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GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS & FUSION BOUTIQUE present MARTINEZ AKUSTICA + MARTIN FOOTE in Concert at Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Great Southern Nights in association with Fusion Boutique Present
MARTINEZ AKUSTICA / VICTOR MARTINEZ PARADA TRIO

+ Special Guest MARTIN FOOTE
Live in Concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

SATURDAY 9th April 2022
Doors Open 3:30pm | Show Start 4:30pm

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

Chilean-born, Victor Martinez Parada, is recognised as one of the world’s finest classical Latin-American avant-garde solo guitarists.

With his sons, Andro and Dauno Martinez, he led the family guitar trio, Martinez Akustica, who performed professionally from 1997 until 2012 throughout Australia and internationally. All three members played six string acoustic and electric guitar, bass and also used their instruments as percussion and vocal beat box. One minute they played in unison, the next in harmony, then across and against each other. It was calm, then chaotic, beautiful, then forceful. It was difficult to fully describe them until you’d heard them. Their interplay and understanding that flowed through them was inspiring, endearing and infectious. They truly captivated their audiences as they stretched each other’s ability with a flourish here and an astonishing variation there. These incredible players were on the must-see list for anyone who played a guitar, anyone who aspired to playing guitar and anyone who enjoyed listening to guitar.

Each of the members now have individual careers but are thrilled to re-unite especially for WOMADelaide and after a period of 11 years we are particularly excited to be able to present them in the Blue Mountains again.

“Victor’s ear is such that he’s able to peel away the thump & swish of epic early eighties Britpop production to find the heart of a song not even its writers seemed to recognise. He honours the composition, rather than his own virtuosity. This humility, an abject absence of vanity, is a hallmark of his musicianship. Indeed, it’s the defining characteristic. It’s emblematic of Parada’s truly rare & precious gift for arrangement. And it’s a talent that comes to the fore again and again throughout the evening.
‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’ is one of the greatest songs ever written. And, if it’s possible, Victor’s Fantasy on it only but enhances its status in the popular canon. In his hands, it becomes around a ten-minute opus. It’s as if he’s rolling out a red carpet for the tune, which progressively & unmistakably insinuates itself. The rhythmic flavour of flamenco informs the arrangement and imbues a passionate urgency. It’s a virile, avant-garde take on a Wonderful song. The Chilean Hendrix does it again.’ – Syke on Stage


“Martinez Akustica had an interesting approach to jazz and pop, highly energetic jazz laced with flamenco flair and modern improvisation by three great guitarists.” – George Benson

“Their live show left me inspired each night of the tour. Definitely some of the most talented musicians I have ever seen.” – Michael Franti – Spearhead

“The music benefits from their intensity and passion…. so does the listener!” – Jeff Hamilton (Diana Krall)

“This is probably the greatest acoustic guitar band in the country – and yet another must-see at Bluesfest.” – Byron Bay Blues Festival

“The Gypsy Kings are happy. It has been incredible playing with the musicians Martinez Akustica. Our concert has been a great success in Sydney. We hope to play together next time in another place on Earth.” – The Gypsy Kings

“The band has an endearing, inspiring and infectious energy and it shows in their performance” – The Sunday Telegraph

www.facebook.com/MartinezAkustica

www.facebook.com/VMP.VictorMartinezParada
www.victormartinezparada.com
www.youtube.com/user/matinezfans/videos
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Martin Foote is a gifted guitarist from the Blue Mountains of NSW, who plays with a passion and flair that turns heads whenever he takes the stage. Growing up in a musical family, Martin began playing guitar at the age of ten, taught by his father, Nigel Foote, who gave him a strong foundation in folk-blues fingerpicking styles. Through meeting guitarists Joe Robinson and Michael Fix, Martin discovered the work of the legendary Australian guitarist, Tommy Emmanuel. Over the next few years, Martin attended Tommy’s guitar workshop and two residential guitar camps, at the end of which he performed Tommy’s arrangement of Classical Gas with the Master himself. Martin has performed for Blue Mountains Music Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Katoomba Winter Magic Festival, Horizon Festival, Hunters Hill Club, Katoomba RSL, Blue Mountains Folk, plus Australian Citizenship ceremonies for Blue Mountains City Council. After winning the Busking Competition at the 2015 Winter Magic Festival, Martin composed several instrumental pieces and used the prize (a day’s recording at Songcave Studios) to record his seven-track EP, ‘Moving On’ which was released at the 2018 Blue Mountains Music Festival. Martin has taught guitar for Waratah School of Music (Blue Mountains Music Academy) and at Blue Mountains Guitar School since 2015. This has however moved online since the pandemic began. Martin is currently studying a bachelor of music at the Australian Institute of Music.

www.martinfoote.com
www.facebook.com/martinfooteguitar
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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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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 refurbishments of this terrific room!

