Monthly Archives: March 2022

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GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS & FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENT MITCH GRAINGER + ANDY NELSON Live at the Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Great Southern Nights in association with Fusion Boutique Present
MITCH GRAINGER + ANDY NELSON
Upstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Sunday 27th March 2022
Show Starts 5:30pm

Venue: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of Wines, Beers, Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Kitchen closes between 8-9pm on a Sunday.
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World-renowned blues harmonica player & Australian roots-music troubadour previously of The Beefs, Bondi Cigars & Papa Lips will be performing one solo intimate set.

A master of the blues harp, singer and guitarist Mitch Grainger is a perfect paradox. A white guy from Australia, that infuses the blues genre’s traditional styling’s with a confidence, and depth of spirit, that has him being compared to the likes of Robert Johnson by American music critics.

Since stepping into the light with his 2015 breakout solo acoustic release ‘The Blues’, Mitch Grainger and his high-energy stage show have burst onto the blues & roots scene, like a field holler echoing from the deep dark south through a dusty 50’s tube amplifier.

He’s packed houses in the US, Australia and Scandinavia, performed at prestigious festivals, such as the American Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and earned standing ovations while opening for Tommy Emmanuel across the North East of the USA.

His sound, built on a talented configuration of vocals, harmonica and guitar, has come of age. It’s been likened to a fine single malt whiskey by Steve Creedy of the Australian Newspaper, and the comparison is apt, as Mitch Grainger has quietly been maturing as an artist for over 25 years, while performing and recording along side some of Australia and the world’s greatest artists, such as Malcolm Young (AC/DC) and Harry Vanda to name but two.

Now with a growing global fan base that includes over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, Mitch Grainger is in the studio recording an album with the working title of ‘Plug It In’ that promises to take his raw emotional form of Blues & Roots music up the metaphorical Mississippi river, out of the acoustic domain, and into the voltaic.

*“Grainger plays pure acoustic blues with the heart and soul of Robert Johnson. His light-fingered guitar and mournful harp perfectly play up Grainger’s modern lyrics and traditional-sounding melodies; close your eyes, and you can feel the heat and smell the dust of Mississippi” Suzanne Cadgène, Elmore Magazine.

“I’ve watched him search within himself for his true identity as an artist…have a listen to his music…Mitch has come of age” Harry Vanda.

www.mitchgrainger.com
www.facebook.com/Mr.Mitch.Grainger
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In 2017 Andy Nelson arrived onto the live music scene with a rustic Americana/Folk style. His passionate performances are delightfully infectious and he is rapidly becoming recognised for his soulful and earnest performances which are described as thoughtful, poignant, lyrical folky goodness.

After supporting the Small Halls Festival Tour he began playing at festivals and venues all over the continent such at the National Folk Festival, The End Festival, Inland Sea of Sounds, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Majors Creek (Festival Favorite as reviewed by Timber & Steel), Cygnet Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Jamberoo and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 BluesFest busking completion.

In 2019, with producer Syd Green, Andy recorded his debut album ‘Man on the Mountain’ in a small farmhouse in Kangaroo Valley. Listeners quickly connected with the themes within Andy’s lyrics, revolving around self discovery and gratitude, and the desire to follow dreams. Kate Ceberano commented on Andy’s performance at the 2021 Inland Sea of Sound as “Singing about the humanness of it all.”

www.facebook.com/musicandynelson
www.andynelson.com.au
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.bootleggerbar.com.au
www.facebook.com/bootleggerbar.com.au

This venue is 2 levels, the free live music upstairs is restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the current social distancing requirements.
Dinner tables will need to be pre-booked online through www.bootleggerbar.com.au
For enquires call 02 4782 6368 or email . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Guests will need to make a note at the time of booking tables that you are there for the live music.***

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
5:30pm-6:15pm Andy Nelson
6:45pm-8:00pm Mitch Grainger

