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Friday 19th September 2014
-- MUNDARING FOLK & BLUES CLUB
Show starts 8:00 pm
Doors, Meals and Bar open from 7:15 pm
Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St, Mundaring.
Singer songwriter Mike Cardy will open this month’s show. ike has spent a lot of his time playing acoustic guitar, with a wide range of influences including Jimmy Page, Neil Young and in later years Mark Knopfler.
Mike started gigging again in the 1990’s through “open mic” nights and at private functions and pubs.
Mike uses a number of guitars on stage and, through the different sounds, tunings and playing styles, delivers a unique range and variety of material.
Mike released his first album in 2002, "Stories from the City – Live", a compilation of live recordings. Mike’s second record, "smiling on the inside", was released in August 2005.
It’s great to see Tashi Hall back. Tashi is a singer songwriter who won us all over with her unpretentious nature and genuine love of her craft. She has played state festivals, been featured on Perth's 96fm and Mix 94.5 as well as in the ASA magazine (Australian Songwriting Association). She has been placed #1 several times on Reverbnation's Indie Charts for Perth WA and was also Top Ten in the AirIt Great Southern Charts, which represent the top ten songs most download for independent radio airplay in Australia.
The middle bracket will be capably filled by singer songwriter Jacqueline Ann and accompanied by Greg Lewis. When Jacqueline first came to us she was just starting out. Since then she has grown playing in various bands and brings with her this evening her bass player Greg Lewis. Greg is also a vocalist and veteran of several 80's pub rock bands. His style is mostly self taught and crafted from many years of playing live and in recent times Greg enjoys playing blues, classic rock and Gospel with Perth band "Steely Blues.
STOP THE PRESS!!
Folks I’m as excited as that damn Meerkat that “compares the market”!!
I know we all loved Jane Germain and Ian Simpson with their brand of bluegrass and I know we loved Rachael Dillon with her band Flametail Creek with their brand of country/folk. So if we take Rachael, add Jane and throw in a fiddle player for good measure you come up with Australia’s version of the Dixie Chics! This is a once in a life time combo – don’t miss it!
The funds the CWA ladies raise go to a great cause. Please support them!
Our ladies of QUAR (Mundaring CWA) will once again be preparing a hearty, warm and wholesome meal - Mains ($7.50) – and Sweets ($4.50).
Contact: Derrick Nichols, 0402 008 211 |
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Saturday 20 September 2014
-- FIDDLESTIX BUSH BAND
Doors open at 7pm and Dancing starts at 7.30 to 10.30. Tickets are $25.00 and include tea or coffee and light refreshments. BYO
York Town Hall, Avon Terrace, York.
Fiddlestix is a seven piece line-up including caller Greg Hastings, founder of The Mucky Duck Bush Band with Jimmy Nunn (lead guitar/vocals), Maurice Archenoul (guitar/banjo/vocals), Tim Gillett (bass guitar/vocals), John “Froggie” Parkinson (fiddle), Pete Lambert (fiddle/mandolin), and Leigh Carmichael (Percussion). This will be an entertaining night of quality music and dance. The event is a fund-raiser for Ability Focus to assist with the establishment of a Sensory Garden at their respite house in York.
CONTACT FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING: Jenny Lambert
PHONE: 96412125 or 0411 151 301 E-MAIL: email@example.com
Sunday 21st September
-- JACKADDDER'S MUSIC CLUB - Doyle's Diehards
Derry Doyle will be joined by the brilliant fiddle player Eleanor Frith and
Russell Holmes on guitar. Derry plays an array of instruments. In Doyle's
Diehards he plays banjo. He studied jazz guitar at WAAPA and he is a member
of the top bluegrasss band "The Seals" who have played at festivals both
locally and nationally. Russell is well known for his piano expertise and
his wealth of musical experience covering a wide range of styles and
instruments. In this line-up he plays guitar. He has performed regularly as
a freelance musician with artists/groups such as Hip Mo Toast, "Scope" and
Penny King. He has released two albums: "Fire and Rain - The James Taylor
Project" (ABC). He is also a sessional lecturer at WAAPA specializing in
harmony and arranging.
With "Doyle's Diehards" you will experience music that belongs in the old
wooden chair beside the dying embers of the fire. In the dust that softens
the timber floors of the back porch. In the defiance of a union song, the
tenderness of a love song and the conviction of a gospel song. In the
old-world simplicity of a fiddle tune, raw and exposed. It finds perfection
in the grit and ragged edges of its existence and reminds us that not all
that shimmers is gold.
Venue: Warren Lake Hall, Teakwood Ave, Woodlands - Time: 3:00pm
Entry: $8 Adults Children Free - tickets available at door
For more information contact Carmel on 0412777061 or email:
Sunday 28th September
-- Mandurah Folk Blues and Roots Club - John Ralph
John will be performing at Mandurah Folk Blues and Roots Club,for the first time.
Contemporary and Traditional acoustic music. Songs of Social Comment, Chorus songs, Comedy songs.
His latest CD "Ten Fingers' also contains Original songs and tunes influenced by his travels in Australia and his work with Sudanese Refugees.
See WWW.johnralph.org or Facebook: John Ralph Musician/ Teacher, or Reverbnation.
Music starts at 2.30
Mandurah Folk, Blues, and Roots Club.
Leslie Street Centre,
7a Leslie St,
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October, 2014
-- Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend - presented by Livelighter.
October 3rd, 4th 5th - will be a family friendly, alcohol free, low-cost event with concerts and music workshops for players of all abilities.
All events will be held within the Manjimup town centre and people are encouraged to bring their instruments – even if they haven’t played for years - and make music with others, get up and perform on the “Locals & Visitors Stage”, listen to music and to generally have a good time mixing and making friends in Manjimup.
