Gold Coast live music happenings

Through winter and beyond, we’ve got some tasty live music tidbits to brighten up your working weeks:


Sunday Sessions at Seagulls

Seeking a lazy Sunday arvo session? Look no further than Seagulls Club, which during August and September is hosting local legends Scott Dayvee, Nicky Convine, Harry Nicols, Jock Barnes and Matty Rogers from 12pm – 3pm each Sunday, in the Lot 2 Garden. Oh, and it’s doggo friendly too, so feel free to bring your poochy pal along. Visit for more.

Lady Beatle comes to HOTA

From the creators of celebrated Australian works Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball comes the must-see live music event of the year: Lady Beatle – a kaleidoscopic journey through the Beatles’ most monumental hits. Starring UK-born Australian stage and screen star Naomi Price – pictured – (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Rumour Has It, Ladies in Black, The Voice Australia) and inspired by true accounts, Lady Beatle is a rollicking magical mystery tour soundtracked by The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and Penny Lane. Catch Lady Beatle on Wed 14 August, 7.30pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts. Tix at

Rockin 4 the homeless

Rockin 4 The Homeless 2019 is staging its inaugural Gold Coast event on Friday 30 August 2019 at RSL Club Southport, featuring an all- Australian line up including You Am I and The SuperJesus plus supports. All proceeds will go to The Movement Gold Coast; a registered charity that offers homeless outreach from Ormeau to Robina. The event will allow the charity to grow with the needs of the community and will greatly assist us to meet our goal of leaving a lasting legacy in the community. For more information visit

GC Jazz & Blues present the Soul Men

There once was a band that played a Blues Brothers tribute show, but what happens when you outshine the ‘tribute’ mantle? Welcome The Soul Men, ten musicians presenting the Blues Brothers as faithfully as possible. They’re not just a tribute act: they’re a time machine to an era where dropping the bass actually meant dropping your bass guitar. A big band comprised of four instrumentalists in the rhythm section, three in the brass section and three dynamic vocalists, The Soul Men energise the stage with a mixture of dance, laughter and the kind of tunes that’ll make you mourn what music once was. Catch them in the act on Wed 4 Sept, 7.30pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts. Tix at

Oink oink! It’s Pig Day Out

Pig Day Out, the boutique music festival that packs a punch, is back baby, and the 2019 lineup is nothing short of killer. Tuka (of Thundamentals) will appear alongside Cakes, Chiggs & Kyle Shilling, Eliza & The Delusionals, Gratis Minds, Great Gable, Karl S Williams and more at BBQ Bazaar in Burleigh Heads on one action packed Sunday 8 September. It’s not just music either, with skating, live murals and a mouth-watering selection of food and drinks on offer too. One of the most positive, fun and welcoming festivals around, Pig Day Out is the best place to come and chill with your mates, listen to awesome tunes and have a boogie. Full lineup and tix thru Oztix.

Island Vibe second lineup announcement

Australia’s number one celebration of Reggae, Roots and Bass music, Island Vibe Festival is back for episode 14  this 24 – 27 October! Held annually at stunning Home Beach on Minjerribah (Nth Stradbroke Island). Island Vibe is also rated one of the world’s top eco-events. Their epic second lineup announcement includes Havana Meets Kingston SoundSystem ft Solis and Brenda Navarette, Monkey Marc, Moody Swing & Chevy Bass, Ganga Giri, The Sunny Coast Rude Boys and more. For the full lineup so far, check out

Stories in the key of GC

Welcome to Gold Coast’s own storytelling night. Local wordsmiths will weave their tales in amongst a soundscape of live sound designed by Cold Ghost, the moniker for Gold Coast musician Fletch Babb. A jazz-trained flautist and an Honours graduate from the Griffith University Popular Music program, Fletch released three independent alt-folk albums in WA before relocating and releasing Bachelor Tapes as Cold Ghost on the Gold Coast – a mix of alt-folk, rock and psychedelia, peppered with sonic surprises. Completely deaf in one ear due to childhood mumps, Fletch has created a feast for the senses in stereo by manipulating his own mono experience. Hosted by Bern Young, host of the Breakfast show on ABC Gold Coast, Stories in the Key of GC is a celebration of local culture, and the joy of story. Stories in the key of GC runs on Fri 18 Oct, 7.30pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts. Tix at


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