*This event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.
Please also note that the Baroque Room is a room that we hire, the Carrington Hotel will be operating the bar inside the room but there is no kitchen or food available at the venue. The Old City Bank also owned by the Carrington Hotel next door has hot meals available however guests are unable to bring outside food or drinks inside the Baroque room.
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Tickets for tables must be purchased as part of a group booking.
Section A Theatre style seating will be allocated from the front of the stage to the back, based on booking types and the order that they are received.
Individual group bookings are unlikely to be able to be placed together
unless requested prior to the event date.
Guests will not be able to move seating between sections or transfer from assigned seats.
Guests will be emailed their seat allocations prior to the event date.

Section A – Theatre Style Seating
Section B – Bar Area
Section C – Back Lounge
(Please note that there are 2 stairs to access the lounge)

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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 & 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 table 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 venue for guests prior to the stated doors open time.
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Room configuration will be seated and allocated and tables require group bookings.
Guests will not be able to move seating between sections or transfer from assigned seats.

Section A – Theatre Style Seating $40 pre + bf / $45 door per person
Section B – Bar Area $35 pre +bf / $40 door per person
Section C – Back Lounge $30 pre + bf / $35 door per person

(Please note that there are 2 stairs to access the lounge)
Ticket Link: https://events.humanitix.com/fbmartinez

*Door sales only available if not sold out prior.
Discount show pre-bookings will close 10am on the day of the event.

ServiceNSW Discover Vouchers can also be redeemed for concert bookings made before 31st August. 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.

RUN TIMES
Doors & Bar Open: 3:30pm (no entry prior)
Martin Foote: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
30mins intermission
Martinez Akustica: 5:45pm – 6:45pm

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

FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENTS ‘Etico Evenings’ w/ EMILY-ROSE & THE WILD THINGS at Hotel Etico, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique Presents
‘Etico Evenings’ with EMILY-ROSE & THE WILD THINGS
Hotel Etico Conservatory
at Mount Victoria Manor

FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 1st April 2022
Show 6-8pm

Venue: HOTEL ETICO, Conservatory
11 Montgomery St
Mount Victoria NSW 2786
(Formerly Mount Victoria Manor)
www.hoteletico.com.au
0438 511 352

Fusion Boutique and Hotel Etico 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 12 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with Hotel Etico to bring Mt Victoria even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains hottest new live music conservatory and bar.

The bar is open from 4pm with bar snacks and pizzas available in the conservatory.
Full menu available in the dining room with Niccolo’s Restaurant open for dinner from 5-9pm.

Bookings highly recommended via reception call 0438 511 352 to reserve a table or email to make an enquiry.
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Emily-Rose and the Wild Things is a fierce and fresh world of music led by front woman Emily-Rose Sarkova on vocals, keyboards & synths. Here one finds intricate, relevant lyrics of weight and beauty, underpinned by profound but constantly fresh acoustic and electric worlds. The band is a heavy fusion of musicians spanning jazz, folk, funk, metal, classical, electronic, indie and all the in-betweens. Performing as a trio for the evening joining Emily-Rose will be Nick Henderson on bass, and Luke Chapman on guitar.

The band has a debut album ‘Upon These Open Skins’ set for release in Feb 21 2022, with the already released singles ‘Complete as One’ and ‘Golden Light’ getting some love on the airways including Triple J, FBI radio and Eastside FM. Their third single ‘Nightbirds’ was released on Dec 19 also with a music video.

www.musicbyemilyrose.com.au/emily-rose-the-wild-things

https://youtu.be/K193Kkyn-4s
https://youtu.be/9GK7CtkFrh4
https://youtu.be/bNa2-P-GMCI

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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
Hotel Etico provides an employment and social inclusion program making a real difference. *Please note that to continue to meet their public health and work, health and safety requirements it remains a condition of entry that only those guests who have received two doses of a TGA approved Covid-19 vaccination will be permitted entry.
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VENUE: HOTEL ETICO CONSERVATORY AT MOUNT VICTORIA MANOR
11 Montgomery St, Mount Victoria NSW 2786, Blue Mountains.
www.hoteletico.com.au
0438 511 352

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 lounge chairs.

