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Issue 6 3 - 16 October 2013


Mike Goldman talks to us about TV, Film and Music

What are you doing for Melbourne Cup? Special Feature

V8 Superfest GC 600 Full entertainment Program inside Mayor Tom Tate Exclusive statement LOADS OF GIVEAWAYS!

Gold Coast Gig Guide

Most comprehensive available Markets, Tides, Events & more. Know what’s going on around town


Editor’s Letter Hello! Well the ‘Party Season’ has officially started! And thanks to V8 Superfest GC 600, the Gold Coast will be alive with entertainment for everyone from Australia’s largest Animal Expo to Rock Concerts. We’ve got the full program inside. And, we have a double trackside and concert pass for the ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600. SPLASH III Pool Party is back bigger and better, and what better way to celebrate our sunshine and weather!? We’re thrilled with Mayor Tom Tate’s support of The Bizz GC and he has given us an exclusive statement to pass on to you about his support of local arts and entertainment. Ladies, I think I may have found one of our city’s most eligible bachelors with Mike Goldman – funny, motivated, successful and normal ;-) If you haven’t decided what you’re doing for Melbourne Cup, we’ve dedicated five pages to some of our favourite venues to help you decide. I’d like to highlight ‘The jam’ in this issue as we’re featuring a young band called These Four Walls and I personally can’t get enough of them. You know by now that we support all our local artists, and these guys are top of my list! You’ll find all the usual guides, events and giveaways galore in this edition. We hope you enjoy the read. Stay safe and just as important, have FUN!

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Special Thanks This week we’d like to list our contributors, who have been amazing with their support. Sue Hyde designed the V8 Superfest GC 600 pages – Wow and thank you! Rob O’Sullivan – The jam – you Rock! Adam Harris from Heatwave Productions and Johnny at Old School Management - Thank you, we look forward to working with you both for a long time! Chris, Bob and Lynda – your contribution in helping us get the mags out is appreciated more than you know. Blake Shortland – We are so sorry we left your by-line off your amazing spread on Swell Sculpture Festival in the last issue. You know we’re grateful for the great work you did! You, our readers – Thank You! Thank you for picking up the mag, reading it and for all your wonderful messages – we can’t get enough of them. Our Advertisers – We look forward to working with you for many editions to come and enjoying successful business relationships with you all.

Mayor Tom Tate . . . . . . .Page 4 V8 Superfest GC600 . . . . . Pg 6-7 Mike Goldman . . . . . . Pg 8-9 UK Bee Geez . . . . . . Page 10 SPLASH I I . . . . . . Page 10 Melbourne Cup . . . . . . Pg 11-15 Social Pics . . . . . . Pg 16-17 Classic Rock Supershow . . . Page 18 Feast Palm Beach . . . . . . Page 18 The TEN Tenors . . . . . . Page 19 Markets Guide . . . . . . P. 20-21 Sporting Events . . . . . . P. 22-23 inc. Harlem Globetrotters The jam . . Pg 24-25 (These Four Walls) Gig Guide . . . . . . Pg 26-29 . . . . . . Page 30 Talking Soundwave . . . . . . Page 31 Give-aways throughout the mag Testimonials: Hi Natasha Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music on its first outing on the Gold Coast went really well and I believe the advertising and promotion achieved through BIZZ definitely contributed to an increase in sales. I am hoping we can build on the success of the show and come back again next year! Julie-Ann Willems, Tim Woods Entertainment “Your magazine is classy, stylish and intelligent. Our family enjoys every page! Thank you. - Joan C, Surfers Paradise

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“The Gold Coast is a vibrant and thriving entertainment city.” “The Gold Coast has an established yet growing local music scene, which the Council is pleased to support.” “As Mayor, I want to see the music sector and creative industries grow as part of a broader push to establish a true cultural identity for our city. With a unique cultural identity we can connect our community, while also showcasing the city’s individuality to the visitors who come to the Gold Coast. I am pleased to say that the City of Gold Coast has entered an exciting time where we have the opportunity to further establish our own cultural identity. I believe it is important that we are known as a vibrant, liveable city that embraces and reinforces its self identity. While the new Council is already seeking to deliver a world-class, quintessentially-Gold Coast Cultural Precinct in the heart of the city, I also want the arts to thrive across the Gold Coast. Mayor Tom Tate

The Bizz GC is an avid supporter of local music, artists and entertainment. With so much red-tape restricting our live music and entertainment enjoyment, we asked Mayor Tom Tate for his views and visions on the Gold Coast returning to its former glory of Australia’s favourite holiday playground, and where he stood with supporting the local arts. We are happy to publish the following statement from our Mayor written to The Bizz Gold Coast for our readers and community as a whole.

The Gold Coast has an established yet growing local music scene, which the Council is pleased to support. For example, Council supports live music and the local scene by providing professional gig and development opportunities, as well as recreational youth music programming. These opportunities have been provided in a number of ways, including: the Gold Coast Suns Fifth Quarter Entertainment; Surfers Paradise Festival; HUSH (Acoustic singer songwriters in Library); and partnering with Q Music (Queensland’s peak contemporary music body) to deliver industry relevant workshops, panels and networking opportunities. By providing these gig and other support opportunities, hundreds of bands have benefitted such as Fairchild, Bobby Alu, The Lamplights, Double Lined Minority, Laneway and the Vernons. Council also works closely with the music sector and creative industries to look at issues around zoning and licensing. We are listening to the industry and some of the feedback received as part of the City of Gold Coast's Draft Culture Strategy 2013-2023, has been a strong desire to cut red tape. There is no doubt we are an events and festival city, with Council supporting major events like the Big Day Out, Bleach* Festival, Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, Cooly Rocks On, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Swell Sculpture Festival and Armor All Gold Coast 600. The local entertainment industry certainly has a friend in Council. As we continue to develop the City’s Draft Culture Strategy 2013-2023, there will be a real focus on supporting events that are ‘distinctly Gold Coast’ and reflect our outdoor and relaxed lifestyle, such as Opera on the Beach. Our close proximity to Brisbane can be a challenge for Gold Coast arts and culture, however our point of difference is our great outdoor events, beautiful beaches and enviable climate. By focusing on these points of differences we can complement rather than compete with Brisbane. My vision for the city is simple - that we are a place where culture is everyday. This means that there will continue to be countless opportunities for Gold Coasters and visitors to experience great music, arts and culture.” If you wish to provide me with your feedback, please email me at TOM TATE MAYOR CITY OF GOLD COAST

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Opera in the Park ‘An Evening on Broadway’ On Saturday 5th October at 6:00pm, Broadbeach Alliance will be presenting this wonderful cultural event for everyone at Kurrawa Park, and it’s free! Bring a blanket or a seat to sit back and enjoy incredible world-class entertainment under the stars. Performing just for you, see the amazing talents of Donald Cant and Danielle Everett. Donald Cant is best known as one of Australia’s ‘Phantoms’ in Phantom of the Opera, and has sung before the Queen, while Danielle Everett is best known for performing the lead role of Christine in the Australasian tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. The evening will also include a host of performers in the very special, ‘Evening on Broadway’. Bring a picnic or take advantage of any number of the great restaurants and takeaways throughout the Broadbeach area, and remember this is an alcohol-free event. Of course, Broadbeach has an endless number of venues to enjoy a beverage after you’ve been wowed by ‘An Evening on Broadway’.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Bill Paxton Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller Dir: Baltasar Kormákur Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in 2 Guns, an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there is a big problem with their unique alliance: Neither knows that the other is an undercover federal agent. For the past 12 months, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and U.S. naval intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) have been reluctantly attached at the hip. Working undercover as members of a narcotics syndicate, each man distrusts his partner as much as the criminals they have both been tasked to take down. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, Trench and Stigman are suddenly disavowed by their superiors. Now that everyone wants them in jail or in the ground, the only person they can count on is the other. Unfortunately for their pursuers, when good guys spend years pretending to be bad, they pick up a few tricks along the way.

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The Gold Coast’s V8 Supercars ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 is more than just a weekend of Rock Race and Party. This year the V8 Superfest goes



The Gold Coast’s biggest party is celebrating on and off the track and we have the full calendar of events for you so you won’t miss a thing. Pop-up concerts, opera, moonlight movies, art exhibitions, animal expos, street taps, motorsport museums and more, and the events are open to the whole community!

