Majestic Theatre Presents Rock Spectacular "Live Show" Sat 5th Dec
This years Rock Spectacular has developed into a real show of talented artists. Live original bands, circus artists, comedy, even a fun music quiz using 2 panels of special guests, all this plus extravagant lighting/video effects supplied by Warren Street. This is local live entertainment at its best and at a community minded price thanks to the willing support of the Sunshine Coast Council.
The entertainment lineup includes live bands that recreate a 60's/70's rock concert -- Deep Sky, The Curves and The Names. International Rockabilly Artist 'Duke Wilde' and his band will be there to add a hot twist to the music. Also appearing are the fabulous Wells Brothers -- otherwise known as All Star Fish - circus/street performers extraordinaire, including Simon Wells 3 time National Unicycle Champion & runner up World Champion. Popular comedian Shirley Friend will have you laughing and special international guest -- Linsey Pollak will amaze you with his unique skills on strange instruments. Silo de porto is performing his unique style and there is even a short quiz for the audience to participate in that culminates in a prize at the end of the show. This combination of original live music, comedy, circus and theatre is unique on the Sunshine Coast so make sure you book early and don't miss out.
Zinc FM will have the Zoolander outside The Majestic for a 'live cross' to promote the show on Friday 4th Dec. Stay tuned to Zinc FM 96.1 for details. Come down and check out it out -- you can purchase your tickets at the same time.
Noosa Community Radio is also generously supporting the show both on air (101.3 FM) and supplying an enthusiastic music brains trust for the trivia quiz segment.
Quiz panel special guests: Duke Wilde, Noosa Community Radio
Sponsors include - The Sunshine Council, Majestic Theatre, Noosa Community Radio 101.3FM, Lions, Mountain Music, Zinc 96.1FM, Planet Noosa
Rock Spectacular "The Show"
Where: Majestic Theatre - Pomona
When: Saturday 5th December main show starts 7pm (doors open 6pm)
Other: Hot food and drinks, licensed bar, merchandise all available at the theatre
Cost: $10 Adults $5 students (TAFE/Uni ID)
Tickets: Majestic Theatre Box Office open 10am -- 2:30pm Weekdays
Contact: 5485 2330 Email email@example.com
Blue Card Child minding: Prep & younger - $5 per child, $10 family - Bookings by 1st Dec. Ph. 5442 5290
The first Rock Spectacular (2008) was held in Cooran. The event was put on by Gray Liddell to give some local bands an opportunity to perform original music, recreating a 60's, 70's rock concert with extravagant lighting effects. Gray believes that live music should involve all the senses, not just listening. There was a buzz and originality about seeing the bands in the 60's & 70's that has been lost in the pub scene where they have few lights, limited stage effects and cover bands. The show aspect of live original bands has been developed in the stadium concerts where ridiculous amounts of money are spent on stages and screens that are so far away you can hardly feel part of the show. The cost of these concerts excludes many people from attending. The theatre with its unique atmosphere is a great place to see a live band/show. Joining Gray's band Deep Sky and on that night were The Curves (formerly Revelation), Madame Firebird, Sammy Ray Jones and other young local upcoming musicians. Although the crowd was not huge, the night was a success aided by Mark Hemmitt's classic retro lighting effects.
Artists info PTO
The Curves are a band dedicated to bringing back the sounds of the 60''s with somewhat of a modern twist. After spending most of the year in a cave recording their debut EP which will be on sale at the show, they are reforming with a new lineup of talented musicians from Gympie to Maroochydore and heaps of new songs. The Curves are busting out of the cave and travelling on their new sound to arrive at Rock Spectacular, fresh and enthusiastic and ready as never to be heard for the first time with their new lineup.
