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Tue, 22 March 2016

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Filed under: Film — site admin @ 9:25 am

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Song Contest – the Almost Eurovision Experience

Filed under: Comedy, Theatre — site admin @ 9:16 am

Song Contest – the Almost Eurovision Experience” is a glitzy comedic and loving tribute to the Eurovision Song Contest. It hits its target bang on, with eleven countries competing, a multitude of anxious contestants, a gushing hostess and all the quirkiness that both delights us and makes us cringe in a single breath.
The audience voting is authentic with the potential for a different winner every night (come a couple of times and you will see it’s not rigged.)
This show is safe to bring along your kids, friends, spouse and your sweetheart.

It’s just like being at the finals of Eurovision, which this year happens to be in Belarus’ capital city, Minsk.
All original songs – each one very “Eurovisiony” (yes that is a word.) This show has wind-blown hair power ballads, pretty glitter boy pop, soulful groove and all manner of patriotic foolishness. It’s all here. The songs are top shelf and sound just like something you have heard before on Eurovision, only different and a bit wrong.

When you come to the show you will get a free badge that designates which country you represent. Just go with it, get completely swept up in the utter foolishness, dress up, share drinks (which you can pre-order on the Song Contest App) and you’ll have a blast.
The competition is real but the rivalry is friendly and always with a nail-biting finish. So cheer on your adopted country, wave your flag and make some noise. If you sign up to be a Eurovisionary you can download the Song Contest App and get all the good deals.

Competing Countries: Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Greece, Italy, Iceland, United Kingdom, Ireland and Russia. And Norway, so eleven.

We invite you to be included in the party and visit us at www.songcontest-musical.com to become a member of our “Eurovisionary” team when you book your seats now, as in immediately.

Preview Performances: Friday April 1 to Wednesday April 6.
Opening Night: Thursday April 7 (limited tickets available for Eurovisionaries only)
Friday April 8 to Sunday May 1
Tuesday @ 7pm
Wednesday – Saturday @ 8pm
Saturday Matinee @ 2pm
Sunday Matinee @ 3pm

Previews – $55.00
Tuesdays – $49.00
Premium – $79.00
A Reserve Adult – $59.00
A Reserve Concession – $49.00
Group 8+ – $49.00
*some transaction or credit card fees may apply

Thu, 17 March 2016

The Woohoo Revue

Filed under: world music — site admin @ 12:00 pm

The Woohoo Revue
Estonian House
Saturday, 19th March @ 7:00PM
$22 + BF
A frenzied blur of Balkan, gypsy, swing and jazz

Playing their first headline show in Melbourne in over a year, The Woohoo Revue are back on Brunswick’s biggest stage with their unique brand of balkan jazz. This fiendishly talented collective has tirelessly toured their all-out instrumental party across Australia and Europe (including Glastonbury, Fusion and Colours of Ostrava).
Joined by the Turkish Gypsy stylings of Galata Express and The Willie Wagtails, expect electric performances, extravagant costumes and frenzied virtuosity. The historic Estonian House in West Brunswick will be transformed into a full scale concert venue by Shadow Electric for a series of unique shows as part of this years BMF.

Brunswick Music Festival March 2016

Filed under: Festivals & Major Events — site admin @ 11:56 am

Brunswick Music Festival.
15-20 March 2016
Sydney Road Street Party

The Tarantinos present: Pulp Fiction AUS

The Tarantinos present: Pulp Fiction AUS
Brunswick Town Hall
Friday, 18th March @ 9:00PM
$27 + BF
A night of surfer rock, blues, country, soul & spaghetti western.
PULP FICTION, the most iconic cult films of all time recently turned 21 and we’re throwing a bash as memorable as the film itself! Bringing the film to life, the sharp shooting musicians of The Tarantinos embody all the hard hitting styles of the films that inspire them – films by Quentin Tarantino – Expect a night of surfer rock, blues, country, soul & spaghetti western.

**Dress as your favourite Pulp Fiction character to win a prize in our best-dressed costume competition
**Get your dancing shoes on for the Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest

The Tarantinos playing the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack live from start to finish followed by a set of all your favourite Quentin Tarantino soundtrack hits!!

