About

The Crossing Machine is born in 2018!

Primarily a string quartet, it will expand, tesser or bend depending on the project at hand.

Pop, rock, jazz is what they seek.

The Crossing Machine is a new Melbourne based string quartet, bringing together some of the most in demand string players in the country. Collectively, they have worked with Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Jimmy Barnes, Peter Frampton, Barry Humphries, Billy Thorpe, Guy Sebastian, Kate Ceberano and Circus Oz.

The Crossing Machine


A recent review from the 2019 Butterfly Club Series:

If you want a quirky, fun, romantic, traumatic and tender singing of letters to Juliet Capulet – then this is a lot of fun from a quasi classical slash pop rock slash musical theater bent then go to The Butterfly Club Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening for this outstanding performance.

Catching tonight’s performance in the cosy and intimate venue of The Butterfly Club, it was a such a treat. 
When I first heard this song cycle of voice with string quartet it rattled my mind and made me treasure new composition for this format. 
Tonight was the opportunity to hear this gem performed live by the talented The Crossing Machine strings and Douglas Kelly bring to life these witty, heartfelt, heartbroken and passion filled, albeit imaginary, letters to Juliet Capulet. 
Douglas Kelly masterfully sings evoking the persona of each letter as the string quartet players accompany and feature equally throughout in a tender and gorgeous performance. 
We are so spoiled to have such talent here in Melbourne!!

A magical adventure in a genre that both entertains and surprises. 
Only three more performances remain so get in quick. 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Also, grab a mulled wine from the bar and enjoy the spirit of star crossed lovers at The Butterfly Club.

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MMM!!
Melbourne Made Music!