Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide     

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Hi Everyone

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I'm going on holiday today until 30th December. I won't be doing any updates during this time, so if you have anything for me to add to the gig guide or newsletter, please email me and I'll deal with it on my return.  I'll be a busy girl on my return getting it all up to date, but it will take me a few days to catch up with the back-load, as a lot of venues don't update January until after it starts. But as of Saturday I'd gone through every venue to see if their websites were updated and I rang or emailed a lot to get them early if they weren't on line.

Ray and I are flying to Auckland, NZ on 17th and cruising on 18th back to Sydney stopping at Tauranga, Akaroa, Dunedin, cruising Milford Sound, Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney over 12 nights, so will be having Christmas at sea.

I get to see my NZ family at Akaroa for a whole day so that's a bonus. And I'm going to catch up with Gavin and Linda at Tauranga.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and to thank those who have sent me thank you emails, they mean a lot to me. I wish you all a very  Merry Christmas with family and/or friends, and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Get out and about to those dance venues and support live music. To the dance teachers, enjoy your break, and thank you for all  your hard work during the year.

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

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

Matman Morrison advised on facebook yesterday that Lance Lipinsky's father passed away suddenly on Saturday after choking on food, and suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen before he died. If you would like to send a message of condolence to Lance and his sister, please feel free to send them a message via facebook.

I URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD A NEW COPY OF THE MONTHLY GIG GUIDE IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SAVED IT TO YOUR PHONE.  Please note changes to times for Club Banora and Twin Towns for some nights.

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

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

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


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

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




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

Complete back to wood restoration.

24 Panels including Mobile Storage Trolley.

Contact: Ray 0438 704 484 or Email:


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

Invader (strat)      $990.    Video Link:

Beatmaster (Tele) $790.    Video Link:

Contact: Ray 0438 704 484 or Email:


Bass player wanted  (electric or double bass - vocals would be handy)

for a R & R band covering music from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Three piece or possibly four piece.

Working in and around Tweed/Northern Rivers and lower Gold Coast.

Contact: Steve 0438897559 or Warren 0405687642.



I am a drummer living at Banora Point for the last 3 years.

I have a fairly long history in drumming and have played in many bands covering a wide music genre such as: Country (3 yrs full time playing with "The Bourkenback Boys" out of Lismore), Rock (70's, 80's 90's), Blues, Rockabilly, Funk, Jazz, Swing, Reggae

Prior to moving to Banora Point, I lived in Wollongong for 12 years, and during that time I played in a Swing band for 8 years, and at the same time for 5 years, was instrumental in setting up a band called "The Bluerays" which started out as a Blues band, sidelined as a Rock & Roll dance band and then settled on an 80's type rock band. The band is still playing today and several member have now formed a "Blues Brothers" tribute band - I can supply references if necessary.

I am reasonably confident that I could fill in for most genres if required at short notice, but my aim would be to settle into a new band eventually. My peers would say that my strength is in perfect timing and some have said, "as good as a drum machine".

I play Pearl drums and Paiste cymbals, have my own transport, and my contact details are: Mobile 0405687642 and email:

Warren Schofield


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 1 year ago.

He doesn't have internet at the moment but you can contact him on 0467 631 315


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


Professional Drummer seeking work in established RocknRoll/Rockabilly/Covers Band. 45 Years Experience, including Jump & Jive (Melb), Buddy Holly Tribute Show, Country/Rockabilly Bands, 70/80's Cover Band; own equipment, own transport. Also able to sing lead vocals & harmonies. Great stage presence; able to "rev" up a crowd!

Available for fill-in gigs or as a permanent band member. Willing to travel within the South East Queensland Region.

Follow the link to listen to some of Jump & Jive's tracks, with Sammy on lead vocals, Graeme on Drums & Back-Up Vocals. You'll also find a few tracks with Graeme singing lead, ie On The Prowl & Mustang Sally.

