Jump & Jive

Jump & Jive (Melb) were first formed around 23 years ago by Sam Depetro & Steve Schembri. There have been various band members over the years, including Steve's Son "Jake" who played Double Bass, after Steve retired from playing guitar.
Sam & Graeme worked together for about 10 years as part of the Buddy Holly Tribute Show. Sam played the part of "Ritchie Valens"; a persona he still likes to take on occasionally when requested.
Graeme (Gossy) started off by helping out with the PA & Lighting for the Buddy Holly Tribute Show, filling in on the odd occasion playing drums. Eventually, Graeme became the full-time drummer/singer in back- up band "The Jets". After the Show concluded in 2007, Sam & Graeme spen t more time with Jump & Jive (Melb) and still have a ball playing gigs arou nd Melbourne, Victoria & Interstate. Jump & Jive (Melb) are a popular Rock a billy/RocknRoll Dance Band, having played at several Wintersun Festivals, including Coolangatta, Mildura & Coffs Harbour. The Band has also played for many RocknRoll Clubs, Car & Bike Shows, Pubs, Clubs and even the occasional Wedding.
Bruce Baker (Bass Guitar & Vocals) is the latest addition to Jump & Jive (Melb). Bruce has had a long and distinguished career since 1963 working in many top Victorian Bands and Shows including:- The Barry Charles Set, Perfection, Tapistry, The New Dream, Tangerine Balloon, Magna Carta, Bobby James Syndicate, Abbey Road (Rembrandts House Band), The Mark Davis Band, Topshelf, Peter G and The Goodies, Roughcut, The Vincents and The Neil Diamond Super Hits Show.
Jump & Jive (Melb) are influenced by Artists such as Eddie Cochrane, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Go Getters, Go Cat Go, Sam Cooke and Cliff Richard, just to mention a few.
The Band have now recorded three CD’s, the first one consisting of All Original Tracks, the second one showcasing some of our favorite Covers and the third is a mixture of original Rockabilly Tunes, together with some popular Covers.