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  • Venue: Ballina RSL Bowling Club





Doors: 5pm – Dinner 6pm – Entertainment: 6.30pm

Adults: $39
Child 12/U: $12.50
Child U/5: Free

Includes a two course traditional Christmas dinner with Bon Bons and roasted nuts for everyone.

Be entertained by our favourite Brothers, Glenn & Jeff Massey from 6.30pm


Combination roast with the following

Roasted turkey breast with cranberry sauce

Roasted pork with apple sauce and crackling

Roasted leg of lamb with mint jelly

All served with traditional roasted vegetables and gravy


Pavlova with vanilla cream and seasonal fruit


Steamed Christmas pudding with brandy custard and berries

Glenn Massey

Has been playing guitar and singing since the age of seven. Over the years Glenn has built up a large repertoire of songs from his musical background, ranging from rock & roll, country, pop and  bluegrass leading him to play in bands, trios, duos and solo. Glenn has played in Sydney for twenty five years with the likes of Doc Neeson from the angels, Dave Faulkner of the HooDoo Gurus as well as short stint with the Beatles tribute band the Beatnix. Glenn has also done lead vocal and rhythm-lead with local bands Fossil Rock and Cherry St. Glenn has now once again taken the solo path and is playing around the Northern Rivers.

Jeff Massey

Is a solo acoustic singer/ Entertainer with 20 years plus experience. Jeff plays a wide variety of cover songs spanning over 5 generations.

You’re sure to enjoy hits, memorable ballads and rockers coupled with Jeff’s relaxed, distinctive vocals.


  • Venue: Level One



Underage permitted with a parent

SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $49
CHILD 14/U: $33

John’s Website

John’s Facebook

He is firmly cemented in the nation’s musical culture, his impressive career spans more than forty years. He has survived and soared in the often cut-throat entertainment industry. His unofficial anthems, tributes to legends and unsung heroes and tender ballads have captured the spirit of the nation in song unlike any other. His honest and passionate songs are synonymous with the country that inspires him and connect him with his countrymen regardless of age, sex or creed.

Add to this his ability to deliver unforgettable live concert experiences that combine the perfect blend of humour, romance and campfire stories woven together by his music. You can understand why he is one of the most in-demand live performers in Australia.

There is no question that JOHN WILLIAMSON is the real deal, stands by what he represents and is unashamedly proud of the country he loves. For this artist, whilst the awards are a nice recognition, there is no doubt it is the reaction from his audience that is the most important.

It all started when he penned that classic OLD MAN EMU back in 1970. From this ‘silly’ song (as he often refers to it) that went to #1 for five weeks, he has continued to create hits including TRUE BLUE, COOTAMUNDRA WATTLE, RIP RIP WOODCHIP, RAINING ON THE ROCK, THE BIG RED, WINTER GREEN, SALISBURY STREET, GALLERIES OF PINK GALAHS and HAWKESBURY RIVER LOVIN’ to name but a few of the 400+ songs written by the multi-award winning songwriter.

Inducted into the prestigious ARIA HALL OF FAME in 2010 along his journey he has also secured three ARIA Awards, 25 Golden Guitars, MO Awards, APRA Awards, Platinum and Gold albums and over 4 million album sales to name just some of the recognition he has earnt.

Accolades and awards though have never been a huge deal to John Williamson; it has always been about the fans to the ever humble ex-farmer. Even after what he has achieved, or what he has been invited to be a part of, he remains nonchalant about it all.

You can call him what you want, Mallee Boy, True Blue or just plain Fair Dinkum; but there is no denying that after more than forty years in the music industry, John Williamson is truly an Australian icon.

Whilst he is ingrained in Australia’s history, he continues to prove he is also ingrained in its future. At the age of 71, John continues to write music and tour the country.


In August 2016, John released his album ‘HIS FAVOURITE COLLECTION’, a special 4 CD set containing John’s favoured songs that he has written.





  • Venue: Level One



18 +

FRIDAY JULY 27, 2018
Doors: 7:30pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $25



‘We became like brothers right from the start… and it stayed that way right to the end.’  Johnny Cash


Both of these wonderful music talents have left us now, and in this fantasy show, we meet our two legends in the Waiting Room at the Pearly Gates, where they discover that they each have serious misgivings about how they will be received by Saint Peter… They begin to recount stories of their lives, both men concerned at how the excesses of their youth will be measured in the Great Big ledger of Life…

Johnny Cash was a wild man in his youth, and with a deep dark voice and a penchant for women, drugs and drinking there is no doubt he had a devil to deal with.

Roy Orbison, with the voice of an angel was a different kind of man, and that contrast in singing style and lifestyle makes for a fascinating story.

