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Issue 11

February 2014


Soundwave 2014 is finally here! Interviews, FAQ’s and Tips for Surviving the day inside

Out and About Photos Did you get spotted around town?

GREEF Industries Clothing Local Lads with Global Goals

LOADS of Giveaways! Future Music Festival tickets, 7D Cinema passes, $200 Dining at The Great Greek and more

Markets Guide, FREE Movie Nights, Events, Tides & more Gold Coast Gig Guide Most comprehensive available

Editor’s Letter Hello and welcome to another jam-packed edition of The Bizz GC! The “Festive Season” has passed, but the Gold Coast is lighting up with events and festivals. It’s definitely “FestivAL Season” and Soundwave 2014 dominates this Issue. We spoke with local lads from Greef Clothing Company who aim to be as big, even bigger than other local success story, Unit! Whilst searching for all the activity happening over the next three weeks we discovered that there are a host of FREE movie nights, so are introducing a new Free Movie Night Guide! With the Markets, Music, Tides and Library guides, you have something different to do every day of the week. Giveaways, events, social pics the new ‘Bizzifieds’ and more as always are spread throughout the magazine. Thanks for picking up The Bizz GC - take a breather, enjoy the read, and we trust you’ll find something you want to do. Have fun!


Contents FREE Movie Night Guide

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Sand Safari Page 5 “Illusions” Matt Hollywood

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Valentine’s Day special feature Page 11-13 Social Pics Page 16-17 Markets Guide Page 18-19 Library Guide Page 20

Cover Photo: Green Day. Courtesy of Soundwave Touring Managing Director Natasha Leventhal Director of Operations Brett Noack The Bizz Gold Coast Sales ABN: 304 037 235 83 Editorial Surfers Paradise Q 4217 Phone: 07 5630 4344 Distribution General Enquiries

A Sound Argument

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Hush Hush Biz Movie Reviews Page 22-23 Soundwave 2014 Page 23-25 Gig Guide Page 26-29 Bizzifieds Page 30

Future Music Festival

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While searching for events and things to do on the Gold Coast, we found a bunch of FREE movie nights for you, your friends and your families to enjoy! Between City of Gold Coast’s “Movies in the Park”, Helensvale Community and Cultural Centre, and Jupiters Theatre, we are now able to introduce to you our FREE Movies Guide!

Movies in the Park

Chill out with family and friends or get to know your neighbours at this free outdoor movie night. Pack a picnic or grab sausage sizzle or snacks from local vendors before settling in for a great family movie. To keep updated, visit “THE CROODS” When: Saturday 8th February Time: Street Meet and kids’ activities from 4pm Movie from 7pm to 9pm Where: Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines “MADAGASCAR 3” When: Saturday 15th February Time: Movie from 7pm to 9pm Where: Paradise Point Parklands, The Esplanade, Paradise Point “MADAGASCAR 3” When: Saturday 22nd February Time: Movie from 7pm to 9pm Where: Lawrence Hinde Park, Explorers Way, Worongary

Highland Park Street Meet and Movie Night When: Saturday 22nd February Time: Movie from 5pm to 9pm Where: Graham Dillan Park

Mudgeeraba Movie Night

When: Saturday 2nd March Time: Movie from 7pm to 9pm Where: Hinterland Regional Park

Twin Towns Movies Free for Members and $5 for non-members “THE INTERNSHIP” (M) When: Monday 10th February Time: 10.30am and 6:30pm Category: Comedy “THE LONE RANGER” (M) When: Monday 17 February Time: 10:30am and 6:30pm Category: Drama

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Helensvale Community and Cultural Centre

Screened in the new state-of-the-art auditorium at Helensvale Library, families can enjoy a free movie night each month. As there is limited seating, bookings are recommended. To secure your tickets please visit www. “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU” When: Friday 21st February Time: 7pm to 8:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Story: A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does. Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles (1999) “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” When: Sunday 2nd March Time: 5pm to 7:45pm (doors open at 4:30pm) Story: A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become governess to the children of a windowed Naval Officer. Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker (1965)

Movie Mondays at Jupiters Theatre

Every Monday you can catch the best in recent releases and 3D movies to hit the Box Office. FREE for members or $5 for non-members for regular sessions and $8 3D movies for non-members. To become a member, visit the Customer Service Desk and sign up for free. For more information visit entertainment/Pages/Movie-Mondays.aspx “THE RAILWAY MAN” (M) When: Monday 10th February Time: 10:00am and 2:00pm Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine No movie will be shown on Monday 17th February “PHILOMENA” (M) When: Monday 24th February Time: 10:00am and 2:00pm Stars: Judi Dench and Steve Coogan “AMERICAN HUSTLE” (MA15+) When: Monday 24th February Time: 7:30pm Stars: Jennifer Laurence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale & Bradley Cooper

Sand Safari Treks across the Gold Coast Australian Sand Sculpting Championships are back PLUS Gold Coast wide Sand Trail, 20 tonne feature sculpture and Australia vs The World Sand Battle. Mystical, magical and legendary characters will spring up across the Gold Coast this February as a huge Sand Safari event makes its way to our golden shores. An initiative of Surfers Paradise Alliance, Sand Safari encompasses four different events across three weeks which will require more than 250 tonnes of sand to be transported to the Gold Coast. Presented by Streets Ice Cream, Sand Safari begins with The Gold Coast Sand Trail, which leads to three intense days of battle during the Australian Sand Sculpting Championships. At the same time, a collaborative construction of a giant 20 tonne sand sculpture will take shape on the Surfers Paradise Foreshore; and the entire event culminates in an Australia versus The World team sand sculpting challenge. For the first time, the popular, sandy experience will extend beyond Surfers Paradise as a mythical Sand Trail is created with intricately carved sand sculptures popping up in hotel lobbies, shopping centres and public spaces across the Gold Coast. Constructed on site and using between one and two tonnes of sand each, the Sand Trail will appear in 14 locations across the GC between Helensvale and Tweed Heads from 8 February until 2 March. From 14th February, the hugely successful family friendly Australian Sand Sculpting Championships will return to Surfers Paradise and transform it into a magical sand wonderland as 10 professional sand sculptors from around the country battle it out on the iconic Foreshore. Spectators can watch the stories unfold as the sculptors interpret this year’s theme of Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales, and are encouraged to vote for their favourite finished product for the people’s choice award, announced at the completion of the whole event on 2nd March.

Members $25

Also from the 14th of February, some of the best sculptors in the world will work together to create a giant 20 tonne sand sculpture for Streets that will take centre stage on the foreshore. From 20th February it will be Australia versus the World as the two teams form to see who can carve the best sculpture from 25 tonnes of sand. The teams will do battle across three days before one is awarded the coveted prize of best collaborative sand sculpture. Designed as an interactive event, there will be plenty of free activities on offer for families and children alike including beachfront sand sculpting workshops lead by professional sculptor Yves Gerraedts. Participants can also learn the ropes of sand art and sand bottle making. For more information please visit Gold Coast Sand Trail Date: February 8th – March 2nd Cost: Free Times: See location websites for opening hours Locations: The Oasis Shopping Centre – Iron Man The Pines – Giant’s Head Harbour Town – Sea Fantasy Marina Mirage – Sleeping Beauty Robina Town Centre – Traditional Castle Australia Fair – Sweetheart Dragon Hilton Surfers Paradise – Mermaids and Dolphins Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise – Fire Dragon Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa – Mystical Sea Creatures Centro Surfers Paradise – Wizard Chevron Renaissance – Harry Potter Circle on Cavill – Sea Monsters Tweed City Shopping Centre – Woman Lying in a Giant Hand Helensvale Library – Storybook Fantasy Australian Sand Sculpting Championships

Non-members $30

Starts 7:30pm. Book your tickets online

Date: 14th February – 16th February (official judging taking place on 16th February, all sculptures will remain in place until the conclusion of the event on 2nd March) Time: Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 8am – 2pm Cost: Free Location: Surfers Paradise Foreshore Streets 20 Tonne Sculpture Date: 14th February – 16th February (Sculpture will remain in place until the conclusion of the event on 2nd March) Cost: Free Location: Surfers Paradise Foreshore Australia vs World Date: 20th February – 23rd February Time: Thursday 9.30am – 6pm, Friday 9.30am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm Cost: Free Location: Surfers Paradise Foreshore Sand Sculpting Workshops Date: 14th February – 2nd March Time: 10am – 5pm daily (workshops run on the hour for 30 mins) Cost: Free Location: Surfers Paradise Foreshore Sand Art and Bottle Making Workshops Date: 14th February – 2nd March Time: 10am – 7pm daily Cost: $5 Location: Surfers Paradise Foreshore

Simply Wine, Dine or Play to enter. Grand final winner will be drawn March 16, 2014. Must be present to win! For full terms and conditions please visit our website

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07 5534 799

Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin QLD

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3 Huge Weeks at Helensvale Cultural Centre If you haven’t heard the news yet, libraries are no longer just ‘libraries’ where you go to read a book, and Helensvale Cultural and Community Centre is absolute proof of that. With a brand new, state-of-the-art auditorium that seats 250, this “library” is putting on everything from movies to theatre to Rock n’ Roll! Over the next three weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to get along to three of the biggest tribute shows – Chisel Revived, Pink and Lady GaGa and the Neil Diamond Superhits Show. Whether you’re into Rock, Pop or Classic there is a show for you. Licensed bar facilities, parking, public transport, incredible sound and family friendly, there is every reason to attend and enjoy a great night out.


CHISEL REVIVED (Barnesy Revisited) Saturday 15 February 8:00pm – 10:00pm (doors open at 7:45pm)

For over three decades, Cold Chisel and Jimmy Barnes have given the public some of the best music ever heard on Australian airways. Chisel Revived, Australia’s number one tribute to rock icons Cold Chisel and the legendary Jimmy Barnes, has faithfully reproduced a huge cross-section of unforgettable songs in a live show that is second to none. Including classic hits from Khe San to When the War is Over; the driving power of Working Class Man to the R&B swing of Higher and Higher. Fronted by the searing vocals of Carter Roser and his backing band, featuring top class musicians, you will feel as if Cold Chisel has indeed been revived. If you love Cold Chisel and Jimmy Barnes or you missed the recent sell-out ‘Light the Nitro’ tour, come and experience the dynamic Chisel Revived and rock the night away! Cost: $20 plus booking fee To secure your tickets please visit www.heatwaveproductions. and remember ticket numbers are limited.

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Helensvale Cultural Centre has given us a Prize Pack for each show over the next three weeks that includes a Double Pass, Meet & Greet and Signed Poster. Simply visit www. to enter one or all of them. Good Luck!

Saturday 22 February 8:00pm – 10:00pm (doors open at 7:45pm) Get ready to ‘raise your glass’ and ‘marry the night’ in this spectacular tribute to the two most influential female artists of our time – Pink and Lady GaGa. Each tribute is an event in its own right - both include all the pageantry and majesty of the original artists as well as their incredible array of hit songs, a magnificent live band, amazing vocals, gorgeous costumes and sensational dance choreography. So lock in the hottest tickets in town for an incredible party night out. Cost: $25 plus booking fee Ages: All ages welcome To secure your tickets please visit au/buytickets and remember ticket numbers are limited.

THE NEIL DIAMOND SUPERHITS SHOW Saturday 1st March 8:00pm – 10:00pm (doors open at 7:45pm)

Steve Cummins performs a brilliant tribute to the man and the songs that connected the world. Steve is a multi-award winning entertainer renowned for his successful performances all throughout Australasia. He has been described by the president of the Neil Diamond fan club in Australia as the only performer to master the feel of Neil Diamond’s music and is certainly the only tribute artist in the world to have featured on the same program as the man himself. Along with Show Band and The Neil Diamond Super Hits Show, Steve Cummins has toured extensively, playing to packed houses throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the past 17 years. Neil Diamond’s music is still as popular today as it was when it was first released and this show will prove why. Cost: $20 plus booking fee Ages: All ages welcome To secure your tickets please visit www. heatwaveproductions. and remember ticket numbers are limited.


