Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide     

Ph 0410 291 173 | E: dancerpauline@me.com

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NEWSLETTER

Hi Everyone


This is the link to my website:       www.dancersgigguide.com.au


The Government announced on Sunday 22nd March that ALL Pubs/Clubs/Entertainment areas will be shut Australia-wide from Monday 23rd March at midday. This will most likely be for 6 months, but will be reviewed monthly. This means that my gig guide becomes irrelevant or obselete as there will be no dancing at all and no entertainment at all. I will keep my website going and will advise when things start getting back to 'normal'. In the meantime, keep in touch with each other with supportive messages, and practice at home for when we can socialise again. Stay safe and healthy! All entertainment and dancing is cancelled for the near future! Pauline

I have deleted most of the April gig guides, and just waiting for confirmation that the rest are cancelled before I delete.

Cheers, Pauline.


COOLY WILL NOT ROCK ON THIS YEAR - BACK TO ROCK IN 2021, 9-13 June

And the CALOUNDRA BEACHFEST IS ALSO CANCELLED THIS YEAR.

BUT

WINTERSUN 2.0 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25th-27th.

Rock 'n' Retro at Wintersun 2.0 is on 25th September

Long Gone Daddies are on Sunday 27th September 10:00-11:00am.


GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival

NEW DATES ANNOUNCEMENT

The Festival postponements dates are as follows:

Friday November 20, 7pm to 12am

Saturday November 21, 10am to 10pm

sunday November 22, 9am to 6pm


FOR MY FEES TO ADVERTISE, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I do charity work for free, but otherwise anything people want added to the newsletter or gig guides will incur a fee. Email: dancerpauline@me.com for a quote.


If any bands have their gig guides ready OR A LIST OF CANCELLATIONS, 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I appreciate it if people let me know if any of my information is incorrect or out of date, particularly with the dance classes...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.  Thanks to one of my readers I have changed 3 venues lately in my listing of dance classes at the end of my current monthly gig guide, which are all Ballroom/Old Time/New Vogue dance classes.

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CAR FOR SALE:

Nissan Pulsar Plus Special Edition, 2002 model, only traveled 137,913 km, champagne/silver colour, automatic.

Full service history and comes with Queensland safety certificate.

Great condition. Very reliable and economical.

Registered until 29 August 2020.

$4,500.00 reduced to $3,999

Selling because I've bought a bigger car to accommodate my grandkids car seats.

Located in Robina and any inspection is most welcome.

Contact Pauline on 0410 291 173 or Ray on 0438 704 484

and we can send you photos or to arrange an inspection

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The Gold Coast is having a Santa Christmas Parade this year, on

Sunday 6th December, starting in Main Beach and finishing in Surfers Paradise.

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Wet Wet Wet are doing a tour in May 2020  - I would imagine this is on HOLD for now, with the borders closing.

May 02, Crown Theatre Perth - Burswood

May 06, Thebarton Theatre - Torrensville

May 08, Palais Theatre - St Kilda

May 09, State Theatre, Sydney

May 13, Anita's Theatre - Thirroul

www.ticketmaster.com.au

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P&O ELVIS CRUISE - AT THIS STAGE, THIS WILL BE THE FIRST CRUISE RETURNING TO SAIL. THE SHIP WILL HAVE BEEN DISINFECTED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, EVEN THOUGH, AS FAR AS I KNOW, THERE HAVE BEEN NO CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ON HER. THEY WILL BE TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION POSSIBLE. The only thing I can see stopping it, is if we still have our distancing rules in place and public gathering limitations. IF the cruise is postponed or cancelled by P&O, we will be given a future cruise credit so we can go at a later date.


Departing from Sydney and Brisbane in 2020.

The Three-day Brisbane program will be hosted on Pacific Dawn and departs 16 June.

Tribute artists:

Mark Andrew, Damian Mullin, Carmine Cimilio,

Screenings of the King's most popular films, karaoke and appearances by renowned radio presenter Kel Richards.

To keep with the theme of the cruise, the Bianco and Gatsby party were replaced by:

- 60's and 70's night

- Party Like The King night.

We've had a few cancellations, so now only 4 going so far - if you would like to join us:

Ph Monday - Friday on 07 5572 7272 at

The Travel Studio, Q Super Centre, Cnr Bermuda & Markeri Sts, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED BRISBANE AREA

Hi,


ROCK UNDER THE CLOCK is now in its 6th year with no plans to 'pull the plug'. Featuring two dance nights each year at the historic Sandgate Town Hall - May & November - the event is going from strength to strength.


The Sandgate Branch of the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is the sole beneficiary of the event and use the proceeds raised to fund their Crime Prevention and Youth Diversionary Programs. To date, over $50,000 has been donated to support this cause.


As with any venture that relies on the input of volunteers, there will be attrition over time in the numbers who so unselfishly volunteer their services as members of the Planning & Organisation Team.


WE NOW NEED TO RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS TO OUR TEAM.


This is the purpose in writing to you, would you be interested in joining the Team?


What is involved in becoming a Team Member?

- Ideally, you will be proficient in one of the 'to be filled' functional areas (see below).  

- Some personal time will be spent in your chosen functional area preparing for the event, typically a 60 day time span.

- Attendance at three planning sessions held over a 60 day time span pre-event. Each session held at Sandgate PCYC at 1:00pm and of approx. two hours duration.

- Participation on the occasion of each event in the chosen functional capacity.

- Attendance at a post-event analysis meeting to report on any issues arising from the event that affected functional performance.


Functional areas needing to be filled.

