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POSTPONED – Palais Performances: MICKEY & MICHELLE + LITTLE CLOUDS in Concert at the Palais Royale Ballroom, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SUN 11th July 2021

Sadly this launch of our ‘Palais Performances’ will need to be postponed.
Mickey & Michelle are located in regional VIC and are no longer able to complete the NSW leg of their tour at this time.
We discussed the possibility of proceeding with Little Clouds and a substitute act but with this show booked for 2 days after the current lockdown is scheduled to end, there is a lot of uncertainty of what restrictions will be in place following and if we are to revert to the 1/4m2 requirements then that would make it too much of an unviable situation with all the costs of running the show involved.

Ticket holders have been emailed from with options including transferring tickets to the new rescheduled date, any other Fusion Boutique show or a full refund.
We are hopeful that this will be the only ticketed show impacted and will proceed with the launch of this new listening space series at the Palais the following month with Dave Graney and Clare Moore on Saturday 14th August.


Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Palais Performances’
Concerts for Listening Audiences with
+ LITTLE CLOUDS (Emily-Rose Šárkova & Nick Henderson)
Live in Concert at the Palais Royale Grand Ballroom

Sunday 11th July 2021
Doors Open 4pm | Performance Start 5pm

Venue: PALAIS ROYALE 230 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780, Blue Mountains

A marvellous listening experience created by Fusion Boutique in the gorgeous Palais Royale Ballroom.

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Mickey & Michelle are a harp and fiddle duo from Australia who seamlessly blend contemporary folk and jazz together in a rich, unique style of their own.

Their 2019 debut album ‘A Walking Pace’ perfectly showcases the duo’s intricate sound and unusual combination of styles.

Michelle was born into an incredibly musical family and has been performing professionally from the age of 11. Since then she has gone on to perform with the likes of Paul Kelly, Shane Howard and Fiona Ross. Her compositions on the album are deeply rooted in Celtic music while also balancing her attention to detail and nuanced phrasing from her classical studies.

Mickey on the other hand developed such a passion for jazz and his playful improvisations are ever-present in his original compositions. He also takes great delight in reinterpreting traditional Americana tunes with jazz harmony and Afro-Cuban polyrhythms.

The dynamic duo have returned from their most challenging adventure yet; a 6 month tour on foot of NZ’s 3000km ‘Te Araroa’ trail. Mickey & Michelle are excited to share their experiences and music in their home country.


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Little Clouds are a subtly nostalgic, feel good singer songwriter duo from Sydney, Australia. AKA Nick Henderson & Emily-Rose Sarkova, Little Clouds write lofty afternoon inspired hits and introspective midnight bangers, laced with clever lyrics and sweet chords that make you feel real good. And let’s be honest – we are all in it for the feelings. They move unassumingly between their multi-instrumentalist personalities of guitar, bass, piano, keys, synths, accordion and vocals. It is intimate. It is real. Journeys will be had.

If one requires some hard hitting musical facts about these two musicians, you might like to know that they are Conservatorium graduates who have played with award winning and very diverse musicians such as Mike Nock, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Elio Franco, Chaika, Arcing Wires, Monsieur Camembert, Duo Ramirez Satorre and Chris Cody Octet.


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VENUE: PALAIS ROYALE GRAND BALLROOM 230 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains

The Palais Royale 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 listening room.

Guests can enjoy a range of beverages (beer, wine, cider, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks) from the Palais Royal bar on the night, as well as pre-order a cheese plate to be available for pick up on the evening.
Cheese plates $15 each, to pre-order visit:

Guests can also pre-purchase a bottle of wine for collection too.

Light meal options will also be available for purchase on the evening.
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.

Please read the ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS before purchasing:

Fusion Boutique & Palais Royale 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’. 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 group bookings.
Individual group bookings are unlikely to be able to be placed together unless requested prior to the event date.
• 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.
• There will be no entry to the Grand Ballroom for guests prior to the stated doors open time.

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Room configuration will be seated in theatre style rows and seating will be general admission.
Tickets must be purchased as part of a group booking, with a minimum of 2 tickets per booking.

Tickets discount pre-sale $30 + booking fees / person
Booking of 2 – $60 ($30 per ticket) + bf
Booking of 3 – $90 ($30 per ticket) + bf
Booking of 4 – $120 ($30 per ticket) + bf
Ticket Link: https://events.humanitix.com/fbmickeymichelle

Or $35 each cash per ticket on the Grand Ballroom Door (after doors open and unless sold out prior).
Discount show pre-bookings will close 10am on the day of the event.
Pre-order cheese plates and bottles of wine will close 9am on the day of the event.

Your ServiceNSW Discover Vouchers can also be redeemed for concert bookings. One voucher can be used in the payment process online through Humanitix or contact us prior to booking to discuss how a combination of vouchers can be redeemed together for bookings.

Guests can still book with confidence knowing that, while tickets are normally non-refundable, if a show needs to be cancelled for any reason then all tickets will of course be refunded. If a show needs to be rescheduled then tickets will be valid for the new dates. In the instance of guest illness tickets can be transferred on request.

Doors Open to the Grand Ballroom 4pm | Performance Start 5pm

This is an intimate capacity venue and tickets are strictly limited!

For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au