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OCTOBER 1ST Event Border Art Prize

What Is It? This annual prize celebrates artists of South East Queensland & North East New South Wales

Where? Gold Coast City Gallery

When? Running daily from 1 - 27 Oct

All Torqued Up Pop The Circle Project will present local talent at Up Concert Series unexpected locations

Across the Gold Coast to Coolangatta

Running daily from 1 - 27 Oct

Dress to Impress Surf Life Saving Club Competition

Share your pictures and win incredible tickets and prizes for you and your club

Across the Gold Coast

Running daily from 1 - 27 Oct


Festival of Industry featuring Jack Quilter sculptures

Dust Temple, Currumbin

Running daily from 1 - 27 Oct

Miss V8 Supercars

Lead up to the Gold Coast Grand Final (see next page for FINALS judging dates)

Surfers Paradise Beergarden

Friday 4 Oct

Gold Coast Pets and Animal Expo

The largest animal expo in Australia, there is something for all animal lovers

Central Oval, Varsity Lakes

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 Oct

Cowboys & Country Legends Art Exhibition

As part of the Mudgeeraba Music Muster, there will be inspired works by writer and photographer John Elliott

Mudgeeraba Village

Monday 14 to Friday 18 Oct

Motorsport in Paradise 1991 - 2013

Celebrating 23 years of Motorsport on the Gold Coast with the biggest and best ever memorabilia expo

Surfers Paradise

Friday 18 to Sunday 27 Oct

V8 Superstraw

Drive away the birds and check out this year’s Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival

Gold Coast Hinterland

Friday 18 and Sunday 20 Oct

The Road to V8 Superfest

A ten day nightlife extravaganza, with some of the biggest acts in Australia

Various clubs Broadbeach Friday 18 to & Surfers Paradise Sunday 27 Oct

Opera 600 Cheese, A free afternoon of opera classics set along Cabernet & Classic the Currumbin Creek Cars by the Creek

Gold Coast

Friday 18 to Sunday 27 Oct

Race of Stars

Featuring 150 of Australia’s top karting stars, Xtreme Karting V8 supercar drivers & local celebrities & personalities Facility, Pimpama

Saturday 19 Oct

V8 Superfest Gold Coast Parade

Free parade over 2.5kms through Surfers Paradise. Featuring drivers, legends of the V8, giant helium balloons, oats, bands & performance teams

Surfers Paradise

Sunday 20 Oct

V8 Billykart Derby

Presented by the tam behind Cooly Rocks On, this blast from the past is emerging into the present

Burleigh Heads

Sunday 20 Oct

Tapas on Tedder

Latino street festival with music, amenco dancing, street theatre & Tedder Ave ne wine & food

Tedder Ave, Main Beach

Sunday 20 Oct

Gold Coast Trail Running Series

SPEED at Coombabah - perfect event for rst time trail runner or seasoned dirt seeker

Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

Sunday 20 Oct

Off the Track On the Circle

Rockabilly dance, Hot Rods and Matinee Movies

On the Circle Surfers Paradise

Sunday 20 to Thurs 24 Oct

Moonlight Movies by the Beach

Spend a spring night slouching on the beach watching a classic ick

Surfers Paradise Beach

Sunday 20 to Thurs 24 Oct

Supercharged Sounds

A local Gold Coast band competition with the winner going on to support Gym Class Heroes as part of the “Jim Beam Sand Jam powered by Sea FM” as well as a recording package at Parallel Harmony Studio

Circle of Cavill, Surfers Paradise

Sunday 20 to Friday 25 Oct

Event Miss V8 Supercar This annual competition will culminate in 20+ nalists from around Australia for nal appearances & judging to determine the winner

Where? 24 Oct Miss V8 Supercars Sportswear Judging Cavill Mall

25 Oct Miss V8 Supercars Sportswear Judging Watermark Hotel & Spa

26 Oct Miss V8 Supercars Karaoke Contest Za’ba, Watermark Hotel & Spa

26 Oct Miss V8 Supercars GRAND FINAL Jim Beam Sand Jam powered by SEA FM

When? Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 Oct

Event Chalk the Walk

What Is It? Where? When? 3D chalk artists bring the streets alive with Cavill Ave, Sunday 20 to colour. FREE chalk workshop for everyone! Surfers Paradise Sunday 27 Oct

Dragonboat Drivers Come ‘n’ Try

Pick up a paddle and take part in this FREE Lake Orr, club evet to encourage participation in Varsity Lakes Dragon Boating

Open Mic Showcasing Queensland’s nest and Comedy Cockpit funniest comedians

Monday 21 Oct


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The Cats V8 Supercyclists

Join GC Cats Cycling Club & drivers on a Grifth Uni, challenging bunch ride through the Gold Coast Southport

Wednesday 23 Oct

The Study of Speed

Understand latest motorsport developments Grifth Uni, & experiments by Grifth Uni students Southport

Wednesday 23 Oct

V8 Ute Charity Golf Day

A great opportunity to combine business with charity on the golf course

Wednesday 23 Oct


Family FREE entertainment; dragstars, race Broadwater cars, bikes, karts, music, kids entertainment Parklands

Thursday 24 Oct

Gold Coast Rockers

Cg600 Hop - Event for car enthusiasts & those who love rock’n’roll dancing

Runaway Bay Community Cnt

Saturday 26 Oct

Runners Hot Lap

Find your inner V8 & race to the nish on foot. One lap of glory.

On track, Saturday 26 Surfers Paradise Oct

Jim Beam Sand Jam powered by Sea FM

Gym Class Heroes, featuring Travie McCoy, Surfers Paradise Friday 25 and Spiderbait, Havana Brown and Bomb’s Beach Saturday 26 Away on FRIDAY night. The Presets, Oct Grinspoon, The Stafford Brothers and DJ Brooke Evers on SATURDAY night.

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You and your guest will get to experience the spills and thrills of the Friday racing and then party the night away with the Superfest headlining act, GYM CLASS HEROES featuring Travie McCoy and supporting acts; Spiderbait, Havana Brown and Bombs Away.

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Mike Goldman We love that so many national celebrities and identities choose to call Gold Coast home, and that we have the opportunity to speak with them and share with you a little about their success and normal life. Mike Goldman gave up some of his time to speak with us, in between Big Brother commitments, commercial voice-overs, emceeing and working on his film, Shooting Goldman. Mike has been part of the Australian media landscape for close to 20 years in TV, radio and film, and a fact that we were unaware of is he also comes from some serious media pedigree. He is the son of TV and radio legend Grant Goldman, who hosted the first colour television show in Australia – COUNTDOWN! We instantly recognise Mike Goldman as an integral part of Big Brother, hosting Showdown, Live Evictions and narrating, so naturally we asked him about this experience first. “I love Big Brother!” he says happily. Aware that reality television can be manipulated and edited we asked for some inside gossip on how contrived the series actually is, and received an answer that made perfect sense, “Every year there are different people and you can’t tell these people what to say” he explains, “We don’t have a producer than can tell them what to do, we can only make them perform tasks and compete in Wednesday Showdown games, and that’s as contrived as it can get.” On editing he says, “Our producers pride themselves on not putting anything out of context. People forget that it is complete isolation and the housemates are cut off from the outside world, and their emotions go crazy. They fall in love easier, fall in hate easier – none of it can be contrived, it’s physically impossible.” He genuinely tells us, “I’m really proud of our show; of housemates that have come such a long way with their careers and how it’s entertained Australians for so long. It’s an awesome show.” As well as all his other business activities, Mike tells us how BB has opened a lot of doors for him. He’s working with former housemate, Wes Denning on a couple of shows in the US, who has put together The Stafford Brothers Show which is on in 13 countries around the world and just been picked up by MTV. We’d like to proudly point out The Stafford Brothers are also locals! Mike will also be working on a show with Ryan Seacrest in LA, “He’s killing it!” exclaims Mike. Mike Goldman and Ryan Seacrest sound like a fantastic collaboration and we’ll keep well on top of this duo and their offerings to entertainment.

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BB and Hollywood aren’t enough for our Mike Goldman, who is also the voice of 30+ animal characters for the ABC3 animated TV series WAC (World Animal Championships) which launched last month, and is already working on finishing the next series. WAC is aired on Sundays at 11am. From television series to making movies, Mike’s film “Shooting Goldman” will be released at film festivals in America, and he explains it as a, “Hoax documentary, about following a guy who is on a quest to be an actor and then he finds out his family and friends are in on the whole

thing, and it all goes a bit crazy” he laughs. We asked why the film would be released in America and not here in Australia, “It’s no secret that Reality TV has killed off a lot of drama productions and I’m a Reality TV host, so any critic in Oz with out-of-work buddies will be very quick to diss. and I understand that.” Mike is very keen to pursue his career in the movies, and considering his extensive experience and handsome looks, we expect to see him on the big screen in the not too distant future.

