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25-09-2020 05:39 AM
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Rock & Roll News:

Camperdown Rock The Clock Festival

Despite inclement weather, the rock n roll music festival in Camperdown last weekend was a great success in my opinion. This festival was re-started by some very dedicated people after the demise of Camperdown Rockabilly Cruise Festival 2 years ago. The town and local businesses were keen to keep this 1950's style festival alive as it was such a drawcard for patrons not only from all over... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 28, 2019 - 5:09 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Wednesday Rock n Roll Nights at Freccia Azzurra Club

The Freccia Azzurra Club located on Springvale Road in Braeside is a rock n roll institution in its own right. I was told the venue was started by Lyndon and his Shadoogie band about 18 years ago after the closure of Pitrone's which was then the go to place in Melbourne for 1950's style bands and dancing. And today, it's still very popular with rockers and rockin' every Wednesday night with a... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 26, 2019 - 11:49 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Fast Eddies Poolroom - R&R Night and Swing Night

Fast Eddies Poolroom, arguably, has one of the best dance floors in Melbourne complimented by the venue's excellent sound system and general ambience as a dance venue. A very friendly place to visit whether to listen & dance to great bands, have a snack & drinks at the bar or just have a game of pool.

If you are looking for somewhere to dance on a Sunday night, Fast Eddies... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

New dance venue at Mitcham Bowls Club

Rockers who went along to check out Mitcham Bowls Club dance last Friday night said they enjoyed the venue.* A big dance floor, great music from DJ Adrian, including several progressives and a rock n roll roulette, and a friendly atmosphere.* Around a dozen couples also enjoyed the Cooter cha cha workshop before the dance.

The club has plenty of car parking in a well lit car park... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 07, 2019 - 4:38 PM by joceb - 0 comments

Camp Hollywood 2019

Camp Hollywood is one of the world's premier swing dancing competitions which is held annually in the USA. However, I have noticed that each year it does show case and try to re-create rock n roll dancing and dance scenes from 1950's movies. This year's competition again show cased 1950's rock n roll dancing in all its glory. Here's the video. I hope you enjoy watching it.....

Submitted Sep 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Greazefest Brisbane 2019

This year's festival was the 20th anniversary of Greazefest. Not only that, with other rockabilly festivals being folded up over the last few years, this Brisbane based festival seems to be growing in popularity from year to year. The crowd is getting bigger with several thousands attendees passing through the gates over the 3 days, and there are more bands playing,including those from... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 10, 2019 - 9:39 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

DJ Ashley's Farewell Gig with the Detonators This Sunday

Hi everyone. DJ Ashley and his wife, Leanne, are household names in our 1950's style rock n roll community. For well over 20 or more years, DJ Ashley has tirelessly staged dance gigs at numerous venues all over Melbourne to cater for our dancing enjoyment. He is well known for introducing new bands to the scene as well as engaging the best Melbourne bands of various genres (rock n roll,... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 22, 2019 - 7:18 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Melbourne Open & $1,000 Shoot Out R&R Dance Competition

Jonathan & Zoe's Alleycatz hosted their annual Melbourne Open & $1,000 Shoot Out R&R dance competition last weekend. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there to witness it this year but have done so in previous years. From all reports, the R&R dance event was a great success featuring very high level, competition style rock n roll dancing.

Once again, the featured "Shoot... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 10, 2019 - 10:07 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

VRRDA Rock 'n' Roll Dance Championship 2019

VRRDA Rock 'n' Roll Dance Championships - Victoria's premier event to showcase all that we love about our rock 'n' roll dancing, music & fashion. The VRRDA in Melbourne has been an institution specifically dedicated to promoting our beloved 1950's dancing and music and it has been doing a great job in this regard. Its annual dance championship draws competitors from all over Australia... [Read More]
Submitted May 19, 2019 - 2:29 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

What was happening in March 1996?

I've just been reading a Rock & Roll News from 1996. It's interesting to see the prices of some of the big dances were around the $12 - $15 mark compared with the $15 - $18 price range of today. That's not a bad inflation rate over the past 23 years! I'm sure the cost of venue hire, bands, insurance etc have all gone up a lot more than they were in 1996.

Here's some... [Read More]
Submitted Apr 23, 2019 - 3:33 PM by joceb - 2 comments
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