Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide     

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It is with sadness that I pass on a message I received on Friday morning from Kay Shoard regarding Catfish (John Purser).

"To our families and friends,

John has passed over and is on his journey home to where his other rocker friends are.

I would like to thank everybody that came to see him, sent messages, all the phone calls and all that love him. Thank you all for your love, friendship and support.

I will always love him and I will miss him, we have been like Bib and Bub for 20 years.

The service will be held on Thursday 27th July at 1pm,

Southport Church of Christ (Cnr Olsen Ave & Griffith Way, Southport),

Private family burial,

Followed by a celebration of his life at Ashmore Tavern at 3pm.

Would love for you to come and help celebrate Catfish's wonderful life.

Love Kay and family xx

Just to clarify we would love you to attend the service and the wake.

It is only the burial that is a private family attendance."

Thank you Kay for inviting us all. I'm sure all the dancers join with Ray and I in wishing you every sympathy and sincere condolences as you come to terms with your loss. Catfish has brought a lot of joy to so many people with his music and he will be greatly missed by us all.




Albert Geoffrey Mcelhinney OAM (born 20 December 1922 in Surrey Hills, Victgoria, Australia), also known as Geoff Mack, is a country music singer and songwriter. He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Austrlaia on 13 June 2005 with the citation, For service to country music and to the community, particularly through support for senior citizens' groups. As a songwriter, he wrote "I've Been Everywhere" which was an Austrlaian hit for Lucky Starr in April 1962 and became popular in North America when adapted for Hank Snow in November. More than 130 cover versions have been recorded.

A former dancer with Geoff Mack called Ruth called into the ABC Mid North Coast NSW morning programme to report that Geoff Mack had passed away on the Gold Coast on Friday 21 July, aged 94.



Bruno and Rita (Romio & Juliette" have informed me that Bazza, one of their fellow musicians on the Sunshine Coast, also passed away on Friday 21st July. His funeral will be held this week up there on the Sunshine Coast.



Lost another Dear friend (From Susie Jay)

Colleen Fitzgerald an amazing lady who ran the Johny Young Talent school on the Gold Coast for many years. She gave so many young children fabulous opertunities in Show business. Had just come back from taking a group to perform in Disneyland . As she had many times . We will certainly miss you Colleen you are a great loss for all of us and the children in Entertainment on the Gold cost. Forever greatfull to you for starting my career in teaching , youll be forever in my heart. Love you Colleen .


Well, it's been a week of sad news hasn't it.

As we get older, we seem to lose more of our loved friends.

Lets look forward, and plan some fun nights out, and live our lives to the fullest.

This Saturday night should be a good one.

If we want to get live entertainment back to the Mermaid Bowls Club on Sunday afternoons we MUST support them this Saturday night, otherwise it just won't happen... We're doing our bit, but we need some more friends to join us!


29th July

Mermaid Bowls Club  (for flyer, click here)

Christmas in July

Band: Beat Street

6pm for a 7pm dinner

$29.90 incl two course meal. (terrific food... best roast in town)

Live entertainment, lucky door, best dressed. Raffle prizes.

Ph 07 5572 3463 for tickets.



Ray and I have one table booked. If you would like to join us please let me know, and I'll book another table. Ph 0410 291 173. Pauline.

PS. We went a had a look at their new sound-proofing modifications a couple of weeks ago. They've built a special sound-proofing wall where the side windows were, and also inserted a wall to close off the dance floor area from the dining area. So this will be their first test. They've prepared their neighbours.

They'd love to get the Rock n Roll crowd back here on Sunday afternoons, so if this is a success they will go ahead.

Please support them, as they went to a lot of trouble to enable this to happen.

As we don't seem to have found a big venue to be 'home' to us on a Sunday afternoon on the mid-Gold Coast, this will be perfect.


Paul McCartney

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane,

Saturday 09 December 2017 19:00.

This event will be sold out in 6 days (as at Saturday 8th July), so be in quick if you want tickets.

Prices from $127.80 to $158.02.


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


Rock the Boat 8 (just released)

7 nights departing Sydney onboard the luxurious Radiance of the Seas

Visiting Noumea and Lifou (New Caledonia)

21st - 28th October 2018.

Artists: Foreigner / The Romantics / Ross Wilson / Russell Morris / Shannon Noll / Eurogliders / Chocolate Starfish

The Voices: Mark Gable / Jason Singh / Reece Mastin / Dale Ryder /

"Harrisongs - A Tribute to George" / Machine Head / Deep Purple Experience.

Stylus / Kevin Borich / Phil Emmanuel / Tim Gaze Band / Field, See & Mason / The Lisa Edwards Band / John Bettison Band /

Creedence Rising / James Morley Band / The Adele & Amy Songbook / Doug Williams Band / Dirty Deeds / Dino Jag /

Pat Wilson and the Bop Crew / Guitar Workshops / Borich / Emmanuel / Gaze / Clearway / UK Blitz / Zoltan /

Dirty Dice / McKenzie / Haxan / Andy Toombs / Sweet Bad Lizzy / Trainwrech duo / Hype duo / The Soniks /

MC Captain Kirk / The 80's Experience / The Pardoners / Barb Wired / Tumbling Dice / Flashbacks to Woodstock /

Brew'n The Blues / Pete Robinson Band.

Twinshare (per person) pricing starting at

$2,495 each (Interior),

$3,195 each (Oceanview),

$3,795 each (Balcony) and

$4,535 each (Suites).

Brochures out soon.

For Expressions of interest, please contact Pauline and The Travel Studio team on (07) 5572 7272



Rock the Boat 7

Sailing ex. Sydney October 16th-23rd 2017,

aboard Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas.




$1300pp Inside cabin

$1500pp Oceanview cabin

$1800pp Balcony cabin.

all prices based on Twin Share.

For further details and a flyer, click on cruises tab.

I have 1 lady wanting to share with another lady. Please contact Pauline if you are interested, on 5572 7272 from 9-5pm Mon-Fri or 0410291173 outside work hours.


Cruise n Groove 2017

23rd October, 8 days.



$1300pp Inside cabin

$1500pp Oceanview cabin

$1800pp Balcony cabin.

all prices based on Twin Share.

For further details and a flyer, click on cruises tab.

I have 1 lady wanting to share with another lady. Please contact Pauline if you are interested, on 5572 7272 from 9-5pm Mon-Fri or 0410291173 outside work hours.


Bravo: Cruise of the Performing Arts

31st October - 7 November. 7 Nights.


Many of you will know that our passengers on Bravo are more elderly than our traditional music charters. In addition to this we have 70-80 wheelchairs on board. Even though we never oversell the capacity of the showroom the need to get everybody seated comfortably and leave additional room for those that are mobility challenged has encouraged us to take an even more conservative view.

In this case, we will carry a few less passengers. This can be achieved by leaving some empty cabins or by carrying more singles.

To begin with, we have decided to offer the opportunity for singles to travel on sole occupancy for  only 50% surcharge rather than the normal 100%.


