Upcoming gigs


Mardi Gras Fair Day
Victoria Park, Camperdown
10th February 2013 10am - 5pm



Once again, our beloved band will be performing live during the Mardi Gras Fair day and this time the Homotones will be the opening act!

Make sure you swoop on by at 10am this Sunday, but if you can't, come by later and you can visit us in our fabulously decarated stall. During the day we'll be doing gigs around the entrances to make you feel welcome to the fair.

10:00am - 10:15am Main Stage
11:30am - 12:15pm Broadway Entrance
01:00pm - 01:45pm Newtown Entrance

More information can be about this exquisite event on the Fair Day Homepage



Sydney Homotones + Ukes of Hazard Performing Live @ Slide
41 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Tuesday 13 Dec 2011 from 7 PM


Performing live at Slide Slide Bar poster pic

The Sydney Homotones are a concert band performing at community events from local festivals to the Sydney Mardi Gras

The Ukes of Hazard are a ukulele orchestra who perform a range of music and songs seldom heard with ukuleles

Tickets and Times:
* 2-course dinner + show $65. Doors open at 7 pm.
* Show only $25. Starting at 9 pm.
* Drinks, desserts, etc. available at the bar.
Bookings can be made through Slide or at the door.

We hope to see you there!



Rainbow Babies Picnic
Ashfield Park
18 Dec. 2011


Our band is all about supporting gay and lesbian communities, and the picnic is one of the annual events we look forward to, to bring joy to the kids while they eat lunch and eagerly wait for Mrs Santa to arrive.



Metropolitan Community Church Christmas Eve Service
Sydney Town Hall
24 Dec. 2011


Once again we have the privelage and pleasure to perform as part of the MCC Christmas Eve Service held at Sydney Town Hall.



Mardi Gras Fair Day
Victoria Park, City Rd, Chippendale
Date TBC


If you've ever wanted to join a band, then this is your lucky day! Come visit our stall to talk to us. If you play an instrument and can read music we're interested in YOU!! Yes, YOU!! Find out about our 'open rehearsal' coming up soon. If you miss us, send us an email and come to our open rehearsal to find out more about us.

We'll be playing 3 sets on the day around the park, so listen out for us!

For more information about Fair Day and the Parade, visit the official Mardi Gras website www.mardigras.org.au



Mardi Gras Parade
Oxford and Flinders Streets
Date TBC


Our favourite event for playing music atop a flatbed truck with lots of colour and music.



Recent gigs


Mardi Gras Fair Day
Victoria Park, City Rd, Chippendale
Sunday 20 Feb 2011


A hot, hot day with hot, hot music from your lovable band.



Mardi Gras Parade
Oxford and Flinders Streets
Saturday 5 March 2011


The Mardi Gras Parade theme was "SAY SOMETHING", but we say, "DON'T SAY IT, PLAY IT!" Much fun was had by all Homotones dressed in our colourful attire.



Metropolitan Community Church Christmas Eve Service
Sydney Town Hall
24 Dec. 2010


Once again we had the privelage and pleasure to perform as part of the MCC Christmas Eve Service held at Sydney Town Hall.



Rainbow Babies Picnic
Ashfield Park
5 Dec. 2010


Our band is all about supporting gay and lesbian communities, and the picnic is one of the annual events we look forward to, to bring joy to the kids while they eat lunch and eagerly wait for Mrs Santa to arrive.



All at Sea with J Bear and the Yo-Ho-Homotones
Harbour Cruise
Saturday 25 September 2010, boarding at high noon


The Sydney Homotones once again joined forces with their Favourite Furry Vocalist, Justin J Bear, to bring you a Ferry Cruise like no other! All music for the day had a ‘watery’ theme and we were dressed as pirates for the special occasion.

A Four Hour Cruise with a 15 Piece band, a Hot and Hairy Vocalist, Musical Trivia, Sing-a-longs, Games, Prizes, Finger Food and Free Drinks!

The Lovely J Bear performs with the Sydney Homotones

Smoke on the Water



All Ashore with JBear and the Yo Ho Homotones

MCC Hall, Petersham
5 June 2010


A land-based warm-up for our upcoming cruise, the "All Ashore" gig was a great night of laughs and musical entertainment. We had an enthusiastic audience who told us they enjoyed the night immensely.

Picture at MCC



Mardi Gras Parade

Hyde Park to Moore Park
27 Feb. 2010


The parade theme this year was 'History of the World' and we dressed up in our pirate best and pirated with our instruments throughout the night. Our truck was decorated to be a pirate ship, with a sparkling and colourful seahorse at the bow to lead us down the parade route. We played 'Music from Pirates of the Caribbean', 'In the Navy' and 'Under the Sea' in true pirate-musician fanfare. The parade was a great success, and much pirate fun was had by all pirates. Arrr!!!

Pictures: Sydney Homotones at the Mardi Gras Parade 2010

We be Pirates We be Pirates
We be Pirates We be Pirates



Mardi Gras Fair Day
Victoria Park, cnr. City Road and Broadway, Chippendale
Sun 21 Feb. 2010


Fair day was a relaxing day. We engaged audiences for two performances, and the crowd were bopping along to our songs. It was an unusually bright, sunny day!

We welcome new members to join us. The band is open for anyone to join regardless of sexual orientation - provided you can play a wind or percussion instrument. For more information on joining our band check out the 'rehearsals' and 'about us' FAQ's pages of our website.



Metropolitan Community Church Christmas Eve Service
Marrickville Town Hall
24 Dec. 2009


It was a pleasure to be a part of the MCC Christmas Eve Service.



J Bear Swings With The Sydney Homotones @ Slide !
Slide Bar, 41 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Tuesday 22 Dec. 2009


The fabulous J Bear once again joined forces with the Sydney Homotones at our favourite venue, SLIDE! For this special performance we had a bass guitarist and pianist join us.

We enjoyed a delicious meal with family and friends before performing our swing favourites in front of a captivated audience. The night ended with a touch of Christmas - we were so successful that it actually snowed indoors!

Picture at Slide Dec 2008

Slide Poster Dec 2008




Past gigs


Over the years we have frequently played at:
  • Marrickville Festival
  • Surry Hills Festival
  • Summer Hill Shopping Centre
  • Rainbow Babies Picnics
  • Metropolitan Community Church Christmas Eve Service
  • Mardi Gras Fair Day
  • Mardi Gras Parade
Apart from these, we have played at these special events:
  • Dinner & show at The Clarence (Leichhardt) for a fundraising event
  • J Bear Swings With The Sydney Homotones at the MCC
  • CaBEARet Grande at Paddington RSL
  • Summer Gay Day at Moore Park (Kippax Lake)
  • Newcastle Rainbow Festival Picnic Day
  • 'Feastability' at Newtown