Morning Shows

Morning Shows

Welcome to The Waves' free entertainment Morning Melodies, where every second Wednesday of each month we present to you entertainment from the Wide Bay, from around Australia, and even from around the world. Our Morning Melodies are completely free to enjoy, and are held between 9.30am to 12.00pm, followed by a fun and exciting raffle. 20 prizes are up for grabs including 10 x $10 cash and 10 additional prizes including scratchies, pokie vouchers, and coffee shop vouchers to name just a few. Tickets for the raffle are sold from 9.00am.

So grab your husband, your wife, your friends, and your dancin' shoes, and we'll see you at The Waves for our next Morning Melody show.


2019 Morning Show Schedule
Fortunato 

February 13

Fortunato Isgro was born 17 March 1983 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. From a young age, he was introduced to traditional Italian and 50's English music, where family sing-a-longs were a common place. His natural gift for music was soon realised at the age of eight when he began teaching himself to play keyboard by ear. 

From these humble beginnings, Fortunato started playing and singing professionally in many clubs and pubs on the Gold Coast at the age of sixteen. After being in the industry for a few years, Fortunato decided to broaden his musical capabilities by learning and singing traditional Italian songs. His launch into the Italian scene was well received by the Italian community in Australia and resulted in him establishing regular gigs at many clubs, restaurants and wineries across the country.

Over time, Fortunato has built a strong rapport and fan-base within Australia and is renowned for his powerful voice, an extensive repertoire of both English and Italian songs and his ability to entertain large groups of people. He regularly performs at a number of Italian clubs and festivals throughout Australia, including the Australian Italian Festival Ingham, Hervey Bay Cultural Festival, Stanthorpe, Three Saints Festival and the Santa Eufemia Festival Adelaide to name a few. 


Dail Platz

February 27

Free Morning Show Dail Platz

Canadian born Platz is an international artist with a unique background, he’s played in the true honkytonks and bars of North America for many years before making the move to Australia.

A multi-instrumentalist Dail is at home on Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo to name a few and has already produced some popular tribute shows such as The Highwaymen and the Grand Ole Opry. Like his other shows, Dail has meticulously researched Johnny Cash and come up with a one of a kind format.


Rebecca Lloyd 

March 13

Free Morning Show Rebecca Lloyd

Rebecca Lloyd boasts over 15 years of professional singing on her resume. During this time, she has supported Darryl Braithwaite, Gina Jeffreys, Adam Harvey and David Campbell.

Rebecca has featured in wedding magazine interviews and played M.C. and live entertainment for two highly publicised Sydney and Hunter Bridal events. Rebecca has numerous awards to her name including placing in the top 10% of NSW for her HSC musical studies, placing in the top 10% for Live Band and Master of Ceremonies through ABIA (Australian Industry Bridal Awards).


Fabian

March 27

Fabian started his singing career at the age of 16 when he fronted a covers band for 3 years in South Africa. After immigrating to Australia in 1974 he became semi-professional, entertaining on weekends. At the age of 24 he had done in excess of 600 shows in New South Wales.

In 2003/04 Fabian became one of the most booked artists on the Sunshine Coast. 2005 saw Fabian going to Bangkok to headline a star-studded show at the 5-star Blue Wave Club.

Fabian specialised in music from the 60's, 70's and 80's, from old time dancing to rock n roll.


Danny from the Delltones

April 10

Free Morning Shows Bundaberg Danny from the Deltones

For over 20 years Danny was the lead singer of The Delltones. With his amazing vocal range, Danny is now touring, performing in venues across the country and on cruise ships. Danny is the recipient of three MO awards, six ACE awards, plus many other awards from his incredible contribution to the music industry. 

Make sure you don't miss this morning show as The Waves host the rock and roll legend that is Danny from the Delltones. 


