What are audience members saying about Paisley Road’s shows? ...

“Paisley Road were a top class act ... fabulous voice, wonderful choices of music & not to forget the guy on guitar ... he was great too!” 

“Ian & Joanne ... blew everybody away with Joanne’s brilliant voice and Ian’s immaculate guitar work. Works from John Prine and Bonnie Raitt featured in their slick set which was well worth the price of admission, anywhere”

“... my first time I have listened to Paisley Road, great music, great night”

“... the rendition of Julie London’s Cry me a River was excellent. Ian’s guitar work - emulating Barney Kessel’s playing on the original recording, and Joanne’s soulful voice were a treat to listen to”

“Paisley Road ... world class”

Designs4LIFE Magazine - "Listening to Paisley Road musical duo this evening. Sensually melodic singing by Joanne & effortless-looking fab acoustic guitar playing by Ian. Just played one of my favorites "He 'ain't heavy" ....."


What are our venues saying about Paisley Road?....


Communications & Marketing Manager - Wynnum Manly Leagues Club 

”Whether you need a duo, trio or band, you have it here with Paisley Road.  Without a doubt entertainment that you can trust and know that your customers will love.  I have introduced Paisley Road to a number of venues, and will continue to, because I know they are true musicians who love what they do and love to share it.  From old to new, from acoustic to full band, you are never disappointed with the sound.    To captivate, interact and retain your customers for 4 hours is a testament in itself.  Paisley Road should be part of your line up of entertainment. “


Katie Laws

Communications & Marketing Manager

Wynnum Manly Leagues Club


Bulimba Golf Club - Danny Underwood. (Director)

The Bulimba Golf Club has been using the professional musical services of "Paisley Road" since May 2014. The two members of the Paisley Road Duo, Ian Bennett (guitarist) and Joanne Edwards (vocalist) have performed on six occasions to our enthusiastic patrons. Of recent times, they have added an experienced drummer, Keith Ashdown.

Ian, Joanne and Keith's conduct is always very professional ... and deliver real value to our audiences ...

Musically, Paisley Road is a real winner, with Joanne's sublime vocals and Ian's exceptional guitar skills bringing positive comments from patrons at each performance ... providing a relaxing environment for members and guests ...

Bulimba Golf Club entrusted Paisley Road to entertain members and guests on New Years Eve 2014 and the club was delighted with the results from the evening. I can recommend Paisley Road to any venue that requires quality professional live music for their clients ..."


Gary's Justjamin Booking Agent ... Manager: Gary Wilson

"I have had Paisley Road perform at numerous band nights I have held over the past 12 months. I found them to be professional and of a high standard of musicianship as a Duo and Trio. Would not hesitate to recommend them for any venue or function."



 Sudhir Shetty - Owner Manly Deck Bar and Restaurant

 To whom so ever it may concern,                       

This email confirms that Paisley road Trio/ band (now) have been playing live music at Manly deck and bar for the last 2 years. 

Joanne Edwards is an amazing singer followed by her band members who compliment her songs with equally excellent guitar, drums and bass guitar. 

The song selections from Paisley Road are perfect for our venue. They start off with easy listening dinner style music for the first couple of sets and then they ramp it up and get the crowd involved, dancing singing along and creating a great fun atmosphere.  

In the past 4 years Manly deck has had about 1000 or more gigs and Paisley Road as a Band would be one of the top bands that play at the deck.  

If you want to create a good vibe or have a good time for your wedding or venue I would not hesitate to recommend Paisley Road. 

I can still remember a couple of situations where they have raised above and shown this band has a big heart and huge ethics.  

As much as Joanne loves to play and takes her music very seriously as every professional muso would do, we had a request from one of the customer who was dying of cancer and wanted to see her god daughter play at the deck for one last time, Joanne happily offered 30 minutes of her gig slot to accommodate this request. They even offered the back ground music to suit this request.  

I also do remember one other night when the place was packed and people were dancing and having fun, and the band after playing for 4 hours were totally exhausted but the crowd wanted more. I could see the members wanted to finish but were not there just to leave the crowd hanging. I quickly ran over and asked if they could do an extra 30 minutes to keep the crowd happy. Like any venue owners dream band , Team Paisley Road went on for another 30 minutes .. This is dedication and appreciation to the venue you don’t see a lot from many other bands. 

So all in all Paisley Road is a great band, not just to hear but also to work with. Because it doesn't matter how good a band is if the attitude is not suitable. But here we have a combination of great music, amazing people who make up the band, extremely professional, Not once late, not once a poor or substandard performance and always most importantly great respect for all the staff and good relations. 

Let me put it this way, they have such a great impression on our chefs that, he cooks them an entree or meals even after the kitchen is closed . We wish them the very best because they are the Best. 

Sudhir Shetty - June 2016

Owner Operator



Excerpt from an email...



Hi Ian and Joanne 

Thank you so much for such a great night.  The members were talking about it the following day!  One of the members said he was so grateful that when he made a request for …I think it was called ‘Classical Gas’…...anyhow you played it and he loved your version of it.

.... "We would love to book you again....."

.... "Thanks again, I couldn’t have asked for anything more!"


Take care 


Katie Laws Marketing and Events Manager
Virginia Golf Club
Elliott Road, Banyo
Brisbane Qld 4014
P 07 3267 6333

F 07 3267 6507

Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets

Lyneta Darlington

Market Manager – Carseldine Markets


To Whom It May Concern,

Paisley Road has been an absolute asset to the Carseldine Markets over the last six months.  Not only has their music created a fantastic atmosphere, but their professionalism as performers has ensured a great working relationship.

Ian and Joanne arrive on time, if not earlier, for every booking and bring all their own equipment. They are courteous to all staff and go out of their way to create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone. For example, Paisley Road will regularly assist stallholders with advertising their business over the PA system.

They are also quick to address any issues and provide feedback to the market staff.

We regularly receive compliments on the song selection and quality of their performance from both customers and staff.

We look forward to working with Paisley Road on an on-going basis and would happily recommend them to any venue looking for a quality, professional duo.

Kind regards,

Lyneta Darlington
Market Manager – Carseldine Markets