glen
  • Yarragon Village