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BREAKING NEWS - CLUB SANDGATE HAS CLOSED IT'S DOORS AS FROM NOW AS THEY HAVE GONE INTO LIQUIDATION.
I presume that they have let all the entertainers with bookings know. I have deleted this venue from all of the gig guides now.
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Check out Rock n Beat n Boogie’s new venue starting tomorrow night (Tuesday) (more details under Dance Classes).
Christmas has arrived early!
Introducing Cruiseco's New 'Pick a Perk' Promotion (Click here for flyer)
Available on all Australian Music Cruises:
Cruisin Country 8
Rock the Boat 2018
Cruise N Groove 2018
Bravo Cruise of Performing Arts
Now it's time for the hard part, which of these great perks do you choose?
- USD $100 Onboard Credit Per Person
- 3 Specialty Dining Experience Package
- Internet Package
Pack more perks into your Music Cruise!
Inside and Outside cabins choose ONE Perk
Balcony and Suite cabins choose TWO Perks
Please note: The 'Pick A Perk' promotion is valid from 7 December 2017 through to 19 January 2018.
Valid for NEW bookings only, not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion.
All perks are valid for the first two guests in the stateroom only.
Internet Package Perk is valid for one device per person only.
Specialty Dining Package allows you to choose from Chops Grill, Giovannis, Izumi and Samba Grill Only.
I HAVE BOOKED A GROUP OF 15 CABINS ON CRUISE N GROOVE 2018, and each cabin will be entitled to one of the following Group Amenities. I suggest that we all get together and have an Exclusive 1 hour cocktail party for our group. Please note that the 'Pick A Perk' promotion mentioned above does not apply to this group, but we get the Group Amenities (below) instead. If you are interested in joining this group, please let me know and I can reserve a place for you. You don't have to book by 19th January, but please let me know of your interest.
Once you commit and book you will be required to pay a 50% deposit. Final payment will be due in July, but you can make regular instalments and pay it off if this suits you better.
Cruise n Groove are confident that this cruise will sell out with these 2 promotions, 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!
Group Amenities – select one of the following group amenities
1. Bottle of wine delivered to all group cabins upon embarkation with a compliments note from travel agent
2. Chocolate covered fruit platter delivered to all group cabins upon embarkation with a compliments note from travel agent
3. $50 per cabin onboard credit
4. Exclusive 1 hour cocktail party
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.
Contact: The Travel Studio (and mention you saw it in Pauline's Newsletter)
(07) 5572 7272
Q Super Centre, Cnr Bermuda and Markeri Sts, Mermaid Waters Qld 4218.
Billy Buckett 2018
Back in April 2013, Cath Mundy & Jay Turner, in conjunction with Beenleigh Theatre Group put on a hugely-successful season of 'Billy Buckett – A Rock'n'Roll Love Story' at the Crete Street Theatre, Beenleigh.
The show ran for 9 nights plus a Preview. Every evening was a sell-out, there were 7 standing ovations & the show went on to win 5 Categories at the Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards later that year, including 'Most Nominated Production'.
Now, in conjunction with Footlights Theatrical Inc. of Beenleigh, Cath & Jay are aiming to take a majority of the talented 2013 'Billy Buckett' cast & stage-band 'The Asteroids' into the professional arena, with a season at SunPAC Theatre at Sunnybank, May 16-19, 2018.
In order to be able to hire the theatre & its technical staff, design, build & transport the scenery, supply props & wardrobe, as well as promote the show successfully, Footlights are mounting a Pozible Crowd-Funding Campaign to raise a minimum of $10,000.
The campaign will feature a live-to-air Launch Event Facebook Webcast at 12:00 noon on Saturday Oct 21, 2017, with the lead actors Steve Dorrington, Lauren Lee Innis-Youren, Doug Rumble, Allison Nipperess, Ian Maurice & Linda Hall singing songs from the show, backed by The Asteroids.
Donations can be pledged between October 17 & November 15, 2017
Just click the link https://pozible.com/project/billy-buckett
There are rockin' Campaign rewards to enjoy, as well as loving the feeling that you have helped to take this wonderfully enjoyable show to the next level.
Thanks a million!
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:
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.
ATTENTION ROCKABILLY/ROCKnROLL/COUNTRY ROCK
50's, 60'S, 70'S, 80'S COVER BANDS IN QLD
(Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast)
Gossy, previously with Jump & Jive (Melb) and now with new band Gold Coast band Beat Street, is residing in Queensland and looking for some work with local bands. Anyone looking for a fill-in drummer/vocalist, send me a message here on Facebook or call Graeme on 0407 250 258
Memphis Mayhem, for great Rockabilly and Rock n Roll music streamed live.
Based on the Gold Coast.http://memphismayhemradio.com/
www.ozcmr.com 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)
WHAT’S COMING UP:
Gold Coast Country Music Club Social Days, Southport Bowls Club. 2 Marine Pde, Southport.
Starting at 11.00am till 5.00pm, first Sunday of each Month, (1st April, NO Social. Easter Sunday)
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 chord charts, and try to make it to a practice night, so the band
is informed of your arrangements, for the day. Two songs by each artist on the day, extra song if there is time.
We have two fine Country Guest Artists joining us, Christine Simpson, 4th February, & Trevor Reeves, 4th March.
All welcome, if more information needed,
Please contact Secretary, Eve Mobile 0412054188 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Sat 27th January: Straight Jacket - Angels Tribute Show
Sat 10th February: The Fortunate Sons - CCR Tribute Show
Upcoming Events at https://www.brissytributebands.com
Venue at http://www.queensporttavern.com.au/
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.
Fri 19th: 7:30pm David Lee duo
Sat 20th: 6:30pm Sugar Shakers/Corona Soull
Sun 21st: 2:00pm Phil Guest
Fri 26th: 7:30pm Gen X
Sat 27th: 6:30pm Lone Wolf & Cub
Sun 28th: 2:00pm Doctor James
Fri 2nd: TBA
Sat 3rd: Spin
Sun 4th: Scott Sullivan
Fri 9th: Davo Duo
Sat 10th: Mudslide
Sun 11th: Steve Cummings
Fri 16th: Bone Lazy
Sat 17th: 2Tones
Sun 18th: TBA
Fri 23rd: Partners in Crime
Sat 24th: Route 66
Sun 25th: TBA
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 19th: The Dee Jays Sun 21st: Phil Langdon
Fri 26th: Super Natural Sun 28th: Dennis Cuthel
They have a courtesy bus for those who don't live too far away. Ph 5577 1948. Lovely tasty meals or snacks at their restaurant.
