The Clarence Drive House Band

Made up of the Gold Coast’s finest professional session musicians working out of Clarence Drive Film & Sound Studio, we're experienced in funk, rock, reggae, pop, acoustic and jazz.


Gold Coast Wedding and Event Band

Looking for a funky, modern musical feel for your Gold Coast / Brisbane wedding reception or corporate event? Look no further than the popular Clarence Drive House Band. The group is made up of professional session musicians working out of the studio. These accomplished musicians are available as a multi-talented and entertaining live show band for special events, functions and weddings.

Your colleagues and guests will be tripping the light fantastic for hours on end with a huge repertoire of songs from recent to classics, dance/pop/funk to hard rock, supported by quality staging and lighting and the band’s trademark good humour that all combine to make any event really special. The Clarence Drive House Band features the groovy voice of Dave French on lead vocals, Ash Strahle on electric guitar, Adam Surplice on bass guitar and Gary Morrison on drums, and together they make toe-tapping memories in the musical genres of funk, rock, reggae, jazz and pop.

The band brings it’s own high quality sound and lighting systems which are powerful enough for almost any venue, or can be reduced down for the most intimate venues. We can also provide acoustic & jazz style background music, and coordinate playlists for recorded music while we’re not on stage.

You can even drop in during a rehearsal at the recording studio in Helensvale (north end of the Gold Coast) to meet & hear the band and see if we’re right for your special event.


  • Sample setlist as of May 2014:
  • Get Lucky Daft Punk
  • Forget You Cee Lo Green
  • The Lazy Song Bruno Mars
  • Happy Pharrell Williams
  • Weather With You Crowded House
  • Royals Lorde
  • Blurred Lines Robin Thicke
  • Hey Ya Outkast
  • In The Summertime Thirsty Merc
  • Twist And Shout The Beatles
  • Talk Dirty Jason Derulo
  • Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
  • Price Tag Jessie J
  • No Diggity Blackstreet
  • Killing In The Name Rage Against The Machine
  • Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon
  • Ride Wit Me Nelly
  • 500 Miles The Proclaimers
  • Mamma Mia ABBA
  • Stir It Up Bob Marley
  • I Feel Good James Brown
  • I Got a Feeling Black Eyed Peas
  • Billie Jean Michael Jackson
  • Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
  • Crazy Gnarls Barkley
  • New Sensation INXS
  • Superstition Stevie Wonder
  • Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
  • Run to Paradise The Choirboys
  • What I Like About You The Romantics
  • Everlong Foo Fighters
  • Place Your Hands Reef
  • Roar Katy Perry
  • Santeria Sublime
  • Love Rears It's Ugly Head Living Color
  • Bow River Cold Chisel
  • La Bamba Ritchie Valens
  • Time Warp Rocky Horror
  • Dammit Blink 182
  • Better The Screaming Jets
  • Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
  • Song2 Blur
  • Times like these Foo Fighters
  • Better Man Pearl Jam
  • Ho Hey The Lumineers
  • Crazy Little Thing called Love Queen
  • I'm A Believer Smashmouth
  • Smooth Santana

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