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Support - Rickety Rock

 

  • Venue: Level One

 THE RADIATORS

with Support Rickety Rock

 18+

FRIDAY APRIL 20, 2018
Doors: 8pm – Show: 8.30pm

Adults: $25

The Rad’s Website

The Rad’s Facebook

Rickety Rock Website

The rock ‘n’ roll road to stardom is a dangerous road indeed littered with the corpses of starry eyed hopefuls, wannabes, one hit wonders and jaded ‘if onlys’…while many bands self-implode before they even leave the garage, victims of classic clashing egos and personalities. Few survive.

One of these survivors is Australian band the RADIATORS who in 2013 celebrated 35 years together since their very first show.

Formed in a transition from a band called Big Swifty, little did they know they would go on to forge a unique sound and influence thousands of teenagers throughout Australia. Following their September 1978 debut in Sydney, the RADIATORS embarked on a formidable performing schedule playing over 320 gigs in the first 12 months alone.

They soon came to the attention of major record companies and were signed to Warner Brothers late 1979. The release of their debut album ‘Feel the Heat’ in March 1980, was much anticipated by their many newly won fans and they created history by being the first Australian band to have advanced presales on their debut album.

Six thousand copies had been sold before it was even released, ‘Feel the Heat’ went on to achieve Platinum status and a Top 10 position in the charts.

After the band’s first album ‘Feel the Heat’ had become a Platinum selling classic, with such gems as ‘Coming Home…17 (I Wish I Was)’ and ‘Summer Holiday’, they then released the controversial song ‘Gimme Head’ and ‘Fess’ Song’ on a four track EP entitled ‘You Have the Right to Remain Silent’….which also went Platinum.

During the early period of the band’s career, they were also breaking house records at all the pubs, RSLs and Leagues Clubs – a relentless effort playing six nights per week for 40 to 50 weeks of the year. The band never skimped on PA and lighting, setting benchmarks for others to follow and creating the classic, sweaty rock atmosphere that few could match.

 

  • 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

Friday May 11 – June 8 – July 13 – August 10 – September 14 – 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
Pre-Show Dinner - Spinnakers Ribs, Wings & Parmy - sold separately

 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL

COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW

18+

SATURDAY MAY 12, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm

Adults: $35

Roadshow website

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)

 

 

 

 

MILO GREEN

 

  • Venue: Level One

 SPINNAKERS MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH

THREE COURSE LUNCH
WITH ENTERTAINMENT
BY MILO GREEN

SUNDAY MAY 13, 2018
12pm – 12.30pm & 1pm

Adults: $59.90
Child U/12: $20
Child U/5: Free

 

Level One – Spinnakers.
Spend Mother’s Day with us, overlooking the beautiful Richmond River.

Executive Chef Blake Seymour has designed a three course lunch menu that mum will adore!

The entire family can sit back, relax and enjoy a scrumptious three course menu and live entertainment by Milo Green.

 

Milo Green Website

Milo Green, an alter-ego of Adelaide-born songwriter Paul Appelkamp, has played in numerous music projects that have supported artists such as Harts, The Medics, Dragon and more.
He’s always had a soft spot for stripped-back, acoustic-based songs and explores such dynamics, as well as broader cinematic sounds, under the guise Milo Green.
Having recorded two new songs at a small Lennox Head studio this summer, the head-turning performer starts preparing for their release and a 2018 Australian tour.

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 DEAN DOYLE with SOPHISTICATION

Presents

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

Adults: $20

Sophistication Facebook

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.

 

  • Venue: Level One

 DIRECT FROM THE USA

SONGS IN THE KEY OF MOTOWN

18+

THURSDAY MAY 17, 2018
Doors: 7.30pm – Show: 8.30pm

Adults: $50

Artist Website

SONGS IN THE KEY OF MOTOWN

The most outstanding live show in Las Vegas, ‘Songs in the Key of Motown’ returns to our shores for the sixth time in six years.

This all-singing, all-dancing show tributes the greats of Motown. Hear the harmonies of the Temptations and the Four Tops, experience the incredibly choreographed dance moves of Martha and the Vandellas, The Jackson 5 and The Supremes and feel the soul of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye.

Six International award winning soul singers will transport you back to an era where music was life and life was music.

Songs in the Key of Motown is a musical concert experience that is playing to sold out shows and standing ovations around the world.

