Two of Australia’s legends of Rock’n’Roll delivers a superbly entertaining, energetic and professional showstopper! Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde first came to
Two of Australia’s legends of Rock’n’Roll delivers a superbly entertaining, energetic and professional showstopper!
Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde first came to prominence in the mid-seventies with the legendary Aussie rock band OL’55, and since then have both enjoyed incredibly diverse careers on stage and screen. They are both individually instantly recognisable to any Australian as classically Australian, and when they are together, well, they are a couple of classics.
Frankie J Holden OAM was born in 1953, the same year as the FJ Holden was first manufactured and during the course of his diverse career he has become as much an icon as his automotive namesake.
On screen he has created some of Australian television’s most memorable characters through leading roles in: “EMBASSY”, “ROUND THE TWIST”,“POLICE RESCUE”,”SOMETHING IN THE AIR”, “UNDERBELLY” and recently, “A PLACE TO CALL HOME“.
Frankie J has been recognized with many accolades within the industry including two Best Actor Awards and two nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the AFI, and has appeared in over thirty films both here and overseas such as “THE ODD ANGRY SHOT” “HIGH TIDE”, “EVIL ANGELS”, “THE BIG STEAL”, “RETURN HOME” “HAMMERS OVER THE ANVIL” and recently “CLUBLAND”, to name a few.
In 2019, Frankie J was awarded a Silver Logie for his work in A Place To Call Home.
In theatre, Frankie J has toured with “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS”, “THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW”, “GREASE”, “SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL” and most recently “DON PARTIES ON” for the Melbourne Theatre Company.
As a popular TV presenter, Frankie J has shared his experiences roaming around the globe with millions of viewers on Channel 7’s “THE GREAT OUTDOORS” (1993-1996); hosted “IN MELBOURNE TONIGHT” (1996 – 1999), and co-hosted with his wife Michelle Pettigrove “WHAT’S UP DOWNUNDER” on the SEVEN and TEN Networks. (2006-2011).
In 2019, Frankie J Holden was awarded the Order Of Australia Medal for his services to entertainment.
Currently, Frankie can be seen as “Ian Shaw” in Home And Away on the Seven Network.
Wilbur Wilde first rose to fame as saxophonist with the great Aussie rock bands Ol’ 55 and Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons.
Over the years he has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Skyhooks, Elvis Costello, Tom Jones, Split Enz, Roy Orbison, Cold Chisel, Dire Straits, The Angels, Dragon, James Reyne and Jimmy Barnes.
Wilbur instantly became a household name as the resident saxophone player / comedian / nuisance on the phenomenally popular TV show HEY HEY ITS SATURDAY from 1984 to 1999. That gave Wilbur Wilde two hours exposure every Saturday night in millions of lounge-rooms across Australia for 16 years!
Since then he has made a number of guest appearances on shows such as THE FLYING DOCTORS, MDA, THE PAUL HOGAN SHOW, BLANKETY BLANKS, SALE OF THE CENTURY, CELEBRITY SQUARES, MTV, GETAWAY, POSTCARDS, and SPICKS AND SPECKS
On screen, Wilbur has had roles in MAD MAX 1, COOLANGATTA GOLD, DEAD END DRIVE-IN and in theatre in the ground breaking production of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW in the mid 1990’s.
Coupling a huge personality, well-honed sense of humour and a contact list the envy of Richard Wilkins, Wilbur has also has a long career as a radio presenter on numerous Melbourne stations, most recently as Drive host on Vega 91.5.
Together, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde bring to the stage great music, featuring the hits of Ol’55 (On The Prowl, Looking For An Echo, Ruby, Two Face Have I, Rockin’ Christmas etc.) and a cavalcade of classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
But wait, there’s more: Frankie J and Wilbur also bring to the stage their incredible skills and broad experience as all-round entertainers, honed through their work in all the other areas of their long and successful careers. They are musicians, certainly, but they are also entertainers, raconteurs…. and ragers! They don’t just play the songs, they play the audience: they make them laugh, they make them sing, they make them dance. They have the versatility to successfully work any audience of almost any age, in any setting.
With Frankie J as the front man and Wilbur Wilde on sax by his side, performing all the greatest hits from their multi platinum band OL’55 and a whole bunch of other rock and roll classics, and your night is sure to be… A CLASSIC!
Arrival. Doors to The Zeppelin Room will open at 7pm. You may order food from the restaurant and have them bring your food to the auditorium. The show will start at 8pm.
Food. Knuckles German Restaurant will be open for dinnertime (5.30pm to 8.30pm).
$50 Door Tickets will be sold upon entry into the auditorium from 7pm to 8pm, unless sold out.
Dinner & Show Tickets. You can skip the line with these tickets — dinner to be served at 7pm.
Accessibility. The Zeppelin Room and toilets (outside the auditorium) have wheelchair access.
Parking. There is an ample number of parking spaces on our grounds, on the street outside and the grass area right next to the club.
Harmonie German Club manages the ticketing for this event.
(Friday) 7:00 pm
The Zeppelin Room
Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah