Gene Simmons / Ace Frehley – Enmore Theatre Sydney 31 Aug 2018

Some rock n roll history went down at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre a couple of nights back - on Friday the 31st August – where two of the founding members of one of the world’s most iconic rock n roll outfits – KISS - graced the very same stage . I am of course referring to … Continue reading Gene Simmons / Ace Frehley – Enmore Theatre Sydney 31 Aug 2018

John Cameron Mitchell: THE ORIGIN OF LOVE – The Songs & Stories of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Playhouse, Canberra 4/7/18

  “Ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not…. John Cameron Mitchell”. In the midst of his very first Australian tour, John Cameron Mitchell takes to the stage of Canberra’s Playhouse Theatre to be greeted by an enthusiastic audience of a few hundred, keen to drink in the songs and stories of Hedwig and … Continue reading John Cameron Mitchell: THE ORIGIN OF LOVE – The Songs & Stories of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Playhouse, Canberra 4/7/18

Rockbrat Live Review: JOHN WAITE – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL, NSW 31/3/18

  Anita’s Theatre in Thirroul is an elaborate, 93 year old venue with ornate fittings and superb acoustics.  For most if its existence, it existed as King’s Theatre.  It hasn’t hosted a king of rock ‘n’ roll for some time – until tonight. In the midst of his very first, long awaited Australian tour, John … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: JOHN WAITE – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL, NSW 31/3/18

Rockbrat Live Review: Dave Evans – Redcliffe Leagues Club 26 January 2018

There is a lot to like about Dave Evans' brand of rock n roll. It's loud, it's fiery and it's in-your-face. And when Evans is on form - like this evening, there's no other place I'd rather be. As their original frontman, Dave Evans will forever be tied to AC/DC. Yet if it was nostalgia … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Dave Evans – Redcliffe Leagues Club 26 January 2018

Rockbrat Live Review: Alice Cooper Ace Frehley AIS Arena, Canberra – 23 Oct, 2017

Let’s do the rock n roll math. It had been 27 years since Alice Cooper was last in the nation’s capital and this is his tenth tour downunder (a jaunt which celebrates his first Aussie tour four decades back). Yet when the live rock n roll is this hot – numbers are irrelevant. If it’s … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Alice Cooper Ace Frehley AIS Arena, Canberra – 23 Oct, 2017

Rockbrat Live Review: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, 22 April, 2017.

Up on the stage, it’s as hot as Hades. Homemade Sin are working hard - and sweating buckets. ‘Can we turn on the Night Ranger?’ asks Dan Baird, referring to the big fan in the corner that if turned on will give the band the big hair look of Jack Blades & co. “I’ll end … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Dan Baird & Homemade Sin – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, 22 April, 2017.

Rockbrat Live Review: Cherie Currie – Manning Bar, Sydney, 27 May 2016

The California summer may never end, but tonight in downtown Sydney - it was a cold and chilly wind that greeted me when I arrived at Sydney University's Manning Bar for a dose of Cherie Currie flavoured rock n roll. I never in my wildest dreams, thought Cherie would jet downunder, yet here we are … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Cherie Currie – Manning Bar, Sydney, 27 May 2016

Rockbrat Live Review: Orianthi – The Gov, Adelaide, 21 December 2014

Christmas came early for the lucky few who nabbed a ticket to Orianthi's hometown gig last Sunday 21st December, cos they witnessed some Australian rock n roll history (nope, I ain't referring to beau Richie Sambora guesting with her either). See, Ori rarely does solo shows downunder, and this performance was by an artist at … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Orianthi – The Gov, Adelaide, 21 December 2014

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sydney, 13 February 2014 – (Live Review)

Lynyrd Skynyrd are just as important as the Rolling Stones. That is a rock n roll fact. This was indeed Skynyrd's first ever tour downunder, and a welcome one at that. The guy in the seat in front has brought along his teenage daughters - both decked out in Skynyrd tees. I should really nominate … Continue reading Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sydney, 13 February 2014 – (Live Review)

Rockbrat Live Review: Angels + Black Label – Canberra, 8 March 2013

Who: Angels/Black Label Where: Vikings, Erindale A.C.T When: Fri 8 March 2013 What's that lyric in the Crue's Kick Start My Heart ? 'Some Years Gone By I'd Say We've Kicked Some Ass' ?.... uh-huh. I was reminded of that when I recently spent an evening at the feet of the no-nonsense Angel - Rick … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Angels + Black Label – Canberra, 8 March 2013

Rockbrat Live Review: NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE, SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 10 MARCH, 2013

The last couple of times I’ve seen Neil live, it’s become apparent to me that certain elements of the seniors crowd get a bit miffed that he doesn’t play more of the hits. Make no mistake. If you go to see Neil live expecting to hear Harvest top to bottom – you would be sadly … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE, SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 10 MARCH, 2013

Rockbrat Live Review: Baby Animals – Canberra, Australia, Monday 12 March, 2012

In 1991, Perth band Baby Animals were hot property. With a debut album that went to #1 on the Australian charts, a white hot band, catchy songs and eye catching female front person, their future looked bright. They existed up until 96 and have been reformed since 2007. Some history ? Why not. As is … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Baby Animals – Canberra, Australia, Monday 12 March, 2012