California Crooners Club
Conceived by Australian television star Hugh Sheridan, the California Crooners Club was born of late night banter with talented mates Emile Welman and Gabe Roland backstage in the jazz clubs of Hollywood.
The idea was simple - start a band to merge their love of jazz classics with their varied styles of singing across crooning, RnB and rap, and their shared passion for genius pop songs by the likes of Sia, Justin Timberlake, and Sam Smith.
This is Dean Martin meets Diplo, or Sinatra singing Taylor Swift.
The boys have the swagger and style of a modern day 'Rat Pack' - they sing, they swing, they groove and move, they even rap.
The trio are all Los Angeles residents, but with big achievements back home. Hugh won three silver Logies as television’s ‘Most Popular Actor’, Emile topped the charts in South Africa before Clint Eastwood snapped him up to sing on the Invictus soundtrack, and Gabe’s production talents reeled him from Kansas City to Tinsel Town.
Hugh Sheridan is an Australian actor, musician and television presenter who is known for his role as Ben Rafter in the television series Packed to the Rafters. He is a three-time Logie Award winner, in the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor category.
Hugh's music career began in 2008 when he performed at Carols in the Domain concert. The following year he released his first single 'Just Can't Throw Us Away'. His first album 'Speak Love' was released later the same year. In 2015, Sheridan formed California Crooners Club with mates Emile Welman and Gabe Roland. In Spring 2016, the group toured Adelaide, Sydney & Melbourne Australia to great critical acclaim.
Emile Welman is a singer and actor, known for Invictus (2009), Mrs. Eastwood & Company (2012) and Teens Wanna Know (2012).
In 2006, Emile co-founded the South African a Capella band, Overtone. While with Overtone, he worked with artists like Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron, hotelier Steve Wynn, and musical icon Tony Bennett (who later compared Emile's vocals to that of Frank Sinatra). The group's past stage performances include concerts with OneRepublic, Grammy Award-winner Corrine Bailey Rae, actor Kevin Bacon, and producer David Foster.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Gabe like many artists began his career singing in church. At age five, he learned to play the piano, guitar, and drums. Digging deeper and deeper into his craft daily, Gabe found himself soon pinning lyrics to his own instrumental tracks.
With four independent releases under his belt, Gabe now resides in Los Angeles, where he has been gaining notoriety for his energetic performances as well as his song writing and producing.
Most recently Gabe has been touring with California Crooners Club.
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