Friday 22nd  November

Join BOOM CRASH OPERA this November in celebration of the 30th anniversary of “These Here Are Crazy Times” album (1989), and the return of founding member and original lead singer Dale Ryder. As an added bonus, ’80s post punk band MACHINATIONS will also be hitting the stage for a night of fabulous music where dancing is a must!

It’s been 3 decades since some of Australia’s finest pop/rock tunes were all bundled into one album that just kept delivering single after single.. 5 huge radio hits between June 1989 and June 1990 ‘Onion Skin’, ‘The Best Thing’, ‘Get Out Of The House’, ‘ Talk About It’, and ‘Dancing In The Storm’

These songs all formed part of a vibrant moment in Radio starting the late 1980’s, when Aussie music dominated and Boom Crash Opera was the pioneer of cultivating powerfully catchy and infectious tunes. Headed up by Dale Ryder from the bands inception for 30 odd years his signature vocals and those songs became and still remain permanent fixtures on Australian radio along with many other well loved tunes including…’Great Wall’, ‘Hands Up In The Air’, ‘Her Charity’ and ‘Love Me To Death’ just to name a few.

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Machinations were definitely one of THE post punk bands of the 1980s. Danceable and cerebral, with helium driven guitars and a booming funk bass, laden with swirling synthesisers, they had something for everyone. They had a brutal energy about them and more than held their own in the rock driven Sydney pubs of the 1980s. They also had a sizeable catalogue of hits by the end of the decade. They went from being a triple J favourite with Average Inadequacy to breaking through almost immediately to mainstream commercial radio and Countdown of course with songs like ‘Precious Way’’, No Say In It’, ‘You got me Going Again’, ‘My Hearts on Fire’ and ‘Do to You’, all of which were charting hits. They packed Australian pubs for 10 years, before making a graceful exit at the end of the decade.

In the years since they have made rare appearances. Always exciting, they smash out their hits and dance driven rock and then disappear again. And this is one of those moments. With three of the original four members, The Machinations are convening with the wonderful Boom Crash Opera. They will be playing all of their best loved songs so don’t miss out!


Ticket Options:

  • Dinner & Show $96.50 +bf
  • Reserved Seating (A Section Front) $55.00 +bf
  • Reserved Seating (B Section Rear) $50.00
  • General Admission $40.00 +bf
  • On the Door $45 (if available)


  • Dinner & Show Doors Open: 6.45pm
  • General Admission Doors Open: 8.00pm
  • Showtime: 8.40pm

For tickets click HERE