QLDs First Drive-In Concert Kicks Off In June!
Following the announcement that Queensland’s FIRST Drive-In Concerts Live event will be held at Cleveland in Redland City, organisers are thrilled to announce the first show will be held onSaturday, 13 June2020 headlined by Russell Morris with Masters of Pop and The Soul Movers.
Drive-In concerts have already started taking place around the world with great success with more and more countries, and artists, picking up on the idea.
Organisers have worked closely with Redland City Council and the Queensland Health Department to ensure all necessary regulations are in place to keep fans safe. The concerts will comply with all government requirements to safely reintroduce fans to live bands - socially distant, yet back together including:
All patrons must remain in their vehicles during the show except for bathroom breaks;
All vehicles will be spaced in an offset pattern to ensure social distancing between cars;
Tickets will be linked to a registered number-plate with occupant numbers in that car linked to the number-plate;
On site food and drinks will be able to be ordered through our website for contact-free delivery to vehicles on show day.
50 years ago,Russell Morris became the first Australian artist to score consecutive #1 singles with his first two releases.The Real Thing, which is one of the classic psychedelic singles of the 1960s, and Part Three Into Paper Walls both reached the top spot on the ARIA Chart, and what followed is one of the most remarkable stories in contemporary Australian music.
Russ has been putting albums out since 1971 but his highest charting album came in 2014 with Van Diemen's Land, the follow up to his second highest charting album, 2013's Sharkmouth.
These last two albums have seen him nominated for his first ARIA, with Sharkmouth winning in 2013 - five years after he was inducted in the ARIA Hall of Fame. In 2019, he returned with his new album,Black And Blue Heart, co-produced by Queensland’s own Bernard Fanning.
The Soul Movers are a Sydney-based, rockin' pop and funky soul band lead by vocalist, front woman and songwriter Lizzie Mack and guitarist Murray Cook(ex-Red Wiggle) and backed by a top-flight band of experienced musicians.
The band’s sound encapsulates the essence of retro soul, filtered through a contemporary lens. With clear 1960's and 70's influences,The Soul Movers can slide into blues and classic rock with the change of a gear and have been moving audience’s bodies and hearts around the country and in a recent string of shows across the US.
The Masters of Pop play the music you grew up listening on the radio, by the people who wrote it, played it and made it part of the soundtrack of your life.
With 230 years (!) of rock ‘n roll between them, Michael ‘China’ Walker(John Paul Young & the Allstar Band), James Blundell, Tony Mitchell (Sherbet),Steve Mulry (TMG),Greg Henson (Jon English) and Brett Williams(Choirboys) will have the cars revving to the sweet sounds of Australian rock.
Drive-In Concerts Live is the brainchild of Michael “China” Walker in partnership with Nick Chugg and music industry lawyer, Matt McCormick.
Fans are reminded to only buy tickets from the official ticket agents listed below so as to avoid “reselling” sites such as Viagogo who typically advertise heavily online and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary.
Tickets to the firs tDrive-In Concert featuring Russell Morris, The Soul Movers and Masters of Pop went on sale at 9.00am on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 from driveinconcerts.live.