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Along with creating out of the ordinary music, the band are also no strangers to hosting out of the ordinary events. Whether it be a non-stop-honky-tonk-hoedown in the crowded front bar of a Melbourne pub, a performance on the back of a truck on a raceway in the Pilbara desert or a small festival crammed inside of a seaside community hall that raised funds to record this very album, there’s always something fun in store when Sheriff have the reins. The Album Launch will be no exception.
To celebrate the release they’ll be performing live from the stage of the regal 1920’s ballroom of the Thornbury Theatre with their rock and roll orchestra. Yes, as if a Sheriff performance couldn’t get more chaotic, the band will be performing the album in full as an eleven piece ensemble. Joined by the incredible mysterious forces of the Neptune Power Federation and the New Orleans inspired dance party of the Copperhead Brass Band, this will be an extraordinary celebration and momentous occasion not to be missed. Come on down for a unique night at the theatre!
After a sellout show last year performing at The Thornbury Theatre, The Adele & Amy Songbookreturns for one show on Saturday 22nd June. Amanda Canzurlo, aka Bloom, brings to you the songs of two amazing artists, Adele and Amy Winehouse. This superstar brings her soulful vocal resonance to cover two artists that have taken the music world by storm over the last decade. Adele and Amy Winehouse have amassed a legion of fans the world over, and have sold in excess of 20 million albums between them. Backed by an all-star band that boasts a former member of ARIA hall of fame band The Angels, and musicians from Damien Leith’s band. Bloom has recently returned from shows featuring John Farnham, John Paul Young, The Chantoozies, Eurogliders and many more, and she received accolades from some of Australia’s most successful artists with her voice.
Eric Bischoff is an American entrepreneur, television producer, professional wrestling booker, on-screen personality. His story is extraordinary: In the mid-80s, Bischoff entered the wrestling community as a “C-Team Announcer,” and a few short years later, he was President of Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling. He signed Hulk Hogan and started Turner Network Television’s Monday Night Nitro, created the nWo, and beat Vince McMahon’s Monday Night RAW head-to-head in Monday Night Wars 83 consecutive times. He can now be heard on his weekly podcast 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff on the Westwood One Podcast Network. Come join Eric for some amazing story telling and a deep insight into the world of Professional Wrestling at the Thornbury Theatre on Sunday 23rd June. VIP packages are available.
Australian national treasure, Robert Forster is returning to the Thornbury Theatre on Friday 5th July, touring behind his new solo album ‘Inferno’. This is his first solo album in four years – his second album over the last eleven years. Forster only makes records when he feels he has the songs – on ‘Inferno’, he has nine songs he totally believes in. ‘Inferno’ was made in Berlin in 2018 during summer with producer/engineer Victor Van Vugt (Beth Orton ‘Trailer Park’, P J Harvey ‘Stories of the City, Stories from the Sea’), who engineered Forster’s debut solo album classic ‘Danger In The Past’ in 1990. Over the last four years Forster has been busy. He curated the acclaimed, Domino Records released, ‘Anthology Volume 1 1978-1984’ on his old band The Go-Betweens. His memoir ‘Grant & I’ was Mojo and Uncut’s Book of the Year. He continues to publish music journalism, play concerts, and he never stops writing beautiful songs.
The Chess Sessions are coming to The Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 6th July. Chris Stockley (Campact, the Dingoes and Axiom) has never lost his passion for the blues and particularly Chess Records. An entire program of songs from the catalogue of Chess Records will be presented on the night, from the raw rhythm and blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, the rock and roll of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, the sweet soul of Etta James and Billy Stewart to the jazz of Ahmad Jamal and Ramsey Lewis – and that’s just the singles. Special guests James Black, Kelly Auty and Robert Price join Chris and his band BRAM to celebrate that extraordinary hot bed of blues, soul, R&B and jazz. Too good to miss!
Coming direct from Chicago for their first Australian tour to play the Thornbury Theatre on Sunday 7th July is Tammi Savoy and the Chris Casello Combo. They came together just a couple of years ago and have taken the roots and vintage worlds by storm with appearances at Viva Las Vegas, the Nashville Boogie, the New England Shake-Up and more. Vocalist Tammi Savoy is the 2019 winner of the Ameripolitan Award for “Female Rockabilly Artist of The Year” , and her influences include the likes of Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker and Esther Phillip. Guitarist Chris Casello is a second generation inductee to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, has been voted the Best of Nashville Scene’s “Honky Tonk Hero”, the Ameripolitan Award’s “Musician of the Year”, worked professionally with Wanda Jackson, Wayne Hancock, Marty Stuart, Rosie Flores and others, and enjoyed long working relationships with Johnny Powers, Jack Scott, Billy Lee Riley and Bo Diddley. Joining Tammi and Chris as special guests will be Melbourne hillbilly trio Cold Heart featuring members from The Detonators, Gatorbait, the Roadsters and the Flat Foot Shakers.
