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Sun Rising Rock n Roll Tribute Band

In the 1950’s Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash spearheaded the pathway for Rock n Roll to enter the mainstream music industry.  They achieved phenomenal success and also opened the flood gates of global appreciation for “Black Music”, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Soul and Country, music that is the heart and soul of Sun Records.

With this powerful mojo at play, it was Sun Records producer Sam Phillips and his fundamental experience, appreciation and vision that gave birth to Rock n Roll as we know it today.

This richly layered history is what propels Melbourne’s Sun Rising Rock n Roll Tribute Band to live and breath this music and strive for excellence.

Last Saturday night at the Thornbury Theatre we captured images of this brilliantly orchestrated and passionate show.


Damon Smith multi-instrumentalist and composer (piano, guitar and vocals) produced and co-wrote this two part show with David Cosma (acoustic guitar and vocals) using spoken word between songs giving the audience background on how the music was conceived, recorded and took flight. The whole band including Trent McKenzie (upright and electric bass), Adam Coad (drums, backup vocals) and Adrian Whyte (electric guitar and vocals), are all die hard fans who have made the pilgrimage to Sun Records in Memphis to recorded their music on vinyl.

The show was a sell out success and if you love Rock n Roll music this show is a dazzling window into the magic of an ageless era.

As a follow up to this last national tour Sun Rising Rock n Roll Tribute Band will be performing  at the Caravan Club on the 15 August 2015. Tickets are currently on sale, so book now to secure your seats.





Images by Enzo Tomasiello

What: Sun Rising Rock n Roll Tribute Band

Where: The Caravan Club 

When: 15 August 2015


Starring leading U.S Tribute Kings: MARION DEATON, MARTY EDWARDS and PHILLIP BAUER

An unforgettable tribute to legends of Country Music: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash

Direct from the U.S and sell-out concerts in North America, Abstract Entertainment presents “The Kings of Country”, an unforgettable tribute to the biggest names in Country Music this Century! return to Australia by Popular Demand. Starring Phillip Bauer as Johnny CashMarty Edward as Kenny Rogers and Marion Deaton as Willie Nelson. Three great performers on stage together with their own band recreating “The Kings of Country” – a truly must see Concert. The return Australian tour dates are:


Friday 16th May – REGIONAL THEATRE, DUBBO – Bookings: (02) 6801 4378

Saturday 17th May – SOUTHS JUNIORS CLUB – Bookings: (02) 9349 7555

Sunday 18th May – CLUB FORSTER – Bookings: (02) 6591 6591

Thursday 22nd May – BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB, CAIRNS – Bookings: (07) 4053 1053

Friday 23rd May – MONCRIEFF THEATRE, BUNDABERG – Bookings: (07) 4130 4100

Saturday 24th May – TWIN TOWNS AUDITORIUM, TWEED HEADS – Bookings: 1800 014 014

Sunday 25th May – CABRA VALE DIGGERS CLUB – Bookings: (02) 9727 3600

Friday 30th May – CASTLE HILL RSL CLUB – Bookings: (02) 8858 4800

Saturday 31st May – EVAN THEATRE, PENRITH PANTHERS – Bookings: (02) 4720 5555

Sunday 1st June – MITTAGONG RSL CLUB – Bookings: (02) 4872 6700

Wednesday 4th June – WESTS LEAGUES CLUB, NEWCASTLE – Bookings: (02) 4935 1200

Thursday 5th June – BATHURST MEMORIAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – Bookings: (02) 6333 6161

Friday 6th June – LAYCOCK STREET THEATRE, GOSFORD – Bookings: (02) 4323 3233

Saturday 7th June – THE CUBE, CAMPBELLTOWN CATHOLIC CLUB – Bookings: (02) 4625 0000

Sunday 8th June – NORTH SYDNEY LEAGUES CLUB – Bookings: (02) 9245 0000

Friday 13th June – SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – Bookings: (02) 9521 8888

Saturday 14th June – CIVIC THEATRE, WAGGA WAGGA – Bookings: (02) 6926 9688

Sunday 15th June – GOULBURN SOLDIERS CLUB – Bookings: (02) 4821 3300

Wednesday 18th June – ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH – Bookings: Show Ticketing (08) 9370 5888

Friday 20th June – EASTBANK CENTRE, SHEPPARTON – Bookings: (03) 5832 9511

Saturday 21st June – ATHENAEUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE – Bookings: Ticketek 132 849