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Dave Graney & The MistLY + The Darling Downs

Saturday 23 May

The Flying Saucer Club are pleased to announce a double-headline show where Dave Graney and The MistLY plus The Darling Downs join forces to bring you a night of song writing brilliance. In 2012, Dave Graney & The mistLY, released the album "You've Been in My Mind" of which received rave reviews. The Darling Downs are two artists who need no introduction, they refuse to rest on past glories, continuing to plough the fields, constantly creating new material. Both bands have wowed audiences for years with their ability to draw you into an abstract world where poetry and good ol fashion rock'n'roll meet half way. Definitely worth a look in folks!

Canyon - 'Westcoast Sound'

Sunday 24 May

Due to popular demand, Canyon will be performing again at the saucer this coming May! They are renowned for their signature four part harmonies, classic songs about deserts, forests, raging water, open highways and broken hearts. This show is the coolest acoustic-driven, harmony fuelled music this side of the West Coast! Performing the songs of Eagles, America, Linda Ronstadt, The Band, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Doobie Brothers, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell and more; spanning America’s rich West to East coast tradition, this acoustic band will take you on a musical road trip like no other! Reserve your tickets today as you won't want to miss out on this show folks!

Rolling Stones Black & Blue Revival

Friday 29 May

In celebration of the Rolling Stones’ Black & Blue album, a star studded local band featuring Nick Barker, Ashley Davies, Shane O’Mara, Bruce Haymes, Justin Garner and Grant Cummerford are set to perform the platinum album in full at the Saucer in May. The album released in 1976 embraces funk with "Hot Stuff", a reggae cover of "Cherry Oh Baby" and gets jazzy with "Melody". For all the diehard Stones fans out there, the band will also perform a set of other classics to tantalise those musical taste buds. Pencil this one in, it’s definitely going to be a night to remember!

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!


Friday 05 June

Australia's only female fronted AC/DC tribute this band has been performing across the country for nearly a decade, with notable appearances at Boogie festival, Moto GP, and on the ABC’s Dirty Laundry. In celebration of 40 years since the release of the High Voltage album, joining AC/DSHE on drums is Tony Currenti, who played on all bar one of the tracks from this record. Don’t miss out on meeting a true part of Australian Rock n Roll History!

Reverend Funk & The Horns of Salvation present 'The Music of James Brown'

Saturday 06 June

The Rev & his crew will get that "Night-train" runnin, have you screamin "I feel good", dancin on the "Goodfoot" till its "Too Funky in here" and if you're not breakin' into a "Cold Sweat" like a low down funky "Sex Machine" then they'll call on "Dr Feelgood" to turn you loose till your "Outta-sight" it's a guarantee that you're "Gonna have a Funky good time"! Get those dancing shoes out folks as it's time to get down and boogie!

Dean Ray

Sunday 07 June

Melbourne-based Alternative Rock/Blues singer, DEAN RAY is making his debut at the Saucer this coming June and we are very excited to have him on board. Australia fell in love with Dean on 2014 series of X Factor Australia and was runner-up in the Grand Final. Dean Ray's single 'Coming Back' went to #5 on the singles charts and #1 on the iTunes charts, and his self-titled debut album also went to #5 on the national album charts, #1 on the iTunes album charts and is certified gold. Supporting Dean on the night will be Mike Elrington.

Wes Carr presents "Here Comes The Sun"

Friday 12 June

Here Comes The Sun’ showcases much loved Australian singer songwriter Wes Carr interpreting George Harrison’s songbook. Taking on such chart topping classics as ‘My Sweet Lord’ and ‘What is Life’ and The Beatles classic ’Something’, a song which Frank Sinatra deemed "The greatest love song ever written". ‘Here Comes The Sun’ will see Wes share intimate tales and anecdotes from George Harrison himself, not only showcasing the depth of George’s music but looking ‘within and without’ on a spiritual journey, recounting conversations George started many years ago. Storytelling is what Wes does best, and this is a truly unique story, celebrating the essence of an incredible artist from a musician’s perspective. A must see!

Ross Ryan

Saturday 13 June

Ross Ryan is one of Australia’s original and most celebrated singer-songwriters. His albums have won Record of the Year and Album of the Year awards and his songs have been recorded by performer's as diverse as John Farnham and Slim Dusty. His signature tune, I Am Pegasus - still a favourite of Australian radio - was named by ABC TV’s Love is in the Air as an ‘Australian Anthem’. In 1975, Ross released one of his most accomplished and popular recordings; ‘Blue Chevrolet Ballerina’. A story-in-song centered on the date ‘13th of June’. A day now noted fondly by those who annually remember such things and who also happen to like the song. To mark this 40th anniversary - on June 13 Ross, along with multi-instrumentalist Ken Stephenson and bassist Roy Zedras, will be making their debut at The Flying Saucer Club. Expect an intimate, wry, chatty evening featuring material both old and new, plus of course, lots of references to ballerinas and blue cars. A show not to be missed!


