5 September, 2023

Band ready to impress at free concert

YUNGABURRA residents will be treated to a free concert from reformed group Bold as Brass 2 this weekend.

Bold as Brass 2 are looking forward to entertaining the crowd at Yungaburra this Sunday.
Bold as Brass 2 are looking forward to entertaining the crowd at Yungaburra this Sunday.

The event is being hosted by the Yungaburra Beautification Committee who are excited to offer the community this free performance. 

Organiser Sue Fairley said the reformation of this group was exciting for the community. 

“This band was one of the most popular bands on the Tablelands for many years and are definitely worth coming to listen to,” Sue said. 

Formerly known as Bold as Brass, they originated in the 80s, when cabarets and formal balls were regular community events to look forward to. 

The original members from 1989-2022 were John Godfrey (keys and brass), Des Godfrey (bass), Ian Poggioli (drums and vocals), Col Robinson (guitar and vocals), and Werner Braun (trumpet).

These musicians all came with previous experience in other bands and wanted to back up their music and vocals with a heavy brass sound, (similar to Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass) where the trumpet featured in an instrumental arrangement.

In 2020, they invited Chris Bourke to join the band as a female vocalist, with previous experience in Smith & Co, a popular Tableland duo in the 80s and 90s.

Joe Paronella, who is well known from his regular, appearances with wife Wendy as The Paronellas, also recently joined Bold as Brass 2. 

These musicians are looking forward to entertaining all with new arrangements of memorable songs. 

They all come together with a love of music, which creates a fun performance.

To be held at the Yungaburra Community Rotunda in Bruce Jones Park this Sunday, it’s sure to attract a crowd.  

Bring along your chair and umbrella, some drinks and nibbles and enjoy an afternoon of music from Bold as Brass 2. 

From 4-6pm enjoy the tunes of what was considered one of the Tablelands’ most popular bands. 

Parking for the event is via Elm Street and if wet, the event will move to the Yungaburra Hotel. 


10 September, 4-6pm

Yungaburra Community Rotunda

Bruce Jones Park, Yungaburra

Bold as Brass 2 performing

BYO chair, shade, drinks and nibbles

Parking via Elm Street

Donations accepted

If inclement weather, concert will be held in Yungaburra Hotel

Everyone welcome


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