GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH JAZZ LEGENDS THIS SEPTEMBER
Wednesday, 25 July, 2012 - by Brian Usher
USA Motown jazz legend Gil Askey and Australia’s own Ed Wilson will wow you at the Noosa Jazz Festival’s Legends’ Lunches at RACV Noosa Resort on September 1 and 2.
Guests will enjoy an idyllic restaurant location as they soak up the stories from Gil on Saturday, September 1 and Ed on Sunday, September 2, in an intimate setting, while enjoying great food and wine.
Born in Texas 1925, Gil played as a jazz trumpeter for almost 20 years before becoming a musical director for Motown and other companies for over 20 years.
The most serious of Australian jazz lovers will know Ed from his days with the legendary Daly/Wilson Big band, which achieved enormous success in the 1970s and 1980s.
COOLY ROCKS OFFICIAL AMBASSADORS FOR 2012 - FRANKIE J HOLDEN & WILBUR WILDE
Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - by Brian Usher
Iconic Aussie rockers Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde will be ‘on the prowl’ at COOLY ROCKS ON this year in their official role as dual Ambassadors of Coolangatta and Tweed’s annual retro rock’n’roll festival.
The duo promise to take to the streets and meet their fans during COOLY ROCKS ON and say they’ll “create rock’n’roll mayhem” at various venues during the event.
After traversing the entire spectrum of show business – film, stage, theatre, radio and television - Frankie says he and Wilbur are back where it all began: performing together on stage.
“Despite all of our combined experience in other areas of show biz, there is no doubt that playing live rock’n’roll with a hot band and a pumped audience is still the biggest buzz you can have,” says Frankie.
At their concerts, Frankie and Wilbur will wind back the clock to the days of their multi-platinum band, OL’55, which ruled Australian airwaves for more than a decade. Songs such as Looking for an Echo, Diana, The Wanderer, Get a Job, This Little Girl, Twistin’ the Night Away and On the Prowl are all on the list, they said.
Frankie and Wilbur will perform their ‘On the Prowl’ concert at Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club on Saturday 9 June.
Frankie will headline in The JO’K Celebration Concert on Friday 8 June, also at Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club. They will both participate in the street parade on Saturday 9 June in Coolangatta and emcee a number of events on the outdoor stages. They will also be appearing as part of the ‘Best of Cooly Rocks On’ on Monday 11 June.
Frankie says they are both really looking forward to the opportunity to bring some great music to COOLY ROCKS ON.
Mat McHugh and Sway On Sunset Announced for Bleach* Surfing the Fringe Festival
Monday, 16 January, 2012 - by Brian Usher
Gold Coast, Australia, 12th January 2012 ~ The stellar sounds of The Beautiful Girls frontman, Mat McHugh, will feature at a special live performance slotted for Bleach* Surfing the Fringe festival’s fashion and music opus, Sway on Sunset, on the 18th February 2012.
The Lives of Me: ‘Untold Peter Allen stories’. Written by Bryce Hallett
Monday, 26 September, 2011 - by Brian Usher
Hearts Aflame Productions presents one of Australia’s most acclaimed young performers – singer and pianist Robert Bertram starring in ‘The Lives of Me: ‘Untold Peter Allen stories’. Written by Bryce Hallett (Sydney Morning Herald Arts editor) this is a fun and heart-warming show charting the onstage and backstage adventures of Australia’s compulsive showman, Peter Allen.