More and more 'live' events are happening these days alongside the mediated ones. Do let us know of events that we should be telling people about. - Julie
'Live' events are in green. 'Mediated' events are in yellow. Hybrid 'live' + 'mediated' events are in blue.
Big Russ reports Good News about LIVE concerts in 2021! Illawarra Folk Club & City Diggers Wollongong's first event is coming soon! "The time has come," Bigruss said, "To put down the Covid cup, & talk of things that we can do, of Concerts coming back!" The big news - we can go back to the Diggers Club (under certain Covid conditions) for many of our concerts & some great artists are lining up. We still have to pre-book for these as Covid rules about numbers & social distancing still apply in some form. Meals not compulsory, but you can buy them in the Bistro & bring them up to the Owen Room (same as in pre-covid times).
Calendar of Events
Monday 1 March
JamsOnStage Jam Night - 7pm
Kellys On King (285 King St, Newtown)
Acts so far: Robert Holtsbaum, Judex Jasmin, Russell Vincent, Jill Riddiford, hosts: Peter Campbell, Russell Neal - FREE SPOTS
The Rhythm Singlet - 8pm. ahhhhhhhh, I have been thinking about this. it's groove equivalent to singlet theory. what's going on? with groove, with time, with signatures, with cross rhythms, with everything? what do all the numbers mean? how do you get better at rhythm? we will explore this, in real time, luxuriously, and purely with feet, hands, and voices. oh, I have been thinking about this. all things are, as usual, at website. - Stephen Taberner.
Figgy Folk Session. Neil Rowsell invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for the next session - Live via Zoom, 7.30pm. The details for joining are below. Just click the link.
Topic: Figgy Folk Session. Time: Feb 22, 2021 07.30pm Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney. JoinZoom Meeting. Meeting ID:832 7435 8158 Passcode: 164018
Tuesday 2 March
NEWCASTLE: Hunter Bush Poets are Back in Action. 6-8pm at the Seven Seas Hotel, Cowper St, Carrington. Details, Ron Brown 0427 261 313.
7.30-9.30pm. Musicians & MFS members $6, others $8. Maximum number of people in hall is 33. Kitchen is closed. Bring your own food & water, etc. Toilets will be open & there will be sanitiser wipes & hand bottles. Remember to socially distance 1.5m. Be aware of others & don’t encroach.
Tales from the High Stool - 9pm. Pádraig Ó Cuinn hosts this program on 2RRR with interviews with people involved in local & global music. Guests are invited into a virtual 'pub' to sit on 'The High Stool', & discuss music, musical influences, & whatever they like, with their virtual 'bar-person'. Streaming live on 2RRR (88.5MHz FM). Podcasts online after each show.
Australian Spectrum Show - 9pm. All Australian blues, roots, folk, Indigenous, jazz and contemporary artistes, on Alive 90.5 fm. Presenter, Ross Fear, chats to some special studio guests and presents you with the perfect weekend gig guide. Listen worldwide.
The Naked Singlet- 8pm. In which the singletmeister armed only with ukulele joins battle with the troops and a well chosen song, it’s zingy and very singy, shorter than the other one, much less involving of parts, and much more of tasty calls/responses and things. ask somebody who’s been! All things are, as usual, at website. - Stephen Taberner.
Friday 5 March
Gaelic Club. Women are taking over tonight's Irish music session to mark International Women’s Day. The session will be led by the brilliant Mel Long (banjo) & Jade Tinkler (flute). 1/64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills. 6pm.
The Drey Rollan Band celebrates two of the most influential Blues artists of all time, 'The King of the Blues', B.B. King, & 'The Father of the Chicago Blues', Muddy Waters! Some of B.B. King's best known songs are 'You Know I Love You', 'The Thrill is Gone', 'When Love Comes to Town', 'Whole Lotta Love', 'Every Day I Have The Blues', 'Riding With The King' & many more, while Muddy Waters is known for 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'Got My Mojo Working', 'I Just Want To Make Love To You', 'Mannish Boy', & 'I'm Ready', all of which have become Blues standards. From Muddy’s raw slide guitar & raunchy vocals to the smooth vibrato playing of B.B. King & his wonderful soulful vocals - a show not to miss! The band: Drey Rollan (guitar, vocals); Johnny G (keyboards); Scott Leishman (bass); Nic Cassey (drums).
Worldwide Folk - 2-4pm, VOX FM. Presented by Yvonne O'Grady and Rod Cork.
The Martenitsa Choir - 7.30pm
The Martenitsa Choir, Sydney's internationally renowned Bulgarian women's choir. Their 30th Anniversary Retrospective Concert. This historic event will celebrate Martenitsa's 3 decades of delighting Australian & international audiences with their signature sound inspired by & modelled on the captivating vocal quality of Bulgaria's traditional choirs. An all-star line-up incl. the angelic voice of Bulgarian soloist Silvia Entcheva, formerly of famous Bulgarian choir 'Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares', who has performed with Martenitsa for 22 of their 30 years, plus the virtuosic playing of jazz royalty Sandy Evans, Paul Cutlan & Lloyd Swanton & world music icons Llew & Mara Kiek of the Mara! band. Gems from their earliest Bulgarian traditional repertoire composed by some of Bulgaria's finest composers, newer works composed for them by Australian composers & highlights from their two acclaimed original musical suites Sezoni & Tra Parole e Silenzio, composed by & performed with Mara!. For a live audience & also livestreamed on YouTube.
