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I hope you're all staying safe and well, and looking after your mental health, during these difficult times. As the borders are opening more, hopefully we can start getting out more and being entertained more and catching up with friends.
I have been adding quite a few venues that have now booked entertainment, so the October gig guide is updated for those venues. Just waiting on the last handful of venues to update their websites. Even though we can't dance in the clubs and RSL's yet, we can still support their live music. I'm updating on a daily basis, so keep on checking. Quite a few dance classes have also re-started (with limited numbers), and I've included them below under Dance Classes. If venues have no entertainment I've removed them from the gig guide.
I appreciate it if people let me know if any of my information is incorrect or out of date, particularly with the dance classes...
If any entertainers have any new gigs, or clubs have any special events on, that I haven't included, please send me the information, and I'll add it in.
For those itching to dress up and social dance - check out below under Coming Events - in date order, for Sunday November 15th - this is your opportunity!!
Tribute to the King ( for flyer)
P&O Cruise on Pacific Explorer, 5 nights, 2 ports, Main events.
Brisbane - Sea day - Airlie Beach - Sea day - Moreton Island - Brisbane, 10-15 May 2021.
There will be themed parties, karaoke, trivia, a movie and concert marathon, the largest memorabilia collection at sea and of course a stellar line up of tribute artists, performers and legendary music sessions on the life of 'the King'.
This cruise is not officially endorsed by or connected with the Elvis Presley Estate.
Starring: Damien Mullin plus others.
SPECIAL 3-DAY SALE
Interior: from $499.00 pp 2 person room
Oceanview: from $599.00 pp 2 person room
Balcony: from $649.00 pp 2 person room
Mini Suite: from $949.00 pp 2 person room
Suite: from $2015.04 pp 2 person room
MUST BOOK BEFORE 16TH OCTOBER TO GET THESE PRICES!
Inside stateroom from $899pp
Oceanview stateroom from $1,099pp
Balcony, price on enquiry.
Don't miss your chance to be on this cruise! Call us today!
The Travel Studio, Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters, Ph (07) 5572 7272
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mention that you read about it from Pauline!
FOR AN EXCITING NEW SUPER CRUISE WITH BOTH ROCK THE BOAT AND CRUISING COUNTRY 2021, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM FOR ALL THE DETAILS.
IS DANCING ALLOWED OR NOT ALLOWED?
I have copied this from Phdeliah's newsletter - I have been asked to mention that all Dances/Classes are RSVP and LIMITED Numbers or Invitation Only at present..........if you decide not to attend a dance/event that you have Booked for... please remember to cancel your booking so others can attend.......if you forget to do this you might not be invited to the next event.
If some groups...or Committees cannot get their approvals through ...or choose...to not reopen at this time.......it does not mean that all dancing should cease.
This might try to explain to Committees and Dancers as to why some can go back dancing and others cannot at present:::
With venues being used for dancing it depends on Venue VS Activity and which COVID Plan takes precedence.
Ausdance QLD (who developed the Government approved plan for Dance & Physical Performing Arts in QLD) suggested that if a venue is licensed then the Hospitality Industry Plan must take precedence over the DPPA Plan. In other Venues, Hall, Studio etc where the Primary purpose is the Dance and not a Hospitality Business then the DPPA takes precedence.
These two plans do not meet and you will find Licensed Venues trying to find loopholes to run raves and nightclubs which are not as careful and regulated as Dance Schools and Dance Committees are. No alcohol is permitted under the DPPA Plan as the Government advisory people are saying that alcohol will impair behaviour and people will forget to social distance.
There is also a suggestion that uncovered, buffet style food and communal water/tea stations also spread germs with people breathing on food and handling both food and tea/water things.......so BYO all food and non alcoholic drinks is the go..........NOTE food and drinks are not to be shared.
The Committees & Venues that have gone back dancing... are finding.... the BYO process is a great non fuss solution.... and NOT one complaint from the dancers.
At this stage there is still no dancing allowed in public venues such as RSL's and Clubs, but dance classes are permitted in halls, following a COVID-19 plan.
FROM 4pm on Friday 16th October 2020 Queenslanders will be able to gather in groups of 40 in their own homes or outside, year 12s will be able to dance at their formals and graduation ceremonies.
In addition, a maximum of 40 people can dance at weddings, and residents of aged care facilities can once again head outside on excursions.
"This is a reward for Queenslanders who have managed to live with the virus" Dr Young said.
So we have to be patient yet again, while the youth are allowed to dance, and people at weddings are allowed to dance, but dance clubs aren't allowed to dance where alcohol is served. Hopefully December will see an further easing of restrictions. Pauline
From the news 24th Sept for NSW:
NSW has since recorded two consecutive days with no local cases.
Ms Berejiklian said restrictions on weddings will be eased, with bridal parties of up to 20 allowed on the dance floor. She did not outline when this would take effect.
"But I stress it is the same 20 [people]. You cannot have a roster of different guests of 20," Ms Berejiklian said.
"This is really important because weddings and unfortunately funerals and other gatherings [are] where the virus is most contagious and spreads most readily because people know each other."
Weddings were still considered a high risk setting for coronavirus, with Ms Berejiklian urging organisers and venue managers to ensure the same identifiable 20 guests - including the bride and groom - were the only people on the dance floor.
Restrictions will be eased on 1st November, all being well.
It is hard to keep up with the latest, so please feel free to call the helpline 134 COVID (13 42 68), to find out for yourself.
For updates go to
We must remember that most of our dancers in the Rock n Roll scene are in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, and are in the vulnerable group, so if anyone has any symptoms (even if it's 'just a cold') please stay home to protect everyone else.
Sico Professional Portable Dance Floor. As new. Very little use. 16 sq mtr (16 Panels)
Complete with side skirts and Storage Trolley. Replacement Cost $7k.
SALE PRICE $3500
Contact Ray: 0438 704 484
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THIS WEEKEND on the Gold Coast/Northern NSW:
(for the full list, download the Monthly gig guide)
THIS WEEKEND in Brisbane:
(for the full list, download the monthly gig guide)
WHAT’S COMING UP:
VENUES: (in alphabetical order)
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
Eagle Rock Cafe Laidley, Eagle Rock Cafe, Toogoolawah.
And if you're in Hawaii check out Bubba Gumps. What a fantastic set up. The decor really rocks.
Entertainment is starting to happen:
Regular Friday night entertainment from 6:00-10:00pm, and
on Thursdays twice a month from 11:30-1:30 with Linda Street.
Wed night trivia 7pm with Linda.
Call 3287 4000 to book now.
The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club - OPEN - No live entertainment yet - only having free Trivia on Wednesday nights.
Bistro and bar service available.
PH: 5535 1023
Cnr Connor St & Park Ave, Burleigh
CABOOLTURE RSL has been renamed Sports Central Caboolture. They have entertainment on Fri/Sat at 6pm and Sun at 2pm.
This is a different club from Caboolture Sports which also has entertainment.
C.ex Coffs, C.ex Woolgoolga and C.ex Urunga (no entertainment listed as at 29 August, so no dancing- OPEN):
C.EX COFFS - Open from Monday 1 June 11am, members only.
C.EX WOOLGOOLGA - Open from Tuesday 2 June 11am, members only
C.EX URUNGA - Open from Wednesday 3 June 11am, members only.
No entertainment at these venues at this stage.
CLUB BEENLEIGH (dated 4/06/20)
Friday night entertainment has re-started, 6-10pm. No dancing, restricted numbers.
Club Pine Rivers have done renovations but there is still no dance floor, even though they put on entertainment in their cafe area.
Surfers RSL has now been renamed and is now called Diggers & Sports Club, address 9 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise.
They are not currently interested in having their limited entertainment advertised for free in my gig guide, after 8 years.
EASTS LEAGUES - OPEN - entertainment
Every Friday and Saturday night, soloist, and duos on Sunday arvo from 1-5pm. Gig Guide is updated.
