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Welcome to the winter edition of the Brothers Bulletin. This issue is one I’m sure you will find particularly interesting as it includes a feature article on the long-awaited renovations to the club.

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After two years of planning and consultation, we’re now only months away from commencing the $13 million first stage. The pictures you will see on the cover and in the article are concept drawings that were recently presented to the Board. Some of the detail may yet change, but we are now well and truly in the final stages before construction. It is very important to all of us at Brothers that we keep you informed as best we can about everything that is happening. So expect a further update in the next edition. Having been in this role for more than two decades, I can assure you that what is planned is unlike anything we have ever done before. We already consider ourselves to be the leading club in Ipswich. These renovations will put us on par with anything you will find anywhere in Queensland. As our valued members who have made this possible, I believe it is something you can be justifiably proud of and I cannot wait until you get a chance to enjoy the new facilities for yourselves. Elsewhere in this issue are some of our regular articles. Hallsy talks about craft beer, Chrissie gives you an insight into our dining options and Graham takes you through some of the other things that will be happening at the club over winter. We also get to know a couple more of our regular bands and we invite you to try poker. I honestly believe there has never been a better time to be a member of Brothers Ipswich. Our Advantage Loyalty Program is the best of its kind and our member promotions are as good as anywhere, we have the biggest and best gaming floor in Ipswich, offer the most free live entertainment and soon we will have a venue that is literally years ahead of anything else in the region. All the while, we continue to give generously to our local community. Thinking back to what the club looked like when I first came into this role back in 1993, it really is hard to describe just how far we have come. Thank you for being on this journey with me. Enjoy reading and I look forward to seeing you at the Club. Cheers,


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AROUND THE CLUB WITH GRAHAM

Exciting times ahead for Brothers There is a lot happening around the club right now especially with the renovations just around the corner.

The prizes and draws haven’t changed. Our Weekday Waffels will still be drawn at 2.30pm each day from Monday to Friday with ten prizes followed by an eleventh draw for $100 cash. And the Monster Raffle will still be the biggest weekly raffle in town with thousands of dollars worth of prizes given away each Wednesday night. Only the way you enter has changed. To be in any of these draws now you

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Our regular program of member promotions is as good as any you will find anywhere, and far better than most. We give away thousands of dollars in cash and prizes every single week. But we’re always looking for ways to make it even better so we have made an important change to our

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For those of you interested in gaming, we’re constantly updating the floor with some of the latest and most popular games available. Our Lightning Link now has 23 games connected to it including some brand new ones not seen here before and we’re about to introduce a couple of the stand-alone versions called Lightning Cash. We also have six new games connected to the colourful new Lock It Link and some of the new Double Shot machines will be installed soon too. In entertainment, we’ve made a slight change to the regular timetable with the Friday and Saturday night bands in the O Bar now starting at 8pm. This is in response to feedback from customers and staff and will give the people in the Brasserie a bit more time to enjoy their meals and will also line up better with the Members Draws on Fridays. For a long time, Brothers has offered more free live entertainment than any other venue in the region and will continue to do so. Every week we have morning melodies on Thursdays, two bands on Friday nights, two more on Saturdays and another one on Sunday afternoons. We also host Sunday MusiQue on Sunday evenings and the Senior Sessions on the first Tuesday of each month. And bring the family in on a Thursday evening to see our resident illusionist, Josh Norbido performing up-close magic. All of it is free. We have a couple of big feature shows coming up too starting with the League of Legends Show on 12 August presented by Australia’s foremost vocal impressionist, Eddie Daniels. This show is a tribute to three of the most spectacular entertainers of all time in Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley. All tickets are general admission and available at reception

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for $25 or you can book online for $20. The other big show is especially for the ladies. Badboys Australia are back on 20 August with their brand new production Forbidden. Every time these guys come to Brothers the show is a sell-out, so if you are interested, or know somebody who might be, don’t wait. Get your tickets now at reception for $34 or book online for $29. Before all that, it’s State of Origin time

Shows, prizes, cash & more! again. Come in and watch the mighty Maroons with your friends at Brothers. We will have some instant prizes available, themed food specials and the Brothers Old Boys will be selling tickets in a raffle to win a framed print of the 2015 Champions. Speaking of the Old Boys, they will be hosting another high tea on Sunday 3 July in honour of the Ladies of League. It was a fantastic event last year so I expect a lot of the ladies who went will be keen to come back. There’s only limited places available so if you are interested you can get your tickets now at reception for $30. The Ipswich Cup is on 18 June and the After Party at Brothers is always a great night. We’re turning it into a bit of a Pizza Party with free live entertainment from a couple of our favourites, Rock Steady and BrisVegas will be kicking off at both bars at the special time of 7.30pm. If you are down