Interior Stateroom:

Was $5228 NOW $3921

Oceanview Stateroom:

WAS $6624 NOW $4968

Balcony Stateroom

WAS $8286 NOW $6215

This will be strictly capacity controlled and will be withdrawn as soona s we have reduced the overall capacity to the desired level. This is for new bookings only and is available immediately.


ROCK THE BOAT 2018 - U.K.   (click here for flyer)

Back to The 80's.

Cruiseco are proud to announce the release of the newest musical festival at sea,

Back to the 80's Cruise 2018.

Departing on the 6th of May 2018 and sailing for 7 nights from Southampton (UK)

aboard Navigator of the Seas.

Ports include Bilbao (Spain), Vigo (Spain) and Lisbon (Portugal).

Further details on artists and pricing under the CRUISES tab at the top of the page.



50's, 60'S, 70'S, 80'S COVER BANDS IN QLD

(Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast)

Gossy, previously with Jump & Jive (Melb) and now with new band Gold Coast band Beat Street, is residing in Queensland and looking for some work with local bands.  Anyone looking for a fill-in drummer/vocalist, send me a message here on Facebook or call Graeme on 0407 250 258

(for photo click here)


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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 804 484 or Email:



Memphis Mayhem, for great Rockabilly and Rock n Roll music streamed live.

Based on the Gold Coast. is an internet country music station with an emphasis of playing independent country music recordings by artists from Australia and overseas. Some programs are live feed so join us on Facebook and become part of the Mark.


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)




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 7.00pm Sharp (time change effective from 1st June)

Free events, no noise restrictions or parking issues.

Gig guide:


Sat 22nd:  Stone Cold Band


Sat 5th:     Jukebox Heroes

Sat 12th:   The Angels Tribute (Straight Jacket)

Sat 26th:   The Rolling Stones Experience


Sat 8th:     The Divinyls

Sat 16th:   Dirty Dice

Sat 23rd:   The Eagles

Upcoming Events at

Venue at


The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club

They had a great dance crowd there in April for the Rock n Roll night with Catfish and the Dee Jays, who enjoyed dancing on their smooth and shiny 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.


Fri 21st:    Spectrum (60's to top 40)

Sat 22nd:  Beach Boyz Tribute Show from 8pm, Tickets $20pp from reception

Sun 23rd:  Lone Wolf (crowd pleaser - Ed Sheeran - Elvis)

Fri 28th:    Two Wheel Drive (Mark Rigney & David Lee Jay (50's to 90's)

Sat 29th:   Blue Suede (Rock n Roll night from 7pm, free entry)

Sun 30th:  Lloyd Saniel (variety from The Beatles to Bruno Mars)

Rock n Roll Saturday nights: - Last Saturday of every month from 7pm.

July 29th:      Blue Suede

August 28th: Wally & The Gators

Sept 30th:     The Dee Jays.

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 (for photo of dance floor click here)

TIME: SUNDAYS 3:00 - 7:00pm, FRIDAYS 6:00 - 10:00pm


Fri 21st:     Fire & Ice 6:00

Sun 23rd:   Phil Langdon

Fri 28th:     Long Gone Daddies Band

Sun 30th:   Two Cultures 3:00

August gig guide is updated to include their gigs for this venue.

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)


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. 


Jupiters Casino have the following shows coming up:

New York State of Mind, a Tribute to Billy Joel, Saturday Aug 5th.

Roy Orbison Orchestrated, Saturday August 12th 2017

Ph 5592 8303 or from the Jupiters Box Office.


Sporties Tuncurry, NSW

DeeJay Jimmy D's Rock n Roll Dance Party

50's in Style Rhythm Impact!

Every 4th Saturday each month commencing Sat 25th June


Twin Towns - some of the shows they have coming up (check out their website for more):


21:        Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

22:        The Best of the Eagles

29:        Dragon celebrates Countdown.


4:          Herman's Hermits

5:          Tina

12:        Jon Stevens

18:        Everly Brothers & Del Shannon In Concert (The Robertson Brothers & Jeff Fallon)

22:        Lucky Starr

29:        John MacNally

30:        Lonnie Lee


8+10:   Lee Kernaghan (Boys from the Bush 25th Anniversary Tour)

9:          Seventh Wonder: The Fleetwood Mac Experience

16:        Isla Grant

22:        Elvis to the Max (farewell tour)


27:        Si Cranstoun & Band


11:        The Bootleg Beatles


ELTON JOHN and his band

Once in a Lifetime Tour

Exclusive to Australia, Elton John and his band will perform four very special Once in a lifetime concerts this September.

Three of the first-and-last time events will be in cities he has never played before, and one is an intimate revisit of more than 25 years.

Fri 22 Sep - Mackay - BB Print Stadium

Sun 24 Sep - Wollongong - Win Stadium

Wed 27 Sep - Hobart - Derwent Ent Centre

Sat 30 Sep - Cairns - Cazaly's Sadium



July 28-30, 2017

Broadbeach Country Music Festival.

Free event.

Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, The Wolfe Brothers, Shane Nicholson, Sara Storer and many more.


Gold Coast Arts Centre

4 Seasons in 1 night,

Hits from Frankie Vallie songs starring Bobby Fox

Friday 28 July 11am daytime (75 min show)

Friday 28 July 7:30pm Evening (1 hr 40 min show)

Daytime show: Adults $35, Concession $19.50, Student $19.50, Child $19.50, Group 6+ $29

Concession Group 6+ $16.50.

Evening Show: Adult $45, Concession $40, Student $40, Child $40, Group 6+ $39.

DAYTIME SHOW: 75 mins duration. Theatre-style seating. Complimentary tea and coffee served from 10:15am. Food option: pre-book a post-show lunch for $16.

EVENING SHOW: 1 hour & 40 mins duration. Cabaret-style seating. Food option: Pre-show dinner available for purchase on the night.

Bookings: 07 5588 4000


29th July

Mermaid Bowls Club  (for flyer, click here)

Christmas in July

Band: Beat Street

6pm for a 7pm dinner

$29.90 incl two course meal. (the cooks are new - the same ones as Robina Bowls use, so great food).

Live entertainment, lucky door, best dressed. Raffle prizes.

Tickets on sale at the bar.

Ph 07 5572 3463.

Ray and I are going to this and have booked a table. If you would like to join us please let me know, and we can book another table. Ph 0410 291 173. Pauline. WE NEED MORE DANCERS TO BOOK!

PS. We went a had a look at their new sound-proofing modifications a couple of weeks ago. They've built a special sound-proofing wall where the side windows were, and also put a separating wall and door up between the dance floor and restaurant. So this will be their first test. They've prepared their neighbours.

They'd love to get the Rock n Roll crowd back here on Sunday afternoons, so if this is a success they will go ahead.

Please support them, as they went to a lot of trouble to enable this to happen.

As we don't seem to have found a big venue to be 'home' to us on a Sunday afternoon on the mid-Gold Coast, this will be perfect.


Saturday 29th July

Razzle Dazzle Rockers Annual Ball

Sawtell RSL in the Princess Room (near Coffs Harbour)

Band: Midnight Drifters (Sydney band) supported by DJ Dale

7:30pm - 11:30pm

$20 entry at the door

Theme will be Anything 50s.


Mondat 31st July

Tugun Bowls Club, 6pm for 6:30 start, dinner and show

"Outtawak" is back by public demand!

Great New Show at Tugun Bowls Club

Dinner & Show $25 per person.

To book tickets phone 0419 640 157 or see bar staff.


GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival

A Message from GreazeFest Event Director, Lori Lee:

Melbourne GreazeFest 2017 - to go on hold.

Brisbane GreazeFest 2017 - to go ahead as planned.

On behalf of the Robot Productions events team, I have decided to place the Melbourne edition of GreazeFest on hold for 2017, and continue our kustom kulture festival with just the Queensland edition next year.

We are proud to have brought the kustom kulture community together in the southern states over the past three years, and we thank all of you who have taken part in these events.

GreazeFest Melbourne has showcased many talented musicians from all reaches of the world, assembled kool hot rod displays, promoted amazing kustom artists, paraded stunning pin-ups, brought you specialised markets, as well as gourmet foodies and so much more.

As much as we enjoy staging the GreazeFest in Melbourne, the difference between the Brisbane and Melbourne weather, coupled with the time and investment required to run the two events back-to-back, has been challenging.

On a personal level, the demanding workload of running both events is preventing me from hanging out with you and enjoying the many aspects of the GreazeFest and of our kulture.

Placing the Victorian event on hold for the time being will allow our team to focus on making the GreazeFest bigger and better at our new event site in Cleveland, as we approach our 18th anniversary.

We are already working on an exciting line-up for next year and we will continue our commitment to delivering you an all-killer no-filler GreazeFest in 2017.

GreazeFest Brisbane Dates - Cleveland Showground:

* Friday August 4, 2017 - Opening Night Rockabilly Party

* Saturday August 5, 2017 - GreazeFest Day One

* Sunday August 6, 2017 - GreazeFest Day Two

(the following is all in the August gig guide)

Event:                         GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival #18

Date:                           Friday August 4, 2017

Time:                          7pm - 12am

Location:                    Cleveland Showground, Cnr Long & Smith Sts, Cleveland QLD 4163 

Bands:                        The Lincolns, The Hi-Boys, Little Billy, The Haymakers, DJ Jimmy D

Plus:                            Von Hot Rod (USA), Gourmet Foodies, Licensed Bar          

Tickets:               From $25 in advance/ $30 door

More Info & Tickets:

Event:                         GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival #18

Date:                           Saturday August 5, 2017

Time:                           10am – 10pm 

Location:                     Cleveland Showground, Cnr Long & Smith Sts, Cleveland QLD 4163 

Bands:                         Pike Cavalero (Spain), Eddie Gazel (France), Rusty Pinto, Benny & The Flybyniters, A Band Called Twang, The Koffin Rockers, Lovejoy Surf,

                                     Jon Flynn's Knights of Sin, The E.R.T. Trio, DJ Leapin’ Lawrie, DJ Jimmy D

Plus:                             Von Hot Rod (USA), Krazy Dotty (Japan), Cathy Meija (USA), Cherry Dollface (USA), Mimsy's Trailer Trash Tattoo, Tiki Carving, Hot Rod Show,

                                      Pinups on Parade, Art Show, RSPCA Art Challenge, Markets, Gourmet Foodies, Licensed Bar

Tickets:                        From $15

More Info & Tickets:

Event:                         GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival #18

Date:                           Sunday Aug 6, 2017         

Times:                         9am to 6pm 

Venue:                         Cleveland Showground, Cnr Long & Smith Sts, Clevelend QLD 4163 

Bands:                         The Detonators, The Flattrakkers, The Hellcat III, The Walters, The Zephyr Project, Miss Teresa & Her Rhythmaires, Diamond, Slim & Pistol, 

Plus:                             Von Hot Rod (USA), Krazy Dotty (Japan), Cathy Meija (USA), Mimsy's Trailer Trash Tattoo, Tiki Carving, Hot Rod Show, Trophy Presentation,

                                      Pinups on Parade, Art Show, RSPCA Art Challenge, Markets, Gourmet Foodies, Licensed Bar

Tickets:                        From $15

More Info & Tickets:

Yours truly,

Lori Lee

Robot Productions |


Breakaways Rock 'n' Roll Club, Lawnton Showgrounds (click here for flyer)

757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton

19th August 2017, 7:30pm til 11:30pm

Lock n Load

Admission: Members $18.00 / Non-members $20.00

Bookings: Call Jean 0427 233 634



Just Rock Upswich - back to '63, 24th Annual Classic Car Show & Shine (for flyer click here)

Sunday 20th August, 9am to 2pm.

Ebbw Vale Memorial Park Oval.

All classes, special interest vehicles & hot rods welcome.

Live entertainment.

Food & drink stalls / 50's memorabilia stalls / raffle prizes / trophies

NRMA Challenge Shield for best represented club.

Spectators Free.

Details, entry forms from: events


or phone Greg Gibbs on 0419 559 978 or Bev Watter on 0402 458 966.


Friday 25th August

N'n'G Jyve Winter Ball

German Club, Gooding Drive / Jondique St (next to McDonalds), Carrara.

All Styles of Dance

Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

Bookings Ph Nevis: 0419 658 739


Milly Rock n Rods event (Toowoomba region) (for flyer click here)

Sat & Sun, August 26th & 27th

Presented by: The Millmerran State School P & C Association

Venue: Millmerran Showgrounds.

Saturday: Gates open at 11am

2pm Show & shine comp

Kids entertainment

Rock n Roll dancing

Live entertainment from the band: The Jive Cats


Have Breakfast with Elvis

Entry $10 for Adults

Overnight Camping Available.

find us on Facebook:


Retro Fest News (NSW)

Retro Fest 25 - 27 August 2017 (for flyer click here)


Friday Night     7:00pm - 11:30pm - Mr. JAMES Band; Mo Award Winners for 2yrs.

Saturday          10:30am - 3:00pm  Brizzy Based -- ROCKIN'BODGIES;

                          Plus:-            The Sydney Swing Katz

Saturday Night 7:00pm - 11:30pm – Top Sydney Band -- Matchbox

Sunday             10:00am - 3:00pm- VOODOO RHYTHYM SHAKERS

DJ Dale –         Will keep you dancing during all the Breaks


Weekend Dance Pass - $55. Following the success of last year, this year we have again released 300 Weekend Dance Passes. This pass will give you access to all the dance events...

Sydney Swing Cats $20


The Sydney Swing Katz will be giving us a visit on Saturday, sometime after Lunch (1pm) they will be giving a demonstration in the main Auditorium.

