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DANIEL CHAMPAGNE Live at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 9th January 2021 (2 sessions)

Fusion Boutique Presents
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE Live in Concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Saturday 9th January 2021
Session 1: Doors Open 5:00pm | Performance 6:00-7:15pm
Session 2: Doors Open 8:30pm | Performance 9:15-10:30pm

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


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We are very pleased to welcome Daniel back to the Blue Mountains and after the last SOLD OUT shows we advise booking early to avoid disappointment!

The young Australian born and Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of his generation’ brings his world tour back home!

“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical” – themusic.com.au

The story goes that Daniel Champagne first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.
The following years have seen him release four studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe with upwards of 300 shows per year, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Daniel is now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for dropping jaws, making crowds buzz and breaking guitars wherever he goes.

Do not miss this show. They have been selling out all over the world!

WHAT THE PRESS SAY…

“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” – The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in the thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” – The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” – The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” – Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” – BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical” – Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

https://youtu.be/9d_unCtXtCw
https://youtu.be/x-D09HnQr-0

www.danielchampagnemusic.com
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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!

*This event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.
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Please note that under the recent announcements of venues 200m2 and under now being able to accommodate guests at 1 / 2m2 rather than 4m2 we are able to open up further bookings for each session. Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are still operating at less than 35% of the previous standing capacity. As a result all tickets must be part of a group booking, and we are only able to offer allocated seating in bookings of 2 or 4.
Individual group bookings are unlikely to be able to be placed together unless requested prior to the event date.

These concerts will be COVID safe events and will adhere to all the regulations required including guests checking in on arrival and remaining seated during the event.
We will also need the first session to leave the venue quickly following the conclusion of the performance to allow us to clean and reset the room for the following session.

The health of our staff, performers and guests are of the highest priority. Thank you for your understanding while we navigate these current times.
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Please read the ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS before purchasing:

Fusion Boutique & The Carrington Hotel are registered COVID-SAFE businesses.
The health of our staff, performers and guests are of the highest priority. Thank you for your understanding while we navigate these current times.

• It is crucial that if you are experiencing any covid like symptoms (flu-like symptoms, fevers, sore-throats etc) that you please do not attend.
• All guests will have their temperature taken via a contact-less method on arrival.
• All guests will also have to sign in on a contact register when entering the venue. Sign-in must be done by providing accurate contact details (name and phone number or email address) and time of entry. Entry to patrons who will not provide valid contact information will be denied.
*** We will be providing contact-less check-in via QR code registration. To make this process smoother please download the Service NSW app prior to arrival: www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/service-nsw-mobile-app
When you arrive to the check in desk open the app and select “COVID Safe Check-in’. Follow the prompts to enter your First and Family Name and your Australian Mobile #. You will be sent a verification code to enter. Once you have completed this process – show a Fusion Boutique staff member that you have signed in and then have your tickets verified.
• All bookings will have allocated seating and require a min of 2 max of 4.
Guests will be required to remain seated during the event except to travel to the bar or toilet facilities and are to return directly to their allocated seating.
Alcohol can only be consumed by seated customers.
Dancing is currently prohibited in NSW venues for patrons.
• Please maintain physical distancing measures of 1.5m where possible.
• Hand washing and sanitising facilities will be available throughout the venue.
• Where possible, please use the COVIDsafe app.
• Staff will be wearing masks. Mask wearing by guests is fully supported.
• There will be no entry to the venue for guests prior to the stated doors open time.

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Room configuration will be seated and allocated and require group bookings of 2 or 4.

Tickets $30 + booking fees.
Booking of 2 – $60 ($30 per ticket) + bf
Booking of 4 – $120 ($30 per ticket) + bf
www.stickytickets.com.au/6GU2T

Or $35 cash on the Baroque Room Door (after doors open and unless sold out prior).

Session 1: Doors Open 5:00pm | Performance 6:00-7:15pm
Session 2: Doors Open 8:30pm | Performance 9:15-10:30pm

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

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 29th January 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 29th January 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

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 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again 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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An enthusiastic young music journalist once described John Kennedy as a humble genius. John is neither a genius nor particularly humble. The Sydney musician is the writer and performer of many fine songs, some of which have found a place in the hearts of music fans of the golden era of Australian independent music.

