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The Rock-itt : January 2012
The Time & Tide Hotel have a nice surprise this month for their patrons for their “Sunday Afternoon in the Beer Garden”, which has now become very popular. Bruce and Diane Black, otherwise well known as Venus 2, will be strutting their great repertoire of classic songs which they have collected over their entertaining years and popular with their audiences. Venus 2 will hit the Timo at 2 pm Sunday 8th January. See you there! Venus 2 is an electric duo that loves to perform and entertain! The duo, Diane Black and Bruce Black, (along with their unpaid drummer, bass, and keyboard players who remain hidden in a little box throughout the night) have been in the music industry for some years now in previous rock bands throughout NSW and through their relationship formed Venus 2 which is now a full time working duo that travels throughout the state to entertain crowds of all ages! They have had an extraordinary reception at every venue they have performed and have been complimented in most venues by the demand for CDs of their music. The music covered is a selection of retro classic material blending from rock, pop, disco, country, and soft rock material that has earned itself a nostalgic reputation that everybody is familiar with. Songs from Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Status Quo, Choirboys, Mellencamp, Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Abba, Wild Cherry, Dragon, Missy Higgins and so many more that get the crowd on the dance floor. Diane’s extraordinary vocal ranges compliment every song she sings and Bruce’s guitar work filling in the familiar licks of each, or the excitement of guitar in the rock hits. The artists are always interacting with the crowds and throw in a bit of tongue in cheek humour at their music at times to catch a couple of laughs. They are based in Sydney and have performed at venues from Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Ballina, Forster and Crescent Heads to Gulgong, Dunedoo, Bellbird, Lithgow, Katoomba, Dubbo and Bathurst, to name just a few! They say, the best kick out of performing is getting the crowd up on the dance floor and seeing them enjoy the music they supply. The pair were finalists in the 2005 ABC Music Awards with their original song, “Fairytale” which was their first attempt of writing and recording material together. The track has been receiving airplay since its release and is available for sale. For more information, go to their website at www.venus2.com.au to see their extensive song list and hear a demo soundtrack. There is also an up to date gig guide of the duo’s future bookings on the site.