“Almost 200 Mazda MX5 club members from around Australia had a fantastic night at the Country Club in Launceston with Barrelhouse providing the entertainment. People were on the dance floor dancing, before any food had been served and were still dancing at the end of the night as tables were being cleared!
The band quickly assessed the musical tastes of the audience and played all evening with only a couple of short breaks. Their song list was so extensive that there were no repeats and some words were changed to fit in with the car club theme. Members of the band are very friendly and Tony made things easy to organize the event. They were the perfect band for our function at the Country Club, we had nothing but positive feedback from everyone at the event and I make no hesitation in recommending Barrelhouse. Thanks guys from MX5 members around Australia” – Joan – Mazda MX-5 Club of Victoria and Tasmania NatMeet X11, February 2016
“Barrelhouse played at our wedding on Jan 5 in Orford and were amazing. We only had a small dance floor but somehow managed to squeeze pretty much every guest on there, and we danced so hard it broke! We were given the song list in advance, thinking we’d have to choose the songs we know our friends and family would like, but the band just picked up on the vibe and nailed every song. Barrelhouse was a real highlight of our wedding and it wouldn’t have gone anywhere near as smoothly if they hadn’t created the atmosphere they did. They are an extremely tight, professional and friendly unit and I would thoroughly encourage anyone to have them play at their wedding, birthday — or Saturday night!!” – B & W. Oakley, Tasmania (13th February 2013)
Barrelhouse is a Hobart band, playing mainly classic Australian rock, dating from now back to the 60’s, including some songs you may not have heard in a while.
Barrelhouse plays music that is uncomplicated, rocking, and party tested, but we can also present a quiet set for the early part of the evening (before the rock kicks in later on) so you can talk without having to shout.
The band has borrowed from the Easybeats, Dragon, Cold Chisel, INXS, Daddy Cool, Men at Work, and Australian Crawl, plus others too good to leave out such as Creedence, Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones, Chris Isaak and Fleetwood Mac.
The Barrelhouse lineup – on vocal harmonies, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums – is Scott Elliott, John Gardner, Graeme Kirkwood, and Tony McKinlay.