POSTED BY ROB ON Nov 25, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Mall Music, Brookvale (NSW) presented another successful Weekend Warriors gig featuring 3 bands last weekend, coached by the effervescent Paul Christie. After a month of rehearsals, the bands played their hearts out, cheered on by friends and family. The event took place at Soul Central (formerly known as Lizottes) in Dee Why last Sunday afternoon. Coach Christie was rapt with his bands' performances. "The Zygons with Laurie Allison on vocals excelled," he said. "Whilst I avoid announcing a ‘winner‘ on the day – because all these good people are winners, I would say that this band (The Zygons) could pretty ...
POSTED BY ROB ON Nov 24, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
In June 2007, the Weekend Warriors Music Club SA and the Moorook District Club organised a three-day Moorook Blues Festival on the banks of the River Murray. It was so successful that it became an annual event. Now known as Riverstock, the festival features many Weekend Warrior bands, who come together with friends and family for an annual celebration of music. Peter Vawser was there and wrote this report originally for the SA Warriors website. Photos and video provided by Paul Mersh RIVERSTOCK 2015 by Peter Vawser, 16 November 2015 Day 1, Friday 13th… An ominous date but no black ...
POSTED BY ROB ON Nov 20, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Mall Music's Weekend Warriors BIG GIG this weekend! Sunday 22 November @ South Central (Old Lizottes) Mall Music's Weekend Warriors are about to hit the stage! Friends, family, workmates and the public are invited to come along. These gigs always have a great crowd and are a completely realistic rock experience. There is a $10 cover charge for everyone attending except the band members, with profits donated to Motor Neurone Disease Australia, in honour of Thea who was sadly lost to this disease. For more info visit the Mall Music site
Beat of the Shire Caringbah Announces First 2016 Dates
POSTED BY ROB ON Nov 4, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Jonathan and the team at Beat of the Shire in Caringbah are starting early for 2016, by announcing its first round for February. Key Dates are: The Jam, February 7, 2pm Big Gig, March 13, 2pm Both events are at the Kareela Golf Club Check out the great video that was shot at the last round - it will give you are first hand insight into the program and what it means to our Warriors. Sign up for newsletters and announcements.
POSTED BY ROB ON Nov 3, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 1 COMMENTS
Jindalee (QLD) store The Best Music Shop presented their first ever Weekend Warriors jam on Monday 2nd November at the Retro Bar with great results. Kerry Jacobsen, former drummer with iconic New Zealand rock band Dragon, slotted musicians into four groups and had them playing tunes in no time. Next the participants will move into the rehearsal stage before playing a gig in a month's time. Below are some photos from the jam. http://bestmusicshop.com.au/
POSTED BY ROB ON Nov 2, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
We sat down with respected singer, songwriter and Victorian Weekend Warriors coach Paul Norton for an extensive chat about the Weekend Warriors experience. Register for Weekend Warriors here. Check out Paul Norton's website here
POSTED BY ROB ON Oct 26, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
[caption id="attachment_1234" align="aligncenter" width="605"] The plush Retro Bar, venue for the inaugural The Best Music Shop, Weekend Warriors jam[/caption] Our newest host store in Brisbane, The Best Music Shop in Jindalee is hosting its first ever JAM on November 2. It is conveniently located for people in the south and southwest. Taking place at the Retro Bar at 2071 Moggil Rd, Kenmore, doors will open at 6 30, with the jam kicking off somewhere between 7 and 7.30 latest. Your Warriors' coach for this run will be musician, educator and former drummer of New Zealand rock band Dragon Kerry Jacobson, who also performs ...
POSTED BY ROB ON Oct 23, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
South Australia's annual Riverstock event is nearly here! Featuring Weekend Warrior bands and special guests, Riverstock runs for three days on the banks of the beautiful Murray River. Riverstock dates this year are November 13, 14 and 15, beginning at 6pm on the Friday and finishing up at 8.30pm on the Sunday. Featured bands this year include Lazy Eye, The Timbers and The Rustlers. It's only $33 for a weekend pass and $50 for camping/weekend entry. Visit www.riverstock.org for more information
POSTED BY ROB ON Oct 19, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
From the Australian Musician magazine archives: After more than two decades in music media it was finally time for Australian Musician Editor Greg Phillips to view life from the other side of the stage. In the winter of 2009, he signed up for a Weekend Warriors program and lived to tell his tale. Click here to read Greg's fascinating first-hand account of his experience.
POSTED BY ROB ON Oct 5, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
We are pleased to announce another host store in Brisbane, The Best Music Shop in Jindalee. It is conveniently located for people in the south and southwest. We're pleased to announce our Brisbane based coach, Kerry Jacobson (Dragon, Mondo Rock) is taking the reins once again. The initial JAM hosted by The Best Music Shop will be on Monday November 2 at the Retro Bar, 2071 Moggill Road Kenmore - at the moment the Big Gig is scheduled for December 6.