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The Glamma Rays at The Vault

The Vault Cabaret, Wentworth St, Port Kembla

Come and celebrate the end on an era, with the closing drawing nearer for The infamous Vault Cabaret in Port Kembla. The theme is 'The End of the World' Let's go out with a bang! Tickets at the door....Don't be late or you will surely miss out!

The Glamma Rays

Gasoline Pony, 115 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville, Sydney

We're launching 'Listen to the Birds' in Sydney at The Gasoline Pony, Fri June 12! Come along, dress up in your "Old Hollywood" finest, drink special "Glamma" Cocktails and party with us!

$15 at door, $12 http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=139953 Age limit: 18+

The Glamma Ray's Album Launch

Anita's Theatre, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

The Glamma Rays are tickled pink to announce the launch of our new album "Listen to the Birds"... All pink and gorgeous, and ready for your listening pleasure...

We are delighted to have some very special guests supporting us... stay tuned for the announcement in the coming weeks!

Anita's Theatre is the perfect venue for this elegant evening... so please join us... and swish and swoon amongst the chandeliers and champagne...

$20 at the door Age limit: All ages

The Glamma Rays support KNOX (Fiji)

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The Bombie Bar, Coalcliff Surf Lifesaving Club, Coalcliff

The sirens of song, The Glamma Rays, serenading you beside the sea... along with the stunningly captivating voice & charisma of the Fijian sensation, Knox!

The Bombie Bar is a stunning little music venue between the escarpment and the ocean... A treasured local icon...

Knox - "Candy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bn7r5hBuYk#t=25

$15 at the door

Women of Rockabilly

The Brass Monkey, Cronulla

The Rockabilly Women

A Salute to the Trailblazing women of 50's America

Presented by Narelle Evans and her band 'The Jetbacks' and The Glamma Rays

  If Elvis caused a scandal in 1955 - imagine what it was like for women who wanted to ROCK!

 

"Narelle Evans had superb strength, a richness of tone not often encountered but once heard can never be forgotten"

 

                                                 - Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle (critic).

 

 

Fun, and a shared passion for Rockabilly and 1950's Rock'n'roll has recently seen the birth of 'The Rockabilly Women' show. "I wanted to put on a show in the spirit of Imelda May using the music of 1950's female rock'n'rollers but couldn't find any 50's rock'n'roll sung by women" said Narelle, "until I scratched beneath the surface and dug a little deeper".

What she unearthed was a treasure trove of women recorded by Sun records and RCA records in the 1950's. Dozens of women had recording contracts but were never promoted. 

Why weren't they promoted? Because women singing rock'n'roll were considered outrageous, vulgar and obscene. 

Touring stars of the day were often supported by 3 or 4 acts and there was only ever one 'token' woman - the opening act. Women rock'n'rollers were a novelty act. Unlike the men who became legends of their time,  (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Hayley among others) the women have largely been forgotten. However, they left behind some fantastic music. 

"These women unknowingly became pioneers. They laid foundations for the cultural and sexual revolutions of the 1960's. Here was a story we never hear about. It's an important story. We had our show"

  Four women  (including Wanda Jackson) who defied convention and rocked in this era are celebrated. The show is built around their fascinating stories set against the backdrop of 1950's mid west America. The dialogue is based on actual quotes of the women and incorporates vintage stills, footage and multi media.

The women are: Charline Arthur, Janis Martin, Lorrie Collins and Wanda Jackson.

Come and hear the gems these women recorded played live by some fine Sydney music luminaries:

  Narelle Evans Vocals: (The Jive Bombers, Bridie King) 

Jack Evans Guitar/Vocals: (Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel) Band, The Kites)

Chris Perry Bass/Vocals/Musical director: (The Moods, The Jive Bombers)

Antero Ceschin Drums: (The Mighty Reapers) 

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