2 Friday
$40.00 members
$40.00 guests
June 18+

Diesel

Americana. It’s music that draws from America’s roots, from country, folk, bluegrass, R&B, the blues … But to Mark Lizotte, the musician known and loved as Diesel, Americana is the very core of his being. It’s the music of his childhood and, as an artist born in America and raised in Australia, a link back to the land he’d left behind.

On his new album Americana, Diesel pays tribute to the artists that inspired the musician he would become – one of our nation’s most lauded, accomplished and hard-working rock guitarists and singers – by putting his own unique stamp on a collection of classic songs.

In short, he re-traces the steps of his musical education paying respect to Tom Petty, CCR, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and more.

The selection process was tortuous – “It’s such a deep well; how far back do you go? I literally went: OK, I’ve got five minutes, grab the most essential things out of your house before the house burns down!”  His approach was to pluck a song from one artist, then throw it into another realm. “OK, you’re from Nashville? I’m gonna take you to New York.” Or in the case of Fire and Rain: “I’ve taken James Taylor and shoved him into a Memphis studio with Al Green.”

The doorway into Americana, however, is a creation all Diesel’s own. Hank’s Dream was a melody that circled his head during three sleepless nights in New York last year and its title refers to the spark that brought the Lizottes to Australia all those years ago: Dad Hank’s dream of a different life on the other side of the world.

Uncannily, around the same time, one of the Lizzotte boys stumbled upon a photo from Hank and Theresa’s wedding album. “It’s this incredible black and white photo of them in front of this in front of this ridiculously big old Buick that they borrowed – they got married on a shoestring and borrowed a car from the Navy,” Diesel says. “There they are, in front of it, all dressed up … that’s classic Americana to me. So when this album happened I was like, ‘There’s my cover’.

So now, 27 years after he busted out of the garage and into the Australian psyche with Don’t Need Love and Soul Revival, it’s time for fans to circle back and hear the songs that made the man. Americana.

To coincide with the release of Americana, Diesel will be embarking on a national Australian tour from September 2016.  He’ll be playing in solo mode, giving fans the opportunity to see a more intimate and stripped back performance that features the distinct guitar playing and powerhouse vocals that Diesel has become renowned for. The set will feature tracks from Americana as well as singles and other gems spanning his 15-album career.

28 Friday
$30.00 members
$30.00 guests
July 18+

The Best of The Bee Gees

Performing the music of the Bee Gees since 1998 The Best of the Bee Gees show has performed over 1000 shows to hundreds and thousands of ecstatic and amazed patrons all over Australasia.

Festivals and events a specialty for the act who have performed at the Mundaring Summer Festival WA, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Pan Pacific Masters Games, Toyota Gympie Music Muster QLD to New Year’s Eve Universal Studios Singapore, and more recently headlined on the 2016 “Cruise and Groove” Cruise alongside JPY, Eurogliders and John Farnham.

With the enviable ability to reproduce the authentic vocal harmonies The Best of the Bee Gees is a fully live 8 piece band made up of the who's who of the Australian recording scene, this act is not equaled anywhere in the world today.

The Best of the Bee Gees concert boasts the best musicians in the Australian music industry from some of the most influential bands of the 80’s including Marcia Hines, Brian Cadd, Jimmy Barnes, Rose Tattoo, Eurogliders, James Reyne, LRB, Icehouse and Mondo Rock.
This fully produced event will take the audience through the many musical styles the Bee Gees were famous for. A musical and complete presentation of songs, as they were recorded, spanning all the hits from 1967 to the present day.
These shows will be something special for Bee Gees fans. It is a live and spectacular concert not to be missed with a “One Night Only” vibe including some very talented support acts.

This show will SELL OUT, so be quick and be sure to book early.

12 Saturday
$30.00 members
$35.00 guests
August 18+

Harrison Craig

Having released his third studio album on Friday November 4 (2016), Harrison Craig is set to embark on an extensive national tour of Australia in 2017 singing the Kings Of Vegas.

Harrison’s Kings Of Vegas album is homage to the most important music in Harrison’s life. From Nat King Cole to Sinatra’s Rat PackElvis Presley to Tom JonesMel Torme to Frankie Valli the album includes new interpretations of classics such as Almost Like Being In LoveShe’s A Lady and Comin’ Home Baby.

The release sees the much loved platinum-selling performer as the creative force behind the project, following his lifelong passion to the spiritual home of some of the greatest performers ever to command a 90-piece band, Las Vegas.

“These guys created a style and turned it into a timeless genre,” Harrison says. “The way the songs were written, directed and orchestrated… Nothing was done in a small way. I came back from Vegas extremely inspired. I knew exactly what kind of record I wanted to make.”

Undeniably a swing record, the 10-track album with its rock solid emphasis on rhythm, lavished with a blend of strings and brass is a stripped back version of swing that emphases the singer’s first-hand intimate experience of Old Vegas in all its 4am glory. An intoxicating cocktail of swing, glamour, cool and the thrill of anything goes!

Harrison Craig launched his career as the winner and Voice of Australia in 2013.  Over the past three years, Harrison has set records on the ARIA charts with his debut album ‘More Than A Dream’ achieving platinum status, whilst his second album ‘L.O.V.E’ remained in the top 10 charts for six consecutive weeks.

His unique tone and crooning style sets him apart in his genre and come 2017, fans will be excited to see Harrison bring these songs to life on stage for his Kings of Vegas: Lounge Sessions tour which will reach both capital cities and regional towns.

The two-hour concert will showcase songs from the Kings Of Vegas album performing the hits from the likes of Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Tom Jones, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Barry Manilow and The Righteous Brothers, among many more.  Add the hits of the new Kings of Vegas – Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart and Michael Bublé  – plus a string of Harrison’s own hits from his first two records and you’ve got a show that you definitely don’t want to miss.

15 Friday
$40.00 members
$40.00 guests
September 18+

Abbasolutely Fabulous

Award winning entertainers Rhonda Burchmore, OAM and Lara Mulcahy reunite this May for their hilarious new concert, ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS! 

It’s their first live outing together since they appeared in the musical theatre smash, MAMMA MIA, through 2009/2010.

2017 also marks 40 years since ABBA caused a sensation when they toured Australia for the first time,beginning a love affair with Aussie fans, which endures to this day.  The group’s global hits remain on the top of every feel good party playlist!

Burchmore and Mulcahy are two of the country’s most formidable entertainers.  Rhonda’s career spans as long as her legs and includes roles in productions such as HOT SHOE SHUFFLE, SUGAR BABIES, MAMMA MIAand MAME alongside a regular guest slot on HEY HEY IT’S SATURDAY.  Lara Mulcahy has played starring roles inMAMMA MIA, LES MISERABLES, MOULIN ROUGE and more.

Growing up diehard ABBA fans,Rhonda and Lara dreamt of what it would be like to be Freda or Angnetta, had major crushes on Benny and Bjorn and want to celebrate that ABBA magic once again! 

With their platform boots,Lycra cat suits and big hair this dynamic duo - who channel a fair splash of Patsy and Eddy of "Absolutely Fabulous" fame – will have audiences dancing in the aisles as they sing their way through ABBA’s smash hits.  Think Dancing Queen, Waterloo , Mamma Mia , Take a Chance , Ring Ring, Does Your Mother Know, Money Money Money, Fernando, and many more! Designed to thrill those fans who went to that concert 40 years ago and charm a whole new generation, it’s the ultimate party night out!

Finding it hard to contain her excitement, Rhonda said today, ‘We’ve assembled an incredible band of hot young musicians to provide the full ABBA experience!  Lara and I are ready to sing our hearts out as we finally get to embrace our teenage heroes on stage.  Pop open the champers sweetie and prepare yourself for an ABBA-SOLUTEY FABULOUS show!’

Catch Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy livefor an outrageously funny romp through ABBA's smash-hits - this is unlike any ABBA show you've seen before: it's ABBA-SOLUTELY FABULOUS!

17 Friday
$35.00 members
$35.00 guests
November 18+

Damien Leith

After wowing audiences and critics in 2015 with his cabaret show “The Parting Glass - An Irish Journey”, Damien Leith is proud to revisit the show in 2017.

“... a polished and personable performance from an artist who has ridden his luck with great skill and now is deservedly rolling in four-leaf clover.” Matt Byrne, Sunday Mail. 

“The story adorned the songs and the songs intensified the story”. MELB.FASH.ARTS

The show which incorporates both a play and a musical concert of classic Irish songs is set in an Irish pub and see’s Damien take on the character role of an Irish father as he chats with the audience about his son Daniel who lives in Australia.

 “The rousing renditions of traditional Irish songs were a highlight...” Anna Vlach, The Adelaide Advertiser

Filled with great conversation and humour, heartfelt emotion and a repertoire of rousing and touching Irish Songs (Danny Boy, Raglan Road, Toss the Feathers, Molly Malone, Galway Bay, Carrickfergus, Rocky Road to Dublin…), The Parting Glass is a show like none other. It showcases Damien as not only an exceptional musician and singer, but as a talented and engaging actor.

“An entertaining Irish-flavoured experience courtesy of a talented performer” Jamie Wright, Theatre Guide Australia

“His show is like the stars finally align. Deep down we have all wanted to see Damien perform Irish music for a long time. He acts, tells the best stories, and charms his way into our hearts with this show. Do Not miss it” David Campbell

Everyone who experienced this amazing show in 2015 was taken on a journey, through words and songs, invited into the snug of an Irish pub with an endearing character – they laughed, the cried, they sang along and some even danced, and above all else, they were entertained.

"I am thrilled that my show "The Parting Glass" will tour in 2017. I've added some great new Irish classics and can't wait to act and sing again in this very special production". Damien Leith

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