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Mike Brady

Friday 12 February

We welcome back the wonderful Mike Brady to the Saucer Stage this coming February. Mike will be entertaining you with songs from his latest album 'Bloodlines - The Australian Irish Story' which is a collection of original songs, some with traditional feel and some contemporary but all with the ring of truth which is the Irish way. This album will stir any person with the slightest drop of Celtic blood in their veins. It is uplifting, it is sad and it’s very reflective. Amongst the musical stories are tales of fisherman, loggers, immigrants, and a number of Irish Australian topics. Be sure to book your tickets early for this one folks!

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Renee Geyer

Saturday 13 February

The fabulous Renee Geyer will be gracing the Saucer stage once again this coming February and we couldn't be more thrilled! Renee Geyer’s career has spanned four decades and is still going strong. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer and author who mezmorises audiences with her unique take on jazz, blues and soul. You won't want to miss such an exceptional talent, so book your tickets early for this one space riders! Supporting Renee on the night will be Shannon Bourne.

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An Evening with Jon English & Peter Cupples Uncorked

Friday 19 February

Jon English – one of Australia’s most loved and enduring recording and performing artists – and Peter Cupples, former lead singer and songwriter of ‘STYLUS’, together in their collaborative music show, ‘UNCORKED’. Born out of a wonderful rapport formed while touring together in ‘Pirates of Penzance’, the repertoire of the twosome includes all their old hits and favourites, including Turn the Page, Hollywood 7, Six Ribbons, Words are Not Enough, Summer Breeze and World of Make Believe. "“We do a bit of his, then a bit of mine, then a little bit of other people’s"”, says English. “We like to alternate between some rock and then a ballad, with a joke or two thrown in for good measure!” For one show only, don’t miss these two great artists together on stage; a surprising combination of totally different styles and talents that somehow works to create a unique and exciting sound.

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Mick Pealing & Mal Eastick play The Songs of Andy Durant & Stars

Saturday 20 February

After a long 35 years, Mick Pealing and Mal Eastick once again join forces and return to the stage together for an exclusive performance at the Flying Saucer Club to play the songs of Andy Durant and Stars. The night will feature tracks from Stars’ two legendary albums, Paradise and Land of Fortune, plus music from the live album 1157 and the unforgettable Andrew Durant Memorial Concert. It’s sure to be an emotionally charged show as the pair reminisce about the music that played a crucial role in their careers. You’ll need to be quick on the draw, as tickets will be highly sought after!


6pm (Dining / Seats), 8pm (Standing Area)
2nd Show Announced!

Mick Pealing & Mal Eastick play The Songs of Andy Durant & Stars - 2nd SHOW!

Sunday 21 February

Due to popular demand, the Flying Saucer Club are excited to announce a 2nd show! After a long 35 years, Mick Pealing and Mal Eastick once again join forces and return to the stage together for an exclusive performance at the Flying Saucer Club to play the songs of Andy Durant and Stars. The night will feature tracks from Stars’ two legendary albums, Paradise and Land of Fortune, plus music from the live album 1157 and the unforgettable Andrew Durant Memorial Concert. It’s sure to be an emotionally charged show as the pair reminisce about the music that played a crucial role in their careers. You’ll need to be quick on the draw, as tickets will be highly sought after!

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Karise Eden

Friday 26 February

Due to popular demand Karise Eden is returning to The Saucer this February. Karise Eden is arguably Australia’s most promising female vocalist. She was the clear winner of the first series of The Voice and went on to break ARIA chart records and have the biggest selling local artist album of 2012. Her heart wrenching soulful voice belies her young years and is most moving in intimate, acoustic shows. This Summer, Karise takes her Summer Soul Tour into carefully selected venues around the country to perform soulful renditions of her favourite songs. Following the success of her recent album tour with full electric band, Karise now strips things back to acoustic trio format. Don’t miss one of the world’s most promising young female singer-songwriters in rare acoustic mode.

