Catch 22 Function Band
Members of Catch 22 have been performing together for a number of years. Irina, female leader of the band and a Russian Conservatorium graduate (keyboards and lead vocal), and the guitarist/bass player have worked on cruise ships for seven years, entertaining people from all over the world, of all ages and requirements, including the Mediterrranean, Pacific, United States, Asia and Europe.
In Australia the band has performed in international hotels, function halls, restaurants, clubs, cruise ships for dinner dances, weddings, balls, parties, corporate and ethnic functions, presentation and cocktail parties, diplomatic events (for Governor General and Consular Core), graduation balls, etc.
The repertoire is very extensive and versatile - traditional to contemporary - consisting of Jazz standards, Continental, Latin American, Beatles, Ballroom Dancing, Pop and Rock, Blues and Top 40, and features three part vocal harmony. Catch 22 have excellent knowledge of National Jewish Receptions (traditional and contemporary) and the ability to perform in English, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Polish, Ukrainian, Japanese, Yiddish and Hebrew.
Daniel and I were amazed and loved how you guys got the party going! You are amazing! Thank you for doing us the honour of performing at our wedding. Love you and thank you for all your help in the lead up, you made it so smooth for us xxxx big hugs and kisses.
Lana & Daniel, Oct 2015
You have given everyone so much joy, we wished the night would just go on and on! Thank you for making it extra special by learning my father's favourote song. It was such a wonderful surprise and was so much appreciated.
Lots of love from Eric & Shoshana xoxo. March 2015
A huge thank you for your amazing effort on Sunday, you guys were fantastic! You are the most reliable, talented, hardworking and friendly team! The secret to your success is apparent to me now, it's that you LOVE what you do and it was an absolute pleasure seeing that. I look forward to dealing with you all again and will be highly recommending you to anyone who is planning any function. Thank you all so much once again for everything !
Lisa, Mark & Ze'ev, Feb 2015
Thank you, Catch22, for making it such a fun night for us and all our guests. You guys were awesome and everyone had a great time.
Paul & Renata, Jan 2014
We have known Irina & Sasha from Catch 22 for many years now as they have shared and entertained at some of our most important family functions and events, and are an integral part of many beautiful family memories. Most recently Catch 22 performed and MC'd at our wedding and all I can say is WOW! In the lead up to the event, Irina had arranged prior meetings to not only gain an understanding of our requirement but to get to know who we were as individuals and where we were coming from. It is this personalised, above and beyond approach which really sets them apart from the rest! They were very professional and the performance could not be matched. I once again witnessed guests comment on the quality and professionalism of the band and along with being very talented singers and musicians, I have no doubt that these very important first impressions have played a part in their incredible success in the industry. I had a great deal of comfort throwing my event in their hands- they delivered everything that was promised and more! Cheers to creating many more unforgettable memories together guys!
Annette & John, Nov 2013
Irina, you and the boys were absolutely fantastic! We were so lucky to have you, making sure everyone was on the floor.
It wouldn't be the same without you guys! We honestly can't thank you enough!
Katya & Ryan, 2013
You guys were amazing!!!!!!! We had such an amazing night, thank you so much!Priya & Avi, 2013Xox
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!
We are just on wifi before taking off to Tahiti, I thought I 'd drop you a line just to thank you for all the hard work on our wedding day (physical and emotional :)
You guys were amazing , above and beyond all expectations! You made our wedding absolutely enjoyable and unforgettable for all of the guests and for us of course :)
I wish you all the very best in life, be well, happy and don't ever change!
Lisa & Mark, 2012
Dear Irina & Catch22,
Thank you! You were absolutely wonderful. Everyone has been complimenting your great voice and what a great atmosphere you created for Adriana & Michael's wedding. Thank you so much and I hope our paths will cross again soon.
Kate xx " 2012
I wish I could show you all the messages we've had about about Alexi's Barmitzvah. It was a huge success by all accounts and everyone mentioned how fantastic the music was.My parents also appreciated their special bracket.For me, it was such a wonderfully happy blur that I am looking forward to reliving on video. I should also mention that it was such a pleasure dealing with you. Your warmth, charm and and helpful suggestions made all the difference to planning the event at such short notice.
I personally think that the most important aspect for the spirit of a function is the music. So we are really indebted to you guys for a most joyous day.
What more can I say...... Thanks a million. Looking forward to seeing you again
Judi, Graham, Giselle and Alexi"
HI Irina and Catch22
Sorry took ages to write this...we are now in Whitsundays for a few days of honeymoon...
Thankyou so much for making our evening so fabulous!!
We loved the music, the "kick" you gave to all songs ... Very glad we followed your advice on starting with the dancing, everyone loved it.
Everyone was so impressed with you guys and kept asking how we found you.
Will not hesitate to recommend to you to everyone.
Nellie & Joe
Just wanted to thank you guys for making our day so special with your wonderful music!
And for helping with the Running Sheet and MC'ing as well. We couldn't be happier!
Just received the Wedding DVD, and the dancing part is amazing, everyone was dancing and having such fabulous time. I have given your number to quite a few people, hope you don't mind :-)
All the best and thanks a lot again.
Olivia & Daniel
Dear Irina, Sasha & Nelson,
It was such a pleasure having you at Kostya's 40'th. Your music and professionalism have helped to make it such a success. The feedback we received was outstanding.
Can't wait to see it all on video. Thank you also for MC'ing and translating some of the guests speeches. It was "The Greatest Night of All" indeed.
With warmest regards
Natasha & Kostya Tszyu