La bOum | Brisbane's World Class Music Group
La bOum is busy and we love what we do. We have held a residency at Cloudland nightclub for 5 years on Saturday nights. We take pride in consistently delivering excellent music.
La bOum is energetic, fun and constantly evolving. We self-produce our own edits and remixes of popular songs, and rarely do we release them! We use a combination of live instruments including drums, vocals, keyboards and more in conjunction with sampling/DJ techniques to create our polished and unique live-sound. We are strong believers in the research which significantly shows that music is more pleasantly listened to when UHF frequencies are present, frequencies which live instruments create, which current speaker technology do not reproduce!
At a core La bOum operates fantastically as a 3 piece group. Steve plays keyboards/samples and vocals, Steele plays bass and bass synthesizers, Kosta plays drums. We have several talented friends who like to make guest appearances sometimes including Darren Skaar on the Trumpet, MC Roman Albert and Kelly T on female vocals.
Musical director, keyboardist and vocalist Stephen Anning is a full time professional musician. Stephen has operated out of Australia, London and various parts of Asia. As a music producer Stephen is currently distributed under Alpha Pup Records, LA and recently worked on tracks for Japan Idol winners. He has walked red carpet at the ARIA awards following hit remixes of Australian artists Rikki-Lee, Levi ft Leftbridge and Tali. As a musical director Stephen has lead a UK covers group on tour in Singapore.
Stephen has performed in iconic Australian bands such as Megan Washington and PTYLTD playing large shows at festivals and supporting international acts such as Groove Armada, Crazy P, Fourtet and Caribou. Stephen lived in London for 12 months and became signed to a UK record label under his own project alias 'The Frollix'. While in London he was resident at 'The Live Lounge' Piano bar and was also appointed musical director of London based covers band 'Madison' and traveled with the band to Singapore on contract for 2 months.
Despite strong further opportunities to travel, Stephen decided to return to his home state of Queensland, Australia. Since returning to Australia Stephen begun singing and joined the Howl at the Moon duelling piano show full time for several years which involved a nightclub residency, some touring and performances in front of some Australian music legends like John Foreman and James Morrison at the MTAQ conference in Maryborough.
By request in 2013 Stephen begun La bOum to first perform to a crowd of 2000+ people at Cloudland nightclub in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane on New Years Eve. The first show was a hit and the band has been resident at Cloudland for over 5 years since on Saturday nights. This fantastic residency at one of Brisbane's premier nightclubs has really helped the ensemble to develop. La bOum has established a reputation as a world class band. The band regularly receives interstate and international booking requests from agencies, nightclubs and private functions. In 2016 La bOum played at Suncorp Stadium as part of a Brisbane Broncos game to a crowd of approximately 26,000 people.
In 2019 a side project of Stephens with music legend Dave Atkins of Hydrofunk records has been picked up by a LA based record label under Alpha Pup Distribution worldwide.
Formerly Kosta was based in LA for several years and recorded drums on a Robbie Williams album. He toured the world extensively with the band Miami Horror and since returning to Australia is now also playing with The Kite String Tangle. Kosta fills in sometimes for Amy Shark and The Bag Raiders and many other current Australian artists. Kosta is sponsored by C&C drums.
Bass player Steele Chabau currently also plays for The Resin Dogs, Chukale and Emma Louise. Last year Steele played the main stage at Splendour in the grass with Emma Louise and did her full Australian Tour.
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Recent Clients and Venues
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sandstone Point Bonfire Night 2019, 2018
The Premier's Business Awards at Brisbane City Hall
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Broncos
The Gold Coast Convention Centre
The Brisbane Club
Tattersalls Race Club
The Hanson Group
The Arena Nightclub, Singapore
Kmart Tyre and Auto
The Brisbane Millinery Convention
The Hyatt Coolum
Brisbane Racing Club
Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour
Beach Hotel, Byron Bay