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at the track, we will be running the usual shuttle service from Brisbane Road after the race. This is strictly for members only and people who have peaked too soon may be refused a ride. Our Choose Your Own Adventure Major promotion is also getting close with the big draw on 25 June at 5pm. We often get a lot of people come in at the last moment for these draws, so I strongly suggest you come in nice and early if you want to avoid the congestion. Not only that, but it will give you a chance to pick up a few more entries and have a think about where would you go? Our big promotion after that is another repeat of a popular one from last year. We’re holding a Christmas in July celebration on Saturday 23 July and we’re handing out the presents! A total of $10,000 in cash will be handed out in draws every 15 minutes from 4pm. Entry into that one is on the day only, so again, get in nice and early for your chance. Extending the Brothers Advantage even further, we have a special offer available when you subscribe to the Queensland Times. Not only do you get a great rate on the only daily newspaper in Ipswich, but you also get $20 to spend at Brothers. To take advantage, visit www. qt.com.au/brothers or contact their subscriber services during business hours on 1300 361 604. Like everyone else at Brothers, I’m very excited about the refurbishments that are planned for later in the year. We’ve been hearing about them for what feels like forever, but now it finally seems real. There is a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Continue to experience the Brothers Advantage and I look forward to seeing you around the club.

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHRISSIE

Food for all Occasions At Brothers we offer something to satisfy every dining occasion.

At the top end we have our Tryline Restaurant with full table service and a bit more flair in the menu. It’s perfect for sharing an evening with someone special or for those who prefer a meal that is a little more creative than traditional club food without being pretentious or ridiculously expensive. The Tryline is known as a steakhouse but the menu features plenty of variety including vegetarian options. It’s well worth a look. Right at the other end is our Coffee Shop. Apart from all the tea, coffee and cakes you would expect to find, the Coffee Shop offers a range of light meals and snacks all day and late into the evening, making it perfect for shutting down any hunger pains that crop up at inconvenient times. You may have noticed that our Coffee Shop has just come out with a brand new menu.

ever win any awards, but it is still the most popular choice for the majority of our members. We keep it simple and that seems to be what most of you like. That doesn’t mean we don’t change things up occasionally. Just like the Coffee Shop, the Brasserie has just

“The great thing about Brothers is that members never pay full price on any of our standard menu items.

For the health-conscious, try the Pita Bread which we get made locally, with a choice of fillings including salad, smoked salmon or grilled chicken. Or if you are happy to enjoy something a little more indulgent, our gourmet hot dog has been created especially for us by a local butcher. Make it your own by loading up with bacon, cheese, sour cream, avocado, coleslaw or caramelised onion – just to name a few options. Our final eating destination is the Leprechaun Brasserie. The focus in the Brasserie is traditional club food and value for the whole family. Unlike the Tryline, the Brasserie probably won’t

released a new menu as well with a few additions that are perfect for warming you up in the cooler weather. Look out for the Beef & Guinness Pie which is made from slow-cooked chunks of tender rib fillet in delicious Guinness gravy and topped with a pillow of golden puff pastry. The Southern Style Chicken is a plump free-range chargrilled chicken breast topped with spicy southern-style salsa with melted Swiss cheese. Our chefs will also select a Trio of Curries each day, inspired by dishes from around Asia and the Subcontinent,

served with fluffy jasmine rice and naan. So call in to see where our chefs will take you. And the old favourite, Crumbed Lamb Cutlets tower intertwined with a char-grilled bacon rasher served on a bed of mash with a mote of green peas and red wine jus. It’s a beautiful combination of flavours and textures. The great thing about Brothers is our members never pay full price on any of our standard menu items. That goes for the Tryline, the Coffee Shop and the Brasserie. Even our newest members, or those who only come in occasionally, are going to save a minimum of ten per cent off the standard price. And of course, those who do come in more regularly can save much more than that. In other news, we have a few big occasions coming up, such as the State of Origin Series and the Ipswich Cup After Party. We always like to put out a few specials in keeping with the theme on nights like these. So keep an eye out for some footy inspired food as you watch the mighty maroons and celebrate the Cup with our Pizza Party. Finally, keep an eye out too, for our Christmas in July special. Our twocourse Festive Feast is available throughout July for lunch and dinner. But it takes a little bit of preparation so we need you to book in advance. Just call reception on 3817 2999 and let them know you are coming.

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BEHIND THE BAR WITH HALLSY

The Circle of Life Beer From the day we arrive on the planet And blinking, step into the sun There’s more to see than can ever be seen More to drink than can ever be drunk It’s the Circle of Life

I’m not sure I got that quite right, but you get the idea. The first brewers of beer made small batches by hand using local ingredients. Each batch resulted in a unique experience that could be influenced not only by the technical skill of the brewer, but also factors beyond their control such as the weather and quality of the harvest. Then came the industrial revolution; and with it automation, commodification, refrigeration, and globalisation. Consistent, mass-produced mainstream beer removed the uncertainty, lowered production costs and ultimately took over the world.

