Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide     

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

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I appreciate it if people let me know if any of my information is incorrect or out of date, particularly with the dance classes...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.


Gladys Knight

Australia and New Zealand tour 2020.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner boasts over 50 years of experience on stage and in songwriting, film and television, spanning pop, gospel, and RnB, and continues to deliver show-stopping performances around the globe.

The soul star along with her nine piece band will begin in Perth on

Tuesday 4 February at the Crown theatre, followed by performances in

Sydney at the Star Event Centre on Thursday 6 February,

Melbourne's Hamer Hall on Saturday 8 February, and at the

QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane on Tuesday 11 February.

She will then venture across the ditch to perform at the

Civic Theatre in Auckland on Thursday 13 February and

Christchurch's Town Hall on Saturday 15 February.

These will be Ms Knight's first Australia and New Zealand shows in over 20 years! for Perth show for Brisbane show


Cold Chisel are doing a tour in 2020, starting in WA on 31 December, moving to SA on 4 Jan, VIC on 7 Jan, NSW 19 Jan, ACT 30 Jan

One one date in Qld - book now if you're interested.

Saturday 8 February - Sirromet Wines, MOunt Cotton Qld (with Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)


John Paul Young has a couple of shows coming up, unfortunately not in Qld.

January 4th:     Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall - Sydney


Wet Wet Wet are doing a tour in May 2020

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


Cooly Rocks On TM

2020 Car Bookings Opening soon

Entries will open on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 10:00am (QLDtime).     

The total cost of each car space for all zones is $80 incllusive of GST and booking fee.

see and click on Car Bookings

Cooly Rocks On 2020 Show 'n' Shine Car Display is Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June 2020.

Check out the website well before 16th so that you are familiar with what you need to do so you don't miss out.

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



Departing from Sydney and Brisbane in 2020.

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

The four-night Sydney cruise will be on the Pacific Explorer, and has already had an 'overwhelming response'.

Tribute artists include Mark Andrew, Stuey V, Terry Leonard, The Crofts, The Cadillacs, Carmine Cimilio and international Elvis competition winner, Gabe Phoenix.

We've booked a cabin - who wants to come with us!

Ph Pauline - Monday - Friday on 07 5572 7272 at

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




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.


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 ( 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:


Elton John Farewell Tour

I checked this out on 2 October. This site tells you the dates, venues, times, price of tickets, and how many tickets are left.

He starts in Perth on Sat Nov 30th, Adelaide Dec 4th, Geelong Dec 7, Melbourne Dec 10, Brisbane Dec 18th (50 tix left) and Dec 19th (17 tix left), Sydney Dec 21st, Brisbane Jan 16th, Bathurst Jan 22nd, Woodend Jan 25th, Wahgunyah Vic Jan 29th, Melbourne Feb 22, Coffs Harbour Feb 25th (100 tix left) & 26th (76 tix left), Townville Feb 29th, Sunshine Coast Mar 3rd  (100 tix left) & 4th (100 tix left), Parramatta Mar 7th. Some towns have more than one date for that town, so check out the website for the best up to date results.


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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Roger Lewis (Dodgy Rog)

Drummer/lead and harmony vocals (ex Paper Lace)

Yea I'm vintage!!

Also play Takamine acoustic Guitar

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

Available for hire

Fill ins or full time if band working regular.

Have Sonor Acoustic or Pearl EPRO kit whichever suits.

Play all styles.

Prepared to travel if worthwhile.

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

Contact 0408765859

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THIS WEEKEND on the Gold Coast/Northern NSW:

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


THIS WEEKEND in Brisbane:

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





On 15th August  the current lease of the building and grounds currently held by the Beaudesert Services Club on William St Beaudesert will be terminated.


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

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


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


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


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


Don't have a dance floor.


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


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

18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters Qld 4226.

Ph: (07) 5575 1966 or

Mondays:        09:30-10:30am and

Wednesdays:  09:30-10:30am  Zumba Gold,  Moving. Grooving. Smilling. Latin dance fitness classes for

                          active older adults. Low impact and easy to follow. Ph Rosita: 0447 757 117.

