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Tag Archives: Frank Ifield

Wayne Horsburgh yodels to success

July 17, 2013

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Yodelling great keeps getting better
Venue: Nerang RSL
Date: July 17, 2013

Review by SHIRLEY BROUN

POPPED into Nerang RSL on the Qld Gold Coast today and who should be performing but multi-award winning country and yodelling great Wayne Horsburgh and the Howie Brothers.
Wayne Horsburgh
As one would expect, the auditorium was packed with only standing room for late-comers like me but I didn’t mind.… Members read the rest!

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Price & McCoy keep Aussie Flag flying in Europe

June 17, 2013

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On With the Show’s French connection

By SHIRLEY BROUN

OWNING a website is a wonderful tool to track down lost friends, colleagues and entertainers. The internet’s coverage is worldwide and it’s accessible by anyone who has a working internet connection. Recently, we published a Flashback to Frank Ifield’s Column in Variety Today (1990) and were delighted to receive an email from Australia’s Price and McCoy who Frank had bumped into and mentioned during a trip to Madrid.… Members read the rest!

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ALVABUZZ – comradry stronger than ever (1991)

February 2, 2013

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Yodelling sensation Mary Schneider and daughter, Melinda.
Frank Ifield lends a hand
On With the Show’s
Flashback to Variety Today 1991

By ALVA Queen Bee Mary Schneider

WELL, here we are again … another year over … boy that was quick! Maybe I fitted too much into it. It has been a good year for ALVA (Australian Ladies Variety Association).

The committee’s aim this year was to continue with our fundraising but more importantly, to highlight the comradery of which ALVA is so proud.

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Frank Ifield targets Aussie talent in UK (1990)

January 22, 2013

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SHOWCALL UK Column
Frank Ifield

By Frank Ifield
On With the Show’s
Flashback to Variety Today 1990

THIS year while recuperating in England I have been busying myself doing lots of radio shows the length and breadth of the UK featuring Australian Country Music

The British listeners have been enchanted by the diverse talents of bush balladeers, Slim Dusty, Smokey Dawson, etc, to the modern country stylists such as Doug Ashdown and Graeme Conners.

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Variety Today turns two (1993)

January 14, 2013

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The Variety Today Second Birthday cake cutting ceremony attracted some eager starters (l-r) Legalese columnist Anthony Colavitti, Susie Broun, Olaf `Westy’ Harris, Managing Editor Shirley Broun, Robert Pearson and George Harvey (of The Four Kinsmen), Greg Doolan (ex-Wickety Wak), Frank Ifield and – kneeling ready for the first slice – fellow Kinsmen, Scott Radburn.

VARIETY Today and 150 dedicated supporters saw the new year off in fine spirits as they joined together at top Gold Coast venue, Paradise Country, to celebrate the publication’s Second Birthday.

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Barron Knights slip into town (1991)

January 6, 2013

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Frank Ifield with the Barron Knights (1991) – Peter, Nigel, Duke, Garth and Butch.
Old friends reunite
On With the Show’s
Flashback to Variety Today 1991

By SHIRLEY BROUN

ONE of the UK’s most loved exports, The Barron Knights slipped quietly into the Gold Coast recently to perform at a convention for IBM at the newly opened Royal Pines Resort.

New member Garth, who notched up his sixth performance with the popular UK group on the Coast and is on his first trip to Australia, was a little over-eager to take home a tan.

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