2017 NCEIA DOLPHIN MUSIC AWARDS NIGHT
A HUGE NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT AND SUSPENSE
Tuesday October 24th
Doors: 6.30pm – Show: 7pm sharp
Underage permitted with a parent at all times
Tickets: $35 / $25 for NCEIA Members
This will be a fantastic night of Music and entertainment to be had by all with ten high quality performances by some of the best musical acts that northern New South Wales has on offer. The night will see you glued to your seats in suspense as you wait to see who has won these prestigious awards. Last year saw record numbers attending the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards. You too can enjoy this wonderful event along with the who’s who of the North Coast music industry as this event is open to the general public. Be a part of a great night and enjoy wide cross section of music on show.
- Venue: Boardwalk Lounge, Ground Floor
Southern Cross Uni
STUDENT BAND SHOWCASE
Thursday October 26th
Underage permitted with a parent at all times
Calypso Momento are the ticket to your next tropical island Holiday. This high energy band will stir up the dance floor with the party music of Latin America and the Caribbean sea. Prepare to laugh, live and love with Calypso Momento; take the party with you!
AN EVENING AT THE PROMS
SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
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.
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
November 10 – December 8
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
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.
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