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Rock & Roll News:

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 - 10:39 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 - 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
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Upcoming Gigs & Events Announcements:

The moonlighters

The moonlighters return to dandenong workers this friday aug 30..
Submitted Aug 24, 2019 - 11:13 AM by GJR's - 0 comments

Frankie Stevens @ The Atrium 5th Nov

I know this is early, but put it in your Diary's so you don't miss out on a great Afternoon.
Submitted Aug 23, 2019 - 8:36 AM by frankie - 0 comments

Detonators Sunday August 25th Gem Bar 7-9pm

This Sunday August 25th we hit The Gem Bar in Collingwood we are playing from 7-9pm, get in early for a feed and to secure a vantage point because it’s been known to get rather full. It’s not too... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 22, 2019 - 8:29 PM by Dogsby Hocks - 0 comments

DJ Jeff Rocks MELTON this Sat 24th

Melton Community Hall
High St, Melton
7.30pm - Midnight
Entry $13
BYO Drinks & Nibblies
Bookings: Susanne
0418 396 085
Submitted Aug 20, 2019 - 4:45 PM by DJ Jeff Poole - 0 comments

DJ Jeff @ Dandy Workers Club this Sunday night 25th

This Sunday DJ JEFF is back @ The Dandenong Workers Club for another great night of all your favourite music & dancing - FREE entry
PreDinner music & dancing from 6pm & then ROCK... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 20, 2019 - 4:39 PM by DJ Jeff Poole - 0 comments

THE FENDER BENDERS at "ROCK BY THE RIVER", BARHAM NSW

SATURDAY 24th August - “Rock By The River” @ cluBarham (Barham Services Club) 6 - 8 Niemur St, Barham NSW. Band from 1:00pm - 6:00pm.
SUNDAY 25th August - “Play In The Park” @... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 20, 2019 - 7:46 AM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

Kid James Trio Sat 24 Aug

Kid James Trio Rocks Bacchus marsh this Sat, see flyer for details
Submitted Aug 19, 2019 - 9:06 PM by Frank - 0 comments

Cold Heart Two Gigs this weekend.Saturday Night and Sunday evening

A couple of gigs are coming up this weekend for Cold Heart. Saturday Night August 17th we play The Drunken Poet in West Melbourne from 9-11pm then on Sunday August 18th we head back to The Oak Tree... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 17, 2019 - 5:09 PM by Dogsby Hocks - 0 comments

Kid James Trio

See flyer ..
Submitted Aug 14, 2019 - 5:17 PM by Frank - 0 comments

Dj flash gigs

FRIDAY NIGHT @ FURLAN CLUB
Rockin @ The Furlan Club This Friday Night 16th Aug with The Vincent's & Dj Flash in the breaks to keep you Rockin. Fantastic Large Wooden Dance Floor, Great... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 14, 2019 - 3:49 PM by DjFlash - 0 comments

Bookman & Backtrack

Renegade Rockers present
This Saturday August 17th
Bookman & Backtrack
Dance the night away with the Fabulous ... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 14, 2019 - 12:22 PM by renegade rhonda - 0 comments

THE FENDER BENDERS This Weekend

FRIDAY 16th August - Dandenong Workers Club, 52 Wedge St, Dandenong (Melway 90 G9) Band 8:00pm til midnight. Book early: (03) 9792 5064
SUNDAY 18th August - Eddies Band Room, 168... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 14, 2019 - 10:09 AM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

Sat. 17th Aug:BOOKMAN & BACKTRACK ( DJ Monster from FLIPSIDE)

Don’t miss a great night of Dancing and fun at the Green Gully Soccer Club
Saturday August 17th
Featuring Bookman & Backtrack
Great music, lots of Dancing, film clips,... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 13, 2019 - 6:24 PM by Milton - 0 comments

THE FENDER BENDERS are "ROCKIN' @ THE KEYS" (Freccia Azzurra)

WEDNESDAY 14th August - The Fender Benders will be "Rockin’ @ The Keys" (Freccia Azzurra) 784 - 796 Springvale Rd, Keysborough (Melway 88 H11) Doors open 6:00pm. Meals from 6:00pm -... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 11, 2019 - 7:33 PM by TBPlayer - 0 comments

The Treblettes @ Fonzie's Diner, Kilsyth - Saturday 24 August 7:30pm

Treblettes are so super excited about singing at this new 50's diner, that they have already taste tested the food for you. It is DELISH. Fonzie's Diner is amazing we can't wait to sing there.
... [Read More]
Submitted Aug 10, 2019 - 9:13 PM by FiSings - 0 comments
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