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ABC Exhumed Showcase

Wednesday 03 September

774 ABC Melbourne and Afternoons with RICHARD STUBBS presents Exhumed 2014 - we’re looking for more of the best bands you’ve never heard of. It’s not for has-beens, it’s not for wannabes, it’s for the never-weres. Exhumed is a band competition open to unsigned, unrecorded, unheard and until now, unwanted bands. Bands compete for the opportunity to win one of four spots on the Exhumed 2014 bill and will play alongside guest performer and judge on the night the iconic RUSSELL MORRIS. Entries close Sunday 10 August


6.30pm

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana - Encore Performance

Friday 05 September

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 a special ENCORE show in September. 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!

Classic American '60s Folk Rock - presented by Paul Wookey & The Zimmermen

Saturday 06 September

Highly regarded and award winning Australian folk/blues singer Paul Wookey has put together a 2½ hour show that brings together the music of three of the giants of American folk rock: Bob Dylan, The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Paul and his band The Zimmermen will perform a set combining the best acoustic and electric songs from the Sydney, Melbourne and London shows of Bob Dylan’s famous 1966 world tour. This will be preceded by a track by track performance of ‘The Byrds Greatest Hits’ 1965-1970 and an acoustic set of the greatest hits of Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

"Respect!" - The Soul Of Aretha Franklin

Friday 12 September

After a SELL OUT show earlier this year, soul artist, Florelie Escano, is back bringing you two scorching sets of Aretha's biggest hits! Backed by her sizzling 9-pce band that includes a horn section and hot backing vocalists, expect another soulful and energetic show that will keep you up on your feet all night. GET IN EARLY BEFORE YOU MISS OUT!

SELLING FAST

Ron S Peno Singing Pretty - The Songs of Died Pretty

Saturday 13 September

Charismatic front man Ron Peno, returns to sing his favourite songs of his popular alt rock band Died Pretty (1983-2012) right here at the Flying Saucer Club. "...Unashamedly plundered rock's past to arrive at an original sound that was always passionate, atmospheric and uplifting ... produced some of the most inspirational rock music heard in Australia..." (Ian McFarlane). With special guests: THE HIRED GUNS.

Frank Yamma & Casey Driessen

Thursday 18 September

From Uluru to the USA - Frank Yamma and Casey Driessen are two dynamic and unique performers from opposite sides of the globe. Frank, one of Australia’s leading indigenous songwriters alongside the GRAMMY-nominated, creative bluegrass fiddle virtuoso Casey - this will be one very special night of music not to be missed.

SELLING FAST

Jon Stevens "Take Me Back" Tour

Friday 19 September

ARIA chart-topping successful front man of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS, Jon Stevens will showcase his musical journey throughout his 30 year music career stopping at the Flying Saucer Club on his "Take Me Back" Australian Tour. With special guest JOHN McNAMARA

RONNIE CHARLES & THE RETRO BANDITS

Saturday 20 September

Due to popular demand, they're back! However this is a special gig. Not only will the band be paying tribute to The Beatles, Animals, Rolling Stones, The Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Roy Orbison, Dylan, Elvis & more, This will be one of the Retro Bandits final shows EVER, so catch 'em while you can!

Miriam Lieberman - "Birds Of The Moon" Album Launch

Sunday 21 September

It is with much excitement that Miriam launches her new album Birds of the Moon with Kate Adams (Naked without my Cello/ Tantrum Fantasy) and Lara Goodridge (Baby et Lulu/Four play) at The Flying Saucer Club. African influences blend seamlessly with blues-infused melodies and soaring vocal harmonies in the new album by Sydney singer song-writer Miriam Lieberman. Set for release on August 2nd , Birds of the Moon is a soulful collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, African kora and Lieberman’s unmistakable voice. With special guest: DJEME

The Intrepid Hounds

Friday 26 September

The Intrepid Hounds feature a diverse group of super musicians performing together battle-proof, jazzed-up & funk-driven arrangements of classic covers by THE NEVILLE BROS., STEVIE WONDER, JAMES BROWN, AL GREEN, STEELY DAN, JOE COCKER and more. The Intrepid Hounds will ignite the dance floor with an energetic gumbo of R&B, funk and every other kind of soulful groove. They have been described as visually exciting & enjoyable to watch. For a great night of entertainment 'The Intrepid Hounds' are a class act not to be missed!