Fully licensed bar open from 4pm offering a selection of wines by the glass as well as craft and tap beers, cider and hot beverages. House spirits, single malts and cocktails also available.
Bar snacks and pizzas available in the conservatory from 4pm.
Full menu available in the dining room with Niccolo’s Restaurant open for dinner from 5-9pm.

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
Music from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Bookings highly recommended via reception 0438 511 352 or email stay@hoteletico.com.au to make an enquiry.

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

CANCELLED – SOLD OUT: KATIE NOONAN (Solo) ‘Matinee’ Live at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SUN 14th June 2020

 

The Harbour Agency & Fusion Boutique Present
KATIE NOONAN (Solo) – 2nd Show *Matinee
“Late Afternoon Tunes with Noons”
+ Special Guest Jack Carty
Live in Concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel


One of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. A mother, singer, producer, songwriter, pianist and business woman, this 5 x ARIA Award winning and 7 x platinum selling songstress first received widespread praise as the angel-voiced songstress of indie-pop band George and has since taken audiences on sublime excursions through Jazz, Pop and Classical music.

“Right from the beginning she has stamped ‘class’ on her career. Very few people achieve the control, range and dynamic – supported by flawless technique, and among the pantheon of female singers she could easily claim a place next to the great Joni Mitchell in that regard.” – Iva Davies (Icehouse)

“Katie is like the voice I have in my dreams. Soaring and no note too impossible to reach. She makes something so difficult seem so easy. Her voice is the sound of wonder to me.” – Kate Ceberano 

Katie Noonan’s latest show ‘Late Night Tunes with Noons’ came about quite by accident, in the later hours one night in winter.
Katie posted a short video on instagram of her learning a Hunters and Collectors classic for an upcoming event.
After the response to that first post, the idea evolved into a regular late night video session where Katie interprets some of her favourite Aussie songs from across multiple decades in her intimate and dynamic style.
Featuring songs by artists such as Hunters & Collectors, Tones and I, Jarryd James, Powderfinger, Cold Chisel and more, this event will showcase Katie’s unparalleled skills of re-interpretation, as well as some of her own classic tunes in an intimate solo setting.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katienoonan
Instagram: www.instagram.com/katie_noonan_music
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/katienoonan

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+ Special Guest Jack Carty

Critically-acclaimed, award winning, Australian songwriter Jack Carty has been making, touring and releasing original music since 2010. These years have seen the release of five full-length studio albums; two EPs; an APRA Professional Development Award; extensive touring across Australia, The UK, North America, Europe and New Zealand; festivals from Brisbane to Barcelona; co-writes with the likes of Josh Pyke, Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Adele, Taylor Swift) and Katie Noonan; a #1 independent album; a Top 40 album; and a loyal, grassroots following, built on great songs and a powerful live show.

www.jackcarty.com
www.facebook.com/jackcartymusic

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Join us for an intimate seated Blue Mountains live performance from this fabulous artist as part of her solo “Late Night Tunes with Noons” tour.
Tickets are limited and we advise booking early to avoid disappointment!
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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!

*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.
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Doors Open 2:00pm. Show Starts 3:00pm.

General Admission. Room configuration will be seated – a mix of theatre style, cabaret style tables and chairs, and cocktail lounges.
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CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

CANCELLED – SOLD OUT: KATIE NOONAN (Solo) Live at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 13th June 2020


One of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. A mother, singer, producer, songwriter, pianist and business woman, this 5 x ARIA Award winning and 7 x platinum selling songstress first received widespread praise as the angel-voiced songstress of indie-pop band George and has since taken audiences on sublime excursions through Jazz, Pop and Classical music.

