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Tango Band


Sophie Kesoglidis: violin    Victoria Bilogan: piano    Tony Mazziotta: double bass   Phil MacLeod: accordion

Are you looking for an act with a difference?

Formed in 2005, red dash black is the coming together of diverse musicians with the desire to perform tango. The name is derived from the visual concept of intense rich colours associated with tango, centred with a word of movement. Founded by Sophie Kesoglidis as a tango band in Perth, red dash black is comprised of some of Australia’s most versatile musicians who perform with a variety of Australia’s best artistic ensembles. The band instrumentation is structured on the essential timbres that are integral to this genre.
red dash black performed the premiere of Tango’s Violin (a show written by band leader, Sophie Kesoglidis) in a sell out season at The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne in 2005 and have since performed the show at Sydney Recital Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Clocktower Centre & Albury Entertainment Centre. This currently Melbourne based tango band have played live on ABC Radio National’s The Music Show and their self titled CD has been played on ABC Classic FM Drive & ABC 774 Victoria. red dash black have performed at various venues such as Kulcha (Fremantle) and at festivals in Mandurah (WA) and Canberra.
red dash black joins forces with sensational vocalist, Yvette Johansson, who sings in authentic Latin American Spanish. Johansson has been a headline sell out act at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and lead a widely successful career on the stage and television.
Repertoire spans from Pugliese to Piazzolla. Famous tangos such as La Cumparsita, Jealousy and Hernando’s Hideaway are available.


Milonga de mis Amores (excerpt) by Laurenz/ Contursi

Chiquilin de Bachin (excerpt) by Astor Piazzolla

Tanguera (excerpt) by Mariano Mores


When you book red dash black, you are choosing Australia’s leading tango band since 2005.

We’ll deliver music of your choice with an impeccable record of punctuality, presentation, reliability & of course, excellent musicianship.

red dash black is just who you need to ensure the music is taken care of at your next event.


Follow our 4 easy steps to make a booking:


We’ll guide you through our range of bands.
A basic guide... 

Tango Quintet:    female vocalist, violin, accordion, piano & double bass 

Tango Quartet:    violin, accordion, piano & double bass 

Tango Trio:          violin, accordion & double bass 

Tango Duo:          violin & accordion

Our tango bands are based in Melbourne and Perth, but are available to travel to your function.
We also offer a featured performance tango act - with or without tango dancers - which can be tailored to your event.
This light hearted performance can be booked for events requiring more than background entertainment.
Contact us to discuss your event plans.

We’ve been asked to play music from the film, Scent of a Woman, where Al Pacino dances the tango as a blind man.
Hot saucy tangos to spice up a conservative office function.
You name it, we’ll play it.

Visit our SONG LIST page to download a selection of our tango band repertoire.
In addition to selecting from the song list, you can request a piece.
We offer a professional arranging service if the music is not commercially available.

Having a Latino-themed event to promote your brand?
An office Christmas party?
Glam red carpet do?
We’ll assist you in choosing appropriate tango band and music to create the atmosphere you’ve dreamed of.

When you want to get the most out of the services you book for your event, there’s no better way than with a personal call.
We’ll talk you through the procedure on the day; discuss your ideas on groups and music; provide an accurate quote and provide the support and guidance you need to make sure the music is exactly what your want for your event. CALL US NOW