Gigs

Current Shows

DateArtistCityVenue
08/02/20 Dave Warner’s from the SuburbsPerth, WAHoughton’s Winery
Age restrictions: All Ages.
13/02/20 Dave Warner’s from the SuburbsMarrickville, NSWDjango Bar
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Marrickville Rd & Railway Parade. Venue phone: (02) 9550 3777.
01/03/20 Dave Warner’s from the SuburbsFremantle, WAClancy’s
Age restrictions: All Ages.

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Past Shows

DateArtistCityVenue
Tour: Dave Warner’s Life of Crime: River of Salt book tour
16/04/19 Dave WarnerWoy Woy, New South WalesWoy Woy Library
Time: 2:15pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Cnr Blackwood Road and Oval Avenue. Come and join us at Woy Woy Library to meet Aussie crime writer, Dave Warner. Coffee, tea and bickies will be provided beforehand. Doors open at 2:00 pm for a 2:30 pm start. The event is free but you must book a seat. (Booking link to come soon!) Author Bio Dave Warner is an author, musician and screenwriter. His first novel, City of Light, won the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Fiction, and Before it Breaks (2015) the Ned Kelly Award for best Australian crime fiction. Dave Warner originally came to national prominence with his gold album Mug’s Game, and his band Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs. In 2017 he released his tenth album When. He has been named a Western Australian State Living Treasure and has been inducted into the WAMi Rock’n’Roll of Renown. Book Blurb: 1961, Philadelphia. After having to give up his brother to save his own life, hitman Blake Saunders flees the Mob and seeks refuge on the other side of the world. Two years later he has been reborn in a tiny coastal Australian town. The ghosts of the past still haunt him, but otherwise Coral Shoals is paradise. Blake surfs, and plays guitar in his own bar, the Surf Shack. But then the body of a young woman is found at a local motel, and evidence links her to the Surf Shack. When Blake’s friend is arrested, and the local sergeant doesn’t want to know, it becomes clear to Blake – who knows a thing or two about murder – that the only way to protect his paradise is to find the killer. More information
04/04/19 Dave WarnerMelville, Western AustraliaAH Bracks Library
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Canning Hwy, Corner of Stock Road. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. More information
04/04/19 Dave WarnerPerth, Western AustraliaThe Backlot SOLD OUT
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $38.50. Address: 21 Simpson Street. ***SOLD OUT*** Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, this event is now sold out. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Get up close and personal with Dave Warner, the original suburban boy, playing a career-spanning set and in conversation with Around The Sound’s Bob Gordon. The Live At The Backlot Up Close And Personal series are incredibly special events that provide insights into artists you don’t get anywhere else, with intimate performances and access that fans can only dream about. Come early for some food and a drink in the bar, enjoy the luxury of the venue as you are enveloped in the life, times and music of Dave Warner, and stick around for the meet and greet afterwards. Suburban Boy Dave Warner first made his name in music with the gold album Mug’s Game and was named by Bob Dylan as one of his favourite Australian musicians. In addition to recording ten albums, Dave is an award-winning novelist (Ned Kelly for Best Australian Crime Fiction, WA Premier’s Award for Literature) with nine published adult crime novels. He also writes children’s novels and non-fiction books. Dave has written stage musicals, and also screenplays for television and film. His TV credits include Packed to the Rafters, Never Tear Us Apart and McLeods Daughters. His feature films have starred Molly Ringwald, Kylie Minogue and Travis Fimmel. Dave’s new novel River of Salt, set in 1963 on the NSW north-coast introduces the genre of surf noire. Dave is currently recording a new album, working on feature film scripts and a book of the lyrics of many of the five hundred songs he has written. More information
03/04/19 Dave WarnerBassendean, Western AustraliaBassendean Memorial Library
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 46 Old Perth. Award-winning crime writer Dave Warner joins us in the City of Vincent Library to promote his new book, River of Salt. Beaufort Street Books will be in the library selling copies of the book. An experienced and wide-ranging performer, Dave is touring his ‘A Life of Crime’ show across the country. Subtitled ‘An hour of hits, wit and lit’, he and a musician or three will detail his life growing up in the suburbs of the world’s most isolated city, and how this shaped a desire to make music and fed his appetite for writing crime fiction. River of Salt introduces the new genre of surf noir, and Dave will talk about how he came up with the idea for a young mob hitman saving the day in small-town Australia. This latest novel takes place deep in the heart of the 60s surf music scene on Australia’s East Coast. Former hitman Blake Saunders flees the mob in Philadelphia and sets up a new life in a quiet coastal town on the north coast of New South Wales. But the brutal murder of a young woman at a local motel plunges him back into the criminal underworld, especially when the cops start to get a little too close to Blake’s new friends. More information
02/04/19 Dave WarnerRockingham, Western AustraliaRockingham Road
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Dixon Road. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. Related post. More information
02/04/19 Dave WarnerMandurah, Western AustraliaMandurah Library
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 331 Pinjarra Road. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. Related post. More information
02/04/19 Dave WarnerLeederville, Western AustraliaCity of Vincent Library
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 99 Loftus Street. Award-winning crime writer Dave Warner joins us in the City of Vincent Library to promote his new book, River of Salt. Beaufort Street Books will be in the library selling copies of the book. An experienced and wide-ranging performer, Dave is touring his ‘A Life of Crime’ show across the country. Subtitled ‘An hour of hits, wit and lit’, he and a musician or three will detail his life growing up in the suburbs of the world’s most isolated city, and how this shaped a desire to make music and fed his appetite for writing crime fiction. River of Salt introduces the new genre of surf noir, and Dave will talk about how he came up with the idea for a young mob hitman saving the day in small-town Australia. This latest novel takes place deep in the heart of the 60s surf music scene on Australia’s East Coast. Former hitman Blake Saunders flees the mob in Philadelphia and sets up a new life in a quiet coastal town on the north coast of New South Wales. But the brutal murder of a young woman at a local motel plunges him back into the criminal underworld, especially when the cops start to get a little too close to Blake’s new friends. More information
01/04/19 Dave WarnerSubiaco, Western AustraliaSubiaco Library
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 237 Rokeby Road. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. More information
01/04/19 Dave WarnerRiverton, Western AustraliaRiverton Library
Time: 10:00am. Admission: free. Address: 67 Riley Road. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. More information
29/03/19 Dave WarnerBusselton, Western AustraliaBusselton Library
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Stanley Place. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. More information
28/03/19 Dave WarnerBunbury, Western AustraliaBunbury Library
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 12 Parkfield Way. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. More information
28/03/19 Dave WarnerHelena Valley, Western AustraliaBoya Library
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 119-135 Scott Street. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. More information
27/03/19 Dave WarnerPerth, Western AustraliaArmadale Library
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7 Orchard Avenue. A talk and music event where award winning author and musician Dave Warner reads from his books and gives an insight into his process. Accompanied by Tony Durant, Dave also performs a number of songs and live poetry. More information
03/11/18 Dave WarnerNambour, QldBison Bar
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03/11/18 Dave WarnerCoolangatta, QldCoolangatta Hotel
02/11/18 Dave WarnerNundah, QldPrince Of Wales Hotel,
22/10/17 Dave WarnerYallingup, WACaves House
Time: 6:00pm. Related post.
21/10/17 Dave Warner’s from the SuburbsBicton, WAThe Leopold Hotel
Address: 326-334 Canning Hwy. Related post.
14/10/17 Dave Warner’s from the SuburbsManly, NSWThe Old Manly Boatshed
Address: Sydney Rd.
15/06/17 Dave WarnerMarrickville, NSWDjango Bar
Address: Marrickville Rd & Railway Parade. Venue phone: (02) 9550 3777.
23/04/17 Dave WarnerAdelaide, SAEdinburgh Castle Hotel
Address: 233 Currie St.
22/04/17 Dave WarnerOakleigh, VICCaravan Music Club
Address: 95-97 Drummond St.
Tour: Mental As Anything
18/03/17 Dave WarnerFremantle, WAFly by Night Club
Box office: 894305208. Address: 179 High St. Venue phone: (08) 9430 5208. Related post.
17/03/17 Dave WarnerNorth Perth, WACharles Hotel
Admission: $46.32. Address: 509 Charles St. Venue phone: (08) 9444 1051. Related post.
Tour: We Care – South West Bushfire Relief Concert
07/02/16 Dave WarnerEast Perth, WAGloucester Park
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: Adult $23.50, Child $13.30, Family $56.10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3 Nelson Cres. Venue phone: (08) 9323 3555.
26/01/16 - 31/01/16 The King & MePerthThe Shambles, Perth Cultural Centre
Time: 6:00pm. Elvis is back in the building!