Afterwards, they are available for a small group tuition and Tickets for this are available on-line through our booking page.

Previous information:

Will be doing a demo on Saturday during the "Happy Days" Diner Dance at approx 12 noon.

Following this, they will be holding a Private Workshop. This will be conducted in a private room @ Panthers on Saturday Afternoon. Experienced fit Dance Couples only (2 x Adults per ticket). Tickets are $20 per couple and are restricted to the first 20 couples to buy a ticket. There will be NO spectators to this closed workshop.

Tickets are only available for purchase 'on-line' and are available now.

scroll down to the last item.

Fashion Parade will be in the Main Auditorium on Saturday 26th between 12:45pm to 1:30pm.

Miss RetroFest finalists and Judging at 8:30pm during the Grand Gala Ball and the crowning of Miss RetroFest 2017 will be at 10:00pm.

R&R Clubs are invited to Demo a dance move during the Sunday Showcase 12:45pm to 1:30pm with 5 minutes allocated per club.


Saturday 2nd September

Just Rock Ipswich

Rock & Roll Dance Night,

Swifts Sports Club, 95A Brisbane Rd, Booval (upstairs)

2 dance floors, 7:30pm-11pm. $12/$14

0415 566 145


Saturday 2nd of September

Spring Formal

at fabulous  Jill's Jive

264 Melton Rd, Nundah Qld 4012

starring the Hi'Way Rollas'

Pre-booked tickets $15.00,

On the nite tickets  $20.00.

Full bar and servery open from 6pm

For tickets:

Ph 07 3266 8484

0413 052 548


Saturday 9th September, 7pm

Just Rock Brisbane

Belmont Bowls Club, Narracott St, Carina.

Food available, $20 per head.

Ph 0428 965 410 for enquiries.


Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues Fest

Sept 15,16,17, 2017

150+ artists (including Chain, The Radiators, Foreday Riders, Bondi Cigars, 19 Twenty, Gerry Joe Weise, Cyril B Bunter Band, Z Star Delta (UK), Steve Page, Minnie Marks, The Southern River Band, Smoke Stack Rhino, Liza Ohlback, The Soul Men Blues Brothers, Darren Jack Trio, Blue Eyes Cry, Belle Hendrick, Cornstalk, Nicole Brophy, Whiskey & Me, Halfway Homebuoy, The Hoochers, Delta Crows, Soul Sisters, Felicity Lawless,  Blues Arcadia, Phil Barlow & The Wolf, The Freeloves, Mojo Webb Band, Tapestry, Toby Wells)

Multi cultural food fest, Market STalls,

3 days free camping & SUV sites, kids space

Noosa / Hinterland

mates rates tix on sale now


Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival 2017 (search this name on facebook)

15-17 September, Maryborough CBD

Set against the scenic backdrop of Maryborough’s heritage streetscapes, the Rockin’ Maryborough Vintage Festival is a vibrant weekend celebrating everything vintage and retro, particularly the iconic music, fashion, pin ups and hot rods of the era. Maryborough CBD, Adelaide & Ellena Streets, Maryborough Qld 4650.

Contrary to a previous cancellation of the Rockin Maryborough Vintage Festival 2017, it is still ON this year and things are well underway for a fabulous weekend from 15-17 September 2017 in Maryborough.  The Rockin Maryborough Ball will open the Festival in the Town Hall on Friday night 15th September with a theme of "Happy Days" with music provided by the fabulous "Darlin and the Midnight Delights".  Saturday will be abuzz with lots to do: - Pre 1978 cars and bikes on display in the street,  pinup comps for all ages, stalls, dancing lessons, vintage hairstyling and makeup session and dancing to live bands - Slap beat (am) and Twang (pm) and a great night of rockabilly dancing is assured at the Town Hall to the sound of "The Haymakers" and "Z28".  More events on Sunday with the Show n Shine, Pooch Parade featuring the pink poodle "Coco Chanel" plus stalls and dancing to The Argonauts.  Entry forms for these events are on the Facebook page.  Get in early and book your tickets $35 for the Ball, $25 for the Rockabilly dance or $50 for both nights, tickets can be collected at the door before entry.   Once your online booking for the Ball is confirmed, you will be contacted by phone to discuss any dietary needs for supper and seating arrangements at the Ball.   We look forward to seeing you at our fabulous Festival.

Kicking off with the Rock n Roll Vintage Ball on Friday night,the celebrations go on all weekend with the Miss Rockin’ Maryborough Pinup Pageant, the Rockabilly Dance Party, live music, dancing in the streets and displays of vintage cars, motorbikes, caravans and pushbikes.

The weekend also features: Show N Shine, Pinup Styling Workshops, Dance Lessons, Vintage Markets, Little Miss Maryborough Pageant, Tattoo Competition and a Pooch Parade.

Kid friendly.

Ticket information:

Friday night vintage ball $30, 7:30pm-12:00 - Band: Darlin' and the Midnight Delights.

Rockabilly Dance Party $25

Vintage Ball & Rockabilly Dance Party $50

Vehicle Entry - car display $10

Bike Entry - bike display $5

Market Stall Entry $50

All prices include Sticky Tickets booking fee.  

Organiser information: Kelly Lord, Rockin Maryborough Vintage Festival Inc. 0430 427 614



Nimbin Roots Festival

A Celebration of Americana Early Blues, Alt Country Folk Rock and Traditional Music

September 15th, 16th, 17th 2017.


16th September 2017, 8:00pm til late

Cool Cat Rockers Inc, Shepparton.

Featuring top Sydney band: The Midnight Drifters.

Admis One $20.00

Let's Dance shoes & apparel for sale.

Charity raffle proceeds to "People Supporting People"

No jumps or lifts.

BYO Drinks & Nibbles

Lucky Door & Raffle Prizes.

{O Box 6649 Shepparton, VIC 3632.

For Bookings phone: Kaye: 03 5821 5465.

Bookings MUST be Pre-paid.

Next dance:

17th February 2018: Phoenix


2017 Australian Allcomers

Rock 'n' Roll Championship

Prize Money$$$

24th of September

Doors open at 8:00am, competition starts at 9:30am

Venue: Wynnum State School, 81 Boxgrove Avenue, 4178 Brisbane.

All enquiries: Phone John Watson 0407 147 181,



Thursday 12th October 2017, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Solid Gold, The Ultimate Legends Show, with Romio & Juliette, Gerry O'Connor and Simon O'Connor,

performing Willie Nelson, Elvis, Tina Turner, Sonnie & Cher.

Over 14 different characters with many costume changes, comedy and spectacular light .

Caloundra Bowls, Arthur St

Book now: 07 5491 1961.


Double Trouble Events presents:           SOLD OUT!

