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When I email out my newsletter once a week (which is copied from here), the links don't work from the email, and you will need to click on the website / newsletter to enable the links to work.

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Lady dancer wanting to share with another lady a twin-share cabin on the Three Queens, Transatlantic, Norway & Western Med.

39 night package from New York to London (Southampton) onboard Queen Mary 2, Elizabeth & Victoria.

Depart Dates 18 August 2019.

For full itinerary and more details contact

The Travel Studio (Michelle or Pauline)

Q Super Centre, Cnr Markeri & Bermuda Sts

Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.

Ph 07 5572 7272

Email: or


The Monkees

We're bring our live show to Brisbane this  June!  See you there.

The Monkees, featuring Mike Nesmith & Micky Dolenz

Wednesday June 12th, QPAC, 8pm. $89.90 - $599.90

Concert Hall, 2 hours (incl interval, subject to change without notice.)

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction.


D-Reserve $89.90

C-Reserve $119.90

B-Reserve $149.90

A-Reserve $199.90

VIP Gold $199.90

VIP Platinum $599.90

Selling fast!

All tour venues:

Sat June 8th: Christchurch, Isaac Theatre

Sun June 9th: Auckland, Great Hall

Mon June 10th, Wellngton, Michael Fowler Centre,

Wed June 12th, Brisbane, QPAC

Sat June 15th, Melbourne, Palais Theatre,

Sunday June 16th, Perth, Astor Theatre

Tues June 18th, Sydney, Sydney Opera House.



Cruisin' Country 2020 - 5th-13th October 2020, 8 nights.  departing Sydney on Serenade of the Seas. Ports Lifou, Isle of Pines, Noumea.  

(click here for 4-page brochure)

Artists: Lee Kernaghan, with Tania & Ray Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley with Laurel Edwards, Clay & Jem Cassar-Daley, Adam Harvey with Leylah & Conway Harvey, Gina Jeffreys with Rod & Jacky McCormack, The Kirkpatrick family with Anne & David Kirkpatrick, Jim Arneman & Flora Smith, Amber Lawrence with Loz Lawrence, The French Family with Camille O& Stuie with Sonny French, Johnny Cash Live featuring Daniel Thompson & Stuie Frence, The Kids of Country Band, Nick Erby, Chad Morgan, Simply Bushed, Feral Swing Katz, The Toombs Brothers, Brothers 3, The Buckleys, Jetty Road, Brad Butcher, Greg Champion, Tracey Killeen - on the trail of Patsy Cline, Buddy Goode, The  Hillbilly Goats, Bush Poets with Grant Luhrs, Melanie Hall & Susan Carcary, Greg North & Gary Fogarty, Billy Bridge & Rebecca Lee Nye with family, Mike Carr, Ruby Saltbush, The Muirs, Ashleigh & Brett Dallas, The Viper Creek Band, Mick Buckley's Piano Show, Small Town Romance, Homegrown, Carly & Roo Mackerras, Uke-ol-Opry Workshops with Chris Bodey.

Bravo 2020 - 13th - 20th October, departing Sydney on Serenade of the Seas. Ports Noumea, Isle of Pines. Taking pre-registrations.

Rock The Boat 2020 - 24 November - 1 December, 7 nights, departing BRISBANE on Radiance of the Seas, Ports Isle of Pines and Noumea. Celebrating the 10th Rock the Boat.  (click here for 4-page brochure)

Starring Suzi Quatro, Jon Stevens, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson, Adam Thompson: Bohemian Rhapsody, The Radiators, Satisfaction - The Stones Show, Dirty Deeds, The Great Creedence Revival Show,

The Tina Turner Show feat. Rebecca O'Connor, Bourbon Street, New Romantics, 70's British Invasion, Clearway, Haxan, Kevin Borich Express, Bob Spencer Band, The Hall of Famers Band, Dai Pritchard Band, UK Bllitz, Pete Robinson Band, Stomping Ivories, Americana Highway, Dino Jag, Zoltan, McKenzie, Hype Band, Hype duo, Trainwreck duo.

Pre-release was on Thursday, and it goes on sale to the public on 12th April.

Interior cabins have been going like hotcakes, and there might not be any left by the time you read this!). I know a lot missed out this year as Susi Quatro has been very popular, so if you want to see her next year, get in quick.

Contact the girls for more info at

The Travel Studio

Q Super Centre, Cnr Bermuda and Markeri Sts, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.


Ph (07) 55 72 72 72

Mention you read about it on Pauline's Website!!! Thanks


I have added a list of 2018-19 Festivals, Cruises & Major Roots Music Events worldwide including Australia, put together by Josef Netolicky from W.A. on the Cruises/Festivals page. You can download the 3-page list if PDF format.

If you're planning a trip you might like to check out the dates for 2019, which should be similar to 2018.


FOR SALE: SICO Portable Dance Floor. (to view photo click here)

Complete back to wood restoration.

24 Panels including Mobile Storage Trolley.

Contact: Ray 0438 704 484 or Email:



FOR SALE: JANSEN GUITARS - for photo (click here)

Invader (strat)     WAS $990. NOW JUST $680    Video Link:

Beatmaster (Tele) WAS $790.  NOW JUST 580   Video Link:

Contact: Ray 0438 704 484 or Email:



Roger Lewis (Dodgy Rog)

Drummer/lead and harmony vocals (ex Paper Lace)

Yea I'm vintage!!

Also play Takamine acoustic Guitar

So couid take on lead vocals with Rock N Roll Band. If required.

Available for hire

Fill ins or full time if band working regular.

Have Sonor Acoustic or Pearl EPRO kit whichever suits.

Play all styles.

Prepared to travel if worthwhile.

At present working Solo Duo and tribute show but willing to end Solo work if necessary.

Contact 0408765859

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THIS WEEKEND on the Gold Coast/Northern NSW:

(for the full list, download the Monthly gig guide)


THIS WEEKEND in Brisbane:

(for the full list, download the monthly gig guide)





Has CANCELLED ANY FURTHER ENTERTAINMENT, and is undecided on whether it will ever re-start.


A WEALTHY benefactor and regular at the Surfers Paradise RSL has stepped in at the “eleventh hour”

with a multi-million rescue plan to prevent it closing.

Currently the downstairs bar room is closed for renovations, and the entertainment is upstairs to the left (same level  as the dining room at at opposite end, bar open upstairs).


I presume that they have let all the entertainers with bookings know. I have deleted this venue from all of the gig guides now.

THE MORETON BAY SPORTS CLUB HAVE CEASED TRADING. I have marked the gig guide for the next couple of months indicating that, then deleted in following months. I presume the club has let all their entertainers know.


I had some feedback from a dancer who went to this venue last week, and he reported there is no dance floor there now. They have done renovations, and he said the club was nice, clean, open, polite staff, plenty of off street parking. The music was quite good, a solo entertainer, nice range of dance music. They tested dancing on the carpet, but it was not fun. So unfortunately they left, as did another couple of dancers.

I have sent the club an email and will ask about the possibility of them putting down a small dance floor, as they have some great entertainment listed this month. It's such a pity that there is nowhere for people to dance.


I had some feedback from Brisbane dancers who went down there to see one of their favourite bands, to find there was no dance floor in the room with the band, very disappointing for them. They have a good dance floor in the room next door, but they mustn't be using that for the weekly bands.


Has a very tiny dance floor, fitting no more than 2-3 couples.


Has a dance floor, but it's non-slip tiles, so isn't practical for dancing.


Don't have a dance floor.


Their website is very time-consuming to use. To find out the time of one event I have to do about 4 clicks before I get to the next event. Please double-check the times if you want to go to this venue.


The Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club (known as The Italian Club)

18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters Qld 4226.

Ph: 0499 074 910 or

Latin Night every Friday night with Alex Lungaro from 7:30pm

and Bachata dance lessons on Wednesdays from 7pm with Alex Lungaro, $12.

Rock n Roll Sundays coming up:

May 26th:   1:30 - 5:00pm     Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

June 23rd:  1:30 - 5:00pm     Long Gone Daddys

Free entry, raffles available

Saturday 15th June - from 7pm. Bocelli Tribute, by internationally acclaimed Italian Tenor Antonio Villano with Kate Villano -

3 course Authentic Italian Dinner & Show. Bookings Essential  Tickets on sale now. $50pp  (07) 5575 1966.

Sunday 16th June  - From 7pm. The Neil Diamond Experience performed by internationally acclaimed voices of Italian Tenor Antonio Villano and Kate Villano, singing all the great favourites. 2 Course Authentic Italian Dinner. Bookings Essential. Tickets on sale now. $45pp. (07) 5575 1966

More entertainment coming!!!



Beenleigh Tavern, The BT Blues Bar  (for flyer click here)

8pm til midnight!  Real Music!  Real Loud! ALL FREE!

Ph:  07 3287 4777

Fax: 07 3807 7500




CHARITY DAY, On 2nd June, 2019, at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary QLD 4213. Charity fund raising day for Agape Outreach Inc.  

Guanaba, Twin Rivers, Mullumbimby, Redlands Modern CMC, and Smokehouse Country Music Club Bands, also our very own  G. C. Country Music Club Band, &  Stage Coach (our junior Band) will all be performing for this Charity event. All Welcome. Please support this great Country Music Day, for Agape Outreach Inc. Charity for the homeless.

The day will be catered for by Agape volunteers, and we will have raffles and also sale of goods stall. All proceeds to Agape Outreach Inc. Door Entry $5.00 

Donations gratefully accepted for Agape Outreach Inc. organisation, working tirelessly for the homeless, and less fortunate.

Sponsors needed, for our Newsletter advertising, only $50.00 for 12 issues, if you wish to advertise your business.

For more information, or if you would like a copy of our Newsletter, please contact me.

Eve,  Mobile 0412 054 188  


Mermaid Beach Bowls Club, 9 Markeri St, Mermaid Beach, Qld 4218

Practice nights are Thursdays  30th May, 20th &27th June. 7.30-10.30 pm 

Country Music Day Social... Charity Day  (as above) The next Social after 2nd June, will be back at our home Venue, Mermaid Beach Bowls Club on 7th July, at 11.00 am

Raffles, lucky door prize, member’s money board, tea and coffee provided by the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club.

Nice meals under $10.00, and yummy cakes for purchase, and bar service.

Fully air conditioned and good dance floor. 

WALK UP ARTISTS: PLEASE bring 4 corded charts for the band. Two songs each artist, duo & group, plus extra performance, from hat draw, if time permits.

Musicians required, to be auditioned at practice for our band.  Practice times above.

We require a BASS PLAYER, to be present at practices and our Social days, if you can donate your time with other like minded Country Music Club Band Members.

We are are non-profit organization. Please phone, Steve Fisher, 0427 538 266 or Freddy Bowen, 0401 183 912. 

You will be required on the day, to back the walk up artists, and to practice with the band. Always social and fun.

MEMBERSHIP FEES: Juniors, are most welcome at the Club. (Under 18 accompanied by a parent.) $1.00 joining fee & free entry.

Non-members $5.00 entry fee. Joining fee $7.50 or $6.00 pensioners... Club Members, entry fee $4.00.

For more information, or if you would like a copy of our Newsletter, please contact me.

Eve,  Mobile 0412 054 188  


Gold Coast Country Music Club Inc P.O. Box 5380, Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.


Salisbury Community Sports Club

37 Ainsworth St, Salisbury Qld 4107.


Ph (07) 3277 2274.

NEW!  RnR mid-week venue - THURSDAY NIGHTS, dancers welcome

Karaoke every Saturday 5:30-9:30pm

Live Country Music on First Sunday every month:  1:00pm

Live Free Music on 2nd Sunday every month: 1:00pm

Plentiful Parking.


The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club

Biggish dance floor. Bistro and bar service available.

It's great to see that they're providing some good dance music too, with their big Saturday night Rock & Roll nights once a month.   Friday 7:30pm / Saturday 6:30pm / Sunday 2:00pm


Sun 26th:    Ben Amor

Fri 31st:      Partners in Crime


Sat 1st:       Captain Wow - show night 6:30pm

Sun 2nd:     Keza

Fri 7th:        Spectrum

Sat 8th:       The Accidents

Sun 9th:      Lone Wolf

PH: 5535 1023

Cnr Connor St & Park Ave, Burleigh


The Paradise Point Bowls Club are putting on some fabulous entertainment.

They have a fabulous dance floor, and will be expanding that area this year. (for photo of dance floor click here)

NEW TIMES: SUNDAYS 1:00 - 5:00pm, FRIDAYS 7:30 - 11:30pm


                                                               Sun 26th:     Wendy Gold duo

Fri 31st:       Slinky Noise

Saturday 25th: Show... Abbalive, time 7:30pm


                                                                  Sun 2nd:      Russell Hinton duo

Fri 7th:      Microphone Blonde                   Sun 9th:      Street Cafe Duo

Fri 14th:     Long Gone Daddys                  Sun 16th:     Double Shot

Fri 21st:     Dynamics                               Sun 23rd:     Levis Duo

Fri 28th:    Colt Seavers Band                    Sun 23rd:     Col Wilson

Saturday 29th:  Show: Dusty and the Divas, 7:30pm


They have a courtesy bus for those who don't live too far away. Ph 5577 1948. Lovely tasty meals or snacks at their restaurant.

22 Thrush Ave, Paradise Point.   (see VENUES page)


The Queensport Hotel

49 Gosport St, Hemmant QLD 4174

The Queensport Hotel was established in 1864 and is conveniently situated in Brisbane's port area. One of the last great Brissie pubs, it's a beautiful old Queenslander with great counter lunches, cold beer and bistro dining.

Free live music every Saturday night with at least two different tribute bands a month. The event is held in a shaded beer garden with a high undercover concert stage and dance area, no noise restrictions and no parking issues.

Bistro Opens 5.00pm

Band /Show Starts 7.30pm Sharp

Free events, no noise restrictions or parking issues.

Upcoming Events at

Sat June 1st:           Austen Tayshus (36th anniversary tour) & Second Chance (classic rock) - 7pm start, huge 4 hr show

Sat June 8th:      Living in the 70's

Sat June 15th:        Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute show

Sat June 22nd:       The Angels, Midnight Oil & The Divinyls

Sat June 29th:        Dirty Dice

Sat July 6th:           Undercover Blonde

Sat July 13th:         Aussie Pride

Sat Jul 20th:           Epic the Band

Sat July 27th:         Rock the Ages

Venue at


Guanaba Country Music Club.

When: 3rd Sunday of each month (except January)

Time: 12 noon to about 6pm

Location: 193 Rifle Range Rd, Pimpama Qld (Exit 49 from M1)

Contact: Sophia Rogers on 0427 253 547 or Ian Rogers on 0428 253 547

Entry: $5 - food available and everyone is welcome.

Parking: heaps of parking as the venue is in "Heritage Park" at Pimpama.

Muso's Jam session - may turn out to be a regular thing for the first Tuesday evening of the month.

Location at 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama. (Take exit 49, head south parallel to the M1 on the western side).

Entry is free, food will be available. Amps, drums, PA provided.

All types of muso's invited,amateur, pro, ex pro, instrument or vocal, young or older... all are welcome.

Time is from 7pm. No bookings, just show up. 


Sporties Tuncurry, NSW

DeeJay Jimmy D's Rock n Roll Dance Party

50's in Style Rhythm Impact!

Every 4th Saturday each month


Twin Towns have some great shows coming up - but I've picked out some (Pauline's picks):

June 7th: 6-9pm A Band Called Twang  /  9:30pm-12:30am Dezzie D & The StingRayz Fever 7z $25/$35

June 8th: 6-9pm Dezzie D & The StingRayz Fever 7z  /  9:30-pm12:30am: A Band Called Twang $25/$35

June 15th, 8:00pm:         The Mercy Beatles $47

June 22nd, 8:00pm:        Killer Queen $35

June 29th, 8:00pm:         American Superstars $42

July 6th, 8:00pm:            Johnny Cash The Concert live $59 (tribute act)

August 3rd, 8:00pm:       The Doors Alive Show. $50

August 9th, 8:00pm:       The Robertyson Brothers '60's Variety Show $49

August 24th, 8:00pm:     Herman's Hermits $39

September 7th, 8:00pm  John Paul Young & The Allstar Band $59

October 26th, 8:00pm:   The British Invasion $42

November 29th, 8:00pm  Lee Kernaghan, Backroad Nation Tour $64.90 adult, $59.90 conc, $49.90 child (16 & under)

November 30th, 8:00pm  Lee Kernaghan, Backroad Nation Tour $64.90 adult, $59.90 conc, $49.90 child (16 & under)


Geebung RSL has some great dance nights coming up featuring Fortunato

Fourth Thursday night of the month, in the Function room 7-11pm

May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24*, November 28*, December 26.

*On Bridge

Ph 3265 3711 to book for dinner.


On the third Sunday of each month (except January) between 2:00 and 4:00 pm,  

at the Geebung Bowls Club,

Brisbane’s Second Wind Big Band will be resuming its series of concert dances

celebrating the 75th anniversary of Allied Forces big band concert tours in Queensland during WW2.

The Second Wind Big Band is a not-for-profit community band, and if you are so inclined, bring your dancing shoes because there will be a large dance floor directly in front of the bandstand.

For further information please phone Arthur on 0407 590513. 

Car park entry off Robinson Road West, Geebung, (opp Meals on Wheels).

Entry $6.00 incl lucky door prize. Fresh scones with jam & cream $2 for afternoon tea, raffle and dance floor, tea & coffee available.

For  table bookings: Geebung Bowls Club 3263 3133.

The following dance concert dates are booked (same venue) are:

19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 Aug, 15 Sep, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec.


Beenleigh Tavern

114 Distillery Rd, Beenleigh 4207. Free entry (click here for flyer)


Elton John has announced his Australian tour dates for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

The legendary singer will perform 15 shows in Australia between November 2019 to January 2020.

It will be the last time he ever performs in Australia.

John's farewell tour kicked off in the U.S last September and the singer will perform across

five continenets before ending the tour in 2021.

"It's time to come off the road so I can full embrace the next important chapter of my life", the singer said

when announcing his farewell tour.

After the tour finishes, I'm very much looking forward to closing off that chapter of my life by saying

farewell to life on the road. I need to deeicate more time to raising my children".

Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Australian tour dates are below:

Nov 30, 2019: HBF Park, Perth WA

Dec 1, 2019:   HBF Park, Perth WA

Dec 4, 2019:   Botanic Park, Adelaide SA

Dec 10, 2019: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Dec 11, 2019: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Dec 18, 2019: Brisbane Entertainment Centre QLD

Dec 21, 2019:  ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney NSW

Dec 23, 2019:  ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney NSW

Jan 7, 2020:     Qudos Bank Area, Sydney NSW

Jan 11, 2020:   Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley NSW

Jan 18, 2020:   Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD

Jan 22, 2020:   Carrington Park, Bathurst, NSW

Jan 25, 2020:   Hanging Rock, Woodend, VIC

Jan 29, 2020:   All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC

Jan 31, 2020:   Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC

For ticket info, click here:


Troy Cassar-Daly  -  June 14 - Anita's Theatre, Thirroul.

                                  July 20 - Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside

Herman's Hermits -  Sat August 17th, 18:00.  Brenton Langbein Theatre - Tanunda

                                   Fri September 6th, 18:00. The Palms at Crown Melbourne - Southbank.

Quzi Quatro Tickets - Fri November 1st, 8pm. The Star Gold Coast (formerly Jupiters Gold Coast), Broadbeach Island.

Ticketmaster Resale - may be more expensive than buying through Ticketmaster. Tickets are not currently available (9/5/19)


Tikatek shows:


Qld Rock and Roll Diners and Cafes...

Ricks Diner in Palmwoods - magic little haunt.

The Thunderbird Cafe, Jones St, Mooloolabah

Victoria Point RnR Cafe, 7 Masters Ave

Happy Days Cafe, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra - Beaut.

Eagle Rock Cafe Laidley.

And if you're in Hawaii check out Bubba Gumps. What a fantastic set up. The decor really rocks.



DAYLIGHT SAVING NSW,  ends at 2:00am on Sunday 7th April 2019 (clock back) / Daylight saving starts 6 October 2019 (clock forward).

in 2020 - Daylight saving ends 7 April 2020 (clock back)   /  Starts 4 October 2020 (clock forward.


JDs Rock n Roll Dance Party, with DeeJay Jimmy D

50s/60s Rock 'n' Roll, Hits & Memories

Rockabilly, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Country & Swing Styles

Panthers Port MacQuarie

1 Bay St, Port MacQuarie NSW

Saturday 24 August

Saturday 19 October

8:00pm - 11:30pm, Paws Lounge

Taree Leagues Sports Club,

48 Cowper St, Taree NSW

Friday 23 August

Friday 18 October

7:00 - 11:30pm Lounge


Palmwoods Car Festival which was to have been on Sunday 19th May has been postponed to

Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 10:00, due to the forecast wet weather this week.

Band: Rhythm Ratz (for some good rockabilly and rock n roll dancing).


Fri 31 May, 8:00

The Class of 59 - Rock and Roll Circus tour

QPAC Brisbane, 2-hour concert production that assembles a rock and roll band to celebrate the talent,

The hits and the legacies of the original stars of Rock 'n' Roll -

Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Big Bopper.

Featuring Scott 'Buddy Cameron' (Buddy Holly), Anthony Petrucci (Elvis), Matty Breen (Jerry Lee Lewis),

James Nation-Ingle (Bill Haley) and Simon O'Connor (The Big Bopper)

Dance with us back to an era when rock and roll influenced amd created a social movement.


Saturday 1st June 2019, 7:30pm (click here for flyer)

Old Styled Dance (Old Time & Rock n Roll & fun dances)

Woongoolba Hall, 1226 Stapylton Jacobs Well Rd, Woongoolba

Music by local band: Wayne Caldwell & Bittersweet (Music from the 50's and up. The promise of a great night) (click here for flyer)

$10 incl generous supper, Under 15 yr old free.

Fun - Dance - Supper - Cash bar.

Enquiries Gail: 0412 172 332

The first Saturday each month.


Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2019 (click here for flyer for competitors, and click here for general info flyer)

Pacific International Rock 'n' Roll & Swing Dance Championship

hosted by ARRDC and Rock 'n' Beat 'n' Boogie.

Venue: Wynnum State School, 81 Boxgrove Ave, Wynnum Qld 4178.


Doors open 8am, competition starts 9am both days.

Spectator Door Entry Prices:

Table bookings must be booked and paid for by the 4th May

$100 per day for a table of 8 spectators

To book - contact John Watson on 0407 147 181.

Entry prices after this date are:

ADult: $15 per day OR $24 weekend pass

Pensioner/Child: $12 per day OR $20 weekend pass

Family (2 adults & 2 children): $40 per day.

For more info contact either:

John Watson

0407 147 181,



Marcia Summers

0417 184 644,



Sunday 2nd June

Dancing with the Gold Coast Stars

Carrara Markets

9:00am - 3:00pm

Dancing competitions with prize money!

Demonstrations and workshops

Social dances - all ages welcome

Special celebrity performances

Dance School information booths

Dance Wear merchandise & displays.

PLUS special guest MC, Mark Wilson, well-known judge from Dancing the The Stars TV Show.


The Rockin Eddie Band is touring to Qld:

Friday 31st May:      C.Ex Urunga time TBA

Saturday 1st June: Club Banora 7:00

Sunday 2nd June: Twin Towns The Stage 1-5pm

Friday 7th June:    Club Banora 5:15pm

Saturday 8th June: Club Banora 7:00pm

Sunday 9th June: Twin Towns 3:00-7:00pm


Wintersun 2.0

Wintersun 2.0 - now over two weekends: June Sat 1st - Tues 4th 2019.... Murwillumbah Showgrounds.

and the second weekend on Thu 6th - Mon 10th June 2019.... Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads.

Facebook: wintersun 2.0


John 0411 133 100 or Steve 0432 567 635

Full programme is out now!

Powered camp-sites available from Fri to Mon. $160 incl 3 nights for 2 adults, registration of a qualifying car and a goody bag with 1 entrant T-Shirt. Sites are almost filled! Don't miss out!

As we are mad keen car enthusiasts, we made this event all about you!

We encourage you to cruise around the showground, so we can hear and smell your beat in action!  It's only $50 to register your car, and includes 2 adults, kids are free! 1 entrant T-Shirt and a goody bag with sponsor offers and gifts. Book now!

Friday 31st May, 1:45pm - Tweed Valley Car Cruise

Leaving from the Showground at 1:45pm, cruise out to Mt Warning Hotel Uki and take in the views of the Tweed Valley.

Publican's choice trophy presented at 3pm Bar snack menu & coffee & cake available, as well as a little tipple if you're brave.

Friday 31st May, 6pm - Rock N Roll Boat Cruise, presented by Mt Warrning Tours. $60 pp incl shuttle from the Showground to

Tumbulgum Launch, Pizza and Entertainment by The Long Done Daddys - BYO - Booking details to be released soon.

Friday night 31st May - Courthouse Hotel, Murwillumbah. Awesome band.

Saturday 1st June - Kicking off the car show on Saturday we have Rebel FM's ASH doing live crosses from the event,

Feet with Heat Dance Workshops, Live on the Edge photography taking glamour shots of cars.

Lots of dancing to 4 Super Bands and prize draws at 1:30pm at The Courthouse Beer Garden and of course

Our retro fashion and Memorabilia markets, and gourmet food trucks, carnival rides, beer garden.

Saturday 1st June -  Murwillumbah Showgrounds:

9:30am-11:00am      Jewells and the Wolfe Pack

11:15am-12:45pm    Blood Rule

1:00pm-2:30pm        A Band Called Twang

2:45pm-4:15pm        Memphis Cowboys

Saturday night Street Party, Main St, Murwillumbah - outdoor stage. 3 bands - dancing

Vince Gelonese and the Memphis Cowboys, The Bowery Boys, Big Daddy and the Double D's.

Tweed Foodie fest, shuttle bus to Tweed Coast accommodation, security for overnight parking of cars in showground.

Sunday 2nd June -   Murwillumbah Showgrounds:

9:15am-10:45am     Rat Rods

11:00am-12:15pm   Little Stevie and the Tailfins

12:30pm-1:15pm     The Linelockers

2:00pm - close          Colt Seavers band

Best Dressed Competition. Show n Shine (award presentation and prize draws start at 1:30pm).

Monday 3rd June, 10am: NEW Driving Event.

Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads. All entrants are welcome to join us for some fun! There's a trophy in it for the winner!

3 Day Dance Party @ Seagulls Club, Lakeview Room,Tweed Heads

Thursday 6th June

5:00pm        Zed 28

7:30pm        Cherry Divine

Friday 7th June

5:00pm        Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

7:30pm        Tommy Memphis

10:00pm      The Argonauts

Saturday 8th June

2:30pm        Colt Seavers Band

5:00pm        The Bowery Boys

7:30pm        Vince Gelonese and the Memphis Cowboys

10:00pm      Cherry Divine


Tuesday 4th June

Gold Coast Rockers

Cooly Rocks On WArmup

Albert Waterways Hall

Band: Dance On

A great night with folk from all over Australia and New Zealand

Intermediate class only at 6:30 to 7pm. Dance On kicking off at 7pm.

If you would like to update your dancing gear see the folloiwng stalls in the foyer:

Red Betty - Rock n Roll Gear.

Let's Dance Shoes.

Espresso Xcellence for snacks, tea and coffee.

BYO drinks (no glasses) and nibbles.


Wed 5th, Thu 6th and Fri 7th June

2019 Rock On Dance Workshops

Teachers from Six Dance Schools

Rock 'n Roll, Rockabilly, Swing & Balboa - no bookings required

Drop-in 1 hour workshops.

The Strand (shopping mall) in Coolangatta,

Level 1 beside Pancake Diner

72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta.

Only $10.

Check for full details at


Cooly Rocks On (TM)

June 5 to 9, 2019

Their full programme has been released and is printable, so download your copy by going to their website.

I have incorporated their programme into the June Gig Guide.

Check out the Harvest Moon Swing Ball on Thursday 6th,

Hosted by Swing On In and Twin Towns Club & Resorts Ballroom.

Venue: Twin Towns Ballroom.

3 magic sets. $25 pay at event.

6:00pm Miss Cooly Rocks On TM Pageant

8:30pm Harvest Moon Swing Band, featuring Tnee-Melissa Western-Dyer, & DJ Swingabilly Ray.

Tickets are selling fast for this.... so be in quick.


June 5th - 9th

Caloundra Beachfest

The Rock 'n' Roll Boys

Billy Guy

Old 45's

The Dukes - Boogie 'n' Blues with a Side Dish of Classic Rock 'n' Roll (4 piece)

(Dave Fitz-Herbert (lead vocals/lead guitar), Mark Solomons (keyboard), Sean O-Shea (bass guitar/vocals) and Shaun 'Woodie' Guthrie (drums/vocals)


Border Rockers Social Dance (click here for flyer)

Kirra Sports Club, 2 Appel St, Coolangatta

June 6th, 6pm til late

Band: Little Stevie & the Tail Fins

pre-sale tickets $15, $20 at the door.

Rock n Roll / Rockabilly.

Raffles, lucky door prizes. Prizes for best dressed.

Bar and Restaurant open from 5pm

Contact Trevor 0428 552 550, or Kirra Sports Club, 07 5536 7422


Thursday 6 June

Paradise Rockers 30th Birthday Hop (click here for flyer)

Dancing 7:30pm - 11:30pm. Doors Open 6:30pm

C'mon Everybody - Let's Have a party

Bom! Boom!

Swing, Shake, Rattle and Roll - Boogie Woogie

Goode! Goode!

Be-Bop-A-Lula and Great Balls of Fire

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On - At the Hop

C'mon to Paradise

Lock 'n' Load

are an energetic early Rock n Roll Band & also includes Rockabilly & Swing

They love to get  your feet tap'n while u'r danc'n to the

infections beat of classic songs from the pioneers of these styles.

Plus DJ Rhythn Man - Mark.

Limited Tickets - Tickets:

Pre-paid $20 - Pre-paid sold up to Friday 24 May.

There after: $30 at the Door.

Bookings Essential: Phone: Merilyn 0402 966 730 or


facebook link: Paradise Rockers - Rock n' Roll Dance Cllub

Venue - South Tweed Sports Club, 4 Minjungbal Drive, South Tweed Heads.

Raffle & door prizes.


Thursday 6th June, 8:30pm

Twin Towns, Ballroom.

The Harvest Moon Swing Ball, hosted by

Swing On In and Twin Towns Cllub & Resorts Ballroom for the Cooly Rocks On Festival.

3 magical sets by:

Harvest Moon Swing Band featuring Tnee-Melissa Western-Dyer & DJ Swingabilly Ray.

Tickets $25, pay at event.


Friday 7th June, 7:00pm

Kooly Kat presents our very own local rock 'n' roll, rockabilly band Lock n Load

Tickets $25 pre-sale & door.

Pre-sale availsble now at

South Tweed Sports, Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads NSW.

For more event info contact 0415 666 523.


Fri 7th and Sat 8th June

Twin Towns Rocks On 2019, dance in showroom, Two bands.

Fri 7th:    6:00pm - 9:00pm     A Band Called Twang

                 9:30pm-12:30am    Dezzie D & The StingRayz Fever 7z

Sat 8th:   6:00pm-9:00pm       Dezzie D & The StingRayz Fever 7z     

                 9:30pm-12:30am     A Band Called Twang

Tickets from $25 for tiered seating, or $35 for VIP seating. Ticket price includes drink voucher.

Book now: ph 1800 014 014 or book online.


Sunday 9 June 2019 from 8:00am - 7:00pm  (click here for flyer)

Queensland State Titles Dance Championships 2019

Hosted by Kooly Kat Dance Championships

South Tweed Sports Club

4 Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads South NSW 2486

Tickets: $10 - $25 (pay at event)


Breakaways Rock-n-Roll Club (click here for flyer)

Belmont Services Bowls Club Inc, 20 Narracott St, Carina

Saturday 15th June 2019, 7:00-11:00pm

Band: The Hellcats III

Admission: $25

Bar facilities available. Bookings: call Jean on 0427 233 634.



The Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club (known as The Italian Club)

18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters Qld 4226.

Saturday 15th June - from 7pm. Bocelli Tribute, by internationally acclaimed Italian Tenor Antonio Villano with Kate Villano -

3 course Authentic Italian Dinner & Show. Bookings Essential  Tickets $50pp  (07) 5575 1966.

Sunday 16th June  - From 7pm. The Neil Diamond Experience performed by internationally acclaimed voices of Italian Tenor Antonio Villano and Kate Villano, singing all the great favourites. 2 Course Authentic Italian Dinner. Bookings Essential. Tickets $45pp. (07) 5575 1966


Bribie Island Rotary Community Corps Sunshine Coast, invites you to a magical night of fairy tales

Once Upon a Time, Masquerade Ball  (click here for flyer)

22nd June, 6-11pm

Novatel Twin Waters Resort

$99 per ticket

Red Carpet Entry, 3 course meal, roving entertainment.

Tickets available at     

Beneficiaries: Qld Flood Appeal, My Wedding Wish, Stemm and Various Local and International Rotary Charities.

Strawberry King and Queen!

Highest fundraisers will be crowned Strawberry King and Queen at the Ball.

Contact Ph: 0478 095 759.

Charmaine Wheatley is the organiser of the event, and they have 2 coaches driving up from the Gold Coast and another from Brisbane (Palmers Coaches). If any dancers would like to join them for a spectacular night, please call Charmaine on

0478 095 759.


Formal Winter Ball (click here for flyer)

Snowflakes & Winter Theme

Saturday 29th June 2019

7:00pm - 11:30pm

Centenary Heights School, 60 Ramsay St, Toowoomba

The Let's Dance Band (Frank Maugeri, Fortunato Isgro, Walter Morellato.

Pre-paid tickets only:  Adults $35, School aged Children $12

Includes Hot/Cold supper of Canape Platters/Sweets

Best Formal dress for All Age Groups

Singles Table

Phone 0428 137 962.



12-14 & 20-21 July 2019

Viva Surfers Paradise 2019

Diolo Light is back!

info on:…/viva-surfers-para…/…


Saturday 13th July 2019, 7-11pm

Casablanca in the main hangar - amongst the aircraft

Queensland Air Museum - Pathfinder Dr, Caloundra

Join us in Rick's Cafe Americain for a night of romance

Chardonnay Sippers & the beautiful voice of Jane Michele

Strict Cocktail dress code 20's - 40's or character from the movie.

BYO Food & Drink.

Limited tickets $25 each.

Tables & chairs provided.

Timber dance floor.

Smooch and sway to some of the most romantic music of all time.

Throw in a little boogie, a touch of Latin & waltz for a night to remember.

Round up the usual suspects and make it "the beginning of a beautiful friendship"

Pre-sold tickets only

Contact John 0419 427 128



Saturday 13th July 2019, 7-11pm

Swing Time Dance Studio, Social Dance

3 TEchnology Drive, Warana.

$10pp & a small plate to share for supper

FAncy Dress - open theme.

Easy Ballroom program.

All your Roy Morris favourites, raffle / lucky door / best dressed / supper, tea & coffee.

Entertainment by Roy Morris.

Ph Ray for more info 0419 658 879.


Cooly Goes Country 2019

Coolangatta Hotel

Friday 19th July 7:30pm-11:00pm

Tickets $20-$25.


Mundubbera Rock 'n' Roll Dancing Weekend is on again

19-21 July 2019

2 Workshops (lessons)

2 Rock 'n' Roll Dances

Live Music

Pin-up Girls Competition

(Miss Citrus Queen)

Classic Cars

Pre-purchased weekend pass $40 (includes the workshop and all 3 dances (save $20)

Special weekend package $480 incl Coach transpsort, accommodation, meals &

Weekend Rock 'n' Roll Pass (limited seats - book yours now)

or book your choice of Motel, Hotel or Caravan Park

Phone Barry at the Billabong Motor Inn for more details 4165 4533

Expressions of Interest Invited.


Saturday 20th July

Gold Coast Rockers

Black & White Masquerade Cocktail Party

Black & White Cocktail attire and mask

Band: Route 66.

BYO Drinks (no glasses) & Nibbles, a plate of finger food to share.

Tickets on sale after Cooly Rocks On.

GCR Members $15, visitors $20.

Organise your tables now please.


July 26-28, 2019,

Groundwater TM Country Music Festival, Gold Coast.

2019 Artist applications open now

visit to apply


Friday 26th/Saturday 27th July

Razzle Dazzle Rockers Coffs Harbour presents

Re-wind Weekend at

Sawtell R.S.L. Club

A weekend of non-stop Rock 'n' Roll not to be missed!

Live music by:

Midnight Drifters

The Drive-Ins

Mr James Band

Supported by D.J. Dale

WEEKEND WARMUP, Friday 26th July 2019

Midnight Drifters, supported by D.J. Dale

Non-stop music from 7:15pm - 11:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm.

Lucky door prizes and giveaways.


Saturday 27th July 2019

The Drive-Ins, supported by D.J. Dale

non-stop music from 10:30am - 3:00pm. Doors open 10:00am.

All welcome. Bar, bistro, club facilities


Saturday 27th July 2019

Mr James Band, supported by D.J. Dale

Non-stop music from 7:15pm - 11:30pm, Doors open 6:30pm.

Weekend pass $55pp, Individual Dance Entry $30pp

For further enquiries & ticket sales

Dale & Sandy

02 6651 4108 ~ 0421 130 076


July 28th, 2pm - 9pm

Townsville Flood Relief Concert (click here for flyer)

Albert Waterways Community Hall

Hooker Blvd & Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach Waters QLD.

Tickets $25, children under 12 yrs free

A little bit Country and a Little Bit Rock n Roll - laced with Bush Poetry and Ballads.

BYO Alcohol but Coffee, soft drinks and water will be available for sale from the canteen as well as snacks and sandwiches, sausage sizzle.

Artists: Colt Seavers / Tommy Memphis / Lee Conway / The Dukes / Brendan Smoother / Jase Lansky / Renee McAlpin /

Samantha Mooney / Chang / The Dynamics/ Keely Johnson /  Mickey & The Other Guy / Simon Astley / Kim Cope /

Here's Trouble / Rush Hour Band

Sponsored by ICMA.

Adam Harris - Sound & Lighting City of Gold Coast

Audiovisual Operations Officer Audio Visual Technician


Greazefest, 20th Anniversary Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August.

August 2, 7pm to midnight  - Bands, DJ & Dancing. B-Daddy and the Double D's.

                                              Von Hot Rod USA, Food Trucks, Licensed Bar, Over 18s only tonight.

                                              Tickets Friday night advance $25 / at the door $30

August 3, 10am to 5pm  - Bands, DJ & dancing. Von Hot Rod, USA's Krazy Dotty, Japan's Shawn Dickinson,

                                            USA Cathy Artgirlcathy Mejia, USA Mimsy's Trailer Trash Tattoo, Tiki Carving, Hot Rod Show,

                                         Miss Tiki Wahini Pinup Parade, GreazeFest Art Show, Markets, Gourmet Foodies, Licensed Bar.

                                           Tickets: Advance $20 / at gate $25. (Show entrant 10am-5pm, Advance or at gate $15 (for drivers of

                                          hot rods or riders of motorbikes. Ticket is for the  person, no charge for the vehicle). Teens 10am-5pm advance or at                    

                                          gate $5. Under 12s enter free.

August 3, 10am to 10pm   Day & Night. All of the above events, plus: The Paladins (USA), Rusty Pinto, Pat Capocci,

                                             The MotorV8ors, Von Hot Rod (USA), Food Trucks, Licensed Bar.

                                             Tickets: Advance $35 / at gate $40. Show Entrant 10am-10pm: Advance or at gate $30. For drivers of hot rods or

                                          riders of motorbikes. Ticket is for the person, no charge for the vehicle. Teens, Advance or at gate $5.

                                          Under 12s enter free.

August 4, 9am - 6pm         Jason Lee Wilson (USA), Tribute to Sun Records, Von Hot Rod (USA), Krazy Dotty, Japan,

                                             Shawn Dickinson, USA, Cathy Artgirlcathy Mejia, USA, Mimsy's Trailer Trash Tattoo,

                                             Tiki Carving, Hot Rod Show, The Hot Rod Belle Pinup Parade, GreazeFest Art Show, Markets, Food Trucks

                                          Licensed Bar, Trophy Presentation

                                          Tickets: Adults, Advance $20 / at gate $25. Show entrant (driver) - Sunday: Advance or at gate $15.

                                          Teens - Sunday: Advance or at gate $5. Children 12 and under enter free.

All Events Passes:              Adults - All Events, Advance $80 & b/fee, at door $95. Show entrant, Advance $70 & b/fee, at door $80.


Redlands Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland Qld.




August 10th & 11th

Gold Coast Car Show

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds

Show & Shine display / Rock n Roll dancing


August 18th

Just Rock Ipswich

Back to 63 Car Show & Shine

Ebbw Vale Memorial Park, Ebbw Vale, Qld.


Friday 30th August

Rockin' 4 the Homeless

Gold Coast Tickets on Sale now. Be quick... They are going fast.…/servlets/MobileTicketRequest…

Hosted by: RSL Club Southport

with co-host The Movement Gold Coast

Featuring:  You Am I / The SuperJesus

Diana Anaid / Team Utopia  / Colt Seavers Band / Keyring Jeans / The Pretty Fingers /

Black Whiskey / Tokyo Beef / Victoria Q / Salt & Steel / Amda Emblem / Los Cabron / Plus many more.


August 30th - September 1st 2019

Port Panthers Rockin' Retro Fest

Rock & Roll Dance Festival

held at Port MacQuarie Panthers Club - Auditorium

Fri night 30th: doors open 6:30, music 7:00, snowball game & lucky door prize 8:30, Closure 11:30pm

Sat day 31st :  Doors 9am, music 9:45, Fashion show 10:10, Pinup parade 11:30, Swing Katz Demo 1:45pm, Closure 3:30pm

Sat night 31st: doors 6:30pm, music 7:00, Miss Retrofest 8:30, Lucky door prize 8:30, Closure 11:30pm

Sun 1st:   Doors 9:00am, stalls 9:00am, music 9:45am, closure 3:30pm.

