The amazing Andrew Farrell & David McMillan aka Wizard & Oz is something to behold. With their interesting look, vast and diverse song list and their passionate, soulful performances they are always a crowd favourite at any festival. Andrew's incredible piano prowess along with Dave's awesome guitar playing just add and compliment their rich, heartfelt voices. These 2 talented men from the Mornington Peninsula have been entertaining audiences all over Australia and NZ for over 20 years now! ?
Dear Laura, David & Andrew,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of Jan McCormick (CEO) and the Broadbeach Alliance team for your wonderful performance during the Broadbeach Jazz Festival.
The office as a collective was very impressed with the class of performance you offered as Wizard & Oz.
Despite the adverse weather conditions, the professional manner shown in combating the wet weather really assisted in making the Broadbeach Jazz Festival 2011 yet another top grade jazz festival experience.
The performances were very well received with everyone I spoke to raving about how much they enjoyed them. Please don?t forget to register for our 2012 Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival. As Jan mentioned you can apply online at www.bluesonbroadbeach.com and our Entertainment Consultant is eagerly awaiting your submission. The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival attracts 80,000 people annually and we would love for you to be a part of this event next year, please note though that the online submissions will cut off on the 31st of August.
Once again thank you for being a part of and supporting the Broadbeach Jazz Festival and assisting in growing the reputation of the festival within the local, national, international and jazz community.
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? They are musicians with the ability to enthral, amuse, entertain and have the audience wondering, ?what next?? while realising they are watching incredible talent?.
Lylie Price Merimbula Jazz Festival ph 02 6495 3023
? They lifted the festival to new heights, add virtuoso performance on the piano with matching capability on guitar, outstanding vocals with panache and you have a stellar act. They were undoubtedly the stars of the event?.
Charles Adams Monbulk Jazz &Blues Festival ph 03 9754 7560
?Eccentric, brilliant piano player. Incredible voice and talent on guitar, every performance they gave ended with roars and cheers for more from the crowds?
Illawarra Jazz Club News ph. 02 6882 4649
?Imagine taking equal parts Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Baker,Tom Jones, Liberace and Winnifred Atwell add a good glug of pizzazz and pour on stage, they are mind numbingly spectacular?
Inverloch Jazz Festival
? How wise we were to accept them as they turned out to be a sensation, the feedback from the many hundreds was overwhelmingly in their favour?
Ross Tighe Dubbo Jazz Festival ph. 02 6884 4862
Joe Mosher St John Jazz & Blues Festival, New Brunswick, Canada
Wizard and Oz were a crowd favorite at our festival. Andrew?s piano prowess takes a back seat to no one. David is one of the most versatile singers in the business, amazing! And they come out to play?and play and play!! They raised the roof at our mainstage a full foot!! Wizard and Oz are true pros who give all they got each time out.
?Piano virtuosity ? stunning vocals ? a great night?s entertainment not to be missed? Gillian & David Helfgott
The audience notices Andrew Farrell in the Weimar Room. It is hard not to, as he is a tall figure with a Gandalf beard in orange robes! You get the feeling that he might be the Wizard in the show The Wizard and Oz that is due to start soon. When he takes his seat at the piano, it becomes obvious that the nickname means something else as well - he indeed works his magic with the keys, and casts his spell over the audience.
David McMillan joins him, working his own magic of vocals and guitar. These men produce some of the finest music in diverse styles that you are ever likely to hear.
The instrumental "Catherine Of Aragon" by Rick Wakeman, Johann Pachelbel's "Canon in D", and on to some flamenco.
Even that 1987 hit "At this Moment" by Billy Vera and the Beaters. Wizard and Oz are closing the show each night at the Cabaret fringe. Do not leave without hearing them! Daily News
A dynamic duo with a repertoire second to none. Wizard & Oz brought the 2006 Paynesville Jazz Festival to a halt with thunderous applause and patrons screaming for more. Andrew and David stand alone as Australia's foremost duo; versatile, pleasing to listen to (and watch); presenting more than was in their section of the program. Wizard & Oz - the stars of our festival and I can still hear the patrons applause.
John R Dickinson, Festival Director.
The Wizard and Oz appeared first, Andrew Farrell ( The Wizard), one of the finest piano players in the country, totally unique. I have never seen anyone do what he can do, from classical to todays music, together with Dave McMillan?s (Oz), dynamic guitar playing and amazing voice. The audience was spellbound as the pair performed. Their songlist was endless. Over 200 people witnessed a stunning set by these two, someone asked me " How can two people create so much power and feeling and have the audience so absorbed?" I don?t know how, but they always do and this performance was no exception!
ANDREW HICKINBOTHAM HICKINBOTHAM WINERY PH. 0359 810 355
Palmerston North New Zealand
Globe Theatre Performance Review
Wanganui New Zealand
Royal Wanganui Opera House Review
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The Wizard and Oz are an acoustic guitar & piano duo originally from Victoria, Australia, now playing to thousands of fans around the world.