“Right from the beginning she has stamped ‘class’ on her career. Very few people achieve the control, range and dynamic – supported by flawless technique, and among the pantheon of female singers she could easily claim a place next to the great Joni Mitchell in that regard.” – Iva Davies (Icehouse)

“Katie is like the voice I have in my dreams. Soaring and no note too impossible to reach. She makes something so difficult seem so easy. Her voice is the sound of wonder to me.” – Kate Ceberano 

Katie Noonan’s latest show ‘Late Night Tunes with Noons’ came about quite by accident, in the later hours one night in winter.
Katie posted a short video on instagram of her learning a Hunters and Collectors classic for an upcoming event.
After the response to that first post, the idea evolved into a regular late night video session where Katie interprets some of her favourite Aussie songs from across multiple decades in her intimate and dynamic style.
Featuring songs by artists such as Hunters & Collectors, Tones and I, Jarryd James, Powderfinger, Cold Chisel and more, this event will showcase Katie’s unparalleled skills of re-interpretation, as well as some of her own classic tunes in an intimate solo setting.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katienoonan
Instagram: www.instagram.com/katie_noonan_music
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/katienoonan

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+ Special Guest Jack Carty

Critically-acclaimed, award winning, Australian songwriter Jack Carty has been making, touring and releasing original music since 2010. These years have seen the release of five full-length studio albums; two EPs; an APRA Professional Development Award; extensive touring across Australia, The UK, North America, Europe and New Zealand; festivals from Brisbane to Barcelona; co-writes with the likes of Josh Pyke, Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Adele, Taylor Swift) and Katie Noonan; a #1 independent album; a Top 40 album; and a loyal, grassroots following, built on great songs and a powerful live show.

www.jackcarty.com
www.facebook.com/jackcartymusic

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Join us for an intimate seated Blue Mountains live performance from this fabulous artist as part of her solo “Late Night Tunes with Noons” tour.
Tickets are limited and we advise booking early to avoid disappointment!
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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!

*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.
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Doors Open 7:00pm. Show Starts 8:00pm.

General Admission. Room configuration will be seated – a mix of theatre style, cabaret style tables and chairs, and cocktail lounges.
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CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

GIGS ON GOVETTS – THE GROOVE (Illawarra / Shoalhaven) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 21st February 2020

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
THE GROOVE (Illawarra / Shoalhaven)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 21st February 2020. 1st Set starts 7:30pm.

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 9 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up 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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There was a high amount of interest in the first performance and if you missed out on seeing The Groove the last time around then here is another chance to enjoy them. We advise booking a table quickly to avoid disappointment!
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The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds emerging from the Illawarra / Shoalhaven. An amorphous shifting blend of Spanish / Classical acoustic guitar vibes with driving Afro percussive rhythms. From Roots to Latin, Blues to Middle Eastern and Eclectic flavours in between The Groove tweak your sense of fun and familiarity. They are versatile, vivacious and vibrant and their sound invariably gets your toes tapping and your hands clapping to ‘The Groove’.

The Groove are Sako Dermenjian, Damion Stirling and Drewe Peard. Sako and Damion met jamming in the streets of Wollongong at the Honk Festival in 2016. There was an immediate spark and synergy of musical cultures. Sako, a brilliant guitarist, is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Wollongong just over three years ago. His grandmother gave him his first guitar at the age of seven and his passion and enthusiasm have lead him to now studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. Talented percussionist, Damion, grew up on the beaches of Woonona and found a passion for West African drumming and dance which he has been studying, teaching and performing for close to 20 years fusing traditional West African rhythms with Blues, Funk, Rock, Folk and all genres in between. Drewe is a solid talented bass player who has been performing in bands for decades. In his early teens he played the Belmore Basin Jazz band then later in high school band Ficus. He has since played with a number of bands including Swing Booty, Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast, Dear Samsara, Big Erle, Swamp n Beats and now The Groove.

The Groove’s synergistic organic sessions have captivated audiences of all ages and cultures from the Northern Beaches of Sydney down to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains. They have played the Beer Day Out, Canberra 2018, the Peak Festival (Perisher) 2017/18/19, Culburra Beach Festival 2017/18/19 and Illawarra Folk Festival 2018/2019, The Stomping of the Grapes Festival 2018/2019, Seechange Festival 2018, Viva La Gong 2018.
The Groove have supported Caravãna Sun, Claude Hay and 19twenty during their east coast tours.
They have played sold out gigs at the Tea Club, the Dish and Spoon and The Groove Cruise and shared their unique grooves in roof top bars, whiskey bars, churches (the Fairlight folk acoustic lounge, Manly) and the Fresh Flix Indy film festival in Nth Sydney.

“It was a wonderful experience to watch you play and see how compelling the music was to children and adults alike.”
“Have you heard these guys? They are awesome!! You’ll love!”

www.facebook.com/thegroovetrio
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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 7:30pm.

