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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 (4+)

Filthy Animals (support act Tyla Rodrigues)

The Gem Hotel

The Filthy Animals Band will be playing dozens of eighties and nineties rock classics at our Hidden Gem Sunday Session on Sunday, 4 December!

They are 4 rock legends and an AFL Superstar … playing you the very best rock songs of all time.

This is NOT your average cover band!

AFL legend Richard Champion is on vocals. The band also features Kerry Jacobson from Mondo Rock and Dragon, Brett Williams from the Choirboys, OJ Newcomb from John Butler Trio, and Glen Muirhead from the Eurogliders!

It will be held in The Gem Arena so bring your picnic rugs and chairs. There will be food trucks and licensed bars.
Gates open at 12.30pm and it will kick off with live music from Tyla Rodrigues.

As this is a free event, we suggest that you get in early so that you don’t miss out on an epic spot!
Entry is FREE and all ages are welcome!

Malcolm Curson will be hosting this event.

Feramones (Free Show)

Southport Sharks

The Feramones are a band of prominent musicians from Byron Bay. They are organised by Rick Fenn, the lead / rhythm guitarist with 10cc.

For over ten years now, the six members of the Feramones have refined a repertoire of some of the greatest and most sophisticated rock songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s - songs that are universally known and loved,

That transcend the generation gap but which require the feramones’ rare level of craftsmanship to faithfully deliver.
If there’s a dance floor.....the Feramones will keep it busy.

RICK FENN, lead guitarist of 10cc, has been touring the world with his group for more than 37 years. He has also performed and recorded with many others including Rick Wakeman, Jack Bruce, and Mike Oldfield, with whom he wrote the international hit "Family Man" for Hall and Oates. He has composed a West End Musical, three film and countless TV scores as well as an album with Pink Floyd's Nick Mason featuring Dave Gilmour, and most recently another stage Musical with Aussie legend Brian Cadd. He still tours for much of the year with 10cc whose world-wide hit, “Dreadlock Holiday” is featured in the Feramones’ repertoire.

Also on guitar is ALAN LIMBRICK, who recently toured the world with Mike Oldfield, and has recorded with Joan Armatrading and David Knoffler. Founder of the internationally renowned London Guitar Institute, Alan was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to music education. As a session guitarist, he has played on dozens of internationally successful records for a variety of recording artists.

On keyboards is ALAN PARK, Cliff Richard’s musical director and pianist for more than two decades. His impressive recording and touring career includes projects with Olivia Newton-John, Don Everley, Skunk Baxter, Manhattan Transfer, Elaine Page, and comedy artists Hale and Pace, Billy Connelly and Dame Edna. Alan’s keyboard and piano virtuosity brings exceptional variety to The Feramones repertoire.

Bass player GREG LYON has a catalogue of recording credits dating back to his fusion band Crossfire in the 70’s. He went on to become one of Australia’s iconic session players and over his long career has toured with Georgie Fame, Renee Geyer, Elvin Bishop, Glenn Shorrock, Brian Cadd, JoJo Smith and most recently, US legends Candi Staton and Rodriguez. Northern Rivers locals may remember his Byron-based band Hip Pocket in the 80’s and 90’s.

Lead vocalist COL GERMANO is best known as the singer/songwriter for 80’s/90’s hard rock band Bourbon Street who dominated Australia’s gigging circuit for nearly two decades. A highly versatile vocalist and dynamic front man, Col has sung with some of the world’s great guitarists, including Joe Walsh, Skunk Baxter, Ian Moss, Diesel and Kevin Borich.

In RICK LLOYD the Feramones have found a drummer who drives the band with the power and dynamism of Keith Moon, John Bonham and Charlie Watts rolled into one, uniquely bringing its repertoire of rock classics to life. As well as a stalwart of the session world, he toured throughout and was the ‘R’ in the Sunshine Coast group RAM.

Barnes Storm (Jimmy Barnes & Cold Chisel Tribute) Free

Caboolture Sports Club

JIMMY BARNES is without doubt one of the most loved and respected artists in Australian history.

As front man of COLD CHISEL, Jimmy had a natural energy working hard, playing hard and living life.

He carried this philosophy into his solo career and now has an unsurpassed collection of the most well-known Australian anthems, that have, in many cases, become the soundtracks to people’s lives.

Now BARNES STORM “The Ultimate Jimmy Barnes & Chisel Experience” performs these Iconic songs with utmost highest regard and respect, allowing audiences to relive their memories including the younger generation who grew up listening to their parents’ music.

You can’t help but sing along to iconic hits such as Driving Wheels, Lay Down Your Guns, Flame Trees, Khe Sanh and of course Working-Class Man, to name a few.

Barnes Storm have captured the sound, the amazing energy and presentation of Jimmy’s on-stage performances that is to be seen and heard, to be believed.

Front man Scott Bedford emulates Jimmy with accuracy and with total respect, so much that it has been quoted “if you close your eyes, you will swear you are listening to Jimmy himself.”

With a killer backing band this show is amazing.

Don’t miss this FREE show.

Bon Jovi, Foreigner, Aerosmith, Kiss tributes (JFK) Free

Wallaby Hotel

As Stadium Rock dominates the touring circuit here in Australia, JFK keep’s the vibe alive this summer with a world class line up all the same. JFK pays homage to Aerosmith, KISS, Foreigner, Bon Jovi along with some hidden bonus tracks to blow the roof off the Wallaby Hotel this December 11.

Fronted by pedigree performers;
Simon Meli, Angelo Pash & Chrissy E Thomas are known in their own right as international performers, having graced the stage to thousands along side some of the worlds biggest names.

The powerhouse behind JFKs incredible vocalists are in their finest form; Guitarist Tony Lopez (MD), Bassist Nick Casalini, Canada’s finest in Glen Thomas on Keys and local rocker Aaron Doblo on drums.

Dec 11th at The Wallaby Hotel will be a rock show not to be missed.

Past Events

AC/DC Tribute (High Voltage) Free


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