The weekend will feature one of Australia’s best bluegrass bands The Company. The band is coming from Brisbane for the weekend and will appear only in Manjimup on this visit.
Local south west band Caddam Wood will run an old fashioned bush dance on Friday night. All the dances will be called and should be a lot of fun for young and old.
On Saturday night The Company will headline a free concert at the Manjimup Town Hall with Fremantle band The Sustainables as the support act.
The Sunday morning Gospel SingOut will be a very popular event and featuring both The Company and local performers.
Sunday afternoon will see The Company’s last performance this trip to WA when they give a Kids on Cushions Concert.
The Saturday morning The Company members will run what is sure to be a very popular harmony singing workshop and then the band members will run workshops in fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and double bass for players who want to learn how to get that bluegrass and old timey sound to their music.
Greg McGrath, JamCamps Australia, will run “learn to jam bluegrass style” workshops. These sessions will appeal to players of all abilities and will give them the confidence to join in the bluegrass jam circles which will be happening over the weekend.
Another workshop, which will no doubt be popular, will be the song-writing workshop presented by local WA musician Jim Fisher. Jim will be well remembered for his role as Calamity Jim in the very popular band Sensitive New Age Cowpersons.
“Beginners and Newbies” instrument workshops will be run by local musicians, the Manjimup Men’s Shed will be running “build a lagerphone” workshops and the very popular Deb “Spoons” Perry will also run a couple of workshops. Children’s activities Friday and Saturday will include singing, drumming, craft and creating healthy snacks.
Saturday will feature street stalls selling hand crafted items and local produce and a display of Vintage & Muscle cars.
Bluegrass music is increasing in popularity as it is a very inclusive music genre - singing and playing with others is at the heart of Bluegrass & Old Time music. Having fun making music is what the Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend is all about!
Bookings for the Learn to Jam sessions with Greg Mc Grath and workshops with The Company and the song writing workshop with Jim Fisher, sponsored by APRA AMCOS, have now opened. You can also buy your tickets for the Friday night Bush Dance with Caddam Wood at the same time.
To find out more about The Manjimup Bluegrass & Old Time Music Weekend –presented by Livelighter go to the website:
www.manjimupbluegrassnoldtimemusicweekend.com And please like us on the book!
10-12 October 2014
-- 2014 Nanga Music Festival Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup WA
Our Early Bird tickets are now sale. Just go to nangamusic.org.au/ticketing for details regarding Earlybird tickets, accommodation at the festival and catered meals. Click the link at the bottom left of the ticketing page to reserve your place.
Momentum is building here at Nanga with preparations for the 2014 Nanga Music Festival in full swing.
A great lineup of artists will again be making their way to the Nanga stage from all parts of Australia.
We've highlighted a few of the artists below with a full list to come your way later this month.
The Little Stevies -
Steadfast sisters Beth and Byll are the heart and soul of The Little Stevies.
Lucy Wise Trio - Lucy Wise makes a long overdue trip home, bringing with her a more intimate version of her band, the B’Gollies.
Enda Kenny Band - Enda Kenny is an Irish-born singer and songwriter living in Melbourne.
The Mae Trio - The Mae Trio brings a fresh, youthful take to Australian folk.
George Walley - Indigenous songwriter & storyteller
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse - Heartfelt indigenous language music
Kallidad - High-energy flamenco flavours
The Little Stevies - Smooth, contemporary acoustic
Spirit of the Streets Choir - One-of-a-kind community choir
Stoney Joe - Toe-tapping western roots band
Tingley Turner - Two fine voices, guitar and cello
Wil Thomas - Broome singer/songwriter
MONDAY 13 OCTOBER
Spoken word: Shey Marque
Music: Tingley Turner Fresh from the Nanga Music Festival, Jen Tingley and Nick Turner bring you original songs that weave cello, guitar and voice to produce a feel that varies from tango through acoustic reggae to their speciality of "Wavesongs" --- songs that try to capture the rhythm and feel of the ocean, and the sailors that live their lives and dreams on those oceans. www.reverbnation.com/tingleyturner
Doors open 6.45pm. $45 includes dinner and coffee. Pre---bookings only at www.summersupperclub.com
18-24 October 2014
-- Songwriting and voiceworks in beautiful Bali
A week of creativity and inspiration in rural Bali. Two daily classes with
lots of free time to explore the beautiful Ubud region. Suitable for all
levels of experience.
What is Juice?
Juice combines a week of inspiration, music and creativity with some much-needed timeout for self in a beautiful part of the world.
The pace is gentle and supportive, with ample time between workshops to explore and enjoy the many attractions of Ubud.
What will I be doing, exactly?
Each morning with Jane, you'll explore different ways to write songs.
Every afternoon, Melbourne-based actor and voice coach Richard Lawton (ignitecoaching.com.au) will lead the group in a joyously freeform vocal class, where you'll learn how to express yourself more fully through singing.
In between, each day you'll have around 4-5 hours to do your own thing.
MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER
Spoken word: Veronica Lake
Music: Helen Townsend Up-and-coming Perth-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Helen Townsend is a little bit folk, a little bit bluegrass. But what rings through all of Helen’s songs is a sweet, sincere voice which glories in the telling of a story and injects just the right emotion into the words. www.helentownsend.co
Doors open 6.45pm. $45 includes dinner and coffee. Pre-bookings only at www.summersupperclub.com
MONDAY 8 DECEMBER
Spoken word: Flora Smith
Music: The Jane Cornes Trio Come now, even supperclub organisers deserve their moment in the spotlight every now and then! Join regular hosts Jane Cornes and Flora Smith for the last supperclub of the year as they say farewell until February 2105.
Doors open 6.45pm. $50 includes dinner and coffee. Pre-bookings only at summersupperclub.com www.summersupperclub.com