Tag Archives: Rock and roll

Music and Dancing: What a Combination!

7 Oct
The Bandits Band, with Margaret

The Bandits Band is ready to play, and Margaret is thinking about dancing.

Band leader Paul, and Margaret
Band leader Paul, and Margaret

When life is good and you want to show it:  dance!

When life is worrying and you’re feeling low: dance!

And what better tunes to hear and to dance to are the wonderful classics from the fabulous fifties to the exciting eighties!

And what better band to play these gems is Sydney’s awesome cover band, The Bandits!

Presented in their own inspiring way, The Bandits have been pleasing crowds for years, performing tunes made famous by Herman’s Hermit’s, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, Edison Lighthouse to name just a few.

They say laughter is the best medicine, and maybe it is, but listening and dancing to great Rock and Roll must surely rate the closest of seconds!

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Who Says You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

4 Oct

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Certainly, not me!

Advancing age is no embargo to new interests and discoveries. Take us, for example.

Being both on the wrong side of unspecified numbers has in no way dulled our appreciation and enjoyment of rock and roll dancing. Yes, you heard me: despite being steeped in classics, both Ron and I are now unashamedly devotees of this genre.

Those who are familiar with Ron will, of course, recognise him as the world-famous creator of the Grand Organ in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall: and by extension, assume his soul is with yesterday’s musical masterpieces.
At this very moment, he is listening to new recordings of classics of another era: The Beatles. Tunes made famous by The Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, Roy Orbison, and Creedence Clearwater Revival now feature amongst his favourites: and mine!

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Gotta be joking!

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Roll on, Rock and Roll!

20 Aug

What a great night we had!

Last night, we danced to the music of the sixties, seventies and eighties.  Somehow, the clock turned back, and there we all were, oblivious to our current ages, simply throwing ourselves into the spirit of the tunes,  and having the time of our lives!

The grinning faces,  the exuberance of the movements,  and the sheer excitement of the music combined to produce an atmosphere unlike any other.

Roll  on  forever,   Rock and Roll!

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