The Linda Ronstadt Songbook

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG.

Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally. She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including – Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians. Expect to hear tracks that made up the 1979 tour set list including timeless hits as Blue Bayou, When Will I Be Loved, It’s So Easy, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, That’ll Be The Day, Just One Look, Back In The U.S.A, Poor Poor Pitiful Me and many more. Constantly feeling she was born in to the wrong generation, for Bloom, this tour is as personal as it gets.

Bloom has a feverish connection with the decades of the 60’s and 70’s and has a strong urge to bring Linda Ronstadt and the music that is her legacy to the future generations, embracing and reinvigorating Linda’s rich musical history and the architecture she has left on the music industry.

Bloom has had heads turning and has been gaining International critical acclaim with her effortless soulful vocal resonance of power vocalists Adele and Amy Winehouse with her Adele & Amy Songbook tour.

She has been described as “one of Australia’s finest vocalists” and Six-Time Golden Guitar Award Winning singer/songwriter Melinda Schneider describing her as “the next generation of amazing vocalists!” As Linda did to Australian audiences in 1979, come and be charmed by the Australian vocal powerhouse that is Bloom and celebrate all that is Linda Ronstadt.

Fables -The Songs of R.E.M

Fables -The Songs of R.E.M – A Live Tribute to R.E.M Performing hits & rarities. From Chronic Town & the IRS Years to Document, Murmur, Fables of the Reconstruction, Green, Out of Time, New Adventures in Hi Fi, Automatic for the People, Monster & more.

Eugene Hideaway Bridges (USA)

Born 1963, USA. Raised in Texas and Louisiana, while still a small child Bridges performed on stage with his father, guitarist Slim Hideaway Bridges. Briefly forsaking the guitar, he joined his brothers to form a gospel group, the Bridges Brothers, and he also sang with the choir of his local church. He continued to perform both sacred and secular music, the latter with his own R&B band, the Five Stars. In his mid-teens Bridges served in the US Air Force and in his late teens, military service now behind him, he sang and played in the New Chosen Singers and then the Mighty Clouds Of Joy.

A later group was the Eugene Hideaway Bridges Band, with which he toured nationally from his Houston, Texas home base. He also visited Europe as a solo act, playing in France and the UK where he became popular first with the Memphis Blues caravan and later in his own right, becoming highly rated in blues magazine polls in both countries. It was a UK company, Armadillo Records, that saw Bridges potential and signed him in 2000.

In addition to touring Europe, Bridges also visited Australia and New Zealand where he attracted enthusiastic audiences. A vibrant and enthusiastic singer and guitarist, Bridges brings fire and intensity to contemporary blues, which he laces with hints of his gospel singing past.

Skyhooks Legend: Bob ’Bongo’ Starkie ‘Skyhooks Show’

BOB ’BONGO’ STARKIE SKYHOOKS LEGEND GUITARIST Presents Bob ’Bongo’ Starkie ‘Skyhooks Show’ (all the Hits with a smattering of rarities that need to be heard) Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie, guitarist with the legendary skyhooks performs the classic songs in a personal celebration of one of Australia’s most beloved bands. Skyhooks helped change the face of rock n roll in the 1970s with 15 Number 1 and Top 10 singles to their credit, as well as two of the country’s biggest selling albums of all time, Living in the 70s and Ego is Not A Dirty Word, Both produced by Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool).

Skyhooks have been described as ‘giving the Australian music industry the enema it needed’ when in 1974 they smashed onto the scene wearing outrageous costumes and make-up. Their debut album Living in the 70s went on to sell over 300’000 albums & was followed a year later with Ego is Not A Dirty Word .it wasn’t long before the band’s five members were celebrities – Shirley, the enigmatic curly-haired lead-singer, guitarist Red Symons, guitarist Bob Starkie, bassist and songwriter Greg Macainsh and drummer Fred Strauks. They released killer singles including Horror Movie, Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word), Women In Uniform and Jukebox in Siberia, and still receive high rotation radio play 40 years after first entering the charts. Skyhooks were inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame and ceased touring together after the death of lead singer Shirley in 2001. To celebrate these iconic records, Bob’Bongo’Starkie has pulled together an all star Band with some of the best musicians in the business, Featuring

BOB ‘BONGO’ STARKIEGUITAR / VOCALS (SKYHOOKS)
LISA EDWARDS – VOCALS(FARNHAM)
STEVE WILLIAMS – SAX/HARP//VOCALS (FARNHAM)
SEAN MCLEOD – DRUMS (TAXI RIDE)
MICHAEL CRISTIANO – GUITAR / VOCALS
KIM MAY – BASS

Monsieur Camembert

Monsieur Camembert make their long awaited return to Brass Monkey!
With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, 3x ARIA-winning Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original and intoxicating blend. From Russian Gypsy songs, to tango and klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves.