Australian Entertainer of the Year, Matt Hollywood has his live show at The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove Fresh off the stage from accepting the Australian Entertainer of the Year award at the Australian Event Awards, magic maverick Matt Hollywood has announced his new live show, “Illusions”. Running nightly through February at The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove, “Illusions” will wow crowds with never before seen illusions including mid-air vanishes and appearances, in addition to Hollywood’s usual blend of hilarious comedy, tricks and stunts. “Illusions” will be performed on the same stage as Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston took to when Sanctuary Cove first opened in 1988. Hollywood says audiences can expect the most breathtaking magic learnt from all over the world over the past 20 years. “There will be levitation methods never seen before, vanishes beyond belief, and mind-reading which seriously blows people away.” “I’ll also be performing crowd favourites and deliver the usual side-splitting comedy my audiences have come to expect, but the latest illusions and special effects take the production to a whole new level.” Hollywood’s fast-paced and high-energy shows are in demand all over the world and have been endorsed by the many celebrities he’s entertained including Robbie Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Shane Warne and Pamela Anderson. Tickets for “Illusions” start at $39 for children, $49 for Adults, and $79 for those wanting to splash out and enjoy dinner before being dazzled by Mr Hollywood’s mind-blowing magic.

Find out more about Matt at or see him in action at For tickets visit or call 1300 360 270.


Matt Hollywood has been kind enough to give us a Double Pass to giveaway to see his new show “Illusions” at The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove! Simply visit to enter. Good Luck!

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GREEF Industries Cothing Company Local Lads with Global Goals Brothers Jay (29), Troy (27) and Ryan (25) Cochrane are set for a huge year and beyond with their own “extreme casual wear” label – Greef Industries Clothing Company. The Bizz GC discovered the creative, energetic and ambitious siblings when dealing with Troy through popular local radio station 1029 Hot Tomato, where he works as a graphic designer, and wanted to share their story with the rest of the Gold Coast. We sat down with the jovial trio at the Ashmore BMX track to learn more about their products and visions. Greef Industries Clothing Company was established in 2005 and is a casual clothing company with a desire to provide high quality accessories for the action sports generation. Greef supports Motorcross, Wakeboarding, BMX and also Backflips, Paddock Bashing and any other random craziness in the backyard. “This generation is out to have fun with no limits which is why Greef Industries was formed, to support use doing what use love best! Here 4 the Ride.” Left to Right - Troy, Ryan and Jay Cochrane. Greef Industries Clothing founders Well, we don’t support the use of gramma (lol), though certainly Australia, and it’s all been online sales” Ryan tells us, “We just did a support their vision and entrepreneurial attitudes. deal this week actually, with some North Qld shops for them to stock Likened to the globally-known label ‘Unit’ which is also a company some of our range.” Troy adds, “We’re stoked with the north Qld that started on the Gold Coast by two brothers in their parent’s pick-up, but it’s mainly online, that’s where it’s at these days. It helps garage, with a starting budget of $300 and now turning over more us keep the margins down too.” than $20million a year, Jay, Troy and Ryan almost chant in unison, When asked about short term and long term goals, all brothers “Greef is just as good if not better than our competitors, and agreed they expect a rapid growth period over the next 18-24 cheaper!” months, with Jay saying “This year has been so positive already All three Cochrane boys have permanent smiles on their faces and and it’s still early days.” Troy backs his brother up with “We’ve grown beam with ambition. We asked them how Greef Industries came 200% on last year!” The ultimate goal is to reach the lengths that about and were told how Troy is a graphic designer and did some ‘Unit’ has, “We want to take on Unit!” It’s explained they believe designs for a company who didn’t pay him but still used his artwork. they’re on the right path, because everywhere they go, Unit have He spoke with Jay and Ryan about it and about starting their own been there, from where they get their screens to where they get company, and they were all for it. “It’s a full collaboration” says Troy when asked who is responsible for their tags made, and it’s happening naturally and coincidently, not on purpose. We asked how Greef is different to Unit and other what. competitors and Troy tells us, “Design-wise we have a bit more of an Ryan: “Troy has the know-how for design programs” underground approach, and we keep everything in Australia – we’re Troy: “The boys sketch something up” adding in jest, “The big on that. We believe we’re more down to earth, and appeal to the sketches are pretty dodgy” (roars of laughter from all brothers) general public better.” Jay: “and Troy makes it formal” (more laughter) On the name of the company Jay explains, “Grief is a term associated with extreme sports” and Troy adds, “We changed it to ‘eef’ and everyone caught on well. We thought about changing it but the feedback we got was against it, which is good.” Greef Industries Clothing is manufactured on the Gold Coast and materials from Australian companies. The brothers are very adamant about keeping it in Australia as much as they can. They print everything themselves from home and do everything they can to keep their overheads down. Each of them have full-time jobs, so between work, extreme sports and their clothing company, there’s very little down time for these go-getters. You already know that Troy is a graphic designer; Ryan is an Earthworks Supervisor and Jay is a Caravan Park Manager at Mini Water. Getting personal on the handsome trio, we asked about their relationship status and were informed with much laughter that, “Jay is practically married; Troy is ‘fiance’d up’ and Ryan might as well be albeit that relationship is still new.” Back to Greef, consumers can purchase online and the price range is around $30 to $40 with Jay assuring us “It’s all top quality stuff!” “We’ve sold products to New Zealand, Canada and all over Page 8

Greef have a few sponsored riders, and we heard a little about Cameron Hermansen who does freestyle Motocross, and 11 year old Lauchlan Hughes who is the current Queensland state champion for Go-Karting. Brad Wallace, Miles Clissold and Ben Madden are a few more names in the industry of extreme sports who Greef Clothing sponsor. On up-coming events Jay tells us they’re doing another Enduro Day at Extreme Karting, “It’s good fun and it’s for everyone. There are teams of girls as well.” The event involves a challenge of over 200ks in Sodi GT5 hire karts in teams of three. Keep an eye on their website for more details. “We’re also launching an online web series” says Troy, explaining the idea, “Everyone tells us we have interesting lives with what we do so we thought we’d make a series about it. We want to get people involved though, by submitting their footage of what they do!” Ryan elaborates, “We do deep-sea / game fishing, so it’ll be a blog about ourselves and what we do, and about how Greef is run.” Jay agrees, adding “People submit videos of different actions, be it fishing, motocross, bmx, whatever it is they’re in to.” The series is called Livin Aint Eezy and submissions are welcome right now via Jay: “The launch party for Livin Aint Eezy will be around late February” Ryan: “It’s an Open Invite!” Troy: “First in best dressed!” Jay: “Usually when we have a new line, we try and do a launch for it.” Troy: “Everyone likes alcohol and a good party! (everyone laughs) And people who get in to the launch party are the first to get the new gear before it’s released.” The newest pride and joy to the Cochrane Family and Greef Industries Clothing, is the Greef 4WD. You won’t miss it if you see it, and the boys say, “If you see us, hit us up for some free gear! Just not at a set of traffic lights” For more information on Greef, to see the range and to order, visit Email and find them on

Left to Right - Ryan, Jay and Troy Cochrane in the new Greef 4WD


Greef Industries Clothing has given us an ‘extreme’ Greef Pack to give away to one lucky reader. The pack includes: Greef Cap, Greef T-shirt, Greef stickers and a Double Pass to the Launch of “Livin Aint Eezy” web series. Simply visit www.thebizzgc. to enter. Good Luck!

7D Cinema a Thrill!

3D movie fans in Australia are set to experience films in a whole new dimension with 7D Cinemas set to open across the country in 2014. 7D Cinema combines thrilling virtual reality technology with high tech rollercoaster movements and special effects such as snow and rain. The latest technology, the recipient of awards in Europe, brings the theme park experience to metropolitan areas and is expected to be a leisure trend for 2014. Since opening the first Australia location in Surfers Paradise in August 2012, the Virtual Reality chain is now opening its second location – just 500 metres away on Cavill Ave. Managing Director of 7D Cinema Michael Kurt said the high demand for a second 7D Cinema showed that 21st Century movie-goers were looking for more interaction out of their cinema experiences. “We scoured the world to find the latest technology in virtual reality to allow our guests to feel as though they are part of the movie in a way that has never been done before in Australia,” said Mr Kurt. “We offer family films, horror movies and action adventures, all complete with spectacular special effects and unbeatable simulator movements. This is the only simulator in the world that produces drops that recreate that lower-belly, rollercoaster feeling,” he said. The 7D Cinema experience features battery-operated interactive 3D glasses along with more than seven different special effects including snow, bubbles, wind, fog, smell, leg tickle, lightning and rain to create the virtual reality sensation. The experience begins with cinema-goers buckled up in Ferrari-style seats on either a six or nine seat simulator designed to produce exhilarating movements throughout the eight minute films. This latest technology enables visitors to be part of the movie and to feel what they see as the state-of-the-art simulator moves according to what is happening on screen. We got to experience the thrill sensations - The Great Wall of China and Surfer’s Coaster, and horror – Bloody Road. All three brought about screams, cringes and a lot of OMG’s and hysterical laughing, and we couldn’t recommend this experience more! The Great Wall of China and Surfer’s Coaster are musts. Try it once and you’ll be back! Bookings are not necessary with customers encouraged to walkin and purchase tickets to the next available session for their preferred movie. 7D Cinemas are located at 6/34 Trickett Street and 17 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise and are open every day from 9:30am10pm. For more information, please go to or


Thanks to 7D Cinema we have two Double Passes to giveaway to experience the thrill of a short-ride movie! Simply visit to enter. Good Luck!

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Special Feature for Valentine’s Day We shouldn’t need an excuse to wine and dine our partners, loved ones or those we want to romance, though if you do Valentine’s Day is it. The Gold Coast has over 1,000 restaurants to choose from for your dining experience, and we hope to make that choice a little easier for you by focusing on a select few of our favourites. From Main Beach to Currumbin, and from French cuisine to Seafood, try one or try them all, we’re sure you’ll be pleased you did. For those of you who may not be so romantically inclined, we thought we’d share a few anecdotes and show a lighter comical side to the day. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Friday 14th February ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S DAY OFFERINGS AT MARRIOTT The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa will be offering a host of romantic dining options for couples to enjoy on Valentine’s Day, from French inspired buffets to entertaining teppanyaki experiences. The resort’s renowned seafood buffet at Citrique restaurant will be showcasing "food for lovers" in addition to an extensive variety of seafood and European style dishes. To finish, couples can indulge in an overflowing dessert buffet featuring French inspired pastries, chocolates and desserts. Citrique’s Valentine’s Day Dinner is priced at $120.00 per person and will include a selection of premium wines and artisan beers. Tables at the resort’s award winning restaurant, Benihana, will set the stage for an entertaining dining experience as the teppanyaki chefs serve up a range of special banquet menus starting from $65.00 per person on Valentine’s Day. Couples looking for a more casual and

Marriott Lobby Bar Outlook to Pool

relaxed option on Valentine’s Day can enjoy a romantic share platter for two in the Lobby Lounge Bar for $160.00 per couple whilst overlooking the resort’s stunning lagoon pool and landscaped gardens. Diners can enjoy a deli style antipasto platter along with a selection of skewered meats and seafood served at their table on a hot volcanic rock as well as a bottle of Chandon and Grand Marnier fondue to share. Marriott also have a variety of romantic gifts available at Java+, located on the Ground Floor of the resort. Select from chef crafted chocolates, French champagne or fresh, floral arrangements, styled by the resort’s Creative Design Team. For more information on Valentine’s Day offerings at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa phone 07 5592 9800 or visit

Benihana Chef

VALENTINES DAY INDULGENCE AT MARRIOTT For a truly romantic experience, treat your Valentine to a spectacular seafood buffet at the Marriott’s signature restaurant, Citrique. The award winning team have designed a special buffet menu showcasing an array of ‘food for lovers’ along with a variety of French inspired pastries and desserts.

$120.00 per person Includes a premium beverage package featuring Chandon, fine wines and artisan beers. Two seatings: 6.00pm – 7.45pm and 8.15pm

For bookings phone 07 5592 9740

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

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A Valentine’s Menu that’s made with Love...