4 Fantastic Bands - One Big Night - What a way to end!  (click here for flyer)

- Facin' The Crowd

- A Band Called Twang

- The Anchormen with Miss T

- Litttle Billie

Saturday 14 October, 4pm

7 hours of non-stop music - doors open at 3:30pm

Albert Waterways Hall, Mermaid Waters

(cnr Sunshine & Hooker Blvds)

Cash Bar - Food Van - Coffee Van

Strictly NO BYO

$30 a ticket

Bookings only. No tickets at door.

Contact: Ian 0418 721 776 or Dale 0409 470 789



The Waterhole Rocks - Nanango

19-22 October 2017

RnR, Live Music, Dancing, Fashion Comp, Stall.

If you haven't already booked??? You'd better. 0474 266 215.

Vintage Caravans, hot rods, classic cars.

Plenty of camping available. Running canteen during weekend camping.

Billy Guy Program:

Friday 20th x 2 sessions - 10am - noon & 2pm - 4pm

Saturday 21st: 9-11am


Saturday 21st October 2017, Doors open 10am - 11pm.

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

Rock till you Drop 2 Dance,

Featuring 6 BANDS AND DJ:

Itchy Fingers; Lucky Seven; No Brakes; Atomic Hi Tones; Flattrakkers; A Band Called Twang with

DJ Jimmy Dee. This is a ticketed event only. Rock n Roll / Rockabilly / Swing.

Venue: Croatian Club, 164 Dunn Rd, Rocklea, Brisbane.

Tickets $60.00, and are available now and selling for this event.

Please book and pay a.s.a.p. to secure your seats. Food and bar facilities available.

Payment options: cash or you can E.F.T. your payment to:

Westpac Account: BSB No: 034-080, Account No: 500894. Please quote your surname as a reference using up to seven characters. Email me your address and I will post the tickets out to you or pick up at class.


Mob: (Jean) 0427 233 634.

Postal address: PO Box 1473, Browns Plains DC QLD 4118.


27 October 2017


The Greens - The Entrance


Fri - Midnight Drifters


Saturday 4th November 2017

Gotta Rock fundraiser for Camp Quality!

The Argonauts will be appearing for a great night of dancing and good times!

Venue: Wynnum RSL.

Come along and support this event, help the kids and have a great night out!

Tickets are $15 adults 18+, $5 children 8-17 years, and will be available in August. Get in early folks, this is always a massive event and tickets go quickly!

Contact Quintin McLeod on 0410 174 535 to reserve yours NOW!


4th November

Just Rock Bundaberg

Christmas Dance

Avenell Heights Progress Hall, Thabeban St.

Band: Beat Street


Second Shepparton Shake Out (Rockabilly Festival) scheduled for November 2017


December 9th, 6pm:

Gold Coast Rockers Christmas Buffet dinner/dance at

Venue: Paradise Room, The Gold Coast Arts Centre.

Band: Buddy Love & The Tremors.

Tickets: TBA


N.Y.E.  31st December

Breakaways Rock n Roll Club

Music by:- Cherry Divine  (click here for flyer)

Carina Bowls Club located in the Clem Jones Centre, 401 Stanley Rd, Carina.

Bar facilities available - hot food in the bistro.

Admission: Members $23 / Non-members $25.

Bookings call Jean: 0427 233 634


Sunday 11 February 2018, 12:30pm

Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point, Qld.

The Red Hot Summer Tour

Suzi Quatro, with special guests:

The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish

A handling fee from $5.95 per transaction applies & delivery fee.

Tickets: VIP Platinum package: $AUD350

VIP Waterview Bar package: $AUD169.90

General Admission: $AUD109/90.


Rockin by the Beach

Club Forster NSW

Friday 2, Saturday 3, Sunday 4 of March 2018.

Bigger and better than ever, 3 days of rockin' and dancin' it's down home rhythm and 50s beat action!

Fashion, cars and much more! Featuring these sensational bands...

The Voodoo Rhythm Shakers, Lonesome Train, Matchbox and the Maestro deejay Jimmy D.



Wintersun 2.0, Sat 2nd - Sunday 3rd June 2018

Murwullimbah, NSW.

Car Entry - Early Bird Offer

After a successful weekend at Wintersun 2.0 Murwillumbah 2017, we would like to invite our 2017 car entrants to an early birds deal to register in 2018 before we open our application to the public! Car entry will be $40, however with this deal we are giving you the chance to book in with 10% off. This deal will only last until 6pm, Thursday 31st August 2017.

To enter, follow the link below! Please ensure you put in the correct details for the vehicle(s) you intend to enter, if you change to a different vehicle you can let us know at the registrations desk upon entry.

Wintersun 2.0 Car Registrations


Cooly Rocks OnTM 2018 - Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th June 2018


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



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

Rock This Town

Rockabilly Dance Workshop with Sandy.


weekly lessons will move to Monday nights from 6:30pm to 9pm

Lawnton Community Centre Hall, 45 Todds Rd, Lawnton (driveway entry in Ellis St, Lawnton).

Sandy will be teaching on her own.

$10 per head, and will be alternating months between Rockabilly (July & Sept) & Swing Jive (Aug & Nov).

Ph Sandy Molloy on 0414 191 355.


Let The Good Times Roll

New Rock 'n'Roll Dance Classes

Opening Night Free

Come and have some fun

South Tweed Sports Club


Beginners 6:30pm

Intermediate 8:00pm

$10 per class or $15 for both


Try something different!

Take the Next Step with Cool Cats!

Retro Dance Lessons

Cool Cats Rock n Roll,

Sunday Afternoons @ Kawana.

2:00 Open Partner Class

3:00 Swing/Lindy Hop*

4:00 Rockabilly*

*No partner required, optional rotation.

$15 per lesson or $25 per couple of $25 for whole afternoon!

@ Dance Obsession, 3 Technology Drive, Warana.

Nathan (Principal): 0415 481 938


N‘n’G Jyve -  (for video of class and dance night click this link:

Venue: German Club, Gooding Drive/Jondique Ave, Merrimac. (next to McDonalds)

Advanced and Beginners Rock 'n' Roll Dancing Class


Advanced: Lesson starts 6:45 - 7:15pm - RnR.

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

Social dancing after 8pm

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

July 27th:          Highway 65 (Week 4 for beginners)

August 3rd:       PPR Express

August 10th:     The Dee Jays

August 17th:     The Mustangs

August 24th:     Beat Street

August 31st:     Route 66

September 7th:    Dance On

September 14th:  Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

September 21st:  Route 66

September 28th:  Mustangs

Friday 25th August

Winter Ball

Venue: German Club

Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

All Styles of Dance

Bookings Ph Nevis: 0419 658 739


Great dance floor. Air-conditioning.

The restaurant is open for meals every Thursday night until 8pm.

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.

To receive our weekly newsletter, please register here:

It's a newsletter mailer called Trafficwave I use -

so we can get email newsletters out to people who want to get

the newsletter by email and not go to facebook.


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 6pm

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

beginner lessons & Intermediate, Partner & line dancing lessons.


Kirra Sports Club - 22 Appel St Coolangatta 


            How Much???

            $10.00 per night


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.