Graphic Design

Creating the graphic artwork used to support event themes. These illustrations form the core of all visual promotional executions. Interested volunteers will have skills in the use of graphic design software, preparing print-ready art and experience liaising with production. A design brief is prepared well in advance of each event.


Booking Site 

Liaising with the ticketing company (www.trybooking.com) to populate the booking website. Persons interested in this function will have basic computer skills and experience manipulating text and graphics.


Bar Service 

This involves choosing the drinks menu in collaboration with the licensed provider and the Team, setting sell prices, collecting drinks & ice on the afternoon of the event, setting up/closing down the bar and managing the service on the evening. Preparing a sales/cash reconciliation for tabling at the post event meeting. Interested persons should have, or prepared to obtain, a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification.


We would love to hear from volunteers wishing to fill one of the above functional roles. Interested persons should, in the first instance, indicate their readiness to volunteer by replying to this email, outlining their experience in a preferred role. We welcome any enquiries regarding additional information on each role.


Our next event is planned for Saturday 23rd November. We are very keen to fill the available positions and commence the planning process to continue this significant and worthy fundraiser.

Please email replies to: rockundertheclock@gmail.com

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PRICE REDUCTION:

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

Invader (strat)     WAS $990. NOW JUST $680    Video Link:  www.bit.ly/janseninvader

Beatmaster (Tele) WAS $790.  NOW JUST 580   Video Link:  www.bit.ly/jansenbeatmaster

Contact: Ray 0438 704 484 or Email:    raylastelle@gmail.com


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THIS WEEKEND on the Gold Coast/Northern NSW:

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

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THIS WEEKEND in Brisbane:

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


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WHAT’S COMING UP:


VENUES:


The Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club (known as The Italian Club) (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters Qld 4226.

Ph: (07) 5575 1966 or

reception@italoaustralianclub.com

https://italoaustralianclub.com.au

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Green Frog Hollow Cafe has started a regular Rock and Roll night once a month  (ON HOLD UNTIL IT'S SAFE AGAIN)

on the second Friday evening each month from 6:00 to 10:30. 

Dinner is available with a special menu, and the premises is licenced.  

Music will be provided by DJ Rockin Ross.  

Green Frog Hollow Cafe is at 1551 Waterford Tamborine Road, Logan Village.

You can look forward to a very good night of dancing supported by many Village Rockers and many dancers from the Tamborine area and Brisbane southside. Rockin Ross will play all the classic Rock and Roll music non-stop plus a waltz or two and some line dances and requests.

Pleasant venue with great rural atmosphere and really excellent meals.

http://www.greenfroghollow.com.au or ph 5546 8267

https://www.dj-rockin-ross.com/ DJ Rockin Ross the record wrecker, 0400 995 555

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Woongoolba Hall

Rock & Roll and Old Time Dance at the Community Hall (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

($10 incl supper), 7:30pm.

2020 dates:

2 May, 5 June, 4 July, 1 Aug, 5 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 4 Dec.

Pimpama Island and District Community Centre, aka Woongoolba Hall

1226 Stapylton Jacobs Well Rd, Woongoolba, 7:30pm

fun - dance - supper - bar

Music by: BitterSweet

Ph Gail Holder/Kleinschmidt

0412 172 332

www.jitters.com.au/woongoolba-hall


Our beautiful old buildling was first built in 1917 and it has a real warmth and history.


Whether you choose to put together a table of 10 or would prefer to just come with a couple of friends, we really hope to see you.

Bookings are essential and are limited to 100 people. Tickets will be allocated on a first in, first served, basis.

www.stickytickets.com.au/89248

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GOLD COAST COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB INC.  Socials and practice CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

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

Mermaid Beach Bowls Club have nice meals, and will be keeping the numbers of patrons to a level advised by the Government. Phone :55 723463

March Social was an excellent day with very entertaining walk up artists, and Mark Day as our Guest Artist, had the audience in the palm of his hand.

Well delivered funny jokes, and great Country Music mini show, the crowd wanted more, and Mark delivered. 

 NEXT SOCIAL DAY, TO BE ADVISED. All Welcome

Our Guest  Lily Grace will be, performing with guitar, AT A LATER DATE..,With Gold Coast CMC Band.

Lots of Raffles, lucky door prize, Member’s draw, Cash money board draw. 

Tea and coffee provided, compliments of the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club.

Nice meals at great prices, and yummy cakes for purchase, and bar service.

Air conditioned and good dance floor. 

WALK UP ARTISTS:  PLEASE bring 3 corded charts for the band, and your copy. Two songs each artist, duo or group. Extra performance, if time permits.

Volunteer, BASS Player required, to be at practice and support Members, for our Club Band at Socials..

We are are non-profit organization. Please phone, Steve Fisher, 0427 538 266  Steve also teacher of Banjo and Guitar, special price for  G.C. CMC members.

MEMBERSHIP FEES: Juniors, are most welcome at the Club. $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.  

Newsletter advertising, only $50.00 for 12 issues, if you wish to advertise your business, and sponsor our Club.

Thank you to Q Growers Market, Q Super Centre, for a great fruit and Vegetable tray, for our raffles.  Chem pro Chemist, Q Super Centre, quality goods for raffles.

Information: Eve,  Mobile 0412 054 188  President/Secretary.

Email eve.secretarygccmc@gmail.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/GoldCoastCMClub

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The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club  (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

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

PH: 5535 1023

Cnr Connor St & Park Ave, Burleigh

www.burleighbowls.org.au

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The Paradise Point Bowls Club are putting on some fabulous entertainment. THE CLUB IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

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)


www.paradisepointbowls.com.au

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The Queensport Hotel (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

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.


Venue at http://www.queensporttavern.com.au/

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Marburg Mid-week dance, usually every 4th Friday but some variations.  ALL MARBURG DANCES CANCELLED FOR NOW.