Purple Goat Comedy feat. Simon Palomares, Elliot Goblet & Marty Fields

Sunday 28 September

‘Purple Goat Comedy’ features three of Australia’s best comedians; Simon Palomares (Wogs Out Of Work, Acropolis Now, Blue Heelers), Elliot Goblet (Hey Hey It's Saturday, Midday Show, NRL Footy Show) and Marty Fields (3AW presenter, Blue Heelers, Guys and Dolls musical). All have done lots of television appearances plus live shows all around Australia and overseas and we can't wait to have them right here at the Flying Saucer Club. Many guaranteed laughs...and that can’t be a bad thing.

SELLING FAST

The Black Sorrows

Friday 03 October

Popular demand has brough Joe Camilleri & the Black Sorrows back to the Saucer. Witness first hand two big sets of passion and joy for music that sees Joe Camilleri still touring after nearly fifty years.

2nd Show Announced

Ron S Peno Singing Pretty - The Songs of Died Pretty

Saturday 04 October

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce a 2nd show for the charismatic front man Ron Peno, who returns to sing his favourite songs of his popular alt rock band Died Pretty (1983-2012) right here at the Flying Saucer Club. "...Unashamedly plundered rock's past to arrive at an original sound that was always passionate, atmospheric and uplifting ... produced some of the most inspirational rock music heard in Australia..." (Ian McFarlane). With special guests: THE HIRED GUNS.

SELLING FAST

Tex, Don & Charlie

Friday 10 October

Tex Perkins (Dark Horses, Beasts of Bourbon, The Cruel Sea) joins forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel's pianist and master songwriter, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia's best kept musical secret, for the unforgettable Tex, Don & Charlie and we can't wait to have them Fly The Saucer together for the very first time in October. It's their only Melbourne Show, so you'd better get in quick before you miss out!

Raw Brit

Saturday 11 October

They're back!! Featuring MICK PEALING (Stars), BOB SPENCER (Skyhooks/Angels), JOHN FAVARO (Badloves) and PETER MASLEN (Boom Crash Opera) specializing in British rock from the 60′s and 70′s, names such as Free, Bad Co, Led Zep and Cream fill the repertoire with unforgettable classics. TICKETS ARE SURE TO SELL OUT, SO GET IN EARLY!

J C & The Po' Boys

Friday 17 October

Fronted by JOE CREIGHTON, this nine piece band delivers a banquet of New Orleans second line funk, soul and R&B from artists such as The Meters, Dr John, Professor Longhair, the funk of Sly & the Family Stone and the Commodores and the soul and R&B of Mavis Staples, The Temptations, The Staple Singers, Ann Peebles and Etta James. UNMISSABLE!

Vika & Linda

Saturday 18 October

For 25 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape, and we're so pleased to have them back to fly the Saucer in October. UNMISSABLE

Bob 'Bongo' Starkie Presents "Million Dollar Riff"

Friday 24 October

Forty years ago, The Skyhooks literally changed the face of rock’n’roll in the 1970’s with numerous Number One and Top Ten singles to their credit as well as two of the biggest selling albums ever – “Living In The Seventies” and “Ego Is Not A Dirty Word”. BOB 'BONGO' STARKIE- Guitarist from the engine room of the Legendary ‘SKYHOOKS’ heads up a band performing all the hits featuring singer‘ LAURA DAVIDSON’ who sounds amazingly similar to Shirl UNMISSABLE!

Kristina Olsen + Peter Grayling - CD Launch

Saturday 25 October

Kristina Olsen is one of the most entertaining and compelling performers on the international folk circuit. Her award-winning songwriting, big bluesy voice, hilarious storytelling and superb multi-instrumental playing (acoustic guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina, mandolin and piano) make her shows a diverse and satisfying musical experience. Teamed up with Cello, mandocello and mandolin Player Peter Grayling, their latest cd "Chemistry" has taken Kristina's music in to wonderful new dimensions. UNMISSABLE.

SELLING FAST

Mental As Anything

Sunday 26 October

Their entertaining and timeless music will have you enjoying songs such as the classics The Nips are Getting Bigger, Too Many Times, Mr Natural & Live it Up, to name a few. It's been over a year since the Mentals made their debut performance at the Flying Saucer Club and we're so pleased to have them back. Last time the show was sold out, so we strongly suggest you get in quick - especially if you want seats!

Perch Creek Family Jug Band

Friday 31 October

Perch Creek are making their way to the Flying Saucer Club for the very first time, ready to fill the room with their fun, uplifting & high energy jug music. The band feature five quirky lead vocalists and instrumentation as diverse as the trombone, frailing banjo, washboard, double bass, overdriven blues harp, musical saw, tap dancing and a whole lot of other stuff including, of course, the jug?.. UNMISSABLE!

