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Fri, 21 October 2016

The Rebelles annual christmas spectacular


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 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

Into The Mystic

Filed under: Irish music, blues music — site admin @ 1:00 pm

Into The Mystic – The Music of Van Morrison
Friday 14 October
The Satellite Lounge Wheelers Hill
Tickets from $22 +bf
Ticket Pricing
event_seatReserved Seating $33 + bf
General Admission $22 +bf
At the Door $25
Doors Open:
8pm(Standing Area)
With front man Joe Creighton born and raised in Belfast, he is able to bring a tremendous authenticity to his show that pays homage to the legendary Irish songwriter that is Van Morrison.
Legendary Australian singer and bassist Creighton grew up in Belfast during the late 1960s under the backdrop of the civil rights movement, riots, religious and social unrest – remarkable times played out to the soundtrack of Van Morrison and a band simply known as Them.

From the coffee shops on Belfast’s Royal Avenue, the anthemnic chorus of G.L.O.R.I.A boomed, cementing a style of music that Creighton has carried with him throughout a stellar career. Known primarily as one of this country’s most formidable bass players that has seen him tour with John Farnham, Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John, Creighton is also a singer/songwriter with his debut album ‘Hollywell’ released in 1994 to critical acclaim. Into the Mystic sees Creighton effortlessly recreate the feeling of those heady days and releases the essence of the music that was so integral. He takes the audience on a journey that begins in the 1960s and moves through the decades encompassing Van’s worldwide hits with a sprinkling of some of the more mystical poetic songs from Astral Weeks.

Thu, 25 February 2016

Ireland The Show March 2016

Filed under: Irish music, acoustic music, Live Music Venues, folk music — site admin @ 1:22 pm

The Irish are coming, and they are bringing the music with them!
GOLD COAST – Ireland The Show
Sunday March 13, 2016 at Jupiters Gold Coast

BRISBANE – Ireland The Show
Wednesday March 16, 2016 at QPAC

Ireland The Show set to paint the town green: Gold Coast March 13 + Brisbane March 16 just days before the celebration of St Patrick’s Day!

From the country that has given us Bono, Liam Neeson, Niall Horan, Oscar Wilde and Van Morrison, comes the show that sets fire to the stage!

The Irish are headed our way and they are bringing all the colour, characters and high-kicks that have made the whole world fall in love with the emerald isle.
Ireland The Show is an exciting full throttle new Celtic production celebrating the very best of Irish heritage and culture showcased by a cast of world champion Irish dancers, musicians and singers. The show stars for one night only on the Gold Coast on March 13, before heading to Brisbane on March 16.

The show kicks off (literally) with a whirlwind of energy, as the musicians create lively, inspiring tunes, pushing the dancers to new levels of artistic expression, and transporting old traditions from the Irish fireside to the international stage. It’s the music that makes your skin tingle, and the dances that makes you want to join in. The expressive language of dance ranges from a gliding shimmer of subtle soft shoe choreography, to pounding dramatic hard shoe steps. The execution of seemingly effortless high kicks is married perfectly with modern polish, Irish charm and dazzling Vegas-style Celtic costumes.

The show is produced by Brisbane born talent, Ethan Walker who currently has stage productions playing all over the world. He is just 29. This will be the first time in front of his hometown audiences.

Now based in Las Vegas, Ethan Walker’s career curve is already extraordinary. He morphed from a Brisbane teen with a dream, to sleeping in the alleyways of Dublin, Ireland to world tours with renowned dancer, Michael Flatley’s spectacular Irish dance show, Lord of the Dance.

After randomly starting Irish dancing when he was 14, his talent shone and after just two years, he decided to join a show. His plan was devious and dedicated!!! “I had a pen pal in Ireland, and kind of forged a contract from this made-up dance company, posted it to her in Ireland, and asked her to send it back to my address in Australia,” he said.

“So when it arrived, my mum, being nosy, sees this contract that has arrived from Ireland, and opens it.” Bait taken!! After much cajoling his parents lent him the money to fly to Dublin for the “job”, still totally unaware that the dance contract was a ruse. “I arrived in Ireland, and had nowhere to stay, no job. I had told my parents accommodation was being provided. I think the hardest part was living in an alleyway with my suitcase, just huddled up for a couple of nights.” Walker laughs. “I would go to a pay phone, call my mother, and act like, ‘oh, it’s great, rehearsals are going fantastically,’ then go back to my alleyway.