DJ Dale plus bands TBA


Minden's 5th Live Music Festival

2pm Friday 6th - 10am Monday 9th September 2019

minden Retreat - 25 Boughens Rd, Minden Qld

AC/DC Bon Scott Experience

Dire Straits Experience

Dirty Dice

Rock The Nations (classic rock show)

Second Chance

3 days, 5 bands.

+ Rock Gods / Goddess Theme Party.

Motel & Hostel Accommodation & camping available.

For information and tickets visit



Saturday 14th September: 4:30pm - 8:30 Qld time - Twin Towns (the stage) Free

Wednesday 18th September: 6:30-10:30pm Qld time - Twin Towns (the stage) Free

also playing as Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters / Jim Hermel and Runaway Dixie (4 x Golden Guitar Finalists) at:

Monday 16th September: Morning Melodies 10:30am - Evans Head RSL, Ph Jill Thomas 02 6662 1602. $5 entry

Tuesday 17th September: Morning Melodies 10:30am - Casino Golf Club, Ph Jill Thomas 02 6662 1602. $6 entry

Thursday 19th-22nd September: Clifton Goomburra Festival - Multi-artist event.

Thursday 26th September: Rockhampton, St Mary's Hall, 1:30pm. Seated Concert. Tix $20 at the door. Supper available.

Bookings Ailsa Smith: 0421 044 633 or 07 4927 7282.

Friday 27th September 7pm-10pm. Bororen Town Hall (Qld), play8ing as Jim Hermel & the Rock Chix (Rock n Roll DANCE night).

Large dance floor available. Bar Available, Food available. Tix $15 each at the door.

Saturday 28th September, 1:30-4:30pm, Arvo show Bororen Town Hall (Qld). Peter Coad & The Coad Sisters Show Plus Runaway Dixie (4 x Golden Guitar Finalists). Seated Concert. Bar Available, Food available. Tix $20 each. Bookings for both events at this venue: Sharon 0427 185 568.

They write a lot of their own songs and get a lot of radio play and had some great top hits.

Write those dates in your diary now... you will get a good workout on the dance floor and see some amazing musicians.

We love these guys and gals, they're so entertaining and versatile.

They were at Club Banora going back about 4-5 years ago and got a standing ovation at the end by the crowd that stayed to the end. Let's pack the house out!!!  Pauline


October 11th, 12th, 13th

Nelson Bay (NSW) Rock & Roll Weekend - West Nelson Bay

Details to follow


26 October


Mingara Recreation Club

Mingara Drive, Tumbl Unbl


Featuring Ross & The Wild Boys

Smokin Wingtips

The first 100 tickets have sold out!

Tickets are now selling for the second section in yellow for Chromefest Sockhop.

For all the details visit the link showing floor plan and how to buy tickets.

Feel free to share and tag your friends…/chromefest-sockho…/


November 15th, 16th & 17th

Rockin' by the River - Club North Haven

Fri 15th:     Jake, Rattle & Roll, Tix $10

Sat 16th:    John Curtin Laurieton Services FREE

Sat 16th:    Mr James Band, Tix $10

Sun 17th:   Gary King FREE


Country Cruise with P&O

3 nights departing Brisbane roundtrip

Sat 7, Sun 8, Mon 9 December 2019

from $499pp quad share

Contact: Pauline at The Travel Studio


Ph 07 5572 7272 (resume work on 2nd January 9am-5pm)

Q Super Centre, Cnr Bermuda & Markeri Sts




Tuesday 31 December

South Tweed Sports, 7:30pm-12:30am, Little Stevie & The Tail Fins


80's Cruise with P&O

3 nights, Departing Brisbane roundtrip

Sat 1, Sun 2, Mon 3 Feb 2020

from $499 pp quad share

Contact: Pauline at The Travel Studio


Ph 07 5572 7272 (resume work on 2nd January 9am-5pm)

Q Super Centre, Cnr Bermuda & Markeri Sts



4th May 2020 - planning ahead.

Southside Rock n Roll club (Canberra) are having their 30th birthday.

Venue: Hellenic Club, Woden

2 bands and dinner.

Sounds like a good weekend away to me! I've been in touch with Marilyn and she will inform me of the bands nearer the time.


Trambas Shoes

17 Veronica Street, Capalaba QLD 4157

Ph 3390 2224, fax: 3245 1037

Open Mon to Fri 7:00am - 4:00pm

For flyer go to Shoes Clothing page or click here to download a copy

If their standard shoes don't fit your feet they can custom make a pair to fit you!

Very comfortable. I just bought a new pair at Cooly as my old ones were getting worn out after about 4-5 years of constant use, and can highly recommend them. Pauline.


My Juju Dance Fever, featuring Danceland Gold Coast, Australia

Dance Shoes and Clothing (See Shoes & Clothing page).

'The Strand Shopping Centre' Shop

43A 72-80 Marine Parade Coolangatta QLD 4225

Facebook: My Juju Dance Fever


Pam and Roy Blowers have been creating a portfolio of online utube dance lessons and will be continuing to add to the collection.

The concept behind our online utube dance lessons is - mixing styles and steps according to one's level of fitness and physical ability.

We have created a facebook page, which lists all our utube videos, (see link under Classes page) - we are up to Utube 21 and will be continuing to add to our collection.  

Here is the link to our facebook page.


[FREE Rumba basic step lesson] You can use this move in any social dance situation. In this video lesson you will master the "side basic step" in the American style Rumba. This is the most basic step of the Rumba and is perfect for beginners. We break down the count, the steps for men & women, lead and follow + tips! Click below to watch it now:…/…



With the busier dance floors, remember to take a hand-towel with you and if you perspire a lot, to freshen yourself up with a deodorant occasionally, and men, take clean shirts and change them when you get a bit wet. It's awful dancing with someone with a wet shirt.  And remember your dance-floor courtesy, if it's crowded, look around you and take diverse action to avoid a collision and apologise if you do step on someone. Ladies, if you can see that your partner is heading for a collision you can put a little pressure on his shoulder to pull him back and indicate where the danger is. And please! No drops or props on a crowded floor. It's so dangerous. And ladies, please try to avoid those pointy high heels on the dance floor. They hurt when they land on your feet and can do serious damage.

If there is a mixture of dance styles on the floor, the ballroom or circle partner dancers have the outside circle heading in an anti-clockwise direction. Rock n Roll dancing and line dancing are in the middle.

The Ten Commandments of Social Dancing (I robbed this from facebook):

1. Thou shall wear deodorant and brush thine teeth. Always. And thou shall ask thy friends whether you require more deodorant or teeth-brushing than currently.

2. If thine friend asks if they require more deodorant or breath  mints, thou shall not lie.

3. Thou shall not purposely touch your partner’s bottom, breasts, or other private areas with your hands, or touch any part of their body with your tongue or mouth without their permission. If thou decides to do such things, your partner may leave your company or slap thy cheek (either one).

4. Thou shall remember that dips are not necessary in every dance or with every partner. Thou shall realize that the follow shall hold thine own weight, and that the lead shall not force thine follow into awkward and uncomfortable positions against their will.

5. Thou shall never give unsolicited advice during a social dance, under threat of social exile.

6. Thou shall recognize that dance is a journey, not a race. More patterns at fast speeds does not a great dancer make.

7. Thou shall not lift on the dancefloor. Partners are not weights, and the social floor is not a gym.

8. Thou shall respect the word and actions of ‘No’. Thou shall recognize that your partner may decline a dance, may decline a move, or may decline thine advances – and that it is thy duty to not force thy will upon them.

9. Do unto others as you would do unto yourself. Thou shall treat all dancers with respect and dignity.

10. Thou shall dance at thy level, or the level of thy partner (whichever is lower). If ye wish to to use more difficult moves, you shall seek out training. With a professional – not YouTube


As dance floors appear to get smaller, (and hopefully dance numbers larger) dance space is very important.

As a basic rule, your arms should not become straight.

(Ballroom is slightly different)

1. it uses up dance space

2. looks awkward, as you usually bend over as well

3. uses up energy and time in the bigger movements

4. straight arms don't have the strength, tension nor control of bent arms.

It shouldn' matter if you are Line Dancing, Cha Cha, RnR, Jive etc. if there is a shuffle step, keep it tight, think minimal, always keep your body over your feet, otherwise it looks like you are in a 'gallop', (and using a lot of space) awkward and cumbersome. Back steps should be tight, toe of foot going back, level with the heel of the front foot.

Obviously if there is a sparse dance floor, and the music reasonably slow, you can spread things out a little.

On a busy dance floor be conscious of swinging your arms about, and routines that require extra space (remember 'Dancecraft').

basically the faster the music, the smaller your steps and arm movements should be.

We are talking Social Dancing here, not Competition, but if you crave the limelight, and executing 'big' moves, join dance groups that participate in competition events, where you have the appropriate environment and space.



(all are listed at the end of the current monthly Gig Guide)


N‘n’G Jyve -  (for video of class and dance night click these links):


Advanced: Revision from previous week's lesson 6:30-6:45, Lesson starts 6:45 - 7:15pm - RnR.

Beginners: Lesson starts 7:15 - 8:00pm -  Week 1 starts First Thursday of every month.

Social dancing 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Entry fees for live music nights: $12 pp - lesson / $10 pp - social dancing.


Gold Coast Italo Australian Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters.

Every Thursday night.

Bands for social dancing 8pm-10pm

May 30th:      Dance On

June 6th:       Buddy Love & The Tremors

June 13th:     Dance On

June 20th:     Rockin Bodgies

June 27th:     Route 66

December 19th - Xmas Party with band: Old 45's.

Restarting on 16th January 2020 with band: Big Bad.

The Gold Coast Italo Australia Club restaurant is open for meals every Thursday night until 8:30pm

Come and join us on Thursday night, learn another move or two and mix with others who love to Rock and Roll. It's a great way to spend Thursday Evening!


facebook business page:

Our facebook page is getting more coverage, please share with your friends and ask them to Like Us. We will continue to keep you up to date with everything through this page and the website.


1950’s & 60’s

Diner available for photo-shoots and small private function.

Any enquiries ph Nevis: 0419 652 739


BORDER ROCKERS (for flyer click here)

Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance lessons and social dancing



EVERY THURSDAY Night from 6:30pm

(after Daylight Saving starts it will be 6:00pm QLD start time 7:00NSW time)

Week 1 of our 4-week lesson plan commences the 1st Thursday of each month,

beginners & Intermediate and Partner dance lessons.


