The Rebelles return to The Luwow this Saturday May 9

With our debut album so ripe it’s set to burst and hot new video getting polished in the editing suite it’s time for The Rebelles to do what we do best: play live and loud! Yep, join us down the Luwow when we rip it up right and proper one more time this coming Saturday 9 May.

This is your last chance to catch an exclusive sneak preview of a bunch of our new soon to be hits before we launch the album (exciting details to follow!), including the first single ‘Spanish Fitzroy’, a song so good we’ve even scared ourselves.

Expect a dance floor frenzy all night long thanks to DJ Barbara Blaze (ex The Diaboliks and renowned girl group afficianado) locking the grooves in either side of the incendiary rockin’ ‘n’ rollin’ force that is The Rebelles!

You know you just got ta got ta have it! So dig:

The Rebelles + DJ Barbara Blaze
The Luwow, 62-70 Johnston Street, Spanish Fitzroy
Saturday 9 May
On stage and on fire: 10pm

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The Rebelles’ Debut Album Pozible Campaign


After two years of hard work The Rebelles’ debut album is almost here! We’ve just listened to the final mix and we couldn’t be more excited by the songs we’ve written and the rich and textured sound we’ve created. If you’ll allow us this one moment of indulgence, we reckon we’ve smashed it!

The next step is to get this great record out to the world and into as many ears as possible – and we’d like your involvement. The Rebelles’ Pozible crowdfunding campaign is officially up and running. We’ve come up with an awesome range of rewards, from signed albums and rare merchandise, all the way through to your very own Rebelles gig!

Every cent raised will go to the mastering, pressing and promotion of our debut album. The Rebelles have been blessed with such supportive and fun audiences from our very first gig, so it feels right to invite you to join in now and help get our record over the line.

Check out The Rebelles’ Pozible campaign here.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Last 2 shows for 2014

The Rebelles are taking a break from recording their highly anticipated debut LP – not long now, people! – to shake off that studio dust with a double dose of rockin’ live action and dance floor madness.

First up is an absolute doozy! The Rebelles will be sharing the LuWow stage with Japanese beat punk freaks, the Minnesota Voodoo Men. If you like your early Stones and Yardbirds mixed in the wash with some Link Wray and pegged onto the hills hoist to dry by Billy Childish, then you’ll be heading down to the LuWow for one hell of a night. Get there early, share a famous LuWow cocktail with an attractive stranger and let yourself go go! This will be a big one!


Then you’ve got 48 hours before we get rowdy all over again, this time down at Yah Yahs, supporting the ever excellent Kinematic for the launch of their fourth LP, Kinecism. Kinematic have been mainstays on the Melbourne scene since back in 2000 and are part of the Rebelles royal bloodline in the form of Oz Rebelle (drummer extraordinaire, paramour of the gorgeous Ms Connie Rebelle and sire of Junior Rebelles founding member Wee Ivy Jean Rebelle).

Arcane Saints Ignite

These are your last chances to catch the amazing Rebelles live show for 2014. It’s practically a long weekend so don’t be late, Jake!

– The Minnesota Voodoo Men, The Rebelles and The Reprobettes, Thursday 30 October at the LuWow. Tickets just $12 on the door.

– Kinematic plus The Rebelles, Saturday 1 November at Yah Yahs. Tickets $13 on the door. Facebook event here

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The Rebelles return to Soul In The Basement

The Rebelles return to Soul in the Basement
Look out, Cherry! The Rebelles are shimmying back to Soul in the Basement on Thursday 31 July for another dose of doo lang goodness!

The Rebelles launched their fab and increasingly hard to find Clapping Song EP last year at Soul in the Basement and are busting at the seams to get Cherry’s dance floor sweating up a storm one more time.

This will be your last chance to catch The Rebelles for a while as they hunker down in the studio working on their debut LP. And if your dancing is hot enough they just might treat you to a sneak preview of a brand new original tune or two. The buzz is that something very special indeed is brewing round Rebelles HQ!

