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  • Venue: The Boardwalk

 MILO GREEN BAND
DOES
BOB DYLAN

FREE IN THE BOARDWALK

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2018
Show: 9pm

Milo Green Website

 

With a career spanning more than half a century, Bob Dylan is a cultural icon who has stood the test of time. The artist’s catchy folk tunes became the voice of our world’s youth, particularly during the sixties before he changed his sound and dove into a more electric-rock genre.

However regardless of style, Dylan always maintained artistic and storytelling integrity. And now North Coast artist Milo Green and his band bring the material to life during a tribute at Ballina RSL.

Award-winning songwriter and performer Green (AKA Paul Appelkamp), was raised on Bob Dylan’s recordings from the age of zero – a legacy of his father – and cites Dylan’s recordings as the most influential material in his own career.

Be prepared to hear endearing versions of Like a Rolling Stone, Mr Tambourine Man, All Along the Watchtower, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door and many more in full flight, along with spoken stories about Dylan’s colourful life in between.

 

  • 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

Artist Website

‘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: Level One Auditorium

 KARISE EDEN

18+

SATURDAY DECEMBER 1, 2018
Doors: 8pm – Show: 8.30pm

Tickets: $30

KARISE WEBSITE

 

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation. She shot to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 36 million views on YouTube which then cultivated her debut album to break sales and chart history.

Growing up on the Central Coast of NSW Australia, Karise began singing blues and rock from an early age. She started playing guitar at thirteen and also picked up the double bass.

Her debut album My Journey shot straight to #1 on the national ARIA Chart, was certified double platinum and went on to become the biggest selling album by an Australian artist in 2012. In New Zealand the album debuted at #3 and was certified gold.

Karise made ARIA Chart history in the same year when she took out the top three spots on the singles chart with #1 Stay With Me Baby, #2 ‘Hallelujah’ and #3 ‘I Was Your Girl’; with her single ‘You Won’t Let Me’ at #5. Karise is the first person to do this in Australia since The Beatles had the Top 6 to themselves back in 1964.

Karise’s second album Things I’ve Done charted at #6 on the ARIA Chart, achieved gold sales status and was followed up by a sold out shows around the country.

Karise’s influences vary from blues through to bluesgrass, rock and soul: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Doc Watson, Jan Baez, Deep Purple, Etta James, Robert Cray, Joss Stone. Karise might sing a Janis Joplin song in a powerful husky voice followed by a beautiful Joan Baez song the next but her songwriting is always emotionally driven original material.

In 2018, Karise Eden is set to release her third album in late November starting with the first single ‘Temporary Lovers’. We look forward to touring the country in 2019 to share one of the nation’s most treasured voices.

 

 

  • 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

DEAN DOYLE WITH SOPHISTICATION

PRESENTS

Morning Melodies 

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

All Tickets: $12.50

2018 Dates

December 14

2019 DATES
February 15  – March 15 – April 12 – May 10 – June 14 – July 12 – August 9 – September 13 – October 11 – November 8 – December 13

Sophistication Facebook

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

 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

LFW WEBSITE

LFW FACEBOOK

 

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

 2018 NYE COMEDY AT THE BIG GIG

MANDY NOLAN PRESENTS

RELEASE THE BEES – DUSTY RICH – SEAN CHOOLBURRA

WITH RICHIE WILLIAMS – Dinner Music

TWO COURSE DINNER & SHOW

18+
MONDAY DECEMBER 31, 2018
Doors: 6.30pm – Dinner & Show: 7.30pm

Tickets: $69.90

MANDY NOLAN

Mandy’s Website

For eleven 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 2018 and welcome in 2019. Hosted by Big Gig comedian and local legend of laughter Mandy Nolan with some of her favourite funny people.

RELEASE THE BEES

Release the Bees FB

Between the two of them, musical comedy duo Release the Bees have been seen everywhere from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Brisbane Comedy Festival and ABC2. The guitarist, David, has also been seen smoking outside comedy venues, which is disappointing.

DUSTY RICH

Dusty Rich

A comedic space-warrior riding a living volcano with one hand whipping the reins and the other gingerly fingering the lava-hot truth that flows freely down all sides – is smothering the world in comedy magma.

