Gigs, gigs and more gigs: Our October top six

With so much incredible music lined up to send 2017 out with a bang, it can be hard to know where to head! Never fear, cause we’ve the hard yards for you and sussed out our top six faves for October.

Ella Fence

Ella Fence

Live at Bond’s last hurrah for 2017

Our friends at Bond University will roll out a double-header for their last Live session for the year. Ella Fence and Will Anderson share headlining slot for the Sunday 8 October show which takes place at ADCO Amphitheatre.  Will Anderson performs at 3.00pm and Ella Fence at 4.15pm. This is a free event.


Kingswood_WEB_by_Ian_Laidlaw-21Kingswood bring After Hours to Gold Coast

Kingswood will round out 2017 in spectacular style, with a mammoth national tour that sees them visit Gold Coast for the second time this year. They’ll land at NightQuarter on Saturday 21 October, bringing tunes from latest album ‘After Hours, Close to Dawn’ with them, as well as rambunctious rock ‘n’ rollers The Vanns, and Sydney’s rockers Dear Seattle who join the tour in support.

Cosmic DadCosmic Dad back at Currumbin

Woollongong’s Hoon is touring their new album ‘Hoon’ and taking Cosmic Dad along for the ride at Currumbin Pub this month. It’s a big lineup with Die For Mushies and The High Kats also joining the bill. The ‘Hoon’ album tour lobs into Gold Coast on Saturday 7 October. $10 tickets and 8.00pm kickoff.

CustardEverybody loves Custard

One of the nineties’ most prolific, and scene-setting bands is making a comeback. They released their first album in 16 years after returning to the studio in 2015 – which is no surprise, because while Custard itself kind of disappeared from gig guides, the various projects its members were involved in continued to record and tour music. Custard released five albums in that decade, combining intelligent pop with a peculiar sense of humour and an uncanny ability to write songs that connected with all manner of people. They developed a cult following, and their tracks ‘Apartment’ and ‘Girls Like That (Don’t go for Guys Like Us) killed it in the Hottest 100 prior to their disbanding in 1999. We’re incredibly excited that Custard will be popping into the Soundlounge on Friday 20 October.

Leopold's Treat (c) Emily PainterSoiree a Treat for Leopold’s fans

Leopold’s Treat will hold another not-so-secret soiree this month, with a family-friendly gig at Tallebudgera Community Hall, Saturday 7 October. Nestled at the base of the stunning Gold Coast hinterland, Tallebudgera Valley is the perfect spot for a magical springtime evening soiree. Leopold’s Treat will deliver their unique homegrown folk stylings to the occasion, supported by soulful flamenco queen Felicity Lawless. In addition there will be gypsy wanderers, a sunset meditation, stalls, poetry, art and more. Doors open at 4.00pm, but there are no door sales, so get tickets before 3 October. Tickets at

blacksorrows22The Black Sorrows

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Writer of milestone Australian songs such as’ ”Hit And Run’, ‘Shape I’m In’, ‘ Harley and Rose’, ‘Chained To The Wheel’ and many more, Joe Camilleri’s music has become part of Australian music culture. Now the Sorrows are heading to RSL Club Southport for one killer performance on Thursday 19 October. Tickets via


Header image: Kingswood (c) Ian Laidlaw

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