Kirra Sports Club - 22 Appel St Coolangatta 

All welcome.

Entry $10.

More Info???

14 December - Border Rockers Xmas Party, at Kirra Sports Club.

For details to come later.

16 January - Weekly lessons resume.

Trevor on 0428 552 550

Make a night of it and have a delicious meal at Kirra Sports Club

then have fun dancing and meeting great people.


GOLD COAST ROCKERS DANCE CLUB - All Ages Welcome   (click here for flyer or click on Dance Classes/Rock n Roll to read)


Albert Waterways Community Centre Hall,    

Cnr  Hooker & Sunshine Blvdes, Mermaid Waters.

Welcome to Keith and Annette Johns, they will be teaching new moves, 4 step Rock n Roll and partner dances


Intermediate 6:30pm

Basic 7pm

BAND 7:45pm

Entry Fees:

Students:   $5.00, GCR members $10.00, Visitors $12.00

BYO Drinks & Nibbles.


June 4th we have Dance On at our Cooly Rocks On

Intermediate Class only from 6:30 to 7:00pm

Dance On kick off at 7:00pm

Check out our website and Facebook page for new moves and dances.

facebook page: Goldcoast Rockers

Contact: 0419 500 123 for further information




In association with Ray & Lilian (click here for flyer)

Swing Jive Classes

Beginner Class:        7:00pm to 8:00pm

Break:                       8:00pm to 8:15pm

Intermediate Class: 8:15pm to 9:30pm


Class Cost: Only $10

Everyone Welcome

at 34 Cornelius St, Clontarf, Qld 4019

Contact: Ray 0419 658 879 or Lilian 0420 467 450


Swing Jive Classes with Ray & Lilian (click here for flyer)

Beginner Class:        7:00pm to 7:45pm:

Break:                       7:45pm to 8:00pm

Intermediate Class: 8:00pm to 8:45pm


Class Cost: Only $10

Everyone Welcome

Dance Obsession Venue

3 Technology Drive, Warana Qld 4575.

Contact Ray: 0419 658 879




DRAYTON HALL, 39 Brisbane St, Drayton, Toowoomba

5:30pm Rock n Roll (4 or 8 step) NEW

6:30pm Beginners Social Ballroom,

7:30pm Progressive/fun Dances

8:30pm Internediate Social Ballroom.





0428 137 962 Mobile


Rock n Beat n Boogie Dance School 2017  

NEW CLASS  (click here for flyer)

Every Tuesday

4:00 - 4:30pm     Teenyboppers

4:30 - 5:30pm     Junior Social

5:30 - 6:30pm     Junior Competition

Only $10

Carina Senior Citizens Hall, 1 Edmond St, Carina

Lots of fun, meet new friends, No partner needed.

ARRDC qualified teacher.

Call John Watson 0407 147 181

Tuesday nights 7:00-9:00pm, (click here for flyer)

Social Dance Classes

Carina Senior Citizens Hall, 1 Edmonds St, Carina (cnr Edmund & Sankey Sts.)

1st Class -  6 step Rock n Roll

2nd Class - 8 step Jive

7:00pm start. Beginners Welcome. No partner required.

Cost $12 per night.

Fully Air-conditioned Hall.

All enquiries to John Watson 0407 147 181.

NEW CLASSES - THURSDAYS   (click here for flyer)

Caboolture Junior Rock N Roll Dance Lessons, every Thurday

4:30pm - 5:30pm     Junior Social

Only $10

Bolton Clark Fernhill

81-103 King St, Caboolture

Lots of fun, met new friends, no partner needed

ARRDC Qualified Teacher. Call John Watson 0407 147 181

NEW CLASSES - THURSDAY EVENINGS (click here for flyer)

Adults Rock n Roll Dance Lessons, every Thursday

7:00 - 8:00pm     Beginners / Intermediate

8:00 - 9:00pm     Intermediate / Advanced

Only $15

Bolton Clark Fernhill

81-103 King St, Caboolture

Lots of Fun, No Partner Needed, Air-Conditioned venue.

ARRDC Qualified Teacher

Call John Watson 0407 147 181

Private Lessons available, and enquiries call John Watson 0407 147 181

Bring your smile, come and have some fun and a good laugh while you learn.

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Evolution Groovers presents:

Learn to Dance Rock n Roll

Junior Dance Classes

Hamment Community Hall, Hemmant.

Friday evenings fortnightly (next one 19th April):

$10 a class

Contact John Watson, 0407 147 181

Stay up to date with us on facebook @evolutiongroovers


Breakaways Rock 'n' Roll Dance, Social and Welfare Club Inc.


Lawnton Lions Club Pine Rivers Showgrounds,

757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required

Every Tuesday

  6:30 - 7:45pm  Beginners & Basic Lesson

  7:45 - 8:00pm  Intermission  

  8:00 - 9:15pm  Advanced Lesson

  9:15 - 9:30pm Partner Dancing

Venue: SOUTHSIDE - CARINA (click here for flyer)

Belmont Bowls Club, 20 Narracott St, Carina, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required.

Every Wednesday

  6:30 - 8:00pm Beginners and basic lesson

  8:00 - 8:15pm Intermission

  8:15 - 9:15pm Advanced Lesson

  9:15 - 9:30pm Partner dancing.

Our dance classes are 4-week cycles starting at the beginning of each month.

When a month has five Tuesdays or Wednesdays (our dance class nights)

we have a dance social with a band on the fifth week


As of January 2019, due to an overall increase in club operation costs, lessons, dance, and social, membership fees will be as follows:


Lessons Entry:  (click here for flyer)

$10.00 Breakaways member.

$12.00 Non member of Breakaways.

$25.00 All Dance entry costs

Social Dance entry fee:

$12.00 Members

$14.00  non-members

Club Memberships: Yearly Fees

$20.00 Single Annual Breakaways Membership.

$35.00 Family Annual Breakaways Membership.


Beginners are always welcome to join our friendly social atmosphere.

Contact: Jean (President)

0427 233 634


Dance events coming up (call Jean for bookings on 0427 233 634)

Social Dance nights:                              BANDS  (to download this list please click here)                                                            

Wed May 29th, Social Dance                Belmont, Band: Lock N Load. (click here for flyer)

Tue July 30th, Social Dance                 Lawnton, Band: Ian B McLeod (click here for flyer) (bring a plate of food to share)

Wed July 31st, Social Dance                Belmont, Band: Ian B McLeod (click here for flyer) (Bring a plate of food to share)

Tue October 29th, Social Dance          Lawnton, Band: Wanderers Band (click here for flyer) (Bring a plate of food to share)

Wed October 30th, Social Dance         Belmont, Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins (click here for flyer) (Bring a plate of food to share)


Sat June 15th: Dance                             Band: The Hellcat III , at     

                                                                 Belmont Services Bowls Club Inc, 20 Narracott St,

                                                                 Carina. 7:00-11:00pm. Entry $25. bar facilities available. (click here for  flyer)


Sat August 24th: Dance                         Band: Honky Tonk Rockers, at

                                                                 Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd,

                                                                 7-11pm $25 BYO Food & Drinks. No glass permitted. (click here for flyer)


Sat October 12th: Dance                       Band: Kid James Trio

                                                                 Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd,

                                                                  7-11pm $25 BYO Food & Drinks. No glass permitted. (click here for flyer)

Sat November 30th: Dance                   Bands: The Lincolns  and Honky Tonk Rockers

                                                                 Pine Rivers Council Chambers  

Sat December 14th: Christmas Party:  Band: Phoenix Band

                                                                  Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd,

                                                                  7-11pm $25 BYO Food & Drinks. No glass permitted

Contact Jean for more info and bookings on 0427 233 634.



Facebook: Breakaways Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, Social & Welfare Club Inc.



Contact: Mark: 0415 666 523, or Amanda: 0418 887 136.

Email:    Web:  

Mondays: Benowa Tavern, 117 Ashmore Rd Benowa.

Classes 7:00 til 9:30pm. (Mark and Jane)

Week 1 commencing the first of each month.

Wednesday: Salisbury Scout Hall, cnr Cripps St & Blackwood Rd, Salisbury.

Lindy (Mark & Shirley)  7:00-9:30pm

3rd Saturday of Month, 6:30-10:00pm Oasis Broadbeach (Under the Sails), Social Swing and Rock n Roll

1930's & 40's Lindy Hop, Charleston & Balboa.

Free Lessons are:

June            - Shim Sham

July             - Maddison

August        - A couple of short line dances

September - Shim Sham

October      - Maddison

November  -  Couple of short line dances

December   - Shim Sham

Learn to Swing Dance in a friendly, fun atmosphere.

1st Class Half Price!  

OR introduce a NEW friend to our classes & get our... 2 for 1 offer!

NO partner required.

Swing it, Rock it, Lindy Hop it!


Boys That Dance

Geebung Bowls Club, Robinson's Road, Geebung.

It is near the new overpass.

If coming down Murphy Road and turning left into Robinson Rd you will find the Bowls club on the left, just before you start your climb onto the overpass. If you are coming down Newman Road turn right and go over the overpass, turn right again, and at the base of the hill on the right is the Bowls Club.

For those who get their early for a drink, they have a bar there as well.

Monday nights except for public holidays  - NO DANCE CLASS ON MONDAY OF THE LONG WEEKEND.

7:00pm beginners, a different dance after beginners

e.g. waltz, tango, chapcha, partner dance, line dance, old time or new vogue dance etc.

Followed by intermediate

2 months of 8-step jive, then 2 months of 6-step rock n roll, then back to jive again etc.

No partners needed, kids under 15 free at class.

Club T-shirts available.

Kids Under 15 dance for free at classes

The Boys That Dance,

Sunday Afternoon Dances,  (click here for flyer)

Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson St, Geebung, Qld 4034.

Devonshire Tea Dance,  

Dates for this year: July 28th, November 24th.

New start time and Price:

Cost is now $10 per person.

Doors open at 11am, dancing from 11:30am - 3:30pm with band Chi Chi at each dance.

Stopping at 12:30pm for lunch.

Those $10 lunches are still there too.

Devonshire Tea will be available as well during the break - still $5 for 2 scones, jam & cream & a cuppa.

Bookings via Stuart please, first in closest to the front as per usual.

Hot meals available between 12:30 midday and 1:30pm

No BYO Alcohol as full bar facilities available

Please note that no food can be brought onto the premises.

Saturday 25 May, is the annual MS Fundraiser The Boys That Dance host to raise much needed funds for MS

at Geebung Bowls Club, the big band will be playing for us again this year.

We will have a red and white theme this year which are the MS colours.

