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* Fairhaven Services; Point Clare Op Shop - Best little op shop on the Coast! Read More
* Coast Shelter will assume the administration and management of all homeless refuges on the Central Coast Read More
* The end of an amazing and wonderful era - Lizottes Kincumber to close Read More
* Notes from our Local Councils; The end of the Whale Dreamers Festival? Read More
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Whats On Central Coast Support Original Music image Whats On Central Coast Logo Button imageWHATS IN A NAME PART 2:
As a follow on from the first in the series of protecting your name; part 2 deals with the pitfalls within the industry itself to give adequate support to our original musicians nurturing their craft.

To run a household you need income; to run a business you need work to get income to keep the business going; obviously. So how can it be that original musicians have to resort to using different names or even worse NOT promoting cover gigs to fund their craft for fear of damaging their reputation – there is something really wrong with this picture!

Read the full blog on the Whats On Blog Page >>>

Lizottes stage - whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Logo button image THE LIZOTTES ERA:
Possibly the most highly regarded and recognisable stage on the Central Coast will no longer be under the amazing direction of Brian and Jo Lizotte from April 2015

Whats On Central Coast has been with Brian and Jo since the beginning of the Kincumber move and I know the Coast will miss this wonderful and caring, musical family’s direction and dedication to the local music scene. They won’t be going far – you can still pop into the Lambton venue and say hello… Here is the press release:

For the past several months, since announcing the venues were being placed on the market to be sold, Brian & Jo Lizotte's have been inundated with requests and opportunities for Lizotte's to remain in the market place, both in our current form and in other amazing and established venues in the area, such is the respect and recognition for the Lizotte’s brand and success. The lifestyle card kept calling which has prompted Brian and Jo to make this decision on their personal and professional future.

After much deliberation Brian & Jo Lizotte have made the decision to close the Kincumber and Dee Why Lizotte's venues in mid 2015, unless the venue are sold prior to those dates.

Brian Lizotte said "With the loss of my Dad early this year, who was passionate about his music, it just brings home that it's a gift to be doing something you are passionate about for a living but there needs to be a work/family balance. This decision comes down to us finding that balance".

It's that passion that also means Brian and Jo can not step away altogether. The happy medium in this case means the closure of both Kincumber and Dee Why and a renewed focus on their flagship venue in Lambton. The gorgeous 104 year old theatre will be removed from the market and remain in Brian and Jo's loving hands. From day one, Newcastle crowds welcomed us with open arms and we have always been thankful that we were so warmly embraced.

"It’s not with a heavy-heart that either Jo or I have made this decision to simplify our lives , in fact, it’s extremely exciting for us to be embarking on the next chapter. Putting renewed energy and focus on the Lizotte’s brand in Newcastle with new customer experiences such as table-side cooking and unique events for and by the local community" says Brian. With exciting new partnerships, projects and amazing acts to be announced before Christmas, we are thrilled to be immersing ourselves in Newcastle and bringing and even more dynamic experience to our patrons.

In true Lizotte's fashion we plan to go out in style. We have the most amazing acts booked and ready to be announced during the next six months and the last week we are planning to blow the roof of the joint. Just some of the great acts currently on sale are include Diesel, Josh Pyke, The Kransky Sisters, Dragon, Darren Percival, Ian Moss, Ross Wilson, 1927, The Black Sorrows, Dave Faulkner and Sarah McLeod. Keep an eye on Lizotte's website and facebook for details.

We want to thank all of our incredibly loyal customers of the Central Coast Cubby House and Dee Why Ballroom for their wonderful support of Fine food and live music. Hopefully we will see some of that great customer base up in Newcastle from the second half of 2015.

The original cubby-house in Kincumber will hold a weeklong celebration leading up to the finale and closing date of Friday 24th April 2015. Some of the marquee and local artist’s that have performed at the Central Coast Venue over the past 10 years will be featured during the week celebration.

The Sydney Northern Beaches venue, Dee Why Lizotte's will close with its final show on Saturday 30th May, 2015.

Both Kincumber and Dee Why will continue to book and host shows well into 2015 up until closing dates. If there is a potential interest from a buyer to take over the leases of these premises, that option is still open. Any expressions of interests can be directed to Brian on email lizottes@lizottes.com.au

Fairhaven Services imageWhats On Logo button image POINT CLARE OP SHOP:
Customers entering Fairhaven’s Point Clare Op Shop at 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare constantly remark ‘I can’t believe the amount of goods you stock and how cheap everything is!’ It is therefore not surprising that the op shop has gained the reputation of being one of the best Op shops on the Central Coast and has expanded to meet demand.

