Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Melbourne's Iconic Leather Party - BEYOND - Celebrates 10 years

A Decade of Decadence – A Celebration of Sleaze – A Lifetime in Leather

Join Dean and James this Thursday 9th September as they talk to Tim Farrell and his partner Andrew, the two guys responsible for reinvigorating Melbourne’s Leather Scene.  The pair celebrate a mile-stone mid-September with Beyond Black 10.  It marks a decade of cutting edge leather dance parties known around the world for their celebration of leather in an inclusive, attitude-free environment and with a sexual energy that is palpable.
The 10th Anniversary of Beyond will encompass four days of events, each infused with Beyond’s irrefutable style and love of leather. 
Thursday 16th September – Spit N Polish: Beyond Special
Australia’s longest running leather & fetish weekly event, Spit N Polish, kicks off the Beyond Black 10th anniversary celebrations in style with buzz cuts, boot shines and heaps of hot leather and fetish enthusiasts around every corner. Dark beats by DJ Mykelbal (FUR Party). 
The Laird Hotel. Free entry. Free cloak. 10pm-late. Strict door policy – leather, fetish & full uniform.  Men only – VCAT A201/2010
Friday 17th September – Beyond The Dance Floor (photographic exhibition and show)
The Laird Hotel celebrates 10 years of Beyond with distinction as your host, Dean Beck launches his fourth solo photographic exhibition.  Come behind the scenes and Beyond The Dance Floor of Australia’s iconic leather dance party.  Dean’s privileged position as Beyond’s official photographer takes you where no cameras are allowed, delivering a unique insight to Melbourne’s leather scene.
Then relax with mates over a beer or three and enjoy what unfolds as the Men of Mannhaus present the mystery and magnetism that is Beyond.
The Laird Hotel. Free entry. Exhibition launch from 8pm.  Show from 10pm. Open til late. Dress leather, fetish, casual.  Men only – VCAT A201/2010
Saturday 18th September – BEYOND BLACK 10
Join the Beyond Boys as together we’ll celebrate ten amazing years.  A guaranteed night to remember with the people and music you love.  Featuring the extraordinary DJ talents of Scott Anderson, Rob Gilbert, Dan Wilson and Eric Tan.  For ten years Beyond Black has been renowned for delivering a laser spectacular that transcends belief.  In 2010 prepared to be blown away…
Geddes Lane, Melbourne.  Tickets at usual outlets. Strict Leather and Fetish Dress Code.  From 11pm to 7am.  Click HERE for more info.  Mixed event.
Sunday 19th September – A Dirty Recovery @ Sircuit Bar
Every good birthday party deserves a hot recovery so Sircuit is pleased to present the filthiest dirty recovery possible to celebrate 10 years of Beyond.  Dark sexy beats by DJ’s Luke Bowditch and Peter McNamara.  Complete the celebrations with a dirty fucking recovery with the blokes at Sircuit Bar.
Sircuit Bar. From 7am.  Men only.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Engaging, charming, gentle and passionate - bryan ANDY

JOY 94.9's very own bryan Andy, a Yorta Yorta man, speaks candidly about growing up in two worlds - his indigenous Nation, connected to his land and people and as a gay aboriginal in what we call Australia. bryan has been an actor, writer, broadcaster, teacher, mentor and now a manger of park rangers who care for his beloved homeland.  bryan is the convener of Out Black and presents Black and Pink on JOY each week.

Engaging, charming, gentle and passionate - bryan is a man determined to remain connected to his people and country and to ensure a sustainable future for us all.

Monday, June 14, 2010


CHOOSE JOY this Thursday 17th of June and listen to Hide & Seek as we step back in time to re-live the 80's with people who were actually there...  Join a huge cast of Yesterday's Heroes including:

   Richard and Paul - Mannhaus 
   Dale Cook - Sircuit Bar
   Tim Farrell – Beyond 
   Laurie Lane – Leatherman Extraordinaire
   Allan (Pearl) Parkinson – Mirror Ball Maniac
   John Wain – former manager of the Market Hotel
   Rowland Thompson – Hares & Hyenas
   Crusader Hillis – CEO ALSO Foundation

PLUS:- To provide a Gen Y perspective on the 80’s revival, James Findlay will be joined by the Melbourne editor of, Travis de Jonk.

