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.  
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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.
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Weekend Warriors coach Interview: Paul Norton

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
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The Best Music Shop Inaugural JAM Monday Nov 2nd!

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 ...
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Riverstock 2015 only a few weeks away

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 for more information
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Weekend Warriors: A First-Hand Account

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.  
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New Brisbane Location at The Best Music Shop

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.
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Mall Music Brookvale Will Hold a Second JAM

POSTED BY ROB ON Oct 1, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Mall Music Brookvale held a successful JAM on Sunday, 27th with 18 mainly guitarists and singers, signing up for a round. But they're a bit short of bass players and drummers to complete the bands, so calling all bass players and drummers, come along and join us at a second jam on Sunday 11 October at the Warringah Community Centre. The round will get underway very shortly thereafter, with the Big Gig re-scheduled for 8 November Check out the Mall Music site for more details.
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GH Music Announces Spring Round

POSTED BY ROB ON Sep 17, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 1 COMMENTS
GH Music has announced its next round of Weekend Warriors with coach Paul Norton. As is usual the JAM will be held at Hardiman's Hotel, Kensington on Saturday, October 10 from 2pm. The Big Gig is scheduled at Richmond's Central Club on Sunday, November 15. More news shortly. If you haven't already done so, Go online to register your interest here
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Weekend Warriors features in Australian Guitar magazine

POSTED BY ROB ON Sep 11, 2015 IN Uncategorized | 0 COMMENTS
Check out the great article in Australian Guitar magazine this month and the feature video from Learn 2 Play - it follows a round right from the JAM to the big gig and the rehearsals in between. Follow the journey.  when Paul Christie takes a group from start-to-finish.
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