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Wed, 28 December 2016

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

Filed under: roots music, pop music, contemporary music, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 6:42 pm

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

SHE RATES for female artists and artisans KC Publicity

Filed under: roots music, rock music, General — site admin @ 1:06 pm

Melbourne-based publicist and feminist Karen Conrad has decided once again to try and fix the gender pay gap for women who need PR in Australia.
Karen is offering *SHE* RATES for female artists and artisans - 20% off new publicity campaigns from now until January 30th for new female-driven arts, fashion, theatre and music PR campaigns.

“Women have to live in the same world that men live in and pay the same prices men do for accommodation, basic essential services, food, drink, fun - everything - while earning nearly 20% less. I don’t think that’s fair.

“Last year I ran a special for four months to offer quality PR campaigns for women at 20% off my regular fees and it went over so well I’ve decided to do it as often as I can afford to,” says Karen.

The gender pay gap is at a record high of 18.8 per cent according to Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures, prompting calls for the Federal Government to reverse the upward trend.

Men now earn almost $300 more per week based on the average weekly earnings for full-time workers.The latest figures represent the biggest gender pay gap since the ABS began collecting the data in 1994.
All campaigns must be booked in between today and 30 January 2017, but you can advance book any project with an end date before 30 May 2017.

If you’re a woman with a new project to promote, book it in now on 0400 527 365 or email karen@karenconradpublicity.com for *SHE* Rates.

Cheers

Karen

Thu, 28 July 2016

Satellite Lounge Opens with Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks Aug 2016

Sat 6th August 8.40pm
Rosw Wilson & The Peaceniks.
Welcome to the Satellite Lounge
Beaming live entertainment into your suburb.

Once upon a time, every Melbourne suburb had a hotel with live music. It was a way of life: you watched Countdown, listened to the radio, and headed off to the pub with your friends to see Australia’s best bands. Live music has always been one of life’s great pleasures, with the exhilaration of the crowd dancing and singing along.

Times have changed, and you now have to go into the city (mostly) to get your fix of live music. It’s not just a thing you can do on a whim, with taxi fares and parking costs adding up very quickly, not to mention standing up for hours trying to get a decent viewing position.

Well now you have another choice … and it’s much closer to home.
The Satellite Lounge is opening at the Wheelers Hill Hotel in August. It’s a venue with a long history of live entertainment and it’s easy to get to, with plenty of free parking. Just a short drive from both the Eastlink and Monash Freeway exits, The Satellite Lounge sits right on the corner of Jells & Ferntree Gully Roads, featuring a large outdoor terrace with views of the Dandenong Ranges and promising patrons an experience above and beyond the expectations of normal “pub” style entertainment.

Industry stalwarts Mark Burchett (Flying Saucer Club) and Neil Wedd (Thornbury Theatre) will be programming the entertainment. Having many years of experience in running venues and promoting live music, Mark and Neil know what makes a great night out. The Satellite Lounge will offer an exciting and diverse program of live entertainment playing host to a wide variety of music including high profile local and international artists, the best up and coming acts as well as outstanding tribute shows.

Adjacent to The Satellite Lounge is the main Wheelers Hill Hotel complex, where the bistro will offer 10% discount to Satellite patrons seeking pre-gig dining. On offer are a superb variety of food styles, with craft beers and wines, fostering an atmosphere of old school sophistication.

Where?
Cnr Ferntree Gully & Jells Rd Wheelers Hill

Gig list…

Sat 13th August Wendy Stapleton Presents ‘The Dusty Springfield Story’

Sat 20th August The Black Sorrows

Sat 27th August Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie presents ‘Million Dollar Riff’

Fri 2nd September Dylanesque – The Bob Dylan Story

Sat 3rd September The Chantoozies 30th Anniversary Show

Fri 9th September The Amy Winehouse Show Feat. Atlanta Coogan & The Little Big Band

Sat 10th September Jam The Funk

Sat 17th September Inxsive – pay tribute to ‘The Swing’ & ‘Kick’

Sat 24th September Raw Brit

Fri 30th September Purple Revolution – A Tribute to Prince Feat. Andrew De Silva

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