22 Thrush Ave, Paradise Point. (see VENUES page)
Guanaba Country Music Club.
When: 3rd Sunday of each month (except January)
Time: 12 noon to about 6pm
Location: 193 Rifle Range Rd, Pimpama Qld (Exit 49 from M1)
Contact: Sophia Rogers on 0427 253 547 or Ian Rogers on 0428 253 547
Entry: $5 - food available and everyone is welcome.
Parking: heaps of parking as the venue is in "Heritage Park" at Pimpama.
Muso's Jam session - may turn out to be a regular thing for the first Tuesday evening of the month.
Location at 193 Rifle Range Road, Pimpama. (Take exit 49, head south parallel to the M1 on the western side).
Entry is free, food will be available. Amps, drums, PA provided.
All types of muso's invited,amateur, pro, ex pro, instrument or vocal, young or older... all are welcome.
Time is from 7pm. No bookings, just show up.
Sporties Tuncurry, NSW
DeeJay Jimmy D's Rock n Roll Dance Party
50's in Style Rhythm Impact!
Every 4th Saturday each month
Ticketmaster Qld Tickets and Dates:
January 12th (Friday)
The Tivoli, Brosbane, 7:00pm.
Ben Portsmouth as Elvis
$69 a ticket
John Farnham (Qld) - Red Hot Summer Tour, with Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows, Vika & Linda, 1927.
February 11th Sunday: Sandstone Point Hotel, Qld, 12:30pm, Bribie Island.
February 17th Saturday: Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well, Qld, 12:00pm - General admission $109.90 & $5.95 handling fee Plus delivery fee. General admission only. Patrons may bring a camp/folding chair to the event.
February 18th Sunday: Harrigans Drift Inn, Jacobs Well Qld 12:00pm - General admission $109.90 & $5.95 handling fee Plus delivery fee. Patrons may bring a camp/folding chair to the event.
Tikatek shows: www.ticketek.com.au
Lionel Richie with CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 17 October (no longer on sale) Expanded tour rescheduled to Mar/Apr 2018.
Your tickets are valid for the rescheduled dates and do not need to be exchanged.
Mrs Brown's Boys - For the Love of Mrs Brown (starring Brendan O'Carroll).
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Thu 8 February 7:30pm, Friday 9 February 7:30pm & Sat 10 February 2:00 & 7:30pm
$89/$119/$149/$199 & $6.80 service & handling fee.
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Tues 20 February 2018
Tickets on sale: Thurs 7 Sept 10am.
Queen & Adam Lambert
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Sat 24 February 2018, (Ticketek general public allocation exhausted)
The Star Gold Coast (previously known as Jupiters Gold Coast.
Saturday 17 March 2018, 8pm.
Box Office 9am, Doors 7:00, Support 8:00-8:30pm, Interval: 8:30-8:50, Jose Feliciano: 8:50 - 10:20pm
Tickets from $98 - $116.00 & $7.15 per transaction service & handling fee.
Suncorp Stadium, Qld
Tues 20 Mar and Wed 21 Mar (Ticketek allocation exhausted for both nights).
Cash Live - The concert Experience (presented by Daniel Thompson & Stuie French with backing band The Tennessee Express)
The Star Gold Coast
Saturday 7 July 2018, doors 7pm, show 8pm, finish 10:40pm. $56.10 & $7.15 service & handling fee.
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.
COMING EVENTS - IN DATE ORDER
Twin Towns Showroom
Tuesday 16th January, 10:30am
Digger Revell and Vicky O'Keefe together in concert
(with Mick & the Hip Replacements).
Tickets from $7 - $15.
Digger presents all of his Top 40 hits of the 60's...
Vicky delivers a moving tribute to her father, Johnny O'Keefe, which leaves audiences totally mesmerised, joyous, tearful and emotional in a marvellous trip down memory lane...!
Not a dry eye as Vicky sings together at last with her loving Dad, on the big screen.
Beginning on Sunday 21st January between two and four pm,
and continuing every month throughout 2018, 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. Looking forward to seeing you on the 21st.
The following dance concert dates are also booked (same venue) are 18th Feb, 4th Mar, 18th Mar & 25th April.
Tamworth Country Music Festival 2018
19th - 28th January
Highway 65 & The Country Cousins Show
Capital Theatre, Saturday 20th January 2018, 10am.
#TCMF #tamworthcountrymusicfestival #country #livemusic #highway65 http://www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au/…/Vanessa_&_Highw…/
Laurel Bank Park, Hill St, Toowoomba City Qld 4350 (Click here for flyer)
Sunday 28th January 2018
Summer Tunes, 12:00-3:00pm
2 Dance Floors
The Let's Dance Band (Frank Mauageri and Fortunato Isgro)
2 February (click here for flyer)
Mixed Bag Dance
hosted by Vanessa & Highway 65, 6pm
Beerwah & District Community Hall, Peachester Rd, Beerwah, Qld 4519.
HIGHWAY 65 & LETS DANCE BAND join together for a night of pure dance fun. Something for every dancer.
Rock n Roll, Line Dance, Old Time, New Vogue, Ballroom, Partner Dance.
HOT AND COLD Supper included - Unlimited Tea and Coffee.
$30.00pp at the door.
Proudly supporting - Just Dance Moreton Bay - Helping raise money for the kids dance trip to America.
Contact Vanessa on 0402 512 116 for bookings.
Tables are limited.
Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 - WEBSITE
Gold Coast Mayoress Charity Foundation
Diamonds are Forever Charity Ball.
Saturday 10th February 2018
The Star Gold Coast from 6:30pm
The Gold Coast Mayoress Charity Foundation raises funds to support local charities and those in need across the Gold Coast.
We are pleased to partenr with The Star Gold Coast to present an evening of elegance.
Dress in your finest as you enjoy premium wine, superb food and unforgettable entertainment.
Book your tickets now...
$275 individual ticket
$2500 table of 10 - $2950 Gold table of 10 - $4750 Platinum table of 10.
Saturday 10th February (for flyer click here)
Kooly Kat Brisbane Dance Competition at Enoggerah Bowls Club, 72 Pickering St, Enoggera.
Brisbane 2018 Dance Competition, Rock 'n Roll, Rockabilly & Swing.