Sak’s for Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the one you love is something to treasure. Imagine dining at Alleys Restaurant in Currumbin RSL where love is in the air and the food is made with love. This Valentine’s Day, a special set menu is offered for both lunch and dinner. The delights include a shared Platter of Turkish Fingers with trio of delectable house-made dips. For main enjoy the choice of Beef Wellington with Merlot Jus or Fish of the Day drizzled with Lemon Butter Sauce. Share a selection of the sweet things in life with the Platter of Alleys Classic Desserts or your perfect meal with a Cheese Plate served with walnut and fig jam. Priced at $38pp (members), this menu is outstanding in value and quality. To complement dinner together, a selection of February’s irresistible “Love Cocktails for 2” are offered for only $20. Mumm Champagne is offered at special prices for an extra special indulgence. You won’t be the only getting fresh: produce used in Alleys menu is locally sourced and salad and herbs are the club’s own garden patch. Live music for Valentine’s Day by duo Chic Chi will give you music to romance by. Dine at Alleys, or any other venue within the club, between February 1st and March 16th and members receive immediate entry in the draw to win a brand new Volkswagen Polo Trendline or $10,000. There are lots of reasons to become a member of Currumbin RSL. Alleys is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and located within the Currumbin RSL club on Currumbin Creek Road at Currumbin. Your dining experience is complemented by friendly, second-to-none service and stunning water views of the picturesque Currumbin estuary.

Dine in a relaxed atmosphere taking in the breathtaking views of the Broadwater and Marina of Marina Mirage. A team of International Chef’s will delight your taste buds with the best of local produce, or you can simply relax in the lounge and sip on one of many amazing cocktails made by award-winning bartenders. Dining at Sak’s is stunning, and combined with amazing service you will certainly have an enjoyable experience. A set-menu for 2 on Valentine’s Day includes a Seafood Platter, Sparkling Wine and Dessert Platter – the ideal menu for a romantic evening.

Sak’s Restaurant and Bar has traditionally been a venue that ensures the “Ladies” are looked after and nothing has changed. Friday nights are “Ladies First at Sak’s” nights where all ladies receive VIP treatment all night long, and everyone can dance the night away with beats from DJ Bobwaan. On Saturday nights you can enjoy live sounds with Mark Watson, and every day is an occasion to enjoy at Sak’s. Stay in contact with Sak’s on Facebook at

Enjoy your Valentine’s at Saks Treat your partner to a sumptuous 'Valentine’s for 2 Menu' Share a Seafood Platter accompanied with a glass of Sparkling Wine each, and finished off with a Dessert Platter Why not upgrade to a bottle of Moet and Chandon Imperial Brut NV? Nothing’s too much for your Valentine!

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This Valentines Day enjoy a special three course ‘share’ menu for lunch or dinner at Alleys Restaurant.

Members - $38 pp Non-members - $45 pp Plus Wine, Dine or Play at Currumbin RSL until March 16, and you could go into the draw to win a new VW Polo Trendline valued at $15,990!* Friday February 14. Bookings Essential. *conditions apply

P: 5534 7999

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165 Duringan St, Currumbin

Phone: (07) 5591 2755 Email: W: Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Become Addictedto the Dining Experience at Absynthe French Restaurant

Become addicted to the Absynthe dining experience this Valentine’s Day

There is no universal decree that demands the mutual exclusivity of sophistication and informality. This is most ably demonstrated by the perception of French restaurants. Long has it been mistakenly assumed that such eating experiences are the domain of the wealthy or the inscrutably pretentious. The truth is that French Cuisine, being cosmopolitan in nature, is among the most approachable and recognisable of styles. In a culinary sense French Cuisine has provided much of the framework adopted by the broader gastronomical landscape. With characteristics familiar to both western and eastern palletes French Cuisine include dishes ranging from the delicately understated through to more richly robust and fully developed flavors. The Gold Coast is fortunate enough to be home of the freshest produce in the country and a preferred destination of high quality Chefs. This creates a perfect appetising storm that is manifestly evidenced by Absynthe French Restaurant. ‘Absynthe Restaurant’ was founded by French native and highly acclaimed Two-star Michelin chef Meyjitte Boughenout who, by 25, was executive chef at Belgium’s famous Scholteshos Restaurant. Meyjitte’s experience and adroit management style provides a platform for exceptional cuisine, exemplary service and elegantly fashioned ambiance.

These expertly executed qualities elevate the heretofore exceptional experience to a level that is digestible by the soul as well as the stomach. Meyjitte’s philosophy toward ingredients, particularly the method in which they are considered and distributed is the cornerstone of what makes his dishes so exciting. “I use only the freshest local produce ... Flavours should not be overworked – the natural taste is always the best although it may be enhanced by combinations of other ingredients.” Absynthe both cultivates and celebrates the elaborate preparation, presentation and inventive pairings that are the signature hallmarks of European Haute cuisine. If an intimate occasion is not your intention then you can take advantage of some strikingly generous discounts that are applied to group bookings. Conveniently Located on the ground floor the Q1 Building, Absynthe also offers free parking under the Q1 building itself. Whether you acquaint yourself with the seasonal À la carte offerings or their delightfully decadent Degustation menu, Absynthe French Restaurant provides you access to an eating experience of the highest order with pricing that proves you simply can not afford not to go.

Indulge in a night of romance at Absynthe, Queensland’s most awarded French Restaurant with Michelin Star Chef, Meyjitte Boughenout

Valentine’s Special Set Menus to put and keep you in the mood 3 Course Set Menu 5 Course Set Menu

$65 $85

Two sittings – 6:00pm and 8:00pm Q1 Building Junction of Surfers Paradise Blvd Clifford St and Hamilton Ave 07 5504 6466


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The U2 Show – Achtung Baby

22nd February, 6:30pm


15 February – 23 March 2014 Gold Coast City Gallery Foyer Gallery Free entry

From Australia to Malaysia to Macao, The U2 Show – Achtung Baby are regarded as one of the best U2 tribute acts in the Southern Hemisphere. The four-piece band – who not only talk the talk and walk the walk, but also sing the songs – will be bringing their high intensity celebration of Ireland’s greatest rock stars to Currumbin RSL The U2 Show – Achtung Baby is a two-hour riot of melody, rhythm, costumes and lights, as the band traverse the hitstudded history of Bono and the lads. The concert covers U2’s early work from their debut album Boy (1980), right through to songs from the most recent album, 2009’s No Line on the Horizon. The Sweetest Thing, Lemon, New Year’s Day, One – if U2 had a hit with it, The U2 Show – Achtung Baby will play it! This is a full choreographed performance incorporating costume changes and visual effects as seen in actual U2 concerts! The U2 Show – Achtung Baby are led by a vocalist whose talent and charisma rivals Bono himself. Michael Cavallaro possesses an extraordinary voice and undeniable stage presence. Dressed in any of the several Bono-esque costumes he wears during the show, eyes masked by Emporio Armani sunglasses, and with a strut that bows to no man, he fully embodies the look, sound and spirit of the Irish rock icon. Michael is backed by the stunning talents of guitarist Peter Kalamaras (The Edge), bassist David Attard (Adam Clayton) and drummer Craig Jupp (Larry Mullen Jnr). Taken together, the look, sound and energy of The U2 Show – Achtung Baby creates the unmistakable magic of U2. Doors open at 6.30pm, show starts: 7.30pm. This is an over 18 years event. Free Kids Club open until 10pm. Get in quick, as there is no doubt this show will be a sell out! Tickets available from reception on 5534 7999 or

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Currumbin RSL have given us a Double Pass to giveaway to see The U2 Show – Achtung Baby! Simply visit to enter. Good Luck!

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Luddite does not have or use a computer or email. He drives a 54 year old vehicle in which he ventures out to explore, discover and gather objects which retain their own memories and some have secret meanings. Of his work, Luddite asks the viewer to read the title tag and the concept will be revealed. Luddite attended art school in North America enabling him to lecture full-time over the past three decades at tertiary level in Australia. He has a great respect for the artists Kurt Schwitters, Ed Kienholz and Rosalie Gascoigne. The collection of works in this exhibition may be influenced by having the knowledge that Fred Luddite was conceived in a wonderful object, a varnished wooden rowboat on Rice Lake, Ontario on his father’s birthday. Without modern technology where does Fred find inspiration? In his own words, Fred says “I start with finding one object - the alpha object - which then determines the nature of the work. It’s important to find the right object and this can take lots of experimentation, sometimes three or four weeks. From there other items are assembled, and things begin to gain importance because they survived.”

“With Mouse Trap the alpha object is the wooden boat builder clamp, which would have been prized during its life - it’s in good condition, no scratches. The shape is reminiscent of the jaw of a pelican or the dinosaur tyrannosaurus. New objects don’t really work, they can lack character - they don’t have the patina. Ironically Mouse Trap features a computer mouse, but they are almost historic in the technological era as people are now using finger touch on laptops instead!”

PUBLIC PROGRAM: MEET THE ARTIST DATE: 22 February 2014 TIME: 3pm FREE Let Fred take you on a journey through his work and philosophy on “nowism”. WHERE: Open Weekdays 10am – 5pm Weekends 11am – 5pm

A casual Modern Greek kafe with an outdoor garden bar, we discovered The Great Greek on our last issue delivery rounds, and we are so glad we did! Located in the heart of Southport in an iconic building that has been part of the community for generations, the atmosphere of being relaxed, enjoyable and welcome is felt from the street out front already. Remember, this is a “Modern Greek Kafe”, so any image of the typical Greek Restaurant and smashing of plates need to exit your mind immediately, however keep every image of the any amazing Greek dish you have ever experienced forefront. This is an iconic building that dates back to the 1920s, and it feels like you’ve just walked into home when you enter, complete with lounge suite and family photos. Walk through the house/ restaurant past the indoor bar and open kitchen, and step in to the outdoor garden bar (which is covered to cater for all weather conditions). This area can cater for up to 200 stand-up cocktail party, and has a beautiful setting that continues the initial inviting atmosphere of being relaxed, enjoyable and welcoming. Speaking of feeling welcome, we were greeted by Restaurateur and Chef “Manny” – the King of No-Nonsense - who treats you as if he’d known you for a life-time (we even got ribbed for eating our Olive and Feta Roll with cutlery instead of our hands, which was actually very charming, as well as a reminder that we really could relax and enjoy our meals as if we were in our own home). The creative Greek cuisine specialises in beautiful breads, tasty dips, great salads, Mezze plates, Greek classics, and Steakhouse favourites are all cooked on BBQ Charcoal. We were treated to a number of plates that we could do a half page review on each one of them, they were so good! We’ll keep it brief so you can get the picture, and then go and try some for yourself. Pita Bread: “There’s no garlic on MY pita!” exclaims Manny as I pronounce it’s the “best garlic bread ever”. Made on the premises with olive oil and oregano, you’d be forgiven for thinking there had to be more to it. Tarama and Melitzana Dips: Amazing! The Melitzana is Manny’s recipe and we would have been happy if all we ate was this dip with the Pita. The Great Greek Village Salad: You don’t make friends with salad right!? Wrong! How do you explain a simple salad that is YUM!? Personally, I’m a Chef’s nightmare and salt absolutely everything, always. Not with anything that came out at The Greak Greek, including the salad – incredibly tasty and includes peppers that you just pick up with your fingers and indulge. Octopus: Before you say “I don’t eat octopus” my business partner is adamant that he doesn’t eat Seafood at all, let alone occy. When the plate of BBQ octopus with herbs, lemon and oil came out and he asked what this was I said “Chicken”. We all had a good laugh as he enjoyed his first mouthful before we came clean. Pan Fried Feta and Olive Bread (Chef’s Specialty): NB: Eat with your hands! Now, the dish of the day hands down goes to the (drum roll deserved here)… Mussels Saganaki: Live Black Mussels served in a rich tomato, oregano, garlic and chilli sauce – After allowing everyone to taste this magnificent dish, I unashamedly took control of the bowl and proceeded to skoff every Mussel and every last drop of that amazing sauce. Manny called Nathan (the Greek) who was responsible for making the dish, out and told said, “Natasha doesn’t like your Mussels!” Calmly and to the point Nathan looks at me and says, “Talk to me.” To his obvious relief I hadn’t him the completely emptied bowl and

Waitangi Day Experience Maori food and culture at a family fun day in the park, and celebrate New Zealand’s national day. This is a day of celebrating Kiwi culture will a focus on Whanau (Family) and Tikanga Maori (Maori Protocol). Hangi, Traditional Maori Cultural Performance, Kiwi Entertainers, Kiwi Games, Maori Clinics and Stalls (Tumeke Square). Everyone is welcome to share what Waitangi Day is to New Zealanders living on the Gold Coast, “A Family Day Picnic” Kia Ora.

congratulated him on serving my new Favourite Dish anywhere! Special mention also needs to go to Giorgis (Natasha’s Wine Bringer) whose romantic accent and joyous smile only enhanced the entire experience. Great food, great service, great atmosphere and there’s still more to come. The Great Greek will be introducing live solo artists and duos, and running many great food promotions. It’s still in planning stages, though I can give away that there will be a great event being dubbed “Wino’s Tasting” and we’ll let you know all the details as soon as they’re confirmed. We believe we’ve discovered a real gem in The Great Greek Kafe and urge you to go along and find out for yourself! The Great Greek Kafe 151 Scarborough Street, Southport 07 5679 3398


Thanks to Manny and The Great Greek Kafe we have an amazing giveaway for one of our readers and 5 of their friends! Enjoy a $200 Great Greek Feast! Visit to enter. Good Luck!

