Monthly Archives: September 2015

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PURE BOHEMIA – 3 COURSE DINNER & SHOW / EVENT at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 25th Sept 2015

PURE BOHEMIA at the iconic Paragon

(EVENT + 3 COURSE Gourmet DINNER + A CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!)

Fri 25th September 2015 from 6:30pm
Strictly limited tickets!

Pure Bohemia combines Art, Music, Food & More!
It is a night of Gypsy Jazz and Life Drawing.

A model in the centre of the room posing gracefully with a Gypsy Jazz ensemble, Gadjo Guitars performing live.

Guests are invited to come and draw, paint, write poetry, play chess or backgammon, read or just listen and sip good wine, enjoy some wonderful food and soak up the atmosphere.

This is a night that celebrates beauty, tenderness, passion, creativity and respect.

BYO own artist materials. (Basic supplies available for loan if not available)
Prizes for favourite drawings including some Paragon chocolates and CDs featuring music by the musicians playing on the evening.

Gadjo Guitars: Sophisticated, passionate, and world class. Gypsy Jazz at its best.
The word Gadjo is a name gypsies have for non gypsies, but you wouldn’t know that these guys have nothing but the gypsy blood flowing through their veins. Gadjo Guitars is the coming together of three great Sydney musicians who share a love for good music, in particular the music of Django Reinhardt, the famous French gypsy who set the bar of guitar playing at an Everest like height back in the 1930s. The band comprises of Nigel Date and Cameron Jones on guitars and Stan Valacos on bass. Band members regularly perform together and separately with some of the best names in the local and international gypsy jazz scene including Ian Date, George Washingmachine, Ian Cooper, Daniel Weltlinger and Lollo Meier.

Gadjo Guitars are a vibrant, sparkling, swinging gypsy jazz trio. Full of good energy, humour and possessing a unique Australian flavour, they are guaranteed to create a wonderful atmosphere and leave you breathless, smiling and asking for more.

We are delighted that Special Guest musician Joseph Zarb (Jose) will be joining us for this evening.

Web: www.gadjoguitars.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gadjoguitars

Demonstration video of this concept event experience: https://youtu.be/ed2nRia1fvM

Arrive shortly After Doors Open at 6:30pm for a Champagne Cocktail followed by a gourmet Entrée and Main course.
Show / event begins at 8pm in the back “Banquet Hall” room.
Dessert served during intermission.
Concludes with tea/coffee, Biscotti and chocolates!
General Admission. Room configuration for the event in the Banquet Hall is lounge style. Formal seating for the meal portion.

VENUE: THE PARAGON CAFE
65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

Paragon’s Chef David Povelsen spent his first 4 years working at Solitary which saw the restaurant maintain it’s coveted position as a ‘one hatter’ in the Good Food Guide. In 2007 David realised a chef’s dream when Solitary attained 2 hats and was one of only 2 two-hatted restaurants in the state.
We are delighted to be able to include David and his talented culinary skills in these unique experience events at the Historic Paragon Café.

The seasonal special event MENU will be an alternate drop, unless guests advise the cafe of preferences prior to the evening of the event. Please note that vegetarian options are also available by prior order.

*** Special Event 3 Course Gourmet SPRING MENU below:

Established in 1916, The Paragon is arguably Australia’s oldest Café and certainly one of the most opulent ever built in this country. Situated in the heart of Katoomba the Paragon is an iconic landmark that is an essential stop on any visit to the Blue Mountains. The three rooms that comprise the Paragon: Café, Formal Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge are some the finest and most richly detailed Art Deco interiors anywhere in the world

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow 0409 042 869 info@fusionboutique.com.au
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Tickets $85 pre-sale available from: PARAGON CAFE, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 +$2.90 booking fee card/phone 02) 4782 2928 (10am-4pm daily)

Or online $87.90 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/IPBK

Pre-booking required. This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

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MARGRET ROADKNIGHT in Acoustic Concert at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Thur 24th Sept 2015

MARGRET ROADKNIGHT in Acoustic Concert

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Thursday 24th September 2015, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Margret RoadKnight is Australia’s finest interpretive singer.

A unique and passionate artist, renowned for her powerful vocals and wide-ranging roots-based repertoire with lyrics full of wit and wisdom, Margret RoadKnight survives and thrives outside the mainstream music scene with flair and soul.

Five decades into her career, she continues to tour extensively, singing riveting if under-exposed songs, either a-cappella or with her guitar and African thumb piano, solo or with accompanying musicians, always interspersed with informative and amusing anecdotes (and yes, she still reprises her fondly remembered mid-’70s Australiana hit “Girls In Our Town”).

Margret has recorded ten solo albums and been featured on thirty one others.
She has sung blues, jazz, gospel, folk, comedy, and social commentary songs in concert halls and cathedrals, clubs and campuses, from Broome to Hobart, Beijing to Memphis, Paris to Auckland, Edinburgh to Tel Aviv, New York to Seoul, Amsterdam to Dublin, New Orleans to London, Vancouver to Nuku’alofa.

