Photographs are grouped in approximately monthy order.
Nov/December Birthdays, and some committee. From L: Colin Garrett, Judee Horin, Ken Forbes, Jeff Wiener, Bill Leithhead, Vincent O'Connor, Janet Arndt, Diane Taylor.
Veteran keyboard and vocal entertainer Bobby Vinnard. Cop those jeans - Wow!!
Foundation members Caryl Perry-Bowen, John Bowen, and Asst Secretary, Gigi Hellmuth.
Prominent vocalist Kay Young (centre), backed by (from L): Howard Rowe, David Taylor, John Curtis, Colin Garrett.
Singer Juliane Pasternak reaches for the sky.
Classical piano duet by Ray Haynes and Bill Leithhead, which was quite a novelty.
Big-voiced Irish tenor Vincent O'Connor declaims the song.
Secretary Bill Leithhead together with his wife and hon. Committee Member, Glenyce Leithhead, received the annually awarded "Bravo Award" for service to the Showbiz Social Club, Inc.
Greatly in demand bassist David Taylor backs popular singer/pianist Lisette Payet.
Long-time member and ex-President clown and magician Don Crawford with life-long saxophonist Bob Casely.
Nov/Dec Birthdays from L: Bobby Vinnard, Jeff Wiener, Bill Leithhead, Vincent O'Connor, Diane Taylor and cake monitor Janet Arndt.
Industry veteran bassist Ivan Videky (dec.) and Grahame Taylor, piano, in band Spellbound.
Bassist in demand, Ivan Videky (dec.) together with pianist/organist/vocalist Bobby Vinnard.
Veteran of many bands, on trumpet and flugel horn, Ken Forbes.
Highly popular entertainment duo, "Blue Tango", comprising guitarist/vocalist/song-writer/comedian Dave Richard, and his partner, vocalist/percussionist/Kazoo player Lynne Gough.
Seasoned saxophonist/clarinetist Bob Casely, backed by unknown bass player.
Jazz veteran Jack Morris playing his beloved trombone, with popular jazz drummer Allan Smith behind him.
Vocalist Pamela Rowe, who, together with drummer/pianist hubby Howard, makes up popular duo "Duo Melodica".
January birthday photo, with (from L): Ken Forbes, Judee Horin, Sylvester Kroyherr, Frank Cox (dec.) and cake mistress Janet Arndt.
Guest a capella vocal group Shirazz performs at least annually. From L: Lorraine Bulwyn (baritone), Christine Howe (bass), long-term member Sheila Whitson (tenor), Judy Judge (Lead).
Dramatic vocal pose by well-known jazz ballad vocalist Anita Harris.
Vocalist Anne Hayres.
Audience, with too many well-known members to name here.
In humorous pose are pianistic entertainer Bobby Vinnard, jazz diva, actor and lyricist Annie Smith, plus regular and enthusiastic applauder Berri Biss.
February birthday celebrants (from L): Dave Richard, Pamela Rowe, Rachel Camerino, Berri Biss, and unknown guest, with cake manager Janet Arndt.
Friendly conversation, with Francesca Henderson and singer Anita Harris.
Long-term club members, percussionist/keyboard/harmonist Howard Rowe, with wife, vocalist/percussionist Pamela Rowe.
In happy mood are veteran club members, vocalist and band-leader Janet Arndt, veteran pianist/vocalist John Hoare, guitarist/vocalist Sylvester Kroyherr.
Happy smiles from Judith Taylor and Judy Forbes.
Renowned life-long jazz pianist Kim Harris.
Cheerful quartet of members (from L): Kim Harris (kb), Barrie Boyes (sax), Frank Cox (kb)(dec.) and Barrie's wife Thea Boyes.
Crooner Peter Green entertains.
Impromptu duet by illustrious songbird Rachel Camerino and guitarist/singer Sylvester Kroyherr.
Renowned drummer Alan Richards, also supplier of our essential PA equipment plus this drum kit.
Appreciative audience, with, in front, guests of Sheila Whitson (at right).
All happy smiles at table of (from L) Dave Richard (gt/voc), Ray Haynes (kb), Lynne Gough (voc/perc) and Roz Haynes.
Widely recognised entertainment duo "Blue Tango", comprising Dave Richard and Lynne Gough.
Finding the music irresistible are (from L) Janet Arndt, Annie Smith and Gigi Hellmuth.
Indefatigable workers at the check-in desk are Gigi Hellmuth (Asst. Sec.) and Colin Garrett (treas.).
At the piano, and singing, is President Judee Horin.
From L: high-energy singer Renée Rundell, Allan Smith (dms), Ivan Videcky (dec.)(bs) and Grahame Taylor (piano).
Our singing architect Sylvester Kroyherr expertly strums and serenades.
Well-known player of saxophones various, Barrie Boyes seen at a tender moment with his wife Thea Boyes.
Social announcing by event manager Francesca Henderson, side by side with President Judee Horin.
March birthdays, from L: Sheila Whitson, Barrie Boyes, Audrey Morris, Paul Phillips, John Bowen and cake wrangler Janet Arndt.
May birthdays, from L: Bob Casely, Thea Boyes, Neville Turner, Glenyce Leithhead, John Hoare, with cake gal Berri Biss.
Guest artist visiting Bolivian guitarist/vocalist Gustavo Avila.
In full vocal flow is long-time member Sheila Whitson, backed by drummer Alan Richards and pianist Neville Turner.
Our favourite Irish tenor Vincent O'Connor, ably accompanied on piano by Ray Haynes.
Renowned jazz drummer Allan Smith.