Saturday 15 July

Xmas in July Masquerade party and charity night in aid of the Leukaemia Foundation.

Non-stop music by Michael Asma and his new band "The Mustangs"

Plenty of random prizes and raffles.

All proceeds from the raffles will go to the Leukaemia Foundation via Keith and Annetts Johns.

If anyone would like to donate raffle prizes please let us know.

Tickets and booking available soon. Cost $15.00.

Contact Trevor or Sue for more information.



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

Email:    Web:  

Mondays: NEW VENUE - 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, 6:00 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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"Rockabilly with Bite & Attitude"

Specialising in 50's style Rock n Roll Cafe Rock Rockabilly

Shirley & Paul Neads, with Quintin being special guest teacher at times.

Beenleigh Sports Club, 28A Alamein St, Beenleigh QLD 4207, Ph 07 3807 5836


6:00-7:00pm Junior class. $5.00 Rockabilly & Cafe Rock (Basics & Moves).

7:00-8:00pm Adult class. $10.00 Rockabilly & Cafe Rock (Basics & Moves).

8:00-9:00pm Six Step & Eight Step (Basics to Intermediate)

Contact Quintin at Ph 0410 174 535,

Contact Shirley at Ph 0466 542 320

Cafe Rock is the ability to dance in confined spaces, like a diner or a cafe or crowded dance floor.



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

Gold Coast Rockers meet at the German Club, Cnr. Jondique Ave

And Gooding Drive, Merrimac (behind McDonalds)

4 week basic lesson course. This means the first week of basic lessons will always start on the 1st Tuesday night of every month (if there are five weeks in a month, Lola will do revision or fun dance)... This way it will make it easier to remember what week you are up to.


(4 step Rock n Roll)

6:30 Beginners

7:15 Intermediate

8:00 Band till 10:30pm

Please note new dance instructor Lola Talbot will be teaching basic and advanced lessons.


Tues 25th: Band: Route 66 at 8:00.


Tues 1st:   Buddy Love & the Tremors (week 1 for beginners)

Tues 8th:   Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

Tues 15th: Elvis the Pelvis Night - Band TBA (Best dressed male or female Elvis. You know the lines & you got the grind.

Tues 22nd: Dance On.

Tues 29th: No Lessons. Band starts 7pm. Blue Suede


Tues 5th:   Route 66

Tues 12th: The Mustangs

Tues 19th:  Buddy Love & The Tremors

Tues 26th:  Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

Tuesday night

For   club  discounts

1.   Your Green membership card   must be shown   to the front desk volunteers   on entry.

2. The membership draws are only for financial members.

3. To receive club discounts you must be a financial member.

Membership renewals due 30/09/18.


Saturday July 22nd: - Prom Night - cocktail dress, smart casual

Venue:  Runaway Bay Community Hall, Lae Drive.

BYO Drinks and nibbles Tea, coffee and cake supplied.

Raffles, membership draw & prizes.

Tickets: members $10. Non-members $15.

Band: Little Stevie & the Tail Fins

Tickets on sale June 22nd, please see Suzanne at the German Club on Tuesday nights.

August 15th:

Elvis the Pelvis night @ the German Club

Best dressed Male or Female Elvis the Pelvis - you know the lines and you got the grind!

Sunday September 17th: We Cook for you, BBQ Mt Nimmel

Mt Nimmell Hall, 239 Austinville Rd, Mt Nimmel.

Music by: Trevor White

Meat, tea and coffee supplied

Please bring either salad or sweet to share.

BYO table, chairs, drinks, nibbles and dancing shoes.

A great relaxing afternoon socialising, grazing and dancing.

September 30th: Hippy Rock n Roll Hop

Venue: Runaway Bay Community Centre, Lae Drive

*Please note, your choice to dress up*.

Theme: Hippy Flower Power

Band: Dance On

Food & tickets TBA

18th November - Annual General Meeting, 10:30am. Venue to be advised.

December 9th, 6pm: Christmas Buffet dinner/dance at

Venue: Paradise Room, The Gold Coast Arts Centre.

Band: Buddy Love & The Tremors.

Tickets: TBA

Check out their website:


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


Lawnton Lions Club Pine Rivers Showgrounds,

757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.


  6:30 - 7:30pm  Basic Beginners

  7:30 - 8:00pm  Social break with dancing  

  8:00 - 9:00pm Intermediate

  9:00 - 9:30pm Partner Dancing


Clem Jones Sports Centre

Formerly Carina Bowls Club

401 Stanley Rd



  6:30 - 7:00pm Basic Beginners

  7:00 - 8:00pm Beginners

  8:00 - 8:30pm Social Break with Dancing

  8:30 - 9:00pm Intermediate

  9:00 - 9:30pm Partner dancing.

*All times and classes are subject to change

Any month that has 5 Tuesdays or Wednesdays in it, we hold a social

dance instead of our lesson on the night.


$8.00 Breakaways member.

$10.00 Non member of Breakaways.

$17.00 Single Annual Breakaways Membership.

$30.00 Family Annual Breakaways Membership.


Beginners are always welcome to join our friendly social atmosphere.

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.

Entry to both venues: Members $8, Non-members $10, Admission only $4.00.

Tea and coffee provided.

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

Saturday August 19th: Lock n Load (click here for flyer)

Tuesday August 29th: Tofs, Lawnton (click here for flyer)

Wednesday August 30th: The Hemis (click here for flyer)

Saturday 21st October 2017, Doors open 10am - 11pm. Rock till you Drop 2 Dance,

(for flyer on bands click here) (for back of flyer on payment options click here)

Featuring Itchy Fingers; Lucky Seven; No Brakes; Atomic Hi Tones; Flattrakkers; A Band Called Twang with DJ Jimmy Dee. This is a ticketed event only. Rock n Roll / Rockabilly. Venue: Croatian Club, 164 Dunn Rd, Rocklea, Brisbane. Tickets $60.00, and are available now and selling for this event.

Please book and pay a.s.a.p. to secure your seats. Food and bar facilities available.

Payment options: cash or you can E.F.T. your payment to:

Westpac Account: BSB No: 034-080, Account No: 500894. Please quote your surname as a reference using up to seven characters. Email me your address and I will post the tickets out to you or pick up at class.


Mob: (Jean) 0427 233 634.

Postal address: PO Box 1473, Browns Plains DC QLD 4118.

Wednesday November 29th: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins (click here for flyer)

Saturday 9th December: 7:30-11:30, Christmas Dance: Band: Juke-o-Matics. (click here for flyer)

Carina Bowls Club/Clem Jones Centre Sports Club, 401 Stanley Rd, Carina. Bar facilities available. Now serving hot food in the bistro. Admission: members... free / Non-members... $15.00. Bookings: Ph Jean on 0427 233 634. Email:

N.Y.E.  31st December - Cherry Divine  (click here for flyer)

Carina Bowls Club located in the Clem Jones Centre, 401 Stanley Rd, Carina.