The move to craft beer reflects a broader consumer desire for more meaning in their product choices beyond brand alone. Craft beer can be many things, but it almost always has a story. These stories may relate to history, geography, methodology or the ingredients and are usually told with a sense of passion and humour.

For as long as I can remember (and for a good while before that), Australia has been regarded as a beer drinking nation. A former Prime Minister once held the official world record for downing a yard glass in eleven seconds and one of our sporting icons knocked back 52 tinnies on a flight to London. We thought they were deadset legends.

It may seem like a recent trend, but the seeds of the craft beer revival, in Australia at least, were sown back in the early 80s by a bloke called Phil Sexton. Disenchanted with working in a mainstream brewery, he had an idea to open a pub in Fremantle called the Sail & Anchor that basically did the opposite of what all the big players were doing at the time. They poured beer they brewed themselves, sold imports from interstate and overseas and created a venue that was clean and welcoming to women. It was unheard of in the wild west in those days. But within a few years Phil and his mates had founded Matilda Bay, opened 39 pubs across Australia and were sending their beer back east.

However, recent figures show that overall beer consumption in Australia has hit a 70-year low. Defying the trend, the craft beer segment is producing 20 per cent annual growth rates and now makes up about 5 per cent of the entire $14 billion domestic beer market. All the experts agree

That’s not to say the craft beer movement has been onwards and upwards ever since. By the turn of the century, most of the craft brewers that immediately followed Matilda Bay (including Matilda Bay) had been bought out by the established companies or simply failed.

But then something interesting happened. The circle turned.

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there’s plenty more growth to come.

But the little guy wasn’t done. The second wave began to appear with microbreweries popping up in tourist areas, much like wineries, while others, like Melbourne’s Mountain Goat were gaining traction by focussing on their local community. As the little guys started to improve the quality of their products, savvy business owners in pubs, restaurants and bottle shops recognised the advantage of having a point of difference. Many people today are on the hunt for new experiences, whether it’s aromatic or texture or flavour. Brewers are responding by embracing the potential of beer diversity that for centuries they tried to eradicate. Here at Brothers we’ve dipped our toe in the craft beer movement and are just starting to reach in a little further. A good starting point for anyone looking to embark on a quest towards an appreciation of more flavourful beers (and one we offer here) is James Squire’s One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale. It’s a completely approachable craft brew incorporating malted wheat that results in a refreshing character and a fruity nose. Or perhaps you might like to try The Swindler Summer Ale which just took out a Gold Medal at the 2016 World Beer Cup in the US. There’s a whole world of beer out there. If you reckon we should bring in some more I’d love to hear from you.

Hakuna matata and cheers!


AWhole New Brothers After the most extensive research and consultation process the club has ever undertaken, Brothers Ipswich is now in the final stages of preparations for its long-awaited major renovation project with construction expected to commence later this year.

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SPECIAL FEATURE A masterplan has been developed which outlines three distinct stages of works to be conducted over several years. The first stage is the largest and will have the most immediate impact on the day to day operations of the club. With an estimated build time of nine months and a budget of $13 million dollars, stage one will include an increase in overall floor space. But according to the Leagues Club Chairman, Greg Walsh, it is what is happening inside that will set this project apart from anything we have done before.

“This one is all about, not only adding more floor area and making the club bigger for the sake of making it bigger. It’s about ensuring what we currently have is also maintained and refurbished. The last major project, the bulk of the dollars spent was just adding floor area to the club and a little bit of refurbishment. Whereas this project, I would say, it’s half and half.” “The whole club is going to look significantly different to what it is today. In the past it was always an open plan arrangement. That was what the architects and everybody used to say you had to do. What we’re finding now is the market has changed significantly towards far more personalised spaces for people to have their own little zone to sit in smaller groups and enjoy each others company in a little bit of privacy. So it’s different in that regard, it’s not that open plan that we once knew.” The project is being undertaken in partnership with Brand + Slater Architects who have been working with Brothers for well over a decade. Greg describes the relationship as one of mutual respect, noting that Brand + Slater have significant experience in working with the club industry. “We certainly trust the work that they do and the people in behind the scenes, not only just the design, but the finishes. What people see and feel and touch. They’re very good at that and we trust them.