“we were the first support act for Bad Religion at Festival Hall!”

Mike Goldman - Rockstar

On a more personal level we were pleased to hear Mike say, “I’m all about getting out and enjoying live entertainment.” He’s an avid supporter of the music industry and in fact played in a 4-piece band in the late 90’s and early naughties called Polish. “It was the best fun I’ve ever had” he says, “I was writing my own songs, playing in a band, on stage – we played with Regurgitator, Angels, Hudu Gurus,” excitedly adding “we were the first support act for Bad Religion at Festival Hall! Our drummer showed up late because he was so nervous he had a bong before he came to the show and FELL ASLEEP! The stage manager told us we only had 25 minutes rather than the 35 minutes we were originally supposed to do, but it was the biggest gig – unbelievable!” They were definitely a rock band, and by the

Mike Goldman - Miss/Mr USA? sounds of it, an early Steel Panther kind of band, with song titles including ‘You can’t have it, it’s not insured’ and ‘Aliens cut off my cock’. You can’t buy or download any of the material, but we have a song that Mike recorded with his best friend, Ben Clayton (producer at NOVA Brisbane) called Pillow Wall. The band name is Angry Dragons, and we have the song up on our home page for all of you to have a listen to and enjoy! We think we may have set off the musician in him again with him saying, “I’ll get up and play a few songs at the Big Brother wrap party!”

Gold Coast’s Most Eligible Bachelor? Living in a Broadbeach high-rise which he bought off the plan, Mike explains “I was really really clever; I bought at the peak of the boom, off the plan and had the best view ever! Then the market collapsed, but not before another building went up to BLOCK my best view ever.” He laughed, “Sea for Ever – LIES! The sea is there for ever but there’s no view of it! You can still see a bit of it though, and it does have a good gym!” On his favourite things about the Gold Coast he says, “I love all the

restaurants at the back of Marina Mirage and in a Burleigh back street there’s a vegetarian restaurant I go to a lot. Moo Moo’s is the best restaurant on the coast though.” “I’m always up for a drink at Q1 which is an awesome building, and try to get out and see local bands as often as I can” Dracula’s is obviously a favourite pasttime as he tells us he’s been then 10 times with plans of going back. Loving the zest and enthusiasm for work and living that just oozes from Mike

Goldman, we asked of his ‘relationship status’, “I’m not married or a family man” he says “what do you say when trying to work things out with your ex?” he laughed. Easy answer – Gold Coast’s most eligible bachelor! The Bizz GC wishes Mike Goldman every success with his future endeavours and we hope he doesn’t forget about us while building his name in Hollywood!

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The UK BEE GEEZ Tribute Band 18th and 25th October With their signature vocal style and blending of musical influences, the Bee Gees crossed all genres from Pop and R&B to Country and Rock-n-Roll, in a career spanning more than five decades. With humble beginnings from Redcliffe here in Queensland, The Bee Gees conquered the world as one of the most successful groups of all time, and certainly one of Australia’s favourite exports. If you haven’t yet heard, direct from the UK, The UK BEE GEEZ tribute band are here on the Gold Coast and will be performing two shows in October. Based on the infamous ‘One Night Only’ Las Vegas show, The UK BEE GEEZ recreates that incredible night bringing with it all the glitz and glamour to our stages. Guaranteed to fill the dance floor, we will be treated with all the hits we know and love including Night Fever, Grease (is the word), More than a Woman, You Win Again, Should be Dancing, Jive Talkin’, Stayin’ Alive, Tragedy and so many more. This phenomenal show has played to massive audiences all over the world, and being life-long fanatics of Barry, Robin & Maurice, The UK BEE GEEZ Tribute Band take great care in making you feel like you are actually part of a real Bee Gees show. Appearing for two shows only, details are: Friday 18th October at Upper Coomera community centre, and Friday 25th October in the amazing Helensvale community centre Auditorium Doors open at 7pm for both shows and there will be bar facilities. Tickets are only $15 and you can buy them at the door, though tickets are limited at both venues so we recommend getting online to secure your seats and avoid disappointment. Tickets available at

WIN! Thanks to Heatwave Productions, we have a double pass to give away for each show to see The UK BEE GEEZ Tribute Band. Simply visit and go to the competitions page to enter. Good Luck!

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In typical Gold Coast style, we don’t have to wait for summer for sunshine, warm temperatures and Pool Parties! Splash Pool Events is hosting the season’s first pool party, SPLASH III, at Hilton Surfers Paradise on Saturday 26th October. SPLASH III will be bigger and better than ever, with crowd capacity increasing to 1,000 guests. The line-up will include seven (7) DJ’s headlined by Purple Sneakers. Dancers, entertainers, summer cocktails, VIP hosts, giveaways, competitions and more are on the agenda for the day. Aimed at the 23+ young professional, this is an event that should be a high priority on your social calendar this month. ‘The Deck’ at The Hilton Surfers Paradise boasts multiple pools surrounded by pop-up bars, and 13 VIP Cabanas will line the pool area, so if you want one of these we suggest you book one now! Luxury, comfort, style and FUN are all guaranteed. Admission: $50 for general admission VIP booth from $1,100 Tickets: Website: Facebook:

DJ Line-up :

Purple Sneakers

Jake Carmody || Too Shoes || Beni Bee Mike D || Joey Mojo || DJ Rokwell || Fletcher


Thanks to Splash Pool Events, we have a double pass to give away to take a guest to SPLASH III. Simply visit and go to the competitions page to enter. Good Luck!

Melbourne Cup 2013

Special Feature

What are you doing for Melbourne Cup day?

Gold Coast Turf Club

Spring Fever is already in the air, and it’s time to get ready for our nation’s favourite Spring event of the year Melbourne Cup Day! Outfits of the latest fashion along with the not-so-fashionable are being bought, made and put together, and friends and colleagues are discussing their options of where best to spend the afternoon of wining, dining and punting. The Gold Coast has a multitude of venues to consider, and The Bizz GC has partnered up with a few of our favourite places to help you decide. You’ll find one of our preferred hotels, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, as well as some of our great Clubs with everything they have to offer. Giddy Up!

Gold Coast Turf Club The Melbourne Cup Carnival at the Gold Coast Turf Club promises to be an entertainment extravaganza again this year, as the Club not only unveils its $35.4 million redevelopment but also a brand new name and event facilities for all locals and visitors to South East Queensland alike. The Gold Coast Turf Club will be the only place in the Coast where you can enjoy live racing, Fashions On The Field competitions, live music and entertainment for the whole family. The live entertainment at the Lawn Party will entertain racegoers until after the sun goes down and courtesy buses will be ferrying guests to after party venues including Melba’s Bar and Lounge in Surfers Paradise, the Club’s Official Melbourne Cup after party location. For the ladies, the Fashions on the Field is sure to be a highlight with entrants vying for amazing prize packages and the

beauty and pamper precinct is the perfect place to retreat from the racing action. Corporate guests will be the first to experience the new state of the art corporate facilities, with balconies directly overlooking the winning straight. Grant Sheather, CEO, Gold Coast Turf Club, "We are always excited about Melbourne Cup, but being able to share the new facilities with our loyal Members and guests, as well as launch our new name and brand this year, makes Cup day even more special. "We have been overwhelmed with the level of corporate and Member support, with only a few venues at the Club which aren't sold out," Mr Sheather concluded. To pre-purchase your Melbourne Cup tickets, visit

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No invitations required for Currumbin RSL’s Spring Racing Carnival ‘Birdcage’ A ticket to the Birdcage during the Spring Racing Carnival is a highly coveted trophy, reserved for models, socialites, Australia’s racing elite and skilful gatecrashers but for those who don’t make the VIP list, Currumbin RSL has created their own ‘Birdcage’, right in the middle of the Club! Guests will feel like high flyers in the Birdcage Lounge, which swings into action for the Spring Racing Carnival from 19 October to 10 November. Currumbin RSL will be showing all the live racing action, not trackside but waterside where patrons are invited to dress in their finest racing attire and soak up the next best thing to a ticket to Flemington’s Birdcage. Atmosphere and charm will be oozing, with all the elements that make the Spring Racing Carnival such an important event on the Australian racing calendar. As well as special tapas menu, there will be free live entertainment, fun & games, and drink specials including Mumm Champagne and Cocktails at the Birdcage Lounge during all Spring Racing Carnival events. The Birdcage will be welcoming guests on Saturday 19 Oct for Caulfield Cup and Saturday 26 Oct for the Cox Plate from 4-6pm with the TAB opening from 9.30am. On 2 November the Club will celebrate AAMI Victoria Derby Day in the Birdcage Lounge

