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WORLD MUSIC DANCE PARTY with HELLO TUT TUT + Special Guests Le Hot Club de Katoomba at Junction 142 Katoomba, Blue Mountains – SAT 21st September 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents a WORLD MUSIC DANCE PARTY with
HELLO TUT TUT (Melbourne)
+ Special Guests Le Hot Club de Katoomba
live in Concert at Junction 142 Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Saturday 21st September 2019, 8:30pm. Doors Open 8pm.

Hello Tut Tut takes its audiences on a high energy, stimulating musical safari shaped by the aesthetics of cultures from around the world. Exploring their heritage through a unique blend of Gypsy, Klezmer, Balkan and Latin sounds, they will entertain with a finesse, charm and intensity that will get you on your feet and dancing!

With the success of their 2018 debut album tour the band returns to Katoomba to celebrate the release of their latest single, Bay Of Kotor, a feature track off their upcoming follow-up album set for release early 2020.

“Always a highlight” – Bello Winter Fest
“Total boogie times” – The Music
“Hello Tut Tut are a musical dream, highly skilled, entertaining and contemporary” – Newstead live
“An invigorating bunch of extremely talented performers – party central!” – Illawarra Folk Festival
“Dynamic and loads of fun, the hottest new group on the world music scene in Australia, paving new directions in original Eastern European inspired party music!” – Tania Bosak (Open Studio)

Hello Tut Tut features the following Melbourne based musicians and composers:
Joshua Gluck — CLARINET
Alexandra Keusch — VIOLIN
Eamon Roy — GUITAR
Joshua Szabo — BASS
Panfred Reed — ACCORDION
Hughie Hanily — DRUM KIT
Nicholas Miles — PERCUSSION

www.hellotuttut.com
www.facebook.com/hellotuttut
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+ Special Guests Le Hot Club de Katoomba

Australian violinist Simon Watts (String Theories, Skarrat & Watts) and French singer/guitarist Julien Clement (Julien Joel Clement, Disco Frisco) team up to deliver classic French chansons and an assortment of Hot Club swing tunes.
They will also be joined by Neill Duncan on sax on the night too!
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Come and join us at this terrific space for a family friendly World Music Dance Party!

A portion of proceeds go towards the Junction 142 venue hire costs which support a great cause being Earth Recovery Australia and Blue Mountains Soul Kitchen who help to combat homelessness.

Curry and Chai will be available for purchase from the Bliss Beat stall located inside the venue on the night.
The venue is also BYO.
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VENUE: Junction 142 (The Uniting Church) near Katoomba Music
142 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

Junction 142 is a family friendly venue!
*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children do require a ticket for entry.

Doors Open 8pm. Show Starts 8:30pm.

General Admission. Seating and standing/dancing room available.
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Tickets Adults: $20 pre-sale from KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)
Or Online $21.50 (Including booking fees) : www.stickytickets.com.au/87831
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Tickets close at 1pm on the day.
Or $25 on the Door from 8pm (Cash Only) – Unless Sold Out

Children under 16: $10 pre-sale from Katoomba Music / $11.50 online Or $15 cash on the door – Unless Sold Out

*This is an 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 – THE BUFFALO GRASS BOYS (Sydney) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 28th September 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
THE BUFFALO GRASS BOYS (Sydney)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 28th September 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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The Buffalo Grass Boys are a rocking mix of Alt Country/Rockabilly & Bluegrass who hail from Sydney’s Inner West & Northern Beaches. They will keep your feet moving with their up tempo steam train style, sweet sweet melodies & loose as live show! With multi layered harmonies & the band’s focus on melody, singers Luke, Phil & Charlie create their own distinct Australian sound vocally.
Big things have gone down with the boys playing both days of the sold out Meatstock Festival, a month long residency at the Moonshine Bar in Manly, an appearance at Manly Food & Wine Festival, and massive monthly shows at The Annandale Hotel, The Wild Rover and The Old Manly Boatshed. The lads are one of the regular ‘Sunday Arvo Session’ bands at Henry’s Rooftop in Manly & recently have played the Cutthroat Folk Festival, and headline shows at The Townie in Newtown and also supported The Bottlers at Frankie’s Pizza. The band hit the studio in 2018 with Pauly B at the Cock & Shovel Studios in Annandale and are looking to release a full length album in the second half of 2019.