I am now collecting for prizes if you have unwanted gifts, I will gladly accept them as prizes for door and raffle.




Springwood Bowls Club

Monday Nights - 7pm til 9pm

medium size dance floor

Call Ken 0417  749 119

$10 per person



Cadillac Rockers Rock n Roll Dance Classes (click here for flyer)

(all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Learn to Rock 'n' Roll - Lessons resume the First Week in February.


MONDAY NIGHTS at South Tweed Sports Club!

5pm - Juniors

6pm - 6 Step

7pm - 8 step

THURSDAY NIGHTS at Condong Bowls Club

5pm - Youth

6pm - 6 step

7pm - 6 count

New Routines Monthly!

First timers welcome!

No partner necessary!

$12 Entry / $10 members

Ph 0413 388 528

Private Dance Lessons available: (Click here for flyer)

Tweed Creative Studios!

1/19 Buchanan St, Murwillumbah, NSW.

Rock'n'Roll, Swing, Lindy Hop

$35 per half hour or $60 per hour.

For Bookings or enquiries: Ph Jake: 0413 388 528 or EMAIL:



Rock 'n' Roll Dance Classes


Venue: Sawtell RSL Club


7:00pm Intermediate and advanced lessons

7:45pm Beginners lessons

followed by social dance afterwards.

We teach Rock n Roll, Lindy Hop, Swing Jive and Balboa.

We also specialise in Workshops of your choice.

For more info contact:

Sandy & Dale

Ph 02 6651 4108 or 0421 130 076    




The RollerCoasters   (click here for photo)

The RollerCoasters are a 3 piece band located on the Gold Coast of Australia.

The talented trio of Mark Aitken, Dave Brooke and Ken Rickard know how to create a fun-filled night of entertainment

of great hits from the 50's through to the 70's. Listen to authentic renditions from the Rock'n'Roll greats including

The Shadows - Buddy Holly - Elvis - The Everly Brothers - The Beach Boys - The Beatles - Elvis Presley - Buddy Holly

Creedence - Dire Straits - Eric Clapton plus more!

Enjoy the ride!!


(click here for Rock n Roll song list)

The RollerCoasters promise a night the audience rarely get to experience in today's day and age providing authentic renditions of some of  your favourite songs from the 60's and 70's.

(click here for bio)

Dave Brooke - (Lead Guitarist / Vocalist).

Dave has been a lead guitarist and vocalist for over 30 years in Australia.

Dave's music career began in Sydney in the late 80's performing as a soloist as well as in Bands and Duos over the east coast of Australia. Dave has a unique ability to authenitically recreate the sounds and styles of the most famous Guitarists in the World.

There are few guitarists that can authenitcally replicate the sounds of:

Hank Marvin (The Shadows), Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley), the Surf Music from the 60's, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and George Harrison (The Beatles).

Mark Aitken - (Bass guitarist / Vocalist).

Mark has played and sung in bands and duos for over 40 years.

His early band years were spent in Melbourne, which was the hub of the Australian music scene at that time, and so was an ideal environment to play with top bands and gain valuable live band experience. He has continued playing bass guitar and performing vocals with bands in Brisbane and Northern NSW since moving north in 1989.

Musical influences include 60's British pop: The Easybeats, The Beatles, The Shadows, Bee Gees, Eagles, Elton John, Robbie Williams and Keith Urban. Mark plays the role of the RollerCoasters bass guitarist / vocalist.

Music has always been a passion for Mark and he is dedicated to performing and entertaining the crowd with an extensive great list of songs with The RollerCoaster members.

Ken Rickard - (Drums and Vocals).

Ken has had many long hard years of experience on drums / Harmony vocals which includes years of touring UK and Europe with various bands including BBC/ Deram recording artists The Pebbles with Ken as the original drummer. Also touring and gig work in both New Zealand and Australia. Ken is a massive fan of 60's music but in particular has a passion for Beach Boys, The Hollies, The Shadows, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers and the Eagles to name just a few. Ken provides a solid rhythm foundation for The RollerCoasters during their authentic renditions of some of the greatest songs ever penned.

For enquiries or bookings:

Ken Rickard


Ph 0408 063 834


Mark Aitken

0498 495 380



Lock n Load

Lock 'n' Load Rockabilly are an energetic Rockabilly, Swing and early Rock n Roll band who love to get people's feet tapping and dancing to the infection beat of classic songs from the pioneers of these styles.

Swingin' Jumpin' drums, slapping upright Bass, incendiary guitar capers, all led by authentic, convincing vocals adds up to a Load of fun and something you won't forget. So get out your diary and Lock in one of their shows!

Matt O'Connor   - double Bass, electric guitar and vocals.

Steve King          - Lead vocals and acoustic guitar

Adam O'Connor  - Electric guitar, double bass and vocals

Randal Scheerle - Drums and vocals

Get in touch via or

We do Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, Swing, Blues, twisted versions of some songs and

even a handful of pub rock covers when we need to.

We've played for dance club, festivals, bars and pubs, events, markets, private functions, galleries and a range of other occasions.

We can do full production with our won sound engineer and the best sound system you've ever hears (plus lights)

or for smaller evenets or budgets we have full PA system capable  of small to medium sized situations which we run

ourselves from stage.

For pricing enquiries just drop us a note to the email addresses listed above.

Leave your phone number and we'll get straight back to you.

Ph: Adam:    0412 089 639

       Matt:     0411 244 074

       Steve:   0414 906 295

The  EVENTS/GIGS link takes you to our Facebook events page where you can see all upcoming gigs. You can view this even if you don't have facebook.

or search for the on facebook: @locknloadrockabilly


ChevyXpress.  (click here for flyer)


Gold Coast Rock 'n' Roll band, formerly known as PPR Express have re-branded the name to ChevyXpress

to coincide with the release of the band's latest 10 track album entitled 'Red Hot Mama'.

This change will take place with the launching of the new album at Club Banora on Saturday 18th of August 2018.

We are excited about the change and look forward to sharing our new brand of Rock 'n' Roll with our loyal friends and followers.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank past and present fans for all the support we've received from right back to the old Chevrolet days.

We look forward to seeing you at a live band venue in the future.

Yours truly,

The lads from ChevyXpress.

Phil Eizenberg guitar,

Roger Dunlop guitar,

Pete Hall bass,

Pete Van Roy drums.  

4 veteran musicians who have worked the music scene in Australia and NZ since 1964 collectively playing in bands: The Ferrits, The Mighty Guys, Jimmy and the boys, The Bitter End, The Viscounts, Kerry Kennedy and Double Barrel, The Chevrolet's, The Good Rockin Daddies and Conspiracy.

Band members over the years have toured and worked with The Animals, Dave Dee, Tony Christie, Ray Columbus, Normie Rowe, The Atlantic's just to name a few, and involvement in Stage Shows Jesus Christ Super Star, and The Rocky Horror Show.

All band members have worked in TV shows on both sides of the Tasman, and have worked as session musicians for a wide host of recording artists, plus Phil was in house guitarist for Polygram records.

ChevyXpress play good old Rock n Roll from the late 50s to the 70s, they have an Album out called Red Hot Momma. 7 tracks are original compositions.

For bookings or more information contact:

Roger Dunlop on:

Mob: 0449256 166

Home: 5502 0991

or Pete van Roy

Mob: 0422 604 110


Vanessa and Highway 65

VANESSA, Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Manager, Musical Director

As leader of Highway 65, Vanessa combines the roles of manager and musical director.

With a love of singing from a young age Vanessa’s powerful mezzo-soprano voice is ideal for the style of music played by Highway 65.

Her earliest music influences were Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and George Strait but over the years she has broadened her repertoire to include popular music from many of the Top 40 Genres of today.

Like the rest of the band members, Vanessa over time has been a member of many Bands, Duo’s and is an accomplished Solo artist. The most recent being lead singer with Stars & Stripes. She is a regular attendee and performer at Tamworth.

Vanessa is popular with the boot scootin’ crowd but is equally at home with Rock and Rollers and the Country Rock scene. She enjoys performing for patrons over a wide variety of genres. Vanessa has a huge drive to succeed and make Highway 65 one of Queensland’s premier bands.


Vanessa is one of the fastest rising stars of the entertainment circuit in Queensland. With a history of solo performances at many well-known locations in QLD and NSW.

Vanessa can provide music for all occasions whether it is an intimate family or corporate celebration or public performance at your venue. Her extensive repertoire of over 300 songs encompass all popular genres from Country Rock, Rock n Roll Classics and Modern covers.

Vanessa has a strong feminine voice which has been likened to a cross of Linda Ronstadt and Terri Clark, hence her music versatility which is well accompanied by her stunning looks.

Whether you prefer a night of pure entertainment or dancing, Vanessa’s charm, warmth and genuine love of people shines through to give your audience a memorable evening of music fun and laughter.

Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 - WEBSITE

Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 Facebook Page

Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 Youtube

Youtube - Vanessa & Highway 65


The Peninsula Jazz band

Date: Sunday 20 May; 24 June; 29 July; 26 August (and the last Sunday of each month except nothing in December)

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Sandgate Bowls Club, 50 Keogh Street, Sandgate

$8.00 entry to cover costs

Peninsula Jazz Band, all styles of dancing possible to the music (Swing; Rock n roll; Ballroom)

or just sit and enjoy the atmosphere; great, large, wooden dance floor in this lovely, original Club. Coffee, tea & bar open.

Any enquiries to: Fred 0414 388 694.

This fabulous band only plays once a month, don't miss out on the fun.

Get out of the rut & support local bands & clubs for continued enjoyment of great music & to hold onto local venues.



Raff De has an infectious style and performs with a class and sophistication that very few artists can achieve.

He is at home on stage whether performing in a restaurant or a Sunday session beer-garden environment, choosing songs from his incredibly extensive repertoire to suit the audience to whom he is entertaining.

Raff De suits suit every occasion so you can have confidence in booking him for your next event and know the outcome will be exactly what you wanted… entertaining and fun!

Raff’s repertoire consists of songs from the following artists, as well as many others.


Or click on Bands at the top of the  page and click on their name for the link.



I now also have a rock and roll solo act under the name of Billy Carte.  Included in my repertoire are some songs from mid fifties artists I have been researching e.g. Charlie Feathers, Johnny Burnette, Warren Smith, and of course the early Carl Perkins.  They are worth a look on YouTube if you get a chance. Details are shown below for a gig at Just Rock Ipswich in February.

From Mike from Cool Change.


