To celebrate 7 years we welcome three of the finest for a triple header this Easter Thursday!
Claus Voigtmann is the co-founder of one of London’s most underground and conceptual parties, Toi.Toi.Musik. 2018 saw his debut album, Sublunary on his very own label Subsequent, which is no longer a secret weapon. An expansive double album that pushes his tactile and atmospheric sound into previously unexplored avenues.
Also hailing from London, Lobster Theremin label boss, Jimmy Asquith will grace us behind the decks. Asquith maintains a busy international touring schedule whilst holding down a regular slot on Rinse FM and hosting the sell-out Find Me In The Dark parties at Corsica Studios. With a couple of releases in 2018 we’ve seen him step out from behind the Lobster veil and present a weighty and creative self expression through sound.
Local dance queen Andy Garvey joins us after a brief stint in Europe. Between hosting the weekly mix show, Mix Up & FBi’s Pure Space, Andy’s had a huge year as she celebrates her debut record ‘Eternal Recurrence’ dropping, March 22nd on Lobster Theremin as well as playing the upcoming Boiler Room at Pitch in Melbourne, alongside Roman Flugel, Optimo, Merve & Toni Yotzi.
Treat yourself, You deserve it.
Respected American rock magazine SPIN called them “The most powerful all-female band in rock history” The Guardian of London called them “The best tribute band in the world” Joe Perry of Aerosmith said “I’ve never heard it done better” and when Jimmy page pays to see them perform cause “They play The Led Zeppelin music with such passion and extraordinary musicianship” you know you have a seriously good bunch of girls who will rock you and roll you harder than you’ve ever been rocked or rolled before.
Formed in 2004 by New York based guitarist Steph Paynes, the band has been driving audiences into a frenzy from Maddison Square Garden to opening Bonnaroo and major international festivals around the globe.
Now for the first time in Australia Lez Zeppelin will perform the East Coast and if history repeats itself in Australia, you’d better get your tickets soon otherwise you’ll miss out on an experience that should never to be missed
Due To Popular Demand
The NEVER ENDING 80s v 90s RETURN To Waves Towradgi Beach Hotel
THIS PARTY WILL SELL OUT FAST
Tickets Available Now – BOOK NOW
Which side will you be on?
THE BEST POP HITS of two decades, served up a LIVE, song for song battle and you decide who wins!
Will it be ‘I’m Just A Girl’ or ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’?
Our favourite ‘Material Girl’ or… ‘The Spice Girls’?
’80’s Prince or 90’s Jamiroquai’
‘Backstreet or Bon Jovi’?
When: Saturday 30th of March from 7.30pm
Tickets : $50
Rose Tattoo, the true rock and roll outlaws and first and last gang in town rumbled into existence in late 1976 with a New Year’s Eve debut at Sydney’s legendary Bondi Lifesaver.
The band was the vision of Pete Wells, former bassist with Sydney heavy metal kids, Buffalo, his master plan embellished by ex-Band of Light bassist, Ian Rilen.
With Wells on slide guitar and Rilen on bass, former Buster Brown singer, Angry Anderson was recruited along with rhythm guitarist Mick Cocks and drummer Dallas “Digger” Royal and they set about destroying eardrums and venues across Australia.
With the band’s enormous power came a level of internal combustion and in August 1977, Rilen left on the eve of the release of the band’s debut single for Alberts, Bad Boy For Love to form the soon to be equally infamous X.
Geordie Leach who had played with Angry in Buster Brown stepped in to replace Rilen and the band’s classic self titled debut album produced by Vanda and Young was released in late 1978 with the killer singles, Bad Boy for Love, Rock n’ Roll Outlaw and One of the Boys.
Being one of the best live acts in Australia and offering up an album that made The Stones at their peak sound tame tragically wasn’t enough and Tattoo found the going tough in their homeland. Their banning from Countdown, the country’s top music TV show, allegedly after Angry and Mick Cocks appeared to kiss on camera, summed up their lot.
By 1979 Cocks and Leach had left and the band was down to a four piece with legendary Australian guitar maverick, Lobby Loyde on bass.
In an attempt to kick start the band’s career and trajectory, Loyde produced a second album in December 1979 titled Scarred but it remains unreleased.
Nothing seemed to work and one of the most unique bands on the planet was being damned out of existence.
Salvation was quietly at hand. Despite the outfit’s lack of success and recognition in Australia, their debut album was quietly gaining traction in France and Germany.
It was decided to reunite the line-up of Anderson, Wells, Cocks, Leach and Royal, record what would be the Assault and Battery album and unleash the band on audiences in the UK and Europe in 1981.
It was a masterstroke. In the northern hemisphere, Tattoo were finally showered with the respect and affection that had been cruelly withheld in Australia, their storming appearance at the Reading Festival in August 1981 a crowning achievement and powerful statement to all that the new metal gurus had arrived.
But mid way through the European tour, Mick Cocks left and was replaced by former Dallimore guitar beast, Rockin’ Rob Riley who brought with him a whole new level of volume and intimidation.
By that point, Tattoo were poised to be the clear and logical successors to AC/DC but the decision was made to return to Australia, record the Scarred For Life album and prepare for an all important American tour in late 1982.
While launching an assault on the UK and Europe had been a brilliant tactic, leaving before landing the killer blow was a critical miscalculation.
