Gig Guide

This page is a work in progress & is by no means exhaustive. Gigs are being added as they come to hand, call back often to see the latest updates.

Date Venue City
21/02/82 Bayview Hotel Gladesville
29/01/83 Narara Music Festival 1983 Somersby
16/04/83 Selinas – Coogee Bay Hotel Coogee
(late show)
16/04/83 Family Inn Rydalmere
19/04/83 Astrodome Traralgon, VIC
20/04/83 Billboard Melbourne, Vic
21/04/83 Club Chevron Melbourne, Vic
22/04/83 Rosebud Hotel Rosebud, VIC
23/04/83 Croxton Hotel Melbourne, Vic
24/04/83 Prospect Hill Hotel Melbourne, Vic
04/06/83 Family Inn Rydalmere
+ New Toys
11/09/83 Sylvania Hotel Sylvania
+ Inner Release
07/10/83 Greenfield Tavern Greenfield Park
+ Vince Sorenti + La Bouche
11/10/84 Jaggers West Ryde
24/05/85 Balmain Leagues Club Balmain, NSW
11/10/85 Campbelltown Leagues Club Leumeah
23/05/86 St Mary’s Leagues Club St Mary’s
20/09/86 Stags – Auburn RSL Auburn, NSW
07/11/86 The Venue Dee Why, NSW
supporting John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers
04/03/88 Chester Hill Hotel Chester Hill
11/03/88 Chester Hill Hotel Chester Hill
16/04/88 Caringbah Inn Caringbah
21/04/88 Hotel Manly Manly
06/01/90 Illawarra Champion Hotel Towradgi
09/02/90 Ermington Hotel Ermington
10/02/90 Mona Vale Hotel Mona Vale
11/02/90 Long Jetty Hotel Long Jetty
16/02/90 Lithgow RSL Club Lithgow
17/02/90 Richmond Riverboat Sydney Harbour
24/02/90 Union Hotel Gosford
10/03/90 Hornsby Inn Hornsby
11/01/91 Manly Vale Hotel Manly Vale
18/01/91 Manly Vale Hotel Manly Vale
19/04/91 Rock On Main Blacktown, NSW
13/06/99 Blacktown RSL Club Blacktown, NSW
The Boys Are Back In Town show.
Choirboys + Matt Finish + Spy Vs Spy + Dee Minor & The Dischords + Outline + The Radiators + Swanee + Zarsoff Bros + Mandrake + Lie Detectors

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  1. Gig Guide now online on January 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

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  2. frank on March 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I first saw you guys at Penrith steakhouse in the early eighties and have been happily brain damaged ever since . Can i still get get bumsweat ,little red riding hood etc (you had them on studio produced singles at the time ) if so please tell me how ? or equivalent .

    • Site Admin on March 27, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Frank,

      You certainly can get some of the old Zarsoff albums. Just go to our online store here.

  3. Steve V on May 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    hey Frank..i was the manager at the Steakhouse..It later became Lady jade disco..yep The Zarsoffs were the greatest mate..

  4. ken on September 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I saw the Zarsoffs at Blacktown soccer club in the early days. Have a copyof Rude awakening with Izzys signature on the cover as a momento. Must be worth thousands by now!!

  5. Keith smith on September 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Man those those were the days. The zarsoff brothers were so cute. However, im not gay or anything. Just appciate talented men. They rocked my world

  6. Les Gover on September 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Hey Guys, seen you a few times early 80’s if my alziemers remembers correctly, still have your nose picking boogie album signed by Izzi. we seen you at the Domino Pub in Riverwood. a few of us have been reminising about the old bands we seen as teenagers and you guys got a big mention cheers still a fan

  7. sue on May 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    THATS IT ILLAWARRA HOTEL! WOWOOWOWOw how you guys doing? still playing?

  8. Dylan Neff on July 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Ive been listening to you guys since i was a kid, i have your original bumsweat record my parents took me to a pub you were playing at in 83 and i saw you at blacktown in 1999.

    I live in Brisbane and would love for you guys to come to my 30th, my parents and uncles used to watch you down in manly, st marys, deewhy blacktown they would love it, there would be about 50 people here.

    Would love you to play a few songs but just come and enjoy. we are at capalaba.


    0477649556 –

  9. GAry on December 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Guys

    looking to cover a number of your songs so the legend lives on. Do you have charts of anything?

  10. Drikko on October 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    You don’t have Narrara listed! Best weekend ever, if a tad wet…….

  11. Doogie911 on June 3, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Loved it thankyou,how are you guys and are you doing anything Musical ? touring ?
    God Bless you all

  12. Scott on July 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Saw these guys at the Belair Hotel in Newcastle in the early 80’s. What a night. Mate of mine nearly got hit by a train. The perfect end to an Evening with the brothers Zarsoff.

  13. Ian Peel on April 9, 2020 at 11:20 am

    My name is Ian Peel. I have live desk tapes that ARCA wishes to release to raise funds for road crew in crisis. Can someone contact me pls…0415667221

  14. Dave Hodgson on August 18, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    I have had your Rude Awakening album since it came out but not your other 2 albums, is there somewhere I can buy those (by the way I went to Birrong Boys High with Dave Wray, don’t know if he’d remember me though….)

  15. Peter Cross on August 21, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    I can add 3 gigs to the list. I was doing FOH mixing for a band called Southerly Buster and when they won’t working they would hire out their PA. Did a few hires with The Fabulous Zarsoff Brothers. Great band and great blokes offstage. We would pick Peter up at his house in Ramsgate and he would help us lug in and out. The dates are 4/7/86 @ Seven Hills Inn ( Southery Buster as support). 26/2/88 @ Parramatta Leagues. 27/4/88 @ Sweethearts Cabramatta. I’m sure there were more but that’s all the records I have. One of my favourite bands to work with, always entertaining and professional.

  16. John on October 3, 2020 at 2:14 am

    I remember seeing you at Jaggers (under the West Ryde hotel in the 80s). Did you also perform at Bombay Rock (Surfers)?

  17. PHIL GAVITTY on June 17, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Juvenile rudeness rules supreme!!!

  18. Deb Thew on November 19, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Saw you guys at Bexley North Hotel 82/83, I was going through a pretty messy divorce, and you guys gave me the biggest laugh of my life, have never forgotten how funny and (rude) you were. Loved you ever since 😘

  19. Tony on January 30, 2022 at 7:29 am

    I saw The fabulous Zarsoff Brothers at SWEETHEARTS Cabramatta NSW, i’d never heard of the band before so didnt know what to expect, but as soon as they started they drew the whole crowd in. their mixture of humor and music was so entertaining, that i have never forgotten seeing them, dont know why this band wasnt hugely successful.

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