“Luckily, there was a show in Killarney (population 13,000), that I tried to get into. They gave me an audition, and I got the job.” From here Walker snuck to Dublin, to audition for legendary Irish-American step dancer/choreographer/producer Michael Flatley, who promptly hired the now 17 -year-old for his newest dance extravaganza, “Celtic Tiger”. He then spent two years traveling the world, dancing in both of Flatley’s hit shows, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Tiger.

Performing wasn’t enough, Walker wanted to produce, and so he created IRELAND- The Show! Fast forward four years, and the show has toured the US, receives standing ovations at every performance and has an Irish Music Award Nomination.

Last year Walker launched his first ever Las Vegas production, Piano Man at the V Theatre, Planet Hollywood and he will open Alice in Wonderland in New York this coming July.

Thu, 26 February 2015

Iris DeMent USA Pieta Brown USA Tony Joe White

Thornbury Theater Shows
The Beggars Sing The Seekers
Sat April 18
The Beggars Sing The Seekers is The Beggars Tribute to The Seekers wonderful fifty year career. Can an Adelaide Folk trio in 2014 be the 1960’s London based international hit making machine? Of course they can.
“The best Australian vocal band since the Seekers” Normie Rowe [Australia] 2011
From their early days in the Melbourne cafe scene to London, swinging centre of the 1960s pop universe, The Seekers rode a rollercoaster of pop/folk hits! In 1968 their BBC TV breakup special Farewell The Seekers broke TV viewing records and their popularity has not faded with the years. Following in the great Aussie tradition set by Dame Nellie Melba and John Farnham, The Seekers have broken up and reformed countless times.
Iris DeMent (USA) with special guest Pieta Brown (USA)
Thu May 28
Considered “one of the finest artists of her generation”, Iris DeMent has established herself as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music. Her debut album ‘Infamous Angel’ was deemed an “essential recording of the 90s” by Rolling Stone and the NY Times said it “distills love, heartbreak, disillusionment and humour in songs that go straight for the heartstrings.” Its 1994 follow-up, ‘My Life’, earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. 1996’s ‘The Way I Should’ addressed political as well as personal themes and also earned a Grammy nomination. 2004′s ‘Lifeline’ was a collection of traditional gospel songs that she sang as a child growing up in a Pentecostal household. In 2012, she released the critically acclaimed ‘Songs From The Delta’ twelve self-penned compositions that the Boston Globe called “a work of rare, unvarnished grace and power”.
Gordie Tentrees (CAN)
Thu March 5
International touring award nominated Canadian artist Gordie Tentrees is coming to perform at The Thornbury Theatre on the 5th of March, 2015. Tentrees performs 200 concerts in 11 countries each year and has toured with Kelly Joe Phelps, Steve Poltz, Fred Eaglesmith, and Mary Gauthier.
“Tentrees delivery is so relaxed and unpretentious it’s impossible to not get drawn into his world. Sounding like a younger John Prine” No Depression (US)
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, and raised on his family farm in Bancroft, Ontario, Gordie Tentrees has spent the past 15 years working on his craft while hiding out in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Melbourne Ukulele Festival
Fri March 13 - Sat March 14
Yes, the sixth annual M.U.F is just around the corner and ready to storm the Thornbury Theatre with a happy riot of ukuleles! Presented by Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, this two day festival features performances by The Nukes (NZ), Funkalleros, Victoria Vox (US), Ralph Shaw (Can), Ukulele Russ (Alaska), Ukulele Ladies, The Pockets, Tyrone and Lesley, Black Orchid Stringband and Melbourne Ukulele Kollective.

