Tumbalong Park Christmas Extravaganza

As it does every year, Darling Harbour threw an incredible Christmas festival in 2022, which Duke had the honour to be a part of.

Great music, Live entertainment, Incredible food, and the appearance of a man in red. What else can you ask for in a Christmas festival? It was a great weekend for the family.

Duke was thrilled to perform alongside amazing bands such as kaleidoscope dream – an 8 piece band featuring the voice stars Adam Katz and Nadia Leigh providing flawless R&B vocals, Soulganic – not just a band, but a musical experience that left the audience energised, and Summit – lead by the 2021 Australian Jazz pianist of the year, Matt Thompson, who got the audience in the spirit with their jazzy covers of Christmas classics.

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Bella and Matt at their musical wedding at Curzon Hall

When musicians choose a wedding band

When you, yourself are a musician choosing a wedding band is not as easy as it sounds. The bar is high and the band must exceed your expectations. This is what Duke brought to the musical wedding of Bella and Matt at Curzon Hall.

Curzon Hall is renowned for its historic character and graceful presence. The magical Banquet Room is renowned for its architectural features and magnificent chandeliers. This grand pillarless ballroom with high ornate ceilings and natural light is a fairytale come to light (with a little sprinkle of fairy dust). Our 6-piece Duke band had the pleasure of performing for 150 guests at Bella and Matt’s magical (and musical) wedding reception.

Just a few guest performers

Bella and Matt’s Black Tie wedding provided the perfect opportunity for them to invite some of their closest friends to perform one of their favourite songs “Gonna fly now” by Bill Conti accompanied by the Duke Band. Yes, they were all musicians!! We performed this song as their entrance to their wedding reception and it was received with rapturous applause!

Curzon Hall photoshoot – Bella and Matt’s beautiful day

Bella and Matt chose the perfect photographer (Images by Kevin) to celebrate their love. We love Kevin’s work, he’s the perfect photographer for the easy-going couple. Less stress = more joy, and there’s no awkward poses ever!

Bella and Matt had amazing weather for a photoshoot in the stunning Curzon Hall Gardens, with the breathtaking backdrop of the Curzon Castle.

Bella & Matt

Bella and Matt’s First Dance

Bella and Matt performed their amazing first dance to the sounds of Dukes cover of “Shallow” by Lady Gaga. With a pretty solid amount of performing background between them, their First Dance was absolutely something to behold!

This beautiful dance was then followed by an abundant amount of dancing from guests. We had a blast performing some of our favourite D-Floor hits and bangers.

Bella & Matt

The night was then brought to a close to the amazing sounds of our very own Chris Gable and his rendition of “Burn For You” By John Farnham. All in all it was a fantastic evening celebrating two very talented and special people. 

Thanks for having us, Bella and Matt!

The “Thankyou’s”

Duke music would like to acknowledge all of the fellow vendors who were a pleasure to work with and who made the wedding of Bella and Matt possible.

Photography: Images by Kevin – @imagesbykevinweddings
Florals: Melissa D’Cruz – @melissadcruzfloral
Venue: Curzon Hall – @curzonhall
Entertainment:  Duke Music (us!) – @dukemusicau
Hair : Hair By Anna – @hairby_anna_

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