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Friday 06 March

JOHN MONTESANTE DECTET features 2 STELLAR SINGERS : JOSHUA KYLE + RITA SATCH. The JOHN MONTESANTE DECTET returns for another classy Jazz concert at the Flying Saucer Club this March. Featuring a 10 piece Jazz ensemble which had its genesis in the JMQ (John Montesante Quintet) a stellar, horn-led modern jazz combo that takes inspiration from the Blue Note series, Bebop and American standards. Both these versatile artists write songs and record as well, and have exciting futures at the top of their game. For quality musicianship and radiant Jazz talents, this show is a MUST for jazz-lovers!

Ronnie Charles & The Slick Lix Band

Saturday 07 March

Ronnie Charles (from the legendary '60s band 'The Groop') with his new incarnation, The Slick Lix Band, are making their way to the Flying Saucer Club in March to give you your fill of classic rock grooves. Bringing a fresh spin on four decades of classics from Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Paul Simon, U2, The Beatles and much more, this is a show that dares you not to dance. Backing up the vocals of the great Ronnie Charles is Andy Burns on keyboards, Dave Herzog on guitar, Jeremy Alsop on bass and Conrad Tracy keeping the beat on drums. Not to be missed!


Bob "Bongo" Starkie presents "Million Dollar Riff"

Sunday 08 March

Bob 'bongo' Starkie- guitarist from the engine room of the legendary ‘Skyhooks’ and band will play The Flying Saucer Club on Sunday 8th March. In 1998 Bob was inducted into the Aria hall of fame recognizing the significant contribution he and his fellow Skyhooks made to Australian live music. Introducing Bob and band on the night, will be renowned poet and RRR regular, Ian Bland who will present some reflections on the 70's era.

Steve Poltz (USA)

Thursday 12 March

Southern California’s Steve Poltz is one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation and we are very delighted to have him back at the Flying Saucer Club. His music as both a solo artist and with cult legends The Rugburns, has enjoyed long stretches in the Billboard top ten, gobbled up acres of mainstream radio and appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and movies. He has collaborated with everyone from Jewel to Glenn Tillbrook to Mojo Nixon. His legendary live show has earned him a ferocious global fan base that makes soccer hooligans seem coquettish and reserved. Brace yourselves folks, this will be a night to remember!


Friday 13 March

A man with over 25 years in the industry, over 35 singles, 13 albums and 6 ARIA awards is coming to make his mark performing his remarkable solo show at the Saucer. With a sax-playing electronic technician father, Diesel clearly has blues music in his DNA and has blended styles to come up with a truly unique sound, punctuated with his distinct guitar playing and vocals. Come along and give this diverse musician the warm welcome to Elsternwick he deserves.

Jam The Funk

Saturday 14 March

Some of Australia’s iconic singer, song writers & musicians are getting together to jam the crème of 60's & 70's Funk & Soul. The 'all star' band features NIKKI NICHOLLS (Daryl Braithwaite, John Farnham, Kylie Minogue), ERIC MC CUSKER - (Mondo Rock), ROBYN PAYNE (Tommy Emmanuel, Tina Arena, Seekers), PAULA REID (Vanessa Amorossi, Marcia Hines), DANNY SIMCIC (Real Life) and RICK PETROPOULOS (The Ferrets) - paying genuine tribute to greats such as RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, THE COMMODORES, KOOL & THE GANG, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, STEVIE WONDER, THE TEMPTATIONS, CURTIS MAYFIELD and so much more!

The Cairo Club Orchestra With Nichaud Fitzgibbon

Sunday 15 March

If you’re looking for an excuse to don your flapper’s headdress or your very best suit for an afternoon of glamour, we’ve found one for you: The Cairo Club Orchestra are coming to the Flying Saucer Club for a 1920s-40s glitzy dance party in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary. That’s right, this smooth group of talented musicians has been doing the rounds long enough to reach their pearl anniversary! Folks, it’s time to polish up those dancing shoes and throw on a string of pearls in honour of this milestone for the Cairo Club Orchestra. We’ll see you on the dance floor!

Jack Howard & The Ambassadors of Love CD Launch

Friday 20 March

Fresh from a year that included supporting The Stones and Springsteen with Hunters and Collectors, Jack Howard is back at the FSC with his wonderful Ambassadors Of Love presenting the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Featuring the fabulous Michael sisters, Heather and Marj, on flute, violin and stunning vocals, John Berto on guitar and vocals, Greg Murray on drums, Rob Walker on bass and Amy Valent Curlis on percussion. Known for brilliant renditions of songs such as 'Say A Little Prayer', 'What The World Needs Now', 'Alfie', and 'Close To You', the show is all class and all heart. The team have also recorded their first CD! They went into the famous Alan Eaton Studios late 2014 and have produced a 7-track beauty which will be on sale on the night. A show not to be missed!

