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Nikki Nicholls

Sunday 30 August

You know her as the sassy lead singer of The Flying Saucer favourites, Jam The Funk, but now she is coming to the Saucer to present her own show “A Bridesmaid’s Journey”. Nikki’s career began as a session singer recording a myriad of well known jingles as well as touring with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Suzi Quatro, John Farnham, Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Aussie Crawl and more. This performance will introduce songs from her most recent record Bridesmaid, her rock album Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (featuring music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix), a collection of songs from artists she has toured and sung with and ‘on the road’ stories of her journey thus far. You can expect a spectacular performance from this very talented songstress!

SELLING FAST!

The Audreys

Friday 04 September

The Audreys are a folk-rock act from Adelaide who are bringing their melancholy melodies back to The Saucer this September. Taasha sings and plays tiny guitars and keys, and Tristan plays normal-sized guitars. Their first three records all won the ARIA award for Best Blues and Roots Album. Their fourth, 2014's 'Til My Tears Roll Away, only got a nomination, but that's not stopping them working on a fifth. Over the last ten years they've graced almost every major festival in Australia, toured Europe and North America, sold songs to films and television shows far and wide, written music for TV, theatre and even dance shows, hit the charts, gone gold, and pawned their very hearts for rock ’n’ roll … and all without crumpling their vintage op-shop duds. With startling musicianship, scintillating banter and bittersweet songs, The Audreys will leave you all folked up and ready for anything. Supporting The Audreys will be Sime Nugent. Not to be missed!

The Chantoozies

Saturday 05 September

The girls are back! Yes that's right, the delectable and vibrant queens of pop, THE CHANTOOZIES are coming back to heat up The Saucer this September. Be treated to a night of sensual harmonies entwined with some sassy dance moves. The girls will be performing all their hits including ‘Witch Queen of New Orleans’, ‘He’s Gonna Step On You Again’, ‘Wanna Be Up’, ‘Kiss and Tell’ etc, as well as a collection of covers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s... Get ready to bust a move or two on the dance floor!

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Karise Eden

Sunday 06 September

Karise Eden returns to The Saucer this September performing songs from her latest album "Things I’ve Done. The album is essentially about Karise's own life experiences that helped mould her astounding, soulful voice that she refers to as a “lion’s roar”. Karise won The Voice in 2012, broke ARIA chart records, and had the biggest selling album for a local artist in Australia that year. Don’t miss one of the world’s most promising young female singer-songwriters, live in concert!

SELLING FAST!

40th Anniversary Celebration of "Neil Young's Tonight's The Night" presented by Nick Barker & The Studio Instrument Rentals

Friday 11 September

Australian pub rock icon Nick Barker and his bespoke band The Studio Instrument Rentals will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic Neil Young album ‘Tonight’s The Night', re-creating the record track-for-track together with an extended encore of other Neil Young gems. Nick Barker’s one-off band, The Studio Instrument Rentals named after the famed recording studio, features Michael Barclay (Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls) on drums, Michael Hubbard (Spencer P Jones & The Escape Committee) on guitar, Grant Cummerford (Matt Walker and Jeff Lang) on bass, Shane Reilly (Tex Perkins) on pedal steel guitar and Bruce Haymes (Renee Geyer) on keyboards. A veritable who’s who of the credible Melbourne music scene. The show was deemed a huge success recently at the Yarraville Live Club, so make sure you reserve your tickets early for this one folks!

SELLING FAST!

Raw Brit play 'Machine Head' & 'Bad Company'

Saturday 12 September

The guys from Raw Brit are returning to the Flying Saucer Club this September and that can only mean one thing: you’re in for a ripper of a show. This time round, the group will be rocking out to not one, but two classic albums and they’ll be performing three huge sets of music. That’s right, you’ll hear them cover Bad Company’s self-titled first album, Deep Purple’s Machine Head and then, as a special treat, one set of straight out dance tunes. The band features Mick Pealing (Stars, The Ideals), Bob Spencer (Skyhooks, Angels), John Favaro (The Badloves) and Peter Maslen (Boom Crash Opera). Surely we don’t need to tell you this one will sell out, do we?