Our motto is to offer customers ‘the cheapest prices’ and we aim to continually surprise customers with our low prices. As an example 99.9% of our clothes, shoes and handbags are $2 each and all kid’s clothing only $1 each. We have all our books for sale at 50c for the month of January (they are usually only $1 each).

We offer 5 buildings full to the brim – toys/games, clothing/accessories, jewelry, homewares, linen, new giftware, books & dvd/cds, new craft and makings for craft, furniture, decorator and collectable items, electrical, luggage, tools/hardware – something for everyone in the family. In addition we offer customers the opportunity to browse through Gallery 209 which displays the works of local artists as well as upcycled items proudly made by some of Fairhaven’s clients with disabilities.

All funds raised go directly to supporting Fairhaven’s supported employment, residential and day option programs for local people with disabilities.

The Op shop is open Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm and is located at 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.

For more details please contact 43233566 or 0407757866

People who are in business or starting up a new business on the Central Coast are welcome to join Coasties Business Networking.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get up and talk about their business and share their cards on the day.

The meetings are held on a monthly basis with a new permanent venue to be set next year.

There will be a $10 charge on the day providing tea, coffee & nibbles.

Please contact Vivienne to RSVP on 0434 375 128
or email viviennefharris@gmail.com for more information.

The Hub imageWhats On Logo button image THE HUB YOUTH VENUE:
Whats happening at The Hub?

The Stylish Warrior in conjunction with Gosford City Council's Hub Erina are holding a 9 Week Fashion/Styling/Life & beauty course for young women aged 13-17.

It is strength based education that supports and empowers young women to be fully charged and fully engaged with life, and of course, look stylish along the way!

The Stylish Warrior course is based on activating the best within them, getting them ready emotionally, mentally and spiritually for what life throws at them at school, after school and in the workplace.

Competition is fierce now when it comes to getting a job or starting a career. The Central Coast has one of the highest teenage unemployment levels in NSW according to the latest figures in the Department of Employment Labour Force Survey December 2013. So the girls will also learn how to dress and do their make-up for job interviews.

The course starts 26th February
run every Thursday for 9 weeks.
Spots are limited to 12

The Hub Erina. North South Rd Erina Fair.
To Book your place, contact:
Pheonix Drewell...
The Hub Erina and Theatresports Central Coast invite you to come and enjoy a night of hilarity!

Theatresports(r) is similar to the TV Show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway', involving teams of improvisers who perform impromptu scenes in front of a live audience and are awarded points by a panel of judges.
Whether you're learning, playing or watching, Theatresports(r) is an experience you'll never forget.
7pm Saturday 28th February

Hub Erina. North South Rd Erina Fair.
$10 Tickets at the Door

For more information head to www.thehuberina.com
The Hub have recently revamped their DJ programme.

DJ Beats is an extensive programme that incorporates the fundamentals of beat matching and mixing to using effects and programming sets.
In 2015 the programme has 2 classes with 4 spaces available in each.

Terms run in conjunction with the school terms and are at the affordable price of $25 over a term.
That equates to $2.50/wk for a 10 week term.

DJ bookings can be made online at the Hub's online activities sign up page: www.thehuberina.com<http://www.thehuberina.com>
Mixed Martial Arts makes a rise.

The Hub and Magnus Martial Arts has its share of world champions, including 20yr old Current World Pankration Champion MMA Jamie Mullarkey to mentor and develop Central Coast young peoples' interest in Mixed Martial Arts.

The manager of Magnus Martial Arts, Internationally recognised coach and 6th dan black belt Noah Magnus in partnership with Gosford Council's Hub Erina Youth Centre have offered free martial arts to young people (12 - 18) of the community for over 10 yrs.

For information about Free Martial Arts training & the MMA rising stars programme please contact the Hub Erina Youth Centre on 4304 7071

MMA bookings can be made online at the Hub's online activities sign up page: www.thehuberina.com<http://www.thehuberina.com>
The Hub are also taking registrations for their 2015 Battle of the Bands and SeaFM DISCOVERED competitions.
Online registrations at http://www.thehuberina.com

Live From 5 poster imageWhats On Logo button image LIVE FROM 5 RETURNS:
GBID’s Live From Five returns featuring Al Fresco Flicks

With much anticipation, Live From Five returns to the heart of Gosford in February 2015, and as promised, bigger and better than ever before.

