A contemporary Perth entertainment agency that specialises in booking bands, singers and DJs with a retro and vintage inspired theme.


“… dancers flocked to the floor like I’ve never seen. Well-rehearsed jiving, acrobatic displays, and Charleston imitations were all the rage, egged on by the infectious rhythms from the band.” – The West Australian

The Darling Buds of May are an exciting Perth-based swing sextet who explore the nostalgic sounds of yesteryear and have become fast favourites amongst the local and interstate swing dancing community.

The combination of the punchy horns and swingin’ rhythm section with the sultry tones of vocalist Jessie Gordon will have you swooning in your seats or dancing in the aisles. And either is just fine with the band!

The Darling Buds of May are all about sharing their passion for the music with the audience, through their excitement and joy at presenting this era of music and creating an engaging and well-rounded experience.

Although they have an extensive repertoire that covers many musical genres, The Darling Buds of May specialise in 1920s dixieland jazz, 40s & 50s swing and blues. They’re a versatile band for any event and will have your audience dancing and singing along to all the classic retro songs.

With many local gigs under their belt, as well as rural and interstate tours, The Darling Buds of May have many combined years of professional performance experience.


  • The Darling Buds of May require a minimum stage size of 3.6m x 3.6m. 
  • Full PA and lighting (with operator) as per the band’s PA/lighting Technical Rider. This info will be sent on request.
  • A Dressing Room/Greenroom available for all members during the course of the event.
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