Monthly Archives: November 2016

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THE GREEN MOHAIR SUITS + THE HAYWOOD BILLY GOATS (USA) at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba Blue Mountains, Sat 26th Nov 2016

The Green Mohair Suits Album Launch Tour
+ The Haywood Billy Goats (USA)

Sat 26th Nov 2016
Venue: HOTEL GEARIN, 273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

The Green Mohair Suits are about much more than delivering new takes on old sounds. Their inspired musicianship has seen them compile a collection of quality original tunes – a solid mix of heartbreak and hangover, humour and humility – that are crying out to entertain a broader audience. Occupying a broad musical landscape between influences like Beck, Fleet Foxes, Hank Williams, Tom Waits, Portishead & Gram Parsons, band member Campeau labels their music “Garage-grass”, adding fans should “expect sad songs and waltzes.” He forgets to add that they should also prepare themselves for a harmonious blur of booze-soaked good times, mixed with schooner-loads of emotion and energy. “See us because we’re super hot and our harmonies are like having an orgasm on a mountain top,” Campeau declares. “The vibe onstage is always great – we focus much more on having a good time than being perfectionists.”

We are very pleased to present the Green Mohair Suits for their latest Album Launch.

‘This album gets into your head the way a green mohair suit would get all over your couch’ – Tristian Lutze

“Green Mohair Suits make music for pleasure. Our Pleasure. If you don’t find yourself smiling, tapping or joining in on one of those harmonies, you’re leading a very sad life” Bernard Zuel

“Their strength lies in their uber-tight harmonies that blend in virtuosic layers, equal parts Fleet Foxes and CSN. Like local alumni Little Bastard they’ve captured the vibe and mood of their live performances while granting their songs their moment in the studio spotlight. ‘Wooden Duck ‘ is a rewarding blend of bluegrass and both modern and traditional folk music.” – Chris Familton

www.greenmohairsuits.com
www.facebook.com/GreenMohairSuits

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We are also extremely pleased to present Chatham County, NC based old time dance band The Haywood Billy Goats who are touring Australia for a lot of the summer festivals including the Dorrigo Folk Festival.

The Haywood Billy Goats have become one of the most respected string bands in the North Carolina old time music scene.
Their tight, hard-driving sound and repertoire of traditional NC dance music has earned the band top finishes in a number of reputable string band contests throughout the region as well as numerous ribbons for twin fiddling.
Members of the group have won blue ribbons at prestigious contests such as the Mt. Airy, Union Grove, and Fiddler’s Grove Festivals as well as a first place finish at the 2015 Australian National Bluegrass Mandolin Championship. In addition to being in demand as a square-dance band across North Carolina, the Haywood Billy Goats have played for dance contests at various festivals throughout the region and have performed with legendary NC dance ensemble, the Green Grass Cloggers.
Holding great appreciation for older-generation musicians in the traditional music community, the Billy Goats have spent considerable time playing with and learning from many respected old time musicians from the Round Peak and Piedmont regions of North Carolina. Members of the Billy Goats have also performed with Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Lauderdale, Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass, and Mandolin Orange.

www.facebook.com/HaywoodBillyGoats

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Venue: HOTEL GEARIN
273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba
Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
*Please note that Hotel Gearin shows are over 18’s only.

Doors Open 8:30pm. Show Starts 9pm.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $15 available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only) or the Hotel Gearin front Bar during open hours.

Or online $16.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/41355

*Please Note – there are a limited number of pre-sale discount tickets available!

Or $20 on the Door from 8:30pm (Unless Sold Out)

CONTACT DETAILS: info@fusionboutique.com.au

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THE LAURELS + Special Guests at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 25th Nov 2016

The Laurels
+ Special Guests
Zeahorse
Imperial Broads
Broken Chip (DJ)

Fri 25th Nov 2016
HOTEL GEARIN
Venue: HOTEL GEARIN
273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba
Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

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”Probably the best live band in Sydney…. What The Laurels are doing is special. There’s no better way to express it” The Music

“The Laurels are one of the most compelling bands around.”
The Age *****

It’s been four years since The Laurels released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Plains’ and many wondered if they’d ever hear from the band again. Their social media accounts were blanketed with questions about the whereabouts of new material and band members were regularly interrogated by drunken concert attendees, culminating in numerous requests to “stop fucking around and release something!”

