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Thu, 22 June 2017

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Mon, 24 April 2017

Scotland The Brave @ Hamer Hall 30.6.2017

Filed under: world music, folk music, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs — site admin @ 3:02 pm

Scotland The Brave
Hamer Hall
Friday 30 June, 8pm
Sunday 2 July, 2pm
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes, includes 20 minute interval
Scotland The Brave is the smash hit celebration of the best of traditional Scottish music, song, and dance.
This spectacular production features over 100 singers, dancers, and musicians, performing popular works such as Amazing Grace, Highland Cathedral, The Gael, Ye Banks and Braes, Auld Lang Syne and many others. The thrilling line up of soloists includes the internationally acclaimed soprano Mirusia and popular tenor Gregory Moore.

Scotland The Brave, with its rousing anthems and dashing performances, has captivated audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand and in North America and is now a best-selling DVD for ABC Classics.

Wed, 28 December 2016

My Leonard Cohen : Sat Mar 18 2017

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My Leonard Cohen : Sat Mar 18 2017
@ Thornbury Theatre.

Sold Out Smash Hit of the Edinburgh Fringe D’Arrietta’s six piece band provides gutsy and arresting interpretations of Cohen’s powerful works, framed by a personal narrative. The stories give an insight into Cohen’s life and the motivations behind the songs, with a sprinkling of laconic humour. ‘A glowing tribute to this legendary artist’ Pop Culture Few bodies of musical work rouse, seduce and are of such great solace as that of the great singer songwriter Leonard Cohen. Soulful lyrics are laced with raw emotion and sheer seductiveness. D’Arrietta’s arrangements add an uplifting, upbeat feel. ‘In D’Arrietta’s hands, these are proper rock songs’ Broadway Baby **** For two decades, Stewart D’Arrietta and his collaborators have brought their own musical personality to the works of great songwriters, including Tom Waits, John Lennon and Randy Newman, and have received praise for shows in Australia and overseas.

‘My Leonard Cohen’ was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, with sold out shows and rave reviews from critics and fans alike. ’…this is one not to be missed’ Daily Business ***** D’Arrietta on piano and vocals is accompanied by a veritable ‘who’s who’ of Australia’s best rock musicians. ‘Taking no prisoners… to put it mildly, they are storming’ SG Fringe **** Expect Cohen’s best, including the heartrending Suzanne, the iconic Tower Of Song, the desperately sensual I’m Your Man, and the mournful, but mighty Hallelujah – all delivered as you’ve never heard them before. ‘A show not just for Cohen fans but for anyone with a true love of music and theatre and great musicianship’ Stage Whispers ‘A show for both newcomers and golden Leonard lovers, both intimate as well as big entertainment’ The Beat ‘…the opportunity to experience the remarkable Stewart D’Arrietta in live performance’ Australian Arts Review ‘My Leonard Cohen is above all, very, very fun’ Broadway Baby ****!

Satellite Lounge Gigs 2017 Chris Wilson,Jimi Hocking, Geoff Achison

Sun 15th January Ed Kuepper – By Request

Sat 21st January Ramble Tamble – The Australian Creedence Show

Sun 22nd January Chris Wilson and Band

Fri 27th January Jimi Hocking & Geoff Achison – Guitar Showdown!

Sat 28th January Scarecrow – The Mellencamp Show

Fri 3rd February Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier and The Beggars

Sun 5th February ‘A Spoonful of Cream’ presented by Paul Wookey & Shannon Bourne

Sat 11th February Raw Brit

Sun 12th February Mental As Anything

Wheelers Hill Vic.

Fri, 21 October 2016

Satellite Lounge Gig List ED KUEPPER

In a real coup for the Satellite Lounge Ed Kuepper will be performing his Solo and By Request show on Sunday January 15. Ed Kuepper is a giant in Australian music. From founding The Saints, to creating the Laughing Clowns, having a solo career stretching over 25 years as well as playing with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ed is a towering figure in the music scene and his shows are never less than rivetting. Tickets go on sale Friday October 21 at 9.00am.

Last weekend marked the first time we hosted Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon events. All went well with big crowds for all shows. The atmosphere on Sunday was wonderful, the ability to see a show in the afternoon and still be good for work on Monday was appreciated by the audience.

This week sees Nick Barker and the Monkey Men playing the Rolling Stones hits and great album tracks on Friday night. Along with The Monkey Men you can see Shannon Bourne, one of Melbourne’s greatest guitarists. Tickets are selling fast!
Mikelangelo is one of Australia’s most stylish performers. On Saturday night he will bring the songs of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits alive.

We have Sun Rising - The Songs that made Memphis on Saturday October 29. Recreating the era, playing songs from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and more, you will be singing and jiving away.

New events
On top of the Ed Kuepper announcement we will have Grand WaZoo presenting a Christmas show on Friday December 23. Melbourne’s long standing great soul big band are a firm favourite for a great night out.
Christmas Party Bookings

Check out our line up of gigs for December, including Wendy Stapleton, Party Girls, Bob Starkie, Leave Your Hat On and Grand WaZoo. Many of these shows would make a great work Christmas Party night out. Feel free to ring us on us on 0402 306 141 to arrange a group booking. We offer discounts of up to 20% for bookings of 10 or more.
Seating Options
We are making changes to our seating plans for some upcoming events. For most new shows where we don’t have a dance floor we will be offering A Reserve and B Reserve seating. The A Reserve seats will be at the front of the room, and the B Reserve seats will be situated to the rear of the room. The B Reserve seats are cheaper, but still with a great view.

The Rebelles annual christmas spectacular

tHORNBURY THEATRE UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat Oct 22: Into The Mystic The Music of Van Morrison

Sun Oct 23 : Men of Letters

Fri Nov 4 : The Celibate Rifles live (2 Sets – acoustic + electric)

Fri Nov 11 : The Pigs (Bluegrass)

Sat Nov 12 : An Audience with Jack Gatto (Elvis Tribute Artist)

Fri Nov 18 : The 19th Australian Nation Northern Soul Weekender

Fri Nov 25 : Rumours presented by beyondblue + The Thornbury Theatre

Sat Dec 3 : THE REBELLES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR!

Sat Jan 7 : Bowie Festival - Bowie Unzipped

Fri Mar 10 2017 : Midge Ure Something from Everything

Mon, 5 September 2016

The Satellite Lounge Gigs

Fri 7th October Soul Sacrifice – The Music of Santana

Sat 8th October The Badloves

Fri 14th October Into The Mystic – The Music of Van Morrison

Sat 15th October The Substitutes present Giants of ’60s Aus Rock Show

Sun 16th October Russell Morris

Fri 21st October Nick Barker & The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones

Sat 22nd October Mikelangelo sings Cave Waits Cohen

Fri 28th October Dallas Crane

Sat 29th October Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis

Fri 4th November Linda

Sat 5th November Absolutely Live – The Doors Show

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