The Mutual Acquaintances - a 4-piece band with Uillean pipes, accordion, tin whistles, guitars, bass, percussion - & voices. Irish, Scottish, & Australian traditional folk, plus contemporary folk music by the band - a bunch of jigs, reels, ballads & songs that tell stories old & new. +Strangelove. A passion for South American spirit & rhythms brought the 3 members of Strangelove together with a unique mix of strings: Para-Celtic harp (Cliona Molins), ukulele (Wendy Twibill) & acoustic bass (Pierre Luniere), plus spine-chilling harmonies. Cliona (ex Folklore) has a rich knowledge of Irish music & incorporates Latin rhythms (with mentoring by such as Victor Valdes). Wendy (ex Café of the Gates of Salvation) brings exquisite singing & harmony-arranging, & has reinvented use of the ukulele in the vein of Venezuelan cuatro & vihuela mexicana. Contagious party rhythms, energy, & groove by Pierre (original cast Jesus Christ Superstar), who has recorded with an illustrious line-up incl. Johnny O’Keeffe, Wayne Gillespie, Lindsay Bjere (Tamam Shud & Punk Pop band A Portable Beach), & Jazz harmonica master Christian Marsh. Provocative originals, traditional Irish, Venezuelan & Mexican, reinterpreted with Jazz, Roots & Blues rhythms. They cover songs from Eddie Vedder (Rise), Tom Waits (Chocolate Jesus), Simon Diaz/Ry Cooder (Caballo Viejo) & Eric Bib. +Cassidy-Rae, Sydney singer songwriter who wraps beautiful vocals around party anthems to heartfelt ballads & beyond. Well received at home & overseas. Infectious energy & enthusiasm, plus international cruise-ship audiences since she last performed at The Shack. Since Covid, she has been streaming weekly to her global following. Her recent single 'Ton Of Bricks' has been featured on commercial & community radio nationally & internationally.
The Shack Ted Blackwood Hall cnr Jackson Rd & Boondah Road Warriewood.
COVID: Numbers limited as per council requirements. BYO drinks & nibbles & bring everything you will want - cutlery, cups, etc, & your mask. We can't supply coffee /tea/ biscuits as before. Bookings. $25, Members $20. If possible please book your party as one booking; & please let us know who else is in your group: Rhonda, 0413 635 856, or email Jen.
NEWCASTLE: Clydestreet- 7.30pm
Originally formed in August 2016, previously known as Ukenjamit, ClydeStreet is a 5-piece band playing creative interpretations of jazz, country, contemporary & original numbers. With U.Bass, baritone ukulele, harmonica, banjo, keyboard, drums & vocals, they enjoy showing the versatility of skilled ukulele playing. This beautiful instrument plays a significant role in bringing people together to experience the joy of shared music making.
7.30-10.30pm. $15, $12, Club Members $10. Kids 16 & under, free. With COVID restrictions, there is an audience limit. Priority given to bookings. Tickets may not be available at the door. The club’s COVID-safe management plan requires audience to remain seated during performance & to practise social distancing. Temperature checks will be taken & Tracking details collected as a condition of entry. Supper is BYO for now.
Chasing the Moon - 8pm
Chasing The Moonreturns to Leichhardt Bowlo! The 6-piece Sydney band plays Hot Club Jazz, as created by Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli in the '30s. They play with energy & passion, reminiscent of the great jazz of the past. There's freshness in the way different styles are combined, a mix of hot club with blues, a touch of folk, Latin rhythms, lashings of swing & modern elements too. The band: Kathy Bluff (violin, lead vocals); Paul Burjan (soprano & tenor sax); John Blenkhorn (guitar); Garry Steel (piano accordion); Jessica Dunn (double bass); Mike Quigley (drums).
$26. Bookings essential. Limited tickets due to Covid-19 restrictions!
Sunday 7 March
Whirled Wide - 1pm, Fine Music 102.5 FM; & live streaming, Showcasing diverse music from cultures around the world, both traditional & modern. It features musicians from all corners of the globe including Australia. Presented this week by Linda Marr.
Cocina del Barrio 526 King St, Newtown
Acts so far: Short Note, Steve Clark & Russell Neal, Kenneth D'Aran, Russell Neal (host) - FREE SPOTS
In line with the Gaspo’s standard arrangements these days, there are two sittings, 4.30-6.30pm (music 5-6pm) & 6.30-8.30pm (music 7-8pm). Tickets $10. A ticket will get you into one of the sittings, or you can double up & double the fun. You can add to your ticket a one course, two course or three course dinner from the tasty menu, all prepared onsite & delivered to your table in style. 9569 2668
SongsOnStage Songwriters/OpenMic 5-8pm
Dapto Diamond Dogs Music Lounge & Bar 37-39 Princes Highway, Dapto
Acts so far: Mason Jack, Sic Parvis Magna, Kon Natalizi, Shannon McGrath, Darren Bennett, Neil Townsend (host) - FREE SPOTS