JUST LIKE THE REAL THING: Col Green from the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club is enjoying great success with tribute shows.
JUST LIKE THE REAL THING: Col Green from the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club is enjoying great success with tribute shows. Caitlan Charles

Tribute shows next bing thing for the Clarence

THE Rolling Stones will be in the Clarence twice in two weeks, but don't get too excited. There are two different versions of these rockers, and while neither of them are the real deal, they are free to see.

Of course they are tribute shows, a trend that seems to have been embraced by the Clarence club scene.

Leading the charge is the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club, which has had the likes of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and KISS on stage.

And that tribute tradition continues this weekend with an homage to those foxy morons Kath and Kim on stage tomorrow night, while the legendary musical Grease gets a workout with All Greased Up on Saturday. Next weekend it's the Stonez and the Foo Fighters tribute Something From Nothing, while The Eagles will fly back in the following week.

Club secretary manager Col Green said the popularity of the tributes shows had been "absolutely unbelievable".

"We are getting great crowds. Some shows see 300 or 400 people coming along for the night, having dinner and enjoying the show," he said.

Mr Green said people could expect to see shows dedicated to Cold Chisel, Engelbert Humperdinck, and AC/DC in the coming weeks. "Keeping them as free shows is a great help but I didn't think they would ever be this popular."

Catch the Kath and Kim tribute show tonight and All Greased Up on Saturday night at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club. Both the shows are free to members and their guests.



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