Hoppin' Mad

Hot Jazz and Swing!

Have a listen!

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!   


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.  Add Merv Sequira on bass and they're a smokin' quartet. Add a fifth, and they're formidable!  And the newest member of the Hoppin Mad family is the funky organ trio.


Previous Gigs (recent to past)

Sat May 19 

Coogee Bay Hotel Wine Festival with The Hoppin Mad Organ Trio

Wed Apr 11

Sydney Jazz Club Midweek Jazz at Waverton North Sydney Bowls Club

Wed Feb 28

Palmer and Co, under Mr.Wong's in the city

Thu Jan 11

The Bank Hotel with The Hoppin Mad Organ Trio 


Fri Oct 20

Sydney Beer Week Opening Gala, Australian National Maritime Museum

Sat Oct 14

Gala Dinner for Australian Doctors International, Manly Golf Club

Wed Oct 11

Palmer and Co, under Mr. Wong's in the city

Mon Oct 2

Manly Jazz Festival  Ivanhoe Hotel 

Sat Sep 30

Manly Jazz Festival Sydney Rd Stage  and Ivanhoe Hotel 

Contact Us

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Get in touch with Simon and Lauri