Canberra’s Premier
Wedding and Corporate Band

This multi-talented band works with you to create an ambiance that distinguishes any special event to create a unique and memorable occasion. When performing, the members of the Hitparade integrate fine musicianship with artistic creativity to deliver exceptional performances which has gained them a high reputation for first class entertainment.

Hitparade is a sophisticated 4 piece line-up featuring live guitar instrumentation, 2 male and 2 female lead vocals to give the band the strong, rich four-part harmony sound that feature on most of their songs.

Only a minimal amount of space is required for set-up, making it the perfect format for almost any event. With a small sound system and minimal amount of equipment, the set-up process is quick, clean and very professional.

Hitparade plays a mix of musical favorites from every era with an emphasis on high energy dance music. Constantly improving and expanding their repertoire, Hitparade will arrange any musical selection upon request including the latest releases. They are able to obtain a sound unbelievably close to the artist they cover “as quoted by the people”.

Whether you’re looking for corporate entertainment, a premier wedding band or a head turning live performance, Hitparade is the right band to impress the most discerning critics. With extensive experience playing to live crowds, Hitparade is able to connect with the audience by feeling the mood of the crowd and tailoring their repertoire to meet the vibe of the event.

After wetting his feet in high school rock bands and winning local “Battle of the Bands” competitions, Dennis was offered a dream gig and dived into a truly professional and full-time touring funk/dance band, “Geneva”. At the impressionable age of 18, and in the hands of experienced agents, Dennis quickly learned the importance of connecting with his audience, and as a consequence, mastered the ability to read a crowd and get them all on their feet. From Melbourne to Cairns, his personality and powerful voice has entertained and enthralled many audiences and won him many fans both in the public and music industry.

The natural progression for any serious performer and music lover is towards original music and this is where Dennis found his true musical love, “Exhibit A” his first original band. While performing, writing, recording and touring with this band, Dennis’s career steadily gained momentum Australia wide and internationally, culminating with a distribution deal at Warner Bros/Sire in the United States of America for their album “Stepping Stone”.

True to his love of music, Dennis furthered his career and opportunities into the arena of musical theatre. He played the character of “Sonny” in a 1996 production of “Grease”, went on to play “Jean Val jean” in the 2001 production of “Les Miserables”, With only three weeks to go till the opening of the 2001 Australian Premier of “Jekyll & Hyde” the musical starring Donald Cant, Dennis virtually lived on no sleep, rehearsed, performed and brought himself to a new level of satisfied achievement. His most recent theatre performance was of the student leader “Enjolras” in the 2002 Canberra Philharmonic production of “Les Miserables”.

Still eager to learn and grow as a musician studying with renowned teachers such as Classical, Opera vocal coach Pat Davies, he continues his studies with contemporary styles vocal coach Elaine Winter (Estille trained). Employing both vocal techniques with Hit Parade, It is with this outfit he can explore his full potential as a singer.

Dennis has opened for some of Australia’s most well known artist’s such as Jimmy Barnes, Divinyls, Screaming Jets, Mental As Anything, Jenny Morris, Ian Moss, Swanee, national and international artists such as Roachford.

Dennis clearly thrives from his passion and this is instantly perceived while watching him perform.

It is rare that one finds a singer that stops you in your tracks and demands your complete attention. Trudy Meehan is one of these singers. She combines elegance with power, and with her breathy and sultry voice, is a performer that you will never forget and will want to employ and hear over and over again.

An artist of this quality does not happen overnight or by accident, it is the result of many years hard work and commitment. Since the age of four she has been invited to perform at public functions, concerts and Weddings and has studied with the Australian College of Music at a very high level. Trudy began competing in eisteddfods and other state competitions throughout Queensland at the age of seven. Of these, Trudy, with the help of her sister, went on to win 1st place in the Queensland Eisteddfod, but is most proud of her victories at South Burnett winning “The Madeline McKinnon Memorial” Trophy in 1991 and 1992. 1993 was an even bigger year for Trudy as she stepped onto the stage for her first performance in a professionally produced theatre production, “The Pyjama Game”. Later that year, she performed live to air on TV for Bert Newton’s New Faces to the acclaim of the judges. At this point, it was already quite an impressive career for an 18 year old.
With a passion for musical theatre, Trudy has furthered her career by maintaining a high level of professionalism and since 1993 has performed countless roles in productions from “HMS Pinafore” to “Les Miserables”. She is very proud of her affiliations and involvement with her Toowoomba connections – the Toowoomba Philharmonic Society and the Toowoomba Choral Society where she starred in several productions. A role that won her great acclaim in the Toowoomba region was that of “Velma Kelly” in the Empire Theatre’s production of Chicago amongst performers, directors and producers of great renown such as Jim Vile, Helena Moore and Helen Russell.

Many people have enjoyed Trudy’s professionalism and versatility since arriving in Canberra. She has made the transition from theatre to Pop and Rock music quite comfortably leading local bands such as Industrie, Groove Generator and of course, has also found a much appreciative audience performing with her natural style and grace with the renowned local band, Hit Parade.