For more details, call Graeme on 0407 250 258.

(for photo click here)



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)





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

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


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


The Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club

Latin Night

every Friday night with Alex Lungaro from 7:30pm

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

Ph: 0499 074 910 or


Eagle Rock Cafe Laidley Rock n Roll Dance Contest

Here ya go rockers... come and have some fun... our CLAP-O-METER is warmed up and ready to award the prizes

so bring your support crew and bust out your best moves and Rock Till Ya Drop...

with Coops de Ville...

Every Entrant wins a prize.  Enter as often as you like.

3rd heats, Oct, and Semi-final in November.

December Grand Final

1st Prize: $150 plus food and wine

2nd:           $75 plus food and wine

3rd:            $50 plus food and wine



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

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

Ph:  07 3287 4777

Fax: 07 3807 7500



Gold Coast Country Music Club Inc.

Southport Bowls Club, 2 Marine Pde, Southport. 4215

Starting at 11.00 am till 5.00 pm, first Sunday of each Month. Practice nights 7.00 pm till 10.00 pm, the two Wednesday's, prior to the Social day. No practice in December. 

JANUARY... Country Music Day, Sunday 6th 2019. Meeting Wednesday 16th, and Practice nights Wednesdays, 23rd & 30th January, 2019.

Walk up artists, are most welcome, please bring 4 corded charts for each song you perform. Two songs by each artist, duo or group, on the day, extra songs (hat draw) if time permits.

Musicians needed,  to be auditioned if you wish to play for the Band, if you are a musician who would like a social day, and some fun, please come along. 

Juniors, are most welcome at the Club. (Under 18 accompanied by a parent.) $1.00 joining fee. Members, Free entry 

Many professional  "Australian Country Music Artists" have made their start by attending Country Music Clubs, we encourage all vocalists, and instrumentalists to perform. 

A great Social day, with many fine performers, a dance floor, rock & roll, line dance, have fun, and make friends.

Non-members $5.00 entry fee. Joining fee $7.50 or $6.00 pensioners..

Club Members, entry fee $4.00.

Tea, Coffee & biscuits supplied, by GCCMC, at our socials.

Meals and beverages, can be purchased at the Southport Bowls Club, Bistro & Bar. (Bistro, under new management.) 

Raffles, money board, lucky door prize and members draw on the day. 

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

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

Secretary, Eve  

Mobile 0412054188  


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


Salisbury Community Sports Club

37 Ainsworth St, Salisbury Qld 4107.


Ph (07) 3277 2274.

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

Karaoke every Saturday 5:30-9:30pm

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

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

Plentiful Parking.


The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club

Biggish dance floors. 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 21:        Cammo & Banksy

Sat 22:       The Accidents

Sun 23:      Dan McCoy Duo

Fri 28:        Fire & Ice

Sat 29:       Long Gone Daddys Band

Sun 30:      DJ Executive Realness

Mon 31:     Captain Wow Band - Show night NYE, $20 tickets are available at reception

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 21:      Fortunato

Sun 23:    MasterPlan

Fri 28:      Long Gone Daddys

Sun 30:    Dave Gray Duo

Mon 31:    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

December 15th:      Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute

January 19th:         Aussie Pride - Rockin the QueensportBreakup

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):

January 05, 8:00pm:     Forever Rod (Rob Caudill is Rod Stewart) $45

January 25, 8:00pm      Brian Cadd & Russell Morris $49

February 02, 8:00pm:   Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, tickets from $49.00.

February 09, 8:00pm:   Buddy's Back $29

February 14, 8:00pm:   Gordon Hendricks in Elvis $49.50

March 8th, 8:00pm:       Belinda Carlile. $79

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


The Star Gold Coast:

From Fri 28 - Mon 31 Dec:  The ABBA Show


The Jersey Boys, Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Southbank, from Wed 2nd- Thur 10th January 2019

The Angels -       Sun 10 Mar Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well, 12 noon.

