Lost Legends Showcase

Get your tickets now and join us for a delicious two course dinner and a spectacular show!

Two hours of songs, footage, interviews, stories, costumes and recollections of Australian rock history!

Want to get more out of the show? Grab yourself a VIP ticket and come up early for some pre-gig entertainment. Live music, canape’s and drinks on the deck with the band members.


When three former Masters Apprentices band members attended the funeral of the group’s legendary lead singer, Jim Keays, their grief and respect, expressed through combined tales and fond reminiscences, resulted in a new concept. The inspired result – now called ‘Lost Legends Showcase’ – is an utterly unique offering. It stems from the fact that, as the band members reflected on how Jim’s life should be celebrated, they realized he was one of many great Aussie singers (now deceased) they had been friends of, or played with over the years. These veteran musos, between them, had a collection of very personal and completely fresh stories to tell about a host of iconic lead vocalists. For example, Colin was Bon Scott’s room-mate on tour when he was the drummer for AC/DC…that alone makes the mind boggle, and whets the appetite for some tasty stories!

So after the wake, the work began. Roger’s (very much alive) wife, Vanessa Lea, who is an exceptional singer with a career of her own, was recruited to complete a great band, affectionately known as Dead Singer Band. Stories and footage were painstakingly collected and collated, incorporating memories from family members and industry pros like Glenn A Baker. What emerged is a fantastic one-of-a-kind production that includes an AV show and personal recollections.

The packaging is the icing on the cake – from the accompanying audio visual show, personal memories, light-hearted comedy, fun costuming, special guests, celebrity interviews, great music and sensitivity to the era of each artist.

Audiences come away with fresh insights and appreciation of the stars that they loved through the years, when their heroes were breaking down barriers and crafting unique sounds that are now recognised as our very own Australian music.

Introducing the band

Vanessa Lea – Vocals: Vanessa is a distinctive vocalist who delivers captivating performances. Vanessa was discovered by Triple J’s ‘Unearthed’ and was broadcast live on National Radio, resulting in demand for Vanessa’s voice that saw her front numerous bands.

Colin Burgess – Drums/Vocals: Colin, twice voted Best Drummer in Australia, has played for multiple successful bands. Colin went on to form ‘AC/DC’ with Malcolm Young, as their first drummer.

Denny Burgess – Bass/Vocals/Narrator: Denny was Lead Singer/Bass Player in successful 60s Bands ‘The Throb’, ‘Masters Apprentices’, and ‘The Whispers’. During a tour of Germany, his band ‘Ginger’ performed on the steps of the Reichstag before an audience of 500,000 people.

Roger Faynes – Guitar/Keyboards/Violin/Vocals: Roger is a multi-instrumentalist, who has mastered Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Piano, Banjo, Violin and Guitar. Roger was voted Australia’s leading Bass Player by Juke Magazine reader’s poll in 1986.