- Venue: Level One
Spinnakers Show Dinner
for one night only
Friday February 16 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm
SOLD SEPARATELY AT THE DOOR
$17.90 per head
$20.90 with a dessert
- Roasted leg of lamb sliced on the buffet by the chef served with vegetables of the day, baked Idaho potato, gravy and mint jelly
- Beer Battered fish with vegetables of the day or garden salad and a baked Idaho potato
A selection of desserts for you to choose from.
For example:- Pavlova, cheesecake, chocolate brownie all served with cream
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’.
DEAN DOYLE WITH SOPHISTICATION
Morning Melodies Returns
Second Friday of the month
Doors: 9.30am – Show: 10am
All Tickets: $12.50
Friday March 9 – April 13 – May 11 – June 8 – July 13 – August 10 – September 14 – October 12 – November 9 – December 14
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.
GALAXY JAZZ BAND
Underage are permitted with a parent
SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2018
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2018
Doors: 1pm – Show: 2 – 5pm
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.
FRIDAY MARCH 16, 2018
Doors: 8pm – Show: 8.30pm
ARIA Award Winner 2016 Best Blues Roots Album ‘Red Dirt Red Heart’
Jan 2018 Awarded ‘Order of Australia’ for his contribution to the arts/music
Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon!!
A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris.. Shooting to fame in the middle 60’s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue.
In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released ‘The Real Thing’, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day.
Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as;
Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl
That I Love and many many more………
Constantly in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys and toured Australia with the hugely successful ‘Long Way To The Top’ in 2012.
In 2012 Russell released the Sharkmouth Album a collection of tunes written about Australian historical characters. Sharkmouth reached #1 position on the iTunes Blues Charts & #1 on the Australian Blues Radio Charts, Russell won the 2013 ARIA award for Best Blues n Roots album for Sharkmouth.
ARIA hall of fame inductee Russell Morris captured the hearts and imagination of Australians in 2012 when he unveiled ‘Sharkmouth’, the first of a trilogy of albums re-telling some amazing stories in Australia’s distant past-some famous, some not so famous-creating a historical document using blues and rock to celebrate the yarns that modern Australia was built on the back of Van Diemen’s Land picks up where Sharkmouth left off, this time covering great Australian characters and stories including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, the Eureka Stockade and many more.
In April 2014 Russell released Van Diemen’s Land. Van Diemen’s Land picks up where Sharkmouth left off, this time covering great Australian characters and stories including Breaker Morant, Sandakan, the Eureka Stockade and many more. Morris is joined on Van Diemen’s Land by a host of special guest artists including Joe Camilleri, Rick Springfield, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Scott Owen (The Living End), Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Vika & Linda Bull, Phil Manning (Chain) and Joe Robinson.
‘Van Diemen’s Land is an album that has been an amazing experience to make,’ said Morris, ‘With the success of Sharkmouth; it really let me off my leash so to speak. It showed me that people want music that tells them a story and moves them.
‘I spent over a year researching these great Australian stories. To me these albums are about looking back at the characters that deserve to be remembered and then doing that in the best way I know how- through song. It’s about leaving a legacy
That in fifty years’ time, someone can put these records on and learn something about the spirit of our great country, in the same way we do when we read The Man from Snowy River. ‘
Upon its release VanDiemen’s Land debut at #4 on the National Aria Charts.
Van Diemen’s Land was nominated for Best Blues n Roots album in the 2014 ARIA awards.
Van Diemen’s Land won best Australian Blues Album 2015 and Russell Morris won best male vocalist at the Chain awards
In 2015 Russell released the third Album in his Blues Trilogy Red Dirt – Red Heart Debuting at 6 on the National Aria Charts and still going strong in the charts today hitting the #1 on the National Aria Blues/Jazz Charts
Red Dirt – Red Heart tells a story of the Australian interior. Any history of Australia albeit very brief, must include the people who have inhabited this wonderful country for at least 40,000 years. This album goes on to tell the stories of two bushrangers, another about a beautiful town, a song about a loner, a recluse, and an escape artist (Goal that is), a snake and the spectacular Nullabour Desert. We have also included some of our great indigenous heroes in the hope that we can share their stories.