So what have The Laurels been doing in that time and why has it taken so long for something new to surface? The relentless touring that followed the release of ‘Plains’ saw the band pushing the limits of what they could achieve as a live band and yearning for a new approach in the studio. Growing particularly fond of golden age hip hop and with classic albums from GZA, Nas and Gang Starr dominating the touring van’s stereo, the rawness and grittiness of hip hop production felt new and inspiring to a band that had become renowned for their lush sonic textures.

Rice Is Nice are freakin thrilled to announce Sonicology, The Laurels second record, will be out on October 14. ‘Reentry’ is the first single to be lifted from the album.

‘Reentry’ was written and recorded whilst camped out on a friends lounge room floor during the Blue Mountains bush fires of 2013. Forced to leave behind all valuables except for instruments and with the sky glowing red as they loaded up the car, The Laurels aimed to cause some explosions of their own when they reentered the city.

Written with the express intention of being the first song on the album, it functions similar to how a hype man in a rap crew would (something The Laurels lack as they are not a rap group and usually quite modest). Pumping up the bands own tyres, declaring their mission statement, calling out world leaders with the wrong priorities whilst referencing cool things such as monks, enlightenment and the Philadelphia Experiment for extra street cred. ‘Reentry’ also expresses the bands dissatisfaction at always being lumped in with one genre of music.

Aiming to break free of the musical tags usually levelled at them, the band recruited Drew Houston of Sydney sewer jazz collective Wild Cat Falling on saxophone to wail over the band’s signature twin guitar attack bringing a whole new dimension to their sound. Line up changes saw Kate Wilson depart and Jasper Fenton join and SPOD got behind the desk and mixed the record. Distorted synthesizers puncture the mix while heavenly church bells ring out over the building cacophony.

Contrary to popular belief, The Laurels have not spent the past four years sitting in their lounge room punching cones. They’ve overcome adversity (and hundreds of annoying questions) to craft an eclectic collection of music which they are thrilled to share with you.

It’s a band loudly broadcasting their return across the airwaves – tune into their frequency!

www.facebook.com/theelaurels
http://thelaurels.bandcamp.com/

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Zeahorse are a band based in Sydney, Australia. They originally formed in Lismore, NSW.
The Music say’s of Zehorse’s release ‘Pools’ “On Pools, the Sydney band demonstrate an evolution into a much tighter unit which maintains the baritone guitar noise fundamental to the Zeahorse sound; it wouldn’t be them without the super down-tempo of tracks like opener Career, lead single Tugboat (a personal favourite), the aptly titled Familiar Faeces and a banjo hoedown in Junktown Train. It’s music that is clearly made for their own pleasure – and fuck the rest if they don’t like it.” – Adam Wilding

Morgan Anthony – Guitar/Vox,
Max Foskett – Baritone guitar
Ben Howell – Bass
Julien Crendal – Drums

www.facebook.com/Zeahorse
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Imperial Broads make garage music that’s big on three-part harmonies and melodies you can hum on your way home.
Consisting of Pip Smith (guitar/vox), Lauren Crew (bass/vox), Eve Lande (guitar/vox) and Nick Kennedy (drums). The band started as three girls in a garage, in Marrickville, in winter, freezing their tits off, with ambitious ideas of making harmony packed punk music and learning their instruments along the way. Fairly quickly they realised they weren’t exactly punk but there was an interesting sound developing and they needed a drummer to make it less Marine Girls and more Saints. Enter: Nick Kennedy on drums (phew), ready to go nuts and have a lot of fun doing it. Drunk people at shows have described the band as: “blasting”, “mad”, “doo-wop-punk”, “garage”, “like something off the Aussie 80s Ugly Things comp” and (their most coveted) “CBGBs 70s era”. With a rhythm section aiming for New York punk, three lead vocals layered with harmonies and guitar influences equally Roland S Howard and The Shadows, we are hell bent on making our own brand of interesting noise.

www.facebook.com/imperialbroads
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With a contempt for conventionality and a love for experimentation, Broken Chip creates music that is electronic yet organic, machine yet human. Traditional instruments and homemade software are used for this expedition into the sonic wilderness; this Australian artist conducts an orchestra of fat wet boots crunching through snow, of dark leaky basements, of wind whispering through winter wastelands. It’s a lesson in evoking mood.

www.facebook.com/brokenchip
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Venue: HOTEL GEARIN
273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba
Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
*Please note that Hotel Gearin shows are over 18’s only.