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

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

The Hollies - The Road is Long - Crown Theater Perth, Burswood, VIC, Sat 16 February 20:00

                   - State Theatre, Sydney, Tue 19 February 20:00

                   - Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, Wed 20 February 20:00

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

                                June 14 - Anita's Theatre, Thirroul.

                                July 20 - Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside

The Jersey Boys are also at QPAC, Southbank, on February 6th 7:30pm., hosted by Action Coach & Shuttle Services, tickets $165. Price includes light lunch, coach travel, balcony seating.


Tikatek shows:


Bryan Ferry Touring Australia & New Zealand - February/March 2019

March 03 2019, A Day on The Green, Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton


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.

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



Beginning on the third Sunday of each month 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 as with the previous concert in September,

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 also booked (same venue) are

16th Dec.

Full Concert Band will perform later in the year.


Beenleigh Tavern

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


Swing Dance Lessons

Starts Thursday 13th September and every Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Geebung Bowls Club, Robinson Road.

Learn from Swing Sensation Instructor Shirley Boyd and

"The Boys That Dance"

Singles & Couples welcome

Kids under 15 - Dance for free

Contact Stuart on 3865 4139 for details

$10 per person


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


Tuesday December 18th 6pm:    


All Welcome to Rock in your Christmas cheer @Gold Coast Rockers CHRISTMAS BREAKUP PARTY (click here for flyer)

Mudgeeraba Showground Hall.               

Rock away to Dance On  

Christmas cheer in Christmas gear.

BYO drinks, nibbles & Christmas goodies.

Great snacks, tea and coffee available.

Santa is sleighing in direct from the North Pole.

Entry fees: Students $5, GCR members $7, non-members $11.

Door prize & Raffle Hampers.


Tuesday 18th December 7:00pm

Rock n Beat n Boogie Christmas Party 2018     

Carina Community Centre, Cnr of Sankey and Edmond St

Join us for a fun night, learn a new move, progressive dance/ games.

Please bring a plate of food to share



Thursday 20th December 2018:  

N'n'G Jyve - Rock & Roll Christmas (click here for flyer)

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

From 5:30pm-10:30pm.

Entry $15.00pp  Dress Christmas theme/colours. Decorate your tables.

Dance the night away to Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

Bookings Essential: Ph Nevis 0419 652 739


NEW YEARS EVE DANCE (click here for flyer)

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

Band: The Lincolns


BYO Food & drinks, no glass permitted.

at Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.

Members $23.00, Non-members $25.

Bookings: call Jean on 0427 233 634.


NEW YEARS EVE SUPER HOP  (click here for flyer)

Coolangatta-Tweed Golf Club.

Two bands: Route 66 and Dance On

Dance On: with dynamic energy & a driving beat, Dance On presents a great mix of classic 50's & 60's Rock'n'Roll that appeals to all ages.

Route 66: Relive the greatest hits from Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly & Bill Haley to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits & more.

Doors open 7:00pm DST, Bands from 7:30pm to 12:30am.

Bookings open shortly at the Golf Club, probably around first week of November.

$20.00 per person


NEW YEARS EVE, December 31st 2018

Country at Kenmore Park, 44 Hayes Rd, Lower Wonga.

Vanessa & Highway 65 PLUS

Glen Albrecht & Rocochet

Tickets $30 single, $50 double, $60 family 2A 2C

BYO Drinks, free camping, gates open 10am

Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets on website, further information call 0402 512 116



Caloundra Bowls, The Waves Club, (click here for flyer)

Hawaiian themed Rock n Roll night, free entry, bring ya dance shoes.

Band: The Rock n Roll Boys.


Saturday 19th January

Gold Coast Rockabilly Riot

Parkwood Tavern, from 2pm

Bettie Butcher; B-Daddy and the Double D's; The Linelockers; Pin-up Competition.


