Shimona & The Cat's Pyjamas

Born out of a mutual love for great old songs and toe tapping rhythms, Melbourne-based trio Shimona & The Cat's Pyjamas is a fun, quirky jazz band playing all the hits of the swing era, and will put on a show guaranteed to get you jumping and jiving from first song to last. At a Cat's Pyjamas show, you'll find yourself swept up in the excitement, learning to shim-sham, and even singing along in Mandarin by the end of it! 

Taking inspiration from vocal legends Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Shimona is no stranger to the stage, wowing audiences for years as a songstress back home in Singapore, before relocating to Australia and immersing herself in Melbourne's thriving swing dancing community. Joining up with the dulcet jazz tones of Amanda Jones on clarinet, and hard-driving gypsy jazz guitarist Adam Russo, The Cat's Pyjamas quickly began performing their vivacious brand of vocal jazz all across Melbourne, from Northcote's Open Studio bar to the Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival.

Shimona & The Cat's Pyjamas are the purrfect accompaniment to any style of event, from sweet background atmosphere to lively, swinging shows. The effervescent core trio can also be augmented with double bass, drums and a larger horn section, so no matter your requirements and budget, there is an option for you. 

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