On the third Sunday of each month (except January) between 2:00 and 4:00 pm,
at the Geebung Bowls Club,
Brisbane’s Second Wind Big Band will be resuming its series of concert dances - dates: 18th October, 15th Nov, 20th Dec.
celebrating the 75th anniversary of Allied Forces big band concert tours in Queensland during WW2.
The Second Wind Big Band is a not-for-profit community band, and if you are so inclined, bring your dancing shoes because there will be a large dance floor directly in front of the bandstand.
For further information please phone Arthur on 0407 590513.
Car park entry off Robinson Road West, Geebung, (opp Meals on Wheels).
Entry $6.00 incl lucky door prize. Fresh scones with jam & cream $2 for afternoon tea, raffle and dance floor, tea & coffee available.
For table bookings: Geebung Bowls Club 3263 3133.
The following dance concert dates are booked (same venue) are:
GOLD COAST COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB INC.
Mermaid Beach Bowls Club, 9 Markeri St, Mermaid Beach Qld 4218. Now open.
Keeping the numbers of patrons to a level advised by the Government. Phone : 5572 3463.
NEXT SOCIAL DAY, 1st November, 2020 Limited Numbers. Booked Out at this stage, numbers as per Government regulations..
Please phone closer to the day, as we do get cancellations.
Gold Coast Country Music Club Band, and walk up artists.
Raffles, lucky door prize, Member’s draw, Cash money board draw.
Owing to Restrictions....NO Tea and coffee provided; however, it can be purchased at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club, meals from $13.00 on Sundays.
Air conditioned & dance floor. SORRY NO DANCING till further notice.
WALK UP ARTISTS: PLEASE bring 3 corded charts for the band, and your copy. Two songs each artist, duo or group. Extra performance, if time permits.
Practice is Thursdays 22nd & 29th October,20 at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club 7.30pm
We are a non-profit organization. Please phone, Steve Fisher, 0427 538 266. Steve also a teacher of Banjo and Guitar, special price for mention of GCCMC.
MEMBERSHIP FEES: Juniors, are most welcome at the Club. To 16 years, $1.00 joining fee & free entry.
Joining fee 16 to 65 $7.50 or $6.00 pensioners... Club Members, entry fee $4.00. Non-Members $5.00
All financial Members, will have the Membership fee extended, till 30th June, 2021
Thank you to Q Growers Market, Q Super Centre, for a great fruit and Vegetable tray, for our raffles.
Thank you, ChemPro Chemist, at Q Super Centre, for donating beautiful quality goods, and raffle arrangements.
Information: Eve, Mobile 0412 054 188 President/Secretary.
Gold Coast Country Music Club Inc P.O. Box 5380, Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.
The Gold Coast Italo-Australian Club (known as The Italian Club) - OPEN - CHECK OUT THEIR NEW WEBSITE, GREAT CALENDAR
Dine - drink - sing - enjoy (note - no dancing permitted)
Bar Opens 6pm.
Bookings Essential - 100 people only allowed in Club at one time.
(office opens 9:00am to 2:30pm Wed - Friday.
The Club is so excited to have a fabulous line up of entertainment in September! Bookings essential!
Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00pm
Fri 23rd: Izzi Dye
Sat 24th: Mikky & The Other Guy
Fri 30th: Chi Chi
Sat 31st: Halloween party
Tuesdays nights: 6:00 - 10:00pm Open mic - R&B, Soul, Reggae
Wednesday nights (every Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm) - Music Trivia Night - MORE TEAMS WELCOME (some teams are only 2 people, some are 10 people, so get your friends together and make up a team, or just come with your partner)
- 60's: Motown, Rock and Roll
- 70's: Disco, Country Rock
- 80's: Pop, Hair Metal (and more!)
Join us for a fun evening of laughs, food, and drinks and trivia... WIN some prizes!
Hosted by legendary trivia presenter Tony Gordon you'll be put to the test on all things audio!
Thursday nights: 6:00, Karaoke with Big Booppa
Every Sunday: Open Mic sessions 12-4pm. Bookings are essential! Regular hosts 2 Tones (great entertainers)
with various talented musicians joining in for a few songs during the arvo. A great day's entertainment.
Marco's Italian Restaurant open for delicious Italian Meals for Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Tuesday - Sunday and Dinner, 6:00-9:00pm Tuesday to Saturday, and for breakfast as well on Saturdays and Sundays (office opens 9:00am to 2:30pm Wed - Friday for bookings, or book on line under Restaurant tab). Varied menu, plenty of choice to suit all tastes. Great service, friendly staff.
Bar is open Wed and Thurs 10am-3pm and 5pm til late.
Fri from 10am til late, and Sat from 5pm til late, Sundays 12:00 till about 5pm.
MELBOURNE CUP, TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 11:00am - 4:00pm
Live Music by Razzle Dazzle
$69 for a three-course meal & glass of bubbles on arrival.
Fun, friends, family and community atmosphere.
New: Tribute Shows, Restaurant menu, bar menu.
14th November, UK Bee Geez
18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters Qld 4226.
Ph: (07) 5575 1966 or
0499 074 910
Green Frog Hollow Cafe has started a regular Rock and Roll night once a month (ON HOLD UNTIL IT'S SAFE AGAIN)
on the second Friday evening each month from 6:00 to 10:30.
Dinner is available with a special menu, and the premises is licenced.
Music will be provided by DJ Rockin Ross.
Green Frog Hollow Cafe is at 1551 Waterford Tamborine Road, Logan Village.
You can look forward to a very good night of dancing supported by many Village Rockers and many dancers from the Tamborine area and Brisbane southside. Rockin Ross will play all the classic Rock and Roll music non-stop plus a waltz or two and some line dances and requests.
Pleasant venue with great rural atmosphere and really excellent meals.
ph 5546 8267
DJ Rockin Ross the record wrecker, 0400 995 555
Guanaba Country Music Club. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - probably either Christmas or the New Year, TBC.
When: 3rd Sunday of each month (except January)
Time: 12 noon to about 6pm
Location: 193 Rifle Range Rd, Pimpama Qld (Exit 49 from M1)
Contact: Sophia Rogers on 0427 253 547 or Ian Rogers on 0428 253 547
Entry: $5 - food available and everyone is welcome.
Parking: heaps of parking as the venue is in "Heritage Park" at Pimpama.
Muso's Jam session - may turn out to be a regular thing for the first Tuesday evening of the month (see above for March).
Location at 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama. (Take exit 49, head south parallel to the M1 on the western side). (temporary entrance details below).
Entry is free, food will be available. Amps, drums, PA provided.
All types of muso's invited,amateur, pro, ex pro, instrument or vocal, young or older... all are welcome.
Time is from 7pm. No bookings, just show up.
Kedron-Wavell Services Club Inc.
WE ARE EXCITED TO BE BACK!
No promotional discounts, offers, points or vouchers will be able to be used for payment at this time.
Staff are onsite from 10.30am every day to make a booking. PHONE US DIRECT TO BOOK ON 07 3350 0920.
Please remember that we must comply with COVID19 dining directives. We highly recommend you join when entering the foyer to make the process quick and easy for you. We are offering all non members the chance to join instantly for a 1 year for a $1 digital membership! They will be offering solo music (Fri & Sat nights), but no dancing will be allowed yet.
Maryborough Sports Club - Re-opened on July 10th. No live music yet.
The Paradise Point Bowls Club - open and entertainment is happening, but still no dancing allowed.
Every Wednesday: Dining room 5:30 - 8:00pm entertainer - Peter Tuitama (no dancing).
Every Friday: Dining room from 5:30-7:00pm, and on the bar stage from 7:30-10:30pm:
Fri 23rd Oct: 5:30pm: Wayne Ranson 7:30pm: Hillbilly Cats
Fri 30th Oct: 5:30pm: Doug Stuart 7:30pm: Goran Sedlar duo
Every Wednesday: Dining room 5:30 - 8:00pm entertainer - Peter Tuitama (no dancing).
