Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys

Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS

Mainly 50's Jump/Blues also elements of boogie woogie, New Orleans, Rock 'n' Roll and Swing. Features a 3-Piece horn section and the music is tight, professional, energetic and an exciting live show.


Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys are somewhat of an institution of the Perth music scene. Formed in 2005, the band is renowned for its captivating live performances, which are marked by slick presentation and raw energy. Along with Adam (Vocals/Trumpet) it features some of Western Australia’s finest musicians including talented songstress Jessie Gordon.

The Playboys have been a hit at major festivals and events around Australia such as; the Narooma Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW), Wintersun (Qld), Melbourne Lindy Exchange (Vic), Alice Springs Cup Ball (NT), Fairbridge Folk Fest, Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl and Blues at Bridgetown (WA). In mid-2013 the Velvet Playboys completed a 14 date tour of Germany, France and Spain including the Festaal Kreuzberg Festival in Berlin.

Along the way, the VPs have also been nominated for a West Australian Music Industry award (WAMI) and backed US music legends Big Jay McNeely, Syl Johnson and Betty Harris.

Their large repertoire is rooted in the jazz and rhythm & blues music of the 40’s and 50’s from artists such as Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson and Chuck Berry. The band also has a large library of original music which can be found on their three albums: Their debut I’ve Got News For You featuring Big Jay McNeely (2007), followed by When It’s Party Time Down South (2011) and It’s You It’s Me (2012)

Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys can often be heard blowing the roof off at The Mustang Bar in Northbridge, Western Australia.


'I’ve Got News For You' featuring Big Jay McNeely (2007), 'When It’s Party Time Down South' (2011)
'It’s You It’s Me' (2012)
Available on Itunes and CDBaby

Adam Hall is also the featured Vocalist and Trumpeter on the 2013 German release 'Bluesin' the Groove'.

Tracks from these albums have been aired on local radio (94.5fm and RTRFM) and the band have performed live on ABC Radio. Tracks have also been played on the national radio show 'Daily Planet'.

Set List

Our regular gig at the Mustang Bar in Perth consists of 2 x 1hr sets. For most other gigs we do 3 x 45 minutes sets and for Festivals typically one 45 minute set.
We have a repertoire of around 150 songs (all memorised) that encompasses a range of styles.
Typically we perform 30 songs in a night with around 7 of these being original.

Aint Nobody here but us Chickens- Louis Jordan
Milton's Boogie- Roy Milton
Insect Ball- Big Jay McNeely
Minnie- Bigjay McNeely
Nobody But Me- Lou Rawls
Jump it with a Shuffle-Jesse Price
It Should've Been Me- Ray Charles
Come By Me- Harry Connick Jr
New Orleans Mardi Gras- Harry Connick Jr
Jump Jive n Wail- Louis Prima
Lucille- Little Richard
Rip it Up -Little Richard
I Like the Way She Moves- Original
I Got News For You- Original
The Day big Jay Came to Town- Original
Let Me Comeback- Original