NYE with Hancock Cafe


It’s that time of year again and it’s time to party folks! The Brass Monkey is putting on a massive Beach Party on New Year’s Eve to welcome in 2019. Local band Hancock Cafe will be fired up once again to get the place rockin’ late into the night. This is going to be a night full of energy and THE party you don’t want to miss.

Get dressed up for the occasion, but don’t forget ya dancin’ shoes. The boys will be playing all of your favourite cover songs from then until now. Tickets are limited so lock them in and get pumped!!!

NYE MENU:

Dips, Hummus/ Babaganoush,
Halumi, Preserved Lemon Cigars.
Mini Falafel Wrap, Tahini, Pickles.
Squid, sumac, Harrisa mayo.
Chicken Shawarma Roll.
Lamb Kafta Sambusic, Preserves Lemon Labna.

Sweet: baklava, petit fours.

Chunk + The Neighbourhood

CHUNK, a four-piece rock band, have been wowing fans for years. An extensive repertoire that combines a range of eras and styles, this band knows how to satisfy any audience. From The Who and Stones, CHUNK take you on a rock journey that includes AC/DC, Springsteen and umpteen other absolute classics. Modern greats are also woven into their sets including the Chilli Peppers, Kings of Leon, Green Day, and Pearljam to name but a few. Having performed at clubs, pubs and private functions and occasional forays into Asia, CHUNK never fails to get the dance floor jumping! They play for the crowd and know how to match the music to the occasion.

Dynamic front man Steve Vials, whose vocal ability combines raw power and high energy has that uncanny ability to get even themost serious people into party mode. Greg Bullen, on guitar is an outstanding musician who loves to into those solos!! Peter Harris on bass, propels the band driving playing & you will be hard pressed to find a tighter & harder hitting drummer than Drew Bennett .

5 Blues Drive

One night only!!!!“Max Schmidt is BACK!!!! From a sell-out night this time last year, we are back at the Brass Monkey, doing it all again! The usual variety of blues/rock hits from ZZ Top, Rod Stuart, Stones, T Rex and many more, Max drives us to the limit with his usual “lets party all night” style and no time to rest.

Celebrate the New Years Eve lead in with us and book early, we’d love to see you!!

Rumours – A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Sydney’s best Fleetwood Mac show which captures the band’s sound from the legendary Rumours album and includes their hits from the early blues period to the contemporary hits. The success of Rumours as one of the biggest selling albums of all time has made this show one of the hottest tickets in town. Fleetwood Mac have an eclectic catalogue and this great Sydney based band with carefully chosen singers to bring some gorgeous interpretations of some of your favourite songs. Enjoy the hits from Dreams, Little Lies, Albatross, The Chain, Sarah, Don’t Stop, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Rhianon and more…

Line up:
Gary Fredericks – guitar
Tim Wedde – keys & vocals
Steve Bull – bass
Dave Kirby – drums
Amanda Easton – vocals
Jo Elms – vocals
Floyd Vincent – vocals & guitar

“Stand Up and Shave”

Lincoln Davies has grown his hair out for ten years and feels its time to call it a day to the Stoner/Metal-Head/Hippie that everyone thinks he is. He will shave it LIVE ONSTAGE FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY to raise funds for The Leukaemia Foundation, a charity that assists in medical research and provide a variety of service to help with treatment

Join us as he emcees a night of brilliant comedy with renowned and up-and-coming acts from Sydney including:

Luke Heggie (MICF Gala)
Dave Eastgate (ABC’s Comedy Next Gen)
Cameron James (The Feed SBS)
Stephanie Broagbridge (Splendour in the Grass)

+ Many More.

There will be raffles with prizes generously provided by our sponsors: Pilgrims Café, Toni and Guy Cronulla and The Nuns Pool Café.

All Proceeds from the Tickets go to The Leukaemia Foundation.

The Eagles Show…The Heart of the Matter

The heart of the matter is a brilliant show featuring five of Australia’s most accomplished singers and musicians paying tribute to this classic band along with a special tribute to the “voice of Hotel California “Don Henley”

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine’s 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records—100 million in the U.S. alone—including 42 million copies of Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and 32 million copies of Hotel California. “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U.S. They are the fifth-highest-selling music act and highest-selling American band in U.S. history. No American band sold more records than the Eagles during the 1970s.

