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SOLD OUT – OLD MAN LUEDECKE (Canada) in Concert at Hotel Blue, Upstairs, “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains – Sun 15th May 2016

OLD MAN LUEDECKE (Canada) in Concert

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Sunday 15th May 2016, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Accompanied by his trusty five-string banjo, foot stomps and hollers, his memorable melodies, poetic sense and easy charisma appeal to anyone searching for new growth from old roots.

Old Man Luedecke is the real thing, a modern-day people’s poet, travelling bard and balladeer.

From the music rich maritime province of Nova Scotia on the East coast of Canada, this two-time Juno Award-winning banjo songster is a rare type of musician. Rarer still is a singer-songwriter of such hopeful goodness.

In the tradition of solo banjo men and women of days gone by like Doc Boggs, Old Man Luedecke sings his songs accompanied only by his loving five string, foot stomps and the occasional yodel. This is a bizarre type of music Doc Boggs might have made if he’d studied poetry.
His jaunty frailing style banjo playing lends uplifting buoyancy to sometimes quite melancholy and highly unique lyrical ideas, and slots beautifully into a young market hungry for new growth from old roots.

His music has received wide acclaim across the genres in Canada, from Feist to Buck 65 who co-opted him to play banjo on one of his most famous early tracks ‘Indestructible Sam’.
His songs are melodic gems blending old time sensibilities with an unusual vision and poetic sense.
His music belies someone more than slightly ill at ease with modern life and he performs with a gentle and endearing charisma, stories littered with a canny oblique humour. He is a sly entertainer with almost a hint of contemporary vaudeville about him and he plays a mean claw hammer banjo clearly derivative of the old time and Appalachia. He’s a revelation!

www.facebook.com/OldManLuedecke

www.oldmanluedecke.ca

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

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

Tickets $15 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/35598

Or $20 on the Door from 6pm Sunday 15th May 2016 (Unless Sold Out)

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

CONTACT DETAILS:
Charity Mirow 0409 042 869

SOLD OUT – THE ESCALATORS in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse, Upstairs, “Metro Social” Katoomba, Blue Mountains – Sun 8th May 2016

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with THE ESCALATORS live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

The Metropole, Upstairs “Metro Social” Cnr Gang Gang & Lurline Sts, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Sunday 8th May 2016, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

A night of SWING, JAZZ & SOUL in a 1930’s Boutique Lounge with the Escalators for their ‘FROM THE HIP’ Album Launch tour.

The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing,
the grooves of Detroit,
the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica,
& the funk of New Orleans.

Begin with The Escalators Quartet showcasing their CD releases: a groovy blend of original songwriting & unique arrangements of classic jazz standards. In the 2nd set, a 6-piece band complete with Swinging Horns will take the night away with vintage-inspired sounds perfect for old school swing & rock’n’roll dancing.

The Escalators’ sound is a musical crossroads of creativity & inspiration that gathers fans from all points of the compass: blues lovers, jazz cats, reggae devotees, funk/soul-brothers & sisters.

The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden’s voice embraces you & steals your heart. Setting the scene is The Escalators’ instrumental tapestry, all parts woven with subtlety & purpose. Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar, all harmony & texture, is draped over a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson’s upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.
When they are joined by the Swinging Horns of David Reglar & David Cunningham, it’s time tio push the tables back & dance.

The Escalators are on the road in 2016 with a new CD “From The Hip”.
‘From The Hip’ (2016) boasts 5 original compositions that show this outfit draws on a deep well of creativity, fed by their swing, soul & reggae roots. They also honour the originators on two jazz standards.
The lead single ‘Open Fire’ is currently receiving airplay across the country & reached #1 on the Triple J Unearthed ‘Roots’ Chart.
‘From The Hip’ is a major leap forward in song writing & defining the band’s sound, recorded with a ‘live-in-the-studio’ philosophy on the South Coast & in the hills behind Byron Bay.

Debut release ‘Felix’ (2014) set a course for the band by acknowledging their influences: Classic songs from the ‘30s to the ‘60s infused with fresh flavours from all corners of their record collection.
The release of ‘Felix’ saw the band tour along the East Coast to perform at the Noosa Jazz Festival in 2015, and have their version of ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ make ‘The Best of 2015’ (Soulscope, Northside Radio).

‘From The Hip’ is currently touring the ACT & South-East NSW, with invitations to perform in Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Regional NSW, and return to Queensland for a second tour later in the year.