 

  • Venue: RSL Bowling Club
    Canal Road

THE MASSEY BROTHERS with
SPECIAL GUEST PHIL EMMANUEL
DINNER & SHOW

Ballina RSL Bowling Club

 Saturday June 2, 2018
Doors: 6pm – Dinner: 7pm – Show 7.30pm


18+

Tickets: $39

 

Phil Emmanuel Website

 

Glenn Massey

Has been playing guitar and singing since the age of seven. Over the years Glenn has built up a large repertoire of songs from his musical background, ranging from rock & roll, country, pop and  bluegrass leading him to play in bands, trios, duos and solo. Glenn has played in Sydney for twenty five years with the likes of Doc Neeson from the angels, Dave Faulkner of the HooDoo Gurus as well as short stint with the Beatles tribute band the Beatnix. Glenn has also done lead vocal and rhythm-lead with local bands Fossil Rock and Cherry St. Glenn has now once again taken the solo path and is playing around the Northern Rivers.

Jeff Massey

Is a solo acoustic singer/ Entertainer with 20 years plus experience. Jeff plays a wide variety of cover songs spanning over 5 generations.

You’re sure to enjoy hits, memorable ballads and rockers coupled with Jeff’s relaxed, distinctive vocals.

Phil Emmanuel

Is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends that any musical enthusiast would envy.

‘Phil’s musical prowess is so astonishing that there are times when the man becomes the guitar and the guitar becomes the man. His passion is illuminating; his ability is breathtaking ‘While his brother Tommy plays it sweet; Phil plays it from the street’ Glenn A. Baker

Whilst most kids were playing childhood games in their backyards, Phil was touring with his family band; at the age of nine he was already working as a professional musician in that band, variously named ‘The Emmanuel Quartet’ also as The Midget Surfaries and The Trailblazers. Phil played lead and Tommy played rhythm guitar, along with their brother Chris on drums and their sister Virginia on slide guitar. The Emmanuel siblings earned the family’s sole income for several years. They travelled Australia for six years (1960 – 1966) playing their favourite tunes, this set the stage for the following years of Phil’s professional career.

Phil has always been renowned for performing powerful, challenging material, ranging from classical ballads to spine-tingling, amazingly fast and furious pieces by Bach and Mozart. Phil’s playing has so much fire, and his chops on the electric are as good as you’ll get. This gifted self -taught musicians keen ear is always listening out for the next challenging music piece that he can adapt and put his personal spin on, ‘nothing is off limits’ if it sounds melodic he will tackle it, if it has strings he will play it, such is his love and passion for music that ‘He lives and breathes riffs’

‘His phenomenal technical skills thrill audiences. His fingers look like a demented spider running up and down an electric/acoustic web of intricate frets and passages. His ability has earned him the nickname ‘The Wiz’ Like a wizard he conjures up his magic and keeps you spellbound and has you asking at the end ‘How does he do that?’ Phil also wears the title of ‘Blade Master’ Phil has many guitars and he is never far away from one at any time, and like any good servants; when the Master commands those guitars obey and work their strings off, ‘all for the price of a song’.

After almost 50 years of hard work, Phil Emmanuel deserves to receive Australian and worldwide recognition as one of our finest musical talents, and still after all these years Phil loves the job he was destined to do, and hopefully he will continue to enthral audiences worldwide for a long time to come.

Tickets Available from the following outlets:

BRSL Bowling Club: 66 819 580

BRSL Box Office: 66 819 500

 

  • Venue: Level One

 BEN MAIORANA ENTERTAINMENT
PRESENTS

THE BEATLE BOYS
THE BEATLES – THE ROCK & ROLL YEARS

18+

FRIDAY JUNE 15, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $45

Artist Website

 

Direct from a record breaking Sold Out National Tour with the Australian Symphony Orchestra, the World’s premier ‘Beatles’ band returns to present ‘The Beatles Rock n Roll Tour’

They were the Number One rock & roll band of all time. They had the most Number 1 hit records of all time.

Now, all the Beatles Number 1 hits together with iconic rock n roll classics performed in one sensational two hour concert presented by the ‘sensational Beatle Boys’.

Relive the magic of Beatlemania, as today’s Fab Four take you back to those incredible days when the Beatles dominated the music charts with as many as 7 songs in the Top 10 starting at No1.

Audiences will hear every classic Beatles song that ever made No 1 and relive the magic and unique sound that made The Beatles the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band the word has ever known. No less than 35 chart toppers that made the four ‘mop tops’ so much a part of our lives back in those heady days of the 60’s .

Help, A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, She Loves You, Obla Di Obla Da, Please Please Me, Rock n Roll Music, Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout, Be Bop a Lula and many more; brought to Australian audiences with love from the Sensational Beatle Boys to you.

The Beatle Boys are as close as it gets to the original four lads from Liverpool as they play all the chart topping classics from 1962 to 1966.

The Fab Beatle Boys impress with their deft grasp of the Fab Four’s entire span.’ – Glenn A Baker

‘Absolutely fabulous re-enactment of the Beatles’

‘So believable, it’s freaky’

‘Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!’

