Beltin' Elton with Nitida (arvo) Swedish Magazines, The Double Agents and True Sound (evening)


1:00 pmSaturday, 4 February 2023


Brunswick Ballroom

314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Paying homage to the legacy of Sir Elton Hercules John, 'Beltin’ Elton’ is a sing-along held together by sequins, charm, and (thank goodness) excellent song-writing. Bound to plummet face-first off the rails, and fly on feather boa wings, smack bang into your heart.

The one-woman production premiered as a lockdown dare and Nitida’s piano debut in January 2021. Originally intended as a one-off, the show packed Preston’s Ragtime Tavern to capacity every last Saturday of the month for almost two years!

Foremostly an original musician, Nitida announced the dare officially over in December 2022, to focus on her other projects (including the bombshell duo on the rise to stardom, ‘Don’t Thank Me, Spank Me!’). However, after the wild (incomparable) exhilaration of leading an entire room of punters Beltin’ Tiny Dancer at the absolute top of their lungs, it would be hard to resist the temptation to put on a last hoorah with an all-star band.

On Saturday February the 4rd Nitida takes the full band production of Beltin’ Elton to the beautiful Brunswick Ballroom! Combining Melbourne’s Yacht Rock extravaganza ‘Kahlua Breeze’ and Australia’s Hottest string section for whizz-bang Elton John spectacular, featuring YOU!

Learn the words or don’t. Sing along, or don’t. Dress up, or don’t. Whatever you do, come and get lost in the last 4 decades of the soundtrack to our lives!


Guitar- Ben Murphy (La Bastard),

Bass- John Cheong-Holdaway (Riot Baby),

Keys- Dale Packard (Ground Components)

Drums- Jeremy Hopkins (Circus Oz/The Little Stevies)

Violin – Esther Henderson (Tek Tek Ensemble)

Violin – Carrie Webster (The Sugar Fed Leopards)

Voice & Piano – Nitida Atkinson (Don’t Thank Me, Spank Me!)

Tickets $35 + BF

Two sets from 2pm



Unfortunately HOSS have pulled out of this show due to unforesen reasons, so those summer riffs will now be provided by the Swedish Magazines.

Summer riffs and melodic garage rock action at the Brunswick Ballroom on Saturday 4th February with three incredible Melbourne acts. Headlining will be the Swedish Magazines.

Described as an “Out and out rocknroll onslaught” (Warped magazine) “A righteous tornado of party rock” (Beat Magazine) and “Rocknroll oozing in its most primal form” (Kim Salmon) the Swedish Magazines, Van & Cal Walkers extremely fast, unnecessarily loud and obscenely dirty rocknroll alternative, are back with new material and a third album on the way.

Last year saw Rubber Records release of the best of I Wish Life Could Be (4.5 Stars, Rolling Stone)

Comprising of selections from their two albums, the comp represents decades of hard work, fun, faith, and fortune.

"’Head on Ice’ is the great lost Oz rock song and one of the greatest recordings of the early 21st Century. It has all the hallmarks of classic Vanda & Young in terms of dynamics, swing and tone, but higher-energy levels. Have AC/DC recorded anything as good in the last 40 years? Maybe not.” Dave Laing, Dog Meat Records

The Double Agents are back on the live circuit after a 14 years hiatus and play one of their first official shows after a packed out warm up gig as The Carnegie Mums.

Opening will be True Sound.

True Sound are a new Melbourne band that blend their sonic moody sounds with an atmosphere somewhere between love and despair. With dual vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and keys, the three piece are Claire Birchall, Pange Niemoeller and James Saunders.

$25+bf presale / $30 at the door. 

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