— From October 19 to November 9 —

Join us at Currumbin RSL from 12pm daily during Spring Carnival in our Birdcage Lounge featuring spectacular floral displays. usic, Live m enu, tapas m ials. pec drink s tting e 3 TAB b ls. a termin

Visit website or call the Club for a full list of events, promotions, live music & race times. Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin – – 5534 7999 — Bet with your head, not over it. —

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from 4–6pm, and in true Derby Day tradition, patrons are invited to dress to impress in black and white. On Melbourne Cup Day, the race party continues throughout the Club. To cater for the influx of punters, the Club’s TAB will open at 8am on Cup Day. A seafood buffet lunch will be held in the Waterside Events Room with live music from 11.30am, competitions, sweeps and prizes. Alleys Restaurant is also holding a Melbourne Cup Luncheon, with competitions, loads of fun, games and sweeps. Plasma screens will be positioned throughout the restaurant to watch the race. Afterwards, whether it’s celebrations or commiserations, party on at the Club with live music from 2.30pm. The Carnival continues on 7 November for Crown Oaks Ladies Day in the Birdcage Lounge from 11.30am. Ladies are invited to come decked in their best couture to win prizes. On Saturday 9 November, Emirates Stakes Day will be a huge Family Fun Day from 11am with jumping castle, face painting and a family BBQ. Everyone is welcome to join in Currumbin RSL’s celebrations of the Spring Racing Carnival. For more information, go to or phone the Club for details on 07 5534 7999.

Marriott has the Trifecta for Melbourne Cup

The race that stops the nation! • Numbers 4 and 12 have proven to be the most successful with eleven wins each • No horse has ever won from barrier 18 since barriers were introduced in 1925 • Four and five year old horses have the best record with 43 wins each

Giddy Up!

The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa will have the Melbourne Cup trifecta - fashion, food and fun, making it a sure bet for anyone looking for a glamorous way to spend Cup Day. With all the style and sophistication you'd expect to find at Flemington, the Marriott's Grand Ballroom Melbourne Cup Luncheon is renowned as one of the best on the Gold Coast, with some-400 fashionable fillies and stylish stallions gathering to celebrate the race that stops a nation.  Partnering with Gold Coast Magazine and Marina Mirage, the elegant event will include a three course lunch created by Marriott's executive chef Andrew Fraser and complemented by premium champagne and wines from Chandon and Cape Mentelle, artisan beers, juices and soft drinks.  Marina Mirage will showcase the season’s latest fashions in a beautiful parade featuring new season designer looks in racewear. See international fashion collections from Christensen Copenhagen, Janine Edwards and MAX&Co. as well as iconic Australian brands George Gross Harry Who and Carla Zampatti. The excitement will reach boiling point when the main race is streamed live from Melbourne on the big screens. Live entertainment, raffles and prizes for those deemed 'best dressed' will combine to make a truly memorable day.  The Resort's restaurant, Citrique is also hosting a luncheon that includes a delicious plated meal accompanied by a buffet selection of chef crafted salads, soup of the day and freshly baked breads, as well as unlimited access to the dessert bar and icecream station. Tickets to the Marriott's Grand Ballroom Luncheon are $140.00 per person or $1350 for tables of 10. Tickets to Citrique are $59.00 per person. Bookings are essential. Please phone 5592 9740 for further information.

The Grand Ballroom 12 Noon - 3pm $140 per person Table of 10 $1350


Includes: • 3 Course Plated Luncheon Served with Premium Red, White and Sparkling Wines from Chandon & Cape Mentelle • Fashion Showcase by Marina Mirage • Live Entertainment • Sweepstakes, Prizes and a Live Telecast of the Race on the Big Screens

Citrique Restaurant 12 Noon - 3pm $59 per person

Bookings are essential Phone (07) 5592 9740 158 Ferny Ave. Surfers Paradise 4217

Includes: • Buffet Selection of Chef Crafted Salads, Soup of the Day and Fresh Breads • An Alternate Main Course • Selection of Decadent Desserts and Ice Cream from the Dessert Buffet • Sweepstakes, Prizes and a Live Telecast of the Race * No further discounts including the Club Marriott Card will apply.

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3 Trifecta Winning Events at Southport Sharks

Cabana Bar & Lounge Enjoy delicious tapas and a three hour premium beverage package including French Mumm Champagne, cocktails and more! The day will be completed with a fashion parade featuring local designers, live race broadcast on the big screen, DJ, raffles and giveaways. $99 Members and $129 Guests* Sharks Events Centre Celebrate in style at the Sharks Events Centre. The day will include a delicious three course menu, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, live entertainment, a fashion parade featuring pieces from The Academy of Design and all the live race action on huge screens. There’ll also be raffles, sweeps and lucky door prizes as well as prizes for the best dressed and best hat! $72.50 Members and $77.50 Guests* Main Club Join us for a delectable seafood buffet at Frenzy Food Court and enjoy raffles, sweeps and TAB facilities. There’ll also be prizes for the best dressed and best hat! $39.90 Members and $43.90 Guests* *No a la carte available. Bookings are essential for all events. Pre-payment required at time of booking for all events.

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Surfers RSL 2013 Melbourne Cup Calcutta Sweep What is a Calcutta? The Surfers RSL Calcutta is a Sweep of runners in the Melbourne Cup, with all horses then being auctioned and the Drawer(s) of the horses receiving 50% of the sale price received from auction The balance of the auction proceeds in placed in a “Pool” with the proceeds from tickets sales, and the total is distributed to the buyers of these horses which run 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Melbourne Cup How do you participate? Tickets in the Sweep for Melbourne Cup runners are available from reception or from ticket sellers on the day from 10am. Ticket cost is $2.00 each. The draw will be held at 8:00pm on Monday 4th November (Cup Eve) Rules of our Calcutta Total money pool goes to punters All horses are guaranteed a start Anybody wishing to purchase Horses at the auction must be present, and payment for all purchases is strictly cash on the night at the fall of the hammer Should you draw a Horse and wish to purchase that horse at auction, must only pay half of the amount bid All money will be available for collection from 10am Wednesday 6th November 2013. Any money not collected by Monday 11th November 2013 will be forwarded by mail. Ticket must be presented to claim any monies This is traditionally the Longest Running Melbourne Cup Calcutta on the Gold Coast, so get in quick and buy your tickets now. Surfers Paradise RSL supports the practise of Responsible Gambling

RSL Club Southport

Situated in the centre of Southport’s business district with plenty of public transport and parking (for those not drinking and designated drivers), RSL Club Southport is an ideal venue to spend Melbourne Cup Day. And spending the day and even on in to the evening is easy, with live entertainment, bars, food and TAB. For $79 you can experience the full Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon which includes unlimited drinks and grand buffet for four hours, as well as competitions and prizes. And for those not attending the luncheon, Relish Duo starts the entertainment at 11:00am and popular band, Matter of Fact will keep the live music going from 4:30pm. An icon of the Gold Coast lifestyle, RSL Club Southport is rich in history and ever-developing. The stylish club on Scarborough Street offers up-market dining at affordable prices. Dine in the all new Bistro 36 Restaurant or enjoy the ambience of the refreshing alfresco area on the ground floor. The menu will please the pocket as well as the palate. The Executive Chef and kitchen team has catered for a broad appeal, serving light meals as well as top quality main meals, and delicious desserts daily. The club’s renaissance has inspired an air of excitement to the entertainment venue which is drawing national attention with exciting entertainment programs that include international and national touring acts with a wealth of starts and talent. If you’re looking for a place to hold a function, Stars Function Centre has left all previous clients satisfied beyond their expectations. Central to everything, RSL Club Southport deliver a great, easy and enjoyable experience for all members, guests and visitors.