“…they pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents! The band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH)

Van The Man – A Tribute to Van Morrison

“VAN THE MAN” had its roots in the highly successful Sydney wine bar circuit of the 1970’s.
“Hogan & The Becketts” (the backbone of Van the Man) played all the hits through the 80’s and 90’s, with Van Morrison being one of the favourites.
In 1999 “Van the Man” was formed and started its career with a bang, being invited to perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
According to Richard Jinman of “The Age” ….. “sound right … oh yes! Van the Man do the business. Hogan has Van’s jazzy vocal phrasing and gruff irish burr down pat. Hit or miss? Absolute HIT!“
“Van the Man” has gone on to perform for State of Origin fixtures, Bledisloe Cup Finals and sold out one of Sydney’s premier live music venues, The Basement. Other premium venues include Blue Beat Live Club at Double Bay, all three Lizotte’s Live Music Venues and a sellout show on New Year’s Eve at the highly acclaimed international musicians’ venue of The Clarendon Guesthouse in Katoomba. With exclusive appearances for the Packer family at their country retreat Ellerston, seven highly acclaimed tours of New Zealand and a recent triumphant performance at Norway’s Music Festival in Kjollefjord, “Van the Man” is a must see for all Van Morrison fans, both young and old.

King Tide

Renowned reggae and roots influenced band, King Tide are using reggae as the compass, guiding them to new and wonderful musical lands.

‘There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty King Tide take the stage’ Brett Winterford Sydney Morning Herald
‘Infectious melody welded to sinuous rock-steady dance rhythms’ Anthony O’Grady “The Australian”
‘When the first song. The catchy “Atomised” bounces into life. You know you are in safe rock steady hands’ Martin Jones Rhythm Magazine
‘Simply, and I have written this before. King Tide is one of the best live acts in this country’ Paul Busch Faster Louder
‘King Tide’s third album “Roots pop Reggae” is a wonderful reason to seek this band out in the flesh’ Niel Kerrigan MX mag 4 ***

Don’t Dream Its Over – Tribute to Crowded House & Split Enz

Featuring some of Sydney’s finest musicians, Don’t Dream Its Over features the hottest tracks written by the Finn Brothers. The show features suitably chosen performers who all have careers in their own right but on this show choose to celebrate classic Finn-penned tunes like Better Be Home Soon, (Wherever You Are) Weather With You, Distant Sun and I Got You, 6 Moths In A Leaky Boat, Message To My Girl, Something So Strong and many more…

The Don’t Dream It’s Over show has been a fixture on the Twilight Taronga Zoo series playing to 2000 people and has been a popular fixture at the Basement.
Bring along your dancing shoes and your singing voice and celebrate some of our national favourite songs performed by one of the best bands in Sydney.

Access All Era shows are put together taking into account the historical perspective of the music as well as
capturing the musical depth of the acts covered…
The Band includes:
Bernie Segedin – vocals
Floyd Vincent – vocals
Gary Fredericks – guitar
Chris Alford – keys
Clive Harrison – bass
Dave Kirby – drums

Thriller – The Micheal Jackson Tribute

The Music of THRILLER presents the worlds BIGGEST selling album of all time live! This tribute to “The King of Pop” will be a unique experience without any gimmicks or impersonators, leaving you up close and personal with the legendary music itself. Performed by an all star Sydney / USA small orchestra, every single piece from THRILLER will be presented live! PLUS a greatest hits collection to celebrate the music and spirit of Michael Jackson at The Shire’s most iconic music venue.

Brought to you by Lombardo Entertainment who directed PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER, this tribute has been carefully constructed by one of Sydney’s biggest Michael Jackson followers who has been creating this dedication to the King of Pop for over a decade. You have never heard the music this close, this personal or this real. Prepare for the ultimate Michael Jackson experience you have been waiting for- Featuring the impeccable voices of Joseph Gatehau, Naisa Lasalosi and Linda Knight.

Classic Rock Show (Best of West Coast Rock) – Barry Leef Band Feat: Peter Northcote


Legendary singer/rhythm guitarist Barry Leef and an all star band will perform classic rock of the 60s, 70s and 80s including the Eagles, Doobie Brothers and the best of West Coast rock.

Barry Leef has one of Australia’s best known voices, having been featured on over 170 TV and radio advertisements during 20 years as Sydney’s number one session singer. He has also fronted legendary Aussie bands Bakery and Supermarket, led the in-house band at Sydney’s Musician’s Club for ten years, and performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter to name a few.

As anyone over 30 will know Doobies, Eagles & West Coast rock bands had over 100 worldwide hits between 1971 and 1990 and have all become staples of classic rock radio over the past 25 years. Their music is diverse, sophisticated, danceable and loved universally by adult music fans. Every song in the show is a proven favourite with audiences that grew up with this music. However there is a timelessness of these songs which are now enjoyed by all music lovers.