Little Girl Blue

Jazz, Blues, Funk & Soul

Welcome to the official website of Melbourne band "Little Girl Blue" .

We play original music as well as great range of smooth jazz, blues, funk, soul & dance music. Whatever your taste in music we have you covered. The group is based in Melbourne, Australia.





About Us

Little Girl Blue features

  • James Ryan – Horns, vocals & band leader
  • ​Ali MacDonald – Leads vocals & inspiration
  • Colin Perry – Guitar
  • Tony Burn - Keys
  • Tristian Venier – Drums & percussion
  • Rob Chandler – Bass

And sometimes with

  • Kaye Harrison - vocals
  • Rob Pallot – Keys
  • Mike Kelly - Drums & percussion
  • Jason Kenner – Sax and Flute

We are a Melbourne based band providing a unique mix of jazz, soul and blues. The brainchild of trumpeter/vocalist James Ryan, in collaboration with lead singer Ali MacDonald, their vision was to form a group of like-minded artists to create a musical experience above and beyond what is typically available within the genre. To this end only the best songs and arrangements are presented.

​The band is available in a variety of combinations, from 3 to seven piece to suit most events or budgets. The band is comprised of Melbourne musicians who have performed in many other bands across the country and overseas. Their engagements include performances for V.I.P’s, politicians and celebrities plus a plethora of corporate clients including Harcourts, NAB, Amway Int., Pacific Dunlop, Toyota, Heinz, BRW, LG, The Australian Music Association, the Australian Veterinary Association, the Australian Tax Office etc.

Band members have performed at venues like Crown Palladium, Federation Square, Hyatt on Collins, Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Zoo, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Museum, the Immigration Museum, Melbourne Aquarium, Byron at Byron, Longitude 31 Uluru, Star Casino Darwin as well as smaller venues like the Espy St Kilda, The Corner Hotel, Sooki lounge, Oscars Alehouse Belgrave, The Cornish Arms Brunswick, Transport Bar Federation Square etc.

Their song list is inspired by legendary artists such as Miles Davis, Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy, Burt Bacharach, Toto, Rose Royce, George Gershwin, James Taylor, Dudley Moore, Donald Fagan, Curtis Mayfield, Chet Baker etc.

Song List

This list continues to change. Please talk to us if there are special songs you would like us to play.

  • Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • All Blues - Miles Davis
  • All Of Me - Gerald Marks
  • Almost Blue - Elvis Costello
  • At JoJo's Cafe - James Ryan original
  • Baby Please Don't Go - Muddy Waters (Joe Williams)
  • Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazques
  • Blackbird - James Ryan original
  • Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
  • Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
  • Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
  • Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
  • Cold Duck Time - Eddie Harris
  • Danny's All-Star Joint - Rickie Lee Jones
  • Don't Know Why I Didn't Come - Norah Jones
  • Feeling Good - Joe Claussell Remix
  • Fever - Davenport-Cooley
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
  • Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis
  • Georgy Porgy - David Paich (Toto)
  • God Bless The Child - Herzog-Holiday
  • Hard Day's Night (Swing) - The Beatles
  • Hit the Road Jack
  • How Sweet It Is - James Taylor version
  • It's A Man's World - James Brown (Renee Geyer version)
  • It's On - George Duke
  • La Samba - Ray Obiedo
  • Let's Fall In Love - Harold Arlen - Diana Krall version
  • Little Girl Blue - Rogers and Hart (Diana Krall version)
  • Look Of Love, The - Burt Bacharach
  • Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce
  • Me And Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
  • More I See You (Dudley Moore version), The - Harry Warren
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me - Walter Donaldson
  • My Emotions - James Ryan original
  • My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
  • Naturally - James Ryan original
  • Our Love is Here to Stay - Gershwin (Dave Grusin version)
  • People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield
  • Ruby Baby - Donald Fagen version
  • Sad Old Red - Simply Red
  • Salvation - James Ryan original
  • Samba De Amore - Arturo Sandoval
  • Save Your Love - James Ryan original
  • Senorita - Justin Timberlake
  • So What - Miles Davis
  • Song For My Father - Horace Silver
  • Soul Man - Sam and Dave
  • Standing on Shakey Ground - Unknown Composer
  • Summertime - George Gershwin
  • Tenderly - Walter Gross
  • Thrill Is Gone (King), The - B.B. King
  • Very Thought Of You, The - Ray Noble
  • Wade In The Water - Traditional \ Eva Cassidy
  • Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
  • Why Can't We Live Together - Sade
  • You'll Never Find (Gonna miss my lov'in) - Lou Rawls