DEAN DOYLE WITH SOPHISTICATION
SOLID GOLD HITS DINNER & SHOW
Ballina RSL Bowling Club
Featuring Special Guest Paul Agar on Steel Guitar
Saturday March 17, 2018
Doors: 6pm – Dinner: 7pm – Show 7.30pm
Tickets Available from the following outlets:
BRSL Bowling Club: 66 819 580
BRSL Box Office: 66 819 500
Celebrating the music of Tom Jones, Elvis Presely, Roy Orbison, The shadows, Glen Campbell and many more
Sophistication is a local band specializing in the Music of the 30s through to now, and features the talents of Dean Doyle (Vocals, Trumpet, Trombone), Narelle Harris (Piano, Vocals) and Paul Belsham (Drums).
For the Solid Gold Hits Show, the band is joined by the fabulous Paul Agar on Guitar and the haunting sound of his Steel Guitar. Paul runs a recording studio in Yamba and performs around the region, he recently won a Dolphin Award for his Steel Guitar playing.
The show is based around the hits of iconic artists of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Artists include: Elvis, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison, The Beatles and a special Tribute to Glen Campbell. Instrumental Hits (a big part of popular music in the 60s) is also a feature with hits from The Shadows, Tijuana Brass and the eerie Steel Guitar hit by Santo and Johnny ‘Sleepwalk’.
A night of fantastic soloists with a slick, experienced band a night not to missed.
Come and join us at the Canal Road RSL Bowling Club Saturday the 17th of March. The show starts at 7.30pm and rocks along ‘til about 10pm.
We’ll throw in Danny Boy for St. Patrick’s Day…….
DEAN DOYLE with SOPHISTICATION
& Special Guest Pianist Brian Pamphilon
SONGS FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
SATURDAY MARCH 24, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 7.30pm
Songs from Stage and Screen
Dean Doyle with Sophistication and Brian Pamphilon present fabulous Songs from the Stage and Screen, featuring all of your favourites – The Magnificent Seven, The Rose, The impossible Dream, The Man From Snowy River, highlights from Les Miserable, and Rhapsody in Blue…just to name a few!
Presenting the unique sound of not one but two pianists, Narelle and Brian, our dynamic drummer, Paul, and of course, fabulous vocals and brass by Dean Doyle. All this and more from the talented Quartet.
Dean is front man of the show on vocals, also playing trombone and trumpet. Dean was the vocalist and Trombonist for Defence Force Bands around Australia and has also performed in theatre, notably lead roles in Les Miserables, Chess and Miss Saigon.
On piano, vocals and vocal harmonies, Narelle’s music career has spanned more than 25 years since graduating from the NSW Conservatorium of Music. She has worked professionally in Australia, London and Europe.
Paul has been a working drummer since his early teens, working residencies and casual gigs he has covered a repertoire of standards and contemporary rock as well as backing visiting artists. As a musical director Paul has over forty musicals to his credit, winning the 2010 and 2011 Gold Coast Area Theatre Award for Best Musical Director.
Named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Northern Star, Brian had a busy 2017 starring in four major theatrical productions which resulted in two nominations for the Gold Coast Theatre Awards at the end of last year.
In addition to that, he accompanied a show on the keyboard and was a regular featured guest singer, pianist and trumpet player with popular 3 piece band, Sophistication.
Brian honed his piano and vocal skills touring for several years on cruise ships in Australia, Singapore & the USA and held residency as a pianist/singer for several years at two of London’s Hilton Hotels and luxury resorts across Europe.
With a degree in music education, Brian teachers at Xavier Catholic College and also teaches privately.
When not acting, playing or singing, he runs a successful photography business shooting wedding and family portraits across the Northern Rivers.
You can also join Brian with as he sets the mood on the baby grand piano in the newly renovated ground floor Piano Bar.
