Serious musicians who don't take themselves too seriously!


Hoppin' Mad

Hot Jazz and Swing!

Hoppin' Mad

About Us

Who is Hoppin' Mad?

  Fronted by well-known Australian multi-instrumentalist Simon Stribling, Hoppin' Mad is a group of serious musicians who don't take themselves too seriously! Steeped in traditional jazz, they're a crowd friendly jazz band for people who didn't know they liked jazz and aficionados alike. After 20 years of living and touring abroad, Simon is happy to return home to Australia to make swinging music for your listening and dancing pleasure!   

Trio/Quartet/Quintet

At the core of Hoppin' Mad is the trio...multi-instrumentalist Simon Stribling , guitarist John Blenkhorn and drummer Lauri Lyster, all three of whom sing. These three perform as a tight little combo that fuels the fire of Hoppin' Mad. Add a bass player and they're a smokin' quartet. Add a fifth, and they're formidable!  

Gigs

  • Every Sunday at the Sugar Lounge, Manly, 3-6
  • Wed Aug 2 at Palmer & Co, under Mr. Wong's, Sydney, 7-10pm
  • Sat Sep 30 Manly Jazz Festival, Ivanhoe Hotel, Manly, 5-8pm
  • Mon Oct 2, Manly Jazz Festival, Ivanhoe Hotel, Manly, Time TBC


Contact Us

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Get in touch with Simon and Lauri