SCAT is a 4 piece jazz combo, specializing in
original gospel music and jazz standards. In 2004 the group picked up a Gospel Music Award and when you see them jam you’ll know why.
SCAT brings together Queensland’s (Australia) best musical talent with Jeremy O’Connor on
double bass, Dan Smith on drums, Chris Poulsen on keys and Craig Burnett on
vocals. Their energy, humor, crowd interaction and musical expertise is fast
earning them a reputation as a great feature act and function band.
2005 has seen the boys tour throughout the
USA & UK where their refreshing performances received much praise and future
tour offers. They are currently filming a number video clips with the
Australian Christian Channel and are preparing to release a new album in late
‘05. In July 2003 they released their 3rd album “Live at the
Healer”. This award winning 15 track CD features spiritual originals, jazz
standards and covers of ,"Amazing Grace" and, "So Blessed". “Live at the
Healer” captures the atmosphere of a live jazz and blues club and features
great guest sax and guitar soloists.
Other successes include shows at the Australian Gospel Music Festival, Sonfest,
supporting Light of Love, the Tivoli Theatre and tours through Bundaberg,
Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Their musical approach is fresh and
entertaining, capturing the essence of artists like Jamie Callum, Ella
Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Michael Buble. Wherever & whenever they play they
leave an absolutely unforgettable impression on audiences.
Brethren Hang Loose (and others)