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Michael Spiby plays The Badloves

Saturday 21 March

The flying saucer club are proud to announce that The Badloves frontman, Michael Spiby, will be performing songs back to back from the band’s debut album, Get On Board. Joining Michael on stage will be fellow band member Tony Featherstone, set to work his magic on the keyboards. Also, the original Badloves bass player Stephen "Irish" O'Prey will be joining Michael and Tony on stage for a few songs. It's been 21 years since he's played with them so it's quite a momentous occasion. After spending 69 weeks in the charts, you’re not going to want to miss seeing this album live, so get your tickets now!

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Michael Spiby plays The Badloves

Sunday 22 March

Due to popular demand, The flying saucer club is proud to announce that The Badloves frontman, Michael Spiby, will be performing a second show! He will perform songs back to back from the band’s debut album, Get On Board. Joining Michael on stage will be fellow band member Tony Featherstone, set to work his magic on the keyboards. Also, the original Badloves bass player Stephen "Irish" O'Prey will be joining Michael and Tony on stage for a few songs. It's been 21 years since he's played with them, so it's quite a momentous occasion. After spending 69 weeks in the charts, you’re not going to want to miss seeing this album live, so get your tickets now!

Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos + Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions

Friday 27 March

The Flying Saucer club are very pleased to welcome back two highly acclaimed bands, as Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos team up with stable mates Ron S. Peno & The Superstitions for a very special south side double bill. Charles had a stellar 2014, with the Zhivagos record ‘Too Much Water In The Boat’ reaching top 10 lists everywhere and receiving the singer-songwriter award at the annual Music Victoria awards. Similarly, The Superstitions latest opus ‘Everywhere and Everything Is Bright’ received worldwide critical acclaim and saw the band go from strength to strength. This is definitely a show not to be missed!

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Jake Clemons (USA)

Saturday 28 March

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jake Clemons, returns to Australia in March after winning over Australian audiences on his debut Australian tour in 2014. Jake’s soulful and spirited performances will delve deeper this time around, performing two sets – the first a solo acoustic offering that will give Australian audiences the first opportunity to hear fresh tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Bittersweet’; whilst introducing his band for the second set and performing Clemons’ much loved songs. Described as “the mysterious, rugged side of Johnny Cash [mixed] with the soulful down to earth love child of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons”, Jake Clemons’ sound is reminiscent of some of our greatest musical talents -- yet Jake brings something to the table that is solely his own. You won't want to miss this one folks!

Adam Brand - Up Close & Personal

Sunday 29 March

Adam Brand is undeniably a fixture on the local music landscape. The versatile star has three Platinum and five Gold albums to his name, along with 12 Golden Guitars, an ARIA Top 5 album in 2012’s ‘There Will Be Love’, and multiple ARIA Nominations for Best Country Album. He has toured with the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss and James Reyne locally, and hit the road with Taylor Swift across the USA and it's an absolute pleasure to have him bring his up close and personal show to the Flying Saucer Club on his ‘My Side Of The Street’ National Tour. Supporting Adam on the night will be the highly acclaimed country artist, Matt Cornell who has toured Australia and the world with the best of the best of the music industry including; Richard Clapton, Shannon Noll, Jenny Morris, Damien Leith and iconic rock band, The Baby Animals and most recently with Australian Country superstar Adam Brand. UNMISSABLE!


The Black Sorrows

Thursday 02 April

Due to popular demand the Flying Saucer Club are pleased to welcome back Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows. Witness first hand two big sets of passion and a joy for music that sees the Black Sorrows perform songs from their highly acclaimed album, 'Certified Blue', as well as some classic Sorrows songs from the past, just to tantalize those music-loving taste buds. Get in quick for this show folks, as tickets will sell fast!

Zulya & The Children Of The Underground + Mzaza

Saturday 04 April

Don't miss a fantastic double header show featuring two leading bands showcasing Australian world music! Melbourne’s very own Zulya and the Children of the Underground, alongside Brisbane-based world music darlings, Mzaza, fronted by Pauline Maudy, return to Melbourne to launch their highly-anticipated album, 'Ghosts'. ARIA award-winning Zulya and The Children of the Underground is by far one of the most intriguing and unique acts in Australia, and perhaps the world. They perform exquisite original music loosely inspired by Zulya’s Tatar and Russian roots. Zulya’s music defies being labelled, but has been described as “Kurt Weillish, Euro-Cabaret jazz [colliding with] lullabies constructed to tear your heart out.” Come see why this group won an ARIA and continues to enchant listeners around the world!