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We believe that they can provide what we need.” The Head of Interiors at Brand + Slater is Luis Nheu. It is his responsibility to look after the interior side of the project in terms of look and feel. Luis says what members are going to notice straight away is the visual impact of the change to the entire club. “We’re taking it from what it is now to essentially a five-star establishment,” explains Luis. “We’re keeping essentially the structure, but altering as many parts where possible to basically give your members a whole new experience to the club. We’re hoping that once we’ve finished you won’t know it’s the same club.” Greg says the renovations and refurbishment are necessary for the club to remain competitive in an environment where the expectations of members and guests are continually increasing. “You need to be able to continue to offer change in terms of what people are looking for. If you have something that doesn’t change, in a short period of time people become complacent and bored with what’s being offered to them.” Luis says for this project, the team at his firm asked themselves what can they offer that will give Brothers the longevity and the reinvention for the club that it needs and also a point of difference to other venues in the area.


The whole club is going to “ look significantly different to what it is today. | GREG WALSH, CLUB CHAIRMAN

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back is we’re probably on the same page in terms of what our members want. But it’s just confirmation which is important.”

The significance of the project is underscored by the extent of work that has gone into the planning. Greg has been a member of the Leagues Club Board for more than twenty years and says the planning process usually takes around twelve months. This time, more than two years has been taken to get to this point and there will still be another five to six months of finetuning before construction work commences.

“Sydney clubs in the past have always set the scene as far as the levels that you’re trying to achieve as a local Ipswich club. We try and mirror what they do on a smaller scale. That’s certainly changed over time, we’ve seen in the last ten years with our club, together with other clubs in South East Queensland, a lot of Sydney clubs are coming up and having a look at what we’re doing to take ideas back, which is a good feeling. It’s certainly a change from how we’ve been viewed in the past.”

Over the last two years, the Building Committee, which consists of the architects, Board Members and Senior Management have been looking at the experiences and offerings at other leading clubs in South East Queensland and in Sydney. The Brothers members were also extensively consulted through a series of focus groups and a survey that received more than 1800 responses. “There’s no point the Board going off in a direction and providing a facility that nobody wants,” observes Greg. “So we’ve engaged members and guests to a higher level than what we’ve ever done before. The good thing is what’s come

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Luis says the member consultation process was really important to highlight the areas the members were focused on, with priorities identified that may not have necessarily been at the forefront of the designers’ thinking. “We’ve incorporated all that feedback into an overall planning sense of the design, so how it flows and the offers that it has and the areas that members find important,” he says. “The level of finishes that we’ve picked, the look and feel, the elements that we’ve taken inspiration from, are all from places we’ve seen, places we’ve visited and essentially put


together as a jigsaw puzzle to give you a fairly timeless five-star offering which is where a lot of leading venues are heading. We’re offering that in Ipswich, which I don’t think anyone else will be for the next few years anyway.” Significant time has been spent by the Building Committee looking at different designs and layouts to work out how best to incorporate the requirements in a way that is practical and functional. “That just takes time and moving things around affects budgets,” says Greg. “Once we get down to the finer end of design and knowing what we want, we then engage all the various consultants to have their input and get a higher level of detail in the project. We then go back to the quantity surveyor to fine-tune the budget. All of that takes a significant amount of time. So, that’s been two years’ worth of work. In the past we were growing from a small base so it was much easier to upgrade what we had pre-construction. Now we have quite a large club, in terms of the region, so to upgrade that and refurbish it, plus add-on, is a hell of a lot more work.” The project is now at the stage where the Board has signed-off on the floor design and layout and the Development Application has been lodged with the Council for approval. Greg says he is confident that construction will commence by October or November. “The three key things that need to happen are Council approval; I believe that we’ve got that under control because already to get to where we are we’ve engaged various consultants for the different trades and so on that are involved in the club. So we already know that we’re complying in all of those areas in what Council would require and what we require as a Board. Other than the Development Application approval, we obviously have to work with our bankers to get finance approval; and indicatively, we’ve already got that support and

we know from all of our numbers and projections over years that we’re well and truly within the limits of where we want to have the club committed in terms of debt levels. Beyond that it’s just really going out to market, to a select tender; to two or three builders and getting prices and firm it up and ready to go. Where we’re at now is what I would call the tail end of the project pre-construction. October/November, I think, is a very realistic timeline.” The first stage of the overall masterplan is expected to take nine months and will itself be staged in order to minimise the impact on patrons.

Creating a venue unlike any other in the region. “One of the things we have learned from experience over the years, from the last two major projects is that as a Board we’ve got to have more control over the interruption to trade so that it’s not a building site. It’s a club and people can continue to enjoy the facilities without adversely affecting the operations of the club,” says Greg. “We’ve got to make sure that the existing members and guests are comfortable during that period. That’s something we’ll be much stronger with, whoever the new builder is for the works.” According to Greg, a lot of the initial works will be adding on to the floor space external to the club as it exists now. Once complete, some current facilities will be temporarily relocated to the new floor space to enable work to be conducted on the older areas with minimal impact on operations.

“All of that external work will happen before we even start breaking into the club. So you’ll see works happening, but it won’t affect the internals of the club in the short term, this side of Christmas.” Luis is confident, that when complete, the members of Brothers are going to have a venue unlike any other in the region. “The stuff we do, once we’re done it for the venue, we don’t tend to want to repeat ourselves at other venues, so what we’re offering you in terms of fixtures and light fittings and feature structural elements we want it to be for you and not duplicated anywhere else.” “I think the most important thing is the thing that we’ve come up with for you is going to be a talking point in the area. It’s a reinvention of the club that it’s been wanting for a while and it’s great to have an opportunity to do an entire club reinvention in terms of the interior and the offering as well. In short, I hope the members will take to it as we have and the Board has.” Greg says there is much for the members of Brothers to be excited about. “We feel as a Board that we’re going to offer a facility to our members and guests, certainly within this region, that no other club in the region is going to be able to offer. It’s all about continuing to raise the bar over time. You can’t keep doing what you’ve always done in the past you’ve got to continue to try and grow and develop and that’s all part and parcel of the facility that you provide. It’s got to always improve on where you’ve come from before and try and make it even better. And part of that process, I’m sure, will excite people.” “I’m looking forward to it. I’m certainly excited myself and I can’t wait to see the end result. I think it’s going to be very good. It’s good for everybody. It’s good for our management and staff, good for the members and good for the local region. It’s going to be great.”

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09 June Tracy Vaughan

10 June Seductive Soul

16 June Marco

17 June 2 Much

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24 June Caught in the Act

30 June Kevin Smith

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04 June Wasabi

05 June Stray Fragments

10 June Bootleg Flyers

11 June Vertigo

12 June Just Five

17 June Men Behaving Loudly

18 June BrisVegas (7:30pm)

19 June Bit by Bit

24 June Triplickit

25 June No Standing

26 June Cool Change

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GETTING TO KNOW

Route 66 It has been a long time in between drinks at Brothers for Route 66. Trevor White (lead guitar and vocals) started the band on the Gold Coast with his two sons and current drummer Keith Douglas back in 2004. Pretty soon, they found themselves playing at Brothers and made regular appearances at the club for the next few years. But their gig in November 2015 was their first here following what turned out to be a seven or eight year break.

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According to Trevor, some of the Brothers members who were there that night have long memories. “There were a few here who came up and said ‘we remember you guys playing over there’ on the old stage you know, way back when. I didn’t think anybody would remember us but they did.” Route 66 went through some personnel changes in their early years and ultimately Trevor’s sons were replaced by Wayne Perandis on bass and Reg Dunne on guitar and vocals. Reg’s colourful past includes a stint as a free-form jazz musician and playing in a country band supporting well-known acts such as the Little River Band, Charlie Pride and John Denver. He can even remember working on a tour with Jim Reeves (who died in 1964). “That’s how old I am” laughs Reg. The current line-up has been in place for around five years. Trevor says Route 66 is a country rock band and that’s the type of music he now prefers to play. However, he also has a long history of playing straight rock’n’roll going all the way back to his early days in Inverell, NSW. Immediately prior to starting his current band, he was playing in a successful rock’n’roll outfit on the Gold Coast called the Rock’n’Rebels. A lot of that style still features in a Route 66 gig. “We probably do about 60/40 more country than rock’n’roll today,” explains Trevor. Because of that background, Route 66 still get a lot of gigs playing for rock’n’roll clubs around the place and perform at the Cooly Rocks On nostalgia festival. They used to play at Wintersun before it left the Gold Coast and even won its Best Rock’n’Roll Band award one year. “Yeah 2009 I think it was,” recalls Trevor. “And the band before this one, the Rock’n’Rebels won Best Rock’n’Roll Band as well.” As a genuine crossover band, Route 66 are equally at home on the country circuit too and list playing the

Broadbeach Country Music Festival as being one of their highlights. Not surprisingly, Trevor says his favourite songs to play these days tend to be the country ones. He singles out Alan Jackson’s Chattahoochee as both one that he enjoys playing and that is guaranteed to get a good reaction from the crowd. He also lists Matchbox by Carl Perkins and the Big O’s Pretty Woman as proven crowd-pleasers at a Route 66 gig. “Pretty Woman will cover everybody from the young ones through to the old ones.” Whatever the style, it’s the crowd that keeps Trevor and the boys going. If the crowd stays, the band is happy. A successful night is when they keep everybody dancing. “That’s what we like to try and do,” says Trevor. “There’s nothing worse than playing and there’s nobody up dancing.” “When you feel it from the crowd, you’re actually communicating with them,” says Reg. “What you’re doing is not just noise in the background. It’s something that you can get up and dance to. When you feel you’re connecting with the audience, that’s the best. They might come up at the end and say ‘you know, I don’t really like country, but tonight was great.’” “The main thing is we always like to drive the music a little bit. That gets everybody going, you know?” says Trevor. “But we do a fair variation of music. It’s just not all full-on. Every now and then we slow it down to do partner dances.” Route 66 are pretty content with what they’re doing, playing mainly around South East Queensland, but with the occasional trips to Bundaberg and Coffs Harbour. They still have a loyal following and at some venues sections of the audience show up wearing Route 66 tee shirts. “I usually mingle with the crowd a fair bit and get to know a lot of the people,” says Trevor. “If the crowds all kept dying off you’d feel like giving it away.” But that seems like a long way off at the moment.