Doors Open 8:30pm.
Show Starts 8:30pm with a DJ set from Blue Mountains local Broken Chip.

General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.

Tickets pre-sale $15 available from KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only) or the Hotel Gearin front Bar during open hours.

Or online $16.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/43558

Or $15 on the Door from 8:30pm (Unless Sold Out)

CONTACT DETAILS:

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Rhythm Hunters ‘ONE RHYTHM’ 2016 at Katoomba Community Centre, SAT 19th November 2016

Rhythm Hunters
ONE RHYTHM at Katoomba / Leura Community Centre

Sat 19th Nov 2016 from 7pm
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

RHYTHM HUNTERS + special guests:
Si Mullumby (Wild Marmalade)
+ Snail

As you may be aware, Rhythm Underground in Jenolan Caves has been cancelled for 2016, whilst some environmental studies are undertaken. The Hunters look forward to returning to Jenolan Caves in 2017. One Rhythm will take place on Friday 18th November in Bondi Junction, and Saturday 19th November in Katoomba.

Rhythm Hunters are excited to be bringing their infectious dance grooves back to the Mountains for a special show in Katoomba at the community hall.
Supporting Rhythm Hunters, and also joining them on stage as a special guest will be Si Mullumby of Wild Marmalade fame. Also supporting on the night is local folk trio Snail.

Rhythm Hunters
A dynamite force in world roots music, adored for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, Rhythm Hunters bring cutting edge physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting and in demand festival acts.
Rhythm Hunters have played alongside acts such as Nahko and Medicine for the People, Evermore, Blue King Brown and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra. Festival slots include The Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge, The Dreaming, The National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Winter Magic, Psyfari, Moomba, Jungle Love Festival, Subsonic, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Island Vibes, Illawarra and Cygnet Folk Festivals.

“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. ~ Lisa-Maree Botticelli (Australian Stage Online)

“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians…a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or otherworld. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act.” ~ Steve Gadd – Director Cygnet Folk Festival
www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

SI MULLUMBY (Wild Marmalade)
Leading contemporary didgeridoo player Si Mullumby has pushed the boundaries of what can be done with Australia’s iconic instrument. As a solo act, Si reveals his hidden multi-instrumental self. Combining flamenco guitar, spanish cajon and drums, he creates a world music framework to support his unique didgeridoo sound. Musically influenced from 20 years of travelling throughout the globe, Si delivers a unique experience born from choosing to walk the road less travelled.

“An astonishing solo player” ~ Guy Caron – Creative director of Cirque du Soleil
www.wildmarmalade.com
www.facebook.com/wildmarmalade

Snail.
Snail is a trio of three pals. Holding their dear collection of special stringed instruments in their hands, this band weave influences of RnB, hip hop, soul and a little bit of jazz, creating their own quirky and contemporary sound.

Over the last year, the freshly formed group have been playing shows in and around Sydney and the Blue Mountains at events such as Art Party, Folkswagon and The Blue Mountains Folk Festival.
www.facebook.com/snailbandy

www.facebook.com/events/1572637679414314

RHYTHM HUNTERS + SI MULLUMBY + SNAIL
Saturday 19th November
Katoomba Community Centre, Civic Place
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Doors 7pm
Presale tickets $20
Door tickets $30

* NOTE: This event is all ages. Kids under 13 are FREE, and must be reserved.
Sorry, strictly no refunds or exchanges.

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 12th Oct:
www.stickytickets.com.au/44280

Promo video online: https://youtu.be/nfEkHx5RntM
For more information: www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

MEDIA CONTACT
Charity Mirow E: