Nick Barker & The Monkey Men play Rolling Stones

Across two big sets the band will feature tracks, well known and some more obscure, from the classic Stones albums including Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street, Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock n Roll, Black & Blue and Some Girls.

Dance the night away to Stones favourites such as ‘Far Away Eyes’, ‘Beast of Burden’, ‘Factory Girl’ and more! It will be a night to get a little nostalgic and appreciate the greatness that is The Rolling Stones so book your tickets today!

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Absolutely Live – The Doors Show

The Doors and the songs of The Doors are powerful metaphors for freedom of expression. The songs were given their birth in the ‘60s, when substantial world events brought about changes in western culture because people needed avenues to express their new ideas of freedom.

This carefully orchestrated production including stage projections sets the scene. Lead singer Tony Dee aka Jim Morrison works the crowd from the opening number of Riders on the Storm to Morrison’s spine chilling poetry from Celebration of the Lizard King, all the way through to the final numbers of LA Woman and Roadhouse Blues. This band knows how to bring the audience to a high pitched crescendo, and they love it!

Reviews: ‘The band really captured how it would’ve felt to be at a real Doors show in the 60s. I now know why the audience went crazy when the doors played back then..this is a serious, touring re-creation stage show!’ – Beat Magazine

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Ian Moss – Solo

‘Tuckers Daughter’, ‘Telephone Booth’, ‘Beautiful Thing’, ‘Out of the Fire’, and ‘Mr Rain’ all feature on the 1989 solo debut album from the enigmatic Cold Chisel guitarist and singer. Produced by Chris Lord-Alge and released in August 1989, Matchbook spent three consecutive weeks at #1, staying in the Top 10 for a staggering 14 weeks and went on to sell in excess of Double Platinum. The DVD of the Matchbook Concert Tour went Gold on the day of release. This landmark album included songs penned not only by Mossy, but also by Chisel bandmate Don Walker and included Steve Prestwich on drums along with a who’s who of Australian musicians. Widely respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, on ‘Matchbook’ Ian Moss delivered an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.

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Into The Mystic – The Music of Van Morrison

For the past four years, Into The Mystic has played solidly to increasing sell-out crowds across the country. Fronted by Joe Creighton, who is arguably one of this country’s finest bass players, it is his vocals that have cemented him as a formidable talent and front man after stepping out of the shadows as bassist and backing vocals for icons such as Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham.

Starting out as a four piece band the show mushroomed into a five piece, then seven piece and now an established eight piece band which incorporates the three piece horn section affectionately known as The Belfast Horns lead by the legendary Jimmy Sloggett on Saxophone.
Creighton grew up in Belfast during the late ‘60s to the backdrop of the civil rights movement, riots and religious and social unrest – remarkable times in history that all played out to the soundtrack of Van Morrison and a band simply known as Them.

Roaming the same streets as Morrison, Creighton would watch Them perform live in the early days at the Maritime Club in Belfast and it is this connection that allows Creighton to bring a raw honesty and tremendous authenticity to his show Into the Mystic that pays homage to the legendary Irish songwriter – Van Morrison.

Creighton’s reading of Van Morrison’s ‘Madame George’ is just about the best version of the song outside Astral Weeks.” – Brian Wise, Rhythms Magazine 3RRR

Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie presents ‘Million Dollar Riff’

Yes it’s true, they’re coming out into the paddocks again. Million Dollar Riff, is a celebration of the music of Skyhooks and the phenomenal word smithery of Greg Macainsh.
In 1998 Bob was inducted into the Aria hall of fame recognizing the significant contribution he and his fellow Skyhooks made to Australian live music.
Joining the band will be the remarkable Lisa Edwards from the John Farnham Band on lead vocals, Steve Williams (sax/harp/percussion) who also toured long-term with John Farnham, Michael Cristiano (guitar), Sean McLeod (drums) from Taxiride and Kim May(bass). Get ready to bust a move on the dance floor groovers as Bob Starkie and band bring you a whole bunch of Skyhooks favourites such as ‘Livin in the 70s’, ‘Horror Movie’ and who can forget the classic ‘Women in Uniform’!

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Dancing In The Street – A Tribute to Motown

In 1962 the Motortown Revue took the ‘Sound of Young America’ and hit the road, filling theatres and dance floors across the USA. With a band featuring some of the best and most experienced musicians in Melbourne, Dancing In The Street captures the essence of the great Motown sound and is guaranteed to fill theatres and dance floors across Melbourne. The Dancing In The Street performers are no strangers to the stage, having performed in Melbourne for many years, in all manner of performances, from theatre productions to tributes to artists such as Joe Cocker and Ray Charles.