For this performance they will be joined by ‘The Swinging Horns’ David Reglar (tenor sax) and David Cunningham (trumpet).
Set 1 – Quartet showcasing tracks from their CD releases.
Set 2 – The Escalators ‘Swing & Soul Revue’ featuring a 6-piece band playing great dance music from the 30s to the 60s.

www.theescalators.com.au
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VENUE:
METRO SOCIAL” AT THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE Upstairs (lift available)
Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
There is limited parking available at the rear of the property. Access can be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.

The Metropole is a family friendly venue!
There is also a retro cocktail bar downstairs.

Doors Open 6:00pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.
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Tickets $10 pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $11.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/33926

Or $15 on the Door from 6pm Sunday 8th May 2016 (Unless Sold Out)

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

*Pre-sale Early Bird ticket purchases are also eligible for a 90% DISCOUNT on downloads of the Escalators albums! The discount code will be emailed to guests following booking.

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

SCOTT COOK (Canada) in Concert at Hotel Blue, Upstairs, “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SUN 6th March 2016

SCOTT COOK (Canada) in Concert
+ Special Guests Chris Gillespie and Cameron James Henderson

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Sunday 6th March 2016, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Edmonton’s Scott Cook has managed to distil the stories collected over a decade of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse.

His 2013 release, One More Time Around, was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and its opening track ‘Pass It Along’ won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him “one of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers”.
He released his fifth DIY album, ‘Go Long’, in the summer of 2015, embarking on another around-the-world tour in support of it.
All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.

This will be Scott’s third Australian tour and he is here to perform at Woodford Folk Festival along with a number of other summer festivals.

“One of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers… beautifully written lyrics, intricate chordal patterns and a refreshing plain-spoken vocal clarity… there isn’t a bad song on here. 4 stars.” – Emily Saxton, Maverick Country, UK

“Scott Cook has distilled his travels down into songs powered by a sharp eye for imagery, a healthy dose of humanity, and that unforgettable voice, that at the same time intones the rigors of the road and the most comfortable couch you have ever slept on.” – David Francey, 3x Juno-winning songwriter

“Lyrically I think he’s up there with the likes of Prine or Smither as well as contemporaries like Adam Carroll and (fellow Canadian) Old Man Luedecke… It has the feeling of someone retelling their favourite stories… Remember that Prine fella I was talking about? Yeah, that one.” – No Depression

“As hard-working a DIY songwriter as any in the game… A Scott Cook song contains the extra work done by a carpenter who cares. Work the carpenter doesn’t have to do. Work only other carpenters will likely even notice… One of the best songwriters this country has. A working artist who’s taken enormous risks in order to make something which offers strength to anyone who takes the time to listen… I believe that over the years this album will prove to be a benchmark in Canadian folk music, as well as a signpost pointing the way for younger artists. I believe that young songwriters will write better songs because of it.” – Corin Raymond, Raymond Unrushed

“4 stars. Rich in plainspoken, poetic expression… Unapologetically honest words and music crafted from a keen observer’s perspective” – Donald Teplyske, Lonesome Road Review

“There’s nothing flash about Canada’s Cook. He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own… He has a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines… Truly one of Woody Guthrie’s children.” – David Burke, R2 Magazine, UK

www.scottcook.net

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Guests will be in for a real treat with a performance from local Australian Folk artist Chris Gillespie from 5-6:15pm in the lounge as well!

Chris Gillespie is an independent artist from the Blue Mountains of NSW. His songs are beautiful, bursting with observational yearning. “A fingerpickin’, harmonica playing troubadour…

“Sydney’s answer to Bob Dylan” (Dave Regos – FBi Radio). Gillespie is renowned by his audience and peers for his songwriting craft, especially his lyrics – “Chris Gillespie is definitely one of those timeless songsmiths” – Joe Gould, (The Crooked Fiddle Band).

You can expect beautiful instrumentation coupled with meaningful and thought provoking words and “…harmonies [that] are downright gorgeous” (Tom Ballard Triple J).

The music is very Australian, highly original and delivered with refreshing honesty and integrity.
Chris Gillespie enjoyed a very busy and abundantly successful 2012 with the release of his debut album ‘Unnatural Light’. The title track spent months in the top 20 of the Triple J Unearthed charts. The song was used as the soundtrack to a short film, which was aired on Channel 9. Chris also performed live on Foxtel and was the opening act for Triple J favourite and Australian Idol finalist Lisa Mitchell.
“It’s difficult for any independent acoustic artist to make a name for themselves in the shadow of the likes of Josh Pyke and John Butler. Yet somehow Chris Gillespie pulls this off with an earthy, unadorned and folksy panache… [He] creates an intoxicatingly addictive blend of country-infused folk rock that is at once familiar and unique” (Peter Walsh Rave Magazine, Brisbane).

