Meet the band

Eve playing ukulele


A whirlwind of energy and a deep well of empathy, you can always count on Eve to rise to the occasion.

Eve can transform into a wide variety of characters as well as play flute, ukulele, bagpipes and bass guitar, but her forte is relating to the children and she’ll go the extra mile to make sure they have an amazingly positive experience.

Eve is a keen performer of musical theatre and she can often be found in amateur productions around Adelaide.

Nick singing


A children’s entertainment veteran of over 15 years, Nick’s cheeky, spontaneous sense of humor and raw vocal power make him a crowd favourite.

Performing as a professional drummer since he was 15, Nick now works as a freelance musician and sound engineer. He can be found around town teaching drums, producing, recording, mixing and mastering music or providing musical entertainment at weddings in his acoustic trio The Neapolitans or party band The Big Squeeze.

In his spare time he’ll be cycling around the inner suburbs with his daughter looking for a new park or playground to explore.

Nina Verlingieri from JAM Band head shot Adelaide South Australia


Nina is a singer with a laser sharp voice and a heart of gold. Music and singing have always been her passion and she brings that love and warmth to every performance.

A primary school choir trainer for several years during the Festival of Music, Nina has also spent time working with disabled children and is an experienced educator.

She is an award winning freelance vocalist with incredible versatility. She can currently be found singing in many different line ups around Adelaide and has also spent time touring Australia.

When she’s not belting out bangers in the JAM Band she works part time for the Women’s and Children’s Health Network and loves being with family and friends in her down time.

Nat playing drums


Nat’s punctuality, rock solid beats and scheduling prowess has earned her the nickname “The Time Lord.”

A very accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Nat is not only a great drummer, but a skilled saxophonist, clarinetist, guitarist and pianist.

She runs her own successful business Cruse Entertainment with husband Marly and they, along with their team of session musicians, are highly sought after in the wedding and corporate scene.

mark playing electric guitar


With his welcoming smile, thoughtful demeanor and incredible aural skills, Mark is ready to ROCK your school.

A singer songwriter at heart with a passion for bluegrass, folk and alt country music, he loves to express his musical ideas on guitar, mandolin and bass.

Playing in various projects over the last ten years, Mark is well loved in the Adelaide original music scene and his band Mark Curtis and The Flannelettes are developing a solid following.

Mark has studied music at TAFE as well as Popular Music and Creative Technologies at Adelaide Uni, whilst teaching guitar privately to a select few young prodigies.

Jono playing keytar


Packing a formidable sonic arsenal, Jono is a one-man orchestra.

Covering piano, organ, strings, brass and bass parts when needed, his musicianship is an invaluable asset to the team, as is his dry, subtle comedic style and wit.

Jono spent some time studying at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide Uni and is on regular rotation as a session musician for The Baker Boys and Cruse Entertainment, as well as his own party band The Big Squeeze.

Jono also has his AFC A Licence and is currently Technical Director for Salisbury Inter Girls Football. He spent over 10 years coaching Football SA Girls State teams, including 2 years as assistant coach for the Adelaide United W-League side.