Tamworth Country Music Festival

We'll be there from 24-28 January for the first time, looking forward to it.


8-10th February 2019

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

Plans are all go for the festival.

Check facebook site: Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival for updated.

Bands will start to be announced next week (end  of November)


February 9th 2019, 6pm

Country Cousins Classic Country Show

Hosted by Vanessa & 'Highway 65' and Macksville Ex-Services Club


Vanessa Sanger / Lachie McKay / Dianne Coombes / Barry Noble with Special Guest - Glen Albrecht

(Merle Haggard tribute.)

Macksville Ex-Services Club

16 Cooper St, Macksville NSW 2447 (02) 6568 1344

Tickets $25


Nambucca Heads RSL Club, Nelson St.

Let's Dance Rock and Roll

15th, 16th, 17th February

Fri 15th: The Drive-Ins band, 7:30-11:00pm

Sat 16th: Buddy Love & The Tremors, 7:30pm-11:30pm,

Sun 17th:  John Curtin, 1:00-4:00pm.

Dance Workshops, Market Stalls & Hot Rods,

Program to follow. Free Entry to all events.

For more info Ph Helen 0417 646 424


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

Belmont Services Bowls Club Inc, 20 Narracott St, Carina

Saturday 16th February 2019, 7:00-11:00pm

Band: Itchy Fingers

Admission: $25

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



Gippy Rocks, 3-day Charity Rock & Roll Festival,  (click here for flyer)

Sale Memorial Hall, McAllster St, Sale, VIC.

Fri 22 February to Sunday 24 February.

Proudly supporting the 'Ronald McDonald House Charity - Monash'.

4 Bands: Silverdos (Adelaide) / Cadillac Drifters / Rockin' Rones / Jump Cats

PLUS Dance Comp (Sat arvo), Dance demo (Sat morning), Fri & Sat night dances,

Sunday - Canal Reserve Punt Lane, Sale, with live bands, custom cars, stalls, raffles & much more.

Weekend passes $45. Ph Andrew to book: 0407 541 335

Keep an eye on the following website for the programme to be released:


Club Forster presents:

Rockin' by the Beach 2019

Club Forster (auditorium), 19 Strand St, Forster NSW.

March 8th, 9th, 10th - 3 days of Rock 'n' Roll

Friday 8th 7:30pm:        Buddy Love and the Tremors

Saturday 9th 7:30pm:   Midnight Drifters

Sunday 10th 11:30am:  John Curtin

DeeJay Jimmy D.

$10 Fri and Sat

Free Sunday

Book online at or ph 6591 6591.

For more info Ph Helen 0417 646 424

Seating: Friday and Saturday Reserved seating, Sunday Unreserved seating.


10th March 2019

Harrigan's Drift Inn

Get ready for the biggest concert event of the Summer!

We see the return of Red Hot Summer Tour  Office live on our magnificent lawns with the legendary

Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets,

Jon Stevens, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish.

Tickets are selling very fast for this show.

To secure tickets jump online at Ticketmaster


16th March 2019

Tamborine Mountain Show Society

Rock 'n' Roll / Rock-a-Billy theme show.

Tamborine Mountain Show-grounds.

Further details to be announced later.


Minden's 4th Live music Festival,

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

Friday 29th - 31st March 2019.

Fri 8:00pm:          Dragon and Aussie Crawl Tribute

Sat 11:00am:       Status Quo Tribute

Sat 3:30pm:         No Standing

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

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

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

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

Maximum attendance is 250.

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


14th April 2019, 9:00am

Tenterfield Transport Museum, NSW

Show & Shine


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

Australian Street Rod Nationals,

Maryborough Qld.

Band: Old 45's will be there.


4th May 2019 - planning ahead.

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

Venue: Hellenic Club, Woden

2 bands and dinner.