With a voice and musical sensibility that is way beyond her years, Dani brings something quite different to the table and perfectly complements the Hitparade team. With a rich and warm timbre, Dani compliments the other singers and by bringing a modern and original feel to the group. She is a singer songwriter and thus brings a musical understanding that allows her to find interesting harmonies and musical ideas within the framework of a typical pop song.

Dani has devoted herself to becoming a singer/songwriter and vocalist from a very young age and has taken a liking to the guitar in the past several years. Dani has always envisaged a future in music and cannot imagine a life otherwise. With her affinity to sound and expression, she has found herself in some very artistic environments, whether it is recording in a studio, performing to an audience, taking part in music-based charity fundraisers, studying and teaching music or writing songs in her home.

Dani endeavors to drive her career in music to the threshold and released her first self-titled EP in November of 2010.

Matt has been creating and playing music since he was a teenager and can play Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Banjo, Keyboards and Drums. His passion for music is engrained within his DNA and he loves to play many styles of music varying from Rock to Bluegrass.

In 2008 Matt decided to step up to the microphone and improve himself as a vocalist. He has been vocal coached by Jesse Nemitz and Christopher Keller at Brett Manning Studios in Nashville Tennessee.

When Matt is not gigging with Hit Parade he is writing and singing in his band Stormatic.

While playing in various bands Matt has opened shows for International and Australian artists such as Nickelback, INXS, Peter Frampton and The Screaming Jets.

Weddings

As a leading wedding band in the ACT, we appreciate that planning your wedding day can be one of the biggest events in your life and finding the perfect live music can make or break your big day.

Hitparade are a live band for hire from Canberra and pride themselves in being one of the hardest working wedding bands in the ACT & NSW regions. They also share any lead and backing vocals during any event giving them the ability to choose the right singer for the right song, ultimately re-creating the original versions closer than any other act around.

Hitparade regularly perform for over 60 weddings each and every year and have a style and personality like no other. From first contact to the last note Hitparade are utterly professional and with over 1500 weddings behind them, they can guarantee you a night you’ll remember for the rest of your lives and your guests will be talking about for years to come.

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Corporate

Hitparade are the ideal corporate band for any Event that needs great music. We combine our energetic and exciting stage performance with an unrivalled level of skill & experience.

Playing great music is one thing but engaging with a crowd is essential for a brilliant night and we will adjust and adapt our set according to your wishes and the requirements of the guests. Everything we do is carried out with a mix of humour, personality and professionalism at all times.

Our repertoire is much larger than that of other Corporate Entertainment Bands – From rock, motown, soul, funk, and disco. With the advantage of both male & female lead vocals, our classic 4 piece line-up, our extensive and varied set list caters for all musical tastes. You can be absolutely sure that guests of all ages will enjoy our music and will be up dancing and singing all night long!

Working all over the ACT & NSW Regions, this Canberra based event band boasts an ever-growing list of distinguished clientele ranging from (to name a few):

  • Canberra Raiders
  • Independent Property Group
  • Canberra Boys & Girls Grammar Schools
  • Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • Fernwood
  • Stella Bella little stars foundation
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • Department Of Defence
  • Snowy Hydro Ltd
  • Canberra Southern Cross Club
  • Qantas Credit Union Arena
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Client Reviews

We have used Hitparade for a few years now and they never fail to deliver a very professional, fantastic performance. Our company absolutely adores them. They look great, they sound great, they keep everyone up and dancing.
Independent Property Group (DEXAR)
Quality of the sound and voices of the singers were amazing.
Australian Education Union
Our Ball was a huge success and every single person got up for a dance throughout the night. You read the mood perfectly and played the right songs all night. Thank you!
Fernwood Tuggeranong
We (the Tussup family) thought you were great. Thoroughly entertaining and a great choice of music for the wedding reception. Would recommend to all our friends.
Wedding - Mato Babic and Carla Tussup
Hit parade were excellent and really made our wedding! Everyone loved them and I had a ball dancing to them
Wedding Of Donna Aloe & Anthony Forlin
Michael and I wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding on the 18th October. You guys were amazing! We had so many comments from our guests on how fantastic you were. Thanks again for adding to the fantastic day. If we could rate you higher we would. Thanks Kylie and Michael
Kylie Clark
We found Hit parade easy to deal with but more importantly delivered quality musicianship and performance for our function. Many of our guests have commented that the music was a highlight of the evening. The dance floor was full.Thanks very much, Jenelle and Peter Becker
Jenelle and Peter Becker
Hit Parade have been wowing the crowd at the Wyangle Ball for years and continued to do so on Saturday night.They are so talented and the dance floor is full all night.Great band,great people!
Wyangle Cricket Club
I could not fault Hitparade's professionalism and talent. Their music was spot on and they had the dance floor packed. Nothing was any trouble. Very easy to deal with and even helped us out with audio difficulties that the venue was having! All the guests I spoke to thought they were wonderful. I would recommend Hitparade in a heartbeat.
HeartKids NSW/ACT
Hit Parade were absolutely fabulous and the CGS and CGGS P&F Winter Ball. The dance floor was full all night. Thanks HitParade - you were sensational!
CANBERRA BOYS GRAMMAR P&F ASSOCIATION
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Gig Guide

Whether you’re looking for corporate entertainment, a premier wedding band or a head turning live performance, Hitparade is the right band to impress the most discerning critics. With extensive experience playing to live crowds, Hitparade is able to connect with the audience by feeling the mood of the crowd and tailoring their repertoire to meet the vibe of the event.