RSL Club Southport located in the heart of Southport Business District, Scarorough Street

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Out & About Jesse and Mary GC Acoustic Music Festival

Kerry, Suzie and Stacy GC Acoustic Music Festival

Rob & Cr Tracey Gilmore GC Acoustic Music Festival

Cecil, Lily, Wendy & Kim Gypsy Jive

Rhana, Kristi & Jett Movies in the Park

Lell, Brooke, Steve & Sandy PA Bar

Tony and Julie PA Bar

Natasha, Chris & Jacki PA Bar

Chris and Casey Stevenson Street

Bourkey and Danny PA Bar

Chris and Mark PA Bar

Crystal Ann, Sophie & Lisa Howl at the Moon

Kat, Ash and Kate Howl at the Moon

Wayne and Jade Howl at the Moon

Teddy and Ami Howl at the Moon

Skye, Corey and Mikayla Howl at the Moon

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Social Pics Andy, Lou and Anthony Howl at the Moon

Meesha, Akahsha and Gabby Love Nightlife

Tamara, Liz, Tamara, Judy and Alexis Love Nightlife

Jessica and Chris Love Nightlife

Chris and Lisa Cabana Lounge Bar

Tracey and Madison Southport Sharks

Lilly, Melissa and Rob Southport Sharks

Ash and Ashleigh Love Nightlife

Alex and Hannah Love Nightlife

Ian, Joey, Taylor and Chris Love Nightlife

Jai, Dean, Teena and Amanda Cabana Lounge Bar

Ryan and Tegan Cabana Lounge Bar

Tija and Mick Cabana Lounge Bar

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Classic Rock Superstars Show

Feast Palm Beach Friday 4th October 6pm–10pm

WIN! Masters of Rock, Burleigh Town Tavern and Old School Management have come together to bring you the “Classic Rock Superstars” show. It’s still over a month away, so put Saturday 25th October in your diaries as this is a rock show you don’t want to miss. Led Zepplin, Guns n’ Roses and Deep Purple are three rock n’ roll super-bands, and this night will pay tribute to all three in one amazing show. In keeping with their vision to support and help bring back the clean live music scene to the GC, Burleigh Town Tavern are providing a great venue for the artists and for us, the patrons! The room is comfortable with easy access for everything and has great sound. The food is ‘known’ for being fantastic and there’s a drop to suit everyone. Old School Management are still working tirelessly to support our local musicians and by teaming up with venues such at BTT, are ensuring the timeless entertainment of live music is able to be enjoyed.

We have a VIP Package to giveaway to one lucky winner that includes tickets and Dinner for Two at Burleigh Town Tavern to enjoy before the “Classic Rock Superstars” show. Simply visit and go the competitions page to enter. Good Luck!

Showcasing the multicultural diversity of Palm Beach food and entertainment, local traders on Fifth Avenue have come together and are holding a street party for everyone to come along and enjoy. Creating a carnival-style atmosphere, there will be fun for everyone. Feast Alfresco style on your choice of cuisine from local restaurants and cafes including, Pablo Pablo, Palm Beach Hotel Bistro, Kohinoor Indian Restaurant, My Giddy Aunt, Genki Café and Chill In Café. Entertainment • Live art demonstrations will be presented by Chill In Café • Coles cooking demonstrations with celebrity chef Andre Tabet • The Kohinoor Indian Restaurant Belly Dancers • Kizuna Gold Coast Taiko team • Fashion parade showcasing Bonita Boutiques summer range, with hair and make-up provided by 5th Avenue Hair Design and Prima Hair & Beauty For the Kids (thanks to the support of Pavillions) • Face Painting • Flower arrangement workshops with Fifth Avenue Florist and balloon artistry • Roving performers, including a much-loved pink pig in a red dress Music • Felicity Lawless and her band will be headlining on the main stage with fiery flamenco and bohemian style • Talented local duo, Altais will perform infectious folk and pop tunes Feast Palm Beach outdoor entertainment is free, though bookings for indoor restaurant dining are essential. For Alfresco dining, there are no prior bookings, so get to Fifth Avenue early and secure your table as seating is limited. For more information and enquires, email and visit

Altais Felicity Lawless

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The TEN Tenors “MUM’S THE WORD” Tour Tuesday 19th October

The TEN Tenors “Some people think classical music and rock are at opposite ends of the spectrum – The TEN Tenors are not most people.” After sell-out shows in Europe and the US, The TEN Tenors are returning home to Queensland in November and will be performing for one night only at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Tuesday 19th November. The exclusive Qld coast tour is the only local tour planned until 2015, due to heavy international commitments with the Double Platinum world tour. The brand new show has all of the most requested songs the boys have ever performed, as well as the most requested songs they haven’t! Some of those songs will include modern mash-ups of Michael Jackson, Elton John and Queen, along with audience favourites, Hallelujah, The Show Must Go On, Nessun Dorma, Ava Maria and many more. The TEN Tenors, who include Gold Coast talent Scott Muller, have gained new audiences all over the world and have made some famous new friends. The TEN appeared on OPRAH and performed at the EUAFA Euro 2012 Opening in Warsaw in front of a live audience of 65,000 people with a TV audience of well over 50 million as it beamed across Europe. Now we have the rare opportunity of seeing them live right here at The Arts Centre GC. Tickets are on sale now through or 07 5588 4000. At only $79+BF tickets won’t be available for long, so book now to ensure you don’t miss this rare opportunity to see such an extraordinary performance. For more information visit

WIN! We are excited to be able to give our readers a chance to win one of TWO Double Passes to see The TEN Tenors perform at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Tuesday 19th October on their “MUM’S the WORD” tour. Simply visit and go to the competitions page to enter. Good Luck!

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The Markets Guide Thursday Twilight Markets Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food & Craft Market

Every Wed, Fri and Sat

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

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Sat 5 October

Sun 6 October

Burleigh Farmers Markets

Banora 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

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

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

Broadbeach Arts & Crafts Markets Kurrawa Park (end of Broadbeach Mall) 8:00am-2:00pm

Burleigh, The Village Markets

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

Marina Quays Village Markets

Carrara Markets

Palm Beach/Currumbin Farmers Markets

Gold Coast Turf Club Food & Farmers Markets

Produce by the Pier

Marina Quays Village Markets

Southport Sharks Farmers Markets

Miami Organic GC Farmers Markets

Village Square, 2 Sickle Ave, Hope Island 7:00am-3:30pm Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive 6:00am-11:00am Broadwater Parklands, Southport 8:00am-2:00pm Southport Sharks Football Club, Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave 6:30am-12:00noon

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

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

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

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

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

The Upper Market

Upper Coomera State College, 137 Reserve Road 9:00am-1:00pm

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Sat 12 October

Sun 13 October

Burleigh Farmers Markets

Carrara Markets

Carrara Markets

Coolangatta Arts & Crafts Markets

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets

Gold Coast Turf Club Food & Farmers Markets

Marina Quays Village Markets

Marina Quays Village Markets

Mudgeeraba Farmers Market

Miami Marketta Fresh Produce + Gourmet Food Markets

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

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

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

Along Marine Parade 8:00am-2:00pm

74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 7:00am-11:00am

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

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

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

Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Cnr Mudgeeraba & Worongary Roads 6:00am-1:00pm

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

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

Miami Organic GC Farmers Markets

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

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

The Oracle Farmers Markets

Oracle Blve (off Elizabeth Ave & Surf Pde), Broadbeach 7:00am-1:00pm

PCYC Markets Tweed Heads

Inside PCYC Hall adj to building (Recreation Street Reserve)

Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

Tamborine Mt Showgrounds, Main Western Road 7:00am-12:00noon

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

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Schick Hydro Coolangatta Gold 2013 Saturday-Sunday 19th & 20th October Organised by Surf Life Saving Australia, the Coolangatta Gold is one of the premier events in the sport of Ironman. The Schick Hydro Coolangatta Gold 2013 is the ultimate Festival of Surf, Sand and Sweat. In addition to the Endurance Race, the festival now includes an extended program of events including the Great Gold Coast Swim, a 5km Beach Fun Run and a Family Fun Day. This event is as Gold Coast as it gets, so whether you’ve been training to take on one of the most gruelling endurance races of its kind, or just want a weekend out at the beach with friends or the family, save the date and get along to it. For more information visit The weekend’s events program includes: Saturday 19th October 07:00am Coolangatta Gold Endurance Race (Short Course) 11:00am Endurance Race competitors start crossing the finish line 2:00 pm Great Gold Coast Swim Sunday 20th October 07:00am Coolangatta Gold Endurance Race (Long Course) 09:00am 5km Family Fun Run 10:00am Free Family Day activities 11:00am Endurance Race competitors start crossing the finish line

Gold Coast Seaway Tide Times Guide - October 2013 Times and Heights of High and Low Water

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The tide heights are in metres above Prediction Datum, red for low water and blue for high water. The times stated are Australian Eastern Standard Time (24 hour clock).  Information sourced from The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Please check their website for the most up-to-date times Page 22

The Harlem Globetrotters Thursday 24th October

Long before Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neill and even before Michael Jordon, there were the Harlem Globetrotters – one of the most famous sports teams in history, and they’re playing right here on the Gold Coast at the GCCEC on Thursday 24th October as part of their 12-city tour. On the off chance you don’t know who they are, The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theatre and comedy, and have been part of the basketball scene since 1929. They put on a display of magic the whole family can enjoy, from game-scoring to tricks involving the audience. Over the years they have played more than 20,000 exhibition games in 122 countries on six continents, with Brother Bone’s whistled version of “Sweet Georgia Brown” as the team’s signature song. Their basketball wizardry, unmistakable red, white and blue uniforms and incredible history of entertaining audiences on and off court, make this a must-go-to event. Tickets can be purchased through and from the GCCEC’s onsite box office. Visit

