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This diverse and exciting range of musical styles includes latin, jazz, blues, folk, nostalgia, contemporary, flamenco Sean Mackenzie Trio Cloudstreet and more. Date Sat 7 Jul Date Sat 14 Jul Relax with a glass of wine from our sponsors Red + White as these masterful musicians and emerging artists captivate your senses with their passion, talent and finesse. pre-sale tickets


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Multi instrumentalist, composer and producer Sean Mackenzie will captivate you with his exciting show full of stories from his performances in Japan, Holland and Brazil. Sean is a premier artist in the fusion of world music and shares the stage with Christopher Soulos (Bass) and Fernando Delgado (Drums).


With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers and powerful arrangements of Australian classics, Cloudstreet’s exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all a compelling sense of fun.

Sharny Russell, George Golla and Lauren Lucille Date Sat 21 Jul

Experience Live Jazz at its best as Australia’s favourite singers and guitarists perform together for one night only. This warm and inviting show will feature the next generation of Jazz vocalists with Sharny’s daughter, Lauren Lucille sharing the stage.

Lucy McIntosh

The Maples

Bonnie J Jensen

Simon Nicole

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This is an evening celebrating the songs of the 1940’s and 50’s including the late Nat “King” Cole. Lucy will be joined by well-known Gold Coast performer Adam King, and maestro Matthew Nuttley.

Jazz, soul, blues and rock can all be used to describe this exceptionally talented young group. With music appreciation and understanding beyond their years, The Maples bring a new feel to many classic and modern songs as well as original compositions.

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An Unexpected Variety Show ft. Jenny Wynter Date Sat 25 Aug

Jen is a comedic performer with a particular passion for musical, character and improvised comedy. Her new solo show An Unexpected Variety Show recently debuted at Brisbane Powerhouse, followed by a season at Melbourne Fringe Festival, where it was bestowed the “Excellence in Cabaret” award.

The Greg Gottlieb Sextet

Trichotomy with DVA Lil Fi

Date Sat 1 Sep

Acclaimed modern jazz trio Trichotomy return for a very special collaboration with the duo DVA. Trichotomy’s compelling, jazz influenced combination of piano, bass & drums are a captivating match with DVA so don’t miss this event.

Fresh from a two year stint in the multicultural heart of East London, Greg Gottlieb returns to embrace the glorious musical sunshine of his beloved homeland. For one night only, the passionate bassist presents a set of songs and stories collected across Europe.

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Date Sat 15 Sep

Australian Blues Legend, Lil Fi sings with a powerful voice and charisma as she weaves her magical jazz and blues stories through popular standards and emotive originals. Lil Fi will engage you until the last note as she shares the stage with some of Australia’s favourite musicians.


ft. Marissa Burgess Date Sat 22 Sep

Legendary Paris showgirl Marissa Burgess accompanied on piano by Carla M. Keely delightfully conjures up the by-gone era of Hollywood with silky tones, tinkling notes and sumptuous costuming. Saffron serves an eclectic plate of jazz, chansons, pop and blues.

Jim Kelly and the Syndicate ft. Laura Nobel Date Sat 29 Sep

Australia’s leading contemporary guitarist Jim Kelly will be presenting a few sets of Jazz n Blues featuring soulful vocalist Laura Nobel. Laura’s unique vocals come with an authentic, soul-stirring freshness and her enthusiasm for performing makes for an exciting and entertaining show.

A jazz-orientated recording artist and song-writer, Bonnie is an experienced singer and pianist, possessing an extensive repertoire and a voice that segues effortlessly, from swinging standards and smooth sambas, through her signature re-harmonised arrangements of modern songs, to heart-felt ballads and blues.

Simone Nicole returns to the Basement after a sold out show last year to present once again a fascinating night of Musical Entertainment. Simone`s unique repertoire will delight and inspire you with songs and melodies from Musical Theatre to today’s music.

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EVERY friday @ 8.00pm The Coast’s best comedy venue brings you a raucous evening of local, national and international performers, with regular appearances from popular TV and radio personalities. Enjoy guaranteed non-stop laughs and hilarious antics.

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Dave Callan

Dave Thornton

Sam McCool

Harley Breen

Steady Eddy

Des Dowling

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Easily the hairiest comedian in Australia, Dave Callan is a versatile and highly entertaining comedian, writer and performer. Dave has been on just about every Australian TV show that features stand-up comedians.

Bio-Human, comedian, sometimes actor and breathing enthusiast. With his accessible humour and free flowing style, Dave’s success as a comic has quickly broadened into a range of performance credits on TV, radio and stage.

If you agree that in comedy, everyone’s fair game, then Sam McCool’s the comic to catch. Watching Sam has been described as ‘like watching a Schizophrenic’ on SBS or the UN on Speed!

A regular MC and headliner on the Australian scene, Harley is also familiar to comedy circuits in Edinburgh, London and Singapore, and at Festivals such as the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringes. His material presents as straightahead high quality standup, which actually undersells its subtlety.

Steady’s debut into the world of comedy was in the open mic section at The Sydney Comedy Store, where he learned his sharp wit and endearing delivery style. Steady has won two MO Awards for New Wave Comedy Performer of the Year and has performed at comedy festivals in Melbourne, Edinburgh, Montreal and Vienna.

After beginning his career as a news and current affairs reporter, Des decided making people laugh, rather than making them cry was a far nobler career. Since then Des has gone on to become a hugely successful comedian and was nominated for a Logie for his mockumentary series Mark Loves Sharon.

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Dave Williams

Chris Radburn

Brett Nichols

George Kapiniaris

Pommy Johnson

Tommy Little

Mick Meredith

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Dave is regarded as one of Australia’s brightest young stars who has performed alongside some of the world’s best including Jimeoin, Carl Barron, Judith Lucy, Julia Morris and Kitty Flanagan. Dave who has a Jim Carrey look and manner brings the house down by explaining that road rage is caused by too many drivers listening to Shania Twain playing on their car radio.

With nearly ten years experience performing comedy, Chris has earned a reputation for clever and cheeky observations that are relatable, original and hilarious. Chris has appeared on The NRL Footy Show, Thursday Night Live, Australia Versus, Stand up Australia, Joker Poker and the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala.

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A regular headline act on both the Sydney and national comedy circuit, Brett is a well seasoned and highly versatile comic. Brett features at Sydney’s comedy hot-spots, The Comedy Store, Fox Studios and The Laugh Garage.

George is one of this country’s best loved comedy, music and TV stars - having had an incredible impact on popular culture over the last twenty years. George’s claim to fame was his starring role in the hugely popular Wogs Out Of Work stage show with Nick Giannopoulos.

Pommy has developed a reputation as a live wire standup comedian with his fast paced laugh-a-minute antics. Your granny will laugh and your mates will blush with topical and nostalgic subjects - you just don’t know what he might say but bet your funny bone you’ll be crying.

Tommy has already been labelled ‘The Future Of Funny’ by Beat Magazine in Melbourne. With a charm and confidence beyond his years, Tommy has been quietly building a following on the stand up circuit, culminating in a sold out run at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Mick’s razor sharp and loveable wit will have you laughing from start to finish. Mick has appeared at every major comedy festival in Australia and New Zealand in solo shows as well as partnered with other comics including Kitty Flanagan. Mick always produces plenty of smiles, toe tapping and belly laughs.

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Fresh from his gigs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Josh Earl is back with his one man, all cake comedy show, encompassing a life time of memories and a collection of the old faithful Australian Women’s Weekly Birthday Cakes.

Date Thu 2 Aug Time 6:30pm doors open, 7:30pm start venue The Basement Tickets $25.00 (includes coffee & cake) $22.00 Groups 6+ Event No.# brations! Come early and enjoy dinner as part of the 25 years cele before the show begins!

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TACGC Basement Guide Jul - Sep 2012  

What's on in The Basement at The Arts Centre Gold Coast during July - September.