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BROTHERS BULLETIN: AUTUMN EDITION

Contents General Business

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Milestone Mavis

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Why not try...Trivia

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For the Love of Hockey

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MILESTONE MAVIS

What, me worry? Meet the new Brothers Senior Coach 10

SoulCutz

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Behind the Bar with Hallsy You can’t Beat the Classics 11

In the Kitchen with Chrissie Made to Order 13 March Entertainment

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Getting to Know SoulCutz

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April Entertainment

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Why not try Trivia

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Just Like That

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Getting to Know Just Like That 20 May Entertainment

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In Focus Brothers Juniors Rugby League 24

Jokes with Frank

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Kindred Clubs Contacts

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Brothers Notice Board

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NEW COACH

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GENERAL BUSINESS Mark Hennelly | General Manager Welcome to the first edition of the new-look Brothers Bulletin. Over the years, the Bulletin has been through many changes in style and format. This latest incarnation is intended to bring our Members greater insight into what we’re about by sharing stories of the people and organisations that are part of the wider Brothers community. You will find the look and feel will be more like a magazine than a newsletter with lots more photos and articles that are hopefully as relevant in several months as they are today. This edition includes stories about one of our longest serving staff members, the new coach of the football club and a profile on a couple of the bands who play here regularly. Most of our Members will be reading this on an electronic device such as a computer or tablet. While perhaps not exactly at the cutting edge of technology, you may notice we are making greater use of what electronic distribution is capable of doing with all the links in this edition now live. For those of you who are perhaps not quite ready to make the digital leap, a hard copy is still available for collection from the club next time you visit. However, we are no longer mailing copies out, partly because of ever-increasing printing and postage costs but also because we want to reduce wastage. Editions will also now be produced quarterly and linked in with the seasons. While still our flagship publication, the Bulletin is only one way in which we communicate with our members. Our goal is to make the best use of various media rather than try to do everything in the magazine which comes with a number of limitations. Monthly activities and entertainment listings can be found in brochures that are available at the club and distributed to the local area. Weekly eNewsletters contain more current activities and if you want the absolute latest up to the minute news you can follow us on social media or visit our website brothersipswich.com.au. Of course, you can always just drop in and speak to a member of staff. I hope you enjoy the new-look Bulletin as it continues to evolve and I look forward to seeing you at the Club. Cheers,


BROTHERS BULLETIN: AUTUMN EDITION

Milestone Mavis

At the morning tea to celebrate her 30 year anniversary of working at Brothers, a colleague quipped “you would get less for murder...”

But Office Admin Mavis Humphreys wouldn’t have it any other way. In all that time she’s never considered leaving and has no plans to do so any time soon. “Why fix what isn’t broken?” she observes. “I’d just be too bored.” In her spare time Mavis enjoys gardening and spends a couple of hours working in the yard each day before dinner. It’s one of the reasons she likes working at Brothers which is close to her home. But convenience alone isn’t why she has stayed on so long.

machines in the 90s, meters had to be read and entered into records by hand. Now it’s all computerised and she doesn’t have to touch them. When asked if she misses the old way of doing things her response is unequivocal. “Oh God no!” “I never touched a computer in my life before we got our first one here. Someone came out and showed us how it worked but mostly I’m self-taught.”

“Brothers is good to work for,” she explains “Always has been. And the staff are great.”

“For a while we were still doing a lot of it by hand. All the cheques had to be written out. When we first printed a cheque on the dot matrix printer it was heavenly.”

There’s a lot more of them now. When Mavis first took over bookkeeping for a couple of hours a day back in 1985, there were only eight people working at Brothers. Now there are over a hundred and a part-time job to help out has become a full-time occupation.

Mavis’ connection to Brothers goes back even further than the thirty years as an employee. Her husband Jeff was managing the A-Grade football team back in the 70s and Mavis was a familiar face at the after match Discos on Sundays.

In the early days everything was done manually. Mavis recalls writing out cheques and personally taking them to the bank before dividing the money into individual envelopes to distribute to the staff. Nowadays, it’s a few clicks of the mouse and all the money is electronically deposited into individual accounts.

“I remember one time one of the players dragged me onto the dance floor and then fell flat on his face. I just walked off.”