May birthdays, from L: Rick Litchfield and Ivan Videky (dec.), with veteran club member Janet Arndt looking after the cake and candles.
Well-known singer Annie Smith in kittenish mood with assistant secretary and photographer Gigi Hellmuth.
In mid-meal and obviously enjoying the show are from L: pianist John Curtis and his wife Lynne, with famous pianist and sports historian, Neville Turner.
Guitarist/vocal and song-writer Gary Russell.
Transcendental moments for dancers Rachel Sandey and Sylvester Kroyherr.
Musical conspirators Annie Smith and Bobby Vinnard, with bemused backing drummer Alan Richards and bassist Ivan Videky (dec.).
June birthdays. From L: Franco Vitiello, Janet Arndt, Barry Henderson, with cake technologist and Treasurer Colin Garrett.
Guest jazz diva Mary-Louise Hatch, backed by pianist Grahame Taylor.
Recorder-player extraordinaire, Marion Lustig, at the head of her orchestra "Sweet Ade".
Michael Grozdanovic playing one of his passionate piano compositions, aided and abetted by page-turner Judee Horin.
Cruise-ship performance veteran, singer Rachel Camerino on a roll, backed by Howard Rowe (dr), Ivan Videky (dec.)(bs) and some-time Sassy Sister, Judee Horin. on piano.
Climatic pose by energetic jazz vocalist Annie Smith, with drummer Alan Richards visibly affected.
July birthdays. From L: Caryl Perry-Bowen, Alan Richards, Howard Rowe, Roz Haynes, under the ministry of culinary genius Janet Arndt.
Star of piano, organ and all-round entertainer, Bobby Vinnard (dec.), having a tender moment with the grand piano.
A moment of contentment and enjoyment for long-time member, Gigi Hellmuth, asst.secretary, photographer and net-worker.
Getting carried away are, from L: Judy Doughty, Francesca Henderson, Rachel Sandey, and a guest, name not known.
A touch of Balkan music from accomplished accordionist Esmir Zucancic and pianist Michael Grozdanovic.
Janet Arndt sings in her inimitably relaxed jazz style, ably backed by good friend Frank Cox (dec.).
Happy clubbers Judy Doughty and Francesca Henderson.
Big smiles from singer Jo Laurance and singer-pianist-accordionist Lisette Payet.
Guest singer Miri Mor with a different slant to the lyrics.
Silky-smooth jazz vocalist Anita Harris fully into the spirit of the song.
Singer Mary-Louise Hatch and pianist Neville Turner seal the song with a smooch.
A new perspective on Barrie Boyes' playing of his tenor saxophone.
Annie Smith and her enthusiastic gang of jazz musos, from left: Colin Garrett (sax), Frank O'Brien (bs) and John Curtis (piano).
August birthdays, from L: Kim Harris, Rachel Sandey, Francesca Henderson and Anne Hayres, under the tender care of master cake illuminator Janet Arndt.
Singer Jo Laurance engages tunefully with her audience.
September birthdays, from L: Allan Smith, Kaye Smith and Ray Haynes, being looked after by motherly Janet Arndt.
Pianist Bill Leithhead with some of his friends, sax player Bob Casely, and on electric bass, Frank O'Brien. (Drums obscured.) October.
Charleston gals kicking up their heels; from L: Annie Smith, Marion Lustig, Faye Milligan and Janet Arndt. October.
Guitar/vocal performer Gary Russell. October.
Mixing and mingling galore amidst the colourful interior of the club's performance venue in the Bentleigh Club Bistro, November.
Regular patron Berri Biss is always ready with a radiant smile and can't resist moving to the music. (November.)
October birthday crowd; from L: John Curtis, Colin Garrett, Gary Russell, Marion Lustig, Renée Rundell and Judy Forbes, served by faultless cake manipulator Janet Arndt.
Ever-ready entertainment duo "Blue Tango" comprised of (in front), Dave Richard (guitar, harmony, lyrics and jokes and 'yang' side), and partner Lynne Gough (melody and harmony, percussion, kazoo and 'yin' side), backed up by (at rear),popular drummer Alan Richards plus extra vocal input by highly professional double bass player, Leon Heale, at right. October.
Piano entertainer Bobby Vinnard in full colourful flight. November.
Truly veteran visitors, the highly experienced jazz musicians Frank Leonard (reeds) and Frank Kruse (drummer). November.
Highly-esteemed club member John Hoare has been vigorously tickling the ivories and singing for appreciative audiences from clubs and pubs to nursing homes, for a life-time of pleasure. Jam session, November.
Pianist Ray Haynes adds a second instrument, as if one keyboard isn't enough! November.
Songbird Renée Rundell (centre), backed by (from L:) Alto sax player Barrie Boyes, drummer Allan Smith, electric bass player Ivan Videky (now sadly passed on), and pianist Grahame Taylor. November.
Ken's band, "Smooth As", with (from L): Barrie Boyes (sax), Allan Smith (dms), leader Ken Forbes (tpt/vocals), Ivan Videky (dec.)(bs) and Judee Horin (kb). November.
Gentle serenading on guitar and vocal by popular entertainer Sylvester Kroyherr. November.
An exuberant tap-dancing performance was an unexpected pleasure during Ken's "Smooth As" set. Alas, we forgot to get his name! (November.)
Visiting from NSW, well-known double bass player Tony Buckley, thrilled us with his solos. (Nov.)
It was indeed a pleasure to receive a visit from some of the jazz greats of Australia in the form of bassist Tony Buckley, and highly renowned reeds player Alex Hutchinson. November.