Scene News: New LIVE venue to be launched, this Saturday 15th April, in Melbourne Rock City

Melbourne’s newest live music performance venue, The Union Club, opens on Easter Saturday, 15 April 2017 with an enticing taste of the musical feast it has lined up fortnightly in Richmond.

Opening night at The Union Club @Richmond Bowls features a double header with popular Melbourne artists Mick Pealing Band and Mid Life Crisis (MLC) Leading local bands, tribute shows and popular Australian artists will perform every second Saturday following The Union Club’s opening at Richmond Union Bowling Club in Melbourne’s inner east. Particularly appealing to the dancing feet of the over 40s, The Union Club taps into live music from the ‘60s to the ‘90s at a fun new live music venue that has meals, drinks at great prices, parking and easy access by public transport.

On opening night at The Union Club, the Mick Pealing Band plays music from Mick’s past with rock band Stars and his two solo albums, Precarious and Grand Hotel. Fellow opening night act Mid Life Crisis combines Aussie pub rock with classic ‘60s songs in an energetic blitz with music ranging from AC/DC, Jimmy Barnes and Dragon to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks.

Upcoming gigs at The Union Club include Skyhooks’ guitarist Bob “Bongo” Starkie’s Rock’n’Roll Band, The Recliners (formed from Daryl Braithwaite’s backing band) and The Jetsons, a rocking five-piece Melbourne cover band fronted by Donna McConville.

On May 27 at The Union Club, singer Mae Parker joins fellow Majestic Divas Wendy Stapleton and Nikki Nicholls and The Killer B’s in a show she said “spans decades of our favourite tunes, fun and stories”.

“It is a combined 100 years of experience jammed into one night,” Parker said. “Book now or kick yourself later!”

The Union Club’s upcoming gigs:

April 15 – Mick Pealing Band and Mid Life Crisis

April 29 – Bob “Bongo” Starkie’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Band

May 13 – The Recliners and The Jetsons

May 27 – Majestic Diva Show with The Killer Bs, featuring Mae Parker, Wendy Stapleton and Nikki Nicholls

Opening night: April 15 from 8pm with Mick Pealing Band and Mid Life Crisis

The Union Club @Richmond Bowls

Richmond Union Bowling Club, 2 Gleadell St, Richmond


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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos,,,, She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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