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Sharn Hitchens and Robbie Hanson have created a new and exciting duo playing classic hits from every era with emphasis on the 80s. Up Town provides high class entertainment for weddings, parties and corporate functions. If you require a diverse range of music from easy listening acoustic to pulsating percussive party music, Up Town is the act for you. No worries! Up Town will provide all your entertainment needs with their state of the art P.A- system, colourful stage lighting, appropriate background music before playing and durng their breaks and can also provide a speech microphone if required. Priding themselves on a high level of musicianship with positive, friendly energy, with decades of professional experience, Robbie and Sharn will help make your special event a complete success. Robbie Hanson As a drummer and backup singer, Robbie has played in some of Tassie’s most successful acts, starting off his career in Complex Minds alongside Hobart legend, Michael Clennett. During the late 80’s and early 90’s his band “Mr Friendly” played the best clubs in Tassie but felt they needed to move to Melbourne for bigger opportunities. There, Robbie performed at gala events such as the Channel 10 Christmas party, hosted by Bert Newton, the AFL Richmond Tigers best and fairest ball, three years in a row, the Melbourne Car Show before a crowd of 10,000 and many other prestigious functions. Recently, Robbie became well known playing percussion and singing in the duo “Rum Jungle” who were also one of Tassie’s premier function acts. Now Robbie is continuing his progression, lead singing, harmonising and playing percussion in “Up town”
In April we had our wedding at Stonefield, we had the pleasure of using Uptown for our ceremony music, and reception entrainment. We were beyond pleased with them. Robbie visited us in our home to meet us prior and to ask questions. We were very pleased that he could do all the organising as far as songs, sets and equipment went! He sent through a schedule a few days later. We also had them learn a few extra songs for our ceremony and they absolutely perfected them on the day! The duo played beautifully and knew how to get everyone up dancing towards the end of the night. Uptown were professional, friendly, organised and relaxed. Everyone enjoyed our wedding so much and all commented about how great the live music was. We would definitely recommend Uptown to anyone searching for the perfect band for their wedding!