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‘Gigs on Govetts’ w/ McDERMOTT & NORTH (Melbourne) Live at the Zoe’s, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Gigs on Govetts’ with
McDERMOTT & NORTH (Melbourne)
Live in Concert at Zoe’s, Blackheath
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 17th June 2022
Restaurant / Bar Open 3pm
Show Starts 8pm

Venue: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro – reopening 1st April) to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music and touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy.

Come and experience some fabulous performances at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music, family friendly restaurant and bar.
Music, tacos, cerveza and cocktails – how exciting!
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Singer-songwriters Patrick McDermott and Rhys North share a rare and enigmatic musical talent. Emerging from Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley in 2016, the duo McDermott & North have already drawn praise from the Australian and international music industry alike.
Staying true to their busking roots, the pair approach every performance with the same precision and meticulous attention to sound. It is with this humility that they have elevated themselves as live performers and captivated the likes of Australia’s very own Ben Lee and Alex Lloyd whom they shared the stage with in 2021.

Their most recent singles ‘Ally’, ‘Georgia’ & ‘All Things Come And Go’ have received generous support from both Triple J & National NZ Radio as well as BBC Radio London. But most importantly, the indie-rock folk outfit have amassed an impressive and hardcore following everywhere they park their van.

Despite gearing up to relocate to Melbourne in 2022, their two sold out shows at Brisbane’s The Junk Bar in December are testament to the fact that the guys are only just getting started.

With live performance at their heart, the two have navigated their way across the Australian continent and brought their heartfelt, unassuming method of storytelling in song to a wide reaching, loyal fanbase in their time together.

www.facebook.com/McdermottandNorthofficial
www.mcdermottandnorth.com

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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
Venue enquiries and bookings:
Or Phone: 02) 4787 5787

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 4pm through till 9pm.
A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.
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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, bench and bar seating and standing.
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Restaurant and Bar Open from 3pm
RUN TIMES
Set 1: 8pm – 8:45pm
30mins intermission
Set 2: 9:15pm – 10:00pm

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

‘Gigs on Govetts’ w/ SAIJE (Bellingen) Live at the Zoe’s, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Gigs on Govetts’ with
SAIJE (Bellingen)
Live in Concert at Zoe’s, Blackheath
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 20th May 2022
Show Starts 8pm

Venue: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro – reopening 1st April) to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music and touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy.

Come and experience some fabulous performances at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music, family friendly restaurant and bar.
Music, tacos, cerveza and cocktails – how exciting!
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Saije is an award-winning, contemporary folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their songwriting is crafted from the depths; stirring melodies bound together with graceful lyricism. Through multitasking techniques, the pair create a full-bodied sound enriched by flavours from their travels around the globe.
Growing up among the rivers and valleys of a small creative town on the East Coast of Australia, Saije, Shanteya and Jo, developed a close affinity with the natural world. From these early inspirations and their many barefoot adventures, messages of conscious living and connection to self, the Earth and each other have become a common thread that is etched into their songwriting.

After being awarded Folk Alliance Australia’s ‘Young Artist of the Year 2019-2020’ at the National Folk Festival, armed with harmony, guitars and foot drums Saije toured their latest release Kindred (2019) throughout Australia and Canada in early-2020. They continue to uplift both national and international audiences through their unifying performances and a warmth that fills small halls and overflows from large festival stages.

www.facebook.com/SaijeMusic
www.saijemusic.com
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
Venue enquiries and bookings:
Or Phone: 02) 4787 5787

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 4pm through till 9pm.
A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.
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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, bench and bar seating and standing.
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Restaurant and Bar Open from 4pm
RUN TIMES
Set 1: 8pm – 8:45pm
30mins intermission
Set 2: 9:15pm – 10:00pm

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

BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – CORN NUT CREEK & KIMBERLEY WHEELER (Melbourne / Sydney) at The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
CORN NUT CREEK
+ KIMBERLEY WHEELER
(Melbourne / Sydney)
Upstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 22nd April 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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Corn Nut Creek are a powerhouse female Alt-Country/Americana duo, hailing from America and Australia. Their original music has been awarded as a category finalist and juror’s top five selection in the 2020 Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest. The band features the artful banjo work of Tanya Bradley, paired with the deft fiddle and soulful vocals of Danielle Vita, 1st place winner of 2020 Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention (USA) vocalist award. The duo’s original songs tell raw stories of womanhood which are transporting, honest and effortless. Their story is unique; they met in Hong Kong and performed as the Dulcet Tone Collective, then moved back to their respective countries and began writing music together remotely. After four years collaborating in different countries, they reunited—this time in Australia. They have been featured on ABC Country’s ‘Saturday Night Country’, Bluegrass Country Radio’s ‘Foggy Hollow’, WDVX Tennessee’s ‘Sweetgrass’ and Blues & Roots Radio, among many others. They are currently working on their second album, set to be released in August 2021.

