Black Tie Boogie are a Melbourne band of internationally recognised artists and born entertainers playing the finest music ever created… and some that’s just made up. They are a dedicated party band playing hits from The Stones to Outkast, The Beatles to Dr Dre, Bruno Mars to Elvis or MJ to JayZ. Featuring 5 core members from Melbourne’s deep-rooted soul, jazz and party music scene, the band brings together members of WVR BABY, True Live, Raah Project, Thando, Echo Drama and Slippery Grips.
Front and centre is Ryan R, described by The Age Melbourne “as persuasive a rapper as he is a singer, equipped with the rhythmic instincts of a jazz vocalist or beat poet” . He has been the Musical Director and performer for the Melbourne International Fashion Festival, The Victorian Racing Commission, Mumm Champagne, The Melbourne International Grand Prix, and has played countless venues around the world, toured with MOBY, Justin Timberlake, De La Soul, and The Roots.
Black Tie Boogie’s unique group of players create a modern retro aesthetic that will fill your event, function, wedding or OTT house-party with take home moments of revelry. Improvised rap jams about your friends and the words they choose to hits for every generation, dancing, fun musical interaction, sing along moments, good times and hands in the sky. Everything you need to get your party happening!