Pre-covid, Jonathon Holmes (Mickey’s Jazz Club, Three in the Bed) was playing in the piano bar on a cruise ship (not that one!). Back on land and out of quarantine, he’s bringing a socially-distanced piano bar experience to The Great Club. With a hearty repertoire of over 2000 songs spanning every genre and decade, Jono and drummer Ferris, will be taking your requests all night (well, as long as they’re getting tips!)
Jonathon Holmes is a composer, pianist and actor from Sydney, Australia. His musical comedy ‘Three in the Bed’, which he wrote and directed, has had two Sydney seasons since 2017. Reviewers hailed it “terrific fun: cheeky, sexy, laugh out loud… full of heart” and “a success”. He also directed ‘The Fantasticks’ (Exclaim), and has played Berger in ‘Hair’ (Exclaim); Hewson/Downer in ‘Keating!’ (Birdie) and Tobias in ‘Sweeney Todd’ (AIM). He released his debut piano-pop EP ‘Plutonese’ in 2014; and two singles since then. Refusing to grow up, he is the host and pianist of ‘Mickey’s Jazz Club’, swinging Disney songs. He recently spent a year playing in the piano bar on Carnival cruise ships. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre). Currently he’s working on his next musical: a horror-comedy.
“Jonathon Holmes is a clear audience favourite.” – Aussie Theatre
“Unforgettable… no-holds barred…” – Sydney Arts Guide
“Jonathon Holmes does it in style.” – Stage Whispers
“He was relentless in his energy and the crowd loved it.” – Australian Stage
Ferris Kite (aka David O’Reilly) is a musician, sound engineer and producer; and has been Jono’s musical partner in crime since 2005. Since then he has been in numerous touring bands and sound engineered for the creme de la creme of the Australian music and theatre scene. He’s even played with The Wiggles, and is currently a member of Anthony Field’s side-project The Unusual Commoners.