Monthly Archives: June 2014


Sat 28th June 2014
Ian Moss in concert at Katoomba RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

EARLY BIRD pre-sale tickets available.

Support Act for this tour is Tegan Wiseman

Legendary Australian singer songwriter Ian Moss, is heading out on the road on an intimate acoustic East Coast solo tour, performing tracks from his latest album, “Soul on West 53rd”, featuring fresh takes on classic soul songs from the likes of Sam Cooke, Al Green, Otis Redding and Levi Stubbs, as well as all the Cold Chisel Ian Moss classics, performed as only Ian can.

In 1973 Ian Moss joined a band that was to become a legend in Australia – COLD CHISEL.

As guitarist and occasional singer Ian’s voice began to shine through such seminal Cold Chisel songs as Never Before, Bow River (written by Ian) and a gorgeous rendition of Ray Charles’ Georgia. Ian recorded eight albums in that group’s initial ten year career, three of which were #1 national hits. Cold Chisel remains one of Australia’s favourite bands.

While Barnes remained the group’s identifiable front man and lead vocalist, Moss also added lead vocal to several of the band’s songs, the first of which was “One Long Day”, the B-side of the “Khe Sanh” single and the closing track on side one of the debut album. His vocals feature on some of the band’s best-known songs, including the hits “My Baby”, “When the War is Over” and “Saturday Night” and on “Bow River”, which Moss wrote and the track that has since become his signature tune. Moss also sang lead on Cold Chisel’s version of “Georgia” which became a staple of their live shows.

The setting had been established for Ian Moss to emerge as an important solo artist. His solo career began with a #1 album and single and five ARIA Awards. His debut album Matchbook has sold more than 185,000 copies. The album included the anthemic song Tucker’s Daughter – which Ian wrote in collaboration with Don Walker – and second solo single, Telephone Booth.

Over the course of his solo career Ian’s musical output has taken exciting fresh turns – from playing bluesy-stripped back rock, to unplugged and acoustic and classic soul songs.

Ian Moss is a dexterous musical stylist; not just a rock player, not just an acoustic strummer, but a truly seasoned and rounded musical talent.

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of unusual tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

Support act for this tour is Tegan Wiseman.
Sixteen-year-old Tegan Wiseman hails from the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia where she lives hidden away in bushland. A songstress of sorts, where vocally she is often compared to Missy Higgins, she writes music inspired by life’s experiences, the lessons we all eventually learn and is passionate about exploring the idea of “growing up”. Determined to play music in it’s most raw and unguarded form, this singer songwriter guitarist delivers an honest performance aspiring from the likes of George Harrison, Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Tegan has supported the likes of legendary Ian Moss, Claude Hay, Andy Brown (Canada) and Diesel.

Doors Open 8pm. Support starts 8:30pm.
This is a theatre style seated show – seats are not allocated.
***Unless stated otherwise all Katoomba RSL events are all ages events – Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and require a ticket***

Tickets on sale at the Club Box Office Now!
$35 early bird discount/pre-sale OR $40 on the day – Sat 28th June 2014.
Or Purchase online for $38.90 including booking fee by clicking this direct link:
Or with credit card by phoning Moshtix on 1300 GET TIX / 1300 438 849



Sat 21st June 2014 – FREE ENTRY!
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

Earthy and Bohemian flavoured acoustic folk rock with a nod to country, blues and soul!

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 songwriting craft, especially his lyrics – “Chris Gillespie is definitely one of those timeless songsmiths” – Joe Gould, (The Crooked Fiddle Band).

You can expect beautiful instrumentation coupled with meaningful and thought provoking words and “…harmonies [that] are downright gorgeous” (Tom Ballard Triple J).