Raw Brit play Deep Purple's ''Machine Head''

Friday 10 April

Raw Brit are a hard rockin’ combo and we’re excited to announce they’ll be hitting the stage once again at the Saucer in April with a very special salute to Deep Purple. The group is set to perform Deep Purple’s most successful album, and what is often labelled as one of the biggest influences in the early development of heavy metal, Machine Head, in its entirety. Featuring Mick Pealing (Stars, The Ideals), Bob Spencer (Skyhooks, Angels), John Favaro (The Badloves), Peter Maslen (Boom Crash Opera) and special guest, Scott Griffiths on keyboards, there’s no denying that these guys know how to rock. Listen from start to finish as Raw Brit take on Deep Purple’s Machine Head.

Grand Wazoo's 'Soul Divas Show'

Saturday 11 April

Unforgettable 13 piece GRAND WAZOO showcases the Legendary 60s-70s Soul Divas - for ONE night only, featuring JANINE MAUNDER, JOYS NJAMBI & SAMANTHA MORLEY Grand WaZoo's past and present Queens of Soul - Janine Maunder ('90s), Joys Njambi ('00s) and Samantha Morley (now) - backed by the fabulous WaZoo horns and rockin' rhythm section - will perform a special Soul Divas Show at the Flying Saucer Club and revive the tunes of the great female Soul artists of the1960s-70s. Many fine singers have been part of Grand WaZoo since 1981, then have continued to develop exceptional careers in the entertainment industry. On this night, past and present divas unite for this special tribute to the women of soul. Come along and enjoy the grooves of Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, EttaJames, Janis Joplin, Gladys Knight, Dusty Springfield, Martha & The Vandellas, Diana Ross & The Supremes and others. This evening will transport you back to those halcyon days of dancing and romancing - with THE only band that has been performing Soul Music in Australia since 1981- and is unmatched in recreating the authentic vibe of the era! Get your dancing shoes ready folks!

Whitetop Mountaineers (USA)

Sunday 12 April

For fans of American old time mountain music (and roots music lovers alike), the Whitetop Mountaineers from the hills of Virginia are the genuine article. Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham return to Australia by popular demand. On their previous 5 visits the duo stunned and delighted audiences across the country with their performance of American mountain music, song & dance – they are the ‘real deal’. Both are skilled multi-instrumentalists – Jackson on guitar, mandolin & claw hammer banjo, and Martha on fiddle, guitar & banjo. They are both strong vocal performers and their close harmonies are indicative of the old time and bluegrass traditions from which they draw their repertoire. In addition to being a talented musician & singer, Martha is also an exceptional dancer and teacher of the art of Appalachian dance. There is no better way to spend a Sunday arvo than seeing one of the most finest international acts and one that will definitely wow you with their musicianship!

Daniel Champagne

Friday 17 April

Internationally renowned Australian singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne will return to the saucer this April. His phenomenal guitar abilities often make him sound more like a three-piece band than a solo performer, pushing the instrument to beyond its boundaries, and Daniel’s 2-hand tapping, body percussion and fiery runs in a variety of different tunings, alongside sublime jazzy finger picking and tasteful improvisation have become hallmarks of his impressive live shows. This is an artist not to be missed!

The Substitutes present "maximum r'n'b"

Saturday 18 April

The Flying Saucer Club is pleased to announce that The Substitutes will be returning for an evening featuring the very best of The Who. The band took their name from one of The Who’s most iconic songs, so it makes sense that they’re paying tribute and performing all of their best music from 1965 to 1970. The group will be joined on stage by special guests Gil Matthews, legendary drummer of Billy Thorpe’s Aztecs, and Danny Robinson, lead singer of the Wild Cherries (which also featured Lobby Loyde) and member of the ‘60s pop group The Virgil Brothers. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to step back in time folks!

Sons of Sun - The Sam Phillips Story

Friday 24 April

SONS OF SUN – ELVIS, JERRY LEE, JOHNNY AND ME (The Sam Phillips Story) is a wild rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the artists that started their careers there. After a rapturous response to the show in May 2014, Sons of Sun returns to the Flying Saucer Club. Told through the character of its founder Sam Phillips, his assistant Marion Keisker, and the famous musicians that Sam recorded, this Australian show features a three piece live band fronted by John Kennedy, performing excerpts thirty-five songs from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. This is a show worth its weight in entertainment, so get in quick and reserve your tickets today!

