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Rock & Roll News:

Christmas Rock 'n' Roll Dances

As we move closer to the festive season, venues and promoters in Melbourne and all over Australia have or will be staging their annual Christmas dance. This is always a special time as we celebrate not only live rock 'n' roll music and dancing that we love but also welcoming the coming of the festive season and, of course, Christmas itself.

I would encourage all rockers to go out... [Read More]
Submitted Dec 07, 2023 - 4:21 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

The Satellites & Rechords at Rats, Tatts & Pinups Party

Rats, Tatts & Pinups in association with the Sandown Park Hotel held one of its last 2023 hotrods & classic cars shows last Saturday night. It was staged as a special, one-off event with free entry to see the two bands playing during the night - the Satellites from Adelaide which has been voted the best rockabilly band in Australia several times and Melbourne's own very exciting band, the... [Read More]
Submitted Nov 20, 2023 - 9:24 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Graeme Thomas Tribute Gig

Graeme Thomas who passed away late in 2022, was a giant & legend in Melbourne's music recording industry. He founded Preston Records Studio and was hugely influential in just about any roots, rockabilly and rock n roll bands in Melbourne in the 1980's and 1990's. He could even make his recording studio sounds like the world's famous Sun Studio in Memphis by making small adjustments to his... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 30, 2023 - 10:54 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Alleycatz's 18th Birthday Celebration

Lat weekend, Jon & Zoe's Alleycatz celebrated its 18th birthday in hosting dances and rock n roll classes. They have put in, over the years, a tremendous amount of time and effort together with commitment and dedication in promoting rock n roll dancing & live music in Melbourne. Little wonder, their efforts were deservedly recognised by the VRRDA and inducted into its Hall of Fame this... [Read More]
Submitted Oct 08, 2023 - 3:19 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett, an American singer & song writer, businessman and author, passed away on 1 September 2023 at the age of 76. He was popularly known for his tropical rock music which often portrays a lifestyle as "island escapism". His early song, Come Monday, was a popular tune but his breakthrough song was "Margaritaville" released in 1977. This was followed up with other hit tunes like Fins,... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 06, 2023 - 9:21 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

A Band Called Twang on Tour in Melbourne

A Band Called Twang or popularly known as Twang from Queensland toured Melbourne last weekend playing to full house dance gigs for Jon & Zoe's Alleycatz at the Hungarian Club in Wantirna South as well as at the Polish Club in Sunshine. The last time the band came to Melbourne was 7 or 8 years ago so it was a very welcome gig, and many rock n roller dancers were particularly looking forward to... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 10, 2023 - 9:30 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

The Go Getters on Tour in Australia

The very popular Swedish rockabilly band, the Go Getters, made another visit to Australia this month. I believe it's last tour in Australia was back in 2016 when the band played for Greazefest Brisbane followed a week later at Greazefest Melbourne as well as playing gigs in Sydney and at the Mustang Bar in Perth.

This time around, the band was invited to play for Cooly Rock 'n'... [Read More]
Submitted Jun 21, 2023 - 1:22 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

DJ Ashley

From Lea. "My darling sweet Ashley passed away on Sunday the 12 of February. My heart is shattered. I know his memory of his fantastic music and photos will live on".

Ashley was a true music icon of Melbourne's rock and roll scene who passed away far too soon. He brought people together with his infectious energy, and his passion for music was contagious. He had a unique... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 16, 2023 - 3:35 PM by Mel - 0 comments

Rock n Roll Christmas Dance

With the festive season upon us, clubs and venues are starting to hold their annual Christmas rock n roll dances in the month of December. This weekend, Jon & Zoe's Alleycatz kicked it off with their annual White Christmas Ball held at two venues - the Hungarian Club in Wantirna South and the Polish Club in Sunshine. Both events were sold out early. Kid James Trio which is one of Melbourne's... [Read More]
Submitted Dec 04, 2022 - 11:45 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

2022 VRRDA Victorian Rock n Roll Dance Championship

Imagine being placed in a time machine and get transported back to the 1950's era when rock n roll first bursts open like an all consuming fireball thrusting itself almost uninvited, and rudely intruded and interrupted the very conservative 1950's social fabric, culture and values as well as the music & dance scene at that period in time. There was Elvis the King, Bill Haley & the... [Read More]
Submitted Jul 05, 2022 - 11:52 AM by Jitterbug - 0 comments
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Upcoming Gigs & Events Announcements:

Vincents @ Bayswater Bowls Fri 22nd Sept.

The Vincents and DJ Adrian at Bayswater Bowls, 43 Phyllis St Bayswater

See flyer for details.

Bookings essential
Submitted Sep 18, 2023 - 7:06 PM by joceb - 0 comments

Frankie Stevens Duo Sat 28th Oct Lakeside Rockers Bairsdale

I know it's early, but some things have to be organized, specially if it means going away for the weekend to Bairnsdale, hahahahah.
If you would like to dance to Authentic 50's & 60's... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 15, 2023 - 4:53 PM by frankie - 0 comments

RHYTHM ROCKERS @ Darebin RSL

RHYTHM ROCKERS @ Darebin RSL
Saturday 30th September
A Night of Music & Dancing
402 Bell Street, Preston
Band Time 8.00 PM - 11.00 PM
Bar & Bistro... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 14, 2023 - 3:42 PM by Rhythm Rockers - 0 comments

Andrew Portelli @ Fonzies Diner Friday 13th October

5:30pm - 9:30pm
Fonzies Diner
Halloween Party

93 Canterbury Rd KILLSYTH
bookings Essential 9761 9500
dress up Party
Prize for the best scariest... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 12, 2023 - 9:37 PM by aportelli - 0 comments

Next Generation-Sun. 17 Sept. @ Frankston Bowls

GET READY TO DANCE your way into a toe-tapping afternoon at the next Southern Country Music dance!
"THE NEXT GENERATION" a musical force that's been brewing for over 25 years. The NexGen... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 11, 2023 - 5:05 PM by essex. - 0 comments

Rockin' Tones @ Maribyrnong Sat 16th Sept.

Rockin' Tones @ Maribyrnong
Submitted Sep 11, 2023 - 4:54 PM by joceb - 0 comments

Bookman @ Pockets Sunday 17th

Bookman at Pockets Moorabbin, (formerly Eddies Bandroom) and DJ Adrian.

DJ 6.30pm, band starts 7pm.

NO BYO drinks or food

$20 entry

... [Read More]
Submitted Sep 11, 2023 - 4:51 PM by joceb - 0 comments

The Moonlighters Sunday Arvo

Top day out!
Submitted Sep 09, 2023 - 11:46 AM by GJR's - 0 comments
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