AUSTRALIA’S KING OF COUNTRY ROCK
FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
It was Australia’s King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the late JOHNNY O’KEEFE, who discovered John Anthony Hurley who was drunk and singing and playing the piano in a Sydney hotel talent quest at the age of 14. In those days it was illegal to be on licensed premises under the age of 21. Young Johnny Hurley won the talent quest and the very next week, after changing his name from John to JADE, J’OK introduced him on the ABC Rock ‘n’ Roll television show ‘6 O’CLOCK ROCK’.
O’KEEFE produced Jade’s first album and named it … and Jade … ‘AUSTRALIA’S KING of COUNTRY ROCK’. The title has stuck.
Then it was the legendary JOHNNY CASH who stated quite openly that Jade Hurley was the BEST act he had EVER worked with and was quoted in the Irish Press as saying … ’If I wasn’t who I am, I would find it very hard to follow him on any stage anywhere in the world … he’s one hell of a showman and entertainer this Aussie … and he can sure play that damn piano’.
In September 1998, Jade was awarded an ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL (OAM) for his charitable work with THE AUSTRALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, THE CANCER FOUNDATION, THE HEART FOUNDATION and many-many more. His efforts have resulted in the raising of many millions of Dollars.
Today, his vibrant show includes classics including … ’Rockin’ All Over The World’, ’Old Time Rock & Roll’, ’Running Bear’, ’Peggy Sue’, ’Great Balls Of Fire’, ’Runaway’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, his WONDERFUL piano instrumental ‘Chariots Of Fire’ … and of course his own number 1 hits – ’Down In The Riverina’, ‘It’s All Over Now’, and his latest SMASH HIT off his HUGE selling ‘NAKED’ CD … ‘I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore’.
‘I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore’ currently has an extraordinary 120.000 views on YouTube … and climbing by the day.
As well as being a headline act in his own right, Jade Hurley has toured with some of the all-time greats including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Johnny Ray, Woody Herman and Don Williams, as well as Johnny O’Keefe throughout Ireland, America, New Zealand and Australia.
He continues to present his high energy Rock & Roll and Country Music show to packed audiences and standing ovations.
THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED!
As quoted in the American press, ‘Every time you see this extraordinary Aussie piano man Jade Hurley rocking away and jumping all over his piano, you get the same high class performance. We just don’t know how he does it or where he gets the energy from’.
It is no wonder that JADE HURLEY OAM is regarded as one of the all-time ICON’s of the Australasian music and entertainment scene.
Doors: 9.30am – Show: 10am – 11.30am
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.
Invites you to
‘SING IN THE SEASON’
Underage permitted with parents
SATURDAY DECEMBER 9, 2017
Doors: 2.30pm – Show: 3pm
All Tickets: $15
Join the Headliners Chorus and ‘Sing in the Season’
The Headliners Chorus would love you to join us on Saturday afternoon 9 December 2017 at 3pm at the Ballina RSL Club’s Level One Auditorium for an afternoon of fun, singing and harmony, featuring new repertoire, old favourites and some seasonal songs to begin the countdown to Christmas.
Find out what we’ve been up to this year and where we are headed in 2018
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL
LAST SEATS REMAINING – SINGLE SEATS AVAILABLE ONLY
THURSDAY DECEMBER 14, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm
Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Jeanie Linders created Menopause the Musical as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived ‘The Change’. Since its first performance, the show has evolved as a ‘grassroots’ movement of women who deal with life after 40 and all the challenges they conquer mentally, physically and spiritually.
Do you think that 500,000 Australian women could be wrong? We don’t think so. After all, that is how many have seen this hilarious show over the last two and a half years. And they love it! So much so, many of the audience members have come back time and time again to join with their sisters in this 90 minute, one act laugh-a-thon!
Maybe the attraction is the songs that everyone grew up with – The Great Pretender, Only You, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Stand by Your Man, I Will Survive and twenty more – all sung with gusto and all with their ‘new’ lyrics. Or maybe it is the realisation that there is a wonderful life waiting after ‘The Change.’