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.

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – THE GROOVE (Illawarra / Shoalhaven) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 12th October 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
THE GROOVE (Illawarra / Shoalhaven)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 12th October 2019. 1st Set starts 7:30pm.

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 9 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up 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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The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds emerging from the Illawarra / Shoalhaven. An amorphous shifting blend of Spanish / Classical acoustic guitar vibes with driving Afro percussive rhythms. From Roots to Latin, Blues to Middle Eastern and Eclectic flavours in between The Groove tweak your sense of fun and familiarity. They are versatile, vivacious and vibrant and their sound invariably gets your toes tapping and your hands clapping to ‘The Groove’.

The Groove are Sako Dermenjian, Damion Stirling and Drewe Peard. Sako and Damion met jamming in the streets of Wollongong at the Honk Festival in 2016. There was an immediate spark and synergy of musical cultures. Sako, a brilliant guitarist, is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Wollongong just over three years ago. His grandmother gave him his first guitar at the age of seven and his passion and enthusiasm have lead him to now studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. Talented percussionist, Damion, grew up on the beaches of Woonona and found a passion for West African drumming and dance which he has been studying, teaching and performing for close to 20 years fusing traditional West African rhythms with Blues, Funk, Rock, Folk and all genres in between. Drewe is a solid talented bass player who has been performing in bands for decades. In his early teens he played the Belmore Basin Jazz band then later in high school band Ficus. He has since played with a number of bands including Swing Booty, Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast, Dear Samsara, Big Erle, Swamp n Beats and now The Groove.

The Groove’s synergistic organic sessions have captivated audiences of all ages and cultures from the Northern Beaches of Sydney down to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains. They have played the Beer Day Out, Canberra 2018, the Peak Festival (Perisher) 2017/18/19, Culburra Beach Festival 2017/18/19 and Illawarra Folk Festival 2018/2019, The Stomping of the Grapes Festival 2018/2019, Seechange Festival 2018, Viva La Gong 2018.
The Groove have supported Caravãna Sun, Claude Hay and 19twenty during their east coast tours.
They have played sold out gigs at the Tea Club, the Dish and Spoon and The Groove Cruise and shared their unique grooves in roof top bars, whiskey bars, churches (the Fairlight folk acoustic lounge, Manly) and the Fresh Flix Indy film festival in Nth Sydney.

“It was a wonderful experience to watch you play and see how compelling the music was to children and adults alike.”
“Have you heard these guys? They are awesome!! You’ll love!”

www.facebook.com/thegroovetrio
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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 7:30pm.

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.

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

ALTURAS in Concert + Dinner at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 13th Nov 2015

ALTURAS in concert at the iconic Paragon.
(CONCERT + CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL + 3 COURSE GOURMET DINNER + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!)

Fri 13th Nov 2015
Strictly limited tickets!

Alturas are a quintet specialising in the performance of contemporary tango music with distinct jazz influences.
Inspired by the music of Argentina, ‘Alturas’ combines influences from classical, latin and tango to create a unique blend of haunting melodies with jazz-inspired solos.

‘Alturas’ have been performing as a group since 2009. The group started as a duo with Gaye Thomas (flute/bandoneon) and Jane Andino (piano). They have over the years grown to become a quintet, performing throughout Eastern Australia. Members also include Inge Courtney-Haentjes (violin/ viola), Greg Gibson (sax/clarinet), and Stan Valacos (Bass). The group have performed twice for the National Argentine Day celebrations in Canberra, at the request of the Argentinean Embassy.

With a constantly expanding repertoire, Alturas push boundaries with unique re-workings of traditional tangos, along with stunning arrangements of Piazzolla, Ziegler, Egozcue and contemporary composers including several tango-inspired original pieces.

“An absolute pleasure to play Alturas. Congratulations on a beautiful sounding album.” – Robbie Buck, The Inside Sleeve, Radio National

“I get a lot of CDs and my ears perked up when I heard yours.” – Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet, Radio National.

Following on from their debut CD, ‘Café con Tango’, Alturas are currently recording their second CD ‘sin palabras’ which moves further into the genre of jazz and includes works from Venezuela and Brazil as well as many Argentinean classics.
They will be embarking on an album launch tour from May 2015.

