The Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show – Logan Entertainment Centre
In the 1960’s, the world inside our living room was B&W and we didn’t really seem to mind. After all the newspapers were, and therefore television should be, correct?
We watched a grey filtered world till midnight with a re-run of American TV series, jingle-ised advertisements, cringeworthy dramas …and the ‘Holy of Holies’ – the 6 o’clock news. (Actually, it was only about 18 minutes of news, the rest was ads and weather.) No matter where you lived, the channel you watched held a stronger loyalty than the local footy club.
Black and white choices. Was it 9, 7 or the oldies ABC? (I was a 7 guy.) But then I changed, last weekend. At the Logan Entertainment Centre – to RBTV.
It had everything I have ever wanted, a lifetime of flashbacks – and it was live and spontaneous as anybody could ever wish.
Right then, of course RBTV needs a little explanation. Robertson Brothers TV is a fantastic live show concept headed up by Ben, Geoff, and Stu Robertson along with some stellar singers. All set in a not-so-imaginary television studio. This is first-class, prime-time stuff.
You’ve actually heard them most nights on TV since 1988, singing the “Home and Away” theme. Yes, that’s them. Apart from that, they have won 16 ACE Awards, eight MO Awards plus were nominated for one ARIA Award and one Golden Guitar Award.
Around world they have supported A-level artists the likes of ELO, America, and John Denver. They actively tour here nationally, making sure they include as many regional areas as possible.
The afternoon gave our senses a sensational workout. We laughed until we coughed, we sang heartily to the songs from 1960’s giants, we were often moved to an awesome silence.
The Robertson Brothers included us as part of their family. As a generous bonus, we were entertained by Simon Brook McLachlan from the Jersey Boys and then Dean Bourne as Roy Orbison.
Dieter Freeman playing a Shadows tribute topped this all off. They’ll be back, and this is a must see. A rock-solid guarantee of fun.
Reviewed by 101FM Radio Presenter Stu Robertson
Photography by Michelle Cop (MC Photography)
2023 Tour dates at: www.robertsonbrothers.com.au