Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide     

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Hi Everyone

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

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

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

I appreciate it if people let me know if any of my information is incorrect or out of date, particularly with the dance classes...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


Club Robina

Social Rock n Roll Dancing on Sundays.

Sunday 19th August

CANCELLED due to noise complaints.

From Club Robina: Thank you everyone for your support

We love Sundays and are working on a long-term solution.


Post copied from facebook from Gail Thornton (please search Gail Thornton on facebook to reply, or contact me and I will pass on any information, Pauline).


Hi Everyone, I have been asked to organise an outdoor music event/concert for Rural Aid Australia. As you all probably aware, Rural Aid Australia is one of the larger organisations that is undertaking direct farmer & family counselling, assistance & other associated co-ordination with the present rural drought and it's appalling effect on our farmers, their families & the wider rural community.

At this stage, I am at the VERY PRELIMINARY 'EXPLORATORY' phase of looking at the 'possibilities' of staging this event. We do not have a date yet, as it is dependant on 'who' and 'what' is available to perform. We are probably going to hold it at the Dalby Showground. The council is in the process of renovating their large closed in pavilion. However it will probably be a large outdoor event (pending Council approval etc) to be held on the actual grassed showground area. There is also powered & unpowered camping sites available at the showground. I will also be looking at (and posting) other accommodation in the area etc.

Dalby is only a 3 hr drive from the Gold Coast & even less from Brisbane. At this stage, it may be held in November or around Xmas. I was looking at the Australia Day long weekend, but that will clash with those performers who will be appearing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. So I am presently seeking 'expressions of interest' from 'high profile' professional bands.

It doesn't have to be country, but no 'punk', heavy metal etc. We are putting on this concert event for the farmers, their families & the very wide Western Plains Region community. I have contacted some big Oz names, but as you can imagine, they are all being inundated with similar requests in other areas. If you think you have an act that may be of a good professional standard & you are willing to give your time to help this very worthy cause, then please message me on my Facebook - Gail Thornton. I am most appreciative. Many thanks. x

UPDATE: Unfortunately the Dalby Council now have no dates available at the Showgrounds until next year. Many thanks for everyone's interest.


Sunday 2nd September, 12:30pm - 4:30pm


Marburg Hall

Springtime Theme.

$13 bring a plate.

3 bands:  Rae Blinco / White Heather / the Let's Dance Band with Walter from 2 Timing.

8 groups pulling this together... Marburg Show Society have donated the hall and the three bands have donated their time....

come and support this Appeal.... raffles galore with prizes all donated.

Prizes for the Best Springtime Outfits & The Best Rain Dance (OT/NV/RnR)


Please be aware that Twin Towns have changed most of their times (except Wednesday) from August. I have taken every care to be accurate in these changes.


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


NEW - P&O Tribute to The King (Elvis tribute) - 3 night cruise out of Sydney, 17/18/19 May (Fri-Mon)

This is on the Pacific Explorer.

Interior cabin from $707.74pp (based on twin share)

Oceanview from $1098.74pp

Balcony from $1113.74pp

This SALE ends on 14th August

Contact our friendly and helpful staff at

The Travel Studio (and don't forget to tell them you read it here on Pauline's website!)

Ph 07 5572 7272

Q Super Centre,

Cnr Bermuda and Markeri Sts, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.



Cruisin' Country 8, Rock the Boat 2018 & Cruise 'n' Groove 2018

Select your 2018 music cruise then choose the best DEAL FOR YOU!

Deal 1 - Balcony Breakthrough!

Twin Share Offer

Alcohol Drinks Package, Balcony & Internet

Price - $3,500pp twin share GTD Balcony Cabin.

Deal 2 - Add A Few To Your Crew!

Quad Share Offer

Book An Oceanview or Balcony and:

- Your 3rd and 4th Guests cruise for FREE

- Receive up to US$400 onboard credit

Oceanview Guarantee $3000pp twin share

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Bravo 2018

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Book now for FREE Upgrades and Specialty Dining

Free Upgrade from Inside to Oceanview Stateroom from $2,495pp

Free Upgrade from Oceanview to Balcony Stateroom from $3,195pp

Contact our friendly and helpful staff at

The Travel Studio (and don't forget to tell them you read it here on Pauline's website!)

