Candy from Hell Challenge at Chillogan Festival.

Are you ready to test yourself?

Yes, of course there’s always something to do in Logan if you look hard enough.

Not only is this region peppered with beautiful open spaces and parkland, it now has its very own chilli festival – Chillogan – this year happening at the breezy Meadowbrook Golf Club..

On Saturday 16th November 2019 Chillogan will kick off once the hottest part of the day is done, at 3pm, and a program of back-to-back events including:

Music by three bands including Philip John Trio, The Satriani Tribute with Sean Mullen Guitar, nd the Logan-Beaudesert Country Music outfit, Lobeau.

  • 6 chilli challenges
  • 1 fun kids’ watermelon-eating challenge
  • 3 dance groups including the Blue Porcelain Dancers courtesy of North Brisbane Chinese Association and Carl Wu, the Bhangra United Dance Group, and the BADance academy
  • Roaming fun mexican wrestlers
  • Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club
  • Brisbane Commodore Car Club
  • VIP Dog Training with Maree Field – Agility Display
  • Best Costume Award
  • Cutest Chilli Kid Award
  • Chilli Dog Mascot Award

And speaking of the 6 challenges……one of the more interesting ones is Adrian Zocaro’s  (Firing Line Gourmet Chilli) new “Candy from Hell” Challenge which kicks off at 6.15pm, bumping the Flaming Wings Challenge.   Find out more at the dedicated Facebook event page here.

Adrian has lovingly created a colourful collection of diabolical little gummy drops, in all colours, sneakily belying their heat level, leaving the challengers to find this out as they chew their way to the victory line.

The event will be MC’d by Phil North of Burning Bites Down Under so it’s sure to be a fun segment.

To register for the Candy from Hell cha

llenge or any of the other challenges on festival day, please visit our Humanitix registration page.

Adrian is better known for his amazing, low, slow-cooked meats (and vegetables) and is a very popular destination for meat-lovers at any festival which features his beloved cooker.  Chillogan 2019 will be no exception and Adrian has prepared some great surprises for his regular customers and will be ready to wow his new customers with his melt-in-the-mouth offerings.

Hellfire Alley will feature some of Australia’s finest artisan chilli product makers ready to test your mettle with their wares.

The Afterburn Bar will cool your tongue with some great beverages, including chilli beer and chilli cocktails and mocktails.

The kids can amuse themselves with two jumping castles, pony rides and an animal nursery.

And for those who like to learn new things, pop along to Adrian Zocaro’s workshop on smoked meats (brought to you by Firing Line Gourmet Chilli). Then learn about bees, honey and all things apiary with Tash and Jason Roebig of Bee All Natural Bee-keeping.  

The 7 hours of fun, excitement and relaxation will fly by and before you know it you’ll be heading home with a bag full of chilli goodies, a stomach full of delicious food (chilli and non-chilli), some worn out but happy kids and a greater appreciation of those brave challengers who take to the stage to test their endurance in one of our 6 six challenges.

Logan! Get your chilli on! 

Tickets on sale now – save time in the queue and buy online – don’t print out your tickets!

 

 

Eating up live music at Eat Street Northshore

Sandra Beynon and Sean Mullen

With so few live music venues in Brisbane, we love the fact that Eat Street Northshore is committed to the presentation of fine acts at its Hamilton headquarters each and every weekend.

From fine solo artists right through to rocking bands, Annie and the music team at Northshore take seriously their role in presenting a wide range of music styles, while maintaining a high standard of presentation.

As well as supporting crowd favourites by re-booking, no doubt the team is always on the lookout for new talent to bring the joy of music to the throngs of people who attend weekly.

This weekend Body and Soul Duo, comprising Sandra Beynon on vocals and Sean Mullen on guitar, are presenting their jazz, blues and bossanova iteration on the relaxed, low-key Laneways Stage (right in the heart of dessert offerings) from 2.45pm to 5.30pm.

When you want to escape the hustle and crowds, swing down this laneway and relax with a drink from the bar, something decadent from one of the many vendors, and take a breather with some beautiful tunes from artists like Body and Soul.

Check their Facebook page for the program of musicians this weekend and keep supporting venues that support our industry.

From musicians all over SEQ, we say a big thank you to Eat Street Northshore for giving us a great place and space to do our thing.

See you there!

Brisbane, it’s time to get your chilli on!

