Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide     

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Hi Everyone

This is the link to my website:


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.

Sometimes the venues change their bands or times without any notification. If you know about any changes to what I have in my gig guide, please feel free to let me know as I'm happy to make changes any time. Every care is taken to be accurate, but I take no responsibility for any changes to that which was previously advertised.

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If any bands have their gig guides ready, or clubs have any special events on, that I haven't included, please send me the information, and I'll add it in.

I appreciate it if people let me know if any of my information is incorrect or out of date, particularly with the dance classes... as I don't go to them all to know what's current.


I'll be overseas from 23rd - 31st March, and there will be no updates done during that time. I've updated as much of the April gig guide in before I go as I can, but I'm depending on venues to email me their gig guides. Some of them don't answer my emails though, so if they're not in before the end of the month, I'll get them updates a.s.a.p. once I'm back.

In the meantime, Ray and I are going to Bangkok to have a relaxing holiday.  We hope you enjoy your dancing!

If you need to get hold of me whilst I'm away, please email: I will be on global roaming if it's URGENT, but it's costly to use.

Thanks. Pauline



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

(I will be overseas from 23rd-31st March so contact Michelle during that time please).


Jan Martin has let me know that

Lawrence John Hudson (Laurie) is now dancing in the 12th of never...

He  passed peacefully rocking around the clock at 6pm NSW time

from lung and heart problems on 09/03/2019.

Friends of Laurie's are invited to

Twin Towns Funerals

17 Florence St, Tweed Heads on

Wednesday 20th 2019, 3pm QLD time.


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.



Music Is My Life

'Cruisin' Country' and 'Bravo: Cruise of Performing Arts


USD$700 per cabin On Board Credit for an Outside Stateroom

USD$900 per cabin On Board Credit for a Balcony Stateroom

50% deposit with 7 days - a further 25% by 31 March 2019.


Fly Free from Perth to Sydney return

Book an Outside or Balcony Stateroom


Fly Free from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to Sydney return.

Book an Outside or Balcony stateroom.

These offers are available until 31 March 2019.

The Single Cabin Allocation has been exhausted. Waitlists available at 200% of the per person rate.

Offers may not be combined.

On Board Credit must be used on board and is not refundable

3rd and 4th passengere rates are available on application. They do not receive additional OBC or flights.

Further details about both cruises under the Cruises tab at the top.

Contact Pauline 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.

For a copy of the flyer please email Pauline on and I'll forward it on to you.


2020 CRUISE ANNOUNCEMENTS: - released 22/03/19

Cruisin' Country 2020 - 5th-13th October 2020, 8 nights.  departing Sydney on Serenade of the Seas. Ports Lifou, Isle of PInes, Noumea. Full lineup of artists released (over 50) - I will add then on my return after 1 April.

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.

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)





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.


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

18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters.

Latin Night

every Friday night with Alex Lungaro from 7:30pm

Bookings Essential, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters Qld 4226.

Ph: 0499 074 910 or

Rock n Roll Sundays coming up:

April 14th:  1:30 - 5:00pm     Rhythm Ratz

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

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

Free entry, raffles available

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




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

NEW PREMISES AS FROM, Monday 25th March,  and 1st April, 2019, are Practice nights, 7.00-10.00 pm 

First Country Music Day Social... Sunday 1st April, 11.00 am -5.00 pm 

Special Guests :LONG GONE DADDYS BAND  at 11.00 am  

STAGE COACH BAND (Gold Coast CMC  new young Country Band)

Raffles, lucky door prize, members money board, tea and coffee provided.

Nice meals from $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, and DRUMMER, to be present at practices and our Social days, if you can donate your time with other like minded Country Music Club Band Members.

Please phone: Steve Fisher, 0427538266 or Freddy Bowen: 0401183912. 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.

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

We have Guanaba and also Mullumbimby Country Music Club Bands and members, as guests, plus other Coutry Music Clubs on the day, for great Country Music entertainment.

