This is the link to my website:
I have been adding quite a few venues that have now booked entertainment, so the August gig guide is updated for those venues. Even though we can't dance in the clubs and RSL's yet, we can still support them as they support live music. I'm updating weekly as some venues are only booking weekly, and I'm finding new ones on a daily basis, so keep on checking. Quite a few dance classes have also re-started (with limited numbers), except for rock n roll, and I've included them below under Dance Classes. I've also deleted some of the venues from the weekly gigs that only have gigs on Fri/Sat nights. Starting to delete quite a bit, and still researching. Done most of Brisbane venues today (Sunday 26th).
I appreciate it if people let me know if any of my information is incorrect or out of date, particularly with the dance classes...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 bands 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.
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.
QLD: STAGE 3 FROM 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 3 JULY 2020
17 JULY 2020.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a further tightening of restrictions on restaurants, cafes and bars, which from next Friday July 24th will be required to limit group bookings to 10 people.
"We absolutely need everybody seated when they are in a venue. NO DANCING, NO SINGING, NO MINGLING" Ms Berejiklian said.
Weddings and corporate events will be limited to 150 people, and 'high risk activities' such as choirs and dancing must not occur. Funerals and places of worship will be limited to 100 people. The one person per four square metre rule still applies.
The new restrictions will apply from 12:01am on Friday July 24th.
"These measures we are bringing are to protect NSW. These measures will reduce the risk of community transmission getting out of control" Ms Berejiklian said.
(for official list of rules)
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 $6k.
SALE PRICE $2999.
Contact Ray: 0438 704 484
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED BRISBANE AREA
ROCK UNDER THE CLOCK is now in its 6th year with no plans to 'pull the plug'. Featuring two dance nights each year at the historic Sandgate Town Hall - May & November - the event is going from strength to strength.
The Sandgate Branch of the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) is the sole beneficiary of the event and use the proceeds raised to fund their Crime Prevention and Youth Diversionary Programs. To date, over $50,000 has been donated to support this cause.
As with any venture that relies on the input of volunteers, there will be attrition over time in the numbers who so unselfishly volunteer their services as members of the Planning & Organisation Team.
WE NOW NEED TO RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS TO OUR TEAM.
This is the purpose in writing to you, would you be interested in joining the Team?
What is involved in becoming a Team Member?
- Ideally, you will be proficient in one of the 'to be filled' functional areas (see below).
- Some personal time will be spent in your chosen functional area preparing for the event, typically a 60 day time span.
- Attendance at three planning sessions held over a 60 day time span pre-event. Each session held at Sandgate PCYC at 1:00pm and of approx. two hours duration.
- Participation on the occasion of each event in the chosen functional capacity.
- Attendance at a post-event analysis meeting to report on any issues arising from the event that affected functional performance.
Functional areas needing to be filled.
Creating the graphic artwork used to support event themes. These illustrations form the core of all visual promotional executions. Interested volunteers will have skills in the use of graphic design software, preparing print-ready art and experience liaising with production. A design brief is prepared well in advance of each event.
Liaising with the ticketing company () to populate the booking website. Persons interested in this function will have basic computer skills and experience manipulating text and graphics.
This involves choosing the drinks menu in collaboration with the licensed provider and the Team, setting sell prices, collecting drinks & ice on the afternoon of the event, setting up/closing down the bar and managing the service on the evening. Preparing a sales/cash reconciliation for tabling at the post event meeting. Interested persons should have, or prepared to obtain, a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification.
We would love to hear from volunteers wishing to fill one of the above functional roles. Interested persons should, in the first instance, indicate their readiness to volunteer by replying to this email, outlining their experience in a preferred role. We welcome any enquiries regarding additional information on each role.
Our next event is planned for Saturday 23rd November. We are very keen to fill the available positions and commence the planning process to continue this significant and worthy fundraiser.
Please email replies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Happy Days Cafe, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra - Beaut.
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.
Bearded Dragon Hotel, book now for all day casual dining menu and steaks & chefs blackboards 10am-8pm daily.
& overnight accommodation packages, room service, Ph 07 5543 6888. www.beardeddragon.com.au.