It is not widely known that, at the time of Roy Orbison’s greatest personal tragedy – two of his three young sons were killed when his house burnt down while he was touring the UK – Johnny stepped in to help his friend who could not face returning to the scene of his loss and he bought the property from Roy and preserved it as a tribute to those lost innocents. In a macabre twist, Johnny later built another house on the property and it too was consumed by fire.

Thus this highly entertaining show (written by Barry Ferrier), weaves together two fascinating life stories and a series of wonderful songs which are amongst the most widely known and loved hit songs of popular music history.

With both performers being strong vocalists and possessing unique gifts as multi-instrumentalists, the show is presented with a cast of just two – Barry Ferrier and Slim Pickens, with live musical backing (no fake backing tracks). Slim plays Double Bass, Foot Stomp and sings harmonies to Barry’s highly skilled guitar in the Johnny Cash songs, and Barry plays Keyboards, Foot Drums and sings harmonies to Slim’s guitar in the Roy Orbison songs.



  • Venue: Level One

1950 – NOW



18 +

Doors: 7:30pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $25


Having celebrated his 91st Birthday recently, Tony Bennett’s career as the pre-eminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries is unprecedented.

It takes a smooth man with an even smoother voice to be able to do justice to a talent like Tony Bennett and thankfully, George Harvey is just that man.

George Harvey is joined by the beautiful Laura Doolan and The Greg Doolan Band and together they will take us on a journey that has been written over the last seven decades.

From Tony’s first #1 hit in 1951 – ‘Because of You’ to ‘I left my Heart in San Fransisco’ to his more recent recordings of Duets including some of the greats such as: Willie Nelson , Michael Buble, Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga.

The Story Series was the creation of the very loved and missed Greg Doolan, so it is only appropriate that thanks to his wonderful wife and their great friends that The Story Continues.


  • Venue: Level One



Morning Melodies 

Second Friday of the month
Doors: 9.30am – Show: 10am

All Tickets: $12.50

2018 Dates

August 10 – September 14 – October 12 – November 9 – December 14 

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Sophistication Swings is the show where songs old and new are played in that style called swing, classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin to Sting, songs from the 50’s, 60’s,70’s and more.
The 90 min shows are on the second Friday of the month and feature the band having a good time working their way through the songs, as well as engaging the audience on and off the stage.

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

After the concert the band enjoys a meet and greet with the patrons.


  • Venue: Level One


Founding member of the Seekers

Songs that will make you smile
Ancedotes that will make you laugh

18 +

Doors: 10am – Show: 10.30am

All Tickets: $15

Keith’s Website

2018 is the 50th anniversary of The Seekers breakup. Apart from several No. 1 hits in the UK, The Seekers were the first Australian group to reach No. 1 in the USA charts. This was with Georgy Girl which was also nominated for an Academy Award.

Keith Potger AO, the founding member of this internationally famous group, is returning to Ballina to perform songs that will make you smile together with anecdotes that will make you laugh.

He accompanies himself on his 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’, he said.

The concert is a solo show by Keith and it features several Seekers’ hits, including I’ll Never Find Another You and Morningtown Ride, songs from his three solo CDs as well as some of his all time standard and country music favourites.




  • Venue: Level One


‘The Complete Story’

Starring Vic Trevino Jnr, Gino Monopoli & Greg Miller

18 +

Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $50

Artist Website

Elvis An American Trilogy covers the three generations of Elvis with sincerity and sophistication.

The show begins with Vic Trevino Jnr who embodies the Rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young and dynamic Elvis. Gino Monopoli then recreates the movie years, with the costumes, songs and Hollywood influence that brought Elvis to the big screen. Greg Miller channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit, meticulously recreating the sound and the nuances that made Elvis the most recognisable figure in history. With their full live band and choir, Vic, Gino and Greg recreate the Elvis experience like you’ve never seen before.

Back by popular demand, August 2018 marks the return of Elvis An American Trilogy, the 3rd return in two years for three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists.



  • Venue: Level One



18 +

Doors: 7:30pm – Show: 8:30pm

Adults: $40

Artist Website

Hailing from Birmingham, England, The Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim during that Golden Era of Popular Music – the ‘swinging’ mid-sixties. Following on in the wake of Merseybeat, and the R&B of The Stones, etc, The Fortunes added another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song with their special ingredients of sophisticated orchestration, dual lead vocals, and stylish counter-melodies.

The result was a succession of distinctive and distinguished hit records including ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’, ‘Here It Comes Again’ and, continuing into the seventies with more successful releases such as ‘Storm in a Teacup’ and ‘Freedom Come, Freedom Go’. These songs have stood the test of time, becoming household favourites permanently on playlists everywhere.

