Category Archives: Melbourne

Tour News : The Iron Maidens – Australian and New Zealand 2018 Tour

THE IRON MAIDENS
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2018

A David Roy Williams Presentation

The Iron Maidens – the world’s best (and only all-female) Iron Maiden tribute act – are bringing their intense and electrifying live shows to light up venues across Australia and New Zealand. These five adrenaline-charged women have The Number Of The Beast on speed-dial and possess the musical chops to deliver awesome renditions of all your favourite Iron Maiden classics.
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Tour News : (POSTPONED) Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience – 2018 Australian Tour

JBLZE dates scheduled for later this month in Australia and New Zealand will be rescheduled to May – June 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates.
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Husky Announce ‘Walking In Your Sleep’ Australian Shows – April 2018


To coincide with the release of ‘Walking In Your Sleep’, the final single off their critically acclaimed third LP Punchbuzz, psychedelic-folk-dreamers Husky announce a string of intimate shows at iconic rock venues around the country.
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LANY Announces 2018 Tour


Riding high on an unstoppable wave of recent success, LANY, LA’s finest purveyors of inter generational alternative music, return to Australia for three huge capital city shows in 2018. Their debut self-titled album, released in June last year, was the highest charting debut album on the Billboard Charts in 2017, and if last year’s Splendour in the Grass set is anything to go by, these will be some of the hottest tickets around.
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Breabach announces Australian national tour with new award winning album – March/April 2018


Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands.
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MRS. BROWN’S BOYS – 2018 AUSTRALIAN ARENA TOUR – Starts January


Voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st century by the Radio Times in the UK, Mrs Brown’s Boys will make a triumphant return to Australia in 2018. The Multi Award Winning Mrs Brown’s Boys will perform live, their brand new show FOR THE LOVE OF MRS. BROWN.
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Tour News : Almond Soy – Social Misfit Australian Tour – January 2018


One of the surest signs it’s summer in Perth is the wave of brilliant new music that emanates from the city every year. A perfect case in point is Social Misfit, the debut EP from indie five-piece Almond Soy. Opening with the band’s energetic single Happy Ever After, the EP is a triumph of mature songwriting and the boundlessness of youth.
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Tour News : Unwritten Law Return in 2018 to perform ‘The Black Album’ in full


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TOUR UPDATE:
Due to unprecedented demand, UNWRITTEN LAW have added Adelaide to their February Black Album tour.

David Roy Williams “We’ve never seen such incredible demand from Adelaide for a show. We really hope to see Adelaide come out in force”

Along with the additional Narrabeen and Brisbane shows, UNWRITTEN LAW have also added a South Eastern Melbourne show with a gig at the Pier Bandroom.
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CLEAN BANDIT Announce GLADES As Special Guest For Debut Australian Shows In January 2018

Frontier Touring is incredibly excited to reveal that Sydney trio GLADES will be taking the stage this January as special guest to one of the biggest names in electronic music, Clean Bandit, for all shows on their East Coast headline tour.
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The Aints Play The Saints (’73 – ’78) – Sydney and Melbourne Shows – March 2018


The Aints, the powerhouse vehicle of singer / guitarist Ed Kuepper, bassist Peter Oxley and drummer Paul Larsen, encore in Sydney & Melbourne (only) this March performing the material of Kuepper’s adolescent band The Saints (’73 – ’78). Keyboardist Alister Spence and a 3-piece brass section complete the 2018 Aints with underground legends feedtime joining the undercard in Sydney and Melbourne psychedelic five-piece Sand Pebbles completing the line-up in the southern capital. Tickets for both shows are on-sale 9.00am Thursday 21st December.
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Tour News : Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge Australian Tour – April 2018

TEG LIVE is proud to announce two of the most successful female American singer/songwriters, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge, will perform in a double headlining tour across Australia in 2018. Tickets on will go on sale 10.00am, Monday, 18 December through Ticketek. In a worldwide exclusive, this is the first time the two will tour together and share the stage in a powerhouse show that will showcase all the biggest hits from these two amazing women.
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Live Review : KC and the Sunshine Band at Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley | 10 December 2017

Review by Natasha Wyborn

KC and the Sunshine Band at Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley VIC | 10 December 2017
Photographer: David Jackson

A Day on the Green | Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley, Victoria | 10 December 2017

“You can’t stop the music”. Well actually you can, in the Yarra Valley on Sunday evening promoter Michael Newton was faced with the unenviable task of informing the packed venue that due to an illness of founding member Victor Willis, Village People would not be performing. The event scaled back to three acts would go ahead following an apology from the promoter. At this stage there were a number of patrons that took the option of a refund and left the venue. For the majority of the crowd they stayed and partied like it was 1976.

Australia’s Marcia Hines hit the stage looking glamorous in a shinny pant suit. Hines graced and moved around the stage much like her countdown years in the 70’s. Backed by a talented three piece ensumble the disco era was the obvious theme of her set. Hines also snuck in the odd classic “You” went over well with the crowd. Sadly as quick as it began it was over with Hines blasting out “It’s Raining Men” to the dancing crowd.

A Village People tribute by DJ Grand Master Baitz complete with an audience “Village People” fashion parade received the endorsement of the crowd with one Indian dancer so committed to the YMCA he could easily have taken the place in the current line up of the band. A brief appearance by Village People including Victor Willis also recieved the crowds admiration.

Philadelphia born 70’s disco icons Sister Sledge took the stage featuring founding members and sisters Debbie and Kim Sledge. From the onset it was a trip back to Studio 54 and the days where the disco ball ruled every dance floor in the world. Playing hits like “Frankie”, “He’s the Greatest Dancer”, “Thinking of You” and “Mama Never Told Me”. The band got an immediate reaction from the crowd. From dancing pantsuits and cork high heels to a construction worker who had jumped fence from the village to join the disco people. Finishing their set with the world wide smash “We Are Family” there was an obvious love and unity in the crowd.

Backed by nine musicians and four gorgeous dancers, Harry Casey AKA KC lead his Sunshine Band (KC and the Sunshine Band) through a collection of hits which resulted in on your feet based on the ground and moving basically from the first beat. All the hits were showcased including “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”, “Keep It Comin’ Love” and “Boogie Shoes”. The 79 smash “Please Don’t Go” saw the crowd change from disco dance floor to close and romantic. Casey’s engagement throughout the set was entertaining. Commenting on his age and waist expansion “I’m 66 and over the years i have gained a few pounds, there was a time when I was going to rename the band to KFC” referring to the colonel Sanders… everyone laughed . A highlight for the evening was the inclusion of the 1974 Casey penned “Rock Your Baby” made famous by George McCrae. The hits kept coming with “Boogie Shoes” and “Get Down Tonight” before wrapping up with “That’s the Way (I Like It).

A Day On The Green – www.adayonthegreen.com.au

KC and the Sunshine Band – http://www.heykcsb.com/
Sister Sledge – http://www.sistersledge.com/
Marcia Hines – http://marciahines.com.au/

Rochford Wines | Yarra Valley, Victoria – www.rochfordwines.com.au/

Check out all the photos from the show here.