Even when the club first got poker

“When it was a small club, everyone

Mavis says one of the best aspects of Brothers is the sense of community that has always been a part of the culture.

knew everyone. Now it’s more of a business but all those people I used to know are still coming.” However, that familiarity can occasionally be a little frustrating. “One time, I was running late to pick up my son from pre-school. It was around lunchtime and a policeman gave me a warning for failing to come to a complete stop at an intersection. A few hours later, when my husband got home, he asked me about it. He had already heard the full story at the club.” But the embarrassment of that episode was nothing compared to the time a Senior Manager told former Broncos player Willie Carne that Mavis thought he was ‘hot’. Carne’s job at the time brought him to Brothers quite regularly and poor Mavis is only human. She never expected to be dobbed in. Fortunately, Willie was very good about it and gave her a signed calendar. Mavis won’t admit if she still has it but the twinkle in her eye when you mention his name could be a clue. After thirty years, Mavis is the first to admit she’s closer to the end of her time at Brothers than the beginning. However, for the time being she’s quite content. “When the time comes, I’ll know,” she says. “But not yet!”

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Come in, have fun. “ There’s no stress. MARK RITCHIE, TRIVIA HOST

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Some trivia about Mark Ritchie: Mark used to play competitive tennis, he has not watched television in over a year, hosting trivia is his favourite job – but his single best professional memory is doing sound on the first series of The Crocodile Hunter with Steve Irwin.


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Trivia? After more than ten years as a professional Trivia host, you might think Mark Ritchie would know pretty much everything there is to know about just about everything. But according to him, most of it goes in one ear and out the other.

“I’m really bad,” he says. “I love hosting but I can’t play it; except for the music rounds. I could do those all day. I love music and only have to hear a few seconds of a song to know what it is.” Question Marks Trivia first came to Brothers three years ago. In that time he’s built a following that he likens to family with dozens of regulars filling the O Bar lounge area every Tuesday night. Some of them have even followed him across from other venues. The secret to his success is keeping it simple. “I’ve visited some other games where they take it really seriously and have all kinds of gimmicks, but I’ve found over the years if you keep the format simple and the questions easy it makes people feel good.” Each week Mark trawls through his collection of thousands of questions

from sources as varied as Trivial Pursuit games to specially produced trivia DVDs looking for the right mix. Only around one in fifty questions make the cut. “I try to pick questions people can get. Some people will get 20 out of 20 but I aim for the average to be around 14 or 15 and through experience I’m usually pretty close.” Perhaps surprisingly at a Leagues Club, Mark says the category most people struggle with is Sports. “But they’re pretty good at current events and a lot of people love the music round,” Prior to becoming a fulltime Trivia Host, Mark worked in sound and lighting at the Sit Down Comedy Club. It was one of his comedy connections that first got him into hosting more than a decade ago when he filled in one night for a friend. While at first he found the

prospect daunting, he really enjoyed the experience and hasn’t looked back. Tuesday Night Trivia starts at 7pm in the O Bar every week. It is free to play and there are prizes to be won. But according to Mark, it’s really just about having a good time with friends. “I think why I love it so much is that it brings in every type of person, all ages and backgrounds” Mark says. “Sometimes you get someone who takes it a bit too seriously, but most are just there for fun.” Everyone is invited to give it a try. “Absolutely, you can play on your own if you like or you can bring a group,” Mark says. “We often get groups of up to twelve people but there really aren’t any restrictions” “Come in, have fun. There’s no stress. If you’re not enjoying yourself you can leave at any time. But it never happens!”

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For the Love of Hockey

Janette with IHA President Margret Mantell

Janette (front & centre) was captain of the 1979 Hancocks A-Grade Premiership team

At the moment the honour was announced

One of the Brothers family, Bingo caller and Life Member of Hancock Brothers Hockey Club, Janette Howells has added to her already impressive list of achievements this year by being inducted as a Life Member of the Ipswich Hockey Association.

Janette’s involvement with hockey goes back a long way, possibly further than she’d care to admit. She first started playing as a ten year old at East Ipswich School and was a foundation member of Hancock Ladies Hockey Club in the mid-seventies.

a mentor to younger players. She is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of the IHA. Janette’s life has always been heavily focused on sport. She has had stints playing competitive Vigoro, Netball and Basketball, but says hockey has always dominated.

By the time she put her stick down she had racked up over two decades playing with Hancocks, picking up a Premiership along the way, and more than ten years representing Ipswich in the state competition.

When asked where the passion comes from, her reply is succinct and understated.