David Lee

April 24

Morning Show Bundaberg David Lee

David's repertoire covers a plethora of music from Stephane Grappelli-violin style, right through to country rock. Apart form his outstanding abilities on the violin, David also accompanies himself on guitar and has an amazing vocal ability. Catering for all audiences form line-dancers and jive rock and rollers, through to convert-style spot performances, David holds hid listeners and keeps them enthralled with his iconic cover versions and brilliant renditions. 

David has performed throughout Australia and across Germany, Spain, Holland, France, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A, and appears for you now at The Waves Sports Club for this once-only show of music and entertainment. 


Mark Lavender

May 8

Free Morning Show Mark Lavender

Born and raised in Bundaberg, Queensland, Mark hit the stage at a very young age of 12, competing in Country Music Festivals throughout the state. Mark's love of country music and eagerness to play found him building a local reputation at an early age. 

Today, Mark's musical resume has expanded to include performing at many festivals, events, and venues, as well as recording in Nashville, Tennessee, and with artists like Travis Collins, Travis Sinclair, Rob Black, Moving Pictures, and US guitar legends Brent Mason and Buddy Hyatt

Mark is a natural entertainer and a brilliant musician, able to engage with audiences in ways that many envy. Don't miss the quality singer/musician that is Mark Lavender. 


Eric Read Variety Show

May 22

Bundaberg Morning Show Eric Read

Eric Read loves to entertain people with his lively repertoire of favourite baby-boomer songs including classics, country, comedy and colonial numbers. An experienced entertainer, Eric brings you favourite music from the decades with his unique style, humour, good old one-liners and the art of ventriloquism.


Bobby Howson 

June 12

Morning Show Bundaberg Bob Howson

Bobby Howson has recently become one of the most popular favourites on the outback entertainment touring scene. This touring, award-winning singer/guitarist is exceptionally versatile, able to perform anything from a beautiful ballard right through to a rock hit from the 50's through to the 90's. Bobby's speciality is performing popular covers from a range of artists such as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves, Buddy Holly, Creedance, Dr. Hook, Jim Croce, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, and many more. 


Cathy Drummond  

June 26

Cathy Drummond is a renowned performer, having entertained from Brisbane to Birdsville, Bowen to Boulia, and most places in between. Cathy travels thousands of kilometres entertaining with her unique style and rich and soulful voice which washes over her audience like a refreshing spring. 

Cathy's inviting charm endears her to her audiences instantly, leaving all captivated by her stories and her quiet elegance. With her effervescent personality that is larger than life Cathy has the rare talent which enables her to work a crowd from tears to euphoria in the blink of an eye. Having grown up in a musical family, there was never any doubt that Cathy would follow in her father's footsteps. Her dad, Kevin Wade was a well-known entertainer and songwriter in the country music industry in the 1970's.


Craig Giles 

July 10

Introducing the acclaimed 'Mr Versatile'. 

Years of constant touring, a string of successful albums and hit-singles plus endless awards and accolades that just keep coming, has well and truly earned this entertaining artist a prominent place amongst the cream of Australian entertainers. Craig is acclaimed as 'Mr. Versatile', by media and fans alike, owing to his ability to adapt his rich voice to his immense and varied repertoire of songs, which spans the spectrum of Ballads through to all styles of Country and on to the ever popular 50's-60's Rock and Roll.

Craig's performances have been enjoyed Australia wide and Internationally, including New Zealand & the USA. 


Dennis Morgan

July 24

The Waves Morning Show Dennis Morgan

Dennis Morgan has been entertaining for over forty years around Australia and the North Island of New Zealand, playing in bands and also as a solo artist in a wide variety of places. Dennis has also produced three albums and appeared on national television programs such as Pot of GoldReg Lindsay's Country Homestead, and Conway Country. The Salute of Don Williams is a reasonably new addition to Dennis' repertoire and has been incredibly well received to date by Don Williams' fans and event organisers everywhere. 