Come and see for yourself. We guarantee that you will leave the theatre uplifted and joyous.
THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW
TWO COURSE DINNER & SHOW
SATURDAY DECEMBER 16
Doors: 6.30pm – Dinner from 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
Sibling trio Audio Vixen presents a stunning salute to some of the music industry’s greatest Classic Rock artists such as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Bruce Springsteen and many more.
This production has enjoyed success in some of Sydney’s major entertainment venues.
Audio Vixen display an electrifying stage presence, treating the audience to a concert style production whilst listening to hits which have shaped the Classic Rock era. With unbelievable harmonies, which have become their signature sound, they put their stamp on a range of Classic Rock favourites such as ‘Hotel California’, ‘Go Your Own Way’, Ventura Highway’, ‘Somebody to Love’ as well as other great songs.
During the show Ross performs a fabulous rendition of the Santana classic ‘Black Magic Woman’, showcasing his incredible guitar talents.
Ria & Christine send the show into overdrive with a dedication of Blondie, singing ‘Call Me’ & ‘Heart of Glass’.
Finally in a hightlight which brings the crowd to their feet, Audio Vixen take on one of the Classic Rock giants, Queen and pay special tribute to front man Freddie Mercury.
The show is brought to life with great visual effects and a superb music production.
The Classic Rock Show is one of the best shows your audience will see.
The show features a cast of 7 performers – Audio Vixen plus 4 musicians
SHOOTING FROM THE LIP PRESENTS
Women like Us
Mandy Nolan & Ellen Briggs
THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
Women Like Us is two hours of solo standup comedy by Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan. Nolan is a veteran of the comedy scene with 30 years under her belt. She’s a nationally published author, has developed her own Humour Therapy, taught people with dementia and appeared on ABC’s Q&A and SBS’s Mums the Word & Insight. Nolan is a big fast talking dag. Olivia Newton John who has booked her for several private functions loves her ‘wicked wicked sense of humour!’
Ellen Briggs has been flaunting her funnies for a decade now, saying things other mothers only dare to think. Briggs was a national finalist for RAW Comedy, and won Foxtel Comedy Channel’s National Competition – How To Be a Comedian. Briggs has an easy going nature that belies her dark wit. Trevor Hendy reckons Ellen Briggs is the funniest comedian he’s ever seen!
With seven children between them, parenting and their own reoccurring instances that they call ‘failure to parent’ are certainly the focus of some of their material, but then so is the beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird TV shows, obsessions, frustrations, and at the end of the day, who unpacks the flipping dishwasher.
‘It’s not as easy for us to tour as it is for male comedians’ says Briggs. ‘Men on the circuit can up and leave for weeks at a time, but as busy hands on mothers Mandy and I really have a lot of juggling to do to manage our careers, so doing a show in Ballina is actually like doing it in our lounge rooms. Mandy has been running a comedy room here for over 10 years now, and they love her and in turn, we love the Ballina crowds – they might not even mind if we turned up in our slippers to be honest!’
‘We’re 40 something mothers of teenagers, we’re wives, and ex-wives! Ellen can wrangle a snake and operate a ride on mower in the afternoon, and by evening she dons heels and a frock and she’s MCing a charity ball. We’re small town showgirls. And boy do we have fun on stage!’
‘We have women coming up to us at the end of our shows hugging us and saying watching us is like having therapy!’ says Briggs. ‘It is actually – only much funnier, less judgey and definitely cheaper!’
The History of Rock & Roll
Starring DANNY MAYERS
Former Lead Singer of the DELLTONES
FRIDAY DECEMBER 29, 2017
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
DANNY MAYERS, former lead singer of THE DELLTONES and YAKATY YAK
With “Danny Mayers” former lead vocalist with the Delltones, joining Yakaty Yak in 2017, their show is fantastic, and brings back so many of the Delltones fabulous songs, and after many months rehearsing the new show, they are now back on the road touring.
Danny has released 2 albums recently and the group will be performing some of these songs in the coming shows.
Yakaty Yak in their own right have been a great harmony group, having always had past members of the Delltones in the group, and have been entertaining audiences over the last three decades, not only in Australia, but also overseas and have entertained on many cruises.
Yakaty Yak is well known for its great harmonies and classic cover songs including Rock, Country, Surf Music and Aussie classics. They have a huge following and always have their audience asking for more at the end of their shows.
Danny Mayers, former lead singer of the Delltones, and the holder of three MO Awards, 6 Ace Awards plus several other, has recently joined the show, so the group will be performing shows from July 2017 and the music will consist of the great music that the Delltones used to perform, along with some new songs that have been added to the list.
Vic Shrier, also former member of the Delltones and Sax Player, was also a founding member of Yakaty Yak, and has been booked to tour with Yakaty Yak this year.
The Show is booked at the Ballina R.S.L. Club on Friday 29th December 2017, so come along for a great show.
Tickets now available – $30.00 on-line or at the venue
2017 NEW YEARS EVE
THE BIG GIG & MANDY NOLAN PRESENTS
A COMEDY GALA DINNER
MANDY NOLAN – LINDSAY WEBB – MARK McCONVILLE – JOHNATHON ATHERTON
Dinner Music by GLENN MASSEY (7.15 – 8.30PM)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 31, 2017
Doors: 6.45pm – Dinner from 7.30pm – Comedy from 9pm
Group of Ten (exactly): $64.90
Best in Show for Ballina RSL NYE
For ten years now the Ballina RSL have been offering comedy lovers a chance to bring in the New Year with a laugh. With a sit down meal, and comedy right up to midnight,
this is a totally civilised way to wave goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018. Hosted by Big Gig comedian and local legend of laughter Mandy Nolan with some of her favourite funny people.
Kicking off the night is the King of crowd work, Lindsay Webb.
Lindsay Webb is more than your average standup. He has an almost mind-reader like ability to pick faces in the audience and create a show purely on where they come from and what they do. It’s genius.
Lindsay loves digital media, as regular guest on Wil Andersons FOFOP Podcast, as well as Hosting a Podcast for BP Australia (CBBP Podcast). A regular guest at 612 ABC QLD with the “Futureheads” Panel.
Next up is Mark McConville. Bringing almost 20 years of performing experience coupled with a genuine passion for ensuring everyone in the audience has a bloody good time!
“Performing is what I do, I’ve always done it, and I’ll continue to do it. Making people laugh is the best job in the world, I absolutely love it”
Having headlined and emceed all of the major comedy clubs around the country as well as regular corporate engagements and cruise ship bookings, Mark has comfortably become known as one of the most relatable comedians in the business. As a story teller Mark can keep an audience enthralled as he peppers them with punchline after punchline littered throughout real life true stories from his own experiences.
And then there’s the comedy assassin, Mr Jonathan Atherton. There is nothing quite like the Jonathan Atherton experience. Wild, passionate, lateral thinking – like the bastard love child of Bill Hicks and Robin Williams. All Darkness and Light, Atherton is now a full time resident in the Northern Rivers, after nearly a decade in Kuala Lumpur where he started The Crackhouse Comedy Club, the first ever dedicated comedy club on the Malaysian comedy scene.
He provided what he calls ‘stress relief and legal highs!’ Atherton is still in demand for gigs on the Asian circuit and travels back regularly.
LEGENDS OF ROCK N ROLL
THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ROY ORBISON STARRING GLENN DOUGLAS
& THE EVERLY BROTHERS TRIBUTE WITH ISSI DYE
THURSDAY JANUARY 4, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
The Legends of Rocknroll tribute
Featuring Roy Orbison and the Everly Bros Shows – Direct from Melbourne ….
Glenn Douglas and Issi Dye bring this award winning show to Ballina rsl on Thursday 4th Jan.
Songs include : Crying/ Only the Lonely/ Pretty Woman/ Blue Bayou…also ….Til I kissed ya/ Walk right Back/ Bye Bye Love / Wake up Little Susie and many more No1 hits!