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


Saturday 4th May 2019, 10am

Rock 'n' Retro at Redlands Rockabilly Revival,

Cleveland Showgrounds, Brisbane Qld

Hot Rods and Vintage Cars, marvellous market stalls, pretty Pinups, fabulous food and rockin Rockabilly bands.

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


23,24,25th May

Discounted pre-sale weekend passes now available for:

Annual Rock n Roll Weekend

in Tamworth, at West Leagues.

Pre-sale price: $80  per person

Live bands Friday 8pm to 1am

Live Bands Saturday day 10am to 5pm

Live Bands Saturday night 7pm to 1am

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

Sunday morning wrap up 10am to 12pm

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

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

Plus lots and lots of stalls

Direct deposits only for pre-sale tickets

Please contact: Yvonne 0488 789 742

for payment details and reference number

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

Those looking for accommodation: Mecure Tamworth adjoins West Leagues.

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


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

Belmont Services Bowls Club Inc, 20 Narracott St, Carina

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

Band: The Hellcats III

Admission: $25

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



July 26-28, 2019,

Groundwater TM Country Music Festival, Gold Coast.

2019 Artist applications open now

visit to apply


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

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


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

and the second weekend on Thu 6th - Mon 10th June 2019.... Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads.   Facebook: wintersun 2.0


John 0411 133 100 or Steve 0432 567 635


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)


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


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

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

Social dancing 8:00pm to 10:00pm

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


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

Every Thursday night.

December 13th:  Old 45's

Thursday 20th December 2018:  Rock & Roll Christmas

From 5:30pm-10:30pm.

Entry $15.00pp  Dress Christmas theme/colours. Decorate your tables.

Dance the night away to Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

Bookings Essential: Ph Nevis 0419 652 739

Classes resume on January 17th 2019.

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 QLD (7:30pm NSW time)

Week 1 of our 4-week lesson plan commences the 1st Thursday of each month, 6:30pm

beginners & Intermediate and Partner dance lessons.


Kirra Sports Club - 22 Appel St Coolangatta 

Sunday 7th October is the start of daylight savings. From Thursday 11th October our classes will begin at

6pm QLD, &pm NSW, plus we have decided to include live entertainment on the last Thursday of the month for the remainder of 2018.

All welcome.

Entry $10.

Thursday 29th November Street Cafe will be playing 6pm-9pm (no classes)

Our Xmas party is on Friday 14th December at Kirra Sports Club,   SOLD OUT

$20pp includes free Beer, wine or soft drink with every main meal purchased.

Music by The Fabulous Jive Cats.

6:30pm until late. Santa, raffles, prizes, lucky door, best dressed.

Border Rockers will be returning at 6pm on

Thursday 17th January, week 1 beginners & intermediate lessons,

Thursday 24th January, week 2-3 Beginners & Intermediate class,

Thursday 31st January, week 3-4 beginners & intermediate classes.

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

We will also have our annual BBQ in the park on Australia Day Sat 26th January at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Michael Asma will be providing the music.

More Info???

Trevor on 0428 552 550

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

then have fun dancing and meeting great people.


GOLD COAST ROCKERS - Classes & Social Dance Tuesday Nights

Rock 'n' Roll                   (for flyer click here)

All Welcome

Rock 'n' Roll Classes,

Tuesday Nights

Intermediate dancing 6:30pm

Basic 4 step Rock n Roll 7:15pm

1st Tuesday of the month entry FREE for new beginners in basic class.

Bands Kick  off 8pm.

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds Hall (Bill Deacon Pavilion)

115 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary.

Door prizes and raffles.

Entry Fees: Price increase for 2019:

Students:           $5.00,

GCR members $10.00 (including raffle tickets),

non-members $12.00 (excluding raffle tickets)

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

Last night for 2018 December 18th (details above under What's On - In Date Order.)

We'll be back burning the floor on

January 15th:        Buddy Love & The Tremors.