The hottest ticket to get at last year’s Fringe World is back – with the same fabulous team and all the great tunes Elvis would have made famous if only he had lived long enough to record them.

Perth’s legendary Suburban Boy, Dave Warner, re-unites with the high-octane Caitlin Beresford-Ord in the return season of The King and Me, the audacious musical about a man, his dreams, and his BFF – Elvis Presley.

Craig Nelson is a cabaret performer going nowhere except down. Yet he still loves the music, he still burns to follow in the blue suede footsteps of his idol.

One night, a mysterious young woman turns up at Craig’s door saying she can help him win the high-profile “Soul of Elvis” competition and reclaim his life. But there’s much more to the woman than Craig could possibly imagine.

The King and Me is about performers and creators, the threat of losing self-belief that all performers face, and their need to persist. And it’s about the moment when inspiration comes knocking, telling you to Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Dave and Australia’s greatest Living Surf Guitarist, Martin Cilia (Atlantics, Mental as Anything), have written the original songs that rock Craig’s story.

“Some are country-rock songs Martin and I had been looking for the perfect home for, some are brand new for the show. I like to think it’s all material the King would have made taken to the top of the charts, if he hadn’t, you know…”, says Dave.

Warner, recently honoured as a “WA Living Treasure”, says playing Craig last year was one of the most demanding and exciting things he has ever done.

“We’ve refined the show since last year, trimmed a few minutes and have it purring. If you loved it last year, come again. You’ll like it even more the second time around” he says.

A lot has happened for Warner in the last twelve months, with the publication of his latest novel Before it Breaks and a number of tours with various music formats, but he is looking forward to being Craig again, and working with Beresford-Ord and Mclean.

“Caitlin’s performance is outstanding and Emily’s direction a bullseye”, Dave says.

“Most of all, finding out that something you’ve written works, seeing the audiences really getting into it, is the greatest thing. I’m looking forward to having that thrill again!”
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