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July

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07 July

The Darren J Ray Duo

01 July

60s Sensation Show Band

02 July

14 July

Rob Rosenlund & Tony Jeffrey

08 July

Sekada Band

09 July Indecision

21 July

Glenn Callaghan

15 July

Able Magwitch

16 July

Buddy Love & the Tremors

22 July

Zed 28

23 July

Rock Bandits

29 July

Paisley Road

30 July

Cover Me

28 July

Billy Guy

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02 July

Super Active Rock

03 July

Wally & The Gators

08 July

09 July

A Noble Few

10 July

The Rock Hounds

15 July Chester

16 July

Dirty Dice

17 July

Black Cats Re-Loaded

22 July

Rush Hour

23 July Sarenda

24 July

Hot Wire

29 July

Diva Demolition

30 July Wasabi

31 July

Just Five

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GETTING TO KNOW

Men Behaving Loudly What happens when a bunch of blokes who used to be in a rock band together jam at a party fifteen years after breaking up? They form a new band and become regulars at Brothers.

Men Behaving Loudly grew out of Under New Management, an alternative originals band from Brisbane that recorded three albums between the mid-eighties and early nineties.

The factors that led to their break-up in the nineties are now behind them. Their work and families are more established and they are free to rock out on the weekends for pure enjoyment.

Guitarist and vocalist Mike Jones recalls playing well known innercity venues at the same time as Regurgitator and Powderfinger. While they were once part of the same scene, circumstances set them on different paths.

“We’ve got the passion and the time to commit to doing this. It’s certainly not a fulltime gig but it’s bloody good fun,” says Paul. “We want to be the best that we can be and put on the best show we can for the people here at Brothers or wherever we play.

“They were just better than us and more committed than us,” he concedes. “Plus we all had day jobs and other obligations.”

While the originals band was grungy, Scott describes Men Behaving Loudly as a ‘rock’n’roll party band’. The others agree.

Fast forward to 2009 and Mike’s fortieth birthday was celebrated by reuniting with drummer Paul Nebauer and bass player Steve Rixon for a jam. Sadly, the fourth member of UNM had been taken by cancer in ’94, so the three former bandmates invited Scott McClement to join them on guitar and vocals and Men Behaving Loudly was born.

“We want people up and dancing, that’s really where we’re at,” says Mike. “We’re not there to mimic the minutia of complicated Led Zeppelin riffs. We’re up there to play songs that people know, that people like, that they can sing along to, that make them want to get up and dance and that we still enjoy playing.”

“Once we got back together and realised it was something we wanted to do, it fired us up and we just wanted to keep going,” says Paul.

“I think what we’re trying to do is capture a classic rock feel and meld it with more modern bands like Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters and that sort of stuff,” explains Paul. “But still stay true to that rock ethos I suppose of give ‘em a good time and make them go home feeling like they’ve had a good time.”

“We had a great time that night, and we thought it’s been so long since we played, ‘is there still a covers scene?’” remembers Mike. “We just decided to keep playing, searched for venues and lucked upon Brothers.”

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And Brothers is a great fit.

Men Behaving Loudly have now been performing regularly at Brothers for the last four years. Paul says it took a little while to get established after playing at the club for the first time in 2011.

“You guys are lucky in this area that you’ve got this venue here,” says Scott. “Because it supports the music industry and it supports those people who enjoy live music.”

“The first gig we played here was a fill-in for someone else. And maybe the first three or four were like that.”

“It’s a great venue for what we do,” says Mike. “The people are just here to have a good time.”