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Raw Brit present '12 Gold Bars' - Status Quo's Greatest Hits

Saturday 27 February

RAW BRIT have been selling out shows all over town with their spectacular British rock show. The all-star band features Mick Pealing (Stars/The Ideals), Bob Spencer (Skyhooks/Angels) on guitar/vocals, John Favaro (The Badloves/Mark Seymour) on bass/vocals and Peter Maslen (Boom Crash Opera) on drums/vocals. This hard rockin' four piece specializes in British rock from the 60's and 70's, including names such as Free, Bad Co, Led Zep and Cream. This time around, the band will be showcasing Status Quo’s album, ’'12 Gold Bars'’ which achieved number 3 in the UK charts back in 1980. Highlights from the album include songs such as ‘'Whatever You Want'’, ‘'Rockin All Over The World'’, ‘'Caroline'’ and ‘'Again and Again'’. With classic songs such as these, you will be a rockin out in no time folks!

Kids Welcome!

BackBeat -The Beatles Early Years

Sunday 28 February

Enjoy an afternoon of Beatles music following the fab 4 from their early days at The Cavern Club, Liverpool through The Star Club, Hamburg to their performances live at The BBC & their early albums. BackBeat recently were invited to the home of The Beatles to perform at the iconic Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK as part of International Beatleweek in August 2016. Why not come along and help them celebrate!

Kelly Auty - Backwards In High Heels 1950s - 1980s

Friday 04 March

Due to popular demand, dynamic Showgirl Kelly & her band are gracing the Saucer stage once again this March. Kelly’s show is a nostalgic musical road trip from 1980 to 1950. Based on the music, lives and fashions of inspiring women performers and focusing on the glorious and empowering aspects of these artists, Kelly’s choice of repertoire, stories and lightning fast costume changes delight and inspire. With her fabulous band of minstrels- pianist Boris Conley, guitarist Brenden Mason, bassist Max McIntosh and drummer Nick Carrafa, Kelly reminds us of extraordinary women who truly made a difference and took a stand for their passions and beliefs…..Annie Lennox, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Deborah Harry, Christine McVie, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Miriam Makeba, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Patsy Cline, Ruth Brown, Eartha Kitt, Peggy Lee, Pearl Bailey, Edith Piaf…singers, songwriters, musicians, political movers and shakers, international stars, winners of multitudes of awards, selling many millions of records, these courageous women sang the sounds of change.

Matlock, Phantom & Slick - Men with No Shame!

Saturday 05 March

NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS ALL OVER AGAIN! Legendary Sex Pistol Glen Matlock will be joined by Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom and notorious John Lennon/Bowie lead guitarist Earl Slick for their only Australian tour. Don't miss out on seeing three of rock's true antiheroes mixing it live at The Flying Saucer Club. If you missed the Pistols anarchy in '76, the Stray Cats ballin' in '83 and the original Ziggy Stardust tour, this is your chance to relive some of that historic chaos. Matlock, Phantom, Slick (MPS) bring it all back live in 2016. Hear the songs that made punk, rockabilly and glam history performed by the history makers themselves. Plus new material that will spark a riot like it's still 1977! Supporting the guys on the night will be RUMBLIN WOLF. Not to be Missed!!

Grand WaZoo 'Kings of Soul' - Sunday Soul Sensation!

Sunday 06 March

Grand WaZoo returns to the Flying Saucer Club this March for a mid-afternoon Sunday Soul Sensation just for you! Stellar Soul singers, WYLIE J MILLER, JOYS NJAMBI and SAMANTHA MORLEY are back in town for the show. Then add the iconic 6 piece WaZoo Horns and 4 Rockin' Rhythm players, and you have an unforgettable musical event. Pack your dancing shoes, phone your friends, book your tickets and come along to savour the vibrant, time-honoured sounds of Grand WaZoo - The most entertaining and authentic Soul show in town!

The Quarrelmen

Friday 11 March

Experience The Beatles music live as Australia’s foremost Beatles band –'The Quarrelmen' play a showcase of the most popular Beatles material across 2 big sets! The Quarrelmen are no ordinary cover band. They don’t dress up. They don’t do accents. They just play the music of The Beatles to absolute perfection. Polish up those dancing shoes folks as you will be burning up the Saucer dance floor in no time!