Fri 6th Nov: 5:30pm: Wayne Ranson 7:30pm: Denim & Lace
Fri 13th Nov: 5:30pm: Col Wilson 7:30pm: The Valiants
Fri 20th Nov: 5:30pm: Wayne Ranson 7:30pm: The Floorburners
Fri 27th Nov: 5:30pm: Doug Stuart 7:30pm: Dave Gray duo
Every Wednesday: Dining room 5:30 - 8:00pm entertainer - TBA (no dancing).
Fri 4th Dec: 5:30pm: Wayne Ranson 7:30pm: Long Gone Daddys
Fri 11th Dec: 5:30pm: Doug Stuart 7:30pm: Dual Frequency
Fri 18th Dec: 5:30pm: Wayne Ranson 7:30pm: Route 66 duo
Fri 25th Dec: Christmas Day - Closed
Sunday afternoons starting in October. 2pm-6pm
25th: No music today - NRL Grand Final
November: 2pm - 6pm
1st: Grant Pukeroa
8th: Dail Platz
15th: Michael Asma
22nd: Dennis Dean
29th: Wayne Sealey
6th: Raff De solo
13th: Dave Gray duo 12:00-4:00pm - Paradise Point Bowls Club Xmas Raffle
20th: Wendy Gold
31st: TBA.. NEW YEARS EVE 8:30pm-12:30am.
We hope you understand that as part of the COVID-19 plan, we have to keep a track of your name, address, and phone number. For the most part, we will be able to manage this through our kiosks but please assist staff in seeing that this is done correctly.
For the time being, we are introducing entertainment slowly until we can get back to business in our usual capacity. Right now, we are just excited to see some familiar faces back in the Club.
We'd love to see you soon.
22 Thrush Ave, Paradise Point. (see page)
CLUB CHANGE OF NAME:
The Sherwood Services Club has had a name change to Westside HQ, 3 Clewley St, Corinda 4075, Ph 3379 8555. They have their October gig guide on their website showing Friday night entertainment plus a Seniors Show on Wednesday 21st.
Southport RSL - Still only have Sunday from 1pm free entertainment.
SOUTH TWEED SPORTS CLUB: Open Entertainment starting on Tues and Fri 6-9pm in Skylines lounge, no dancing.
There will also be Jazz on Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm.
SEAGULLS: Open. No live entertainment as yet.
BALLINA RSL - Open - Entertainment once a month, Level One Piano Lounge, Sept 13th, Sharny Russell, from 2-3:30.
Sporties Tuncurry, NSW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
DeeJay Jimmy D's Rock n Roll Dance Party
50's in Style Rhythm Impact!
Every 4th Saturday each month
SUNNYBANK SPORTS & COMMUNITY - have now got live entertainment on every day of the week except Tuesdays.
Tamborine Diner is back - 12 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain. Ph 5545 0406 for bookings.
Every Friday night - Live music is back by Indigo Dusk.
TWEED HEADS BOWLS CLUB: OPEN. Entertainment Fridays and Saturday nights only
TWIN TOWNS: Entertainment listed in October: All on The Stage.
1st gig back: Two shows at The Stage coming up: 6th & 8th October, 10:30am. $10 entry. Book on line.
The Legends of Rock n Roll starring Issi Dye and Tony Worsley.
And further shows on 13th and 15th at 10:30am with Danielle Goullet & George Harvey. $10 entry. book on line.
These shows will only proceed if able to comply with any and all NSW Govt issued Public Health orders in place at the time of performance. Seating is on a 'first in' basis and tables are not to be moved. This show is a Covid Safe, sit down only performance, with no standing, mingling or dancing allowed.
Woongoolba Hall - CANCELLED THE OCTOBER DANCE ON 3rd OCTOBER, due to kitchen renovations. Back in Nov/Dec.
Rock & Roll and Old Time Dance at the Community Hall
($10 incl supper), 7:30pm.
2020 dates: 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 4 Dec.
Pimpama Island and District Community Centre, aka Woongoolba Hall
1226 Stapylton Jacobs Well Rd, Woongoolba, 7:30pm
fun - dance - supper - bar
Music by: Wayne Caldwell & BitterSweet
Ph Gail Holder/Kleinschmidt
0412 172 332
Our beautiful old buildling was first built in 1917 and it has a real warmth and history.
Whether you choose to put together a table of 10 or would prefer to just come with a couple of friends, we really hope to see you.
Bookings are essential and are limited to 100 people. Tickets will be allocated on a first in, first served, basis.
COMING EVENTS - IN DATE ORDER
DAYLIGHT SAVING NSW, 2020 - Daylight saving / Starts 4 October 2020 (clock forward.
Rockabilly Australia's Carrara Markets
Pop Up Shop
Dance shoes, clothing & tuition.
www.cadillacrockers.com with My JuJu Dance Fever
Saturday 24th October
Dance the Night away - Gympie area
Rock n Roll / Line Dance / Partner Dance
Dancing from 6pm
BYO Drinks & chair
2-course meal included.
Must abide by Covid Dance rules.
Glen Albrecht & Vanessa Sanger. Backing band, Bob Tryhorn, Tony Wagner, Darren Silverster, Doug Gallacher.
$50pp - tickets on sale now. Hurry! Book Now!
Kenmore Park Music Muster
44 Hayes Road, Lower Wonga
For more info 0402 512 116 or visit our website
18-25 October - Chromefest - now cancelled due to COVID-19. 11/06/20.
ACCA/DACCA Jailbreak Tour
Fri 30th October - Fitzy's Loganholme
Sat 28th November - Springlake Hotel
Sat 05th December - Beenleigh Tavern
Sat 26th December - Wallaby Hotel
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#accadacca #acdc #jailbreaktour #tribute #tour
Tickets $35 or $25
Friday, 30 October 2020 from 17:00 UTC+10-21:00 UTC+10 (that's 5pm-9pm)
231 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang QLD 4211, Australia
Public · Hosted by Aussie Retro Cruise Days & Nights
Aussie retro cruise night crew is organising a park up at this event at the amazing Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang - Gold Coast hinterland.
ALL makes and models welcome to display on the oval. We will be putting the cars directly under the flood lights this time. Bring a camping chair and dress up your car for the kids because it’s Halloween!
No need to pre register
All cars welcome
Free social night out
Just rock up!
Bring the whole family!
grab a beer from the bar and support the volunteers at Country Paradise Parklands.
Event info below
Hinterland Feast at Country Paradise Parklands Nerang will come alive on the last Friday night of the month with live music, outdoor bar, delicious food & desserts, market vendors, kids fun zone. Free entry and parking on site.
This event is hosted by the Country Paradise Parklands committee. With your support these events can continue.
* Please bring your own picnic blanket or camping chair. Dogs on leash welcome.
* You will be required to sign in on arrival as this event is running under a COVID safe plan.
* Please do not attend if you are sick or showing any symptoms of Covid 19.
* Hand sanitise station will be located at the entry to the event and at each vendors stall
Stanthorpe/Warwick Rock n Roll Dance Weekend - NOW CANCELLED AS NO ENTERTAINMENT AT THESE VENUES UNTIL 2021
Warwick - Dance 8:30pm - 12:00am
Warwick RSL , 65 Albion St, Warwick, Ph: (07) 4661 1229
Stanthorpe - Workshops 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stanthorpe - Dance Stanthorpe RSL 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Stanthorpe RSL, 46 Marsh St, Stanthorpe, Ph (07) 4681 2324
Band both night: 'Long Gone Daddys" (Steve, Chris and Rick)
From absolute beginners to most advanced! ALL WELCOME!!!