This Roy and Everlys show is not to be missed. Book now
WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN
Celebrating the Music of
FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
Angela Lumicisi has had a long and varied career performing on both national and international stages. She trained in classical singing at the Melba Conservatorium of Music, which has given her the ability to perform in Opera, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Cabaret.
She most recently finished a two year season with the Australasian production of Wicked the musical which she understudied the role of Madame Morrible performing in the Auckland, Manila, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth productions.
Other theatre credits include Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream, the Melbourne Premiere as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth: the Contemporary Rock Opera as well as the return season in Brisbane, Dotty in Act a Lady, Scotty in Merrily we roll along, Charlotte in Flora the red Menace, Mehitabels Cohorts Archy and Mehitabel, Celeste Saturday Night, Rhoda in A New Brain, Soprano in Meraviglia, Sylviane in The Merry Widow and Cio Cio San in Madame Butterfly and
Angela has also performed in many cabarets most recently A Sleepless Cabaret as well as her own cabaret show We’ve Only Just Begun:The Music of the Carpenters which is currently in a national tour of Australia.
JOHNNY CASH THE LEGEND
I HEAR THAT TRAIN A COMIN’
WITH DR BAZ, ILONA HARKER & THE TENNESEE TWO
Underage permitted with a parent at all times
SATURDAY JANUARY 6, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 7.30pm
Adults: $22 – Group of 10: $18 – Child U/16: $10
Superstar Johnny Cash was a music industry legend for over half a century, with an instantly recognizable voice and style. The hit movie ‘I Walk the Line’ introduced his dramatic life story and his unmistakable, tough music to a younger generation of music lovers. Johnny Cash fans now cover three generations. Even people who might confess to hating Country Music are nevertheless enthusiastic about his legendary up-tempo hits such as Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, Get Rhythm, I Walk the Line – there are just so many great and unique songs in the Johnny Cash repertoire.
Those familiar with the highly successful bio-pic will know of the enduring love story between Johnny Cash and June Carter. A member of the iconic country music group The Carter Family, June grew up in showbiz and became an accomplished comedienne singer, and song writer – a true music professional. Together they were a towering force in American Music.
Vocalist and writer Barry Ferrier has brought together a team of talented musicians to create an immersive show based on the interaction between these two gifted and unique music artists. Barry has the vocal depth to emulate the unique Johnny Cash sound and the vivacious Ilona Harker ‘hoots and hollers’ her way through this toe-tapping, side slapping mix of great songs and stories. Johnny covered songs by many of the greatest 20th Century songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Kris Kristopherson, and Willie Nelson and in later life he brought his unique authority to a later generation of song writers such U2 and Tom Petty, so the repertoire is extremely broad and interesting, including some of the greatest popular songs written over the past 60 years.
‘I Hear That Train a-Comin’
The Johnny Cash Story’, featuring Barry Ferrier & Ilona Harker with authentic rockabilly backing by the Tennessee Two, is great entertainment that appeals across the generations and is just plain fun!
THE SHOW is a journey through the life & songs of Johnny Cash
The contrasting voices of Barry ‘Dr. Baz’ Ferrier and vivacious songstress Ilona Harker combine to present a musical tribute to the legendary country superstar Johnny Cash, his epic life story and love affair with partner June Carter, threaded through with a tongue in cheek look at Johnny Cash’s wild side and their stormy off stage and on stage relationship.
The show captures Johnny looking back on his rise from humble conditions as a child on a poor cotton farm soaking up gospel and country music, to tough times on work gangs, enlistment during the Korean war as a US airman, which got him to the honky tonks of Germany where he began to hone his characteristic style and began writing his unique songs, and on to his rise as a music sensation and a recording artist for the legendary Sun records alongside Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The show strings together all Johnny Cash’s great hits and signature tunes as the story unfolds, and woven through this rich musical journey is a fascinating glimpse into the darker side of his life, his outlaw image and the Prison Concerts, and the epic love story with lifetime soul mate June Carter, a child star and golden haired girl of the famous country music icons ‘the Carter Family’. Looking back on his tough origins, his rise to fame, and his drug addiction, they laugh, they joke, they fight and they harmonize, as they bring so many great songs to life, accompanied by the rockabilly rhythm of the Tennessee Two (with lush backing vocals from Slim Pickens on Bass and Neil McCann on twangy Fender guitar). It’s a polished and entertaining upbeat musical.
