We are pleased to announce that Shadoz 17 will be held on February 26th at The Knox Club in Wantirna in the Elms Room. The last event was held in 2011.

The Club is located on Cnr Stud and Boronia Roads, Wantirna South, ph: 9801 6466. We extend an invitation to all instrumental enthusiasts to come along and enjoy a great afternoon of music and meeting old friends.

The following are the bands who will be performing on the day:

  • The 5 O’Clock Shadows – Coming over from Tasmania
  • Kim Humphrerys – Coming down from Sydney
  • The Avengers
  • Step Back
  • Strange Brew
  • Dance On
  • Kane Whistance – Soloist with backing band.
  • Shadamataz – Stewie Males original band.

For performers a full back line up will be provided including sound system with sound engineer, for performers just bring your instruments, drum sticks and pedals.

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Shadoz probably had it’s origins at the Woolpack Hotel in Carlton (Melbourne) in the early 1980’s.

A couple of casual gigs were organised to coincide with The Shadows visit to Australia, the launch of my (now long unavailable) book “The Shadows In Australia”, and the visit to Melbourne of Ian Kershaw, the founder of “SCOFA” (Shadows Circle Of Friends Australia”). Fast forward almost 20 years, and Russell Baird suggested that we consider a “Shadows music jamming event”, combining the concepts of the popular UK Shadows tribute clubs and Bruce Welch’s annual “Shadowmania”.

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Comments from our previous shows:

“Thanks for organizing a terrific day. I had lots of fun and there was a nice contrast with all the acts”

“Many many thanks for organizing a great Shadoz 2009, probably the best I have attended”

“One of the best Shadoz’zz, mainly because of the variety of bands.”

“Thanks to you and Russell for putting it all together – it’s a great opportunity to meet other like-minded instrumental musicians”