                          7:00 Salsa dance lessons on Wednesdays from 7:15pm with  $12. 6-week course starts Wed 9th.

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

Thursdays:       6:45 Rock n Roll Dance lessons and social dancing with N'nG Jyve from 6:45pm on Thurday nights. $12.

                                   Ph 0419 652 739

NOW OPEN - King's Castle Gold Coast - Australia's ONLY Elvis Presley Museum brought to  you by Gold Coast Entertainment Network. Tickets on sale now. 0447 491 511. This is a collection of Elvis memorabilia collected by the original yellow Wiggles member Greg Page.


15th:       Big Bad.

31st NYE: from 7pm, entertainment by Alex Lungaro, Delectable four-course meal. Champagne at midnight. Tickets $99pp

           on sale now.


The Great Moscow Circus!  Coming to the Club in January 2020.


March Sunday 1st:   Big Bad band. Come and help celebrate Carlo's birthday!!!

More entertainment coming!!!


Green Frog Hollow Cafe has started a regular Rock and Roll night once a month

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

13 December.

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. or ph 5546 8267 DJ Rockin Ross the record wrecker, 0400 995 555


Woongoolba Hall

Rock & Roll and Old Time Dance at the Community Hall

($10 incl supper)

2020 dates: 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 7 Mar (early St Patty's Day), 4 April, 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

fun - dance - supper - bar

Music by: BitterSweet

Ph Gail Holder/Kleinschmidt

0412 172 332

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.



Next: SOCIAL DAY, Sunday 5th January, 2020 11.00-5.00 pm ..All Welcome

Our Guest Club for the day is Smokehouse, Performing 1.00 pm 

Christmas Social, on 1st December, 19. A fabulous day, with a delicious hot Christmas Lunch.

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

Raffles, lucky door prize, Member’s money board, and Country Music entertainment. 

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

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

Fully air conditioned and good dance floor.

Practice, with the band, at Mermaid Beach Bowls, will be Thursday 23rd and 30th January, 2020     

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 help with practice and support Members, for our Club Band.

We are are non-profit organization. Please phone, Steve Fisher, 0427 538 266  

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

MEMBERSHIP FEES: Juniors, are most welcome at the Club. $1.00 joining fee & free entry.

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

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

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

Thank you to Q Growers Market, Q Super Centre, for a great fruit and Vegetable tray, for our raffles. Also Bunnings,  and Chempro Chemist, Q Super Centre.

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


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


The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club

Biggish dance floor. Bistro and bar service available.

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


Fri 13th:       Partners In Crime

Sat 14th:   Stowaways

Sun 15th:  Lone Wolf

Fri 20th:       David Lee Duo

Sat 21st:       Keza

Sun 22nd:  Ben Amor

Fri 27th:        Closer

Sat 28th:    Back 2 Back

Sun 29th:   TBA - none listed as at 25 Nov.

PH: 5535 1023

Cnr Connor St & Park Ave, Burleigh


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

FROM JULY, The are putting on Saturday night entertainment every week as well, from 7:30-10:30pm

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

NEW TIMES: FRIDAYS 7:30 - 11:30pm, SUNDAYS 2:00 - 6:00pm,

Saturday entertainment has been cdiscontinued from December due to lack of patronage.


Fri 13th:          Colt Seavers

Sun 15th:     Grant Pukeroa

Fri 20th:          Long Gone Daddys

Sun 22nd:     Jay

Fri 27th:          About Face

Sun 29th:     Wayne Ranson duo

Tues 31st: (N.Y.E.):        Double Vision

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

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


The Queensport Hotel

49 Gosport St, Hemmant QLD 4174

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

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

Bistro Opens 5.00pm

Band /Show Starts 7.30pm Sharp

Free events, no noise restrictions or parking issues.

Upcoming Events at  


Sat 14th:     Undercover Blonde (last band for the year)    

Venue at


Guanaba Country Music Club.

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

Time: 12 noon to about 6pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sporties Tuncurry, NSW

DeeJay Jimmy D's Rock n Roll Dance Party

50's in Style Rhythm Impact!

