This is cool!! DBQ @ Open Studio!!

The Daimon Brunton Quintet (DBQ) is possibly the most exciting intimate live band experience happening now!

The band has just released its sixth full-length album and are at the peak of their powers. Moreover they are getting ready to record a seventh album which will be unlike anything else you may have heard.

DBQ’s live shows are visceral, engaging and exciting. Catchy melodies are nestled inside funky grooves and played with undeniable passion and intensity.

DBQ shows are generally jam packed events and we suggest getting your tickets now!

This very special show will be played at the hauntingly beautiful Open Studio on Thursday 19th May.

The night will feature two huge 50 minute sets.

Expect to be riveted; to be immersed .. and expect to feel alive.

Daimon Brunton – trumpet
Adam Rudegeair – piano
Zac White – guitar
Sean Newell – drums
Owen Downie – bass

Open Studio
204 High Street, Northcote, VIC
Thursday 19th May, 2022
8:00pm-10:00pm (doors open from 7:00pm)
$30 Entry
Tickets available at:

Thank you!

t was a full house last night and the energy in the room was unbelievable all night! DBQ tunes are pretty intense affairs and yet something about last night felt so easy. The crowd was with us every step of the way and the band felt like we were riding a wave. To everyone who came on down last night and to the Paris Cat for supporting us we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.Huge thanks also to these legends!! Adam Rudegeair; Adam Donaldson; Zac White & Blakely McLean Davies.

Exciting Times – THIS Thursday!!

We’re not quite ready to release the information just yet but if you can trust us .. there are hugely exciting times ahead!! If these plans come to fruition we might be in the midst of the most exciting and creative time in DBQ’s 27 year history!

We’re welcoming Blakely McLean Davies to the band on bass and he will join the inimitable lineup of Zac White on guitar; Adam Donaldson on drums; Adam Rudegeair on keys and Daimon Brunton on trumpet.

Sometimes you just get a vibe or a feeling or a hunch and the buzz in the air amongst this band leads me to believe that our gig at The Paris Cat Jazz Club coming up on Thursday 21st April is going to be an absolute stonker of a gig!

Details and ticket link are below. If you like exciting, beautiful, hip music of any genre then you MUST get down to the Paris Cat to check this one out!

The Paris Cat Jazz Club
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne, CBD, VIC
Thursday 21st April, 2022
8:00pm-10:15pm (doors open from 7:15pm)
$30 Entry
Tickets available at:

DBQ Return to Open Studio!

Thursday 13th January – 8:00pm

The Daimon Brunton Quintet (DBQ) is the most exciting and engaging live band experience happening now.

And the band has been preparing for this upcoming gig at Open Studio on Thursday 13th January, 2022 for 6 months!

Whatever you think of jazz .. rethink it.

This is high energy, funky, engaging, audience captivating music that makes you sit up and take notice.

With 4 new songs to debut this performance is going to be fresh and outstandingly (not sure that’s a word) electric!

DBQ has released 6 full-length albums and their last 3 gigs sold out.

Get your tickets now or you may be disappointed to find out you missed out.

Open Studio – DBQ Returns!!
204 High Street, Northcote, VIC
Thursday 13th January, 2022
8:00pm-10:00pm (doors open from 7:00pm)
$33 Entry
Tickets available at:


TOMORROW (Saturday 6th November) at 4pm at Wolfhound on Brunswick. Daimon Brunton is bringing his quartet down to spread some South American inspired party vibes (we’ll sneak some funky grooves in there too!).

DBQ has made it their mission to put a smile on your dial and Wolfhound has made it their cause to put tasty grub on your plate and craft beers on your table.

This will be so much fun! and it’s FREE ENTRY!!

Head on down and have your cares melt away!

Daimon Brunton – trumpet
Phil Hayter – alto sax
Lawson Kennard – bass
Ben Charnley – drums

The Daimon Brunton Quintet (DBQ) return to Open Studio! Thursday 2nd September!

On Thursday 2nd September The Daimon Brunton Quintet (DBQ) return to the beautiful Open Studio for a very special, intimate show.

You WILL NOT want to miss this!!

The Daimon Brunton Quintet (DBQ) is the most visceral, engaging and exciting live jazz band experience right now. DBQ’s last show at Open Studio sold out entirely!!

There are limited seats available so purchase your tickets now!

DBQ has just released their sixth full-length album and are at the peak of their powers. This band is going places and their music is constantly evolving and changing. This will be a very special, intimate show at the gorgeous Open Studio (204 High Street, Northcote) on Thursday 2nd September.

Expect to feel alive. This is funky, melodic, catchy and sophisticated and it sounds like nothing else.

· Daimon Brunton – trumpet
· Adam Rudegeair – piano
· Zac White – guitar
· Kein Jenkin – drums
· Ettore Sanfelice – bass

Previous albums…
• ‘Never Again Such Beauty’ (2002)
• ‘Unlimited-Slip Diff’ (2005)
• ‘My Favourite Things’ (2008)
• ‘Wah Sa’ (2012)
• ‘The New Sound’ (2020)
• ‘The Chunky Biscuit’ (2021)

DBQ RETURN to Open Studio
204 High Street, Northcote, VIC
Thursday 2nd September, 2021
8:00pm-10:00pm (doors open from 7:00pm)
$32 Entry
Click the button below to purchase tickets:

Gig Cancellation due to Lockdown 6.0

We were so looking forward to our gig at Wolfhound On Brunswick on Saturday 7th August. This gig had already been rescheduled due to Lockdown 5.0 and now it has had to be postponed or cancelled due to Lockdown 6.0.

Whilst deeply frustrated and disappointed there is nothing we nor Wolfhound can do about this situation.

Stay safe everyone.

THIS SATURDAY! Special Event – Free Entry!

Imagine sitting in a funky Fitzroy café/restaurant/bar on a lazy, late Saturday afternoon having some drinks a nibble before a party or dinner.

Now add to that scene a live band playing jazz standards but in a latin/South American flavour!

Sounds like the sweet life!!

On Saturday 7th August DBQ, normally a quintet, will be become a quartet. For one night only this amazing band will be performing jazz standards with latin grooves. This will be too cool to handle.

Join us at ‘Wolfhound’ for this hip adventure! – Free Entry!

DBQuartet Latin Special!
386 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC
Saturday 7th August, 2021
Free Entry!