Web: www.alturastango.com

Arrive Shortly After Doors Open at 6:30pm for a Champagne Cocktail followed by a gourmet Entrée and Main course.
Show / event begins at 8pm.
Dessert served during intermission.
Concludes with tea/coffee, Biscotti and chocolates!
General Admission. Room configuration for the performance in the Banquet Hall is theatre style.

Paragon’s Chef David Povelsen spent his first 4 years working at Solitary which saw the restaurant maintain it’s coveted position as a ‘one hatter’ in the Good Food Guide. In 2007 David realised a chef’s dream when Solitary attained 2 hats and was one of only 2 two-hatted restaurants in the state.
We are delighted to be able to include David and his talented culinary skills in these unique experience events at the Historic Paragon Café.

The seasonal special event MENU will be an alternate drop, unless guests advise the cafe of preferences prior to the evening of the event. Please note that vegetarian options are also available by prior order.

Special Event 3 Course Gourmet SPRING MENU below:

Established in 1916, The Paragon is Australia’s oldest running and most original café and certainly one of the most opulent ever built in this country. Situated in the heart of Katoomba the Paragon is an iconic landmark that is an essential stop on any visit to the Blue Mountains. The three rooms that comprise the Paragon: Café, Formal Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge are some the finest and most richly detailed Art Deco interiors anywhere in the world.

VENUE: THE PARAGON CAFE
65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

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

Tickets $85 pre-sale available physically from:
PARAGON CAFE, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
+$2.90 booking fee card/phone 02) 4782 2928 (10am-4pm daily)

Or online $87.90 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/HBQO

This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

DUO CALIENTE in Concert + Dinner at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sat 17th Oct 2015

DUO CALIENTE (Touring from Perth, WA) in concert at the iconic Paragon.
(CONCERT + CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL + 3 COURSE GOURMET DINNER + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!)

Sat 17th Oct 2015
Strictly limited tickets!

Duo Caliente are a vibrant flute and guitar duo which specialises in energetic and passionate Latin and Spanish music. Featuring the fiery talents of Rebecca Guy and Duncan Gardiner.

Duo Caliente live up to their name, promising the hottest favourites from tango maestro, Astor Piazzolla, to the most achingly beautiful Spanish impressions of Ravel.
From fringe festivals to concert halls, jazz clubs or arts spaces, Duo Caliente have been delighting audiences with their appealing blend of Latin and Spanish music.

Duo Caliente was formed with the intention of being an elite chamber ensemble. While both Duncan and Rebecca have exciting and diverse careers as soloists and recording artists they are excited to showcase their talents in the form of an exclusive chamber ensemble.
With Duo Caliente, the music comes first. With over a decade’s performance experience together the duo is emerging as one of Australia’s most exciting ensembles for their imaginative interpretations and musicianship. Simply, fine music played well.

One Show Only. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this wonderful duo as they are touring from Perth, WA.

www.facebook.com/duocalientemusic
www.sweetheartsmusic.com.au

Arrive shortly after Doors Open at 6:30pm for a Champagne Cocktail followed by a gourmet Entrée and Main course.
Show / event begins at 8pm.
Dessert served during intermission.
Concludes with tea/coffee, Biscotti and chocolates!
General Admission. Room configuration for the performance in the Banquet Hall is theatre style.

Paragon’s Chef David Povelsen spent his first 4 years working at Solitary which saw the restaurant maintain it’s coveted position as a ‘one hatter’ in the Good Food Guide. In 2007 David realised a chef’s dream when Solitary attained 2 hats and was one of only 2 two-hatted restaurants in the state.
We are delighted to be able to include David and his talented culinary skills in these unique experience events at the Historic Paragon Café.

The seasonal special event MENU will be an alternate drop, unless guests advise the cafe of preferences prior to the evening of the event. Please note that vegetarian options are also available by prior order.

Special Event 3 Course Gourmet SPRING MENU below:

Established in 1916, The Paragon is Australia’s oldest running and most original café and certainly one of the most opulent ever built in this country. Situated in the heart of Katoomba the Paragon is an iconic landmark that is an essential stop on any visit to the Blue Mountains. The three rooms that comprise the Paragon: Café, Formal Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge are some the finest and most richly detailed Art Deco interiors anywhere in the world.