Every 4th Saturday each month


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

May 2nd 2020:  8pm,  The Best of The Bee Gees Show with Colin Petersen (the original Bee Gees drummer)


Geebung RSL has some great dance nights coming up featuring Fortunato

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

December 26.

*On Bridge

Ph 3265 3711 to book for dinner.


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

at the Geebung Bowls Club,

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

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

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

For further information please phone Arthur on 0407 590513. 

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

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

For  table bookings: Geebung Bowls Club 3263 3133.

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

15 Dec.


Beenleigh Tavern

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


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

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

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

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

five continenets before ending the tour in 2021.

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

when announcing his farewell tour.

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 18, 2019: Brisbane Entertainment Centre QLD

Dec 21, 2019:  ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney NSW

Dec 23, 2019:  ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney NSW

Jan 7, 2020:     Qudos Bank Area, Sydney NSW

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

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

Jan 22, 2020:   Carrington Park, Bathurst, NSW

Jan 25, 2020:   Hanging Rock, Woodend, VIC

Jan 29, 2020:   All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC

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

For ticket info, click here:


Tikatek shows:


Qld Rock and Roll Diners and Cafes...

Ricks Diner in Palmwoods - magic little haunt.

The Thunderbird Cafe, Jones St, Mooloolabah

Victoria Point RnR Cafe, 7 Masters Ave

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

Eagle Rock Cafe Laidley.

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


Elvis Museum open on the Gold Coast at The Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club (The Italian Club).



DAYLIGHT SAVING NSW,   Daylight saving starts 6 October 2019 (clock forward).

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


The Rockin Eddie band from Sydney is coming up to Qld on tour:

Fri 13th Dec: C.Ex. Urunga (near Coffs Harbour)

Sat 14th Dec: Club Banora

Sun 15th Dec: Twin Towns


Saturday December 14th,

Gold Coast Rockers

Christmas Dinner/Dance

Jingle & Mingle 6pm, Band from 7:30pm

Band: Dance On

Venue: Mercure Resort Gold Coast, 64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara

GCR members $50 / Visitors $75.

Tuesday December 17th

Gold Coast Rockers Xmas breakup


Saturday 14 December - 6:30 until late. (click here for flyer)

Border Rockers Xmas Party,

Venue: Kirra Sports Club, 22 Appel St, Coolangatta.

Restaurant & bar open from 5pm (QLD)     

Santa, Raffles, Prizes, Lucky Door, Best Dressed.

$20 - contact Trevor Ph 0428 552 550 -  Still a few tickets left, so get yours this week!

for tickets or book a table (8 or 16 seats).


Saturday 14 December, 7:00-11:30pm

Breakaways Rock n Roll Club

Christmas Party Dance

Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Road, Lawnton

Band: Phoenix

Admission $25, members free.

BYO Food and Drink - no glass permitted.

Bookings call Jean: 0427 233 634



December 19th -

N'n'G Jyve Christmas Party

band: Old 45's.

band 6:30 - 10pm. No classes.

Theme: Christmas colours.

$15 entry. No seat reservations, first in best seats.

Venue: Italian Club (Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club)

(Classes resume on January 16th with band Big Bad)



Breakaways Rock n Roll Club (click here for flyer)

New Year's Eve dance

Tuesday 31st December, 7:00pm - 12:30am

Lawnton Showgrounds

757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton

Band: Toni and the Rhythm Cats

Admission - $25

BYO Food - no glass permitted

Bookings call Jean: 0427 233 634



Tuesday 31 December, 8:00pm - 1:00am

Souths Sports Club, Acacia Ridge

Band: Rhythm Ratz (Rock n Roll / Rockabily)



80's Cruise with P&O

3 nights, Departing Brisbane roundtrip

Sat 1, Sun 2, Mon 3 Feb 2020

from $499 pp quad share

Contact: Pauline at The Travel Studio


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

Q Super Centre, Cnr Bermuda & Markeri Sts



February 14th - 16th,

Let's Dance R&R

Rockin' at Nambucca at Nambucca Heads RSL.

