What a great festival Ararat’s 23rd Annual Jail House Rock and Roll festival was over the weekend 17 – 19 March.
Created in 1995 as a not for profit incorporated body, the 2017 celebration of all things rock’n'roll; showcased the fantastic Fender Benders, the tremendous Smokin Wingtips, the Rockin Atomic High Tones, the great Robyn and the Rancheros, the wonderful Two of Us along... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 21, 2017 - 1:51 PM by Starshine -
Charles Edward Anderson Berry or going by his stage name, Chuck Berry, died yesterday at the age of 90. Born in St Louis, Missouri, he was one of the founding legends of 1950's Rock n Roll with hits like Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B Good. More hits followed in the 1960's with Nadine and You Never Can Tell etc and he was a major influence on the British Invasion bands like the... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 19, 2017 - 9:25 AM by Jitterbug -
What a great event, and a huge crowd not just rockers turning out in force but also receiving big support from the general public. I estimated there were several thousands patrons on the day including many families having a great time last Sunday in Brisbane. After all, it was promoted as a family-friendly event.
Redlands Rockabilly Revival was held in the Cleveland Showgrounds... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 - 7:31 PM by Jitterbug -
Congratulations to Peninsula Rocks in celebrating 10 years of hosting live bands and R&R dancing at Rosebud Italian Club last weekend ! Peninsula Rocks celebrated in style last Saturday night with singing of the "Happy birthday" song and birthday cakes shared with all the dancers. It was a fully booked R&R dance.
Peninsula Rocks aim to bring R&R music and dancing to... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 06, 2017 - 8:44 AM by Jitterbug -
In February, Adrian's Red Hot Rockers were approached to provide some volunteer dancers for a series of events at Aveo Retirement Villages. I coordinated volunteers for 3 retirement villages, Mingarra in Croydon, Fountain Court in Burwood, and Domaine in Doncaster. As entertainment for the residents, and also marketing for the villages, a "Summer Rocks Tour" with rock and roll afternoons were... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 27, 2017 - 12:35 PM by joceb -
If you are not already aware, over the last 12 months Rob Bellio from Kingpin Kuztums has been holding regular hotrods & classic cars events which also feature live bands and rock & roll dancing with the gigs being rotated around various hotel venues around Melbourne. So far, I have seen advertised gigs being held at Sandown Park hotel, Shoppingtown hotel in Doncaster, the Monash hotel... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 19, 2017 - 12:37 PM by Jitterbug -
From all reports, another great weekend of fun and entertainment at Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival. Whilst I arrived only on Saturday early afternoon, the action actually started on Thursday night with the Lincolns and the Hillbilly Hellcats (USA) sharing the performance stage at the "Lounge" in George hotel. More action followed on Friday night with the American rockabilly band and Little... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 14, 2017 - 10:53 AM by Jitterbug -
Despite ominous weather forecast for a very hot day on Saturday and rain on Sunday, the feed-back was very positive from those who had attended last weekend's inaugural Shepparton Shake-Out Rockabilly Festival. I wasn't there on the opening Friday night but had a great time on Saturday & Sunday.
There was just so much to do and see. Non-stop music all day & night, live... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 06, 2017 - 2:49 PM by Jitterbug -
Several gigs were held last night throughout metropolitan Melbourne and in regional Victoria to usher in the New Year for 2017. There was of course fireworks display in the city plus several other places like in Mornington & the Frankston foreshore.
Amongst the bands that played last night were the Straight 8's at DJ Ashley's, The Fender Benders at Rock 'n Suzie, the Vincents... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 01, 2017 - 5:06 PM by Jitterbug -
Our greatly loved friend "Mustang" Geoff Griffiths has sadly passed away and a memorial and celebration of his life will be held this Friday 24th March at
Altona Sports Club, 11 Altona Rd,... [Read More]
Hi Everyone. For those of you who could not make the Cruise on the 2nd April, I will be at The Dandenong Rsl on the !st April, I would dearly love to see you there for a great Night of Rock &... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 - 6:37 PM by frankie -
The sensational Speedsters return to Flipside on Friday 24th March 2017, with their very popular brand of Rock & Roll music. In addition the Flipside Giant Screen will be showing all your... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM by Milton -