Entry closing date: Friday 29th December 2017 @ 11:59pm
Competitor Entry: $15 - $20 per dancer (depending on age category)
Entry fee includes door entry and all eligible events.
Doors open 9am for 10am start
Adults $10, Children under 16 Free.
Door sales only.
Social Dance from 6pm with band: Chi Chi. (gold coin donation)
Adult / Traditional Final dance to live band Chi Chi.
Competition info and registration now active online:
For More Information: Mark O'Brien, 0415 666 523, or through facebook, Kooley Kats
Clifton Hall (click here for flyer)
Afternoon Tea Dance
Sunday 11th February 2018, 1:00-5:30pm
Rock & Roll Theme.
Adults $12, Children $6
Music: The Let's Dance BAnd (Frank Maugeri and Fortunato Isgro)
Sunday 11 February 2018, 12:30pm
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point, Qld.
The Red Hot Summer Tour
Suzi Quatro, with special guests:
The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures and Chocolate Starfish
A handling fee from $5.95 per transaction applies & delivery fee.
Tickets: VIP Platinum package: $AUD350
VIP Waterview Bar package: $AUD169.90
General Admission: $AUD109/90.
Saturday 17th February, 7:30-11:30
Lawnton Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.
BYO food and drinks (no glass permitted)
Admission: Members $20, non-members $22,
Bookings: Call Jean on 0427 233 634
Rockin by the Beach
Club Forster NSW
Friday 2, Saturday 3, Sunday 4 of March 2018.
Bigger and better than ever, 3 days of rockin' and dancin' it's down home rhythm and 50s beat action!
Fashion, cars and much more! Featuring these sensational bands...
The Voodoo Rhythm Shakers, Lonesome Train, Matchbox and the Maestro deejay Jimmy D.
BOOK NOW!!! www.rockinbythebeach.com
Rock & Roll Dance.
Dance the afternoon away to LOOSE ENDS
LOOSE ENDS BAND MEMBERS:
John - Lead / Rhythm Guitar
Michael - Bass Guitar
Paul - Lead / Rhythm Guitar
Gary - Drums
Paul - Vocals
Susie - Vocals
(For band bios and photo see under Bands section a bit further down, or click here for photo.)
Doors open 12:30pm, Band from 1-5pm.
Wear the colour Purple.
Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St, Southport.
Additional parking available at Athol Patterson Car Park, Garden St, Southport (behind Southport Library).
Expresso Xcellence will be in attendance. On sale will be Coffees and Slices.
Muffins (20% of our coffee/beverage sales will be donated to Parkinson's disease Research
Limited numbers: capped at 300 people.
For more info contact:
Gary 0400 461 082
Denise: 0407 517 210
The Rockin Eddie Band
Friday 9th March: C.EX Coffs Harbour
Saturday 10th March: Club Banora
Sunday 11th March: Twin Towns
10th March (click here for flyer)
Woodburn - Evans Head RSL
Dance, Dance, Dance,
Rock n Roll, Line Dance, Partner Dances
3 Bands - 8 hours of music
Vanessa / Highway 65 / Ghosts of Cloudland
2pm - 10pm
Tickets $10 pp
Ph 02 6682 4282
Rock n Roll from the 50's & 60's / Country Line Dance / Partner Dances.
A night not to be missed. River Fire Bistro open every day.
Link to Vanessa & Highway 65 - WEBSITE
Redlands Rockabilly Revival #3
Sunday March 11, 2018, 10am to 5pm
Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland
Pat Capocci, Men Into Space, The Linelockers, The Hi-Boys, DJ Leapin’ Lawrie,
hot rod show, dancing, food trucks, markets
May 18, 2018, 8:00
Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
May 19th, 7:30-11:30pm (click here for flyer)
Band: Buddy Love and the Tremors
Venue: Tudor Park Hall (PCYC), 71-78 Clarks Rd, Loganholme. (air-conditioned)
Bring snacks for your table to share. BYO Drinks
Ticket numbers capped so there is room to dance
Prepaid tickets only
Entry: $12 members - $15 visitors
Proceeds to benefit Headspace (Youth Mental Health)
Bookings: Del 0418 717 492
ref: GALA DANCE TICKETS
Wintersun 2.0, Sat 2nd - Sunday 3rd June 2018
Car Entry - Early Bird Offer
After a successful weekend at Wintersun 2.0 Murwillumbah 2017, we would like to invite our 2017 car entrants to an early birds deal to register in 2018 before we open our application to the public! Car entry will be $40, however with this deal we are giving you the chance to book in with 10% off. This deal will only last until 6pm, Thursday 31st August 2017.
To enter, follow the link below! Please ensure you put in the correct details for the vehicle(s) you intend to enter, if you change to a different vehicle you can let us know at the registrations desk upon entry.
Wintersun 2.0 Car Registrations
We are happy to announce our first artist release.
The Haymakers, West Texas Crude, Cherry Divine and Kitty Hotrod
wil be attending to make your feet move and leave Wintersun 2.0 wishing it didn't end!
Artist applications are still open! So if you think you can keep up with these guys apply today!
June 4th, 5:00
Wyndham State School, Brisbane,
Rock n Roll Triples Dance Workshop with Jo & Rodney (Feet with Heat, Wellington, NZ).
Join passionate dance duo Jo & Rodney as they teach the “how to do well” for Rock’n’Roll Triples dancing. This workshop will cover essential triples technique for leads and follows to ensure your trio is ready to dance the night away. Following this a range of triples dance moves will be covered (actual amount of moves covered will be class driven). Triples dance experience is not required, so long as you can currently lead or follow within a R’n’R couple is the only prerequisite. Registration as a triple is required.
FEET with Heat are one of Wellingtons’ longest running dance studios teaching several partner dance styles and specialising in the Rock’n’Roll and Swing dance styles. They are award winning dancers, professionally qualified and highly sought after throughout Australasia as teachers and judges. Jo & Rodney have well over 17 yrs of R’n’R dance competition experience including podium finishes in R’n’R Triples at a National and International level competitions.
VENUE: Wyndham State School, Brisbane, Queensland.
DATE: Monday 4th June
TIME To be confirmec
COST: $20 per person
FEEL FREE to send us you suggestions of what you might like us to teach at this workshop, after all it is for you.
EG: moves, execution of dips, drops, jumps, how to create routines or blocks of moves. Technique.
How moves are lead and followed.
