Pittwater RSL Club
SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events

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Saturday 28 July: Wendy Matthews with support James Bennett

      As an artist Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it.       
     Her music is an unhurried journey of clean melodies, infectious energy and simple grace, in an     
     age where uber-production techniques are thought to be hip and cynicism an attribute, Wendy has      
     proven that commitment to beauty is still not only valid but appluded by the ear.

     This is exemplified by the reality that Wendy’s music is now in more than 1 million homes in     
     Australia and all her albums to date have multi-platinum status.

     Wendy has an immense talent and capacity to capture and define a diverse range of styles in her       
     music. She takes songs from every genre and makes them her own; from jazz to blues, from rock      
     to gospel, from soul to outright infectious pop and then, of course, there are the beautiful ballads.

     Wendy is adept at reaching both frenetic youth and mature audiences alike, if older ears are     
     captured by her soul and unfazed class, a more cynical youth is convinced by her disarming ease     
     of delivery, wooed by a voice of stunning emotive capacity yet void of sentimentality.

     Book your tickets now at reception, on 9997 3833 or click here to buy online.

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Saturday 25 August: ABBALANCHE

     ABBALANCHE – Australia’s only award winning Abba Tribute Show (BEST TRIBUTE SHOW - ACE  
     awards 2013, 2011, 2010 and 2009) have been performing Australia’s greatest ABBA production
     show since 1995.

     Playing to sell out crowds throughout Australia and internationally, ABBALANCHE take you on an
     entertaining ride through the hits you know so well. A visually stunning and incredibly energetic show
     with plenty of crowd participation, ABBALANCHE are a timely celebration of the dazzling costumes,
     exciting eye-catching choreography, sing-a-long ballads and dance-floor hits. Complete with the
     intricacies of the “perfect” Swedish accent and a dash of humour, ABBALANCHE will take you back  
     to 
a time fondly remembered.

     ABBALANCHE recreate the quintessential ABBA sound, totally live, blending beautiful harmonised   
     vocals with an exciting six-piece band.       

    ABBALANCHE IS THE ESSENTIAL ABBA EXPERIENCE.  

     So dust of your flares, don your platforms and get down and get funky with these sexy singing  
     Swedes from Stockholm!

     Book your tickets now at reception, on 9997 3833 or click here to buy online.

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Saturday 22 September: Diesel
New greatest hits album + Give Me Saturday Night national tour

     While still in his teens, American born guitarist/singer Mark Lizotte was snatched from his bar band
     in Perth and launched on to the Australian charts as the leader of Johnny Diesel and the Injectors.  
     A career was born and now some 30 years later
Diesel
is still rocking Saturday nights around 
     the nation.

    Johnny Diesel and the Injectors moved from Perth to establish themselves in Sydney in 1987.  
    They quickly became known for Diesel's extraordinary versatility on the guitar and his rich, soulful
     voice. The debut album shipped platinum and entered the charts at #2. It was the biggest-selling
     album of 1989.

     ‘Hepfidelity’, Diesel's first album under his own name in 1992 was a mega-platinum smash and   
     earned him ARIAs for Best Album and Best Male Talent. He is one of only a select few Artists to
     win a Best Male Talent ARIA three times (along with John Farnham, Alex Lloyd and Gotye).

     The next albums – ‘The Lobbyist’ and ‘Solid State Rhyme’ confirmed his status as one of
     Australia's most significant recording artists.

      A non-stop six years that included extensive touring, recording and starting a family was capped in
     1996 with the ‘Short Cool Ones’ project that he cut with blues harp player Chris Wilson.

    "We made a run for it," he says with a laugh. Diesel and his young family relocated to New York
     where he started from scratch. "I just needed to wipe the slate clean. I didn't want to be around
     familiar things. I went to New York with nothing, I didn't even have one song."

     Diesel scored a residency at the prestigious club Arlene's Grocery. He was discovered all over
     again, this time by Mammoth Records who teamed Diesel with legendary producers Jerry Harrison
     and Gavin Mackillop for the ‘Lost Soul Companion’ album.

     In 2002, Diesel and family moved back to Australia. He assembled a band and also began gigging
     as a solo artist.

     The nakedness of performing with nothing more than an acoustic guitar helped him to re-examine
     his own work and take a fresh perspective.

     The 2005 album ‘Singled Out’ put Diesel back on the radio and gave him a hankering to pump up
     the volume again. It also marked a new phase in Diesel's career, and time for a new album.

     2006's ‘Coathanger Antennae’ was recorded in two months with Diesel backed by bassist Richie
     Vez and drummer Lee Moloney. "I want to make records where I can play with other people and
     just have fun" says Diesel.

     Back in Australia, and back on a roll, the albums and the tours kept coming - original albums
     adorned with radio hits followed with ‘Days Like These’ in 2008 and ‘Let It Fly’ in 2013 interspersed
     with his now signature original and masterful renditions of rock, soul and blues classics via the
     themed albums ‘Saturday Suffering Fools’ in 2009, ‘Under The Influence’ in 2011, and the
     triumphant ‘Americana’ album in 2016.

     Diesel is one of those rare talents who has immense popular appeal and is also a musician's
     musician. His guitar playing is always tasteful and inventive. It's based around the rock and soul
     that he heard growing up as the son of a saxophonist.

     However steeped in the classics he may be, Diesel is not afraid to experiment either.

     "I always wanted to be an electric guitar player, I always wanted to be in front of an amp," he says.
     "I enjoy the economy of the solo acoustic work as it gives you a really good sense of reality, but I
     can't wait to light up Saturday nights right across Australia on this very special 30th Anniversary
     Tour".

     In celebration of the new album, Diesel and his band will be heading out on the Give Me Saturday
     Night
national tour in 2018 to perform a ‘best of’ collection of tracks from the upcoming album,
     ‘
Diesel 30 The Greatest Hits’ due for release in August.

    

DIESEL 30 THE GREATEST HITS track list:
     1. GIVE ME SATURDAY NIGHT (Brand new recording)
    
2. DON'T NEED LOVE
     3. SOUL REVIVAL
     4. LOOKIN' FOR LOVE
     5. CRY IN SHAME
     6. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
     7. LOVE JUNK
     8. TIP OF MY TONGUE
     9. COME TO ME
     10. MAN ALIVE

     11. ONE MORE TIME
     12. NEVER MISS YOUR WATER
     13. MASTERPLAN
     14. I’VE BEEN LOVING YOU TOO LONG
     15. ALL COME TOGETHER
     16. 15 FEET OF SNOW
     17. I CAN'T STAND THE RAIN (with Chris Wilson)
     18. DIG
     19. SATELLITE
     20. ANGEL FACE
     21. GETTA KICK
     22. BATTLEWORN
     23. SAVIOUR
     24. CRAZYTOWN
     25. STEAL MY SUNSHINE
     26. DAYS LIKE THESE
     27. WALKIN' THE BLUES
     28. LET IT FLY
     29. QUEEN JANE APPROXIMATELY
     30. RAVE ON
    

     DIESEL 30 THE GREATEST HITS - Out August 2018 via Bloodlines

     Book your tickets now at reception, on 9997 3833 or click here to buy online.

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Saturday 27 October: Rose Tattoo with Support

      The bad boys of rock, Rose Tattoo are heading our way.

     See the epitome of Australian Rock and Roll - Rose Tattoo - led by Angry Anderson and   
     rocking Pittwater RSL.

     "The wise amongst us have always said 'never say never' so with the spirit of that in mind....
      'here we go again!". - Angry

     Book your tickets now at reception, on 9997 3833 or click here to buy online.