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MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE, Springwood, Blue Mountains, FRI 11th August 2017

MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Launch the new album ‘The Revival Meeting’

Friday 11th August 2017, 8pm. Doors Open 7:30pm.

The song writing genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made My Friend The Chocolate Cake a sure concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and TV soundtracks these last two and a half decades. Their seven-album history is a multi-dimensional mural of modern Australia that illustrates its geography, its political mores and its predominantly suburban identity, all by the kind of stealth that makes the most haunting, exhilarating and enduring pop music.
Be there to witness the birth of their 8th Studio album ‘THE REVIVAL MEETING’.

“Abounds with beauty and life” – (Sunday Herald Sun)

“Beautiful, creative, sorrowful, masterful music by a bunch of lovely people…… Front man David Bridie cut a wry and sardonic figure, slagging off Kerri-Anne Kennerley, quoting Barry Humphries………………… it’s a well-known fact that those who truly know excellent Australian music when they see it all support the Cake. The band certainly justified their cult following with this excellent performance – right from opening number MFTCC commanded a rapt and reverent hush from the heaving crowd. You could have heard a pin drop throughout the whole song.” – Live review

www.mftcc.com
www.facebook.com/mftcc

VENUE: BLUE MOUNTAINS THEATRE & COMMUNITY HUB
104-108 Macquarie Road, Springwood NSW 2777.
Ph: (02) 4723 5050
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Email: thehub@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Web:
www.bluemountainstheatreandhub.com.au/box-office

Ticket prices are Adult $49, Concession $45 and Child Under 14 $25.
Tickets can be purchased online at any time or over the phone or in person Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm from the Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub.

Ticket Link: http://bluemountainstheatreandhub.com.au/event/my-friend-the-chocolate-cake

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

SOLD OUT – FRANK YAMMA in Concert at Hotel Blue, Upstairs ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sun 2nd Oct 2016

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW ‘SOLD OUT’!

There are a fantastic range of other Blue Mountains events available at www.fusionboutique.com.au

We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

FRANK YAMMA in intimate concert

Hotel Blue, Upstairs ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Sunday 2nd October 2016, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Frank Yamma is the voice of Australia’s Central Desert striking a chord in hearts all over the world.
He is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries.

Frank’s rich and deeply evocative voice, mighty songs and exceptional guitar skills, combined with his honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation and stories of his country, are spine tingling.
When he sings, you listen and travel with him. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native language and English. A love song sung in Pitjantjatjara will make your heart sing in whatever language you speak.

His compelling album ‘Uncle’ (2014) shows the continuity of a musician that is hitting his peak with grace and conviction and is a follow up album to the critically acclaimed ‘Countryman’ (2010). ‘Countryman’ re-launched Frank’s career following a ten-year hiatus, gaining international attention, sparking extensive national and international touring.

Frank’s touring highlights include three tours to Europe since 2011, a 2014 summer tour setting hearts on fire across Canada at Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg folk festivals, where he shared the stage with Buffy Saint Marie and The Mekons, as well as performing a coveted spot opening for Joan Baez. Frank has performed at various Australian festivals including the 2015 Blue Mountains Music Festival where he performed with fellow musician David Bridie.

A new career defining opportunity for Frank arrived in the form of a coveted invite to perform at the foremost world music conference and trade show WOMEX ’14, held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. A spot on the WOMEX official selection showcase has not come to an Australian music act for the previous five years and it was both an honour and an acknowledgement to Frank’s unique story and music. His performance received a standing ovation from the notoriously tough crowd.

Come and see why Frank Yamma is the man everybody’s talking about in the global world music scene, performing songs from both of his acclaimed albums.

The voice grabs you first, a soulful shout of pain and yearning to connect and remember. But it’s the voice, relating hard tales with honesty and emotion that makes this a raw, stripped-back classic.” – The Independent UK

“Yamma’s rich, powerful voice resonates and is as spiritually charged as any of the songs on Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s solo CD or Archie Roach’s albums.” – Tony Hillier, The Australian

“A POWERFUL cry from the heart of indigenous Australia, an album that deserves consideration alongside the work of greats.” **** – The Courier Mail

“the songs… resonate with grace and power, whilst Yamma’s sense of rhythm and timing in his guitar playing is tinged with the ghosts of old time Delta bluesmen like Lead Belly and Lightnin’ Hopkins…” – Buzz Magazine UK

“… one of Australia’s most sought after indigenous artists. Yamma’s heartfelt set of husky, beautiful songs hit the AWME crowd like a sucker punch…” – Songlines /BBC3 (5 Star Review)

“Frank Yamma … received a standing ovation from a packed house” – Rhythms Magazine

www.frankyamma.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyqyezX08Bw
She Cried http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQFPwt9Lu1I

VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE ‘LIVE AT THE ATTIC’
Upstairs, 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

Doors Open 6:00pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $25 available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $26.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/KVUK

Or $30 on the Door from 6pm Sunday 2nd Oct 2016 (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

FRANK YAMMA in Concert + Dinner at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 20th Nov 2015

FRANK YAMMA in concert at the iconic Paragon.
CONCERT + 3 COURSE GOURMET DINNER + A CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!