Just some suggestions.
Hope you can make it
JO & RODNEY
Cooly Rocks OnTM 2018 - Wednesday 6th - Sunday 10th June 2018
10-12 July 2018,
Birdsville Beg Red Bash
The most remote music festival in the world...
John Farnham, Hoodoo Gurus, the Angels, Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens, Kate Ceberano, Adam Brand, Busby Marou, Russell Morris, The Black Sorrows, Travis Collins, The Wolfe Brothers, Amber Laurence.
Your Hosts: Adam Brand and the Crackup Sisters.
Family friendly Simpson Desert, Queensland.
Suitable for Campers/Camper-vans.
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July 2018
Razzle Dazzle Rockers, Coffs Harbour presents:
Rewind Weekend @ Sawtell RSL Club.
A weekend of Non-Stop Rock 'n' Roll
Not to be missed:
Live music by:
Route 66 - Friday 27th: 7:15pm - 11:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm.
Buddy Love & The Tremors - Sat 28th: Non-stop music from 10:30am - 3:00pm. Doors open 10:30am
Midnight Drifters - Annual Ball, Non-stop music from 7:15pm - 11:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm
Support by D.J. Dale at all dances.
Lucky Door Prizes, Giveaways, Bar & Bistro club facilities.
Weekend pass $50pp, Individual dance entry $25pp.
Also featuring: Coffs Harbour photo booths & Northcott & Co Vintage Clothing
For further enquiries and table bookings:
Dale & Sandy
02 6651 4108 or 0421 130 076
Friday to Sunday, August 3, 4, 5, 2018
Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland
3 days of bands, dancing, hot rod show, pinups, markets, art show, special international guests and more
October 27 2018
Rock Till Ya Drop III
Breakaways Rock 'n' Roll Dance, Social & Welfare Club Inc.
401 Stanley Rd, Carina Qld.
Six Interstate bands.
Contact Jean for more info on 0427 233 634.
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: http://www.passion4dancing.com/rumba-side-basic-step-firs…/…
DANCE FLOOR COURTESY
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)
DANCE CLASSES - GOLD COAST AREAS
N‘n’G Jyve - (for video of class and dance night click this link: https://youtu.be/fbuDnGFA6wM)
Advanced: Lesson starts 6:45 - 7:15pm - RnR.
Beginners: Lesson starts 7:15 - 8:00pm - Week 1 starts First Thursday of every month.
Social dancing after 8pm
Entry fees for live music nights: $12 pp - lesson / $10 pp - social dancing.
Gold Coast Italo Australian Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters.
Every Thursday night right through the Christmas / New Year period too.
January 18th: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins
January 25th: A Band Called Twang.
What a great start to the long weekend - we don't have to get up early on Friday for Australia Day so we can stay until the end!
Starting Friday 9th February - Nevis will be teaching partner/Line Dancing:
Friday 9th February 7:30pm til 9:30pm -
Teaching: Smokey Places and Mess of Blues
Mudgeeraba Foundation Centre, 7 School St, Mudgeerara.
Underground parking available, Parking in School St & Regency Place
These dances can be done with Partner or without.
The 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!
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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,
beginners & Intermediate and Partner dance lessons.
Kirra Sports Club - 22 Appel St Coolangatta
$10.00 per night
For flyer on the start of the year (click here)
We finish lessons on Thursday night (14th Dec) and return on Thursday 25th Jan with a free social night and sign on at Kirra Sports Club. (6:30pm QLD 7:30pm NSW)
The next day (Australia Day) We will have our annual Border Rockers Australia Day BBQ and music in the park at Jack Evens Boat Harbour, Bay St, Tweed (Friday 26th Jan) then commence lessons the following Thursday night (1st February). Music by Dennis Cuthel. Feel free to invite your family and friends, everyone is welcome. BYO chair, soft drink, swimmers and dance shoes. Please note, alcohol consumption is not allowed in public areas in Tweed Shire.
Week 1 lesson will commence at 6:30pm QLD (7:30pm NSW) Thursday 1st February 2018 at Kirra Sports club
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 - 4 step Rock 'n' Roll (for flyer click here)
PO Box 5329, Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218
Gold Coast Rockers meet at the NEW VENUE!
Italian Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
4 week basic lesson course. This means the first week of basic lessons will always start on the 1st Tuesday night of every month.
Social dancing to live band at 8pm.
(4 step Rock n Roll)
6:30 Intermediate partner dancing
7:15 Beginners class. (week 1 begins on the first Tues of the month)
8:00 Social dancing to live Band till 10:30pm
President: Sharon Warden, 0419 500 123
Gold Coast Italo Australian club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters.
CHANGES FOR THE YEAR AHEAD PLEASE NOTE:
NEW DANCE TEACHERS
Carol and Kevin Ross are Gold Coast Rocker members and will kick off classes next Tuesday January 16th teaching 4 step rock n roll at 7.15pm.
Carol and Kevin taught 4 step Rock n Roll for 15 years in Victoria, moved to Queensland 7 years ago.
NEW CLASS TIMES:
Intermediate classes start at 6.30pm
Beginner classes start at 7.15pm.
Band kicks off at 8pm.
Check out their website: www.goldcoastrockers.com
DANCE CLASSES - TOOWOOMBA AND BRISBANE AREAS
DANCE DANCE DANCE
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.
NO PARTNER NEEDED, SINGLES WELCOME. (OT/NV/Fun)
PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE.
NO PARTNER NEEDED, SINGLES WELCOME (OT/NV/RnR/Fun)
LAST NIGHT FOR 2017 IS MONDAY 4TH DECEMBER, Classes resume on Monday 8th January 2018
0428 137 962 Mobile
Rock n Beat n Boogie Dance School 2017 (click here for flyer)
Freestyle Six Step Rock n Roll
NEW VENUE, starting back on Tuesday 16th January
Mt Gravatt Showgrounds Mewmorial Hall, 1644 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt
Tuesday nights 7:00-9:00pm
Private Lessons available, and enquiries call John Watson 0407 147 181
Evolution Groovers presents:
Learn to Dance Rock n Roll
Junior Dance Classes
Wynnum State School
12-2pm Sundays, starting Sunday November 5th.
$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.
NORTHSIDE - LAWNTON - VENUE
Lawnton Lions Club Pine Rivers Showgrounds,
757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton.