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
SUNDAY JANUARY 7, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
Forty years of recording and touring and the show goes on. A fresh 5 track EP release titled “Mental as Anything – 5 Track EP” and a prime slot on the national Apia Good Times Tour sees Mentals rocketing into the future. 🚀
The band’s sharp live show is in high demand and the new music keeps coming.
Lead track “The Luckiest Player” has a cute animated clip and has Greedy at his song writing peak.
The EP sees Greedy and Martin trading songs in their time-honoured tradition.
“Martin and I have spent our lives competing with songs. It’s not stopping. He does his things his way and I do mine – the way it’s always been.
Martin is off the road but the competition continues.”
Mental As Anything touring lineup:
Greedy Smith – Keyboards / Vocals
Jacob Cook – Drums / Vocals
Peter Gray – Bass / Vocals
Martin Cilia – Guitar
Craig Gordon – Guitar / Vocals
FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm
From the ridiculous to the hilarious…come and see Jimeoin’s new show as he takes you into the brain of one the world’s best stand up comedians and masters of observational humour.
‘Exhilarating… ridiculousness’ Age, Australia
‘Jimeoin excels at observational comedy…Funny and real’ **** Herald Sun
‘Jimeoin is a True Comedy legend doing what he does best….finding the funny in everyday situations’ ****1/2 – The Advertiser
Sixteen Legs Presents
Melinda Schneider & Mark Gable Rock the 80s
SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
With TIM GAZE (Taman Shud) STEVE FERNLEY (Ian Moss/Dragon) CHRIS ALFORD (Chantoozies)
SCOTT WILLIAMS (Russell Morrs/Brian Cadd) and BRETT WILLIAMS (Choirboys)
Get ready for an explosion of powerful guitar riffs and soaring vocals in this salute to the greatest rock songs of all time featuring six-time Golden Guitar Award Winner Melinda Schneider and Choirboys frontman Mark Gable and backed by an all-star band of Australian Rock n Roll Royalty including Tim Gaze (Taman Shud), Steve Fernley (Ian Moss/Dragon), Chris Alford (Chantoozies), Scott Williams (Russell Morris/Brian Cadd) and Brett Williams (Choirboys).
Hear all the smash hits from the 80s, an era when you went to the pub or open-air concert on a weekend and were spoiled for choice to hear bands like, ACDC, The Angels, Moving Pictures, Rose Tattoo, Divinyls as well as iconic songs by Bon Jovi, Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Queen, Sting, Choirboys and many more!
Melinda Schneider & Mark Gable Rocks the 80s is the brainchild of Melinda and was born from an idea after Melinda was asked to perform two songs at the ‘Rock for Doc’ benefit concert at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre in 2013.
Bob Spencer from the Angels recalls, ‘Melinda blew me away the moment she sang the first line of ‘Dogs Are Talking’ at The Angels’ rehearsal for ‘Rock For Doc’. I knew she could sing, having heard her country material, but I had no idea she could deliver rock like that! I was gob smacked (not words I use often!). I think my first one-on-one words to her outside the rehearsal room were ‘But you’re a ROCK chick!’
‘Being best known as a country singer/songwriter, I wasn’t sure what the crowd reaction was going to be when I started belting out ‘No Secrets’ to the hundreds of sweaty bodies at the Enmore that night, but I was humbled by the reaction from the crowd. It was an honour to have been asked to perform on such an important show for Doc and Australian Rock’ said Melinda.
The Melinda Schneider & Mark Gable Rocks the 80s concept was embedded in 2014 on the popular Rock and Roll cruise, ‘Rock The Boat’, where Melinda’s performance, again with the ‘Rock for Doc’ boys was show stopping and the audience responded with overwhelming enthusiasm.