www.facebook.com/pg/thebuffalograssboys
www.thebuffalograssboys.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

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – THE GROOVE (Illawarra / Shoalhaven) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 12th October 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
THE GROOVE (Illawarra / Shoalhaven)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 12th October 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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The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds emerging from the Illawarra / Shoalhaven. An amorphous shifting blend of Spanish / Classical acoustic guitar vibes with driving Afro percussive rhythms. From Roots to Latin, Blues to Middle Eastern and Eclectic flavours in between The Groove tweak your sense of fun and familiarity. They are versatile, vivacious and vibrant and their sound invariably gets your toes tapping and your hands clapping to ‘The Groove’.

The Groove are Sako Dermenjian, Damion Stirling and Drewe Peard. Sako and Damion met jamming in the streets of Wollongong at the Honk Festival in 2016. There was an immediate spark and synergy of musical cultures. Sako, a brilliant guitarist, is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Wollongong just over three years ago. His grandmother gave him his first guitar at the age of seven and his passion and enthusiasm have lead him to now studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. Talented percussionist, Damion, grew up on the beaches of Woonona and found a passion for West African drumming and dance which he has been studying, teaching and performing for close to 20 years fusing traditional West African rhythms with Blues, Funk, Rock, Folk and all genres in between. Drewe is a solid talented bass player who has been performing in bands for decades. In his early teens he played the Belmore Basin Jazz band then later in high school band Ficus. He has since played with a number of bands including Swing Booty, Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast, Dear Samsara, Big Erle, Swamp n Beats and now The Groove.

The Groove’s synergistic organic sessions have captivated audiences of all ages and cultures from the Northern Beaches of Sydney down to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains. They have played the Beer Day Out, Canberra 2018, the Peak Festival (Perisher) 2017/18/19, Culburra Beach Festival 2017/18/19 and Illawarra Folk Festival 2018/2019, The Stomping of the Grapes Festival 2018/2019, Seechange Festival 2018, Viva La Gong 2018.
The Groove have supported Caravãna Sun, Claude Hay and 19twenty during their east coast tours.
They have played sold out gigs at the Tea Club, the Dish and Spoon and The Groove Cruise and shared their unique grooves in roof top bars, whiskey bars, churches (the Fairlight folk acoustic lounge, Manly) and the Fresh Flix Indy film festival in Nth Sydney.

“It was a wonderful experience to watch you play and see how compelling the music was to children and adults alike.”
“Have you heard these guys? They are awesome!! You’ll love!”

www.facebook.com/thegroovetrio
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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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JON CLEARY (US) DYNA-MITE WORLD TOUR Live at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, THUR 17th October 2019

Top Shelf, Calibre & Fusion Boutique Present
JON CLEARY & THE ABSOLUTE MONSTER GENTLEMEN (US)
DYNA-MITE World Tour
Live at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Thursday 17th October 2019, 8:30pm. Doors Open 7:30pm.

Venue: BAROQUE ROOM 15 Katoomba St
– NEW ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY –
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains.


Jon Cleary is one of music’s great anomalies. A Kent raised Englishman turned certified New Orleans music legend after gracefully inhabiting the Crescent City and everything it has to offer over the course of 30 plus years. A Grammy award winning, global touring and studio force, who has graced stages, shared rooms with and gained respect from everyone from Allen Toussaint to Tom Jones, Dr. John to Bonnie Raitt, Fats Domino to Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal to BB King, even Brian May to D’Angelo.
Jon Cleary quite simply embodies the sound of New Orleans, and throughout the second half of 2019, he takes that experience to stages across the globe on his massive Dyna-Mite World Tour, bolstered by the presence of his long time band, The Absolute Monster Gentlemen.