Stephen Cummings & Shane O'Mara

Sunday 13 September

Accompanied by guitar master SHANE O'MARA, STEPHEN CUMMINGS will be performing this September at The Saucer. The recent 'SPORTS Reunion shows' saw the timelessly groovy CUMMINGS in action. The enthusiasm from those shows has prompted the singer/songwriter’s first proper tour across the country for 2015. The show will be going back to go forward; it's going back to a time before anyone had ever heard of Stephen, so the show will be new, even though it's old. Musicians of this calibre are rare in Australia so be sure to book your tickets for what will be a Sunday afternoon delight!

Soul Sacrifice - The Music of Santana

Friday 18 September

Melbourne's one and only Santana Tribute band are back to perform another show at The Saucer. 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. The infectious grooves and rhythms of such classics as Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Oye Como Va & Smooth will have you dancing the night away. UNMISSABLE!

Maldon Folk Festival Showcase feat. Claymore, Co-cheol, Janette Geri & Nicolas Lyon, Sadie Mustoe

Saturday 19 September

The Maldon Folk Festival and Claymore are proud to present a showcase concert of some of the finest acts that will be part of this year’s festival at the Flying Saucer Club. The evening will feature Saucer regulars, the highly acclaimed Celtic rockers, Claymore, the blues tones of Janette Geri & Nicolas Lyon, the gorgeous Celtic harmonies of Co-cheol and the stunningly talented Sadie Mustoe, who is only 11 years old. Come along for just a taste of what you can expect later in the year at the festival itself.

Party Girls present "(Still) Like A Virgin - 80's Hits from Madonna & More!"

Friday 25 September

Melbourne’s funniest and favourite tribute to women artists of the 80s, the Party Girls, invite you to celebrate Madonna’s birthday! Performing their fabulous show at The Flying Saucer Club for one night only, the five-piece band will deliver their unforgettable musical experience featuring hits from The Material Girl, Cher, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, the Bangles, the Go Gos, ABBA, Suzie Quatro and more. From supporting The Chantoozies, headlining the Cream and Chillout Festivals, and performing at private functions and fundraisers galore, the girls are bringing their high-energy all-ages show to the peeps, complete with costume changes, big wigs, cheesy choreography, audience participation and hilarity guaranteed. So dust off your disco balls, gel that hair up and don’t miss your chance to dance the night away to this amazing band. BYO egg shaker; prizes for best Madonna dress-ups and more!

Bobby Valentine presents "30 Years of Getting Paid For It!"

Saturday 26 September

Bobby Valentine will be celebrating 30 years of music this September and we couldn't be more thrilled to have him celebrate with us on The Saucer stage. Bobby says, "I want to share my experiences and most importantly, my music in all its phases. It’ll be a very eclectic mix of old, new, Jazz, Country, Rock, Blues, Original with tributes to my heroes & influences". The line-up will include a ripping 5 piece combo that spans 3 decades. This is definitely a show not to be missed folks!

The Dave Tice Band

Sunday 27 September

Dave Tice is founder of the legendary 70's band ‘Buffalo’, which also featured co-founder Pete Wells (Rose tattoo) and British rock band The Count Bishops, and now tours with his blues outfit, The Dave Tice Band. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Australia's Godfather of stoner rock playing a mix of original blues numbers, Buffalo classics with a sprinkling of the blues cream of the crop! The band will rock the roof off the Saucer Club when then they appear in September. This is one not to be missed!

Liz Stringer

Thursday 01 October

One of Melbourne's most highly respected songwriters and musicians, Liz Stringer returns home from her first Canadian tour to play her first show back at The Flying Saucer Club this October. Since the release of her first album 'Soon’ in 2006, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Liz Stringer has carved out a reputation as one of Australia’s most respected and critically acclaimed songwriters and performers.

Jam The Funk

Friday 02 October

It's time to get down and funky again as The Saucer welcomes back JAM THE FUNK! The band is made up of some of Australia’s most iconic singer, song writers & musicians who will perform 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), John Grant (Joe Camileri, Brian Cadd, Colleen Hewitt), 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. So get your dancing shoes on funksters for a night of groovin tunes!

