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Passport to Airlie Beach Competition

Passport to Airlie Beach held at the Railway Hotel Cairns was conducted over four continuous weekends in Cairns in June. Artists - solo duo or band were called forth to participate in the opportunity to be selected to perform at the Airlie Beach Festival to be held in Airlie Beach in November 2013 with 74 bands playing over 3 days.

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Shirl and Silktones participated in the competition and the excitement followed through the heats and the finals with the event well attended by locals. Leanne Tennant and the Rockabilly Express were announced the winners with Eddie Skiba and the Durand Line runners up.

Congratulations to the winners and all involved and particularly to Paully Roxson for his part in ensuring this was a well run competition.

Bob Gammage - Theatre of Life Artistry TOLAPainting by Bob Gammage - Theatre of Life Artistry T.O.L.A - auctioned at the 2nd Heat and purchased by Shirl.

Event broadcast by Paully Roxson

Over four Sundays in June the Railway Hotel will be hosting the heats and finals of a Battle of the Bands with the winning band getting a slot at this years Airlie Beach Music Festival, featuring 74 musicians including Diesel, Ian Moss, Hoodoo Gurus and James Reyne. Each band will be scored on the day with the top six scoring bands after three heats making the final on June 23 where the winner will score themselves a set at the festival, VIP tickets, accomodation and $1000!!! Each of the six bands competing... in the final will receive an automatic paid slot on next years festival as well. There is also a people's choice vote, as well as a ticket to the show each heat.
Judges include representatives from Time Out and Zinc radio.
Starting time is 1.30 p.m with the first round of heats kicking off on Sunday June 2.
We still have a few slots left so if you are a duo or band and want to get involved give Kris Peters a call at the Railway Hotel on 40511700.
For further information call the hotel but this is a great exposure for a local band to show their wares to a large audience.
All musical genres are encouraged to come for a crack or just come down to check out some of the amazing talent we have here in Cairns and surrounding areas.
Just another chapter in the Rockin' the Railway sessions!!


Theatre of Life Artistry (TOLA) by Bob Gammage

The life artistry of renowned artist Bob Gammage captivated interest at the event. Bob painted five paintings that were auctioned off over the four weeks. Bob's paintings were composed live at the event.

Bob's Website
www.theatreoflifeartistry.com
www.houseoftola.com



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