Waitangi Day History (from Waitangi Day commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. It is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, on that date in 1840.

The signing of the treaty was not commemorated until 1934. Prior to that date, most celebrations of New Zealand’s founding as a colony were marked on 29 January, the date on which William Hobson arrived in the Bay of Islands. In 1932, Governor-General Lord Bledisloe and his wife had purchased and presented to the nation the run-down house of James Busby, where the treaty was signed. The Treaty House and grounds were made a public reserve, which was dedicated on 6 February 1934. The event is considered by some to be the first Waitangi Day, although celebrations were not yet held annually. At the time, it was the most representative meeting of Maori ever held. Attendees included the Maori King and thousands of Settlers. When: Saturday 15th February Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm Where: Broadwater Parklands, The Southern Precinct Notes: No Alcohol Permitted, Chilly Bins Welcome, No Dogs Allowed. Cost: $12 and children under 12 years free Info:

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Out & About Jess and Anthony Cabana Lounge Bar

Kevin, Steven and Teagan Cabana Lounge Bar

Lhaten and Lee Wallaby Hotel

Jodie and Moorina Wallaby Hotel

Jessica and Jessie Hinterland Tavern

Matthew and Amy Southport Sharks

Jo and Liz Southern Cross Tavern

Paul and Mandy Currumbin RSL

Steve and Rob Austen Tayshus at Currumbin RSL

Lucy and Michelle 7D Cinema Surfers Paradise

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Kim, Kaia, Diana and Tina 10/12/2013 11:59 am 7D Cinema Surfers Paradise










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Clint, Michelle and Leanne 7D Cinema Surfers Paradise

Social Pics Laine and Dee NEIS Networking Breakfast

Mal and Kerry NEIS Networking Breakfast

Rachael and Jan NEIS Networking Breakfast

Roni and Michael Media Boot Camp

Dr Pick? and Mel Big Day Out

Maureen, Kerry, Milly and Leanne Gold Coast Turf Club

Louise and Kate Bleach Festival launch

Natasha and Ute Winner of “Australia Day” at QPAC

Rebecca and Nathan Currumbin RSL

Tom and Ian NEIS Networking Breakfast

Bridgette and Manny The Great Greek Kafe

Meghan and Gay Currumbin RSL

OZ FEST at Miami Tavern 25th January Headlined by Birds of Tokyo, the day was a definite success

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TSath8 February e Markets Guide

Sun 9 February (cont.)

Burleigh Farmers Markets

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 7:00am-12:00noon Rain, Hail or Shine!

Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 7:00am-11:00am

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Markets at the Wharf

“Mariners Cove” 60-70 Seaworld Dve, Main Beach 7:00am-12:00noon

Mudgeeraba Farmers Market

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Cnr Mudgeeraba & Worongary Rds 6:00am-11:00am

Palm Beach/Currumbin Farmers Markets

Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive 6:00am-11:00am

Produce by the Pier

Broadwater Parklands, The Great Lawn & The Pier Marine Parade, Southport 8:00am-2:00pm

Southport Sharks Farmers Markets Southport Sharks Football Club, Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave 6:30am-12:00noon

Sunday 9 February

Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Markets Lavelle Street, Nerang 6:30am-12:00noon

The Oracle Farmers Markets (Broadbeach) Oracle Road (off Elizabeth Ave and Surf Parade) 7:00am-1:00pm

PCYC Markets Tweed Heads

Inside PCYC Hall adj to building (Recreation Street Reserve)

Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western & Bartle Rd 7:00am-12:00noon

Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Market Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Rd 7:00am-12:00noon

Sat 15 February Burleigh Farmers Markets

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 7:00am-12:00noon Rain, Hail or Shine!

Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Farmers Market Rain or Shine 6:30am-11:30am

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 7:00am-11:00am

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Carrara Markets

Markets at the Wharf (Main Beach)

Coolangatta Art & Craft Markets

Mullumbimby Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm Along Marine Parade 8:00am -2:00pm

Gold Coast Turf Club Food & Farmers Markets

Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive 6:00am -11:00am

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Miami Marketta Fresh Produce + Gourmet Food Markets

Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Pde 6:00am-12:00noon

Miami Organic GC Farmers Markets

Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Hwy 6:00am-11:00am

Mudgeeraba Farmers Market

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Cnr Mudgeeraba & Worongary Rds 6:00am-11:00am

“Mariners Cove” 60-70 Seaworld Dve, Main Beach 7:00am-12:00noon Summers Park, Cnr Stuart and Myokum St, Mullumbimby 8:00am-3:00pm

Palm Beach/Currumbin Farmers Markets

Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive 6:00am-11:00am

Produce by the Pier

Broadwater Parklands, The Great Lawn & The Pier Marine Parade, Southport 8:00am-2:00pm

Southport Sharks Farmers Markets Southport Sharks Football Club, Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave 6:30am-12:00noon

Sunday 16 February Banora Farmers Market

Club Banora, Leisure Drive 7:00am-11:00am

Beechmont Markets

Old School Site, Beechmont Road 8:00am-12:00noon

Broadbeach Art & Craft Markets Kurrawa Park 8:00am-2:00pm

Burleigh “The Village Markets”

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 8:00am-1:00pm Page 18

Every Wed, Fri and Sat

Sun 23 February

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Broadbeach, Art & Craft Markets

Surfers Paradise foreshore (north and south of Cavill) 4:00pm-9:00pm Will be cancelled in inclement weather

Sun 16 February (cont.)

Kurraway Park 8:00am-2:00pm

Burleigh Art & Craft Markets

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 8:00am-2:00pm

Carrara Markets

Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm

Gold Coast Turf Club Food & Farmers Markets

Gold Coast Turf Club Food & Farmers Markets

Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive 6:00am -11:00am

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Miami Marketta Fresh Produce + Gourmet Food Markets

Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Pde 6:00am-12:00noon

Miami Organic GC Farmers Markets

Miami State High School, 2137-2205 GC Hwy 6:00am11:00am

Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Markets Lavelle Street, Nerang 6:30am-12:00noon

Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive 6:00am -11:00

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Miami Organic GC Farmers Markets

Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Hwy 6:00am-11:00am

Miami Marketta Fresh Produce + Gourmet Food Markets Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Pde 6:00am-12:00noon

PCYC Markets Tweed Heads

Monaco Markets “Monaco Centre”

Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Market

Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Markets

Inside PCYC Hall adj to building (Recreation Street Reserve) Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Rd 7:00am-12:00noon

Sat 22 February Burleigh Markets

Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway 7:00am-12:00noon Rain, Hail or Shine!

Cnr Rio Vista Blvd & Monaco St 8:00am - 12:00noon Lavelle Street, Nerang 6:30am-12:00noon

Paradise Point Art & Craft Markets The Esplanade 7:00am-2:00pm

PCYC Markets Tweed Heads Inside PCYC Hall adj to building (Recreation Street Reserve)

Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Market

Canungra Markets

Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Rd 7:00am-12:00noon

Carrara Markets

Twilight Markets

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets

Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food & Craft Market

State Primary School in Christie Street 8:00am-1:00pm Cnr Gooding Dve and Manchester Rd 7:00am-4:00pm 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 7:00am-11:00am

Marina Quays Village Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm

Markets at the Wharf

“Mariners Cove” 60-70 Seaworld Dve, Main Beach 7:00am-12:00noon

Mudgeeraba Bowls Club Car Boot Art & Craft Sale 1 Somerset Drive 7:00am-12:00noon

Emerald Lakes Complex, The Boulevard, Carrara 3:00pm-7:00pm Thursdays

Sanctuary Cove Twilight Markets Masthead Way 4:00pm-7:00pm 3rd Thursday of Month

Tweed Twilight Markets

Jack Evans Boat Harbour 2:00pm-8:00pm 2nd & 4th Friday of month (24 January)

Mudgeeraba Farmers Market

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Cnr Mudgeeraba & Worongary Rds 6:00am-11:00am

Palm Beach/Currumbin Farmers Markets

Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive 6:00am-11:00am

Produce by the Pier

Broadwater Parklands, Southport 8:00am-2:00pm

Southport Sharks Farmers Markets

Southport Sharks Football Club, Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave 6:30am-12:00noon

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library guide City of Gold Coast, through its 13 branch and mobile library services, provides access to nearly one million items in regular and large print, audio and electronic formats, as well as free community access to computers, wifi, and community meeting rooms. The city’s libraries offer an exciting program of activities and events designed to inspire, entertain and inform and valuable community spaces for you to connect, learn and relax. Membership is available to all Gold Coast residents and ratepayers. To find out what’s on, collect a Calendar of Events at your local branch library or view it online

The Bizz Gold Coast is pleased to present a guide for the next three weeks of Lifestyle and Learning events. Art Therapy - working in the here and now

Does online dating work? If you love talking about different issues, and hearing others’ opinions, then join us to discuss a provocative question. Expect adult conversation, light refreshments, a relaxed social environment and a thoughtprovoking discussion.

Branch: Robina When: Tuesday 11 February Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Art therapy has been seen as a road to exploration and expression by creative means through art making. No art skills required and all art materials supplied.

Branch: Helensvale When: Monday 10 February Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Self esteem, confidence and attitude change

Making the most of your library

Branch: When: Time:

Branch: Upper Coomera When: Thursday 13 February Time: 10.30am – 11.00am

Eileen Fleming, author of I just want to feel good again encourages young people and the young at heart to look at the way you see yourself and implement changes to improve self esteem and confidence.