Janette says she initially played a number of years at centre half “when I could run” before finishing her career at fullback.

Over the years Janette has seen a lot of changes. She says changes to the rules, especially the removal of the offside rule, have had a positive impact on the sport. The other key change she remembers affecting the local competition is the move from grass to the artificial surface at Briggs Road.

Beyond playing, her CV is equally impressive. She has accumulated many years of involvement as an office-bearer on various committees, as a volunteer at carnivals, and as

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“I just love the game” she explains. “I’ve always played it and I’ve made some good friends”

Janette was also a foundation member

and Vice President of the Ipswich Ladies Umpires Association and served as an umpire for many years while still playing. In the time before umpires were paid, the clubs had to provide people to officiate games between other teams. Naturally, Janette was happy to volunteer. “I really enjoyed umpiring” she recalls. “A lot of people didn’t. But I did.” Although she has relinquished any formal office-bearer title, Janette has maintained her association with Hancocks and still attends meetings as a Life Member. She says her fondness for Hancocks comes from the culture which she describes as being heavily focused on families. “There are families with parents and kids both playing. My son still plays for Hancocks” she enthuses. “It’s a good family club.”


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What, me worry?

MEET NEW BROTHERS SENIOR COACH

If Brothers new senior coach Dean Daylight feels any pressure taking over a side that has appeared in the last nine premiership deciders, he isn’t showing it.

He has been around the club and the Ipswich Rugby League for a long time and is under no illusions as to what lays ahead.

He will need to instil all those values upon his team this year if they are to play a role at the business end of the season.

There will be subtle differences in the style of football that Brothers play in 2015. However, the basic game plan will remain intact.

Deano first came to Brothers in 2000 as a player. As a respected playmaker he built a reputation for organising backlines and cutting opposing defences to shreds. His coaching experience includes several years as an assistant at both A-grade and junior representative level and several years coaching at Brothers Juniors.

There was already a strong feeling that Brothers had overachieved last year by reaching the Grand Final after having lost a number of key players at the end of 2013. It was a result built on heart and pride but which most observers agree won’t likely be repeated this season.

“Norths were far too good for us on the day, but we were only 80 minutes away from another Premiership last year, so there is something to build on and we’re expecting good things.”

When not chasing the team around the paddock, Deano keeps himself mentally active as a self-confessed “Sudoku freak” doing at least two puzzles a day. He says Brothers are like many other clubs in Ipswich – mates having a game of footy and good time together off the field. The key difference as he sees it is the facilities. His approach to the game is perhaps a little unorthodox. He doesn’t closely follow the NRL or support any particular team and when asked about football inspirations, he cites examples from other codes. “As an aboriginal person I admired Nicky Winmar’s courage, I watched Michael Tuck at the back end of his career and admired his durability and I also admired Michael Voss (as a player) who was a great leader of men.”

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Following the further departure of last year’s captain and halfback Jason Connors, props Josh Afoa and Jake O’Doherty and winger Shane Picker, the challenge for Dean this year is enormous. However, he insists success in 2015 won’t be determined by a win/loss record. Instead, he is focussed on getting the different teams within the club to work more closely together to build a stronger foundation for future years. “I want to bring it back to being a club. I want us to be together a lot more” Dean says. “My measurement for success will be the number of players retained in 2016.” That’s not to say he isn’t expecting improvement. “We were a long way off Norths in the Grand Final last year” Dean concedes. “We need to learn the lessons from that experience and adapt.”

Dean says Norths will be the team to beat again this year with West End the other serious contender. “The rest of us will be challenging for third and fourth.” “I’m not setting any expectations on the players. I believe expectations lead to failures.” Dean is excited by his charges this year and hints there may be a couple of players to keep an eye on. In particular, he has been impressed by the early work of Zach Loleni. “He looks like he knows his way around a footy field.” Brothers will need more than a few to put their hands up this year. The competition isn’t giving Deano and his boys any time to settle in. Round one will be the grand final replay against Norths on April 11.


BEHIND THE BAR WITH HALLSY

You can’t Beat the Classics Without doubt the trend in bars today is toward craft beers and ciders. At first it was just the microbreweries popping up in fashionable restaurants and cafes. But more and more the big boys are getting involved, creating or buying sub-brands with an incredible range of styles and flavours now available in bars everywhere.

footy, or back at the club spinning yarns with a few mates. Most of us have one and for me it’s XXXX Gold.

