About Us

About Us


One of the most enduring, respected and successful bands in the country, Captain Spalding continues to entertain audiences as it has done since it formed in the early 1980s. Statistics are rarely kept in fast-changing world of live music, but there would be few bands on the planet that have done more shows in more places than Captain Spalding – over 6000 (and counting) from legendary Melbourne residencies to international shows across south-east Asia, from backyard birthday parties to lavish corporate conventions.

Captain Spalding is now one of Australia’s most in-demand corporate acts combining the attributes of quality music, Tom Spalding’s unique humor, audience involvement and client-friendly 'duo' or 'trio' logistics.

Highlights include the Melbourne Grand Prix (Mercedes after-party), Alice Springs Masters Games, Race Week on Hamilton Island and numerous other interstate and international shows.

The current core line-up features founding members Tom Spalding (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Dave Campbell (guitar, vocals, keyboards and harmonica). Ken Murdoch (keyboards, vocals and guitar) or Billy Mathews (keyboards, vocals and saxophone) appear in our trio line-up, with occasional guest appearances by our sensational dance duo of Rebekah Howard and Natalie Kalkbrenner.