Roving music duo – Topcat!



Topcat is a fabulous comic music duo.

Terry Cole of the Famous Fratellini Brothers and Jen Hawley of the Great Chefs of Europe cook up a cauldron of jazzed-up euro-folk.

There’ll be fine fiddling, gutsy guitar, masterful mandolin and stupendous singing. Hang tight as they take you on a whirlwind musical tour of the continents. Topcat are a treat with their highly engaging comedy skits, fun music and whacky entertainment and are sure to make a splash at your next event.

Jen Hawley (vocals, ukulele and percussion) and Terry Cole (vocals, mandolin, violin and whistles) will delight you with their wonderful and diverse repertoire of wandering minstrel musical magic..and all connected to the funny bone!

You’ll hear a fun mix of up-beat Jazz and Latin , thigh-slapping Gypsy fiddle tunes , Aussie bush and some good ol’ country and all-time favourites .all with a touch of circus.

Topcat – the perfect roving entertainment team!


Terry Cole
is an accomplished actor, director, musician and circus performer. He is a long term member of Circus in a Suitcase and the Famous Fratellini Brothers and is also an inspirational workshop leader. Terry has many years of experience as a performer and is well-known and loved for his work both as a multi-instrumentalist musician and as a multidimensional circus performer. A short sample of some of Terry’s many performances include:

World Expo, Brisbane
Australia Festival, Istanbul
Fruit Fly 10th Anniversary Circus
Robertson’s Circus
He conducts Artist in Residence programs and performs over 300 shows every year.

Jen Hawley has been playing in bands in both Melbourne and Sydney for the past ten years and has established a fine reputation as a guitarist, singer and composer. She trained in classical guitar, studied jazz guitar with Bruce Clarke and has been teaching guitar for many years both privately and in workshops at Roses Gap and Turramurra folk music camps. She now has diverse interests in jazz, French, Brazilian, gypsy and folk music. Jen has worked at a number of Australian festivals including:

Port Fairy Festival
St Kilda Festival
Frankston International Guitar Festival
Echuca jazz festivals
Jen plays regularly at popular venues around Melbourne in her own jazz ensemble.









  1. Ballistix Demian, October 1, 2010:

    Wowzers, let me think, is there anything I’d rather do then watch a show by Topcat? I’d like to say right here that they are in fact the best thing in the world and I’m excited to be the first to comment thus! Super fun, awesome musicians and just so so entertaining. Book them, find them, enjoy!

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