Street Party Biography
Music to Suit Your Event
Street Party is a retro-covers band. Based in Sydney's northern suburbs, we play all the greatest funk, pop, soul, and rock covers. We're focusing on danceable music that works in a pub as well as at the corporate Christmas party, wedding, or any other event where there is a need for great live music. Our emphasis is to create a versatile mix of your favourite music.
Usually we play a three hour performance made up of 3 X 45 minute sets, however, set lists can always be tailored to suit the client and the event. Live karaoke (where clients can sing with the live band) can also be catered for, by arrangement only.
These can be seen displayed on the main home page of the SP website.
For clients who want a bigger band, we can add professional saxophone players, full brass sections, and percussionists, depending on requirements. We can also bring in extra backup singers if required. This versatile approach allows us to add that little extra that makes us stand out from the rest.
Street Party have been playing together since 1999. The core of Street Party is five players, with the addition of guest players if required by the client.
Born in the bustling seaport of Karachi, Ron made Australia his home in 1991 and has been singing with bands for the majority of the time he has been in Oz. He possesses a very versatile voice and can sing songs from Sinatra to Stevie Wonder to Santana, and more. Some of his influences are the great rock acts of the 70's such as KISS, Iron Maiden and Van Halen. He also loves listening to softer music by acts such as Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor. He is able to sync-in to the mood of an audience with incredible ease and builds an instant rapport, and makes sure they all have a great time.
Drums, Backing Vocals
Born in London, and moving to Australia in 1969, David has a long history in the Sydney music scene starting as a technician for Roland and Phase Engineering, and building Moonlight Recording/Rehearsal Studios in Brookvale. During this time he was building his skills on the drums, having started playing at age 12. Now a seasoned drummer, when he's not playing with his reptiles he loves to get into his home recording studio, and to get out there playing live music.
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mik provides the foundational groove for the band as well as contributing soulful backing vocals. Mik is an experienced bass player, having been in the sydney music scene for many years. Since coming on board with SP he and the bands Drummer David have formed a solid rhythm section thats tight as a drum and helps keep the floor packed with dancers from start to finish of every gig.
Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
James is a virtuoso kind of player and loves the challenges presented by emulating covers. James also has a particular grasp of melody that adds so much authenticity to the songs. James gives StreetParty its authentic guitar sound, to the extent that its often difficult to pick from the original song.
Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Phil is a diversely accomplished keyboard player, and in this setting he provides all the tones and moods to make the songs complete. Classically trained, and now adding new skills for modern genres to the mix for StreetParty.