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Kingston Arts are thrilled to be partnering with The Flying Saucer Club to bring you a very special series of Live at City Hall gigs!

Head over to the Flying Saucer Club website for detailed gig information and to book. All bookings for the below gigs are made through the Flying Saucer Club. Keep an eye out here and on our social media for further gig announcements!

 

Upcoming Gigs

 

 

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BOWIE UNZIPPED STARRING JEFF DUFF

Jeff Duff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Jeff’s unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook has fans returning night after night. The Bowie Unzipped show is one that leaves audiences in absolute awe.

The Bowie Unzipped band features some of Australia’s best musicians including the legendary Jeff Duff on Vocals and highly acclaimed musician, Glenn Rhodes on Keyboards, Bass and Vocals, plus Australia’s finest drummers and guitarists. As well as working with some of the biggest names in the industry Glenn Rhodes is an exceptional artist in his own right, performing, writing and recording locally and internationally with artists such as Margaret Urlich, Ian Moss, Albert Lee, Dione Warwick and Thelma Houston.

Saturday 2 February 2019

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LEAVE YOUR HAT ON

The show features all those killer songs such as ‘Feelin Alright’, ‘Hitchcock Railway’, ‘The Letter’, ‘Delta Lady’, ‘You Are So Beautiful’ ,‘Unchain My Heart’ and of course the title of the show ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ to name but a few. The band was formed a couple of months after Joe’s death in 2015 and has played to large and appreciative audiences ever since!

Joe Cocker was a reggae-loving working-class English rock, blues and soul singer from Sheffield who rose to worldwide fame in the late 1960s when he collaborated with Texan pianist /guitarist and bandleader Leon Russell.

Joe was known for his incredibly powerful emotional and soulful voice, charismatic stage presence, and wonderful re-imaginings of other peoples’ songs, including several from the Beatles who said he could use any of their songs.

Cocker’s cover of “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached number one in 1968. He then performed an iconic set at Woodstock festival in 1969 and that brilliant performance together with the record-breaking “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” tour (with Leon Russell) etched both their names forever in the annals of pop history.

Both Joe and Leon went on to have remarkable and successful careers lasting over 50 years. We sadly lost Leon in 2017.

Saturday 9 February 2019

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WENDY MATTHEWS PRESENTS 'BILLIE AND ME' VALENTINES SHOW

Wendy Matthews’ music is an unhurried journey of clean melodies, infectious energy and simple grace, In an age where uber-production techniques are thought to be hip and cynicism an attribute, Wendy has proven that commitment to beauty is still not only valid but applauded by the public ear. She has immense talent and capacity to capture and define a diverse range of styles in her music. She takes songs from every genre and makes them her own; from jazz to blues, from rock to gospel, from soul to outright infectious pop and then, of course, there are the beautiful ballads.

Wendy has recorded a live album (Billie and Me) with longtime collaborators Brendan St Ledger on piano and Greg Royal on standup bass – inspired by the music and soul of the late Billie Holiday. Since the albums’ release, this group of four including Mick King (guitar) have been touring the Billie & Me show across Australia to sell out venues.

As an added bonus for this show, Wendy and her band will also perform a handful of reworked popular songs from Wendy’s highly successful career, fitting into a similar vein, including ‘The Day You Went Away’, ‘Woman’s Got To Have It’ ‘Token Angels’ and ‘I Don’t Want to Be With Nobody But You’. A show not to be missed!

Saturday 16 February 2019

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RUSSELL MORRIS

The first album released was Sharkmouth. Sharkmouth was all about the urban back blocks and the characters that inhabited them. Mostly based around the depression years and a bit either side. Set out to paint a landscape of how many people must have felt in those times around the early 1900s. Sharkmouth went on to be the highest selling Australian album of 2013, picking up an ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots, reaching number 1 in the charts and surpassing Platinum sales. A very unexpected but welcomed success.

The following album was Van Diemen’s Land which had a focus on larger events rather than individuals, from the prison ships that began Australia as a penal settlement to the union strikes, the First and Second World Wars as well as paddle steamers on the Murray River. Van Diemen’s Land was nominated for Best Blues and Roots at the 2014 ARIA Awards, certified Gold sales and was the highest charting album of Russell’s 50-year career to date debuting at No.4 on the overall ARIA Charts.

Russell’s third and final album in the series of Australian stories is titled “Red Dirt – Red Heart”, and the name belies its subject matter – The Australian Interior. Any history of Australia albeit, very brief, has to include the people who have inhabited this wonderful country for at least 40,000 years. Stories of two bushrangers, a song about a beautiful town, a song about a loner, a recluse, and an escape artist (Gaol that is), a snake and the spectacular Nullabour. Also included are some of our great indigenous heroes in the hope that we can share their stories.

Friday 1 March 2019

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DYLANESQUE PRESENT THE BOB DYLAN TOM PETTY SHOW 'TRUE CONFESSIONS REVISITED'

Bob Dylan needed a backing band and in a stroke of genius, the promoter asked Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, who were at the top of their game. Tom said he would only open for one man, and that was Bob Dylan! He then upped the ante even further by bringing along his great friend and superstar – Stevie Nicks. Stevie was the obvious choice for the tour, having had a huge hit with Petty’s Stop Draggin my Heart Around.

