Hancock Café

“It’s time to party folks. Local band Hancock Cafe are excited to play the Brass Monkey for the first time. The lads will be fired up and serving up a smorgasbord of your favourite covers.”

Mental as Anything

Forty years of recording and touring and the show goes on. A fresh 5 track EP release titled “Mental as Anything – 5 Track EP” and a prime slot on the national Apia Good Times Tour sees Mentals rocketing into the future. The EP sees Greedy and Martin trading songs in their time-honoured tradition.
Martin is currently off the road but Greedy and he are still creating new songs with that Mental Flavour.

Greedy: “Martin and I have spent our lives competing with songs. It’s not stopping. He does his things his way and I do mine – the way it’s always been and the competition continues.”

The Iconic Band is in high demand performing to fans old and new Nationally and Internationally with their unmistakable unique sound.

The Comedy Store Presents: Brass Monkey Comedy Club

The Comedy Store Presents: Brass Monkey Comedy Club, World class comedy comes to Cronulla on the first(ish) Wednesday of every month as the Brass Monkey gets its very own Comedy Club, presented and curated by the world famous Sydney Comedy Store. The intimate setting is the perfect place to enjoy a hand-picked line up of the hottest comedians from home and abroad.

Comedy Store Presents: Brass Monkey Comedy Club, With tickets just $25, this show is guaranteed to kick those hump-day blues and have you giggling til’ the weekend!

The Music of Prince

A live band tribute and dedication to the music of legendary PRINCE with The Purple Doves band presenting to you all the hits LIVE. Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES BAND celebrate the music and spirit of PRINCE live. THE PURPLE DOVES brings all the attitude The Music of Prince demands including a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999 in dance floor mode – it will be a celebration impossible to miss. All the hits will be performed live with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed popular music forever. Their last 5 Sydney shows were all SOLD OUT so be sure to get in quick!

Z-Star Trinity (UK)

Z-STAR TRINITY are the trio format of British rock blues band Z-STAR (4-5P), fronted by Zee Gachette ~ a worldclass performer, prolific writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer ~ who tours internationally and runs OH Studios (recording/mastering) in the UK.

“Zee is a legend in her lifetime” – Diva Magazine (UK)| “Z-STAR are a serious band on the move” – Fame Magazine (UK)

Recently, it’s been Australia calling, with three tours (and almost 100 shows) under her belt since 2015, as full band Z-STAR, and duo Z-STAR DELTA, with performances at; Caloundra Music Festival, Blue Mountain Roots n Blues, The Spiegeltent – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues, Blenheim Festival, Chill Out, Multicultural Festival, Feast Festival, Noosa Festival of Surfing, The Basement, The J Theatre, Thornbury Theatre, Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Miami Marketta, The Imperial Hotel, Settlers’ Tavern and many more.

“Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration”
- Rhythms Magazine (AU)

“Z-STAR just simply tore the stage apart with their incredible musicianship & hi-octane performance. If they had delivered any more energy the stage would have exploded. Zee Gachette you were born a star and your trajectory is rising BAM!” – Blenheim Festival (AU)

“Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game” – The Music (AU)

With an energy that seems to flow on tap from the source, frontwoman Zee Gachette is the wildest she-manic blues woman on the planet! Her inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch and has given her opportunity to support Eric Clapton at The Royal Albert Hall, perform with Nigel Kennedy at the Berlin Philharmonic Festspielhaus, Arthur Brown at The Royal Festival Hall, and with blues legend Johnny Winter at Trasimeno Blues to name a few. With standing ovations from Jimmy Page, Roger Daltrey and Amy Winehouse, Zee’s high octane transcendental live shows have lit up stages worldwide with festival performances that include; Glastonbury (2016, 2017), Secret Garden Party, Olympics Showtime Festival, Brighton Pride (UK), Cognac Blues Passions, Guitare En Scene, MaMA (FR), MTV Live, Napoli Pride, Trasimeno Blues, Villa Ada (IT), Polish Woodstock, Guitar Academy(PL), & Usaba Jazz (RU)…

Z-STAR TRINITY perform a collection of high energy blues, rock and folk/funk tunes such as ’16 Tons of Love’ and Z-STAR DELTA‘s ‘The Bridge Hotel’ (as aired on Triple J, PBS, 4ZZZ, ABC…).

“Zee blows the roof off!…Z-STAR TRINITY put on one of the best shows we have seen here!!“ – The Albion (UK)

“One force of nature you should truly experience” – Indulge Magazine (AU)

“Charismatic frontwoman Zee oozed vintage soul, drawing in the audience with a swagger straight out of the school of James Brown” – Deviate Magazine (UK)

Best Female Act – Expo Music Awards | Best Live Act – Brighton Music Awards | www.zstarmusic.com | www.facebook.com/zstarmusic

Little Lunch + Sampson + Albany

Little Lunch is a band from Sydney who have blended their love of rock, blues, folk and summer vibes into a sound they call their own. Come along and hear for yourself what they have in store for their first EP. To make your night even more perfect, Sydney bands Sampson, and Albany will be putting up more than their fair share of tight tunes and good times. And as always, No Hat, No Play.