Despite doing dates with the likes of Aerosmith and ZZ Top, the Americans, more so than the Australians, didn’t know what to do when confronted with a bunch of beer swilling tattooed street toughs who played at skull splitting volume. Five years later Guns n’ Roses would take the world by storm with the ethos of Rose Tattoo but in 1982-1983, the US reaction to the Tatts was terror and confusion.
America effectively killed the band with Wells, Royal and Riley all leaving after they returned to Australia in early 1983.
Angry continued on with Leach and after recruiting new personnel made 1984’s Southern Stars album but much of the band’s original spirit was gone.
Anderson did the Beats from A Single Drum album in 1988 which was more of a solo effort and featured the hit, Suddenly and in 1990 released the Blood From Stone album, the Australian tour for which saw the singer reunite with Rob Riley to open for Aerosmith.
Pete Wells meanwhile was beginning to carve out an impressive solo career starting with 1991’s Everything You Like Tries To Kill You album.
In 1993, the stars aligned once more when the original line-up of Tattoo were asked to open for Guns n’ Roses to play two huge outdoors shows in Sydney and Melbourne before almost 100,000 people. Tatts’ drummer, Digger Royal had tragically passed in 1989 and so Oz rock veteran, Paul De Marco was drafted into the band.
The outfit kicked on powerfully from there including a near poetic appearance at Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road prison.
Steve King, who like Rob Riley, always seemed destined to play with Tattoo, came in on bass on the eve of the band’s 2000 European tour with Kingys’ second gig a baptism of fire at the massive Waken Metal festival in Germany which was immortalised on the 25 to Life album and also featured the return of Rob Riley.
The underrated Pain album followed in 2002 with the band’s most intimidating line-up of Anderson, Wells, Riley, King and De Marco.
But tragically Pete Wells was suffering from cancer – and he wasn’t alone.
Dai Pritchard filled in on slide guitar when Wells was too unwell to continue – he passed in 27 March 2006.
In a double blow, fellow founding member, Ian Rilen departed seven months later on 30 October after a bout with cancer himself.
With Mick Cocks back in the fold in place of Riley and now Pritchard permanently installed the Tatts soldiered on with 2007’s Blood Brothers album which included a killer version of Stevie Wright’s Black Eyed Bruiser.
When cancer also took Cocks on 22 December 2009, it seemed the Rose Tattoo circle had been permanently and irreparably broken.
But the body blows didn’t end there with drummer Paul De Marcos’ arrest in April 2014 and later imprisonment for alleged firearms offences curbing the band’s touring activity and placing the future in doubt.
A line-up of Tattoo however opened for Guns n’ Roses in Australia in February 2017 and stormed through an appearance at the Bang Your Head festival in Germany in July bathed in reverence from tens of thousands.
Which brings the story to the here and now. In the second half of 2017, after countless personnel changes in the preceding years, Rose Tattoo re-emerged like a phoenix from the ashes with their strongest line-up in more than a decade.
The outfit features early AC/DC bassist, Mark Evans and former Finch, Skyhooks and Angels’ axeman, Bob Spencer alongside Angry, long time Tatts’ slide guitarist Dai Pritchard and keep the seat warm, drummer Jackie Barnes.
THE boys are back and right now, Rose Tattoo are as good as it gets and that’s no small statement.
Introducing The Hard-Ons
The Hard-ons: a quartet of ageless musicians playing timeless music for no other reason than the music itself. Here they are, in their fourth decade of rampaging across the globe, with their heady hybrid blend of bubble-gum, metal, punk, psychedelia and power-pop.
For all intents and purposes this was a doomed band: a multi-racial suburban high school band that deliberately took a left hand path into oblivion and ended up touring almost thirty nations across thirty-five years, and amassing an unprecedented and never-to-be-paralleled seventeen consecutive number one releases on the Australian independent chart dating back to 1985.
The indefatigable Hard-ons present wild, loud and action-packed live shows. All but the ageist bigot would deny that they are playing better than ever in their history. The Hard-ons live, are not to be missed!
Sweet Home Chicago, Australia’s own premier Blues Brothers show is appearing for the first time at Waves by popular demand as part of their 2019 East Coast tour, with gangster party theme and special guests Roses in Hand. This show has consistently received critical acclaim from audiences and is rated as one of the best in Australia. Jake (Dave Quin) and Elwood (Colin Hardcastle) Blues headline a professional 12 piece show band that keep audiences up on their feet and yelling for more.
Get ready to sing and dance to iconic songs from the award winning movie, including the smash hits, ‘Everybody Needs Somebody’, ‘Shake a Tail Feather’, ‘Gimme Some Loving’ and ‘Soul Man’, as well as a few surprises inspired by the likes of Gary Moore, Brian Setzer and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Yes, the boys are getting the band back together, and you are cordially invited to experience it all; the story, the music, the lights, the brass, the hats, the shades, the soul, the blues. This is an experience not to be missed. Be sure to wear your best gangster outfits with best dressed prizes on the night.
Special Guests ‘Roses In Hand’ have a unique hybrid sound that features the unique talents of Sam Burrell and Jessica Allen. Winners of multiple regional song writing awards, they have received critical acclaim for their original music including ‘Free Fall’ and ‘Restart’. With appearances on the APRA music awards red carpet, this duo is a must see.
Merchandise available on the night, This is an 18+ event.