- Venue: Level One
LISA HUNT & BAND
FRIDAY MARCH 30, 2018
Lisa began singing in that great African American tradition, the gospel church, there was laid the foundation of her soulful singing style. She went on to study voice at The City College of New York where she recieved a BFA in music. Her debut album was ‘ A Little Piece Of Magic’ for Universal/Polydor. She has had songs on numerous compilations around the globe, both as singer and songwriter and has sold more than a million records. Strange for someone you’ve probably never heard of until now, but hey, that’s showbiz!
Lisa was on the international chart topper LOVESTATION’s ‘Soulsation’ CD. She released “Can You Feel it’ on Indie label “Nature Beat Music’. American sountracks compositions include HBO’s ‘Subway Stories’ (directed by Jonathan Demme), ‘Goodnight Moon’ with LAURYN HILL, NATALIE COLE, PATTI LABELLE, BILLY CRYSTAL & SUSAN SARANDON. Lisa’s studio credits include sessions with famed producers Jellybean Benitez (Madonna), Toni C (Whitney), Frank Farion (LaBouche, Milli Vanilli), The Berman Brothers (Amber, Ultra Nate), many more. Her voice can be heard on several top 10 dance tracks all over the world including being “the voice” of LOVESTATION (UK), CLUB X (Germany), and D1 (USA) In Italy she has been the featured vocalist on tour and recordings of ZUCCHERO Sugar Fornaciari for many years and has worked with a range of artist from PAVAROTTI to RAY CHARLES (check out her on Pavarotti and friends). She has also shared the stage with musical greats such as ERIC CLAPTON, JAMES BROWN, DIONNE WARWICK, BRIAN MAY, RANDY CRAWFORD, JOE COCKER, MILES DAVIS, and ANDREA BOCELLI
In Australia Lisa has toured and recorded with JIMMY BARNES, DEISEL, RADIO FREEDOM, and JOHNNY (B.Good) JOHNSON. Lisa recalls, “I had the honor of being invited onstage (in front of 50,000 people) to sing with MIDNIGHT OIL”. In 2004 Lisa once again hit the road with Zucchero and added a few pop stars to her resume including: RONAN KEATING, MACY GRAY, MOUSE T, DELORES O’RIORDAN (of the Cranberries) and TINA ARENA live at The Royal Albert Hall in London. There she explored new territory with world music star CHEB MUMI. She made new fans in Croatia with the duet Loredana with ALEN VITASOVIC and recorded with Sweden’s JO HANSSON.
As an actress she’s has appeared in several Off-Broadway Musicals including ‘Dreamgirls’ , ‘Ballad for Bimshire’, and Medea directed by Robert Wilson in New York City. She produced starred in her own production of ‘The Roots Of My Soul’. a “Bluesical”. Byron Bay’s very first musical. For the last few years she has been touring the Rhythm and Blues Retrospective ‘Forever Soul’ in Australia and the Middle East. in
In 2008 Lisa was the winner of ‘Australian Idol’s’ ‘MY MOM ROCKS’ contest for NSW. Kyle Sandilands called her “A Knockout!” Paulini replied “They call us the young divas, but you are a TRUE DIVA!”. Marcia Hines called her performance “VERY Soulful” She also closed the 2008 BYRON BAY BLUESFEST with 1000’s of fans screaming for more! Lisa departed OZ for the Northern Summer with stops in New York, The Middle East and then on to Italy where she performed as a guest with the Zucchero Tribute Show ‘O.I.& B’ as well as her own shows.
2009 Lisa has started work on a new originals CD featuring and continues to tour the popular ‘Forever Soul’ . Lisa has a pet recording project called ‘The 12 Underwater Days of Christmas’ which she hopes will become a modern classic. Lisa heads overseas once again to tour Italy and The Middle East before returning to Australia to start the 10th anniversary tour of Forever Soul.
2010 Lisa single ‘Music Makes Me Free’ was released on Checktime Records and hit the top 20 on the Italian dance charts. The single appears on several compilations including ‘Live In Ibiza Vol. 2’ She returned to Australia after completing a 23 date Italian tour in July and August.