Nerang Wednesday 19 February 10.00am – 11.00am

Haven’t visited a library in a while? Don’t know how to find your favourite books? Confused how we shelve items? Join staff on a tour of the library and find out how it all works

Introduction to Pinterest

Learn a language online

Branch: Broadbeach When: Thurs 20 Feb Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm Branch: Nerang When: Wed 26 Feb Time: 10.00am - 11.00am

Branch: Burleigh Waters When: Tuesday 18 February Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Branch Library Locations Broadbeach Burleigh Heads Burleigh Waters Coolangatta Elanora Helensvale Local Studies Mobile Library Mudgeeraba Nerang Palm Beach Robina Runaway Bay Southport Upper Coomera Page 20

61 Sunshine Boulevard Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads Cnr Christine Ave & Galeen Dve Showcase on the Beach, Griffith Street The Pines Shopping Centre, Guiness Creek Rd 31 Discovery Drive, Helensvale Cnr Lawson and Garden Sts, Southport For Enquiries Old Post Office Heritage Centre, Railway St Cnr Price and White Streets, Nerang 11th Avenue, Palm Beach 196 Robina Town Centre Dve, Robina Lae Drive, Runaway Bay Cnr Lawson and Garden Streets Corner Reserve and Abrahams Roads

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Philosophy club Join others who wish to discuss life’s questions in more depth. the format gives everyone an opportunity to participate, whether they are expert or beginner. The only prerequisites are curiosity and a sense of humour. (No need to book)

Branch: Southport When: Wednesday 26 February Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm

A Sound Argument The tradition of musical entertainment has helped form the fibre of culture and community in all reaches of the world for generations. It moves us emotionally spiritually and physically, and has the power to gloss over diversities by uniting us in a common voice. The power of a song to resurrect a memory otherwise lost cannot be denied irrespective of your preference of genre or belief. We are all touched by music and some of us are blessed to be able to make it a life purpose. The ability to make a respectable living from the proceeds of such a career choice relies of course on the premise that people seek that emotional injection in their lives. Spending a night in front of a band immersed in the moment and leaving your troubles of the time at the door is therapy we all need in our busy lives. In recent years the options available to live music tragics have become fewer and we could point the finger at any number of factors. The venues that are persevering though do so with the ever present spectre of liquor licensing looming with that dreaded decibel meter in hand. Has a venue’s right to responsibly entertain their patrons been curtailed by legislation to the point where the art is gone? Is the emerging generation missing out on something that we have foolishly taken for granted all these years? If the noticeable trend of the past decade or two is extrapolated, the future for live music looks grim. Last year the QLD state government opened the debate for the reform of noise restrictions on licensed premises by releasing the Red Tape Reduction discussion paper inviting submissions from all stakeholders in the industry. Part of this discussion paper noted universal sentiment from government and industry stakeholders that legislative restrictions on licensed venues’ noise levels are prohibitive to business development and subsequently adversely affecting tourism. Hallelujah says the musicians and licensees...!! The government is actually admitting that the draconian approach to noise regulation we have

been suffering through for years now has to be rectified. Reducing the time and resources devoted to the kind of regulatory compliance forming the ball and chain around the ankles of many of our favourite haunts is designed to allow live entertainment to once again be a vibrant part of the prosperity of these venues. So what is the solution for Mr and Mrs Resident living nearby, who up until now have been the ones picking up the phone at the slightest murmur coming from the doors of the longstanding music venue up the road? The reality is that the balance of respective rights of residents, musicians and venue owners has been out of kilter for too long. You can take any view you like but there is no denying that we have all been part of the problem and we all need to realise that any universally acceptable solution will require some compromise from all corners of the debate. There are the musicians who have refused to turn down because it’s a rock show man! Or the venues who fail to responsibly design their establishment to effectively contain the noise that they inevitably will make. And then there are the residents who feel it is their civic duty to become the serial complainant who effectively gets a venue shut down whereby destroying valuable jobs and economic contribution and wonder why their property prices are stagnating. We all have a stake in this debate no matter which corner we stand in and we can all benefit from a common sense approach to noise regulation reform. There is no reason why an amicable outcome cannot be reached for the common good of the economic sustainability of the communities in which we choose to live. The Australian Live Entertainment Reform Thinktank (ALERT) submitted a detailed proposal to the QLD state government in response to the section of the Red Tape Reduction Discussion Paper dealing with noise restrictions last year. The ALERT proposal outlined inherent logistical

problems with current policy with the aim of explaining in more detail the prohibitive nature of these regulation methods with respect to business prosperity. Additionally, the proposal recommended key changes to policy which has to date been far from universally beneficial. ALERT based its recommendations not just on personal opinion, but through consultation with many industry stakeholders through its Facebook forum page and online petition on Change. org which has to date received almost eight thousand signatures highlighting some very strong public sentiment toward this cause. ALERT is proud to be working in conjunction with The Bizz Gold Coast magazine in its advocacy and support of the local music scene. This regular column will be dedicated to keeping readers up to date with developments in the policy reform process and to also address concerns of anyone who finds themselves a part of this debate. You can get up to date with the ALERT story so far on this topic via the web page below which contains the full proposal submission along with other media such as newspaper stories and radio interviews. If you agree with the need to preserve the live music industry you can sign the petition via the link below. We welcome any discussion on our Facebook page and will endeavour to address those topics through this column in future publications. Shane Wilkie Co-founder, Australian Live Entertainment Reform Think-tank

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner Classification: R18+ (High Impact Sex Scenes and Drug Use) Review by Peter Gray Based on the life of Jordan Belfort, an illicit stockbroker who scammed millions of dollars off of clueless clients and lived like a king buoyed up by every depravity imaginable, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ isn’t exactly a biopic (Belfort’s rags to riches tale is barely touched on) nor is it an apparent exercise in glamourizing his crooked exploits; above all else this film is uproariously funny and further proof that Martin Scorsese, even at 71 years of age, is in complete control of organising excessive chaos. With the film bypassing his youth, we first meet Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) as an eager young 20-something working as a stockbroker at an established Wall Street firm. Starting off relatively humble he is taken under the wing of Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey), a particularly brash broker who encourages him to adopt a lifestyle of sex and substances in order to succeed, imparting such wisdom as masturbation twice a day is essential, cocaine will help you dial the phone faster, and the client’s money is not your concern, your own money is. Not long after receiving his licence the Wall Street crash of 1987, known as Black Monday, takes place and his life is seemingly ruined in an instant. Deterring his wife (Cristin Milioti) from pawning her engagement ring and considering work as a stock boy, Jordan snags another opportunity at a low-rent boiler room in Long Island that deals in penny stocks. Quickly schooling his inexperienced co-workers on how to wring large commissions out of even the lowliest stocks, Jordan assembles a crew (many of whom are just as consciencefree as him) and dubs his brand ‘Stratton Oakmont’, moving his way up the economic food chain until he and his cronies are all making too much money for their limited intelligence to handle. Once Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter have established the mindset of these men, the film dives headfirst into wicked decadence with every sexual penchant, drug preference, and lowly concept of fun detailed in graphic fashion. The film arrives here with an R18+ classification and these scenes alone are justification enough as these ultimately nightmarish sequences of drug-fuelled, sex-laced orgies are presented with such vigour yet, at the same time, a grotesque hollowness. Excessive really is the best word to describe ‘Wolf…’, it’s running time of 179 minutes is bloated as is, but that seems to be the point. Scorsese isn’t high fiving these guys, he’s highlighting how draining and absurd a lifestyle can be when your goal is to live like a trust fund frat boy. Scenes of DiCaprio and his cohorts as they manically scream into their phones, argue amongst each other, and openly do drugs in the office (not to mention group sex participation during work hours) would have you believe that’s how it actually was, but everything here exists in a heightened reality and the constant repetition of these boys’ misbehaving is simply Scorsese wearing us down to ride home the fact that all this frivolity is far from fun. One feature that never wavers though is Leonardo DiCaprio. I dare say this is the best he has ever been, delivering a performance that’s vanity free and, surprisingly, comically consistent (who knew the man was so funny?) Reminding me of a young DeNiro, the numerous extended speeches and emotional rants he delivers are spot-on in their fusion of cocky showman and rampaging amnesiac. One sequence that serves as a testament to this is an uproariously prolonged moment where Belfort is doped up to the point of near paraplegia on qualudes (his drug of choice) that he renders himself unable to leave a country club and enter his car. This scene is particularly extended and feels like it shouldn’t work, but Scorsese’s persistence and DiCaprio’s dedication somehow make it successful. Page 22

In addition to DiCaprio, a stellar support cast has been rounded up with Jonah Hill a specific standout as Donnie Azoff, an easily influenced salesman who latches onto Jordan in the early stages of his career once he realises how much money can be earned in stockbroking. With his husky New York-Jewish accent and a smashing set of (fake) pearly white teeth, Hill once again showcases his effortless comic timing portraying Donnie as a spoilt child in an adult world. McConaughey’s screen time is brief but memorable all the same, Rob Reiner has a heap of fun as Jordan’s fiery father, Kyle Chandler lends a welcome air of authority as the FBI agent looking to catch Jordan out, and Jean Dujardin changes his tune considerably from when we last saw him in ‘The Artist’ as a Swiss banker eager to get into just as much trouble with Jordan’s band of misfits. One of the big finds here though is Gold Coast native Margot Robbie who simply shines as Naomi LaPaglia, the stunning trophy wife Jordan kicks his first wife to the curb for. If you weren’t aware of Robbie’s Australian roots, you’d swear she was a New York local as her Brooklyn accent is flawless, and though in a film dominated by men the presence of any woman will be noticed, Robbie shines even brighter as she bravely tackles a role that on the surface may only require the bare essentials but underneath reveals a strength and sexuality that very few actresses would be willing to deliver. After working for so long ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ once again proves Martin Scorsese is never void of new ideas, its actually quite comforting to know the kind of tricks he still has up his sleeve, with this dizzying effort a clever condemnation of the behaviour many believe it glorifies. My rating 4.5/5 (The big bad Wolf is so, so good)


Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley Classification: M (Violence and Infrequent Coarse Language) Review by Peter Gray Taking a relatively old-fashioned approach to the espionage thriller genre, ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ is surprising in its antigritty mentality as it feels very much like the Harrison Ford ‘Jack Ryan’ movie of the 90s. It’s a movie without a lot of flash; it’s not concerned with overly-technical jargon or death defying stunts, it’s pretty standard in terms of texture and spirit. And whilst it’s somewhat refreshing, it’s also the quality that stifles the film too as it doesn’t raise enough to revitalise the genre. The first act of the film speeds through Jack Ryan’s origin at an alarming rate with a durable Chris Pine in the lead role following on from previous incarnates Alec Baldwin (1990’s ‘The Hunt for Red October’), Harrison Ford (1992’s ‘Patriot Games’ and 1994’s

‘Clear and Present Danger’) and Ben Affleck (2002’s ‘The Sum of All Fears’). After witnessing the September 11th attacks whilst attending university in London, he joins the military where he is involved in a near-fatal helicopter crash. During his rehabilitation in hospital he’s tended to by doctor-in-training-come-inevitablelove-interest Cathy Muller (Keira Knightley) before being recruited by a veteran CIA operative (Kevin Costner) to work undercover as a financial analyst on Wall Street where he’ll be searching for money going towards terrorism funding. Once Ryan’s back-story is established we cut to him in the present where he is now shacked up with Cathy, who is still clueless as to what he does, and bound for Russia where he’s to investigate the shady scheming of a native banker, Viktor Cheverin (Kenneth Branagh), whom the agency suspect of global terrorism. Whilst the ‘Jack Ryan’ series has always dealt in escapism entertainment it has still managed to do so in a grounded fashion. This latest offering, the first to not be based on a Tom Clancy novel, perhaps asks a bit too much from its audience from the get-go, particularly when Cathy is involved. Knightley does a fine job, her American accent is believable and she handles herself with grace, but her character is poorly handled. After initially thinking Jack is being unfaithful due to his secrecy involving his work, she almost instantly becomes a crucial element in the CIA’s plan to expose Viktor which in turn leads her to act alarmingly cool when put in a life or death situation. The scene I’m referring to is one of the bigger set pieces of the film, and it builds a great deal of tension in a perfectly acceptable manner and, again, Knightley’s performance is fine but you have to accept a lot of these sort of eye-rolling plot manoeuvrings to go along with the film. If you’re willing to do so though, you’ll most likely enjoy, or at least accept, ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ for the far-fetched actioner it is. Jack himself is perhaps written a bit too perfect as a character, think Sherlock Holmes and Ethan Hunt (‘Mission: Impossible’) rolled into one, but Pine makes it work due to his likeable screen presence where he tones down the cockiness of his ‘Star Trek’ character but maintains the confidence and capabilities which he infuses with an ‘everyman’ appeal that truly benefits the character, and the film, overall. Branagh (also on directing duties) doesn’t overplay his Bond-esque villain too much with his relatively thick Russian accent being the only hammy quality, and Costner, who it’s always nice to see on the big screen, brings a welcome cold cynicism to his character that contrasts well to the more eager Jack, and if we see future ‘Jack Ryan’ endeavours – this film clearly hoping to (re)start the franchise – the more use of Costner the better. Though it lacks the theatricality of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ films and the sophistication of the ‘Bourne’ series, ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ at least has enough potential contained within itself to fully explore in subsequent endeavours. My rating 3/5 (A slowish start to a series rife with potential)

It’s finally here – Soundwave 2014! The time-table wasn’t released at time of publishing so we couldn’t print it for you, though check www. regularly for when it comes out, as planning your day should be a priority. On the following pages you’ll find our interviews with The Porkers, Finch and Authority Zero, and here we’re given you some FAQ’s and a few tips for THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR! In case you didn’t know, Stone Temple Pilots have cancelled due “a scheduling conflict” – pfft, we’re very happy that Aussie favourites, The Living End will be stepping up and joining the SW 2014 line-up. "Oh crap there’s cobwebs on my amp and my guitar strings are rusty. Shut up you idiot, quit you're whining and get your shit together cause TLE are now playing Soundwave 2014. So Stand up, Tune up, and get on that stage and Rock the fuckin' house...... will do! The Living End are proud to be a part of Soundwave 2014! BRING. IT. ON!!!!!" - Chris Cheney’s inner monologue FAQ’s What time does Soundwave 201 start/finish? Gates will open at 11am and close at 10pm* *Note that some states will run past 10pm and this information will be available closer to the event. Will there be Pass-outs? You can arrive and leave Soundwave Festival whenever you like, however, note that pass-outs (leaving and re-entering the venue) will not be permitted, and cloaking services may not be available for patrons entering the festival later in the day. When will time-tables be ready? Time-table will be available closer to the shows, keep an eye on the website for details. Can I bring a camera? No professional photography equipment is permitted, however point and click cameras and mobile phones are fine. Is there an age limit? Soundwave is a Licensed All Ages Event. 10 Tips for Surviving Soundwave 2014 (Same as BDO tips in case you missed them) 1. WATER! Drink it! Force yourself if you have to, but make sure you drink WATER! 2. SLIP SLOP SLAP SEEK SLIDE! Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen, Slap on a hat, Seek some shade and Slide on some sunnies. You won’t regret it! 3. PREPARE! Study the time table and circle the bands you absolutely want to see, and make sure each person in your party has a

copy, so if you lose each other you’ll know ‘sort of’ the area each will be. Organise meeting places and times with friends beforehand, though odds are someone will be having a great time somewhere and not show. Don’t get annoyed, just accept that’s part of being at a festival. The important thing is the meeting place for the end of the day. 4. KNOW THE GROUNDS! On arrival, walk the entire grounds and familiar yourself with each stage, amenities, bars, food outlets, chill-out areas and medical tents. You’ll be glad you did it when you’re racing from one band to the next. 5. SEE AN UNKNOWN! Just because you haven’t heard of a band before doesn’t mean they’re not worth seeing. 6. PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY! Limited and congested reception only means your texts won’t reach the recipients for four hours, and you probably won’t get through. See point 3 re being prepared, as it is highly likely you won’t be able to reach anyone via phone – if you do manage to get reception, they probably won’t hear the phone. 7. PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY! You’re at an OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL! Why would you want to watch such great bands through the screen of your phone?? Watch the bands, listen to the bands and dance or jump around and sing along to the bands. Experience and enjoy the day. Trust that there will 1,000 clips just like the one you ‘would’ have taken on You Tube before you even get home. How many times are you really going to watch it anyway? Only bring out your phone for a few photos for memories and to prove you were there, because we all know if there’s no pics it didn’t happen ;-) 8. DON’T BINGE DRINK! If you’re in the bar queue every ten minutes, you’re going to miss out on some great band time, and you didn’t pay $185 to sit in a bar. Besides, you don’t want a hangover before the sun even sets, and you want to remember the day. We’re not saying don’t drink at all, we’re not total kill-joys ;-) 9. TIME OUT! Take some time out during the day to check out the whole scene, you’ll be amazed at what you see when you’re looking. And it’s easy to be so caught up in the crowds that you miss a bunch of eyeopening and memorable visions. 10. SURVIVAL KIT! When you’ve mastered it, everything you need can actually fit in a good sized bum-bag. Take a couple of panadol (if you’re allowed), a few squares of toilet paper in a small sandwich bag so it stays dry (has come in handy on more than a few occasions), a poncho, your driver licence, and a small stick of deodorant (for the benefit of everyone around you).

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Authority Zero – Sean Sellers Q&A Mesa, Arizona’s influential punk veterans AUTHORITY ZERO released their fifth full-length studio album, The Tipping Point via 3wise Records in 2013. Almost two decades of enduring a volatile music industry and countless tours away from friends and family, AUTHORITY ZERO has emerged with one of their best albums to date.  Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead) at Maple Studios in Orange County, California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.  Eighteen years into their storied career began and AUTHORITY ZERO has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and long-time friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. After the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long-time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavours.  At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of line-up changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. Q. Being a relatively new member to Authority Zero, tell us about how you made the line-up. Was there an audition process, did you know the guys? A. I’ve known them for a long time. I live in Arizona and right after I moved here, they opened up and we just become friends over time. Jason and I were thinking about starting a new band, and it so happened that Jim left, and he said ‘instead of a new band, join this one’!” Q. Congratulations on The Tipping Point, I know it’s still a fairly new release, but any plans for a new album in the near future? A. Basically, we go on tour from tomorrow (1st Feb Aust.) to June, and then to Europe. After that, then we’ll settle down and write a new record. It will be toward the end of 2014. Q. Do you have a personal favourite track on The Tipping Point? A. The Tipping Point! (Q. Yes?) The song The Tipping Point! (laughs) (Q. oh of course! Laughs) That song almost didn’t make the record! We worked on it in preproduction and changed it to the song you hear. We did a one take on drums, no click track, here it is! Then we went and did all the stuff you do to songs and thought, this isn’t very good. Our producer said this was our favourite song in preproduction so pulled the demo out and we all loved it! It’s the most organic song on the record. It was beautiful and there it was. The way music used to be recorded – no click tracks and stuff limiting the feel

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it whilst speaking, so I’m going out on a limb here and say/hope he was referring to our very own Stradbroke Island!) Q. With such a great line-up, are there any acts you’re keen to catch on the tour? A. I plan to watch Clutch every single day! They are one of my favourites and their new record is easily my favourite record in years and years. Q. Message for the Qld SW crowd? A. Come and hang out with us, we might be playing early, so come and support us!

FINCH – Randy Strohmeyer Q&A

of the actual song, and with this one it worked and I was like ooooohhh so good, thank you! Q. How does the band go about writing songs? A. We get in a room and we write together. Jason will have things, Brandon will have things and we’ll sit together and hash them out. You stay up with the current times, Pro Tools and editing but people are now realising that music is becoming stale. Go back and play a song and push record on ¼ inch tape machine and make it something beautiful. I want to go back to that. Of course we record on computers, but I want to be a band in a room and record an album with the band, like we used to. No process involved except for four guys in a room and producer telling you to do it again coz that sucked. You still go in to studio and mike up with computer you know, but if we can do it in a room together and bring back the feel to music is our inevitable goal. Q. That organic sound you’re speaking of seems to be making a resurgence, with vinyl becoming more and more popular again. A. Yes! I played in Real McKenzies for seven years and did seven records, and I also did the merch. When I had vinyl displayed people would come and buy ALL seven releases on vinyl! The resurgence of vinyl is huge. Today people are downloading their tunes, so no CDs and they want something they can look at and hold. Unfortunately what people outside of artists don’t realise is that when you put together this product – it’s a thought process and a piece of art, and when you download it you don’t get to see this cool artwork that somebody did. Album covers meant so much to you as a kid, you identified with it. Q. How about live, is there a particular track you like to play? A. One of the older tracks, from the last record actually, Brick in the Wave. I love playing that song. The old drummer did a double bass part and I do it with one foot and the feel. Fortunately for me it’s the 2nd song in the set and the one that lights me up and gets me through the rest of it. Q. We’re looking forward to catching you at Soundwave 2014, what are you most looking forward to? A. I’ve been to Australia three times; the first time was in the 90s and I walked off the plane and thought, oh shit I’m home! I’ve been here five seconds and I’m home. When I get asked where my favourite place to tour is, Australia is always my answer! I have to say Strapper Island is easily hands down my favourite place in the world – Wow Wow! (Editor: sorry guys, we know there’s no Strapper Island, that’s how I heard

California-based emo-rockers Finch, originally called Numb, include vocalist Nate Barcalow, guitarists Randy Strohmeyer and Alex Linares, bassist Derek Doherty and drummer Alex Pappas. The 2001 four-song EP, “Falling into Place”, was the band’s first release for Drive-Thru and sold over 6,000 copies in just its first three months of release. That set up and well-received full-length, “What is to Burn”, which appeared the following year, produced by Mark Tromino (Blink-182, Midtown). Finch immediately hit the road with RX Bandits and spent that summer on the Warped Tour. With new drummer Mark Allen on board, “Say Hello to Sunshine” dropped in summer 2005, featuring a considerably heavier and slightly experimental sound. The band toured behind it through the end of the year with acts such as Head Automatica, HiM, and Skindred. By February 2006, Finch had gone on an “indefinite break.” Some members of the band went on to join the Sound of Animals Fighting, along with members of RX Bandits, the Authumns and Circa Survive. Q. In 2006 Finch went on an “indefinite break”, what happened? A. That was our first break up. I think we were all kind of worn-out, and just the dynamic of the band and the touring scenario with the band – we were touring with bands we didn’t like so much. It was right after the Sunshine record and I think it was confusing to a lot of people at the time who couldn’t take the change. It was really hard to adjust to playing the shows and we’re like weirdo’s and ‘Fuck! What are we supposed to do?’ We’re playing new songs which everyone wanted for the second record and then they wanted the same sound as previous! So, that and one person in particular who isn’t playing with us anymore was causing fucking turmoil between the rest of us. And it’s hard watching them seemingly fuck everything you’ve worked so hard on, so we split

up for a while. But we maintained our friendship and then we regrouped a few years later, and for some reason it fell apart. But something about this record has rejuvenated us! We’re almost like crazy brothers – have our little spats and then realise we can’t be without each other for too long. We’re real reactionary! Q. Where did the name Finch come from; the original name was ‘Numb’? A. I guess it was a four piece at the time and one of my high-school punk bands was fading out and I kinda knew they (Numb) were the best band with the best singer and best sound. Word travels fast and they said ‘come and jam with us’ and I thought, what’s the harm in jamming with a few people!? (laughs) They were super cool and we just started jamming and in the first practice we wrote our first song together! We decided we should change the name; we didn’t even talk about me being the band, it just happened! I didn’t want it to sound like ‘anything’ and just said ‘let’s call it Finch’ – it kinda sounds ambiguous you know. I had made friends with people at Drive-Thru and people like New Found Glory, and would always show them demos of some of my bands and they were never good enough. Then I called one day and said I think I’ve got it! We packed upn the gear in the minivan and we played in a little rehearsal station up in the Valley of LA, and they were just clapping after every song and we thought, Holy Shit! It happened!

Q. “What is to Burn X” is the new ‘live’ album, Are you guys planning on writing on any new material? A. Yeah! We’re actually working on it right now; just came from rehearsal actually! We’re writing tonnes of songs; there’s like over 40 songs right now. We’re trying to find a vision for it and once we find what we’re all really happy with we can put it together. We all have such different opinions. It’s like each Finch is a different colour and we come together we turn to black (laughs). Q. The press release calls you “Emo Rockers”, how do you describe your genre? A. For us we don’t sound like anyone. It all sounds like noise (laughs) here and there, but I don’t know, we’re an alternative band if anything. If I had my say I would rather not have any genre type coz we tend to bounce around quite a bit. Age and taste takes over. Whatever you feel like doing you know, and abiding to one thing is too hard. To be safe we’ll say alternative (laughing). Q. How did the Soundwave Tour come up? A. We figured out we wanted to tour and put whatever were doing away to focus on Finch. We did Soundwave 2009 and it was the best tour we’d ever done, so it was a no-brainer! It was fucking great! We’ve got a great agent who went to Soundwave, and we couldn’t be more happy to be part of that festival. It’s really fucking cool! Q. Who are most looking forward to catching on the SW tour / playing alongside? A. Placebo is really cool, and Rocket from the Crypt! I’m excited to see them and obviously Green Day, I just hope they play some of the stuff I grew up with. Q. Is there a standout show from your last Australian tour? A. It was the first time we’d ever been to Australia and it was a huge shock. The reception was insane! I remember the last time we played - I think it was in Perth. We were up against Nine Inch Nails and we thought oh fuck nobody’s gonna come watch us (laughs). Who would have thought that people would give a fuck and it was a crazy chill, it was great! People were singing the words and dancing it was fucking cool! Q. Do you have a message for the Queensland Soundwave punters? A. We can’t wait to get back!

