What’s on Gold Coast – May finishes with big gigs at Soundlounge, Deck Acoustics and Currumbin RSL

Mandy Nolan Gold Coast Comedy Show
The last half of May is full of more great entertainment at Soundlounge, Deck Acoustics and Currumbin RSL.

The Whitlams, the iconic John Rowles, Busby Marou, The Lulu Raes and a comedy show like no other – Women Like Us – featuring the hysterical Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs, all feature in the coming days at what people call, the best little club in the world.


So let’s take a look at the live entertainment coming up:

Friday 18 May

Jock Barnes, Deck Acoustics from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Jock Barnes is a professional surfer, musician and songwriter who has collected a world of inspiration to create original lyrical content and original re-workings of his musical influences of Acoustic blues, rock and pop.

Junction Road, Main Bar Stage from 7:00pm – Late

Well known entertainer, Paul Terry, of the Sunshine coast has teamed up with soulful singer and passionate guitarist, David Tipoki and welsh born vocalist, Rachel Hodgins, to bring you a wide repertoire of songs for your entertainment.


Saturday 19 May

Kristie Lea, Deck Acoustics, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm

A lively musician local to the Gold Coast, Kristie’s experience and repertoire makes her the perfect musical accompaniment while you chill out on The Deck Creekside.

Magnetic Force, Main Bar Stage from 7:00pm – Late

Watch out for Dale-Marie’s tribute to the great Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.


Sunday 20 May

Vinyl Frenzy, Main Bar Stage, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Vinyl Frenzy is a well-established, high energy five piece covers band providing not only great music but also top class entertainment.

Sarah Archer, Deck Acoustics, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Sarah Archer is a passionate musical artist that will take you to a familiar place with her catchy clean melodies and honest stirring vocals.


Thursday 24 May

Women Like Us – Comedy Show and Book Launch, Tickets $35

Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs return to Currumbin RSL Club with their award nominated, 2 hour stand-up comedy show.

The last 2 shows at Currumbin completely sold out, and this time they are coinciding the show with their book launch of their new book!

You’ll see 2 hours of rapid fire, outrageously honest, delightfully irreverent comedy!

“Mandy Nolan is hilarious with a wicked, wicked sense of humour!” Olivia Newton-John

“Ellen Briggs is possibly the funniest comedian I have ever seen” Trevor Hendy


Friday 25 May

Jerome Williams, Deck Acoustics, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Diverse musician Jerome Williams will take listeners on a ride with his own style of roots and funk when he performs covers at Deck Acoustics.

Dave Gray Duo, Main Bar Stage, 7:00pm – Late

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Dave is the face and voice behind Qld’s No. 1 tribute to the Bee Gees Internationally Acclaimed ‘UK Bee GeeZ’ and performs as Don Henley in the smash hit Australian theatre show ‘Best of the Eagles’.

Lu Lu Raes, Soundlounge, doors open 7:30pm Tickets from $16

When Eddie was a teenager, one of his friends gave him a CD with 4 harmony-infused demos Taras had made using the inbuilt microphone on his old computer. The two had never met but Eddie listened to the songs non-stop. At the same time, Taras coincidentally stumbled upon mp3’s of Eddie’s first band and his unorthodox singing style intrigued him. Although they had a web of mutual friends, it would still be a year before they would finally meet at a party.

But before they wrote music together, they joined a cult. They had befriended the cult leader in the surf one day, and it was during one of their many trips to India they met Tom’s sister at an ashram. She told them that her brother was a drummer, so when they returned to Sydney and heard him play the piano and bass they realised they needed this multi-instrumentalist, and promised him that when they started a band he would be in it. A little while later (immediately after the dissolution of the cult) the final seeds of the band started coming together. Taras met Marcus at the beach, and due to Marcus’ funny haircut and massive scar over his heart, he was hired before they even heard him play bass. Angus joined soon after, although no one really knows or cares the where’s or how’s of his entry.