Personally, I love the variety we’re now seeing. I make a point of trying something new from local microbrewers or from overseas whenever I get the chance. In my opinion, there’s no bad beer. Just some are better than others. I suppose it’s what you get used to.

I remember being a bit hesitant when I was first introduced to mid-strength beer. It seemed to me that you were either on the drink or you weren’t. Mids, I thought, were for people who couldn’t make up their mind.

But for all that, there’s still something to be said for your go-to beer; the one that never lets you down. The one that’s perfect for when you’re turning a snag or two on the barbie, or when you’re sitting on the hill watching the

Goldies hit the market in the early 90s and had an almost immediate impact. They quickly became the most popular beer in Queensland and for a while even held the title nationally.

It’s fair to say as a long-time fullstrength drinker, I took a little bit of convincing. But now I love them. While not quite on the same level as your full-strength beers, the Gold is still big on taste. It has a balanced, smooth flavour and body, complimented by mild bitterness and just a trace of

sweetness from the extra malt. They mash it at a higher temperature to give it that extra body that is sometimes lacking in a lower strength beer. And they don’t add any preservatives so it maintains its natural flavour. Nowadays there’s a bunch of midstrength beers on the market, thanks mainly to the success of Gold. Even some of the newer craft beers are coming out with mid-strength varieties. But Gold is still the number one beer in Queensland, with daylight second. It’s easily the most popular at Brothers too. I think its popularity is in part because it’s perfect for our climate. You can drink a bit more without getting flogged. Even when I’m planning a big night I like to start with the Gold. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best; a cold glass, a decent head. Perfect.

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHRISSIE

Made to Order One of the biggest challenges we face in the kitchen is the seemingly ever-increasing number of specific dietary requirements from diners. Some of them are simply a personal preference or lifestyle choice, but others are because of potentially life-threatening allergies.

While we set out to cater for all our customers as best we can, it’s important to distinguish between ethical choices and medical conditions. For people with food allergies, intolerances or coeliac disease, eliminating particular foods from their diet is not a choice. Food allergies, intolerances and diseases are becoming more common through greater awareness, better diagnostic testing and environmental factors. For example, while recorded cases of symptoms go back to ancient times, coeliac disease was only officially diagnosed about thirty years ago. Now Coeliac Australia estimates one in seventy Australians are affected. When I started cooking professionally, probably the most challenging request I’d get was a preference for a mediumrare steak or to hold the tomato. But now taking all the ingredients into consideration, not just for taste but for health reasons, has become a normal part of running a kitchen. I have to say there are times when it feels like I’m working at a hospital, rather than a restaurant. The terms “allergy” and “intolerance” are often used interchangeably but are actually very different processes. A food allergy triggers an immune system reaction that affects several organs in the body. Fortunately, the majority of food allergies are not dangerous. But in extreme cases accidental exposure can lead to a major, even life-threatening reaction

which may need immediate medical attention. As a chef, this would be my worst nightmare and is something I constantly worry about. Food intolerance symptoms are less severe and affect only the digestive system. In fact, experts say that many people who believe they have a food allergy actually have some kind of food intolerance. Coeliac Disease is something completely different again. When sufferers eat gluten (the mixture of proteins found in some cereals, including wheat, rye and barley), their immune system reacts abnormally and can damage the lining of the small intestine. This stops the body from properly absorbing nutrients resulting in serious health problems over time. The most common allergenic foods, also known as the ‘big eight’, are: eggs, fish, milk, nuts from trees (including hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, and Brazil nuts), peanuts (groundnuts), shellfish (including shrimps, mussels, and crab), soya and wheat. Going back a few years, nut allergies were the one we’d tend to hear about most often. But these days the most common request at Brothers is for gluten free. As a result we now have a dedicated fryer set aside for gluten free meals. Most customers probably wouldn’t realise that the gravy we use and the majority of our sauces are already gluten free. We also have available gluten free pastas, pizza bases and

breads. Even some of the cakes we sell at the coffee shop are specially made with low levels of gluten. Some people can actually tolerate a certain amount of gluten without any problems. But we don’t make that call. It’s up to the individual to advise us. I’ve found most people with a medical condition will generally have a good understanding of their own requirements, what to look out for and when to ask for extra details. We’re pretty fortunate that the majority of our customers are only looking for simple meals so the ingredients don’t change a lot. There are already a number of alternatives for most common allergens available on our standard menu. When someone comes to us and identifies they have specific requirements that we can’t cater for from our standard menu we’ll make something from scratch and, if necessary, use different utensils. The extreme cases can sometimes be difficult to manage on the spot. For those people, calling ahead of time will help result in a better experience. The key for us in the kitchen is to know what exactly the risks are and how sensitive the customer might be. If you have an allergy or intolerance to any food or ingredient, please don’t be shy about telling our staff. We’re only too happy to do what we can to ensure you enjoy your meal at Brothers. Bon Appetit!