Gold Coast Sevens Time to play! 12th &13th October at Skilled Park

The first round of the 2013/14 HSBC Sevens World Series will kick off right here on the Gold Coast at Skilled Park. On the field and in the stands, Gold Coast Sevens has it all. Share the stadium with 16 of the world’s best Rugby teams where 45 matches take place over two days and a try is scored every two and a half minutes. With non-stop entertainment, fans are encouraged to dress up in their weirdest and wackiest, and get involved in Australia’s biggest Rugby party. Tickets can be purchased from and you can get more info including Day 1 Fixtures at

The Gold Coast Pet & Animal Expo Something for all animal lovers! Crazy critters • Demonstrations • Celebrity animals Wildlife • Reptiles • Twilight Concert • Dog sports Meet Farmer Dave from Big Brother When: Saturday, 5 October 2013, 10am to 6pm Sunday, 6 October 2013, 10am to 3pm Venue: Central Park Oval and Varsity Lakes Sports and Arts Centre, Central Park Dr, Varsity Lakes FREE shuttle bus to the expo from Bond University. Bring your family, bring your friends and don’t forget pets are welcome! Admission is FREE. Meet Cobber and Digger from Australian Outback Spectacular.

The largest animal expo in Australia and it’s FREE !

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The Jam

By Rob O’ Sullivan

Hi, and welcome to The Jam! Since the last issue I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the music of a young band (thanks to Natasha) that hail from New Zealand but now call the Gold Coast home. These Four Walls is the group I am referring to. From humble beginnings in the land of the long white cloud the band has settled for now, on the sunny GC. They recorded their latest album, “Living to Write the End“, here which was the number one selling album at JB Hi-Fi stores on the week of its release. The record also reached number 14 on the New Zealand album charts with its lead single “Passenger“, receiving high rotation both in New Zealand and Australia. Along with this, their debut record “Down Falls an Empire” reached number 22 on the NZ album charts. The singles from that record did very well for the band, with “Sweet December” and “Lay it Out“, spending 37 weeks in the charts between them. This kind of chart success doesn’t just happen, and the band has played some high profile gigs in support of their albums. They were the main support act for Nickelback at Vector Arena in December 2012, and have also supported Australia’s own Karnivool and The Butterfly effect on their New Zealand tours. These Four Walls were also one out of four NZ acts to play at The Big Sound Summit in Brisbane. I caught up with the lads at one of their rehearsals to see what they were all about.

Brad Vickers | Steve Gibb | Chris Treeby | Gray Vickers The Jam: What lead the band to decide on the move from Auckland to the sunny Gold coast? Gray: We got to the point where we were playing the same gigs with the same bands and we weren’t growing as a unit, and as we had spent two months on the gold Coast recording “Living to Write the End” we decided it would be a great place to launch ourselves in Australia. Brad: We have two cities at our doorstep with Brisbane being an hour away and it’s cheap for us to get back to New Zealand plus, the weather is a bonus. Gray: Also, when we were recording here, we met so many different bands and it was a whole different scene for us and we thought we could learn so much and get to play with different acts and build a fan base here in Australia.

Gray and Steve

The Jam: I was reading about your chart success in New Zealand, The band must have a good fan base back home? Gray: We do, we are heading back in October to play some dates because we never got to play any farewell shows. In saying that, we did play a few support tours, but none as a headlining act. We’re doing Auckland and Christchurch and a few other places. There are enough people into the band to justify it and like Brad said, it’s reasonable for us to fly there. The Jam: I also read that you guys supported Nickelback, which must have been a cool experience? Gray: We have actually played with them a couple of times. Steve: That was an eye opener for us. We have always been a pub band. It was amazing taking what we had always done and putting it out there on such a huge level and seeing how our music translated to arena sized venues. It was so good for us in many ways. Brad: Our fan base quadrupled after that show.

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These Four Walls

s The Jam: There is a video from “Living to Write the End” for the song “Passenger”, was that shot in Australia? Brad: We actually shot our bit in New Zealand and sent our director to the U.S. to shoot the desert scene. He was so set on shooting an American muscle car in an American desert and it didn’t cost that much more than shooting it in new Zealand, and it looks a lot cooler (laughs) The Jam: Do you have plans to record new material in the near future? Brad: We’re planning to film and record a few of our existing songs live in the studio over the next month. We’ll be trying to capture the energy of our live show, but with a bit of studio polish.

Steve and Brad I would like to thank Steve, Gray, Chris and Brad from These Four Walls for giving some time to the Jam, and if you like your high energy rock with catchy melodies be sure to check out the boys online and keep an eye out for upcoming shows. You won’t be disappointed.

The Jam: What would be stand out tracks on your latest album and why? Brad: Our current favourite track to play live is Rain. That song has a massive amount of groove and always gets a great reaction from the audience. Also track 3, The True Sound of Running, because it’s so different to anything we’ve done before. The Jam: What are your thoughts on the Gold Coast original scene and where do you think it could be improved? Brad: There is a ton of talent in the Gold Coast rock scene. We’ve been lucky enough to play with some great bands so far, including Electric Horse, Velvet Ballroom and Mallory Vanetti – and there are some cool bands we haven’t played with yet, such as Guards of May, Dollarosa and Mass Sky Raid to name just a few. We love that all the bands here have been super friendly to us, so our advice is just to keep supporting each other.

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Gig Guide Thur 3 Oct Mike & Traditional Irish Fiddlers Green Traditional Irish 5:30 pm Frazer Goodman & Friends The Vault Jazz/Blues/Soul 7:00 pm DVS Envy Rock 7:00 pm Akinga Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Open Mic Night Mermaid Beach Tavern All muso’s 8:00 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo 8:00 pm Simon Meola Liars Bar Solo artist 8:00 pm Zookeepers Southport Sharks Modern Jive Jazz 8:30 pm Gav Bell Fiddlers Green Solo Artist 9:30 pm Agent 77 The Avenue Covers band 10:00pm

Fri 4 Oct Amy Cushway Envy Hotel Solo Artist 4:00 pm Southern Cross Tavern Piano Man 5:00 pm The Bear Runaway Bay Seagulls Solo Artist 6:00 pm Vertigo Currumbin RSL Covers Band 7:00 pm Lesyah The Vault Soul, Pop, Jazz 7:00 pm Tyson Faulkner Envy Hotel Solo Artist 7:30 pm Akinga Twin Towns Akinga 7:30 pm Brent Hutchinson Seagulls Solo Artist 7:30 pm The Lamplights Soundlounge Original 8:00 pm + Buffalo Tales Bluescorp RSL Southport Blues 8:00 pm Signature Mermaid Beach Tavern Duo 7:30 pm Rockhounds Surfers RSL Rock and Roll 8:00 pm The Accidents The Grand Hotel Party Covers 8:30 pm Foofighters Tribute Show Southport Sharks Rock 8:30 pm White Noise The Wallaby Rock Covers 8:30 pm Gavin Doniger & his The Loft Original 8:30 pm Mescalito Blues, Helen Whiskey and Smelter and Dave Murray House of Blues Launch Currumbin Creek Tavern Blues 9:00 pm w/ Andrew Baxter Band, Belle Hendrik and Rectifiers Mr Perkins Liars Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm Electric Samurai PA Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm Fat Albert Cooly Hotel Party Covers 9:30 pm The Ape Coolangatta Hotel Covers 8:00 pm featuring Gus Agars, Pat Bourke, Tex Perkins, Rail Sanchez Venus Envy Surfers Beergarden Rock Covers 10:00pm

Sat 5 Oct Brett Hammond Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 5:00 pm Envy Hotel Duo 6:00 pm Boinz Acoustic Duo Harrigan’s Duo 6:30 pm Wasabi Currumbin RSL Rock Covers 7:00 pm Jake Meywes The Vault Singing Crooners 7:00 pm The Secret Agents RSL Southport Duo 7:30 pm Stone Age Romeos Seagulls Party Covers 7:30 pm Lost Dogs Mermaid Beach Tavern Covers band 7:30 pm

Foo Fighters Tribute Show Southport Sharks Friday 4th October 9pm

3 - 9 Oct. Sat 5 Oct (cont.) The Floating Bridges The Loft Original 8:00 pm w/ Jahkaya, Hans Solo Band Leisure Bandits Southport Sharks Funk/Soul 8:30 pm Alter Egos Liars Bar Rock 9:30 pm Vertigo Fiddlers Green Rock Cover Band 9:30 pm Nite Star PA Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm Akinga Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm The Accidents Coolangatta Hotel Party Covers 10:00 pm

Sun 6 Oct Lecia and Lani The Vault Tuesday 8th October 7pm

R.I.P “Mossie” Graham (Mossie) Amos passed away suddenly on Saturday 21st September. “Mossie” was a wonderful supporter of The Bizz GC and the Live Music Industry. Always a smile on his face and time for a chat, the Gold Coast will miss him greatly. Aged 61, Beloved husband of Jenny. Loving father of Dean, Dane and Slade. Much loved son of John and Clare. Brother of Yvonne, Jim and Ian and sadly missed by all his family and friends.

