The New Young Northside Big Band

2013-2019

The New Young Northside Big Band is 13 piece Big Band based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. This group plays traditional big band jazz as well as modern arrangements, drawing on the library of the ‘Young Northside Big Band’ founded by Manly Jazz Festival Founder John Speight in the 1970’s. The Band has played at Jazz Festivals across Sydney and the east cost of New South Wales.

During his time in the group, Michael was both a vocalist & guitarist, frequently featuring as a soloist.