2018 Events So Far








Cafe Culture – Dr Crask & His Swinging Elixir Band
Saturday September 8th, 7.30pm.
Orbost Exhibition Centre, 8 Clarke St, Orbost
Re-imagine the jumpin’ vibe of the iconic Savoy Ballroom era.

Who are we?

We are a little big-band based in Melbourne, Australia, playing the dance floor standards of the 30’s, 40’s, and there-abouts. Our line-up is:

  • Gregory Craske

    on double bass

  • Jen Salisbury on vocals
  • Stuart Ferguson on trumpet
  • Trent Howard on tenor sax
  • Aaron Rodriguez on baritone sax
  • Keaton Tait on guitar
  • Jim Dunlop on drums

A short biography

Whatever ails you, a dose of Dr Crask and his Swingin’ Elixir is guaranteed to get you on your feet. Playing swing tunes predominantly of the 30’s and 40’s, the Swingin’ Elixir kicks out the dancing tunes with Lindy Hop in mind. You’ll hear songs that were performed by the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima just to name a few. The 4 piece rhythm section, and 3 piece horn section, together with the silky smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury, comprise this ‘little big-band’.



March 31st to April 22nd
March 31st to April 22nd