Starting from 5pm, Kibble Park in the CBD heart will be filled with the familiar sights, sounds and aromas of gourmet international food, boutique wine, craft beer, street artists and live music.

The return of Live From Five is set to be the biggest one yet, providing a perfect meeting place for colleagues, friends and family to finish their week and start the weekend.

Live From 5 - The first Friday monthly in February, March and April 2015

Youth Arts Warehouse logo imageWhats On Logo button image YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE:
Featured Programs
The Sound Lab-Music Makers

This is an exciting NEW program. FundAbility grant program, a two-year disability inclusion initiative run by Northcott and funded by the Department of Family and Community Services will deliver an all inclusive Music program.

Founded on the principal that all persons with disability should have the right to choose and pursue music making within a contemporary arts based context and have equitable access to resources to support them.

The program will provided a fully supported contemporary music collaboration of children & young people, music practitioners & support staff to develop and implement a song writing program adapted to be accessed by all and partner with relevant services and Central Coast communities.
STARTING February 18th - 9-15yrs - Free
EOI Now - ph 34 232374
The Sound Lab- MUSIC Makers
This NEW fully supported Music program all-inclusive for 9 to 15 years of age it will be a place for creative expression, musical collaboration, exploration and learning. The program will provide first time musicians with disabilities together with young musicians, songwriters & performers a place to explore their love for fusing sounds and music together in a professional music & recording studio under the mentorship of professional recording artists.

Date: February 18th- April 1st
Time: 4-6pm
Age: 9-15yrs
Cost: FREE
Application process essential

Music Song Writing and Recording
Date: February 18th-April 1st
Time: One on One
Cost: $40 Hour 2 hours OR Time slot allocated FOR ONE ON ONE .

Street Art
Learn different street art techniques stencilling, aerosol, layering paint, texture, cut and paste up art.
Use found objects to create a work of art.
Day of the Dead, Lino

Date: February 12th- April 2nd
Time: Thursday's 4-6pm
Age: 12-25yrs
Cost: $80 for 8 weeks

This specialised photography course will take you through different photography techniques with international award winning photographer Sharon Aldrick.
Portraiture, lighting, composition, studio lighting, macro, location, documentary and Photoshop editing SLR camera techniques and work towards an exhibition of the images produced.

Date: February 13th- March 31st
Time: Friday's 1.00-3.00pm or 3.30-5.30pm
Age: 12-25yrs
Cost: $150

To register or inquire about any programs call Sharon 43 232374
email: arts@ryss.com.au

Opera In The arboretum imageWhats On Logo button image OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM:
10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum - Saturday 28th March 2015.


We’re looking forward to a very special afternoon on Saturday 28th March, 2015.

This will be the 10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum in Pearl Beach.

To celebrate this milestone we have secured four of Australia’s operatic superstars: Cheryl Barker, José Carbó, Louise Callinan and Rosario La Spina.

These outstanding singers will perform opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles including The Pearl Fishers’ Duet, Nessun Dorma, Barcarolle duet, quartet from Rigoletto, Un bel di, Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix and more.

Since 2006 Opera in the Arboretum has raised over $150,000 for a wide range of local charities and Rotary projects.

In 2015 the major beneficiaries from Opera in the Arboretum will be Coast Shelter and ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children)

This popular open air event is held amidst the beauty of the native forest of the Pearl Beach Arboretum. Each year the event has grown in popularity with the last two years being completely sold out.

The stellar line up this year promises to be a unique audience experience not to be missed

Be sure to book your tickets early - last year was a sell out crowd.
Adult: $64.00 / Senior: $60.00 / Student: $30.00 / Primary Student: FREE / Group of 10 or more: $56.00 each.

For Credit Card bookings (Visa and Mastercard only) please telephone:
(02) 4342 8183
(02) 4342 3593
(02) 4341 6004

We hope to see you there.

John Greenway - EVENT COORDINATOR - www.opera.pearl-beach.com - The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc

Rotary Terrigal Book sale poster imageWhats On Logo button image ROTARY TERRIGAL GIANT BOOK SALE:
The Rotary Club of Terrigal is holding a giant Book Sale from 8.00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 27th – 29th March 2015.

