Who said the end of the year was about being worn out and jaded after slogging it out for the boss?
On Saturday 30th November, popular club musicians Body and Soul Trio featuring Sandra Beynon (vocals) Sean Mullen (guitar) and Phil J (percussion) will be pumping out the dance grooves in the Bravo Bar once again. This band has the best cross-genre and intergenerational repertoire of any band in SEQ, and you won’t be disappointed by what you hear.
Come on! Dust off your glad rags and welcome in the silly season at Diggers.
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.
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.
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.
Tomorrow night, Friday 5th July, Willie Nelson’s Love Child kicks off their “Willie and the Whales Tour” of the east coast of Western Australia with a 6pm performance at the Ravenswood Hotel.
Visitors to the “Ravo” will enjoy three sets of great entertainment by Brisbane-based Sandra Beynon (vocals and ukuleles) and Sean Mullen (guitar) paying tribute to the great song-writing of the one and only Willie Nelson.
The Ravenswood Hotel is a favourite haunt for music lovers and it’s an honour for the much-toured duo to play this beautiful venue.
In 2017 we toured from Broome to Alice Springs, but this is our first visit to the east coast, and to kick off our tour at such a beautiful venue is a real treat,” said the Love Child, Sandra Beynon.
The duo has toured all of Outback Queensland, the Torres Strait, the Top End and now will take their show right up to Exmouth, where Cadillac’s Honky Tonk Bar and Grill will play host to this act.
If Joe Satriani is your thing and you live in Perth, Western Australia, make sure you get along to this concert by Brisbane-based guitarist, Sean Mullen, as he pays tribute to one of the world’s most famous guitarists.
Mullen is one of the rare guitarists whose technical prowess allows him to emulate the great compositions of the USA’s Joe Satriani who has only just finished his world tour.
Playing Satch’s compositions as they were written is a labour of love for the lawyer-by-day, guitarist-by-night wunderkind of the electric guitar.
When not performing Satch’s tunes, Mullen can be found playing alongside talented Brisbane songstress, Sandra Beynon, in the Willie Nelson’s Love Child Show (also performing one show only at the Ravenswood Hotel in Fremantle on Friday 5th July.
Tickets are available from Humanitix or at the door. $10 adults, $5 concessions.