Quantum Blue are an Auckland covers band who perform their take on the very best Top 40 hits, mixed in with some super cool soul and funk. When it's time to party, Quantum Blue have got you covered with some killer upbeat tunes that will get your guests grooving. Songs like “Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift),”Sugar” (Maroon 5), “Single Ladies” (Beyonce), “Happy” (Pharrell Williams) and many more of the best tunes of recent decades are performed masterfully.
For clients seeking something a little more relaxed earlier on, Quantum Blue's jazz selection features some of the all-time great standards alongside more modern takes on the genre. Classic tunes include "At Last" (Etta James), "They Can't Take That Away From Me" (Gershwin) and "Someone To Watch Over Me" (Ella Fitzgerald), while more modern cuts include Cry Me A River (Diana Krall) and "Moondance" (Van Morrison).
Quantum Blue is made up of piano, guitar, bass, drums, and features the incomparable vocalist Clo Chaperon. The band comprises the cream of Auckland’s musical talent, and their combined artistic punching power adds up to a musical experience like no other.
Originally from Perth, Clo began her musical journey playing the piano from the age of 7. It wasn’t until high school that she discovered a passion for singing. In 2007, Clo moved to Auckland and her love for music lead her to complete a Bachelor of Music at the University of Auckland, majoring in Jazz Vocals. Clo currently features in a number of different line-ups (e.g. Kevin Field, Sharon Emirali, Rebecca Wright), and sings a range of styles with a strong focus on jazz, neo-soul, and pop.
Mark has over fifteen years experience as a pianist; he has enjoyed working with quality acts such as King Kapisi, Che-Fu, The Mint Chicks, Eric Marienthal (USA), Clay Jenkins (USA), Tony Christie (UK), Anika Moa, Don McGlashan, Batucada Sound Machine, Tina Cross, Taisha, Annie Crummer, Tama Waipara, Bella Kalolo, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Topp Twins. Mark worked for eighteen months in the Middle East as a Musical Director, 2 months in Korea as a pianist for Chicago the musical, MD for ProShip (Canada), and has recently been awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Auckland University.
Tom is an electric and upright bass player, and has performed in various jazz groups including the Alan Broadbent Trio, Mike Nock Quartet, Frank Gibson's Hardbopmobile, and the Roger Manins Quintet. He has established himself as a strong player in the Auckland jazz scene, and is regularly called for sessions and live shows. Following a spell in New York where he worked under the guidance of Larry Grenadier, Matt Penman and Joe Martin, Tom returned to New Zealand to start work on his debut album Zoo (2014, Rattle Records).
Joseph began his musical career in 2002, and has been fortunate to have recorded and toured with a host of prestigious local and internationally based musicians. His credits as a sideman include tours with world renowned drummer Steve Smith, Saxophonist Bob Mintzer, Trombonist Jim Pugh (Steely Dan), Trumpeter Clay Jenkins (Diana Krall, Count Basie Big band), British crooner Tony Christie, and American blues guitarist Chris Cain, as well performances and recordings with local talents such as Frankie Stevens, Midge Marsden, Ray Woolf, Larry Morris, King Kapisi and Holly Smith.
Jason is an uber-experienced percussive force in the Auckland music scene. He has been working as a professional drummer for over 30 years; Jason currently performs with the likes of Alan Brown, Allana Goldsmith, Black Sand Diva, and the Jazz Age to name a few.