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Rock & Roll News:

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 - 8:18 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 - 11:07 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 - 3:29 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 - 4:33 PM by joceb - 2 comments

Good Friday Royal Children's Hospital Appeal Dance

As in previous years, rockers from all over Melbourne came together to take part in the Good Friday RCH Appeal. This is a traditional event that has been happening for many years and it's a way for our Rock n Roll community to show we care. It's a great initiative worthy of everyone's support from the organisers to bands, dancers, merchandise stores, hot rods community etc.

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Submitted Apr 23, 2019 - 12:26 PM by Jitterbug - 5 comments

Sapphire Coast Rock n Rodders Festival 2019

What a fabulous event again in Merimbula for the 10th Sapphire Coast Rock n Rodders Festival. It was hosted by Club Sapphire early in March but, as in the last 10 years, it was principally organised by Lyndon & Kerry with assistance from the local Merimbula R&R club. The weather in this seaside holiday town located in NSW South Coast as usual was fantastic with sunny sky during the whole... [Read More]
Submitted Mar 29, 2019 - 11:13 AM by Jitterbug - 3 comments

Gippy Rocks 2019

Gippy Rocks hosted its fifth year of Rock n Roll Festival in Sale last weekend and it was a very enjoyable weekend of R&R music, dancing and competition. The weather was fantastic all weekend. It was also my first time attending a R&R event in Sale. Gippy Rocks is a charity event with all profits going to charity and for a very good cause. Well done to Gippy Rocks....

The... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 25, 2019 - 7:27 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Ballarat Beat 2019

Despite some pre-event negative publicity and comments on social media about the changes that were to take place for Ballarat Beat, I nonetheless went ahead to attend this rock n roll music and dance festival. I am so glad I went as I had a great time on the weekend listening and dancing to some of Melbourne's favourite bands which included Scotty Baker, Jukebox Racket, Louis King & the Liars... [Read More]
Submitted Feb 11, 2019 - 6:06 PM by Jitterbug - 0 comments

Geelong Jukebox Rockers Summer R&R Festival

Geelong Jukebox Rockers staged its annual Summer R&R festival just last weekend and it was a great success indeed. The rockers I spoke to all had a great time. This R&R festival is one of the "must attend" festivals in Melbourne/Victoria for those who truly love our 1950's style music, dancing and classic cars.

The festival was staged over 3 days starting with the Friday... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 08, 2019 - 7:23 PM by Jitterbug - 2 comments

Kustoms National 2019 San Remo & Cowes Beach Party

From all reports, another successful year for Kustoms National which ran from Friday to Sunday, 4th - 6th January. It's a longstanding event showcasing kustoms cars & hotrods display along with providing live music entertainment to the general public and dancing. Live performance featuring 2 bands performed at San Remo hotel each night after the daytime cars display. Amongst the bands that... [Read More]
Submitted Jan 08, 2019 - 1:52 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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