Rob Johns

August 14

Free Morning Show Rob Johns

A local of Mildura, Victoria, Rob Johns, lead singer of the Thunder Birds, the Playboys, and the Super Group of Nostalgia returns to The Waves Sports Club for this terrific morning show. With an impressive resume that boasts working partnerships with Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Neil Diamond, Rob Johns is a musical talent you won't want to miss.


Luella

August 28

Morning Show Bundaberg Luella

Luella has spent her life successfully performing all over Australia and her fan base continues to grow with each performance. She is certainly one of the hardest working artists this country has to offer and is respected by her peers and appreciated by her audiences. Luella has won mane awards, from Tamworth through to Triple J Unearthed. "When it come to achievements I don't believe material trophies are the most important part; they make you feel great but they don't pay the rent. Music is such a rewarding experience and I feel so blessed to be able to share my life with people through music. My hobby is my work and I feel so grateful for that." - Luella.


Col Millington

September 11

The Waves Morning Show Col Millington

Col Millington started entertaining in 1975 and over that time has released 40 albums and sold over 100,000 records. Col is a multi-award winner of numerous Australian awards and on three occasions has been finalist of the Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth.

Melbourne based, Col spent his early days as a musician playing across Melbourne stages with various rock bands but in 1975 he turned to song writing and produced his first album, The First Fleet that same year. 

Don't miss this terrific morning show with original content, hits and memories from the 50's, 60's, and 70's.
 


Paul Hayman

September 25

Morning Show Bundaberg Paul Hayman

As a professional performer for the last 17 years, Paul is known for his power and diversity as a vocalist and he has built an impressive resume and repertoire to match. From his early beginnings as a front man for rock and pop acts, Paul's vocal abilities have had him working in almost every genre of music.

Paul has written and released two albums of original work. Songs from his most recent album, Awake Beside My Dreams received national songwriting awards and radio airplay. Paul's talent, passion, and drive to create, produce, and perform high quality productions has continued his demand by premier venues. 


Eric Read Variety Show

October 9

The Waves Morning Show Eric Read Variety Show

After Eric's debut morning show for in May, The Waves were inundated with requests to get him back as soon as possible, and so here he is again with his terrifically popular variety show.

Eric Read loves to entertain people with his lively repertoire of favourite baby-boomer songs including classics, country, comedy and colonial numbers. An experienced entertainer, Eric brings you favourite music from the decades with his unique style, humour, good old one-liners and the art of ventriloquism.


Fortunato 

October 23

Fortunato Isgro was born 17 March 1983 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. From a young age, he was introduced to traditional Italian and 50's English music, where family sing-a-longs were a common place. His natural gift for music was soon realised at the age of eight when he began teaching himself to play keyboard by ear. 

From these humble beginnings, Fortunato started playing and singing professionally in many clubs and pubs on the Gold Coast at the age of sixteen. After being in the industry for a few years, Fortunato decided to broaden his musical capabilities by learning and singing traditional Italian songs. His launch into the Italian scene was well received by the Italian community in Australia and resulted in him establishing regular gigs at many clubs, restaurants and wineries across the country.

Over time, Fortunato has built a strong rapport and fan-base within Australia and is renowned for his powerful voice, an extensive repertoire of both English and Italian songs and his ability to entertain large groups of people. He regularly performs at a number of Italian clubs and festivals throughout Australia, including the Australian Italian Festival Ingham, Hervey Bay Cultural Festival, Stanthorpe, Three Saints Festival and the Santa Eufemia Festival Adelaide to name a few. 


To Be Advised 

November 13

The Waves Morning Show Glenn Shields

A true showman, Glenn Shields has established himself as one for the most popular and versatile vocalists on the Gold Coast and throughout South East Queensland. His repertoire is extremely varied as he changes his singing style for almost any occasion including 50's-to-now opera, pop, and jazz. 

The audience always warms up to enjoy themselves as Glenn interacts using humour and personality to punctuate his brilliant vocal and singing ability.  


To Be Advised 

November 27


To Be Advised 

December 11