Local Support Bands Wanted!
Calling out for inspiring local bands/artist to join our entertainment team!
If you’re interested in supporting some amazing live gigs, with the assistance of selling tickets & promoting shows WE WANT YOU!
We look forward to hearing from you. Rock on!
Chocolate Starfish, Swanee & Palace Of The King
Triple billBuy Tickets Online
Chocolate Starfish, one of Australia’s most successful bands of the 1990s is back and sharing the stage with iconic rock singer Swanee & the hottest young rock band in the country Place of the King.
Chocolate Starfish released 2 albums in the 90’s both smashing into the ARIA Top 10 and received gold and platinum sales awards. The band was also responsible for six Top 50 singles including the smash hits “You’re so vain” and “Mountain” (both ARIA Gold singles). Starfish was Australia’s hardest working band in the ‘90s playing more than 700 gigs between 1993 and 1997, once doing 22 nights in a row.
In 1979 Swanee released the album "Into The Night". His first commercial hit was in 1981 with his version of "If I Were A Carpenter" from the album "This Time Is Different" which featured two other hits, "Temporary Heartache" and "Lady What's Your Name". In 1987 he joined the "Party Boys" as lead singer where he had more hits with "He's Gonna Step on You Again" and then "Hold Your Head Up". Swanee is a true Australian rock icon who continues to tour national to this day.
Many doomsayers are writing rock’s obituary but if you think rock is dead, just check out Palace Of The King. The ‘freight train’ metaphor may be overused and stale. But you’d be hard-pressed to find one that is better suited to a band that has played more than 300 shows all around Australia, Europe and America and released a mountain of music at such a prolific rate, all within three years of striking their first chord together. "The Sydney morning herald named them one of the top ten Australian bands you should be listening to in 2015". As a special bonus Palace of the King will also be backing Swanee at these shows. This young band is the real deal!
Michael WinslowBuy Tickets Online
HOLLYWOOD’S MAN OF 10,000 VOICES RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA THIS WINTER BY POPULAR DEMAND
Frontier Comedy are delighted to welcome ‘human sound-effects machine’ Michael Winslow back to Australia this July and August for his most extensive stand-up tour of our shores to date.
The master of vocal gymnastics was last in Australia for Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2014, which saw him sell out all nine Yarraville Club performances and pick up a bevy of rave reviews along the way including a four-star review from the Herald Sun.
Winslow’s mastery of vocal gymnastics first came to prominence on the stand-up circuit in the early 80s after doing voiceovers for both Disney and Universal Studios for films like Back to the Future and Terminator.
His performance as Sgt. Larvelle “Motor Mouth” Jones in the Police Academy movie series saw Winslow become a household name, a role specifically created to showcase his vocal talents. Notably, his is the only character to appear in all instalments of Police Academy including all seven movies, the cartoon and the television series.
Appearances in Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and Gremlins quickly followed, with audiences amazed by Winslow’s incredible ability to create remarkably convincing sound effects – machine gun fire, helicopters, a harmonica, police sirens – using nothing more than his voice. More recently, Winslow has been animated (and voiced himself!) on The Simpsons and Family Guy, and his in-demand talents have been showcased on countless video games and apps.
A mix of impersonations, impressions, story-telling, music and sound effects, Winslow’s live show is not a traditional stand-up comedy routine but a sound-fuelled adventure that showcases his truly remarkable talent.
His signature renditions of rock gods like Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as a re-enactment of an entire Star Wars battle scene, have made Winslow’s live show a ‘must-see’ performance. Don’t miss Michael Winslow, an inimitable talent and icon of comedy’s golden age, live this winter.
The Angels with Special Guests Mi-SexBuy Tickets Online
IT DOESN'T GET MUCH MORE ROCK N ROLL THAN THIS - THE ANGELS ANNOUNCE 2016 HARDWIRED TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MI-SEX
Iconic Aussie rock group The Angels are bringing the best of rock n roll to audiences in 2016 with their highly anticipated Hardwired tour, featuring special guest MI- SEX. For fans of great rock, The Angels and MI- SEX definitely need no introduction, they have been a pivotal part of the Australian and New Zealand music scenes for decades.
Neither band;are ones to rest on their laurels both are powering out on the live circuit with new music proving that great rock music is timeless and nows no bounds.
With Dave Gleeson at the helm, The Angels have once again cemented themselves as legends on the Aussie music scene. With new songs and their classic back catalogue of tracks such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, Take A Long Line, No Secrets, Marseilles, Dogs. Are Talking and Shadowboxer to name a few, they are revered for their live shows and have already secured a packed schedule for 2016 kicking off with a festival run on the Red Hot Summer Tour and then heading into the studio to record a new album.
