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Rock & Roll News:

New Year's Eve Dances & Celebrations

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 - 6:06 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Camperdown Cruise Festival 2016

Another fun weekend with Camperdown Cruise Festival 2016 held last week. Camperdown Cruise Festival is an iconic music, dance, fashion & hot rods festival and is one of the "must go" on the Australian 1950's style music festival calendar. I attended on Saturday and Sunday and yes, flying in from Brisbane (sunny one day, perfect the next) the weather in Camperdown was less than perfect this... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 25, 2016 - 1:09 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Rave On Touring Melbourne on 14th & 15th October

Over the years, Melbourne rockers have been treated to great music and dancing to a number of wonderful bands hailing from Adelaide. From rockabilly to rock & roll and to swing we have bands like the Lincolns, Lucky Seven and the Satellites just to name a few of those bands.

And in October this month, Melbourne rockers are in for a special treat when another great Adelaide... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 04, 2016 - 2:22 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

2017 Victorian R'n'R Dance Hall of Fame

The Victorian Rock’n’Roll Dance Hall of Fame recognises and honours those who “have made a significant contribution to the Rock’n’Roll dance scene in Victoria for a considerable period of time”.

The inductees will receive their awards at the 2017 Victorian Rock’n’Roll Dance State Championships.

Ensure that your submission clearly shows how your candidate meets the... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 07, 2016 - 9:54 AM by RobE - 0 comments

VRRDA Committee - A Few Changes

At the AGM last Sunday there were a few changes made to the VRRDA Committee.

Marj Coates is taking a break after many years of service. The Committee expressed its gratitude for Marj's hard work and dedication.

Malcolm Barker also stepped down after temporarily filling a Committee spot during 2015/16.

We welcome to the Committee Jo Duncan & Dave... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 25, 2016 - 1:46 PM by RobE - 0 comments

TJ & the Twinspinners - 1950's style Rock & Roll and Rockabilly Band.

Living in Melbourne as a rocker and dancer is like being spoiled by the variety of gigs and top quality 1950's style rock & roll and rockabilly bands on offer week in, week out. And quite regularly, we are being entertained by top bands from interstates.

TJ & the Twinspinners headed by Tony Jansen on vocal, guitar and boogie woogie piano are a South Australian band that... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 17, 2016 - 7:41 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Greazefest Brisbane 2016

Lori Lee's Greazefest Brisbane hosted the 1950's style Australian Kustoms, Rods, Retro Fashions & Rockabilly event for the 17th year running on the weekend at a brand new location at the Cleveland Showgrounds. A fantastic venue I must say with a huge ground for customs & rods display, merchandising and food vendors plus a covered stage for live bands, dancing and Miss Pin Up competition.... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 08, 2016 - 1:36 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Danny Boyd & FlashBack



Flashback over the years has entertained people for over 40 years and most of those years FlashBack was fronted by One of Victoria’s top vocalists Danny Boyd , Danny past away in 2010 and... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 07, 2016 - 5:12 PM by michael&flashback - 21 comments

5th Alleycatz $1,000 Melbourne Open Dance Competition

The Alleycatz dance competition hosted by Jonathan and Zoe was held last Saturday for the fifth year running. It is proving to be very popular not only to dance competitors but also generating lots of interest from the rock & roll community wanting to see top class rock & roll dancing in competition. The $1,000 prize money is certainly a big drawcard.

Apart from the... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 03, 2016 - 10:26 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Cooly Rocks On Rock & Roll Festival 2016

No doubt about it, Cooly Rocks On Festival 2016 continues on the tradition in entertaining & thrilling rock & rollers with its 1950's nostalgia extravaganza. Perhaps not quite as expansive in terms of bands variety and numbers as its predecessor, the Wintersun Festival, but nonetheless it was another fantastic Rock & Roll week in Coolangatta, Queensland celebrating all things 1950's... [Read More]
Submitted Jun 15, 2016 - 2:12 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments
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Upcoming Gigs & Events Announcements:

BOOKMAN This Weekend

FRIDAY 26th July - Ararat RSL, 74-76 High St, Ararat. Music from 7:30pm - 10:30pm. Ph: (03) 5352 2794
SATURDAY 27th July - CJ Rockers @ West Rosebud Bowls Club, 66a Elizabeth... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 23, 2019 - 7:05 PM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