Annabelle Eve & Creature Comfort

Saturday 12 March

Annabelle Eve, star of the hit television show ‘'The Voice'’ is about to land with her band, Creature Comfort, for their debut show at the Flying Saucer Club to celebrate the long weekend. Having been mentored by some of the best from internationally acclaimed rocker Joel Madden to the Queen of stage Marina Prior, Annabelle tackles all musical genres including blues, country, soul and pop. Throw in some classic rock standards and you’ll be ripping up the dance floor. Annabelle will also showcase her talents as a singer, songwriter, performing tracks from her debut album ‘Glow’ recorded in Los Angeles and available now on iTunes. Annabelle’s youth is complemented by decades of musical experience through her band Creature Comfort. And when youth collides with experience, there’s a harmonic interchange of ideas. If you love the old and embrace the new, then Annabelle Eve & Creature Comfort, like the Flying Saucer Club, are out of this world. Book early space riders!

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Daryl Braithwaite

Sunday 13 March

An all-time favourite, Daryl Braithwaite returns to the Saucer stage this March and we are super excited to have him back! Daryl first found fame as lead singer of Sherbet, a band synonymous with the 70’s. Since then, he has had a phenonamol music career and has pumped out a number of hits including; 'Howzat', 'One Summer', 'As The Days Go By' and of course, 'The Horses' which won 'Australian Song of the year’ at the 1991 Australian Music Awards. Daryl Braithwaite remains an integral part of the evolution and development of Australian popular music and is a MUST SEE! Supporting Daryl on the day will be BUSY KINGDOM. Be quick to book for this one folks as tickets will sell out fast!

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Into The Mystic -The Music of Van Morrisson

Friday 18 March

Joe Creighton and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) return to The Flying Saucer Club this March to present Into the Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison. Into the Mystic sees Creighton effortlessly recreate the feeling of those heady days which involved the civil rights movement, riots, religious and social unrest. Creighton releases the essence of the music that was so integral during these times. He takes the audience on a journey that begins in the 1960s and moves through the decades encompassing Van's worldwide hits with a sprinkling of some of the more mystical poetic songs from Astral Weeks. This is guaranteed to be a 'sold out' show, so get in quick for this one folks!

'Leave Your Hat On' - Joe Cocker Tribute

Saturday 19 March

'Leave Your Hat On' returns to the Flying Saucer Club for another huge show in March. This fabulous show pays homage to that reggae-loving working class soul man from Sheffield who could growl it, croon it, or scream it with the very best, Mr Joe Cocker. The show will feature the incredible Nicco Gazzana out front backed up by a hard rocking 12 piece band made up of some of Australia’s finest musicians as well as the stunning Delta Ladies and those crazy Mad Dog Horns. You’ll be hearing all the classics like ‘'A little Help From My Friends’', ‘'Feelin’ Alright'’, ‘'You Are So Beautiful’', ‘'Unchain My Heart'’, ‘'The Letter'’, ’'Hitchcock Railway'’, ‘'Delta Lady', ‘'Leave Your Hat On'’ and more!… This awesome show is full of energy, emotion and passion, and truly celebrates the spirit and sound of the much-loved sadly missed Mr Joe Cocker. Be sure to reserve your tickets early for this one folks, as it will sell fast!

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The Black Sorrows

Sunday 20 March

Since 1984, The Black Sorrows have toured Australia more times than anyone can remember, played sell out shows across Europe, won the ARIA for Best Band and sold more two million albums worldwide. Joe Camilleri has shown fans and critics alike that he is a performer with an undeniable energy and love of it all. Any examination of The Black Sorrows inevitably comes down to one person. Joe Camilleri (singer, songwriter, saxophonist, producer and the brains behind The Black Sorrows) is one of the most genuinely talented figures in Australian music. Book your tickets early for this one folks as it is sure to sell out!

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Russell Morris & Band

Thursday 24 March

The Flying Saucer welcomes back one of Australia's finest blues musician's, RUSSELL MORRIS. Russell and his band will be performing songs from his ARIA award winning album 'Sharks Mouth', his most recent album 'Van Diemen's Land' as well as a number of hits throughout his vast musical career. Supporting Russell on the night will be Abbey Stone. Be sure to reserve your tickets TODAY as it will sell quickly!

