The Gumnut Stompers trio formed in January 1987 in response to the need of a small, acoustic, mobile and entertaining jazz band on the newly launched paddle steamer PS Decoy.
The Stompers have performed at countless private functions in and around Perth -including private parties, concerts, weddings, corporate functions, jazz clubs and conferences. They have performed classical pieces on stage at the Concert Hall as entertainment for University’s graduation ceremonies over a number of years. One highlight being, playing for the King and Queen of Malaysia on their visit to Australia.
Recently a top trumpet player has been included which gives the band a larger sound. The Stompers are equally at home performing on-stage, or wandering from group to group at a party or restaurant, playing requests in their unique style.
Musical preferences are the jazz greats; Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jellyroll Morton, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin and the like, but they have very eclectic tastes and can provide folk, latin, classical, and a large range of other styles.
The band is available for anything from festival appearances, to roving performances in shopping centres, to private and corporate functions.