Doug and The Upper Hand

For the very best live music entertainment Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast, you must see Doug and The Upperhand, the region's most popular Good Time Party Band.

Our aim is to provide your customers with a fun and interactive experience, where the banter and humor between the audience and the band is an important part of the complete show.

Combine that with solid musicianship and a “good time” dance oriented song

selection designed to keep your dance floor full right to the last note. So for great entertainment in Hervey bay, give us a try!Doug and The Upper Hand


We play the “Cream” of Good Time Dance Party Rock, ideal for the much

sought-after 25 to 55 age bracket:


*The Beatles                     *INXS                    *Dragon

*Cold Chisel                      *Paul Kelly             *CCR

*Bryan Adams                   *Ben Harper          *The Eagles

*Icehouse                          *The Angels          *The Doors

*Billy Joel                          *Aussie Crawl        *Mental as Anything

*The Rolling Stones          *Men at Work         *Mondo Rock


                                                                          And Many, many more...

Doug Edwards. Lead vocals, Guitar, Harmonica and percussion.

The man behind the name, his expressive and powerful voice makes him a sought after solo artist in his own right with numerous recording credits. Along with a lightning-fast wit and a long history of "giving the audience what they want", he helps make every occasion a fun and interactive event.

Rod Lousich. Drums, Percussion, Vocals.

Nothing "beats" a live drummer, and as the "pulse" of the band, Rod provides the rock-solid beat for all the good-time dance hits. A strong singer in his own right, Rod’s flair and years of professional experience adds a groove and sense of fun that brings the songs to life!

Ken Jarratt. Bass, Backing Vocals.

"Professional" is one word that often gets used to describe Ken. Cutting his teeth on the tough Rock’n’Roll circuits of  Northern NSW, he brings a wealth of experience and technique to the band. He teams up with Rod in the Engine Room to deliver the drive to get your guests to the dance floor! 

Adrian Birko. Guitar, Backing Vocals.

Adrian is a seasoned performer, bringing his years of experience in entertaining to the fore. Adding the lead guitar and harmonies to the band's overall voice, he works hard to make every event a night to remember!