January 22nd:       Route 66

February 29th:      Old 45's

February 5th:        The Mustangs

February 12th:      Dance

February 19th:      Vanessa & Highway 65

February 26th:      Route 66

March 5th:             Dance On

March 12th:           Old 45's

March 16th:           Buddy Love & the Tremors

March 23rd:           Old 45's

March 30th:           The Mustangs

Like us on Facebook

Check out Gold Coast Rockers website:

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

Ph: 041 050 0123





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

Lindy Hop, Swing Classes

Beginner Class:       7:00pm - 8:00pm

Break:                      8:00-8:30pm

Intermediate class: 8:30pm to 9:30pm


Class cost: Only $10

Everyone Welcome.

at 34 Cornelius St, Clontarf, Qld 4019

Contact: Ray 0419 658 879 or Lilian 0420 467 450


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

Swing Jive Classes

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

Break:                8:00pm to 8:15pm

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

TUESDAY NIGHTS starting from October 16th 2018.

Class Cost: Only $10

Everyone Welcome

at 34 Cornelius St, Clontarf, Qld 4019

Contact: Ray 0419 658 879 or Lilian 0420 467 450




DRAYTON HALL, 39 Brisbane St, Drayton, Toowoomba

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

6:30pm Beginners Social Ballroom,

7:30pm Progressive/fun Dances

8:30pm Internediate Social Ballroom.





0428 137 962 Mobile


Rock n Beat n Boogie Dance School 2017  


Mondays: 4:30pm

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

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

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

Cost for the class $10.

All enquiries; John WAtson, 0407 147 181.

Monday nights

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

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

Beginners Class 6:30-7pm

Intermediate Class 7-9pm

Cost for the night: $15.

All enquiries John Watson 0407 147 181

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

Freestyle Six Step Rock n Roll

Carina Senior Citizens Hall, 1 Edmonds St, Carina

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

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

Beginners 7:00-8:00pm

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

$12 per class per person

All Welcome. Ph John Watson, 0407 147 181

Wednesday nights.  (click here for flyer)

Freestyle six-step and eight-step Rock n Roll

Dance Classes - six week blocks

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

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

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

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

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

$12 per class per person

All Welcome. Ph John Watson, 0407 147 181

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

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

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Evolution Groovers presents:

Learn to Dance Rock n Roll

Junior Dance Classes

Wynnum State School

12-2pm Sundays.

$8 a class

Contact John Watson, 0407 147 181

Stay up to date with us on facebook @evolutiongroovers


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


Lawnton Lions Club Pine Rivers Showgrounds,

757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required

Every Tuesday

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

  7:45 - 8:00pm  Intermission  

  8:00 - 9:15pm  Advanced Lesson

  9:15 - 9:30pm Partner Dancing


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

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

Rotational dance lessons, no partner required.

Every Wednesday

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

  8:00 - 8:15pm Intermission

  8:15 - 9:15pm Advanced Lesson

  9:15 - 9:30pm Partner dancing.

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

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

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


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


Lessons Entry:  (click here for flyer)

$10.00 Breakaways member.

$12.00 Non member of Breakaways.

$25.00 All Dance entry costs

Social Dance entry fee:

$12.00 Members

$14.00  non-members

Club Memberships: Yearly Fees

$20.00 Single Annual Breakaways Membership.

$35.00 Family Annual Breakaways Membership.


Beginners are always welcome to join our friendly social atmosphere.

