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  • Venue: Level One



Underage permitted – Must be with a parent at all times

Sunday May 28, 2017
Doors: 2.45pm – Show: 3.45pm

Adults: $40
BRSL Members: $35
Child U/15: $20


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There’s a singular line towards the middle of Troy Cassar-Daley’s majestic new album, Things I Carry Around that snags you like a sprig of barbed wire.

‘I live the tales that I tell.’

This lies at the epicentre of what makes Troy probably this country’s preeminent and most important balladeer. He writes and sings about what he knows, without frill, without varnish, with a purity that somehow makes his experiences universal.

Troy is proud to present his new album Things I Carry Around live in concert with a very intimate presentation of the songs collated for the album, which is like opening up a large suitcase and having memories and family pictures and sounds and scents and tears and laughter and heartbreak all tumble out around you; a case full of life in all its variations. The songs were inspired through the process of gathering stories, the ones Troy’s fans have been waiting to hear – his own – in the book Things I Carry Around, published by Hachette Australia in August 2016.

‘Telling stories has been a constant in my career for the last 30 years, and I have been told stories by my family members past and present all my life. The ones I share with you on this tour are incredibly personal and sometimes confronting for me to tell. Let’s take the journey together, one on one as I reveal the Things I Carry Around. One yarn at a time.’

Across his 30-year career, Troy Cassar-Daley has collected a slew of awards, including four ARIA’s, 32 Golden Guitars, two APRA Song of the Year Awards, nine Deadlys and four CMAA Entertainer of the Year Awards. Troy has sold in excess of 450,000 albums and has received gold and platinum records.

‘Troy’s a true gentleman, warm and genuine, always a pleasure to be around. He sings straight from his heart and straight from the heart of his country’ – Paul Kelly

‘Troy’s achievements are many, and perhaps the finest may be his ability to make us listen to his heart.  Love, life, and laughter could be Troy’s motto, but his songs and their stories delve deep into reality.’ – Joy McKean

The Things I Carry Around tour will be an unforgettable not to be missed concert experience for Troy Cassar-Daley fans.

To celebrate the release of his book and 10th solo studio album ‘Things I Carry Around’, one of Australia’s most loved country music performers, TROY CASSAR-DALEY, is offering fans a very exclusive VIP experience.

Be one of the very few guests to experience ‘SOUNDCHECK’ before Troy’s show. VIP guests will have the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch as the crew prepares the audio and lighting. Troy will play a few songs on stage, and then come down to meet everyone, take some photos and chat about what they can look forward to later that afternoon during the show. Guests are welcome to take their own photos during soundcheck.

INCLUDED IN THE VIP EXPERIENCE (one per person/ticket price)

  • Exclusive ‘Meet and Greet’ with Troy Cassar-Daley during soundcheck
  • VIP ‘Things I Carry Around’ lanyard
  • VIP Limited Edition ‘Things I Carry Around’ merchandise
  • Ticket to the show and best seats available (where applicable)
  • Numbers strictly limited to 30 people per show to ensure exclusivity


  • Venue: Level One



Saturday June 3, 2017
Doors: 6pm – Dinner: 7pm – Show: 7.30pm

Tickets: $39


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Tickets Available from the following outlets:

BRSL Bowling Club: 66 819 580

BRSL Box Office: 66 819 500



The Highwaymen were a music sensation. When they toured Australia in 1991 they really were the biggest thing since the Beatles.

You just don’t get any bigger names in the music business than Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson.

With their hundreds of hit songs it is no wonder that they still have such a huge following of fans in Australia.

Now, Canadian born international performer Dail Platz, along with the talented Australian performer, Brent Lillie has recreated the magic that is ‘The Highwaymen’.

The show features acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, harmonica and fiddle, plus a full stage backdrop, authentic costumes and digital light and sound.

This tribute show is a first class reproduction and features vocal and instrumental musicianship that puts it in a league of its own.

Dinner & Show Menu


Slow braised lamb shank in a red wine and tomato sauce with mash potato and steamed greens


Sticky date pudding with salted caramel sauce and straberries




  • Venue: Level One


Doors: 9.30am – Show: 10am – 11.30am

Tickets: $12.50

June 9 – July 14
August 11 – September 8 – October 13 – November 10 – December 8

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Morning Melodies are a series of shows presented on the second Friday of each month, Level One of the Ballina RSL Club.

The shows are based around the beautiful voice of Dean Doyle with backing by the band Sophistication who also feature with solos and instrumentals.

Each show features a different theme; examples include Those Fabulous Fifties, Sinatra and Friends, Classic Crooners and Songs from the Movies.

