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The Panda Room Big Night Out

Once a regular event at the iconic Johnos Blues Bar, the legendary Pandamonium Big Night Out showcase hosted many nights of unforgettable live music with both local and touring acts. Pandamonium Records are bringing THE BIG NIGHT OUT back to the future.. and to The Panda Room! 

With 3 acts making their Panda Room debut on 3rd June 2023, This BIG NIGHT OUT will be a live music party to remember! The June Panda Room Big Night Out will feature – The Bobby Maguire Band, The Raconteurs, The Brazilians, Solvol and Snakoyl.

Big Trev will be serving delicious hot food and don’t forget – the Panda Room is BYO so bring your own drinks and esky (cheap night out yay!). No alcohol is sold at the venue.

Limited to 150 tickets, and once they go, there will be none sold at the door, so get in quick!

Tickets:- https://www.trybooking.com/CHUUV

Bobby Maguire Band – From performing in the snowy French Alps to opening for Hoodoo Gurus and The Cat Empire by tropical shores, Cairns singer-songwriter Bobby Maguire delivers his diverse brand of indie rock evocative of fellow Australian artists Jebediah and Bernard Fanning.

As a teenager, surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital put a stop to Maguire’s motorbike passion giving him a chance to pickup the guitar. He quickly formed a band with his brothers and began playing at venues and festivals before releasing two E.Ps with a self-produced music video featuring twice on Channel Ten. 

Maguire then completed a Bachelor Degree of Music in Melbourne while fronting a range of different acts before returning home to Far North Queensland to launch his first solo single ‘Breathe’. 
He then composed and performed the score for a musical theatre production which ran for eighteen successful shows on a moving steam train as a part of Port Douglas Carnival 2017.


The Raconteurs Movers and shakers in the Cairns music scene, The Raconteurs have been doing their thing since they were founded by David Breeze in 2004. The raconteurs have had as many line up changes, but have been able to keep their vision alive. The Raconteurs have a love of all things funky and downright groovy, expect to hear some Ska and funk that will get your feet moving.


The Brazilians are the De facto Panda Room house band (well it’s their P.A and lighting rig powering the gig, and the venue is their drummers fast food shop!) The Brazilians were borne in the pubs nestled amongst the Mulgrave Delta cane fields of deep far north Queensland. The band got their start playing loud and proud, the twin guitar attack of Macalpine & Williams competing against the industrial din of the Gordonvale sugar mill pumping 24/7 across the road from their gigs.

The Brazilians rock. Has a great tough swagger!!!!! Love it” – Ray Ahn, The Hard Ons


Solvol – Are a relatively new band on the local scene with a few familiar faces including Adam from Jobstopper and Joel from Swamp Donkey. According to the guys, the band are “3 Cairns Gentlemen playing original songs that aren’t punk, indie, garage or rock but are close enough” We are looking forward to their debut Panda Room set!


Snakeoyl – Make their Panda Room debut on 3rd June. Snakeoyl are an aussie pub rock style band from Atherton, and have just recently reformed after a bit of a break. We look forward to checking out the new lineup!


Tickets $25. Tickets strictly limited to 150. BYO Alcohol & Esky. There is limited seating but you are welcome to bring your own camp chair, or as many do, sit on your esky! Delcious hot food will be available on the night at Big Trev’s (Try The Souvlaki, yum!). Buy tickets at Trybooking – https://www.trybooking.com/CHUUV

Doors 6.00pm, bands start 6.30pm. Plenty of cover for bands and audience if rain.