New Orleans jazz, Blues & Swing

Slips and the Flamin’ Whippersnappers are an eclectic collection of musicians from the Gold Coast and Brisbane who love to reignite the spark and charm of Old Time Jazz, Blues, Swing and Ragtime tunes.

Taking influences from Clarence Williams, Blind Boy Fuller and Spencer Williams to name a few, Slips & The F.W.'s thrive on reviving classic numbers like Everybody Loves My BabyDinah LeeThe Sheik of Araby and Egyptian Ella in their own unique way, and they also don’t mind “Slipping” in a modern tune here and there played in their own Vintage style which is guaranteed to make you shake a leg!

Formed by Dracula’s long time Guitarist and Musical Director ‘David Kume’, Slips & The F.W.’s have gradually accumulated musicians to their act featuring members of the Dracula’s cast from past to present featuring:


Ruby Clark - Fiddle/Vocals

Sarah Potter - Vocals

David Kume - Resonator Guitar/Vocals

Rudi Testa - Bass Guitar/Vocals

Stevie Mac - Keys

Lachlan Neate - Alto Saxophone/Vocals

Benjamin Winstanley - Drums/Vocals

Brent Henshaw - Drums

Brad Tabe - Washboard/Vocals


After 10 years of performing 5-6 nights a week at Dracula’s Cabaret Gold Coast to over 739,000 guests spread across the board, David and Rudi are ready to retire their fangs and finally lay to rest Dracula’s resident band ‘The Spine Crunchers’ and are looking forward to being released back into the mortal light pursuing Slips & The F.W.’s as their number one priority act.

Having gained a trusted following over the years, Slips & The F.W.’s are guaranteed to attract intimate audiences of anywhere between 15-30 people or more for small 'Speakeasy' venues around the Gold Coast but are more than capable and experienced to perform to crowds of over 600+ and will be available as of October 2018 to play shows from Northern NSW up to the Sunshine Coast.

Available for both Casual and Corporate Events, Slips & The F.W.’s are excited to bring a taste of New Orleans to the South East QLD creating a fun and exciting atmosphere, it’s bound to be a hoot wherever they perform!