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MAYWEATHER VS MCGREGOR AT THE JACK!

 Sunday August 27th 2017

  Doors Open 10am

THIS WILL BE THE BIGGEST COMBAT SPORTING EVENT OF THE YEAR THAT WILL GO DOWN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS & WE WILL BE SHOWING IT LIVE IN FULL HD ON OUR MASSIVE 5.2 METRE OUTDOOR LED SCREENS!

*MAIN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED*
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KATCHAFIRE ‘AUSSIE LEGACY TOUR’ AT THE JACK!

 Sunday September 10th 2017

  Doors Open 6pm

They transformed the place into a freedom-founded club where the only rule was to enjoy the music. No external force could stop the fire!” KDHX 88.1 (USA)

Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), KATCHAFIRE, have become a global roots reggae phenomenon..The all Maori Reggae band, bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today.​

“The band has matured into one of the most cherished, original live reggae bands in the world.” The Brag“…

With four highly successful studio albums, multiple awards, platinum sales, high selling singles, and a massive worldwide fanbase, KATCHAFIRE has crafted a universal vibe with their sound being built on the foundations of classic roots reggae, RnB, funk, modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop.

2017 will see them celebrating 20 years of existence and this year a new album will be released.

KATCHAFIRE’S epic touring schedule has coincided with a noticeably growing acceptance of reggae music from mainstream audiences, leading to increasingly enthusiastic responses to the group’s riotous live performances worldwide.

Joining KATCHAFIRE on their AUSSIE LEGACY TOUR are some very special guests including Ria Hall from New Zealand on 4 shows in NSW and Victoria, The Hanlon Brothers from the Gold coast will be at a few, along with rock/reggae maestros The Sea Gypsies from the Central Coast, DJ Tickelz and DJ Red.

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UFC 215 ‘TWO WORLD TITLE FIGHT EVENT’ AT THE JACK!

 Sunday September 10th 2017

  From 12pm

Lunch With Punch serves up a double knuckle sandwich featuring JOHNSON vs BORG & NUNEZ vs SHEVCHENKO 2 battling it out for their world titles plus an extra side serve of beef cake featuring the heavy weight bout of the day… DOS SANTOS vs NGANNOU! Now that’s a mouthful you don’t want to miss!! 😉

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ILLY ‘Two Degrees Tour’ AT THE JACK!

 Thursday Sept 14th 2017

  Doors Open 7pm

Platinum-selling Australian hip hop artist Illy has announced The Two Degrees Regional Tour, his most extensive tour of Australia to date, kicking off this July and finishing up in late November. This tour is the first time Illy will bring his ARIA #1 album Two Degrees to regional Australia, which includes stops in Port Hedland, Launceston, Toowoomba, Cairns, Warnambool, Newcastle, Mildura and Albury (just to name a few). It follows on from his largest ever capital city tour, featuring sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane earlier this year.

Illy has a good history of regional touring, hitting the road with Groovin’ The Moo Festival twice, along with a previous regional headline tour in 2014.He’s developed a strong love of regional Australia and is pleased and excited to be getting back out to these towns and performing again after such a long absence.

Illy says he is “Really psyched to get back on the road for such a huge run. It’s been a couple years since last time, and this will be the biggest I’ve ever done. Let get loose.”

His album Two Degrees includes current single Oh My featuring Tonight Alive’s lead singer Jenna McDougall, the triple platinum ARIA Award-nominated and APRA Award-winning single Papercuts with Vera Blue, the double platinum Catch 22, a collaboration with UK powerhouse Anne-Marie and live favourite You Say When featuring Marko Penn.

WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE HIM BACK AT THE JACK!!

 

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KIM CHURCHILL ‘Weight_Falls Album Tour’ AT THE JACK!

 Thursday Sept 21st 2017

  Doors Open 8pm

hose familiar with Churchill’s radio smash Window to The Sky, which reached number 42 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 in 2014, will recognise signature elements in these new recordings: intricate guitar work, intuitive vocal melodies and a wonderful feeling of space and warmth. His newest single Second Hand Car is immediately identifiable as Churchill’s with its retro keys, propulsive guitar line and rousing chant-a-long chorus.