The Fortunes remain as one of the UKs premier harmony groups, and are constantly in demand worldwide. From the initial success in 1964 of ‘Caroline’, which was used as the signature tune for the influential Pirate Radio station of the same name, The Fortunes had a steady succession of world-wide hits. The Fortunes charted in America in 1970 with ‘The Same Old Feeling’ and again in 1972 with the release of ‘Storm in a Teacup’. The Fortunes were also the voices for the US Coca Cola adverts (It’s The Real Thing) still to be seen and heard in the US today. Hits in mainland Europe followed. ‘Seasons in the Sun’ and ‘This Golden Ring’ were huge hits in The Benelux Countries.

Michael Smitham (guitar) and Bob Jackson (keyboards) Eddie Mooney (bass) and Glenn Taylor (drums) ensure the group’s unique blend of harmonies is backed up with a very high standard of musical ability honed by many years of experience. This ensures that The Fortunes’ performances exude class and professionalism.

Although The Fortunes’ show concentrates on the hits of Yester-Year, The Fortunes fantastic vocals together with the group’s dynamic musical versatility allows them to stretch their repertoire over a wide range of material; thus giving them the luxury of performing many of the great songs from the beginnings of Rock and Roll to the present day.

As a testament to The Fortunes’ continued popularity you need look no further than to the Gold Disc they were awarded for over 100,000 sales of the ‘All The Hits and More’ album. The group remain as popular as ever, and are constantly in demand to do TV and radio shows, along with their live concerts.

They recently toured Canada, had shows in Sweden, Holland, Belgium and Germany, cruised on one of Fred Olsen’s liners, and played ‘The Cannery Casino’ in Las Vegas!


  • Venue: Level One


with Special Guests



18 +

Doors: 2pm – Show: 2:30pm

Adults: $20

Artist Facebook

A night of songs from the stars who have appeared in Las Vegas, hear Dean Doyle with Sophistication, Brian Pamphilon and Bruce Rollo sing songs from Frank Sinatra right through to Elvis, Tom Jones and the piano of Liberace.

Come have some laughs and listen to some classic tunes played by a great band.




  • Boardwalk Lounge, Ground Floor



18 +

Doors: 3.30pm – Show: 4pm

Adults: $35



Some people have all the luck. Normie Rowe seizes the moment.

In a 2018 production of We Will Rock You, Normie, playing an eccentric librarian searching for the date the music died, stole the show. Not only with his brilliant singing and honed stagecraft, but deliberate, cleverly-devised mispronunciations.

Few performers can match the career Normie has established since his King of Pop days were cruelly taken from him. Through re-training, persistence and self-belief, he has turned himself into a music theatre superstar, television performer, actor, cabaret specialist and big-band entertainer.

Yes, Normie still performs with The Playboys, sings ‘Ain’t Necessarily So’ in that haunting, rebellious tone, and heads up tours of The Go!! Show.

Then he’ll step on stage in Cloudland, The Musical, adding to acclaimed turns as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Daddy Warbucks in Annie, and Harold Holt in Normie, The Musical, examining his own 1960s experiences.

In between he has been nationally honoured for his charity work and unfailing support of our Vietnam veterans, of which he famously is one.

It’s the smile, skill, voice and determination to push into new territory. As shown with his current project showcasing legendary composers whose songs shaped a whole generation – Normie’s generation.


  • Venue: Level One


with Special Guest Vocalist




18 +

Saturday September 15, 2018
Doors: 6pm – Dinner From: 7pm – Show: 7:30pm

Adults: $39

Jazz in Extenso with Special Guest Vocalist Kristina Kelman will be performing jazz greats from the 40’s to the 70’s. Songs include, ‘In the Mood’, ‘Take a train to Georgia’, ‘The way you look tonight’ and many more.

Guests are encouraged to dress up – Fancy Dress and enjoy the evening’s entertainment and two course dinner.

The combo JAZZ in extenso comprises of a trio namely tenor sax, guitar or piano and bass. Drums are added as a quartet. Royden Ainsworth, Greg Carger, Fred Cole, Hans Lovejoy and Ben Cox.

Wonderful jazz vocalist, Kristina Kelman is the very special gust for the evening. Kristina is from Brisbane and has performed around Australia and Asia, Europe and the USA, with many artists including Don Burrows, Tommy Tycho and the Qld Symphony Orchestra.

Kristina Kelman

has her own quartet in Brisbane, and performs with various corporate bands, has recorded several albums, and works as an internationally respected music educator at the Queensland University of Technology. Kristina as selected many great Standard tunes for your enjoyment including Nice Work if You Can Get It by George Gershwin, It Don’t Mean Thing by Duke Ellington, Fever, and Hoagy Charmichael’s Skylark.

