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.


2020 Morning Show Schedule

Eric Read Australiana Show

January 22

Eric Read Australiana Show Free Morning Show The Waves

Don't miss this special January Australiana show with the true entertainer, Eric Read. With his lively repertoire of classics, country, comedy and colonial numbers, Eric adds an element of Aussie classics, stories, and good ol' yarns to his singing and musical brilliance. For this show you'll also meet "Ocker" Sparky.  Don't miss this celebration of Australia special performance. 


Fortunato 

February 12

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. 


Paul Hayman

February 26

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. 


Justin Standley

March 11

Free Morning Show The Waves Justin Standley

The Waves welcomes the debut performance of Justin Standley.

Justin shot to prominence when he became a top-12 finalist on the television hit show, X-Factor when his musical prowess was not only open and on display, but his heart too, using that TV platform in his quest to find his long-lost children. Since then, Justin has toured nationally and built a reputation as one of Australia's best country singer/songwriters, winning awards at Queensland's Champion of Champions Country Music Awards, Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year Awards, and the Gold Medallion Media Awards to name just a few. 


Mark Lavender

March 25

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. 


Melly Melody

April 8

Free Morning Show The Waves Melly Melody

Melanie Evans is a Sunshine Coast-based artist and producer, performing and presenting shows as 'Melly Melody'. She has recently toured Australia, performing to sell-out audiences as the 'Professional Woman' in the hit comedy, Menopause the Musical, Women on Fire. Now she's back doing what she does best - creating fabulous vintage inspired shows.

Melly specialises in vintage music and entertainment for theaters, clubs, corporate, festivals and private functions. With stunningly smooth vocals, high energy, plenty of soul, and a sophisticated vintage look, Melly transports audiences to times past when beautiful music was the thing! Specialising in music from the 1920's through to current classics including jazz, blues, swing, wartime, American Song Book, rhythm and blues, soul, pop, and musical theater. 


David Barry

April 22

Free Morning Show The Waves David Barry

David Barry has cemented his name in Australia as one of this country's favourite sons of song. Deemed one of the most powerful voices in Australian show business, David Barry performs the Ultimate Tribute Show with his charismatic charm, which lights up the audience from the moment he starts to sing. David has the unique ability to imitate any artist from the deep-voiced Johnny Cash to the high falsetto of the Bees Gees, and to the silk voice of Roy Orbison. David Barry amazes audiences with hours of unbridled entertainment at its best. Not just a singer, David is the ultimate entertainer.


Fabian

May 13

Fabian started his singing career at the age of 16 when he fronted a covers band for three 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 specialises in music from the 60's, 70's and 80's, from old time dancing to rock n roll.


Cathy Drummond  

May 27

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.


Mark Lavender

June 10

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. 


Sharon Heaslip

June 24

Morning Shows The Waves Sports Club Entertainment Sharon Heaslip

Sharon Heaslip has kept up her love of traditional-style country music through performance at festivals and shows throughout Australia. Festival organisers are quick to acknowledge Sharon as the People's Choice, and subsequently her return appearances support this fact. Her melodic, entertaining, easy-listening style of singing and stage professionalism, along with her happy, friendly smile is guaranteed to light up the room.

Don't miss this debut performance from this talented, multi-award winning singer/songwriter. 


To be confirmed

July 8


Pete Smith Outback Country Show feat. Sandy Smith

July 22

Morning Show The Waves Bundaberg Pete & Sandy Smith Variety Show

Pete Smith has earned the reputation of being one of Australia's 'Best Showman' on the circuit today. With an honest and refreshing approach to every performance, his influences are of a by-gone era in Australian Country Music, but still alive and well in every show he performs. 

Pete released his 6th album, Western Star at the 2010 Tamworth Festival and with the demand for his albums so high, has already commenced on new projects this year. 

Named as one of Australia's Top Balladeers on the Gold Medallion Awards of 2010 Pete's uniquely funny and thoroughly entertaining shows include yodeling, bird whistling, whip-cracking, jokes, and plain, old-fashioned entertainment.

Oh, and did we mention the singing dog?  


David Lee

August 12

Morning Show Bundaberg The Waves David Lee

David Lee's repertoire covers a plethora of music, from Stephane Grappelli-violin style right through to country rock. Apart from his outstanding abilities on the violin David also accompanies himself on guitar and has an amazing vocal ability. Catering for all audiences from line-dancers and jive rock 'n' rollers, through to covert-style spot performances, David holds his listeners and keep then 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-a-year show of music and entertainment. 


Mark Lavender

August 26

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. 


Col Millington

September 9

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.


Glenn Shields

September 23

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. 


Fortunato 

October 14

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. 


Rodney Vincent

October 28

Morning Show Bundaberg The Waves Rodney Vincent

Rodney’s show and standing in the Australian entertainment scene is no accident. It is the result of a long, hard apprenticeship which started many moons ago. From his first engagement playing guitar in an old time dance band at his local hall, to New Faces where he got his first big break, Rodney has survived the highs and the lows of the industry. After his appearance on the New Faces, Rodney joined the Channel Nine Singers on the “In Melbourne Tonight” show which featured Graham Kennedy, Ugly Dave Grey, Bert Newton and other household names, and would later join Australia’s greatest comedian, Col Elliott, not only as his special guest but played the straight man to many of Col’s characters. 

As a result of his rising popularity Rodney received requests to be the special guest for other entertainers such as Gloria LoringThe Four KingsmenThe DelltonesThe PlattersFreddie and the Dreamers and the list goes on.


To be confirmed

November 11


To be confirmed

November 25


To be confirmed

December 9 or 16