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – GORDIE TENTREES (CANADA) at The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
GORDIE TENTREES (CANADA)
‘MEAN OLD WORLD’ AUSTRALIA TOUR
Upstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 25th March 2022
Show Starts 9pm

Venue: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of Wines, Beers, Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Kitchen closes 10pm.
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Canadian sensation Gordie Tentrees is returning to AU for his 4th tour in 7 years and we are delighted to be presenting him in an intimate format upstairs at The Bootlegger Bar

International touring award nominated Canadian Gordie Tentrees has arrived. This authentic road poet travels North America, Europe, UK/Ireland, Australia and New Zealand with 8 records behind him never repeating himself on stage. From headlining Celtic Connections (Glasgow) to the National Folk Festival (Canberra) his ability to hold an audience, weave melody and juggle the dark with the light is infectious.
Armed with harmonica, bottleneck resonator, guitar and foot percussion, brotherly harmonies and masterful storytelling, this one man band has performed 2500 concerts in 11 countries. Influenced by touring with friends Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier, James Cotton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Poltz & Kelly Joe Phelps. His 8th record (Mean Old World) was released Sept 2021. Tentrees is just getting started!

“Majestic song-writing, incredible insight, genuine authenticity” – Americana UK
“In the rough cut vein of Kelly Joe Phelps or Fred Eaglesmith, Tentrees is gifted” – THE GLOBE & MAIL
“Tentrees’ delivery is so relaxed and unpretentious it’s impossible to not get drawn into his world, sounding like a young John Prine”  – NO DEPRESSION
“Very superior songs on a terrific album, heartfelt and hysterical” – R2 MAG (5 Stars)
“Sounds like an album Woody Guthrie or Bob Dylan might have done if they were starting out today” – Irish Post (4/5 Stars)

www.tentrees.ca
www.facebook.com/GordieTentrees
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.bootleggerbar.com.au
www.facebook.com/bootleggerbar.com.au

This venue is 2 levels, the free live music upstairs is restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the current social distancing requirements.
Dinner tables will need to be pre-booked online through www.bootleggerbar.com.au
For enquires call 02 4782 6368 or email . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Guests will need to make a note at the time of booking tables that you are there for the live music.***

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
1st Set 9:00pm-9:45pm
2nd Set 10:00pm-10:45pm

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS & FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENT TAILOR BIRDS + NIGHT DIVER Live at the Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Great Southern Nights in association with Fusion Boutique Present
TAILOR BIRDS + NIGHT DIVER
Upstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Sunday 20th March 2022
Show Starts 5pm

Venue: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of Wines, Beers, Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Kitchen closes between 8-9pm on a Sunday.
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Tailor Birds, the creation of electric violinist Sophie Kinston, is dream folk music goodness, food for the soul, healing, transformative, sound immersion. Combining live looping, foley art, vocals, and now bringing in plant music as the backdrop of sound, this music is simply stunning, a break from the norm, a chance to breath. Telling tales of love, hopes, dreams, created out of the stories she hears from her time on the road, this unique solo show is a fresh return to live shows, bringing in the new 5 string custom built electric violin. Currently based in NSW, this unique solo show will be showcasing songs from the upcoming album, ‘Salt’, due for release later this year, this is a gig not to be missed, a chance to breath in the world of the Tailor Birds.

www.tailorbirdsmusic.com
www.facebook.com/tailorbirdsmusic
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Emily Adele Williams is a cello player and improviser performing on amplified/effected cello using various effect pedals, cello percussion, and sampled sounds to multi layer her music which can be described as ambient, drone-like with atmospheric soundscapes. Emily has collaborated on a number of musical projects over her career and and has a solo cello project ‘Night Diver‘ and duo ‘Au Revoir Hands‘ with composer and buchla musician Anthony Lyons.

Night Diver is Emily’s solo music project. Her main instrument remains at the centre, augmented by sounds of sampled glass, steel & kinetic toys pitched & percussive.
The multiple layers of cello and shimmering electronics are slowly interwoven evoking anticipation, longing & stillness.
The music is emotionally charged with revolving arpeggios which drift around a motif of atmospheric, low end drone-like ambience, disquieting moody melodies & airy experimental minimalism.

“Emily Adele Williams is an Australian cello player and improviser. The music blends broad musical styles from modern classical, post minimalist, electronic and experimental avant pop mixing influences from contemporary music creating a wide spectrum of sounds from her instrument from intimate simplicity to atmospheric soundscapes and making full use of technology using her laptop and effected amplified Cello. Her compositions reveal a passion and a deep understanding of classical music rules and most importantly a willingness to subvert them to create lush and breathtaking musical landscapes” – The Age

“Cellist Emily Williams, an innovative and genre-defying solo instrumentalist in her own right.” – Beat Magazine

www.emilywilliamsmusic.com
www.nightdiver.com.au
www.instagram.com/night_diver_music
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.bootleggerbar.com.au
www.facebook.com/bootleggerbar.com.au

This venue is 2 levels, the free live music upstairs is restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the current social distancing requirements.
Dinner tables will need to be pre-booked online through www.bootleggerbar.com.au
For enquires call 02 4782 6368 or email . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Guests will need to make a note at the time of booking tables that you are there for the live music.***

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
5:00-6:00pm Night Diver
6:30-7:45pm Tailor Birds

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – BODY MASS (QLD) + BEC SMITH at The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique, Barney Collins & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
BODY MASS (QLD) +
BEC SMITH
Downstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 18th March 2022
Show Starts 9pm

Venue: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of Wines, Beers, Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Kitchen closes 10pm.
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Wind down after a day at the Blue Mountains Music Festival or just enjoy Bootlegger hospitality and splendid dream pop with BODY MASS (touring from QLD) as well as local soulful singer/pianist, BEC SMITH.
It’s cocktail hour with the perfect soundtrack!

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Body Mass is a collaborative project created and curated by musician, guitar geek dad Ben Hassell. 
After playing in bands in Sydney (Traps, Phonograph, Marching Room) throughout the noughties, adulting took over and Ben moved to Brisbane with his family. Body Mass has been a closely kept side project since those days. Considering the relative ease with which music can now be shared Ben determined it was high time to just kick out the tunes, some of which are 10 years old. Body Mass EP shares some of Ben’s experiences from those times until now, including unemployment & worthlessness, employment & boredom, resentment and anger, adulthood, ageing and death. This is processing the devolution of a dream to a hobby. It’s pretty chipper – enjoy.

www.instagram.com/bodymassmusic
https://bodymass.bandcamp.com/releases
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Hailing from the Blue Mountains, 21-year-old Alternative Rock singer Bec Smith has spent the last 13 years furthering her career and developing her musical skills by recently graduating from JMC Academy with her Bachelor of Music with specialisation in Contemporary Performance and receiving the award “Best Vocal Performance” in the Cassette Awards in 2021.
Bec’s Alternative Songs are heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Orla Gartland with the co-writing skills of Peter Simpson.
Bec is currently gigging/recording her Debut Album with her supporting band ‘Fractured Minds’ which features Guitarist Trevor Zadro-Jones, Bassist Peter Simpson and Drummer Alex Anagnostopoulos.

www.instagram.com/becjsmithmusic
www.facebook.com/becjsmithmusic
https://soundcloud.com/becsmithmusic
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.bootleggerbar.com.au
www.facebook.com/bootleggerbar.com.au

This venue is 2 levels, the free live music for this event will be downstairs.

The space is restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the current social distancing requirements.
Dinner tables will need to be pre-booked online through www.bootleggerbar.com.au
For enquires call 02 4782 6368 or email . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Guests will need to make a note at the time of booking tables that you are there for the live music.***

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
Bec Smith 9:00pm-9:45pm
Body Mass 10:00pm-10:45pm

MUSIC BOOKING CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au