Monthly Archives: December 2019

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CANCELLED – CHARM OF FINCHES (Melbourne) with BREATHING UNDERWATER in Concert at PIGEON LANE @ GALLERY ONE88 Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 21st December 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents
CHARM OF FINCHES (Melbourne)
+ Special Guests BREATHING UNDERWATER

Live in Concert at Pigeon Lane @ ONE88

Unfortunately anxiety about travelling to and performing in a fire zone area got the better of the Charm of Finches girls on the way up from Sydney tonight and we had to cancel the show.
Thank you for your understanding and we wish you a very happy and safe holiday season and hope that you can join us for another show in the new year.

Saturday 21st December 2019, 7pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Melbourne’s angelic sister folk duo, Charm of Finches, are touring their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Your Company’. They will be launching it at Pigeon Lane on Saturday 21st December as part of their national album launch tour.

It has been three years since the duo released their highly praised 2016 debut album ‘Staring at the Starry Ceiling’. ‘Your Company’ has been born of a time of turbulence. Following the death of Ivy’s best friend at the age of 14, the sisters’ songwriting turned towards the theme of grief, longing and the celebration of those left behind. This genre-defying album is lush with the sisters’ spacious string arrangements (cello and violin they play themselves), other worldly piano, a folky banjo and compelling ethereal vocal harmonies.

“There’s also the simple beauty of family voices intertwining, with Charm of Finches’ Mabel & Ivy – and even their names seem perfectly anachronistic for the folk purity of their music – providing the harmonies for Sky Watching… that slightly mystical alternate reality, maybe owing something to Joanna Newsom and that ilk. Despite – or perhaps because of – their youth, the music they make is affecting and emotional.” — The Music

“Charm of Finches make gorgeous chamber pop…their harmonies are immaculate and stirring as they move through an honest and, well, charming lyric.” – Tone Deaf

www.facebook.com/charmoffinchesband
www.charmoffinchesband.com
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Hailing from Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, NSW, vocal trio, Breathing Underwater, has been singing together quite literally since they were small children. Hardly surprising, since the group consists of Aurora Li, aged 16, her younger sister, Tessa McKay, 13, and their 13 year-old cousin, Magnus Blomquist. Despite their youth, the three already have a string of performances behind them, including appearances at Katoomba Live and Local Festival, the Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival, Narragunnawali Festival of Music and were featured artists at PULSE 2019 at the Sydney Opera House. Aurora Li’s lyrically perceptive songs have been described as ‘sophisticated beyond her years’ as she takes her audience on an emotional ride through the highs and lows of life through her eyes. Throw in Magnus, Tessa, some fresh arrangements and lush harmonies, and you have a show that always manages to hit the sweet spot.
As well as performing Aurora Li’s originals, the group enjoys an eclectic mix of pop, folk and alt country music, including Celtic-inspired, Bluegrass and some Dylan and Springsteen, and their own arrangements of contemporary artists such as Lorde, the Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, the Paper Kites and more.

www.facebook.com/pg/Breathing-Underwater-343074843281160

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VENUE:
PIGEON LANE @ ONE88 (Lower level of Gallery One88 which is at 188 Katoomba St)
Access to the performance space is via the graffiti Art Street walk of Beverly Place, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

Pigeon Lane @ ONE88 is an intimate venue tucked away in the lower ground floor of art gallery ONE88 Fine Arts in the heart of Katoomba. The venue harks back to prohibition style speak easys where you could enjoy Jazz and Blues along with the atmosphere that the venues brought with it.

Pigeon Lane is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Dinner options, hot beverages including tea, coffee and hot chocolate and a variety of dessert cakes are available for purchase from the upstairs Art Gallery cafe, before and after the show and during intermission.
BYO alcoholic beverages for guests purchasing dinner from the upstairs cafe unless the liquor license is completed prior. Licensed Bar coming soon.