Workshop entry all day $25pp, couples $40 all day. Half day $15pp, families with children - $45 max.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL for Stanthorpe Workshop
Ph Robyn 0414 999 759
October 30th, 31st and November 1st (for flyer)
Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival
Venue: Forbes Services Memorial Club
VIP tickets: $100
Single show tickets available.
Disco Revolution, The King, Queen & friends, Issi Dye as Johnny O'Keefe (40th Anniversary RnR show), The Beach Boys,
The Bobby Darrin story, Eruption, Rockin' Rick Charles & Adrian, Rodney Vincent, Terry & Nigel Amatie, Stephen R Cheney, Royden Donohue. & more (I can't read the bottom second pic as the writing is too small on the poster. Pauline)
Registration & ticket purchases through www.123tix.com.au or from Forbes Services Club
Enquiries - Stephen R Cheney 0417 420 858, Email: email@example.com
Australian Allcomers Rock 'n' Roll Championship 2020
1st November. (click here for ) (click here for Definitions of styles of dancing, ) & ().
NEWS FLASH - CHANGE OF BENUE. Due to Covid control and Quantity of quests, we have decided to run the Australian Allcomers at the Hemmant Community Hall, 32 Ramsay Rd, Hemmant.
Entries Close 20th September 2020 - so contact John NOW if you wish to put a late entry in.
Competitor Entry Fee is inclusive of door entry: Senior $40, Junior $25, Late entry fee of $20 per couple
Spectator door entry costs are: $15 adults, $10 pensioners and children.
Quantity of spectators? Each competitor can invite one person (1), this needs to be booked and paid for at the same time as competitors entry fees. There will be an additional amount of seats available, approximately 40. These need to be paid for as early as possible, as they will go quickly, so book ASAP, first in first served.
The new exciting 4s have one song now to choose from, this song is Tra La La /Lavern Baker.
Food, water, soft drinks will be available on the day of comp.
Start time: doors open 8am, comp starts 9am.
Please post form to Rock 'n' Beat 'n'Boogie C/- John Watson, 32/583 Wondall Rd, Tingalpa, Qld 4173,
or email to John Watson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees can be paid by direct deposit. Details on entry form.
Sections to dance in:
Jumps, Traditional, Restricted, Rockabilly, All Girls, Open All Boys, Adult/Child, Triples, 4's, Swing, Lindy, Jack'n'Jill.
Italo Australian Club (Italian Club)
UK Bee Geez
Sunday November 15th
Big Bash, Beechmont.
Great day out with Market Stalls and food vans from 8am.
Venue: Old School Site, on the roundabout, 1835 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont 4211.
Parking available close by.
12:00-3:00pm Jazz Band
3:00-5:45pm Buddy Love and the Tremors
BYO chairs and drinks if required, although there will be food and drink vans available.
Dance floor will be set up in front of the stage, under trees in a grassed area.
DANCERS WELCOME, so get out your dresses and shirts and glam up and make a day of it.
Wear shoes that are OK to dance on vinyl or a taupaulin on grass.
Dancers, please register your interest with Pauline on 0410 291 173 a.s.a.p.
They would like about 20 dancers to turn up and dance and just add to the atmosphere, and who can resist dancing to the fabulous Buddy Love and the Tremors, one of the best 4 piece rock n roll bands around.
If you wish to wear street clothes there and attend earlier, a room will be provided if you wish to change into your dancing gear when the bands come on.
Admission $5 per person or $10 per family.
Enquiries David White: 0407 550 610.
Breakaways Rock n Roll Club ( for flyer
Saturday 21st November
Airconditioned Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine
Two Bands: Phoenix and The Hellcat III
Bookings: Prepaid tickets, Jean 0427 233 634
BYO food and drinks, no glass permitted
GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival - SORRY, POSTPONED THIS YEAR NOW.
NOW POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Further details above
GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festival
After much consideration and discussion, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the GreazeFest to next year.
The next GreazeFest will take place over the weekend of
Friday July 30th to Sunday August 1, 2021 at
Redland Showgrounds, Long St, Cleveland
Friday July 30th 2021, 7pm to 12am
Saturday July 31st 2021, 10am to 10pm
Sunday August 1st 2021, 9am to 6pm
GreazeFest Tickets – Rollover or Refund
All tickets purchased for GreazeFest 2020 will be honored for GreazeFest 2021.
So if you have already bought your ticket, be it a day pass, a weekend pass or a t-shirt, please hold onto it, as it will be valid for GreazeFest 2021.
Ticket holders also have the option for a refund. Please email your ticket order details to request a refund:
We appreciate everyone who held onto their bookings following our initial postponement announcement in March. Your tickets will remain valid for 2021.
You can order your GreazeFest 2021 tickets here:
Vendor and market stall bookings will automatically be rolled over to GreazeFest 2021. Vendors wishing to change their booking can get in touch by email to:
Guest Artists and Performers in 2021
Our international guests for this year have been re-invited for GreazeFest 2021. As you can understand, this will be subject to what happens with the Australian border in the future.
We will of course be featuring a line up of exciting Australian bands and DJs at GreazeFest 2021 and we will share all this news with you shortly.
Hot Rod Shows and Art Show
All entrants who have registered for either the Hot Rod Shows or the Built For Speed Art Show will be automatically rolled over to GreazeFest 2021.
We are restyling the Pinup Parades for 2021 and we will be sharing the exciting news as we head towards GreazeFest 2021.
If you have applied for a Parade, we will keep your application valid and will be in touch with you by email when we are ready for the re-launch.
The Von Hot Rod and Shannon Brooke Workshops have been rescheduled for 2021, subject to travel permissions. We will publish details as soon as we know.
We thank you your patience, understanding and support as we work through these unprecedented times.
This will be the first year in 21 years that we haven’t staged GreazeFest.
Christmas Party ( for flyer)
Saturday 5th December, 5:00pm-10:30pm
Dress theme: Christmas Colours.
Venue: Austinvilla Estate, Austinville Rd.
Meals available on the night.
Phone Nevis on 0419 652 739 to book your table.
Covid Plan in Place.
The Gold Coast is having a Santa Christmas Parade this year, on
Sunday 6th December, starting in Main Beach and finishing in Surfers Paradise.
Saturday 12th December 2020 - CANCELLED
Gold Coast Rockers Christmas party
Sharks AFL, Southport.
Band: Route 66.
Saturday 12th December 2020
Breakaways Rock n Roll Club ( for flyer)
Lawnton Show Grounds, 757 Gympie Rd Lawnton
Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins
Free for memberes, $25 for non-members.
BYO nibbles and drinks. NO glass permitted. (RnR/Rockabilly)
Bookings Ph Jean 0427 233 634
Saturday 19th December 2020
Border Rockers Christmas Party
Further details to be advised.
Enquiries Trevor: 0428 552 550
Parkes Elvis Festival 2021 - is cancelled, on 26 September 2020
Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth 2021 - CANCELLED on 1 Sept 2020
Wintersun 2.0, Next Years Dates, June 4, 5, 6 2021.
Cooly Rocks On 9-13 June 2021
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:
DANCE FLOOR COURTESY
Here is the Gold Coast Rockers Etiquette on the Dance Floor:
1. Wear clothing and dance shoes that make it easy and enjoyable to dance in.
2. Personal Grooming - Shower and use a deodorant. Always take a hand towel, deodorant and a clean shirt to freshen up.
Brush teeth and use mouthwash or breath freshener. Abstain from foods that produce strong odours eg. garlic. The odour
of cigarettes on one's breath or clothing is unattractive.
3. Please ask ladies: Would you like to dance?
4. Please ask men: Would you like to dance?
5. Declining to dance: No thank you, I'm taking a break.
6. Sharing the floor: If there is a mixture of dance styles on the floor, ballroom or circle partner dancers have the outside
circle heading in an anti-clockwise direction. Rock n Roll dancing is in the middle, Swing on the side.