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GETTING TO KNOW

SoulCutz If the boys from SoulCutz look and sound familiar, it’s probably because in 2014 they made it to the top 12 in The X Factor, appearing in three episodes of the high rating television program. It was fantastic experience which they say they’re keen to repeat and, hopefully, improve upon.

It has been quite a ride for a singing group that literally emerged from a nearby barber shop only a short time ago. Benson, Willie, and Wilz (Willie’s son) were all working at the SoulCutz barber shop in Camira when they decided to take their music to a wider audience. While Willie has since hung up the scissors, Benson and Wilz can still be found there during the week.

they suggest “cabaret floor show” with singing and dancing that covers everything from soul, to Motown, to contemporary dance music. They’ve even done opera with Benson, in particular, a big fan.

They started with modest ambitions of “spreading the love” but according to Benson, they’re happy to go wherever it takes them.

A feature of their show is the audience interaction. They don’t use a fixed set-list and prefer to let the crowd dictate the direction they take. All three vocalists take turns at lead depending on the song. Benson tends to feature on the songs in the lower range, Wilz is in the middle and Willie takes the higher range.

“We’re ready for everything” he says.

“I cop all the girl parts” Willie jokes.

The group might be relatively new, but the boys boast an impressive bio. Benson has been performing publicly since the age of eight and in that time has been in many bands and appeared in a number of theatrical productions. Willie, who came over from New Zealand in 2000, has a long history in cultural groups, while son Wilz started out from a young age as a dancer before taking up singing with his dad.

A SoulCutz show may include impersonations of famous performers such as James Brown, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, and even Tina Turner. They say the songs that currently get the biggest reaction include Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Tina Turner’s Simply the Best, Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Jackson’s Medley where Wilz gets to shine with some of his amazing Michael Jackson moves.

SoulCutz first appeared at Brothers in mid 2014, around the time X Factor was going to air, and the club has since become one of their favourite venues. “We love it” says Willie. “It’s close to where we work and most of our clients come to support us” Benson adds. The variety of songs they perform makes a SoulCutz show difficult to describe. But if pressed for an answer,

But these easy going boys are happy to have a crack at just about anything. All that really matters to SoulCutz is whether the audience is having a good time. And anyone who has seen them live can’t help but be taken in by their charisma. “We just love it when everyone’s enjoying the show” says Willie. For Benson, the message to members of Brothers is simple - “Come and try us.”


We just love “ it when everyone’s enjoying the show | WILLIE, SOULCUTZ

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CLUB STYLE VARIETY

50’S & 60’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

SATURDAYS

7.30PM-11.30PM

7.30PM-11.30PM

02 April Dan Schulzeck

03 April CLOSED: GOOD FRIDAY

04 April Able Magwitch

09 April Marco

10 April Caught in the Act

11 April Rock Steady

17 April The Fabulous Boogie Boys

18 April Seductive Soul

16 April Rob Rosenlund and Tony Jeffrey 23 April Kevin Smith 30 April Body and Soul

25 April Karma

24 April Atmosphere

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FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

9.30PM-1.30AM

9.30PM-1.30AM

2.00PM-6.00PM

03 April CLOSED: GOOD FRIDAY

04 April Dirty Dice

05 April Cool Change

10 April No Standing

11 April Bubblefry

17 April Triplickit

18 April Solid Rock

12 April Little Stevie and the Tail Fins

24 April Rush Hour

25 April Men Behaving Loudly

19 April The Jon Skye Band 26 April Bit by Bit

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100Years

ANZAC

DAY2015 •

Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich joins the rest of our nation in commemorating the

100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli

Lest We Forget THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR ALL THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

• First World War, 1914-1918 Second World War, 1939-1945 Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 Korean War, 1950-1953 Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66 Vietnam War, 1962-1972 Peace-Keeping, 1947-Present

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GETTING TO KNOW

Just Like That Just Like That could have had a very different sound if lead guitarist Ben had continued as his parents had wanted playing the French horn.

