Here are our Upcoming Shows…

Aug 2018

Alive and Gigging - 24th August – 24/08/2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Alive and Gigging – 24th August


5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)

$25/$20 Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm

Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the interval.
Drinks from bar at bar prices.

Bookings: taxman@bigpond.net.au or text 0418179411

 

Michelle Chandler, Beck Sian, Cathy Dobson, Neesy Smith and Tracey Roberts are five established singer-songwriter-musicians – seasoned performers all, with international touring experience, award-winning songs and a pretty large bunch of CD releases between them. They’re also good mates who have worked with each other in various combinations of successful musical projects over the years.

Alive and Gigging features all performers on stage together, telling their stories, one by one, through beautifully constructed songs and spontaneous banter, accompanying each other on guitars, keyboards, ukes, percussion instruments (including a few weird ones… ) and lots of vocals. They are ably supported by multi-instrumentalist, STAX on didgeridoos, slide guitar and harmonica and backed up by the wonderful rhythm machine that is The Zee Man on drums.

With such a diverse mix of song-styles performed by five different personalities, Alive and Gigging is a musical, entertaining feast of collaboration, improvisation, meaningful lyrics and gorgeous music with lots of instruments – colourful clothing, colourful ad-libbing and lots of fun!

…and the harmonies…ohhhh!!!

“Great show. You guys are all so different yet all together it really works!”
Dave Miller, Selby Folk Club

“Great show, amazing variety, talent and world-class songwriting on display. You must perform this show again!”
Dave Brimacombe – Upwey RSL

“Fabulous night – hope you’ll come back again!” Kathleen Snowball – The Skylark Room

Cliff

 


Oct 2018

The Ugly Uncles are back – 05/10/2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

The Ugly Uncles – 5/10/2018

5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)

$25/$20 Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm

Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the  interval.
Drinks from bar at bar prices.

Bookings: taxman@bigpond.net.au or text 0418179411

It’s hard to believe, I know, but there are people legally allowed to drink and licensed to drive on our roads who weren’t even born when the Ugly Uncles began! Actually, it’s even harder to believe that the Ugly Uncles are still allowed to drive on our roads, but that’s another story. And as for the drinking, well, what you don’t know won’t hurt you.

The Ugly Uncles are like no other – a dissolute bunch of chancers who got together some time in the last twenty or so years just to see if it’s possible to have as much fun on-stage as the audiences do off.  And they’ve been testing the theory ever since. With everyone’s favourite ex-ABC (aren’t they all?) radio personality Uncle Derek Guille still at the lead, the Uncles ‘uncle’ just about everything. No musical genre from jazz, rock and country blues, to calypso, swing, folk and ceili has been spared from the Uncles’ ‘jugband’ treatment.

The music is eclectic, to say the least, even more so is the (sometimes) hilarious banter and just plain old-fashioned funny asides between Uncles and some great songs. Frequently seen at folk-roots music festivals such as Port Fairy Folk Festival and Newstead Live! Music Festival, Albert Park Port Lounge is hopefully becoming a regular Melbourne show for The Ugly Uncles.

The Ugly Uncles are: Uncle Derek Guille – vocals, guitar, kazoo and other musical toys; Uncle James Rigby –vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle; Uncle Tony Allan – guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals; Uncle Steve Edward – piano, whistle (and never! give him a microphone); Uncle Pip Avent – tuba, bass, vocals ; Uncle Jim Brannon – alto sax, clarinet, vocals, whistling and pineapple; Uncle Sally Taylor – fiddle, vocals; Uncle Rod Bradbury – drums, vocals. And a warning. All Uncles (except the drummer) have ukuleles!

After their visit last year I jumped at the chance to have them back again, it was a wonderful night and this one will be better. Not to be missed!

Cliff

PS. They really aren’t kidding about the ukeleles