Shaz loves all kinds of music. She loves the kind that makes you want to holler, tap your feet, shimmy all over, hold someone close, shake what your mama gave you, or shuffle off to Buffalo.
Shaz is quite a klutz and somewhat technologically challenged, however when she manages to play music, people seem to really like dancing to it. A regular DJ fixture in her local scene, Shaz has also DJ’d around the traps including Slowdown, Swing Camp Oz, Melbourne Lindy Exchange, The Shiny Stockings Ball, Melbourne Swing Festival, Sydney Swing Festival, Canberräng and Hullabaloo.
Vanessa started dancing to help out a friend who didn’t want to try it out alone, and realised years later she should really have thanked that friend for introducing her to something so awesome. When not dancing, she writes and teaches music, and DJs so that she has to spend loads of time listening to jazz and blues music.
Vanessa’s DJ highlight to date was having over a thousand people grooving to solid big band swing at Melbourne’s White Night, and her absolute favourite thing about DJing is seeing what everyone does with her music on the dance floor.
Vanessa was an incredible DJ at Slowdown 2018 and we're thrilled to welcome her back to Canberra for Happy Feet in 2019!
When Diane started swing dancing back in the early naughties she fell in love with the music as well as the dance. She has since DJ'd at many Australian and overseas events ranging from regular socials to major exchanges and socials. She has a particular love for traditional big band sounds and supporting the modern swing bands of today that help keep the music alive.