His meteoric rise in the Comedy Industry is due to the fact he had learnt to ride meteors at a very young age – a mind meteor, smashing through the atmosphere of mediocre and mundane. Each show is unpredictable and hilarious, leaving audiences gasping for air.

SEAN CHOOLBURRA

Sean Choolburra Website

Sean Choolburra is known and acknowledged as the funniest and most enduring Aboriginal Australian comedian. Born in Townsville QLD coming from a family of twelve, his comedy is created from a wide variety of life time experiences, stories, and observations.

Sean is one of few comedians who choose not ‘profanity’ building his craft around those early comic pioneers. Sean creates his unique brand of comedy which sets him apart and is therefore suitable for audiences of all ages. As a comedian Sean’s audiences whether corporate, private, public sector, or community are always delighted by his wit, energetic delivery, improvisations, and non-stop dance moves.

WITH RICHIE WILLIAMS – Entertaining us over dinner…

Richie Williams Website

Singer, Guitarist Richie Williams is fast making a name for himself on the Australian east coast. Originally from Sydney now based in Northern NSW, Richie’s captivating melodies and quirky heartfelt lyrics drives his original sound, blending funk based soul with acoustic grooves. Richie is due to release his highly anticipated album this summer that he has been co-writing and recording with producer Murray Burns (Mi-Sex, Party Boys) at Studio 301, Byron Bay.

Special Guest: John Makey

 

  • Venue: Boardwalk

 2018 NEW YEAR’S EVE
FREE IN THE BOARDWALK

MAL EASTICK PRESENTS

MAL’S BLUES BAR FROM 9PM

with Special Guest
JOHN MAKEY

Mal’s Website

 

Mal Eastick sure knows the blues, but his musical ascendancy and versatility make his live shows, as they ever were, the stuff of legend.

“THE MIGHTY ROCK”

Mal has crafted a dynamic new show which draws on some of the highlights of his 30 year career as one of Australia’s leading guitar players. He is making up for the lost years with a vengeance. Mal has been widening his musical horizons, through honky-tonk and rock. He has created an acoustic duo with vocalist John Makey and has been performing in select gigs around NSW. He has resumed promotion of the re-released “Spirit” album and is passing on his talents and experience to guitar students of all abilities.

 

Special Guest Vocalist

JOHN MAKEY

John’s Facebook

John was born in England, and migrated to Sydney, Australia with his family whilst very young. A big-voiced singer who grew up with a penchant for soulful blues-rock a la Paul Rodgers and Frankie Miller, John also sites influences as diverse as B.B.King, Otis Redding, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to name a few.

John is a natural and committed vocalist who started out with northern Sydney band ‘The River Rats’ – 1984-1987 – followed by ‘Black Label’ – 1988-1995 – and ‘Mudcrab Soup’ – 1995-1997. It was with Mudcrab Soup that John was booked to open the show for Mal Eastick and his Band in December 1996

Mal was immediately taken and asked John to sing with him on his forthcoming tour. John became the vocalist in Mal’s band in March 1997, and a great musical combination was born.

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 KILLER QUEEN EXPERIENCE

18+

FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2019
Doors: 8pm – Show: 8.30pm

Tickets: $30

ARTIST’S WEBSITE

Formed in 2003, The Killer Queen Experience has risen from a Local Brisbane based Queen Cover Band to an International Touring Show and is Australia’s most sought-after Tribute Act today.

Persistence has paid off for Lead Singer John Blunt, original member and Freddie Mercury Impersonator for over 15 years, cementing John as the most recognised Freddie around the globe.

Originally known as ‘The King and Queen Show’ (a tribute to Elvis & Queen), John found his talents entertaining guests at Warner Bros Movie World imitating characters such as Roy Orbison, Austin Powers, Elvis Presley and Freddie. Forgetting his costume fronting a Cover Band for a Halloween gig, John somehow accidentally dressed as Freddie and the rest is history!

Move forward a decade and John was chosen by ITV Channel 5 UK for the Docu/Drama ‘The Freddie Mercury Story – Who Wants to Live Forever’ a detailed look into the personal life and death (45 years old in 1991) of Queens Front man, screening in the UK, Europe and North America in 2016.