Come to Terrigal Rotary Hall, Duffys Road, Terrigal.

We offer thousands of books covering a wide range of fiction and non-fiction and children's titles.
Whether you’re a casual browser or a serious collector looking for hard-to-find curios, our sale is a fun event for booklovers of all ages and all interests.

Quality is the key feature of our book sale. We hand-sort the books on offer, ensuring that all are in good condition.

Many of the books are in new and mint condition, or as-new.

The donation of books from all categories is welcome.
To arrange for a pick up conact Robin via email robinh@internode.on.net or see the Terrigal Rotary Website

You can pay for your purchases with cash or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).

Pearl Beach Monster book fair shoppers imageWhats On Logo button image PEARL BEACH MONSTER BOOK FAIR:
Bargains Galore At The Pearl Beach Easter Saturday Monster Book Fair.

As a significant event on the Pearl Beach yearly calendar, this year’s annual Book Fair, now in it's 39yh year promises to be no exception, so be early to snap up that special book bargain.

The buzz of the crowd adds to the festival atmosphere, providing the perfect environment to search out that special book bargain. Titles will include reference, educational, cooking, gardening, business, art, travel and hundreds of novels. The Children’s corner is always popular with small readers excited by what they find.

The collectables and bric-a-brac tables are jammed packed with exciting treasures, and pre-loved items.

Once again we have the traditional homemade cake stall and jams providing that special treat, always a sell-out so come early to avoid disappointment. 'Two Turkeys Catering' will be serving delicious refreshments and lunch at reasonable prices.

Saturday 4th April 2015
9am – 5pm
Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, 9 Diamond Road, Pearl Beach, 2256
Further information - 02 4344 2319 proceeds to hall upkeep and maintenance

Monster Trucks promotional imageWhats On Logo button image USA MONSTER TRUCKS:
Get Ready Gosford - its wild, it’s insane and its here.

Eight of the world’s greatest monster trucks ever unleashed will be at Gosford Showgrounds for one mind blowing night Saturday 4th April 2015 from 5pm

Thrill to unbelievable Real USA Style Monster carnage as Scooby, Thunda, Speed Racer, Wicked USA create carnage in the Monster truck World Gladiator Games.

Plus former Crustys legend Matt Schubring and the nation’s backflippin best in FMX warriors Unleashed

Plus demolition crasharama

Fireworks Skyshow

Flaming Jet wars and more
Be There!!

Gosford Showgrounds
4th April 2015
4pm gates open 6pm event starts
Pre sale tickets are available online at or cash sales at Repco Gosford

Adults: $45
12-15 years - $40
3-11 years - $25
Fantastic Family Pass (2 ADULTS and 2 KIDS) - $140

ADULTS - $80
12-15 years - $70
Kids 3-11 years -$60

Pearl Beach Soiree 2015 imageWhats On Logo button image SOIREE BY THE SEA:
Copanello presenting ‘Soiree by the Sea’

Enjoy a twilight concert performed by three highly talented vocalists who will take the audience on a musical journey that will entertain and delight.

The ambience of the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall is the perfect venue to enjoy a program that spans cool classics, operatic and contemporary numbers by Bocelli, Pavorotti, Brightman and others …

The trio is comprised of, Anita De Lisen, a favourite of Beach Beach whose beautiful voice and vocal experience has thrilled audiences for over 15 years including performances with members of Opera Australia.

Shane Edwards is extremely experienced as a singer, song writer, radio presenter, and music producer. Shane like Anita has an exceptional voice performing contemporary and classical pieces.

Michael James is a Jazz vocalist turned classical singer, with ten years experience as a singer and has developed a classical voice with a high baritone and is a ‘tenor in training’.

Anita, Shane and Michael have all performed in operatic lead and musical roles and formed Copanello together in late 2013. Copanello is now performing professionally in Sydney and at local gigs on the Central Coast, including the 2014 Pearl Beach Glee Club Variety concert.

More recently Copanello performed with a combined choir of over 100 singers from Sing Australia over three nights, and sang out Christmas Eve in 2014 to a crowd of up to 15,000 people as the lights shone onto St Mary’s Cathedral….