MI- SEX provided a soundtrack to the early 1980s with their hit Computer Games. It was an international hit, not only reaching #1 on the Australian charts in 1979 but peaking Top 10 in Canada, France, Austria, Italy, West Germany and South Africa, and of course, their home country o New Zealand. When leadsinger Steve Gilpin passed away in 1992, MI- SEX took an indefinite hiatus. However, you can't keep goodmusic quiet and when Steve Balbi [Noiseworks] stepped up to the plate for the Christchurch Quake Relief Concert, the band noticed something special happening. It reignited their passion for live performance and set in motion a burst of creativity which will see the band head into the studio to record their forthcoming 2016 release of all new material.
For The Angels, when it came to hitting the road for their next tour in 2016, it made sense to take some friends out on the road and MI- SEX were a natural choice. "MI- SEX and The Angels have a long history,"
Burn It Down Aus TourBuy Tickets Online
The FIRE are heading to Australia to share with all their new track and video 'Burn it Down' this Oct/Nov with 22 MASSIVE shows Nationwide.
'Burn it Down' was co-written and produced with Stephen Rev Maxwell from Kingston, Jamaica, and is a global effort on behalf of the band, being recorded and mixed in studios in Jamaica, Australia, and New Zealand, giving 'Burn It Down' a divine and authentic reggae and ska sound. The Brothers of the Fire have much love and gratitude to all those in attendance from the HUGE USA world tour, with epic crowd attendance (including selling out Mandalay Bay and joining forces with GoPro Games), and are already taking off again on the Burn it Down Tour New Zealand in honour of their vibrant new song before heading over the ditch to Australia.
The recent media attention (or lack of) has put Katchafire in the spotlight after lead singer "Logan Bell" spoke up about their successes in the US over the years and the distant reflection that has had from mainstream headlines in the South Pacific. The group's first foray into the United States music scene was a 2006 NFL halftime performance in Hawaii in front of 50,000 people. The massively positive response ushered in a regular US touring schedule, with Katchafire making sure to include Australia each year since.
Katchafire's epic touring schedule has coincided with a noticeably growing acceptance of Reggae from mainstream audiences, leading to increasingly enthusiastic responses to the group's riotous live performances worldwide.
Joining Katchafire on their Burn it Down Australia tour is L.A.B. - an incarnation of the popular KORA brothers Brad and Stu, plus talented jazz guitarist Joel Shadbolt and Sunshine Sound System's Kyle Popham (KP). In what is sure to be a gift to fans, Katchafire will also be joined in Sydney by special guest Tiki Taane, marking the first time the two legendary NZ acts have shared a stage. With the band ready to share fresh new music and fresh new vibes to Aussie crowds, get ready to experience the high-energy genre blast that is Katchafire.
AkmalBuy Tickets Online
Akmal returns to Melbourne because owes a lot of money and the debt collectors have promised that if payment isn’t made they will break his legs which he needs to perform stand-up comedy successfully
His return coincides with the unprecedented popularity of small men of Middle Eastern appearance that’s sweeping the country.
Remember, if you go and see any other comedian, then the terrorists have won.
Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal promises this year to deliver a show that is punctual and jam-packed with words…some of which he will be using for the first time.
One of Australia’s most respected and accomplished comics, Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at the age of 11, and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world to deliver a stand-up show that is fresh, honest and ridiculously funny.
Saleh entered the world of comedy in 1990 under the alias Peter Saleh (“so people would think I was white”, he says). Since then he’s performed in movies, on TV and as a regular radio and talk show host, and has written a book about his journey from Egypt and his life as an Arab on the Australian comedy circuit.
As a stand-up he’s performed at Festivals all around the world including Edinburgh, and has won numerous awards, including an ARIA for his DVD Live and Uncensored.
This year, for the first time in history, he’s promising to appear in high definition 3D (glasses not provided though).
Absolutely 80'sBuy Tickets Online
Absolutely 80s presents the ‘Ten Years Young’ Anniversary Tour
Brian Mannix - Uncanny Xmen
Scott Carne – Kids In The Kitchen
Sean Kelly - Models
Paul Gray - Wa Wa Nee
& The Absolutely 80s Band
Ten years is a looooong time in rock & roll. To these guys, it’s a blip on the clock. Because they know how to rock. And this year, on their ‘Ten Years Young Anniversary Tour’ they’re gonna knock your socks off with epic 80s tunes that’ll get your head bopping and your feet stomping.
You get a rocking two hour show with our best-loved and biggest 80s hits, sung by the guys that sang ‘em back then. They’re the real deal. Sure, they’ve been around but that’s what makes ‘em so damn good!
This Absolutely 80s Show features Kids in the Kitchen’s Scott Carne, Uncanny Xmen's Brian Mannix , Wa Wa Nee's Paul Gray & Models,Sean Kelly playing their big hits like ‘50 Years , ‘Change in Mood’, ‘Sugar free , 'I Hear Motion 'Everybody wants to work", Current Stand’, Stimulation, 'Out of Mind Out of Sight and loads more chart-toppers.
So, dust off your shoulder pads, bust out some fluoro and lube up your leather. It’s time to get funky with the best 80s show in the country: the Absolutely 80s ‘Ten Years Young’ Anniversary Tour. You ready? Let’s dance!