That’s Thursday July 31
Soul in the Basement @ Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane
$10 entry

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The Rebelles present “Double Date #3 with The Sugar Fed Leopards and special guest star Mikelangelo – Saturday April 5 at the Spotted Mallard

The Rebelles wrap up their series of Double Dates at Brunswick’s Spotted Mallard on Saturday 5 April with one more spectacular, not-to-be-missed show.

First up is the hip ’n’ happening Sugar Fed Leopards, led by the super talented Sugar Breath (AKA our very own Jez Rebelle) and her merry bunch of musical misfits. The Leopards mine that rich vein of joy between disco and soul and are always quick to put a smile on your dial and a skip in your step!

Next, The Rebelles bid a fond au revoir to the Spotted Mallard’s wonderful stage. The Rebelles used the first two Double Dates to premier their very own originals (coming together as we speak for their debut album!), meaning you can expect more exciting world firsts scattered amongst your favourite Girl Group classics!

And to top it off, your special host for the evening will be Melbourne’s very own Mr Sophistication, Mikelangelo! It’s not often The Rebelles are joined by on-stage guests, but when Mikelangelo asked so sweetly they just couldn’t say no. Expect a special treat or three to make your Saturday night dance card complete!

That’s Saturday April 5, 8.30 pm
The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Entry only $5!

Facebook event

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The Rebelles present “Double Date” No.2 with The Perfections – Saturday March 1 at the Spotted Mallard

The Rebelles present "Double Date" No.2 with The Perfections - Saturday March 1 at the Spotter Mallard

Melbourne’s very own Girlgroup Sensation continues to tear through 2014 with their triple bill of Double Dates – hooking up with some of their favourite fellow Melbournites at Brunswick’s Spotted Mallard in February, March and April.

Double Date Number 2 on Saturday March 1 sees The Rebelles stepping out with garage soul rockers The Perfections!

The sensational six-piece sound of The Perfections combines powerful female vox, stompin’ horns and a rockin’ band, churning out a unique sound that has been destroying dance floors across Melbourne town. The Rebelles will need to keep one eye on these energetic bad boys (and gal) and be on their best girlgroup behaviour to ensure Double Date Number 2 ends with their modesty intact!

Plus extra Rebelles goodness with toe-tappin’ choons through the night provided by Potsie Rebelle!

That’s Saturday March 1, 8.30 pm
The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Entry only $5!

Facebook event

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The Rebelles present “Double Date” No.1 with Fiona Lee Maynard and Her Holy Men

Melbourne’s very own Girlgroup Sensation are tearing into 2014 with a triple bill of Double Dates – hooking up with some of their favourite fellow Melbournites at Brunswick’s Spotted Mallard in February, March and April.

With The Rebelles still too young to settle down, each month they’ll be Double Dating with an equally great band and some of Melbourne’s best dance floor filling DJs for your rocking romantic pleasure. Paramouring with The Rebelles first up on Friday 8 February is the always incredible Fiona Lee Maynard and Her Holy Men.

Musical Missionaries Fiona Lee Maynard & Her Holy Men are “Deadly serious musicians with their tongues firmly planted in their cheek”, determined to entertain. When the spirit moves you – feel free to dance & speak in tongues!!! Few bands can claim to be only one year old, yet have over 100 years of collective music experience, with a genealogy including The Johnny’s, Have A Nice Day, In Vivo & UnAustralians.

Plus hip and happening tunes by Eli Schoulal, DJ extraordinaire and host of RRR’s Hellzapoppin’.

That’s Friday February 7, 8pm
The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Entry only $5!

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Best Christmas Show Ever! Saturday December 21 @ the LuWOW

Best Christmas Show Ever! Saturday December 21 @ the LuWOW

Best Christmas Show Ever! Saturday December 21 @ the LuWOW

Twas four nights before Christmas / And all through the LuWOW / All the cool cats were dancing / At The Rebelles big Christmas show!

