If you have experienced live music in Bundaberg, you have probably come across an unlikely foursome – Smooth Velvet

The pop and rock cover band have played just about every venue in Bundaberg and are regularly found at the Club and Melbourne hotels.

But if you encountered the band outside the pub scene you wouldn’t know it. By day, Smooth Velvet are working 9 to 5 as an IT specialist, Council compliance officer, nurse unit manager and diesel fuel injector technician – very formal and serious jobs for a band that isn’t afraid to let their personalities shine in full costume at themed-gig nights.

They clearly work their day jobs so they can let loose at the weekend – with their true passion shining through their music which ranges from female pop anthems to Aussie pub and classic rock with a touch of country, metal and old school thrown in for good measure.

The current line-up, who have been together for two years, bring together their eclectic music tastes in surprisingly well-meshed set lists.

With a female lead singer in Amanda, the band is more versatile than the traditional all-male groups that make up the live-music scene.