Cairns’ premier RnB/Soul/Reggae Band The NightShift!!

Venue: Cairns & Northern Beaches

The Pier Bar

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870


Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge

35 Wharf St , Cairns


The Jack

Cnr Spence & Sheridan Sts, Cairns

NightShift is a group made up of professionally experienced musicians, producers, teachers, as well as audio engineers. The band has been together since late 2012, and has proven to be a solid groove slammin’ line up, capable of accompanying almost any artist in it’s chosen genre’s. 

Towards the end of 2012, local musicians Dave Dow and Will Kepa, decided to form the group, to fill the need for quality live music in the style of Motown and 90’s RnB. They were offered a residency showcasing at the ‘Ruby Room’ nightclub, now known as the ‘Velvet Underground’. Collaborating with fellow musicians that had expertise in these style’s was the main focus for Will and Dave, and creating a regular night of live RnB/Soul music was also culturally important. ‘NightShift’ continues to gain high stature among the local music scene, with it’s multi-cultural members of Torres Strait Islander, Samoan, Mauritius and Australian backgrounds, all established as industry professionals in their own rights and recognised nationally and internationally. Members of the band have included Dave Dow (vocals), Will Kepa (drums), Lester Vaele (keys), Maryo Bien-Aime (bass) and Mick Porter (guitar), along with a network of guest musicians and singers who share the stage from time to time. 

Today the band has built up a family of musicians and singers, with guest appearances from some of the most in-demand performers of our region. In mid 2013, a new front-man by the name of Danny Bani was appointed the job, and he has continuously impressed audiences around the region, with his smooth vocal ability, and unique high pitch falsetto, Danny can stop the room with his powerful rendition of Whitney Houston’s ‘I will always love you’. The band maintains their reputation as Cairns’ premier RnB/Soul/Reggae band, and is available now for your venue or special function!!! Different line-up configurations are also available, to help suit your budget better, so please do not hesitate to contact us and negotiate professional entertainment for your event.