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The end of an era is upon us! Sadly, Big Trev is in the process of selling the business and we will be doing one last Panda Room with Big Trev Takkos at the helm in the kitchen on Saturday the 9th of September. Word is the new owners are keen to continue the Panda Room gigs (and if not we will find another suitable venue), but this will definitely be your last chance to grab one of Trev’s legendary souvlakis and southern fried chicken. Can Takkos fry chicken? You bet yer ass he can!

We will be celebrating Big Trevs last Stand with eclectic mix of 5 amazing bands, The Joker Pokers, Pelicana, Ju Ju Moon (Mission Beach), the Brazilians and Heffa Lump. 

Tickets only $25. Tickets strictly limited to 150. BYO Alcohol & Esky (Yay cheap night out!). Delcious hot food will be available on the night at Big Trev’s (The Souvlaki is amazing!)

Sat 9th Sept – doors 6.00pm, bands start 6.30pm. Plenty of cover for bands and audience if rain.



The Joker Pokers

The Joker Pokers are a collection of musical fringe dwellers teetering on the boundaries of good taste. They will take you on a genre mashing journey to a destination unknown featuring a sound palette of Acoustic Guitar, Slide guitar, Hammond organ, Rhodes piano, Synths, Violin and Banjo. Of course these are all mangled with a host of effects, delays and everything in between.

The Joker Pokers are fronted by Fraser Scott, who has shared the stage with the big guns around the world. He supported the likes of Artic Monkeys, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, Band of Skulls, The Rubens, Reef, Tom Jones the list goes on. He is a master of anything stringed and gifted with some golden tonsils.


soul infused jazz-funk collective of some of Far North Queensland’s most experienced and well respected performers.  The insanely memorable compositions will linger, as the songs greet you like an old friend, with new melodies that are beguilingly familiar. The sophisticated rhythm section brings you a world of groove, complimenting each stanza with irresistible momentum. The musicianship conveys a confidence and fluidity that reflects the band’s experience, with soaring jazz-tinged solo’s and r’n’b accents. Featuring award winning master songwriter Steve Williams, Ben Hakalitz (Drummer, Percussionist, Producer and ARIA hall of fame inductee. A musical career spanning over 35 years, Ben has toured worldwide with international artists including, Yothu Yindi, Sanguma, Yirrmal and Tribe of Jubal.), Mike Rivett (Awarded first place in the National Jazz Awards (Australia), regarded as Australia’s most prestigious jazz award. Mike has performed extensively in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA, and completed a Master of Music Degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, New York) and Papa Stanley (One Straw, Freeside, ACT, The Fabulous Nobodies, Hot Rubber Glove, Syrup, the Tall Poppies, and the Raconteurs. ‘Papa’ has graced many a festival stage including Maleny, Woodford, Canberra National Folk Festival , Livid, the Medieval Faire, Tablelands Folk Festival, BMUP and Wallaby Creek)

Ju Ju Moon

JuJu Moon is the songwriting, recording and production collaboration between Ian and Karen Stewart.  Based at South Mission Beach they are supported in this by a talented, energetic and committed group of musical friends. Franny Francis-Piper, Kent Gibbins, Ian Preece, Kym Hall and Shabaun Jones are the current JuJu lineup. They’re firing up their amps, horns, drums and voices ready to make waves at The Panda Room on Sept 9th

The Brazilians

The De facto Panda Room house band (well it’s their P.A and lighting rig powering the gig, and the venue is their former drummers fast food shop!) The Brazilians will have their original stunt guitar player Callum “Frullet” Williams back on board along with their new drummer Ollie Vanballygooyen. Word is they will be debuting a brand new song written by the new revitalized lineup. Check out their latest single ‘The Flower Children That Refuse To Wilt’ on Youtube.

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

Blending the lyrical wit and wisdom of Supersuckers and the musical chops of AC/DC getting their blues on” – Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture

Heffa Lump

 A Little Bit Grunge, a Little Bit Rock n Roll – We love presenting fresh new bands at the Panda Room. Heffa Lump describe themselves as “A band punk drunk on hard rock n roll!!” – sounds like our kinda thang.. Make sure you hang around to catch their first headline gig! Can’t wait!

Tickets only $25. Tickets strictly limited to 150. BYO Alcohol & Esky. Delcious hot food will be available on the night at Big Trev’s (The Souvlaki is amazing!)

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