After another incredible turn at the famed New Orleans Jazz Fest in April, fans in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia will now have the chance to witness Jon and his crew take to some of the most famous venue and festival stages on the planet across this remarkable 60 date journey, featuring an eight show run at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, a string of European dates with long time friend and jazz legend John Scofield and an expedition to Havana to explore the roots of Cuban music, art and culture.

“Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own, but Cleary’s full combo R&B is as broad, deep and rolling as the Mississippi River, the combined swinging product of local keyboard tradition, Cleary’s vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-Meters roll of his Gentlemen” – David Fricke, Rolling Stone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvrHD4fej-U&

www.joncleary.com
www.facebook.com/jonclearymusicofficial
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VENUE:
BAROQUE ROOM
15 Katoomba St (entry via the Carrington Hotel driveway, through the ‘Baroque Room’ arch)
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains
*** NEW ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY KATOOMBA ST ***
Come and enjoy the new refurbishments of this terrific room!

*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.
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Doors Open 7:30pm. Show Starts 8:30pm.

General Admission. Room configuration is a mix theatre style, cabaret style tables and chairs, cocktail lounges and standing.
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Tickets $50 available from the CARRINGTON HOTEL reception. Ph: 02 4782 1111.
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Or online (+ booking fees): www.trybooking.com/BDSNJ

Or $55 at the Baroque Room door from 7:30pm – Cash Only (Unless Sold Out)

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

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MISSY RAINES TRIO (Nashville) + Special Guests WHOA MULE in Concert at Hotel Blue Upstairs for ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 18th October 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with
MISSY RAINES TRIO (Nashville) – Australian Tour
+ Special Guests WHOA MULE

Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue

Friday 18th October 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

With a smoky and seductive alto, 7 Time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this all-acoustic ensemble. The territory the trio covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the centre of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she’s playing it.
“Raines launches her well-tended craft off the bluegrass dock into the waters of jazz and folk, holding onto the anchor of bluegrass while pushing steadily at the boundaries of the music that engulfs her.” – Country Standard Time.
In 1998 Raines became the first woman to win IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year award and she went on to win the title more than any other bass player in the history of the organisation. She has proven herself without doubt, as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.

“The countless miles Raines has travelled are a gorgeous, weathered patina on her songwriting as well as the careful, intentional arrangements — and rearrangements — of these songs.” — The Bluegrass Situation

“Her latest release, Royal Traveller, not only confirms her renowned instrumental status but also announces another first, as she debuts as a songwriter, 11 tracks that both reflect and reach beyond her bluegrass roots, to touch upon indie folk, jam grass and jazz-inspired material. ” — Folk Radio UK

“It isn’t often that a song will rope me into playing it on repeat. The title track of this album [Royal Traveller] though is one of those songs.”  — Americana Highways

www.missyraines.com

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+ Special Guests Whoa Mule

Whoa Mule brings you old time country ballads, original songs, and driving triple fiddle dance tunes. Inspired by the rapid weather changes of the Blue Mountains and the bustle of Sydney streets, these musicians deliver a performance characterised by both space and energy. With rich experience earned in bands such as Catgut and Golden Whistler, Whoa Mule puts a kick into old time music.

www.facebook.com/whoamulemusic

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

The main entrance and reception are accessible via Merriwa St.
The upstairs performance space is in the function room on the top floor.
Access can be made up the stairs at the back of the lounge area.

Drinks and meals will be available for purchase from the bar downstairs.
*Please note that there is no bar on the level of the performance room.

Hotel Blue 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 seated listening room.

Doors Open upstairs 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT $30 pre-sale available from Hotel Blue reception (during reception open hours) 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $32.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/85995

Or $35 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

This is an 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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MIKE & RUTHY (USA) – FROM THE MAMMALS in Concert at Hotel Blue Upstairs for ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 1st November 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with
MIKE + RUTHY (USA) – FROM THE MAMMALS
Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue

Friday 1st November 2019, 7pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar are a Hudson Valley, USA based husband-and-wife duo setting the Americana/Indie-Folk scene ablaze, as a duo or with their five-piece band, The Mammals.
Singers, songwriters & storytellers, social & environmental activists, poets and parents, they tour with their children in tow, embodying a down-home approach to Americana.