Big Daddy Wilson (USA)

Saturday 26 March

Big Daddy Wilson is making his debut at the Saucer this March and we could'nt be more thrilled! Big Daddy Wilson's music is all heart and natural soul. With his fabulous warm baritone voice and phenonemal guitar playing, he draws from a wide stylistic spectrum consisting of blues, folk, soul and gospel. Pencil this one in folks as it is not to be missed!

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything

Monday 28 March

Bred in the mountains of Canada’s rural north-west, Jaron Freeman-Fox redefines what the violin is capable of. Having produced or played on over 40 albums and toured the globe many times as a solo artist, bandleader or collaborator, Freeman-Fox fuses folk fiddling and jazz with his musical studies in India, Sweden, and Indonesia. Jaron will be playing alongside 'The Opposite of Everything' who are returning to tour Australia in 2016. They bring with them a brand new album: an exclusive release for Australian audiences. Limitlessly creative and playful, “The Opposite of Everything” dances down a line between the beautiful and the absurd, transforming Freeman-Fox’s intricate violin compositions into an infectious party. Winners of three Canadian Folk Music Awards, the ensemble features Toronto’s finest and most adventurous musicians.

Mike Elrington - CD Launch

Friday 01 April

Standing almost two metres tall, delivering gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all its own, few people forget a Mike Elrington performance. Now, after 15 years and 7 full length albums, Mike offers up his first completely acoustic LP, TWO LUCKY STARS. The album is 14-track snapshot of some of Elrington'’s finest work to date. The big man of Australian blues music has crammed a stack into his 30 plus years so far, but the best surely lies on the horizon for this talented singer/songwriter and terrific live performer. This show will deliver a heartfelt and eclectic mix of blues, roots, folk & swamp-rock.

Bob 'Bongo' Starkie presents 'Million Dollar Riff'

Saturday 02 April

Bob 'bongo' Starkie- guitarist from the engine room of the legendary ‘Skyhooks’ are back! This upcoming show sees not only a new band line-up but also a swanky new costume for Bob. Joining the band will be the remarkable Lisa Edwards from the John Farnham Band on on lead vocals, Steve Williams (sax/harp/percussion) who also toured long-term with John Farnham, James Black from Mondo Rock & Rockwiz (keyboard and guitar), Sean McLeod (drums) from Taxiride and Kim May(bass). Get ready to bust a move on the dancefloor groovers as Bob Starkie and band bring you a whole bunch of Skyhooks favourites such as 'Livin in the 70s', 'Horror Movie' and who can forget the classic 'Women in Uniform'!

'Communication' - Marc Hunter Songbook

Sunday 03 April

We welcome an all star line-up of acclaimed performers to celebrate Marc Hunter's music. Featuring the talent of MICK PEALING, ROGER MACLAUCHLAN, BILLY MILLER, ALEX FORMOSA BAUDO, MICHAEL OLIPHANT, MIKE DOYLE, NIKKI NICHOLLS & TRACY KINGMAN. This special event has been masterminded by Alex Formosa Baudo, a very close friend of Marc's, who also organized the highly successful 2013 show to commemorate Marc's 15th anniversary since his untimely passing. The theme of the show is centred around songs that Marc sang and wrote, interspersed with affectionately recounted stories, anecdotes and the legacy that this very much loved artist has left us, since passing away in 1998. This special tribute to Marc Hunter is likely to sell out, so grab your tickets early folks!

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The Amy Winehouse Show feat. Atlanta Coogan & The Little Big Band

Friday 08 April

Back by popular demand, ATLANTA COOGAN (ex Black Sorrows) and the fabulous LITTLE BIG BAND, led by STEVE HADLEY, will once again recreate the stunning and soulful voice and music of the late Amy Winehouse. This show can only be described as an exceptional performance, of which pays enormous respect to a star that left us way too soon. Get in quick for this one folks as it will sell out!

Chris Wilson & Band

Saturday 09 April

CHRIS WILSON has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. Chris is one of Australia's finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, of which has often been utlisied on recordings by the likes of James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach, X, Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford's Dianna Kiss. Chris' performances are filled with his own brand of sensuality and dynamic power that leaves his audiences begging for more!

