Australasia's Premier Nostalgia Band

Reputed to be the longest running working band in the world, the fabulous TORNADOES formed in Wollongong (NSW Australia) in 1960 and have played continually since that time at that country’s premier dance venues.

Fans have always regarded the Tornadoes as "their own". Known throughout the region for over five decades, the fabulous Tornadoes have provided top class entertainment to countless audiences.
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A new date will be announced in coming weeks for this fabulous show.  Watch this space!

The Tornadoes' latest record has proved popular around the world.  The Cowboy for a Night Line Dance had its World Premier at the 2017 CRYSTAL BOOTS AWARDS ​in Blackpool, England in January, 2017 (  That same month, the song's video clip ​( was added to the playlist of America's Heartland TV Network.  The Heartland Network impacts on more than 18,444,540 households across the US.

Pete driving the rhythm section
Pete's early Tornadoe years
As the face and lead vocalist of the "Cowboy for a Night" music video

The sudden passing of longtime drummer/vocalist Peter O'Reilly in April was a huge and unexpected loss. Pete, as he was fondly known, joined the Tornadoes in 1990. From that very moment, Pete's dynamic contribution and energy ignited the band with a new spark that led to two decades of new music, packed venues, recordings, video clips and global hits.  Peter O'Reilly, a most extraordinary person and just a nice guy, will be sadly missed but always remembered.  RIP Pete and thanks for the laughs and great times.

Fans can continue to look forward to dancing to the Tornadoes every month through to the end of the year at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club near Shellharbour on the NSW South Coast. 

The band has been a regular attraction at the Club performing for large crowds over a number of years. Now, by popular demand, promoters have secured the Tornadoes at the venue once a month through to the end of 2017.

Make sure you lock in these dates for a great night of dancing to your favourite songs:

Saturday, October 21
Saturday, November 18
Saturday, December 16

Be there early to secure your table.  The show starts at 8.30pm.

The weather was fine and the crowds were enthralled when the Tornadoes and New Zealand's Shane Cortese took to the stage for 4 shows over 2 days at the Canterbury A & P Show in Christchurch mid November. The Tornadoes opened with their unique brand of rock and roll with Shane joining the band for a segment of nostalgic hits.