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

Donations gratefully excepted 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  


Gold Coast Country Music Club Inc P.O. Box 3724 Australia Fair S/C  Southport 4215.


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


Fri 22nd:      Stowaways (covers & their own originals, Pop, Country, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Raggae, Indie, RnR where suitable)

Sat 23rd:     The Dynamics duo/trio (extensive & diverse repertoire, multiple genre hits from past to  current day chart toppers)

Sun 24th:    Jason Towers (top hits from the last 50 years)

Fri 29th:      Captain Wow duo (popular covers from 60s 70s 80s 90s 2000s. acoustic songs or classic pop)

Sat 30th:     Long Gone Daddys Band (great range of music)

Sun 31st:     DJ Executive  (on the green for bowls, beats & brews day from 1pm. Bookings essential)

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


Fri 22:        Rockin' Bodgies                                  Sun 24:         Soul Central

Fri 29:        Colt Seavers Band                              Sun 31:         Bawdo & The Bear

Saturday 23rd March - Austen Tayshus


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 March 23rd:      The Black Creek Band

Sun March 24th:     Black Adder  2pm.

Sat March 30th:      Second Chance, chassic rock.

Sat April 6th:          The Beatlegs

Sat April 13th:        Rock of Nations

Sat April 20th:        The Eagles Band

Sat April27th:          Jukebox Heroes

Fri May 3rd:            Aussie Pride (show starts 7:00pm)

Sat May 4th:           Pub Crawl Band  

Sat May 11th:         Steady Eddy & The Fatpigs

Sat May 18th:         Bon scott Experience (AC/DC Tribute)

Sat June 1st:          Epic the band

Sat June 15th:        Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute show

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

Sat June 29th:        Dirty Dice

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):

March 29th 8:00pm:       The Sounds of the Supremes $49

April 13th, 2:30pm:         Normie Rowe - 'Those Sensational 60's' $35

May 24th, 8:00pm:          Boys in the Band - Jukebox Revolution $49

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:

17 Mar, 21 Apr, 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:


Human Nature - Fri 26 April, GC Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach 7:30pm

                           Sat 27 April, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, 7:30pm

Troy Cassar-Daley - May 12 2019 - The Palms at Crown Melbourne - Southbank.

                                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.


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.



Swing Dance Lessons

Every Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Geebung Bowls Club, Robinson Road.

Learn from Swing Sensation Instructor Shirley Boyd and

"The Boys That Dance"

Singles & Couples welcome

Kids under 15 - Dance for free

Contact Stuart on 3865 4139 for details

$10 per person


DAYLIGHT SAVING NSW, will begin at 2:00am on Sunday 7th October and ends at 2:00am on Sunday 7th April 2019



11th Annual Rosebud Rock 'n' Rods Festival, VIC

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Rosebud Rockers presents: A Rockin Roll Double with Cadillac Drifters & Rockin Daddys

Hosted by DJ Jeff,  7:30pm till late.

$20 BYO, Ph Ros 0419 331 400.

Sunday 24th March 2019 - $10 entry

10:00am to 4:30pm, Display Car Driver & under 12 free.

Bands in Stadium: Shane Magro Combo, DJ Jeff, Fossel Rok

Hot Rods, Classics, Pin Ups, Trade Stalls.

All proceeds to Rosebud  Hospital

Ph: Peter 0408 583 727

Victorian Rock'nRoll Dance Association.


27-31st March 2019

Whangamata Beach Hop

Rock n Roll Festival

North Island, N.Z.


Macksville music Muster

Look at the line up of Artists for the very FIRST Macksville Music Muster -

Graham Howle Music, Gottani Sisters, Errol Gray, Paul Crowder Music, Larry Cann Music, Lach McKay, Matt Scullion Music, Glen Albrecht, Vanessa Sanger, Rob Breese, Bob Howson Solo Singer Guitarist, Dianne Coombes, The Salvo Country Band, Brendan Smoother Music, Kate Hindle.

