Jive Turkeys

Between them, the Jive Turkeys members have churned out more than 400 gigs. They may be an acoustic duo, but these lads know how to rock, and when they get up and do their thing, it feels like a full band has just taken the stage…

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Founded in 2018, The Jive Turkeys consists of the yin and yang, one-two punch combination of Joel Matthews, Perth music’s best kept secret, and Wade Dunstan, Perth music’s worst-case scenario.

Joel’s solid musicianship, rugged good looks and supreme vocal abilities provide a great base for a solid night out. Joel, the smooth operator, is perfectly complemented by Wade’s groovy bass noodles, his ability to turn any gig into a party, his multi-instrument talent, and his strategic nous in leaving Joel to hog all of the glory.

As teenagers in the 90’s the Jive Turkeys crew spent their formative years cutting their teeth listening to the best rock music of the era, and now they want to bring that music to you. Both Joel and Wade are long-time veterans of the Perth cover music scene, having strapped on their axes for successful covers outfits such as Frenzy, Same Cases, The Midnight Jokers, The Dirty Scoundrels, The Hillcrest Hoods, NFI, and Inferno. And let’s not forget Wade’s two-year run in notorious Sydney-based party band, The Party Pigs, whose name is possibly the most apt name given to a band, ever. Between them, the Jive Turkeys members have churned out more than 400 gigs. They may be an acoustic duo, but these lads know how to rock, and when they get up and do their thing, it feels like a full band has just taken the stage.

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Eagle Rock -Daddy Cool
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Mrs Robinson – The Lemonheads
I’ll be there for You – Pretenders
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hey Soul Sister – Train
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Blister in the sun – Violent femmes
Counting Stars – OneRepublic
Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
Shotgun – George Ezra
This Love – Maroon 5
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Umbrella – Rhianna
Hot and Cold – Katy Perry
Hey Ya – Outkast
1985 – Bowling For Soup
Stacey’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
I’m a Believer – Smashmouth
All Star – Smashmouth
Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd


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