Recently we were entertained at a party by Rik-A-Shay duo who played terrific Rock n Roll plus a variety of other songs - they have 3000 in their repertiore, so can play a huge variety. Rik and Shay have been together for about 15 years and are a very tight unit husband and wife team who perform and harmonise beautifully. They have performed to Rock n Roll crowds up North Qld way around the Gladstone and Rockhampton areas with a huge following, and have been living and performing in WA recently, and just  moved to the Gold Coast. If you get the chance to see them, don't miss it, and don't be afraid to ask them to play some RnR for you (or whatever else you like).  They are also Wedding Singers just for your special day!

They are available on 0429 669 905 / 0497 936 702.


Crackerjack - disbanded 13/09/18.


Double Deuce

(Classic Hits 'n' Misses)

Brent Lillie and Linda Street

Facebook: Linda Street


The Humbugs - Award Winning Band (click here for flyer on The Humbugs)

The Humbugs have reformed and will be playing at

Darra Cementco Club, 6 Station Ave, Darra (click here for flyer on the venue)

on 11th November 2017,

7:30 to 11:30pm

$10 entry with lucky door prize.

Mario Farrugia on Vocals/Guitar

John Guyer on Vocals/Guital

Steve Richards on Vocals/Keyboards

Kent Robinson on Vocals/Bass

Laurie Keating on Vocals/Drums

Playing your favourite music, the way it was...

huge venue.... huge dance floor.

Come and check out this band... I'm sure you'll want to and will be seeing them again soon!!!


Ph 0402 180 867


The Hemis (for photo click here)

The Hemis are a three piece band based in Brisbane who specialise in playing 1950s inspired rock'n roll. 

We are three musicians who have played in various bands around Brisbane and have been brought

together by a love of roots Rock'n Roll. We can play (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast areas) 

from one hour to four hours and as loud or as quiet as you like. 

We all have experience in playing commercial venues and our set ups are quick and professional.


Vocals, Lead Guitar - Trevor Rennie

Drums, vocals - Dave Prout

Double bass, vocals - Brad Tabe


For booking and press inquiries, please contact:

Trevor 0407 604 102

Click here to go to Bands then click on The Hemis.


The Rock'n'Roll Boys, a great-sounding duo from Gympie

(who play a great range fo Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Swing dances etc),

want you to know they are out there and where some of their bookings are.

Search for them in facebook if you would like to see/hear them.

Brad & Andrew

Rock'n'Roll Boys

0421 031 217


The Rockin Bodgies

Have a new website:

Check out their profiles, the gig guide, latest news, photos and of course,

contact details so that you can book them for your next function!

Ph 07 3341 4380.


Glenn Callaghan (solo artist) (country)

Rock Steady (duo)

Rock Steady (trio) (Classic Rock n Roll)

Talk of the Town (with Laura Doolan) www.

Laura Doolan Trio (with Laura and Debbie Fitzsummons)

facebook: Glenn Callaghan (more up to date than the website)

Ph 07 5426 4767

0417 003 986


The Dukes (new lineup January 2018)

Darby Burger & Rex Harris

Singing classic hits and favourites. Come in and join the fun!

When everything old is new

Check out their bio and their gig guide on:



Mustangs – 2017 News Letter

“Mustangs” (for promotional flyer click here)

“Roll in the New Year &

Rock on with a new band”

The Mustangs Band & Duo

Yes the Mustangs are now here. The band comprises of myself Michael Asma on vocals and rhythm guitar, well known and respected lead guitarist and singer Ray Billiet, experienced drummer Jeff Lucas and our superb bass player who needs little introduction Bela Vesvara.

Ray and I will also be performing as a Duo and will continue to deliver the same high quality entertainment as we have done previously but with a more extensive Variety of styles.

I will also continue to do my solo work as required.

V-ery good 50's & 60's Rock n Roll

A-selection of hits form the 70's, 80's & 90's

R-ockin modern country

I-nclusive variety of Pub Rock

E-asy listening music

T-imeless hits

Y-ester year classics

If you require more information please go to my web site or just give me a call on 0438 428 369. We look forward to playing for you in 2017.

Mustang Mike - Rock n Roll & Modern Rockin Country - Performing everything from Classics to Modern

The Mustangs Duo - Rock n Roll & Modern Rockin Country - Perfoming Everything from the Classics to Modern

The Mustangs Band - Rock n Roll & Modern Rockin Country  - Not just another Rock n Roll Band

"What is Michael Up to?"

There were a number of unexpected band changes last year so I thought I should give you a run down on what the current state of play is an even I was starting to find it somewhat confusing.

Michael Asma (Solo)

I will continue with my solo work as required.

Hot Wire

As you may be aware Hot Wire was supposed to wind up at the end of 2016. However we have been given continued work with Twin Towns on a number of Wednesdays throughout 2017. As we have really enjoyed working at this venue in the past and Wednesdays do not come into conflict with our other individual band commitments, we have all agreed to continue with these gigs.

Take Care & Keep Rockin

Michael Asma

(0438 428 369)


Long Gone Daddys News

Long Gone Daddys Band has been Rocking their business, from Nambucca Heads RSL, NSW & up to Bundaberg Qld, and many places in between.

The Band has some very popular dance music, and know how to rip. Bringing out the very best, these highly professional musicians can offer unique arrangements and choice of music. They are a stand out as this three piece band and have made the tunes their own, sounding like a bigger band with great instrument solo’s that bring authenticity clearly to our ears.

The band have a great repertoire of fabulous 50's and 60's music, and added some great Country favorites to the ongoing changes, taking this music to another level, as they add the unique arrangements that have made them so very popular with dancers and music lovers alike. 

With Keyboards bass, (Banjo, as well sometimes) Chris Doyle, with his amazing Vocals, is a fabulous front man and multi instrumentalist, having a great sense of humor, adding fun and excitement to every performance. Chris …(from the great Australian Band, The Wolverines) is now enjoying the Long Gone Daddys Rocking great music, and all agree, he is one exceptional entertainer.  

Rick Wilson, outstanding on drums, and Vocals, also  adds his humor and fun to Long Gone Daddys Band. Rick is well-known on the Gold Coast and South Australia, for many years with Show bands. Having been a very popular member of The Chevrolets, as Drummer,  and also many other Bands here on the Gold Coast.

Steve Fisher, Original Long Gone Daddys member, has worked hard to get the best sound possible, and is well known as a top class Guitarist in NSW & Queensland.

Having been the master of arrangements, and setting many Duo’s and Bands up in both states, Steve is outstanding in his ability to play

his own unique and style, and adds much more to the music of this genre, adding authenticity and excitement to all. 

Steve also adds guitar synthesizer, (sax) and now Lap steel guitar. He has mastered some fabulous instrumentals, that have been requested wherever the Long Gone Daddys play.  Thank you to all our supporters, you all rock.


Please contact Eve  Mobile 0412054188, or email   for bookings and all information on 


check the link on the BANDS page,

Check out their facebook site: Long Gone Daddys - duo


New Show Coming:

"That 60's Show"

Featuring Lisa Kaye Stewart, Bv's Denny D, Drums and Percussion Les Woodford, Keys and Musical Productin Alan Laguda.

For video clip on utube click on:

This looks very impressive - great choice of songs, costumes and great performance. Don't miss it!  Dates TBA.


If you see a band you like, get their business card and / or gig guide and email me their contact details, and I can include them in the future.

If you know of an event coming up that isn’t listed here, it's probably because no-one has told me, so if you let me know what's coming up, I'm happy to put it in. 

If you wish to place an advert in either the gig guide or on the website, please contact Pauline (details below).



(Note well: Your passport must have 6 months validity from the date of sail)

Your travel documentation must be in the same name as it appears in your passport.

Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended.

You will need a USA adaptor for Royal Caribbean ships.

Check out all the flyers under the Cruises tab at the top of the website and scroll down to Cruises/Travel.


I have moved all the Cruise information to that page, as it was making the newsletter too long.

I will alert you here if I add any new cruises.    

ROCK THE BOAT 2019 - AUSTRALIA - SOLD OUT. (click here for brochure)

CRUISING COUNTRY 2019 - 20% off deal (click here for brochure)

BRAVO 2019 - 20% off deal (click here for brochure)

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Cruisin' Country 2020 - 5th-13th October 2020, 8 nights.  departing Sydney on Serenade of the Seas. Ports Lifou, Isle of Pines, Noumea.

Artists: Lee Kernaghan, with Tania & Ray Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley with Laurel Edwards, Clay & Jem Cassar-Daley, Adam Harvey with Leylah & Conway Harvey, Gina Jeffreys with Rod & Jacky McCormack, The Kirkpatrick family with Anne & David Kirkpatrick, Jim Arneman & Flora Smith, Amber Lawrence with Loz Lawrence, The French Family with Camille O& Stuie with Sonny French, Johnny Cash Live featuring Daniel Thompson & Stuie Frence, The Kids of Country Band, Nick Erby, Chad Morgan, Simply Bushed, Feral Swing Katz, The Toombs Brothers, Brothers 3, The Buckleys, Jetty Road, Brad Butcher, Greg Champion, Tracey Killeen - on the trail of Patsy Cline, Buddy Goode, The  Hillbilly Goats, Bush Poets with Grant Luhrs, Melanie Hall & Susan Carcary, Greg North & Gary Fogarty, Billy Bridge & Rebecca Lee Nye with family, Mike Carr, Ruby Saltbush, The Muirs, Ashleigh & Brett Dallas, The Viper Creek Band, Mick Buckley's Piano Show, Small Town Romance, Homegrown, Carly & Roo Mackerras, Uke-ol-Opry Workshops with Chris Bodey.

Bravo 2020 - 13th - 20th October, departing Sydney on Serenade of the Seas. Ports Noumea, Isle of Pines. Taking pre-registrations.

Rock The Boat 2020 - 24 November - 1 December, 7 nights, departing BRISBANE on Radiance of the Seas, Ports Isle of Pines and Noumea. Celebrating the 10th Rock the Boat.  

Starring Suzi Quatro, Jon Stevens, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson, Adam Thompson: Bohemian Rhapsody, The Radiators, Satisfaction - The Stones Show, Dirty Deeds, The Great Creedence Revival Show,

The Tina Turner Show feat. Rebecca O'Connor, Bourbon Street, New Romantics, 70's British Invasion, Clearway, Haxan, Kevin Borich Express, Bob Spencer Band, The Hall of Famers Band, Dai Pritchard Band, UK Bllitz, Pete Robinson Band, Stomping Ivories, Americana Highway, Dino Jag, Zoltan, McKenzie, Hype Band, Hype duo, Trainwreck duo.

Pre-release was on Thursday, and it goes on sale to the public on 12th April.

Interior cabins have been going like hotcakes, and there might not be any left by the time you read this!). I know a lot missed out this year as Susi Quatro has been very popular, so if you want to see her next year, get in quick.

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