Shannon Bourne presents "Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love"

Sunday 26 April

Following on from a stunning re-creation of Jimi Hendrix's debut album at the Flying Saucer Club last year, Shannon Bourne returns with his band to showcase Hendrix's 2nd album, 'Axis: Bold As Love'. Shannon reflects: "A natural progression from our 'Are You Experienced?' show comes the "difficult' second album…'Axis: Bold As Love'. I remember my sister buying me "ABL" when i was 14 and was instantly taken by the albums breadth of material and guitar tones. From crystal line cleans to "amps about to explode" fuzz, from incredible rhythm guitar to highly melodic leads… Then there's the song writing! From the hard riffage of "Little Miss Lover" and the brit pop of "She's So Fine' to the soulful "Little Wing". Its amazing to think that Hendrix could move so quickly and develop as an artist in such a short space of time. He accomplished so much with his time and his guitar continues to "howl" across the ages." Shannon and the band will play this album in its entirety whilst also re-imagining some of the better known tracks. Guitar enthusiasts unite!

The Roots of Hugo Race

Friday 01 May

Hugo Race, formerly of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Wreckery and now an internationally based producer and performer, returns to the Flying Saucer Club after last year’s much adored performance of The Doors’ L.A. Woman album. Hugo now has a new show presenting the musical artists that influenced him. Hugo and his band, The True Spirit will explore the musical heritage of the delta blues, the psyche rock of the sixties and classic seventies selections including songs by Can, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart, Roky Erikson, Leonard Cohen, Dr John, the Doors and many more! Also, on the night, special guest, Spencer P Jones will be performing. You don't want to miss this one folks!


Russell Morris & Band

Saturday 02 May

We welcome back the wonderful RUSSELL MORRIS and Band this coming May! He will be performing songs from his ARIA award winning album "Sharks Mouth", his most recent album "Van Diemen's Land" as well as an array of hits throughout his vast musical career. Support act: Abbey Stone. Get your tickets early for this one folks!

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Friday 08 May

After a full house and packed dance-floor, popular demand has brought Melbourne's one and only Santana Tribute band back to the Saucer to perform another show . With a 7 piece line-up, Soul Sacrifice pays genuine tribute to the great music of Santana. For the band, it's all about the music and putting on a great show focusing on classic Santana (late 60's/70's with a splash of later stuff) covering Latin Rock, Latin Soul, Jazz and Rock genres. You will no doubt enjoy listening to the infectious grooves and rhythms of such classics as Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Oye Como Va & Smooth to name a few. UNMISSABLE!

Johnny Cash In Solitary feat. Daniel Thompson

Thursday 14 May

Daniel Thompson, the voice of Johnny Cash The Concert is back with In Solitary,an intimate portrait of the Man in Black. The past 4 years have seen Daniel at the helm of Johnny Cash The Concert playing to more than 16000 Australian Cash fans and from all reports the fans love his faithful and respectful tribute to Johnny Cash and his music. Don’t miss this night of the incomparable music of the Man in Black and the legend of Johnny Cash.

The Pigs - Homebrew Tour

Saturday 30 May

The Pigs invite you to join them in a very special bluegrass celebration of Australian pop music, as they perform songs from their new album, The Pigs’ Home Brew: 13 Aussie Classics. “We’re celebrating the songs that we love and the songs we grew up with,” comments T-Bone Pig, “from Cold Chisel to The Avalanches.” Farnham’s You’re The Voice gets a wild yodeling makeover, Olivia Newton John’s Physical is performed with unnatural desperation and INXS’s Devil Inside has a whole lot more devil inside it. Also expect many of The Pigs’ greatest hits, taken from a career spanning 10 years, 4 albums, 1 EP, concerts all over Australia and the world, countless TV and radio appearances, squillions of beautiful fans and 4 very painful blisters. The Pigs’ Homebrew Tour is an event that’ll test your Reg Grundies and quite possibly, change your life!


Ian Moss 'Six Strings Classics Tour'

Friday 10 July

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, 5 times ARIA winner Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity resonating with pure soul. Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s. Ian Moss is very happy to announce that he is heading out on the road on an extensive, regional acoustic, solo tour from May to JULY, 2015. Ian will be performing all of the classic hits from his well renowned ‘Six Strings’ album as well as the big hitters form his ‘Let’s All Get Together’ and ‘Soul on West 53rd’ albums. The show will include all the Cold Chisel / Ian Moss classics so for all the fans outs there, it is definitely not to be missed! Get in quick, as tickets will sell fast!