14th: The Drive Ins   - free

15th: Dance On          - $10

16th: John Curtin      - Free


Sunday 23 February 2020 at 8:30am - 5pm

Brisbane Freestyle Rock 'n' Roll Dance Championship

81 Boxgrove Ave, Wynnum Qld 4178

Further details to come.

John Watson


12-15th March 2020.

Gates open 9am.

Bush poets - walk ups - toilets - showers - dump point.

Walk ups - Wed & Thurs. Main show Friday 11am - Sunday 12pm.

Limited powered sites $100pp (full week) MUST be booked & paid for to secure.

Non-powered sites $90pp (full week). Advisable to book and pre-pay.

Family Fun Day Saturday 14 March, Bush dance Sat night.

Day pass $30pp U12 free. Food trucks, Market stalls, live music, kids rises.

Macksville Music Muster

Macksville Show Society

Rodeo Dr, Macksville, NSW (near Coffs Harbour).

or Ph Vanessa on 0402 512 116.



Rockin By The Beach

Club Forster, 19 Strand St, Forster NSW 2428

PH (02) 6591 6591.

Friday 13th March 2020 - Hitmakers 4 Plus DeeJay Jimmy D

Saturday 14th March 2020 - Let's Dance RnR Workshop 11:30-12:30

Saturday 14th March 2020 - Jimmy Ds Jukebox Jump, free, Main Auditorium 1-4pm.

Saturday 14th March 2020 - Roc-A-Tac plus DeeJay Jimmy D.

Sunday 15th March 2020  -  The Crew Plus DeeJay Jimmy D


March 28th 2020

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

Rock and Roll - Lessons in the day! Dance at night!

With "The Long Gone Daddys" - fabulous Rock n Roll & Country band

Lessons: 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Band time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

All welcome, age no barrier.

Workshops conducted by John & Robyn, long time dance teachers (Sunshine Rockers)

Workshop entry all day $25pp

Couples all day $40

Half day $12.50pp

Families with children $45 max

For workshop details or bookings 0414 999 759


1st, 2nd & 3rd May 2020 - (click here for flyer)

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

Venue: Hellenic Club, Woden

Weekend Program:

Fri 1st May - meet and greet

Sat 2nd May - dinner dance (details below)

Sun 3rd May - Cool down

Sat 2nd May: dinner & dance

Featuring The Fabulous Lincolns from Adelaide,

Australia's leading Rock n Roll band with recent sell-out tours of the UK and Europe.

6pm til midnight.

For more information and tickets visit: or


Blues on Broadbeach

May 14 - 17, 2020, Gold Coast

First artist announcement:

Tommy Emmanuel, Gaby Moreno (GTM), Karise Eden, Kim Churchill, Bondi Cigars,

The Turner Brown Band (USA/AUS), Osaka Monaurail (JPN)

Jeff Lang, Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers,

The Mason Rack Band, Allensworth (USA)

Shaun Kirk, Dan Dinnen & Shorty, Jules Boult & The Redeemers,

Pete Cornelius Band, Minnie Marks, This Way North,

Grace & Hugh, Sweet Thunger Jazz Orchestra

with many more to be announced


Pacific International Rock 'n' Roll & Swing Dance Championship

30th and 31st May 2020

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

Competitors from across Australia & New Zealand!

For more info please contact us through  our facebook page or get in touch with one of our event organisers:

John Watson:        0407 147 181 -   Email:

Marcia Summers: 0417 184 644  -  Email:



May 29th to 1st June 2020


3rd-7th June 2020


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



Departing from Sydney and Brisbane in 2020.

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

The four-night Sydney cruise will be on the Pacific Explorer, and has already had an 'overwhelming response'.

Tribute artists include Mark Andrew, Stuey V, Terry Leonard, The Crofts, The Cadillacs, Carmine Cimilio and international Elvis competition winner, Gabe Phoenix.

We've booked a cabin - who wants to come with us!

Ph Pauline - Monday - Friday on 07 5572 7272 at

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


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!


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:…/…



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



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


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


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

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

Social dancing 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Entry fees $12 per person.