Ph 07 5572 7272

Q Super Centre,

Cnr Bermuda and Markeri Sts, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.


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Rock The Boat 2019 has been released!  (click here for page 1 of flyer) (click here for page 2 of flyer)




This is the Fastest-selling cruise we have EVER released.

so I suggest if you don't want to miss out to contact The Travel Studio.

Warning!!! We have just been advised that a range of world class musicians have take over the

Radiance of the Seas between the dates of

19th - 26th October 2019.

Unleash your inner rock legend and enjoy a musical festival at sea like no other.

Sail the splended South Pacific as you rock and roll to some iconic musicians from around the globe.

Dance and sing all night to the glorious music of our onboard legends and relax all day as you sail into the wondrous ports of

Isle of Pines & Noumea.

Headline acts:

Suzie Quatro ~ The Angels ~ The Sweet ~ John Paul Young and the Allstar Band ~

Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd ~ Mi-Sex ~ Chocolate Starfish ~ Ziggy ~ Best of the Bee Gees ~ Bourbon Street ~ Jeff Duff ~ Acca Dacca ~ Steve Balbi ~ Field, See & Mason, plus so much more!

As all rock lovers would know, a rock cruise filled with famous musicians would not be the same without a true blue Aussie icon:   Introducing special guest: Molly Meldrum. We are delighted to welcome Molly onboard to share his musical professionalism with our guests.

Interior from $2599pp twin share

Ocean view from $3295pp twin share

Balcony from $3895pp twin share

Contact our friendly and helpful staff at

The Travel Studio (and don't forget to tell them you read it here on Pauline's website!)

Ph 07 5572 7272

Q Super Centre,

Cnr Bermuda and Markeri Sts, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.



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:


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.


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.

3 heats, Aug, Sept, 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!


25th:   Innocent Eve

          The Hipshooters


1st:     Salt & Steel

          Lecia Louise & The Pink Police

8th:    Little Billie

15th:  Lani & Lecia

          Mojo Webb Band

22nd:  Rustbucket

          Zed Charles

29th:   Cherry Divine


6th:     Colt Severs Band

Ph:  07 3287 4777

Fax: 07 3807 7500



Gold Coast Country Music Club Inc. Southport Bowls Club. 2 Marine Pde, Southport.

Starting at 11.00am till 4.00pm, first Sunday of each Month. Practice nights 7.00pm till 10.00pm, the two Wednesday's, prior to the Social day. 

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

Our next Social is Sunday 5th August, 2018. All walk up artists welcome.

We have The Currie Mob, as our special guest artists on the day. A talented family, performing some great Country Music.

Juniors, are most welcome at the Club. (Under 18 accompanied by a parent.) Free entry.

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

This is a great Social day, with many fine performers, and a dance floor, so 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

Membership renewal due now from 30th June, 2018 -2019.  

Club Members, entry fee $4.00.

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

A nice reasonable meal and beverages, can be purchased at the Southport Bowls Club, Bistro & Bar. 

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.

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 24th:    Back to Back

Sat 25th:   Long Gone Daddys band

Sun 26th:  DJ on the Green

Fri 31st:    The Accidents

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 24th:    Dynamics

Sat 25th:   The Two Kings Show  8pm  Bookings at Reception

Sun 26th:  2pm-5pm Soloist (TBA)

Sun 26th:  6pm-8pm Stars of Tomorrow

Fri 31st:    Dee Jays


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

September 8th        - Metallica Tribute Show

September 15th      - Aussie Pride

October 27th          - Aussie Pride

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):

Fri Aug 24th 8:30pm:   The Fortunes - $35 (this will be a terrific night - they were great on Rock the Boat 2016)

Fri Sep 14th 8:30pm:   Hot Chocolate - from $69

Sat Sep 15th 7:30pm:   Cloudland the Musical - $44

Sat Sep 22nd 8:30pm:  The Bootleg Beatles - $59

Sat Oct 13th 8:00pm:   Boney M $79

19 Oct 8:00pm:             Troy Cassar-Daley

31 Oct 10:30am:           Little Pattie, from $7

9 Nov 8:00pm:              Smash Mouth, Australian Tour 2018

16th Nov 8:00pm:        The Animals $55

23 Nov 8:00:                 No Quarter: The Led Zeppelin Experience returns, 8pm $49.

February 02 2019, 8:00pm:  Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, tickets from $49.00.