James Diamond & Guest Cabana Bar (Sharks) Covers 1:00 pm Wally & the Gators RSL Southport Rock ‘n’ Roll 1:00 pm Ball Atkin Duo Harrigan’s Irish Pub Duo 1:00 pm Bluescorp Currumbin RSL RnB 1:30 pm Jason Delphin Envy Hotel Solo Artist 2:00 pm Blues Sunday Session The Avenue Blues 2:00 pm Woody Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 2:00 pm Southern Cross Tavern Blues 2:00 pm Tony Mc Fiddlers Solo Artist 3:00 pm Ramjet Liars Bar Party Covers 5:00 pm Signature Duo Envy Covers 8:30 pm Mike Edwards Open Mic The Cave Open Mic 7:00 pm Akinga Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo Artist 8:00 pm Jack O’Leary Lads 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

Mon 7 Oct Mat Stokes Amanda King Agent 77

Southport Sharks Fiddlers Green The Avenue

Piano/Vocalist Solo Artist Party Covers

6:00 pm 8:30 pm 10:00pm

Tue 8 Oct

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Rob Bostock Surfers RSL Solo Artist 6:00 pm Lani and Lecia The Vault Funky Folk 7:00 pm Moomoopappa Soundlounge Original 8:00 pm Tyson Faulkner Fiddlers Green Solo Artist 8:30 pm Hanlon Brothers PA Bar - Jupiters Rock Covers 9:30 pm Stevenson Street The Avenue Party Cover Band 10:00pm

Wed 9 Oct Oz Hors Twin Towns Covers 7:30 pm Open Mic The Loft Muso’s welcome 7:30 pm Tyson Faulkner Fiddlers Solo - covers 9:00 pm Vertigo The Avenue Rock Cover Band 10:00pm

Gig Guide Thurs 10 Oct Mike & Traditional Irish Fiddlers Green Traditional Irish 5:30 pm Frazer Goodman & Friends The Vault Jazz/Blues/Soul 7:00 pm DVS Envy Rock 7:00 pm Spit Syndicate, Joyride, The Loft Original 8:00 pm Stalkz and Ozborn, Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell Oz Horns Twin Towns Party Covers 7:30 pm Open Mic Night Mermaid Beach Tavern All muso’s 8:00 pm Bigfellalinc Kitty O’Shea’s Solo 8:00 pm Steve Rudkin Liars Bar Solo artist 8:00 pm Zookeepers Southport Sharks Modern Jive Jazz 8:30 pm Angelo Fiddlers Solo Artist 9:30 pm Agent 77 The Avenue Covers band 10:00pm

Fri 11 Oct Amy Cushway Envy Hotel Solo Artist 4:00 pm Bourbon Street Southern Cross Tavern Piano Man 8:00 pm Chris Bent Runaway Bay Seagulls Solo Artist 6:00 pm Loose Talk Currumbin RSL Duo 7:00 pm Wayne Foster The Vault Motown 7:00 pm Brett Hammond Envy Hotel Solo Artist 7:30 pm Ed Kuepper Soundlounge Original 7:30 pm Moonranch The Grand Party Covers 8:00 pm The Pigs Coolangatta Hotel Bluegrass 8:00 pm Brett Hitchcock Seagulls Solo Artist 7:30 pm Atmosphere RSL Southport Party Covers 8:00 pm Signature Mermaid Beach Tavern Duo 7:30 pm On the Move Surfers RSL Party Covers 8:00 pm Frazer Goodman Band Southport Sharks Jazz & Blues 8:30 pm Viper Room The Wallaby Rock 8:30 pm Lachy Doley The Loft Original 8:30 pm Miss Renee Simone and Brodie Graham Ramjet Liars Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm Vertigo PA Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm Agent 77 Cooly Hotel Covers 9:30 pm Oz Horns Twin Towns Party Covers 9:30 pm

Killer Queen Twin Towns Friday 11th October 8pm

Sat 12 Oct Jason Delphin Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 5:00 pm Amy Cushway Envy Hotel Solo Artist 6:00 pm Daisy Dukes Harrigan’s Country 6:30 pm Tangerine Jam Currumbin RSL Duo 7:00 pm Wayne Foster The Vault Motown 7:00 pm Bone Lazy RSL Southport Duo 7:30 pm Take on Two Seagulls Duo 7:30 pm Lost Dogs Mermaid Beach Tavern Rock 7:30 pm Bo Jenkins Surfers RSL Solo Artist 7:30 pm Roy Orbison Tribute RSL Club Southport Tribute 8:00 pm

Regurgitator Coolangatta Hotel Saturday 12th October 8pm

10 - 16 Oct. Sat 12 Oct (cont.) When in Rome Waxy’s Covers Band 8:00 pm Morgan Bain, The Loft Original 8:00 pm w/ Cherry Wood and Alisha Todd Regurgitator Coolangatta Hotel Rock 8:00 pm Pain Killer The Grand Rock Covers 8:00 pm Round Mountain Girls Southport Sharks Country 8:30 pm Venus Envy Liars Bar Rock Covers 9:30 pm Agent 77 Fiddlers Green Party Covers 9:30 pm Hippos PA Bar Party Covers 9:30 pm Oz Horns Twin Towns Party Covers 9:30 pm Berst Coolangatta Hotel Party Covers 10:00 pm Katchafire ‘Best So Far’ Album Tour Sunday 20th October – Parkwood Tavern Through four extremely successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, highest selling singles and more, Katchafire have cemented their status as one of NZ’s most successful exports. Their sound is built on foundations of classic roots reggae with an R’n’B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. They have crafted a universal vibe, capturing something truly special through a diversity of instrumentation and clarity of sound. Their latest release ‘Best so Far’ tips the hat to Katchafire’s classics in one amazing compilation for music lovers around the world, and the band are celebrating the Australian release by touring our country this October, including one show only at The Parkwood Tavern on Sunday 20th October. We’ll definitely be at this one. Tickets are only $48.95 and are on sale through Check out their website for music and more info and find them on Facebook at


If you miss out on your tickets to the only Katchafire show on the Gold Coast, don’t worry we have a double pass PLUS a copy of their new ‘Best so Far’ CD, AND a T-shirt to giveaway! Simply visit and go to the competitions page to enter. Good Luck!

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Sun 13 Oct

Joe Phillips Seagulls Solo Artist 12 noon Brad Medicine Cabana Bar (Sharks) Covers 1:00 pm On the Move RSL Southport Covers 1:00 pm Smooth & Sassy Currumbin RSL Duo 1:30 pm Dan Hannaford Cooly Hotel Solo Artist 1:30 pm Tyson Faulkner Envy Hotel Solo Artist 1:30 pm Blues Sunday Session The Avenue Blues 2:00 pm The Milkmen Surfers Beergarden Acoustic Duo 3:00 pm Jesse n Friends The Grand Hotel Country 4:00 pm Hodads Liars Bar Party Covers 5:00 pm Signature Envy Duo 6:00 pm Mike Edwards Open Mic The Cave Open Mic 7:00 pm Jason Delphin Coolangatta Hotel Solo Artist 7:00 pm Oz Horns 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

Mon 14 Oct Lloyd Saniels Chris Hutchinson Agent 77

Southport Sharks Fiddlers Green The Avenue

Piano/Vocal Solo Artist Party Covers

5:30 pm 8:30 pm 10:00pm

Twin Towns Surfers RSL PA Bar - Jupiters The Avenue

Solo Artist 3:00 pm Solo Artist 730 pm Rock Covers 9:30 pm Party Cover Band 10:00pm