Rotational dance lessons, no partner required
6:30 - 7:45pm Beginners & Basic Lesson
7:45 - 8:00pm Intermission
8:00 - 9:15pm Advanced Lesson
9:15 - 9:30pm Partner Dancing
Venue: SOUTHSIDE - CARINA
Clem Jones Centre Sports Complex
(Formerly Carina Bowls Club)
401 Stanley Rd, Carina
Rotational dance lessons, no partner required.
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)
February 17th: Lawnton Dance: The Lincolns
April 14th: Carina Dance: Flattrakkers and Hellcat 111
June 16th: Carina Dance: The Jive Cats & Kylie Lovejoy k.a. "Lovejoy Surf" Band
June 30th: Lawnton Dance: Shane Magro Combo
August 18th: Carina Dance: Atomic Hi Tones
October 27th: Rock Till Ya Drop III: 5 Interstate bands - Twang, The Voodoo Rhythm Shakers,
Atomic Hi Tones, Itchy Fingers, Satellites.
December 8th: Christmas Party: TBA.
December 31st: NYE Dance: TBA
Jan 30th: Lawnton Social: Old 45's
Jan 31st: Carina Bowls Club: Old 45's
May 29th: Lawnton Social: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins
May 30th: Carina Social: Humbugs
July 31st: Lawnton Social: TBA
August 29th: Carina Social: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins
Occtober 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.
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!
Christmas break: last class @ Benowa: Mon 18th December, and @ Salisbury: Wed 20th December.
Classes resume Mon 5th February Benowa, Wed 7th February at Salisbury.
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.
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
Monday 11th December Xmas Social 7:30 - 9:30 - Last dance for the year.
Resuming with a social on 15th January 2018. Entertainment 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 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 (except December).
Band each month: Chi Chi
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 MONDAY 11th DECEMBER, no classes, just great dance music from Chi Chi. $10pp.
Classes resume Mon 8th January 2018.
Saturday 10th February
Kooley Rocks dance comp at Enoggerah Bowls Club.
Entry forms coming soon. Chi Chi will also be playing at this event.
Contact: Mark O'Brien, 0415 666 523, or through facebook, Kooley Kats.
LEARN TO JIVE - ROCK N ROLL DANCE CLASSES
Springwood Bowls Club
Monday Nights - 7pm til 9pm
medium size dance floor
Call Ken 0417 749 119
$10 per person
Rock This Town
Rockabilly Dance Workshop with Sandy.
weekly lessons, Monday nights from 6:00pm to 9pm
Kallangur Community Hall, 1480 Anzac Ave, Kallangur.
$10 per head, and will be alternating months between Rockabilly.
Monday 18th December is the Christmas Party from 6-9pm, $5 entry.
Everyone welcome. BYO drinks and a plate ot food to share.
Start back on Monday 8 January 2018.
Ph Sandy Molloy on 0414 191 355.
Sunny Coast RnR Revival Club Lessons
Saturdays 16:00-18:00 (4:00-6:00pm)
Beginners 4-5pm, then intermediate/advanced 5-6pm. Beginners welcome to stay on.
Intermediate encouraged to come for beginners and warm up.
Monthly social dancing will be created as an event and published in the group on facebook.
Venue: Maroochydore CWA Hall, 104 Memorial Ave, Maroochydore, Qld 4558. (next to the RSL)
Cost: $10 per person. Children under 12 Free.
$5 children 12-18 yrs.
Please remember to wear soft flat shoes please, no heels. Socks or bare feet not permitted.
Remember to bring your water. Look forward to seeing you all.
Organised by William O'Riley.
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CLUB!!!
facebook: Sunny Coast Rock n Roll Revival Club
Sunny Coast RnR Revival invite you to...
Come and dance at our belated Halloween bash.
November 18th, 7-11pm
QCWA hall, Memorial Ave, Maroochydore.
Call Will 0402 772 054 to reserve your spot.
Christmas Dance on 18th November.
Last dance class on 11th November.
Date to re-start classes in 2018 TBA.
DANCE CLASSES - NORTHERN NSW AREAS
Cadillac Rockers Rock n Roll Dance Classes (click here for flyer)
(all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Every Monday night at Condong Bowls Club!
Week 1 restarting Monday 1st May!
5:45pm- Juniors 7 step Rock'n'Roll
6:45pm-Intermediate 6 step Rock'n'Roll
7:45pm- Beginners 4 step Rock'n'Roll
$10 entry per week (pay as you go)
All ages, All Experience Levels.
Private lessons Available!
Week 1 restarting first Monday of every month!
For more info contact 0413 388528
RAZZLE DAZZLE ROCKERS
Rock 'n' Roll Dance Classes
COFFS HARBOUR & SURROUNDS AND GRAFTON
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
MUSICIANS / BANDS
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.
Just Rock Ipswich (social dancing)
Monday 19th February 2018
7:30pm - 9:30pm
From Mike frol Cool Change.
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.
BRUNO MARS . JASON MRAZ . ED SHEERAN . MICHAEL BUBLE . JEFF BUCKLEY . RONAN KEATING . JOHN MAYER . ROBBIE WILLIAMS . QUEEN . DAVID BOWIE . PETER FRAMPTON . PETE MURRAY . ROB THOMAS . BRIAN ADAMS . COLD PLAY . TOM JONES . UNCLE CRAKER . RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS . OASIS . POWDER FINGER . BERNARD FANNING . SILVER CHAIR . PEARL JAM . ROY ORBISON . TRAVELLING WILBURYS . INXS . LIMP BIZKIT . VAN MORRISON . U2 . CROWDED HOUSE . COLD CHISEL . EAGLES . SANTANA . CREEDANCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL . BEATLES . ELVIS PRESLEY . JOHN ENGLISH . CAT STEVENS . JOHNNIE CASH . BILLY JOEL . DRAGON . LEO SAYER . ROLLING STONES . ROD STEWART . DIRE STRAITS . NEIL DIAMOND . JOE COCKER . BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN . DON McLEAN . CAROLE KING . THE POLICE . AMERICA . SUPERTRAMP . BEE GEES . PHIL COLLINS . FRANK SINATRA . PILOT . ENGELBURT HUMPERDINK . HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS . GREEN DAY . KISS . GUNS AND ROSES . DOOBIE BROTHERS . KENNY ROGERS . JOHN DENVER . AIR SUPPLY . BOZ SCAGGS . CHRIS REA . BILLY IDOL . ELO . JAMES TAYLOR . COCKNEY REBEL . CHICAGO . ELTON JOHN . BOB DYLAN . FRANKIE VALLEY AND THE 4 SEASONS . BILLY OCEAN . PINK FLOYD . NEIL YOUNG . AEROSMITH . CLIFF RICHARD . WHITNEY HOUSTON . STEVIE WONDER . PRINCE . TOTO . BOB MARLEY . BEN HARPER . EARTH WIND AND FIRE . BURT BACHARACH . SEALS AND CROFT . EDDISON LIGHT HOUSE . SHERBET and many more!