Sunday 19th April, 4 – 6pm Pearl Beach Memorial Hall
Cost: $25 pp includes a welcome drink
additional refreshments available for a small donation

Red Poppy - whatsoncentralcoast imageWhats On Logo button image GOSFORD POPPY PROJECT:
This year, to coincide with ANZAC Day and the 100-year anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli during the First World War, Gosford City Council is proud to be supporting the Gosford Poppy Project.

The project will see a field of handmade poppies installed in Rotary Park, Gosford - between the War Memorial and the Central Coast Highway - as a symbol of our gratitude to all Australians who have made sacrifices during wartime.

The poppy was selected as a symbol of remembrance, loss and hope, which stems from its traditional associations with the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium.

Members of the community, schools and local organisations are encouraged to contribute to this landmark project by making their own poppies.
Individuals can pick up their free poppy-making kit from any Gosford City Library Branch or by emailing gosfordpoppyproject@gosford.nsw.gov.au

Schools and large community organisations can also email GSC to order bulk packs, which contain all of the information, patterns and materials needed.
email: gosfordpoppyproject@gosford.nsw.gov.au

To ensure they are included in the ‘field of poppies’, all completed poppies should be dropped off at any Gosford City Library Branch no later than 5pm on Friday 10 April 2015.

Installation of the ‘field of poppies’ will take place on Thursday 16 April 2015, and will remain in place until Monday 27 April.

At the end of the project, all dedications will be kept as part of the collection in Gosford Library, along with other research and publications produced by the Library.

To find out more, please visit Gosford City Council’s website

Magoo Charity Classic Rock N Roll Dance Party event poster imageWhats On Logo button image MAGOO ROCK N ROLL DANCE PARTY 2015:
The Magoo Memorial Charity Classic is a surfing competition held in May each year along with an auction night, sponsorships and other events like this rock ‘n’ roll night where all the accrued proceeds from these events are then donated to Cancer Care NSW Health, Central Coast Local Health District...Gosford Hospital

Magoo Memorial Charity Classic Rock ‘N’ Roll Dance Party will be held at Long Jetty Senior Citizens Hall Saturday 16th May 2015 with Jake Rattle ‘N’ Roll band performing; starting 7:30 pm; doors open 7 pm;

Cost $15 per head; tickets to be purchased prior to the evening - no door sales on the night
Contact Barb 0417 984 861 or Mick 0407 368 876 for tickets

Tai Chi session imageWhats On Logo button image TAI CHI IN THE PARK 2015:
Free Tai Chi Park Lessons

Come and join us in the park and experience the wonderful art called Tai Chi, if you've never tried Tai Chi this is the ideal opportunity to experience this wonderful ancient art form, Tai Chi is a set of low impact exercises which are gentle on the body and is suitable for people of all ages.

With regular practise Tai Chi can help many health conditions such as Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Improve Bone Density, Circulatory System, Improve Balance and many more conditions. No need to book just come along and try it out

8th March 10.00am
East Gosford, Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street - Opposite the Japanese Gardens
Sunday 24th. May 2015 10.00am
Phyllis Bennett Park. Webb Street , East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens
Sunday 16th. August 2015 10.00am
East Gosford, Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street
Sunday 1st November. 2015 10.00am
Phyllis Bennett Park. Webb Street , East Gosford.

Empire Touring and Star promotional poster imageWhats On Logo button image STAR 104.5 LIVE:
STAR 104.5 and Empire Touring are excited to announce the inaugural STAR 104.5 LIVE concert featuring ten of the biggest Australian acts of the 70s, 80s and 90s at the Central Coast’s brand new entertainment facility, The Entertainment Grounds (formerly Gosford Racecourse).

LIVE will be four hours of hits and memories with ten of Australia’s most well-loved 70s, 80s and 90s hit makers gracing the stage and taking a whole generation back to a time when rock ‘n roll was a way of life and there wasn’t a camera phone in sight.

Without further ado, the legendary artists set to rock the Entertainment Grounds for STAR 104.5 LIVE are (drum roll please) …

Now Listen! Mr Eagle Rock, ROSS WILSON, 2 time ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee, founder of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock continues to have a Hell Of A Time while Living In The Land Of Oz. Always believing Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, the Skyhooks and Jo Jo Zep producer hasn't stagnated by Living In the 70's, but continued moving like The Fugitive Kind through the Summer of 81 into the 21st Century following his credo All I Wanna Do Is Rock. When the Chemistry is right to Come Back Again, he'll get up off his Bed Of Nails, bring A Touch of Paradise to your Cool World and examine your State of the Heart. With No Time to lose practicing Primitive Love Rites in Primal Park, Things Are Hotting Up with Wilson's song I Come In Peace being covered and becoming Joe Cocker’s last hit single. Come Said The Boy, to a Ross Wilson show in a venue near you, because we all know You've All Got To Go!

