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The 8 Tracks Wednesday, 1 May, 2024

The Soulmen - The Commitments Show - Wednesday 1 November, 2023

The Soul Men once again wowed the full house audience in The Lakeside Room at HOTA Home of the Arts last night! Representing blues and soul music so faithfully, the 10 piece band had the audience in the palm of their hands! Take a listen here👇
Thank you The Soul Men band for being in the business of happiness!
An absolutely sensational evening!

Belle Hendrik Inc - Wednesday 1 June 2022

A powerful presentation of “Songs That Changed Me” by Belle Hendrik Inc. and her dynamic band.  With her stirring tributes …songs of Janis Joplin, Etta James, Dinah Washington and more, Belle’s voice soared to incredible heights and fell gently into tender moments. Embellishing the evening… the magical musical fingers and the heart and soul of Wil Sargisson. Harvey Blues took the lead with some juicy jazzy chords, Evan Osborne bounced with joy on the bass and David Watts had the audience mesmerised with his energetic skills on the drums!  Special guest Melinda Coles, added an entertaining dynamic… all in all it was a joyful night of wonderful music by talented and versatile musicians…a memorable night indeed.
Here’s a 7 min video, pour yourself a beverage of choice, sit back and have a listen to some mini magical moments…🎶
Thank you Belle Hendrik and band…we look forward to having you back one day!🙏

Hint Of Swing - Big Band - Wednesday 4 May 2022

What a night! How often do you get to hear an 18 piece big band? Hint of Swing really swung in The Lakeside Room last night! Loaded with sentimental favourites the band had the crowd absorbed in the rich combinations of brass, jazz guitar, grand piano, drums and bass, and the sublime voices of Corina Sills and James Henshaw! Sadly, the bandleader was unwell and couldn’t make it but as they say, the show must go on!! Ivan Cocking…they did you proud!!!
Great to see our Production Manager Andy Dowdeswell ‘on’ the stage playing the bass, instead of ‘behind the scenes’…a great balancing act making sure everything ran smoothly…awesome job! You looked dapper too!
Here is a five min highlight video. Feel free to share…enjoy!
Hint of Swing Big Band

Trombone KellieGang - Wednesday 5 April 2021

Trombone Kellie Gang delivered an evening of jazz, blues and gospel, ..and joyous… is how they made us feel in The Lakeside Room last night! The perfect remedy to soothe the soul, after little bit of a tense week or two here on the Goldy, Queensland.
It was forget about your troubles in life, and a sit down… to some infectious, uplifting, spirited music! Here’s the gospel song “I’ll Fly Away” in it’s entirety, which beautifully highlights Kellie’s magnificent voice and the whole band as one. Thank you Trombone Kellie Gang again…we loved it!!! What a great night!

Sweet Thunder Orchestra - 100 Years Of The Big Band - Wednesday 3 February 2021

When our ‘Big Band’ show blasted off with “In the Mood” …it set night on fire for a fabulous menu of “100 years of the Big Band”.

Leader of Jazz Orchestra Sweet Thunder,  Rick Best, led his 13 piece, well rehearsed orchestra, for our sold out GC Jazz and Blues ~ first show for 2021! Ellington, Goodman, Basie, of course a part of the evening, with a huge emphasis on arrangers such as Don Redman, Billy Strayhorn, John Clayton…and rightly so… Rick took us through a wonderful educational journey through history with narration of interesting facts, dates and noted figures. Drummer and vocalist Rodney Ford, provided some classic vocal renditions to classics such as Jimmie Lunceford’s ‘Taint What You”. Oh yes, the orchestra was certainly swinging and in their element for their first gig in almost one year! Each and every musician on the stage, projected the joy of playing great music to the full-house audience and the audience in return, loved it!!!

The Soul Men - The Blues Brothers Return - Wednesday 4 November 2020

Our last show for the year featured The Soul Men – The Blues Brothers Return and what an extraordinary show this was. The musicians and vocalists in this band were superb and had the audience dancing in their seats – Well for most us, as there were some dancers who despite their best efforts to remain seated, the call of the Soul Men to shake those tail feathers was just way too much to stay constrained.  

The Soul Men strutted their stuff in a clean and tight immersion of Rhythm & Blues! Jake & Elwood entered The Lakeside Room with the band in full swing as they meandered amongst a sell out crowd with their distinctive hats and black and white suits. They rocked many of the classics including Proud Mary, Do You Love Me, Respect, Sweet Home Chicago and many more ‘feel good’ numbers. Asabi Goodman demonstrated her vocal skills with stirring Aretha Franklin numbers and many more standards from the era. She combined beautifully with the 2 front men Greg Hill – Jake and Brent Moetara – Elwood and had the crowd enthralled throughout. A sensational night was had by all, just the dose of music medicine we all needed!

Thank you to each and every one of you who came out in support and a huge thank you to the band, cannot wait to have you back again!  Turn up your volume and click the play button below for our video of the Soul Men at our show.

The Blues Brothers Wheels At HOTA

Penny Thorpe & Marilyn Redman – The Blues Sisters Never Looked Better