Australian Rock'n'Roll Apppreciation Society


The longest running rock'n'roll club in Australia - Established 1974..

The Australian Rock'n'Roll Appreciation Society is dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of the music called "The Big Beat", that is music from the period 1945 - 1964.

We produce a quarterly magazine, The Big Beat of the '50s. Also we broadcast a weekly show on Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Shake Rattle And Roll

The Big Beat of the '50s

Current issue - December 2017 - Issue 146

Magazine cover issue 146

Click here for back issues.

Shake Rattle And Roll Radio Show

The ARRAS radio show has been presented on 3CR for more than 40 years. Tune into Radio Station 3CR 855 on the Melbourne AM band. The show is hosted by members of ARRAS every Saturday night at 8 PM - 9:30 Pm. Stay tuned to 3CR for the rest of the evening for great roots music.

Listen anytime to Shake Rattle and Roll using 3CR's "Listen Again" service. Click here to listen


Here you can subscribe to the Big Beat of The '50s magazine. the Subscription is for 4 issues and includes the $2 Paypal charge.

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Contact us

President - Peter Scanlon

Magazine Editor - Peter Scanlon

Treasurer - Boyd ewing.

Secretary - boyd Ewing

Shake Rattle And Roll Radio Show

Telephone contact

Call Peter Scanlon on 03 9291 5353.

Or by snail mail to ARRAS. PO box 784, Carlton South 3053. Victoria. Australia.