All rockers love Jerry Lee Lewis and his wild on stage antics. If that doesn't set you on fire then surely his equally as wild & hot rockin' boogie woogie piano tunes will get your toes tapping and heart dance beat racing a million miles an hour. And now Melbourne will get the rare opportunity to see his sister, Linda Gail Lewis - the Rock & Roll "Queen" of the USA, performs at the... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 19, 2015 - 8:26 AM by Jitterbug -
The Victorian Rock’n’Roll Dance Association (VRRDA) is pleased to announce that Barbara Mitchell, from the Geelong Juke Box Rockers, and Mel Hogan, the creator of VicRock, are the 2015 inductees to the Victorian Rock’n’Roll Dance Hall of Fame.
The VRRDA established the Victorian Rock’n’Roll Dance Hall of Fame to recognise those special people who have made a notable... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 07, 2015 - 3:02 PM by RobE -
Seems like Daveys Bar on the Frankston Foreshore is just about the last remaining "dinosaur" in our live music & dance scene. Well, apart from a few RSL venues which cater mainly for a different segment of clients, Daveys Bar still doesn't charge an entry fee when just about every other live music venue in Melbourne has gone in the other direction. Even Flanagans Bar in Pier Hotel, managed by... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 05, 2015 - 10:58 AM by Jitterbug -
It's goodbye to 2014 as rockers danced the night away on New Year's Eve at various venues including the Fender Benders at Westend Market Hotel, Robyn & the Rancheros at Boronia RSL, Prairie Oysters at Cheltenham-Moorabbin RSL and Atomic Hi Tones in Ballarat. I am sure there were a lot more venues around Metropolitan Melbourne and country Victoria featuring different bands & DJs to... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 01, 2015 - 11:15 AM by Jitterbug -
Spread the word! Jonathan & Zoe are doing a fantastic job teaching and promoting rock & roll dancing in Melbourne. For those who don't know about Jonathan and Zoe, they are the reigning Victorian Rock & Roll dance Champions and have won the open event in the last 2 or 3 years running.
Jonathan and Zoe's own creation - the "8 Week Wonders" dance class, is slowly but... [Read More]
Submitted Dec 14, 2014 - 9:29 AM by Jitterbug -
I first saw James (lead guitar and vocal) when he was then playing for one of Melbourne's most vibrant and popular bands, Crash & the Fender Benders. James has since "re-badged" the band into the Fender Benders and taken on Terry on bass (ex Shadoogie) and also Peter Moore on drums replacing Fred who played with the band for many years.
Surely, the band is now Melbourne's... [Read More]
Submitted Nov 18, 2014 - 1:27 PM by Jitterbug -
Another wonderful festival in Camperdown last weekend. Slowly but surely, it is becoming one of the "must attend" festivals in Australia if you are into 1950's era music, dance, culture, pin up glamour, fashion, hotrods and Kustom cars. It was just about non-stop action from Thursday evening to late Sunday night with a huge line up of international and local bands with music genre ranging from... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 30, 2014 - 7:50 PM by Jitterbug -
Well, yet again the Bendigo Jailhouse Rockers put on a fantastic festival week-end of music, dancing and good old country hospitality! Chevrons arrived Friday afternoon and after setting up camp (and enjoying the obligatory holiday champagne/beer and BBQ dinner), we headed off to the Strathfieldsaye Sports Club to relax to the sounds of Blackhill Ramblers, meeting up with fellow members of the... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 15, 2014 - 8:04 PM by ChrisR -
Sunday afternoon / evening dance at Camberwell Central Bowls Club, 14 Bowen St Camberwell. Plenty of parking, air conditioned venue with a lovely dance floor. BYO nibbles, NO BYO, as the bar is open,... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 - 3:05 PM by joceb -
At the Hungarian Community Centre (off Boronia Rd, Wantirna South). Bands include Firebird, Itchy Fingers, Hank Jalopy Demons, Scotty Baker, Warren Early Band etc. Entry $35. Bands from 2pm.... ... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 - 10:20 AM by Jitterbug -