ROCK ’N’ ROLL: Brass Monkeys rocked the Paragon Theatre last Saturday night.
ROCK ’N’ ROLL: Brass Monkeys rocked the Paragon Theatre last Saturday night. Jodie Dixon

Brass Monkeys rock the Paragon Theatre

THE Paragon Theatre has welcomed back to the stage Brass Monkeys.

Lead singer and entertainer Barry Franklin took to the stage on Saturday night with his band of fine musicians as they rocked tunes from yesteryear.

Crowds joined in as he belted out favourite tunes from Johnny O'Keefe, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis.

The audience numbers were down on last year; nevertheless, the patrons enjoyed the entertainment.

The theatre floor shook as 1960s rockers took to the dance floor.

Merissa Craft, owner and manager, said it was a fantastic night hosting Brass Monkeys.

"I hope this encourages other acts to come to Childers," she said.

The heritage-listed building has been undergoing works for several years and with the final stage of the streetscape almost complete, the Paragon is set for stardom once again.

"It's a great theatre with plenty of places to hold special events," Mrs Craft said.

In October the theatre will host some fantastic events and Mrs Craft encourages to community to attend.

With the school holidays in full swing, a family-friendly movie will be on the big screen at the Paragon.

The Paragon Theatre is set to feature more great acts from around Australia.

Childers will welcome, all the way from Melbourne's Comedy Festival, "Spoilt", set for October 16.

For more information phone 0478 066 724



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