Saturday Session at the Gov – 15 August

Saturday 15 August 2:00-4:30pm at the Gov.

The SA Live Music Club presents another fun afternoon with four great bands in The Gov’s new Restaurant Room performance space:

2.00 Diamond Island (rock’n’roll)
2.40 Cruizin’ Blues Band (blues)
3.20 The Jetty Boys (surf rock)
4.00 Crossfire (country rock)

Come along, show your support and have a great afternoon. Easy-to-follow social distancing applies, with table seating and service. Bands and supporters, please phone the Gov on 8340 0744 to book your places or a table.

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Saturday Session 18 July – Call for Registrations

Saturday Session at the Gov

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – SA Live Music Club’s first gig after the lockdown!

Seeking four bands for a 30 minutes set each.

Saturday 18 July in The Gov’s new Restaurant Room.

1.00pm: Load in.

2.00 – 4.30pm: Band performances.

4.30 – 5.00pm : Load out.

Important information

Please read before submitting a registration.

This gig is a bit different from previous ones because of special requirements relating to hygiene and social distancing.

1. The gig will be in the Gov’s new Restaurant Room performance space – not the front bar. With the new Level 3 restrictions in place, it can hold 40 people with another 24 in the overflow “fireplace room”.

2. Band slots are 30 minutes to allow enough time between sets to carry out The Gov’s mandatory equipment cleaning protocols.

3. Bands must comply with The Gov’s cleaning requirements. The main features are:

– mic guards must be screwed off and replaced with disinfected guards in between acts,
– used mic guards must be placed in the “used guards” container for disinfecting (performers may use their own personal mic at their own risk),
– mic leads, stands, amplifier dials and mic bases must be disinfected with either spray or wipes in-between acts.
Disposable gloves and hand santizer are provided.

4. To ensure a speedy turnover between sets, bands are asked to prepare in the saloon room (mid bar) to be able to go on stage and plug in as quickly as possible when they are called. That means bands should make every effort to have their instruments tuned, pedal boards and other equipment set up and ready to plug and play, and have everything ready to go with the minimum of delay. Stage managers will make every effort to ensure that each band gets its full 30 minutes but will ask a band to finish up if it appears to be going over its allotted time.

Please be aware that these requirements are intended to make sure that members and their bands have an opportunity to perform while complying with Government and the Gov’s requirements for the health and safety of all participants.

If more bands apply than the number of slots available, normal selection criteria will apply.

Selection guidelines may be seen here:

For that purpose, the “previous, most recent” event will mean the last event where club bands actually performed, not any planned event for which bands were selected but which was subsequently cancelled.

Registrations are now open at until 5.00pm Monday 6 July.

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Special Painless Fundraiser

Donate your container deposit recyclables.

During the lockdown, Committee Members have set up a painless, on-going fundraiser for the Club in collaboration with Clarke Brothers Recyclers.

We now invite all members to join in. Please see for details and information about how to join the scheme.

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Memberships Extended

The Club’s Management Commitee has decided to extend the memberships of everyone who was a financial member at the time of the suspension of Club activities.

The Club recognizes the lack of performance opportunities for members caused by the restrictions imposed on it and on entertainment venues to help combat the present health crisis.

Therefore we have added three months onto the expiry date of everyone who was a member at the time of the suspension.

Individual emails were sent to all eligible members with details of their new expiry dates.

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President’s Message

The Management Committee of the SA Live Music Club has decided to suspend all club gigs and public activities until further notice.

The committee considered this matter very seriously and made the decision in accordance with current public health advice to observe social distancing protocols during the current pandemic and the Government’s recently announced ban on non-essential indoor meetings of more than 100 people.

The SA Live Music Club understands members’ disappointment and regrets the inconvenience to bands, but considers the health and safety of its members, guests and audiences to be of paramount importance.

The committee will review the suspension towards the end of next month and make a decision whether to continue or lift it, depending on the prevailing circumstances and public advice at the time. If the suspension of activities continues, the committee will review the situation on a month by month basis.

We thank members for their patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Rob Green

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April Events Cancelled

We regret that the April Saturday Session and Random Bands Celebratory Gig is CANCELLED in accordance with health advice to follow social distancing protocols and to avoid non-essential meetings during the current pandemic.

We anticipate that the promoters and venue managers for the April Club Cool will announce the cancellation of that event in light of the Government’s recently announced ban on indoor meetings of more than 100 people.

The SA Live Music Club regrets the inconvenience to participants but considers the health and safety of its members, guests and audiences to be of paramount importance.

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New Random Bands Project

By popular request, Random Bands is back.

Like Random Jam, this gives members, former members and guests the chance to play with new people or try out a second instrument in a random band.

But Random Bands takes it a step further with a chance for the random band to play at a one-off gig in the Gov Front Bar.

For more information, click here to see the Random Bands flyer.

Registrations close Thursday 27 Feb. Bands will be introduced to each other at an informal meeting on Tuesday 3 March, 7.00pm in The Gov Balcony Bar, and perform at a Celebratory Gig at The Gov on Saturday 4 April.

Each random band will be invited to showcase approximately 30 mins of material to the energetic crowd that frequents Random Bands and SA Live Music Club gigs.

Click here for more information and registration details.

Please note: The Random Bands project is intended to keep members and former members engaged with the SA Live Music Club and give guests a taste of Club activities through participation in a fun event.
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Who played club gigs in 2019?

As we head into a new year of SA Live Music Club gigs, here are all the bands who played at Club gigs during 2019 and the number of times they played:

Off The Rails 6*
Griffin 4*
Poorleans 3*
Igneous 2
Life of Brine 2
Men of Mystery 2
Ring Ins 2
Stonehenge 2
Another Loud Love Fool 1
Banned for a Nite 1
Bandsheez 1
Barry Mitchell solo 1
Born to be Loud 1
Cayenne Crush 1
Crossfire 1
Flashbacks 1
Matuezi 1
North Meets South 1
Rock Solid 1*
Sonic Fusion 1
Susan Lily Band 1
The Mellows 1

*Asterix indicates a band’s individual total includes a promoter-selected slot.

During 2019 there were 15 separate SA Live Music Club gigs that provided 37 individual band slots. That total:

  • does not include the Club’s Christmas Party and its half dozen ad hoc whiteboard slots
  • includes only two slots at the Welcome Gig for established club bands; there were six slots at that gig but the four slots for the new Round 48 bands are not counted in the total.
  • includes two slots for the guest club bands at the Random Bands afternoon; the other slots at that gig were not counted because they were for the one-off random bands.
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The Annual General Meeting of the SA Live Music Club Inc will be held on Saturday 14 December 2019 at The Gov, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007 at 11.00am, followed by the Club’s Christmas Party and Whiteboard Jam at 1.00 pm.

Click here for more information and draft Agenda.


At the AGM, all Committee positions become vacant and elections are held to fill them for the coming year.

Click here for more information.

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Next Random Jam – Sunday 8 Dec 2019

The next Random Jam is on Sunday 8 December 2019.

Afternoon session by popular request from 2.00 – 6.00pm.

Venue: The Dream Theater, 124 Frederick St, Welland.

Guests and former members welcome!

Cost: $13 for paid-up members, $17 for former members, $22 for guests.

Click here for more details and to register

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