www.cornnutcreek.com
www.facebook.com/cornnutcreek

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Kimberley Wheeler has the uncanny knack of being able to find the right note and the right turn of phrase in the creation and performing of her music. From a classical beginning, this award-winning songwriter came to acoustic roots music along a winding trail through grunge metal, bluegrass and Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. With a voice described as Celtic Chocolate, she is often compared to singers such as Linda Thompson, Linda Ronstadt and Gillian Welch. Her luscious vocals and gritty songs underpin the band’s acoustic folk pedigree. Kimberley’s late discovery of Tim O’Brien’s, Red On Blonde (a take on Bob Dylan), opened an explosive portal to the folk universe that has directed her ever since. Variously, she has been a member of all-star bluegrass outfit, Uncle Bill, played with Dan Hicks and now has her own band, Roadside Holiday. In 2017 she instigated and curated the all Aussie, Women in String Bands, CD, has been President of Australian Bluegrass & Old Time Association and presently sits on the Musicians Australia Leadership Committee. She is a current finalist in Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards.

www.kimberleywheeler.com.au
www.facebook.com/Kimberleywheelermusician

2 x individual sets from 9pm.
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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 – Kimberley Wheeler
2nd Set 10:00pm-10:45pm – Corn Nut Creek

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

GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS & FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENT DECLAN KELLY (DUO) + VANESSA CASPERSZ Live at the Zoe’s, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Great Southern Nights in association with Fusion Boutique Present
‘Gigs on Govetts’ with
DECLAN KELLY (DUO)
+ Special Guest VANESSA CASPERSZ
Live in Concert at Zoe’s, Blackheath
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 8th April 2022
Show Starts 8pm

Venue: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro – reopening 1st April) to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music and touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy.

Come and experience some fabulous performances at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music, family friendly restaurant and bar.
Music, tacos, cerveza and cocktails – how exciting!
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Music runs through Declan Kelly’s blood. It’s been a part of him since  the very beginning. With an Irish father and a Maori mother, herself a talented musician, he was encouraged to learn the drums and guitar at a young age.
He’s aligned himself with some of the greatest Australian musicians we’ve seen, plying his trade with The Beefs (with Alex Lloyd), and The Bondi Cigars, before releasing his debut album ‘Tales From The Neighbourhood’ in 2005 with support from the late great Andy Glitre.

Late 2019 saw Declan Kelly release his fourth studio album ‘Views With A Room’, which saw Declan searching for answers while tackling issues of masculinity and despondency. Declan Kelly has a way of captivating fans with his roots and his rhythm. ‘Views with a Room’ – featuring the beautifully stripped back singles ‘Catch Your Ego’ and ‘Take Me in Tonight’ – was a deep and reflective project that engaged with themes too rarely discussed by male artists. It is easy to see why Declan has gained the respect of fans, media and esteemed colleagues such as Bernard Fanning, Katie Noonan, Bobby Alu and Kasey Chambers through his authenticity and spectacular musicianship.

During the 2020/21 pandemic, Declan put aside touring plans, and spent the lockdown period back in the studio. The first single from his upcoming album, ‘Headlock’ encompasses the insecurities of having to navigate through these unprecedented times. Mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Justin Stanley (Prince, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Nikka Costa), the cold feeling of isolation is overcome by warm layers of folk rock, Marvin Gaye soul and Declan’s comforting vocals.

https://youtu.be/pT25FIdRUTw
https://youtu.be/nGaS5g_NJbo
https://youtu.be/pT25FIdRUTw
https://youtu.be/rwq7uCQiXas
https://youtu.be/u0LQc7sWRdY
https://youtu.be/a824cqUw2RQ

www.declankellymusic.com
www.facebook.com/DeclanKellyMusic
www.instagram.com/declankellymusic
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Vanessa Caspersz is a musician with an abundance of creativity that never ceases to stand still for long. Born in the Blue Mountains, Vanessa has played extensively with folk trio Snail, and duo Piccolo Bear. Having recently returned from Vancouver, Canada, she is currently writing and recording her first solo EP, while performing intimate jazz sets both solo, and with her band. Vanessa’s gentle guitar playing and sweet voice weave heartfelt stories of honesty and perspective.

www.facebook.com/vanessacaspersz
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Great Southern Nights is a celebration of live music that takes place right across NSW. The dynamic program features hundreds of COVID-safe performances at live music venues across Greater Sydney and regional NSW in March and April 2022. Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to stimulate the revival of the State’s live music, entertainment and hospitality sectors, and in turn the NSW visitor economy, in response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
Venue enquiries:
*Please note that Zoe’s will not be opened until 1st April 2022.

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 3:30pm through till 9pm.
A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.
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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.

