Polkadot + Moonbeam
Jazz Duo: Vocal | Keyboard | Ukulele | Pianica | Acoustic Bass
Polkadot + Moonbeam is a pocket-sized jazz duo that brings a romantic twist to the unassuming ukulele, adding a swinging bass, two voices in sweet harmony and the occasional melodica. Named after Frank Sinatra’s first hit song with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1940, Polkadot + Moonbeam performs a repertoire of jazz and evergreen classics, from luscious ballads to lively swing numbers and latin grooves. They seek to share their hearts through their music, always with a touch of nostalgia and a lot of love.
Polkadot + Moonbeam was formed in 2010 in Sydney. Award-winning singer-songwriter Juliet Pang (vocals/ukulele/melodica) had been active for over 10 years both as a recording artist and in musical theatre. Sydneysider Didi Mudigdo (vocals/ukulele/bass) had just returned from a four-year adventure of performing in Japan, China and Southeast Asia with fellow travelling musicians from USA, Europe and Brazil. Discovering their unique musical synergy when they first met in Sydney, Juliet and Didi formed Polkadot + Moonbeam, and have since performed acclaimed shows at jazz venues and festivals in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.