The Porkers – Pete Cooper Q&A From their beginnings in Newcastle in 1987, The Porkers have brought their 'wall of noise' to festival stages around the globe.  With a syncopated rhythm section and a fat brass sound they were at the spearhead of the worldwide '3rd Wave of Ska' in the late '90's. Not just the skanky Jamaican rhythm, but a melting pot of deeper reggae, fused with funk, punk rock and metal riffs, - and sometimes all in the same song! Simply ad beer to this overly energetic stage show and what you have is the party starter band, renowned and revered by fans and musos alike. Their 1994 debut album 'Grunt!' was described as "A masterpiece of adult-only ska brilliance" by Sydney's Drum Media.  1998's 'Hot Dog Daiquiri' was "Fucking Awesome!" according to Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.  Tracks Magazine said in 2001 on the release of 'Time Will Tell' that - "These guys would turn your Granny's funeral into a dance-fest!" Appearing at the Vans Warped Tour in the USA in 1999, Rolling Stone magazine noted The Porkers as a highlight and said "-sounded like a cross between The Blasters and UB40."  In 2004 The Porkers catchy ‘Swinging Like Tiger Woods’ single foretold Tiger Woods' indiscretion by 3 years.  And of their 2007 release 'This Is The Porkers', Triple J's Sarah Howells said - " - took me completely by surprise, The Porkers have still got it better than ever!"  2009 saw the release of the 'Persistence Is Futile' DVD - from Australia's most persistent ska band! The last few years has seen The Men of Pork resting firmly on their laurels, gathering momentum for the next assault, and the two founding members, Pete Cooper (vocals) & Phil Barnard (sax) have assembled a fresh line up to outdo all others.  Joined by long time Porkers guitarist Dave Power, as well as Dave Morris on Bass Guitar (who formerly did time with Cranky, and Pre_Shrunk), and on Drums, Scott Chapman (ON Inc. , Machine Gun Fellatio), plus an all-star

brass section and special guests will see that Porkers noise thumping Soundwave louder than ever! Q. Newcastle is known for producing some great musical talent; tell us about the live music scene there now? A. It seems to be quite good, I don’t get out and experience it as much as I used to, but there’s still a few good venues promoting original music. It’s flourishing the way Newcastle does. Q. It’s been a while since your last release, are there any plans for a new album? A. ummm… not at the moment, the main plan is to just get a new line-up ready for Soundwave and punch out some good professional shows and see where it goes from there. Q. Tell us how the name “The Porkers” came about? A. Well… do you know our original name – The Pork Hunts!? We were only playing a party, but kinda kept playing and realised we couldn’t go on with that name any longer, and it became just The Porkers. You know there isn’t another band in the world called The Porkers!? (laughs) Q. The party you’re referring to, was that the demolition party we’ve read about? A. (laughs) Yes, the house we were living in was

ear-marked for demolition and the last weekend we had a party! And Newcastle being what it was at the time – a cross selection of skinheads, punks, head-bangers, surfers, you name it, they were they were – it was crazy! I suppose that first party set the theme for the band for the next 27 years. Q. Talk us through your genre A. It’s always been hard as we’ve always been seen as a Ska band, though it’s more a bastardised version of Ska (laughs), and with us there’s so many other musical influences – surf, funk, reggae and sometimes we play all of those in the one song! I suppose you could use a term I cloned a few years ago – Reggae Metal. If you look up our song called “Huntsman” on the last release – it’s the song on the Soundwave Compilation – that song is definitely Reggae Metal; fast Reggae Metal. Q. Do you have a personal favourite track to play live? A. Oh there’s many, but probably Skankin Carpark Blues. It’s always been a live favourite; it just works live and a hell of a lot of fun. It’s not too long, so when it’s over it leaves you wanting more. Q. The GC is facing problems with noise level restrictions and red tape, and lack of purpose live music venues. Are you experiencing these issues? A. It’s very irritating, and it’s caused a lot of problems in Sydney. The Annandale Hotel has fallen to noise restrictions, and that’s sad. I don’t know there’s a lot that can be done or that I can do something about it. It’s sad and it’s happening. The music industry has to work out alternative ways to do it. I wish I did but I don’t have the answers. We played the last Saturday night at The Playroom! It was always a good venue and that was really sad. It’s still sad driving past it and seeing a car park and wondering…why!? Q. Aside from the Porkers, we understand you have your own business? A. Yeah I’m a small business owner – Hard Core Logo. It’s a screen printing business.

(Editor: see and Q. Let’s talk playing and experiencing Soundwave 2014 A. 20 years this year since the release of our debut album, so it’s a great year to play Soundwave! The 20 year cycle has circled (laughs). Out of ninetysomething bands that are playing, it’s a big brain melt. How am I going to see all these good bands!? And what’s the priority? Rocket from the Crypt! It’s 2014 and The Porkers are playing a festival that Crypt is on – it’s a bit of a mind fuck! (laughs) Q. Message for Brisbane Soundwave 2014 Festivalgoers? A. Look out The Porkers are coming!

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Gig Guide Fri 7 Feb Brett Hammond Envy Hotel Solo Artist 4:00 pm Barefoot Friday Burleigh Brewing Brewhouse Jam 5:00 pm Wayfare Twin Towns Popular Covers 5:00 pm Maddy & Milan Sth Tweed Sports Club Duo 5:30 pm Archie Rye Miami Tavern Trio 6:00 pm Chris Bent Runaway Bay Seagulls Solo Artist 6:00 pm Bec Whitehead The Vault Solo Artist 7:00 pm Kenny Slide Mermaid Beach Tav Solo Artist 7:00 pm Signature Envy Hotel Duo 7:00 pm Stevenson St Currumbin RSL Party Covers 7:00 pm Jeff Camilleri Seagulls Solo Artist 7:00 pm Nic Tango Commercial Hotel Solo Artist 7:00 pm Wally & the Gators RSL Southport Rock’n’Roll 7:30 pm Sugar Shaker Dog and Parrot Duo 7:30 pm Seavera+Real Talks Soundlounge Original 7:30 pm +Tommy Sheehan The Shapes The Grand Rock Covers 8:00 pm Jack & the Giant Killers The Loft Original 8:00 pm w/ Tuesdays Good and Kenny Slide Marshall O’Kell Currumbin Creek Tav Blues 8:00 pm + Hussy Hicks + Eric Erdman Green Sinatras Boardwalk Tavern Duo 8:00 pm The Rat Pack (USA) Twin Towns Tribute 8:00 pm Deejay & the Catfish Surfers RSL Rock’n’Roll 8:00 pm Pulse The Wallaby Rock Covers 8:30 pm The Dead Bowies Hinterland Hotel Covers Band 8:30 pm Polynesian Show Band Southport Sharks Polynesian 8:30 pm Michael Eotvos Quid Bar (Jupiters) Solo Artist 8:30 pm Matt Musella Burleigh Heads Hotel Solo Artist 9:00 pm Triplickit Runaway Bay Tavern Popular Covers 9:00 pm Dan England & Band Twin Towns Party Covers 9:00 pm Vertigo Liars Bar Funk Rock Covers 9:30 pm Struggle Street PA Bar Covers Band 9:30 pm The Gav Bell Band Fiddlers Party Covers 9:30 pm Agent 77 Cooly Hotel Covers 10:00pm Electric Samurai Surfers Beergarden Rock Covers 10:00pm

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Sat 8 Feb Russell Sprout Twin Towns Solo Artist 1:30 pm Jason Delphin Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 5:00 pm Karma Twin Towns Duo 5:00 pm Off the Leash Miami Tavern Covers 6:00 pm Rob Fitchett Envy Hotel Solo Artist 6:00 pm Soniiq Southport Sharks Duo 6:30 pm Crossroads Currumbin RSL Rn’R-Motown 7:00 pm Wayne Foster The Vault from The Drifters 7:00 pm Relish RSL Southport Duo 7:30 pm The Rock Hounds Surfers RSL Rock’n’Roll 7:30 pm Jake Gordon Mermaid Beach Tavern Solo Artist 8:00 pm MTNS The Loft Original 8:00 pm w/ GOVS, David Baker The Accidents The Grand Covers Band 8:00 pm Lo Fi Way Boardwalk Tavern Covers 8:00 pm The Funksters Southport Sharks Original/Covers 8:30 pm w/ Kapa Haka Group Bianka Noka Quid Bar (Jupiters) Solo Artist 8:30 pm Ear Candy Seagulls Popular Covers 8:00 pm When in Rome Waxy’s Rock Covers 8:30 pm Christian Argenti Burleigh Heads Hotel Solo Artist 8:30 pm Mark Watson Saks Solo Artisst 9:00 pm

Sat 8 Feb Cont... Dan England and Band Venus Envy Agent 77 Alter Egos Electric Samurai Ramjet

Twin Towns Liars Bar Fiddlers Green PA Bar Coolangatta Hotel Surfers Beergarden

Party Covers Rock Covers Party Covers Rock Covers Rock Covers Rock Covers

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Sun 9 Feb Nyssa Berger Cabana Bar (Sharks) Solo Artist 1:00 pm The Secret Agents RSL Southport Solo Artist 1:00 pm Simon Meola Burleigh Heads Hotel Solo Artist 1:00 pm The Green Sinatras Dublin Docks Duo 1:00 pm TBA Harrigans Covers 1:00 pm Knights of Columbus Boardwalk Tavern Popular Covers 1:00 pm The Crew Tallebudgera Surf Club Party Covers 1:30 pm Devine Currumbin RSL Duo 1:30 pm Double Barrel Envy Hotel Duo 1:30 pm Mason Rack Cooly Hotel Blues Rock 2:00 pm Isaac Frankham Liars Bar Solo Artist 2:00 pm Blues Sunday Session The Avenue Blues 2:00 pm

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7 - 13 Feb Mon 10 Feb Scott Whatman Twin Towns Solo Artist 4:00 pm Mat Stokes Southport Sharks Popular Covers 6:00 pm Spin Twin Towns Covers 7:30 pm Amanda King Fiddlers Green Solo Artist 8:30 pm Agent 77 The Avenue Party Covers 10:00pm

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Popular Covers 7:00 pm Rock’n’Roll 7:30 pm Solo Artist 9:00 pm Party Cover Band 10:00pm

Thu 13 Feb

Mike & Traditional Irish Fiddlers Green Traditional Irish 5:30 pm TBA The Beach Hotel Duo 6:00pm Stewie Fairhurst Envy Solo Artist 6:00 pm Frazer Goodman & friends The Vault Jazz,Blues,Soul 7:00 pm Mojo Jacket Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Remedy Cooly Hotel Rock Covers 8:00 pm Wolfmother Coolangatta Hotel Headline 8:00 pm Chester Duo The Grand Party Covers 8:00 pm Belle Roscoe The Loft Original 8:00 pm w/ Calan Mai + Julie Hayes Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo 8:00 pm Tyson Faulkner Liars Bar Solo artist 8:00 pm Zookeepers Southport Sharks Modern Jive Jazz 8:30 pm Mick McHugh Fiddlers Irish 9:30 pm Agent 77 The Avenue Covers band 10:00pm