Chris will be accompanied by Cameron James Henderson (on bass)
Cameron is an original blues/folk songwriter/guitar player from Sydney. His dynamic tunes have deep respect for the old, yet his lyrics and arrangements are fresh and raw.
Cameron refined his sound playing sideman in various bands for years as well as studying classical guitar and doing composing and session work in professional orchestras, theatre and television. Cameron is also the guitar player from Dubious Blues Trio and Vanessa Raspa and the Zombie Cats.

www.chrisgillespie.com.au
www.cameronjameshenderson.com
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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 $10 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $11.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/33041

Or $10 on the Door from 6pm Sunday 6th March 2016 (Unless Sold Out)

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

CONTACT DETAILS:
Charity Mirow 0409 042 869

MITCH GRAINGER in Concert at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sun 22nd Nov 2015

MITCH GRAINGER in Concert

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Sunday 22nd November 2015, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

US-Based world-renowned blues harmonica player & Australian roots-music troubadour previously of The Beefs, Bondi Cigars & Papa Lips. Mitch returns to Australia in 2015, on tour to follow up his award winning album ‘The Blues’.

A master of the blues harp, singer and guitarist, Grainger cut his teeth with Harry Vanda, Alex Lloyd, Bondi Cigars and Papa Lips before re-locating stateside, where he plays harp on sessions from LA to Nashville. In this hi-tech world Mitch Grainger is now collaborating with artists from Hollywood to Botswana, while teaching people from all walks of life around the globe how to play their first ever note on the blues harp, though his wildly successful youtube channel.

After taking up the harmonica at age 14 inspired by a dream, Mitch was introduced to Little Walter and within 6 months was performing Blues ‘n’ Roots music 3 nights a week across Inner Sydney on both the Guitar and Harmonica in THE BEEFS with Australian soon to be pop star ALEX LLOYD. After THE BEEFS disbanded (despite much industry attention) Mitch was recruited by the BONDI CIGARS in 1992 and put to work playing hard hitting blues guitar and harmonica across the length and breadth of Australia’s states and territories, from Broome to Launceston. This was a formative period in Mitch’s life, what he calls his “university degree in rock n roll”. He lived almost constantly on the road, in a new town, playing in front of a new crowd.

In 1994 after 2 years and one Album (After Closing Time), Mitch left the BONDI CIGARS and formed PAPA LIPS with his sister KARA GRAINGER, DECLAN KELLY, ROWAN LANE, DANNY GUERRERO and CLAYTON DOLEY. Together they created a sensation “Greater than when Lenny Cravitz re-discovered the wah wah pedal” (Michael Smith, Drum Media, Sydney). The band recorded “Harmony” (1996) and “High Time Now” (1998), toured constantly, and played Australia’s premier music festivals, including WOODFORD and BYRON BAY BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL numerous times.

In 2001 at the request of Atlantic, Epic, Sony and BMG records, Mitch and Kara Grainger visited New York to play showcases. Their visit coincided with the tragic September 11 terrorist attack and brought on a deep reflective period of song-writing for both Mitch and his sister, stretching over 5 years and leading them in different musical directions.
Upon hearing Mitch Grainger’s compositions written during this period, legendary Australian producer, HARRY VANDA (Vanda/Young) encouraged Mitch to record his own debut solo album “LOVE & DEMONS”, which was released in 2006.

Since his 2006 solo debut Mitch Grainger’s voice and music has been heard in movie cinemas across Japan, America & Europe in the “DECEMBER BOYS” movie opening scene, in American and Australian NATIONAL TV SHOWS such as NASHVILLE, KILLER WOMEN, RAKE, and THE TIME OF OUR LIVES. He has recorded countless sessions, written songs, and produced music with artists such as ROSA PULLMAN, PAPA LIPS, KARA GRAINGER, RICK PRICE, THE WRIGHTS, JOHN PAUL YOUNG and acclaimed Australian thespian, JACK THOMPSON.
Forward to today and Mitch Grainger has gained an international reputation and audience for his harmonica skills. Type “Harmonica Lessons” into YouTube, and Mitch’s video is the first one on the list.

In this hi-tech world Mitch Grainger is now collaborating with artists from Hollywood, to Botswana, while teaching people from all walks of life around the globe how to play their first ever note on the blues harp.And now, in 2015, importantly ‘The Blues’ marks a signpost of artistic and personal growth that brings Mitch out of a recording hiatus and into the spotlight.

www.mitchgrainger.com

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 $15 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/IXWF

Or $15 on the Door from 6pm Sunday 22nd Nov 2015 (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

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!

SOLD OUT – MARGRET ROADKNIGHT in Acoustic Concert at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Thur 24th Sept 2015

MARGRET ROADKNIGHT in Acoustic Concert

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Thursday 24th September 2015, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Margret RoadKnight is Australia’s finest interpretive singer.

A unique and passionate artist, renowned for her powerful vocals and wide-ranging roots-based repertoire with lyrics full of wit and wisdom, Margret RoadKnight survives and thrives outside the mainstream music scene with flair and soul.

Five decades into her career, she continues to tour extensively, singing riveting if under-exposed songs, either a-cappella or with her guitar and African thumb piano, solo or with accompanying musicians, always interspersed with informative and amusing anecdotes (and yes, she still reprises her fondly remembered mid-’70s Australiana hit “Girls In Our Town”).

Margret has recorded ten solo albums and been featured on thirty one others.
She has sung blues, jazz, gospel, folk, comedy, and social commentary songs in concert halls and cathedrals, clubs and campuses, from Broome to Hobart, Beijing to Memphis, Paris to Auckland, Edinburgh to Tel Aviv, New York to Seoul, Amsterdam to Dublin, New Orleans to London, Vancouver to Nuku’alofa.

May 12th, 2013 marked the commencement of Margret RoadKnight’s Golden Jubilee (celebrating 50 years of professional performance) and concluded in April 2014 with her Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Folk Festival.

“…as much as for her impressive voice and choice of songs, RoadKnight is delightful because she sheds so much fresh light on the nature of the world and its people”Oakland Tribune, San Francisco

“Margret RoadKnight’s success depends on the original way she presents other people’s material. She is alive, warm, charming, extremely funny and a stunning musician”Melbourne Voice

“…virtually a walking, talking, singing folk festival in her own right – 6ft 4ins of musical history with a South Pacific flavor”Globe and Mail Canada

“…magnetic and powerful”Financial Times London

“…a magnificent voice and a vast, and often funny, repertoire”National Times

“…RoadKnight’s driving, pounding, powerful alto burns smoulderingly”The Australian

“…RoadKnight’s enduring presence on the folk scene is the result of a truly remarkable voice combined with the most mature and sophisticated sense of humour in the business… a unique Australian talent”Sydney Morning Herald

“…a vastly underestimated and too seldom seen singer… after all these years she still has the power to knock you back in your seat”Rhythms

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 $20 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/ISBV

Or on the Door from 6pm Thursday 24th Sept 2015 (Unless Sold Out) For $25.
Discount concession price $20. Pensioner/Student card required.

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

The HINTERLANDT ENSEMBLE at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sun 20th Sept 2015

The HINTERLANDT ENSEMBLE

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains.

Sunday 20th September 2015, 4:30pm. Doors Open 4pm.

Contemporary Neo Post Indie Chamber Music.

The Hinterlandt Ensemble is dedicated to an acoustic sound aesthetic. The group features Bronwyn Cumbo and Natalya Bing on violins, Simeon Johnson on cello, and Jochen Gutsch on acoustic guitar and trumpet.

Hinterlandt has entered into a new phase. Previously it was Jochen Gutsch’s solo project that has recently transformed it into an acoustic ensemble. Since this change the music has become much more sophisticated. The ensemble is performing original material composed by Jochen and brought to life by the players with their own artistic personalities.

Website: www.hinterlandt.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hinterlandt

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

Doors Open 4:00pm. Show Starts 4:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets $10 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $11.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/IPOS

Or $15 on the Door from 64pm Sun 20th September 2015 (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

THE MAE TRIO at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 11th Sept 2015

THE MAE TRIO (Melbourne)
SEPTEMBER EP LAUNCH TOUR

Special Guest Francesca Sidoti

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Friday 11th September 2015, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Multi-award-winning, Melbourne-based contemporary folk trio. Performing insightful original songs with superb 3 part vocal harmonies.

