Live music kicks along at Arana Leagues

Arana Leagues Club

In July we travelled up the coast from Perth to Exmouth, and have played at five venues along the way.

When you get to the far-flung corners of Australia you realise that simple things like music are a little harder to come by.

There are some amazing venues in remote Australia; committed to growing their business, maintaining enthusiasm, finding the right staff, serving the right food – all the ingredients required to make a successful business.  And we all know success attracts success.

As musicians, we greatly value those venues that are committed to making live music a central part of their existence.   By believing in the power of music and continuing to offer a range of bands, soloists, duos and trios to entertain their patrons, these venues are upholding the tradition of the connection between artists and the general public.

After all, being a musician is not  never play to anyone?   The jury is out on that but, personally, I believe what keeps you improving, keeps you striving to be the best you can be as an artist, is the opportunity to play to an audience.

Venues like Arana Leagues Club are a central part of their community by offering great food, a community atmosphere and a place to kick up your heels on a Friday or Saturday night; with old friends or to find new ones.

Arana Leagues Club
Lockhart Interiors transformed Arana Leagues Club into the benchmark of club design.

The magnificent refurbishment  by Lockhart Interiors makes this venue a delight to visit.  Arana Leagues Club has become the new bench mark in club design with its natural tones and spacious interiors.

The western suburbs of Brisbane are lucky to have the most modern and beautiful club in their midst.  So, check out some of the awesome artists they have every weekend, playing for free, while you enjoy a delicious dinner in the bistro.

Venues that support live music in Brisbane
A great place to meet friends and enjoy some live music.

The friendly team behind the bar will be ready to mix up your favourite cocktails or pour your favourite brew, so get your friends together and enjoy some good, old-fashioned entertainment right in your own neighbourhood.

 

Body and Soul Duo, featuring Sandra Beynon on vocals/percussion and Sean Mullen on guitar, will debut at the Club on Saturday 2nd August.

Sean and Sandra have been working together since 2011 and cover all genres from beautiful, simple acoustic jazz, right through to the latest pop hits and some serious rock tunes should the occasion demand it.

When not touring this vast country as Willie Nelson’s Love Child Show or presenting The Satriani Tribute, this pair can be found in the best clubs in Brisbane and Logan. They never fail to please audiences in every genre they play.   They are also a formidable functions band, playing at the annual Summit Estate Winter Solstice Dinner by popular demand each year as well as other private functions.

Don’t miss them.

Yeronga Services and Community Club – a hidden gem

Where to get a great buffet in Brisbane

A few weeks ago we played for the first time at Yeronga Services Club, just down the road from home.  What a lovely surprise to find such a gem of a club right on our doorstep!

From the friendly welcome at reception to the delicious buffet on offer, we were amazed at how much this little Club had to offer.

The food is superb with Saturday night’s all-you-can eat buffet on offer for just $20 per person.   Lots of other food bargains to be found during the week and $10 Seniors meals really cap it off as the place to go for a value meal on the inner Southside of Brisbane.    The crowds of people enjoying this really attests to the quality of the food and the great ambience.

If dancing and music is your thing, then relax in the lounge and enjoy a variety of bands on the stage.

I spent quite a while marvelling at the huge mortar out the front of the Club and thinking about all the soldiers who had fought so bravely in the wars that led to the creation of the Yeronga Services and Community Club.

Queensland’s premier duo, Body and Soul Duo,  is playing again on March 16th, and for other dates, check out our gig guide.    They play an amazing variety of tunes from RnB, Chill Grooves, Disco, Rock, Smooth Jazz and even the Top 10 hits!

 

 

Weddings at Dayboro’s old Butter Factory Entangled Events

Old Dayboro Butter Factory

Body and Soul Duo are excited to have been invited to play for a wedding scheduled at Dayboro’s beautifully created event space at the old Butter Factory.   Now run by Entangled Events ,  the space is gorgeous and oozes charm and beauty.

Weddings are always a mixed bag of stress and excitement, but the team at Entangled events are experts at taking all the drama out of the big day and instead filling it with beautiful moments in their beautiful space.

I remember as a child visiting the old butter factory on a school excursion and seeing a huge mountain of yellow butter!   How wonderful to be back there many decades later to perform for someone’s special day.

To make it even more interesting, this is our very first same-sex wedding.  Times are indeed changing and the ladies involved are thrilled to be able to celebrate their nuptials in such delightful surroundings.

From their website: The Old Butter Factory sits humbly off the main street of the quaint Queensland town of Dayboro. She is a grand old lady, full of charm and character. There is something almost reverent about the building with its beautiful pared back walls forming a raw and earthy backdrop, the stunning led light windows and honest industrial fittings. You will understand when you visit; it is mesmerizing.

By day, stunning windows flood the space with natural light, it’s softness a beautiful compliment to the subject matter. And by night the magic is palpable. Soft mood lighting captures the charm of an intimate and enchanted atmosphere. It is very special and begs to be shared.

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Body and Soul Duo are highly experienced function entertainers with over 700 songs at their disposal.  It’s too easy to tailor a set to the couple’s needs on the day.   We offer everything from intimate acoustic pre-dinner cocktail music right through to floor-filling dance tunes of all genres.

If you’re planning a wedding (or function) drop us a line to see how we can  help make it even more amazing!  Or give us a call on 0418 762 615.

To contact Entangled Events and find out more about their superb venue, visit their website.

Live music at Bulimba Golf Club

Body and Soul Duo were one of the original bands that kick-started the now popular Sunday Sessions at Bulimba Golf Club, just across the river by free ferry service from Teneriffe.  Along with a selection of other versatile artists, this delightful venue offers a great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with family and friends.

Bulimba Golf Club Sunday Sessions
An oasis of green in Bulimba.

The chef-prepared menu offers a delicious range of snacks and main courses and parents can sit back and enjoy a relaxing afternoon catching up with friends while the kids have fun on the free jumping castle.

The al fresco clubhouse overlooks the beautiful greens and enjoys fresh sea-breezes on a hot summer afternoon.

In fact, why not play a round of 9 hole golf for just $20? A great way for novice golfers to get a taste for the game, and even kids can participate.

Opposite the grounds is Twisted Tricks Trapeze School and for just $10 you can experience the thrill of a swing on the trapeze under the watchful guidance of the highly experienced trapeze instructors.

With so much on offer, listening to the beautiful sounds of Body and Soul Duo is just another reason to celebrate Sundays at Bulimba Golf Club.

As well as Sunday Sessions, the Club is well-known for hosting some of the best tribute shows around.  To find out who’s coming up next, check out their website and book your next night out!

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Brisbane-based duo Body and Soul are the perfect solution for all your function needs.  The experienced musicians are well-versed in making an event great!

Visit their website www.bodyandsoulmusic.com.au to check out their work.

Functions, parties, birthdays, Weddings, Christmas parties – no matter what the occasion, these versatile, talented musicians have what you need.

We are based in Brisbane, but regularly travel to Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and throughout SE Qld.

If  you’d like a chat about how we can help make your next function AMAZING, please  Contact Us