This show is a FREE / Open Entry format but limited and reservations must be made online via the ticket booking platform:
https://events.humanitix.com/fbdeclankelly

This venue is a restaurant and we will be in contact with ticket holders via email prior to the event date with further details and dinner table booking options.
Please note that group bookings will be allocated to the available tables as first in best dressed.

ie Group bookings larger than 2 will be given higher priority to the available tables.
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Restaurant and Bar Open from 3:30pm
RUN TIMES
Vanessa Caspersz: 8pm – 8:45pm
30mins intermission
Declan Kelly (Duo): 9:15pm – 10:15pm

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

GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS & FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENT NIC DANTA TRIO + CROW MOUNTAIN + JON FLOOD Live at the Zoe’s, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Great Southern Nights in association with Fusion Boutique Present
‘Gigs on Govetts’ with
NIC DANTA (TRIO) W/ MATT TONKS & PADDY CONNOR
+ CROW MOUNTAIN (DUO)
+ JON FLOOD (SOLO)

Live in Concert at Zoe’s, Blackheath
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Sunday 3rd April 2022
Show Starts 5pm

Venue: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro – reopening 1st April) to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music and touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy.

Come and experience some fabulous performances at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music, family friendly restaurant and bar.
Music, tacos, cerveza and cocktails – how exciting!
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Nic Danta is a Katoomba based singer-songwriter and one-time performer with the Spooky Men’s Choral. Nic blends Dylan-style folk music with pop sensibilities influenced by Billy Bragg and the Cure.
Performing with Nic will be two Blue Mountains legends, Matt Tonks on guitar, piano and vocals and Paddy Connor on Irish Pipes. As a group, they create moody and emotional music with lyrics that tell intimate stories of people and place.
Nic will be launching his album, ‘Buried at Sea’ and you can view Black Dog, the first video from the album below.
This gig will also be a chance to farewell Neill Duncan, the heart and soul of music in the mountains who sadly passed away in December 2021. Neill produced and played on Nic’s album and should have been sharing the stage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH6fAjXLy3A
https://nicdanta1.bandcamp.com
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Crow Mountain are an Australian old-time country and folk group, performing original, traditionally flavoured tunes of unnerving honesty and effortless beauty.
Drawing on their Blue Mountains roots, Megan Legg (mandolin) and Ben Thomas (banjo and guitar), blend old-time, bluegrass instrumentation with honey-dipped harmonies, painting aural portraits of human frailty and grit, sorrow and strength, love and redemption. Their original songs are rich in the sound and story-telling of traditional country music – of growing up in isolation; jumping freight trains to get where you need to be; of getting out of town and returning beaten, with the past at your heels.
They released their debut EP, ‘Shallow Water’ in 2018, and their new EP,
‘The Higher We Go’ is available to purchase and stream now.

www.crowmountainmusic.com
www.facebook.com/crowmountainmusic
crowmountain.bandcamp.com
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Jon Flood is a fingerpicker and folk experimentalist who resides in Blackheath, NSW. Flood composes nylon-string guitar songs influenced by the likes of John Fahey and Nick Drake, but perhaps more closely resembling the style of more modern composers such as Josephine Foster. Jon Flood is one half of Blue Mountains folk duo Moon and Flood, who released their debut self-titled E.P. in December 2019. Jon’s album ‘In the Hills’ was released via Bandcamp in May 2020.

https://jonflood.bandcamp.com
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Great Southern Nights is a celebration of live music that takes place right across NSW. The dynamic program features hundreds of COVID-safe performances at live music venues across Greater Sydney and regional NSW in March and April 2022. Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to stimulate the revival of the State’s live music, entertainment and hospitality sectors, and in turn the NSW visitor economy, in response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
Venue enquiries:
*Please note that Zoe’s will not be opened until 1st April 2022.

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 4pm.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.

This show is a FREE / Open Entry format but limited and reservations must be made online via the ticket booking platform:
https://events.humanitix.com/fbnicdanta

This venue is a restaurant and we will be in contact with ticket holders via email prior to the event date with further details and dinner table booking options.
Please note that larger group bookings will be allocated to the available tables as first in best dressed.

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Restaurant and Bar Open from 4pm
RUN TIMES
Jon Flood: 5pm – 5:30pm
20mins intermission
Crow Mountain: 5:50-6:35pm
25mins intermission
Nic Danta Trio: 7:00pm – 7:50pm

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

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

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

BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – BROKEN CREEK (Melbourne) at The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
BROKEN CREEK (Melbourne)
Upstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 7th October 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 13 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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Drawing on Old Time Americana and Celtic traditions, Broken Creek creates intricate chamber folk arrangements for banjo, guitar, violin and voice that reimagines songs, stories and musical traditions from the past to connect them to our present moment.
Lachlan Heycox (guitar/banjo/mandolin/percussion) and Erin Heycox (vocals/fiddle) grew up in rural Victoria steeped in bushbands and balladeers before moving to Melbourne. Named for the creek Erin grew up near, the name Broken Creek signals a love of traditional folk music with an adventurous musical bent to “break” with the same old ways of playing folk music.

2022 sees them releasing their debut album ‘Small Town Anthropologies’ and launching a national Small Town Tour that includes pop-up choirs, church halls, folk festivals and recording tunes in gorgeous locations.

www.brokencreekband.com
www.facebook.com/BrokenCreekBand

2 x sets from 9pm.
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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 Starts 9:00pm

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