About TheBand

A unique partnership – performing on classic jazz instruments, piano and bass – the Amica Cocktail Duo. The very best of classic jazz and latin + contemporary repertoire, Kathy Sander on Piano and Bryan Pearson on Bass, create the ultimate ambience for your exclusive occasion. Our Cocktail Duo will set a cool sophisticated atmosphere at your function. Read more about Kathy and Bryan here.

Grand Piano and Upright Bass add that special touch to your event. We can also bring our own keyboard and electric bass.  We use a quality Bose System for all sound production.

We offer cost-effective and convenient packages pairing up with either the Mood Music Band, Gatsby Band or DJ to entertain all guests throughout your special event. Take the heat off organising your wedding or corporate event, and put your trust in Amica Cocktail Duo. We have been performing successfully throughout Queensland for the past 13 years.

Your Event is very important to us – big or small.  We like to tailor the music to suit the occasion, taking appropriate breaks; working with the run sheet for the event. We will ensure that we are dressed for the occasion – formal or more relaxed.

These top musicians have been called on to entertain as some of Queenslands’ top events.  This includes the Governors’ Christmas Reception and the annual QUT Business Awards held at the Convention Centre. Latest work has taken Amica Cocktail Duo to The Emporium Hotel South Bank, Customs House, the United Services Club, Old Government House, Stamford Plaza and Marriott Hotels in Brisbane, the Kookaburra Queen Jazz Lunch,  and the Q1 and Hilton Hotels on the Gold Coast.

Paired with our partner DJ or Full Band – the Mood Music Band, Amica offer an exclusive deal which includes the duo + DJ, or you can go all out with our band as the package deal!

We also enjoy performing as Amica Cocktail Trio including our Sax players, Darren McPherson, Craig Spink & Katrina Fawns. This adds a different dimension to the band and we really enjoy working with these fine saxophonists.

Amica Cocktail Duo are happy to travel as far north as the Sunshine Coast and Noosa, and as far south as Byron Bay NSW. We do need to factor in our travel surcharge for events outside the Brisbane area.

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Why Us

With extensive experience as professional musicians, in the Classical, Jazz, and Commercial music scene, Bryan and Kathy have put together a very special combination of genres. Covering the Swing Era, classic Jazz standards,  Foxtrots and Tangos, latin grooves from Brazil and Cuba, the great American Songbook, Continental Music from Italy, France, Germany, Spain – through to popular songs from all eras. Performing old school rock and pop is a speciality – think Billy Joel, Sting, Beatles!

Amica Cocktail Duo have increased their repertoire and now include contemporary songs suitable to our style – we particularly like Adele, Sam Smith and Coldplay, and happy to learn special requests if required. Please refer to our FAQs for more information on this. Grand Piano and Upright Bass add that special touch to your event. If the venue requires it, we are pleased to bring our own keyboard and electric bass if required. Amica Cocktail Duo sound is professionally realised by our Bose Sound System and is all inclusive in the quote.


Wedding Packages – cover the whole event

Grand Piano and Double Bass

Electric Keyboard and Electric Bass

All Venues – Big or Small

Experienced & Professional

Instrumentals and Vocals

Duo or Trio with Sax available


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