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Sun 9 Feb Cont... Tony Mc Fiddlers Trad. Irish 3:00 pm The Milkmen Surfers Beergarden Acoustic Duo 3:00 pm Jackson Dunn Southern Cross Tavern Covers 3:00 pm Jorja Runaway Bay Tavern Sunday Session 3:00 pm The Hodads Miami Tavern Party Covers 3:30 pm Kasscade The Grand Hotel Covers 4:00 pm Mark Divola Duo Twin Towns Duo 4:30 pm Jake and Andy Envy Duo 5:30 pm Scramjet Liars Bar Party Covers 7:00 pm Agent 77 Mermaid Beach Tavern Party Covers 7:00 pm Dan England and Band Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo Artist 8:00 pm Jason Delphin Fiddlers Green Solo Artist 9:00 pm Mouse and Boinz Waxy’s Covers Duo 9:30 pm Triple J’s The Avenue Rock Cover Band 10:00pm

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Gig GigGuide Guide Fri 14 Feb Jason Brown Envy Hotel Solo Artist 4:00 pm Fletch Burleigh Brewing Brew Jam 5:00 pm Phil Guest in Mangrove Seagulls Popular Covers 5:00 pm Strewth Duo Twin Towns Duo 5:00 pm Delisch Sth Tweed Sports Club Covers 5:30 pm Wasabi Miami Tavern Rock Covers 6:00 pm Super Natural Tallebudgera Surf Club Party Covers 6:00 pm Davo Runaway Bay Seagulls Solo Artist 6:00 pm Bec Whitehead The Vault Soul,Pop, Jazz 7:00 pm Kenny Slide Mermaid Beach Tav Solo Artist 7:00 pm Chi Chi Currumbin RSL Duo 7:00 pm Saritah + Fyah Walk SoundeLounge Original 7:30 pm Mat Stokes RSL Southport Solo Artist 7:30 pm Almost Famous Dog and Parrot Duo 7:30 pm Moonranch The Grand Party Covers 8:00 pm Street 66 The Loft Original 8:00 pm w/ Astro Travellers + Anika Mantell Who’s Charlie Boardwalk Tavern Party Covers 8:00 pm Bobby Rydell Twin Towns Headline 8:00 pm and the All Star Orchestra Rockin’ Bodgies Surfers RSL Rock’n’Roll 8:00 pm Dean Watkin Norfolk Tavern Solo Artist 8:00 pm Bon Jovi Show Liars Bar Rock Covers 8:30 pm + The 80’s Glam Rock God’s Chrome Dragon Engin Room The Wallaby Rock Covers 8:30 pm Ramjet Hinterland Hotel Party Covers 8:30 pm Ear Candy Seagulls Covers Band 8:30 pm Michael Eotvos Quid Bar (Jupiters) Solo Artist 8:30 pm Late for Woodstock Southport Sharks Woodstock era 8:30 pm Sky Church Experience Runaway Bay Tavern Jimi Hendrix Trib 9:00 pm Ben Stewart Burleigh Heads Hotel Solo Artist 9:00 pm Mojo Jacket Twin Towns Party Covers 9:00 pm Jabba PA Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm Vertigo Fiddlers Popular Covers 9:30 pm The Superfreaks Cooly Hotel Rock Covers 10:00pm Venus Envy Surfers Beergarden Rock Covers 10:00pm The Aston Shuffle Elsewhere Electronic 10:00pm

Sat 15 Feb Russell Sprout Twin Towns Solo Artist 1:30 pm Mitch King Cooly Hotel Solo Artist 5:00 pm Bagman Twin Towns Popular covers 5:00 pm A Noble Few Miami Tavern Party Covers 6:00 pm Jason Delphin Envy Hotel Solo Artist 6:00 pm TBA Harrigans Solo Artist 6:30 pm Purple Martini Currumbin RSL Popular Covers 7:00 pm Central St The Vault Soul, Pop fusion 7:00 pm Rick Price w/ Casey Barnes Basement (Arts Centre GC) Headline 7:30 pm Catfish & the Deejay RSL Southport Rock’n’Roll 7:30 pm Jake Gordon Mermaid Beach Tavern Solo Artist 7:30 pm Mick Travers Band Surfers RSL Party Covers 7:30 pm Elephant Rock Sth Tweed Sports Club Covers 7:30 pm Paging Jimi The Loft Original 8:00 pm w/ David Aurora, Sarah Shah, Josh Caldwell DVS The Grand Rock Covers 8:00 pm The Runes Boardwalk Tavern Party Covers 8:00 pm Jake Gordon Mermaid Beach Tav Solo Artist 8:00 pm The Searchers Twin Towns Headline 8:00 pm Bianka Noka Quid Bar (Jupiters) Solo Artist 8:30 pm Just a Ticket Seagulls Popular Covers 8:30 pm Christian Argenti Burleigh Heads Hotel Solo Artist 8:30 pm

Sat 15 Feb Cont... The Hodads Mojo Jacket Off the Leash Remedy Hippo’s Kooyeh (Melb) Average Joes

Southport Sharks Twin Towns Liars Bar Fiddlers Green PA Bar Coolangatta Hotel Surfers Beergarden

Party Covers 8:30 pm Party Covers 9:00 pm Party Covers 9:30 pm Rock Covers 9:30 pm Rock Party Covers 9:30 pm Original 10:00 pm Covers 10:00 pm

Sun 16 Feb Joe Phillips Seagulls Solo Artist 12:00pm Tee jay Twin Towns Solo Artist 12:30pm Matrix Duo RSL Southport Duo 1:00 pm Hayley Grace Cabana Bar (Sharks) Solo Artist 1:00 pm Simon Meola Burleigh Heads Hotel Solo Artist 1:00 pm Dean Watkin Dublin Docks Solo Artist 1:00 pm Rob Fitchett Envy Hotel Solo Artist 1:00 pm Green Sinatras Boardwalk Tavern Covers 1:00 pm Captain Wow Currumbin RSL Party Covers 1:30 pm

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The Gold Coast is home to many musicians from every genre, and as we watch the shift change again to bring back the live music scene to what we knew in the 80’s and early 90’s, there are Open Mic and Jam nights appearing all over the city. From seasoned muso’s to those wanting to get a bit of experience in front of a crowd Open, Mic and Jam nights are a great way to spend an evening for artists and audience alike. More and more venues are taking on the special sessions as musicians network, practice and perform for a music-appreciating audience as they enjoy a relaxing drink and dinner with friends and family. We hope to see this guide grow with every edition and encourage everyone to attend one of these nights! The Cave

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Tue 18 Feb Trevor White Oz Latin Brothers Tyson Faulkner Chris Hutchison Stevenson Street

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Wed 19 Feb The Milkman On the Move The Hanlon Bros Tyson Faulkner Vertigo

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Scott Whatman Twin Towns Popular Covers 4:00 pm Mike & Traditional Irish Fiddlers Green Traditional Irish 5:30 pm TBA The Beach Hotel Solo Artist 6:00pm Amy Shark Envy Solo Artist 6:00 pm Frazer Goodman & Friends The Vault Jazz Blues Soul 7:00 pm Triplickit Twin Towns Popular Covers 7:30 pm Berst The Grand Rock Covers 8:00 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo 8:00 pm Tyson Faulkner Liars Bar Solo artist 8:00 pm Triple J’s Coolangatta Hotel Rock Covers 8:00 pm Zookeepers Southport Sharks Modern Jive Jazz 8:30 pm Scramjet Fiddlers Popular Covers 9:30 pm Agent 77 The Avenue Covers band 10:00pm

Sun 16 Feb Cont... Rush Hour Tallebudgera Surf Club Party Covers 1:30 pm Knights of Columbus Liars Bar Duo 2:00 pm Titanix Cooly Hotel Party Band 2:00 pm Blues Sunday Session The Avenue Blues 2:00 pm Tony Mc Fiddlers Trad. Irish 3:00 pm The Milkmen Surfers Beergarden Acoustic Duo 3:00 pm Jorja Runaway Bay Tavern Sunday Session 3:00 pm Eureka Funk Southern Cross Tavern Funk 3:00 pm Electric Samurai Miami Tavern Rock Covers 3:30 pm Big Duo The Grand Hotel Duo 4:00 pm Peko Duo Twin Towns Popular Covers 4:00 pm Signature Envy Duo 5:30 pm Wasabi Liars Bar Party Covers 7:00 pm Agent 77 Mermaid Beach Tavern Party Covers 7:00 pm Mojo Jacket Twins Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo Artist 8:00 pm Mouse and Boinz Waxy’s Covers Duo 8:30 pm Mick McHugh Fiddlers Green Irish 9:00 pm Triple J’s The Avenue Rock Cover Band 10:00pm

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Saturday 1st March 2014 RNA Showgrounds PHARRELL WILLIAMS ‘Happy’ Legend Joins the Line-up of Future Music Festival + announces Brisbane Sideshow

Summer’s biggest line-up just got a whole lot hotter! Future Music and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that one of the most influential and ground-breaking artists in modern music, Pharrel Williams, will tour Australia in March as a headlining addition to 2014’s Future Music Festival in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. As Pharrell will be busy attending the Oscars (where he is nominated for “Best Original Song”) during the Brisbane and Perth festivals, fans will instead be treated to two special sideshows. Future Music Festival ticket holders in these markets will be offered an exclusive discount to the sideshows via a pre-sale offer. “Australia is such a fun place for music – I’ve always had amazing experiences there. Looking forward to seeing all the fans come out for Future Music Festival – can’t wait to perform and show them my gratitude.” Two headliners of 2014’s upcoming FMF dominated the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday 26th January in Los Angeles – Pharrell Williams and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Williams has yet another colossal award ceremony coming up with the 84th Academy Awards which take place on Sunday 2nd March. He is nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars – “I used to stare at the TV as a child watching actors and favourite actresses take it home,” he told ABC in America regarding the Oscars, “I cannot believe we get to go.” Singer, rapper, producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur – is there anything Pharrell Williams can’t do? The 40 year old was behind the two biggest tracks of 2013: Robin Thicke’s gigantic ‘Blurred Lines’ and Daft Punk’s mammoth ‘Get Lucky’. With millions of copies sold, Williams holds the honour of being only the 12th artist in US Billboard chart history to simultaneously hold both the number one and two positions. Then, in November 2013 he rewrote the rules yet again, delivering another chart-topper in solo single ‘Happy’. In another world first, Williams also unveiled a stunning 24-hour video clip to ‘Happy’, starring Magic Johnson, Steve Carrell, Jamie Foxx and Jimmy Kimmel. To date, in Australia ‘Happy’ has gone platinum and spent two weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, while it’s also reached number one in the UK, USA, and countries such as Belgium, New Zealand, Ireland, France and beyond. GQ Magazine’s ‘Hitmaker of the Year’ is currently working on his highly anticipated second solo album, due out via Columbia/Sony Music Australia. Williams is also currently slated to do production


work on brand new cuts by Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson, Major Lazer, T.I., Pusha T, and Busta Rhymes. Come April 2014, he’ll headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California. From Mystikal’s ‘Shake Ya Ass’ to Snoop’s ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’, Williams has stamped his imprimt on an amazing number of hits. Together with Chad Hugo, he makes up one half of production duo The Neptunes – the Grammy-winning pair enlisted by a virtual who’s-who of music’s biggest names: Jay-Z, Justin Timerlake, Beyonce, Usher, Britney Spears, No Doubt, Madonna and many more. He’s also the frontman of N*E*R*D, an outfit formed in 2001 and responsible for dance floor classics such as “Rock Star”, “She Wants to Move” and “Hot N’Fun”, the group behind highly acclaimed LPs such as 2004’s Fly or Die. Williams’ creative aesthetic doesn’t stop at music. He’s designed jewellery for Louis Vuitton; collaborated on furniture with Domeau & Peres and Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie; created bicycles and more. In 2013 he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his Billionaire Boys Club / Icecream clothing brand, and he’s also launched his creative collective, i am OTHER, which includes an original content You Tube channel, He is also a partner in Bionic Yarn, a textile firm dedicated to developing environmentally sustainable fabrics. From writing/producing in the studio to scoring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 alongside Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams is the busiest man in music! “The impetus for all of my music ‘What is missing?’” he told Billboard. “I don’t want to do what sounds like other people… Joy is something that the world needs more of right now.”

We’ve already drawn our winners of the first two double passes, and this is your last chance to win one! Future Music Festival on Saturday 1st March! Simply visit to enter. Good Luck!

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