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

Every Thursday night.

Bands for social dancing 8pm-10pm


19th    Xmas Party with band: Old 45's from 6:30-10:00pm. No lessons. Cost $15. No seat reservations. Theme: Xmas colours.

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

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

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


facebook business page:

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


1950’s & 60’s

Diner available for photo-shoots and small private function.

Any enquiries ph Nevis: 0419 652 739


BORDER ROCKERS (for flyer click here)

Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance lessons and social dancing



EVERY THURSDAY Night from 6:30pm

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

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

beginners & Intermediate and Partner dance lessons.


Kirra Sports Club - 22 Appel St Coolangatta 

All welcome.

Entry $10.

Thursday 12th December - Final class for 2019

Saturday 14 December - 6:30 until late.  (click here for flyer)

Border Rockers Xmas Party,

Venue: Kirra Sports Club, 22 Appel St, Coolangatta.

Restaurant & bar open from 5pm (QLD)     

Santa, Raffles, Prizes, Lucky Door, Best Dressed.

$20 - contact Trevor Ph 0428 552 550 - still a few tickets left, get yours this week!

for tickets or book a table (8 or 16 seats).

26th January 2020 - Australia Day BBQ in the Park - Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Bay St, Tweed Heads, 11:30am-3:30pm

30th January 2020 - Social night 6pm QLD time (7pm NSW time), live music by Michael Asma

6th February 2020 - Week 1 Beginners and intermediate classes recommence at 6pm QLD time, 7pm NSW time.

More Info???

Trevor on 0428 552 550

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

then have fun dancing and meeting great people.


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


Albert Waterways Community Centre Hall,  

Cnr  Hooker & Sunshine Blvdes, Mermaid Waters.

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


Intermediate 6:30pm

Basic 7pm

BAND 7:45pm

Entry Fees:

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

BYO Drinks & Nibbles.

Christmas breakup Tuesday night 17th December.

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

facebook page: Goldcoast Rockers

Contact: 0419 500 123 for further information





DRAYTON HALL, 39 Brisbane St, Drayton, Toowoomba

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

6:30pm Beginners Social Ballroom,

7:30pm Progressive/fun Dances

8:30pm Internediate Social Ballroom.




Dance Dance Dance Christmas Dance, Drayton Hall, Brisbane St, Drayton

Monday 9th December, 7-11pm $10, bring a plate.  0428 137 962

Band: One Cappacino

Wear Christmas Outfits  (RnR/Line/Fun)

The last class for 2019 will be on Monday 2 December, and classes resume on Monday 13th January.


0428 137 962 Mobile


Rock n Beat n Boogie Dance School 2017  


Clontarf Community Hall

34 Cornelius St, Clontarf.

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)

Every Tuesday

4:00 - 4:30pm     Teenyboppers

4:30 - 5:30pm     Junior Social

5:30 - 6:30pm     Junior Competition

Only $10

Carina Senior Citizens Hall, 1 Edmond St, Carina

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

ARRDC qualified teacher.

Call John Watson 0407 147 181

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

Social Dance Classes

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

1st Class -  6 step Rock n Roll  (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.

Last class for 2019 is 23rd December.

Classes resume on 7th January.


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


Lawnton Lions Club Pine Rivers Showgrounds,

757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required

Every Tuesday

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

  7:45 - 8:00pm  Intermission  

  8:00 - 9:15pm  Advanced Lesson

  9:15 - 9:30pm Partner Dancing

Venue: SOUTHSIDE - CARINA (click here for flyer)

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

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required.

Every Wednesday

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

  8:00 - 8:15pm Intermission

  8:15 - 9:15pm Advanced Lesson

  9:15 - 9:30pm Partner dancing.

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

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

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


Lessons Entry:  (click here for flyer)

$10.00 Breakaways member.

$12.00 Non member of Breakaways.

$25.00 All Dance entry costs

Social Dance entry fee:

$12.00 Members

$14.00  non-members

Club Memberships: Yearly Fees

$20.00 Single Annual Breakaways Membership.

$35.00 Family Annual Breakaways Membership.