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Hitparade had a great time performing for the Wedding of Ashley & Alicia in Gerringong NSW. A great night was had by all. A big Thank you to Ela from Ela Photography for sending some pics. www.elaphotography.com.au

Big dance floor + Lot’s of people = Lot’s of fun

Hitparade performed at Allphones Arena in Sydney at the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Concert.

Song List

Constantly improving and expanding their repertoire, Hitparade will arrange any musical selection upon request including the latest releases. “They are able to obtain a sound unbelievably close to the artist they cover” (as quoted by the people).

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Sister Act II Version
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
Bang Bang – Jessie J / Ariana Grande / Nicki Minaj
Billy Jean – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Call Me Al – Paul Simon
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Can’t Get You Outta My Head – Kylie Minogue
Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Michael Buble
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Delilah – Tom Jones
Don’t Stop Till Ya Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Geronimo – Sheppard
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Get Stupid – Aston Merrygold
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Grease Megamix – Soundtrack / Grease
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hey Baby – DJ Otzi
Hey Brother – Avicii
Holiday – Madonna
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I Love The Nightlife – Alicia Bridges
I Need You Tonight – INXS
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I’m A Beleiver – The Monkees
I’ve Had The Time Of My Life – Dirty Dancing
Let’s Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez
Like A Prayer – Madonna
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Love At First Sight – Kylie Minogue
Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
Love Shack – B52’s
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
Mamma Mia – ABBA
Man I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Medley – Bee Gee’s
Mercy – Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
New Sensation – INXS
Nutbush – Tina Turner
Oh What a Night – Frankee Valli and the Four Season’s
On A Night Like This – Kylie Minogue
Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Price Tag – Jessie J
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Roar – Katy Perry
Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & The Comets
Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Buble
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shut Up & Dance With Me – Walk The Moon
Sugar – Maroon 5
Sway – Michael Buble
Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Time Warp – Soundtrack / Rocky Horror Picture Show
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Waterloo – ABBA
Who Knew – Pink
YMCA – Village People
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
April Sun In Cuba – Dragon
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Better – Screaming Jets
Blister In The Sun – Violet Femmes
Bow River – Cold Chisel
Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Dumb Things – Paul Kelly
Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
Hard To Handle – Black Crows
Holy Grail – Hunters & Collectors
Hurts So Good – John Cougar Mellencamp
I Was Made For Loving You – KISS
Jessies Girl – Rick Springfield
Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Living On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
Mercy – Duffy
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
My Sharona – The Knack
Old Time Rock n Roll – Bob Seger
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Run To Paradise – The Choirboys
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shake A Tailfeather – Ray Charles
Smooth – Carlos Santana / Rob Thomas
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns n Roses
Thank God I’m a Country Boy – John Denver
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
U & Ur Hand – Pink
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
At Last – Etta James
Angels – Robbie Williams
Arthurs Theme – Christopher Cross
Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton
Chasing Pavements – Adele
Come Said The Boy – Mondo Rock
Come What May – Soundtrack / Moulin Rouge
Constant Craving – KD Lang
Crazy – Cee Lo Green
Cruisin – Gwyneth Paltrow / Huey Lewis
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John / Kiki Dee
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Elastic Heart – Sia
Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down Version – Alicia Keys
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Everything – Michael Buble
Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House
Feel – Robbie Williams
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Flame Trees – Cold Chisel
Foolish Games – Jewel
Free – Zac Brown Band
Free Falling – Tom Petty
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Rod Stewart Version
Hello – Lionel Richie
Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Home – Michael Buble
Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
How Do I Live – Trisha Yearwood
I’m Like a Bird – Nelly Furtado
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Islands In The Stream – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
Just Give Me A Reason – Pink & Nate Ruess
Lucky – Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
Mango Tree – Zac Brown Band & Sara Bareilles
My Girl – The Temptations
My Immortal – Evanescence
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Royals – Lorde
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Seven Wonders – Fleetwood Mac
Sorrento Moon – Tina Arena
Someone Like You – Adele
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Sway – Bic Runga
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Thank you – Dido
The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
The Prayer – Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion
The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble
The Winner Takes It All – ABBA
Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters & Collectors
Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
With Or Without You – U2
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Your Song – Elton John

Demos

Time After Time

Nutbush

Footloose

Man, I Feel Like A Woman

Living On A Prayer

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