Grand WaZoo - Kings of Soul

Saturday 01 November

We're pleased to have Grand WaZoo back performing two fabulous sets of classic American Soul music of Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and more!

SELLING FAST!

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Sunday 02 November

Its almost THAT time of year when The Melbourne Cup holiday comes galloping into view. Which means sunshine, champers and reckless betting plunges preceded by the SURE THING that is Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks' 3rd annual Spring Rockin' Carnival . Combine all your guilty pleasures at once during the most decadent week on the calendar - see you at Ross Wilson's Spring Rockin' Carnival! With special guest: PAT WILSON

Ben Ottewell (UK)

Thursday 06 November

As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar work. Now with new solo album, Rattlebag in tow, Ben is set to return to Australia performing songs from his illustrious catalogue, including Gomez favourites plus reworked covers given the Ottewell treatment: “so good it sent shivers up my spine.” - The Au Review (on his version of Bill Withers’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’). With special guest: BUDDY (US)

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks

Friday 07 November

After a successful show earlier this year, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks are returning to the Saucer for another. If you didn’t catch these guys last time, now’s the time to do it! Having recently played at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Kyneton Music Festival and the Deni Blues & Roots Festival, they’ve got a wealth of live experience under their belt. Prepare yourself for the next-level ferocity and unashamed power of their electric, moving performances. With special guest: JVG GUITAR METHOD

The Hamilton Bros

Saturday 08 November

THE HAMILTON BROS are a duo comprising of siblings Emma and Thomas Hamilton. Yes its true that they are not actually brothers given that Emma is in fact a girl however the stage name says a lot about the quirky and unique musical makeup of this incredibly gifted pair of singers, songwriters and musicians. "I've had the pleasure of working with The Hamilton Bros…great talent that needs to be heard ..." says Tommy Emmanuel. With special guest: HETTY KATE

Temper Temper

Friday 14 November

Temper Temper, one of Melbourne’s favourite bands from the early 90’s, are back better than ever. With soaring vocals, hook-laden choruses and buzz-saw guitar over one of the tightest, punchiest rhythm sections around, this power pop trio with a country and West Melbourne swagger will have you up, out of your seat, dancing with your ears and listening with your feet in no time. Don’t miss ‘em.

Emotionworks Cut Opera presents Bizet's "Carmen"

Saturday 15 November

In a production that’s been described as a “blues nightmare with a sexy mix of Latin, salsa and jazz”, Emotionworks Cut Opera present Bizet’s Carmen at the Flying Saucer Club this November. In the tradition of Cut Opera, award-winning director Julie Edwardson has fused the much-loved Carmen score with a mix of sensual, modern day music, providing a different angle to the standard sounds of opera. This revolutionary adaptation contains no boring bits, and that’s a promise!

The Hornets "Dangerous Dancing" Album Tour

Friday 28 November

The Hornets, described as “Melbourne’s best blues band,” featuring who’s who of Australia’s blues and roots music scene from the past four decades; including guitarist and Black Sorrow JEFF BURSTIN, Daddy Cool’s WAYNE DUNCAN, Paul Kelly and Renee Geyer’s keyboardist BRUCE HAYMES and ANDREW OGBURN from Chris Wilson also on keys, plus the Bad Love’s drummer CHRIS TABONE, and featuring special guest PAUL WILLIAMSON on saxaphone and singer songwriter CRAIG HORNE. Following The Hornets sold out launch of the CD at the Caravan Club in July, this show should not be missed- so book early to avoid disappointment.

Normie Rowe & The Playboys

Friday 12 December

Australia’s biggest pop star of the sixties is back at the Saucer by popular demand. He will be performing is greatest hits including “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “I Who Have Nothing”, “Que Sera Sera”, “Shakin’ All Over” and much more. UNMISSABLE!

SELLING FAST

Into The Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison

Saturday 13 December

Due to popular demand Joe Creighton and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) return to the Flying Saucer Club to present Into the Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison. Every show at the Saucer bas been an absolute sellout, so you'd better get in quick!

Pseudo Echo Christmas Show

Friday 19 December

We are very excited to have Pseudo Echo fly the Saucer Stage for the very first time performing a special Christmas show of songs from their new album 'Ultraviolet' as well as hits and favourites throughout the band's musical existance. NOT TO BE MISSED!