The Star Gold Coast:

Tue 25th Sep 8:00pm     Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

From Fri 28 - Mon 31 Dec:  The ABBA Show


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


Tikatek shows:


A DAY ON THE GREEN is excited to present the legendary John Farnham. Performing songs from the iconic Whispering Jack album.

SAT 24 NOV – Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale SA

SAT 1 DEC – Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW

SUN 2 DEC – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD

SAT 8 DEC – Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley VIC

Joining John will be a stellar cast of guests - Daryl Braithwaite, Richard Marx, Russell Morris "The Real Thing" & Bachelor Girl.

Pre-sale member tickets go on-sale 12pm, Monday 9 July.

Register now to receive discounted tickets and share with your friends for a chance to WIN a Season VIP Pass.

SA –




General public tickets go on-sale 10am, Friday 13 July


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 two and four 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 of Robinson Road West, Geegbung, (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 Sept, 21st Oct, 18th Nov, 16th Dec.

Full Concert Band will perform later in the year.


Beenleigh Tavern

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


RetroFest 2018

24, 25 & 26 August 2018

Port Macquarie Panthers Rock & Roll Dance Club

The new Website for 2018 is now active.

Keep an eye on it for updates to the program.

Tickets will be available from 1st April 2018.

Prices are the same as last year.

Friday night 24th: 7pm-11:30pm:         Old 45's & DJ Dale                    (theme: Hot 'n' Happening RockHouse dance party)

Saturday day 25th: 9:45am - 3:30pm:  Mr James Band and DJ Dale    (theme: Happy Days Diner Dance)

Saturday night 25th: 7:00 - 11:30pm:  Roc-a-Tac & DJ Dale                (theme: Grand Gala Ball)

Sunday 26th:  9:45am - 3:30pm:         Midnight Drifters & DJ Dale      (theme: Rock Your Socks Off)


25th August

Sandgate Bowls Club, Burnett Lane, Sandgate

Live Band Dinner Dance.

The Rockin' Bodgies.

Each month will be a different band. Come along and support live music.

Doors open 5pm, Dance starts 6pm, dinner 7:30pm.

2 course meal - Main & Dessert

BYO Nibbles. Tea Coffee Water supplied.

Cold drinks available for purchase. NO BYO DRINKS.

Meat & Vegie Tray Raffles ~ Proceeds to Sandate Bowls Club

Tickets $30 pre-sale only.

For bookings phone Vanessa on 0402 512 116 or


Tickets are limited - book early.


25th August

Rat's Tatt's n PinUp's Queensland Host,

Racehorse Hotel, 215 Brisbane Rd, Booval, Qld 4304. 10am - 11pm.

Bands TBA.


Gympie Muster, last weekend in August

Limited sites are now available at our most coveted campgorund SLIM DUSTY DRIVE, closest to the festival entrance, and rare as a snowstorm in Birdsville.

If you have already booked Nashville and want to upgrade, you can do so by calling Courtney in the office on 07 5482 2099.


Minden Rock'n'roll Festival

Fri 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018.



Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival - Spring Ball

Friday 31 August, 7pm

Band: Buddy Love & The Tremors

Light supper provided, $35pp.

Saturday 1 September:

In the Hall, free, daytime, Darlin' and the Midnight Delights

In the street, free, The Zepohyr Project and Deejay Jimmy Dee

7pm: Rockabilly Dance $25: A Band Called Twang


Facebook: Rockin' Maryborough Vintage Festival


Rock n Roll Dance Night

1st September, starts 6pm - 11pm

Pomona Community Hall (Noosa area)

Vanessa & Highway 65 PLUS Glen & Rocochet

Lots of fun. $20 a ticket.

Bring a plate to share for supper - BYO Drinks

Call Vanessa on 0402 512 116 for tickets.


Sunday 2nd September, 12:30pm - 4:30pm


Marburg Hall

Springtime Theme.

$13 bring a plate.

3 bands:  Rae Blinco / White Heather / the Let's Dance Band with Walter from 2 Timing.

8 groups pulling this together... Marburg Show Society have donated the hall and the three bands have donated their time....

come and support this Appeal....