2011/12 season highlights include ‘The Gospel Show’ which debuted Oct 3rd in Byron Bay, the Caloundra Music Festival, Yatala Jazz, Tamworth Music Fest and the Titan’s Ball and New Years Eve at Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast.
Lisa who? was a show stopper at the ‘Sound of Support’ QLD flood fund raiser concert at Jupiter’s theare with Daryl Braitwaite, Paulini, Christine Anu, Wendy Matthews and others.
2012/2013 Finds Lisa once on the global road; currently the girl to call for the most glamorous parties around Australia including Magic Millions, Collingwood Football, Linfox, R.M. Williams, The Crown Casino and more; sharing the spotlight with everyone from Delta Goodrem and John Stevens to Timomatic and Darren Percival. She’s headlined at the iconic TWIN TOWNS for NYE 2013.
2014 – Present Forever Soul is still going strong and is in fact following the most successful year in the tours history. The Soul Train will be stopping in all your favourite station on the upcoming Summer Of Soul. Get on board!!!
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.
2018 LIVE LIFE SENIORS LUNCH & CONCERT
Proudly Sponsored by Ballina Shire Council
Entertainment: Dean Doyle & Judy Johnston
WEDNESDAY APRIL 11, 2018
Doors: 9am – Concert: 10am – Lunch: 12pm
Enjoy the annual Live Life Seniors concert and luncheon with entertainment by Dean Doyle & Judy Johnston.
The concert includes a two course roast lunch with tea or coffee. A live performance proudly sponsored by Ballina Shire Council and Ballina RSL Club.
Reserve your tickets today – online or phone: 66 819 500 or at the Club, 1 Grant Street, Ballina
Meals served alternately
Roasted lamb or pork with roasted vegetables, gravy and condiments
Traditional pavlova with vanilla cream, passion fruit and fruit
Citrus tart with whipped cream and strawberries
- Venue: Level One
THE HOWIE BROTHERS
THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2018
Doors: 10am – Show: 10.30am – 12pm
FREE SENIORS WEEK CONCERT
FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT MEMBERS SERVICES FROM THURSDAY JANUARY 18
The Howie Brothers (twin brothers John & Graeme Howie) are one of Australia’s leading country music / easy listening acts.
John and Graeme have been performing and recording for over 30 years and are renowned for their distinctive vocal harmony sound. They play a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, accordion, mandolin, ukulele and drums.
They are both dedicated songwriters and have recorded many of their own songs over the years.
Originally, as members of the band 1901, the Howie brothers won three Golden Guitar awards at the Australasian Country Music Awards in Tamworth, including two Group of the Year awards (1980 & 1982).
The Howie Brothers have recorded more than 20 albums, including the successful Singalong with the Howie Brothers series, and the very popular 20 Love Songs. One of their most recent country music CDs is the highly acclaimed Singing ‘til the Cows Come Home.
It has often been said that The Howie Brothers have a ‘sound of their own’. However, their music could accurately be described as being Australian country, with bluegrass, Irish/Scottish, easy listening, singalong type influences. Think Hawking Brothers, Slim Dusty, Foster & Allen, and Max Bygraves and that will give you some idea of what the Howies are about, musically. They like to incorporate a few funny yarns into their shows. As John says, ‘Good music and a few laughs is a winning combination.’
The Howie Brothers love performing and audience members often say, ‘You seem to enjoy yourselves so much when you perform.’ John & Graeme perform with various back-up musicians, depending on the type of show. Lots of Howie Brothers shows feature Robert Edge (also a member of 1901). Rob sings light-hearted songs, like The Court of King Caractacus, plays banjo, and generally makes people laugh. The Howie Brothers most often perform as a 3 or 4 piece outfit. They are based in Melbourne, but perform throughout Australia, undertaking several major tours each year.
For many years now John Howie has been running successful Music Tours, in partnership with Australian travel company Travelrite International. These music tours are sightseeing coach tours, with a focus on music, especially in the evenings. John runs tours to Ireland, Scotland, America, Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and the Australian Outback.