The Eagles released their self-titled debut album in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, and “Peaceful Easy Feeling”. Their next album, Desperado (1973), was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts; neither of its singles reached the top 40. However, the album contained two of the band’s most popular tracks: “Desperado” and “Tequila Sunrise”. They released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: “Already Gone” and their first number one, “Best of My Love”.

It was not until 1975′s One of These Nights that the Eagles became arguably America’s biggest band. The album included three top 10 singles: “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, and “Take It to the Limit”, the first hitting the top of the charts. They continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. alone and more than 32 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California”. They released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: “Heartache Tonight”, “The Long Run”, and “I Can’t Tell You Why”, the lead single being another chart-topping hit.

The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They have toured intermittently since then and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number one album. The next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album. In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band’s documentary release, History of the Eagles.

“The heart of the matter” is all about recreating those beautiful, “sun kissed” vocal harmonies and unforgettable musical moments that were respnsible for the Eagles becoming the musical giants they are.

To paraphrase the Eagles…this show will make you realise that “you can check out anytime you like…but you will never want to leave”

Mako Road (NZ)

Indie pop-rock outfit Mako Road from Christchurch, New Zealand,recently surfaced onto the NZ music scene with a string of self-produced releases. Their debut track ‘The Sun Comes Up’ made top 5 in the NZ and Aus Spotify Viral 50s, and reaching 1.15million streams to date, while their debut EP ‘The Green Superintendent featured on the top 20 NZ album charts.

Influenced by alternative pop and summer grooves, Mako Road sets the vibe for sun season and this shines through in their electric live set. Following a busy 2018 playing sold out shows around New Zealand, their next EP ‘Local Safari’ will be released November 30, with The Brass Monkey included in their extensive Australasian tour.

A Tapestry of Fire and Rain – Tribute to Carole King and James Taylor – (Matinee Lunch Show)

” The music of Carole King and James Taylor is the sound track of a generation. A Tapestry of Fire and Rain captures the essence of these two seminal artists and takes the audience on a nostalgic journey through the music of their youth with songs such as You’ve Got a Friend, Fire and Rain, Way Over Yonder, Smack Water Jack to name just a few. Di Bird and Peter O’Regan are themselves old friends just like James and Carole, and they combine to deliver an unforgettable night of fun, nostalgia and great music.

The show also features the incomparable Steve Brien on Guitar, Bill Risby on keys and Max Alduca on bass. For lovers of Carole King and James taylor this show is a must.”

Matinee Lunch Show – Doors Open 12.30pm

Dragon

Dragon is back, as good as ever, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams. This band rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate. Todd started the band in 1973 and Marc Hunter joined in 1974 Dragon has had many hits over the years and have sold over 2 million albums. Bass player, Todd Hunter reformed the band in 2007 after a much needed break and Dragon have played over 700 shows since then. Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond. The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men. Dragon was inducted into the Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008 The current live show evolves from an intimate beginning to a spirited, electric, uplifting finale. Mark sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band. Dragon mashes up 30 years of Australasian musical history into one contemporary sound and does justice to a great collection of timeless songs. Old brand, New band.

“Ireland Rocks” Feat: Ciaran Gribbin

Ireland Rocks is an innovative show highlighting the legendary songs from some of Ireland’s best-known artists. Presenting an all-star band, fronted by former INXS singer and Grammy nominated songwriter, Ciaran Gribbin, the show is a guaranteed great night out!

Ireland Rocks set list includes a broad selection of classic Irish songs from every era of Irelands rich music history. You’ll enjoy a musical journey from the haunting songs and traditional melodies of old Ireland through to the modern pop and rock era of today.

Ireland Rocks is a spectacular high energy show with unique song arrangements achieved by blending traditional Irish instruments such as the Bohdran, Accordion and Fiddle with loud rock Guitars, Bass and Drums. Not to be missed!