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From sultry songstress to leading lady, Lana Nesnas has performed in mainstream theatre, film and television, including the original tour of Dirty Dancing (Aus/NZ), South Pacific (Theatre Royal) and All Saints (Channel 9). As lead vocalist, she has performed with some of Sydney's premier party and tribute bands including HIPNOSIS, ABBASBACK and FAMILY VON TRAPP. As band leader and performer, Lana offers a variety of options from chilled, easy listening duo featuring jazz/blues and popular favourites, to full band, themed concerts and tribute shows.

Testimonials / What Our Clients Say

  • But for my money the star of the show was Lana Nesnas, a sensuous presence with a hugely assured voice that went straight to the emotional heart of all her songs. The audience were spellbound as she drifted among the tables, conjuring up the aching melancholy of "Youkali", a haunting paean to an obscure and unattainable ideal.

    The standout performance was her rendition of "Pirate Jenny", a darkly disturbing song in which a housemaid turns the tables and takes bloody revenge on the gentlemen whose floors she has been scrubbing. Bob Dylan has described how he chanced on Pirate Jenny in a Greenwich Village theatre and came away with a radically altered concept of what songwriting could be. Nesnas' mesmerising performance reveals how this song could have produced such an epiphany.

    Paul Simei-Barton - NZ Herald - Nov 2006

    [Jennifer Ward-Lealand] gives a stirring rendition of "Munchhausen" and camps it up in queer classic "When the Special Girlfriend" with diminutive, doe-eyed Lana Nesnas as Angelique. Sultry and poignant, Nesnas's torchy "Youkali" and her vengeful "Pirate Jenny" are mesmerising.

    Natasha Hay - New Zealand Listener - Dec 2006

    Jennifer Ward-Lealand's rendition never missed, and Lana Nesnas quickly charmed in a Sally Bowles way, opening with the yearning "Peter Peter" but her walk through the audience ballad "Youkali" (by Roger Fernay and Kurt Weill) was delicate and exquisite. "Moon over Alabama" Lana Nesnas in duet with Jennifer Ward-Lealand was delivered with a biting despondency, riveting and vivid. Jennifer and Andrew Laing executed "Maskulinum-Femininum" with choreographic comedy. The songs were delivered from stage without microphones or amplification with top shelf musical accompaniment.

     NZBLUES.COM
  • Hi Lana, Thanks so much to you and the Buzz Band for playing at our wedding. We loved seeing the dance floor packed full of people and had lots of compliments about you guys which was fantastic. Loved that we went with the full 7 piece. It sounded fantastic, you have a stella voice! We had an absolute ball all night and hope all had a great time also. Thanks again!

    Damien & Nadia
  • This is just a quick note to say how much FUN you made our wedding! There truly is nothing like having a live band and you guys were so accommodating, you had people dancing all night long!! I had people asking me all night (and still asking me today) how they can book you.

    Lana, yourself, Paul and the band are phenomenal! I cannot fault you. Thanks for finding the horns for us too. My husband LOVED them. Onwards and upwards for you all. I cannot wait to groove with you again.

    Angelica  Watersedge The Rocks
  • The work ended in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation with a moving duet between [Joel] Nothman and Palestinian-Australian soprano Lana Nesnas, exchanging blessings of peace in traditional Arabic and Hebrew, all fading out in a mellow and sinuous coda by [Joseph] Tawadros.

    Steve Moffatt - Wentworth Courier (Arts & Entertainment) - Apr 2011

    A soulful contribution made late inclusion Lana Nesnas the pick of the vocal soloists...

    Sound Like Sydney
  • Thank you! Just to say what a great show you, Tim and the rest of the jazz band put on tonight!... You shine! With love and respect for a great voice...

    Maggie Jenvey - SVAC - Aug 2007

    ..Most enjoyable! Look forward to the next time.

    Judy and Graeme - Aug 2007

    Great to see you & hear your gorgeous voice. Hopefully we can see you in something else again soon. Tim & the whole group were fabulous.

    Cheryl - Aug 2007

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for the gigs last week - hope you had fun - it was a pleasure to work with you. The band were incredible and I would absolutely love to have you guys back, especially because you're so easy to work with...

    Vicky - Bar Me
  • We just want to say thank you very much for adding that special touch to our Wedding Ceremony. Our guests commended both of your talents: Lana, your beautiful and soulful voice; and Aaron, your skillful and smooth piano playing. Thank you for your flexibility, adaptability, professionalism, and genuine care - your performance throughout our Wedding Ceremony was truly personalised and felt by all. Lana, thank you for your caring coordination and organisation!

    Once again, THANK YOU BOTH from the bottom of our hearts!

    Adam and Dianne