Tony Joe White
Wednesday March 18
The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, is a bona fide legend of the music game that has been honing his craft for the best part of 50 years. And it will be on display once more as he returns to Australia for an 18 date tour that will see him play shows in Sydney, Dee Why, Cronulla, Hurlstone Park, Coogee, Bulli, Kincumber, Newcastle, Medlow Bath, Devonport, Melbourne and Newport. The tour will also include appearances at Boogie Festival, Forth Valley Blues Festival, Blenheim Festival and Byron Bay Blues Festival. Tony Joe White was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of authenticity to everything that he touches.
Z-Star (UK) and Jay Power
Saturday March 21
Z-Star (UK)
A molten core of Rock & Roll born in the flames of some ancient Soul, the wildest she-manic blues woman on the planet, Z-Star, will lead you into temptation with her electrifying collective. Expect to rock the funk out with dirty basslines, phat blues beats, raucous rock n roll guitars and soul soaked vocals. Zee’s raspy blues tones unleashed in her passionate delivery fill the skies with a buzz that seems to flow on tap from the source.
Jay Power
Combine slick beats and sassy vibe with vocal prowess and Jay Power is what you get. If you like soul, wrapped in pop, driven by funk and laced with Hip-Hop, then this show is for you. Jay’s new album is the kind of music the soul singer known for – with strong grooves and soaring vocals. This time though with an enigmatic twist that can only be experienced live.
Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart - ‘The Rushing Dark’ Single Launch
Sat March 28
Lucie Thorne’s new album, ‘Everything Sings Tonight’ is set for release on 1st June 2015. And to give us a taste of what’s in store, Lucie returns to The Velvet Room in duet with long-time collaborator & legendary drummer Hamish Stuart to launch the first single from the album, ‘The Rushing Dark’. The duo recorded most of this new album in Berlin late last year, and it marks a bold and musically adventurous new direction for the pair. They’ll be playing a selection of this new material alongside a swag of old favourites. Very special guest for this evening’s concert is troubadour sweetheart Jimmy Dowling.
The Waifs
Wed April 1
The Waifs hit the road again with tastes from their recently recorded forthcoming album.
It’s rare to have all members of The Waifs in the same corner of the world for such an extended period of time.
Having finished a string of dates at the end of 2014, Vikki, Donna, Josh, Ben and Dave have seized heir geographical togetherness to do what they love the most – write and play music.
G. Love & Special Sauce
Sat April 4
All the way from Philadelphia USA with their eclectic mix of laid back Blues, Hip Hop and R&B; the original line up of G. Love & Special Sauce are making their triumphant return! 20 years after the release of their self-titled debut album and 8 years since their last live performance together, the original line up of G. Love & Special Sauce arrive on the back of their 2014 album Sugar, breathing new life into their groove-heavy, Chicago-Blues infused brand of stripped down Rock and Roll. With the influences of Elmore James, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and Lou Reed, the band has stripped themselves back to the old-school air of their first record with a mature and developed instrumentation without losing any of the unique, funky American Blues vibes that were the foundation the bands success.

Benny Walker ‘Through The Forest’ Album Launch
Fri April 10
Victorian Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people and laid back grooves, all elements that emanate through his velvety vocals and sensitive delivery.
Join Benny as he releases his album #3. ‘Through The Forest’ is out March 6th independently through Black Murphy Records. The first single ‘Will there be a light’ has been getting steady airplay nationally since it’s release in November 2o14, with the follow up single ‘The Fool’ released in Feb.

Mon, 23 June 2014

Into the Mystic Van Morrison Birthday Tour

Filed under: acoustic music, Irish music, blues music, folk music, Tours, Gigs, General — site admin @ 7:48 pm

Into The Mystic Van Morrison Birthday Tour
As promised, here is a link for all booking details and be warned some venues are selling really fast!
Looking forward to seeing you again soon!


• Sunday July 27th Devonport Jazz TAS
• Friday August 1st Wonderland Spiegeltent Docklands VIC
• Saturday August 2nd Flying Saucer Club Elsternwick VIC
• Saturday August 9th Yarraville Club VIC
• Saturday August 16th Knox Community Arts Centre VIC
• Sunday August 17th Torquay Bowls Club VIC
• Saturday August 23rd Sale Performing Arts Centre VIC
• Friday August 29th Brisbane Irish Club QLD
• Saturday August 30th Ormond Hall St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC
• Saturday September 6th Southern Peninsula Arts Centre Rosebud VIC
• Friday September 12th Caravan Music Club Oakleigh VIC
• Saturday October 4th Carnegie Hall Carnegie VIC

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