Featuring Grace Knight on vocals and Bernie Lynch on guitar and vocals, EUROGLIDERS took the charts by storm in the 1980s. Audiences were blown away, and Grace Knight captivated fans with her ‘manic ballerina’ stage persona. In 1984, Eurogliders released their album This Island, which spawned their No. 2 hit single, Heaven (Must Be There). Heaven also peaked at No. 21 on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and appeared on the Hot 100. Another Australian top ten album, Absolutely, followed in 1985, which provided three further top ten singles, We Will Together, The City of Soul and Can’t Wait to See You. Grace and Bernie, along with their superb band, have reunited to once again captivate audiences with their sophisticated and high-energy brand of pop.

When GANGgajang's beloved friend and bass player Chris Bailey passed away in 2013, four original members Cal Callaghan, Buzz Bidstrup, Geoff Stapleton and Robbie James made a pact to continue on as Chris had wished to celebrate 30 years since the band began. GANGgajang released its first single, Gimme Some Lovin’ in November 1984, reaching the top of the charts in early 1985. Shortly after, their self-titled debut album gained the number one spot in Perth and Brisbane with their quirky anthem Sounds of Then (This Is Australia) quickly finding a place on mainstream radio across Australia. Four classic albums followed including the cult Quiksilver film Mad Wax soundtrack, a retrospective DVD, and countless tours of Australia and Brazil. The band eagerly looks forward to its 30th year celebration.

Cracking tunes, eccentric exuberance, mischievous and a little bit cheeky, THE ALLNITERS are the most successful ska act in Australian history and they’re back: bigger, bolder and brassier than ever after over 30 years. The band cut its teeth as a live act at Sydney’s legendary Sussex Hotel and went on to become one of the hardest touring acts in the country. Their debut album ‘D-D-D-Dance’ went gold after only two weeks and blasted to number 2 on the national charts, pipped to the post by Culture Club’s ‘Colour By Numbers’. Meanwhile, the first single lifted from the album – the upbeat, skank-inducing ‘Montego Bay’ – went top 10 nationally and became a summertime mainstay, Pioneers of Australian ska, the band have always delivered their uniquely new wave ska sound with panache.

“Compu-PU-pu-PU-pu-PU Computer Games”! If that chorus from the MI-SEX hit isn’t familiar to you then you didn’t live through the early 80’s. This international hit single preceded the glut of similar-sounding British chart entrants by a year or more and became one of the defining pop-rock songs of the Australasian music-scape. It ascended to #1 on the Australian charts during November ’79 and hit the top five in New Zealand. By April 1980 Computer Games had charted in more than 20 countries, and had peaked inside the top ten in Canada, France, Austria, Italy, West Germany and South Africa. It took lead singer, Steve Gilpin’s unfortunate death in 1992 to force MI-SEX underground for 20 years and the simple acceptance of an invitation by Steve Balbi to front MI-SEX at a private party and the Christchurch Quake Relief Concert to confirm the right chemistry that would once again ignite their passion for "live performance" and we couldn’t be happier.

Known for enduring hits such as That's When I Think of You, Compulsory Hero, 'To Love Me, Scars, Don't Forget Me, and, of course, If I Could, 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum selling album …ish in 1988, which earned the band a slew of ARIA Awards as well as a lot of fans along the way. Following up …ish with the multi-platinum second album The Otherside, a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have certainly earned 1927 legendary status. Not content to rest on their laurels, after more than ten years, 1927 released a new studio album Generation i last year. It may just be the band’s finest album yet.

PSEUDO ECHO formed in 1982, releasing their first album, Autumnal Park, in 1984 which skyrocketed the band to household name status across the country. Their second album, Love an Adventure, spawned another string of hits including its title track, Don't Go, Try, Living in a Dream and their remake of the Lipps, Inc. song Funkytown, which brought the group their biggest international success and spent seven weeks at No. 1 in Australia from December 1986. In 2012 Pseudo Echo celebrated their 30th anniversary and this year released their sixth studio album, Ultraviolet.

