Michael WinslowBuy Tickets Online
HOLLYWOOD’S MAN OF 10,000 VOICES RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA THIS WINTER BY POPULAR DEMAND
Frontier Comedy are delighted to welcome ‘human sound-effects machine’ Michael Winslow back to Australia this July and August for his most extensive stand-up tour of our shores to date.
The master of vocal gymnastics was last in Australia for Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2014, which saw him sell out all nine Yarraville Club performances and pick up a bevy of rave reviews along the way including a four-star review from the Herald Sun.
Winslow’s mastery of vocal gymnastics first came to prominence on the stand-up circuit in the early 80s after doing voiceovers for both Disney and Universal Studios for films like Back to the Future and Terminator.
His performance as Sgt. Larvelle “Motor Mouth” Jones in the Police Academy movie series saw Winslow become a household name, a role specifically created to showcase his vocal talents. Notably, his is the only character to appear in all instalments of Police Academy including all seven movies, the cartoon and the television series.
Appearances in Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and Gremlins quickly followed, with audiences amazed by Winslow’s incredible ability to create remarkably convincing sound effects – machine gun fire, helicopters, a harmonica, police sirens – using nothing more than his voice. More recently, Winslow has been animated (and voiced himself!) on The Simpsons and Family Guy, and his in-demand talents have been showcased on countless video games and apps.
A mix of impersonations, impressions, story-telling, music and sound effects, Winslow’s live show is not a traditional stand-up comedy routine but a sound-fuelled adventure that showcases his truly remarkable talent.
His signature renditions of rock gods like Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, as well as a re-enactment of an entire Star Wars battle scene, have made Winslow’s live show a ‘must-see’ performance. Don’t miss Michael Winslow, an inimitable talent and icon of comedy’s golden age, live this winter.
Kevin Bloody Wilson
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Kevin Bloody Wilson In ‘The Second of the Final Farewell Tours… Perhaps!’
The Kevin Bloody Wilson Show is not just a concert performance, for most, it’s a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list a chance to see Australia’s most unique International comedy legend. Kevin has become a national institution – a must see for any person wanting to see absolute original Australian comedy.
If we were asked to nominate one individual to best define Australian humour, for most of us, the name Kevin Bloody Wilson immediately springs to mind. His recently released biography ‘DILLIGAF, The Life And Rhymes Of Kevin Bloody Wilson’ is a raucous, earthy, in depth look at perhaps one of the only Australian Comedians who has not bowed to the pressures of political correctness.
It’s also a known fact that nobody tells Australian stories better than Kevin Bloody Wilson. His peers agree;
“The world’s funniest Australian” Billy Connolly
“I love Kev. My favourite is Livin’ Next Door To Alan.” Paul Hogan
It seems ironic that twenty-five years ago, Kevin Bloody Wilson was being arrested for performing his songs in public, yet on Australia Day in January 2010, he was officially nominated for Australian Of The Year for doing exactly the same thing.
Now, Kev tours often in Australia and internationally, always to large audiences of adoring fans. He maintains his stringent tour schedule because of his love of live shows, and the incredibly interaction he has with the multitude of fanatical Kev fans worldwide.
Well done Kev, you’ve done us proud.
The Screaming Jets
Go Hard or Go Chrome TourBuy Tickets Online
Following this year’s release of their critically acclaimed, Top 30 album ‘Chrome’ and the subsequent Music Max Live Album Launch and capital city tour in May, Australia’s hardest working rock’n’roll band, The Screaming Jets have announced they’re back to deliver their firebrand live shows to a handful of regional venues on the East coast in October.
August 29th sees the second single “Cash In Your Ticket” from the ‘Chrome’ album released to radio. ‘Chrome’ reached #2 on the Independent Music charts, #10 on the ARIA Australian Artist Charts and #30 on The ARIA Mainstream Charts, and has continued to sell solidly on the back of the bands killer live shows.
Chrome pushes the right buttons, with a succession of sinewy, guitar driven tracks that take the band to a new level while harking back to the glory days of Oz rock. The Australian
“Chrome, serving up a genuinely good album with genuinely good and even great songs” The Music.com.au
“With tracks like this, it's good to have the Jets back”. The Music.com.au
“Chrome feels like a band refreshed. ” Rolling Stone Magazine
The 1st single “Automatic Cowboy” pulled no punches in reminding Jets fans of their power and passion both in the recording studio and on stage, and was picked up by the Triple M Network. “Cash In Your Ticket” delivers the flipside of the Jets in a moody, bluesy tune loaded with the Gleeson/Woseen vocal harmonies fans have come to love and expect of The Screaming Jets. “Cash In Your Ticket” showcases a clearly reinvigorated band destined to delight radio and live fans alike.
The Screaming Jets are Dave Gleeson (Vocals), Paul Woseen (Bass), Scott Kingman (Guitars), Jimi Hocking (Guitars) and Mickl Sayers (Drums).
AkmalBuy Tickets Online
Akmal returns to Melbourne because owes a lot of money and the debt collectors have promised that if payment isn’t made they will break his legs which he needs to perform stand-up comedy successfully
His return coincides with the unprecedented popularity of small men of Middle Eastern appearance that’s sweeping the country.
Remember, if you go and see any other comedian, then the terrorists have won.
Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal promises this year to deliver a show that is punctual and jam-packed with words…some of which he will be using for the first time.
One of Australia’s most respected and accomplished comics, Akmal draws on his Arabic heritage, his experiences immigrating to Australia at the age of 11, and his disillusionment with religion and the modern world to deliver a stand-up show that is fresh, honest and ridiculously funny.
Saleh entered the world of comedy in 1990 under the alias Peter Saleh (“so people would think I was white”, he says). Since then he’s performed in movies, on TV and as a regular radio and talk show host, and has written a book about his journey from Egypt and his life as an Arab on the Australian comedy circuit.
As a stand-up he’s performed at Festivals all around the world including Edinburgh, and has won numerous awards, including an ARIA for his DVD Live and Uncensored.
This year, for the first time in history, he’s promising to appear in high definition 3D (glasses not provided though).