An amazing line up of Artists - Book your tickets today and secure this on in the diary :)

27th - 31st March 2019 - Rotary Club of Macksville.

The Inaugural Macksville Music Muster

Proudly brought to you by Rotary Club of Macksville & Macksville Show Society

Macksville Music Muster will run over 3 and a half days.

Commencing on Thursday 27th March 2019 - Concluding on Sunday 31st March 2019.

It will be a Music Muster of Pure Country Music Entertainment.

Featuring: Walk Ups, Bush Poets, Local & Interstate Country Music Artists with an Opening Concert Friday Night and Main Concert Saturday Night

-Macksville Music Muster will be helping to raise money for local Charity -

“ValleyCAT – helping Nambucca Valley kids with developmental issues”

Macksville Music Muster will be a:

· Paid Ticketed Only Event

· Will Showcase a wide Variety of LIVE Local & Interstate Country Music Artists.

An Opening Concert Friday Night and Main Concert Saturday Night.

· Variety of Food Truck & Stalls

· Family Friendly

· Bring your own Chairs, Umbrella’s, Marquee’s, Rug

· No Pets allowed

· Outside Food and Drinks will be allowed.

· Licenced Bar

Camping (Powered and Non Powered sites) will be available.

Money raised from ticket sales, Auctions and Raffles will go to help support local Charity – ValleyCAT


Minden's 4th Live music Festival,

Minden Retreat, 25 Boughens Rd, Minden, Qld (approx 20 km from Ipswich and just off the Warrego Hwy)

Friday 29th - 31st March 2019.

Fri 8:00pm:          Dragon and Aussie Crawl Tribute

Sat 11:00am:       Status Quo Tribute

Sat 3:30pm:         No Standing

Sat 8:00pm:         70's Glam & Rock Show with Theme Party

Sun 11:00am:      Local Musician (TBA (duo, trio or four piece band)

Sun 1:00pm:        Pub Crawl Sunday 1-4pm.

Early bird specials $80pp with free camping pus OZtix ticketing and handling fee. This is not per night, for up to three nights and bands included, the entire festival.

Maximum attendance is 250.

BYO drinks, indoors event, awesome dance area and no noise restrictions. No commuting or shuttle buses to event, camping right on the doorstep of the festival. Other accommodation options available. 2 hour show by all bands.

Early-bird with free camping has been extended to 31st Jan because of the Xmas & New New Year Expenses. But tickets are selling fast, motel rooms with en-suites are sold out, not many spots available for rooms without en-suites left.


April 6th, 6pm       Gold Coast Rockers Birthday Beach Party (optional dress-up) (click here for flyer)

Runaway Bay Community Centre, Lae Drive.

Tickets - include chicken schnitzel & salads meal, birthday cake, tea, coffee & dancing the night away to band: Dance On

$20 GCR Members

$25 Non-members

BYO Drinks & nibbles. Fun dances and raffles.

Bookings are essential, please see Michele and Kerrie on Tuesday nights at dance (at Mudgeeraba Showgrounds Hall), or call 0421 672 398.

Special dietary folk please advise Michele and Kerrie when booking.


Country Music Jamboree

Sat 13th April

Caboolture Showgrounds

Gates open 5pm

$25 entry, children free


Chad Morgan ~ Dave Reynolds ~ Vanessa Sanger & Highway 65 (The Rockabilly showband) ~ Kiara Rodrigues ~

Kris Knight (presents the Buddy Holly Story) ~ The Glasshouse Mountain Boys ~ Johnny Cash and Slim Dusty Tribute

All proceeds go to The Kids Ward at Caboolture Hospital

Event : Caboolture Country Music Jamboree Saturday April 13 at Caboolture Showgrounds gates open 5 pm…/country-music-jambouree-saturday-ap…/

Early Bird Tickets at 101.5 from March 19 to March 29 ONLY.

Special Price 20 Dollars


April 13th

Swing Time

Lindy Hop Workshop

10am-11am, Beginners $20

11am-12pm, Intermediate $30

12pm-1pm, Break

1pm-3pm, Intermediate.