The music is very Australian, highly original and delivered with refreshing honesty and integrity.
Chris Gillespie enjoyed a very busy and abundantly successful 2012 with the release of his debut album ‘Unnatural Light’. The title track spent months in the top 20 of the Triple J Unearthed charts. The song was used as the soundtrack to a short film, which was aired on Channel 9. Chris also performed live on Foxtel and was the opening act for Triple J favourite and Australian Idol finalist Lisa Mitchell.
“It’s difficult for any independent acoustic artist to make a name for themselves in the shadow of the likes of Josh Pyke and John Butler. Yet somehow Chris Gillespie pulls this off with an earthy, unadorned and folksy panache… [He] creates an intoxicatingly addictive blend of country-infused folk rock that is at once familiar and unique” (Peter Walsh Rave Magazine, Brisbane).

Chris will be accompanied on the night by Cameron Henderson (on bass) Cameron is also the guitar player from Dubious Blues Trio and Vanessa Raspa and the Zombie Cats.

From the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney Australia, Linda Mizzi and Cletis Carr blend folk, blues and country to create Hobo Grace.

Linda Mizzi has a warm and familiar voice that defies simple categorisation. Touchstone artists such as Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin inform her love of contemporaries like Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch. A highlight for Linda was leading her children’s choir in a rendition of Cold Chisel’s classic Flame Trees for the Australian hit film Little Fish starring Cate Blanchett.

Cletis Carr was Americana long before the term was coined. He was part of the seminal Los Angeles 1980’s cowpunk scene, alongside the likes of Lucinda Williams and Dwight Yoakum before moving to Australia to found the critically acclaimed bands Big Whiskey and Hillbilly Moon and touring with the Bondi Cigars and Stevie Wright. He was a fixture on the late 90’s Nashville in-the-round circuit and spent the better part of the 00’s in Sydney running acoustic music venues and songwriter nights for young and emerging artists.

The band is augmented by Simon Crosbie, on harmonica, percussion and backing vocals.

Hobo Grace’s recent performances at festivals such as Sydney Blues & Roots and Gulgong Folk have seen a groundswell of support for their unpretentious and fun performances. Their debut album, Beautifully Crazy, has just been released.

Music from 8:30pm-Late


Sat 14th June 2014
Special Guests Rachael Brady & The Snaketown Rattlers
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

A fiery yet charming ensemble featuring brass, guts, words and skins, Flap! have been described as music that is both old and new, a rambunctious collage of 1920’s Jazz, English Folk, Gypsy Brass and Trinidadian Calypso influences. The end result is something fresh and distinctively Australian.
Flap! are not your everyday band. Influenced by the 1920’s prohibition-era dance bands but with a hip modern groove, Flap! feature an unusual but exceedingly effective line up of banjo-ukulele, cornet, trombone, double bass and drums.
Following their highly enjoyable stint at this year’s Blue Mountains Music Festival they will be returning to Katoomba RSL to again crank out up-tempo songs, turning ordinary shoes into dancing ones.
Flap! have audiences smiling and dancing wherever and whenever they play.
Formed during an informal jam at the 2007 Port Fairy Folk Festival (Victoria, Australia) Flap! have gone from muscle to might playing their first gig at the Woodstock Cafe at Christiania, Copenhagen, holding down a six-month-residency at Collingwood’s Fox Hotel, Performing at the 2008 Port Fairy Folk Festival, and the 2009 Apollo Bay Festival where they wowed the crowds, and got them off their fold-up chairs and on their feet dancing, The Tarerer Festival, The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Rainbow Serpent Festival, The Brunswick Music Festival, The Thredbo Jazz Festival, Falls Festival, The Woodford Folk Festival, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and heaps of other gigs to happy punters all over Melbourne and Australia.