DEAN SAYS: I was reminded how much we take for granted in Melbourne, when Sydney Leatherman and Photographer Rod Spark said to me “I wish we had JOY in Sydney.”

For more than 16 years JOY 94.9 has been Australia’s only Gay and Lesbian Radio Station and every day it is on air, JOY gives strength, provides comfort, delivers entertainment and personifies community like only radio can.  And it saves lives.  

We ask that you encourage your friends, family, networks and associates to listen to Yesterday's Hereos on Hide & Seek this Thursday 17th and to sign up their membership of JOY.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SEX, OPERA & MARKETING - Don't miss Dan Vo's Exit Interview on HIDE & SEEK

This Thursday (29/04) on Hide & Seek….After 5 years of community slavery, JOY 94.9's dedicated Opera impresario and Marketing Madman - DAN VO - is leaving the radio waves to take on the World. Don't miss Dan's Exit Interview with the boys from Hide & Seek.
Also on the show this week, Fiona Patten from the Australian Sex Party will tell us why Porn was such a huge hit at a recent Feminist Conference and in Xposé… What is Sex Positive-ism? A new group in Melbourne called Pleasure Salons has been set up to encourage openness regarding sex and sexuality. Discover more when Dean and James talk to Cyndi Darnell, founder of Pleasure Salons Melbourne.
PLUS - Catch up with the latest in SEX NEWS and find out what James has been up to as he shares his blog, That's A Bit Gay..!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Ever been to a Brothel?  Ever wondered what it is like inside a Bordello?  Don’t miss Hide & Seek this Thursday (22/04) as Dean and James take you on a guided tour of Australia’s only multi-gender Bordello.  Join in the discussion with the Bordello’s manager and have your questions answered.   
Also on Hide & Seek, the boys will also talk to Colin Batrouney from the Victorian AIDs Council about a new joint venture with the Burnett Institute; it’s an on-line Facebook campaign (a viral, anti-viral campaign) called Queer As Fuck!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What’s the price of selling sexual services?

Are you looking for that kind-a-cheeky, kinda-cute.. mild-mannered …smooth bodied boy next door, type of guy? Or perhaps it that nasty-fucker-bully-boy your mother told you to stay away from..but he is all you can think about?

Our guest tonight (15/14/10) can be all of that for you …..and a lot more too if you like….Totally versatile, his well practiced skills in physical, intellectual and sensory stimulation, focus on one o u t c o m e…your cum...and YES…it will cost you! 

He has been selling sex for some 12 years - from street work to escort agency work to private work with special needs clients….and as we’ll discover…what was a job, is now a career.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meet Daniel Scott - star of Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys has been the longest running stage musical hit in Melbourne since Phantom of the Opera and tonight on Hide & Seek we are joined by one of the Stars of the show, Daniel Scott, who plays the camp roll of Bob Crewe; musical producer for The Four Seasons.
Daniel was born and raised in the Western suburbs of Sydney and by age fourteen, he was an accomplished pianist and had appeared in productions of Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Dick Whittington and His Cat and Desperado.
Daniel landed the plum roll of Adam/Felicia in the first Austrlaian production of Priscilla The Musical. He has also Starred in Dusty - the Original Pop Diva (as Neil Tennant, Al Saxon, the "Crazy Italian" and Eden Kane). Other theatre credits include Shout! (Johnny O'Keefe), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger), Burt Bacharach's What The World Needs Now and his one man shows Give Us A Break, Ikonika, The Sweet and Low Down and Natural Born Hooker. Daniel’s television and film credits include the ABC's The Wizard of Solmar, Nine’s Young Lions, the film Moulin Rouge, and Julian Temple’s The Eternity Man for Channel 4 UK and the ABC.