This will only go ahead pending numbers, if interested please

Contact Ray: 0419 658 879 or Lilian 0420 467 450

3 Technology Drive, Warana

Air conditioned venue.

Guest Roy Morris will be performing from 7pm - 11pm, $10 entry


14th April 2019, 9:00am

Tenterfield Transport Museum, NSW

Show & Shine


Clifton Hall, (click here for flyer)

Nautical Theme Dance (Pirates, ships, captains, mermaids, wences, sailor boys/girls.

Sunday 14th April, 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Adults $13, Children $6

Band: The Let's Dance Band (Frank Maurgeri & Fortunato Isgro)



April 18th,  19th, 20th 2019 (Easter weekend)

Australian Street Rod Nationals,

Maryborough Qld.

Band: Old 45's will be there.


Saturday 20 April, 9:00pm

Brisbane Rockabilly Riot

South Bank, Brisbane


Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 10:00.

Turkey In The Mountain

Old Time Music Gathering

An Old Time music gathering and camp-out held in the foothills of the majestic Mt Warning Northern NSW.

Location: Midginbil Hill


Saturday 4th May 2019, 10am-5pm

Rock 'n' Retro at Redlands Rockabilly Revival # 4,

Cleveland Showgrounds, Brisbane Qld

Hot Rods, cool market stalls, pretty Pinups,

fabulous food trucks and rockin Rockabilly bands.

Please note this event is not organised by Rock 'n' Retro.

Bands: The Linelockers / Suga Owens / B-Daddy & The Double D's / Slim Gritty / DJ Leapin' Lawrie


Sunday 5th May,

3rd Annual Rainbow Beach Hot Rod and Rockabilly Revival Rumble.

Hot Rods, choppers & classic cars along with some rockabilly and rock and roll bands.

Low Brow fashion & clothing, Rockabilly pin-up pageant. Rock 'n' Roll dancers. Bar & food stalls.

Fun for the whole family music, dancing and food.

Rainbow Beach Sports Club, 1 Turana St, Rainbow Beach 4581.

Gates open 10am. Entry $5. 16 & under free.

Live music:

11:00am   Bowery Boys

7:30 pm    B-Daddy and the Double D's  (one of Qld's hottest Rockabilly acts.)


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

Friday 10 May

Saturday 24 August

Saturday 19 October

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

Taree Leagues Sports Club,

48 Cowper St, taree NSW

Saturday 11 May

Friday 23 August

Friday 18 October

7:00 - 11:30pm Lounge


16-19 May,

Blues on Broadbeach music festival

Canned Heat live in Qld Australia.



Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19 May 2019

Tribute to the King

3 night cruise with P&O departing Sydney roundtrip

from $599pp 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



May 17th, 18th, 19th

Rock n May - Wests Nelson Bay NSW

Fri 17th:     Rave On

Sat 18th:    Jake, Rattle & Roll

Sun 19th:    John Curtin.

Each event FREE entry


Saturday 25th May (click here for flyer)

MS Queensland, would like to invite you to support a

Fundraising night

Geebung Bowls Club

21 Thompson St, Zillmere, Qld 4034

7:00-11:00pm. Venue will be open from 6pm.

** NO BYO Alcohol as full bar facilities available**

Please note that no food can be brought onto the premises

Cost: Adults $10pp - Kids (16 yrs & under) $8pp

Hot meals available between 6-8pm at $15 each

RSVP: Contact: Stuart and Michael (07) 3865 4139

- no later than 10th May 2019 for catering purposes

Theme: RED and WHITE

Hosted by "The Boys That Dance"

come along and support this great event.

New Groove Jazz Ensemble will be performing!

Heaps of fun - Trivia, games and social dancing from 7pm

Get in early! Book a table and bring along all your friends

Contact Sutart to book and pay IN FULL to reserve the best

table posoitions of gthe vening. Tables will hold 8 people.

Bookings based ona First in, Best position basis.


24,25,26th May

Discounted pre-sale weekend passes now available for:

Annual Rock n Roll Weekend

in Tamworth, at West Leagues.

Pre-sale price: $80  per person

Live bands Friday 8pm to 1am

Live Bands Saturday day 10am to 5pm

Live Bands Saturday night 7pm to 1am

Headliners:- Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde from Ol' 55

Sunday morning wrap up 10am to 12pm

Plus entry into all dance workshops (Rockabilly, Swing, Partner/couples dances & line dancing)

and not forgetting the Pin-Up Pageant, best dressed comp (Saturday night)

Plus lots and lots of stalls

Direct deposits only for pre-sale tickets

Please contact: Yvonne 0488 789 742

for payment details and reference number

Special Note: Tickets are non-refundable. Payment plan also available.

Those looking for accommodation: Mecure Tamworth adjoins West Leagues.

Tickets selling fast so get in quick for these.!!!


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 & 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,



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


BREAKING NEWS for Cooly Rocks On (TM)

June 5 to 9, 2019l

copied from

This year, Cooly will rock with an incredible entertainment line-up featuring headline artist direct from Los Angeles, California, Marcel Riesco who has toured world-wide with his blend of Roy Orbison inspired music paired with the best Rock’n Roll of the 50’s and 60’s.

Joining the impressive entertainment line-up are Australian rock’ n ‘roll icon Tony Worsley & the fabulous Blue Jays, crowd favourite A Tribute to The Delltones and the powerful sounds the sounds of The Sonics. There is a huge cast of rock ‘n’ roll & rockabilly bands, and performers including the legendary Dennis Knight, and Cooly Rocks On™ Ambassador, Issi Dye.

There is so much to savour at Cooly Rocks On™ 2019 with cars, live music, dance displays, parades and markets, all set on stages, streets, parks and venues within iconic Coolangatta.

Live entertainment will rock continually delivering Rock’n Roll, Swing and Rockabilly from the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s and of course, the dance floors will be pumping. There will be roving entertainment, feature markets and food vendors activated in a beachside event site.

More than 500 cars will display in what is the most beautiful and iconic location for a Show’n Shine anywhere in Australia. There are more car clubs participating than ever before and will underpin the classic culture. Show’n Shine cars can be manufactured up to 1979 which incorporates the heady days of the ultimate muscle car era blending perfectly with the colourful classics.

With the support of sponsor, Shannons, seven times Bathurst winner and V8 Supercar Hall of Fame Inductee, Jim Richards will again appear as Grand Marshal of the ever popular Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade and will appear at Cooly Rocks On™ for meet and greets.

2019 will see the 60th anniversary of the humble Goggomobil, and there will be special celebrations for the iconic and much loved ‘mini-mobile’.

Whilst there always are so many new pieces to Cooly Rocks On™, all the favourite elements are still there cementing the festival as a signature event in Queensland.

Car Cruises, the Cooly Rocks On ™ Street Parade, Poodles and Pugs Parade, sky diving displays, market stalls and food vendors are all prominent features of the 2019 program.

Miss Cooly Rocks On™ and Miss Rockabilly contests are a pillar of the festival and in 2019, organisers will introduce a People’s Choice Award.

CEO of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Peter Doggett says that what is in store for 2019 is incredibly exciting.

“We listen to our festival goers and are proud that this year we can deliver the best jam-packed celebration of cars and culture to date.”

He adds “The extension in the 70’s only adds to our audience’s experience, and what we are assembling will certainly makes us a not-to-be missed festival. What makes Cooly Rocks On™ so special is our incredible beachside location and you can stay right in the heart of the action!”

In 2018, Cooly Rocks On™ generated more than $6 million for the local economy this year luring more than 110,000 people and generating over 34,000 visitor nights which was a major boost for the local tourism industry.

Cooly Rocks On™ is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live In Queensland events calendar, worth $800m to the state’s economy in 2019.