Or click on Bands at the top of the page and click on their name for the link.
On the weekend, 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.
"LOOSE ENDS" MEMBERS: (for photo click here)
Michael Antcliffe - BASS PLAYER
Michael has played professionally in cabaret & function bands in south east Queensland since 1980.
As an experience backing musician, Michael has supported many well know solo artists during his career.
Michael loves playing bass for ann genres of music but has a particular love of Rock n Roll dance music...
Gary Brown - DRUMS
Gary has over 50 years experience playing drums. He studies percussion at NARDA (National Academy of Rudimental Drumming Australia) under the tutelage of Mr Harry Lebler. This led to a career playing in Pahilharmonic Orchestras, performing in the orchestra pit for CChoral Societies, support act for the Beach Boys when they played at Tiki Village in 1969, and being in the finals of Headley's Battle of the Sounds in 1972. Throughout his career he has played in many bands that have backed and supported local and interstate artists. Today, he is a member of the Rock and Roll Dance Band "Loose Ends".
John Marchingo - LEAD PLAYER
John has been playing guitar for over 50 years. In the 60's and 70's he played with many Melbourne bands doing the local circuits. During this time he pjlayed at all the city and country town hall dances and backed Johnny FArnham, Normie Rowe and other artists from the Go Show. John plays many genres of music, e.g. Rock, Pop, Country and was also part of a 20 piece big band doing corporate work in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. John put together his current band "Loose Ends" in 2016, which consists of well-experiences Brisbane and Gold Coast musicians.
Shaw E - VOCALIST
Shaw-E began his career as guitarist/vocalist with a touring Oz Band who backed many iconic stars of the 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's, such as John Farnham, Normie Rowe, Johnny O'Keefe and Glenn Shorrock... as he even supported America and Tina Turner when they toured. His wide repertoire ranges from pop covers & classic hits, to Latino, Soul, Retro, Acoustic, R&B, and NeoFunk Vibes. Shaw-E is equally comfortable playing guitar or bass, and chooses from his diverse repertoire to suit his current audience. He can also professionally MC any fuction, having done so for corporate clients like Delfin, Flight Centre, VideoEzy, Dominos, Retravision & Master Builders Australia. He also has public liability insurance to suit.
Susie Ackers - VOCALIST
Susie is originally from Victoria and in the early 1970's she was one of the few female guitarists playing in pop/rock bands, with "Precision" being one of the bands. Susie formed the all-girl band "Mystical Miss" and this band supported Johnny Chester and Jamie Redfern. They also performed at local ethnic dances, football clubs, hotels and town hall dances.
When Susie relocated to the Gold Coast in 1975 she turned professional. She played rhythm and bass guitar and was a vocalist in a continental band. In 1977 she branched out on her own as "Susie C" - Vocalist Guitarist - and over the next 10 years she entertained at most of the major Restaurants and Night Clubs on the Gold Coast Strip.
In August this year she joined "Loose Ends" and she says she is thoroughly enjoying the sounds and music of the 1960's again as well as working with professionals of her era.
Susie - stage name "Susie C".
They are playing for the Rock n' Roll Dance on Sunday 4th March 2018, Southport Community Centre, which is a fundraiser for Parkinson's Disease.... (full details under "What's On, in Date Order... just scroll up).
Crackerjack - great new RnR band (click here for photo)
Crackerjack is a brand-new three piece band specialising in music for dancers and featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning entertainers.
Crackerjack is an all-star line up dance band. Rock and roll, Motown, 60's.
Dance the night away with the Gold Coast's hottest new trio featuring the talents of
Peter Johnson on guitar and vocals (Dance On band, Toyota Starmaker winner, Golden Guitar winner),
Brent Lillie on bass and vocals (Dance On band, Bluebird Cafe Nashville invitee, multi-award winning singer-songwriter) and
Glenn Abbott, drums (tours internationally with Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams and Kiss, Aria and Musicoz Awards, chart-topping singles, Big Day Out). Like and share our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/crackerjacktrio/
What's in the Crackerjack awards cabinet?
Individually it's three members have chalked up come pretty impressive achievements. Let's take a look:
Aria Nomination for Single of the Year
Golden Guitar Award
Open invitation to perform at Bluebird Cafe, Nashville
Tours with Black Eyed Peas, Kiss, Robbie Williams
Toyota Starmaker Award
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'
Entertained internationally with the World's Best Cruise Lines
Open invitation to perform at South by Southwest Festival, Austen, Texas
Tours to US, Scotland, Vietnam, Ireland
Performances at Big Day Out, Homebake, Woodford, Livid, Splendour in the Grass
Winner Australian Songwriting Association Songwriting Awards
Crackerjack is a brand-new three piece band specialising in music for the dancers and featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning entertainers. The band includes former and current members of popular South East Queensland rock and roll band Dance On. The Crackerjack songlist includes hit songs from a variety of genres including Motown, rock and roll, country and hits from the 70's and 80's, depending on the musical tastes and requirements of the venue and audience.
Members include -
Guitar/Vocals – Peter Johnson
- Golden Guitar Winner
- Winner Toyota Starmaker Award
- Member of hugely popular Queensland band, Dance On
- 14 years experience as an entertainer on the some of the world's leading cruise ship lines
Bass Guitar/Vocals – Brent Lillie
- Open invitation to perform at Nashville's legendary Bluebird Cafe
- Invited to perform at South by Southwest, the world's biggest music and film festival
- Former member of popular Queensland rock and roll band Dance On.
- Winner Australian Songwriting Awards, International Lyric Writer Award, runner-up International Songwriting Competition, Unsigned Only
Drums – Glenn Abbott
- Former member of several chart-topping bands.
- Worked with artists including Robbie Williams, Black Eyed Peas and Kiss in Australia, US, UK, Scotland, Ireland and Vietnam
- Nominated for an Aria award for single of the year
- Winner Musicoz Award for best alternative artist
To book Crackerjack please contact Patricia Lane (Manager):
Mobile: 0417 148 493
(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
LITTLE STEVIE AND THE TAIL FINS
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 four piece band based in Brisbane who specialise in playing 1950s inspired rock'n roll.
We are four musicians who have played in various bands around Brisbane and have been brought
together by a love of roots Rock'n Roll. We can play (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast areas)
from one hour to four hours and as loud or as quiet as you like.
We all have experience in playing commercial venues and our set ups are quick and professional.
Vocals, Lead Guitar / Trevor Rennie
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar / Geoff Marquis
Upright Bass / Brad Tabe
Drums / Michael Sheehan
For booking and press inquiries, please contact:
Trevor 0407 604 102
Click here to go to Bands then click on The Hemis. There is a link there to their facebook site.
Hot Guitar, Sharp Drums, Cool Bass and Neat Vocals combine together to make The VariTones specializing in the Golden Years of 50's Rockabilly and Rock and Roll, with a blend of 60's Brit Invasion. Guaranteed to get any party jumpin' and hoppin', Combining talent, skill, precision and great fun to bring alive the spirits of Gene Vincent, Bill Haley, early Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry along with all your Dukebox Radio playlist favourites! A celebration of rock and roll music performing all the classic songs and instrumentals from the late 40's 50’s and early 60’s. A high energy act that play from one to four hour gigs and still keep the crowd on their feet to dance on through into the night.
There is a link to their facebook site on the BANDS page as well as below, where you can read their interesting biographys and musical history.
Greg Watts: 0423 659 062
Hey Folks a new LIVE duo called TWO EASY has hit The Goldcoast! 2 rather experienced Singer/Guitarists have combined to give you all a refreshing live and authentic 50 thru 70s set of classic songs be it ballad to hard rock n roll!-we do it all - you'll have a ball!
Actually come to think of it
The Poster says it all so give us a call!:
Two Easy (click here for poster)
Vocal/guitar duo specialising in harmony and instrumentals hits from the 50s and 60s.
Rock'n'Roll, blues, ballads and country.
Available for clubs, parties and social functions.
Bruce: 0418 326 412
Barry: 07 5599 1983
The Rock'n'Roll Boys, a great-sounding duo from Gympie
(who play a great range fo Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Swing dances etc),
want you to know they are out there and where some of their bookings are.
Search for them in facebook if you would like to see/hear them.
Brad & Andrew
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.
Check out the Hemis website (Link on Bands page).
The Hemis are a four piece band based in Brisbane who specialise in playing 1950s inspired rock'n roll. We are four musicians who have played in various bands around Brisbane and have been brought together by a love of roots Rock'n Roll. We can play (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast areas) from one hour to four hours and as loud or as quiet as you like. We all have experience in playing commercial venues and our set ups are quick and professional.
Vocals, Lead Guitar / Trevor Rennie
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar / Geoff Marquis
Upright Bass / Billie Duke
Drums / Michael Sheehan
For booking and press inquiries, please contact one of the below members:
Trevor 0407 604 102
Glenn Callaghan (solo artist) (country) www.glenncallaghan.com.au
Rock Steady (duo)
Rock Steady (trio) (Classic Rock n Roll) www.rocksteady.net.au
Talk of the Town (with Laura Doolan) www.http://talkofthetown.net.au/
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: email@example.com
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 DEE JAYS
Previously Catfish and the Dee Jays, now known as The Dee Jays.
It's been known as that name since 1957, and Catfish has asked Peter Brown to keep it going under that name.
So Pete has taken over the band, with Brian on keyboard, Bruce Baker on bass, Pete on lead guitar and Baden on drums. (There's been a change of lineup to the above recently) They are looking forward to seeing everyone.
"The Jive Cats" (link to their website on BANDS page)
The Jive Cats are Queensland's premier 3 piece Swing-Rockabilly-Rock'n'Roll-Jump band with a 5 piece sound, ripping out songs from the Stray Cats, Imelda May, Johnny Burnett, Ricky Nelson, Robert Gordon, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Louis Jordan, Brian Setzer Orchestra and anyone else who had a crack at rockabilly, rock'n'roll and swing.
The Jive Cats have a sensational repitoire of Swing, Rockabilly & good ol' Rock and Roll tunes and travel back to the 40's and 50's Swing era for the folks who want to Jump, Jive and Wail!
The name may be new but there's nothing new about the boys that are the Jive Cats.
With a load of R'n'R miles under their belts, the boys have just about done it all (except for becoming famous recording artists!) and are now pouring their heart and soul into their passion that is Swing & Rockabilly.
Experience the crisp clean refreshing punchy sound of the Jive Cats by grabbing them for your next
Special Event, Dance, Club, Function, Car Show, Party or for any other reason you want to have a rockin' good time!
Paul: was a founding member of "The Rockafellas" who were the busiest R'n'R band in the early
90s to the 2000's on the Gold Coast.
In 2001, Paul Joined "The Good Rockin Daddys" and remained with them until their demise in
the mid 2000s.
Paul has also been Bass player on tour for the last 2 years with the fabulous "Wickety Wak".
Wayne: is a huge fan of rockabilly guitarists including Brian Setzer, which shows in his fantastic guitar skills and fabulous vocals.
Wayne who hails from Melbourne played for a few years with "Dance On" before joining the very popular band "The Good Rockin Daddys".
Wayne still does the odd show with ”Dance On” and still has a very successful solo career.
Danny: has trampled out a well worn path during his carreer playing in bands such as The Eagles Band, Vegas Kings, Quo Vardis (Status Quo tribute) as well as The Suzie Quatro Experience.
He has now reached his pinnacle by slotting right in with The Jive Cats! As well as Dan being a fun guy, he brings a very lively tight sound that exudes pure "Danceability" .....oh... and he's pretty damn good too!
Wayne: 0413 601 034
Paul: 0417 558 533
find us on facebook - the following is the link to a new promotional photo/video clip.
PPR Express (click here for flyer)
PPR Express are now a 4 piece band, with Pete van Roy joining as drummer and Roger Dunlop moving to the front on guitar and vocals. They are sounding better than ever, and are very entertaining. They do a great comical Kiwiana section if requested. (A Great Dance Band! Pauline)
I have just put up on U tube a snippet of our new song "Now You Shake".