The music is mainly from the forties, fifties and the sixties but would be enjoyed by any age group.

Each show is an hour and a half long and after the performance the band enjoys the chance to mingle and chat with the audience.

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  • Venue: Level One



A tribute to classic aussie rock

Friday June 9
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

Tickets: $25


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Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in an era when aussie rock music was king … or just looked back and wished you could see a band that wanted to knock your head off with great music … just like they used to? Well, wonder no more ……

Audiences can now be floored by the dynamic and expressive moves of Garrett and the Oils and back that up with giant slabs of aussie rock legends Doc Neesen and The Angels and the incredible Chrissy Amphlett fronting the Divinyls.

MADE IN AUSTRALIA presents three legendary Oz bands for the price of one …. and not just any bands. Three of the most incredibly energetic and dynamic rock bands ever to grace the live stage, The Angels, Midnight Oil and The Divinyls.

The night will consist of hits galore, including Beds are Burning, Blue Sky Mine, Power and the Passion and everything else you expect from the Oils and then get ready to Touch Yourself and rage with the Boys in Town and or take a little trip into the world of Science Fiction with Chrissy and the Divinyls.

No chance to take a break because the evening will wrap up with a non stop trip into aussie rock history with the incredible Angels. Everything from Take a Long Line, Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Marseilles to Coming Down, We Gotta Get Outta This Place and heaps more.





  • Venue: Level One




Friday June 16, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm

Tickets: $50


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Absolutely Outstanding’ Classic Radio

Shockingly Authentic’ The Herald

‘Impeccable Harmonies’ Olympic Theatre

‘Unbelievably Accurate’ The Late show

Sold out shows in the UK, touring nationally in Australia in June 2017

The Bootleg Beach Boys are the Ultimate Beach Boys experience, the journey begins with the surfing songs of the early  60s , ’ California Girls’, ’ Help me Rhonda’, ’ Surfing Safari ‘ ‘Fun Fun Fun’ ‘Good Vibrations’ ‘I get around’ ‘Surfing USA’’, Barbara Anne’ and meticulously traces the bands steps into one of the World’s most iconic albums and the genius of Brian Wilson Pet Sounds and beyond with hits   ‘ Wouldn’t it be nice’ ’ God only knows’ ‘ Don’t Talk’ ‘ Kokomo’ and many more.

The show not only plays homage to the music with the Beach Boys famous five part harmony, the instrumentation and costumes absolutely recreate the Beach Boys experience.

The band have gathered an impressive repertoire of west coast, harmony laden songs that evoke the spirit and essence of the pursuit of the 1960 American dream.

Don’t be fooled by the groups admittedly tongue in cheek name, this band consists of a well seasoned line up of multi- instrumentalists / vocalists.

The brain child of Joe Mullins (Beatles for Sale, Inertia 66, The Last Waltz) who serves as the group’s fastidious musical director (as well as playing an impressive array of instruments). Joe also voices the sweet tones of Al Jardine & Bruce Johnson.





  • Venue: Level One

Both Barrels Music and Westside Talent present

Kevin Bloody Wilson
‘The Almost Awesome Tour’


Friday June 23, 2017
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Tickets: $55

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The Kevin Bloody Wilson Show is not just a concert performance, for most, it’s a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list a chance to see Australia’s most unique International comedy legend. Kevin has become a national institution – a must see for any person wanting to see absolute original Australian comedy.

If we were asked to nominate one individual to best define Australian humour, for most of us, the name Kevin Bloody Wilson immediately springs to mind. His recently released biography ‘DILLIGAF, The Life And Rhymes Of Kevin Bloody Wilson’ is a raucous, earthy, in depth look at perhaps one of the only Australian comedians who has not bowed to the pressures of political correctness.

Kevin Bloody Wilson’s story is remarkable.  He has become a part of Australian Culture, a part of who we are and how we define ourselves. His DILLIGAF attitude is a quality to be envied.

He’s been listed in Who’s Who, his entire body of work has been preserved for future generations with the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra and his fan base stretches from Broken Hill to Buckingham Palace.

It’s also a known fact that nobody tells Australian stories better than Kevin Bloody Wilson. His peers agree;

‘The world’s funniest Australian’ Billy Connolly

‘I love Kev.  My favourite is Livin’ Next Door To Alan.’ Paul Hogan

‘Hello John, is the funniest song I’ve ever heard in my entire radio career.’ John Laws

Kevin Bloody Wilson is also the only international artist who can shift seamlessly between an outback pub to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium.

