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From their world famous cane toad races to the Sunday night Gong Show, Johno's Blues Bar provides a night of laughter and hours of the finest live music you will see in Cairns. The Sunday night gong show allows you to get up and jam with the band, tell a joke, or just take of your clothes! Anything goes at Johno's.
Every night provides classic music and entertainment done in a unique way with raw Aussie humour and fun. The nights usually start with The Doyles. A professional father and son band kicking off the night with a mix of cover songs and original blues music. With over 300 songs, The Doyles have the versatility to entertain both the young and old. Band founder Terry Doyle calls the cane toad races and his raw Aussie humour fit's very well with the night. He has performed all around Australia, New Zealand and recently in Vietnam.
The Doyles can be seen most nights and more information about them can be found on their website. Johno Blues Band is the most popular and unique band to be seen playing in Cairns. Front man Johno is a favourite with the locals and also becoming very popular with overseas tourists.
Seen wearing some of the craziest and most outrageous clothes and the tradmark feather in his hat, he is seen doing a head stand whilst singing "House of the Rising Sun". The bands one of a kind style has many people returning night after night. Johno has led the band at the club for over 10 years and commercial radio embraces them and regularly plays their music.
Johno's Blues Band made an impression on the international live music scene, touring extensively throughout America & Europe and recording on various labels such as Warner Brothers. Providing raw comedy with fine music and entertainment, some of the biggest live acts around the country come to play at Johno's. Johno's is an experience in itself. Don't miss it!
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