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Songs of Scott Walker is a well-deserved homage to one of the most influential artist of the 20th century. The cream of Melbourne musicians including Rob Snarski, Dave Graney, Dave Bowers and Moogy Morgan with Stephen Hadley, Shane Reilly, Clare Moore and Jack Howard will come together at the Thornbury Theatre on Friday 19th July to celebrate pop’s great adventurer. Few pop stars went the artistic distance that Scott Walker did. The singer, songwriter and producer, who passed away in March was one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of the 20th century and he leaves a legacy of extraordinary music. Scott Walker fashioned brilliant compositions from the darkness; the jarring, unexpected and gloomy songs were unlike anything produced by his contemporaries. He took traditional instruments and pushed them towards abstraction, detuning guitars and rattling timpani; his influence can be felt in the music of David Bowie, Nick Cave, Pulp, Leonard Cohen and many others.
Music legends of songs and guitar, Peter Asher and Albert Lee will be touring Australia together and playing at the Thornbury Theatre on Friday 16th August. Songs & Stories: featuring the hits of Peter & Gordon, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and others. The songs which influenced them along with songs they influenced from “A World Without Love”, “I Go To Pieces”, “Bye Bye Love”, “Crying In The Rain”, “Lady Godiva” and many more hits.
Club Soda with The Pearly Shells Band debuts on Saturday 7th September at The Thornbury Theatre. Join us for a night of swing dancing infused with cabaret and circus. Raconteur Productions presents Club Soda a prohibition ball: a night of swing dancing infused with theatre, cabaret, dance and burlesque with a twist of magic, circus and comedy. With The Pearly Shells Band and an outstanding and astonishing array of performers and internationally acclaimed artists. Let Mr Sandman take you down the rabbit hole and into a surreal and magical speak-easy, conjure up the secret ingredients, shake with ice, pour into the tall Collins glass of your mind, top it with soda for the soul and garnish with a lime wheel for your body. For One Night Only!
Progressive rock and metal genius Devin Townsend is bringing his all-acoustic ‘An Evening With’ tour to The Thornbury Theatre on Saturday 14th September sold out in one day. Now there are just a handful of tickets still available for the second recently added show on Sunday 8th September. These shows will feature songs across his entire discography in an intimate and ambient setting, along with Q&A sessions where fans will be able to ask the globally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist questions about his career and new album Empath. This will prove to be a unique & special experience for all in attendance.
Ultimate 80s Fluro Party on Friday 18th October at the Thornbury Theatre returns to the 80s with some of Australia’s most loved performers. In the ultimate throwback to the decade of big hair and Rubik’s Cubes, the Ultimate 80’s Fluro Party will bring back those much loved 80’s anthems with a superstar band featuring those who helped popularize the music that was the landscape of the 80’s in Australia. Performing their own hits and the hits of other 80’s greats, this Fluro Party is the ultimate mix tape of 80s hits. Featuring Uncanny X Men’s Brian Mannix, ex-Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder, Kids In The Kitchen’s Scott Carne, The Angels’ James Morley, Chantoozies’ Ally Fowler and Real Life’s Dave Sterry, this party also features a live DJ, Fluro body painters, best dressed prizes and a superstar light and staging show.
THE THORNBURY THEATRE gig guide:
Sat Jun 8 Melbourne City Wrestling – Tensions Rising
Fri Jun 14 Sheriff – The Album Launch
Sat Jun 22 The Adele & Amy Songbook
Sun Jun 23 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff // No Brag Just Facts Australian Tour
Fri Jul 5 Robert Forster
Sat Jul 6 The Chess Sessions with Chris Stockley’s Bram
Sun Jul 7 Tammi Savoy and the Chris Casello Combo
Fri Jul 19 The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Songs Of Scott Walker
Fri Aug 16 Peter Asher & Albert Lee
Sat Sep 7 Club Soda
Sun Sep 8 An Evening with Devin Townsend – solo
Sat Sep 14 An Evening with Devin Townsend – solo – SOLD OUT
Fri Oct 18 Ultimate 80s Fluro Party
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