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Brissy Tribute Bands (BTB) meetup social group recently received recognition from Meetup HQ as one most active Meetup groups in the world, and thanked us for this amazing accomplishment.

This group has become very popular because there are no memberships and most of the events are totally free and everyone likes live music and dancing. These outings sometimes include International and Nationally Bands and Show that would cost thirty dollars upwards at other venues. Other reason for the group’s popularity is that we host meetups for all tastes of music at a variety of venues. Because of this you make many new friends and see new faces. This group was originally organised in meeting for live music and dancing but it has now also become a dinning outing. The monthly meet and greet is a nice ice breaker where you can chat and listen to music in a relaxing environment. We are very passionate about this group right from sourcing, hosting and attending the functions.

What this Group is all About

We originally decided to start this group because we love listening and dancing to tribute bands. This group is for singles, couples young and young at heart who enjoy the music of 50’s through to modern day. Like us you may have not had the opportunity to see the original, because they have disbanded or sadly deceased. The band also may not have toured Australia yet or the tickets were out of your price range, seeing the tributes are the next best thing. If you want to experience the atmosphere, stage performance and sounds of these music legends, Brissy Tribute Bands is for you.

I Would like to Introduce Ourselves

My name is Allan and my wife is Sue, we have been dancing together for eleven years, and we really love old time rock and roll dancing, we also enjoy fast rockabilly. I am a bit quite when we first meet but when there is a common interest like live music and dancing you can’t shut me up. We enjoy house parties, especially when dancing is involved we will become the life of the party. When we are with a group of people on a dance floor we enjoy circle free style dancing where everyone struts their stuff. To put it simply we totally enjoy dancing whether it be rock and roll, freestyle, head banging or just shuffling on the floor, we are not satisfied until we are totally exhausted.

How this Group Functions

Sue and I will find where free Tribute Bands or Shows are playing within the Brisbane and outer shires, which are usually at Sports Clubs and RSL’s. Since they are free shows, we will not be able to pre book seats or tables. When we cant organize a Tribute Band or Show we will fill the rest of our weekend calendar by supporting local duos, blues, jazz and rock and roll bands. We will arrive early to all functions and try to save a seat for you. Look for the black and white streamers and balloons on the tables. It would be greatly appreciated if you drop a gold coin donation into the black bottles for hosting this event; this goes towards the meetup running costs.

Rules and guidelines can permanently be found under the pages tab. Brissy Tribute Bands may amend or add to these rules and guidelines at any time

Upcoming events (5+)

Angels Tribute (Dr Damage) ($10 online or $12 at the door)

The Retro Bar Kenmore

We saw these guys play at Bramble Bay Bowls on Sun 17th Nov 2019. They are really good. If you like The Angels music, you will love these guys. Are you ready to Rock!! Dr Damage is an exciting Brisbane based high energy rock band delivering that traditional Aussie rock sound! Driving Gibson Les Paul guitars along with pounding Bass and Drums compliment legendary lyrics written by our Aussie rock legends. Currently Dr Damage are paying tribute to the Angels through a powerful two hour show covering hits such as: “Take a Long Line”, “No Secrets”, “Shadow Boxer”, “After The Rain”, “I ain’t the one”, “Face the Day”, “Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again” , “Marseille” and many more including hits from the “Beyond Salvation” Album. This is it folks....the Dr Damage Friday 13th show at The Retro Bar. Come in your best Friday 13th rock outfit with prizes for the best dressed. Three sets of Angels favorites on Friday 13th December to rock your world! See you there! Friday 13 December 2019 at 7:45pm They have a promo video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA_jb5_DAAk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0RAqAxwYj1UuMYtO8mNCT2H5gByv_x2RYxa-M_2G5eJugbfNHmJP1yAMc Tickets are $10 online (+ 50cents b/f per ticket) or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=564613&

Undercover Blonde ( free event)

Queensport Tavern

Free live music, at the Queensport , the hotel was established in 1864 and is conveniently situated in Brisbane's port area. One of the last great Brissie pubs, it's a beautiful old Queenslander with great counter lunches, cold beer and bistro dining. Free live music every Saturday night ,band starts at 7.30pm sharp (supporting local musicians and keeping live music alive ). The event is held in a shaded beer garden with a high undercover concert stage and dance area, no noise restrictions and plenty of parking. Undercover Blonde is a 4-piece cover band with a wealth of experience fronted by the quintessential rock chick Haylie Gregor. Supported by the blistering guitar skills of Matt Allen and backed by the solid rhythm section consisting of Phil Karabitsios on bass and Simon Spencer on drums. Undercover Blonde perform a range of hits from various artists from the 80’s era through to now with a setlist consisting of rock classics, your favourite pop songs with a rock twist and a few songs you have probably forgotten about but will instantly recognise. All of their songs will have you dancing, singing along with or pumping your fist in the air! One thing is for sure; this high-energy party band is sure to be a crowd pleaser and will definitely keep everyone entertained.

Killer Queen Experience (Free)

Caboolture Sports Club

Take a trip down memory lane for a killer performance of all your favourite Queen hits! Killer Queen is a sensational show paying homage to British regal rock quartet Queen. Lighting up the stage, The Killer Queen Show will perform more than two hours of the much-loved group’s greatest hits including Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and We Are the Champions, just to name a few. Lead singer John Blunt is uncannily like his idol, the charismatic Freddie Mercury, and he and his all-star band combine immaculate costumes along with a spectacular stage presence to create a not to be missed night of free entertainment.

Dr Hook Tribute (Free for Southport RSL Members)

RSL Club Southport

ONLY MEMBERS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THIS SHOW. Membership application form is at https://rslclubsouthport.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Membership-Application-New.pdf Membership is $6.50 for 1 year. $25 for 5 years. Join before the night if you can. If you are joining on the night you'd better get there really early. I remember the members only shows at Norths Leagues where people complained of queuing for up to an hour to join on the night. We will all have to queue to get into the showroom No reserved seating. First in best dressed. Tables at the front, standing at the back. Doors will be closed when or if maximum capacity is reached. Show starts 8.00pm As a gift to our wonderful Members, see Hooked; a tribute to Dr. Hook absolutely FREE! Remember the song….. She Was Only 16? What about…… Sylvias Mother….. Cover Of The Rolling Stone… Wild Colonial Boy……. Have we got you thinking? Well here is a show that will rattle the minds of some and exhilarate others!! HOOKED will take you back to an era that so, so many people will recall of that ridiculously famous band…. Dr Hook and the Medicine Show from the 70’s and 80’s. This Amazing show will bring back memories of one of the most successful bands in the world. The similarity in characters in the full costumed 6 member show recreate the two stages of Dr Hooks history of Dennis Loccerrie and Ray Sawyer (Patch) with their Medicine band Who can ever forget songs like….. Millionaire, A Litle Bit More, Sharing The Night Together, Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk…. Just to name a few. So if you fancy a trip down memory lane….. Get yourself down to have a fantastic time out and get your rocks off!! This is a show NOT TO BE MISSED!! Dr Hook and the Medicine Show Tribute bring you HOOKED! Enjoy a six piece fully costumed band who will take you on a journey back in time to Dr Hook’s fantastic and crazy entertaining antics from the days of old! Audiences comment on their love of the music and return time and time again to be involved in the magic, comedy, fun and pure entertainment of Hooked. So if you Walk Right In to the Hooked Show with those Sexy Eyes, you will leave wanting A Little Bit More as you are Sharing The Night Together with everyone else singing their lungs out with this spectacular show! Bring back memories of the 70's with hits such as: Cover of Rolling Stone, Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, Only Sixteen & so Many More in this 2.5hr show!

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