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DON McGLASHAN (NZ) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, FRI 26th October 2018

Nomadic Fish & Fusion Boutique Present ‘Metro Social’ with
DON McGLASHAN (NZ)
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Friday 26th October 2018, 6:30pm. Doors Open 5:30pm.

One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has announced a return to Australia for 4 intimate shows in October.

Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand’s best known and loved songwriters. His career spans from the seminal post-pop-punk band Blam Blam Blam, to The Front Lawn (duo), to platinum selling and internationally recognised band The Mutton Birds. Their album “Envy Of Angels” made the UK Sunday Times ten best albums list. Since The Mutton Birds, this extraordinary crafter of song has made three acclaimed solo albums, “Warm Hand”, “Marvellous Year” and “Lucky Stars”. His 2006 gospel anthem “Bathe In The River” – sung by Hollie Smith, has become one of the biggest NZ singles of all time.

He delivers his songs – extraordinary tales of ordinary lives – with vulnerability, grace and hope, conjuring transcendent moments, navigating us through breath-taking beauty, the dark and the deep. McGlashan has worked with Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Johnny Marr, Wilco and members of Radiohead, scored many feature films including Jane Campion’s “An Angel At My Table”, received two Silver Scroll awards and five of his compositions are in APRA’s “100 Best NZ Songs of All Time”. His solo albums are rich collections of highly personal songs exploring love, regret and mortality, infused with optimism and deep joy.

During this tour of NZ and OZ, McGlashan will be performing recent songs, along with plenty of gems from his sprawling back catalogue, McGlashan will play a string of solo shows, joined on a handful of dates by legendary drummer / percussionist Chris O’Connor (Phoenix Foundation) to give you an up-close and unique concert experience.

“A masterclass in song craft… with an inner world all his own.” ★★★★½ – Rolling Stone.
“An absolute pleasure… Rich, perfectly measured.” .” ★★★★½ – Sydney Morning Herald / The Age.
“Poetic honesty… shared with compassion. Quite exceptional.” ★★★★ – Stack (NZ)
“No one else gets close to writing songs like that, and making them work.” – Metro Mag. 

www.donmcglashan.com

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole 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.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5:30pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $25 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/73808

Or $30 on the Door from 5:30pm (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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JOHN REISCHMAN & ELI WEST (NORTH AMERICA) + Special Guests EAGLE & THE WOLF in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, THUR 1st November 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
JOHN REISCHMAN & ELI WEST (NORTH AMERICA)
+ Special Guests EAGLE & THE WOLF
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Thursday 1st November 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

John Reischman is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation. He’s a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards. He’s also a powerful bandleader, touring his band the Jaybirds all over Canada and the United States. But most of all, he’s an understated visionary, the kind of master craftsman whose music is virtuosic without ever being flashy and who is renowned for his impeccable taste and tone as an artist. John Reischman embodies the true spirit of acoustic music in the 21st century.

www.johnreischman.com

Eli West is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental musician and interactive graphic designer. With an interest in angular phrasing and non-traditional improvisation within the historic precedents of bluegrass and old-time music, his playing both grounds and pushes the ensembles he is involved with. He has released three records as half of the new/old-time duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, which tours regularly throughout the US and Europe. Eli is an active ingredient playing guitar, banjo, and bouzouki with both Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and John Reischman and the Pine Siskens.
‘Eli West is an exceptional singer, guitar player and musician, really deep stuff’ – Martin Simpson

http://eliwest.fyi

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+ Special Guests EAGLE & THE WOLF

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“Two of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters, indie-pop goddess Sarah Humphreys and alt-country troubadour Kris Morris, met, fell in love and now they’re making beautiful folk music together as Eagle & The Wolf.” – Timber & Steel

“Separately Sarah and Kris are two of my favourite singer/songwriters ever but the first time I heard their voices together I was taken to a whole other place! The blend was like nothing I had ever heard before and broke my heart in the most beautiful way” – Kasey Chambers

Sarah Humphreys has spent the last last ten years opening her heart as she has grown into a woman, a mother and undoubtedly one of this country’s finest singers and songwriters. Her third album ‘New Moon’ produced by Australia’s finest, Kasey Chambers, received 4 stars from Rolling Stone Magazine who hailed it as ‘a mature, meditative offering from an Australian folk nymph, as natural and as honest as they come. Soulful & unpolished.’

