The After Party Duo

2 Guys, Great Music and Good Fun! In a nutshell that is “The After Party”. These men have one goal and that is to entertain. With a list of songs representing everything from Pop, Rock, RnB and even Rap, from the 1960’s right through to today. These guys take their 90’s rock influenced style, strong male vocals and witty stage banter to the next level.

Guitar/Vocals – Luke Brooks has been playing and performing since he was 11 years old and brings all that knowledge and technical guitar experience to the table in this project. Also, the current Lead Guitarist of local originals band Surmiza and former member of several popular covers and originals acts such as Gravity 12, Keloid, Flight Risk and Service 30, Luke has no shortage of experience and with his smooth, rhythmic and percussive style of acoustic guitar playing he is the glue that brings all the elements of this Trio together. Luke’s talent and passion along with the combination he has with the other members makes for a truly enjoyable experience.

Lead Vocals – Russel McDonald is the ultimate front man. Realising he could sing at the age of 13 Russell had early interest in RnB before branching out into Rock and deciding he loved it. Also having experience in the industry as lead singer of former Newcastle band Gravity 12 and helping establish local originals band Surmiza before moving on to other projects. Russell who is also an extremely capable guitarist makes the choice to put down the axe and take centre stage in “The After Party” to deliver a dynamic and always engaging performance up front. With his versatile range, charismatic style and loveable personality Russell will be sure to leave any crowd entertained and wanting more!

Building their combinations over years of playing in bands and jamming together, The After Party gives you everything you’re looking for in a fresh new act with all the experience and vibe of a band that have been together forever!
Sure to be perfect for your next event!

Sample Song List

Let Her Cry- Hootie and the Blowfish
Glycerin- Bush
Through The Glass- Stone Sour
Lightning Crashes- Live
Dolphins Cry- Live
Better Man- Pearl Jam
Push- Matchbox Twenty
3am- Matchbox Twenty
Pony- Genuwine
Harder To Breathe- Maroon 5
The Notion- Kings of Leon
Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
Gangsters Paradise- Coolio
Loose Yourself- Eminem
Lover Lover- Sonia Dada
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Galway Girl- Ed Sheeran
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Drive – Incubus
Low – Flo Rida
Get Lucky- Daft Punk
Shut Up And Dance- Walk The Moon
Jessie’s Girl- Rick Springfield
Zombie – The Cranberries
How To Save A Life – The Fray
Lonely Boy- The Black Keys
Dakota- Stereophonics
Shimmer- Fuel
Slide- The Goo Goo Dolls
Steel My Kisses- Ben Harper
In My Blood- Shawn Mendes
Nothing Holding Me Back- Shawn Mende
Pretty Vegas- INXS
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Rebel Yell- Billy Idol
Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
Horses- Daryl Braithwaite
All That I Have- Snow Patrol
Hands Open- Snow Patrol
Love Rears It’s Ugly Head- Living Colour
Shine- Collective Soul
Everlong- The Foo Fighters
Learn To Fly- The Foo Fighters
Dumb Things- Paul Kelly
Place Your Hands- Reef
In The Summertime- Thirsty Merc
When I Come Around- Green Day
Time Of Your Life- Green Day
Are You Gonna Be My Girl- Jet
Dammit- Blink 182
All The Small Things- Blink 182
Hound Dog- Elvis Presley
Cake By The Ocean- DNCE
Human- RagnBone Man
Walking Away- Craig David
Baby I Got You On My Mind- Powderfinger
Sunsets- Powderfinger
Californication- The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Other Side- The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Soul To Squeeze- The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Under The Bridge- The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Tip Of My Tongue- Diesel
Cry In Shame- Diesel
Young Blood- Five Seconds of Summer
Kryptonite- 3 Doors Down
Can’t Feel My Face –The Weekend
Incognition- Remix R.Kelly
No Diggity- Black Street
Wonder Wall- Oasis

D Medley
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye
Waiting On The World To Change- John Mayer
Same Love- Macklemore

T Medley
Blank Space- Taylor Swift
Stand By Me- Ottis Reading

Funky Medley
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry

A Medley
Cheerleader- Omi
What Makes You Beautiful- One Direction
Drag Me Down- One Direction
Fire And The Flood- Vance Joy
Whatever It Takes – Imagine Dragons
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
Footloose- Kenny Logins
Hit Me Baby One More Time- Britney Spears
Tainted Love- Soft Cell