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The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

Kolour­ful Kapers, Spot­light Base­ment The­atre, Benowa:

The first com­mu­nity the­atre show for the year is a fan­tasy tale of imag­i­na­tion and ad­ven­ture fea­tur­ing fairy godmothers, evil queens and the Rain­bow Colours. (Re­port, left.) Shows to­mor­row, Sun­day, Mon­day and Jan­uary 10-13 at 10.30am and Satur­day and Jan­uary 14 at 11am. Call 5539 4255 to book.

Dis­ney Live! Mickey’s Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, Gold Coast Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre:

A con­cert-style show with 25 classical Dis­ney and Pixar stars per­form­ing remixed ver­sions of some of this year’s hottest hits – from rock to hip hop, swing, reg­gae and coun­try tunes. Shows to­mor­row and Satur­day at 9.30am and 1pm.

Spirit of the Horse with A Trib­ute to Phar Lap, Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar:

This all-new show cel­e­brates the coura­geous spirit of the horse in Aus­tralian his­tory, with a trib­ute to famed Mel­bourne Cup win­ner Phar Lap. Penned and di­rected by Si­mon Win­cer ( The Cup), with mu­sic by Lee Ker­naghan and Garth Porter. Din­ner and show Tues­days to Sun­days. Ar­rivals 6.15pm.

Re­drum Cabaret, Drac­ula’s:

Franken­stein meets Moulin Rouge in the the­atre restau­rant’s sauci­est show yet – a schlock hor­ror cabaret in­spired by B-grade flicks. Din­ner/show Tues­day to Satur­day at 6.30pm.

