Join your favourite Rainbow Band in their first ever performance within the Victorian Pride Centre!

Featuring vocalist, Campbell Reither, and soloist, Damien Hickey (aka Mr Australasia Bear 2022) on Tuba.

This Sunday afternoon will certainly be sizzling, can’t wait to see you all dancing along to your favourite tunes! (there might be some YMCA, maybe even some Queen, who knows…)

Trivia Night 2022

August 9, 2022

Oh trivia how we have missed thee!

After almost 5 years, our annual trivia night was a huge success, stretching brains and stimulating community generosity.

The night was hosted by the fabulous Frock Hudson and saw a room full of rainbow folk, friends and family duking it out for the ultimate trivia trophy.

Pop culture, music, videos and general knowledge were the name of the game leading to shrieks of laughter and groans of consternation.

Guests bought amazingly scrumptious feasts and drank our bar dry in about 45 minutes. After a quick re-stock our glamorous trolly dollies took the bar to our guests, keeping social lubrication running at an all-time high.

Our coveted raffle prizes featured exotic prizes like a ’Spring Time Fling’, ‘Winter Warmers’ and ‘High Tea’.

Our trivia competitors sashayed away with prizes from DTs, Cat Camp, Scratchies (we’re sure everyone won at least $10k), mulled wine kits, Haighs chocolates and many many more.

The MRB also launched our new pronoun badges on the night, being snapped up at $3 a pop.

A huge thanks to all our supporters and prize sponsors, and an extra special thanks to Vic Bears Inc who have made an amazing donation to support the band.

Funds raised on the night will go towards purchasing a big, burly new Tuba in the near future.

It’s Fundraising Time!

June 7, 2022

THE MELBOURNE RAINBOW BAND PRESENTS: TRIVIA NIGHT 7:30pm 5 August 2022 Doors open 7:00pm. Trivia starts 7:30pm No BYO – Drinks available at bar prices (But you are welcome to bring your own snacks) Hosted by, Dean Arcuri – entertainer, journalist, photographer, community darling, and all-round busy homosexual, as he tests our grey matter in […]

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Another Amazing Success

June 7, 2022

MRB, you’ve done it again! What a thrilling and exciting afternoon of music. You can probably already tell we had way too much fun with this one! If only every concert we do could have such super fun outfits, but then we might be a bit too distracted by making fun cosplays every time… Thank […]

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MRB Presents – GaYme On!

April 7, 2022

The Melbourne Rainbow Band is proud to present Gayme On! Video games have risen to new levels, not only in graphics, but also in providing a musical repertoire that rivals the scores of some of the best Hollywood movies. Prepare yourselves for exciting thrills and spills, with dragons, danger, mystery, and suspense guaranteed. Video games […]

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Open Rehearsal 2022…Wow!

March 15, 2022

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again…wow! Check out how many people joined us for Open Rehearsal! We honestly can’t believe how amazing it felt to have a nearly full band hall once again. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the night, and we’re even very excited to […]

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Open Rehearsal 2022!

February 5, 2022

Wow, what an absolute whirlwind of a summer season! Thank you to everyone who came and supported not only our band, but also our community during Midsumma 2022. Now…we have a few important questions for you… Do you play a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument? Do you love playing in an open, accepting environment? Do […]

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2022 Summer Season!

January 16, 2022

Summer Season 2022! We’re back! And boy do we have a busy line up planned for the summer of 2022. You can catch us at the following events over January and February as part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival: Midsumma Carnival Main Stage – 12:50 PM January 23 2020 (and find us throughout the day manning […]

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Carols by Queerlight 2021!

December 18, 2021

We made it!! What a way to celebrate the end of 2021, although it felt more like two years worth of celebrating wrapped up into one huge amazing night. Thank you to everyone who came and joined us for our sold out, yes SOLD OUT, show on Saturday the 11th. Your singing was amazing, and […]

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Carols by Queerlight 2021

November 11, 2021

Carol season is here and officially queer! Back by popular demand, Carols by Queerlight makes its triumphant return for 2021. Join the Melbourne Rainbow Band and our special guests Rachel Dunham, Trudi Camilleri and Justin Clausen as we kick off the silly season in style. Also returning is our seasonal choir – the CbQ Singers […]

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