Jon Stevens

Sunday 14 June

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 at The Flying Saucer Club this June. Once again, Jon is keen to perform some of his favourite songs from the amazing rock journey that has taken him all over the world. From Noiseworks classics to songs that have influenced and inspired him, Jon Stevens will delight all his fans with his laid-back yet energetic performance. Supporting Jon will be roots maestro, Matt Dwyer. Not to be missed!

Abbe May

Thursday 18 June

Aria award nominee Abbe May is making her debut at The Saucer this June and we couldn't be more excited! Abbe is one of Australia’s most respected and exciting songwriters and vocalists. Her live performances are charismatic, intense and provocative. The impressive multi-instrumentalist artist has an ever growing audience and catalogue of songs about love and lust that could almost be romantic if it weren’t for the vitriol. Get in quick for this one space riders!

The Intrepid Hounds

Friday 19 June

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!


Into The Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison

Saturday 20 June

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. Guaranteed to be a 'sold out' show, so get in quick for this one!

The Music of James Taylor - presented by the 'Sun On The Moon' Band

Friday 26 June

The James Taylor ONE ONLY Melbourne show for 2015 exclusively at the Flying Saucer Club! June is a huge month for James Taylor fans with the long awaited release of his latest album 'Before this World' on sale from June 16th. The Sun on the Moon band is fronted by "Australia's Got Talent" finalist DAN CONWAY and backed by a dedicated 10 piece ALL STAR band of long time James Taylor fans who will perform 2 sets of award winning JT classics including "Fire & Rain", "Carolina On My Mind", "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" and many more... If you are not a J.T. fan when you arrive you certainly will be by the time the night sadly draws to a close – you will be wishing for just one more tune!

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks

Saturday 04 July

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks are returning to the Saucer this July for what will be another impressive show. Since the delivery of their debut album Wolf (2011), Cash Savage and her band The Last Drinks have covered a lot of ground – personally, metaphorically and geographically. Having spent the gulf between albums on the road – taking in country theatres, time-honoured urban venues, as well as the Famous Speigeltent, Meredith Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the willow-shrouded Riverboats Music Festival alongside Pete Murray, Clare Bowditch, Archie Roach and James Reyne — the once fluid Last Drinks line up has successfully solidified. They return with their new album, “The Hypnotiser” with Japanese-born Nao Anzai, and Nick Finch on board as producer. Backed by a solid and well-oiled band, Cash shared the reins for album number two. She handed songs to her trusty troupe and the album took shape collaboratively. The result is the sum of drunken kinship polished with hard yards, while retaining the soul for which Cash is renowned. A must see!


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!

Harry Howard & The NDE + Garry Gray & The 6th Circle

Saturday 11 July

Two luminaries from the days of St. Kilda’s Crystal Ballroom join forces for a special double bill @ The Flying Saucer Club. Ex-These Immortal Souls & Crime & the City Solution bassist, Harry Howard and his band the NDE are a super group of sorts also featuring Dave Graney, Clare Moore & Edwina Preston. Back from multifarious world adventures, they cross the mighty Yarra to play with old friends and St. Kilda stalwarts Garry Gray and The Sixth Circle featuring the lead singer of the Sacred Cowboys with long-time confederates: Spencer P Jones, Tex Napalm, Rob Wellington, Angela Howard and Graeme Ward for a night of psychotropic guitars underpinned by rolling thunder rhythm sections.

GRAND WAZOO's "Special Sunday 60s-70s Soul Extravaganza"

Sunday 12 July

Hard on the heels of Grand WaZoo's highly successful Soul Divas Show at The Flying Saucer Club, we are delighted this legendary band returns with its 'Special Sunday 60s-70s Soul Extravaganza'. Soul Man, Wylie J Miller, is back from overseas and he will link up for this special daytime event, with two band divas, Joys Njambi and Samantha Morley. Add to that, an iconic 6 piece Horn Section and 4 Rockin' Rhythm players, and you have an unforgettable and highly entertaining musical event. Pack your dancing shoes, round up your friends and you'll forget it's Winter as you lose yourself in the warming Soul Music of Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, The Supremes and many more....