When he was a child, they thought playing guitar would lead to drug addiction so it was up to Ben to buy his own at the age of 13. Luckily he managed to avoid the demons as he taught himself to play. And perhaps as a cheeky hat-tip to his parents’ fears, he became a pharmacist by day.

“Everyone wanted a bass player” he explains.

Drummer Rob started playing real drums in high school but had pretty much taught himself how to do it years before by practising on pillows on his bed.

Just Like That deliberately aim to keep their shows upbeat and fun. There’s a strong funk influence that permeates through their instantly recognisable set. While clearly having broad appeal, they unashamedly pitch themselves mainly to the female members of the audience.

“I cut up my mum’s curtain rods for drumsticks and taught myself by watching videos” he says.

“If we play songs women like, they dance” explains Ben. “Then the men follow.”

Who contacted who first is a little bit lost in history, but the band originated a couple of years ago when both Ben and Rob placed ads looking to start a ‘party band’. They ended up responding to each other’s ad and soon after Just Like That was born.

Brothers holds an important place in the band’s history. It was where they got their start back in mid-2013. At the time they were finding it hard to get a booking.

Lead vocalist Shaz came along about six months later. She joined her first rock band when she was 16 and was singing professionally from the age of 22, mostly in duos. She says while duos are more reliable, it was on her bucket list to front a rock band. When you hear them belting out a Divinyls song, it’s hard to imagine her doing anything else. Keeping the engine room pumping is bass player, Mick. In their short history Just Like That have been through a few bass players. However, Mick is pretty well established now. Despite, racking up more than two decades of playing bass in various bands, it wasn’t his first choice of instrument. But when he started out back in the early 90s he

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found there were more opportunities with four strings.

“It’s tough when you’re a newer band. I’ve seen some well-established bands and I think ‘our band can do that’” says Ben “It’s all about building the brand.” Now as the word is slowly getting out, they’re playing all over South East Queensland. But Brothers remains one of their favourite venues. “Brothers crowds are fun” says Mick. “Always out for a good time but never get out of hand.” “No one is out to be an idiot” agrees Rob “It’s an awesome venue.” “Kind of like coming home” says Ben. Influences for the band are broad. Everything from classical through to metal gets a mention. They choose their set list by what people like to

dance to and are constantly throwing ideas at each other. They try to include songs that not everyone else is playing and especially songs that might have been really popular at one time but have since disappeared. Of course, they acknowledge you still need a good supply of standards. “It’s good to be versatile” says Rob. An example of their versatility shines through when they perform the Wild Cherry funk classic, Play that Funky Music, before transitioning seamlessly into the Fargone Beauties bluegrass version, Play that Country Music. It often takes a few people by surprise at first, but they soon get into it. “By the time the second chorus comes around, everyone is a cowboy” says Ben. Other songs that always get a big reaction include Jesse’s Girl, Summer of 69 and Run to Paradise. Just Like That aren’t looking to take on the world at the moment. They’re quite content sharing a good time with local crowds and say their only ambition for the band is to be playing regular gigs every weekend. Ask them what makes for a great show, and the list of answers come as no real surprise. “When you get that positive crowd reaction.” “People are dancing and singing along. And when everyone hangs around until the end of the night.” When Just Like That are playing at Brothers, it’s what you generally get.


