Rantan Bush Band is a fully-equipped stage performance band with vast professional experience and a huge repertoire. Rantan can perform as a trio or quartet, depending on the show or budget. We have our own high-quality PA system and lighting, but can use a larger concert system if required. Here is some of the music the band can perform:
True Blue Australiana
Rantan has a wonderful collection of Australian bush songs, ballads and country music—from Click Go the Shears to Waltzing Matilda—along with the best of Lee Kernaghan, Col Buchanan, John Williamson, Slim Dusty, etc. Australian songs are the band’s specialty, and this makes Rantan a perfect band for Aussie and country theme shows, particularly at trade fairs and conventions … more Aussie than a meat pie!
Aussie Bush Dance
Bush dancing has been popular since the day Ned Kelly held up the pub at Glenrowan. It’s all about hootin’, hollerin’ and having a great time! Our dance caller provides on-the-spot instructions, so even those with two left feet will find the steps easy to do. Fiddle, rhythm and lead guitar, tin whistle and harmonica provide foot-stomping music for a ripper time. Expect to be tapping your heels to great bush dances like the Heel and Toe Polka, Strip the Willow, the Drongo—and all your favourite barn dances (e.g. Gypsy Tap and Pride of Erin). Ladies and gentlemen, take your partners …
Along with our bush and old-time dances, the band has a good selection of line dance music, like Achy Breaky and Bootscootin’ Boogie. Rantan also plays all the great dance craze songs like the Macarena, Nutbush, Bus Stop, 5,6,7,8, or Chicken Dance … and, a good selection of other country and old-time rock ’n’ roll songs which can help provide a mixed evening of dancing.
RANTAN BUSH BAND offers a remarkable variety of songs and dance music to compliment almost any function and the band’s versatile repertoire makes it a favourite with all age groups.