John Kennedy started his music career in Brisbane in the ‘80’s with his band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. He moved to Sydney with the band and had early success with heavy JJJ airplay of indie hits like ‘The Texan Thing’ and ‘The Ballad of Jackie O’. The band broke up and John moved on to a strong solo career with his band John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong. More indie hits followed with songs like ‘King Street’ and ‘Miracle (in Marrickville)’ helping define what John called his Urban and Western sound.
Despite topping the Australian Independent Music charts with the ‘Always The Bridegroom’ album, commercial crossover proved to be elusive leading to John’s decision to leave Australia. He spent the ‘90’s living and playing music in Berlin, Hong Kong and London before returning to Sydney in 2000. He formed a new band and continues to perform and produce independent releases with his band John Kennedy’s ‘68 Comeback Special. He is based in his beloved Inner West of Sydney and tours to Brisbane and Melbourne regularly.

John has been very active in the last years with three new album releases. 2017 saw ‘JFK and the Midlife Crisis’ album, a concept album about a middle aged Inner West musician looking back over his life lived to an indie music soundtrack. Last year John released his second best of album called appropriately ‘Second Best’. And this year John and his band brought out a celebration of Australian independent music with covers of songs by the Triffids, Paul Kelly, the Scientists, the Go-Betweens and many others on the ‘Raining Treasure’ album. John has also played solo acoustic shows throughout his career.

John will perform songs from across his career at his upcoming Blackheath solo show.
Audiences can expect great music and many humorous stories relating to these songs.

www.facebook.com/John-Kennedys-68-Comeback-Special-135088373217338
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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 8pm.

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.

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

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GIGS ON GOVETTS – METEOR INFANT / LIAM KEENAN & BAND (Sydney / Wollongong) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 5th February 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
METEOR INFANT / LIAM KEENAN & BAND (Sydney / Wollongong)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 5th February 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

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 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again 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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Meteor Infant is the project of South Coast-based singer-songwriter Liam Keenan. 2019 saw the release of the album “United in His Physical Scar,” which drew upon Keenan’s Indigenous identity and experiences growing up in regional Australia.
The music is folk rock in the style of Fleet Foxes and the English folk of the 60s/70s. This will be their debut Blue Mountains performance.

www.facebook.com/meteorinfant

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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 8pm.

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.

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

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‘Rhythm Hunters’ RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2020 at Jenolan Caves, SAT 13th February 2021

‘Rhythm Hunters’
RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2021 at Jenolan Caves

Rescheduled to Sat 13th Feb 2020 from 8pm (Doors 6pm)
Venue: Jenolan Caves (Grand Arch)
4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan NSW 2790.

RHYTHM HUNTERS
+ special guests TBA

This event has been rescheduled to Sat 13 Feb 2021 to give us the best possible chance to have one full pumping Cave and put on the best event possible for you all.

Don’t miss this amazing unique experience world rhythmic dance party event!

Rhythm Hunters are back again with their biggest show of the past years, with the return of Rhythm Underground at The Jenolan Caves.

Rhythm Hunters have held 8 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/2828132297218422

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

RHYTHM UNDERGROUND TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 13th DEC 2019
Super early bird tickets $45 (only 200 available!)
Early bird tickets $55
Pre sale tickets $65
Door $75
Children 12 + under FREE (ticket must be booked)

Camping with Rhythm Hunters available:
Adults $45 for whole weekend
Children 12 + under FREE (ticket must be booked)
NOTE: Camping tickets strictly limited – please book early!

Early bird tickets ON SALE NOW: https://events.humanitix.com.au/rhythm-underground-2020

Camping also on sale now too! (very limited tickets!)

ACCOMMODATION:

Come camp with The Hunters at a private property, just 12km down the road from the Caves. $45 for the whole weekend (kids 12 + under FREE), on a beautiful property, with a 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.
Adults $45 for whole weekend
Children 12 + under FREE (ticket must be booked)
NOTE: Camping tickets strictly limited – please book early! Address, directions to campground and guidelines will be emailed to ticket holders November 2020.

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.

Stay tuned for special guest announcements and other exciting news!