Beginners are always welcome to join our friendly social atmosphere.

Contact: Jean (President)

0427 233 634


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

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

Sunday 10th November, 10am.           Beach BBQ, Pelican Park, Clontarf, Free sausage sizzle,  soft drinks, coffee, tea and water.

                                                                 BYO Steaks and chops. Bring a plate of salad and sweets to share.

                                                                 RSVP by 26th October 2019 for catering purposes.

                                                                 Please Phone Jean: 0427 233 634, John: 0413 191 239.

DANCE DATES                                                                                                              

Sat November 30th: Dance                   Bands: The Lincolns  and Honky Tonk Rockers (click here for flyer)

                                                                 Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Rd. 7 hours of dancing

                                                                 4pm-11pm. $40pp. BYO Food & Drinks. No glass permitted. Table bookings - payment

                                                                 essential by 31 Oct.  

Sat December 14th: Christmas Party:  Band: Phoenix Band  (click here for flyer)

                                                                  Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd,

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

Tues December 31st, NYE party           Band: Toni and The Rhythm Cats. (click here for flyer)

                                                                 Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd,

                                                                 7:00pm-12:30am $25 BYO Food & Drinks. No glass permitted

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



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



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

Email:    Web:  

Mondays: Benowa Tavern, 117 Ashmore Rd Benowa.

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

Week 1 commencing the first of each month.

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

Lindy (Mark & Shirley)  7:00-9:30pm

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

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

Free Lessons are:

September - Shim Sham

October      - Maddison

November  -  Couple of short line dances

December   - Shim Sham

Learn to Swing Dance in a friendly, fun atmosphere.

1st Class Half Price!  

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

NO partner required.

Swing it, Rock it, Lindy Hop it!

Christmas breakup on Mon 16th and Wed 18th December.

Date for classes to be resumed to be advised.


Just Rock Ipswich,

(We teach Rockabilly, 4 step Rock n Roll and some partner dances).

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

Monday nights.

7:15pm til 9:30 except on 3rd Monday of month,

when we hold a social dance with RnR entertainer.

Lessons resume on Monday 3rd February 2020.


or Facebook: Just Rock Ipswich.



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

Learn to Rock 'n' Roll

MONDAY NIGHTS at South Tweed Sports Club!

7:00pm - 6 Step (taught by Jake Maloney)


7:00pm - 6 step

(From October to April both Classes changing to 7pm start)

For Beginner to Intermediate Dancers

No partner required! Social dancing from 8pm.

New Routines starting first week of every month!

$12 Entry non-members / $10 members, Pay as you go.

Ph 0413 388 528

Last class for 2019 is 16th and 17th December.

Classes resume on the first week of February.

Private Dance Lessons available: (Click here for flyer)

Tweed Creative Studios!

1/19 Buchanan St, Murwillumbah, NSW.

Rock'n'Roll, Swing, Lindy Hop

$35 per half hour or $60 per hour.

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



Rock 'n' Roll Dance Classes


Venue: Sawtell RSL Club


7:00pm Intermediate and advanced lessons

7:45pm Beginners lessons

followed by social dance afterwards.

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

We also specialise in Workshops of your choice.

For more info contact:

Sandy & Dale

Ph 02 6651 4108 or 0421 130 076    



As of 14 December The Wanderers band from Brisbane will fold.


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



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



The RollerCoasters   (click here for photo)

The RollerCoasters are now a 4-piece band located on the Gold Coast of Australia.

The talented band, now featuring Col Wilson, with Mark Aitken, Dave Brooke and Ken Rickard know how to create a fun-filled night of entertainment

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

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

Creedence - Dire Straits - Eric Clapton plus more!

Enjoy the ride!!

If your Venue or Entertainment Agency hasn't yet caught up with The RollerCoasters, now featuring Col Wilson, why not contact us for a chat.

Our rates are VERY reasonable and we are keenly seeking additional Venues to fill our Calendar.

Happy to Travel or work out a Special Promotional deal for the right opportunities.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Ken Rickard, 0408 063 834.


