Where There's Smoke: 5-piece live band
Vocals: Alix Jordan
Alix describes herself as being a city girl with a country heart and a tom boy attitude - yet she is stylish and spirited.
She has been singing in bands since 1985, originally in Melbourne at venues including the MCG, Botanic Gardens and The Melbourne Arts Centre. Her skills as a singer and entertainer were honed at a popular theatre restaruant performing various singing styles to 300-400 people each week, over a 4 year period.
You may have also seen Alix performing as an actor in feature and short films and corporate videos; a tribute artist playing vivacious characters such as Dusty Springfield, Carmen Miranda, Madonna and Olivia Newton-John, performing in and around Melbourne, NSW and now perth; as a singer in jazz, rock, cover and big bands; and as a dancer and acrobat touring the country in rock'n'roll and swing shows.
She likes to keep busy!
Bass & Musical Director: Duncan Roylance
Duncan kicked off his musical careerin the UK in 1978 as front man for punk band Koniec, and it's been a helter skelter ride ever since.
He moved to Perth chasing warmer weather and rock'n'roll glory. Taking up the bass, he wended his merry way through multple jazz styles and groups to end up with his current bands Blow The House Down and The Cross Eyed Cats, where he is forever trying to invoke the spirit of James Jamerson and Ray Brown.
Where There's Smoke embraces Duncan as our Musical Director and utilises his vast experience as a theatre sound technician which ensures we are always sounding our best.
Guitar: Dave Klein
David Klein is a seasoned and versatile guitarist with a long and diverse history in many different types of bands, both around Perth and in the USA. Raised in North Carolina, David grew up on an eclectic diet of rock'n'roll, classical, jazz and bluegress. In his early 20's, he moved out to Colorado and become a prominent player in the funk, jazz, bluegress and country scenes - defying genres and naturally blending in with a wide range of top notch professional players.
In 2010 he relocated to Perth and has been a regular in and around the local scene.
He first played with Where There's Smoke in 2016 and has been with Alix (Jordan) ever since.
Keyboard: David Goldfinch
David started playing the piano at age 5 before attending high school on a musical scholarship program. He furthered his studies with an Advance Diploma of Performing Arts and Bachelor of Education in music at WAAPA. He has been a member of the Australian Army band, and performs regularly around WA with several ensembles, including Metro Big Band, Diamond Soul, and the Damien Cripps Band.
David has been teaching piano for 10 years, where he also he accompanies the primary shool choirs, directs the Senior Swing Band and Year 7 Scholarship band program.
Drums: Bob Appleyard
Stay tuned for more about Bob - our devilishly mysterious drummer!