7. Dips and Lifts: The only thing to be said about aerials on the social dance floor is: Don't do them. While they may look 'cool'
the execution of aerials requires training by a qualified instructor. Don't do them by yourself unless you are trained, and
certainly don't do them on the social dance floor.
8. Today's beginners will be the good dancers of tomorrow, so be nice to them and dance with them.
9. Smile, be warm, be personable, be nice.
10. Be considerate of other couples on the floor. Exercise good floor craft. No large steps to be taken, dancing should be
done in a 3 ft circumference.
11. No stilettos to be worn on the dance floor.
12. Be happy, be social and have FUN
DANCE CLASSES & CLUB DANCES/EVENTS
(all are listed at the end of the current monthly Gig Guide)
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES DURING COVID RESTRICTIONS AS LIMITED NUMBERS APPLY.
SOME DANCE CLASSES AND EVENTS MAY NOT BE OPERATING DURING THIS TIME.
DANCE CLASSES - GOLD COAST AREAS
Townsville Dance On RocknRoll Class
Cutheringa Bowls Club, 8 Harold St
6:39pm-9:00pm. 4 step Rock n Roll Class
0467 998 202 or 0424 875 069
Please phone to book your spot.
Just Rock Brisbane, Rockabilly & Line Dance Class, Belmont Bowls, Narracott St, Carina.
Classes have resumed, limited numbers RSVP 04208 965 410.
7:30-9:30pm $8 nembers/$10 non-members.
Saturday night Salsa Classes
Gold Coast Salsa, 76 Ferry Road, Gold Coast
Saturday 1 August from 7pm - 11pm
We teach Salsa, Bachata & Zouk beginners to performance classes.
Brazilian, Cuban, LA, New York Style, On1, On2, Sensual Bachata dance classes.
Remember, since we're still not allowed to run parties yet, we're packing the night full of fun classes, with lots of practice time, and we want you to BYO some drinks too. There are a few extra restrictions, but it'll be worth it to dance on a Saturday night again!
What's the Structure:
* 20 min class
* 30 mins practice time
* 10 mins studio sanitation.
* N.B. Upon entry to the studio, you will need to use hand sanitiser and once a class has started, you cannot enter the studio.
Reserve your spot online in your chosen class/es at:
It's only $25 for the whole night of classes
Grab some drinks and don't be late. Turn up on time and don't be late.
Fantastic News - We are back.
Fridays, 9:30am. Pottsville Community Hall, 1 Tweed Rd, Pottsville (near the oval). BEginners welcome! Emprover/early-low interm session as well.
Wonderful moderate physical exercise and great brain exercise, stree release and great for anxiety, social interaction and just plain fun! And we are covid safe. Still have number restrictions so need to book. Ring Debbie 0403 225 313.
Session A = 9.30am - 10.25am - Beginners only- $12 - max 20
Session B = 10.35am - 12/12.30 pm - $14 - Improver/early to low interm - max 20
Level of class becomes more challenging as time elapses (B session only).
Venues also Brisbane and Gold Coast. Fab News! Brizzie classes resume Mon 7 Sept & Tues 8th Sept.
The 2 day classes at the Gold Coast (Mon and Wed) and of course Friday morn at Pottsville will continue.
Please register for classes by email and send any enquiries by email to: email@example.com)
Saturday Afternoon Social Gold Coast - 1st August 1:00-5:00pm
Carrara Community Centre Neilsons Rd, Carrara
$16pp. These socials will be pre-paid so bring your money at class this week for a spot (limited to 50 spaces and they will go fast!).
No Walk-ins etc. If not attending class - please pm me or text for bank details to pay.
All levels split floor dances throughout the afternoon from1pm (beginners will get one walk thru of thier dances and done twice in a row.
Money squares raffle $2.
Kitchen not available, no supper etc. You can bring your own thermos and cup and food for yourself (not shared).
No partner needed - guys and gals welcome. 2 Great offers for novice beginner dancers to save some bucks!!
Ph 0403 225 313.
Jill's Jive Dance Studio
Jill's Jive will be reopening this Thursday night 16/07) with a Covid safe industry plan.
Thursday open from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday 5:30 to 10:30pm
No table bookings available.
No lessons for now, all your favourite dances with DJ Trev
Max 100 peopole
Sign in required when you arrive
You can partner dance and swap partners
The licensed bar will be CLOSED for now
Cafe open for coffee, dinner and snacks
Sanitation station and lots of hand sanitisers
$12.95 entry for everyone.
Details on facebook under Jill's Jive Dance Studio
Mark Wilson Dance
1 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters, Gold Coast (Gold Coast Golf Club) - Stage 3 commences in Qld and we can accomodate up to 60 dancers as we have multiple dance spaces for everyone. ALSO, indoor sports (DanceSport) with contact have been permitted. Which means, WE CAN DANCE WITH EACH OTHER.
Tuesday : Social Classes: 6:30pm - 7pm Front Room Class, Back Room Class.
Social Dance 7:30pm - 9:00pm.
Social class: $15pp, social dance $15pp. Class & Social $20pp
Social Distancing applies. Dance solo or with your life partner. Numbers limited so please text or call to book:
Jenny: 0417 440 317, Judy 0405 490 615, Annemarie: 0425 833 525.
Wednesday (from 15th July): Tap Dancing 6:30-7;30pm
Just $20 per class. 10 week term payment.
Call Annemarie 0425 833 525.
Thursday: Bookings essential as numbers limited. Phone or text Judy on 0405 490 615
7:00-7:45pm Ballroom, 7:45-8:00pm Supervised practice, 8:00-8:45pm Latin class, 8:45-9:00pm Supervised practice.
Latin OR Ballroom class $15pp. Latin AND Ballroom Class $20pp.
Swing On In
Gold Coast classes will resume on 21 July 2020 (Tuesday nights). (Bangalow NSW still out for now).
Limited numbers so MUST book.
$20pp due to small numbers.
Club Mermaid, 9 Markeri St, Mermaid Beach
Raw Connection West Coast Swing
Dance Party, Tuesday 28th July
Greenslopes Bowls Club, Brisbane
Limited capacity (50) until further restrictions are lifted.
7:30pm-9:00pm open to TD & 1/A level dancers
9:00pm-10:30pm open to Beginner & TD Level dancers.
During the second session, our upper level dancers will kindly be asked to leave the function room to allow our newer dancers to join in the fun. However, we will invite them to stay if spots are available.
$5 flat entry fee for the dance party.
GOTTA SWING - Monday nights starting at new venue on 20th July,
Contact: Mark: 0415 666 523, or Amanda: 0418 887 136.
Mondays: NEW VENUE: Surfers Paradise Golf Club, Upstairs, 1 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters, Gold Coast
Beginners/Level 1 from 7 - 8pm
Level 2/3 from 8 - 9pm
Everyone Welcome, No partner required.
Maximum 30 in accordance with COVID-19 Qld Health & DPPA Regulations.
Please book via SMS to Mark 0415 666 523.
$15 or the night.
Eftpos or cash on the door.
Wednesday: Salisbury Scout Hall, cnr Cripps St & Blackwood Rd, Salisbury. dy (Mark & Shirley) 7:00-9:30pm
Beginners/Level 1 from 7 - 8pm
Level 2/3 from 8 - 9pm
Everyone Welcome, No partner required.
Maximum 30 in accordance with COVID-19 Qld Health & DPPA Regulations.
Please book via SMS to Mark 0415 666 523.
$15 or the night.
Eftpos or cash on the door.
3rd Saturday of Month, 6:30-10:00pm Oasis Broadbeach (Under the Sails), Social Swing and Rock n Roll - CANCELLED FOR NOW.
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!
N‘n’G Jyve - We're Back!!! ( for flyer (good photo of dance floor)
Rock & Roll Dance Lessons
Operating under Covid-19 plan.