His record sales are now nudging the four million mark. Without traditional media support, all of Kevin Bloody Wilson’s albums and DVDs have achieved Gold Sales status globally, with many reaching Platinum, and one, ‘Kev’s Back’, awarded an amazing quadruple Platinum. Kev’s recordings can be found in such diverse locations as Outback Australia to Antarctica. From Big-Rig road trains to the console of Prince Charles’ Aston Martin.

It seems ironic that twenty-five years ago, Kevin Bloody Wilson was being arrested for performing his songs in public, yet on Australia Day in January 2010, he was officially nominated for Australian Of The Year for doing exactly the same thing.

Now, Kev tours often in Australia and internationally, always to large audiences of adoring fans. He maintains his stringent tour schedule because of his love of live shows, and the incredibly interaction he has with the multitude of fanatical Kev fans worldwide.

Well done Kev, you’ve done us proud. Don’t miss the legend at Ballina RSL!



  • Venue: Level One




Saturday July 1, 2017
Doors: 6.30pm – Dinner from 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

Tickets: $54.90


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The Elton John Experience takes you on a musical journey of over 40 years of one of the world’s greatest song writing partnerships of all time, between Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Covering iconic hits from The Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Album, and all major hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and through to today.

With impressive costumes, production and video backdrops, this production replicates as closely as possible the experience of an Elton John concert today, highlighting the showmanship, virtuosic piano playing and crowd engagement that you would expect from this iconic performer.



Served Alternately


Mozzarella and pesto stuffed chicken breast

with sweet potato mash steamed greens and salsa rossa

Roasted cumin and lemon lamb rump

with mash potato, steamed greens and beetroot relish


Citron tart

Blueberry compote and vanilla cream


with coffee cream and berries




  • Venue: Level One



Saturday July 8, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm  Show: 8.30pm

Tickets: $35


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Our travelling band of intrepid funny-makers is taking over Australia, one town at a time, with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow!

Join a rotating cast of the finest local and international comedy talents for an evening of comedy like no other, hand-picked to bring the biggest and best belly laughs to audiences from Mildura to Mackay, Devonport to Dubbo.

It’s silly, it’s satirical, it’s side-splitting. It’s Australia’s ultimate comedy roadtrip!

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  • Venue: Level One


Underage permitted with a parent

Tuesday July 11, 2017
Doors: 4pm  Show: 4.30pm



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The Royal Australian Navy Band from Sydney will be performing in the Auditorium, Level 1, at the Ballina RSL.  The hour concert will showcase a variety of music from the Wind Band. The performance will feature traditional concert band music to popular tunes, as well as songs from our talented vocalist. Admission is free.

The Sydney Band has a strong national and international focus and maintains versatile music capabilities, specialising in the delivery of ceremonial music, traditional and contemporary wind music, and popular music products. In recent years members of the Sydney and Melbourne Bands have participated in a number of overseas deployments including to the Middle East, Turkey (Gallipoli), Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands; to locations all around the world aboard Royal Australian Navy ships; and to musical gatherings such as military tattoos in Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland.

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  • Venue: Level One



Thursday July 27, 2017
Doors: 10am  Show: 10.30am

Tickets: $15


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Australian music legend performs at Ballina RSL

Back by popular demand!

The founding member of the internationally famous group The Seekers, Keith Potger AO, is coming back to Ballina to perform a Morning Melodies on Thursday 27th July 2016 at 10am.

Keith performed at Ballina RSL exactly a year ago. The audience were in fine voice as they sang along and a fun time was had by all including Keith who enjoyed playing to such a responsive audience.

The concert is a solo show by Keith and it features songs from his three solo CDs, some of his all time favourites as well as his own version of a few Seekers’ hits.

Throughout his concert, he shares some amusing anecdotes from over 50 years on the international music scene.

He accompanies himself on his 1967 Maton 12 string guitar, which is the guitar that has made The Seekers’ instrumental sound so unique. He also has taken up the ukulele and features a couple of songs that he has co-written specially for this instrument. Audiences love this new material and sing along after only a few bars of each song.

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  • Venue: Level One Auditorium



Sunday August 13, 2017
Doors: 1pm – Show: 2pm

Underage permitted with a parent at all times

Tickets: $15


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Our regular patrons at Ballina love the music of the Glen Miller Orchestra.

Band leader Royden Ainsworth has a great Glen Miller bracket ready for everyone to enjoy on Sunday the 12th of March

The Northern Rivers Big Band is an excellent big band that performs regularly in the Northern Rivers of NSW area.  The NRBB plays many of the very best arrangements by the best big bands including Duke Ellington Orchestra, Count Basie Big Band, Glen Miller Big Band, Benny Goodman Big Band, etc.

In the days when jazz was the most popular music, the Stan Chilcott Orchestra was the number one band in the Northern Rivers for many decades.  In the 1970’s and 1980’s many of the original members formed the Northern Rivers Big Band.  In 2003 some of the original members reformed the Northern Rivers Big Band and we have continued to build on that great tradition of powerful Swing, Latin, Jive, Blues, New Orleans and Ballads performed with true dedication to producing the original, wonderful ensemble sound.  An afternoon spent foot-tapping or dancing along with the NRBB is guaranteed to be a wonderful, enjoyable experience.

Musical director, Royden Ainsworth on alto sax and clarinet, shares with us his vast experience, having performed with top Australian and overseas artists at Chequers and Hilton Silver Spade. Royden’s first professional gig was playing alto saxophone with the Stan Chilcott Band at age 13 at the Riviera Ballroom in Lismore. Royden moved to Sydney at age 18 playing with many bands, including Tommy Tycho, Eric Jupp, Geoff Harvey on the ‘Midday Show’, Don Burrows and John Sangster. Royden was a studio musician on many recordings and has also played for theatre and opera productions.

Jazz-Blues Vocalist Laura Nobel played her first professional gig at age 15. After completing a Contemporary Music degree at Southern Cross University in Lismore, Laura moved to Sydney, performing jazz with pianists Mick Kenny and Paul McNamara and other bands. During her time in Lismore, Sydney and Melbourne, Laura also sang backing vocals on many albums, was vocalist with the Lismore Conservatorium Big Band. Her latest album ‘Since the Blues Caught My Eye’ includes her own compositions. Laura’s authentic, soul-stirring vocals provide a wonderful feeling that brings great enjoyment.

Trombone player Mike Keogh played with the Daly-Wilson Big Band plus many others.  Electric bass and tuba player Bruce Worrall played with a wide range of top artists like Sherbet, Jesus Christ Superstar and Slim Dusty. The NRBB is sounding better than ever with very talented players who work very hard at rehearsing this excellent big band, providing some of the latest big band sounds from around the world, and the time honoured big band sounds of the that great era.

So please join us for an afternoon or evening filed with those amazing, enlivening sounds that only a real big band of 16 performers can provide.

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  • Venue: Level One



Underage permitted – Must be with a parent at all times

Saturday August 19, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm

VIP Experience: $74
Adults: $44
Child U/14: $25



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As individual artists, Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have stayed at the forefront of Australian country music for close to two decades, each with an impressive list of awards and top selling albums.

The combination of these two dynamic performers has proven to be a hit with live audiences having toured the country on several occasions since their first encounter almost 20 years ago.

Something very special happens when this duo hits the stage, the audience experiences an extremely entertaining blend of wits along with their shared love of true and authentic country music.

Adam and Beccy have finally taken their favourite list of country duets to the studio and fans across the country are set to benefit when they hit the road in 2017 with ‘The Great Country Song Book Volume II Tour.’

‘The Great Country Song Book Volume II Tour’ will see Adam and Beccy performing songs from their long awaited and first full album together, “‘The Great Country Song Book Volume II.’

The pair have handpicked the most classic country music duets of all time for volume two of this album project which follows on from the 2013 smash success ‘The Great Country Songbook’ featuring Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey. Volume one was such a success that the sold-out national concert tour left fans wanting more, ‘The Great Country Song Book Volume II Tour’ is set to deliver just that.

Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole, have brought back some of the most famous country combinations of all time; classic duets recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lyn and Kenny Rogers and his many duet partners…including Dolly Parton of course!

In a befitting hat tip, audiences can look forward to ‘Jackson,’ ‘Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer,’ ‘It Ain’t Me Babe,’ ‘If I Needed You’ and an Adam and Beccy personal favourite “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly!’

‘The Great Country Song Book Volume II Tour’ brings Australia’s most entertaining duo onstage for two unforgettable hours as they bring you their versions of the greats, delivered with high energy and a few laughs in true Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole style…

You won’t want to miss this!


VIP Experience Tickets $74

The Great Country Song Book Vol. II Experience
Limited Seats available
Private ‘Meet and Greet’ with Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole before the show
Exclusive VIP ‘The Great Country Song Book Vol. II’ lanyard
Signed ‘The Great Country Song Book Vol. II’ tour poster
Special photo opportunity with Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole
Ticket to the show with the best seats available
VIP’s are encouraged to bring their own camera to capture the photo opportunity.


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  • Venue: Level One

Sunday Sessions

Doors: 2pm – Show: 2.30pm

Tickets: $20.00

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An afternoon of fun and classis Rat Pack songs from Dean Doyle with Sophistication and specials guests, the songs from Deano, Sammy and Frank the magic fifties era that was the Rat Pack. Let’s take My Way to New York New York.

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  • Venue: Level One

Melinda Does Doris

A Tribute To Doris Day
Starring Melinda Schneider

Underage permitted – Must be with a parent at all times

Friday September 15, 2017
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $39
Concession & Tables of Ten: $35
Child U/14yrs: $ 29

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After forging a dazzling country music career that has won her 6 Golden Guitars, and stunning audiences on Dancing with the Stars, Australian favourite, Melinda Schneider steps back in time to pay homage to one of her musical heroes, Doris Day.

Following on from hugely successful capital city seasons of her theatre stage show DORIS, Melinda is bringing the songs from the show that audiences love so much to new territories in a concert format called Melinda Does Doris.

Melinda’s love affair with Doris began when, in childhood, Melinda laid eyes on Calamity Jane, Doris Day’s 1953 film tour de force and was smitten by all she saw.

‘She was such a huge talent’ she enthuses now, ‘a triple threat as they say – she could sing, dance and act. I thought then she was the best of everything a woman can be and when I grew up I wanted to be just like her.

This nostalgic celebration includes such timeless hits as ‘Sentimental Journey’, ‘Que Sera, Sera’, ‘Everybody Loves a Lover’, ‘Secret Love’ and a whole slew of hits from ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘Love Me or Leave Me’ and ‘The Pajama Game’.

‘I am really excited to be able to bring this wonderful music to smaller centres’ Melinda says, ‘I am constantly being asked when are you bringing the Doris music here Melinda, and by putting together this concert version of the show, it all becomes possible!’





  • Venue: Level One



Underage permitted – Must be with a parent at all times

Friday October 20, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

All Tickets: $40


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The first series winner of Seven Network’s show The One, Charmaine has traveled around Australia for ten successful years reaching out to those in need, and is back on the tour bus with her husband and two dogs to continue her mission of assisting to heal the hearts of those searching for a way out of their darkness.

Charmaine understands by taking her gift on the road to places where people may normally not travel large distances to see a medium, gives them the opportunity to see if a medium could be the help they need in overcoming the intense emotion of grief after losing a loved one.

‘After all the family I have lost, including my daughter, brother, mother and father, I know how painful it is when the unthinkable happens.  I understand how easy it is to be stuck in their moment of death and to become frozen in grief.’ Charmaine says

‘Since becoming a medium I have made it my mission to not only give evidence of the afterlife at my shows, but to help direct people in a positive direction with the guidance I myself have received from the spirit world.  Every single show is a chance to change lives for the better and plant seeds so that one day the audience members may understand that their loved ones have not only survived in the afterlife, but want them to have a happy and fruitful life until they all meet again’

With her third book of guidance out this year, Charmaine is as down to earth as they come and connects on a very real level with her loyal audiences. Having travelled all over Australia and meeting many different characters both this side and the other side of the veil really has earned Charmaine the title of The Australian Medium.

This is your chance to see Charmaine again helping to transform lives. If you’re already a fan, you know the impact she has, and if you’re new or sceptical, you will certainly get an insight into how accurate Charmaine is.




  • Venue: Level One



Underage permitted – Must be with a parent at all times

Sunday October 15, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm

Adults: $50
Child U/16: $35


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If you wanted to see ” The King of Pop” perform again or just missed the powerful and joyful experience of seeing Michael Jackson live in concert, well here is your chance to experience “The Legacy Tour” Featuring William Hall with original members of the original Michael Jackson band from the Victory, Bad, Dangerous, History and the highly anticipated “This is it” tours.

William Hall is internationally known as the world’s top Michael Jackson Impersonator, if he’s moves don’t convince you his voice will. To highlight the experience the show will be set and designed to replicate MJ tours giving the audience the feeling of being at a combination of all MJs shows.

This show will not be comparative to a tribute or impersonator act, but an actual live MJ concert driven by a top talent that was handpicked by Michael Jackson himself.

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  • Venue: Level One

Evening Show

Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

Tickets: $20.00

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Everything that is the Proms, Marches, Choirs, Bagpipes, Two Tenors, My Fair Lady to You’ll Never Walk Alone, Scotland The Brave to Tom Jones. Dean Doyle with Sophistication will be joined by special guests. Come and join us for all the Pomp and Circumstance that makes a magical Night at the Proms.

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