What sets Weight_Falls apart from Churchill’s previous releases is its sense of adventure and unpredictability, characterised by chopped-up drum samples, unusual harmonies and moments of disarming lyrical honesty.

“I worked really hard on the follow-up record for a long time,” he explains – “and it sounded good. But some very subtle layer of my consciousness was saying to me, ‘It’s not all that inspiring.’”

So Churchill picked up his guitar. He wrote a second version of the album in one frenetic week, then spent two months piecing together the new recordings with ARIA-winning producer Ian Pritchett in a garage in Western Sydney. The resulting LP, Weight_Falls, is a kaleidoscopic collection that is bound to take both fans and critics by surprise.

 

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MANALION AT THE JACK!

 Thursday Sept 28th 2017

  Doors Open 7pm

MANA LION Description:
Mana (‘Maori’ New Zealand indigenous people) A super natural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object. Integrity, charisma, prestige.
Lion – You know what a lion is.

Three Kiwi (New Zealanders) brothers (most likely from different
mothers) maybe we met in Austalia in 2012 on Sydney’s Northern
Beaches, maybe we met on Mars, maybe we met by a bin fire floating wayward on a raft between the North and South Islands of Aotearoa as the full moon kept us moving… Either way we three brothers met, and we met to make music to make you sway and dance and swing and sweat. Music to make love to the mind, soul and ears of your sister, your wife, your mistress, your Nanna, to your sweet baby mama. We met to sing of love and trouble, of leisure and life.
Between all three members comes a combination of musical influences from Soul to Roots, Funk to DnB, Gangsta Rap to Hardcore Punk and everything in between. We love, we live and learn by the pleasurable sounds of Motown, Reggae, Bob Marley, Billy Idol, Kora, The Police, AC/DC, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Necro, Lisa Gerrard & Soundgarden to name a few!

WE LOVE MANALION AND ARE EXCITED TO HAVE THEM AT THE JACK!!

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BULLHORN AT THE JACK!

 Thursday Sept 29th 2017

  Doors Open 7pm

 

There’s an old saying, popularised by The Breakfast Club: “you mess with the bull, you get the horns”. What does it mean? Not much really. Mostly that if you do something dangerous, you might get hurt. One dangerous thing you could do would be to miss the crazy, brass based, MC led explosion that is BULLHORN at The The Jack in Cairns Friday September 29!.

BULLHORN have been working hard on the Australian music scene, performing at festivals all over the country including Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Festival, Vivid Sydney, Ocean Street Festival, Mullum Festival, Bello Festival and that’s just in the last few months! After a spate of so many fantastic shows BULLHORN are gig fit and never sounding better! Roman MC, the front man, is intoxicating with his rhythmic word play and massive charismatic stage presence. When his skills are combined with the hard hitting sounds of 7 horns players and 1 bossing drummer the results are awe-inspiring. Their shows are a unique and incredible experience, like no other, and a must to see!

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KALLIDAD RETURN TO THE JACK!

 Thursday Nov 16th 2017

  Doors Open 7pm

Following an epic four month tour of Europe to unveil their new album “The Odyssey,” Kallidad is returning home to Australia.
An extensive tour involves this trip to Cairns to perform at the Jack, which has been Kallidad’s Cairns base ever since the group’s first visits to Far North Queensland.

The last show at the Jack was pumping, and this concert should be no different!

You can expect to hear many new songs including “The Odyssey,” Senorita Margarita,” “The Strasbourg March,”Big Bill’s Blues” and more, plus old favourites like “Death Fiesta” and “The Wild Wild Western.”

The new album “The Odyssey” will be available on CD, and also as a 44 page hardcover book (which includes the CD.) The album is also available online from all major music sources.

Kallidad has dubbed their self created genre “Trash Flamingo,” with a combination of flamenco, mariachi, rock and metal music creating an instrumental feast for the senses. The band has toured Europe, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia, with their trademark “Day of the Dead” facepaint turning heads, and their insane music dropping jaws everywhere they go!

 

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