NEXT APPEARING AT BROTHERS FRIDAY 29 MAY 9.30PM

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ENTERTAINMENT

THURSDAYS 11.00AM-2.00PM

May FRIDAYS

SOLOISTS & DUOS EASY LISTENING

PARTY PUB ROCK

CLUB STYLE VARIETY

50’S & 60’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

SATURDAYS

7.30PM-11.30PM

7.30PM-11.30PM

07 May Matti Biskit

01 May Victoria Q

02 May Midnight Rambler

14 May Tracy Vaughan

08 May Rob Hackwood Trio

09 May Zed 28

21 May Glenn Callaghan

15 May Slow Train Coming

16 May Vintage

28 May Transition

22 May Stereo Blonde

23 May Paris Texas “The 80s Tour”

29 May Exit 34

30 May Family Affair

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FRIDAYS

SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

9.30PM-1.30AM

9.30PM-1.30AM

2.00PM-6.00PM

01 May The Anchormen

02 May Jumpstart

03 May Just Five

08 May Sarenda

09 May Wasabi

10 May Dance On

15 May Acoustic Moose

16 May Chester

17 May Splash

22 May Love Child

23 May Knights of Columbus

24 May Little Stevie & the Tail Fins

29 May Just Like That

30 May Vertigo

31 May 3 is Company

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IN FOCUS

Brothers Juniors Rugby League

Coaching and Development Officer, Jason Connors

The Brethren have been a part of the Ipswich sporting landscape for over one hundred years and in that time have produced a record that puts them amongst the most successful clubs in Queensland.

The proud tradition extends to their junior club which instils a culture built around friends and family and places an emphasis on fun and development. Brothers were a foundation club in the Ipswich Junior Rugby League Competition when it started in the early 70s. At that time the junior league consisted of teams from under 9s to under 12s. Today Brothers has teams covering all age groups from 6 to 17 and cater for girls up to the age of 12. Last year they had 35 teams comprising of more than 500 players competing. Ipswich is a traditional home to Rugby League in Queensland and boasts many former greats of the game. This is one reason why Rugby League is by far the most popular sport in the city. Full-time Coaching and Development Officer, Jason Connors has been with Brothers for five years now. He says the club is a tight-knit group and one

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of the best things about being part of it is the friendships that can last a lifetime. “Our first priority for the kids is to have fun and make friends” he says. “But other things like keeping fit and active and helping them to develop their game so they can take it to the next level are also important.” Brothers is widely acknowledged as the most successful and professional Junior Club in Ipswich with a long history of achievements including many premierships, Player of the Year Awards and Coach of the Year Awards. They have even produced their own training DVD to ensure coaching standards are maintained. Many representative players and state under age players have come from the ranks of Brothers Juniors. Some of the individual success stories in recent years include NRL players Michael Ryan (Broncos), Joe Ofahengaue

(Broncos) and Jake Turpin (Storm). With facilities that are second to none and a well-established and supportive culture, it is little wonder the Brothers Juniors continue to be the envy of the competition. First time and experienced players at all levels are welcome to join. Registration costs $165 per year and the only additional equipment required is shorts, socks, boots and a mouthguard. They are based at the playing fields adjacent to the Leagues Club in Raceview and play most games in the local area but can sometimes travel as far as Laidley. If you are interested in joining the Brothers Juniors you can fill out the online registration at playnrl.com.au. Alternatively, or for further information, contact Jason directly on 0403 385 554 or send an email to jconnors@brothersipwich.com.au.


WHICH GAME?

Snooty receptionist

It was at a miniature golf course on a brutally hot day when I saw a father with 3 kids. “Who’s winning?” I asked cheerfully. “I am” said one. “No, I am” said another. “No,” the father said, “their mother is!”

Johnny Graham had an appointment to see the urologist who shared offices with several other doctors. The waiting room was filled with patients. As he approached the receptionist’s desk, he noticed that the receptionist was a large, unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo wrestler. He gave her his name.

Why Parents Drink A father passing by his son’s bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to ‘Dad.’ With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter. Dear Dad: It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mum and you. I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much older than I am. But it’s not only the passion...Dad she’s pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy. In the meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better. She deserves it. Don’t worry Dad. I’m 15 and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I’m sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren. Love, Your Son John PS. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Tommy’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than a report card that’s in my center desk drawer.

JOKES FOR FRANK WITH THANKS TO JACK To be 8 again! A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she’d like to have for her birthday. ‘I’d like to be eight again’, she replied, still looking in the mirror. On the morning of her Birthday, he a! rose early, made her a nice big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was. Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald’s where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake. Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure! Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted. He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, ‘Well Dear, what was it like being eight again? Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. ‘I meant my dress size, you idiot!’ The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

I love you. Call me when it’s safe to come home.

In a very loud voice, the receptionist said, “YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?” All the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around to look at the very embarrassed Johnny. He recovered quickly, and in an equally loud voice replied, ‘NO, I’VE COME TO INQUIRE ABOUT A SEX CHANGE OPERATION, BUT I DON’T WANT THE SAME DOCTOR THAT DID YOURS.’ The room erupted in applause.

You know you’re an Australian when... • You believe that stubbies can either be drunk or worn. • You pronounce Melbourne as ‘Mel-bin’. • You believe that the letter L in Australia is optional, and it’s perfectly ok to call it ‘Straya’. • You think ‘Wooloomooloo’ is a perfectly reasonable name for a place. • You’re secretly proud of our killer wildlife. • You believe it makes perfect sense for a country to have a $1 coin that’s twice as big as a $2 coin. • Beetroot with your hamburger…of course! • You believe that the more you shorten someone’s name, the more you like them. • You understand that ‘excuse me’ can sound rude, but ‘scuse me’ is always polite. • You know what it’s like to swallow a fly, occasionally via your nose. • You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in ‘o’: arvo, convo, garbo, lezzo, metho, milko, muso, servo, smoko, rego, speedo, righto, etc. • You know that there is a universal place called ‘Woop Woop’ located in the middle of nowhere, no matter where you actually are. • You can understand all of this! STRAYA!!

MEMORY PROBLEMS

FIRST CHILD

A few old couples used to get together to talk about life and to have a good time. One day one of the men, Harry, started talking about this fantastic restaurant he went to the other night with his wife. “Really?”, one of the men said, what’s it called? After thinking for a few seconds the Harry said, “what are those good smelling flowers called again?” “Do you mean a rose? the first man questioned. “Yes that’s it,” he exclaimed. Looking over at his wife he said, “Rose what’s that restaurant we went to the other night?”

Brian’s stress level was at unsurpassed levels. His wife Maggie was in labor and Brian was sure it was time to head to the hospital. Breathing heavily, Brian grabbed the phone and called the doctor. “My wife, she’s ready, should we come?” The doctor tried to relax the poor fellow, “now tell me how much time elapses between the contractions?” “SHIRLEY!” Brian screamed on the top of his lungs, “How much time between contractions? Ten minutes? OK, ten minutes in between!” “And is this her first child?” questioned the doctor. “NO YOU STUPID NITWIT, THIS IS HER HUSBAND!”

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BROTHERS BULLETIN: AUTUMN EDITION

BROTHERS KINDRED CLUBS CONTACT PAGE Brothers Senior Football Club

Brothers JUNIOR Football Club

Contact Helen Richardson Email bellza64@gmail.com Phone 0402 811 511

Contact Dane McQueen 0418 952 253 Contact Jason Connors 0403 385 554 Email brothersipswichjrl@hotmail.com

www.seniors.brothersipswich.com.au

www.juniors.brothersipswich.com.au

Brothers Old Boys & Supporters

Brothers CRICKET Club

Contact James McGill Email jf.kb@optusnet.com.au BOBS@brothersipswich.com.au Phone 0434 353 874

Contact Brent Kinnane Email ipswichbrotherscricket@gmail.com Phone 0407 155 202

HANCOCK BROTHERS HOCKEY Club Contact Paul Hardie Email paul@bryntawelhorses.com Phone 0418 870 373 www.hancockbrothers.ipswichhockey.com

www.brothersipswich.qld.cricket.com.au

Brothers BASKETBALL Club Contact Kath Doyle Email kathdoyle@bigpond.com Phone 0421 000 057

Brothers NETBALL Club

Brothers SOCIAL BOWLS Club

Contact Julianne Elton Email brothersnetball@gmail.com Phone 0400 241 954

Contact Mark Potts Email brothersbowls@gmail.com Phone 0401 250 841

Brothers SOCIAL DARTS Club

Brothers SOCIAL GOLF Club

Contact Colin McGill Email colin@cmcabinets.net.au Phone 0417 605 832

Contact Don Currie Email doncurrie53@gmail.com Phone 0439 725 313

CYMS St Edmunds Swimming Club Brothers AOOB Contact Jack Ryan Phone 07 3816 1411

Contact Greg Roche Email president@cymsstedmunds.com.au Phone 0411 131 066 www.cymsstedmunds.com.au

IPSWICH ATHLETICS Club

IPSWICH BOWLS Club

Contact Vic Pascoe Email vgpascoe1@bigpond.com Phone 0409 754 884

Contact Daryl Knight Email darryl_knight@optusnet.com.au Phone 0432 187 206

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April 25 ANZAC DAY

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Brothers Bulletin Autumn 2015  
Brothers Bulletin Autumn 2015  

The Brothers Bulletin is a quarterly publication for members and guests of Brothers Leagues Club in Ipswich. It contains stories about the...