The Badloves

Friday 09 October

The Flying Saucer Club are very excited to have The Badloves perform this coming October. The Badloves hit debut album “Get On Board” spent a massive 69 weeks in the charts, peaked at number 5 and went double platinum; delivering 5 hit singles in, ‘Lost’, ‘Memphis’, ‘I Remember’, ‘The Weight’ (w Jimmy Barnes), ‘Memphis’ and ‘Green Limousine’. After extensive tours in Australia and Europe, The Badloves released their second album in 1995, ‘Holy Roadside’ to critical acclaim, further ARIA nominations, and another string of hit singles in “Slave”, ‘Barefoot Bride’, ‘Living Thing’ and ‘Caroline’, establishing them as one of this country’s premier acts. As author Andrew Masterson wrote on the back of The Badloves debut single, Lost: ‘Knob-twiddling wizardry has its place in music, but its influence will never be as strong, or as enduring, as the sounds produced by the classic combination of two guitars, bass, drums and a mega-whomping Hammond organ’. A must see!

Grand WaZoo

Saturday 10 October

Grand WaZoo are bringing 'Springtime Soul Fever' to the Flying Saucer this October! After Grand WaZoo's previous packed show in July, which marked 34 years of ongoing Soul Music entertainment, this dynamic and legendary 13 piece outfit returns to the Flying Saucer Club to spread some Springtime Soul Fever, as only they can!

Jon Stevens

Sunday 11 October

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 October. 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 on the day will be Mike Elrington Not to be missed!

The Roots of Kim Salmon

Friday 16 October

Kim Leith Salmon is an Australian music icon with a 40+ year career performing with The Cheap Nasties, the Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, Kim Salmon and the Business and The Darling Downs (among others). Guaranteed to be a fabulous night of hook driven, pop guitar tunes!


Allocated Seating Area Door Price $28, General Admission Door Price $20.00
6pm (seating), 8pm (GA)

The Substitutes present 'The Giants of British Rock Show' No. 2

Saturday 17 October

The Substitutes are proud to present 'The Giants of 60's British Rock Show No. 2'. Featuring the music of The Hollies, The Kinks, Small Faces & The Who with special guests Steve Lucas ( X), Gil Matthews (Billy Thorpe) and Dan Robinson (Wild Cherries). Melbourne’s 60's specialists, The Substitutes, have put together a show that presents a dazzling array of period music from some of Britian's most iconic bands. They will be bringing pop harmonies from The Hollies, quirky English rock from The Kinks, ball tearing passion and soul from the Small Faces and finally, the explosive music of The Who. What more could you want!

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

Sunday 18 October

The show is based on the music, lives and fashions of great women singers who were trend setters, game changers and activists and who left a legacy which influences artists and audiences to this day. Kelly’s lightning fast costume changes along with her humour and sensitivity to the women she portrays is mesmerizing. Visit with Edith Piaf, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Miriam Makeba, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler and Annie Lennox.

Rob Snarski & Shane O'Mara

Friday 23 October

Two of Australia's finest, Rob Snarski and Shane O'mara will be gracing the Saucer stage this October for what will be a night of supurb music. 'Low Fidelity (Songs By Request Volume 1)' is a collection of songs requested by lovers of Rob Snarski's voice. Everything from Nina Simone to Pulp, Edwyn Collins to Glen Campbell; from classic songs to the more obscure. Recorded in the hills of Tecoma on an iPhone and embellished by guitarist/producer Shane O'Mara, it's an intimate and raw recording, unpolished but made with care. Rob Snarski with stellar guitarist Shane O'Mara will play these songs for you, along with material from his acclaimed solo release from last year, 'Wounded Bird'. Supporting Rob & Shane on the night will be 'Broads'.

SELLING FAST!

Wendy Stapleton presents 'The Dusty Springfield Show'

Saturday 24 October

Wendy Stapleton presents the outstanding tribute to the songs and career of Dusty Springfield, Britain’s greatest female pop singer. Dusty Springfield endured a 35 year career in music because of her unique heartbreaking voice, and her unfailing belief in song writers such as Carol King, Gerry Goffin, Randy Newman, John Kander, Burt Bacharach and Hal David just to name of few. Starring Wendy Stapleton as Dusty and featuring fabulous musical theatre singer/dancers and musicians, this show takes you on a colourful journey through all the hits of the 60’s 70’ 80’s and 90’s that made Dusty a household name. This show is the original production that has delighted audiences all around Australia, New Zealand and The U.K. Get in quick for this one folks as it is sure to sell out!

The Amy Winehouse Show presented by Atlanta Coogan & The Little Big Band

Friday 30 October

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!

Raised By Eagles with special guests Lost Ragas

Saturday 31 October

Raised By Eagles released their debut album in July 2013 to a packed house at the Bella Union (Trades Hall) in Melbourne. Their entrance onto Melbourne’s musical landscape immediately garnered the attention of alternative country aficionados across the country and scored the band a nomination at 'The Age Music Victoria Awards' that year for ‘Best Country Album’. Since that time, continually raw and captivating performances have cemented their reputation as one of Melbourne’s most sought after independent acts. Joining the band on stage will be special guests 'Lost Ragas', known for their own brand of cosmic Australian music featuring the likes of Country Soul, Rock and Roots. Not to be missed!

Russell Morris & Band (Cup Eve)

Monday 02 November

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 Helen Ryder. Reserve your tickets TODAY!

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Cookin' on 3 Burners feat. Tex Perkins & Stella Angelico

Friday 06 November

Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio, Cookin’ On 3 Burners team up with living legend, Tex Perkins and exotica soul queen, Stella Angelico for one special night at The Flying Saucer Club. They will be joining the dots between a variety of genres including; Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz and Boogaloo. Get in quick for this one folks, reserve your tickets TODAY!

Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds present 'Sublime' - Songs of Science, Metaphysics & Ecology

Saturday 07 November

Melbourne singer, songwriter and science teacher Charlie Marshall presents a unique personal vision, ‘Sublime – songs of Science, Metaphysics and Ecology’, a musical, visual and spoken word exploration of the extraordinary world of science and The Sublime. With his new band, The Curious Minds, Charlie will boldly go where few musicians have gone before, taking inspiring scientific concepts and fusing them with music, poetry and vision. Digital artists Thomas Ingram and Maize Wallin will connect the live performance to interactive music visualisers to produce graphics based on the themes of the songs. Australia’s most inventive songwriters – first with much loved cult band Harem Scarem, followed by Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric which featured members of such legendary outfits as The Dirty Three, Beasts Of Bourbon and The Avalanches. Now with his new works integrating science, philosophy and politics he may have created a new musical genre – poetic, scientific, political rock. All tickets include a full colour 20 page Progam booklet. Pre-sale tickets also receive a FREE DOWNLOAD of the new single ‘Cruel Machine’ to be collected on the night.

Ben Ottewell

Friday 13 November

The Flying Saucer Club are thrilled to announce the return of Ben Ottewell (Gomez), as he embarks on a national tour. After leaving fans wanting more following his incredible 2014 whirlwind 'Rattlebag Tour', Ben will again traverse this great land, belting out tunes from the Gomez songbook and his excellent solo releases, 'Shapes & Shadows' and 'Rattlebag'. 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. Rolling Stone declared, 'Gomez's not-so- secret weapon is Ben Ottewell'. And as GQ Magazine once wrote, 'anyone listening can attest, [his] voice is not of this world'. Ottewell’s acoustic guitar and harrowing vocals are truly mesmerising. Catch Ben and special guests in what will sure to be a memorable show.

Absolutely Live - The Doors Show

Saturday 14 November

Absolutely Live -The Doors Show celebrates the psychedelic era of the Doors in the 1960s. The show recreates the energy that existed in a 1960s arena concert. The band are dedicated to raising the energy of the room and sustaining that energy, so that the crowd can open their own doors of perception and thus feel a release of free and primal exhilaration through personal engagement with the music that has become legendary. Playing to sold out shows in Melbourne at The Espy, The Trak, in Perth, The Charles Hotel, in Adelaide at the famous Spiegel Tent, 'Absolutely Live' - The Doors Show will set your night on fire!

Grace Knight

Saturday 28 November

The incomparable Grace Knight is one of Australia’s most amazing interpreters of song and we are honoured to have her come celebrate her new album release at the Flying Saucer Club this November. As a solo artist Grace Knight has transformed herself from Pop Princess to Queen of Cool and her spellbinding performances touch the soul and lift the heart. Her magical presence connects with audiences of all ages like few others can. As a special treat for her fans, every two tickets purchased will receive a free copy of the album ‘Fragile’, which Grace will sign on the night. (Please note, this offer is not applicable for single ticket holders). You won’t want to miss this show folks as Grace Knight is simply astonishing!