Deep Sky is an originals band with a slightly diverse style but many songs are influenced by Oasis, grooving with a strong 60's early 70's rock flavor. The band is blues influenced as many of the bands of that era were and is recently discovering a more sensitive side with the inclusion of acoustic to some new songs. The lineup is youthful and enthusiastic on stage, the only older member is Gray who is very experienced in music and specializes in mentoring younger musicians. Deep Sky have developed since last year's Rock spectacular with new members Nash Johnston (The Names) -- guitar/keyboard & Ered Fox (Monkey Dog) -- bass and are poised to arrive on the Coast music scene later next year after the release of their first EP.
The names are a new three piece band from Pomona that literally burst onto the local music scene this year with a stunning performance at the King of the Mountain Festival. This band is quickly becoming a Coast favourite with their groovy sound and beat with the moves to match the music. They were runners up at the recent battle of the bands at the Kings Beach Tavern which earned them a spot at the prestigious Caloundra Music festival. Progressive rock with layers of intoxicating rhythm supplied by Coast virtuoso drummer -- Mitch Francis, bringing back the 70's rock sound of classic bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd.
Duke Wilde & Band
International touring / recording artist and former Flamin'' Locos Guitar Slinger "Duke Wilde" is unveiling his blend of Hotrod Rockabilly and Outlaw Country Twang on audiences in Australia and beyond. An accomplished singer/guitarist fresh from his 2nd successful tour of New Zealand, Duke Wilde is busy preparing for his debut release through Drop Tank Records. In 2004 Duke toured the USA playing Heavy Rebel Fest in Nth Carolina, the legendary Doll Hut, Slim Jim Phantom''s ( Stray Cats ) Cat Club in Hollywood and having International releases on several US labels and gaining regular Airplay on both US, European and Australian radio. Duke has appeared at the Gympie Muster Mainstage Tamworth Country Fest to name a few and has appeared with such hot acts as the Red Hot Poker Dots, The Chrome Daddies and Pistol Whipped ( Rockabilly Supergroup with members of : Flamin'' Locos, Corn Liqour, S C Trash and Chrome Daddies ).
The Wells Brothers -- All Star Fish.
Between them they have performed in 12 countries and picked up a stack of awards along the way. Talented, versatile and wacky are a few words that describe David, Terry and Simon - street and festival performers that are equally at home on the stage or in a circus ring due to the high standard they have reached. Terry excels in multiple disciplines and David is also an accomplished artist. Among the highlights of their international appearances are the Thames Festival -- London (2005) and the Festival of Aurillac (France -- 2002). Simon Wells -- runner up world champion unicyclist at the last world championships will be premiering a new routine he is taking to NZ soon for the upcoming world championships. In all they are a true credit to the Sunshine Coast.
Solo Performers Bio:
Linsey Pollak is well known all around Australia as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has toured his solo shows extensively in Europe and Asia since 1996. He established The Multicultural Arts Centre of WA and has co-ordinated five Cross-cultural Music Ensembles in three different States. He has also performed at most major Festivals around Australia and recorded 24 albums with various groups. Linsey has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from rubber gloves, carrots, watering cans, chairs, brooms, bins, and other found objects. "The unexpected is what Pollak...does so well." The Courier Mail, Brisbane. "Pollak's creativity shines...combining comedy and music making." Hong Kong Standard PTO
Shirley Friend -- entertaining comedian who is well known in Pomona through her excellent work with the hilarious bush poets. She is the biggest name in local comedy with performances at the Tamworth Country Music festival with the famous Naked Poets gang to her credit. Author of Road Floozie, Another Dose of Floozie and Staying Abreast with Floozie, says she loves Australia because it's big like her.
Solo de porto -- new up and coming original young songwriter from Cooran who has a unique style and voice.
The Show is produced by Gray Liddell & Warren Street
Gray Liddell -- guitar/vocals
Mitch Francis -- drums
Sam Liddell -- guitar
Nash Johnston -- guitar/keyboards/vocals
Sam Liddell -- guitar/vocals
Andie -- keyboards/vocals
Luke -- drums
James Simon - bass
James Simon -- bass/vocals
Mitch Francis -- drums
Nash Johnston -- guitar
Majestic Theatre, Pomona
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