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40Up Featuring Steve Clisby and Stephen Ferris


Sat 25 Nov 2017, 7:30pm–12:30am

Where: The Basement, 7 Maquarie Place, Circular Quay, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission - Standing: $55.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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With their 'ban on under 40s' making global headlines as far away as the UK (the BBC no less!), Steve Clisby and Stephen Ferris have tapped into something special with their 40up events and are happy to announce a new event.

With their launch event at The Basement a sell-out success before another sold out event at Slide Darlinghurst and Central Bar Newcastle, the 70s, 80s and 90s dance party is taking the audience by storm!

"The whole idea is that you can't even get in unless you're 40-plus, or at least bring a 40-something year old along" said performer and 40up driving force Steve Clisby. "This is how we exercise our right to be over 40 and still party, without worrying about the millennials getting in the way."

Featuring live music, DJ sets and vintage music videos, the duo electrifies their fans with a soul-funk revival of classic dance hits from artists like Barry White, Temptations, Michael Jackson, Chic, Sister Sledge, Kool and the Gang, Earth Wind & Fire, Prince and more.

"We've taken the dinner & dance show concept and turned it on its head. People are always telling me that the thing they love most about my gigs is the chance to get up and dance like they used to - to the music they love. Now there's a party especially for them."

Steve Clisby and Stephen Ferris are true Australian music royalty. Clisby, in his five-decade musical career, has toured and performed around the US, Europe and Australia, and has opened for the likes of Chaka Khan, Kool The Gang, Tina Turner and Santana. The adopted Aussie hit the charts - and Australian hearts - when he teamed up with judges Seal and Delta Goodrem on The Voice in 2013.

Stephen Ferris' unique DJ-ing talents stem from four decades of spinning hits, beginning in San Francisco where he formed his lifelong passion for soul, be it fashioned in disco, funk, hip-hop, Latin, house, jazz or pop. Ferris has built a cult following in the Sydney club and dance party scene, and his DJ supports include Fatboy Slim, Scissor Sisters, Norman Jay and Grace Jones.

In the 40up classics party, you are guaranteed to boogie with Ferris's show-stopping DJ sets, live music from Clisby and a line-up of special guest artists. Each show features a non-stop backdrop of rare and vintage video footage from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

"We want to get the 40-plus crowd out to party and have a little fun. It's an alternative to a seated concert - this is more about the audience's love affair with the dance floor. Get up, 40up, and dance! And... bring ID," Clisby said.

"There's nothing quite like this in Australia that caters specifically for 40-somethings. It's all about the original music, the dance era and the fun that surrounded that time, but with a fresh, contemporary feel. This makes being older cool."

Ticketing info:

Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2-course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.

Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).

Doors open at 7:30pm.
Music starts after dinner service, around 9:00pm.
Set times are subject to change from show to show

Please note the following:

- When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
- All patrons must be over the age of 18.
- Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable (applies to both Standing and Dinner sales).
- Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age.
- A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
- Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.