Basic Beginners: Week 1: Tue 13th October 2020
Week 2: Tue 20th October 2020
Week 3: Tue 27th October 2020
Basic Intermediate: Week 1: Tue 3rd November 2020
Week 2: Tue 10th November 2020
Week 3: Tue 17th November 2020
Revision with Tuition Week 1: Tue 24th November 2020
Week 2: Tue 1st December 2020
Week 3: Tue 8th December 2020
Cost $30.00 per person for 3 weeks. Payable on Week 1.
(please place money in envelope with your name, avoids cash handling)
(Sorry no refunds for non-attendance).
Please do NOT attend if feeling unwell or have any flu like symptoms
Note: Numbers restricted to 30 couples.
So please make sure you and your partner register early.
Burleigh Heads & Miami Senior Citizens Centre
40-42 Matilda St, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Teachers: Garth and Nevis
Contact Nevis on
0419 652 739
Own Water Bottle Advised.
1950’s & 60’s
Diner available for photo-shoots and small private function.
Any enquiries ph Nevis: 0419 652 739
BORDER ROCKERS () WE ARE BACK!!!
We have found a venue for our dance classes to recommence.
Classes will recommence on a trial basis for students living within the Border Bubble
on Wednesday 23 September.
We will be operating under an approved Covid Safe Plan with strict guidelines.
There is a limit of 50 people (25 couples); BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL!
The venue is Tugun Community Centre 414 Coolantatta Rd, Tugun.
Registrations 6-6:15pm (DOORS CLOSED AT 6:15pm, SO DON'T BE LATE)
Classes will be held in the following format:
6:15 - 7:00pm BASIC Rock n Roll moves into a routine
7:00 to 7:30pm EASY Intermediate moves into a routine
7:30 to 8:30pm Practice / Revision and exercise session.
$15 per person
Note: These classes are not suitable for anyone who hasn't completed a basic Beginners course, private lessons are available on request.
The hall is huge, so there will be plenty of room to adhere to distancing regulations
- Students must PRE-BOOK and complete contact tracing / registration form prior to classes
- Agree to temperature being taken and stay home if you're unwell (We reserve the right to refuse entry if you are showing signs of any symptoms)
- Place correct money in an unsealed envelope with your name and contact details to avoid cash handling
- Sanitise hands before, during and after classes
- Arrive with your partner and stay with that person for the entire evening (no rotating), this applies to all - singles and couples
- Adhere to distance regulations whilst on and off the floor
- Bring your own Water Bottle (No food or alcohol will be permitted)
- Clean and return chairs to trolly's, then leave the hall as oon as your class has finished.
To book in, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0428 552 550 and let us know the following
- The date you want to book, and
- The names of those attending.
We will provide confirmation if your booking has been successful via return email or text.
SINGLES are more than welcome; however, you MUST book and arrive with a partner!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited numbers and in fairness to all, you MUST notify us at least 24 hrs before classes if you're unable to attend and cancel your booking, failure to cancel your booking or not attend booked classes may compromise future bookings.
It's first in best dressed - so BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW! These classes will fill up quickly!
19th December Border Rockers Xmas Party
Trevor on 0428 552 550
GOLD COAST ROCKERS DANCE CLUB - All Ages Welcome CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, possibly next year.
for flyer or click on Dance Classes/Rock n Roll to read)
Albert Waterways Community Centre Hall,
Cnr Hooker & Sunshine Blvdes, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast.
Welcome to Keith and Annette Johns, they will be teaching new moves, 4 step Rock n Roll and partner dances
New Beginners: 1st class free.
Students: $5.00, GCR members $10.00, Visitors $12.00
BYO Drinks & Nibbles.
Check out our website:
facebook page: Goldcoast Rockers
Contact: 0419 500 123 for further information
DANCE CLASSES - BRISBANE AREAS
DANCE DANCE DANCE
Rosewood Memorial Hall, 1 Mill St, 6:30-9:30pm (20 mins West of Ipswich, Western Suburb of Brisbane).
Bring own drink and snacks and hand sanitizer (sanitizer is also supplied).
Mixed Dance Class while restrictions in place
0428 137 962
Rock n Roll, Social Ballroom and fun and progressive dances.
Invitation only, Limited numbers.
0428 137 962 Mobile
Rock n Beat n Boogie Dance School - DANCE CLASSES ARE BACK - RESTRICTED NUMBERS
THURSDAY 18/06/20, MONDAY 22/06/20, WEDNESDAY 24/06/20
To comply with current Government regulations the following restrictions apply:
* Limited to twenty students
* Bookings essential 0407 147 181
* No Rotation of partners
* Partnered dance couples only
* 6 step mon/Thurs 8 step Wednesday
HEMMANT COMMUNITY CENTRE
Cnr of Ramsay Road and Brand St, Brisbane
Call John Watson to book your place
0407 147 181
Doors open 7:30pm
$12 for club members
$15 for non-members
Tea and coffee provided.
Call John Watson to book your place, 0407 147 181.
Breakaways Rock 'n' Roll Dance, Social and Welfare Club Inc.
NORTHSIDE - LAWNTON - VENUE LESSONS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, hopefully early next year, around February, stay tuned. Jean will advise when it's on again.
Lawnton Lions Club Pine Rivers Showgrounds,
757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.
Rotational dance lessons, no partner required
6:00 - 7:00pm Beginner basics
7:00 - 8:00pm Beginner Classes
8:00 - 8.30pm Social Break & Announcements
8.30 - 9.15pm Intermediate
9:15 - 9:30pm Partner Dancing
Venue: SOUTHSIDE - CARINA ( for flyer) LESSONS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, hopefully early next year, hopefully around February, stay tuned. Jean will advise when it's on again.
Belmont Bowls Club, 20 Narracott St, Carina, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Rotational dance lessons, no partner required.
6:00-6.30 Beginners basics
6.30-7.30 Beginners Lesson
8:00-9.00 Advanced lesson
9:00-9:30 Partner dancing
* All times and classes are subject to change.
Our dance classes are 4-week cycles starting at the beginning of each month.
When a month has five Tuesdays or Wednesdays (our dance class nights)
we have a dance social with a band on the fifth week
Single: $20 per year
Couples: $35 per year
Beginners are always welcome to join our friendly social atmosphere.
Saturday 10th October: 4:00pm-11:00pm Lawnton Showgrounds. TWO bands: 'Kid' James trio AND Itchy Fingers. $40.
7 hours of dancing. BYO nibbles & drinks, NO glass. ( for flyer) POSTPONED
Saturday 21 November: 4:00-11:00pm Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine (air-cond) 4:00 - 11:00pm
TWO bands: Phoenix and The Hellcat III. $40pp. BYO food & drinks. No Glass. POSTPONED
Sat 12th December: Christmas Party. 7:00-11:00pm. Lawnton Showgrounds. Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins.
Free for members, non-members $25. BYO Food & drink. NO glass permitted. ( for flyer)
Tuesday 31st March: 6:30pm-9:30pm Lawnton Showgrounds, Band: The Tri-Tones $12 members, $14 non-members.
Bring a plate. ( for flyer)
Contact Jean for more info and bookings on 0427 233 634.
Postal address: PO Box 1473, BROWNS PLAINS BC QLD 4118
Facebook: Breakaways Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance, Social & Welfare Club Inc.
Just Rock Ipswich, ALL CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
(We teach Rockabilly).
Venue: Swifts Sports Club, cnr Green St/Brisbane Rd, Booval.
7:30pm til 9:30 except on 3rd Monday of month,
when we hold a social dance with RnR entertainer.
Back to '63 dance 2020 is CANCELLED.
or Facebook: Just Rock Ipswich.
DANCE CLASSES - NORTHERN NSW AREAS
That's right folks!
OUR BRAND-NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE STORE IS OFFICIALLY LIVE! YAY!
Head on over and check it out now at:
Dance tuition, dance shoes, clothing and apparel and more!
