Timeless Trio are undoubtedly one of
Australia's best professional cover acts,
Timeless Trio is a showcase of wonderful songs spanning
a century. Their vast repertoire incorporates the most
popular jazz standards, r&b, classic and contemporary
popular and a hint of classical.
A truly eclectic cross section of styles.
Timeless is the ultimate chill out act.
High caliber musicianship, a strong expressive edge, versatility
and a polished sound and performance give this outfit
a unique quality, foreground or background.
Awesome female/male vocals, seriously beautiful splashes
of colourful piano atop skillfully crafted musical arrangements
create an unrivaled five star ambience.
An impressive chorus line of celebrities have been entertained
by Timeless Trio for over a decade, from world renown artists
and bands, famous sports stars, politicians and television
Be prepared to be seduced by the Timeless sound.
The word is out.
Make your next occasion, Timeless Trio.
Timeless are available as a Solo, Duo or Trio with your
choice of sax or guitar.
Timeless Trio is Justin James (piano & vocals), Marnie
Kent (vocals) and Troy Roberts (sax).
Since four years of age, the piano has been a major part
of Justin's highly creative life. Growing up in a musical
household with plenty of classical and jazz influences
didn't hurt either. From the lyricism of Chopin, the impressionism
of Debussy, the intensity of Rachmaninov to jazz masters
such as Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and George Shearing.
Justin brings personality, charm and warmth, along with
beautiful colour and sensitivity to the music with every
Being trained initially in classical piano at the WA Academy
of Performing Arts having studied vocals, keyboard and
percussion at Perth Modern School as part of the music
scholarship program, he began to champion an interest in
performing, arranging and composition. His playing and
arranging style has been influenced by George Duke and
Alan Pasqua, both based in Los Angeles, where he spent
time mentored by the late Martin Clarke (Bon Scott) writing
and performing. One great memory of his early travels was
playing Elton Johns' white Steinway Grand Piano, which
was on sale at Sherman Clay Piano Showroom in LA. It was
the piano Elton used for his tour of Australia with the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
As an extension of his love for music, for two decades,
Justin worked as a radio announcer/presenter and was fortunate
enough to win two acra (Australian Commercial Radio Awards).
Having worked for Austereo stations 92.9, Mix 94.5, Triple
M, 96fm & 6PR and ABC's national youth network, Triple
J. Justin now works part time for 98.5 Sonshine FM. (website)
Justin has also written and produced award winning commercials
and music for radio and television and was a finalist in
the electro category of the Music Oz Challenge after being
commissioned to compose a "techno" anthem, which
illustrates clearly his diversity. Justin has had the pleasure
of working with a variety of talented performers and has
had residencies in many of Perth's venues for the past
Both local & international audiences have experienced
the warm, rich and dynamic sound of vocalist Marnie Kent.
Marnie's experience, confidence and stage presence makes
her an enticing performer. An experienced bandleader, Marnie
has been groomed by the best. Working alongside Perth's
world class musicians has moulded her unique style and
seen her grow into one of Perth’s finest Jazz vocalists.
Known for her collaborations with Grant Windsor and Freddie
Grigson she has become well known for her knack of putting
together the best line-ups in town.
Marnie was educated at Perth Modern School studying classical
and jazz saxophone for 5 years and went on to study jazz
voice at the WA Conservatorium of Music. During her study
at The Conservatorium she participated in workshops with
international jazz singers Sheila Jordan and Carmen Lundy
and studied with local jazz musicians Helen Matthews, Freddie
Grigson and Ray Walker. Marnie then relocated to Melbourne
to start her first band. For the past 12 years Marnie has
played in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast
and to international audiences in Singapore, China and
Japan. She has performed at the Kiama Jazz Festival (NSW),
Wangaratta International Jazz Festival (VIC), Sanctuary
Cove Festival of Jazz (QLD), River Festival (QLD) and Fremantle
International Jazz Festival (WA). Marnie Kent has supported
concerts featuring Kenny Burrell, Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky,
Frank Bennett and Grace Knight and has had residencies
in many of Perth’s venues for the past ten years.