John’s resemblance to Freddie Mercury is uncanny, appearing Live to 7 million viewers on the FRENCH TV SHOW- ‘Qui Sera Le Meilleur Sosie? ‘- ‘WHO WILL BE THE BEST IMPERSONATOR’

Killer Queen have taken their show to such places as the UK, Norway, Singapore, India and shared the bill with the likes of Jeff Beck, Foreigner, Journey, Twisted Sister, Thin Lizzy and Kelly Rowland.

The Band –  Wayne Vitale Bass Guitar (John Deacon), Kevin Shilling Drums (Roger Taylor) and Andrew Edwards Guitar (Brian May) form the complete Queen line up portraying their opposites in Costume, Replica Instruments and Harmonies all Live on stage. It has taken numerous band member changes to ‘perfect’ the ‘perfect’ line up that is now the right Queen chemistry.

The 2- hour live show consists of all Queens greatest Hits including – Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Somebody to Love, Radio Ga Ga, Another One Bites the Dust and select album tracks for the hardcore fans.

With the release of the 20th Century Fox Queen Official Hollywood Bio /Pic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in 2018, Killer Queen is set to continue the flame and legacy into the next decade for the world-wide audience of one of the most loved and Innovative Rock Bands of the modern era – Queen.

John’s Promotional Tour of the UK and Scotland received high praise and recognition amongst Queens loyal fanbase.

Fun Facts –

  • John and Freddie are Virgos born 4 days apart
  • John named his daughter Reyna (meaning Queen in Spanish)
  • Wayne has a son named Deacon
  • Wayne witnessed Queen live in 1985 on their ‘Works Tour’
  • Andrew was a stage hand on the Queen and Adam Lambert 2014 World Tour
  • KQ has performed over 550 Shows in over 10 Countries and every Australian City, State and Territory.

 

 

  • 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

DOUG’S WEBSITE

 

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

 IMAGINITIS

MAGIC, BUBBLES & EXTREME SILLINESS.
IT’S TIME TO LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD

STARRING SHORTY BROWN

Underage must be with a parent at all times

THURSDAY JANUARY 10, 2019
Doors: 10am – Show: 10.30am – 12pm

All Tickets: $15
Family of Four: $45

SHORTY’S WEBSITE

It’s Magic! It’s hilarious and extremely contagious….It’s time to let your imagination run wild!

‘Imaginitis’ is a colourful, extremely silly, funny, and highly interactive show. It’s a colourful adventure created to entertain the youngest audience 3-8 year olds. The show includes Magic, Bubbles, Comedy and extreme slap-stick.

Starring, Shorty Brown, who has travelled the world entertaining all walks of life, small or tall…its show time! Shorty is highly creative, extremely playful and loads of fun and consistently brings laughter to all the children’s faces all over the world.

The 45 minute show is about discovering and embracing imagination. Shorty will take the children on a magical journey exploring their own imagination – pirates, fairies, unicorns and more!

Shorty Brown has a wonderful way of connecting with children, highly professional and a huge playful heart.

After the show, stick around and continue the celebrations with music and balloons.

Let’s Party!!!!

Testimonials

‘Shout out to the legendary Shorty Brown who gave the most hilarious performance I’ve ever attended.’- Gabbi

‘How much fun did we have at Imaginitis today?

Shorty Brown had everyone laughing from the moment they walked in the room! Slapstick humour that had both the kids and the parents in fits of laughter!’ – Byron4kids

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 THE EAGLES BAND

The Ultimate Eagles Experience

18+

SATURDAY JANUARY 12, 2019
Doors: 8pm – Show: 8.30pm

ADULTS: $25

Artist’s Website

The Eagles Band – The Ultimate EAGLES Experience

The Eagle’s Band is a stunningly accurate tribute to Southern California’s most famous musical group, The Eagles.

 One of the most successful bands of the seventies, The Eagles enjoyed massive worldwide success and conquered the world and even today, the concert DVD ‘Hell Freezes Over’ is still the best selling DVD ever!