Brisbane's Chilli Festival
Brisbane's Chilli Festival
Briz Chilli Fest

Brisbane’s one and only chilli festival is all set to heat up Waterfront Park, Newstead on Sunday 9th June from 11am to 6pm.

The festival is in its second year and once again supports Cystic Fibrosis Queensland in its fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Featuring “Hellfire Alley” with over 15 of Australia’s best chilli producers offering their wares to try and buy, the festival also hosts general market stalls and a jam-packed program of chilli-eating competitions.

10 contestants will vie to be the champion in each of these challenges:

Great Balls of Fire, Napalm Noodles, Pyro Pizza, Tequila Sip n Shout, Flaming Wings and the nightmarish Fiery Pod Competition.

Jumping castle, animal nursery farm, craft activities and lots of grass to run around on will keep the young ones amused, and parents relaxed.

Sean Mullen plays Satriani
Sean Mullen is an Australian guitarist with serious chops.

Live music includes the fabulous Satriani Tribute Show with super-technician Sean Mullen flying across the fretboard.

Philip John Guitar
Dutch-Australian guitarist, Philip John.

Philip John Trio opens the festival with some cool jazz grooves.

Missy Vader duo pumps out some cool hits with sultry songstress, Sandra Beynon, at the helm.

Missy Vader and the Dark Force
Sean Mullen, Sandra Beynon and Philip John make up this unique trio playing great classic rock and pop hits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis
Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club

The big-hearted boys from Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club will one again put their combined weight behind fund-raising for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland as they auction off multiple chances to be “Viking for a Day” by riding pillion with the whole group during the course of the festival.

Visit the festival website www.brizchillifest.com.au for more information.

Find Briz Chilli Fest on Facebook :  http://www.facebook.com/brizchillifest  and also on Instagram @BrizChilliFest.

 

Tim Gaze going Beyond Blue at Bulimba

Tim Gaze Sean Mullen Sandra Beynon

Veteran Aussie rock and blues artist, Tim Gaze, will head the bill at Beyond Blue on Blue, a fund-raiser for Beyond Blue, happening at Bulimba Golf Club on Friday 22nd March, 2019.

From the tender age of 14, Tim forged his way in the world of rock and blues, starting with Tamam Shud (1969–70, 1970–72 1993–95), Kahvas Jute (1970), Ariel (1973–74) and Rose Tattoo (1985–87).

He also had a solo music career and released the albums, Band on the Run (film soundtrack, 1979), Rough Trade (1992), Blue Sierra (1996) and Blues Remedy (1998). In April 2008 he issued a retrospective compilation covering both his group and solo work, Reckless Love: the Tim Gaze Anthology.

“I’m always up for supporting a great cause.  Depression and anxiety affects many, many performing artists many of whom take their own lives, so it’s a cause close to my heart,” said Tim.

Joining Tim at Beyond Blue on Blue will be super-technical guitarist, Sean Mullen, who will present a set from his Satriani Tribute Show.  Only the most skilled guitarists possess the exacting talent to emulate the song-writing of one of the world’s best-known guitarists, Joe Satriani.

“Joe is an amazing song-writer and his music lives in the memory of so many people.  The delight on their faces when they hear this music played in its original format is really satisfying, “said Mullen.

Completing the line-up is an appearance by Brisbane vocalist, Sandra Beynon.  This vivacious singer has the vocal skill to present fine jazz tunes right up to hard rock numbers.

As the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in four-piece rock band,  Missy Vader and the Dark Side,  Sandra enjoys the twist of being a female performing hits such as Smoke on the Water, and Rockin’ all over the World.

“As an events organiser, the opportunity to support a cause which highlights an affliction that impacts many musicians and actors, is one that I embrace,” said Ms Beynon who also runs Body and Soul Events Australia, producing the show.

Bulimba Golf Club is well-known for hosting great shows at affordable prices.

“We are proud to host a legend such as Tim Gaze at our club, along with Sean and Sandra’s immense talent.  It’s an honour to have artists of this calibre performing here, “said Club general manager, Danny Underwood.

Tickets are on sale via Humanitix and by calling the Club on 3399 6524.

Discounts apply for pre-sales.  Door sales subject to availability of seating.

 

ENDS

Tim Gaze is available for interview on 0412 466 791

Sean Mullen is available for interview on 0423 233 955

Sandra Beynon is available for interview on 0418 762 615

 

BEYOND BLUE ON BLUE  – Friday 22nd March, 2019

Bulimba Golf Club – 105  Quay Street

Tickets:  $20 online $25 at door Concessions available.

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