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We Prefer to Swing

The Pearly Shells, 32 Bars, Jennifer Salisbury's Swingin' Elixir and DJ Rusty

We Prefer to Swing

12:30pm, Sat 3 February, 2024
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Get ready for the biggest and best Swing for 2024!  Three of Melbourne's best swing bands plus DJ Rusty, all on the one Matinee Bill at the glorious Brunswick Ballroom, on Saturday 3 February 2024 from 1pm till 4pm.  We Prefer to Swing!

Jennifer Salisbury's Swingin' Elixir

The Swingin' Elixir - well-known and well-loved on the swing circuit for over a decade, their new line-up with long-time vocalist Jennifer Salisbury at the helm will have you on the dance floor from very first "1,2, you know what to do!"

32 Bars

Today is a huge milestone for this fabulous project that's bringing brand new swingin' tunes to life from Melbourne composer and producer Mark Morand.  We'll be filming the 16th song in this epic 32 song cycle - the half-way mark!  Here's your chance to get your dancing shoes around some modern classics, and dance your way into our next clip!

The Pearly Shells

Over more than 15 years, The Pearly Shells have gained a reputation as Melbourne’s premier Jazz/Swing/RnB band with a classic style and look reminiscent of the Golden Age of  Basie, Goodman, Ellington and Brother Ray Charles, featuring the sensational Julie O'Hara fronting the full 10-piece Pearly Shells experience.

DJ Rusty

Popular swing DJ Rusty will keep the beats pumping between sets with his classic group dancing routines.


Please have a digital or printed copy of your ticket ready on arrival along with a valid photo ID. Acceptable ID includes a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.

The Brunswick Ballroom strives to improve our practices when it comes to sustainability and to reduce our carbon footprint. We don’t sell or provide plastic water bottles.


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.

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