It was recorded on an Iphone but it is going into the studio soon with a better video to follow.
We are hoping it will be well-received as we will include it in our gigs and shows.
I hope you enjoy it.
The song last around high 3 minutes and the riff carries through the tune.
Performed by Peter Hall on Bass, Roger Dunlop on Drums with Phil Eizenberg on lead.
This song was given to Peter by Ray Columbus (and the Invaders) when Peter was Musical Director for Ray. Pete does the song justice.
We hope it goes mildly viral. (gen Y talk)
Enquiries and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Y-ester year classics
If you require more information please go to my web site www.michaelasma.com.au 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.
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
(0438 428 369)
Long Gone Daddys News
Long Gone Daddys Band has been Rocking their business, from Nambucca Heads RSL, NSW & up to Bundaberg Qld, and many places in between.
The Band has some very popular dance music, and know how to rip. Bringing out the very best, these highly professional musicians can offer unique arrangements and choice of music. They are a stand out as this three piece band and have made the tunes their own, sounding like a bigger band with great instrument solo’s that bring authenticity clearly to our ears.
The band have a great repertoire of fabulous 50's and 60's music, and added some great Country favorites to the ongoing changes, taking this music to another level, as they add the unique arrangements that have made them so very popular with dancers and music lovers alike.
With Keyboards bass, (Banjo, as well sometimes) Chris Doyle, with his amazing Vocals, is a fabulous front man and multi instrumentalist, having a great sense of humor, adding fun and excitement to every performance. Chris …(from the great Australian Band, The Wolverines) is now enjoying the Long Gone Daddys Rocking great music, and all agree, he is one exceptional entertainer.
Rick Wilson, outstanding on drums, and Vocals, also adds his humor and fun to Long Gone Daddys Band. Rick is well-known on the Gold Coast and South Australia, for many years with Show bands. Having been a very popular member of The Chevrolets, as Drummer, and also many other Bands here on the Gold Coast.
Steve Fisher, Original Long Gone Daddys member, has worked hard to get the best sound possible, and is well known as a top class Guitarist in NSW & Queensland.
Having been the master of arrangements, and setting many Duo’s and Bands up in both states, Steve is outstanding in his ability to play
his own unique and style, and adds much more to the music of this genre, adding authenticity and excitement to all.
Steve also adds guitar synthesizer, (sax) and now Lap steel guitar. He has mastered some fabulous instrumentals, that have been requested wherever the Long Gone Daddys play. Thank you to all our supporters, you all rock.
Please contact Eve Mobile 0412054188, or email for bookings and all information on
check the link on the BANDS page,
Check out their facebook site: Long Gone Daddys - duo
Two Sunshine Coast bands available now (based in Nambour):
Chardonnay Sippers is a 4 piece band and specialise in dancing swing, latin and Rock and Roll.
Slick slide guitars and lightening fast finger picking and vocals from Mark Finter.
Drums, washboards and vocals from Joanne Lee.
Trumpet, flute, sax, trombone and vocals from Rod Christensen.
Bob Lee on the double bass and vocals.
The sippers are based on The Sunshine Coast
and have played all over Queensland since 1998.
Web site: http://www.chardonnaysippers.com
Facebook: search: Chardonnay Sippers
(See link on BANDS page/Chardonnay Sippers)
Ph: Joanne Lee: 0409 267 008
Bamboo Rockets is a 3 piece band.
Bob Lee on double bass and vocals,
Joanne Lee on drums and vocals, and one other.
A swinging trio who blend the jazzy, toe-tapping good times of
Western swing with 50's Rock and Roll,
and then top it off with a serious sprinkling of wild rockabilly.
Facebook: search: Bamboo Rockets
(See link on BANDS page/Bamboo Rockets)
Ph: Joanne Lee: 0409 267 008
Unexcelled Rock-a-beatin -Boogie.
Bobby Rockit Duo - see their business card under BANDS/Bobby Rockit Duo
For a versatile and entertaining duo who play a great variety of mixed music, Rock n Roll through to modern songs, give Baden or Peter from Bobby Rockit Duo a call and discuss your event with them and they can tailor the music to suit your needs.
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.
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. I will alert you here if I add any new cruises.
ROCK THE BOAT 8
7 nights departing Sydney onboard the luxurious Radiance of the Seas
Visiting Noumea and Lifou (New Caledonia)
21st - 28th October 2018.
Artists: Foreigner / The Romantics / Ross Wilson / Russell Morris / Shannon Noll / Eurogliders / Chocolate Starfish
The Voices: Mark Gable / Jason Singh / Reece Mastin / Dale Ryder /
"Harrisongs - A Tribute to George" / Machine Head / Deep Purple Experience.
Stylus / Kevin Borich / Phil Emmanuel / Tim Gaze Band / Field, See & Mason / The Lisa Edwards Band / John Bettison Band /
Creedence Rising / James Morley Band / The Adele & Amy Songbook / Doug Williams Band / Dirty Deeds / Dino Jag / Pat Wilson and the Bop Crew / Guitar Workshops / Borich / Emmanuel / Gaze / Clearway / UK Blitz / Zoltan /
Dirty Dice / McKenzie / Haxan / Andy Toombs / Sweet Bad Lizzy / Trainwrech duo / Hype duo / The Soniks /
MC Captain Kirk / The 80's Experience / The Pardoners / Barb Wired / Tumbling Dice / Flashbacks to Woodstock /
Brew'n The Blues / Pete Robinson Band.
Twinshare (per person) pricing starting at
$2,495 each (Interior),
$3,195 each (Oceanview),
$3,795 each (Balcony) and
$4,535 each (Suites).
Brochures out soon.
For Expressions of interest, please contact Pauline and The Travel Studio team on (07) 5572 7272
ROCK THE BOAT 2018 - U.K. (click here for flyer)
Back to The 80's.
Cruiseco are proud to announce the release of the newest musical festival at sea,
Back to the 80's Cruise 2018.
Departing on the 6th of May 2018 and sailing for 7 nights from Southampton (UK)
aboard Navigator of the Seas.
Ports include Bilbao (Spain), Vigo (Spain) and Lisbon (Portugal).
Further details on artists and pricing under the CRUISES tab at the top of the page.
I have brochures for this one too. Pauline.
CRUISE N GROOVE 2018 - Details under Festivals/Cruises
CRUISING COUNTRY 2018 - Details under Festivals/Cruises
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