Comprising of Six talented musicians, each bringing their own style and flair to the group, The Eagle’s Band is intent on delivering a near replica of a live EAGLES performance that is so precise, so intense, so unbelievable, it comes frighteningly close to the originals themselves.

The Eagle’s Band takes in all of the Eagles Greatest Hits (Take It Easy, Desperado, Hotel California, New Kid in Town ), to deep album tracks (Wasted Time), and even Don Henley and Joe Walsh solo material (Heart of the Matter, Rocky Mountain Way).

Presenting a performance that is a raucous, rock & roll show one minute and an intimate acoustic show the next, The Eagle’s Band performance is perfect for music lovers of all ages.

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 BRIAN CADD – RUSSELL MORRIS

18+

THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2019
Doors: 8pm – Show: 8.30pm

ADULTS: $45

Brian Cadd Website

Russel Morris Website

Australian music icons, BRIAN CADD and RUSSELL MORRIS, have been friends for over forty years and have been touring together from time to time over the past decades and are back after a 7 year break to perform a limited amount of shows.

Their show is a relentless sequence of hit songs, laughter and mockery. Never scared to take a jib at each other, on or off the stage, they now know each other affectionately as ‘The Turtle without a Shell’ and ‘The Cheshire Cat’. You figure out which is which!!

From 1966 until his departure for America in 1975, singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer BRIAN CADD was one of the most prominent musicians on the local scene. He remains a key figure in the history of Australian music; one glance at his extensive discography will indicate his prolific musical output, and he has been active in many other areas of the industry throughout his long and successful career.

Many would say his most notable song is Little Ray of Sunshine, a charming song about the birth of a little girl which was recently used as the title song for the new series of ‘Packed to the Rafters’ on the Seven Network.

Russell Morris’ career started in September 1966 with the formation of the Melbourne group Somebody’s Image and the hit, Hush. Shortly thereafter Morris was convinced to leave Somebody’s Image for a solo career and his manager/producer at the time, one Molly Meldrum, worked with him to create a seven-minute production extravaganza called The Real Thing, undoubtedly his most anthemic song. The following year, in 1972, Morris delivered the equally beautiful Wings of an Eagle.

 

In a huge coup, local music icon Russell Morris was presented with the 2016 ARIA award for Best Blues & Roots Album for his critically acclaimed release ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’. Nominated alongside lauded artists Jimmy Barnes, The Cat Empire, The Wilson Pickers and Kev Carmody, Russell was presented with the award at a stunning event for the 30th annual ARIA awards at Sydney’s The Star.

Over the past five years Russell has been nominated three times in the Best Blues & Roots Album category. After claiming the ARIA award in 2013 with his chart-topping release ‘Sharkmouth’, which became the highest-selling Australian album of 2013, Russell received a nomination for the follow-up ‘Van Diemen’s Land’.

In 2017, Russell was also awarded AO (Order of Australia) for his services to the Arts & Music.

Music lovers, industry and critics alike have praised all three instalments of Russell’s Australian trilogy, which see the artist return to his early influences of American Blues & Roots.

Brian Cadd said ‘It is rare and enjoyable to spend ninety minutes on the stage every night with someone who has travelled the same musical road and number of years as I have. It makes the musical highlights, the songs and the silliness all that much more fun. Come and see what we mean!’

Together, Russell and Brian deliver a dynamic show of not only their hits but also a selection of seventies rock classics that are bound to have the audience singing along with them. They may arrive on stage as 60 year old mates but they turn themselves, and their audience, truly back to 20 year old rockers.

 

Don’t miss 2 legends of Australian Music

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 THE WIZARD OF OZ INTERACTIVE SHOW

FRIDAY JANUARY 25, 2019
Doors: 10.10am – Show: 10.30am

ALL TICKETS: $12
ALL CHILDREN MUSTS BE WITH A PARENT AT ALL TIMES

PRE-SHOW DRAMA WORKSHOP 9AM – 10AM
COST: $10 PER CHILD
(LIMITED TO 30 CHILDREN ONLY)

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Click your heels together and get ready to follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters when The Wizard of Oz Interactive Show comes to town on its International Yellow Brick Road Tour through Australia, New Zealand, America, India, Sri Lanka & Singapore.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy in this interactive, new re-telling of Frank Baum’s classic story.