This year The Rebelles will be storming the LuWOW on Saturday December 21 with a not-to-be-missed rockin’ mix of everyone’s favourite Spector carols, girl-group dance floor stormers and heavenly harmonies. Ring-a-linga-linga-ding-dong-ding, indeed!

Also on the bill are Melbourne’s own Tijuana Peanut, a collection of some of Australia’s hottest musicians unwrapping a choice selection from Herb Alpert’s iconic Tijuana Brass Christmas album. And first serve of the eggnog comes from The Bridgettes – think the best parts of Motown crossed with Burt Bacharach in a back to basics vocal fashion.

Add to all of this the traditional LuWOW Santa smashing, the compering brainlessness and bad taste of Frosty the ‘Snow Bastard’, and the cheesiest Christmas records we can find, all in a forest of cheery Christmas tat. What better way to get in the mood for “The Best Christmas Ever”!

Tickets on sale now from Moshtix!

•The Rebelles + Tijuana Peanut + The Bridgettes

• The LuWOW, 62-70 Johnston St Fitzroy

• 8pm til Late

• Tickets $15 in advance, $20 on the night

But wait! There’s more! Triple R’s annual BBQ Day returns to CERES Environmental Park this Sunday 1st December midday til 4pm and The Rebelles will be joining the All Star Barbeque Orchestra for the second year running, putting a unique bbq theme on an old classic!

The BBQ Day features the very tasty Eat It, all the dirt from the Dirty Deeds team, the special of the day with JVG Radio Method and a feast of live music. East Brunswick Primary School will be on the grill all afternoon catering for both carnivores and vegetarians. And admission is free!

The weather is set to be a cracker so slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat and we’ll see you Sunday! And if you can’t make it, be sure to tune in to the live broadcast on RRR 102.7FM or the live stream at

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‘So She Says’ Compilation CD Launch – this Sunday at the Workers Club Fitzroy

It’s been a while since we last gigged, so The Rebelles just can’t wait to hit the stage at the launch show of the So She Says compilation CD this Sunday!

So She Says is a local initiative to support female musicians by creating networks and providing newbie musicians with access to resources, inspiration, and mentoring from more experienced musicians. Through 2013 and 2014 So She Says will be arranging a series of events, including performances and classes.

The compilation CD features the talents of Liz Stringer, Mia Dyson, Rosie Burgess, Valentiine, Aurora Jane, Tessa and the Typecast, Charlie Thorpe, Mel Calia, Zoe Ryan (and the Dandy Lion),  Hayley Couper, and your own favourite 15-piece girl group, The Rebelles.

After the Rebelles kick off the show (at 7pm sharp, so get there early!), there’ll be sets by the genre-straddling Rosie Burgess, Tasmanian songstress Hayley Couper and all-girl-garage rock trio Valentiine.

Copies of the compilation CD will be available at the launch, along with some pretty awesome hand-made merch, but why not check out the early-bird offers (including $10 pre-sale tickets) on the Pozible crowd-funding campaign at
That’s this Sunday October 20th
The Workers Club, Cnr Brunswick and Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Doors open 6.30 (Rebelles onstage 7pm)
$10 entry
Facebook event

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The Rebelles + DJ Dirty Garry @ Melting Pot this Friday!

The Rebelles have interrupted their recent hibernation and are set to unleash a devilish blast of rockin’ girl group greatness next Friday 9 August. Put your moccies back under the bed, slip on your dancin’ shoes and shimmy on down to the fab Kindred Studios for another wicked instalment of Melting Pot – the only place to be in West Melbourne on a Friday night.

With two hot sets from The Rebelles and special disc spinning support from the hottest DJ in the West, Mr Dirty Garry himself, there’s no better way to turn that winter frown upside down!

  • The Rebelles + DJ Dirty Garry
  • Melting Pot @ Kindred Studios
  • 212 Whitehall Street, Yarraville
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Entry: $10

Facebook event here.

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