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James Morrison is coming back to Avoca Beach Theatre this December!

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James Morrison is coming back to Avoca Beach Theatre this December!

James Morrison Quartet featuring Darren Percival

Join us for an evening of jazz with multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.

Performing for one show only, this intimate concert is an exceptional opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most talented and versatile jazz musicians.

Renowned globally as one of the finest jazz players of his generation, James Morrison is not only a trumpet virtuoso, but the complete showman.

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James started playing professionally at age 13 and has a stellar professional career behind him: he has performed alongside the best jazz musicians of our generation and has had the privilege of performing for the President and First Lady of the United States.

Known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician, educator and all-round entertainer, James is also the founder of the James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier, he is constantly on the move, performing wherever fine music has an audience.

Ray Brown called him ’The Genius’ but Wynton Marsalis said it best: “Man, James Morrison can play!”

When asked about his extraordinary career, James declared, ‘This is just the warm-up!’.

Grab your family and friends and prepare to be blown away.

Darren Percival
When Darren Percival boldly resonated out of televisions in the lounge rooms of millions of Australians on the first series of The Voice in 2012, his unforgettable and uplifting performances went straight to their hearts and thirty years of dedication to his craft was recognized.

Darren is more than just a singer.

He is one of Australia’s most accomplished vocalists, a Gold record selling recording artist, gifted musician, dedicated songwriter, the wizard of vocal looping, an avid painter and renowned vocal coach.

Avoca Beach Theatre French Film Festival 26th May – 5th June 2024

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Avoca Beach Theatre French Film Festival 26th May – 5th June 2024

Our annual FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is filled with the very best French films of the year!

Two weeks of great films from some of our favourite French actors with comedies, romance, history, women swashbuckling their way into duels and always friendship, friendship, friendship! `

Films, food, fun and great concerts…Opening Night sees Bonjour Crepes here from 4:30pm with delectably authentic crepes & galettes before an incredible EDITH PIAF concert starring NORIA LETTS.

Stay tuned for more details!

You Am I is coming to Avoca Beach Theatre!

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You Am I is coming to Avoca Beach Theatre!

YOU AM I, beloved Australian rock band with enough runs on the board, awards, stats and shows under their belt to enter legend status are at the Avoca Beach Theatre LIVE IN CONCERT.

Live concert on Thu 16th May 2024, 7:30 pm 

GANGgajang is coming to Avoca Beach Theatre!

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GANGgajang is coming to Avoca Beach Theatre!

GANGgajang – Live At Avoca

2024 will mark the 40th anniversary of the band with more touring and recording – and plenty of stories still to be told.

GANGgajang, the iconic Australian band, has etched its indelible mark on the country’s music landscape, captivating audiences for almost four decades with their unique blend of rock, pop, and nuanced storytelling. Formed in the mid 1980s, GANGgajang‘s distinctive sound and thought-provoking lyrics have made them a beloved and enduring presence in the Australian music scene.

GANGgajang announced their arrival with their eponymous debut album in 1985, featuring the legendary hit single “Sounds of Then (This is Australia).” This song, with its evocative lyrics and catchy melody, took on a life of its own as it resonated with the Australian people, encapsulating the essence of their homeland. It is a testament to the band’s ability to connect with their audience on a deeply emotional level and to convey a sense of national identity and nostalgia, that has seen the song reach anthem status and continue to connect with new generations of fans to this day.

The band’s roots trace back to the mid-1980s when The Riptides singer Mark “Cal” Callaghan teamed up with The Angels rhythm section of Chris Bailey and Graham ‘Buzz’ Bidstrup, alongside The Aliens’ Geoffrey Stapleton, percussionist and backing singer Kayellen Bee and guitarist Robbie James. Their eclectic mix of talents and backgrounds contributed to the creation of a sound that transcended traditional genres.

GANGgajang reflected a new attitude: that music was all about ‘the song’ and that a good song could be played solely on an acoustic guitar. Thus, they became the ‘GANG’ that made the ‘gajang’: the sound of a guitar being strummed.

Their debut album contained the singles, Gimme Some Lovin’, Giver of Life and House of Cards, and quickly climbed the charts to become part of the music revolution reinventing the Australian sound.

The albums that followed: gangAGAINLingo and Oceans and Deserts, showcased their musical versatility and further defined GANGgajang’s unique output. They won global audiences, most notably in Brazil, where the huge surfing community went crazy for the GANG.  The band toured Brazil three times playing to packed venues, with one of the highlights being an outdoor concert to 20,000 fans on Rio’s Copacabana Beach.  Add to this GANGgajang’s soundtrack to Quiksilver’s 1986 cult surf movie Mad Wax and it’s no wonder the group was crowned ‘The World’s Best Band’ for two years in a row by the Professional Surfers Association of America.

The band’s enduring appeal is a testament to their commitment to storytelling through music. Their lyrics often explore themes of Australian identity, love, and the human experience, resonating with a broad and diverse audience. GANGgajang’s songwriting is characterized by its sincerity and a deep sense of nostalgia, capturing moments of life that are both personal and universal.

True to their ‘GANG’ philosophy, this ‘informal body of friends’ has continued to work together for over 30 years, while also pursuing their myriad of separate interests: touring and recording with other artists including the reformed original Angels line-up, a resurfaced Riptides, Yothu Yindi, Jimmy Little, Jimmy Barnes, The Stetsons, Absent Friends, The Dukes and Wendy Matthews, to name but a few. The branches of the GANGgajang family tree do indeed span far and wide.

2024 will mark the 40th anniversary of the band with more touring and recording – and plenty of stories still to be told.

Mi-Sex is coming to Avoca Beach Theatre!

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Mi-Sex is coming to Avoca Beach Theatre!

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1979! Mi-sex revives the soundtrack of a generation to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the group’s timeless classic lp – Graffiti Crimes. Fri 19th April 8pm (booking link in bio) Supported by Piper Butcher

Valentine’s Day 2024 Events & Gift Vouchers

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Valentine’s Day 2024 Events & Gift Vouchers

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This VALENTINE’S DAY, bring your love to & enjoy the seabreeze & romantic music in the Theatre’s garden for pink bubbly (or craft beer), sorbet & after dinner-mints before Heath Ledger & Julia Styles rom-com hit 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU. This clever script is filled with fabulous songs (inc Heath Ledger’s ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You!’  Great Valentine’s Night! 7pm for 7:30pm Wed 14th.

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Love takes centre stage this Valentine’s Day! Linger in the garden with scrumptiously fresh Fish & Chips, a luscious dessert & hot drink… perhaps treat each other to a glass of bubbly too before BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE – celebrating the universal themes of love that thread through Bob Marley’s iconic songs.  11am Wed 14th – $25 inc lunch & movie.

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We also have gift vouchers! Tickets & cocktails for two, tickets & choctops for two or the very popular choose your price voucher – can be used on films, events, live concerts & more