(click here for Rock n Roll song list)

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

Bios for band:

Col Wilson - (lead singer and Rhythm Guitar)

I began playing guitar at 16, and I had a great teacher in Ray Smith at Tony Andrios School of Music, Footscray, Victoria. He was always fantastic to learn with, and showed enormous patience with a pupil who just wanted to do his own thing.

I spent the next 14 years just playing when I could, and dreaming of playing and singing on stage in front of an audience.

When I met my wife, she had friends that played in bands. I just tagged along to watch them. They did, however, invite people to get up and play with them. I decided one night that I was going to get up and do it too. That first night that I got up changed me forever. I'd only started playing the intro to my first song when almost everyone in the crowd got up and started dancing, I was hooked from then on. It's an amazing feeling having  so many people enjoy what you do. It went so well I was asked to become a permanent member of the band from that night on.

After getting together with others that played on that first night, I started joining other bands to fulfil my ambitions. I started gigging at clubs and pubs in Melbourne with numerous bands and had a great time doing what I love.

n 1993 my wife and I moved back to her home city of the Gold Coast, I immediately started looking for like minded muso's to jam and gig with. After playing with the bands Steel Rain and Smokehouse. I joined together with a long time friend from Melbourne, and we formed the duo Undercover.

We played at loads of Gold Coast clubs, and even had a regular 6 weekly gig at the Point Lookout Bowls Club on Stradbroke Island that lasted for 2 years.

When that ended I decided to go solo. After 4 years playing corporate and private gigs, I'm back on the club scene and hope to see all of you real soon to enjoy my music. Come along and sing and dance to great music that you'll know and love.

Dave Brooke - (Lead Guitarist / Vocalist).

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

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

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

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

Mark Aitken - (Bass guitarist / Vocalist).

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

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

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

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

Ken Rickard - (Drums and Vocals).

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

For enquiries or bookings:

Ken Rickard


Ph 0408 063 834


Mark Aitken

0498 495 380



Lock n Load

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

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

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

Steve King          - Lead vocals and acoustic guitar

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

Randal Scheerle - Drums and vocals

Get in touch via or

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

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

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

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

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

ourselves from stage.

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

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

Ph: Adam:    0412 089 639

       Matt:     0411 244 074

       Steve:   0414 906 295

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

or search for the on facebook: @locknloadrockabilly



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

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

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

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


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



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

From Mike from Cool Change.


Double Deuce

(Classic Hits 'n' Misses)

Brent Lillie and Linda Street

Facebook: Linda Street


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

The Humbugs have 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!!!


Ph 0402 180 867


The Hemis (for photo click here)

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

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

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

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

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


Vocals, Lead Guitar - Trevor Rennie

Drums, vocals - Dave Prout

Double bass, vocals - Brad Tabe


For booking and press inquiries, please contact:

Trevor 0407 604 102

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


The Rockin Bodgies

Have a new website:

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

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

Ph 07 3341 4380.


Glenn Callaghan (solo artist) (country)

Rock Steady (duo)

Rock Steady (trio) (Classic Rock n Roll)

Talk of the Town (with Laura Doolan) www.

Laura Doolan Trio (with Laura and Debbie Fitzsummons)

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

Ph 07 5426 4767

0417 003 986


The Dukes (new lineup January 2018)

Darby Burger & Rex Harris

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

When everything old is new

Check out their bio and their gig guide on:



ChevyXpress.  (click here for flyer)


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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours truly,

The lads from ChevyXpress.

Phil Eizenberg guitar,

Roger Dunlop guitar,

Pete Hall bass,

Pete Van Roy drums.  

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

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

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

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

For bookings or more information contact:

Roger Dunlop on:

Mob: 0449256 166

Home: 5502 0991

or Pete van Roy

Mob: 0422 604 110


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.


New Show Coming:

"That 60's Show"

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

For video clip on utube click on:

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


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

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

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



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

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

Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended.

You will need a USA adaptor for Royal Caribbean ships.

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


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

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.


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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!



CRUISIN' COUNTRY               (click here for flyer)

ROCK THE BOAT,                    (click here for flyer)


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

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