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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+)

Song Remains Led Zeppelin Experience ( free event )

Queensport Tavern

Free Led Zeppelin Tribute ,the Queensport 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 meals from 5pm, cold beer and bistro dining. Free live music every Saturday night with at least two different tribute bands a month 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. Song Remains is a tribute to the great Led Zeppelin, achieving, the power and magic of the legendary 1970's supergroup. The band has a high energy two hour plus show covering Zeppelin's finest moments including: Stairway to heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused, Black Dog, Nobody's Fault But Mine and many more classics as well as some surprise gems. The lineup consists of four Led Zeppelin freaks - Cam Brown/vocals, Mick Bristow/guitar, Milan Savimaki/bass and Bevan Bancroft/drums. Led Zeppelin is one of the most notoriously hard bands to reproduce and this group of seasoned professionals has done it full justice. Hard core Zeppelin fans are always stunned by the accuracy and vibrance of "Song Remains" magic live show.

Johnny Cash’s Country Legends Show (Free)

Arana Leagues Club

Arana Leagues requires that people seated in the reserve seating area purchase something to eat from the Kick Grill. It can be something small. This is not unreasonable as they have very limited seating and are paying to put on a free show for us. Johnny Cash’s Country Legends is a tribute to the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, plus a celebration of the legendary artists that have brought you Country Music’s greatest hits. The show is certain to please audiences of all ages with the fantastic mix of classic and modern country hits followed by the timeless tunes from the one and only Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash’s greatest hits are covered including all-time favourites Ring of Fire, Jackson, Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison, Walk The Line, Get Rhythm plus many more. As well you’ll hear songs from your favourite artists like Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, The Eagles, Kenny Rogers, CCR & Steve Earle including hits like Me and Bobby McGee, Friends In Low Places, The Gambler, Take It Easy, Proud Mary & Copperhead Road. Modern hits like Wagon Wheel and Chicken Fried are guaranteed to get the dance floor rockin! Fronted by two of Qld’s most talented performers: Nathan Bruen (from premier Covers show, Jabba) playing Johnny Cash and Kathleen Maloney (from the national touring Abba & Fleetwood Mac Shows) covering Dolly Parton, June Carter and more - this show is certain to please audiences of all ages. The show features a world class rhythm section, and really wins audiences over from the first song. You can expect costumes, concert quality sound and lighting, and the show’s bound to get ya toes ‘a tappin. See you at the show. Not to be missed!

Smokie Tribute (Australian Smokie Revival, Free)

Bribie Island RSL Club

Smokie is one of the most popular bands in the world today. Their landmark ballad of unrequited love, “Living Next Door to Alice”, was released in 1976 and Australia quickly embraced the song, sending it soaring up the charts. Their massive success story has continued to flourish around the globe including Scandinavia, South Africa, Germany and even China. Smokie is a band which has sold out tours and gained platinum records in four decades – the 70s, 80s, 90s and the present day. Smokie’s sound is a combination of hook-laden songs and distinctive but unashamedly stateside-influenced soft rock harmonies. Their secret is their vocal blend – a rasping, emotion-drenched lead set against melodic harmonies that produces a unique, bittersweet result. The Smokie Revival is a full two-hour show reviving the hits of this great band from its peak popularity in the late 70s to the early 80s. For more than a decade, Smokie churned out incredible vocal hits that can still be heard on the airwaves across the globe. Five talented musicians from Brisbane have come together to recapture the Smokie experience in all its vocal and musical glory. The show is a music journey of nostalgia guaranteed to leave audiences fulfilled with an incredible night of hits and memories. Smokie is also renowned for covering some of their favourite artists and adding their unique harmonies to the music creating another fresh sound to an already great song. So to help you jolt the memory and get excited about this energising show, here are some songs you can expect to hear at our show. Some of the songs you will hear at the show include… Somethings been making me blue I’ll meet you at midnight Mexican girl For a few dollars more San Francisco bay Take good care of my baby It’s your life If you think you know how to love me Don’t play your rock n roll to me Lay back in the arms of someone Needles and pins Oh Carol Living next door to Alice And many more …

Cool Coda ( Classic Rock )

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. If you want Classic Rock, then it’s Cool Coda! Cool Coda is a versatile 5 piece lineup with top vocals, saxophone, keys, harmonica, guitars, bass and drums, performs authentic covers of a wide range of bands from the Eagles to the Angels and Beatles to AC/DC from the 60’s to now. Cool Coda plays with an energy that never fails to engage and excite the audience with people singing and dancing. Cool Coda’s 3 main singers ensure variety in sound and style. Brad with his “James Reyne” style voice, Matt with a deeper tone and Saul also lead the singing on many songs. The result is a band that plays a wide variety of music styles and performs covers with an authentic, professional and exciting sound.

Past Events

Dire Straits Tribute (Free)

Greenbank RSL

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