Merenda is a prolific songwriter, who’s recent crowd-pleasing piece, Sunshiner, was nominated for an International Folk Music Award for Song of the Year. It is an ode to renewable energy which simultaneously honours the past and looks to the future with the sing-along lyric, “Yes my Daddy was a miner, but I’m gonna be a sunshiner.”

Ungar’s unique vocal style ranges from a capella balladry to earthy soul and country. She was raised in a folk music family and learned the fiddle at a young age.
She is carrying on her family tradition, being the daughter of legendary fiddler/composer, Jay Ungar, known for his famous composition, ‘Ashokan Farewell’ used as the theme for Ken Burns’ landmark documentary, ‘The Civil War’, which she also enjoys performing.

“Mike & Ruthy concerts blend artistry and authenticity, with fiery fiddle & banjo, emotionally potent harmonies, and dynamic stories that deepen the experience. Tap your toes and sing along as Mike & Ruthy “roam effortlessly through the whole span that is Americana, from alt-country to folk to bluegrass.” – The Bluegrass Situation

“These two will shatter any stereotypical misconceptions of what it means to be a folk musician” – The Coastal Journal

“Everything is masterfully performed as Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar sing about the charms of hard work, home made wine and free parking. Amid the barn dance reverie created by fiddle, pedal steel, horns and more, Ruthy’s versatile alto is the most glorious instrument of all.” – ABCnews

“Pristine” – The New York Times

“Some of the best song writing of their generation” – LA Weekly

www.mikeandruthy.com
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VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE ‘LIVE AT THE ATTIC’ Upstairs,
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

The main entrance and reception are accessible via Merriwa St.
The upstairs performance space is in the function room on the top floor.
Access can be made up the stairs at the back of the lounge area.

Drinks and meals will be available for purchase from the bar downstairs.
*Please note that there is no bar on the level of the performance room.

Hotel Blue 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 seated listening room.

Doors Open upstairs 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT $20 pre-sale available from Hotel Blue reception (during reception open hours) 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/86847

Or $25 on the Door from 6pm (Unless Sold Out)

This is an 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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SHAUN KIRK + Special Guest CHRIS GILLESPIE in Concert at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 9th November 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents
SHAUN KIRK
+ Special Guest CHRIS GILLESPIE
Live in concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Saturday 9th November 2019, 8:30pm. Doors Open 8pm.

Venue: BAROQUE ROOM 15 Katoomba St
– NEW ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY –
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains.

Following the release of two brand new singles ‘Howlin at the Moon’ and ‘Save My Soul’ in 2018, along with an appearance at Bluesfest, Byron Bay, and a stack of sold out headline shows; award winning blues/rock singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk is proud to announce he will be dropping his anticipated, self titled EP this September.

To celebrate the release, the troubadour will be embarking on a huge twenty-one date tour across Australia & New Zealand to showcase his new tracks in what 2019 Grammy Award Winner for Best Contemporary Blues Record, Fantastic Negrito, describes as “one of the best one man shows he’s ever seen”.

The tour announcement comes off the back of Kirk’s recently disclosed signing with Canadian Artist Agency Paquin following his performances at the East Coast Music Awards back in May, and could be Australasia’s last chance to catch him in the flesh for some time as new overseas prospects appear imminent.

“Shaun Kirk has an energy that is unique, with a hybrid of musical styles that challenge genre classification, his shows are nothing short of an experience.” – Diesel

“One of the most explo­sive solo acts this country has to offer.” – Mixdown Magazine

“A truly hot new artist on the blues scene” – Peter Noble (Director of Bluesfest)

“One of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard!” – Buzz Magazine

“He’s a powerhouse” – Sydney Morning Herald

www.shaunkirk.com

Tickets are strictly limited, expected to sell quickly!
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+ Special Guest Chris Gillespie

Chris Gillespie is an independent artist from the Blue Mountains of NSW. His songs are beautiful, bursting with observational yearning. “A fingerpickin’, harmonica playing troubadour… ‘Sydney’s answer to Bob Dylan” (Dave Regos – FBi Radio). Gillespie is renowned by his audience and peers for his song writing craft, especially his lyrics. This music is very Australian, highly original and delivered with refreshing honesty and integrity.

www.facebook.com/chrisgillespiemusicpage
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VENUE:
BAROQUE ROOM
15 Katoomba St (entry via the Carrington Hotel driveway, through the ‘Baroque Room’ arch)
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains
*** NEW ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY KATOOMBA ST ***
Come and enjoy the new refurbishments of this terrific room!