Bar facilities available - hot food in the bistro.

Admission: Members $23 / Non-members $25.

Bookings call Jean: 0427 233 634


Contact: Jean (President)

Ph 0427 233 634

PO Box 1473

Browns Plains DC QLD 4118


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


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 

Saturday 2nd September The Jive Cats Saturday night dance 7:30 -11:00 

Saturday 2nd December Stevie & The Tailfins Saturday night dance 7:30 -11:00

Monday night social dances at JRI

Monday 17th July Little Stevie Social 7:30 - 9:30 

Monday 21st August Mickey Mercury Social 7:30 - 9:30 

Monday 18th September Michael Asma Social 7:30 - 9:30 

Monday 16th October Johnny Gray Social 7:30 - 9:30 

Monday 20th November Little Stevie Social 7:30 - 9:30 

Monday 11th December Johnny Gray Xmas Social 7:30 - 9:30




DRAYTON HALL, 39 Brisbane St, Drayton, Toowoomba

5:00pm Rock n Roll (4 or 8 step) NEW

6:00pm Beginners Social Ballroom,

7:00pm Progressive/fun Dances

8:00pm Internediate Social Ballroom.



3:30 - 6:00 - Youth Group Class (ages from 12-30 yrs)

for local children and Toowoomba children.



0428 137 962 Mobile


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

7:00pm beginners, a different dance after beginners

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

Followed by intermediate

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

No partners needed, kids under 15 free at class.

Club T-shirts available.

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,  once a month.

Sun NOW 23rd NOT 30th July - Chi Chi

Band 1:30 - 4:30pm.

Hot meals available between 12:00 midday and 1:00pm.

Sun 27th August - Recorded Music

Sun 29th October

No BYO Alcohol as full bar facilities available

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

Cost: Adults/kids $6pp


Contact: Stuart (07) 3865 4139 or for further information.



Springwood Bowls Club

Monday Nights - 7pm til 9pm

medium size dance floor

Call Ken 0417  749 119

$10 per person


Sunny Coast RnR Revival Club Lessons

Saturdays 16:00-18:00 (4:00-6:00pm)

Beginners 4-5pm, then intermediate/advanced 5-6pm. Beginners welcome to stay on.

Intermediate encouraged to come for beginners and warm up.


Monthly social dancing will be created as an event and published in the group on facebook.

Venue: Maroochydore CWA Hall, 104 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore, Qld 4558. (next to the RSL)

Cost: $10 per person. Children under 12 Free.

$5 children 12-18 yrs.

Please remember to wear soft flat shoes please, no heels. Socks or bare feet not permitted.

Remember to bring your water. Look forward to seeing you all.

Organised by William O'Riley.


facebook: Sunny Coast Rock n Roll Revival Club

Email: sunnycoastrnrrevival@gmail.

Sunny Coast RnR Revival Club

That 70's Party

8th July, 7-11pm

Live music by Roy Morris

Dress to impress in your 70's best!

Bring a plate of food to share

BYO drinks.

Tea n Coffee provided.

QWCA Hall, Memorial Ave, Maroochydore.

More info call Will, 0402 772 054


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

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

Every Monday night at Condong Bowls Club!

Week 1 restarting Monday 1st May!

5:45pm- Juniors 7 step Rock'n'Roll

6:45pm-Intermediate 6 step Rock'n'Roll

7:45pm- Beginners 4 step Rock'n'Roll

8:30pm-Social Dancing

$10 entry per week (pay as you go)

All ages, All Experience Levels.

Private lessons Available!

Week 1 restarting first Monday of every month!

For more info contact 0413 388528



The Varitones

Hot Guitar, Sharp Drums, Cool Bass and Neat Vocals combine together to make The VariTones specializing in the Golden Years of 50's Rockabilly and Rock and Roll, with a blend of 60's Brit Invasion. Guaranteed to get any party jumpin' and hoppin', Combining talent, skill, precision and great fun to bring alive the spirits of Gene Vincent, Bill Haley, early Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry along with all your Dukebox Radio playlist favourites! A celebration of rock and roll music performing all the classic songs and instrumentals from the late 40's 50’s and early 60’s. A high energy act that play from one to four hour gigs and still keep the crowd on their feet to dance on through into the night.

There is a link to their facebook site on the BANDS page as well as below, where you can read their interesting biographys and musical history.

Greg Watts: 0423 659 062



Rockabilly/Rock n Roll Band

Available for Dance Clubs, Hot Rod Events, Parties, Festivals, Pubs, Clubs etc

Bruce Baker (bass Guitar & Vocals)

Graeme Goss (drums & Vocals)

Shaun Carling (Lead Guitar & Vocals)

For Bookings & Enquiries, Contact Di Goss (0407 250 258)

or Bruce Baker (0418 326 412)


"Like Us" on our Facebook Page:

Or click on the link on the BANDS page for more information.

Click here for two videos of an earlier rehearsal.

The following are two video clips from the debut at a party at Ray's house, with crowd dancing, 21/05/17.

Beat Street are also playing at

Just Rock Bundy on 4th November, and

Border Rockers 16th December.


Hey Folks a new LIVE duo called TWO EASY has hit The Goldcoast! 2 rather experienced Singer/Guitarists have combined to give you all a refreshing live and authentic 50 thru 70s set of classic songs be it ballad to hard rock n roll!-we do it all - you'll have a ball!

Actually come to think of it

The Poster says it all so give us a call!:

Two Easy   (click here for poster)

Vocal/guitar duo specialising in harmony and instrumentals hits from the 50s and 60s.

Rock'n'Roll, blues, ballads and country.

Available for clubs, parties and social functions.

Bruce: 0418 326 412

Barry: 07 5599 1983


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.


The Hemis

Check out the Hemis website (Link on Bands page).

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

Vocals, Rhythm Guitar / TBA

Upright Bass / Orlando Ciccarelli

Drums / Tony Sheville

For booking and press inquiries, please contact one of the below members:

Trevor 0407 604 102

Orlando 0437 277 017


Plumb Loco (See photos and bios and Gig Guide on BANDS/Plumb Loco link)

Hear Bob Hely's powerful voice in Plumb Loco, with himself on bass, Ray Parsons on Keyboard, Baden Hutchins on Drums, and a new guitarist, David Riley, who is also a good singer.

Great dancing music guaranteed.

Enquiries: Bob Hely: Ph 5546 6015 or 0419 673 343, Email: on Plumb Loco


Glenn Callaghan (solo artist) (country)

The Dukes (duo) (Rock n Roll and Rockin' Country)

Rock Steady (trio) (Classic Rock n Roll)

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

Ph 07 5426 4767

0417 003 986


Blue Suede (for updated photo on 7 February 2017 click here)

Blue Suede is an energetic Brisbane Rock n Roll band covering the hit classics from the 50's to the early 70's. The band members are all experienced over 50's musicians with a passion to deliver a true Rock n Roll Experience.