Peter Northcote’s DRIVE with Brydon Stace & Guy Delandro

Brass Monkey regular, Peter Northcote returns with an amazing band and the incredible BRYDON STACE & GUY DELANDRO..
Guy and Brydon together means there will be a lot of ‘nuttyness’! Guy will promise to get you dancing and laughing at the same time. If you’ve never experienced Brydon before….look out. His version of Bohemian Rhapsody is outrageous. Teaming up with the OUTRAGOUS GUY DELANDRO, this will be a very special night of food, music and fun.
Book early for this.

The Songs of The 60s – Feat: Damien Lovelock

Songs Of The Sixties is a choice mix of the songs that defined not only decade, but also a generation and changed the world as it was. From the early 60’s haunting guitar sounds of the Shadows, through to the British invasion with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the folk of Bob Dylan, the Hippy / Psychedelic phase with the Beach Boys, Mamas & Papas, the Animals and the Doors and to Woodstock with CCR and Santana to name a few. Even the King of Rock n Roll – Elvis Presley’s 60’s-era greats get a look in.

Some of the Bands represented
The Shadows
The Kinks
The Monkees
Santana
The Beatles
The Bee Gees
The Who
The Easybeats
The Rolling Stones
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Animals
Van Morrison
Bob Dylan
The Doors

Lolo Lovina + Dancing Fingers

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) are an intoxicating brew infused with Balkan Gypsy beats, unza, cabaret, heavy metal, swing and tango. Fronted by Australian born Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina’s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist who grew up with three native cultures. The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer and the high voltage energy of the band makes each concert a unique experience.

Lolo Lovina’s album Rroma Sapien received a 4 Star review in the London based World Music magazine ‘Songlines’ (June 2016) with Rroma Sapien and RromAntcis both being featured albums on ABC Radio Nationals program, ‘The Daily Planet’ Lolo Lovina are an eternal Gypsy party that never sleeps, where anything is possible and where cynicism and mistrust are overcome by love and unity.

Lineup:
Romani-Gypsy Nenad Radic (Aus) – drums
David Carr (Aus) – guitar and banjo
Nathan Gatt (Aus) – bass
Sam Golding – trumpet
Simon Ferenci – trumpet

Highlights: Havana World Music Festival 2018, -SXSW Austin Texas 2018, -Sydney Opera House, -Guca Festival Serbia, -Festivals and events in New Caledonia, through the Pacific Islands, Macau, New Zealand and across East & West Europe.Quotes“..a most remarkable band fronted by …Sarah Bedak–as exotic a flower as you are ever likely to see behind a microphone.To say the sound is infectious doesn’t quite express it…they have people of all ages (and believe me, I saw it) hurling themselves through the air, across the dance floor, inventing moves on the spot, hugging each other with a passion … I’ve seen bands of all shade play, but I can’t recall seeing anything quite like this! Yes it is gypsy but there are also dollops of Spanish flamenco, Russian, Greek –indeed the music of anyone who likes to party. ”Glenn A Baker8 July 2017“it was about the second or third tune last night when my perspective shifted and I became a human in a room with other humans, having a party, being free, celebrating life and love and joy. This palpable feeling came over me, like if we could just do this often enough, everything would be alright. That it would be a life well-lived….throwing an eternal gypsy party that never sleeps where anything is
possible and love and unity triumph over cynicism and mistrust.” Nic ‘Sonny’ Lewis, beloved audience member,The Basement Sydney, 2017′ (Lolo Lovina)…have created an album that swings from traditional to groundbreaking Rroma music, all imbued with a tremendous sense of fun’ Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet ABC Radio National, 2015“…Traditional Gypsy tunes alternate with Lolo originals here, and the arrangements are solid, tight, classy and brassy..” 4 STAR review of Rroma Sapien by Seth Jordan in Songlines Magazine, London UK. June 2016′Excellent new, vibrant album (RromAntics!) from world-touring, Sydney-based Rrom music band..’Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet, ABC Radio National 2016“..twoespecial strengths glue the components into a cohesive whole. One is the sheer fun factor: you hear the players enjoying themselves as tangibly as you hear the sound of the drums, saxophone or accordion. The other is Sarah Bedak’s voice, which never losesits identity, despite being malleable enough to be breathy, teasing, seductive or vigorous.” 3.5 Star review of RromAntics!, John Shand for the Sydney MorningHerald 2016