May 12th, 2013 marked the commencement of Margret RoadKnight’s Golden Jubilee (celebrating 50 years of professional performance) and concluded in April 2014 with her Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Folk Festival.

“…as much as for her impressive voice and choice of songs, RoadKnight is delightful because she sheds so much fresh light on the nature of the world and its people”Oakland Tribune, San Francisco

“Margret RoadKnight’s success depends on the original way she presents other people’s material. She is alive, warm, charming, extremely funny and a stunning musician”Melbourne Voice

“…virtually a walking, talking, singing folk festival in her own right – 6ft 4ins of musical history with a South Pacific flavor”Globe and Mail Canada

“…magnetic and powerful”Financial Times London

“…a magnificent voice and a vast, and often funny, repertoire”National Times

“…RoadKnight’s driving, pounding, powerful alto burns smoulderingly”The Australian

“…RoadKnight’s enduring presence on the folk scene is the result of a truly remarkable voice combined with the most mature and sophisticated sense of humour in the business… a unique Australian talent”Sydney Morning Herald

“…a vastly underestimated and too seldom seen singer… after all these years she still has the power to knock you back in your seat”Rhythms

VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE “LIVE AT THE ATTIC”
Upstairs, 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

Doors Open 6:00pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets $20 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/ISBV

Or on the Door from 6pm Thursday 24th Sept 2015 (Unless Sold Out) For $25.
Discount concession price $20. Pensioner/Student card required.

This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS:
Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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The HINTERLANDT ENSEMBLE at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sun 20th Sept 2015

The HINTERLANDT ENSEMBLE

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains.

Sunday 20th September 2015, 4:30pm. Doors Open 4pm.

Contemporary Neo Post Indie Chamber Music.

The Hinterlandt Ensemble is dedicated to an acoustic sound aesthetic. The group features Bronwyn Cumbo and Natalya Bing on violins, Simeon Johnson on cello, and Jochen Gutsch on acoustic guitar and trumpet.

Hinterlandt has entered into a new phase. Previously it was Jochen Gutsch’s solo project that has recently transformed it into an acoustic ensemble. Since this change the music has become much more sophisticated. The ensemble is performing original material composed by Jochen and brought to life by the players with their own artistic personalities.

Website: www.hinterlandt.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hinterlandt

VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE “LIVE AT THE ATTIC”
Upstairs, 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

Doors Open 4:00pm. Show Starts 4:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets $10 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $11.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/IPOS

Or $15 on the Door from 64pm Sun 20th September 2015 (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS:
Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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THE MAE TRIO at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 11th Sept 2015

THE MAE TRIO (Melbourne)
SEPTEMBER EP LAUNCH TOUR

Special Guest Francesca Sidoti

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Friday 11th September 2015, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Multi-award-winning, Melbourne-based contemporary folk trio. Performing insightful original songs with superb 3 part vocal harmonies.

It has been a magical two years since The Mae Trio released their award-winning debut album Housewarming and hit international stages from Celtic Connections (Glasgow) to Cambridge Folk Festival and Americana Festival (Nashville), not to mention national Australian tours where they won the hearts of critics and fans alike. Winners of the Maton Class Act Award and the National Film & Sound Archive Award for Folk Recording of the Year, The Mae Trio is renowned for their sophisticated instrumentation and stellar three-part harmonies. The trio return to launch the September EP featuring an array of originals and new interpretations of some of the songs that have helped shape the band’s musical lives so far.

Join Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals), Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukuleles, guitar, marimba and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals) for an evening of contemporary folk that will leave you breathless.

It is a rare treat to experience such unique instrumentation and spine-tingling harmonies, and The Mae Trio promises bucket loads of both.

“a delightful Australian girl group whom it is hard to fault…theirs is an innocent, clear-skinned sound that’s long on banjo, fiddle and ukulele”  – Metro (Glasgow)

“The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene”Rhythms

“they belied their apparent youth with some fine songs and dry wit”  – Americana UK

“The Mae Trio were easily the break-out act at Folk Alliance”  – The Bluegrass Situation

“A favourite on the Aussie folk scene… definitely a trio to keep an eye and an ear (or two) out for”  – Songlines UK

spine-tingling harmonies” The Scotsman

www.themaetrio.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/themaetrio


Special guest for the evening will be local artist Francesca Sidoti.
Raised on folk, country and blues (a mix designed to handicap her in the playground), Francesca has a live act that gets talked about.
Playing accordion-addicted retro pop, her debut album ‘Bright City Light Fool’ was released in August 2010, and has since had two songs shortlisted in the ASA Songwriting Awards and #3 ranking on the folk and pop charts of AMRAP.

“a dulcet voice and whimsical lyrics”, Rave Magazine, Brisbane.
“smiles and laughter” Drum Media, Sydney.

www.francescasidoti.com

VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE “LIVE AT THE ATTIC”
Upstairs, 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

Doors Open 6:00pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets $15 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/IPOR

Or $15 on the Door from 6pm Fri 11th September 2015 (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS:
Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au