It has been a magical two years since The Mae Trio released their award-winning debut album Housewarming and hit international stages from Celtic Connections (Glasgow) to Cambridge Folk Festival and Americana Festival (Nashville), not to mention national Australian tours where they won the hearts of critics and fans alike. Winners of the Maton Class Act Award and the National Film & Sound Archive Award for Folk Recording of the Year, The Mae Trio is renowned for their sophisticated instrumentation and stellar three-part harmonies. The trio return to launch the September EP featuring an array of originals and new interpretations of some of the songs that have helped shape the band’s musical lives so far.

Join Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals), Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukuleles, guitar, marimba and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals) for an evening of contemporary folk that will leave you breathless.

It is a rare treat to experience such unique instrumentation and spine-tingling harmonies, and The Mae Trio promises bucket loads of both.

“a delightful Australian girl group whom it is hard to fault…theirs is an innocent, clear-skinned sound that’s long on banjo, fiddle and ukulele”  – Metro (Glasgow)

“The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene”Rhythms

“they belied their apparent youth with some fine songs and dry wit”  – Americana UK

“The Mae Trio were easily the break-out act at Folk Alliance”  – The Bluegrass Situation

“A favourite on the Aussie folk scene… definitely a trio to keep an eye and an ear (or two) out for”  – Songlines UK

spine-tingling harmonies” The Scotsman

www.themaetrio.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/themaetrio


Special guest for the evening will be local artist Francesca Sidoti.
Raised on folk, country and blues (a mix designed to handicap her in the playground), Francesca has a live act that gets talked about.
Playing accordion-addicted retro pop, her debut album ‘Bright City Light Fool’ was released in August 2010, and has since had two songs shortlisted in the ASA Songwriting Awards and #3 ranking on the folk and pop charts of AMRAP.

“a dulcet voice and whimsical lyrics”, Rave Magazine, Brisbane.
“smiles and laughter” Drum Media, Sydney.

www.francescasidoti.com

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 $15 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/IPOR

Or $15 on the Door from 6pm Fri 11th September 2015 (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

ALTURAS ‘sin palabras’ Album Launch at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sat 16th May 2015

ALTURAS ‘sin palabras’ Album Launch at Hotel Blue

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains.
Sat 16th May 2015, 7:00pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Alturas are a Sydney-based 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

VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE “LIVE AT THE ATTIC”
88 LURLINE ST, KATOOMBA, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

Doors Open 6:30pm. Show Starts 7:00pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets $25 discount pre-sale (Cash Only) available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Or via phone/card +$1.50 bf 02) 4782 6922

Online $26.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/GTZY

Or $30 on the Door from 6:30pm on Sat 16th May (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!


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

THE BEEZ “Don’t Mention the Wall!” – Live At The Attic, Upstairs Hotel Blue, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sun 26th Apr 2015

THE BEEZ – Don’t Mention The Wall!

The Beez and Fusion Boutique Present: THE BEEZ – Don’t Mention The Wall!

Sunday 26th April 2015

Original Songs, stories, short films and slides from the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond, with native Berliner Deta Rayner (accordion/voice) and Australian expat and Berlin resident since 1988 Rob Rayner (guitar/voice) This unique show encompasses their experiences, both personal and political, during the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

From Balkan to Bluegrass, Polka to Punk and Klezmer to Cabaret, this is the unadulterated truth about the dramatic post-Wall banana shortage, East German Country and Western harmonica production and Stasi-assisted sound checks, all from a uniquely German/Australian perspective.

Cabaret sensibilities and trademark soaring harmonies inform Rob and Deta´s performance in a funny and moving account from two musicians unwittingly caught up in one of the most significant events of the 20th century.

Following a successful Australian tour in 2013 (generously supported by the Goethe Institute), this truly unique show is currently being performed in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“Don’t Mention the Wall!” will be touring Australia from January to May 2015.

“The Beez were one of the most colourful and entertaining ensembles to ever play for us. By the end of the festival they had quite clearly become the most popular act.” – Illawarra Folk Festival Australia

“They were the hit of our 2007 Cobargo Folk Festival. It was mostly their manic energy and superb musicianship that raised the atmosphere of the Festival to new heights. They packed our main venue to bursting and beyond with dancers flanking the fringes.” – Cobargo Folk Festival Australia

One Show Only – Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unique boutique experience event!

Web: www.thebeez.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebeezfromberlin
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/thebeezberlin

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 $20 discount pre-sale (Cash Only) available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Or via phone/card +$1.50 bf 02) 4782 6922

Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/GLEM

Or $25 on the Door from 6pm Sun 26th April 2015 (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

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

SOLD OUT – THE UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA (Portland, Oregon, USA) Australian Tour at Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sun 22nd Mar 2015

THE UNDERSCORE ORKESTRA (Portland, Oregon, USA) Australia/NZ Tour

Special Guests ‘THE SQUEEZEBOX TRIO’

Hotel Blue, Upstairs “Live At The Attic” Katoomba, Blue Mountains.

Sun 22nd March 2015, 6:30pm. Doors Open 6pm.

BALKAN, KLEZMER, GYPSY JAZZ & SWING.
With a repertoire consisting of both original and traditional material.

Eclectic and energetic band ‘The Underscore Orkestra’ are based out of Portland Oregon, USA and have been touring the US, Canada, Europe and Central America, Australia and New Zealand for the past 8+ years.

Guaranteed to get you up and moving whether you like to swing dance, Balkan Folk dance, or just go out and shake it!

Their Performance evokes the old world and the new, the eerily haunting air of sounds and movements from the East, with definite roots in the West. Influences are far and wide but range from New Orleans Jazz, to Eastern European Roma and Klezmorim music, Manouche Swing, to Acoustic Metal. They often incorporate live Belly Dance and Circus Arts in their shows.
Syncopated Rhythms and original dance vignettes. Guaranteed to get you up and dancing! It will put the p in your pistol and the zing in your zinger. Guaranteed to boost your bravado and perk your package, tempt your temptress with The Underscore Orkestra. An experience you have to see and hear to believe.

Instrumentation is Violin, Guitar, Accordion, Horns, Clarinet, Bass, Sousaphone Percussion, Harmonica, Piccolo, Ukulele, Bambazoo and Belly Dancing.

The Underscore Orkestra has taken many forms over the years and has travelled far and wide in many ways. Including vegetable oil powered tour bus, planes, trains, boats, autos, hitch hiking. Their favourite way is by bicycle, which they have done numerous times in Europe.

The Underscore Orkestara will be on their 3rd tour of Australia. They have built up a good following from their extensive touring in the past (previous tours included a range of shows over 3 months and also multiple festival appearances at Illawarra Folk Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, Numeralla Folk Festival as well as Peats Ridge Music Festival and Rainbow Serpent Festival and this year’s Falls Festival in Bryon Bay!)
They will be all up and down the East coast from QLD, NSW, VIC, and back up again.
They are very excited to be returning to play new material written and inspired by their previous Oz adventures.

Their live shows are something to remember for years to come, they are fond of selling many wares, including Underscore Underwear, Uncle Jerry’s Magically Malicious Mustache Wax, CD’s, Neck Ties, Nude Calendars, Music boxes, and Stand up tub Basses.

“The band’s Eastern European sound is sort of a mix between Gypsy rock big guns DeVotchKa and Gogol Bordello. They’ve got the very ethnic sound of the former, and though they play fast, it’s not at the manic punk level of the latter. The phrase ‘foot-stompin’ also is apt, as their original and traditional pieces have a way of making people move” – Reno Retro Mix

“You know a band is good when at the end of their sound check the audience starts clapping” – New Paltz Cultural Collective

“Best Local Album” – KBOO Radio “Amazing!!!” – VPR

Web: www.TheUnderscoreOrkestra.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Underscore-Orkestra/16964848640330

The Squeezebox Trio are an amalgamation of piano accordion, violin, two gitane guitars and hell of a lot of Jazz and folk stylings! Thomas Hodson, Michael O’Donnell, Javen Sanchez and Luke Chapman (respectively) form the increasingly inaccurately named ‘THE SQUEEZEBOX TRIO.’ Formed in 2012, this ensemble of vagabond musicians have since brought their energetic live performances and unique musical styling to the Jazz Manouche genre popularised by Django Reinhardt in the 1930’s to several corners of Aus; incorporating influences and a repertoire of European Folk Song, Bossa’s, French Musettes, Jazz favourites, Disney/film classics as well as many originals.

Web: www.thesqueezeboxtrio.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Squeezebox-Trio/500621429965793

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 $10 pre-sale available from:
HOTEL BLUE (during reception hours)
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Online $11.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/GORM

Or $15 on the Door from 6pm Sun 22nd March 2015 (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

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