Blue Suede are proving popular with Clubs and RSL's but are also playing Private Functions, Weddings and Birthdays. Treat yourself and your friends to some lively authentic Rock n Roll and dance through the decades with  Blue Suede.

Blue Suede band members:

Terry Waters - Lead Vocals

Wayne Harvey - Lead Guitar, Keyboard

Kevin Rittson - Bass, Vocals

Robert Walsh - Drums

Gary Cox - Guitar, Vocals

Enquiries and bookings please email Terry on:

Their gigs are included in the gig guide, and a link to their website is on their BANDS page.

Friday July 14th: Village Rockers Social Dance - Cedar Creek Community Hall 7:30-11:30pm



At 84 years old and after a lifetime of entertaining people with Catfish and The Dee Jays, Catfish has hung up the drum-sticks and called it a day. Thanks so much to Catfish for his dedication to his craft, and the many, many, good dances we've had with him and his band. I've been to his home and seen all the many posters, newspaper cut-outs, records, magazines, photos, of him during his career. He's had an amazing life, and has been lucky enough to share last part of his life with the love of his life, Kaye, who has been his helper and roadie. Happy retirement Catfish!!!


The band will carry on without him under the name The Dee Jays.

It's been known as that name since 1957, and Catfish has asked Peter Brown to keep it going under that name.

So Pete has taken over the band, with Ray Whyte on keyboard, Bob Hely on bass, Pete on lead guitar and the drummer will be confirmed soon. They are looking forward to seeing everyone.


"The Jive Cats"  (link to their website on BANDS page)

The Jive Cats are Queensland's premier 3 piece Swing-Rockabilly-Rock'n'Roll-Jump  band with a 5 piece sound, ripping out songs from the Stray Cats, Imelda May, Johnny Burnett, Ricky Nelson, Robert Gordon, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Louis Jordan, Brian Setzer Orchestra and anyone else who had a crack at rockabilly, rock'n'roll and swing.

The Jive Cats have a sensational repitoire of Swing, Rockabilly & good ol' Rock and Roll tunes and travel back to the 40's and 50's Swing era for the folks who want to Jump, Jive and Wail!

The name may be new but there's nothing new about the boys that are the Jive Cats.

With a load of R'n'R miles under their belts, the boys have just about done it all (except for becoming famous recording artists!) and are now pouring their heart and soul into their passion that is Swing & Rockabilly.

Experience the crisp clean refreshing punchy sound of the Jive Cats by grabbing them for your next

Special Event,  Dance, Club,  Function,  Car Show,  Party or for any other reason you want to have a rockin' good time!

Paul:  was a founding member of "The Rockafellas" who were the busiest R'n'R band in the early

90s to the 2000's on the Gold Coast.

In 2001, Paul Joined "The Good Rockin Daddys" and remained with them until their demise in

the mid 2000s.

Paul has also been Bass player on tour for the last 2 years with the fabulous "Wickety Wak".

Wayne: is a huge fan of rockabilly guitarists including Brian Setzer, which shows in his fantastic guitar skills and fabulous vocals.

Wayne who hails from Melbourne played for a few years with "Dance On" before joining the very popular band "The Good Rockin Daddys".

Wayne still does the odd show with ”Dance On” and still has a very successful solo career.

Danny: has trampled out a well worn path during his carreer playing in bands such as The Eagles Band, Vegas Kings, Quo Vardis (Status Quo tribute) as well as The Suzie Quatro Experience.

He has now reached his pinnacle by slotting right in with The Jive Cats! As well as Dan being a fun guy, he brings a very lively tight sound that exudes pure "Danceability" .....oh... and he's pretty damn good too!

Contact us:

Wayne: 0413 601 034

Paul: 0417 558 533


find us on facebook - the following is the link to a new promotional photo/video clip.


PPR Express (click here for flyer)

PPR Express are now a 4 piece band, with Pete van Roy joining as drummer and Roger Dunlop moving to the front on guitar and vocals. They are sounding better than ever, and are very entertaining. They do a great comical Kiwiana section if requested. (A Great Dance Band! Pauline)

I have just put up on U tube a snippet of our new song "Now You Shake".  

It was recorded on an Iphone but it is going into the studio soon with a  better video to follow.

We are hoping it will be well-received as we will include it in our gigs and shows.

I hope you enjoy it.  

The song last around high 3 minutes and the riff carries through the tune.

Performed by Peter Hall on Bass, Roger Dunlop on Drums with Phil Eizenberg on lead.

This song was given to Peter by Ray Columbus (and the Invaders) when Peter was Musical Director for Ray.     Pete does the song justice.

We hope it goes mildly viral.    (gen Y talk)

PPR Express.

Enquiries and bookings:


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


Two Sunshine Coast bands available now (based in Nambour):

Chardonnay Sippers is a 4 piece band and specialise in dancing swing, latin and Rock and Roll.

Slick slide guitars and lightening fast finger picking and vocals from Mark Finter.  

Drums, washboards and vocals from Joanne Lee. 

Trumpet, flute, sax, trombone and vocals from Rod Christensen.  

Bob Lee on the double bass and vocals.  

The sippers are based on The Sunshine Coast

and have played all over Queensland since 1998.

Web site:

Facebook:  search: Chardonnay Sippers


(See link on BANDS page/Chardonnay Sippers)

Ph: Joanne Lee: 0409 267 008


Bamboo Rockets is a 3 piece band.

Bob Lee on double bass and vocals,

Joanne Lee on drums and vocals, and one other.

A swinging trio who blend the jazzy, toe-tapping good times of

Western swing with 50's Rock and Roll, 

and then top it off with a serious sprinkling of wild rockabilly.

Facebook: search:  Bamboo Rockets


(See link on BANDS page/Bamboo Rockets)

Ph: Joanne Lee: 0409 267 008

Unexcelled  Rock-a-beatin -Boogie.


Bobby Rockit Duo - see their business card under BANDS/Bobby Rockit Duo

For a versatile and entertaining duo who play a great variety of mixed music, Rock n Roll through to modern songs, give Baden or Peter from Bobby Rockit Duo a call and discuss your event with them and they can tailor the music to suit your needs.

Great for:

Parties (birthdays, anniversaries, work parties, corporate functions, cocktail parties)

or Dances, or Background music.

Check them out on facebook (search for Bobby Rockit Duo) and Like them to keep up to date.





Gig guides for all three bands are included in the gig guide.

There are a few video clips of live action on the left hand side.

Bookings and enquiries to:

Stephen James - (Little Stevie)

M: 0412 625 889



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. We are still waiting for Rock the Boat 8 to be released.

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I take no responsibility for information that might be changed for reasons out of my control.

Please Feel Free to confirm all information given here, and let me know if any of my updates have been incorrect.

As ever, if you no longer wish to receive these newsletters, please hit reply, and put cancel and your name in the Subject line, and you won’t be sent the newsletters again, but you can still access my website, and Pauline’s Dancer's Gig Guide, whenever you like.

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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