Bowie Unzipped starring Jeff Duff

Most recently Jeff performed at ‘Let’s Dance’ Festival in Carinda, where Bowie himself visited thirty four years ago to shoot the film clip for the song.

Expect to hear Space Oddity, Let’s Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust PLUS MORE!

Jeff’s unique interpretation of Bowie’s remarkable and enduring songbook is one that leaves audiences in absolute awe. He has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET and was a special guest (in conversation) at the opening of the Bowie exhibition in Melbourne. So much more than just a tribute show, Jeff’s unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook has fans returning night after night.

Ben Waters (UK) w/ special guest Derek Nash

Ben was voted Europe’s #1 Boogie Woogie piano player in 2016. He has played with the best of the best in the music industry including; The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Jools Holland, Ray Davies, Leo Sayer, PJ Harvey and many others.

“I have been a boogie fan since since the 1950s and seen pianists all over the world. None come close to Waters”. – Blueprint Magazine.

Ben will be joined by special guest Derek Nash, a member of the Jools Holland Orchestra since 2004. Derek has led Sax Appeal for over 30 years and is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has appeared live & on TV with such greats as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox & Tom Jones.

This show is A MUST SEE, note it on your calendar!

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Mike Rudd presents ‘Spectrum Plus’ w/ special guest Brenden Mason

SPECTRUM *plus is the latest plaything of Spectrum’s Mike Rudd, that veritable and ever-optimistic chap from the ‘70s, who, apart from founding Spectrum, is most famous for the opening few bars of harp (harmonica) that anybody who was around at the time, or from that time since for that matter, instantly recognises as the opening of the ‘money’ song, Someday I’ll have money, also occasionally known by its actual title, I’ll Be Gone, a classic national No. 1 hit way back when.

At about the same time as Spectrum was being famous, another Melbourne band was carving out its own idiosyncratic niche in Oz rock history. Madder Lake and Spectrum’s paths rarely collided but both bands were following their own stars and mutual respect was mixed in with the inevitable youthful competitiveness.

Brenden Mason was (and still is) the Madders’ guitarist and for many decades Mike has trusted Brenden’s pre-eminent ability as a guitar whisperer to maintain his small but hard-worked cache of stage and studio guitars, with the result that the two have enjoyed a warm friendship without either imagining there could be a musical union in the offing.

That moment has arrived! Spectrumites will know that Rudd has recently been dabbling with the Spectrum to Ariel retrospective concerts that feature former Arielist Glyn Mason and which have been an outstanding success.

Now another Mason enters the picture to join Spectrum in SPECTRUM*plus, naturally different again, but the prospect of adding Madder Lake’s guitar architect to the mix Mike Rudd salivating uncontrollably. The palette will broaden too, with songs from The Heaters as well as Spectrum, Murtceps and Ariel. There might even be some room for a Madder Lake song…

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Chain – 50th Anniversary Show

Gaining an immediate status as a dominant underground group, Chain went on to have a number of hits in the early 70’s -‘Black ‘n Blue’, Judgment’ and Matt Taylor’s ‘I Remember When I Was Young’.

Their double gold album ‘Toward the Blues’ is a landmark recording in Australian music history and has influenced the direction of blues and roots performers in this country since. Renowned for their onstage chemistry and their unique blues/rock style of music, Chain is a great musical experience and non-stop entertainment.

Chain rekindles the spirit of the sixties and seventies plus brings a thoroughly modern approach with the tight sound they are known for.

While Matt Taylor and Phil Manning each have successful solo careers, it is with Chain that the fusion of harmonica, guitar, bass and drums combined with their unique songwriting results in an immediately recognizable sound.

Exciting driving rhythms and soaring harmonica and guitar compliment Matt’s powerful vocals and their stage presence is hypnotic.

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Rebecca O’Connor as Tina – Simply the Best!

Due to overwhelming demand, Rebecca and her band are back at The Satellite Lounge this December, showcasing all Tina Turner’s hits. It comes hot on the heels of her recent “standing room only” sold-out tour of South Africa and Botswana in April where audiences were astounded with her performances.

No miming or backing tracks used in this show! Rebecca tours with a world class band of rock musicians and her 2 dancers; Ashleigh and Hayley, who she affectionately calls her “Rebeccettes”. This show rocks from start to finish with such iconic hits as Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary, River Deep, Private Dancer, When the Heartache Is Over, Better Be Good To Me, and of course her anthem, Simply the Best.

Tina’s fans or just lovers of great music will be gob-smacked at just how incredible this show is. When she last performed in Australia, she received standing ovations at every performance, including 2 sold out shows at the fabulous Palm Room at Crown Casino.

Rebecca O’Connor grew up in County Cork, Ireland and was introduced to Tina Turner’s music through her parents as a young girl. She immediately loved everything about Tina and knew most of her songs word perfect as a young girl.

“When I first heard Tina it was like a volcano went off inside me. I knew then this amazing woman would influence me forever..” Rebecca’s career was now in the early stages of construction. She joined her first band at 17 and incorporated Tina’s songs into the bands set list. When she won a local Karaoke competition singing a Tina Turner song, her mother entered her into the European Stars in Their eyes competition and she went on to take out the title in front of over 33 million viewers.