‘If great grandfather was alive, I’m sure he would be smiling, clapping along and dancing with your show!’ exclaimed Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum after watching the show.

Powerful story-telling interacts with striking 3D animation on screen and catchy music to conjure up the magic of Oz in this production by Sydney-based Youngstars2.com.

Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories these January school holidays. And don’t forget to bring a toy for our Children’s Hospital Toy Appeal.

A Pre-show Drama Workshop offers a basic introduction to movement, voice plus a valuable opportunity to perform on stage as munchkins with the Oz cast.

 

  • 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

Artist Facebook

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.

 

 

GREATEST HITS ALBUM OUT 19 OCTOBER 2018

 

  • Venue: Level One

TROY CASSAR-DALEY

GREATEST HITS TOUR

Celebrating an amazing career – solo acoustic

with Special Guest Jem Cassar-Daley

 Underage permitted with a parent at all times

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $40
VIP: $75 (limited to 30 guests)
Child U/15yrs: $20

Troy’s Website

Troy’s Facebook

 

In 2019 Troy will hit the road on his national Greatest Hits tour. Celebrating an amazing career.

Doing an acoustic show of greatest hits mixed with stories of my life and musical journey will be very special. As an artist you can’t get a more intimate experience with an audience than this style of show. It will be a musical adventure showing you how the songs sounded the day they were born, this to me is the purest way to hear them and I can’t wait to share them with you.’ TCD

Troy’s special guest for the Greatest Hits Acoustic Tour is Jem Cassar-Daley who will open the show for her Dad every night. 17 year old Jem, a talented singer and pianist, is taking a gap year in 2019.

In the end, as at the beginning, it all comes back to the bare essentials, one man – one compelling performer and stunning songwriter – and a guitar.

The vast majority of the songs on Greatest Hits were born with these elements, the national acoustic tour will present his songs and the stories behind them in their most pure form.

 

GREATEST HITS ALBUM OUT 19 OCTOBER 2018

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 DRAG QUEEN BINGO, DINNER & SHOW

WITH

TIMBERLINA

18+

FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2019
Doors: 6pm – Dinner & Show: 6.45pm

Adults: $42.50

Artist Website

Guests are in for a serious fun night as Timberlina comes to Ballina RSL!

Timberlina’s over-the-top style and dazzling repertoire, coupled with her naughty quick wit, will keep you fabulously entertained for hours.

Timberlina is packing her wigs, glitter and stilettos to head to Ballina RSL for her debut performance.
Get ready for a night of fun, laughs and everything in between. This ferocious queen’s eccentric style, naughty quick wit and dazzling Diamond repertoire will have you in stitches on the floor screaming for more.

Tickets are just $42.50 per person and include three games of bingo, performances and a two course dinner. There will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs – remember those daubers, if not she’ll have some at the door for sale!

 

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 BLOOM SINGS

THE LINDA RONSTADT SONGBOOK

18+

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

Adults: $39.90

Artist Website

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.

 

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 LADIES NIGHT

 The Ultimate night out – and not only for the girls!

Starring Christopher Atkins (Blue Lagoon)

 Steven Tandy (The Sullivan’s)

 Alli Pope (Menopause the Musical)

18+

SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2019
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $50

LADIES NIGHT WEBSITE

The story of four unemployed guys, motivated by ‘The Chippendales’

to form a male stripping act, in order to make some fast cash.

They pitch the notion to a local club owner and take lessons from a slightly shop-worn, dance instructor with a heart-of-gold in all manner of things, including what women really want from a male stripper (and how to deliver it).

Written in 1987, by Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair, Ladies Night has been translated into twelve languages and remains New Zealand’s most commercially successful play, of all time.

With eight sell-out tours of Britain and the U.K, it won France’s premiere theatre award for comedy- The Molière Prize, in 2001.

Ladies Night will leave you hyperactive and ready to party!

It’s the kind of show that you can take your granny to…

Cheeky, fun, a little bit naughty – and a damn good giggle.

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