Music

Whether it’s cocktail jazz for around midnight or a driving rockabilly rhythm that shakes you all over, this Vintage Pin-up can Holler like a Tom Cat or torch like a songbird.
Pia’s professional singing experience has as much diversity as her influences Beginning in musical theatre as a young child,moving to clubs and bars in early adulthood , She has studied Jazz at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and has also been the featured voice in many Triple M radio jingles and voice overs.

For the last five years Pia has been setting stages alight with her sophisticated glamour and energetic live shows. Pia plays with a variety of Sydney bands including the 8 piece Cocktail Swing band the ‘ The Cocktail Cabinet’ , 15 piece ‘Black and White Big Band,’ and 7 piece Jump Blues outfit ‘ The Hollywood Hombres’.
She also performs regularly with Australian rockabilly legend Pat Capocci and her own combo Miss Pia and her Lonesome Playboys with whom she is currently working on original material for the release of her first solo ‘EP’
The combined styles of these groups provide her with the opportunity to utilise her extensive repertoire, performing nostalgic standards, classic rhythm and blues, a touch of soul, something that swings and a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll.

Her Voluptuous vocals are dripping with innuendo and her playful mannerisims will remind you of a time when the art of seduction was all in the tease. Chanteuse Pia Andersen is a Rockabilly Bombshell with a torching soul.

The Cocktail Cabinet

“One part swing, a dash of jump blues, and a whole lot of vintage cool Sydney’s 8 piece ensemble The Cocktail Cabinet is the perfect music mix to get your party swingin’, with finger snappin’ vocals and a straight ahead rhythm section this ensemble will keep you coming back for a refill all night long.
The main ingredients that make this magic mix are kept under control by The Senator and his long sliding thing, with his musical direction and souped up vintage vocals the bar is well stocked with flavorings of Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, … Keely Smith, Peggy Lee, and Julie London just to name a few. Styled with his unique arrangements that are cool as heck, you’ll be tappin’ toes and asking for the recipe.

The Cabinet’s chanteuse is Sydney’s vintage pin Up Miss Pia Andersen, with her unique vintage styling and prowess behind the microphone this pink champagne cocktail will have you tempted and teased, her voluptuous vocals dripping with innuendo. Pia’s rich repertoire of obscure tunes means you’ll never know what’s next on her menu.

Neat, on the rocks or straight up, the Cabinet’s offerings of Jumpin’ original tunes are sure to get you through the cocktail hour and our chilled out standards will keep you cool around midnight.

Wherever you find this cocktail cabinet you’re sure to find a Swingin’ Partini!”

 

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The Hollywood Hombres

All rhythm and all groove, 6 piece Jump Blues Combo The Hollywood Hombres expertly combine the elements of Swing, Blues and Boogie-Woogie to create the most infectious beat this side of Louis Jordan.
Adding a further element to this heady mix is Swingin’ chanteuse Miss Pia Andersen, tempers the Hombres’ Wynonie Harris and T-Bone Walker influence with the hipster stylings of Etta James and Ella Mae Morse. Such a stable of young talent ensures that The Hollywood Hombres are one of the most versatile combos in the business, equally at home playing laid-back Swing for the corporate market, keeping the dance floor busy with hot rhythms, or beating out vibrant proto-rock and boogie at an inner city live music venue.
The Hollywood Hombres: Jumpin’ Blues and cool Swing for a new millennium!

 

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Pia Andersen and the Hollywood Honeys

The Black and White Big Band featuring ‘The Hollywood Honeys’

“Get your hips shakin’ & your soul swingin’, Come and see the WILDEST Big Band in town!!
The BWBB are storming stages all over town with an intoxicating energy and sensational original tunes inspired by the wild ways of Louis Prima , the soul sound of Etta James and the dynamite rhythms of Gene Krupa. To compliment their original repertoire BWBB have searched the corners of your record collection for an eclectic selection of quirky classics and will shake up your favourite songs with unique and exciting arrangements never heard by any other band! Every song will surprise and enchant you so get ready for an evening of glamour and sophisticated delight.
This hot 15 piece ensemble features Sydney’s finest jazz men and the vocal stylings of the ever vivacious ‘Hollywood Honeys’.

Dressed head to toe in vintage, Sydney’s most stylish 3 part vocal harmony group include; Miss Pia Andersen, Sara Jeanne O’Connor and Kitty Van Horne. They share the spotlight taking turns for solos and also combine their honey tones to bring you a unique blend of voices that will make your soul shiver with delight.

Exciting originals and truly eclectic favourites are what makes the BWBB shine. Expect a varied repertoire flavoured with sounds from the 30′s Big Bands, 40′s jazz standards , 50′s rock’n'roll, and a hint of 60′s soul to create one perfect swingin’ package.”
Dance to a different beat with the dynamite sounds of the Black & White Big Band.

 

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Rockabilly

When Pia needs to get in touch with her rockabilly rebel there’s only only man to call. Young Pat Capocci’s wild rhythms and out of control guitar playing will have your whole Body Shakin all over. His 3 piece combo has been causing a ruckus all over the country with his unique rockabilly inspired sound and toe tapping original tunes.
When Pia and Pat share the stage they crank out their favourite non-stop, action packed rockin’ 50′s tunes and mix of raw originals. They Have played together at festivals, a host of corporate gigs, weddings and many public events and have plans to record together very soon.

 

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Jazz

Chanteuse Pia Andersen’s dulcet tones will tease and captivate you with haunting sensuality. Backed by Sydney’s finest Jazz men, Pia’s classy sounds and extensive repertoire guarantee to create the perfect mood for any occasion.
Heavily influenced by the vocal stylings of Peggy Lee, Julie London and Anita O’day, in jazz mode Pia performs a mix of classic standards and obscure gems that provide the perfect soundtrack to an intimate soiree, a romantic wedding or a sophisticated party.
Blues, swing and jazz for around midnight, nostalgic glamour suave and torching.

 

Pia Sings Jazz

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The Louis Prima Tribute Show ‘The Wildest Act this side of Vegas’

One part swing, a dash of jump blues, and a whole lot of vintage cool, Sydney’s 9 piece ensemble The Cocktail Cabinet brings back the days of legendary lounge, in their high energy Louis Prima Tribute Show.
Without doubt one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century, Louis Prima began his career as a straight out jazz trumpet player. Over the next 5 decades he became an Entertainer, Composer, Big Band Leader, Vegas Lounge act, and Movie Star.
The Cabinet will take audiences back to the big band era as they pay tribute to the man who was known as the original “King of Swing,” The show features the talents of the entire band, fronted by Simon “The Senator” Bartlett, Chanteuse Pia Andersen, and special guest Jazz bird Sarah J Hyland.
The Cocktail Cabinet “plays pretty for the people” performing hits like “Jump, Jive, an’ Wail,” “Angelina,” “Just a Gigolo,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Buena Sera,” “When You’re Smiling” and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” all played as Louis’ original arrangements.
The Cabinet offers this show “Straight Up”, in one neat 75 minute set or “On the rocks “ as two 45′s. With finger snappin’ vocals and a straight ahead rhythm section, However it’s served Audiences should be ready to Jump, Jive and Wail because the classic combination of Louis Prima and the Cocktail Cabinet means where ever you fnd this show there is sure to be a Swingin’ Partini.

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