Doors Open via Beverly Place 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre style seating.
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Tickets $25 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from GALLERY ONE88 (during opening hours)
188 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only) For enquiries 02) 4782 1900.

Or Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/7Q2UF

Or $30 CASH on the Beverly Place Door from 6pm (Unless Sold Out)

This is an exclusive intimate capacity 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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MANUS McGUIRE (Ireland) with BEN STEPHENSON in Concert at PIGEON LANE @ GALLERY ONE88 Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SUN 15th December 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents
MANUS McGUIRE – Irish Master Fiddle Player
with BEN STEPHENSON (Guitar & Flute)

Live in Concert at Pigeon Lane @ ONE88

Sunday 15th December 2019, 7pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Manus McGuire is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player whose exceptional musical gift became widely recognised in 1970 when he won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney, an Irish national fiddle competition at age 14.
He has performed with Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud, Brock McGuire Band, and with his brother Seamus McGuire.

McGuire is honoured to have been voted “Male Irish Traditional Musician of the Year in the U.S.” in 2006 by the Irish American News in Chicago and to have received the Bravo Award from Trad Magazine in France in 2007.

Manus continues to perform and teach fiddle music at the highest level, primarily in the United States and this year alone, he has taught fiddle at Swannanoa NC and at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA in addition to performing a series of spring concerts for the Irish American Cultural Institute. He continues to support the links between Irish Music and its historical journey into the United States.

Brock McGuire Band which he co-founded in 2000 was awarded “Irish instrumental band of the decade” by the Irish American News. That band’s album, Green Grass Blue Grass (Compass Records 2012) is a collaboration with 14 time Grammy award winner Ricky Skaggs. It celebrates the musical connections between Irish traditional and American Appalachian music. It was awarded “Top of the World Album Award” by the prestigious U.K. world music magazine, Songlines in 2012. In 2014, a full orchestral scoring of their work was commissioned and they performed a programme with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in Jackson, Mississippi in March that year.

Earle Hitchner from the Irish Echo and Wall Street Journal in New York commented on Manus McGuire’s solo album Fiddlewings (2006) saying it “exudes class from first to last note played. Variety, virtuosity and vitality are the lasting impressions created by this recording”.

On his solo album Saffron and Blue, (2000) Bill Margeson, Music critic with The Irish American News, commented “ when the buyer purchases this album, he or she is getting in on not only a wonderful piece of work, but a musician at the peak of his powers”.

Manus will be accompanied by Ben Stephenson, a multi-instrumentalist who has risen to become one of Australia’s most sought-after Irish musicians.
Ben is an extraordinarily versatile musician, he gained a fierce reputation for his driving and subtle DADGAD guitar work. His powerful flute playing and crisp whistle sound.
Ben has performed and toured with some of the cream of Irish traditional music including the legendary piper Paddy Keenan, flute maestro Alan Doherty and fiddler Louise Phelan. An accomplished Irish flute and bodhran player, Ben is also a member of the acclaimed Australian Irish Trad Band “Trouble In The Kitchen”.

www.manusmcguiremusic.ie
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VENUE:
PIGEON LANE @ ONE88 (Lower level of Gallery One88 which is at 188 Katoomba St)
Access to the performance space is via the graffiti Art Street walk of Beverly Place, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

Pigeon Lane @ ONE88 is an intimate venue tucked away in the lower ground floor of art gallery ONE88 Fine Arts in the heart of Katoomba. The venue harks back to prohibition style speak easys where you could enjoy Jazz and Blues along with the atmosphere that the venues brought with it.

Pigeon Lane is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Dinner options, hot beverages including tea, coffee and hot chocolate and a variety of dessert cakes are available for purchase from the upstairs Art Gallery cafe, before and after the show and during intermission.
BYO alcoholic beverages for guests purchasing dinner from the upstairs cafe unless the liquor license is completed prior. Licensed Bar coming soon.

