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 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Javeenbah Theatre: Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes. Last show Saturday. Book online at javeenbah.org.au or else call 5596 0300.
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.
PHIL & TILLEY Burleigh Brewing Co: A blend of alternative acoustic/folk music, with influences from artists such as Xavier Rudd, Ben Harper and John Martyn. Doors open 4.30pm. Free entry. THE A TEAM Currumbin RSL: Raff De and The A Team play music all the way back from the ’50s to current hits and everything in between. They bring their own flare and personality to each song making it fresh for you. Starts at 7pm. Free entry. THE VAUDEVILLE SMASH Miami Marketta: Made up of three brothers and two mates, no other Australian band sounds like ’em. An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a Vaudeville Smash gig. Hailing from Melbourne, they describe their music as a contemporary reworking of the early ’80s funk/ boogie scene. Doors open 5pm. Free entry. RILEY PEARCE AND BRADLEY STONE NightQuarter: Perth-based Riley Pearce embodies wellcrafted songs that express a journey of self-discovery and heartfelt truth not often represented. Sharing the Paddock stage is 19-year-old Bradley Stone, whose original song Lover topped the Triple J Unearthed charts for two months and vocals appeared on rapper Drapht’s ARIA award-winning album. Doors open 4pm. Entry $3. BACK TO BACK Burleigh Heads Bowls Club: A fun an energetic duo who will get you grooving for the weekend. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry. BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE: RASTA LOVE FRIDAY Miami Shark Bar: Bring the good vibes and the good spirit for one more edition of Rasta Love with Hayamind Band playing Bob Marley tunes all night long. 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. THE FERAMONES Southport Sharks: The Northern Rivers’ very own “supergroup”. Show at 8.30pm. Free entry. FAT PICNIC Miami Marketta: Soul, reggae and hip hop, served up on a base of funky fresh grooves supported by Sean Fitzgerald’s East Of Eden. Doors open 4pm. Free. JOHN WAITE: WOODEN HEART AUSTRALIAN TOUR Twin Towns: English singer- songwriter John Waite’s first Australian tour. John will be performing his catalogue of hits from his 40-year career as a solo artist, with The Babys and Bad English, and presented in an electric-acoustic format with his band. Starts at 8pm. Tickets $69. GEORGE FERGUSON Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour: An experienced musical allrounder who audiences say provides a superb performance and entertainment experience. Starts at 6pm. Free entry. BLIGH, MICCY, DAWN OF DUSK, LUIS JAMES Currumbin Pub: Bligh play their first gig of the year after releasing new single Gotta Get, featuring their coastal, alternative sound and pop hooks. Also playing is acoustic R & B artist Miccy, vagabond rockers Dawn of Dusk and folk, blues acoustic singersongwriter Luis James. Doors open 8pm. Entry $10. HUSSY HICKS Soundlounge: Almost 10 years after the release of their debut album, Hussy Hicks are back with their fifth full-length offering, On the Boundaries. A departure from their trademark live recordings, this album sees the Hussy Hicks experiment with their sound and production to create something familiar yet fresh. The results are nothing short of stunning. Supported by The Brothers Calling. Doors open 7.30pm Tickets $18 online or $28 on the door unless sold out. SIMON MEOLA Watermark Hotel & Spa Surfers Paradise: Acoustic performer playing classics from the ’60s to now, with a dedication to keeping good music alive. Show at 6.30pm. Free entry. ELEEA NAVARRO Cabana Bar: This talented GC songstress will play acoustic covers from 5pm in the Southport Sharks lounge. Free.
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. 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.