Thursday November 29, 8.00pm
The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Reserved Seats $20 (+b/f)
General Admission $15 (+b/f)
On the night: $25 at the door
Doors and Dinner: 6.00pm
SEATING: GET THE BEST SEATS AT THE BEST TABLES -
|A RESERVED SEAT is highly
recommended for this show! Book early to get the
Reserved Seating is all at tables, and it's a TWO
STEP 1. Purchase your Reserved Seat
using The Spotted Mallard online ticketing system.
STEP 2. Then email The Spotted Mallard
and make your table reservation. Your reserved seating
tickets need to be attached to a table with your
name on it - so don't forget to email!
Table bookings typically range in size from 2 people
right through to 10-12. Once you have purchased
your Reserved Seat tickets, simply email the Spotted
Mallard to make your table reservation.
Book early for the best tables!
ADMISSION: Pre-Sale $15 (+b/f) or at the door $25
|General Admission ticket holders cannot
reserve their seating or reserve a table. However,
any seating that remains after all Reserved Seating
has been allocated, can be taken by General Admission
ticket holders on a first-come first-serve basis
on the night.
AT THE SPOTTED MALLARD
|The Spotted Mallard is a brilliant
place to have a meal. Whether you have a Reserved
Seat or General Admission Ticket, you can order
a meal before the show from our dinner menu.
AT THE SPOTTED MALLARD
They're back! The Purple Dentists return to The Spotted
Mallard for their first show since 2015 and we're excited!
Each Purple Dentist show is a gem to be treasured,
a musical tightrope which is navigated with breath-taking
bravado as the diverse talents of Dan Bourke, Anthony
O'Neill, George Butrumlis and Steve Groves come
together on stage!
The music of the Dentists is based on the Irish
tradition but also incorporates elements of Zydeco,
country swing, free improvisation and contemporary compositions.
The Purple Dentists formed in Brunswick
back in the 1980s and went on to perform at the
first two Brunswick Music Festivals in 1989 and 1990.
They reformed in 2013 for an appearance at the 25th
Anniversary Brunswick Music Festival, and went on to
hold court at The Spotted Mallard from 2013-2015, performing
a number of legendary shows at this much-loved Sydney
.... and now they're back and this will be one of the
shows of the year!
Dan Bourke: fiddle, vocals | Anthony ONeill:
George Butrumlis: piano accordion | Steve Groves:
THE PURPLE DENTISTS
The Purple Dentists, as the name might suggest, were
something of a musicians fantasy a loosely
defined coterie of pals and musical cronies who played
anything and everything to enthusiastic punters. This
happened in Brunswick during the 1980s at the Retreat
hotel. At the time the Retreat was a marvellous Greek
pub with no light, no ventilation and the clandestine
air of a mob lair. We played there almost exclusively
in a time when heavy clouds of cigarette smoke, even
in the pub kitchen, were a mandatory adjunct to the
music. The repertoire of the band was stylistically
diverse, from jigs and reels to hungarian dances, original
songs to country standards. It was based on seat-of-the-pants
improvisation with a modicum of rehearsal. In truth,
the playing sometimes scaled great heights and we all
enjoyed walking our musical tightrope.
Dan Bourke: The Purple Dentists
The original Purple Dentists
Dan Bourke, Louis McManus, Anthony O'Neill
Illustration by Peter Keown
The Purple Dentists circa 1989:
Steve Groves, Louis McManus, George Butrumlis, Anthony
O'Neill, Dan Bourke
Photo by Liz Reed