Pizza & takeaway food avail 4-8pm from drive bottleshop 7 days.
Entertainment is starting to happen slowly:
Regular Friday night entertainment beginning on 17th from 6:00-10:00pm, and
on Thursdays twice a month from 11:30-1:30 with Linda Street.
The August gig guide has been updated.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
114 Distillery Rd, Beenleigh 4207. Free entry ( for flyer)
The Burleigh Heads Bowls Club (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Biggish dance floor. Bistro and bar service available.
It's great to see that they're providing some good dance music too, with their big Saturday night Rock & Roll nights once a month. Friday 7:30pm / Saturday 6:30pm / Sunday 2:00pm
PH: 5535 1023
Cnr Connor St & Park Ave, Burleigh
C.ex Coffs, C.ex Woolgoolga and C.ex Urunga (no entertainment listed as at 31 May, 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 have The Koi Boys every Saturday, and Jade and Lima on Friday nights, and an acoustic soloist on Sunday arvo.
De Vito Waterfront will re-open Friday 12th June.
EASTS LEAGUES - OPEN - entertainment (August updated in my gig guide)
Every Friday and Saturday night, soloist. Gig Guide is updated.
On the third Sunday of each month (except January) between 2:00 and 4:00 pm, (VENUE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
at the Geebung Bowls Club,
Brisbane’s Second Wind Big Band will be resuming its series of concert dances
celebrating the 75th anniversary of Allied Forces big band concert tours in Queensland during WW2.
The Second Wind Big Band is a not-for-profit community band, and if you are so inclined, bring your dancing shoes because there will be a large dance floor directly in front of the bandstand.
For further information please phone Arthur on 0407 590513.
Car park entry off Robinson Road West, Geebung, (opp Meals on Wheels).
Entry $6.00 incl lucky door prize. Fresh scones with jam & cream $2 for afternoon tea, raffle and dance floor, tea & coffee available.
For table bookings: Geebung Bowls Club 3263 3133.
The following dance concert dates are booked (same venue) are:
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 : 55 723463.
NEXT SOCIAL DAY, August.... Sorry, Invitation sent to Members, as numbers are restricted.
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.
Please phone Eve, asap, to be present at any event, restrictions will be applied, as requested by the club, with Social distancing
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.
General Meeting will commence at 7.30 pm for Members, Thursday 16th July, 2020. Practice for walk up artists, 30th July, 2020 7.30 pm
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.
Non-members $5.00 entry fee. Joining fee $7.50 or $6.00 pensioners... Club Members, entry fee $4.00.
All financial Members, will have the Membership fee extended, till 30th June, 2021
Newsletter advertising, only $50.00 for 12 issues, if you wish to advertise your business, and sponsor our Club.
Thank you to Q Growers Market, Q Super Centre, for a great fruit and Vegetable tray, for our raffles. Chempro Chemist, Q Super Centre, quality goods for raffles.
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
WELCOME BACK CELEBRATIONS
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 3:30pm Wed - Friday.
The Club is so excited to have a fabulous line up of entertaining soloists on Saturday nights for July and August to keep the opening celebrations going!
* 7th August - John Sanchez (Latin)
* 8th August - David Gray (one third of the UK Bee Feez)
* 14th August - Alex Lungara (Latin)
* 15th August - Mikky and the Other guy.
Coming Soon: Exciting new entertainment, great new music shows, deliciious new menus.
BUT same old favourite fun, friends, family and community atmosphere.
New: Live Music, Musical Trivia, Tribute Shows, Restaurant menu, bar menu.
14th November, UK Bee Geez
18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters Qld 4226.
Ph: (07) 5575 1966 or
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.
or ph 5546 8267
DJ Rockin Ross the record wrecker, 0400 995 555
Guanaba Country Music Club. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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 later in July (Fri & Sat nights), but no dancing will be allowed yet.
Marburg Mid-week dance, usually every 4th Friday but some variations. ALL MARBURG DANCES CANCELLED FOR NOW.
August 26th, Sept no mid-week dance, Oct 21 (3rd Wed), Nov 25th, Dec 16th (3rd Wed, Xmas dance).