Rebecca O’’Connor looks and sounds like Tina Turner on stage, but she is adamant and quotes……. “There is only one Tina turner, she is absolutely amazing and I admire and respect her so much and I hope that I can bring her power, energy and magic to each and every show I perform..Most performers don’t have what she has, and never will have”

Tina Turner is one of the greatest live performers in music history. Her career has spanned 50 years in which she has received numerous awards including Eight Grammy’s. Her combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide. She has sold more concert tickets than any other solo music performer in history and her achievements have led many to call her ‘The Queen of Rock’n’Roll.
Don’t miss your chance to see Rebecca with her wild hair, sparkling mini dresses, red lipstick and stiletto heels do the undisputed Queen of Rock’n’Roll pure justice in a performance that can only be described as “Simply The Best”.

“This show is way beyond a tribute act..Rebecca is an amazing performer and vocalist..I was mesmerised, a night you’ll never forget”.. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)

“Sensational..I thought I was watching Tina herself” …Vanetta Fields (original member of The Ike & Tina Turner….. Ikettes.)

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Nathaniel presents ‘Let’s Get It On’ – The Songs of Marvin Gaye

On a spring day in 1939, The Prince of Soul, Marvin Gaye, was born to loving parents in Washington DC and became one of the elite few who shaped the sound of Motown in the 1960’s. His tumultuous life and legendary music have been brought to life in a 60 Minute intimate show featuring Multi-Platinum selling artist Nathaniel Willemse. Nathaniel takes us through Marvin Gaye’s life and music with hit after hit and introduces us to musical relationships that some may not be aware of. From the title song “Let’s Get It On” to the soul classic,”Heard it through the Grapevine” Nathaniel’s four-octave range will have audiences mesmerised. If you think of the Multi-Platinum selling song, “You” and the funk soul hit “Live Louder” you will start to get the picture of how this show was meant to be.

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Pearl – Janis Joplin Show

Undeniably talented, with a voice that stems from the depths of a soulful heart… singer, songwriter Anthea (aka Jewels) Sidiropoulos has enjoyed a music career spanning over 15 years as an indie-artist. She has covered everything from originals to covers in Blues, Funk, Rock, Soul and in the likes of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, the Greek Blues (Rembetika), the Greek love songs (Kantathes) and the 60’s & 70’s ‘new wave’ and ‘entekno ~ art music’ of Greece. Anthea has produced four CDs and has appeared on many others. Aside from the genres previously mentioned, two of the CDs she released, were of Meditation/Relaxation content. In 1993, Jewel travelled to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas and New Orleans, to research her show ‘Pearl-the Ultimate Janis Joplin show’ – There she met and performed 4 shows with Janis’ band members from ‘Big Brother and the Holding Company’ and ‘The Kozmic Blues Band’ – She also interviewed colleagues, associates and family of Janis, which ultimately gave her the insights she needed to write the show. A vocalist for numerous bands, Anthea has collaborated with many significant figures/composers in the music industry and is
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Party Girls present – ‘A Very Retro Xmas’

With sold-out shows across Melbourne all year, the Party Girls are set to get festive and rock the Satellite Lounge with their hilarious and high-energy show, complete with costume changes, big wigs, cheesy choreography and ‘audience participation’.

So round up your friends and work colleagues, dig out your shoulder pads, squeeze into your high-waisted jeans, gel that hair up and don’t miss your chance to party like it’s (Christmas) 1985!

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Russell Morris & Band

The past five years have been an incredible musical journey and privilege for Russell Morris who has been fortunate enough to create and release two albums of blues and roots music that pertains to some of the iconic characters, events and moments in our rich tapestry of Australian history. The two previous albums were produced by Mitch Cairns, with whom Russell works and creates harmoniously with.

The first album released was Sharkmouth. Sharkmouth was all about the urban back blocks and the characters that inhabited them. Mostly based around the depression years and a bit either side. Set out to paint a landscape of how many people must have felt in those times around the early 1900’s. Sharkmouth went on to be the highest selling Australian album of 2013, picking up an ARIA Award for best Blues and Roots, reaching number 1 in the charts and surpassing Platinum sales. A very unexpected but welcomed success.

The following album was Van Diemen’s Land which had a focus on larger events rather than individuals, from the prison ships that began Australia as a penal settlement to the union strikes, the First and Second World Wars as well as paddle steamers on the Murray River. Van Diemen’s Land was nominated for Best Blues and Roots at the 2014 ARIA Awards, certified Gold sales and was the highest charting album of Russell’s 50 year career to date debuting at No.4 on the overall ARIA Charts.

Russell has now arrived at the third and final album in the series of Australian stories. Also produced by Mitch Cairns, this album is titled “Red Dirt – Red Heart”, and the name belies its subject matter – The Australian Interior. Any history of Australia albeit, very brief, has to include the people who have inhabited this wonderful country for at least 40,000 years. Stories of two bushrangers, a song about a beautiful town, a song about a loner, a recluse, and an escape artist (Gaol that is), a snake and the spectacular Nullabour. Also included is some of our great indigenous heroes in the hope that we can share their stories.

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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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