BEAT OF THE SHIRE (SYD) ANNOUNCE NEW JAM DAY

POSTED BY ROB ON Jun 22, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
The good people at Beat of the Shire 332 Kingsway Caringbah, Sydney are launching their next Weekend Warriors run with a jam day instore on Sunday July 24 at 3pm. Coach Paul Christie (Mondo Rock, Party Boys) will lead you in a day of music and fun. All gear supplied, just bring your enthusiasm, leave your troubles at the door and have a blast with like-minded music fans. Enq (02) 9524 0326 beatoftheshire.com.au
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QLD WEEKEND WARRIORS CLUB FORMED

POSTED BY ROB ON Jun 12, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 2 COMMENTS
It started with The Best Music Shop's (Jindalee) Weekend Warrior program, which held it's jams and rehearsals successfully at Brisbane's Retro Bar in Kenmore. Steered by The Best Music Shop's Ian Evans and The Retro Bar, It led to a follow-up monthly Weekend Warriors social night on June 8 with some of the participating musicians from the Big Gig. And it ended historically  with the formation of the Queensland Weekend Warriors Club. Based on the hugely successful South Australian Warriors club, which presents regular social evenings and music festivals, the QLD chapter will also run social nights on the first ...
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PHOTOS: THE BEST MUSIC SHOP’S BIG GIG

POSTED BY ROB ON Jun 12, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
ACTION FROM THE BEST MUSIC SHOP'S BIG GIG The Best Music Shop (Jindalee) held their BIG GIG on Sunday May 15 at Club Greenslopes, Greenslopes, Brisbane. Coach Kerry Jacobson drilled his three bands into amazing shape. Here are some photos from the night of the bands: Red Kellie and The Pistols, Monkey Smash, and BandIT. http://bestmusicshop.com.au/ [caption id="attachment_1991" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Red Kellie and The Pistols[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1992" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Red Kellie and The Pistols[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1995" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Monkey Smash[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1996" align="aligncenter" width="600"] BandIT[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1997" align="aligncenter" width="600"] BandIT[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1994" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Monkey Smash[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1993" align="aligncenter" width="600"] ...
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GH MUSIC BIG GIG VIDEO ACTION

POSTED BY ROB ON Jun 7, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Four great bands presented some wonderful performances at GH Music's Big Gig back in early May at the Central Club Hotel, Richmond. Coached superbly by Paul Norton, Old Play, Rapid Gestation, the Band Formally Known As Band #2, and The Whatevers delighted their friends and family and most importantly had a ball themselves. Here's a clip from each band on the day, as well as the support act the Australian Women's Choir. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFUBRSmjcsw&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kc-7dXo65k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_m9FhmXm5c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyLjoUYDQMQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpab_Si_Sz0
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KCs Rockshop Warriors Rock the Knox

POSTED BY ROB ON May 23, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
KC's Rockshop presented a successful Big Gig on Sunday May 15th. An enthusiastic crowd cheered on the Warrior bands at the Knox Club in the east Melbourne suburb, Wantirna. Coached brilliantly by local guitar legend Ron Peers, as always with the Weekend Warriors experience, participating band members had the time of their lives. Here are some photos from the afternoon. Visit KC's Rockshop website
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WW COACH BRINGS LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS TO BRIS & MELB

POSTED BY ROB ON May 16, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Weekend Warrior coach and singer for Zep Boys Vince Contarino to tour Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin Masters in Brisbane and Melbourne in July. After sell out orchestral performances in Darwin, Adelaide and the Sydney Opera House the demand for these shows has increased. Recreational Music Making and Weekend Warriros are proud to have Vince as one of our coaches and we urge all music lovers to go and see one of these magnificent performances . To celebrate 30 years of Zep Boys they will be performing in Adelaide on May 27th and 28th at the Gov . Keep and ...
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TWO SA WARRIOR BANDS TO RELEASE CDS!

POSTED BY ROB ON May 16, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Great news just in from the South Australian Weekend Warriors club and proof that anything is possible when you join a Weekend Warriors program. Two South Australian based Weekend Warrior bands, MOSS and Strange Brew Band are each about to release their own CDs of original music. Could this be a Weekend Warrior's first? The bands will be jointly launching their new CDs and performing them live on stage at The Gov in Adelaide on 7 August from 1pm. Both bands grew out of the WW Program and developed through the Warriors SA Club. Band members are all members of ...
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YOUNG WARRIORS SONG WORKSHOP IS A HIT!

POSTED BY ROB ON May 4, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Inspired by the successful, long-running Weekend Warriors program, overseen by the AMA, a new concept, the Young Warriors has been launched on the Gold Coast. In conjunction with the Gold Coast council and Recreational Music Making Australia, the AMA's Dom Disisto had around 40 kids, aged between 12 -19 years show up for the registration day on April 16th. The young musicians jammed away on classic rock anthems by Green Day, 3 Doors Down and many others, as they began their 10 week program journey. Last week, the participants attended an exclusive Songwriting Workshop at the Helensvale Cultural Centre, where ...
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YOUNG WARRIORS GOLD COAST SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

POSTED BY ROB ON Apr 21, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
YOUNG WARRIORS GOLD COAST SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 from 6pm Helensvale Cultural Centre, Sir John Overall Dr & Lindfield Road, Helensvale QLD 4212 Young Warriors Australia presents an amazing songwriting workshop opportunity for 12-19 year olds, featuring some of Australia's most respected musicians. Your songwriting mentors for the day include: Kevin Borich, Kerry Jacobson, Vince Contarino, and Scotty Fairclough, who will offer their unique perspective on the songwriting process. What inspires them? How do they begin to write? Lyrics first or melody? What instrument do they create with? You'll have the chance to ask these experienced musicians everything you always ...
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GH MUSIC BIG GIG SUNDAY MAY 1ST

POSTED BY ROB ON Apr 21, 2016 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Respected singer, songwriter, guitarist Paul Norton has done a stellar job moulding his Weekend Warrior bands into shape. Now they get to show us what they've got when they perform live on stage at the BIG GIG, Sunday May 1st Central Club Hotel 293 Swan St Richmond. Tickets $15 adults, $5 kids and $25 for a family. All ages welcome. Come on down, support the bands and have a great time.
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