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Tue, 17 April 2018

Altan (Ireland) Thornbury Theatre Tuesday June 12 2018

Filed under: acoustic music, contemporary music, folk music, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 5:34 pm

Tuesday June 12
Doors: 7.00pm
Dinner Served: 7.30pm
Support: 8.30 – 9.00pm
Altan 9.30 –
Cost: $66.30 General Admission
$71.40 Reserved Seating
$107.10 Dinner and Show
$70 Door

In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.

With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bringing the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. In fact, Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.

The album ‘The Gap of Dreams’ transports the listener to the lifestyle of rural Donegal, to a time before electricity when folks would gather together in the mists of winter to tell stories, sing songs and dance into the wee hours of the night. The music lifted the locals’ spirits and helped elevate them beyond the hardships of the day like famine, conflict and emigration. It is this spirit that informed the development of the band through their many phases of growth from a duo performing in pubs to international touring and recording artists.

The chance to experience this thirty year-active band is to experience the living legacy of Irish music.

Grant-Lee Phillips Thornbury Theatre May 13th

Filed under: acoustic music, blues music, rock music, folk music, Gigs — site admin @ 5:32 pm

Thornbury Theatre
Sunday May 13
Doors Open 5.00pm
Dinner Served 5.30pm
Matt Joe Gow 6.30 – 7.00pm
Grant-Lee Phillips 7.30pm
Cost: $51.00 General Admission | $56.10 Reserved Seating
$91.80 Dinner and Show
$55 Door
GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS
MASTERFUL SINGER AND SONGWRITER RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
With Special Guest Matt Joe Gow
AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MAY 2018

Over an extensive career Grant-Lee Phillips has earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter – an artist who can deliver lyrical observations with a dry and evocative sense of time and place.
His gift for reconciling classic touchstones with an adventurous sensibility has distinguished his work since he first emerged as the front-man of the acclaimed trio Grant Lee Buffalo in the early ‘90s.
At once cinematic in scope and disarmingly intimate, his captivating solo career has explored a variety of modes. Whether it be the electronic inventiveness of Mobilize, acoustic interplay of Virginia Creeper, chamber-pop of Little Moon, meditative solemnity of Walking in the Green Corn, Nashville inspired The Narrows or his latest and most urgent work, Widdershins – Phillips is not one to rest on the accolades of the past.
He’s a riveting live performer who thrives onstage. Nevertheless, a new generation have discovered Phillips through his role as the town troubadour on the cult television hit The Gilmore Girls (both in its original run and the 2016 reunion.)

Speaking of his new album, Widdershins, Phillips sees a kind of parallel with his earliest work with Grant Lee Buffalo. “That was also a time of intense social anxiety. The Gulf War, the LA riots – everything became cranked up. Then a few years later there was the earthquake we lived through, which also made for a time of uneasiness. I was in a heightened state when I wrote that stuff – as I am now.”

The Hummingbird opens in St.Kilda 2nd May 2018

Filed under: bluegrass music, acoustic music, blues music, country music — site admin @ 5:17 pm

An intimate nocturnal hideaway,The Hummingbird will host shows many nights per week with two shows per night on Fridays and Saturdays – an early dinner show from 6pm – 10pm followed by a second
more danceable show for the late night crowd from 10 pm until late.
Inside the Newmarket Hotel, 34 Inkerman Street St.Kilda. Publicity by KC Publicity

Thu, 14 September 2017

Woody - Songs of Freedom

Filed under: acoustic music, rock music, folk music, Gigs — site admin @ 3:41 pm

Sunday 1st October 2017
Caravan Music Club Oakleigh
Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of folk legend, Woody Guthrie, BRUCE HEARN from the iconic band Strange Tenants, has assembled some of Melbourne’s finest folk/roots musicians to form The Machinists, comprising KAVISHA MAZZELLA, CHRIS PASCOE and ALLARA PATTISON, to perform an evening of Woody’s political/social justice songs. They will be joined by special guests MICK THOMAS & KERRIE SIMPSON as well as the 20 piece Victorian Trade Union Choir.
‘Woody: Songs of Freedom’ will be a unique opportunity to celebrate the music and politics of struggle for a better world free from war, racism and inequality.

Thu, 22 June 2017

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Mon, 24 April 2017

Tom Lee-Richards Tour 2017

Filed under: acoustic music, rock music, CD Launches, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 2:22 pm

Picking up the pace, Tom Lee-Richards has arrived with ‘Beside You’,a new track for those
who want to move and celebrate being open in the moment.
The track is another collaboration with Countbounce (Jarryd James, Ash Grunwald) and
continues the sound exploration begun in The Wearing Kind . ‘Beside You’ s elevating rhythms
and unusual synth melodies reinforce an inviting lyrical story about connection and another side
to the debut Mini-Album to come.
The Tour:
Thu 27th April - Townsville Folk Club , Townsville , QLD
Fri April 28th - Bingil Bay Cafe , Bingil Bay , QLD
Sat April 29th - The Grand Hotel , Cairns , QLD
Thu 4th May - The Fox Den , Gloucester , NSW
Sat May 6th - Roth’s Wine Bar , Mudgee , NSW
Fri May 12th - Westernport Hotel , San Remo , VIC
Wed May 17th - The Homestead , Hobart , TAS
Fri May 19th - Willie Smith’s Apple Shed , Hobart , TAS
Fri May 26th - Billyroy’s Blues Bar , Bendigo , VIC

Songbird. A Musical Tribute to Eva Cassidy.

Filed under: acoustic music, blues music, Gigs — site admin @ 2:14 pm

Songbird A Tribute to Eva Cassidy Show
The Thornbury Theater
Saturday July 1 2017
Doors: 6.30pm
Show Starts: 8.00pm
Set 1 8.00 – 8.45pm
Set 2 9.15 – 10.00pm
Cost:
General Admission $40.00 + booking fee
Reserved Seating $45.00 + booking fee
Dinner and show $80.00 + booking fee
Door $40.00
Table of 10 Dinner and Show $750.00 + booking fee
Table of 10 Reserved Seating $350.00 + booking fee

Songbird – A Musical Tribute to Eva Cassidy.
Following the enormous success of this show in 2016, join vocalist Anouska Taylor as she brings the music of one of her biggest influences, Eva Cassidy, to life. She’ll be supported by a fantastic 7-piece live band as well as supporting vocals and it promises to be a memorable night. The evening will feature some of Eva’s most iconic interpretations of songs including the beautiful Over the Rainbow, Songbird and Fields of Gold, as well as in typical Eva style, a range of soul, folk, jazz and rock classics.

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