Royden Ainsworth

Ex Sydney studio musician with a history of backing overseas artists in big bands, recording and playing in all the major venues such as TV Stations, including the Channel 9’s Show band backing the Midday Show for a number of years. I played tenor, baritone and alto Sax, clarinet, bass clarinet and flute.

After Completing the Jazz Studies Course at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Royden formed a group named Transit which included extensive playing of experimental jazz and his original compositions.

As well as a composer and arranger of music, Royden is presently the leader of the Galaxy Jazz Band in which he play’s lead alto sax.

Greg Carger Trumpet

Greg is a graduate of the Adelaide University having studied Trumpet and Conducting. A sought-after Lead Trumpet and Jazz player for many years Greg has wowed many audiences all over the world with his exciting brand of trumpet playing.   Greg has been working the last 15 years as Musical Director and Lead Trumpet with Royal Caribbean International bringing into service the world’s largest cruise ships and sailing throughout Europe and the USA. Greg is currently involved in writing music for the soon to be newest ship Symphony of the Seas.




Roasted chicken breast

with sweet potato mash, steamed greens and sautéed mushroom sauce


Caramelized banana steamed pudding

vanilla cream, strawberries and butterscotch sauce


  • Venue: Level One



Underage are permitted with a parent

Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $50
Child U/16: $35


Artist Website

Legacy, the world’s greatest tribute to the world’s greatest entertainer…Michael Jackson.

William Hall becomes the King of Pop when he hits the stage with his full scale production of Michael Jackson The Legacy Tour.

The show, produced and endorsed by previous members of Michael Jackson’s crew, is a visual and musical voyage through the artistic life of the 20th Century’s most respected and idolised entertainer.

The choreographed dance moves, live band and multi-faceted light show promises to repeat the Michael Jackson experience.

With international shows across Europe, Russia, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, William Hall is as close as you will get to experience the King of Pop.


  • Venue: Level One


Underage are permitted with a parent

Doors: 1pm – Show: 2 – 5pm

Adults: $15


Galaxy Jazz Band, formally known as the Northern Rivers Big Band will be appearing in concert at the Ballina RSL on Sunday the 11th of March 2018 starting at 2 pm, doors open at 1pm.

Band leader Royden Ainsworth has given our band a new name.  We will be called Galaxy Jazz Band.

The line-up will still be a large band by most standards, comprising around 14 members, including vocalists Kristian Keogh and the fabulous Kristina Kelman.

The same excellent and dedicated players previously known as the Northern Rivers Big Band who have been performing for you for 12 years at the Ballina RSL, will now be known as Galaxy Jazz Band, the same top quality band, with the very best players available.

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 in theatre and opera productions.

We are fortunate the wonderful jazz vocalist, Kristina Kelman is now regularly performing with Galaxy Jazz Band. Kristina is from Brisbane and has performed around Australia and Asia, Europe and the USA, with many artists including Don Burrows, Tommy Tycho and the Qld Symphony Orchestra.

Kristina has her own quartet in Brisbane, and performs with various corporate bands, has recorded several albums, and works as an internationally respected music educator at the Queensland University of Technology. Kristina has selected many great Standard tunes for your enjoyment including Nice Work if You Can Get It by George Gershwin, Fever, Cry Me a River, When Sunny Gets Blue, and Willow Weep for Me.

Kristian Keogh our young male vocalist, brings some modern rock-era tunes,  arranged for a large band, into our repertoire. Some of the best Seventies tunes for you including, I’m Your Man by Leonard Cohen, Eye of the Tiger and Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen.  Kristian also enjoys singing great standards like Cole Porter’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

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. Galaxy Jazz Band includes many very talented players. We enjoy rehearsing with this excellent band, providing some of the latest sounds from around the world.

Galaxy Jazz Band will always perform the famous instrumental tunes from time to time for example; In the Mood, American Patrol and Jersey Bounce by Glenn Miller Orchestra and the great tunes of Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

In this concert Galaxy Jazz Band will perform great instrumentals including  Golden Wedding by Woody Herman, Count Basie Big Band inspired tune Basie Straight Ahead, Take the A Train by Duke Ellington Orchestra, Concerto for Clarinet by Artie Shaw, Copacabana and a short bracket of New Orleans style jazz tunes Darktown Strutters Ball and Muskrat Ramble. The excellent Gordon Goodwin arrangement of an exciting rock tune The Jazz Police is sure to get the feet moving.

