The duo is fronted by Stu Johns an experienced singer and pianist, who has performed weekly as a soloist and also in a number of different musical acts around Perth for over 15 years. Stu is a classically trained pianist, with a strong and versatile singing voice, able to perform various genres including rock, blues, ballads, pop, and swing. By providing vocals, as well as a range of sounds with up to 2 keyboards, Stu has proven he can deliver at all event styles.
Acoustic guitar, electric guitar and percussion are all provided by Rene Tostevin, who has performed at pubs, weddings, corporate and private functions in Australia for 30 years. Some of Rene’s most notable gigs include the NRL Nines 2020 pre-game show at HBF Park and NYE on the Foreshore festival at Ozone Reserve in 2016. Rene’s choice to make cover songs “his own” results in a sometimes soothing, sometimes punchy, but always rich sound. Rene can bring a crowd to sing along with tailored versions of any rock hit, or modernised classic.
Duke Vox take pride in offering either acoustic performances, electric performances or both, ensuring that each event receives the perfect music choice and ambience.
Although Duke Vox has only been a project since 2020, Rene and Stu have played together on an ad-hoc basis, for over 10 years. Because of their live experience, they each deliver a professional performance, with a relaxed approach. Duke Vox are a top choice for cafés, private functions, weddings, community events and pubs.