MOVIES, GIGS, SHOWS AND TV GUIDE
TERRORBYTE Dracula’s, Broadbeach: Prepare for the hypnotically captivating Terrorbyte. The eternally damned present a spine-tingling vaudeville world that is brash, energetic and delightfully trashy as vampires reclaim their cachet. Starring Richard Pacionic, Rudi Testa, Amanda Conti, David Kume, Inia Dewar, Dannielle Glanville and Ben Winstanley. Dinner and show Tuesdays to Saturdays. Arrivals from 6.30pm. Details at draculas.com.au SALUTE TO THE LIGHT HORSE Outback Spectacular: Saddle up for a remarkable journey to the snow-capped mountains of the high country where legendary yarns come alive and one of Australia’s most stirring true stories is reborn as Australian Outback Spectacular commemorates the Centenary of the Anzacs and the heroes of the legendary Australian Light Horse. Tickets from $69.99. Go to outbackspectacular.com.au DITA VON TEESE: THE ART OF THE TEESE The Star Gold Coast: The Art of the Teese tour brings a number of brand new acts never before seen in Australia including Lazy, an act only ever performed at The Crazy Horse Paris (including new costumes from British designer Jenny Packham) and an all-new ballet-themed act Swan Lake Stripteese. It also features four of Von Teese’s most exhilarating performances, including a brand-new version of her iconic Martini Glass routine which features a beautiful new baroque style gilded champagne glass, crystallised from top to bottom with over 150,000 Swarovski crystals. Show on Sunday at 7.30pm. Tickets $95 from star.com.au OLIVER! Spotlight Theatrical Company: Based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver! has delighted audiences since it first burst on to the West End stage in 1960 and has since cemented its way into the hearts of theatregoers globally. Directed by Andrew Cockroft-Penman, Oliver! is a night out for the entire family. Last shows, finishes Saturday. Tickets from $25 at spotlighttheatre.com.au THE OASIS HOTA: Tony, a troubled youth just released from detention, and a group of disconnected teenagers stumble upon a hidden ‘Oasis’ on the grounds of their school. Here the pure land unconsciously sends a wave of positive change through each of them. When they discover the school plans to destroy the land to build a new gas mine, each student is forced to overcome their own destructive view of themselves and decide to stand and fight for something they believe in. Show Saturday 2pm. Free event.
TOMMY MEMPHIS Currumbin RSL: Undisputedly there is and only ever will be one King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, but the legend & spirit lives on – and committed to keeping the spirit alive is Tommy Memphis. Starts at 10.30am. Free entry. ZOOKEEPERS Southport Sharks: Modern jive live from 8.30pm. Free entry. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA De Vito Waterfront: Big vocals and famous arias from David De Vito and Raffaele Pierno, a tenor direct from Naples. From 6pm. Free. Bookings recommended.
TAYLOR Miami Marketta: Fresh off the back of supporting The Whitlams and Boy and Bear, Taylor are bringing their sound to the Marketta, a charming sound, confronting at times yet catchy and infectious, taking influence from Angus and Julia Stone, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. FRIDAY FAVOURITES De Vito Waterfront: With the singing chef David De Vito on piano, guitar, vocals and “mayhem”, plus Tarscha De Vito and Philippines Got Talent winner Stef Lazaro on vocals. Starts at 6pm. Bookings recommended. FIRE AND ICE Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Performing ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s pop, rock, Motown and more. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry. TRIPLICKIT Currumbin RSL: Triplickit are a band consisting of three accomplished musicians who have been performing together for over 10 years. Rob is the lead guitar maestro, while Lachie supplies the bass groove and Tim is rock steady on drums. Together they’ll keep you singing and bopping along all night. Starts at 7pm. Free entry. FUNK N WAGNELLS Southport Sharks: Dance, funk, fusion. Starts at 8.30pm. Free. THE WAYWARD SUNS SINGLE LAUNCH Currumbin Pub: Head down as The Wayward Suns launch their new single Bright Lights, a hip hop, surf rock, roots fusion experience. Supported by the eclectic sounds of Chilluminati and the saucy, annoyingly catchy tunes of Burger Joint. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10. KRIS WASON Cabana Bar and Lounge, Southport Sharks: Kris Wason will impress with his raw, selftaught acoustic talent. Drawing inspiration from Crowded House, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, Kris’ wide range of musical knowledge and ability is sure to get your weekend started on the right note. Starts at 5pm. Free entry. LUKE BENNETT The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: A folk singer, songwriter and guitarist with acoustic roots, Luke has it all covered. He is an original artist and also performs a wide repertoire of covers. Starts at 5pm. Free entry. CHARLIE A’COURT NightQuarter: Charlie is well know for his emotional delivery and stage presence both in intimate acoustic settings and large festival stages. Whether he’s stripping the music down on an acoustic or soaring above the band on electric, A’Court’s music reaches people in a unique way. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. AN EVENING AT THE PROMS — A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR HOTA: Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper is joined by opera stars, prima ballerinas, Australia’s current national champion Pipe Band and the Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer exuberance of An Evening At The Proms — A Musical Spectacular. Starts at 7pm. Tickets $65 — $79 from hota.com.au NIGHTQUARTER SPECTACULAR NightQuarter: Fire! Acrobatics! Energy! A mesmerising stage show set to surprise and delight. From high energy fire shows with spectacular movement, thrilling acrobatics, magicians, aerial performances and more. Runs from 6:30—7:30pm. Entry $3. BJORN AGAIN Twin Towns: Lauded as “The Most Successful Tribute Band” of all time, Bjorn Again have spent 28 years touring the world and have performed more than 7000 concerts in over 100 countries around the world. Endorsed by original ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, Bjorn Again will deliver a fabulous night
filled with ABBA hits, glittering costumes, entertaining stage antics and banter in their own version of Swenglish, to have you dancing all night. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tickets $55. HELL AND WHISKEY Burleigh Brewing Co: Combining the soul of old delta blues with the high energy of ‘50s rock n roll, Hell and Whiskey span a multitude of genres while keeping to their signature dusty style. Starts at 3pm. Free entry.
THE POLAR BEARS
Lonestar Tavern: One of Gold Coast’s most rockin’ small live music venues is back in action with a weekly performance from four-piece group The Polar Bears. They play the best Australian and international rock classics from the ’80s and ’90s to today. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry.
Miami Marketta: Kellie Knight and The Daze are a jazz, funk and soul band from Byron Bay, featuring Kellie on vocals with a seven-piece jazz/funk ensemble, they get down and dirty with powerhouse vocals and improvisation. Supported by Karrie Hayward. Doors open 4pm. Free entry.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
De Vito Waterfront: David De Vito’s famous big vocals are paired with the talented Tarscha and Stef Lazaro. From 6pm. Free entry.
ANDREW TAYLOR DUO
Currumbin RSL: Together, local musicians Andrew Taylor and John McFarlane are the Andrew Taylor Duo. The move to a more relaxed duo format allows Andrew and John to focus on their genuine love of playing music. Starts at 7pm. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Armed with the ability to entertain, The Accidents will get everyone on the dancefloor with ease. Playing hits from every genre from top 40, to pop classics and ’80s rock … if you can dance to it, they’ll play it. Starts at 8.30pm. Free entry. SPIN Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: This energetic duo are sure to get you up and dancing. Starts at 6.30pm. Free entry.
Soundlounge: Karise Eden’s shows are an entertaining mix of her soulful voice with a relaxed and cheeky stage presence. For her Soundlounge show she will perform songs that channel the greats of our time and some brand new songs she’s working on for her upcoming album. Supported by Bree Bullock. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets $30 + booking fee.
NightQuarter: Sydney based funky-punk quintet, Borneo, is hitting the NightQuarter main stage. When good sounds come, ears stand to attention. Starts 7pm. SCOTT DALTON The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: Influenced by a mixture of Matt Corby, John Mayer, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, Scott’s music resonates with his listeners, irrespective of numbers, and is an experience. Starts at 4pm. Free entry.