Galaxy Jazz Band members are very happy to perform these exciting and memorable melodies for you, as they are examples of the best music created in the 20th century.

We look forward to your company on Sunday the 11th of March 2018, we appreciate your continued support of Galaxy Jazz Band, and encourage you to tell all your friends and family.


  • Venue: Level One


2018 TOUR

 16+  ONLY (Must be with a parent at all times)
(Please do not bring babies to this event)

Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm


Charmaine’s website

Charmaine’s Facebook

Charmaine Wilson was not woken up to her gift to re-unite those who have crossed over to those still in life until 1999 after her father died. It took a further 3 years to work out what the voices she kept hearing were and then learn how to work with them. If it wasn’t for the great mediums Doris Stokes and John Edward, Charmaine may never have realised exactly what she was but thanks to their brave efforts of bringing medium ship into the open she was able to work with her hidden talents.

She has lived through a lot of heartache in her life, including the death of her brother and her four year old daughter, both to tragic accidents. Her mother passed in late 2006. She has also lived through the trauma of suicide of a very dear friend and has recently lost her stepfather.

These deaths have made her a most compassionate and understanding reader, especially in relating to how her clients may be feeling.

Charmaine has been dedicated to giving as accurate information about the spirit world to her clients since she began her work in 2002. Though she has not been in the industry long, her achievements have been recognised by The Australian Psychics Association and she was awarded the 2005 Australian Psychic of the year and 2009 Queensland Psychic of the year for her efforts. In 2008 she was the winner of The One, a nationwide search for Australia’s most gifted psychic.

She has created a workshop weekend called Living With Spirit, based on her own journey into the light after falling down in grief. She runs these workshops and retreats on a regular basis to try and help people understand the whole life death process so as they may get back on the road to recovery faster so as not to waste this wonderful life we have been given.

Charmaine has written two books Spirit Whispers, which focuses on her development as a medium and Life goes On, Spirit Children, which focuses on aiding bereaved parents. She travels around Australia in a bus with her husband, Patrick and their two dogs doing medium connection shows throughout regional Australia.




  • Venue: Level One


with Special Guests





Doors: 7pm – Show: 7:30pm

Adults: $20

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Everything that is the Proms, Marches, Opera, Bagpipes, 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 Ballina Concert Brass Band, Ballina Pipes n Drums and Soprano Katie Rutledge from the Queensland Opera.

Come and join us for all the Pomp and Circumstance that makes a magical Night at the Proms.


  • Venue: Level One




Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $20

Artist Facebook

Mike’s uncanny resemblance, the tone of his voice and his outgoing nature are so much like the real thing that people often ask him ‘Are you related?’- a comment that is humbling to Mike, but at the same time recognition and credit to his own performance.

After comments from Danni Minogue’s ‘The closest I’ve ever heard to Farnham’ – a performance watched by 1.6 million people, Mike took the show to all parts of Australia, originally put together for the Sydney Club Circuit, the show was scooped up by other states.

Performing in theatre for many years, Mike decided to combine his love of acting and music together and create the Whispering Jack Tribute Show – A tribute to the music of John Farnham.

‘I wanted the show to be an interactive event with the audience, not just a knock out the songs and hope the people like it type thing, but a special evening where people could be entertained not just by the music, but with a touch of comedy and history about John as well. ‘It’s a fun night!’ Mike added.

As with any tribute show, you sometimes get the critics that want to pick a show apart. With Whispering Jack, Mike took the advice of his singing coach Lindsay Field and added his own interpretation to a lot of the material, so that instead of just comparing the two people actually get a chance to acknowledge Mikes own true ability as one of Australia’s finest voices.

Mike recently performed at FESTIVALE in City Park Launceston, Tasmania, in front of 10,000 people that could not believe their ears!

Organizers were inundated with calls asking ‘was the real one performing?’

Mike performed on the bill with Darryl Braithwaite and Ross Wilson.

The Peaches and Cream Festival 2011 in Cobrum, Victoria rated the show the best tribute to come to the festival in 20 Years! 5,000 people attended!

Mike has performed in EVERY STATE in Australia. He is the ONLY Australian touring artist tribute to John Farnham.

The Whispering Jack Show is a must for Farnham fans – so come along and enjoy the show



  • Venue: Level One





Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $40

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Andrew De Silva’s Purple Revolution is a heartfelt dedication to the music of one of the greatest icons of the 21st Century… Prince. Andrew De Silva, from leading R&B group CDB, and a multi – platinum ARIA award winner joins forces with Australia’s leading musicians to take the audience on a respectful yet soulful musical journey through the life of Prince. This show promises to bring you the songs, the costumes, the energy, and the individuality that is Prince.



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