More shows,

Ja­son Del­phin and Marc Cowie, 1two3: The dou­ble act play acous­tic rock, pop, oldies and Top 40. Show at 8pm. Free en­try. Ge­orge Ferguson, Lauxes: Lo­cal mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ist Ferguson has worked with artists in­clud­ing Tina Turner, The Hol­lies and­del Shan­non. A former mem­ber of the Maori Vol­canics, he plays a pi­ano/vo­cals res­i­dency Wed­nes­days, Thurs­days and Satur­days from 7pm, Fri­days from 6pm and Sun­days from 3pm. Free en­try. Jazz Night, The Loft: The Root Note head­line Jazz Night with a se­lec­tion of lo­cal spe­cial guests. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $5. Zookeep­ers, South­port Sharks: Per­form pop­u­lar cov­ers. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. Colour­fide, The Loft: Up and com­ing Gold Coast reg­gae band Colour­fide play with Syd­ney act Sticky Fin­gers and The Head­land Ped­dler. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. Ian Bed­dows Duo, Broad­beach Mall: This duo’s front­man Ian Bed­dows has been per­form­ing as a mu­si­cian for more than 40 years and cov­ers every­thing from Jimi Hen­drix to Cream. Show at 6pm. Free en­try. The Dream, Rab­bit and Co­coon, Mi­ami: Catch a screen­ing of doc­u­men­tary The Dream which fol­lows surfer and ad­ven­turer Ben­jamin Sa­fari as he walks from Syd­ney to Perth along the Aus­tralian coast­line. Show at 8.15pm. Tick­ets $10. Claude Hay, The Sound­lounge: Hail­ing from the Blue Moun­tains, Aus­tralian blues/ roots artist Claude Hay takes a do-it-your­self ap­proach to his mu­sic, build­ing his own in­stru­ments and craft­ing his own songs. Asa Broomhall and Transvaal Di­a­mond Syn­di­cate sup­port. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $16. Juke Bari­tone and The Swamp Dogs, Coora­bell Hall, By­ron Bay: Juke Bari­tone and The Swamp Dogs head­line a mas­sive triple bill of ma­ni­a­cal al­ter­na­tive mu­sic alongside­his Merry Men and White Knuckle Fever. Show at 7pm. Tick­ets $20. The Beau­ti­ful Girls, Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Sum­mer on the Gold Coast has be­come syn­ony­mous with The Beau­ti­fulgirls and the surf rock trio are back with their clas­sic tunes and new ma­te­rial. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $30. Hellen Gib­bons, 1two3: Live set of R’N’B and hits from the 80s and 90s. Show at 8pm. Free en­try. Bruce Wha­lan, Coomera Wa­ters Tav­ern: The Gold Coast mu­si­cian plays cov­ers and orig­i­nals on his acous­tic gui­tar. Show at 6pm. Free en­try. Street Cafe Band, Seag­ulls Club: Known as one of Aus­tralia’s favourite live acts on the pub and club scene, Street Cafe Band fea­tures Lisa Ste­wart on vo­cals and alto sax­o­phone and Alan Laguda on key­boards. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. Cham­pagne Jam, South­port Sharks: The party band plays sev­en­ties to Top 40. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try. Mis­sion X, PA Bar, Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: The Gold Coast band plays rock cov­ers. Show at 9pm. Free en­try. Richard Perso, The Loft: Vic­to­rian per­former Richard Perso head­lines a night of live mu­sic with the sounds of Nige, Barra Mun­day and Danielle Lewis. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. Cat­fish and the Dee­jays, Surfers Par­adise RSL: Old school rock­ers play old time hits. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try. J Mas­cis, The Sound­lounge: J Ma­sics, fro­mus al­ter­na­tive rock act Di­nosaur Jr, plays a rare solo show full of orig­i­nal mu­sic and crowd favourites. Dan­ny­wid­di­combe sup­ports. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $36. The Lions Den, Tweed Heads Bowls Club: Fresh off per­form­ing at lo­cal Christ­mas Carol con­certs, The Lions­den bring their live show and trio of amaz­ing voices to a new au­di­ence. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try. Ak­mal, Twin Towns: Com­edy su­per­star Ak­mal brings his brand new stand-up show, The Life Of Ak­mal, to au­di­ences around the coun­try as he com­ments on hot top­ics and pro­vides his hi­lar­i­ous in­sight. Joel Ozborn sup­ports. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $37. Mud­slide Duo, Broad­beach Mall: The Mud­slide Duo bring their ex­pe­ri­ence, ver­sa­til­ity and pro­fes­sion­al­ism to a reper­toire of hits. Show at 6pm. Free en­try. Wyn­ter Gor­don and Sneaky Sound Sys­tem, Jupiters Ho­tel and Casino: The sum­mer pool par­ties re­turn to Jupiters in 2012 with US dance/pop sen­sa­tion Wyn­ter Gor­don per­form­ing hits such as Dirty Talk along­side colour­ful Aus­tralian dance act Sneaky Sound Sys­tem. (Re­port, Page 40.) Show at mid­day. Tick­ets $65. Vaiyasaki Das, Coora­bell Hall, By­ron Bay: In­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised for his mu­si­cal abil­i­ties to per­form the an­cient art form of Kir­tan and Bha­jan, Vaiyasaki Das pro­vides a rare op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence a taste of mu­sic from the Vedic tra­di­tion. Show at 6pm. Tick­ets $20. Steven­son St, PA Bar, Jupiters Ho­tel & Casino: The­gold Coast rock band plays clas­sic and modern cov­ers. Show at 9pm. Free en­try. Shindig, Seag­ulls Club: Cov­er­ing mu­sic from the fifties and six­ties to clas­sic rock’n’roll and pop, Shindig are a trio not to miss. Show at 8pm. Free en­try. The Mid­night An­tics, The Loft, Chevron Is­land: The Mid­night An­tics get up to no good with an ex­plo­sive live show. Also play­ing are­dog­tags, The Vamps and Kad­die Meanin’. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. At­mos­phere, South­port Sharks: Slide on your danc­ing shoes as At­mos­phere play fifties and six­ties rock’n’roll. Show at 8.30pm. Free en­try.