“Seriously, we’ve said it a thousand times,” agrees Paul. “We love playing here. The crowd are great. The security crew just do the right thing. No one gets out of control. We’ve never seen any real agro.” “Some of the places a bit further afield do get a little out of control in terms of crowd interaction,” observes Scott. “But this place is always fun and enjoyable,” says Paul. “We played one venue that was so small, my guitar was blocking the front door and when people came in they’d tap me on the shoulder and I’d move 90 degrees to let them in,” says Mike. “To play in a place like Brothers where it’s a nice room and the crowd is here to party, for us, it’s great.” Scott says it’s mandatory at a Brothers gig to pull out the ACDC and the Angels but probably the song they’re getting the best reaction from at the moment is Sex on Fire. Throw in classics like My Sharona and Born to be Wild to the list of guaranteed crowd-pleasers and you have the foundation of an MBL gig. “We do try to keep it fairly structured,” says Scott. “One of the things we try to do is play tight. I think that goes not just to the playing but also to the professionalism of how we approach our shows. So we’re flexible but it has to have an initial structure.” Steve says set lists are worked out in advance of each show with the audience and venue in mind. “We have backups we play depending on the mood of the night and depending on the people,” he says. “Here we know the genre of music people generally like so we go with


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that, but we also like to throw in Taylor Swift and things like that…and if they work we’ll keep them.” “Normally we play songs fairly straight down the line. But if we throw in something like that we’ll tend to play it with a rock’n’roll intensity,” explains Mike. “It’s just a good fun song. You see about thirty smiles in the crowd when they recognise it from the vocals and they’re grinning to themselves and nudging the person beside them. You’ve got to have those light hearted breaks otherwise it can get a little same-same.” Putting on a great show is what it’s all about and the boys are hoping for nothing more than regular gigs and making people happy for as long as they can. If you come to see Men Behaving Loudly at Brothers you can expect a good solid party and plenty of beats. “It makes me feel good sitting up the back watching these guys sing out and play their bits and just seeing people smiling as they’re dancing,” says Paul. “I love it.”

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August

ENTERTAINMENT

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11:00AM-2:00PM

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PARTY PUB ROCK

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50’S & 60’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

SATURDAYS

8:00PM-11:00PM

8:00PM-11:00PM

04 August Chris Doyle

05 August Stray Fragments

06 August Atmosphere

11 August Marco

12 August Paris Texas “The 80s Tour”

13 August Midnight Rambler

18 August Paul Renton 25 August Tracy Vaughan

19 August Rocky Steady

20 August Caught in the Act 27 August Hillbilly Dix

26 August StrumPet

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05 August Vertigo

06 August Bootleg Flyers

07 August Crisis the Band

12 August Dave Ritter Band

13 August The Whiskey Brothers

14 August Bit by Bit

19 August No Standing

20 August Zoophonic Blonde

26 August Zade

27 August Triplickit

21 August Little Stevie & the Tail Fins 28 August Cool Change

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WHY NOT TRY

Poker? In the late 90s and into the early 2000s, poker exploded in popularity around the world.

This was, in part, thanks to films such as Rounders and the introduction of online poker. Televised poker events, which had been around in some form since the 70s, also contributed to the rise in interest after the “hole cam” was unveiled in 1997. For the first time, viewers at home could see what cards the players were holding as they were considering their bets. While the growth rate has since levelled out, the poker community remains far larger and more active than at any time prior to the boom. For a select few, the game provides a lucrative source of income. However, for most of us, it’s just a bit of fun with friends and a great way to exercise the mind. Australian Pro Poker (APP) is a national organisation that runs poker tournaments all over the country. They even have their own televised games on 31 Digital (one was recorded at Brothers!). APP have been running free games at Brothers for a few years now, originally just on Wednesdays but more recently on Monday nights as well. Jeff Sacco is one of the Tournament Directors (or TDs) with APP and has been working at Brothers for close to twelve months. He started as a regular player himself before joining the company. Jeff says poker can appear complicated if you have never had any involvement with it at all, but the basics are easily picked up by watching a few games on television or playing online or with friends. “Once you know the basics it’s easy to learn and you can only get better. It’s not a sport you can get worse at. It’s a sport you can only get better at,” he says. “Once you’ve played it a few times you’ve picked it up. You

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know exactly what you’re doing, what’s a good hand, what’s a bad hand. It just depends on knowing the basics.” While free to enter, the games played at Brothers use exactly the same rules as the big money games you see on television. It’s called Texas Hold ‘em. For each hand, two cards, known as the hole cards, are dealt face down to each player. Then five community cards are dealt face up in three stages, firstly three cards (“the flop”), later an additional single card (“the turn”) and a final card (“the river”). Rounds of betting take place before the flop is dealt and after each subsequent deal. Players have betting options to check, call, raise or fold and are playing against everyone at their table. Whoever can make the best five-card poker hand out of the combination of their hole cards and the community cards wins all the chips bet. When you’ve done your chips, you’re out. The winner of the tournament is the last person with chips. “We try to start off with eight at a table and as tables lose players we try to make up another table of eight,” explains Jeff. “Once players start ‘busting out’ as they call it, lose all their chips, we may take players from one table to another.” In addition to winning prizes on the night, players are competing for points from each game that determine an overall venue winner over a three month season. They can then go on to regional finals, state finals and maybe even national finals held each year. Win the national final this year and you can earn yourself a seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Jeff says the majority of players are purely social, but there have been some who have taken the game more seriously than others.

