Ian "Dicko" Dickson is celebrating the Aussie summer in a major musical way with The Big Aussie Show.
"As a proud New Australian, I confess I am still slightly bemused by that two-month long beer-fueled jolly that Australians call summer time," he said.
"It really is amazing; this giant never ending party that appears to start on Melbourne Cup Day and continues all the way through Christmas and New Year and up until the very last day of January when Australians decide it might be time to padlock the bar fridge and go back to work."
Dicko and his spit roast team will begin to farewell summer in style with The Big Aussie Special at Night Quarter on the Sunshine Coast on January 28.
It's a top night of light entertainment with a country twang described as 'classic Nashville hits meet Priscilla Queen Of The Desert with all the mayhem of Hey Hey, It's Saturday'.
Dicko has kindly agreed to take time off from his day job as a Pirate Captain at a giant putt putt course (check out Seven Network's Holey Moley) to host with Brisvegas celebrity drag queen Sellma Soul. Joining them are gorgeous, but really… and we mean really… weird identical twins The Reverse Cowgirls.
Singer-songwriters Taylor Moss, Luke Dickens and Craig Madden are the singing stars of the show with some of the best musicians in Queensland.
The resulting show is a fast paced, fun filled gallop through the biggest hits of country royalty including Patsy Cline, Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson.
"All of the songs in our show are big pop hits that just happen to be from the country genre," Dicko said.
"You don't have to be a country music purist to enjoy this show - if you love music you can just come along and sing along with every song. Many people leave our show uttering the words 'I didn't realise I liked country music so much!'."
This month's show will be a celebration of all the best aspects of Australian music with the addition of Aussie classics to celebrate the 'Straya we all love.
"Come to Dicko's Country Spit Roast (The Big Aussie Show) and sing your heart out to every song, because the following week it's back to reality," Dicko said.