Future dates

June 24th, July 29th (5th Wed),

August 26th, Sept no mid-week dance, Oct 21 (3rd Wed), Nov 25th, Dec 16th (3rd Wed, Xmas dance).

Band for all dances:  Let's Dance band

7pm - 11pm

$10 bring a plate. 0434 263 231 (Old Time / New Vogue / Rock n Roll)

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Guanaba Country Music Club.  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 (see above for March).

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

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. 


Heritage Park Pimpama is at Heritage Park Pimpama.

1 January at 13:39 · Pimpama, Gold Coast

Heritage Park is undergoing a major transformation over the next couple of years, but the South Coast Resoration Society and the Guanaba Country Music Club are still going as strong as ever. In the coming weeks the entrance to Heritage Park will move around the corner to the end of Bull Road. This will be a temporary entry while developers construct new roads and entry to the new Pimpama Sports Hub. Details of the new sporting facility can be found on the GCCC web site. the new entry to South Coast Restoration Society and the Guanaba Country Music Club should be finalised within six months. If you have any questions please send a message (the above link in blue) and we will be glad to help.

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Sporties Tuncurry, NSW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

DeeJay Jimmy D's Rock n Roll Dance Party

50's in Style Rhythm Impact!

Every 4th Saturday each month

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

ALL SHOWS CANCELLED UNTIL 14TH JUNE ALONG WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENT.

July 11th:        The Robertson Brothers '60's Variety TV Show'

August 15th:   Bay City Rollers featuring Les McKeown, $65 / $169 VIP (limited to 40), 8pm

October 24th: The McClymonts, $47, 8pm.

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On the third Sunday of each month (except January) between 2:00 and 4:00 pm,  (VENUE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

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:

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Beenleigh Tavernhttp://www.everwebapp.com CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

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Ticketmaster shows: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Rod Stewart: November 7th: Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, Qld. LOW AVAILABILITY.


Tikatek shows: www.ticketek.com.au

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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, Eagle Rock Cafe, Toogoolawah.

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

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COMING EVENTS - IN DATE ORDER


DAYLIGHT SAVING NSW,  2020 - Daylight saving  /  Starts 4 October 2020 (clock forward.

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WINTERSUN 2.0                            (click here for flyer)  -  BREAKING NEWS - NEW DATE!

WINTERSUN 2.0 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25th-27th.

Rock 'n' Retro at Wintersun 2.0 is on 25th September

Show n Shine, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Lowriders, Choppers, + more

Live Music - Rockabilly, swing, rock n roll

Kulture

Plus: Dance Workshops, kids entertainment, Markets, Food Trucks and Beer Garden too!

Long Gone Daddies are on Sunday 27th September 10:00-11:00am.

Murwillumbah Showground.

https://www.wintersun2.com.au/

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3rd-7th June 2020

COOLY ROCKS ON  CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR - COOLY WILL NOT ROCK ON THIS YEAR

www.coolyrockson.com

Facebook now: Cooly Rocks On Festival. The facebook page Cooly Rocks On is no longer active.

NOTE: TWIN TOWNS ENTRAINMENT IS CANCELLED UNTIL 14 JUNE

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Thursday 4th June, 6:00pm until late

Border Rockers Social Dance

Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins (Rock n Roll / Rockabilly)

Venue: Cooly Rec Club, 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta.

$20 pp per night. Raffles, lucky door prizes, prizes for best dressed, BYO drinks & nibbles.

Contact Trevor: 0428 552 550 for Table bookings and enquiries.

www.facebook.com/borderrockers

www.borderrockers.com.au

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6th June

Coolangatta-Tweed Golf Club

Rock n Roll dance - Two great dance bands

Bands: Dance On and Route 66

Tickets will be on sale shortly through the Golf Club

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Monday 8th June, 7-9pm

Rock n Roll Dance Workshop with NZ's "Feet with Heat" Teachers, Jo and Rodney

in conjunction with Cadillac Rockers and Jake Maloney

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Rock n Roll Dance Weekend!

Warwick 26th June, dance at the RSL

Stanthorpe RSL Workshop & Dance

Dance Warwick 8:30pm - 12:00am

Stanthorpe 27th June Workshop

10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Stanthorpe Dance 6:30pm - 10:30pm

RSL 65 Albion St, Warwick. Ph (07) 4661 1229

RSL 46 Marsh St, Stanthorpe. Phone (07) 4681 2324

For absolute beginners to most advanced! ALL WELCOME!!!

Workshop entry all day $25pp. Couples $40 all day. Half day $15pp, families with children $45 max

Band both nights "Long Gone Daddys"

Bookings essential for Stanthorpe Workshop. Ph Robyn 0414 999 759.

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Viva Surfers Paradise

July 10th - 19th.

Starring David Lee, Cote Deonath, Jesse Aron.

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Breakaways Rock n Roll Club (click here for flyer)

July 18th, 4-11pm (7 hour dance)

Lawnton Show Grounds, 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton,

TWO BANDS: Atomic Hi-Tones AND Jake and the Cadillace

$40pp. BYO nibbles and drinks. NO glass permitted. (RnR/Rockabilly)

Bookings Ph Jean 0427 233 634

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Sawtell Rewind Weekend

Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th July 2020

With Razzle Dazzle Rockers, (Sandy and Dale)

3 fantastic bands

Friday 24th July:              On The Prowl, and DJ Dale.                      Non-stop music from 7:00pm - 11:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm.

Saturday Daytime 25th:  Route 66, and DJ Dale.                             Non-stop music from 10:30am - 3:00pm. Doors open 10:00am.