 

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 BEN MAIORANA ENTERTAINMENT
PRESENTS

THE EVERLY BROTHERS & Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons

Starring

Internationally Renowned

The Robertson Brothers & Simon Brook McLachlan
TOGETHER ON STAGE

 18+

FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $49

Artist Artist Website

Rock n Roll fans this is the show that you all have been waiting for as we celebrate all the classic hits of ‘The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons In Concert’

For the first time in Australia Rock n Roll fans will embrace & celebrate all the classic & No 1 hits of these Music Legends.

The magical sounds of The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons come alive again with Australia’s very own Multi Award Winning vocal harmony Duo & Internationally Renowned The Robertson Brothers & Simon Brook McLachlan together with a Rockin Live Band.

With half a million record sales, 22 Mo and ACE Awards, along with two ARIA and Golden Guitar nominations, The Robertson Brothers are one of Australia’s leading vocal groups.

Many know them as the distinctive vocal sound on the theme for the hit TV soapie Home & Away plus by their regular political and football song parodies for Ray Hadley’s morning shows networked across Australia and on 2GB.

The Robertson Brothers have also toured the world with many well known acts including The Eagles, America, John Denver, ELO plus many more. They were also lucky enough to be selected to sing at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic games.

Simon Brook McLachlan – Direct From Jersey Boys will absolutely mesmerize and astound you with his dynamic and distinct vocals as he performs all the sensational hits of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

His selected Theatre credits include being an original all Australian cast member of Jersey Boys Australia.

Simon has also starred as Crowther in The History Boys at Sydney Opera House, Oppenheimer and Tibbets in the world premiere of ATOMIC, and Joe/Jerry in Squabbalogic’s Grey Gardens in Sydney.

Simon trained with Avigail Herman and Keith Bain at NIDA, in Stella Adler technique with Lynette Sheldon in Sydney and Milton Justice in Los Angeles and also known for his work on screen in The Pacific, Underbelly Razor, Black Comedy, and shorts such as Lie to Me, A Class Act, and Test of Faith and the upcoming Australian premiere of Alex Lykos’ A Long Night.

Come and hear the magical hits and soaring harmonies that made The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons the legends they are with hits such as ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Bird Dog’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘(Til) I Kissed You’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Crying In The Rain’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved’ Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry, OH What A Night, Grease, Working My Way Back To You, Let’s Hang On and many more together with a special celebration to other Rock n Roll legends of that era.

“The Robertson Brothers & Simon Brook McLachlan together on stage breathe life back into the legends that are The Everly Brothers & Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons”

This International Production show will have audiences dancing in the aisles!

Rock & Roll fans this is a show not to be missed!

 

 

 

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF

CELINE DION

Experience the Power of Love

TWO COURSE DINNER & SHOW 18+

SATURDAY JULY 14, 2018
Doors: 6.30pm – Dinner: 7.30pm  Show: 8pm

Adults: $54.90

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Described as the greatest contemporary voice of our generation, Celine Dion is a superstar with an endless list of hit songs which have sold millions around the world.

Now, in a live concert production, Globe Management & Promotions presents

‘A tribute to the music of Celine Dion’

With a cast of 7 on stage, award winning vocalist RIA, the star of the show is a highly experienced, polished and professional entertainer with 30 years in show business and can only be described as absolutely brilliant. Her vocal delivery of Celine Dion’s songs is second to none and invokes a range of emotions in her audience. Her performance is dramatic and fills the auditorium with energy and excitement. In addition to RIA’s work in major clubs, she has also worked as part of the backing band for Channel 9’s ‘The Voice’ and lent her vocals talents to the likes of Kylie Minogue, Jessie J, Delta Goodrem, Ronan Keating and The Madden Brothers for the past 2 years.

The show takes audiences on a fabulous journey of great music and Celine Dion’s personal and professional trials and triumphs to date.

Backed by some of Australia’s greatest musicians, the line-up includes

2 x Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Drums and Backing Vocals and is complimented by a fabulous selection of visuals as well as a special surprise feature that will leave the audience breathless.

This is the ultimate tribute, a must see show for every audience across Australia.

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 JOHN WILLIAMSON

IN CONCERT

Underage permitted with a parent

SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $49
CHILD 14/U: $33

John’s Website

John’s Facebook

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.

 

 

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 HEAVEN & HELL

BARRY FERRIER & SLIM PICKENS

18 +

FRIDAY JULY 27, 2018
Doors: 7:30pm – Show: 8pm

Adults: $25

 

THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE BIG O AND THE MAN IN BLACK

‘We became like brothers right from the start… and it stayed that way right to the end.’  Johnny Cash

 

Both of these wonderful music talents have left us now, and in this fantasy show, we meet our two legends in the Waiting Room at the Pearly Gates, where they discover that they each have serious misgivings about how they will be received by Saint Peter… They begin to recount stories of their lives, both men concerned at how the excesses of their youth will be measured in the Great Big ledger of Life…

Johnny Cash was a wild man in his youth, and with a deep dark voice and a penchant for women, drugs and drinking there is no doubt he had a devil to deal with.