Expressions of interest are open for stallholders and applications will open very soon to be part of the army of volunteers who bring the event to life.

There are more reasons than ever before to mark your diary – l, and taste and feel the best the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s has to offer with Cooly Rocks On™.


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.


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.


Sunday 9 June 2019 from 8:00am - 7:00pm  (f

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.



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 July 2019

Viva Surfers Paradise 2019

Diolo Light is back!

info on:…/viva-surfers-para…/…


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.


July 26-28, 2019,

Groundwater TM Country Music Festival, Gold Coast.

2019 Artist applications open now

visit to apply


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


Keep the last weekend in July free for another big weekend at the Sawtell RSL, Coffs Harbour.

They had a fabulous weekend in 2018 so are going to repeat it in 2019.


Greazefest, 20th Anniversary

Festival Announcements coming soon.

August 2, 7pm to midnight

August 3, 10am to 10pm

August 4, 9am - 6pm

Redlands Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland Qld.




August 18th

Just Rock Upswich

Back to 63 Car Show & Shine

Ebbw Vale Memorial Park, Ebbw Vale, Qld.

October 11th, 12th, 13th

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

Details to follow


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



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

March 21st:  Old 45's

March 28th:  Dance On

April 4th:       Little Stevie & the Tail Fins

April 11th:     Route 66

April 18th:     Old 45's

April 25th:     Raiders

May 2nd:       Route 66

May 9th:        Old 45's

May 16th:      Buddy Love & The Tremors

May 23rd:      Rockin' Bodgies

May 30th:      Dance On

June 6th:       Buddy Love & The Tremors

June 13th:     Dance On

June 20th:     Rockin Bodgies

June 27th:     Mustangs Trio

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 6:00pm QLD (7:00pm NSW time)

(after Daylight Saving finishes in April it will be 6:30pm start 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.

Border Rockers classes:

We will return to normal week 1 onThursday 7th February 2019, week 1 beginners, intermediate and partner dance lessons.

More Info???

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 - Classes & Social Dance Tuesday Nights

Rock 'n' Roll                   (for flyer click here)

All Welcome

Rock 'n' Roll Classes,

Tuesday Nights (NEW TIMES)

Intermediate dancing 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Beginners Basic 4 step Rock n Roll 7:00pm - 7:45pm

FREE entry for first timers on any Tuesday night to Beginners Basic 4 step Rock n Roll Class.

Social Dancing with bands kicks off 7:45pm - 10:00pm.

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds Hall (Bill Deacon Pavilion)

115 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary.

Door prizes and raffles.

Entry Fees: PRICE INCREASE for 2019:

Students:           $5.00,

GCR members $10.00 (including raffle tickets),

non-members $12.00 (excluding raffle tickets)

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate & toasted sandwiches available from on-site van.

We'll be back burning the floor on

March 26th:           Route 66

April 2nd:               Old 45's

April 9th:                Buddy Love & The Tremors

April 16th:              Dance On

April 23rd:              The Mustangs

April 30th:              Buddy Love & The Tremors

May 7th:                 The Mustangs

May 14th:               Route 66

May 21st:               Old 45's

May 28th:               Buddy Love & The Tremors

June 4th:                Dance On - Cooly Rocks On TM Warm-up

June 11th:              Old 45's

June 18th:              The Mustangs

June 25th:              TBA

July 2nd:                 Route 66

July 9th:                 Dance On

July 16th:               Buddy Love & The Tremors

July 20th:               Formal Hop - Route 66

Jully 23rd:

July 30th:               Old 45's

September 15th:   Mt Nimmel - Trevor White

Like us on Facebook

Check out Gold Coast Rockers website:

PO Box 5329, Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218

Ph: 0410 500 123




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  


Mondays: 4:30pm

Delaney's Creek Hall, Cnr Breakley & Mt Mee Rd

Rock n Roll & Jive for JUNIORS, by Rock n Beat n Boogie Dance School

For Juniors of all ages, heaps of fun, learn to dance new and old skills for dance, improves children's social interaction, good fitness, all welcome, teachers fully qualified, opportunities for children also to progress to competitions if interested.