For Bookings or enquiries: Ph Jake: 0413 388 528 or EMAIL:
NEW WEBSITE SEPT 2020
Who we are...
"Rockabilly Australia Pty Ltd" was formed in July of 2020 by entertainer/entrepreneur Jake Maloney in the hope to connect the Kustom Kulture Community across Australia through music, dance, band merch, fashion, events & more!
Let's Dance Rock and Roll are back
at Rotary Hall Port Macquarie, Tuesday night and
Nambucca Heads RSL Thursday night.
We have some spots for couples left at both centres.
If you would like to join us contact in the first instance on
0417 646 424
RAZZLE DAZZLE ROCKERS
Rock 'n' Roll Dance Classes
COFFS HARBOUR & SURROUNDS AND GRAFTON Classes are full ATM because of government restrictions.
We wil be happy when we can have our normal program on Wednesday nights
Please understand that when we can increase class sizes we will because we are staggering Intermediate/Advanced to accommodate those long time students for a couple of weeks until further changes are made by Glady. Dust off your dancing shoes.
New Venue: Boambee Hall behind the wimpy.
7:00 Intermediate and advanced lessons
7:45 Beginners lessons
followed by social dance afterwards.
We teach Rock n Roll, Lindy Hop, Swing Jive and Balboa.
We also specialise in Workshops of your choice.
For more info contact:
Sandy & Dale
Ph 02 6651 4108 or 0421 130 076
MUSICIANS / BANDS
Dance On - Colin has retired from the band on 23rd September. They are currently interviewing prospective replacements.
Dance On Duo - Pete Johnson and Craig Keating are available for duo work.
Dance On Trio - They have a gig in November and December.
The Rock'n'Roll Boys, a great-sounding duo from Gympie
The Rock n Roll Boys is a Gympie-based duo or trio that, true to it’s name, presents rapid-fire
rock and roll music that keeps dance floors full all night.
The 2019 highlight for the boys was the release of their CD, Dancin’ Days. This collection of 12 original dance songs blends in beautifully with classics such as Elvis, Beatles, Eddie Cochran and Bill Haley as well as a few 70s show stoppers from the likes of Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and Neil Diamond.
Backed by live-recorded bass & drums, Bob Cole and Andy Stokes provide all live vocals and guitars. For an even fuller sound, we can be joined by Brisbane piano legend, Chas Whitling to perform as a trio.
Rock and Roll dancers flock to our shows from Brisbane to Gladstone. We also play most of the major retro-styled festivals across SE and central Qld. We’ve all been in and around the entertainment game for well over 30 years so we feel we have a pretty good handle on what people want when it comes to this style of dance music.
We provide top quality, non-stop rock and roll that keeps people on to the dance floor and can add dinner music as well if you wish.
We are equally at home playing in small and large venues and have an expandable PA system that can be adapted for the smallest room, the largest auditorium or any outdoor venue. Our repertoire is squarely aimed at those who love good old rock and roll music and love to dance.
Bob Cole: 0407 173 690
Andy Stokes: 0412 317 928
(there is a link to their website on the Bands page too.)
The RocknRollaBillys are Leona Stevens (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums/percussion), Andrew Stokes (back-up vocals, lead guitar, cigar box guitar, electronic drum programming) and Jo-Maree Stokes (Double Bass, support vocals, costuming).
The RocknRollaBillys were originally conceived by Andrew as a back-up alternative to the popular 'Rock 'n' Roll Boys' when lead singer Bobby Cole was off on one of his overseas adventures. However, they are quickly becoming a popular favorite amongst the Rock n Roll dancers and clubs of South East QLD. They are commited to re-creating a 'yester-year' experience with great 50's/60's style dance tunes, retro custom-made costuming, and through using instruments common to the era – including Elvis mics. Andrew, Jo-Maree and Leona also know what the dancers like to hear, as they are Rock n Roll Dancers themselves.
The RocknRollaBillys are becoming known as a great club band due to their interesting sound and their unique renditions of popular toe-tapping dance music. They cover classic and more modern Rock and Roll dance tunes as well as Swing, Rockabilly and Jive. Their targeted, yet diverse, range of tempos cover 4-step, 6-step and 8-step Rock n Roll styles and also allows the more serious dancers to do many other dance styles including Cha Cha, Tango, Lindy Hop, various Partner Dances, and even some Line Dancing. For those who don't take their dancing that seriously, they can sit back and be entertained by a professional band that will have them laughing, singing along and dancing in their seats as they recreate and reinterpret the great sounds of days gone by fattened up with modern electronic drum/rhythm technology delivered though quality PA and subs. They also bring enough lighting to effectively add a party/celebratory ambience to the performances and when required can organise Rock 'n' Roll Dance demonstrators to perform.
Leona Stevens is rightly described as another “Wanda Jackson” or “Emelda Mae”with her powerful bluesy rock 'n' roll/Rockabilly voice and attractive presentation. Leona developed her love for music while hanging around with her older brothers and her father who were working musicians in and around the Sydney music scene. After discovering her uniquely powerful voice they often got her up to sing with them. She also went on to perform in her own bands in Sydney for many years. As well as an exceptional lead vocalist, Leona is also competent on guitar and drums. Since moving north to Queensland, Leona has been performing extensively in major QLD venues including more recently as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the popular South East QLD club band 'Sera Loons'. She has shared stages with the likes of Phil Emanuel and performed at many major music venues including regular appearances at the Gympie Music Muster.
Andrew Stokes has been a professional comedic entertainer and musician for more than 25 years. He grew up surrounded by music, being the son of a music teacher who had achieved the highest levels of musical training possible on piano. By the time Andrew was ten years old he was playing piano, trumpet, guitar, cornet, ukulele, and learned to sing harmonies. He also played drums at times in his mother's old-time dance band that performed in the local dance halls in South East Qld towns near where they lived. Andrew went on to play in the clubs and pubs around Brisbane and worked as a booking agent for two major Queensland entertainment booking agencies. More recently for over 10 years Andrew was the lead guitarist, backup singer, musical director and band leader for the highly successful corporate function band 'The Dukes of Rhythm'. Andrew also founded, and still performs with, the heavily-booked retro-dance club duo the 'Rock n Roll Boys'. The Rock 'n' Roll Boys have a large following of dancers and repeatedly perform at most of the major Clubs and Rock n Roll/Rockabilly festivals in South East QLD. They have recently released their first CD of original Rock 'n' Roll style songs.
Jo-Maree Stokes is the very talented, very patient and long-suffering wife of Andrew Stokes. Jo-Maree has been involved in music since she was 8 years old when she began lessons on flute and piano. She went on to perform with various groups and orchestras as well as serving as chorister for large vocal groups. More recently she has immersed herself in the Rock 'n' Roll/Rockabilly scene taking up the Double Bass, making 50's costumes and helping Andrew build a 1950's style Teardrop camper trailer. Having endured 'Little Instrument Syndrome' as a flautist for many years, she is very proud that, although she is still the shortest person in the band, she now plays the biggest instrument on the stage. Joey (as she is affectionately known) drives the band with her consistent pumping double-bass playing makes it a great band to dance to.
For bookings and enquiries please call or text:
Andrew Stokes on 0412 317 928 or email us on
Musician looking for a new band or fill-in work:
Drummer / bass guitar / rhythm guitar / vocals - can harmonise.
58 years experience, mainly plays Rock n Roll / Country / modern country.
Graeme Oldham moved to northern NSW from Sydney a couple of years ago.
PH 0467 631 315
Facebook: The Tri-Tones
Authentic Rockabilly and Rock n Roll 3 piece band
Contact Adam: 0412 089 639
or Matt: 0411 244 074
Facebook: search The Tri-Tones (They're the 2nd one up with the logo of an orange cartoon cat)
Rockabilly, Blues, Alternative Country and Early Rock. Feel, authenticity, love for the genres, Musicianship. Experience, quality, accessible, dance your feet off.