ROSE TATTOO, led by Angry Anderson, was formed in Sydney in 1976 and were renowned as "one of the most revered bands of all time” with their “peerless, street-level heavy blues’ with the emphasis on slide guitar and strident lyric statements". Rose Tattoo’s first four albums were produced by the legendary team of Harry Vanda and George Young who also worked with AC/DC, and spawned songs including Bad Boy for Love, Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw, Nice Boys, We Can't Be Beaten and Scarred for Life through the late 70s early 80s before disbanding in 1987. Rose Tattoo subsequently reformed briefly in 1993 to support Guns N' Roses on an Australian tour and again from 1998 and have since released two more studio albums.

WENDY MATTHEWS is without doubt one of Australia’s most respected vocalists. Originally from Canada, Wendy Matthews was part of two of Australia’s most successful bands, Models and Absent Friends, taking lead vocals on the smash hit, Nobody but You, before embarking on a successful solo career. In the 90s Wendy released a slew of Top 20 singles including Token Angels, Let's Kiss (Like Angels Do), The Day You Went Away and Friday's Child and Top 20 albums: You've Always Got the Blues (with Kate Ceberano), Émigré, Lily, The Witness Tree and her compilation, Stepping Stones. Matthews appeared on three series of It Takes Two (2006-2008) and in 2014 released The Welcome Fire, her first originals album in 12 years, with songs co-written by Josh Pyke, Megan Washington, Mark Sholtez and many more.

35 years ago, at MARK GABLE'S home in Church Point on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, the Choirboys were formed. Armed with a humble 4-track studio setup in the bedsit, the band would gather to create music. These demos would lead Choirboys to their first recording deal with Alberts. The Choirboys journey had begun. No one expected it would lead them into the hearts of the Australian public and the history pages of Australian Music. Mark Gable and the Choirboys are an essential part of our Australian culture having penned one of Australia’s unofficial anthems ‘Run To Paradise’ and other great Aussie rock hits such as ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, ‘Struggle Town’ and ‘Never Gonna Die’, epitomise the essence of Australian pub-culture. It is a fact that Choirboys have been entertaining the young and old for 35 years. They have multi-platinum albums and have survived when so many others have fallen.

Saturday, 18th April, 2015
Tickets $99
SHOW TIME: 4.30 – 9.30PM

This is a fully licensed 18+ event
Strictly no BYO food or alcohol
No tables, tents or sun shelters are permitted
No umbrellas (even if it is raining) bring good quality raincoats and gumboots instead
Tickets are General Admission Unreserved grass and unreserved seating in the grandstand.

Janet Seidel Trio poster imageWhats On Logo button image JANET SEIDEL TRIO RESIDENCY:
The Kincumber Hotel presents… the Janet Seidel Trio!

The Trio will be our Musicians in Residence as they perform at The Kincumber Hotel at 2pm on the second Sunday of every month, launching on Sunday the 8th February.

Golden vocals with a honeyed finish, Janet’s gentle sound floats above the mellow, smoky tones of Jazz guitar and Double Bass – by Chuck Morgan and David Seidel. Janet Seidel is Australia’s undisputed ‘First Lady in Jazz’.

With 18 CDs to her name, all well received globally, Janet has performed at the most important Jazz Festivals around the country. Internationally she has toured to other countries including the UK, USA, Europe, the Middle Easy, and many South East Asian countries.

US writer David Nathan made a fitting summary with regards to her album All About Jazz: “With her intimate style, great feel for the lyrics of songs she sings, Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a story teller as she is a singer. The way she goes about handling the music comes off as a fortuitous blend of Blossom Dearie and Doris Day with an occasional nod to Julie London, although she is somewhat jazzier than the latter two. Like Diana Krall, she doubles on piano.
Seidel has an exquisite, gentle, and agile voice and honours each tune she sings, irrespective of whether it’s a classic standard, pop, or novelty song.”

Rarely heard in an alfresco setting, and for a limited season, the Trio will ensure a relaxing afternoon with fine music accompanied by rich selection on tap. Don’t miss your chance to witness the incredible Janet Seidel Trio – only at The Kincumber Hotel!

What: Janet Seidel Trio (ongoing) at The Kincumber Hotel
When: Sunday 8th of February then every 2nd Sunday of the month
Where: The Kincumber Hotel – 6 Carrak Road, Kincumber
Further Information: (02) 4369 2166 or events@kincumberpub.com.au

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