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Television favourite RocKwiz rocks out in Darwin


Australian television quiz show RocKwiz, built around rock music, has fast become a prime time favourite series on SBS. Last week, the Darwin Convention Centre was the first venue to present the group’s ‘Some Kind of Genius’ three month tour around Australia.

Co-hosted by Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis the group’s tour performances are an extension of the television show but bigger, bolder and braver. Freed from the constraints of their TV Studio at ‘The Espy’ (The Esplanade Hotel – St Kilda) audiences were promised – and were delivered – more guests, more songs and more questions and were warned that the cast would cut loose and revel in the space and freedom of the Centre’s Exhibition Hall 1.


Australia’s favourite rock and roll quiz show, RocKwiz took to the Darwin Convention Centre recently for a special performance.

Which was exactly what happened, providing an unforgettable experience for close to 2300 patrons over the two shows. The second added by the promoters due to demand. Darwin loved it – as evident from just some of the comments from the audience on the very active RocKwiz Facebook page:

The RocKwiz group stars were joined by a group of guest performers, well known in their own right, who rubbed shoulders with delighted audience members including Dave Faulkner of the HooDoo gurus, Kavyen Temperley of Eskimo Joe, Jess Cornelius of Teeth & Tongue and more.

Darwin Convention Centre’s general manager Malu Barrios said she was delighted but not surprised to see the facilities and convenience provided by the Centre playing an increasing role as a major entertainment facility for the City.

“With Darwin increasingly recognised around Australia as an affluent and expanding community, we are seeing more and more promoters bringing their shows to the city.

“RocKwiz is the latest in the growing number of high profile productions and performers choosing Darwin’s largest indoor, all-seated venue for their acts,” said Barrios.