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  • Venue: Level One

MICHAEL JACKSON

THE LEGACY TOUR

SOLD OUT

Underage are permitted with a parent

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $50
Child U/16: $35

 

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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

DEAN DOYLE WITH SOPHISTICATION

PRESENTS

Morning Melodies 

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

All Tickets: $12.50

2018 Dates

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

888 POKER LEAGUE

PRESENTS

NORTHERN NSW

$5,000

REGIONAL FINAL

Saturday 13 October

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Registration: 2pm – Start: 3pm – Free entry – Qualifiers only
$2,000 Ist place included 41500 APL million ticket plus $500

 

  • Venue: Level One

Headliners Chorus invites you to join us for

‘A Night to Remember”

18+

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018
Doors: 6.45pm – Performance: 7.30pm

Tickets: $25

Come and join us for a special evening. You will experience the beautiful harmonies from

Brothers and Sisters in Harmony

The Headliners

& the High Altitude Harmony

With bagpipes, soloist & small ensembles adding to the program, it promises to be a true

‘NIGHT TO REMEMBER’

 

  • Venue: Level One

GALAXY JAZZ BAND

Underage are permitted with a parent

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018
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

 CHARMAINE WILSON

THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIUM
2018 TOUR

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

FRIDAY OCTOBER  26, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

ALL TICKETS: $40

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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

 DEAN DOYLE with SOPHISTICATION

with Special Guests

THE BALLINA SHIRE CONCERT BAND – BALLINA PIPES & DRUMS

AND KATIE RUTLEDGE

A NIGHT AT THE PROMS

UNDERAGE PERMITTED WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY OCTOBER  27, 2018
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

 THE WHISPERING JACK SHOW

A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHN FARNHAM

18+

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $20

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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

 A TASTE OF IRISH CHRISTMAS

THE IRISH MUSIC & DANCE SPECTACULAR

Underage permitted with parents

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm

Adults: $39
Child 16/U: $34

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‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

 ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under. The performance is LIVE and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm.

Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.

Expertly choreographed and starring Brent Pace (ex-Gaelforce Dance and Rhythms of Ireland Lead Soloist and National Record Holder), Ceili Moore (World Champion and Lord of the Dance Lead Soloist), Jack Kearney (World Dance Drama Champion) and Jonty Moore (Current World Champion), ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ is built on the very best performers Australia has to offer.

The show features ballads and tunes from across the Irish counties and provinces. The performance fuses contemporary and heartfelt airs to tell a romantic tale as old as time. Dazzling feet meet moments of Irish wit in this unforgettable night of storytelling and entertainment. Witness the show that pays homage to one of the world’s most endeared nations.

THIS IS THE IRISH HEART… THE IRISH SOUL!
‘BRENT IS AUSTRALIA’S BEST’
Dancing Down Under, ABC3

 

  • Venue: BRSL Bowling Club

 TRILOGY

TWO COURSE DINNER & SHOW
BALLINA RSL BOWLING CLUB

18+
BOOK YOUR OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY TODAY!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 2018
Doors: 6pm – Dinner: 7pm – Show: 7.30pm

Tickets: $39

Performing all of the fabulous hits of the last 30 years, this show appeals to all ages – whether you were ‘there’ or whether you just love the music!

A brilliant new act, featuring five talented and dedicated musicians performing together as one, to achieve a polished and sensational show that is designed to captivate and enthral audiences of all age groups.

JOANNE STANLEY Vocals

A much acclaimed Singer/Dancer/Actress, who began her career at age ten, working mainly in the television industry. Joanne’s wide range of experience include singing as a Child Star in T.V.’s ‘Happy-go-Round’, dancing and singing on Countdown and numerous T.V. Variety Specials, two years acting on the Restless Years, touring New Zealand as Sandra Dee in a production of Grease, as well as performing and recording with many leading Australian Musicians. Joanne performs ‘The 80’s Show’ with a magnificent vocal sound and a confident and classy professionalism.

DEBBIE HINTON Keyboards / Vocals

A classically trained Pianist who delivers an articulate and artistic keyboard sound, enhancing the overall rich and full blend that delivers the authentic sound of the 80’s. Debbie holds a Teacher of Music Diploma with the Trinity College of London and has taught both classical and modern styles for many years. Debbie also has been part of several bands touring Queensland and Australia during the 80’s and 90’s.

RICK HAY Guitar / Vocals

Our 80’s Guitar Master, who is able to achieve a perfection of style from sensitive picking to screaming power chords. Originally from A.C.T., Rick was part of several well known bands including ‘Quasar’, while also studying Musicianship and harmony construction at the Canberra Institute of Music. Eventually moving to Queensland, Rick became part of the established music industry in the 80’s and 90’s, performing in many bands, demonstrating his talents for guitar playing, superb lead vocals and harmonies, and his abilities as a song writer.

 

  • Venue: Level One

 LATE FOR WOODSTOCK

TWO COURSE DINNER & SHOW

18+
70’S DRESS UP WELCOME
BOOK YOUR OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY TODAY!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 2018
Doors: 6.30pm – Dinner: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

Tickets: $54.90

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The 60’s and 70’s did more than just pass us by – they gave rise to the adolescence of a new world.   This legacy of peace, love and world vision was etched in stone by an amazing collection of songs and sounds that captured the essence of mankind’s most creative years in music.   Artists were bursting with a mass of creativity that has been unsurpassed.