Hello from DJ Ashley, finally out of hospital & ready to call it the end for me this

Hello from DJ Ashley, finally out of hospital & ready to call it the end for me this w/end with The Detonators 3pm to 6pm, DJ Ashley 2pm to... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 23, 2019 - 11:36 AM by djashley - 1 comment

Kid James Trio @ Rainbow hotel Sunday

This Sunday sees The kid James trio at the rainbow Hotel Saint David Street Fitzroy 4 pm sure to be a great afternoon early evening gig love to see you all
Submitted Jul 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM by Frank - 0 comments

Dj Flash Gigs

FRIDAY NIGHT @ FURLAN CLUB
Rockin @ The Furlan Club This Friday Night 19th July Featuring Atomic Hi tones & Dj Flash in the breaks to keep you Rockin. Fantastic Large Wooden Dance Floor,... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 - 3:22 PM by DjFlash - 0 comments

JUMP AND JIVE at The Arthur Wren Hall Hampton Park

The Hampton Park Progress Association proudly presents the fabulous JUMP AND JIVE at the Arthur Wren Hall 16-20 Stuart Ave Hampton Park, $17 entry, Doors open 6.30 and band starts at 7.30 until... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 - 2:08 PM by MichaelM - 0 comments

THE FENDER BENDERS at DANDENONG WORKERS CLUB

FRIDAY 19th July - The Fender Benders will be rockin' at the Dandenong Workers Club, 52 Wedge St, Dandenong (Melway 90 G9) Band 8:00pm til midnight. Book early: (03) 9792 5064
... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 16, 2019 - 7:06 PM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

Kid James Trio at the Rainbow Sun 21July 4pm

Follow your nose to David St Fitzroy, you won’t be disappointed ...
Submitted Jul 15, 2019 - 8:36 PM by Frank - 0 comments

Triple F Presents Frankie Stevens @ The Clayton Bowl Club Sunday 18th Aug

Now a definite one for your Diaries.
Triple F Presents.
Sunday 18th August 1.30 to 6.00
A great Afternoon of Authentic 50's & 60's Rock & Roll.
The Flyer says it... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 13, 2019 - 9:21 AM by frankie - 0 comments

Apple 98.5 FM PRESENTS THE KID JAMES TRIO

Details as per flyer... love to see you..
Submitted Jul 10, 2019 - 7:11 PM by Frank - 0 comments

Dj Flash Gigs

TRIPLE F ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DANCE
SATURDAY Night 13thJuly
Featuring Shake 2 (a dynamic duo Cj & Monty) & DJ FLASH
ROCK & ROLL DANCE SATURDAY -7.30pm till late
@... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 10, 2019 - 10:03 AM by DjFlash - 0 comments

BOOKMAN This Weekend

FRIDAY 12th July - Adrian’s @ Bayswater Bowls Club, Phyllis St, Bayswater (Melway 64 C5) Dance class 6:30pm. BOOKMAN 7:30pm - 11:00pm. NO BYO DRINKS. Info & bookings: Adrian 0452... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 09, 2019 - 2:02 PM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

Itchy Fingers this Friday 12th July at Jan Wilson Hall

Itchy Fingers this Friday 12th July at Jan Wilson Hall
Halton Rd, Noble Park
7pm-11pm, band 8pm
Beautiful large dance... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 09, 2019 - 10:55 AM by djashley - 0 comments

Christmas In July with The Honkytonk Rockers this Sunday at Moorabbin Bowls Club

Sunday Afternoon Sessions 2-6pm band 3pm, Christmas In July with The Honkytonk Rockers at Moorabbin Bowls Club this Sunday 14th July
... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 09, 2019 - 10:51 AM by djashley - 0 comments

The Treblette @772 Wine Bar - Sunday 14 July 4-7pm

The Treblettes @772 Wine Bar, Caulfield

We're back!! The sassy vocal trio, The Treblettes return to @772 Wine Bar. Get ready for a fun afternoon full of 40's hits, 50's rock n' roll,... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 08, 2019 - 9:26 PM by FiSings - 0 comments

Kid James Trio at Eddies band room Sun 14 July

Kid James Trio at Eddies band room this Sunday 14 July.. band kicks off early
Submitted Jul 08, 2019 - 4:43 PM by Frank - 0 comments
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