Well, we packed our bags and headed up for a weekend at Port Macquarie to visit Wintersun for the 1st time. On the Saturday apart from a little hick up with the accommodation that resulted in a nicer room, we set foot to visit the markets and take a stroll around to inspect the hot hot hot nostalgic vehicles on display and listen to some of the fantastic street bands. The markets had quite a bit on offer from bands and entertainment to wonderful stall holders who had some of their best stuff up for sale. It was great to see Leslie Shoes up there because we couldn't resist and picked up a pair of new shoes each!

Read more: Port Macquarie - Wintersun Road Trip

Fantastic weather, fantastic people, great attractions, stalls and fantastic food could only mean one fantastic day out at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School and Parish’s 50th Anniversary at Mt Pritchard on Sunday, 5th June 2011!

Many thanks to the wonderful supporters of LMNG for taking time out to learn the School Days routine and perform in front of a live crowd. Our performers on Sunday, 5th June 2011 included Bernice, David, Emma-Lee, Julie, Armand, Samantha, Aaron, Phil, Angela, Steve, Amanda and Petar. We meet some great people and had the crowd all excited when we gave them the experience of dance with some great ol’ mooves including Elvis Legs, Basic (Ball/Heel) footwork and basic 20s Charleston. You gotta love dancing anywhere, everywhere and all the time!

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ImageA brilliant weekend that saw a coach load of people come together to enjoy what ended up being a fun filled weekend packed with games, activities, prizes, awards, dancing, drinking, eating and just being merry.

The good wholesome fun was made even more enjoyable with the departure theme being Hats and/or Wigs. We were blessed with some Rock n Rollers from the Castle Hill area that took great care and plenty of attention to detail to utilise the skills and strengths of those in the group to come up with The Teapotters…see if you can spot them in the photos (photos coming soon)! From Sparkling Hats to Pink Sparkling Hair, TeaPotter labels and branded clothing what a great bunch to go to extraordinary efforts. Even our after pyjama party saw a couple of jail breakers (you know who you are) seek refuge with us…and that is about the only thing we can say about that! For your continued reading pleasure some details are left to the memory of those that attended.

Read more: Hunter Valley Rock n Roll Road Trip 2011

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What an awesome exhibition and a privilege for all of us to have a look at the amazing display of Elvis artefact’s and memorabilia. Many thanks to Greg Page (ex-Yellow Wiggle) for his generosity and kindness in allowing part of his collection to go on display. Thanks to Stockland Baulkham Hills and all the other people and organisations for ensuring the success of such a wonderful and historic event. The display will still be available for viewing over the Easter long weekend along with plenty of entertainment! It is our high recommendation that you take some time out to have a look and be apart of the experience! They are raising money for the Salvation Army and are only asking for a kind $2 donation per person to go through the display. Elvis: “His Treasures, His Story Exhibition at Stockland Baulkham Hills is on for 3 weeks with the last day being 29th April 2011.

Many thanks must go to our Rock n Roll dancers who always find some time to support these community events and demonstrations. We appreciate your time and value your commitment to our cause in keeping Rock n Roll dancing alive for generations to experience and enjoy! Rock n Roll dancing is truly so much fun, as it is always more than the dancing – it is all about the people that share the dancing, the music, the culture, the era and much more.

Read more: Elvis Revival at Stockland Baulkham Hills

ImageThank you to the great role up of LMNG Rock n Rollers that went out to support the Nostalgic Day of the Drags weekend at Eastern Creek http://www.dayofthedrags.net/.

From roller derby girls, to pin-up models, bands including No Brakes and Satellite V Rockabilly, hot rods, rat rods, nostalgic wheels pre-60s, there was something for everyone to enjoy! Even the bull! We all definitely enjoyed a fabulous day and evening out together.

Read more: Day of the Drags 2011 – Eastern Creek

Thank you to everyone including Penrith RSL, Vinnie and the Moonlighters, Vintage FM 87.6, the team at LMNG and all the supporters and attendees for our Summer Fling Swing weekend held in January 2011. The Saturday was a huge day that incorporated 6 hours of Swing Tuition and a dance party till midnight with Vinnie and the Moonlighters http://vatm.com.au and our very own DJ Pete. The Sunday was a fantastic family day that encouraged family and friends to get together at our picnic. We thank Vintage FM 87.6 where “old is good” for coming along, supporting the day and our event with outdoor broadcasts and the PT Cruiser that provided us with much needed 50s/60s music www.vintagefm.com.au.

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Introducing Gina Borg

ImageTo warm the night up our show is a ticket back in time. Gina Borg’s Motown/Soul Classic set includes a stroll down 60′s and 70′s memory lane. Her Diva style show has a great sing-a-long selection. With such motown & soul classics as Marvin Gaye’s “Heard it through the Grapevine”, Aretha Franklins “Natural Woman”, The Supremes “Stop in the name of Love” & Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the world” to name a few.

Gina Borg has a wonderful friendly angelic and soulful voice and the team at Lets Moove n Groove are so very proud to have her perform at our End of Year Christmas party to be held at Castle Hill Bowling Club. For more information or to listen to Gina Borg have a look at http://bornagainelvis.com and click on the first video file on the home page for the Motown / Soul Performer – Gina Borg.

Introducing Steven Head as ‘Elvis’

ImageWe are fortunate to have the winner of the 2010 Parkes Elvis Festival join us for our Winter Wonderland Ball in 2011. Steven Head will be coming along as ELVIS to ensure that we have a rocking good night at our ball. Steven along with being the Parkes Elvis Festival winner has had many other contest wins and has been impressing people with his renditions of Elvis since 1999.

Steve loves his rock-a-billy and rock’n'roll music and is encapsulated in the whole era, the style, the music and the cars.
2011 sees Steve as a headlining act at the penrith festival, as well as performing at many private functions, weddings and also car shows, but most of all Steve loves to perform and share his love of the music and life of ELVIS, the greatest entertainer of alltime, for more information visit his website www.elvistributes.com.au

Steven entertained the crowd at the Winter Wonderland Ball in 2011.

Introducing "BAD SNEAKERS"

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“Bad Sneakers” are a lively and fun band, that play all of the classic hits from the ‘50s to the ‘90s. Everyone aged between 18 and 80, will be sure to hear their favourite songs, and will enjoy the antics of the four crazy musicians that make up the band. The band strives to ensure that everyone in the audience has a great time – every time.

The four seasoned musicians have performed together for over 15 years, at some of the most respected venues in Sydney and surrounding areas. Their highly polished energetic show is guaranteed to leave the audience begging for more.                               

Read more: Band Announcement – THE BAD SNEAKERS

Introducing “The Fabulous Rhythm Cats”

Image“The Fabulous Rhythm Cats” are an awesome band that play all of the classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s. There Rock n Roll and Swing grooves will have everyone mooving and grooving on the dance floor. The band members are fun and friendly and they strive to ensure that everyone in the audience has a great time – every time.

“The Fabulous Rhythm Cats” are a versatile band based in Sydney, having performed at all types of functions; from 50th birthday functions, to University parties and dance school events. This is possible because the band has tailored its repertoire to suit a wide range of audiences, and plays a selection of classic hits and songs that everyone will know or are familiar with.

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