After recording a few demos in their friend’s Croydon Park shed, and a couple of practices in an artist shared-collective space, they formed The Lulu Raes. Having released a string of singles, including triple j favourite ‘Burnout’, the band released their ‘All Our Parents Are Divorced’ EP. Touring with Sticky Fingers, The Jungle Giants and Polish Club, as well as playing a bunch of festivals across Australia, the band have recently released their latest singles ‘Fake It’ and ‘Fade Away’ — ‘Lulu’, their debut album drops May 4th.

Electro-skank-hop 2-piece, Gold Member, will be bringing their 80’s synths​ and hooks along for the ride with other remarkable guests to be announced.


Saturday 26 May

Matty Rogers, Deck Acoustics, 4:00pm – Late

As soon as Matty Rogers opens his mouth, his husky vocals will win you over.

A singer/songwriter, Matty Rogers has been creating and performing his original music throughout Australia for the last 12 years and his unique blend of blues, folk, and rock has seen him perform alongside some of the best in business.

John Rowles, Waterside Events, from 5:45pm, Tickets from $65

Acclaimed unanimously internationally by audiences and critics alike as one of the finest performers in the world today, John Rowles brings his stunning stage presence to Currumbin RSL.

Enjoy a delicious dinner and dessert followed by a LIVE performance by internationally acclaimed John Rowles. The show features his greatest hits including Cheryl Moana Marie, If I Only Had Time and Hush Not a Word to Mary as well as songs with his own unique rendition of his native land Maori culture.

You also have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive VIP Meet and Greet with John Rowles himself before the show! Hurry to book as we have limited VIP tickets available!

VIP Meet & Greet Members $85

VIP Meet & Greet Non Members $100

General Ticket – Members $65

General Ticket – Non Members $80

VIP Spirit Den Meet and Greet from 17:30 Doors Opening at 5:45pm Dinner from 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm.


Sunday 27 May

Phusion Duo, Main Bar Stage, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Phusion features strong and soulful male lead vocals along with a rich blend of vocal harmonies. The perfect band to enjoy a Sunday afternoon.

Michael Eotvos, Deck Acoustics, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Michael is a singer/guitarist with a wide and varied repertoire spanning across generations of popular music.

His accomplished use of a loop station is able to create the illusion of a full band, even though he is a solo artist.

Busby Marou, Soundlounge, 7:30pm doors open, Tickets from $30

BUSBY MAROU are flying high after an amazing 2017. Their latest album Postcards From The Shellhouse debuted at #1 on the National ARIA charts and they sold 3,000 tickets to the first annual One Hot Night festival in Rockhampton.

The latest single “Got Your Back” is proving to be one of their most loved and is reason enough to take their sounds of celebration on one last headline tour of Australia’s east coast for 2018. Much loved New Zealand songwriter JAMIE McDELL is the main support for the Got Your Back tour except for * where Cairns based roustabout TIMOTHY JAMES-WRIGHT will fill the role.

The rest of this year will be dedicated to writing and recording their 4th studio album due for release in 2019.


Thursday 31 May

The Whitlams, Soundlounge, doors open at 7:30pm, Tickets from $58

25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR with Alex Lloyd and Deborah Conway

The Whitlams will tour nationally in their classic four-piece configuration to bring their 25th year to a rowdy finale.

Starting the anniversary year in May 2017 selling out concert halls in each state capital with 60 piece orchestras, they end it with a jaunt through their favourite pub and small theatre gigs around the country. They are ditching the conductor and the charts, and are back to the common muscle-memory of 1000 shows and six albums.

The Whitlams’ line up of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass and Terepai Richmond on drums will be delivering the sort of sprawling, rambunctious set they have become famous for.

The Whitlams are proud to announce that they are picking up a few other stars of the 90’s to make these nights especially memorable – Alex Lloyd and Deborah Conway will join the bill.










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