MEET THE BAND
Accordionist : Vocalist : Musical Director
Domenico commenced his musical career in 1971 at the age of 4. He studied music on the Piano Accordion, gaining recognition amongst his peers as a specialist of the instrument. In 1986, Domenico commenced performing with a three piece cabaret band at numerous private functions, clubs, hotels and events throughout Queensland. After working a residency for over 15 years, Domenico teamed up with long time friends to form Domenico & The Latin Mafia. With over 25 years of professional entertainment experience, Domenico combines unique technique and prowess of his instrument with a vast knowledge of musical repertoire to provide an experience like no other.
Guitarist : Backing Vocals
Marco Taraborrelli’s career as a guitarist started as a student performing in his school big bands and musical productions. He quickly secured a place in the Terrace Jazz Orchestra, the College’s premier big band, and held that position for four years. After graduating from Terrace in 2016, Marco secured the guitar chair in the Brisbane Big Band, the resident big band at the Brisbane Jazz Club for over forty years. He continues to
perform numerous engagements in a variety of settings from duos and small groups to big bands. Marco has also performed in the pit band for the musical Rent at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Melt 2017, and was recently involved as a musical extra in the filming of the movie Aquaman.
Drummer : Backing Vocals
A band wouldn't be complete without its Drummer, and Domenico and The Latin Mafia couldn’t have asked for a better one than the talented John Postlethwaite. With countless years of experience and a tendency to entertain both audiences and band members alike, John plays an instrumental role in the success and musical progression of the band.
All the way from Chile in South America, Juan brings the excitement with a full array of percussive instruments including congas, bongos, cowbells, timbales and maracas. Bringing a unique Latin feel to the band, Juan always has a smile on his face and a beat in his hands.
Trumpet : Trombone : Backing Vocals
First learning basic guitar at primary school, David moved onto cornet in his first year at St Leo’s College, Wahroonga Sydney. After leaving high school he undertook trumpet masterclasses and decided to add a teaching qualification. David enrolled in music as his second teaching area and was first introduced to score analysis. In the following years David has continued writing orchestral and chamber pieces with a growing number of international premieres and interest from some of the world’s leading artists.
Drummer : Godfather : Jokes