Out Of The Blue

Jazz , Latin, R&B, Easy Listening, Pop, Swing, Weddings, Corporate

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'Out of the Blue' Duo – Julie McLaughlin and Jim Black, have been tailoring unforgettable performances for many years.
Recording artists and International performers, Out of the Blue entertainment is live music at its very best, a World class, professional performance that’s unique, personal, engaging and always fun!

From glittering Corporate functions and events, beautiful Weddings in amazing locations, private functions, intimate family celebrations or entertaining guests aboard International Cruise liners, these talented and versatile musicians can play in just about any style to suit any occasion.

Julie's Smooth breathy Vocals, Tenor / Alto Saxophone solos and Jim's Keyboard / Piano arrangements, combine to deliver a polished professional performance which will leave a lasting impression…

From the Smoothest Jazz standards, funk, R&B, Motown classics, Sultry blues, Latin rhythms, Jumpin’ Rock n Roll through to current chart hits, Out of the Blue’s extensive repertoire is guaranteed to keep your guests entertained over cocktails, Dinner through to up-tempo music to dance the night away ! ….all performed with their inimitable style …………. and with an unquenchable urge to Swing !

Make your event one to remember. Out of the Blue are also available for bookings as a Trio and 4 piece band.

Please view our range of entertainment options :-www.outoftheblue.com.au


I live in Melbourne and wanted my destination wedding to be perfect in every way despite taking a bit of a risk with the time of year and wet weather! When I first spoke to Julie on the phone to discuss the possibility of having live music for our chapel service and also for our reception at Nautilus in Port Douglas, I knew absolutely within one minute of talking to her…she WAS the one for us!! Julie’s professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. I felt very comfortable knowing we were in Julie’s hands for the varied music selection. I was able to hear a selection of music from the website and found Julie’s mellifluous voice recordings so beautiful and warm. I was proved more than right!! Julie and Jim performed at the chapel and were incredible…live music in the background was the best touch of all!! I cannot recommend Out of the Blue highly enough. The wedding guests are still complementing us on the ambience of the night and the music, thanks to OTB! Our wedding was so wonderful and memorable because Julie and Jim were incredible performers….thank you so very much for adding to what was an evening to always be remembered x….Jana and Trevor Woods.

If you are into Smooth Jazz and funky modern takes on some old familiar standards, then this fabulous duo will blow you away. Julie McLaughlin and Jim Black are two rare finds on the music scene, some of you may have had the good fortune of being on a cruise ship when they have been guest artists on-board or maybe at one of our many Hotels and Venues throughout the Far North ..... just make sure you take time out to hear this versatile Duo at a venue near you soon ...... You won't be disappointed you did.
Hui @ Mana media

*Ron Weston. QLD
The Smooth sounds of 'Out of the Blue' were just perfect for our Jazz themed dinner. Julie and Jim were extremely professional and sensitive to what we were hoping to achieve, providing smooth sophisticated jazz that created a relaxed and enjoyable ambience to the evening. The standard of music was of the highest quality, thoroughly enjoyed by the musically literate and illiterate alike! Without a doubt, 'Out of the Blue' and their seemingly endless Jazz repertoire made the evening a huge success and I would highly recommend them for any function or special occasion where the highest quality music is desired!

Sophia and Geoff. NSW
I'm writing to sincerely thank you for the beautiful music you created for our wedding day. So many people commented about the high quality that you demonstrated, and the wonderful ambiance you helped create through your music - it really contributed to the whole atmosphere of love and romance of the day.I also really appreciate that you learned the song that we wanted to walk down the aisle to - it was perfectly performed and meant a lot to us and I think shows the real talent and versatility that you possess. Thanks also for your flexibility and willingness to make sure that our 'key moments', both at the ceremony and at the reception, were accompanied by the songs that were special to us, and for your patience and reassurance with our many questions and requests to ensure every musical detail of the day was just right.....all very much appreciated.

'Out of the Blue' - An undeniably a class act. An immensly popular and talented Duo - superb vocals, great musical arrangements...true professionals.
Musical Director
P&O Cruises.

Karen and Tim. Sth Melbourne.
A MASSIVE thanks to the band! The wedding went off without a hitch and your music really topped off our day! We really appreciate you learning our bridal waltz and even my parents were commenting on how great you were. With so many wedding bands out there it was a daunting decision to choose the right one, but we knew the first time we saw 'Out of the Blue' play that you guys were the perfect choice, all the best for the future.

*Amy and Jarrod. QLD
'Out of the Blue' wow! Everyone had a ball, from the dinner music you played at the start to the dancing at the end, everyone was entertained throughout the evening! As a musician myself, I particularly enjoyed the Tenor Sax solos! Thank you again for your professionalism, after we booked you, you took care of all the planning and we were very confident to leave the music in your professional hands .... Couldn't be happier..Thank you

*Maureene Fries
I am writing to thank 'Out of the Blue' for providing us with an unbelievable evening of entertainment at our recent conference in Cairns @ the Hilton Hotel. You went above and beyond to provide us with an excellent array of music and song during the evening. Dressing in the style of the era and playing a role in our themed murder mystery was a real bonus for me as the organizer.Working with you was a pleasure from start to finish and we would certainly recommend you highly if you would like to use our event as a reference.
Both management and staff commented on your wonderful contribution to the atmosphere of the whole evening. Wishing you continued success and 'All that Jazz'
Maureene Fries
Conference coordinator. (pharmaceutical) Sydney.

Andrew Gordon,
'Masters of Smooth
'...Thank you Julie and Jim for your stylish performance once again at this years annual awards dinner. We always receive excellent feedback from our staff and guests alike as to how much they enjoy your music ....see you again next year !.Andrew Gordon, QANTAS AUSTRALIA.

Hannah & Matt
Dear Julie & Jim,
You were both phenomenal on the night, we are so thankful that we found you and at such late notice! We have had comment after comment as to how great our guests thought you were.You had them entranced, and your 'Fever' had our bridal dance on fire.......Thankyou, thankyou !!Our best regards Hannah & Matt McGee.

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Set list
With a choice of over 700 songs across many genres,
'Out of the Blue' have a versatility which allows them to personalize a play list to suit their audience.
Please view our extensive categorized repertoire on our website @www.outoftheblue.com.au
Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Laura Fygi, Julie London, Eliane Elias, Diana Krall,Caro Emerald Norah Jones,Stan Getz, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson..and the list goes on....
Gig Highlights
Performing live Jazz aboard International Cruise liner CUNARD QUEEN MARY 2... AUS / NZ leg of her World Cruise May 2013.
International Cruise Line Headline show

'A Tribute to the Songs of Shirley Bassey' 2008/9.
Please view our extensive list of venues on our website @ www.outoftheblue.com.au
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