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Flaming Sambucas

Adelaide Corporate Band, The Flaming Sambucas is Adelaide’s original and best “2 girl/2 guy” corporate party band. Song choice is imperative ! The Flaming Sambucas has an enormous repertoire that covers the generations – from the Motown era through the 70’s and 80’s to the current songs of Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Presentation equally so ! With The Flaming Sambucas creating a friendly and exciting atmosphere, your guests will be well satisfied and the dance floor full. In addition to that – if the evening requires some quiet dinner music, the Flaming Sambucas has that covered also. With convenient flexibility, the lineup of the band can be sculptured to suit the size of your event. The Flaming Sambucas, lead by founder member Terry Nicholas (Keyboards/Vocals), and including regular members Jodie Dry, Natalie Ermer-Jensen, Shelley Pantic-Lund, Annie Crowson, Katrina Quigley, Rob Pippan, Matthew McNamee, Tzan Niko and Dean Kelley can be a 6 piece band (including rhythm section), or can be as small as a duo for those small cocktail parties. Over an exciting career, the Flaming Sambucas have entertained overseas for many international conferences and award nights, as well as having played for many national events throughout Australia. Some of those events have been the Adelaide “Carols by Candlelight” on 4 occasions, many major national travel industry functions including Qantas, Queensland Tourism and Helloworld Travel plus also Adelaide’s Clipsal500 event. Current accolades have been performing at The Carols By Candlelight at Elder Park (2015) and also performing on The Rock The Boat to Noumea (Oct 2016). The Flaming Sambucas also have in their repertoire their nationally acclaimed Abba Gold Theatre Show – an emotive tribute show, complete with authentic costume, music, and video plus also their Elton John “Goodbye Yellowbrick Road” tribute show (complete with the white grand piano).


Flaming Sambucas - Adelaide Oval Magarey Room April 2017

Selected Songs

Roy Orbison
Oh, Pretty Woman

Bon Jovi
Livin' On A Prayer

De Toppers

Dancing Queen

Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars Medley

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Medley

Jackson Five
Jachson Five Medley

The Rocky Horror Show
TIme Warp

Village People
Village People Medley

You Shook Me All Night Long


Adelaide band, The Flaming Sambucas, deliver a spirited tribute to Sweden’s Fab-Four with ABBA Gold. Michelle Gorgula & Jodie Dry replicate the tight harmonies of Frida and Agnetha with impeccable precision, whilst Terry Nicholas (keyboards) and Michael Potter (guitars) energetically dish out the irrepressible rhythmic hooks that were Bjorn & Benny’s trademark. At times, the quality of impersonation is so eerie that if you were to close your eyes during the performance, you’d be hard pressed to distinguish this from the real thing. The magic is sometimes spoilt by indecisive stage patter, with the band sometimes addressing the audience as themselves, and at other times talking “in character”.
Benjamin Orchard, Stage Whispers

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