BAND BIO

Think The Rat Pack with Roy Orbison, Elvis and Tom Jones

Formerly THE HIPTET, Phil Costello and the Five O’clock Shadows is a lounge jazz act that gets people dancing. Think The Rat Pack with Roy Orbison, Elvis and Tom Jones in it. Add on some great Kiwi classics,  and there’s something for everyone. The band plays the greatest hits from the last fifty years, all with a jazz flavour and a two-piece horn section keeping it real. The song list is the result of years of trial and error and the Shadows only play the winners, including the hits from these great singers: Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, etc. Even Fatboy Slim (‘Praise You’) and The Violent Femmes (‘Blister in the Sun’) get the treatment. Songs include, ‘New York, New York’, ‘King of the Road’, ‘Ring of Fire’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ and a whole bunch more.​

Radio DJ Phil Costello leads the charge with high energy entertainment, a great patter and a mandate to get everyone dancing.

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