From country legends to local up-and-comers, the next couple of months on the Gold Coast are playing host to something for every musical taste. Here’s a snapshot:
James Blundell plays for free at Seagulls Club this month
A Country Music Hall of fame inductee, James Blundell was the first young Australian country music artist to sign a huge deal in Nashville, paving way for all the Aussies who have come since, and fans are in for a real treat this month when he plays for FREE at Seagulls Club. Blundell has a long list of acclamations including CMAA awards, ARIA nominations and an award, platinum, double platinum and gold record sales. More than just a performer, Blundell has written hits for Lee Kernaghan and Slim Dusty. Don’t miss one of Australia’s icons, James Blundell, FREE at Seagulls Club, Saturday 13 July at 8pm, followed by Ryan Sampson at 10pm.
Legend CJ Ramone comes to Cooly Hotel
CJ Ramone, fresh from headlining this years’ annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, takes the baseball bat to Australian venues this September, including our very own Cooly Hotel. One of the last few surviving punk rockers blessed with famous Ramones sobriquet (and the only who wasn’t behind the drumkit), CJ is bringing his killer band of cretins for a guitar crushing session of psychotherapy this September. Make no mistake, you are never going to hear the Ramones songs done better than Ramones ex-bass player CJ Ramone does them. If you missed the Ramones – or just miss them – this is the show you need to see. Thursday 12 September 2019. Tickets via Oztix.
Justice Crew hit RSL Club Southport
Eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are about to hit the road on tour to celebrate their 10th year of performing as a crew, and they’re making a stop at RSL Club Southport as part of it. Stealing the spotlight nearly a decade ago by taking out Australia’s Got Talent, Justice Crew have never looked back. In the years that followed, John Pearce, Lukas Bellesini, Paul Merciadez, Lenny Pearce, Solo Tohi and Samson Smith transformed into Australia’s most exciting pop group, racking up number one singles, touring the country and writing with some of the hottest names in music. Justice Crew will be performing at RSL Club Southport on Monday 8 July. Tix are available via the venue’s website.
Daniel Champagne + Maurice Armour live at Nimmel Hall this July
Daniel Champagne, the young virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’ brings his world tour back home to Australia playing an intimate concert on 5 July at Mount Nimmel Hall in Austinville. This time, he’s being supported by Maurice Armour, an English multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter from Newquay, Cornwall, who recently has reached 32.5 million plays on Spotify. You don’t want to miss “future of folk” Champagne on this tour. Snap up your tix now on Eventbrite before they’re all gone!
The Evening with Sarah Shah
Local singer songwriter Sarah Shah will be sharing some new tunes, originals and stories in the warm and intimate setting of Haul, Burleigh Heads on Saturday 27 July. Sarah has been quiet on the music scene lately as she completed her post graduate degree and is currently working in the psychology field. Through this time of study and work, music-making and singing were still a core component in her life. Sarah’s evening will also feature a guest violinist accompanying her on a selection of songs. This is a night to be still. To be loved. To lay your head back and listen to the sounds of Sarah Shah. Tickets can be purchased at sarahshahtheevening.floktu.com.
A Woman’s Song
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Gold Coast MothersMilkBank Charity first opening the doors to their own purpose built facility. In celebration of this momentous anniversary HOTA is hosting A Woman’s Song – a concert in support of the MothersMilkBank – featuring 5 profile Australian female artists in an uplifting, deeply moving and stunning one-off concert event. Produced and directed by Gold Coast performing artist and former mother’s milk donor Nadia Sunde, the concert will also feature the songs and voices of Marcia Howard (Goanna & The Voice), Zardi, Parissa Bouas (The Hottentots) and Rebecca Karlen with musical accompaniment by renowned Brisbane four piece jazz and world music ensemble ‘Estampa’. It all kicks off on Saturday 27 July and tickets are available at hota.com.au.