Checkerboard Lounge (arvo) Yacht Rock Revival (evening)


1:00 pmSaturday, 27 May


Brunswick Ballroom

314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Checkerboard Lounge launch their limited edition 7" vinyl double A-side single 'Rollercoaster/Uncivil Compliance'. Having been back in the studio, this time with Jeff Lang, this sneak preview of a forthcoming new album, will feature the first airing of much new material.

Since recording at the legendary SUN Studio and releasing critically acclaimed album ‘SUN Sessions’ after reaching the semi-finals at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, word keeps spreading about this formidable act. The album, released in 2022, collected a swathe of awards and nationwide airplay with many months at #1 on the Oz Blues and Roots radio charts.

The brainchild of renowned singer and drummer Carl Pannuzzo, the band has evolved over thirty years; breathing fire, virtuosity and improvisation into classic soul and roots originals.

Playful and unyielding, Pannuzzo is joined on stage by the cream of Australia’s talent: guitar master Shannon Bourne, Hammond virtuoso Tim Neal, and inimitable bassist Zoë Frater. World-class musicianship, unbridled passion inspired by the moment and an almost telepathic ability to create, Checkerboard are a powerhouse to be reckoned with. The evidence of their time playing together, staying true to their hearts and each other, shows an integrity and originality to a potent brew of blues that is undeniable.

From standing ovations at festivals to crammed inner Melbourne pubs, no two shows are the same. Vibrant and unforgettable, Checkerboard are a tour-de-force demanding honesty, integrity and truthful musicianship; the very essence of a live music experience.

with special guest George Carroll-Wilson (Pollyman)



If you like 70’s and 80’s music like Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Toto, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs and Christopher Cross, then you’ll love Yacht Rock Revival!

With new additions to our setlist of the greatest hits from the Yacht Rock era, you’ll sure to be dancing all night long!

Introducing Australia’s only tribute to the soft rock era from the mid 70’s to early 80’s, Yacht Rock Revival!

Just remember to hold on to your captain’s hat because this music is so smooth and breezy, it might just blow you away!

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