Mark Gable needs no introduction – forming and fronting the multi-platinum selling CHOIRBOYS who are an essential part of our Australian culture having penned one of Australia’s unofficial anthems ‘Run To Paradise’. With other great Aussie rock hits such as ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, ‘Struggle Town’ and ‘Never Gonna Die’, CHOIRBOYS epitomise the essence of the Australian pub-culture are viewed by many as the quintessential Australian rock band.
This is a very rare opportunity for audiences to see Mark and Melinda together on stage – Melinda said ‘Mark is such an amazing performer. We rarely perform together, I guess our genres are so different and we are always focused on our own projects and tours, but this time, we thought, why not, we’ve been living in unwedded bliss together for nine years, let’s bring some of that fun and happiness to the stage.’
Melinda Schneider and Mark Gable – on stage performing the hits that shaped the 80’s rock n roll era. This will undoubtedly be one hell of a fun night out and one rock show you do not want to miss.
Ben Maiorana Entertainment Presents
ROY ORBISON REBORN
Starring Internationally Renowned
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm
‘20th Anniversary Celebration’
‘Direct From A Sold Out National Tour’
Over 50 Hits, Millions of Record Sales, Sold Out Concerts
Come and relive the sound, the voice & all the magical hits of Music Legend Roy Orbison in an International Tribute production starring The World’s No 1 Roy Orbison Tribute Star Dean Bourne.
Superstar Roy Orbison was one of the world’s greatest and most successful Rock n Roll Music Legends of all time.
2018 sees Internationally Renowned Artist Dean Bourne celebrating his 21st Year Anniversary performing and paying the ultimate tribute to The Big O showcasing all his massive hits together with a special celebration to the hugely popular ‘The Traveling Wilburys’.
For the first time in Australia ’Roy Orbison Reborn’ In Concert will see audiences mesmerised in an unforgettable two hour International Concert Experience.
DEAN BOURNE is the World’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today. Audiences around the country are left speechless by Dean’s performances with comments such as – Brilliant, Amazing Voice, Astounding, Magnificent and more!
With a Brand New Show after last year’s sold out national tour ‘Roy Orbison Reborn’ will transport Australian audiences to the great Rock n Roll era with hit after massive hit – Gold Record after Gold Record!
Internationally Renowned DEAN BOURNE has been described as having ‘The Spirit Of Roy Orbison’ within him, as he performs Roy Orbison’s iconic hits such as ’Pretty Woman’, ‘Crying’, ‘Dream Baby’, ‘Leah’, ‘Penny Arcade’, ‘Danny Boy’, ‘Only The Lonely’, ‘In Dreams’, ‘Candy Man’, ‘You Got It’, ‘Running Scared’ and many many more.
A special highlight in the show will see Dean Bourne showcase and celebrate the magical hits of The Traveling Wilburys with massive hits such as – ‘Not Alone Anymore’, ‘Handle With Care’, ‘End Of The Line’, ‘Last Night’ and more !
‘Dean is in a class of his own, the likes of which are rarely seen’ – Larry Muhoberac (Elvis Presley’s piano player, world renowned composer)
‘It was like Roy Orbison was here in person ‘ Elizabeth Pickering – Burswood Casino Perth
’Roy Orbison Reborn is a must see show for anyone who wants to relive the sound, the voice and all of the magical hits of ‘Roy Orbison in an exciting two hour concert experience that is much like the legend himself – unforgettable’.
THE KILLER QUEEN EXPERIENCE
SATURDAY MARCH 31, 2018
Doors: 8pm – Show: 8.30pm
KillerQueen is a Brisbane-based band paying homage to Britain’s regal rock quartet QUEEN. Fine-tuning the show since 2003 with their fully-costumed, superb musicianship coupled with accurate instruments and with all the cast resembling the original members of Queen… You will be forgiven to think you’re in the presence of the real band.
KillerQueen is also Australia’s only Internationally Touring Act.
