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Wed, 28 December 2016

My Leonard Cohen : Sat Mar 18 2017

Filed under: roots music, blues music, rock music, folk music, Gigs — site admin @ 7:43 pm

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.

Virgil Donati,Joe Chindamo, Richard Stubbs, Bev Killick & Lehmo

Swing into the New Year in style at Bird’s Basement. From Jazz to the jocular, we have you covered
at Bird’s Basement in 2017.
Hosting international legends and national musical treasures, plus regular Comedy Nights featuring
the wittiest names in the business. Come celebrate Bird’s first year!
Tickets for all shows are available now from birdsbasement.com.

Virgil Donati (Aus/USA)
Legendary drum virtuoso.
Shows from the 24th to 29th January.

The Beatles Part 2&3
Joe Chindamo continues his unique journey through the Baby Boomers’ Song Book on 30 January and 27
February as he revisits The Beatles.

Richard Stubbs, Bev Killick and Lehmo
Comedy Bird’s for Comedy Tuesdays!

Phil Turcio’s Oddities and Electronics 1.2.2017
Sarah Maclaine 2.2.2017
Raul Midon USA 3,4th 5th February 2017

Fri, 21 October 2016

From Dusk Till Dawn The Tarantinos 28.10.2016

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The Tarantinos present From Dusk Till Dawn - The 20th Anniversary Show Friday 28th October @ The LuWow

The Tarantinos are celebrating the 20th Anniversary release of the classic Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez vampire collaboration movie From Dusk Till Dawn at The LuWow Friday October 28th 2016.
Playing the blistering soundtrack in full. Special guest is the sensational Ferri Maya as Santanico Pandemonium, featuring a live snake performance.
Including a second set of Tarantino hits and The Luwow’s own vampire Go Go Goddesses!!
And more movie related treats on the night!

Tarantino die-hards are invited to come dressed in their best Vampire or Tarantino costume for a chance to win a prize!
Doors at 8pm
The Tarantino’s play @ 9:30 & 11:30pm.

The LuWow, 62 - 70 Johnston Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065: https://www.facebook.com/theluwow/
$20 Entry.
ickets available here: http://theluwow.bigcartel.com/product/from-dusk-till-dawn-20th-anniversary-show
https://www.facebook.com/events/172821503125365/?ti=cl

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

Garbage and The Temper Trap

Filed under: roots music, rock music, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs — site admin @ 1:15 pm

Garbage and The Temper Trap
ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY
a day on the green have again assembled an epic line-up for its next series of winery concerts! Alt-rock pioneers Garbage and Australia’s own multi-platinum chart toppers The Temper Trap come together for five outdoor shows through November/December. Joined by special guests The Preatures, Tash Sultana and Adalita - one of the must-see tours of the summer!
TOUR DATES

26th November 2016 Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
27th November 2016 Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale SA
29th November 2016 Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth WA
3rd December 2016 Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley NSW
4th December 2016 Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton QLD

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