“Trying to categorise the sound and style of Flap! is as ridiculous as trying to name all the shapes in a kaleidoscope. Whipping the crowd into a form of frenzy usually reserved for music far more implicitly aggressive, Flap! were the subject of a collective adoration. The energy they created was unambiguously optimistic and joyful” Ryan Lloyd, Vulture Magazine
“These are bawdy songs about beer, sex, beer, death, beer, nudity – and a convict who tried to escape by dressing up as a kangaroo” Graham Thomson, Arts Desk UK
“It’s all there – death, sex, aliens, a 40-foot rooster, the Apocalypse – what more could you want from a combo like Flap! that draws its inspiration from influences as disparate as the jazz of the 1920s and the calypso of Trinidad, with healthy doses of English folk, gypsy brass and indie pop thrown in?” – Michael Smith, Drum Media.

Established in her own right as both an enigmatic performer and singer/songwriter, possessing a voice that has been described as nothing short of amazing, Rachael Brady casts aside her folk persona and merges with high octane jungle hep cats The Snaketown Rattlers to bring swing into new sonic territory.

We are extremely pleased to welcome Rachael back to the RSL stage after her performances at this year’s Blue Mountains Music Festival with a trailblazing blend of big band, jazz, cowboy steel guitar, hard rocking blues, the street sounds of New Orleans, Eastern European Klezmer and even Reggae as she performs with the seasoned and smoking Rattlers, who boast four decades of experience between them.

Rachael has released three independent albums and toured her home soil on and off for nearly 10 years as well as the USA and enjoys a loyal global online following.
She is “guaranteed to give a memorable and always uplifting performance – not just because she has a truly phenomenal voice but also because her music has genuine depth, beauty and intelligence.” (Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania)

The Snaketown Rattlers is comprised of four of the nation’s best loved musicians. Neil Duncan – renowned for his saxophone throughout Australia and New Zealand, who has performed regularly with hottest acts on the live circuit such as Jews Brothers and Darth Vegas. Dynamic on drums is Frank Corby, best known for his work with Australian blues stalwarts the Bondi Cigars. Storming the steel guitar is John Stuart who has toured with the legendary Renee Geyer, blues phenomenon The G Men, Latin big band Babalu, Chanteuse Rachel Hannan and the late Jazz/funk king Jacky Orszaczky. Andrew Ireland on double bass is famous for his work with the popular Sydney group Andy 500. The Snaketown Rattlers also double as the backing band for honky tonk phenomenon Pugsley Buzzard.

Join us for an evening both dynamic and nostalgic as Rachael Brady and the Snaketown Rattlers present a cross pollinated jumble of swinging sounds from the 20s right through to the 50s!

Doors Open 7:30pm
Show Starts 8pm

Tickets on sale at the Club Box Office Now!
$20 pre-sale OR $25 on the day – Sat 14th June 2014.
OR Purchase online for $23.50 including booking fee by clicking this direct link:
Or with credit card by phoning Moshtix on 1300 GET TIX / 1300 438 849 2004


Sat 7th June 2014
“One Night Only”
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

One Night Only – Celebrates the music of the BEE GEES. This show display’s all of the energy, humour and vocal brilliants that was the Bee Gees.

One Night Only is an extremely authentic tribute with a flare for attention to detail both musically and visually with a number of costume changes throughout the show.

This show also boast a star of yester year in the bass player Neil Rhodes. Neil was formerly the bass player for world famous 60’s chart topping outfit GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS and now performs with this Bee Gees spectacular.

Glen Ford is THE keyboard player and “Maurice Gibb” is a bonified session musician. Glen has played with members of DRAGON and continues to perform with ONE OF Australia’s best guitarist and former AIR SUPPLY guitarist REX GOH.

Two different drummers are used for the show – James Lyras Ex-BEATNIX and Dave Bennett of Ex- SPY v SPY

The two main singers are Andy Sutton “Barry Gibb” and Andrew Tipple “Robin Gibb”
Mr Sutton is a true vocal mimic and has fronted many different acts from LONG WAY TO THE TOP to RATTLE N HUM U2 SHOW to The DOORS EXPERIENCE.
Andrew Tipple stems from a Musical theatre background, He has performed in such musicals as CHESS and THE SECRET GARDEN.

As you can see the players are all well credentialed!

Show Starts 8:30pm