ABSTRACT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
THE NAKED MAGICIANS
Undoubtedly the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show!
THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm
Seen on London’s West End, in 200+ cities around the world, and by over 50 million on TV (NBC, ABC, FOX, iTV) – The Naked Magicians is undoubtedly the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show!
The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious Aussie magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level.
This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full-frontal illusions. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it”.
Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that!
VIP Tickets Include:
Premium seat, (ROW ONE AND TWO – CENTRE STAGE)
Meet & greet,
Photo opportunity with The Naked Magicians
Includes coarse language, sexual references and male nudity… get ready to have some fun!
CHRISTOPHER WAYNE – NAKED MAGICIAN
As co-creator and co-star of The Naked Magicians, Christopher has a wit quicker than Kim Kardashian’s first marriage and often confused as a Macklemore look-a-like. He is proud owner of a freakily long tongue and an entertainment resume as impressive as his broad climbable shoulders.
Originally known as the “clothed” magician on Channel 10’s long-running kids TV program, Christopher then became the first Australian magician in TV history to have his own TV series, “More Than Magic” which aired in Australia, New Zealand, England, and USA. Christopher also spent 4 years as the head comedy writer for Queensland’s favorite breakfast radio show “B105” and continues regular guest spots on several radio stations in Australia.
He is happiest on stage in front of thousands of fans with his sleeves up and pants down! Don’t be fooled by his nice guy image, Christopher is more naughty than nice.
MIKE TYLER – NAKED MAGICIAN
The complete package of funny, athletic, sexy and good with his hands… Mike Tyler is perfectly suited to be co-creator and co-star of the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show.
Getting his gear off has always come naturally to Mike who was a competitive swimmer competing at the National Championships and Pan Pacific Games… keep an eye out for his incredible physique and sporty tan lines on stage as proof! After attending school under scholarship, he completed a university degree but soon realized his dream of becoming an entertainer with a quick wit, modest ego, and incredible sleight-of-hand skill.
At the age of 31, Mike is in a full time relationship with his career, adventure, and travel. He is considered one of Australia’s favorite and most successful entertainers performing over 250 “clothed” shows for the biggest companies and sporting teams in the country. He has performed countless times to millions of people on TV in Australia, New Zealand, and USA while performing magic in 10 countries around the world.
Be careful catching his gaze for too long, as Mike is also a highly skilled comedy hypnotist! Flirt at your own risk…
THE LITTLE STEELY BROTHERS
Two Course Dinner & Show
The Little Steely Brothers…… 4 great bands – 1 great show!
SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018
Doors: 6.30pm – Dinner: 7.30pm – Show: 8pm
‘I’ve tried to justify spending big $’s to see the original band but can’t when I can hear the perfect duplication of songs by the magnificent Little Steely Brothers’……. to paraphrase one of the many glowing online comments for one of Australia’s premier tribute bands.
The Little Steely Brothers are quite unique in paying homage to not one but four legendary bands: the Eagles, Little River Band, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers.
No spangled costumes …. Just six quality musicians delivering the real deal with timeless classics such as Hotel California, Help is on Its Way, Rikki Don’t Lose that Number, What a Fool Believes, and many more.
Soak up the sonically soaring harmonies, the faux humour, the duelling lead guitars and infectious grooves from this thoroughly entertaining band.
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)
DEAN DOYLE with SOPHISTICATION
LOVE ME WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART
Mother’s Day Concert
Underage permitted with a parent
SUNDAY MAY 13, 2018
Doors: 2pm – Show: 2.30pm
A Mother’s Day Special from Dean Doyle with Sophistication and the sax of Roger Munsie.
Come and join us as we frolic through some of the greatest love songs of all time. Engelbert Humperdink, Matt Monro, Andy Williams, Elton John, Sinatra and Elvis just to name a few.
And of course Roger Munsie’s wonderful Strangers on the Shore, and beautiful piano solos by the fabulous Narelle Harris.
Underage permitted with a parent
SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm
CHILD 14/U: $33
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.