Saturday Evening 25th:   Annual Ball, Matchbox band & DJ Dale. Non-stop music from 7:00pm - 11:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm.

Lucky door prizes. Giveaways, Bar, Bistro, Club facilities. Coffee shop open all day. All Welcome.

Weekend pass $55pp

For further enquiries & Ticket sales: Dale & Sandy: 02 6651 4108, 0421 130 076.

Featuring: Coffs Harbour Photo Booth.

Book your accommodation now because this will be another sell-out!

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GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival

NEW DATES ANNOUNCEMENT

The Festival postponements dates are as follows:

Friday November 20, 7pm to 12am

Saturday November 21, 10am to 10pm

sunday November 22, 9am to 6pm

Redland Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland


Performers: Jesse Dayton (USA), Shaun Young (USA), Lil' Mo (USA) & The Demons, Rusty Pinto, Scotty Baker, Pat Capocci,

The Detonators, Ezra Lee, Red Rivers, Twang, The Flattrakkers, Cherry Divine, B'Daddy & The Double Ds, Jon Flynn’s Knights of Sin,

The Linelockers, Lovejoy Surf, Miss Teresa, Peaches & The Alphasonics, Junior & The Easy Aces,

DJ Swingabilly Ray, DJ Jimmy D, DJ Leapin’ Lawrie

Tickets: www.greazefest.com


Monthly gig guide:


Friday July 31  Friday November 20th 7pm - 12am

GreazeFest

Redland Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland

Lil' Mo (USA) & The Demons, Rusty Pinto, The Linelockers, Jon Flynn's Knights of Sin


Saturday August 1 Saturday November 21, 10am to 10pm

GreazeFest Day events

Redland Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland

The Flattrakkers, Ezra Lee, Lovejoy Surf, Miss Teresa            


Saturday August 1 Saturday November 21, 10am to 10pm

GreazeFest Night events

Redland Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland

Shaun Young (USA), The Detonators, Scotty Baker, Twang


Sunday August 2 Sunday November 22, 9am to 6pm

GreazeFest

Redland Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland

Jesse Dayton (USA), Red Rivers, Pat Capocci, Cherry Divine, Peaches & The Alphasonics, B'Daddy & The Double Ds, Junior & The Easy Aces

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August 15th

Gold Coast Rockers

Formal Hop - theme Great Gatsby

Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

Runaway Bay Community Hall, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay

Tickets TBA

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Breakaways Rock n Roll Club (click here for flyer)

Saturday 29th August

7:00-11:00pm

Lawnton Show Grounds, 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton,

Band: The Lincolns

Black & White party. Prizes for the best dressed male and female costumes.

$25pp. BYO nibbles and drinks. NO glass permitted. (RnR/Rockabilly)

Bookings Ph Jean 0427 233 634

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Breakaways Rock n Roll Club (click here for flyer)

Saturday  5th September

4:00-11:00pm (7 hour dance)

Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympe Rd, Strathpine (air-conditioned).

TWO Bands:  Johnny Law and The Pistol Packin' Daddies AND DJ Rocker

$40pp. BYO nibbles and drinks. NO glass permitted. (RnR/Rockabilly)

Bookings Ph Jean 0427 233 634

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September 11-13th

Nimbin Roots Festival (the 5th Annual festival)

Roots music, peace, love & sustainability.

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Breakaways Rock n Roll Club (click here for flyer

Saturday 10th October

Lawnton Show Grounds, 757 Gympie Rd Lawnton

4-11pm

Bands Kid James Trio, and Itchy Fingers

Admission $40pp

Bookings: Prepaid tickets, Jean 0427 233 634

Email: breakawaysrnrclub@gmail.com

www.breakaways-rock-n-roll.com

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October 30th, 31st and November 1st  (click here for flyer)

Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival

Venue: Forbes Services Memorial Club

VIP tickets: $100

Single show tickets available.

Music by:

Disco Revolution, The King, Queen & friends, Issi Dye as Johnny O'Keefe (40th Anniversary RnR show), The Beach Boys,

The Bobby Darrin story, Eruption, Rockin' Rick Charles & Adrian, Rodney Vincent, Terry & Nigel Amatie, Stephen R Cheney, Royden Donohue. & more (I can't read the bottom second pic as the writing is too small on the poster. Pauline)

Registration & ticket purchases through www.123tix.com.au or from Forbes Services Club

Enquiries - Stephen R Cheney 0417 420 858, Email: stephenralphcheney@me.com

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November 13-15

Dance Fusion, (Line dancing)

Sea World, Gold Coast.

Guest Instructors Include:

Joanne Brady (USA)

Simon Ward
  

Maddison Glover


Stephen Paterson


Adrian Lefebour


Jessica Lamb


Chris Watson


Roxanne Moates and more.

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Breakaways Rock n Roll Club (click here for flyer

Saturday 21st November

Airconditioned strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine

4-11pm

Bands Phoenix and The Hellcat III

Admission $40pp

Bookings: Prepaid tickets, Jean 0427 233 634

BYO food and drinks, no glass permitted

Email: breakawaysrnrclub@gmail.com

www.breakaways-rock-n-roll.com

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The Gold Coast is having a Santa Christmas Parade this year, on

Sunday 6th December, starting in Main Beach and finishing in Surfers Paradise.

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Saturday 12th December 2020

Gold Coast Rockers Christmas party

Sharks AFL, Southport.

Band: Route 66.

Tickets TBA

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Saturday 12th December 2020

Breakaways Rock n Roll Club (click here for flyer)

7:00-11:00pm

Lawnton Show Grounds, 757 Gympie Rd Lawnton

Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

Free for memberes, $25 for non-members.