Once you “know the basics it is easy to learn.


“There are some players who’ve gone on and class themselves as professional poker players. And they play the casinos and travel around the world,” he says. “We used to, years ago, have a regular player in Ipswich who went on to win a big competition in Melbourne. And he just plays big competitions now.” The players that come to Brothers are mostly from the Ipswich area but some do occasionally come from as far as Brisbane. Monday nights will typically get anywhere between 40-60 players while Wednesdays average 50-70. The more players in each tournament, the more points you can earn and the greater the prize pool. Jeff says the games attract a wide variety of people from different walks of life. Some players come in on their own but most of them come with friends or family. “There’s a lot of family here,” he says. “They live in different parts of Ipswich and they meet up here. Everybody that comes here enjoys everything about the venue. The food, the pokies, the Wednesday night raffle. That brings a lot of players in.”

If you’ve ever thought of giving poker a go or are just looking for something new to do on a Monday or Wednesday night, Jeff says you should come down. It’s totally free to play. The games start at 7pm (registration from 6pm) and usually take three or four hours to determine a winner depending on how many players are involved and the strategy they take into the game. “Don’t’ be scared. It is a friendly bunch of people,” Jeff says. “We encourage new players. Most people here will help the new players out. Just come into the venue and see whoever is running the game on the night. If they’ve never played Australian Pro Poker they just come in, sign up and play.” “I used to play all the time before I became a TD. I did it just for enjoyment. I wasn’t bothered if I won or lost. It was just social. Meet friends, have a few beers. And that’s a lot of it to most of them. It just gets them out of the house and socialising.” “Basically, it’s just fun and who doesn’t want to win a bit of money? That’s the way I look at it.”

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

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WHY I LIKE RETIREMENT! Question: How many days in a week? Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday. Question: When is a retiree’s bedtime? Answer: Two hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

JOKES FOR FRANK WITH THANKS TO JACK DRUNKEN RAMBLING A drunk came staggering into a pub one afternoon, perched himself unsteadily on a stool and said: “Hey barman! Gimme a wubble diskey!” The barman stared at him for a moment, scratched his head, then realised the bloke wanted a double whiskey. He’d obviously had a few too many, but the barman was so amused at the drunk’s words, he served him. The bloke knocked back the drink and demanded another. “Another wubble diskey!” he called. “Another wubble diskey, ‘cos I’m going shabbit rooting.” “Do what?” queried the barman. Then he realised what the drunk had said, and burst out laughing. “Rabbit shooting! You’re going rabbit shooting,” said the barman. “Too right, mate,” said the drunk. “An’ I wanna wubble diskey, ‘cos I’m gunna grab me rusty trifle an’ go shabbit rooting.” The barman, trying not to laugh any more, served the drunk. “Thanks, mate,” the drunk said. “I’m gunna jump in me Crand Luiser, scread for the hub and root shabbits.” “You want a double whiskey, you’re going to grab your trusty rifle, jump in your Land Cruiser, head for the scrub and shoot rabbits,” the barman translated, serving the man his drink. The barman was still laughing when the drunk headed for the door. “What was all that about?” another customer asked. The barman grinned. “That drunk,” he explained. “Got all his words muddled up. He said he wanted a wubble diskey and he was going to grab his rusty trifle, jump in his Crand Luiser, scread for the hub and root shabbits. “You know what? It shickled the tit out of me!”

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A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack. “Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a vacation.” Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick, and that it’s okay, he knows the bank manager.

Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb? Answer: Only one, but it might take all day. Question: What’s the biggest gripe of retirees? Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done. Question: Why don’t retirees mind being called Seniors? Answer: The term comes with a 10% discount. Question: Among retirees, what is considered formal attire?

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

Answer: Tied shoes.

The frog says, “Sure. I have this,” and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.

Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office. She finds the manager and says, “There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.” She holds up the tiny pink elephant. “I mean, what in the world is this?” The bank manager looks back at her and says... “It’s a knick-knack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.”

Question: Why do retirees count pennies?

Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire? Answer: NUTS! Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage? Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there. Question: What do retirees call a long lunch? Answer: Normal. Question: What is the best way to describe retirement? Answer: The never ending coffee break. Question: What’s the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree? Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents. Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn’t miss work, but misses the people he used to work with? Answer: He is too polite to tell the whole truth. And, my very favourite.... Question: What do you do all week? Answer: Monday through Friday, NOTHING..... Saturday & Sunday, I rest.


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Brothers Bulletin Winter 2016  
Brothers Bulletin Winter 2016  

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