About jive bombers

Formed in 1985, the Jive Bombers have been performing constantly all around Australia at music festivals, clubs and functions. They have won prestigious music awards for both jazz (APRA music awards 2001) and rhythm & blues (Wintersun Festival 2002) and have gained praise as one of the finest bands in the country. With the return of Don Hopkins on piano/vocals the Jive Bombers are back to their original line up, almost, and we now have Mark Roulston on double bass/vocals. 

 The band members have performed and/or recorded with some of the world’s greatest artists including The Beatles, Little Richard, Long John Baldry and many more.

Don Hopkins came second place at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, 2012 competing against 84 other regional winners from around the globe in the solo/duo category. 

The music ranges from swing, blues, rock n roll, boogie woogie, and latin. The band has released three CDs.

Who We have worked with

AMP – Macquarie Bank – KPMG – Leighton Constructions – Hotel Intercontinental – Skycity, Darwin – Royal Motor Yacht Club – Hilton Hotel – Sydney Regent – UNSW Student Guild – Swiss Consulate – Crown Plaza, Terrigal – Subaru Australia – Commonwealth Bank – Qantas – Historic Houses Trust – Royal Sydney Golf Club – American Chamber of Commerce – Temora Aviation Museum – Sheraton on the Park – City of Sydney Council – Darling Harbour Authority – ANZ – Museum of Contemporary Art – Taronga Zoo – Rural Fire Service – Ernst & Young – Nutri Metics – Deloitte – John Holland Group – Hermes Precisa – Readers Digest – Ritz Carlton – Fairmont Resort – Dunhill Madden & Butler – Aust. Federation of Travel Agents – Novotel – Sydney University – Sony – Entech – Acer Computers – Digital – Truffle Group – Cordon Bleu Catering – Kincoppal School – Burwood Council – St Josephs College

Past festivals

Manly Jazz Festival

Festival of Sydney 

Kiama Jazz Festival 

Illawarra Jazz Festival

Noosa Jazz Festival

Thredbo Jazz Festival

Makay Festival of Arts

Morpeth Jazz Festival 

Jazz in the Highlands

Back to the Fifties

Wagga Wagga Jazz Festival 

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival 

Rock Back the Clock Festival

Manly Food & Wine Festival

Newcastle Jazz Festival

Wintersun Festival (Coolangatta)

Coolac Festival of Fun

Jazz in the Gardens (Vaucluse House)

Camden Haven Music Festival

Bounty of the Sea Festival (Forster)

Classic Car Show (Cronulla & Burwood)