Doors Open via Beverly Place 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre style seating.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tickets $25 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from GALLERY ONE88 (during opening hours)
188 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only) For enquiries 02) 4782 1900.

Or Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/92618

Or $30 CASH on the Beverly Place Door from 6pm (Unless Sold Out)

This is an exclusive intimate capacity 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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GIGS ON GOVETTS – SAIJE (Bellingen) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 13th December 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
SAIJE (Bellingen)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 13th December 2019. 1st Set starts 7:30pm.

Venue: BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 9 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Craft beers, a great range of wine, cocktails, excellent food and entertainment awaits you.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.
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Saije is a multi-instrumental folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their song writing typically encourages connection to self, to the earth and to each other, inviting you on a journey from the depths of ancient forests to bustling French markets, weaving threads of Celtic and French gypsy flavours into their songs along the way.

Since returning home from an eight-month European tour at the end of 2016, they have uplifted audiences at a number of Australia’s festival gems; including MULLUMBIMBY FOLK FESTIVAL, CYGNET FOLK FESTIVAL, BELLO WINTER MUSIC, and the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL where they received the Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year Award 2019-2020.

www.facebook.com/SaijeMusic
www.saijemusic.com
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VENUE:
BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au

Family friendly – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 7:30pm.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well as craft and tap beers, spirits and signature cocktails.
Full menu is available from midday through till 9pm. A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.

Bookings are highly recommended. Call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.

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

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – THE LITTLE LORD STREET BAND DUO (Perth) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 7th December 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
THE LITTLE LORD STREET BAND DUO(Perth)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 7th December 2019. 1st Set starts 7:30pm.

Venue: BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 9 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Craft beers, a great range of wine, cocktails, excellent food and entertainment awaits you.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.
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Beloved WA indie/folk/country/good-feels outfit ‘The Little Lord Street Band’ makes “music that crosses all boundaries – it’s music for pure enjoyment” – Jake Wilton, AAA Backstage

Natasha Shanks and James Rogers are The Little Lord Street Band Duo. Their duelling, duetting lead singer dynamic is reminiscent of classic Johnny Cash and June Carter; punctuated by the occasional jaw-dropping emotionally resonant acoustic number.

In their five years together, The Little Lord Street band have released three critically lauded EPs, toured Australia, and garnered significant national airplay on ABC Country, Double J, Triple J and community radio – racking up nationwide AMRAP Metro and Regional Top 10 singles and multiple additions to RTR FM’s ‘Sound Selection’.
They are winners of the WAM Best Country Act for two consecutive years – and winners of the 2018 WAM Song of the Year (Country).

www.thelittlelordstreetband.com
www.facebook.com/thelittlelordstreetband
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VENUE:
BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au

Family friendly – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 7:30pm.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well as craft and tap beers, spirits and signature cocktails.
Full menu is available from midday through till 9pm. A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.

Bookings are highly recommended. Call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.

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

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – CATFISH (Melbourne) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 6th December 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
CATFISH (Melbourne)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 6th December 2019. 1st Set starts 7:30pm.

Venue: BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.

Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 9 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Craft beers, a great range of wine, cocktails, excellent food and entertainment awaits you.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.
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Catfish is a Gypsy Jazz band with a classic Australian influence. A product of Melbourne’s unique jazz scene, the band draws upon influences from the 30’s to present day. Intricate, quirky arrangements of borrowed and original material give the band a unique exciting spirit. Catfish crafts each set for maximum impact drawing influence from Django Reinhardt, Les Doigts De L’Homme, Louis Armstrong, Julian Lage and more. Joyous and exciting, Catfish is not to be missed.

www.catfishband.com.au
www.facebook.com/catfishband.com.au
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VENUE:
BLACKHEATH BAR & BISTRO
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au

Family friendly – minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 7:30pm.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well as craft and tap beers, spirits and signature cocktails.
Full menu is available from midday through till 9pm. A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.

Bookings are highly recommended. Call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.

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