Here are our Upcoming Shows…

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

 


Nov 2018

Brent Parlane Band – 09/11/2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Brent Parlane Band – 9/11/2018

Brent Parlane Band

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

Brent Parlane writes words and music and with the help of his band, they become songs. some of them work, some of them, not so much.

But the ones that work, work on each listener in their own way. They can make you laugh, think, feel, cry or even dance.

Have you ever loved a man, a woman, a dog or yourself? This is serious music.

Brent is not an old black man from the Mississippi Delta, He’s not a hillbilly from Appalachia,a villager from 19th century England or a dandy from the swinging ’60’s, but
he’s heard all their music. he doesn’t play it, but he’s absorbed it, dissected it re-assembled it and rewritten it.

Brent is a 20th-century man, trying to make his way in the 21st century, and doing very well thank you.

Listen to these songs and you will find some of yourself, something you didn’t know you know, and something you may never forget.

Co Tipping plays lead guitar like no one else. he’s an artist. Listen to the parts plays in the band and the music he makes music out of each song.
And when it’s solo time and he’s let off the leash. Stand back in wonder and watch an artist creates before your eyes!

Rob Hornbuckle plays the Bass and sings at the same time. The Bass parts he plays on Brent’s songs are truly original and what a harmony singer.

David Hicks is one of the most sought after session drummers in Australia, just google him, really, and a great singer too. he doesn’t just keep time, although he does. he plays the song!

This is music making we are talking about!

Most everybody in Australia knows Stephen Blackburn from his TV days, but only those in the music field know what a great writer, singer and keyboard player he is.

He’s the new boy in the band. And boy what a find. He learned all the songs in a week and his playing and arrangement skills have kicked the band into a new realm.

Come and see them play, Change your life, or don’t, and just stay the same….

Cliff