We are incredibly honoured to announce that Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique is a finalist in this year’s Altitude Awards in the categories of Soaring Solo Award and Best Online / Digital Business Award.
After such a difficult year this is incredibly uplifting!
My gratitude goes out to the people that nominated.
Also a heartfelt thanks to Andrea Turner-Boys and the Women with Altitude team for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of it and for all their work they do to connect and nurture professional businesses people.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone again for their much needed support – either through attending any of our events, helping to spread the news of what we have been doing, offering a kind or encouraging word or just general appreciation for what we do. Thank you also to all the amazing artists, lovely venues and teams that we have the greatest pleasure of working with.
Fusion Boutique is extremely pleased to announce that due to the overwhelming popularity of the first live streaming series a 2nd series of the Love Local Live streaming project has been approved.
This live stream series showcased some of our terrific and talented local musicians performing at local recording and rehearsal venue ‘Shelter Studio’ and the sound and visual aspects were top class. We are looking forward to curating and presenting another fabulous showcase of our local talent.
The new streaming series will be launching Thursday 15th October from 7:30-8:30pm and running for 5 consecutive weeks.
More information, including the announcement of the program, will be available soon.
The photos of all the artists in the series (including this banner) were taken by Inertia Photography – Photography and Concept Art by Lonaa.
Again, a big thanks to the Blue Mountains City Council for enabling this project, for recognising the impact the ongoing situation surrounding covid has had on our local music industry, and for acknowledging the value that music can have for the audience.
“I am really pleased to officially announce a project that I have been quietly working away on with Blue Mountains City Council: LOVE LOCAL LIVE – a series of live streamed performances by local artists held at local recording and rehearsal studio Shelter Studios, with production by KFM Media. The initiative will run for 6 consecutive weeks commencing Monday 15th June from 7-8pm.
Love Local Live is Council’s first-ever series of local events that will be brought to the community via live streaming. It is an extension of the Council’s Love Local campaign launched in January to help support local businesses.
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “While restrictions are slowly easing, public gatherings are still limited and we understand many in our community are hesitant to venture out into crowds. That’s why Council is still looking for creative and safe ways to engage with you. The new Love Local Live series will bring a little entertainment to you, wherever you are, while supporting and promoting local businesses and creatives.”
I was also previously working on a live activation street event that Council had planned to hold in late March (as part of several events across the mountains to support businesses, economy and creatives already impacted by the bushfires and down turn in tourism). However, like for many, COVID-19 has meant that we have needed to rethink some of our plans. I am excited to be able to help Council actualise this initiative which will support local creatives and businesses and present some of our terrific talent to the Blue Mountains community and beyond.
I have also organised local photographer Lona Logan from Inertia Photography – Photography and Concept Art by Lonaa to complete a photo shoot of each act to give them some further images to use for their portfolios and for further promotional use and will be featured in the lead up to each performance.” – Charity Mirow
You can also join the events and invite friends (from all locations!) to come and be a part of this great initiative too.
Stay turned for the scheduled facebook streams to set your reminders for as well.
Show your support for the arts and join us online every Monday night 7-8pm from 15th June 2020 for 6 weeks.
Big thanks to The Haze Magazine team for including me in their ‘Creation in Isolation’ series.
“Since the start of COVID-19 and the bans on gatherings all my upcoming Fusion Boutique concerts have been cancelled or are still in the process of being rescheduled. When you have bookings confirmed and shows on sale and promoted 8 months in advance this hits pretty hard especially when you are looking at some really fantastic shows coming up including two already sold out concerts with Katie Noonan! I am really looking forward to welcoming guests back for some more quality original live music social experiences when it is safe to do so.
For now I have been using this time to reflect on what I have presented and achieved in live music and events over the last 11 years in the Blue Mountains and I am appreciating how lucky I have been to be able to bring audiences these fabulous musical experiences.
The ‘Gigs on Govetts’ series that I run in conjunction with Blackheath Bar & Bistro have been organised as live streams now and I hope to announce the replacement venue show dates when available.
I am also very excited to be currently working with Blue Mountains City Council to help them deliver a series of live stream performances of local artists at Shelter Studios, engineered by KFM Media. Keep an eye out on the Fusion Facebook page for the weekly series running from 7-8pm Monday nights, launching on the 15th June.”
Charity Mirow is so pleased to have won the Greater Blue Mountains Creative Arts Leader Award for Music Creative Arts!
“The Panel selected Charity for her entrepreneurial leadership in bringing quality music events to the Blue Mountains for over 9 years. She has created opportunities for local artists, as main acts or supporting visiting national and international artists and mentored them during the process“. – Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network
Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners.
We were in especially good company in our category and are really pleased for the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network’s recognition of the people working to provide a vibrant creative area and for acknowledging music as a valuable creative art.
I would like to take this opportunity again to thank everyone for their much needed support – whether that be in attending any of our events, spreading the word of what we have been doing, offering a kind or encouraging word or just general appreciation for what we do. Thank you also to all the amazing artists, lovely venues and teams we have the pleasure of working with.
We are again in our busiest period of the year and I hope to see some of you enjoying a few (or more) of the fantastic entertainment and events that we have coming up in the Blue Mountains.
Fusion Boutique are delighted to have won the 2016 Blue Mountains Business Award for Creative Industries!
Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners, we were in especially good company in our category and are really pleased for the Blue Mountains Regional Business Chamber’s recognition of the teams working hard in our area in this sector.
Thank you also to the Brigitte Grant Photography team and Livonne Imagery for capturing the night.
I would like to take this opportunity again to thank everyone for their support – whether that be in attending any of our events, spreading the word of what we have been doing, offering a kind or encouraging word or just general appreciation for what we do. Thank you also to all the amazing artists, lovely venues and teams we have the pleasure of working with.
It is often a long and hard road and without people getting out even in the challenging Mountains weather and attending our shows and supporting the fantastic acts that we are presenting it makes things even harder.
We are now in our busiest period to date and we hope to see some of you enjoying a few (or more) of the fantastic entertainment and events that we have coming up in the Blue Mountains.