JB’s Cabaret back in Toowoomba due to popular demand

AFTER a sell-out show last September, the band behind the JB's Cabaret: The Wonder Years thought their time in the spotlight was done and dusted, but it was not to be.  

Chapter III, an iconic local band from the 1960's and 70's, reformed last year for a one off show to raise funds for the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.  

The event was so successful that, after many requests for another show, the organisers have agreed to host another concert at the end of the Carnival of Flowers festival in September.  

This year's show is titled JB's Cabaret: Here we go again as a tribute to the song recorded by Chapter III and released last year to coincide with the concert.  

Special guests for this year have also been booked in, including two new bands from the 1970's who have reunited especially, Sir Jeffrey's people and Dawn of Creation.  

Organiser and Chapter III drummer Col Zeller is elated about the demand for another show.  

'We thought that the big concert last year was our 'final hurrah' as a band, but we've been able to show that retired 70-somethings can still rock with the best of them,' Mr Zeller said.  

He has also called on the assistance of some fellow bands and artists from the era to support Chapter III including Gypsy, Frankie Klassen, Janelle Steinmuller and Don Duffus.  

Proceeds from this year's concert will again go to the Toowoomba Hospital via the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation. CEO Alison Kennedy said she was thrilled that the organisers have chosen to once again support the Foundation as their charity.  

'Last year's event generated such a great response from the community and I'm sure this year's event will be equally successful, an event that we're proud to be associated with,' Ms Kennedy said.  

Tickets will go on sale Saturday 4 June at www.trybooking.com/LJSW .

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