Band for all dances: Let's Dance band
7pm - 11pm
$10 bring a plate. 0434 263 231 (Old Time / New Vogue / Rock n Roll)
Maryborough Sports Club - Re-opened on July 10th. No live music yet.
The Paradise Point Bowls Club - open and entertainment is starting to happen, but still no dancing allowed.
Every Wednesday: 5:30 - 8:30pm on bar stage: Grant Pukeroa (no dancing).
Every Friday: Dining room from 5:30-7:00pm, and on the bar stage from 7:30-10:30pm:
Fri 7th Aug: 5:30pm: Col Wilson 7:30pm: Long Gone Daddys duo
Fri 14th Aug: 5:30pm: Wayne Ranson 7:30pm: The Dukes Trio
Fri 21st Aug: 5:30pm: Doug Stuart 7:30pm: Dave Gray duo
Fri 28th Aug: 5:30pm: Wayne Ranson 7:30pm: Route 66 duo
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)
The Queensport Hotel (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
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.
Southport RSL - Re-opens on 1st July 2020. No entertainment until 8 August when The Eagels band are on upstairs.
SOUTH TWEED SPORTS CLUB: Opening 1 June 10am. Entertainment starting on Tues and Fri 6-9pm in Skylines lounge, no dancing.
From 11th July there will also be Jazz on Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm.
SEAGULLS: Opening on Wednesday 3rd June. No live entertainment as yet.
BALLINA RSL - Open from Mon 1 June - No live entertainment as yet.
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. The August gig guide is updated.
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. They have Friday and Saturday night entertainment in the new Cafe Stage on Friday and Saturday nights only from 6:30. Solo's/duos only in July. The August gig guide is updated.
TWIN TOWNS: OPEN
UPDATE ON 11 JUNE 2020 from Lachlan Donaldson, Operations and Production Manager.
At present we are not looking at relaunching Free Entertainment until the 1st September.
Depending on government advice from the NSW powers that may change before that date, but that is the current 'line-in-the-sand' as it were.
With restrictions not allowing anyone to stand, dance and us not being allowed to advertise or do anything that would encourage people to congregate, until restrictions ease further we are very limited in what we can offer and say we can offer.
Checked on 2nd August - no further updates. Pauline
THE WATERHOLE ROCKS scheduled for 3rd weekend in October - IS NOW CANCELLED due to Covid-19 Rules, restrictions and regulations.
Anyone who has paid can email them for a refund or carry it over for next year.
Rock & Roll and Old Time Dance at the Community Hall
($10 incl supper), 7:30pm.
2020 dates: 5 Sept, 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
Friday August 14th Gold Coast Public Holiday (in lieu of Gold Coast Show day not going ahead.
Also EKKA public holiday in Brisbane (even though the show isn't on).
August 15th - CANCELLED
Gold Coast Rockers
Formal Hop - theme Great Gatsby
Band: Little Stevie & The Tail Fins
Runaway Bay Community Hall, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay
Kenmore Park Campfire Concert 3,
Two bands, 1 night only.
Glen & Ricochet, Plus Vanessa & Highway 65, special guests Alice Benfer, and Darren Silverster.
44 Hayes Rd, Lower Wonga.
Tickets $50pp, Ph 0402 512 116, starts 1pm – 9pm.
For $50pp: 6 hrs of country music. 2 course meal – main & Dessert (home cooked).
You are free to bring your own food; price will not be altered.
FREE camping, or you can just come for the concert. Toilets supplied. No showers, BYO drinks, campfire.
Covid-19 Rules apply. Must sign QLD health declaration.
Tickets pre-booked & prepaid. No refunds. Tickets sales limited to maximum number of people allowed (100 as of 3 August).
NB This is a private event, held on private property. Kenmore Park Music Muster Organisers.
Rockers Swing into Spring ( for flyer)
Sunday 23rd August, 12:30 - 4:30pm
Workshop with N'n'G Jyve.
Lucky door prizes. Licensed venue (no BYO). COVID-19 Social distancing restrictions will be applied.
Tables of 8-12 available.
Cover charge $15pp paid at the door. $10 lunches from 12:30 - 2pm.
31 Austinville Rd, Mudgeeraba (GPS Austinvilla Estate).
To book your spot call 07 5522 7911 or email
0414 439 068
Breakaways Rock n Roll Club ( for flyer) - CANCELLED
Saturday 29th August
Lawnton Show Grounds, 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton,
Band: The Lincolns
Black & White party. Prizes for the best dressed male and female costumes.
$25pp. BYO nibbles and drinks. NO glass permitted. (RnR/Rockabilly)
Bookings Ph Jean 0427 233 634
Breakaways Rock n Roll Club ( for flyer) - CANCELLED
Saturday 5th September
4:00-11:00pm (7 hour dance)
Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympe Rd, Strathpine (air-conditioned).
TWO Bands: Johnny Law and The Pistol Packin' Daddies AND DJ Rocker
$40pp. BYO nibbles and drinks. NO glass permitted. (RnR/Rockabilly)
Bookings Ph Jean 0427 233 634
Nimbin Roots Festival (the 5th Annual festival)
Roots music, peace, love & sustainability.
South Tweed Sports Club - Party for Lorraine Morris
Meet for lunch at 12. Dancing starts at 1pm
Hosted and Music by Floorburners.
Lorraine Morris was a lady who loved her dancing. Those in the dancing community understand that dancing for us - is life. It's the music, the movement, the friends we make along the way. It makes us happy.
Lorraine's wishes were, to have a party to celebrate her life. A party where all her dancing friends can come and dance the afternoon away, remembering the good times and to celebrate life.
We are very honoured and humbled to participate and host this party for her. She so wanted to attend this party herself. Her instructions were that it must go ahead and her friends be there to help celebrate her life.....And DANCE!!!!
Please mark it in your calender Sep 13th at South Tweed Sports.
Meet for lunch at 12. Dancing starts at 1pm
Dance up a storm Lorraine.
And thank you for looking after our doggies. They will miss their very special Aunty Lorraine. And we'll all miss you at Twinnies.
Thanks for all the cups-a-tea and the friendship
A photo of Lorraine is attached for those who knew her. ()
20th September, Entries close for Australian Allcomers Rock 'n' Roll Championship 2020 (scroll down to November)
WINTERSUN 2.0 ( for flyer) NEW DATE!
WINTERSUN 2.0 NOW ON SEPTEMBER 25th-27th.
Rock 'n' Retro at Wintersun 2.0 is on 25th September
Show n Shine, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Lowriders, Choppers, + more
Live Music - Rockabilly, swing, rock n roll
Plus: Dance Workshops, kids entertainment, Markets, Food Trucks and Beer Garden too!
Long Gone Daddies are on Sunday 27th September 10:00-11:00am.
Rockin' Jimmy's Car Show 2020 & Rock 'n' Roll Event
Saturday 3rd October at 8:00am
47-57 East St, Jimboomba Qld 4280.
Little Stevie & The Tail Fins will be playing there.
Breakaways Rock n Roll Club ( for flyer
Saturday 10th October
Lawnton Show Grounds, 757 Gympie Rd Lawnton
Bands Kid James Trio, and Itchy Fingers
Bookings: Prepaid tickets, Jean 0427 233 634
18-25 October - Chromefest - now cancelled due to COVID-19. 11/06/20.
Stanthorpe/Warwick Rock n Roll Dance Weekend - FINAL ATTEMPT!
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, ) & ().
Entries Close 20th September 2020
Competitor Entry Fee is inclusive of door entry: Senior $40, Junior $25, Late entry fee of $20 per couple
Please post form to Rock 'n' Beat 'n'Boogie C/- John Watson, 32/583 Wondall Rd, Tingalpa, Qld 4173,
or email toJohn 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
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.
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
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
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)
DANCE CLASSES - GOLD COAST AREAS
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.
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 - 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 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.
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, CLASSES CANCELLED Mon 3 & 10, Wed 5th August,
due to the recent COVID cases & possible community transmission.
Contact: Mark: 0415 666 523, or Amanda: 0418 887 136.