Sharing a passion for the music from this iconic era that spawned so many enduring classic rock legends, four inspired musicians formed Late For Woodstock in 1998 to bring these classic sounds and images back to live audiences.

Advancing the mantra ‘Tune In, Turn On & Rock Out’ Late For Woodstock took their music to thousands of people at venues across Queensland and NSW and soon developed a loyal following as people began to rediscover that the music of the nostalgic Woodstock era was alive and kicking.

Faithfully recreating some of the best songs ever written, Late For Woodstock form a connection with audiences that now spans three generations.   The music they play captures the heart of an era and invites you to do the same.

Over the years, Late For Woodstock has amassed an extensive playlist which includes not only classic hits from the era but album track favourites by artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Lynard Skynard, Pink Floyd, Rodriguez, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Neil Young, Santana, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed and too many more to mention..

Sixteen years on and like a good wine, this band just keeps getting better with age.   Few bands on the covers/tribute circuit last this long but Late For Woodstock is showing no signs of slowing down.   Their longevity is testament to not only the unwaning infame and popularity of the songs and artists to which they pay tribute, but their passion-fuelled performances and authentic sound which consistently leaves audiences stunned and amazed.

If you love any of the Artists to whom this band pays tribute and have wanted to see any of them perform live, do yourself a favour – get along to see Late For Woodstock and experience for yourself what all the fuss is about

 

  • Venue: Level One

 DOUG PARKINSON

HONOURS JOE COCKER,
RAY CHARLES, ARETHA FRANKLIN
& THE GREATEST HITS OF MOTOWN

18+

SATURDAY JANUARY 5, 2019
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm

Tickets: $45

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Australia’s greatest soul voice Doug Parkinson presents a night of soul and rock classics. The electric current runs high generated by the powerful 8 piece band and the unique voice of Doug Parkinson.

Joe Cocker and Ray Charles were irresistible forces. Cocker combined a love of American soul music with standout interpretations of other people’s songs. Feelin’ Alright, Hitchcock Railway, The Letter and You Are So Beautiful.

Ray Charles (The Genius) completely revolutionised popular music with his reinvention of songs in many genres. Rock, Soul, RnB, Gospel, Jazz and Country.

Aretha Franklin ‘The Queen of Soul’ was one of the most successful, and highest selling female artists in the world, acknowledged my many as being one of the greatest female voices of all time. So great was her impact on popular music, she is known worldwide simply as ‘Aretha.’

There couldn’t be a more appropriate singer in Australia to showcase the ultimate tribute to both Cocker and Ray Charles than the gravelly soulful voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson, often described as a ‘Rolled Gold Superstar.’ a master of interpreting others’ songs.

Doug Parkinson is also a multi-award winning artist of soul, rock and box office hit musicals. A highlight of Doug Parkinson’s show includes his own hit records, the iconic Dear Prudence, I’ll Be Around, and Unchained Melody.

Throw in a handful of Motown classics and some redefined songs from your youth, exciting, funny and emotional stories from Doug’s life on the road and you have the recipe for an unforgettable night’s entertainment.

          ‘You made me laugh, you made me cry.’

          ‘Wow! What a band, world class.’

          ‘We didn’t want the night to end.’

          ‘Your voice gets better and better.’

          ‘Your voice, band and show belongs on the world stage.’

          Just some of the comments from Doug Parkinson’s audience.

          From ‘sold out’ theatres around Australia this new show is a night to remember and a night not to be missed.

 

  • Venue: Level One

 ANDREW DE SILVA’S

PURPLE REVOLUTION

IN LOVING MEMORY OF PRINCE

18+

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2019
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.

 

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 BLOOM SINGS

THE LINDA RONSTADT SONGBOOK

18+

SATURDAY MARCH 2, 2019
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $39.90

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Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres.  She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG.

Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally. She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award.

She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including – Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.

Expect to hear tracks that made up the 1979 tour set list including timeless hits as Blue Bayou, When Will I Be Loved, It’s So Easy, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, That’ll Be The Day, Just One Look, Back In The U.S.A, Poor Poor Pitiful Me and many more.

Constantly feeling she was born in to the wrong generation, for Bloom, this tour is as personal as it gets. Bloom has a feverish connection with the decades of the 60’s and 70’s and has a strong urge to bring Linda Ronstadt and the music that is her legacy to the future generations, embracing and reinvigorating Linda’s rich musical history and the architecture she has left on the music industry.

Bloom has had heads turning and has been gaining International critical acclaim with her effortless soulful vocal resonance of power vocalists Adele and Amy Winehouse with her Adele & Amy Songbook tour.

She has been described as “one of Australia’s finest vocalists” and Six-Time Golden Guitar Award Winning singer/songwriter Melinda Schneider describing her as “the next generation of amazing vocalists!”

As Linda did to Australian audiences in 1979, come and be charmed by the Australian vocal powerhouse that is Bloom and celebrate all that is Linda Ronstadt.

 

 

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