VENUE: THE PARAGON CAFE
65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

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

Tickets $95 pre-sale available physically from:
PARAGON CAFE, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
+$2.90 booking fee card/phone 02) 4782 2928 (10am-4pm daily)

Or online $97.90 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/HMCH

This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

RAPT in Concert + Dinner at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 12th June 2015

RAPT in concert at the iconic Paragon.
(CONCERT + 3 COURSE GOURMET DINNER + A GLASS OF MULLED WINE + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!)

Fri 12th June 2015
Strictly limited tickets!

Jazz, Blues, Folk edged acoustic trio – RAPT.

Sophisticated arrangements, strong vocals & harmonies with guitars, double bass, mandolin, banjo & bouzouki.
…fascinated, enthralled, spellbound, captivated, riveted, gripped, mesmerized, enchanted, entranced, charmed, bewitched, transported, enraptured…

Combining the many musical loves of the band members, their performance is rich in Folk, Celtic, Blues, Jazz and Classical influences which can be heard in their arrangements and their original material.

With diverse instrumentation and great harmonies, their music is uplifting, dynamic, personal, colourful, powerful, exciting and invites you into their world.

MusicOz award winning songwriter Rosie McDonald has a strong rhythmic drive on acoustic guitar, bouzouki and percussion and a rich alto voice to lead us into the stories from the folk and blues traditions as well as providing harmonic interplay with Ann’s vocals. Multi – talented songstress Ann Palumbo is a jazz influenced soprano who has been immersed variously in the tango, indie and classical scenes as performer – guitar, mandolin and double bass – and composer with tales to tell but with her roots and stories firmly in folk music.

Classically trained and with a passion for Bach and Handel, Paul Laszlo has played with the SSO, MSO, OABO, and the Australian Festival Orchestra among others but has with a jazz/improv bent and a leaning towards traditional American mountain music. Paul’s rich baritone voice, banjo and virtuosic bass playing brings great depth and soul to RAPT.

Among the highlights of their time together so far, are performances in 2013 including Europe – Geneva, Paris and London, Snowy Mountains Fest, Turning Wave Fest, Mudfest International Film Fest, Dungog and Northern Beach’s festivals, The Basement in Sydney and the Clarendon in Katoomba. Other highlights have included Camelot and the Basement in 2012, the 2011 Human Rights Awards and various other concerts and festivals including the Cygnet festival in 2014 with their other ensemble project “When Mother Comes To Visit”

November 2014 saw the release of their long awaited recording, which has been received very warmly with ABC airplay to boot.

“RAPT have a repertoire of brilliant tunes and are an enlivening performance trio, crafting a night of magic, which results in an audience that pleads more, more, more” – Shack Management

“RAPT lifted the acoustic roof of The Shack last time they performed here”

“It was brilliant… the audience at the Old Courthouse Glebe was mesmerised… by the performance.” – Dr E. David Mcintosh.AM

www.raptmusic.com
www.facebook.com/RAPTmusic

Arrive 6:30pm for a glass of Mulled Wine followed by a gourmet Entrée and Main Course.
Show / event begins at 8pm.
Dessert served during intermission.
Concludes with tea/coffee, Biscotti and chocolates!
General Admission. Room configuration for the Cocktail Lounge is theatre style. Formal seating for the meal portion.

Paragon’s Chef David Povelsen spent his first 4 years working at Solitary which saw the restaurant maintain it’s coveted position as a ‘one hatter’ in the Good Food Guide. In 2007 David realised a chef’s dream when Solitary attained 2 hats and was one of only 2 two-hatted restaurants in the state.
We are delighted to be able to include David and his talented culinary skills in these unique experience events at the Historic Paragon Café.

The seasonal special event MENU will be an alternate drop, unless guests advise of preferences prior to the evening of the event. Please note that vegetarian options are also available by prior order.

NEW Winter Special Event 3 Course Gourmet MENU below:

ParagonMenuWinterWeb

Established in 1916, The Paragon is Australia’s oldest running and most original café and certainly one of the most opulent ever built in this country. Situated in the heart of Katoomba the Paragon is an iconic landmark that is an essential stop on any visit to the Blue Mountains. The three rooms that comprise the Paragon: Café, Formal Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge are some the finest and most richly detailed Art Deco interiors anywhere in the world.

VENUE: THE PARAGON CAFE
65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

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

Tickets $85 pre-sale available from PARAGON CAFE, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780, +b/f via phone 02) 4782 2928 (10am-4pm daily)

Or online $87.90 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/GZSQ

PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!