BYO nibbles and drinks. NO glass permitted. (RnR/Rockabilly)

Bookings Ph Jean 0427 233 634

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Saturday 19th December 2020

Border Rockers Christmas Party

Further details to be advised.

Enquiries Trevor: 0428 552 550

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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.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rock-and-Roll-Dance-Style-Mix/1503466006551054?skip_nax_wizard=true&ref_type=logout_gear

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[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: http://www.passion4dancing.com/rumba-side-basic-step-firs…/…

http://www.passion4dancing.com/rumba-side-basic-step-first-rumba-lesson/#more-7365

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DANCE FLOOR COURTESY

Here is the Gold Coast Rockers Etiquette on the Dance Floor:

1.     Wear clothing and dance shoes that make it easy and enjoyable to dance in.

2.     Personal Grooming - Shower and use a deodorant. Always take a hand towel, deodorant and a clean shirt to freshen up.  

         Brush teeth and use mouthwash or breath freshener. Abstain from foods that produce strong odours eg. garlic. The odour

         of cigarettes on one's breath or clothing is unattractive.

3.      Please ask ladies: Would you like to dance?

4.      Please ask men: Would you like to dance?

5.      Declining to dance: No thank you, I'm taking a break.

6.     Sharing the floor: If there is a mixture of dance styles on the floor, ballroom or circle partner dancers have the outside

         circle heading in an anti-clockwise direction.  Rock n Roll dancing is in the middle, Swing on the side.

7.     Dips and Lifts: The only thing to be said about aerials on the social dance floor is: Don't do them. While they may look 'cool'

         the execution of aerials requires training by a qualified instructor. Don't do them by yourself unless you are trained, and

         certainly don't do them on the social dance floor.

8.     Today's beginners will be the good dancers of tomorrow, so be nice to them and dance with them.

9.     Smile, be warm, be personable, be nice.

10.     Be considerate of other couples on the floor. Exercise good floor craft.  No large steps to be taken, dancing should be

         done in a 3 ft circumference.

11.     No stilettos to be worn on the dance floor.

12.       Be happy, be social and have FUN


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DANCE CLASSES & CLUB DANCES/EVENTS

ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


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


DANCE CLASSES - GOLD COAST AREAS  


N‘n’G Jyve -  

THURSDAY NIGHTS: (click here for new flyer)  CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER  NOTICE

We are commencing a trial of the advanced class only being on the LAST THURSDAY of every month

Social Dancing at 6:30 til 7:15pm.

Beginners Class 7:15 - 8pm  

Social Dancing - 8:00 - 10pm

Entry fees $12 per person (includes lesson)

Week 1  starts first Thursday of every month.


VENUE:

Gold Coast Italo Australian Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters. (CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL AFTER EASTER)

Every Thursday night.

Bands for social dancing 8pm-10pm


Bands:

April:

23rd:     Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

30th:     Route 66


The Gold Coast Italo Australia Club restaurant is open for meals every Thursday night 5:30pm 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!


(for video of class and dance night click these links):

https://www.facebook.com/johnny.wilburn/videos/10213062398268241/

https://www.facebook.com/johnny.wilburn/videos/10212737320021488/

https://www.facebook.com/goldcoastjivedance/videos/1513381382109516/


Website: http://www.jivedance.com.au

facebook business page:

https://www.facebook.com/goldcoastjivedance

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.


ALSO

1950’s & 60’s

Diner available for photo-shoots and small private function.

Any enquiries ph Nevis: 0419 652 739

www.jivedance.com.au

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BORDER ROCKERS (for flyer click here)  CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER  NOTICE

Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance lessons and social dancing

After today’s Government announcement and careful consideration for everyone’s health and well-being, we have decided to SUSPEND classes until further notice.

Our intent is to re-evaluate the situation after Easter and make further announcements, please check our FB site and Web page for updates. 
Stay safe and look after each other until things settle.

Stay Safe and look after each other until things settle.

Border Rockers

P.S. we luv you all and your dedication and commitment to keeping the art of Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing alive.

 

When???

EVERY THURSDAY Night


Week 1 of our 4-week lesson plan commences the 1st Thursday of each month, (except for June 4th)

beginners & Intermediate and Partner dance lessons.

NEW VENUE:

Cooly Rec Club, 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta.

There will be a small increase in our fees to $12 per night.

The new venue is Air-conditioned and has a fantastic dance floor.

All welcome!


CHANGES COMING:

Border Rockers are going to have a social dance with live music once a month.

If the date coincides with the last Thursday of the month, we will include week 4 lessons.

Dates which do not fall on the last Thursday will be social dancing only, for example,

27th February, 26th March and 28th May will include week 4 lessons.

On the 9th April and 4th June we won't be having lessons... the lessons will continue the following week.

Social dances:

Below is the list of artists:

back to  6:00 social dancing, classes commence 6:30pm when Daylight Saving stops)

28th May          Paul Carrigg                                (Week 4 lesson included)

4th June          Little Stevie & The Tail Fins      (No lesson tonight) $20pp. Raffles, lucky door prizes, prizes for best dressed, BYO

                                                                    nibbles and drinks. 6pm until late.

19th December     Border Rockers Xmas Party


More Info???

Trevor on 0428 552 550

https://www.facebook.com/borderrockers

www.borderrockers.com.au

then have fun dancing and meeting great people.

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

NEW VENUE:

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

TUESDAYS:

Intermediate 6:30pm

Basic 7pm

BAND 7:45pm

New Beginners: 1st class free.


Entry Fees:

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

BYO Drinks & Nibbles.


