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.
Calendar of Events
Tuesday 23 February
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'. Tonight it's a rerun of his December interview with Susie Bishop, with some music from Laura & Susie's 'Meremba' CD. Streaming live on 2RRR (88.5MHz FM). Podcasts online after each show.
A live launch of their new self-titled album 'The Blues Wranglers'. In 2018, after jamming together at the Central Coast Blues Society, they came together as a six piece band of blues lovers with:
Trent Taylor (vocals, guitar) Les (The Birdman) Blundell (blues harp) Dan Batton (guitar) Belinda Taylor (keys) Wayne Lawler (bass) Al Smith (drums)
Original compositions as well as blues favourites from Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters through to early Fleetwood Mac & ZZ Top to name a few. (The album was recorded at Damien Gerard Studios, West Gosford.)
The Old Pub 33 The Boulevarde Woy Woy
Saturday 27 February
Craig Sinclair + The Three Audacities - 7pm
Craig Sinclair - Craig combines timeless folk storytelling with a lyrical fingerstyle acoustic & slide guitar style to craft a uniquely Australian blues sound. Recently relocated to Sydney from the south coast of WA (& part of folk group the Peppercorns) Craig performs as a soloist tonight. + The Three Audacities - A new Sydney folk trio - work songs, sea shanties. Emma Norton (banjo) has an incandescent voice with a huge range, every note aglow with warmth & energy; Dan Kenny has a distinctive vocal range &, with a background in jazz & blues, is adept & creative on electric & acoustic guitar. Singing bass & 50 years older, Margaret Walters adds weight of experience & powerful emotion. They met at Redfern Shanty Club 3 years ago, found many songs in common & share a love of harmony. The name is from a speech by Danton, a leader of the French Revolution, quoted later by Lenin: “We need audacity, & yet more audacity,& always audacity!”; sometimes abbreviated to “the three audacities”. For the singers, it means “We tell it like it is!"
Arrive from 6.30 for a 7pm start. 80 tickets now allowed: email Sandra with all names & phone numbers. $20 cash at the door, singing by audience members still not allowed, so please bring a mask, & nibbles & non-alcoholic drinks as we won't be serving supper. Tables are available. Sign in with QT codes. Our lease agreement at Newtown doesn't allow alcohol in the hall. More details of our acts & parking etc. here.
Featuring 'Soul Sista # 1', Juliane Di Sisto on vocals, Johnny G & The E-Types present 'Women of Soul Revue', a celebratory tribute to some of the most powerful Women of Soul: Aretha Franklin ('The Queen of Soul'), Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Laura Lee, Linda Lyndell, Jean Knight, Sugar Pie DeSanto, more. Showcasing such soul classics as You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, Respect, Chain Of Fools, Rock Steady, Say A Little Prayer, Son Of A Preacher Man, I’d Rather Go Blind, I Can't Stand The Rain, Do Right Woman, Do Right Man, etc. The band: Johnny Gauci (hammond organ, piano); Julieane Di Sisto; Nick Meredith (guitar); Emile Nelson (bass); Antero Ceschin (drums).
$26. Bookings. Limited tickets due to Covid-19 restrictions!
Sunday 28 February
Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar 2pm.
A vocal duo based in Morpeth. Kathy & Matthew Clarke perform songs of Love, Hope, & Caring for the environment & each other. Kathy’s stunning vocal clarity is supported by Matthew’s gentle guitar style. 'Two Voices in the Crowd' is their song project of more than 30 songs written by Australian folk icons, Judy Small & Eric Bogle. These songs reflect the issues of a generation, & cover a wide range of subjects incl. women’s rights, social equity, indigenous culture & environmental activism, as well as promoting freedom from hatred, war & oppression. The songs are performed in pairs, with one song by Eric Bogle & one song by Judy Small connected by a similar social theme.