Mondays: NEW VENUE: Surfers Paradise Golf Club, Upstairs, 1 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
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. CLASSES CANCELLED Mon 3 & 10, Wed 5th August,
due to the recent COVID cases & possible community transmission.
Lindy (Mark & Shirley) 7:00-9:30pm
3rd Saturday of Month, 6:30-10:00pm Oasis Broadbeach (Under the Sails), Social Swing and Rock n Roll - 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 -
THURSDAY NIGHTS: ( for new flyer) CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
We are commencing a trial of the advanced class only being on the LAST THURSDAY of every month
Social Dancing at 6:30 til 7:15pm.
Beginners Class 7:15 - 8pm
Social Dancing - 8:00 - 10pm
Entry fees $12 per person (includes lesson)
Week 1 starts first Thursday of every month.
Gold Coast Italo Australian Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters.
Every Thursday night.
Social dancing 8pm-10pm
The Gold Coast Italo Australia Club restaurant is open for meals every Thursday night 5:30pm 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!
(for video of class and dance night click these links):
facebook business page:
Our facebook page is getting more coverage, please share with your friends and ask them to Like Us. We will continue to keep you up to date with everything through this page and the website.
1950’s & 60’s
Diner available for photo-shoots and small private function.
Any enquiries ph Nevis: 0419 652 739
BORDER ROCKERS () CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance lessons and social dancing
After today’s Government announcement and careful consideration for everyone’s health and well-being, we have decided to SUSPEND classes until further notice.
Our intent is to re-evaluate the situation and make further announcements, please check our FB site and Web page for updates. Stay safe and look after each other until things settle.
Stay Safe and look after each other until things settle.
P.S. we luv you all and your dedication and commitment to keeping the art of Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing alive.
EVERY THURSDAY Night
Week 1 of our 4-week lesson plan commences the 1st Thursday of each month, (except for June 4th)
beginners & Intermediate and Partner dance lessons.
Cooly Rec Club, 2 Gerrard St, Coolangatta.
There will be a small increase in our fees to $12 per night.
The new venue is Air-conditioned and has a fantastic dance floor.
Border Rockers are going to have a social dance with live music once a month.
If the date coincides with the last Thursday of the month, we will include week 4 lessons.
Dates which do not fall on the last Thursday will be social dancing only
back to 6:00 social dancing, classes commence 6:30pm when Daylight Saving stops)
19th December Border Rockers Xmas Party
Trevor on 0428 552 550
then have fun dancing and meeting great people.
GOLD COAST ROCKERS DANCE CLUB - All Ages Welcome CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
for flyer or click on Dance Classes/Rock n Roll to read)
Albert Waterways Community Centre Hall,
Cnr Hooker & Sunshine Blvdes, Mermaid Waters.
Welcome to Keith and Annette Johns, they will be teaching new moves, 4 step Rock n Roll and partner dances
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 - TOOWOOMBA AND BRISBANE AREAS
DANCE DANCE DANCE - LESSONS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS SCARE
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 Intermediate Social Ballroom.
NO PARTNER NEEDED, SINGLES WELCOME. (OT/NV/Fun)
PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE.
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
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
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
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 18th July: 4:00-11:00pm Lawnton Showgrounds. TWO bands: Atomc Hi-Tones AND Jake and the Cadillacs.
$40.00 per person. BYO food and drink. NO glass permitted. ( for flyer)
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES.
Saturday 29th August: 7:00pm-11:00pm Lawnton Showgrounds, Band: The Lincolns. CANCELLED
Sat 5th September: 4:00-11:00pm Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Rd, Strathpine - CANCELLED
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)
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.
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:
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
The Wanderers band from Brisbane have disbanded.
The RollerCoasters have disbanded.
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
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ALL 2020 MUSIC CRUISES NOW POSTPONED
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.
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.
This information was accurate when given to me by the businesses mentioned or researched, and forwarded on in good faith, but is liable to be changed without notice.
I take no responsibility for information that might be changed for reasons out of my control.
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Keep rockin’, and be happy,
Editor, Pauline's Dancer's Gig Guide
Gold Coast, Australia