Contact: Jean (President)

0427 233 634


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

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

                                                                 (click here for flyer)

December 31st: NYE Dance:                  The Lincolns, at Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd. 7:30pm-12:30am

                                                                 BYO Fod & Drinks, no glass permitted. Admission: $23 members/$25 non-

                                                                 Members. Bookings: Jean 0427 233 634. (click here for flyer)

Tue January 29th, Social Dance             Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins, Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd,

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

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

Wed January 30th, Social Dance            Band: Old 45's, at Belmont Bowls Club, 20 Narracott St, Carina 6:30-9:30pm

                                                                 $12 members/$14 non-members. Please bring

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

Sat February 16th: Dance                       Band: Itchy Fingers at Belmont Services Bowls Club Inc, 20 Narracott St,

                                                                 Carina, 7:00-11:00pm. Admission $25, bar facilities available. click here for


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

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

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

Sat June 15th: Dance                              Band: The Hellcat III , at Belmont Services Bowls Club Inc, 20 Narracott St,

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


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



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



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

Email:    Web:  

Mondays: Benowa Tavern, 117 Ashmore Rd Benowa.

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

Week 1 commencing the first of each month.

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

Lindy (Mark & Shirley)  7:00-9:30pm

3rd Saturday of Month, 6:00 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!


Just Rock Ipswich,

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

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

Monday nights.

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

when they hold a social dance with RnR entertainer.

Contact: Bev Watter, President

Ph 3201 6819, or

Jay Mair, Treasurer


Saturday night dances at JRI 

Monday night social dances at JRI - TBA


Boys That Dance

Geebung Bowls Club, Robinson's Road, Geebung.

It is near the new overpass.

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

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

Monday nights except for public holidays  

7:00pm beginners, a different dance after beginners

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

Followed by intermediate

2 months of 8-step jive (November & December) then 2 months of 6-step rock n roll, then back to jive again etc.

No partners needed, kids under 15 free at class.

Club T-shirts available.

From 2 November 2018 , we are teaching Lindy/Jitterbug classes until 17th December.

On Monday 17th December, both R n R and Swing/Lindy Hop classes combined for our Christmasa breakup. There will be no class on this night, just lots of dancing to the amazing tunes of Chi Chi.

Kids Under 15 dance for free at classes

Swing Dance Lessons (click here for flyer)

Starts Thursday 13th September and every Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Geebung Bowls Club, Robinson Road.

Learn from Swing Sensation Instructor Shirley Boyd and

"The Boys That Dance"

Singles & Couples welcome

Kids under 15 - Dance for free

Contact Stuart on 3865 4139 for details

$10 per person

Contact number:

Stuart 3865 4139

The Boys That Dance,

Sunday Afternoon Dances,  (click here for flyer)

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

Devonshire Tea Dance,  once a month, Last Sunday of every month.

Band each month: Chi Chi

Next one in January.

Band 1:30 - 4:30pm.

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

Cost: Adults/kids $6pp

Devonshire tea available at $5 pp which gives you two hot scones jam cream and a cuppa.

No BYO Alcohol as full bar facilities available

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

Christmas breakup will be Monday 17th December 2018.

Resume Monday 7th January 2019 and Thursday 10th January for Swing.



Springwood Bowls Club

Monday Nights - 7pm til 9pm

medium size dance floor

Call Ken 0417  749 119

$10 per person



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

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

Monday nights at Condong Bowls Club!

Everyone welcome!

New routines every month!

Live bands from 8:30pm - Week 1 - every month. $5 social entry.

4:45pm - Youth Beginners

4:45pm - Youth Advanced

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

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

8:30pm-Social Dancing


Members $10 / Non-members $12

Week 1 restarting first Monday of every month!

Last week on 17th Dec for 2018

Restarting in February, date TBA.

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    



Dance On are going on tour

Mini tour down to Geelong Victoria on 30th January, back 2nd week  of February.

Lock n Load

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

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

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

Steve King          - Lead vocals and acoustic guitar

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

Randal Scheerle - Drums and vocals

Get in touch via or

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

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

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

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

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

ourselves from stage.

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

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

Ph: Adam:    0412 089 639

       Matt:     0411 244 074

       Steve:   0414 906 295

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

or search for the on facebook: @locknloadrockabilly


ChevyXpress.  (click here for flyer)


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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours truly,

The lads from ChevyXpress.

