The Corporates set to bring hits, smooth sound to ball

CLASSY ACT: The Corporates and John Paul Young will join forces at the Variety Ball next Saturday.
CLASSY ACT: The Corporates and John Paul Young will join forces at the Variety Ball next Saturday. Contributed

THE Corporates are as polished and smooth as the band name suggests.

The seven-piece is comprised of Gladstone locals, delivering r'n'b, soul-inspired music to events around the area.

From bass, drums, piano, saxophone, guitar and some killer vocals, The Corporates can produce a loud noise, the type that makes you want to boogie on the dance floor.

Chelsea Elvery, Tom Kirchner, Brent Jordinson, Brent Lanzon, Ross McIntyre, Steve Quinn and Dave Wenitong all have musical talents they combined to form a band three years ago.

The members' ages range from 20 to over 60, but their passion is the same.

Brent Jordinson, who plays the keyboard, is one of three original band members.

Brent says the task of maintaining their status as one of Gladstone's classiest bands is something The Corporates take in their stride.

"It's a lot different to slugging it out at a pub. We've got responsibilities to provide a good-quality show," he says.

They will bring their A-game to the Sequins & Suits 2014 Gladstone Variety Gala Ball next Saturday, playing alongside John Paul Young.

"We just did a fundraiser in Brisbane for Angel Flight. JPY made a guest appearance and played with our band. We later approached him to come up for Variety and he agreed," Brent says.

The Corporates' popular cover songs appeal to their demographic of over 40s, however, Brett says the main focus is playing songs all types of people can dance to.

Tickets to the ball are at http://www.trybooking.com/html/buyTickets.shtml.



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