Doors Open 8pm. Show Starts 8:30pm.
General Admission. Room configuration will be a mix of theatre style, cabaret style tables and chairs, cocktail lounges and standing.
*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Super special DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale tickets $15 available only online until 1st August.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $20 available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)

Or (Cash/card) CARRINGTON HOTEL reception
02 4782 1111
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Or online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/89674

Or $25 (CASH) on the Door from 8pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS (USA) featuring Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers in Concert at Hotel Blue Upstairs for ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 22nd November 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with
THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS (USA)
Featuring Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers
Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue

Friday 22nd November 2019, 7pm. Doors Open 6pm.

The South Carolina Broadcasters are the “real deal” when it comes to Old-Time Bluegrass music, or “primitive bluegrass”, as they sometimes call it. Their razor sharp harmonies, exceptional multi-instrumentation, and fabulous song selection will have listeners riveted to their seats. Wherever they perform, audiences connect with the Broadcasters through their heartfelt songs and good old-fashioned entertainment.

Their material ranges from the Old-Time mountain music of Appalachia, through Carter Family country classics, and Cajun music, to original tunes that sound like they’ve come from the past.

The trio consists of David Sheppard (guitar & vocals), Ivy Sheppard (fiddle, banjo, & vocals) and new band member, Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers (mandolin, guitar, & vocals).

This is the Broadcasters’ first Australian tour, playing the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, the Maldon Folk Festival and MountainGrass Festival, and a number of other gigs in NSW, Victoria and the ACT. However, Jackson has toured here a number of times with The Whitetop Mountaineers, playing all the major folk festivals including Port Fairy, the National, and Blue Mountains festivals, and numerous successful gigs, including a sell-out show at The Metropole, Katoomba on their last tour here in January 2017!

“I’d like to think that if AP Carter had had more time to think about it and work things out, the Carter Family would have been singing like the Broadcasters.” – Tim O’Brien

“Clear, powerful playing. Great singing. Respect for the past, all the while setting the bar high for musicians of the future. Strong music.” – Joe Newbury

www.facebook.com/scbroadcaster

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaVk31V9MXg&feature=youtu.be
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VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE ‘LIVE AT THE ATTIC’ Upstairs,
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

The main entrance and reception are accessible via Merriwa St.
The upstairs performance space is in the function room on the top floor.
Access can be made up the stairs at the back of the lounge area.

Drinks and meals will be available for purchase from the bar downstairs.
*Please note that there is no bar on the level of the performance room.

Hotel Blue 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 seated listening room.

Doors Open upstairs 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT $25 pre-sale available from Hotel Blue reception (during reception open hours) 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/90805

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

This is an 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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‘Rhythm Hunters’ RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2019 at Jenolan Caves, SAT 23rd November 2019

‘Rhythm Hunters’
RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2019 at Jenolan Caves

Sat 23rd Nov 2019 from 8pm (Doors 6pm)
Venue: Jenolan Caves (Grand Arch)
4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan NSW 2790.

RHYTHM HUNTERS
+ special guests
NICKY BOMBA (Melbourne Ska Orchestra/John Butler Trio)
SI MULLUMBY (Wild Marmalade)

After a break – RHYTHM UNDERGROUND is back for 2019!
Don’t miss this amazing unique experience world rhythmic dance party event!

Rhythm Hunters are back in their biggest show of the past years, with the return of Rhythm Underground at The Jenolan Caves. With a brand new album ready to be released – this is the biggest and best album launch party we could imagine.