Cost for the class $10.

All enquiries; John Watson, 0407 147 181.

Monday nights

Dag Pub & Motel, 2040 Wood St, D'Aguilar, Qld 4514. Ph 5496 4533

Come along have some fun, Learn six step style Rock n Roll

Beginners Class 6:30-7pm

Intermediate Class 7-9pm

Cost for the night: $15.

All enquiries John Watson 0407 147 181

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

Freestyle Six Step Rock n Roll

Carina Senior Citizens Hall, 1 Edmonds St, Carina

Main Class - 6 step Rock n Roll - Intermediate to advanced

(Dancers should have learned footwork and basic moves before entering this class.)

Beginners 7:00-8:00pm

This class is for those wanting to learn footwork and basic moves in six-step Rock n Roll. No experience required.

$12 per class per person

All Welcome. Ph John Watson, 0407 147 181

Wednesday nights.  (click here for flyer)

Freestyle six-step and eight-step Rock n Roll

Dance Classes - six week blocks

Sandgate Bowls Club, Keogh St, Sandgate Qld 4017. (Venue no longer available. Currently looking for new venue)

7:00-8:00pm Beginners / Intermediate Lesson.

Learn the basix steps involved and how to lead, follow and be able to dance with all six and eight-step dancers in as little as 6 weeks.

8:00-9:00pm Advances lesson / Social Dancing

Dancers must have mastered the basic footwork and basic moves before doing the Advanced class. Learn a few more complex moves and link them together and look great on the dance floor.

$12 per class per person

All Welcome. Ph 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

Wynnum State School

12-2pm Sundays.

$8 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


New location for Wednesday classes from 16th January 2019. (click here for flyer)

Belmont Bowls Club, 20 Narracott St, Carina, 6:30pm-9:30pm, COMMENCING 16th January 2019.

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)

Dances:                                                    BANDS  (to download this list please click here)                                                            

Tue April 30th, Social Dance                   Band: The Zephyr Project, at Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd,

                                                                 Lawnton. 6:30-9:30pm. $12 members/$14 non-members. Please bring

                                                                 a plate of food to share (click here for flyer)

Sat May 11th, dance                               Band: Colt Seavers (RnR/Rockabilly),  Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd

                                                                 7-11pm $25 BYO supper & drinks (0427 233 634)

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


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:

April            - Maddison

May             - A couple of s hort line dances

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!


Just Rock Ipswich,

(teaches Rockabilly, Jive, 4 step & 8 step Rock n Roll and some partner dances, but predominantly rockabilly).

Venue: Swifts Sports Club, cnr Green St/Brisbane Rd, Booval.

Monday nights.

7:30pm til 9:30 except on 3rd Monday of month,

when they hold a social dance with RnR entertainer.

Contact: Bev Watter, President

Ph 3201 6819, or

Jay Mair, Treasurer


Saturday night dances at JRI 

Monday night social dances at JRI - TBA


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 (November & December) 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

Swing Dance Lessons (click here for flyer)

Every Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Geebung Bowls Club, Robinson Road.

Learn from Swing Sensation Instructor Shirley Boyd and

"The Boys That Dance"

Singles & Couples welcome

Kids under 15 - Dance for free

Contact Stuart on 3865 4139 for details

$10 per person

Contact number:

Stuart 3865 4139

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: April 28th, 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:



Blue Suede

disbanded at the end of 2018.


"The Jive Cats" - officially disbanding at the end of 2018.


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)

If you need to buy someone a present, you can buy a travel voucher made out to any value that you can present to them to be used towards their next or a nominated trip.





Further details will be released as they come to hand.

Call to Book!

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.

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Keep rockin’, and be happy,

Kind regards

Pauline Schafer

Editor, Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide


Gold Coast, Australia.

Ph 0410 291 173