Date Maddox Band

The Date Maddox Band features bassist/vocalist John Maddox and guitarist Nigel Date and a drummer usually this chair is filled by Tim Bradley.

John Maddox and Nigel Date have been at the core of many bands over the last 11 years.

They have played at major international music festivals like Montreux, Edinburgh, Cork International Jazz Fest, New Caledonia Gypsy Jazz Fest, Bay of Islands NZ, Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues, Manouche Fest Brisbane, Wangaratta Jazz, Big Day Out Sydney and more.

They are both sought after session and performing musicians in their own right working in musical circles as diverse as 'Hip Hop', 'RnB', European traditional music bands, jazz, rock, latin, folk, country, pop...

The Date Maddox Band can easily be a sophisticated stylish swinging jazz ensemble, a roving act,a French gypsy jazz acoustic band or a funky electric band.


  • The Date Maddox Band setlist ranges from all the classic jazz songs of the 1930's swing era to pop hits from the last 50 years. The band likes to take songs and interpret them using endless variations in rhythm and style. (Depending on the occasion.... In a set of music you might here reggae, swing, latin, etc).
  • An example of a set of songs ..
  • Swing Guitars..Django Reinhardt
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily...Frank Sinatra
  • Sol Ce Soir..French 40's pop song
  • Don't Change Horses..Tower of Power (funk)
  • Jealous Guy..John Lennon
  • Brazil..Jazz Standard
  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To..Col Porter
  • Jammin With Jimmy..50's Western Swing
  • Maelstrom..Chu Berry 30's jungle drum swing
  • When You Grow Too Old To Dream...Nat King Cole
  • Take The Long Way Home...Supertramp

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