On Thursday 21st July a truly ground breaking gig is happening at The Paris Cat Jazz Club!!

The Daimon Brunton Quintet (DBQ) is undoubtedly the most exciting live band experience happening now and for the very first time ever an electric, jazz/funk band is fusing with a classical chamber group.

This will be a jaw dropping event!!

Influenced by Clifford Brown in the mid 1950s; Freddie Hubbard in the early 1970s, Miles Davis in the late 1970s Miles Davis DBQ plays with an indomitable intensity and energy and now this unique sound is fusing with the lush and opulent sounds of a chamber quartet.

This gig will have everything! Raw energy, sophisticated arrangements, grand soundscapes, iconic melodies and 9 musicians playing beyond themselves.

DBQ has just released their sixth full-length album are about to record their seventh full length album and are at the peak of their powers.

The Daimon Brunton Quintet is always a visceral, engaging, intoxicating and exciting experience but adding a chamber quartet will dial this up even further.



Daimon Brunton – trumpet
Adam Donaldson – drums
Zac White – guitar
Adam Rudegeiar – keyboards
Owen Downie – bass


Bronwyn Henderson – violin
Eugenie Lyons – viola
Lauren Davine – french horn
Stuart Collidge – trombone


Unfortunately I have caught the bug – yes that bug. So tomorrow night’s gig is having to be postponed until Thursday 11th August. For all ticket holders hold onto your tickets as they will be 100% valid for Thursday 11th August. HUGE shout out to Open Studio who have been ridiculously supportive – IN FACT – Adam Rudegeair (keys) and Owen Downie (bass) are going to put together an extravaganza this Thursday in place of our gig and ENTRY IS FREE! If I didn’t have to isolate I would LOVE to be there for this. It will be wild! Get on down and support this gracious, beautiful venue and these amazing musicians!

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