Rhythm Hunters have held 7 concerts in the arch and the event has seen 4000+ people to witness Frenetic Shamanic Dance, Japanese Shakuhachi Flute Master Riley Lee, thunderous Japanese drums, traditional music from Indonesia, electronic beats, drum and didge with Wild Marmalade and of course the enigmatic percussion master Nicky Bomba. It‘s like an organic dance party in the largest underground caves systems in the world.

Rhythm Hunters are a dynamite force combining music from Indonesia, Japan, West Africa and Australia. Cutting edge physical drumming, subtle electronics, western horns, Asian flute, tuned bells, synth effects, deep grooves and ethereal sound scapes combine, making them one of Australia’s most exciting music groups.

The ‘Wow’ factor comes from the dramatic physical movement spectacle originally influenced by Taiko drumming.

Rhythm Hunters new world tribal music has a reverence and a love of tradition that transcends age and genre. Incorporating power, pizzaz, funk, innovation and old school discipline that is delicately channelled into their irresistible sound and sweet Indo-Pacific Grooves.

Those that had the pleasure of catching this fabulous group as they closed out the 2015 Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival can attest to their warm infectious rhythms with soul.

“The Rhythm Hunters were a highlight of the 2015 Winter Magic Festival. They grooved, danced and drummed the night away with their own unique brand of music magic. Always a crowd pleaser and always create an amazing atmosphere whenever they appear on stage” – Tina Marie Pizel Sheil, Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival
“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 other world. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act” – Steve Gadd, Director Cygnet Folk Festival
“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

Jenolan caves is the world’s oldest discovered open underground caves system and they are the largest, most spectacular, and most famous caves in Australia. The acoustics are on par with any of the world’s greatest concert halls but the atmosphere is still and ancient.
The caves are 4 hours drive from Sydney, nestled deeply in the Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness.
*PLEASE NOTE: The road into The Grand Arch closes at 7.00pm.
The event begins at 8pm sharp. Please aim to be inside the venue no later than 7.00pm.

Come just for the concert or stay tuned for information about camping options with the Hunters crew 12 km from the Caves. This year there will also be a chai tent/chill space set up at the camp grounds to relax and soak up the mountains.

www.facebook.com/events/1566486473481908

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

First round early bird tickets $40 on sale Friday 26th April – Sunday 30th June (Midnight)
Second round early bird tickets $55 on sale Monday 1st July – Friday 22nd November (9pm)
Door tickets $65
Kids under 12 FREE! (must be booked online ahead of time)
Tickets on sale now:
www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/rhythm-underground/112239

ACCOMMODATION
Camping is available with The Rhythm Hunters. Come camp with The Hunters at ‘Brae Lossie farm stay’, just 12km down the road from the Caves. $20 per night, per person (available Friday and Saturday night), on a beautiful property, with a chai tent/chill out space, Friday night entertainment, and a nice after gig chilled vibes running on Saturday night. Stay tuned for more details about great entertainment and activities on Friday night/ Saturday.

Situated on top of the Great Dividing Range, flanking the natural wonders of Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Walls. Set on 200 private rural acres overlooking our own private mountain spring fed lake. Perfect for those fresh water swims.

All booking for camping and the after party chill out must be booked online in advance. Only those with camping tickets will be allowed onto the property.

Caves House also offers accommodation on site at The Jenolan Caves in hotel, motel, cottage or backpacker lodge. For all bookings please check online here: http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/accommodation/

MEDIA CONTACT
Charity Mirow
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M: 0409 042 869
*PLEASE NOTE This is not a Fusion Boutique organised/run event. We are engaged as the publicist for this event.

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THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND + Special Guests BURRALOW in Concert at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 30th November 2019

Fusion Boutique & Nomadic Fish Present
THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND Album Launch
+ Special Guests BURRALOW
Live in concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Saturday 30th November 2019, 8:30pm. Doors Open 7:30pm.

Venue: BAROQUE ROOM 15 Katoomba St
– NEW ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY –
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains.

The Crooked Fiddle Band return to Katoomba to launch their brand new album!

Another Subtle Atom Bomb takes the band’s blistering violin-led live show and creates soundtracks to their feelings around climate change.
From angsty and furious folk tunes to fantastical imagined worlds full of ecstatic hope, this is The Crooked Fiddle Band’s most personal album yet.
The band’s last show before an 18 month recording break was in Katoomba, so they can’t wait to return for a wild night to show you what they’ve been cooking up!