Brothers Matthew and Adam O’Connor have been playing music together for their whole lives and swap instruments like it’s “nothin but a thang”. They have been the backbone of Lock ‘n’ Load for the last 5 years and are still rockin’ that space. But a calling to do some extra repertoire in the intimate setting of a trio has inspired them to combine with a powerhouse drummer and rock a broader range of stuff that will echo with all dance styles. Come see this band and you will not regret the effort as they will infect you with the enthusiasm of the great music genres of the 20th Century. GET ALONG!!
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.
(Classic Hits 'n' Misses)
Brent Lillie and Linda Street
Facebook: Linda Street
The Humbugs - Award Winning Band (for flyer on The Humbugs)
The Humbugs have reforme
Mario Farrugia on Vocals/Guitar
John Guyer on Vocals/Guital
Steve Richards on Vocals/Keyboards
Kent Robinson on Vocals/Bass
Laurie Keating on Vocals/Drums
Playing your favourite music, the way it was...
huge venue.... huge dance floor.
Come and check out this band... I'm sure you'll want to and will be seeing them again soon!!!
Ph 0402 180 867
The Hemis (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
to go to Bands then click on The Hemis.
The Rockin Bodgies
Have a new website:
Check out their profiles, the gig guide, latest news, photos and of course,
contact details so that you can book them for your next function!
Ph 07 3341 4380.
Glenn Callaghan (solo artist) (country)
Rock Steady (duo)
Rock Steady (trio) (Classic Rock n Roll)
Talk of the Town (with Laura Doolan)
Laura Doolan Trio (with Laura and Debbie Fitzsummons)
facebook: Glenn Callaghan (more up to date than the website)
Ph 07 5426 4767
0417 003 986
The Dukes (new lineup January 2018)
Darby Burger & Rex Harris
Singing classic hits and favourites. Come in and join the fun!
When everything old is new
Check out their bio and their gig guide on:
ChevyXpress. (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.
The lads from ChevyXpress.
Phil Eizenberg guitar,
Roger Dunlop guitar,
Pete Hall bass,
Pete Van Roy drums.
4 veteran musicians who have worked the music scene in Australia and NZ since 1964 collectively playing in bands: The Ferrits, The Mighty Guys, Jimmy and the boys, The Bitter End, The Viscounts, Kerry Kennedy and Double Barrel, The Chevrolet's, The Good Rockin Daddies and Conspiracy.
Band members over the years have toured and worked with The Animals, Dave Dee, Tony Christie, Ray Columbus, Normie Rowe, The Atlantic's just to name a few, and involvement in Stage Shows Jesus Christ Super Star, and The Rocky Horror Show.
All band members have worked in TV shows on both sides of the Tasman, and have worked as session musicians for a wide host of recording artists, plus Phil was in house guitarist for Polygram records.
ChevyXpress play good old Rock n Roll from the late 50s to the 70s, they have an Album out called Red Hot Momma. 7 tracks are original compositions.
For bookings or more information contact:
Roger Dunlop on:
Mob: 0449256 166
Home: 5502 0991
or Pete van Roy
Mob: 0422 604 110
The Peninsula Jazz band
Date: Sunday 20 May; 24 June; 29 July; 26 August (and the last Sunday of each month except nothing in December)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Sandgate Bowls Club, 50 Keogh Street, Sandgate
$8.00 entry to cover costs
Peninsula Jazz Band, all styles of dancing possible to the music (Swing; Rock n roll; Ballroom)
or just sit and enjoy the atmosphere; great, large, wooden dance floor in this lovely, original Club. Coffee, tea & bar open.
Any enquiries to: Fred 0414 388 694.
This fabulous band only plays once a month, don't miss out on the fun.
Get out of the rut & support local bands & clubs for continued enjoyment of great music & to hold onto local venues.
New Show Coming:
"That 60's Show"
Featuring Lisa Kaye Stewart, Bv's Denny D, Drums and Percussion Les Woodford, Keys and Musical Productin Alan Laguda.
For video clip on utube click on:
This looks very impressive - great choice of songs, costumes and great performance. Don't miss it! Dates TBA.
If you see a band you like, get their business card and / or gig guide and email me their contact details, and I can include them in the future.
If you know of an event coming up that isn’t listed here, it's probably because no-one has told me, so if you let me know what's coming up, I'm happy to put it in.
If you wish to place an advert in either the gig guide or on the website, please contact Pauline (details below).
(Note well: Your passport must have 6 months validity from the date of sail)
Your travel documentation must be in the same name as it appears in your passport.
Travel Insurance is Highly Recommended.
You will need a USA adaptor for Royal Caribbean ships.
Check out all the flyers under the Cruises tab at the top of the website and scroll down to Cruises/Travel.
THERE IS A LINK ON EACH ADVERT TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL BROCHURE!
I have moved all the Cruise information to that page, as it was making the newsletter too long.
Contact the girls for more info at
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
ALL 2020 MUSIC CRUISES NOW POSTPONED AND ARE REPLACED WITH:
SUPER CRUISE 2021 - Will combine both Rock the Boat and Cruisin' Country on one ship, Ovation of the Seas
Departing Sydney on 23-30 November 2021 presenting the world's biggest music cruise. ( for flyer)
Both Cruisin' Country and Rock the Boat will operate as two separate festivals running simultlaneously on the one ship for 7 spectacular nights for a "Super Cruise", the very first of its kind. We are also pleased to advise that many of the headline performers and around the ship bands & musicians from the 2020 cruises have been re-booked for 2021.
ROCK THE BOAT:
Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson, Adam Thompson, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Radiators, Satisfaction, The Stones Show, Dirty Deeds, The Great Creedence Revival show, Rebecca O'Connor "Simply the Best" as Tina Turner.
Bourbon Street, New Romantics, 70's British Invasion, Clearway, Pete Robinson Band, Stomping Ivories, Americana Highway, Zoltan, Hype band, Dupe duo, Trainwreck duo.
Lee Kernaghan (with Tania, Ray & Robbie Kernaghan), John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley (with Laurel Edwards, Clay & Gem Cassar-Daley), Adam Harvey (with Leylah and Conway Harvey), Gina Jeffreys (with Rod & Jacky McCormack), Amber Lawrence (with Loz Lawrence), The French Family (Camille & Stuie with Stuie Franch), The Kids of Country Band, Johnny Cash Live (featuring Daniel Thompson & Sonny French), Nick Erby,
Chad Morgan, Simply Bushed, The Tombs Brothers, Rod McCormack band, Bill Chambers, Brad Butcher, Greg Champion, Buddy Goode, The Hillbilly Goats, Bush Poetry with Grant Luhrs, Milanie Hall and Susan Carcary, Greg North and Gary Fogarty, Billy Birdge, Rebecca Lee Nye, Mike Carr, The Muers, Ashleigh & Brett Dallas, Viper Creek Band, Mick Buckleys Piano Show, Starmaker 2020, Sammy White, Starmaker 2021, Homegrown, Raechel Whitchurch, Freeway, Cory Hargreaves.
You must choose between a Cruising Country Cruise or the Rock the Boat Cruise. Once chosen, guests will only be able to see headline acts from their chosen cruise.
There will be a number of 'open' gigs, where subject to available space, you may be able to watch an act from Country or Rock.
To ensure the right guests are guaranteed the right acts, there will be strict admittance procedures to the main theatres.
Those who have opted to transfer their bookings, please be assured these have been booked in for you, we are in the process of transferring funds over to the new reservation.
For Terms and Conditions ()
Full Pricing sheet (where you choose your cabins) ()
Guaranteed Pricing sheet (where you don't select your cabins, just inside, oceanview or balcony) ()
Supercruise Frequently Asked Questions ()
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Keep rockin’, and be happy,
Editor, Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide
Gold Coast, Australia
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