457 MAURITIAN JAZZ
457 is the ultimate Mauritian Jazz Band, bringing the groove of the Islands of the Seven Seas while mixing the sound of Classical Music, Funk and RnB to their original compositions. Succumb to the infectious music of the band and experience something unique.
THIERRYNO GANGOU (Keys)
Thierryno Gangou was born in Mauritius. He started piano at the age of 7. His experience is built over the years playing in different countries and numerous bands. He is now based in Perth and is the main composer and arranger of 457. His compositions could have been called “through my eyes” as he paints a portrait of the people around him or the way he sees and feels things, through music.
HARDY PERRINE (Drums)
Hardy Perrine was born on the island of Rodrigues (Mauritius) where he learnt his drum skills by playing with various local bands from his native island and the main Mauritius island. Since he moved to Perth, he has been performing with Grace Barbe Afro Kreol Band, Soukousse International, Crucial Rockers and many more. He joined 457 band in 2018 bringing his expertise of the Mauritian groove to the original compositions of the band.
MIKE COLLINSON (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute)
Mike is an in-demand woodwind multi-instrumentalist hailing from South Australia. After studying the clarinet from the age of 11, he added saxophone to his arsenal before moving to Perth to pursue further musical study at WAAPA (Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz Performance). Mike performs regularly at Perth’s finest venues in various styles of music and has performed with a long list of international and local artists including Jerry Lewis, Tony Schilder, Marcia Hines, Glenn Shorrock, Dale Barlow, James Morrison, Marina Prior, Todd McKenney, and Grace Night, to name a few.
JONATHAN CHEN (Bass)
Jonathan is a Malaysian bass player who loves all genres of music ranging from classical to progressive rock. Currently, he freelances as a session musician in Perth performing for duos, trios at pubs or corporate gigs. In 2018, he teamed up with 457 and enjoys exploring music infused with grooves from Mauritius.