THE BAND
Jon Roberts – Lead Vocals
Regin Le Faye – Lead Vocals
Kate Johnston – Backing Vocals
Martin DeMarte – Guitar & Vocals
Joseph Beckitt – Keyboards & Vocals
Shane Cole – Bass
Jeff Barnes – Drums
Andrew Arney – Saxophone
Bryan Chetcuti – Trumpet

 

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Gypsy – The Rumours of Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac

Peta Clegg, Julee Johnson and Chris Smith, together with Michael Balcombe on guitar and Greg Latham on drum, will take you back to the velvet underground as Gypsy in this captivating show! Gypsy began in 2006 and is the original Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. They are still performing sell out shows at all the top venues in Melbourne, not to be missed!

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Soul Sacrifice The Music of Santana

Melbourne’s one and only Santana Tribute band to perform another show at The Satellite Lounge this November. For the band, it’s all about the music and putting on a great show focusing on classic Santana (late 60’s/70’s with a splash of later stuff) covering Latin rock, rock, funk Latin soul and jazz genres. The infectious grooves and rhythms of Santana classics such as ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Evil Ways’, ‘Oye Como Va’ & ‘Smooth’ will have you dancing the night away!

The Band:
Lead Guitar: Alex Buick.
Keys, organ, backing vox: Linden Compassi.
Congas, bongos, percussion, backing vox: Greg Hayward.
Timbales, bells, congas, percussion, backing vox: Leo Ramos.
Lead Vocals, guitar, rhythm guitar: David Jankos. Vocals: Jane Willison.
Bass: Andrew Tsindos.
Drums: Josh Geoghega.

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Chris Wilson & Band

Chris has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. Wilson has had the pleasure of working the likes of James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach, X, Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford.

Chris has performed in the U.S. at SXSW and two Folk Alliance Conferences. He has won the respect of many overseas artists, among these Joe Henry, Charlie Musselwhite and Tony Joe White. Bob Dylan once made a special trip backstage to shake Chris’ hand after a show together in 1992!

Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns.

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Mike Elrington is a gifted singer songwriter with incredible guitar skills. Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering his signature, gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own, very few people forget a performance from this man. The commitment to his live shows and the well-earned reputation for leaving nothing behind but sweat has seen him invited to perform at some of Australia’s finest festivals, including the iconic Byron Bay BluesFest, Bendigo, Sydney Blues and Roots Festivals & Blues on Broadbeach to name but a few.

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The Substitutes present ‘The ’60s Girls Rock Show’ w/special guests Kelly Auty & Andrea Lees

The Substitutes are:

Neil Scott – Guitar, Vocals
Neil Scott grew up in Manchester and learnt to play guitar by listening to records by The Beatles, The Hollies and The Who. His natural ability and a succession of bands lead him to tour Australia as part of the successful British pop band Chalice who elected to stay at the end of the tour. Neil remained with Chalice until they split in 1979 when he went on to play with a number of popular Australian bands, notably Captain Spalding. He is an extraordinary guitarist, a fine lead singer and his Mancunian accent enables him to sing a range of British ‘60s songs with uncanny authenticity.

Peter Reid – Drums
Peter Reed is a veteran of Melbourne’s rock scene who began his career as the drummer in pop band the New Dream who had half a dozen top 10 hits in the late ‘60s. Since then he has played and recorded with numerous bands such as Gary Young’s Hot Dog (at Sunbury ’74), Pantha, the Mark Gillespie Band, The Tremors (with Kerryn Tolhurst from the Dingoes), Lynne Randell Band, the Phil Manning Band, the Jane Clifton Band. He has taught drums to budding students for many years (including Daddy Cool’s Gary Young) and is a highly regarded technician.

Pete Robinson – Bass, Vocals
Pete was a founder member of one of Melbourne’s first ‘60s pop bands, The Strangers. This band appeared regularly on TV, had at least a dozen national hits, and featured John Farrar who went on to become a successful songwriter in the US. Pete’s subsequent musical career has included such roles as television musical director, arranger, record producer for the likes of John Farnham, Johnny Young, Russell Morris, Ted Mulry and the Masters Apprentices. Most recently Pete was invited to become Music Director for the Go-Show reunion shows that have toured Australia annually since 2010. Pete is very well known and highly respected within Melbourne musical circles.

Peter Summers – Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Peter has been obsessed with music in all forms his entire life and played in many different sorts of bands (jazz, country rock, punk) before forming New Wave band Strange Idols in 1979. They recorded a single and album and toured extensively in the early 1980’s. In 1984 Peter retired from music because of family commitments but re-emerged in 2004 after being forced to attend yet another corporate event with a B-grade covers band (involving a laptop computer). He decided to prove that ‘60s music could be played with the fire and originality of the period and hence formed The Substitutes with some first class likeminded musicians.

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