The mesmerising and fiery acoustic 4-piece that is THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND deliver high-energy Chainsaw Future-Folk. Post-Apocalyptic World Music. Celtic Energy. Swamp-Stomping Hoe down. Dance-Inciting Mayhem. Hardcore Gypsy Passion!

The Crooked Fiddle Band formed in 2006 through their mutual love of the energy and intensity of various traditional world music. Whilst writing and arranging, they discovered that this energy was shared by the other music they love: there seems to be a common thread between the frenetic accompaniment of gypsy, klezmer and punk rock; between the twisting rhythms of math-metal and balkan folk; between the clear tonalities of Scandinavian folk, Celtic folk, and cinematic post rock.

All these influences went into the mix, but what came out was The Crooked Fiddle Band. The sound they love is dark and often driving, but also writhing and ecstatic. They have jumped around with whirling crowds at festivals, bars and dirty warehouse parties throughout Europe and Australia and also played their more cinematic sounds in the Opera Theatre of the Sydney Opera House.
From whirling dances to intense battle-scene climaxes, this four-piece spurs the dance floor into a post-apocalyptic hoe down.

This music they have sometimes called ‘chainsaw folk’ – even though they are pro-conservation – but others have called it “14th century Romanian metal”, “thrash folk”, “whirlwind gypsy” and even “what Sepultura would sound like if they provided the soundtrack to a hyperactive version of O Brother Where Art Thou.” So whilst the search continues for a name for their genre, they are mainly concerned with making music with melody, energy and intensity.

Driven by the beautiful and furious fiddling of Jess Randall (also on Lennart Lovdin Nyckelharpa), and underpinned by a rhythm section featuring Gordon Wallace (Gilet guitar, a Wheeler Custom Lutherie guizouki and a Fylde mandolin and cittern), Mark Stevens (double bass, Appalachian dulcimer, charango) and Joe Gould (drum kit, hand percussion, garbage bin, vocals) the Crooked Fiddle Band sound blasts, rocks and grooves to the point of dementia, compelling listeners into a joyous frenzy.

Their music has been described by Brian Eno as “…completely surprising: the music is original and quixotic. I can’t say I’ve ever heard anything else like it!”

“This band really is a national treasure and testament to the infinite talent that keeps manifesting in our backyard… this group have re-invented folk music as it is known… The Crooked Fiddle Band charmed the audience into submission.” – Vanessa Lahey, Australian Stage

“When The Crooked Fiddle Band took to the stage, it was as though someone had put 10,000 volts through the dance floor.” – BEAT magazine.

www.crookedfiddleband.com
www.facebook.com/crookedfiddleband
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+ Special Guests BURRALOW

Burralow is an indie folk outfit fronted by the song writing duo, Sarah Heydon and Ryan Sheridan. Together these two hopeless-romantic songwriters have penned and orchestrated a collection of stories from life on the road and living in the Blue Mountains.
With a sound inspired from artists such as Cat Power to The Beatles, their shows are dotted with instrument changes and striking melodies.
Sarah sings and performs from behind a stripped-down drum kit and glockenspiel combination, while Ryan sings and wrangles a guitar. The band’s timbre teeters between acoustic and electric with Alex Sherdan fretting double and electric basses, Andrew Provan duelling between guitar and mandolin, and Maizy Coombes striking the fiddle.

www.facebook.com/pg/burralow
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VENUE:
BAROQUE ROOM
15 Katoomba St (entry via the Carrington Hotel driveway, through the ‘Baroque Room’ arch)
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains
*** NEW ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY KATOOMBA ST ***
Come and enjoy the new refurbishments of this terrific room!

Doors Open 7:30pm. Show Starts 8:30pm.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs, cocktail lounges and standing/dancing.
*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $20 available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)

Or (Cash/card) CARRINGTON HOTEL reception
02 4782 1111
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Or online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/90068

Or $25 (CASH) on the Door from 7:30pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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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