Since 2010, the band have performed interstate and overseas in places such as Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Singapore (3 consecutive years) and Norway (2 years in a row.) KillerQueen headlined the Skaanevik Blues Festival with Journey and Foreigner in 2011 and Thin Lizzy and Twisted Sister in front of 10,000 fans in 2012. KillerQueen also supported Kelly Rowland at the Big Gay Day in Brisbane 2011 in front of 7,000 people.
2014 proved to be another big year for Killer Queen with countless Sold Out shows in and around Australia, ie, Darwin Casino, Cairns Casino (KQ have broken attendance record to date) and Friday night at Twilight at Taronga Zoo Sydney. Another highlight was opening for Ice House at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers and closing the year with a New Year’s Eve show for The High Roller Club at the Jupiter’s Casino Gold Coast, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, a Mini Tour of India, Twin Towns and South Sydney Juniors NSW performing to thousands of Queen Fans.
KillerQueen have received recognition within the entertainment industry for both their musicality as well as their startling resemblances to the original line-up. In 2010, the band’s very own John Blunt took the stage in a look-alike competition for the French Television show Qui Sera Le Meilleur Sosie? In front of 7 million viewers globally.
KillerQueen have featured heavily in all facets of nationwide media with extensive radio coverage, an impressive appearance on Australia’s Got Talent and a feature on Queensland’s Brisbane Extra.
As a whole, Killer Queen have received rave reviews and testimonials from the likes of Danii Minogue, Red Symons, Larry Emdur, Grant Denyer and Glen A. Baker, to name a few.
Killer Queen are…
Guaranteed to blow your mind, anytime…
DIRECT FROM THE USA
THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS
A ROCKIN’ TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY ARTISTS WHO GRACED THE FAMED SUN STUDIOS IN MEMPHIS
FRIDAY APRIL 6, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm
The Sun Records All-stars is an all singing, all playing insight into the origins of Rock n’ Roll where it all began in the 50s at the famous Sun Record studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
This was the day that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, also know as the “Million Dollar Quartet” got together in a tiny studio and along with Sam Philips, changed music forever.
The show is presented in two parts, featuring all the hits that captures the imagination, the passion and the phenomenon of this incredible era of music with authenticity and dedication.
This show, starring Bill Culp as Carl Perkins, Joe Passion as Jerry Lee Lewis, Gino Monopoli as Elvis Presley and Roy LeBlanc as The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, is in its fourth tour of Australia.
Direct from the United States, The Sun Records All-stars is one of the world’s greatest dedications to the birth of Rock n’ Roll.
COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW
SATURDAY MAY 12, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm
Australia’s largest comedy festival is packing up and ready to roll! Join the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys around Australia, home-delivering hot and tasty comic treats to audiences near and far.
Featuring fantastic funnymakers from Australia and beyond, the Roadshow has it all. It’s stand-up, sketch, satire, silliness and song – all in one side-splitting show!
For nearly 20 years this roving tour-de-comedy has visited towns and cities around Australia, from Mildura to Mt Isa and everywhere in between. There’s nowhere our exceptional entertainers fear to tread, so we’re bound to be heading your way.
You won’t want to miss it when this bounty of belly laughs rolls into town. Come on Australia – pack your laughing gear and get on board the Roadshow!
‘A night out that does not disappoint, it’s truly a ‘something for everyone’ kind of event.’ peril.com.au
‘Some of the country’s best comics… had audiences in tears’ The Queensland Times
‘Jokes and sketches come hard and fast… there’s no other show each year that quite assures you of a
smorgasbord of quality funnymen and women’ bakchormeeboy.com (Singapore)
‘A definite must see’ Bunbury Mail (WA)
‘You are guaranteed a night filled with nothing but good feelings and laughter’ Pelican Magazine, Perth (WA)
‘Side-splitting fun, razor-sharp, high velocity wit.’ Daily Examiner, Grafton (NSW)
‘It is a wonder how the roaring auditorium found any time to remember to breathe.’ 9 Inch Tales (Malaysia)