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra

Friday 17 July

The Lowdown Hokum Orchestra and Burlesque Revue are bringing their show 'THAT’S SHOWBIZ' - A happy marriage of hokum blues and jazz with burlesque to The Flying Saucer Club and hot in their hands will be their new album of the same name. The CD features 10 songs from the production recorded with minimal overdubs at Black Pearl Studios and at LHO founder Doc White’s studio – New Noise Recording in late 2014. ‘That’s Showbiz’ the show is wonderfully unique; blending story-telling, hot hokum jazz and blues with burlesque for a toe-tapping, sexy, one-of-a-kind theatrical experience and features a stellar cast of musicians and performers. It’ll be a hoochie coochie, sexy, saucy, musically driven romp of a show. Don’t miss it!

Bob "Bongo" Starkie presents "Million Dollar Riff"

Friday 24 July

Bob 'bongo' Starkie- guitarist from the engine room of the legendary ‘Skyhooks’ is back to play at The Flying Saucer Club this July. Joining the band is Laura Davidson on lead vocals who happens to sound hauntingly similar to that of the late Shirley Strachan, Steve Williams (sax/harp/percussion) who toured long-term with John Farnham, Stuart Fraser (guitars) from Noiseworks, Sean McLeod (drums) from Taxiride and Kim May(bass). Bob has managed to whittle down an incredible set-list that not only includes all the stellar hits from Living in the 70s, but also some of Skyhooks’ other massive hits as well, with a smattering of rarities that need to be heard.

Perry Keyes

Saturday 25 July

Sydney’s Perry Keyes is making his way back to Melbourne this July. Raised in the inner-city working class suburb of Redfern, Keyes has released four critically acclaimed and award winning albums including the ABC Radio National Album of the Year whilst AMP short listed ‘The Last Ghost Train Home’,and then there's the ARIA nominated ‘Johnny Ray’s Downtown’. Perry Keyes’ fourth album 'Sunnyholt' is both the largely untold, widescreen story of Sydney’s western suburbs diaspora and, more importantly, the personal tale of a family disintegrating under social and economic pressures. Keyes takes his audience into the eye of the storm in a show reminiscent in its muscular theatricality of a Tom Waits or Lou Reed concert. Supporting Perry on the night will be Bernie Hayes. A MUST SEE!

"Communication - The Marc Hunter Songbook"

Sunday 26 July

"Communication - The Marc Hunter Songbook” will debut at The Flying Saucer club with an all star line-up of acclaimed performers celebrating Marc Hunter's music. 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. The line-up will include; Joe Creighton, Mick Pealing, Michael Oliphant, Alex Formosa Baudo, Mike Doyle, Tracy Kingman and Cres Crisp. This special tribute to Marc Hunter is likely to sell out, so grab your tickets early folks!

"Leave Your Hat On" - Joe Cocker Tribute

Saturday 01 August

Saluting a 50 year career of stellar achievements, ‘Leave Your Hat On’ is a show paying tribute to the late, great Joe Cocker. The show will feature a huge 12 piece band made up of the finest musicians in Australia including: Bob Spencer (Skyhooks/Angels) on lead guitar, Andy Burns (Madder Lake) on keyboards, and Jeff Barnes on drums as well as The Delta Ladies on backing vocals. The band will be performing 33 killer songs including some of the big hits Cocker made famous such as ‘Feelin Alright’, ‘You Are So Beautiful’, ‘Unchain My Heart’, ‘The Letter’ ‘Delta Lady' and of course Joe’s number one hit, ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’. The show has been described as being “full of high energy and passion” and one that celebrates the spirit of Joe Cocker to its full capacity. Be sure to reserve your tickets early for this one folks as it will sell fast!


Friday 14 August

Famed 70’s Blue Eyed Soul, Australian Super-group Stylus are heading this way in August and we are privileged to have them play here at The Saucer. Stylus were the only Australian group ever to be released on Motown Records amongst the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. They released four critically acclaimed albums and toured nationally supporting the likes of George Benson, Ike & Tina Turner, Sherbet, The Average White Band and many more. Stylus comprises three of the five original group members - Peter Cupples, Sam McNally, Ronnie Peers and are joined by drummer Gerry Pantazis and Chicago's Doug Williams to re-create the Stylus soul/funk/R&B sound that features their hits "Summer Breeze", "World Of Make-Believe" and more. As Molly Meldrum would no doubt say, “Do yourself a Favour” and see Stylus perform live. It promises to be the concert event you will be talking about for a long time to come!