NightQuarter: Fire! Acrobatics! Energy! A mesmerising stage show set to surprise and delight. From high energy fire shows with spectacular movement, thrilling acrobatics, magicians, aerial performances and more. Runs from 6:30—7:30pm. Entry $3.
JOHN PAUL YOUNG AND THE ALLSTAR BAND
Twin Towns: The Vanda and Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible songwriting duos creations – the songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the ’60s, ’70s and the ’80s and still to this day. With hits written for The Easybeats, AC/DC, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry, Vanda and Young’s own studio unit Flash and the Pan to the wealth of hits written for John Paul Young, this show will have you up and dancin’ like it’s 1979. Starts at 8pm Qld time. Tickets $59.
MICK MCHUGH CD LAUNCH
Currumbin Pub: Indie folk artist Mick McHugh is stepping out and stepping up with the release of his debut studio album, A Million
Stars. It’s a statement of an album – McHugh as an artist not afraid to address tough issues, hardships and plight, but at the same time, layering it in his trademark hope. Supported by Tyson Faulkner and Peter Miller. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10.
TIM STOKES Burleigh Brewing Co: A combination of Elvis’ Can’t Help
Falling in Love With You and Paul Kelly’s Dumb Things, perfect for your Sunday session. Starts at 2pm. Free entry. MICHAEL EOTVOS The Deck @ Currumbin RSL: Michael is a singer/guitarist with a wide and varied repertoire spanning across generations of popular music. His accomplished use of a loop station is able to create the illusion of a full band, even though he is a solo artist. Starts at 4pm. Free entry. JASON TOWERS Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: Vocals and guitar spanning a range of genres from 2pm. Free.
De Vito Waterfront: Caleb Lafaitele grooves with a special guest vocalist from noon, followed by Sinatra Sundays with the legendary crooner Greg Aspeling. Free entry.
Southport Sharks: Popular songs for a kids’ disco. Show at 5pm. Free entry.
CHELSEA BERMAN Cabana Bar and Lounge,
Southport Sharks: Chelsea’s sound oozes catchy pop and country influences like Taylor Swift. She has been in the industry for over five years, previously playing in a duo before deciding to take her passion for country music and song writing to the next level and pursuing a solo career. Starts at 12.30pm. Free entry.
Currumbin RSL: Be prepared to get up on the dance floor with Encore. Singing all your favourite songs from funk to jazz to R ‘n’ B as well as soul and Motown, you’ll find it hard to stay in your seat. Starts at noon. Free entry.
De Vito Waterfront: Olwen Williams on sassy jazz vocals and Kevin Briggs on groovy guitar. Starts at 6.30pm. Bookings recommended.
Southport Sharks: Smooth covers from the piano man. From 6pm. Free entry.
VOICE & CONGAS
Southport Sharks: Latin pop, reggaeton and salsaton. Show at 7.30pm. Free entry.
JIM HANSEN AND THE SONICS
Twin Towns: The Sonics bring a wide range of music genres from the late ’50s through to the ’60s, bundled together in an unforgettable tribute to the style and sound of those early years – the focus always on presenting a live stage performance faithful in every detail to the original artist’s studio recording. Starts at 10.30am Qld time. Tickets $7 — $15.
DUELLING GRAND PIANOS
De Vito Waterfront: Pianist, vocalist and flautist George Ferguson takes on bluesy keys master Frazer Goodman. Starts at 6pm. Free.
TINALLEY STRING QUARTET — CON BRIO CONCERT SERIES
HOTA: Internationally acclaimed for its “addictive sound”, “intuitive” music making and “technical virtuosity”, the Tinalley String Quartet (TSQ) has established itself as one of the finest string quartets of its generation and one of Australia’s most awarded classical music exports. Featuring Adam Chalabi and Lerida Delbridge on violin, Justin Williams on viola and Patrick Murphy on cello. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets $15.
Catch Chelsea Berman at Southport Sharks’ Cabana Bar and Lounge on Sunday.
See the internationally acclaimed Tinalley String Quartet in action at HOTA on Wednesday.
Karise Eden will bring her heart-wrenching soulful voice and cheeky stage presence to Soundlounge on Saturday.