Fri 20th November 2015
Strictly limited tickets!

Frank Yamma is the voice of Australia’s Central Desert striking a chord in hearts all over the world.
He is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries.

Frank’s rich and deeply evocative voice, mighty songs and exceptional guitar skills, combined with his honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation and stories of his country, are spine tingling.
When he sings, you listen and travel with him. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in his native language and English. A love song sung in Pitjantjatjara will make your heart sing in whatever language you speak.

His compelling album ‘Uncle’ (2014) shows the continuity of a musician that is hitting his peak with grace and conviction and is a follow up album to the critically acclaimed ‘Countryman’ (2010). ‘Countryman’ re-launched Frank’s career following a ten-year hiatus, gaining international attention, sparking extensive national and international touring.

Frank’s touring highlights include three tours to Europe since 2011, a 2014 summer tour setting hearts on fire across Canada at Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg folk festivals, where he shared the stage with Buffy Saint Marie and The Mekons, as well as performing a coveted spot opening for Joan Baez. Frank has performed at various Australian festivals including the 2015 Blue Mountains Music Festival where he performed with fellow musician David Bridie.

A new career defining opportunity for Frank arrived in the form of a coveted invite to perform at the foremost world music conference and trade show WOMEX ’14, held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. A spot on the WOMEX official selection showcase has not come to an Australian music act for the previous five years and it was both an honour and an acknowledgement to Frank’s unique story and music. His performance received a standing ovation from the notoriously tough crowd.

Come and see why Frank Yamma is the man everybody’s talking about in the global world music scene, performing songs from both of his acclaimed albums.

The voice grabs you first, a soulful shout of pain and yearning to connect and remember. But it’s the voice, relating hard tales with honesty and emotion that makes this a raw, stripped-back classic.” – The Independent UK

“Yamma’s rich, powerful voice resonates and is as spiritually charged as any of the songs on Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s solo CD or Archie Roach’s albums.” – Tony Hillier, The Australian

“A POWERFUL cry from the heart of indigenous Australia, an album that deserves consideration alongside the work of greats.” **** – The Courier Mail

“the songs… resonate with grace and power, whilst Yamma’s sense of rhythm and timing in his guitar playing is tinged with the ghosts of old time Delta bluesmen like Lead Belly and Lightnin’ Hopkins…” – Buzz Magazine UK

“… one of Australia’s most sought after indigenous artists. Yamma’s heartfelt set of husky, beautiful songs hit the AWME crowd like a sucker punch…” – Songlines /BBC3 (5 Star Review)

“Frank Yamma … received a standing ovation from a packed house” – Rhythms Magazine

www.frankyamma.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyqyezX08Bw
She Cried http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQFPwt9Lu1I

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 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 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/ICJL

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

DAVID BRIDIE (3 COURSE DINNER & SHOW) at Paragon Café

DAVID BRIDIE at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
(CONCERT + 3 COURSE DINNER + CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL)
Fri 21st Nov 2014

An intimate evening with the sensational David Bridie at the iconic Paragon Café, Katoomba.

Champagne on arrival followed by a gourmet 3 course dinner.

Arrive 6:30pm for a Champagne Cocktail and dinner.
Show begins at 8pm.

Dessert served during intermission.

Audiences know Bridie from “My Friend The Chocolate Cake” and “Not Drowning, Waving”.

Performing solo with piano, this is David in an intimate Art Deco setting.
Stories and song.

Not to be missed!
Strictly limited tickets available.

7 time ARIA award winning songwriter and composer David Bridie comes to Paragon Café Katoomba following a month long tour of Canada’s most prestigious folk festivals. Performing songs from his acclaimed 2013 album ‘WAKE’, as well as a back catalogue of solo releases and scores for film and television, Bridie will present songs from his new release ‘Take the Next Illusionary Exit’. Created as a reward to fans who crowd funded ‘WAKE’, Bridie’s new album is a wild concoction of curios, oddities, rarities and b-sides. From humble beginnings to a collector’s item, the exclusive release highlights Bridie’s live favourites, and has taken on a life of its own. Expect to hear a cover of The Only Ones ‘Another Girl Another Planet’; songs from his bands My Friend the Chocolate Cake and Not Drowning Waving; the Nat King Cole ballad ‘Morning Star’; and ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ – Billy Ocean’s golden opus.

Web: www.davidbridie.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/davidbridie
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_DytfCVPm9WTeDtGBCEtA

THE PARAGON CAFE
65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
More info: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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 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.

Show Menu Entree 24 10 14 001

Established in 1916, The Paragon is arguably Australia’s oldest 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:
PARAGON CAFE
65 KATOOMBA ST
KATOOMBA, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

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

Arrival time 6:30pm for Champagne Cocktail & 3 Course Dinner (Dessert served during intermission).
Show Starts 8pm.
General Admission. Formal dining for the first 2 courses.
Room configuration for the performance in the Cocktail Lounge is theatre style.

Tickets $80 pre-sale available NOW from:
PARAGON CAFE, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780

Or online $82.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/GDXX

$80 on the Door from 6:30pm Fri 21st Nov 2014 (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!