The Australian Guns and Roses Show

Paying tribute to the greatest rock band in history. The Australian Guns N’ Roses is the band’s Australian premiere tribute act. The boys are ready to get in the ring and give you a night of heart-stopping rock, fuelled by adrenaline and attitude. The band draws on songs from the Appetite For Destruction, GNR Lies, Use Your Illusion 1 and 2, plus recent hits from Slash’s solo career. For the most authentic Guns N’ Roses tribute show you’ll ever see, don’t miss out on the Australian GNR show!

Beccy Cole + Libby O’Donovan

For over 25 years, Beccy Cole has been delighting Australian music fans with her unique brand of true entertainment. The South Australian star’s glowing warmth, husky tones, bawdy sense of humour and hundred-watt smile have helped make Beccy one of the nation’s best-loved and most celebrated artists.

With ten Golden Guitars (Country Music Awards of Australia) to her name (including four for FemaleArtist of the Year), as well as multiple ARIA Top 10 Country and Top 40 Mainstream albums, a Top 10 DVD, three gold-certified releases, and more than a dozen No.1 Australian country singles, Beccy Cole is one of Australia’s most successful singer songwriters.

She is also a most sought after live performer, having a reputation for bringing an audience to fever pitch and quite often, stomach clutching laughter! Beccy Cole’s latest album, ‘Lioness’ is nothing short of stunning. A collection of self-penned,
personal and poignant songs perfectly displaying Beccy’s strength of character, huge heart and razor sharp wit. In an Australian first, Beccy procured the talents of some of Australia’s finest female musicians to make the only ever 100% female produced album. Produced by Julz Parker, known best for her amazing guitar work in Australian award winning band, Hussy Hicks, this is a Beccy Cole album with a new sound, a new band and a new outlook on life beyond forty.

Following the successful 2017 release ‘The Great Country Songbook Volume 2,’ with good mate, Adam Harvey, ‘Lioness’ is Beccy’s 12th album release and a good indication that Beccy Cole is still in for the long haul.

A self-confessed ‘gig pig’, Beccy Cole is at her happiest on the road and entertaining Australian audiences. Whether singing in front of (but not for) the American President, entertaining Australian troops in the Middle East or at the RSL of a small rural town, Beccy has always given her all and we imagine, always will! Beccy Cole is the real deal, a working mother, a comedienne, an author, a passionate supporter of Aussie Rules Football and as honest, funny and
genuine in real life as she comes across on stage.

Her ability to laugh at herself and write her songs and tell her stories with such brazen truth is refreshing and most of all, entertaining. Beccy Cole leaves an indelible impression.

Bad Moon Rising – A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival


Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute

Access All Eras presents: Bad Moon Rising produces a full evening of hits featuring CCRs rootsy and rocking style. The 60’s and 70’s saw Creedence write some of the most memorable tunes which have stood the test of time.

This show has been a wonderful showcase for the talents involved and makes for one hell of a night of partying. Songs featured on the night include: Down On The Corner, Proud Mary, Spell On You,Who’ll Stop the Rain, Fortunate Son, I Heard It through the Grapevine, Bad Moon Rising and many more. This is a songbook for young and old.

Johnny Cash The Concert

Following their highly successful and acclaimed ‘Walk The Line’ 2017 National Tour, Johnny Cash The Concert are coming to Sydney’s south by popular demand for this one off Special event.

Australia’s own Man in Black, Daniel Thompson and legendary Australian guitar picker, Stuie French present an authentic tribute to the music and the spirit of Johnny Cash backed by their ‘best in the business’ backing band The Tennessee Express, Featuring upright bass player Artie Taylor and Drummer Brad Bergen.
Cash Live is also joined by the golden voice of Special Guest, Multi-Award winner Camille Te Nahu, singing the duets of Johnny and June.

Featuring songs spanning Johnny Cash’s entire career, this 2 hour concert will have you reliving the greatest hits of one of the 20th centuries most iconic performers.

Don’t miss you last chance this year to see this highly acclaimed show before Cash Live begin preparations for their highly anticipated 2018 tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Live at Folsom Prison album.

STEVE BALBI

The eclecticism of singer, composer and producer Steve Balbi mines a kaleidoscope of life at the margins, navigating a wistful path from melancholy through madness.

On Thursday 22 November, Steve Balbi returns to the Brass Monkey for an exclusive solo, acoustic performance, with special guest James Van Cooper.

Steve Balbi + James Van Cooper

The eclecticism of singer, composer and producer Steve Balbi mines a kaleidoscope of life at the margins, navigating a wistful path from melancholy through madness.

On Thursday 22 November, Steve Balbi returns to the Brass Monkey for an exclusive solo, acoustic performance, with special guest James Van Cooper.

The Australian country guitarist, Australiana does Americana performer, and fellow Mi-Sex axe-wielder James Van Cooper is quite literally ‘Coming Home’ following the release of his debut solo album. Indeed, it’s both a pleasure and privilege to share the night, from 9pm. 

As we anxiously anticipate the imminent release of Steve Balbi’s first single in four years, Modern Love, the Brass Monkey can expect an open window into the world of the forthcoming solo album, Humans, accompanied by a collection of reimagined favourites and eclectic out-takes from his diverse back catalogue.  

Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York series, Balbi’s highly anticipated follow-up to Black Rainbow (2014) sets an entirely new course for his enigmatic artistry.

Transcending rock and pop, coalescing sentimentality and soul, the first single Modern Love bespeaks riff and verse, exploring heterogeneity, refinement and dirty rotten groove.

Modern Love is out Friday 26 October; pre-sales from Friday 21 September.

“It’s good to be alive.” – Steve Balbi

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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!

Nina Ferro Presents Aretha… In Loving Memory – A Tribute to the Queen of Soul

The moment my Mother dropped the needle on an Aretha Franklin album and “Spanish Harlem” began to play, I had a soul shaking, earth moving awakening! It was the moment I knew I wanted to be a singer. As a 5 year old, I was unaware of the impact this amazing voice would have on me and as it turned out, on the world.
 
Aretha’s voice was truly out of this world and a benchmark for vocalists all over the world. No genre was off limits! Jazz, Gospel, Soul, Rock, Pop… even Operatic Arias were no match for this formidable woman and her endless range.

With the recent news of Aretha’s passing, it felt like the right thing to honour a woman who has touched the hearts of so many people. 
Aretha has been more than just a page in My songbook of life, she was my first ‘Teacher’.  Please join us in remembering the Queen of Soul at a venue near you.
If any of you would like to share your remembrances of Aretha on the night, we would love to hear from you, too. Please come and share this celebration with us.
All Hail Queen Aretha!!! 

NINA FERRO (AUST/UK)
“A fabulous performer with a knockout voice!” Tony Bennett
When you hear Nina Ferro perform, should you not quite believe your ears, then put your faith in Tony Bennett’s immaculate taste. After she had supported him in concert, the great vocalist said of Nina Ferro: “She’s a fabulous performer with a knockout voice.” But you don’t need Mr. Bennett’s highly discerning musical ear to realize he is right. Once she starts to sing, you’ll know instantly that you are in the presence of a formidable talent. Just check your vital signs. Goosebumps? Check. Spine tingling? Absolutely. Emotions uplifted? You bet! 

Australian born Nina Ferro is a multi award-winning vocalist, songwriter, session and recording artist whose powerful, evocative voice, stunning vocal range and captivating stage presence have earned her an enviable international reputation. With 8 solo albums to her credit, Guest appearances on ARIA award winning albums and a performance history longer than ones own arm, it’s no wonder Nina is one of the most sought after vocalists on the international circuit. Whether she’s swinging out a Jazz standard or belting out a soul ballad, there is no underestimating her unequaled talents!

After 11 years of living in the UK, Nina has now chosen to share her time between the two cities she loves, Melbourne and London. Nina continues to tour the world performing at festivals, clubs, concert halls and arenas and has appeared regularly on TV and radio throughout the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Nina has performed alongside artists such as Tony Bennett, Hugh Jackman, Jose Feliciano, Jessica Mauboy, Zac Brown Band, Renee Geyer, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Vanessa Amorosi, Jon Stevens, Guy Sebastian, Kate Ceberano, John Farnham, Kyle Eastwood, Billy Ocean, Ricky Martin, Chris Botti, Dave Sanborn, Frank McComb, Juanes, Chick Corea, The Zac Brown Band, The Cat Empire, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The Commitments and many, many  more…..Nina has opened as the special guest artist for Grammy Award winning industry legends Gregory Porter, Charles Aznavour and Neil Sedaka. Not to mention wowing not only the judges but also the Aussie audiences when she appeared on Season 5 of The Voice Australia (2016) making it all the way to the top 32! 

Strange Tenants + The OzSkas

Formed back in 1981, Melbourne’s legendary band Strange Tenants, widely recognised as the Godfathers of Australian Ska, hit the stage for a series of rare select performances around the country, promoting their new album ‘Militant Style’, produced by Grammy Award record producer, Roger Lomas from the UK. The tour also promotes a book, written about the unique contribution this iconic band has made to Australia’s alternative music scene and culture.

Strange Tenants are renowned for their full-on powerful and dynamic live shows and this tour, featuring an 8 piece line-up, promises to deliver their unique brand of power ska and reggae like never before. Their national tour includes just 2 shows in Sydney with their great mates The OzSkas also featured on each bill.

So come on all you rude boys and rude girls,
put on your braces, feel the heat,
on with your boots for a dancin’ beat!

Blondie Vs The Pretenders

The songs and stories from two of the music world’s most enduring and stylish bands: ‘Blondie’ and ‘The Pretenders’. Fronted by the quintessential Rock Chicks, the bands boast astounding catalogues of hits traversing decades and genres. With ‘Blondie vs The Pretenders’ you will hear the best of these songs as well as the tales of rock excess that saw their rise to superstardom during the hedonistic 70s and 80s. Amanda Easton is Deborah Harry and Sarina Jennings is Chrissie Hynde, backed by the renowned A- Team band from the Access All Eras team: Gary Fredericks (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums), Steve Bull (bass). From ‘Brass In Pocket’ to ‘Heart of Glass’ this electric new show will remind you why these two Hall of Fame bands deserve to cement their positions in the annals of Rock and Roll.