Roy Orbison, with the voice of an angel was a different kind of man, and that contrast in singing style and lifestyle makes for a fascinating story.

It is not widely known that, at the time of Roy Orbison’s greatest personal tragedy – two of his three young sons were killed when his house burnt down while he was touring the UK – Johnny stepped in to help his friend who could not face returning to the scene of his loss and he bought the property from Roy and preserved it as a tribute to those lost innocents. In a macabre twist, Johnny later built another house on the property and it too was consumed by fire.

Thus this highly entertaining show (written by Barry Ferrier), weaves together two fascinating life stories and a series of wonderful songs which are amongst the most widely known and loved hit songs of popular music history.

With both performers being strong vocalists and possessing unique gifts as multi-instrumentalists, the show is presented with a cast of just two – Barry Ferrier and Slim Pickens, with live musical backing (no fake backing tracks). Slim plays Double Bass, Foot Stomp and sings harmonies to Barry’s highly skilled guitar in the Johnny Cash songs, and Barry plays Keyboards, Foot Drums and sings harmonies to Slim’s guitar in the Roy Orbison songs.

 

 

  • Venue: Level One

 THE FORTUNES

HERE THEY COME AGAIN

18 +

SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2018
Doors: 7:30pm – Show: 8:30pm

Adults: $40

Artist Website

Hailing from Birmingham, England, The Fortunes first came to prominence and international acclaim during that Golden Era of Popular Music – the ‘swinging’ mid-sixties. Following on in the wake of Merseybeat, and the R&B of The Stones, etc, The Fortunes added another dimension to the sound of the classic pop song with their special ingredients of sophisticated orchestration, dual lead vocals, and stylish counter-melodies.

The result was a succession of distinctive and distinguished hit records including ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’, ‘Here It Comes Again’ and, continuing into the seventies with more successful releases such as ‘Storm in a Teacup’ and ‘Freedom Come, Freedom Go’. These songs have stood the test of time, becoming household favourites permanently on playlists everywhere.

The Fortunes remain as one of the UKs premier harmony groups, and are constantly in demand worldwide. From the initial success in 1964 of ‘Caroline’, which was used as the signature tune for the influential Pirate Radio station of the same name, The Fortunes had a steady succession of world-wide hits. The Fortunes charted in America in 1970 with ‘The Same Old Feeling’ and again in 1972 with the release of ‘Storm in a Teacup’. The Fortunes were also the voices for the US Coca Cola adverts (It’s The Real Thing) still to be seen and heard in the US today. Hits in mainland Europe followed. ‘Seasons in the Sun’ and ‘This Golden Ring’ were huge hits in The Benelux Countries.

Michael Smitham (guitar) and Bob Jackson (keyboards) Eddie Mooney (bass) and Glenn Taylor (drums) ensure the group’s unique blend of harmonies is backed up with a very high standard of musical ability honed by many years of experience. This ensures that The Fortunes’ performances exude class and professionalism.

Although The Fortunes’ show concentrates on the hits of Yester-Year, The Fortunes fantastic vocals together with the group’s dynamic musical versatility allows them to stretch their repertoire over a wide range of material; thus giving them the luxury of performing many of the great songs from the beginnings of Rock and Roll to the present day.

As a testament to The Fortunes’ continued popularity you need look no further than to the Gold Disc they were awarded for over 100,000 sales of the ‘All The Hits and More’ album. The group remain as popular as ever, and are constantly in demand to do TV and radio shows, along with their live concerts.

They recently toured Canada, had shows in Sweden, Holland, Belgium and Germany, cruised on one of Fred Olsen’s liners, and played ‘The Cannery Casino’ in Las Vegas!

Brian Pamphilon

 

  • Venue: Level One

 DEAN DOYLE with SOPHISTICATION

with Special Guests

BRIAN PAMPHILON & BRUCE ROLLO

ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS

18 +

SUNDAY AUGUST 26, 2018
Doors: 2pm – Show: 2:30pm

Adults: $20

Artist Facebook

A night of songs from the stars who have appeared in Las Vegas, hear Dean Doyle with Sophistication, Brian Pamphilon and Bruce Rollo sing songs from Frank Sinatra right through to Elvis, Tom Jones and the piano of Liberace.

Come have some laughs and listen to some classic tunes played by a great band.

 

 

  • 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

 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

Artist Facebook

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.

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