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Checkerboard Lounge

7" vinyl single launch: double A-side 'Rollercoaster/Uncivil Compliance'

Checkerboard Lounge

1:00pm, Sat 27 May, 2023
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Checkerboard Lounge launch their limited edition 7" vinyl double A-side single 'Rollercoaster/Uncivil Compliance'. Having been back in the studio, this time with Jeff Lang, this sneak preview of a forthcoming new album, will feature the first airing of much new material.

Since recording at the legendary SUN Studio and releasing critically acclaimed album ‘SUN Sessions’ after reaching the semi-finals at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, word keeps spreading about this formidable act. The album, released in 2022, collected a swathe of awards and nationwide airplay with many months at #1 on the Oz Blues and Roots radio charts.

The brainchild of renowned singer and drummer Carl Pannuzzo, the band has evolved over thirty years; breathing fire, virtuosity and improvisation into classic soul and roots originals. 

Playful and unyielding, Pannuzzo is joined on stage by the cream of Australia’s talent: guitar master Shannon Bourne, Hammond virtuoso Tim Neal, and inimitable bassist Zoë Frater. World-class musicianship, unbridled passion inspired by the moment and an almost telepathic ability to create, Checkerboard are a powerhouse to be reckoned with. The evidence of their time playing together, staying true to their hearts and each other, shows an integrity and originality to a potent brew of blues that is undeniable.

From standing ovations at festivals to crammed inner Melbourne pubs, no two shows are the same. Vibrant and unforgettable, Checkerboard are a tour-de-force demanding honesty, integrity and truthful musicianship; the very essence of a live music experience. 

with special guest George Carroll-Wilson (Pollyman)


Please have a digital or printed copy of your ticket ready on arrival along with a valid photo ID. Acceptable ID includes a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.

The Brunswick Ballroom strives to improve our practices when it comes to sustainability and to reduce our carbon footprint. We don’t sell or provide plastic water bottles.


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.