Into The Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison 2016

Filed under: blues music — site admin @ 11:34 am

Into The Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison 2016

Friday March 18 The Flying Saucer Club Caulfield RSL 4 St Georges Rd Caulfield
Friday April 15 Her Majesty’s Ballarat 17 Lydiard St.
Friday May 13 Memo Music Hall St Kilda Vic
Saturday October 1 Redland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall 2-16 Middle St Cleavland QLD

Joe Creighton
Joe has fronted his own bands and played with many successful Australian bands, such as Joe Camilleri’s Black Sorrows and Tim Finn’s band, Escapade.He was finally enticed onto the big concert stage by ‘The Voice’, John Farnham, touring nationally with John for 13 years.
In recent years, he has toured internationally with both Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John.

Joe has also shared the stage with such luminaries as Sir George Martin, on his ‘All You Need Is Love’ tour, playing his Hofner bass and taking lead vocal on some of those great Beatles songs, and with Boz Scaggs on his Australian tour, as well as singing vocal backing as a ‘Raylette’ on tour with the legendary Ray Charles.

A singer songwriter in his own right, Joe released his debut album ‘Holywell’ in 1994, and toured with his own band as support to The Neville Brothers. ‘Holywell’ was received with critical acclaim by the Australian press. Recently the album was re-reviewed as “a buried treasure” in Brisbane’s Courier Mail.
Joe’s most recent album ‘Falling Again’ is currently receiving favourable reviews and consistent airplay on ABC radio. Four of Joe’s songs from ‘Falling Again’ are featured in Phil Avalon’s latest movie ‘Liquid Bridge’.
As a session bass player and backing vocalist, Joe has recorded with many successful artists, including; John Farnham, Olivia Newton John, Kylie Minogue, Crowded House, Tina Arena, Lee Kernaghan, Andy White, Judith Durham, and many more.

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Filed under: pop music, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 11:30 am

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks
@ The Caravan Music Club
Friday 18 March
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $45(incl b/f), General Admission- $32(incl b/f)
$33 at the door if available
We welcome back Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks to the Caravan for another rockin gig.
From the time Ross Wilson, the future Daddy of Cool began to Mondo Rock out of suburban Hampton with the 1960’s outfit The Pink Finks, he was intrinsically aware of the heritage of growing up on the fringes of a major city. When he performed in 1966 at The Onion Patch, home of the Red Onions Jazz Band, little did he know he would be returning 48 years later to the very same stage, now The Caravan Club, to perform a homage to the streets of his youth. The semi-acoustic, pared back Ross Wilson Quartet’s Oakleigh debut will highlight the locality references in many of his songs and introduce a parochial spin to songs that have hitherto had a more worldly connotation. Not only expect to hear songs of place from his latest I Come In Peace CD like Fishin’ on a Rainy Day and Land of Contentment, but reworkings of classics like Living In The Land Of Oz and maybe even the Wilson produced Skyhooks classic anthem Carlton. No Mr Eagle Rock show would be complete without all the classic hits of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Come Said The Boy to the Spring Rockin’ Carnival.

ABOUT ROSS WILSON:

Ross Wilson is probably the only person in Australian rock music who can’t make a comeback simply because he’s never been away. In a career that spans over 40 years Ross remains one of this country’s most respected artists. From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as Eagle Rock, Cool World and A Touch of Paradise, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnnys, & more recently The Screaming Jets, Ross’s involvement with success has continued unabated. He fronted Daddy Cool & exploded out of the 70s playing rootsy 50s sounds. Then formed Mondo Rock who surfed the contemporary scene with chart topping singles & albums from the mid 70s to the late 80s. As a solo performer and major songwriter he continued to achieve success & make his mark during the 90s & beyond with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, DEF-FX, Custard, Jennifer Rush (EU), Troy Cassar-Daley, Leslie Avril, Hey Gringo, You Am I, Uncle Bill, Keke (Spain), Renee Geyer, Christine Anu, Duane Jarvis (US), Elkie Brooks (UK), Ann Kirkpatrick & Lee Kernaghan, Sovereign, Pleasantville, Beccy Cole, Sonic Jihad, and The Wiggles! On trips to Europe & the USA he collaborated with O/S writers & concluded the millenium as a special guest performer on John Farnham’s “I Can’t Believe I’m 50” tour & live CD/DVD.

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