Bands:          

April 28th:     CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER  NOTICE. Buddy Love & The Tremors


Check out our website:

www.goldcoastrockers.com

facebook page: Goldcoast Rockers

Contact: 0419 500 123 for further information

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DANCE CLASSES - TOOWOOMBA AND BRISBANE AREAS


DANCE DANCE DANCE - LESSONS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS SCARE

MONDAY

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 Intermediate Social Ballroom.

NO PARTNER NEEDED, SINGLES WELCOME. (OT/NV/Fun)

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE. 


PHDELIAH GRIVAS

0428 137 962 Mobile

dancedancedance@bigpond.com

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Rock n Beat n Boogie Dance School 2017  CLASSES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


MONDAY NIGHT CLASS  

Clontarf Community Hall

34 Cornelius St, Clontarf.

NEW VENUE from 16th March

Redcliffe CWA Hall, 182 Redcliffe Parade.

7:00 - 9:00pm

No partner needed.

Air-conditioned venue.

4 step, 6 step, 8 step (jive) and swing covered in rotational lesson blocks

Only $15 - Multi lesson discount available.

ARRDC Qualified teacher, call John Watson 0407 147 181.


NEW CLASS  (click here for flyer) TUESDAY RNR DANCE CLASSES ARE TEMPORARY CLOSED. SORRY FOR ANY

                                                         INCONVENIENCE

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) -TUESDAY RNR DANCE CLASSES ARE TEMPORARY CLOSED. SORRY FOR ANY

                                                                                         INCONVENIENCE

Social Dance Classes

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

1st Class -  6 step Rock n Roll  (new 6 step routine started 30 July)

2nd Class - 8 step Jive (By popular demand the circle is back in the eight step class along with full partner rotation so all can join in.)

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

NORTHSIDE - LAWNTON -  VENUE  LESSONS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS SCARE

Lawnton Lions Club Pine Rivers Showgrounds,

757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required

Every Tuesday

6:00 - 7:00pm  Beginner basics

7:00 - 8:00pm  Beginner Classes

8:00 - 8.30pm  Social Break & Announcements

8.30 - 9.15pm  Intermediate

9:15 - 9:30pm Partner Dancing


Venue: SOUTHSIDE - CARINA (click here for flyer) LESSONS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS SCARE

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

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required.

Every Wednesday

6:00-6.30 Beginners basics

6.30-7.30 Beginners Lesson

7.30-8:00-Intermission

8:00-9.00 Advanced lesson

9:00-9:30 Partner dancing


* All times and classes are subject to change.


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

 

Annual Fees:

Single:    $20 per year

Couples: $35 per year

 

Beginners are always welcome to join our friendly social atmosphere.


Coming Dances:

Saturday 18th July:     4:00-11:00pm Lawnton Showgrounds. TWO bands: Atomc Hi-Tones AND Jake and the Cadillacs.

                    $40.00 per person. BYO food and drink. NO glass permitted. (click here for flyer)

Saturday 29th August:  7:00pm-11:00pm Lawnton Showgrounds, Band: The Lincolns. $25 entry. Black and White party.

                    BYO Food & Drinks, NO glass permitted. Prizes for the best dressed male and female costume.

                    (click here for flyer)

Sat 5th September:     4:00-11:00pm Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine (air-cond)  4:00 - 11:00pm

                    TWO bands: Johnny Law & The Pistol Packin' Daddies AND JD Rocker. $40pp. BYO food & drinks. No Glass.

Saturday 10th October: 4:00pm-11:00pm Lawnton Showgrounds. TWO bands: 'Kid' James trio AND Itchy Fingers. $40.

                    7 hours of dancing. BYO nibbles & drinks, NO glass. (click here for flyer)

Sat 12th December:     Christmas Party. 7:00-11:00pm. Lawnton Showgrounds. Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins.

                    Free for members, non-members $25. BYO Food & drink. NO glass permitted. (click here for flyer)


Social Nights:

Tuesday 31st March:     6:30pm-9:30pm Lawnton Showgrounds, Band: The Tri-Tones $12 members, $14 non-members.

                    Bring a plate. (click here for flyer)


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

Postal address: PO BOX 1473, BROWNS PLAINS BC QLD 4118

Email: breakawaysrnrclub@gmail.com

Website: www.breakaways-rock-n-roll.com

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

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GOTTA SWING - ALL CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

Email: mark@gottaswing.com.au    Web: www.gottaswing.com.au  

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.

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!

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Just Rock Ipswich,

(We teach 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 we hold a social dance with RnR entertainer. (next one 7th March, $15 non-members. Band: Old 45's).

Email: info@jri.com.au

www.jri.com.au

or Facebook: Just Rock Ipswich.

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DANCE CLASSES - NORTHERN NSW AREAS


Cadillac Rockers Rock n Roll Dance Classes (click here for flyer)  ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Learn to Rock 'n' Roll

MONDAY NIGHTS at South Tweed Sports Club!

7:00pm - 6 Step (new routine every month taught by Jake Maloney)

Cash and EFTPOS payments methods now available.

Suited for all ages & experience levels, CAdillac Rockers will get you up dancing like a pro in no time!

Entry Prices:

$12.00 - Cadillac Rocker's Members

$15.00 - Non-Members and guests

Cadillac Rockers 1 year memberships only $99.00 (limited time only)

includes tee-shirt, 1/2 private dance lesson, plus discounts on weekly classes and events!


Gold Coast class coming soon.


Private & Group Lessons available: (Click here for flyer)

Learn to dance one on one or with a group of your choice!

Lessons available at: Tweed Creative Studios - 1/19 Buchanan St, Murwillumbah, NSW. (Tuesdays - Fridays)

Learn from the comfort of your own home! Murwillumbah to Brisbane, available 7 days (additional travel fees may apply).