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From Page 42 Tracey Leigh, South­port Sharks: Ex­pe­ri­enced per­former plays a col­lec­tion of crowd-pleas­ing acous­tic cov­ers. Show from mid­day. Free en­try. Brett Gannon, Coolan­gatta Sands Ho­tel: Solo per­former Brett Gannon plays pub rock favourites and eight­ies clas­sics. Show at 5pm. Free en­try. R3n­di­tion Duo, Broad­beach Mall: This acous­tic duo are reg­u­lars on the lo­cal scene. Their set fea­tures a rich va­ri­ety of smooth cov­ers. Show from mid­day. Free en­try. Sum­mer of Fun, Evan­dale Park, Bun­dall: Catch a feast of lo­cal per­form­ers play­ing live in this lim­ited Sum­mer of Fun con­cert se­ries. Acts in­clude An­gela Toohey, Kiara Jack, Round Moun­tain Girls and mark Cryle and The Re­deemers. Show from mid­day. Free en­try. Bobby Alu, Bud­dah Bar, By­ron Bay: Play­ing a mix of acous­tic surf rock and world mu­sic, singer/song­writer Bobby Alu is a live act not to be missed. His set in­cludes his crit­i­cally ac­claimed sin­gle Take It Or Leave It. Show at 3.30pm. Free en­try. Blue­juice, Coolan­gatta Ho­tel: Party-starters Blue­juice are renowned for putting on one of the best live shows on the Aus­tralian mu­sic scene. They keep up the rep­u­ta­tion by play­ing crowd favourites Bro­ken Leg and Act Yr Age. With sup­port from The As­ton Shuf­fle. (Re­port, Page 7.) Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $25. Live Ses­sions, Genki Cafe, Cur­rumbin: A melt­ing pot of mu­si­cians per­form at this weekly live ses­sion. Show at 1pm. Free en­try. Live Mu­sic, Robina Bowls Club: The Coast’s finest jazz, rock and swing artists take to the stage ev­ery Sun­day. This week fea­tures five-piece band Dance On. Show at 1pm. Free en­try.

Mon­day

Mat Stokes, South­port Sharks: Wind down your work­ing day to Mat Stokes’ set of pop­u­lar cov­ers. Show at 6pm. Free en­try. Spin, Twin Towns: Rock along to Spin’s jump­ing live set and learn new dance moves. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try.

Tues­day

Mi­longa Tango Night, Swingin Sa­fari: A tango mas­ter and in­struc­tor helps you learn the art of the Span­ish dance. First class free. Show at 7pm. Tick­ets $10. FABBA, Twin Towns: ABBA trib­ute act FABBA have been per­form­ing as the le­gendary Swedish pop band since 1996, bring­ing their sea­soned live skills to hits such as Mamma Mia, Danc­ing Queen, Money, Money, Money and more. Show at 10.30am. Tick­ets $10. Marc Cowie, 1two3: Per­forms live tunes. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. Latin Dance Night, South­port Sharks: Voice & Con­gas play Latin pop, reg­gae­ton and sal­saton. Show at 6.30pm. Free en­try. Jam Night, South­ern Cross Tav­ern: As­pir­ing mu­si­cians are in­vited to grab the mic as part of jam night. Show at 7pm. Free en­try.

Wed­nes­day

Ja­son Del­phin, 1two3: Per­forms jazz, soul and funk. Show at 7pm. Free en­try. Span­ish Dance Night, Ba­balou Kingscliff: Tango it up on the clas­sic wooden dance­floor for this weekly Span­ish Dance night. Show at 7pm. Tick­ets $15.

Gen Y, Swingin Sa­fari: Bring your in­stru­ment of choice and jam with the house band for open­mic night. Solo and group per­form­ers wel­come. Show at 7.30pm. Free en­try. Paul Brasch, PA Bar, Jupiters: Paul Brasch’s classy com­edy has taken him to New Zealand, Canada, Pa­pua New Guinea and all around Aus­tralia. Show at 8pm. Tick­ets $10. Open Mic Night, The Loft, Chevron Is­land: Lo­cal bands, po­ets and as­pir­ing mu­si­cians are in­vited to take the stage for an open mic night. Show at 8pm. Free en­try.

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