Kris Morris is forging a reputation as one of Australia’s finest, and most honest, country & blues musicians. His songs cut to the heart and on stage with his guitar he can tear the house down. Audiences are at once captivated and blown away. Absolute truth and passion directed through a microphone and a cranked guitar amplifier. His record RUINS, a swampy heartbreaker also produced by Kasey Chambers, has opened his music up to audiences around the country. Recently, he has shared the stage with the likes of Kasey Chambers, Bill Chambers, Jeff Lang, The Alvin Brothers (USA) and been on tour with The Fumes.

www.eagleandthewolf.com

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole 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.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/72597

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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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OWEN CAMPBELL & BAND Tour + Special Guest Tally Ho & The 10-to-go’s (Oliver Morley-Sattler) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SAT 17th November 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
OWEN CAMPBELL & BAND – Tour
+ Special Guest Tally Ho & The 10-to-Go’s (Oliver Morley-Sattler)
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 17th November 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Owen Campbell is one of Australia’s premiere Blues/Roots/Rock performers who defies easy categorisation. He’s a slide guitarist, a songwriter, banjo player, blues singer, busker, and more.

After a spell off the road, Owen is coming back with a new release, new songs and a fresh approach.

Known for his controversial appearance on Austalia’s Got Talent and constant touring and busking around the World, Owen’s last three albums have been big budget productions, working in the US with the likes of Devon Allman amongst others. They have netted Owen continuous top 10 iTunes chart positions over the last 6 years, serving him well. Even as this is written Owen currently has the #2, #3 and #4 album on the Australian iTunes Charts (Blues). It is, however, time for a change and an opportunity for the artist to get back to his roots and a more natural song-writing process.

Owen will be touring new material this September through December in Part 1 and 2 of the Take Your Medicine Tour. Owen’s performance for ‘Metro Social’ will be in full band mode.

“Seasoned musician with a mountain of talent.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Possibly one of the best performers to come out of Australia for quite sometime, amazing lap steel slide guitar and a songwriting ability that belies his years.” – Argus News Ireland
“Impressive, Rootsy and Real.” – Jazz Weekly USA
“This (Breathing Bullets) is a very good album with strong, diverse songwriting that shows a lot of promise for songs not yet written, but eagerly awaited.” – Blues Blast Magazine

www.owencampbellmusic.com

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+ Special Guest Tally Ho & The 10-to-Go’s

Tally Ho & The 10-to-go’s is the solo Indie Folk project of Blue Mountains local Oliver Morley-Sattler.

www.facebook.com/Tally-Ho-the-10-to-Gos-2025732807737865

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole 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.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

$20 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/76810

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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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LINDSAY LOU & BAND (MICHIGAN/NASHVILLE) + Special Guests SMITH & JONES in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SAT 5th January 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
LINDSAY LOU & BAND (MICHIGAN/NASHVILLE)
+ Special Guests SMITH & JONES
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 5th January 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Lindsay Lou and her band keep one foot in The Great Lakes State of Michigan with the soul of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. They still embody the soul of a good jam or late night pickin’ session, and also have honed in on a sound that’s entirely their own drawing from soul, blues, folk, jazz and maybe even traces of a techno beat.

As a vocalist, Lindsay falls into an elite category, along with her band of equally gifted musicians playing their own brand of Americana, Lindsay Lou is a not to be missed act.

“This is music that’s caught between the pull of the past and the push of the beckoning future, ready to leap forward bursting with new ideas and youthful energy.” – Devon Ledger, Hearth Music

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFjByii_Q4g
Web: www.lindsayloumusic.com

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+ Special Guests SMITH & JONES

Smith & Jones are a duo from Bathurst, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones. In late 2016 Smith & Jones finished recording their debut album, ‘Dark Gives Way’, with Michael Carpenter at Love Hz in Sydney. This album’s first three singles, ‘Baby Blue’, ‘Small Town Woman’ and ‘Your Achin’ Heart’, all went to number one on the internet’s Australian Country Radio charts and also charted in Tasmania over four weeks. In October 2018 Smith & Jones will be heading back into the studio to record their second album, which will be released and toured in 2019. Though their roots will always remain in the foundations of country music, their originals have found an undefinable energy of their own. Part classic country ballads, part sweet jazz standards, and often with a tongue firmly planted in their cheek, their beauty is in their harmonic simplicity and lyrical power.

www.smithandjones.net

www.facebook.com/SmithandJones.music

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole 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.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/76812

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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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IRISH MYTHEN (IRELAND/CANADA) Australian Tour in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SAT 9th February 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
IRISH MYTHEN (IRELAND/CANADA) Australian Tour
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 9th February 2019, 6:30pm. Doors Open 5:30pm.