Private & group lesson pricing:

Singles:    $35 1/2 hour or $6 hour

Couples:  $55 1/2 hour or $100 hour

Group (4): $100 1/2 hour or $180 hour

Group (8): $160 1/2 hour or $320 hour.


For Bookings or enquiries: Ph Jake: 0413 388 528 or EMAIL: dance@cadillacrockers.com

www.cadillacrockers.com

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RAZZLE DAZZLE ROCKERS

Rock 'n' Roll Dance Classes

COFFS HARBOUR & SURROUNDS AND GRAFTON   ALL CLASSES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

New Venue: Boambee Hall behind the wimpy.

Tuesdays. 7:00pm

7:00 Intermediate and advanced lessons

7:45 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

razzle.dazzle.rockers@gmail.com    

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MUSICIANS / BANDS


The Wanderers band from Brisbane have disbanded.

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The RollerCoasters have disbanded.

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

The Rock n Roll Boys is a Gympie-based duo or trio that, true to it’s name, presents rapid-fire

rock and roll music that keeps dance floors full all night.


The 2019 highlight for the boys was the release of their CD, Dancin’ Days. This collection of 12 original dance songs blends in beautifully with classics such as Elvis, Beatles, Eddie Cochran and Bill Haley as well as a few 70s show stoppers from the likes of Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and Neil Diamond.


Backed by live-recorded bass & drums, Bob Cole and Andy Stokes provide all live vocals and guitars. For an even fuller sound, we can be joined by Brisbane piano legend, Chas Whitling to perform as a trio.


Rock and Roll dancers flock to our shows from Brisbane to Gladstone. We also play most of the major retro-styled festivals across SE and central Qld. We’ve all been in and around the entertainment game for well over 30 years so we feel we have a pretty good handle on what people want when it comes to this style of dance music. 

We provide top quality, non-stop rock and roll that keeps people on to the dance floor and can add dinner music as well if you wish. 

We are equally at home playing in small and large venues and have an expandable PA system that can be adapted for the smallest room, the largest auditorium or any outdoor venue. Our repertoire is squarely aimed at those who love good old rock and roll music and love to dance.

     

Bob Cole:       0407 173 690

Andy Stokes: 0412 317 928

www.rocknrollboys.com (there is a link to their website on the Bands page too.)

Email: therocknrollboys@gmail.com

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The RocknRollaBillys

The RocknRollaBillys are Leona Stevens (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums/percussion), Andrew Stokes (back-up vocals, lead guitar, cigar box guitar, electronic drum programming) and Jo-Maree Stokes (Double Bass, support vocals, costuming).  

The RocknRollaBillys were originally conceived by Andrew as a back-up alternative to the popular 'Rock 'n' Roll Boys' when lead singer Bobby Cole was off on one of his overseas adventures.  However, they are quickly becoming a popular favorite amongst the Rock n Roll dancers and clubs of South East QLD. They are commited to re-creating a 'yester-year' experience with great 50's/60's style dance tunes, retro custom-made costuming, and through using instruments common to the era – including Elvis mics. Andrew, Jo-Maree and Leona also know what the dancers like to hear, as they are Rock n Roll Dancers themselves.

The RocknRollaBillys are becoming known as a great club band due to their interesting sound and their unique renditions of popular toe-tapping dance music. They cover classic and more modern Rock and Roll dance tunes as well as Swing, Rockabilly and Jive.  Their targeted, yet diverse, range of tempos cover 4-step, 6-step and 8-step Rock n Roll styles and also allows the more serious dancers to do many other dance styles including Cha Cha, Tango, Lindy Hop, various Partner Dances, and even some Line Dancing.  For those who don't take their dancing that seriously, they can sit back and be entertained by a professional band that will have them laughing, singing along and dancing in their seats as they recreate and reinterpret the great sounds of days gone by fattened up with modern electronic drum/rhythm technology delivered though quality PA and subs.  They also bring enough lighting to effectively add a party/celebratory ambience to the performances and when required can organise Rock 'n' Roll Dance demonstrators to perform.

Leona Stevens is rightly described as another “Wanda Jackson” or “Emelda Mae”with her powerful bluesy rock 'n' roll/Rockabilly voice and attractive presentation. Leona developed her love for music while hanging around with her older brothers and her father who were working musicians in and around the Sydney music scene. After discovering her uniquely powerful voice they often got her up to sing with them. She also went on to perform in her own bands in Sydney for many years.  As well as an exceptional lead vocalist, Leona is also competent on guitar and drums. Since moving north to Queensland, Leona has been performing extensively in major QLD venues including more recently as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the popular South East QLD club band 'Sera Loons'.  She has shared stages with the likes of Phil Emanuel and performed at many major music venues including regular appearances at the Gympie Music Muster.  

Andrew Stokes has been a professional comedic entertainer and musician for more than 25 years.  He grew up surrounded by music, being the son of a music teacher who had achieved the highest levels of musical training possible on piano.  By the time Andrew was ten years old he was playing piano, trumpet, guitar, cornet, ukulele, and learned to sing harmonies. He also played drums at times in his mother's old-time dance band that performed in the local dance halls in South East Qld towns near where they lived. Andrew went on to play in the clubs and pubs around Brisbane and worked as a booking agent for two major Queensland entertainment booking agencies.  More recently for over 10 years Andrew was the lead guitarist, backup singer, musical director and band leader for the highly successful corporate function band 'The Dukes of Rhythm'.  Andrew also founded, and still performs with, the heavily-booked retro-dance club duo the 'Rock n Roll Boys'. The Rock 'n' Roll Boys have a large following of dancers and repeatedly perform at most of the major Clubs and Rock n Roll/Rockabilly festivals in South East QLD.  They have recently released their first CD of original Rock 'n' Roll style songs.  

Jo-Maree Stokes is the very talented, very patient and long-suffering wife of Andrew Stokes.  Jo-Maree has been involved in music since she was 8 years old when she began lessons on flute and piano.  She went on to perform with various groups and orchestras as well as serving as chorister for large vocal groups.  More recently she has immersed herself in the Rock 'n' Roll/Rockabilly scene taking up the Double Bass, making 50's costumes and helping Andrew build a 1950's style Teardrop camper trailer.  Having endured 'Little Instrument Syndrome' as a flautist for many years, she is very proud that, although she is still the shortest person in the band, she now plays the biggest instrument on the stage.  Joey (as she is affectionately known) drives the band with her consistent pumping double-bass playing makes it a great band to dance to.

Sample Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHNWBIPUbqQ

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHv7ZAzOCzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_0noteic0g&list=PLVp4HeNJ-hLmZ4b1RwEE3cIF9UGj8Y2AR&index=15&t=0s

For bookings and enquiries please call or text:

Andrew Stokes on 0412 317 928 or email us on therocknrollabillys@gmail.com

You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/therocknrollabillys/

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Musician looking for a new band or fill-in work:

Drummer / bass guitar / rhythm guitar / vocals - can harmonise.

58 years experience, mainly plays Rock n Roll / Country / modern country.

Graeme Oldham moved to northern NSW from Sydney a couple of years ago.  

PH 0467 631 315

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The Tri-Tones

Facebook: The Tri-Tones

Authentic Rockabilly and Rock n Roll 3 piece band

Contact Adam: 0412 089 639

or Matt: 0411 244 074

Facebook: search The Tri-Tones (They're the 2nd one up with the logo of an orange cartoon cat)

Rockabilly, Blues, Alternative Country and Early Rock. Feel, authenticity, love for the genres, Musicianship. Experience, quality, accessible, dance your feet off.

Brothers Matthew and Adam O’Connor have been playing music together for their whole lives and swap instruments like it’s “nothin but a thang”. They have been the backbone of Lock ‘n’ Load for the last 5 years and are still rockin’ that space. But a calling to do some extra repertoire in the intimate setting of a trio has inspired them to combine with a powerhouse drummer and rock a broader range of stuff that will echo with all dance styles. Come see this band and you will not regret the effort as they will infect you with the enthusiasm of the great music genres of the 20th Century. GET ALONG!!

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BILLY CARTE

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.

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Double Deuce

(Classic Hits 'n' Misses)

Brent Lillie and Linda Street

Facebook: Linda Street

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

The Humbugs have reforme

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!!!


E: thehumbugs@hotmail.com

Ph 0402 180 867

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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.

 https://www.facebook.com/TheHemis/

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The Rockin Bodgies

Have a new website:

http://www.rockinbodgies.com.au

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.

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Glenn Callaghan (solo artist) (country) www.glenncallaghan.com.au

Rock Steady (duo)

Rock Steady (trio) (Classic Rock n Roll) www.rocksteady.net.au

Talk of the Town (with Laura Doolan) www.http://talkofthetown.net.au/

Laura Doolan Trio (with Laura and Debbie Fitzsummons)

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

admin@glenncallaghan.com.au

Ph 07 5426 4767

0417 003 986

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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:

wwwthedukesduo.com

Email: rockerteer1949@gmail.com

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ChevyXpress.  (click here for flyer)


NEWS FLASH!

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

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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.

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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7XJfGcuzBE&feature=youtu.be

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

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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).

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CRUISES/TRAVEL

(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.

THERE IS A LINK ON EACH ADVERT TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL BROCHURE!

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


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.


Contact the girls for more info at

The Travel Studio

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

Email: reception@thetravelstudio.com.au

Ph (07) 55 72 72 72

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


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) - Marina Prior has now joined this cruise!

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IN 2020 THERE WILL BE THREE MUSIC CRUISES:

CRUISIN' COUNTRY               (click here for flyer)

ROCK THE BOAT,                    (click here for flyer)

BRAVO.

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.

Anthony Warlow (Am) with special guest Amanda Lea LaVergne, Ruthie Henshall (UK),

Teddy Tahu-Rhodes, Peter Coleman-Wright (AO), Cheryl Barker (AO), David Hobson, Mirusia,

Richard Troxell (USA), Nexas Quartet, Guy Noble, Jonathon Welch (AM), The Metropolitan Orchestra, Composers in Exile

Sam Roberts-Smith, Georgia Wilkinson, Shakira Dugan, Daniel Todd, Ambre Hammond, Figaro, Stomping Ivories,

Chris Lloyds, Sophie Foster, The Jazz Kings, Vov Dylan and Glenn Amer, Swing Force Big Band, Antonio & Kate Villano,

The Carpenters from Kempsey, Ssh there's a Lady On Stage, The Cellists of TMO, Divalicious, The Ooh La La, The Hamiltons,

Trina Lincoln and Held to Ransom, Tenori, Sarah Maclaine Trio, The Shades, Duets with Daz and Deb,

Shelley & Robertson presents 'Timeless', Jess & Matt, Bravo Quartet, Aura, Francis Greep.

Over 45 performers on board.


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.

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.

For a copy of the flyer please email Pauline on reception@thetravelstudio.com.au and I'll forward it on to you.

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Keep rockin’, and be happy,



Kind regards

Pauline Schafer

Editor, Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide

www.dancersgigguide.com.au

E: dancerpauline@me.com

Gold Coast, Australia.

Ph 0410 291 173