The Vault The Loft The Avenue

Soul Pop Jazz 7:00 pm Muso’s welcome 7:30 pm Party Cover Band 10:00pm

Tue 15 Oct Scott Whatman Doug Stuart Electric Samurai Stevenson Street

Wed 16 Oct Lesyah and Frazer Open Mic Vertigo

Gagging the Letterbox You know what I’m talking about! You come home to find your letterbox stuffed so full that you’re actually playing a game of tug-of-war with the leaflet advertising just to get your mail! When you finally pry it all out, there’s bits of paper strewn all over the place and a massive tear in the most important letter that ‘was’ actually posted. As many do, I like direct mail to find out what specials are on in my area, but there is a BIG problem with the distribution of it. As Christmas fast approaches, the gagging of our letterboxes is going to become more extreme, rendering it almost impossible for the ‘Postie’ to deliver our mail, and leaving terrible mess across our front yards and streets. I understand for distributor’s it saves time and money by delivering them all on the same day, and would hope those savings are passed on to the advertisers, BUT the number of advertisers losing a large potential audience, due to the tug-of-war causing their material to be ripped and immediately thrown away is vast. And the frustration caused to us, the mail recipients, is huge, also causing the material to be immediately tossed on the bin from sheer annoyance. The whole thing is made even worse when it rains and the half that is poking out is saturated and WE have to clean up the soggy mess! More and more people are putting the NO JUNK MAIL stickers on their poor abused letter-boxes and rightfully so. There is a solution to this – don’t deliver them all at the same time. Sure it’s going to cost more for the advertiser, but if it works for them the cost is worth it and the extra cost will also be beneficial in that more people will actually see the material. Littering carries a fine and I wonder why council Parking Officers wouldn’t be taking photos of the eyesore mess of our streets caused by the avalanches of direct mail and fining the distribution companies – there’s a great revenue raiser suggestion!

How to use a Round-a-bout!? The common “round-a-bout” seems to be a road obstacle that very few can master, and considering we live in a city that has new ones popping up at almost every suburban intersection, this is an alarming problem that needs to be addressed. Unfortunately, whether people have been driving for five minutes or five decades, the puzzle we call a round-about is one that is apparently unsolvable. For the purpose of this article, I’m going to use the Gooding Drive and Robina Parkway monster round-a-bout as a prime example. If you use this fixture there is no doubt you are already well aware of the dangers of having to battle through it, and experience a blood pressure rise every time you near the approach. Sure, it’s big and cars are moving faster around it, but they still have breaks people! If you see a gap, TAKE IT! One of the reasons this r-a-b gets so congested is because people seem to have this ridiculous need to wait until there is a gap that a five-carriage train could get through before making a move. Now I’m not

encouraging reckless driving, but I am encouraging ‘assertive’ driving here. Having to queue for 15 minutes just to get through is! Once moving through this obstacle, please remember the rules are pretty much identical to an intersection with lights, which most people follow with ease. If you are turning left – BE IN THE LEFT LANE! If you are turning right then for the love of a cold drink on a hot summer day, BE IN THE RIGHT LANE! And, above all, use another rule that drivers find extremely difficult to grasp – USE YOUR INDICATORS! Now, if you find yourself in the right lane and you miss your exit, under no circumstance, decide to cut across. This is a round-a-bout, and it will only take a matter of seconds to keep going around it, giving you enough time to INDICATE to drivers what you need to do. It’s common sense really. In fact, the entire practice of using a round-a-bout is common sense, so try using it and see how easy it can actually be. Drive safely everyone!

We’re talking Soundwave 2014! Soundwave tickets are on sale now at or at From the UK to LA, this issue we speak with Asking Alexandria and Terror about their new albums and Soundwave’14.

Asking Alexandria – Ben Bruce

With their new album “From Death to Destiny” debuting at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, UK hard rock band Asking Alexandria are set to rock Soundwave 2014, and have guaranteed us side-shows! We spoke with band song-writer and lead guitarist, Ben Bruce about Soundwave 2014, touring and the new album. Having played Soundwave in 2011, Asking Alexandria is familiar with Australian crowds and Ben says “Honestly, we’ve always had a good time in Australia and it is one of our favourite places in the world to play.” Festival goers can expect some great rock including their more popular songs as well as tracks off the new album, and an anything-goes attitude. The only issue for those who are already fans is, “fitting three albums into the allocated time-slot of a festival performance.” “And we need an extra five minutes for drinking time” Ben adds “hate it when bands go on stage and are boring. Who the f… needs water? Drink a f…ing beer, get some bits out on stage!” he joked. Fortunately the side shows will give fans and punters the opportunity to see a full show and allow the band that extra five minutes needed for that beer ;-) Ben tells us “We’ll definitely be doing a few side shows; it’s all up in the air right now but we’re hoping to headline some or want to try and get in on the Avenged Sevenfold ones.” We asked Ben to explain the controversial reputation of the band and he joked, “People don’t know how to have a good time anymore!” “Look, it maaay have had something to do with a show we played in Seattle and we were far far too drunk; Danny in particular, passed out on stage, recouped, vomited on stage and then passed out again. I think that gave us a negative rep

for a while.” One of the tracks on the new album is dedicated to that night and includes actual audio from that show where the crowd are yelling out and calling him “a drunk piece of shit!” Ben says, “The song goes out to all of them pretty much saying, f@%# you we are who we are and do what we do.” Okay, so that could appear somewhat controversial… “From Death to Destiny” was just over two years in the making and we asked Ben to give his description summary of the album, “Close your eyes” he says “and think back to the greatest orgasm you’ve ever had, and times that by 20. And that’s a fact!” (Editor: think I better listen to this album) Touring is what Asking Alexandria do, and they are currently travelling across America with Korn, following it up with a headline tour, and then a UK tour with Bullet for my Valentine before coming to Oz for Soundwave 2014. We asked Ben who was their favourite act on the Soundwave 2014 line-up and he told us “Avenged Sevenfold! They’re good friends of ours and we haven’t been able to see them play live, so really looking forward to catching them.” On the best thing about playing Soundwave 2014, “The crowds are bigger, so we’re able to play in front of new people and win fans over, and getting to meet up with old friends and make new ones.” Asking Alexandria emerged from Rockstar Mayhem Festival as one of the fest’s most talked about artists, and will no doubt have the same impact at Soundwave 2014. Message to the Brissy Soundwave 2014 audience, “We honestly can’t wait to get back. Thank you for being so patient and we’ll see you soon!”

TERROR - Martin Stewart

LA Hardcore/Punk outfit, TERROR will be playing Soundwave’14 and we got to speak with band guitarist, Martin Stewart about the festival we’ve all been waiting for and their new album, “Live by the Code”. With 10 years of relentless touring and five albums under their belt, Martin tells us “TERROR has been a machine from day one!” All members of the band came from existing working careers in the music industry and all came with contacts of one form or another. “Everyone already knew a lot of other people around the world, and we hit the road as soon as our demo came out, and honestly, it hasn’t stopped” says Martin, adding “We get out there, make music, play shows and do it as hard as we can!” In typical rock and roll style he talks about starting out, “We’ve been putting in the work since we were teenagers - for ever. We were booking shows, supporting bands, letting other bands sleep on our floor when they were on tour” he laughs. “We’re a bunch of dudes who have a love for hard-core music and punk music!” “Live by the Code” is TERROR’s most loved release, and already their most well received. “We didn’t just write songs, go to the studio and record, and hand it to the label (coz that happens a lot nowadays)” states Martin, “Everything on this album was so calculated and done from the heart.” In a world that primarily downloads music these days, TERROR encourages you buy the hard copy CD. “Get more out of the record than an aggressive

tune to jump around to” says Martin, “The sleeve is put together like a small magazine where each of us designed each page. It’s a little explanation as to what the whole record means to us. There’s no set of rules or commandments, it’s our version and idea of the way things are” he explains. “It really does mean a lot of us, to share with people who understand where we’re coming from.” On Soundwave’14, Martin tells us the whole band is excited for the festival, “I’m 32 and it makes me feel like I’m a kid. It’s something I brag about to my friends when we get to do Soundwave” he laughs, “It makes me so happy.” We didn’t even have to ask who his favourite artist performing at SW was as he spilled, “Alice in Chains has been my favourite band since as long as I can remember. Getting to see them live and share a show with them – blows my mind!” When asked about the shorter set times as opposed to a headlining gig he continues laughing and says, “Luckily our songs are pretty short to start with!” “Seriously though, it’s not an easy thing. We want to play new songs and we’re gonna play new songs. We’ll all sit down together and come up with a set list that will suit everyone.” And in regard to side-shows he says, “We’re almost positive they’re going to happen, with so many days off between. Apart from the side-shows you’ll find us at the beaches!” Find info, merch and music at

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The bizz gold coast issue 006