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Meet the 'Bilks

Hot stepping out from their local Canberra speakeasy, Zackerbilks are spreading their love of trad jazz to the world. Join them on a high-energy musical journey, that travels from the turn of the century to the 1940s. Dressed to impress, this dapper eight-piece group will have your toes tapping as they play a mix of trad to modern with a vintage twist. 

Sultry vocals, bold brass, wicked woodwinds and a rollicking rhythm section will have your knees up in no time. Shine your shoes, put your glad rags on and get ready to quickstep back in time as Zackerbilks take over the stage.

Meet the members of Zackerbilks.  If you see any of these raucous revellers on stage, you know that you're in for a tasty time!

Trumpet: Zach Raffan

Vocals and banjo: Miriam Miley-Read

Piano: Matthew Dennett

Clarinet: Justin Buckingham 

Trombone: Rob Lee

Double Bass and Sousaphone: Scott Temby

Drums: Hugh Magri-Bull

Banjo: Christopher Harris-Scott

Where have you seen us?

The 'Bilks have performed in multiple venues throughout Canberra for public and private events, weddings and shindigs, but we do love a road trip!  Over the years we have performed for many music Festivals and Jazz Clubs including...

Newcastle Jazz Festival

Merimbula Jazz Festival

Illawarra Jazz Club

Sydney Jazz Club


Enlighten Festival Canberra

National Folk Festival

Central Coast Leagues Club - Jazz League

Australian Jazz Convention

NYE in the City - ACT Government

Dragon Dreaming Festival

Canberra Jazz Club

Hurly Burly Winter Festival

Multicultural Festival

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