Other Sponsors and people who have Donated Raffles for the day so far are:

Keehn on Sheds; Dance Dance Dance; Peak Crossing Hall Committee: Swirl & Whirl Dance Shoes & Clothing are donating $10 to the Appeal for every item sold on the day: Kilcoy Dance Group: Westbrook Hall Committee: Cranley Street Dance Group: Lowood Show Society: Brisbane Sunday Social Dance Club: Barry Miller: Glenore Grove Hall Committee: Jim & Lois Maggiolo

Prizes for the Best Springtime Outfits & The Best Rain Dance (OT/NV/RnR)


Lola's 70's birthday  (click here for flyer)

Charity Fundraiser

Supported by Guanaba Counry Music Club

For the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation.

Lola, Susan and Marcia are raising funds to help local children in Palliative Care.

The funds raised will be used to pourchase Two Niki T34 Pump Systems


Commencing at 12 Noon Sunday 2nd September 2018

At guanaba Country Music Club, Heritage Park, 193 Rifle Range Rd, Pimpama 4209, exit 49

Entry $10.00 pp, Children U15 free.

Includes afternoon tea

RSVP Monday 27/08/18 Ph Lola 0407 144 082 or email:


Sunday 2nd September

Marburg Hall

Western Queensland Drought Appeal

Springtime Theme Afternoon Tea Dance, 12 noon - 4:30pm.

Rae Blinco, White Heather, Let's DAnce band have donated their time

More information soon


Saturday September 8th

Kitsch in The Switch!


12:00 The Argonauts


Saturday 8th September 2018

Just Rock Brisbane,

Belmont Bowls Club

The Linelockers with DeeJay Jimmy D

$15 per head. Ph 0428 965 410 for enquiries


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


Nimbin Roots Festival

September 14-16 2018

Loose those winter blues and book yourself a Spring time Roots Festival in Nimbin.

Tickets start at $50.


Club Robina

Sunday 16 September

Social Rock n Roll Dancing on Sundays.

CANCELLED due to noise complaints.

From Club Robina: Thank you everyone for your support

We love Sundays and are working on a long-term solution.


Toowoomba City

Formal Spring Ball   (for flyer click here)

21st September (Spring Carnival Weekend), 7:00-11:30pm

Bands: Let's Dance Band (Members of Old Triple Beat Band) & 2 Timing

will be playing non-stop all night with 6 dances per bracket.

Tickets are limited and on sale now. See flyer for details.

Venue: Centenary Heights School, 60 Ramsay St, Toowoomba.

Pre-paid tickets only: Adults $32, School-Aged children $10

Includes hot/cold supper of Canape platters / sweets

Prizes for Best Springtime Formal Outfit. Singles table. Licensed.

Ph 0428 137 962.


Tickets are limited for this event and they are selling fast... don't miss out, get your tickets now.


September 22nd

The Palms at Crown Melbourne, Southbank, VIC, 7:30pm

Marcia Hines


Don't forget the dance at Woodburn - Evans Head

22nd September, 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Three Bands: Highway 65 and The Little Rippa Band  & Lachie McKay - will be a great dance day :-)

Rock n Roll, line dancing, partner dancing.

$10 per person, tickets on sale now!  Hurry!  Book Now!

Woodburn Evans Head RSL

Call for more info: (02) 6682 4282

or visit our website:


Mundubbera is about to launch it's first Queen's Birthday long weekend Rock n Roll Festival.

(Mundubbera is a town in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Qld. Located on the Burnett Highway,

361 kilometers north west of Brisbane, and 200 kilometres west of Bundaberg.) (4 hr drive from Brisbane)

Accommodation: Billabong Motor Inn, Mundubbera Motel, Mundubbera Three Rivers Tourist Park, Airbnb.

28th - 30th September 2018

If you want to take part as Stall Holders, Car enthusiasts etc.

Call Barry 07 4165 4533

We are holding the inaugural Mundubbera Rock n Roll weekend on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend on

28, 29 & 30 September, 2018 to raise funds in aid of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Please find attached a copy of a brochure for this event. (click here for brochure)

For information on Mundubbera. (click here)

Apart from the Billabong Motor Inn (prefer us to be first choice!!) here is a list of other accommodation providers in Mundubbera:

·         Mundubbera Motel – Mark & Jacqui 4165 4399

·         Three Rivers Caravan Park – Sherie & Andrew 4165 3000

·         Mundubbera Showgrounds – Judy Butler 0402 801 163

·         Big Mandarin Caravan Park – Peter 4165 4549

·         Picky Packers Backpacker Hostel – Jenny & Mark 4165 3229

·         Royal Hotel 4165 4204 – shared bathroom facilities

·         Mundubbera Hotel 4165 4214 – shared bathroom facilities

I would be appreciative if you could distribute or display the attached brochure for your members.

I will send another email after this with information about Mundubbera.

Best regards,

Barry Mitchell


Tel: 07 4165 4533


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


7th Annual Waterhole Rocks

18th - 21st October 2018

Rock n Roll 4 day campout


A Band Called Twang / Rock n Roll Boys / Billy Guy / Jeff Hancox /

Retro Rockers Dance Band / Old 45's / Little Stevie & The Tail Fins / Stolzenberg Brothers

Rock n Roll Live music, Dancing, Fashion Comp, Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Vintage Caravans, Spit Roast, Stalls.

Canteen & bar available on grounds.

Plenty of camping & caravan space available.

Nanango Showgrounds, Cairns St, Nanango.

Bookings and information: Sue 0474 266 215

Show & Shine information: Terry 0409 496 567


October 27 2018

Rock Till Ya Drop 3 - For 2 page flyer, (click here for page 1), (click here for page 2)

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

Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton, doors open 10am, bands 11am - 11pm

Six Interstate bands.

Itchy Fingers

The Satellites

Atomic Hi-Tones

A Band Called Twang

The Voodoo Rhythm Shakers

with DJ Jimmy D

Both Itchy Fingers and The Satellites have cancelled due to unforseen circumstances

and these bands will be replaced by:



Food Van and Bar facilities available. No glass permitted.

Caravan and camping facilities on site - Contact Helen: 0459 023 346.

Admission: $50 - this is a ticketed event.

Contact Jean: 0427 233 634.

Please book and pay asap to secure your seats.

Payment options:

Cash or EFT payments to:

Westpac account

BSB No: 034-080

Acc No: 500894

Please quote your surname as a reference using up to seven characters

OR click on the PAYPAL symbol.

Tickets posted to you or pick up at class.



Postal Address:

PO Box 1473, Browns Plains DC, QLD 4118.


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

Band: The Lincolns

at Carina.

More details to be advised.


November 23rd:

Mixed Bag Dance - Beerwah Community Centre

Dance 6pm - 11pm.

Tea, Coffee supplied. BYO drinks - Nibblies.

$20pp - 150 tickets only.

Two Bands:  Vanessa and Highway PLUS

The Let's Dance Band.

Call Vanessa for tickets on 0402 512 116


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


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 Wociety

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

Tamborine Mountain Show-grounds.

Further details to be announced later.


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.


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.

August 23rd:  Buddy Love & The Tremors

August 30th:  Old 45's

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 

All welcome.

Entry $10.

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: GCR members $7, non-members $11

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

Diary Dates:

September 16th:     Mt Nimmel Chill & Grill BBQ - Music by Michael Asma

October Hop 13th:  Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

December 8th:         Christmas Dinner Dance - Buddy Love & The Tremors

December 18th:       Christmas Breakup Dance

We'll be back burning the floor on January 15th 2019.

Like us on Facebook

Check out Gold Coast Rockers website:

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

Ph: 041 050 0123





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  


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 7-8pm

Intermediate Class 8-9pm

$12 for one class or both classes for $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.

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


Clem Jones Centre Sports Complex

(Formerly Carina Bowls Club)

401 Stanley Rd, Carina

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


$8.00 Breakaways member.

$10.00 Non member of Breakaways.

$17.00 Single Annual Breakaways Membership.

$30.00 Family Annual Breakaways Membership.


Beginners are always welcome to join our friendly social atmosphere.

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)

October 27th:   Rock Till Ya Drop III:   5 Interstate bands - Twang, The Voodoo Rhythm Shakers,

                                                                 Atomic Hi Tones, Itchy Fingers, Satellites. (These last two cancelled due to

                                                                 unforseen circumstances). These bands will be replaced by

                                                                 NO BRAKES AND HONKY TONK ROCKERS.  (click here for front of flyer)

                                                                 (click here for back of flyer) Venue: Lawnton Showgrounds

                                                                 11:00am - 11:00pm.

December 8th: Christmas Party:           TBA.

December 31st: NYE Dance:                  The Lincolns, at Carina. More details TBA.


August 29th:       Carina Social:              Little Stevie & The Tail Fins

October 30th:     Lawnton Social:          The Hemis

October 31st:      Carina Social:              Blue Suede

Contact Jean for more info 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.

Stuart and Michaell will be going to England in August / September for 4 weeks. The lovely Shirley Boyd will be coming up from the south side to teach you some swing for those weeks we are away. This is a great  opportunity to learn a new style from a truly amazing dancer. Shirley will come along on our last class for 4 weeks on 13th August, so you will have a chance to meet her.

Kids Under 15 dance for free at classes

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

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 Dance on August 26th

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 8th January 2019.



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!

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    



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.


Lead Guitar,  Bass Guitar and Vocals

This talented Husband and Wife duo from Traralgon in Victoria have been playing guitars since before their teens. Chris plays lead guitar and vocals providing the backbone of the band and supporting vocals. Vicki attributes Tammy Wynnette, Brenda Lee and George Strait as the greatest influences on her music.

Both Vicki and Chris have been members of many local bands and have performed at many local music festivals. Highway 65 is a great band and have a lot of fun entertaining an audience and support the drive for Highway 65 to be one of Queensland’s premier bands.


When you need more music power for your function why not call on the Highway 65 Duo (Vanessa and Chris).

As a duo, both talented musicians bring a fresh approach to contemporary music.

With an extensive repertoire of old favourites and modern covers they can provide a great night of entertainment for your patrons.

Whether it is just easy listening or dance music a night of entertainment from the Highway 65 duo, Vanessa and Chris will always bring a smile from everyone.


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 - great new RnR band (click here for logo) (click here for silouhette)

Crackerjack is a three piece band specialising in music for dancers and featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning entertainers. Crackerjack specialises in hit songs from the 50's and the 60's.

To book Crackerjack please contact Patricia Lane (Manager):

Mobile: 0417 148 493



What's in the Crackerjack awards cabinet?

Individually it's three members have chalked up come pretty impressive achievements. Let's take a look:

Open invitation to perform at Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

Tours with Black Eyed Peas, Kiss, Robbie Williams

Top Ten Finalist International Songwriting Competition and USA Songwriting Competition

Musicoz Award for Best Alternative Artist

#6 Australian Album Charts with platinum album 'Paging Mr Strike'

Open invitation to perform at South by Southwest Festival, Austen, Texas

Tours to US, Scotland, Vietnam, Ireland, Spain, Southern England.

Performances at Big Day Out, Homebake, Woodford, Livid, Splendour in the Grass

Winner Australian Songwriting Association Songwriting Awards


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





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

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

Bookings and enquiries to:

Stephen James - (Little Stevie)

M: 0412 625 889



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 (for updated photo on 7 February 2017 click here)

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

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

Blue Suede band members:

Terry Waters - Lead Vocals

Wayne Harvey - Lead Guitar, Keyboard

Kevin Rittson - Bass, Vocals

Robert Walsh - Drums

Gary Cox - Guitar, Vocals

Enquiries and bookings please email Terry on:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the mid 2000s.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact us:

Wayne: 0413 601 034

Paul: 0417 558 533


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


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


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

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

Great for:

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

or Dances, or Background music.

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


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.    





BRAVO 2018

CRUISE N GROOVE 2018 - Details under Festivals/Cruises

I HAVE BOOKED A GROUP OF 15 CABINS ON CRUISE N GROOVE 2018, and each cabin will be entitled to an Exclusive 1 hour cocktail party for our group.  If you are interested in joining this group, please let me know and I can reserve a place for you.

Once you commit and book you will be required to pay a 50% deposit. Final payment will be due in July.

Cruise n Groove are confident that this cruise will sell out with the latest promotion, so don't hold out until the last minute with this one!!!

If you don't have anyone to share with, please let me know, and I may find someone else who is looking to share as well, and I may be able to introduce you!

This cruise will be awesome with two excellent dance bands on there, beside all the Elvis's and other artists, so there should be lots of dancing on this one.

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.


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