Phil Eizenberg guitar,

Roger Dunlop guitar,

Pete Hall bass,

Pete Van Roy drums.  

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

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

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

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

For bookings or more information contact:

Roger Dunlop on:

Mob: 0449256 166

Home: 5502 0991

or Pete van Roy

Mob: 0422 604 110


Vanessa and Highway 65

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 - WEBSITE

Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 Facebook Page

Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 Youtube

Youtube - Vanessa & Highway 65


The Peninsula Jazz band

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

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Sandgate Bowls Club, 50 Keogh Street, Sandgate

$8.00 entry to cover costs

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

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

Any enquiries to: Fred 0414 388 694.

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

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



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

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

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

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


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



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

From Mike from Cool Change.


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

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


Crackerjack - disbanded 13/09/18.


Double Deuce

(Classic Hits 'n' Misses)

Brent Lillie and Linda Street

Facebook: Linda Street


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

The Humbugs have reformed and will be playing at

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

on 11th November 2017,

7:30 to 11:30pm

$10 entry with lucky door prize.

Mario Farrugia on Vocals/Guitar

John Guyer on Vocals/Guital

Steve Richards on Vocals/Keyboards

Kent Robinson on Vocals/Bass

Laurie Keating on Vocals/Drums

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

huge venue.... huge dance floor.

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


Ph 0402 180 867


The Hemis (for photo click here)

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

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

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

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

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


Vocals, Lead Guitar - Trevor Rennie

Drums, vocals - Dave Prout

Double bass, vocals - Brad Tabe


For booking and press inquiries, please contact:

Trevor 0407 604 102

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


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

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

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

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

Brad & Andrew

Rock'n'Roll Boys

0421 031 217


The Rockin Bodgies

Have a new website:

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

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

Ph 07 3341 4380.


Glenn Callaghan (solo artist) (country)

Rock Steady (duo)

Rock Steady (trio) (Classic Rock n Roll)

Talk of the Town (with Laura Doolan) www.

Laura Doolan Trio (with Laura and Debbie Fitzsummons)

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

Ph 07 5426 4767

0417 003 986


The Dukes (new lineup January 2018)

Darby Burger & Rex Harris

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

When everything old is new

Check out their bio and their gig guide on:



Blue Suede

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.

A link to their website is on their BANDS page. They have had a change of lineup in October 18 and will be disbanding at the end of 2018.


"The Jive Cats"  (link to their website on BANDS page) - officially disbanding at the end of 2018.

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.


Mustangs – 2017 News Letter

“Mustangs” (for promotional flyer click here)

“Roll in the New Year &

Rock on with a new band”

The Mustangs Band & Duo

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

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

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

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

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

R-ockin modern country

I-nclusive variety of Pub Rock

E-asy listening music

T-imeless hits

Y-ester year classics

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

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

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

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

"What is Michael Up to?"

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

Michael Asma (Solo)

I will continue with my solo work as required.

Hot Wire

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

Take Care & Keep Rockin

Michael Asma

(0438 428 369)


Long Gone Daddys News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


check the link on the BANDS page,

Check out their facebook site: Long Gone Daddys - duo


New Show Coming:

"That 60's Show"

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

For video clip on utube click on:

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


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

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

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



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

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

Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended.

You will need a USA adaptor for Royal Caribbean ships.

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


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

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

ROCK THE BOAT 2019 - AUSTRALIA - There aren't many cabins left on this one with Suzi Quatro.


BRAVO 2019

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.

Call to Book!

The Travel Studio

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

Ph (07) 55 72 72 72

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

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


This information was accurate when given to me by the businesses mentioned or researched, and forwarded on in good faith, but is liable to be changed without notice.

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.

The gig guide is in PDF format (the best way to have it so everyone can view it the same.) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download it and install it for free.


Keep rockin’, and be happy,

Kind regards

Pauline Schafer

Editor, Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide


Gold Coast, Australia.

Ph 0410 291 173