4-piece band DYLANESQUE will take you on an exciting musical journey this March, paying homage to two of the 20th Century’s greatest songwriters. AN ABSOLUTE MUST SEE!

Saturday 2 March 2019

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THE SUBSTITUTES PRESENT 'THE 0S GIRLS POP ROCK SHOW FEAT. THE REBELLES, KELLY AUTY AND ANDREA LEES

The Substitutes have been around for nearly ten years recreating that ‘60s excitement and rawness that can easily get lost with tribute bands. Listen to a frenetic Kinks guitar solo or a Keith Moon drum fill and know that the ‘’60s were about experimentation and risk-taking, as well as great pop songs. The Substitutes cover all the bases and sub-genres of ‘60s music: Mersey Beat, Mod, Freakbeat, Pop, Rock, Psychedelia, Folk Rock and early Metal. The band is made up of Neil Scott (Vocals and Guitar), Peter Reed (Drums), Pete Robinson (Bass and Vocals), Peter Summers (Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals).

In the past few years, The Substitutes have presented a number of specially curated Giants of ‘60s Rock shows featuring British, Australian and American pop and rock
music utilizing a range of first-class guest vocalists such as Steve Lucas, Ronnie Charles, Barry Smith, Billy Miller and Nikki Nicholls. In 2017 for the first time, The Substitutes focused on the pop and rock music of women from the mid to late ‘60s and invited Kelly Auty and Andrea Lees to help make that happen. This magic combination proved to be their most successful show and been in much demand.

Saturday 30 March 2019

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ROSS WILSON AND THE PEACENIKS

From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering hits such as ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time, and Come said The Boy’ before Ross Wilson left to pursue a solo career, with the 1989 release of ‘Dark Side of the Man’, spawning the hit ‘Bed of Nails recently used as the theme to Bed of Roses and continued songwriting and producing credits with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, , Def FX, Custard, Jennifer Rush, Troy Cassar-Daley, You Am I, Renee Geyer, Christine Anu , The Wiggles (this version of Eagle Rock again topped the charts in July 2008!) and, of course, John Farnham, his brilliant song-writing delivering Johns unforgettable hit ‘A Touch Of Paradise’.

Friday 12 April 2019

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SOUL SACRIFICE CELEBRATE 'SANTANA'S 50th ANNIVERSARY

The “Santana” album hit #4 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart with the 2nd single, “Evil Ways” becoming a US Top 10 hit hitting #9. The album was the result of manager Bill Graham’s suggestion to write/record conventional “radio friendly” songs as Santana was originally a purely free-form jam band. The band responded but also managed to retain the essence of improvisation in the music and included four instrumentals out of the nine tracks on the album with Jingo, while a chant, containing extensive instrumental passages.
The album is also famous for its cover art depicting an intricate lion’s head….with many other images and heads embedded (how many can you count??).

As a child growing up in Mexico (Tijuana in the later years), Carlos Santana was mesmerised by the Blues and R&B music that was coming over the US border on US radio airwaves. He was playing violin in his father’s Mariachi band so had the Latin side of things down pat before he picked up the guitar. One day he walked into a festival where there were three bands playing simultaneously on three different stages. One blues, one R&B and one Latin. The music merged and fused itself into Carlos’s ears giving him an idea of the sound he wanted to hear….. and play!! This moment can be argued as the synthesis of Latin Rock, albeit he was strongly inspired and influenced by the blues which you can hear in the “Santana” album. Mixing jazz, rock, blues and Latin produced a new sound and genre.

THE BAND
Alex Buick (Lead Guitar) - German Silva (Lead Vocals, percussion) - Linden Compassi (Keys, backing vox) - Greg Hayward (Congas, percussion, backing vox) - Alejandro Vega (Timbales, bells, percussion) - Andrew Tsindos (Bass) - Chris Duffy (Drums).

Thursday 18 April 2019

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SCARECROW - THE MELLENCAMP SHOW

Mellencamp complimented Scarecrow on being one of the most authentic and musically accurate interpretations of his songs he has ever seen.

The charismatic and energetic performance of Gary Young ensures a night of nostalgia. Reliving those heady days when songs like ‘Hurt So Good’, ‘Cherry Bomb’, ‘Pink Houses’ and ‘Lonely Ol Night’ were the anthems of a generation and now the Classic hits of today. Hit after hit, it’s an amazing live experience John Mellencamp’s music that you cannot afford to miss. Relive those heady days when songs like “Hurt So Good”, “Cherry Bomb” “Pink Houses” and “Lonely Ol ’ Night” were the anthems of a generation and now the classic hits of today.

Saturday 4 May 2019 

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Date

Various Friday and Saturday nights:
Doors Open: 6pm (Seats/Dining) | 8pm (Standing) | 8.40pm (Showtime)

Venue

Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin

Moorabbin

Seating

Allocated | General Admission/Standing

Cost

Ticket prices vary from gig to gig. See the Flying Saucer Club website for full list of prices, dates and times, and to make a booking.

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