Irish Mythen’s music is so powerful and beautiful you can’t help being instantly engaged.

Irish is a true entertainer who is known for her gripping live shows which are a thing of wild emotion as she pours heart and soul into every word she sings. She has a way of delivering her songs that leave you in awe of her vocal talent and remembering the show, the songs and the performer long after you’ve walked away.
She is the storyteller who will grasp your attention and who will bring you on an incredible and emotional journey, as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who’ll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after the end of her show.

Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada.
“This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here.” And she did just that.

Her latest release, the self-titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world-wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of ‘Must See Artists’.

“I had no idea what to expect when this five foot nothing lady took the stage, all smiles and twinkling eyes and guitar. Then, she opened her mouth and out flew a voice that came straight from the Heavens with all the power and the glory and the truth of someone destined to be a singer. I’ve been blessed with seeing and hearing a lot of talented musicians in my life, but I have never experienced anyone quite like Irish Mythen. She is a force of nature and a gift from Almighty Herself.” – Lisa Schwartz, Philadelphia Folk Festival

“I was amazed at your ability to hold such a massive crowd as if it were a tiny one.” – Dougie MacLean, Artist

“By vote, the three most requested artists to return to Mariposa Folk Festival have been 1) Joni 2) Gordon, and 3) Irish Mythen” – Mike Hill, AD Mariposa Folk Festival

www.irishmythen.com

www.facebook.com/irishmythenmusic

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole 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.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5:30pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $25 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/76811

Or $30 on the Door from 5:30pm (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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MAMA KIN SPENDER Spring Is Golden Tour + Special Guest Jacob Diamond in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, FRI 19th October 2018

Select Music, ABC Music & Fusion Boutique Present ‘Metro Social’ with
MAMA KIN SPENDER – Spring Is Golden Tour
+ Special Guest Jacob Diamond
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Friday 19th October 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.
It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies.

Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad. With a sound that is as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender will challenge you to raise your voice in defiance of the status quo.

Mama Kin Spender have been flat chat since the release of their album ‘Golden Magnetic’ in February 2018, cramming in a national album launch run amidst shows at Perth Festival, WOMADelaide, Summersalt, Nannup Festival, Fairbridge Festival, SOTA, and Woodford Planting Festival. Fresh off the back of their USA, Canadian and Irish tours, Mama Kin Spender will be rounding off 2018 with some Australian festivals and show dates.

“Understated, slick and soulful” – Double J

“Mama Kin and Spender bring fresh ideas to an old school sound” – The West Australian

“A rich, textural, at times raucous and at times gentle but stirring collection of stories and fables.” – The Music.com.au

www.mamakinspender.love

www.facebook.com/mamakinband

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+ Special Guest Jacob Diamond

Alt-folk oddity Jacob Diamond sings bold songs about love and death. After years in Perth’s songwriting underground, Diamond has recently emerged as one of the foremost singer-songwriters in the west, furnished with huge melodies and incisive lyrics. He pens intricate, genre-bent bangers taking all the best bits from a box of 60’s compilation CDs, memories of a crowded Catholic childhood, Les Miserables and one reckless detour into jazz-study. Well short of being as confused as it sounds, his work has earned him first prize in The Big Splash band competition, WAM awards for best folk act (2015) and best male vocalist (2016), the acclaimed release of EPs Chum (2015) and Um (2017) and national tours and supports.

‘…A phenomenal voice, with excellent control and impressive range… the performance definitely promised the young talent to be an artist worth paying attention to.’- Larry Heath, AU REVIEW

www.facebook.com/jacobdiamondmusic

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole 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.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

$25 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/76205

Or $30 on the Door from 5pm (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