New Cover Video – MASHUP! Smooth Operator / Seven Nation Army / Sweet Dreams


Smooth Operator by Sade, 7 Nation Army by the White Stripes and Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics. We’ve been mashing these songs together for a while now but thought we’d put together a condensed version for you guys. Once again featuring the incredibly talented Chris Gable, this video was shot by our very good friends Seb and Jess from In An Instant Photo Booth. Jess is also responsible for the bangin’ Pompoms that Josie wears in this video! We also had a little cameo from one of our Duke band members, Linden Furnell. Hope you enjoy.

If you like what you see, we’d be grateful if you’d like to sling us a virtual tip via PayPal:

Our filming and editing is done by Jess and Seb from In An Instant Photo Booth:



Live Music during COVID-19

Live Music during COVID-19

With the current social distancing measures across Sydney and Australia, all events and public gatherings have been impacted in way or another.

Whilst events are still permitted, most employees are still working from home. Opportunities are limited right now for our clients to connect with each other while working in isolation. Our solution?

A live, virtual gig, exclusively for you

We have been offering live music through virtual performances since March 2020, and we are delighted to announce that our performances have been a huge success! We’ve performed for clients such as Lend Lease, Breville, Prospa, and MWAH (Making Work Absolutely Human).

We’ve loved delivering this initiative for our clients: providing live entertainment during virtual meetings or “friday-night-drinks”. It’s being very well received by our clients as a way of motivating and inspiring the well-being of remote-working staff.

Awesome virtual gig performed by Duke on Friday evening for the Prospa crew! Their talent, energy and sense of fun was well received and was a welcomed positive relief for everyone who is doing all they can to get through this crisis. Highly recommend a virtual gig performed by these amazing entertainers during Covid-19 isolation, then again in person once we’re all back together again. Thank you Josie and Tim – your talent can withstand anything! 

Dean McAuley – Prospa

They put on a virtual concert today for MWAH and it was awesome. Such great energy and creativity thank you both!

Cathy Grant

How does it happen?

Usually it features a 60min or so performance that is hosted by our Client online via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or similar, and our we dial-in and perform live for guests to enjoy. It’s interactive and exciting and something very different to change-up the usual work-from-home routine.

To make virtual performances a reality, you will need:

  1. A stable internet connection
  2. Speakers – awesome speakers
  3. A platform where you and your team connect and we can dial-in.. Zoom, or Microsoft Teams work really well!

That’s all. On our end, we’ll make sure the audio is top-notch so that your experience is reflected, despite it being delivered virtually.

Want to know more?

Schedule a call with us and we will happily walk you through how to make virtual performances work for you and your team. Or phone us on (02) 8283 7348 or contact us via our contact form.


Just another ‘iso’ music video.

The team from Duke Music simply couldn’t let Covid-19 pass us by without making our very own music video from iso. We chose this song to get your dancing feet tapping and your butts bopping. We even asked our kids to join us for a feature here and there (thanks team!). Our cover of Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar features the talents of; Josephine Ison – Vocals Chris Gable – Sax and Vocals Linden Furnell – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar James Bernauer – Electric Guitar Andy Horvath – Drums Tim Wilson – Bass Ryan Mooney – Keyboard

As times are tough for us right now we’re currently accepting donations, feel free to drop us a virtual tip via:


Brendan and Bella’s luxury wedding at one of Berry’s most exclusive venues

It’s been a little while between drinks / weddings, no thanks to Covid-19. But today we were so delighted to receive these photos from Photographer, Kelly Tunney. Our Groom and Bride, Brendan and Bella, married in February 2020 at the stunning wedding venue, Jasper’s Berry, on the South Coast of New South Wales. We love performing at Jasper’s specifically because of the endless possible places for joy to be found. The grounds are stunning, and their wedding service team are exceptional. Rosie and her team at Jaspers always go above and beyond to ensure her clients and any external suppliers are looked after. Our Duke Music artists performed for Bella and Brendan as an Acoustic Duo during their Canapés service, and then as a Quartet for their Dinner music and Dance-floor. The party was a hit, with the dance-floor starting even before dinner had finished being eaten.

Thank you to Kelly Tunney for these lovely snaps, and to Brendan and Bella for having us be part of your wonderful wedding day.


Duke Music – VIP Showcase Performance

February 13th, 2020, marked a special day for Duke Music. Performing in a VIP Showcase for guests and friends of our 7-piece band, we haven’t had so much fun in a very long time. While we’re proud of our performance, though, it wouldn’t be right to ignore everyone who showed up to watch and listen; it means the world to us, and we can’t thank you enough.

The Band

Duke Music is a group of talented wedding musicians based in Sydney. Comprising of Josephine Ison, Tim Wilson, Chris Gable, Linden Furnell, Andy Horvath, Ryan Mooney, and James Bernaur, our plucky little band is ready to provide music for any event, with weddings being our specialty. We offer packages that aim to fill your entire event with live music, giving you and your guests a unique experience that will be hard to forget.

The Vendors

February’s VIP Showcase wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our favorite vendors. Crane Bar hosted the event, while Mr. Wigley Photography took loads of great snaps of the big day (including all of the ones you’ve seen in this post!), and Sketch & Etch Creative put their genius to work on our brand-new neon light. 

Just FYI, if you’re ever looking for an event planner for your wedding or other special occasions, Em from Days Like These Events is the gal for the job. This showcase would still be an idea if it wasn’t for her.

Booking Duke Music

Duke Music is available to provide live music and a great atmosphere for weddings and other events across Australia and beyond. You can send an email to, call at (02) 8283 7348, or use the convenient form on our contact page to get in touch, and we’ll be ready to rock your party in no time.

Thank you to everyone that came to our VIP Showcase; we look forward to playing for you again soon.


Richard & Jo’s wedding, featuring Duke Duo + Quintet

We were absolutely delighted to see these photos land in our inbox this week, from the lovely Richard & Jo who married at Manly Barracks.  We performed for them as an Acoustic Duo during their Ceremony & Canapés service, and then as a Quintet for their Dinner music and Dance-floor. It was a great wedding in an iconic Sydney location.  Their wedding featured some of our favourite vendors, including their Celebrant, the delightful Jessie Cacchillo who officiated their wedding.

Thank you to Lucie Weddings for these lovely snaps, and to Jo & Richard for having us at the party of the year!