Experts in playing at weddings and corporate functions

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Flexible line up creating a unique style for your event and budget

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Monthly Showcase nights so you can see the band perform live

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Entertainment For All Types Of Functions

Black Suede Band are composed of some of Australia's most experienced musicians, experts in playing at weddings and corporate functions.

Live Vocals and Instruments, mixed with an accomplished DJ make up this unique combination. Whether you want a small and intimate wedding or a big affair, we cater to all desires and budgets.

Black Suede Band perform as a Duo, Trio, Four to six piece, playing your favorite music from the 60’s, 70s, 80s, 90s to today’s top 40 Hits.

Create your band line up by simply starting with DJ and Vocals, then adding your favorite instruments such as Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard and Percussion.

Ceremony and Pre Dinner music is also available along with professional MC Duties.

Black Suede Band are based in Melbourne, however we will travel wherever your event takes us!






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Meet our Band Leader - Melissa Pethybridge


Melissa, has worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 17 years, and has a wealth of experience in music and performance.
Melissa started her career in Theatre, studying at the Australia College of Dramatic Arts and St Martins Youth Theatre, later turning to television having small parts on Neighbours, High Fylers, Blue Heelers and Something in the Air, before scoring a part in the Village Roadshow production ' A most Deadly Family' starring 'Mary Tyler Moore.'
Melissa, worked in functions bands during this period of time, realizing singing was her passion. Melissa worked in the 'Brian Fitzgerald Band for over 10 years, performing for celebrities, including the Murdoch family for many of their functions. Working all over Australia, Melissa has performed with other various bands, building up a wealth of Knowledge in the Music Industry.
Other performances include Channel 7 'Good Friday Appeal' Concert, Channel 31 'Armstrong Live', Hawthorn Football Club Functions, Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuro Science Ball, hosted by Carrie Bickmore (The Project), President Cup (Golf) Australia, Host of Bridal Expo Palladium Crown Casino and many many more.


Melissa has since created Black Suede Band, a fusion of Live Music mixed with the lights and beats of a DJ, giving you the flexibility to create your own band line up!
Melissa wanted to create a 'Live Band' but add that extra element with adding a DJ. This gives our clients ' The best of both world's "There is nothing like a 'live band' to get you up and dancing, but with adding a DJ, we can take requests on the night and give that extra touch!

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