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Party Girls present Rock 'n'’ Roll Women - Rock Godesses of the 80s!

Friday 15 April

Melbourne’s funniest and favourite tribute to female music artists of the 80s, the Party Girls, invite you to pay homage to the greatest rock goddesses of all time! Rock & Roll Women’ celebrates the hits of Pat Banatar, Suzi Quatro, Joan Jett, Chrissie Amphlett, Heart, Cheetah, Kim Wilde, The Bangles and many more, for one unforgettable night. With their last Flying Saucer Club show selling out, the Party Girls are back to rock the joint with their hilarious and high-energy show, complete with costume changes, big wigs, cheesy choreography and ‘audience participation’. So dig out your shoulder pads, squeeze into your high-waisted jeans, gel that hair up and don’t miss your chance to dance the night away to this amazing band!

Kim Salmon - CD Launch

Saturday 16 April

Kim Salmon returns to launch what he considers his first legitimate ‘solo’ album, ‘My Script’ – a candid largely autobiographical work with some 20 songs ranging from full band productions to stripped back minimalism. With a back catalogue that includes The Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon, Antenna, The Surrealists and The Darling Downs, this is his first album without input from collaborators since his 2002 oddity E(r)nest. In each town Kim will be using a different ensemble so each show will have different interpretations of his material, past present and future but particularly ‘My Script’. Supporting Kim on the night will be HUGO RACE & MICHELANGELO.

The Heartache State + Lost Ragas

Saturday 23 April

The Flying Saucer Club are super excited to have 2 outstanding bands hit the Saucer stage this April. Nick Barker's new band 'The Heartache State' and The fabulous 'Lost Ragas' will be making their debut. Need a fix of some quality live alt country / rock from not one but two rockin' bands? Then this show is for you! BOOK YOUR TIX TODAY!

Kristin Hersh (USA) 'Don't Suck, Don't Die' Tour

Friday 29 April

Kristin Hersh is a founding member of the band Throwing Muses and 50 FT wave as well as having had an extensive and influential solo career. Her memoir 'Rat Girl' was widely praised from the New York Times to Rolling Stone which named it one of the top ten rock memoirs ever written. 'Don’t Suck, Don’t Die – Giving Up Vic Chesnutt' is her latest book, a memoir of her good friend, US singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt who sadly took his own life in 2009. Kristin Hersh returns to Australia, her home away from home, to perform material from across her catalogue which includes that of Alternative rock, folk and pop interspersed with readings from 'Don’t Suck, Don’t Die. Kristin Hersh is a uniquely, creative talent that is NOT TO BE MISSED! BOOK EARLY FOR THIS ONE FOLKS!


Doors Open 6pm (seats/dining), 8pm (Standing room)
LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS SHOW!

'Absolutely Live' - The Doors Show

Saturday 30 April

Due to Popular demand, we welcome back 'Absolutely Live' - The Doors Show! This show celebrates the psychedelic era of the Doors and recreates the energy that existed in a 1960s' arena concert. The band are masters of creating a unique energy, so that the crowd can open their own doors of perception and thus feel a release of free and primal exhilaration. Playing to sold out shows around the country 'Absolutely Live' - The Doors Show will set your night on fire!

Carole King - The Songbook of Her Life

Sunday 01 May

Debuting at the Flying Saucer Club before heading off on their national tour, we welcome an all-star line-up celebrating the life and music of the legendary singer/songwriter Carole King. Featuring the powerhouse vocals of MICHELLE BRASIER, JESSICA PAPST AND ERIN HERRMANN YOUNG, backed by a rocking 4 piece band, this spectacular concert will have you laughing and crying as the songs of the multi-award winning artist come to life on stage. Hear all of Carole’s chart-topping hits, including songs from the hit Broadway Musical ‘Beautiful’, as well as You’ve Got A Friend, Natural Woman, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, I Feel the Earth Move, It’s Too Late, Hard Rock Cafe and more from Carole’s staggering catalogue covering 50 years of song-writing. If you love great music and appreciate the superstar that is Carole King, then this show is not to be missed!