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BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – BODY MASS (QLD) + BEC SMITH at The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique, Barney Collins & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
Downstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar

Friday 18th March 2022
Show Starts 9pm

92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of Wines, Beers, Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Kitchen closes 10pm.
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Wind down after a day at the Blue Mountains Music Festival or just enjoy Bootlegger hospitality and splendid dream pop with BODY MASS (touring from QLD) as well as local soulful singer/pianist, BEC SMITH.
It’s cocktail hour with the perfect soundtrack!


Body Mass is a collaborative project created and curated by musician, guitar geek dad Ben Hassell. 
After playing in bands in Sydney (Traps, Phonograph, Marching Room) throughout the noughties, adulting took over and Ben moved to Brisbane with his family. Body Mass has been a closely kept side project since those days. Considering the relative ease with which music can now be shared Ben determined it was high time to just kick out the tunes, some of which are 10 years old. Body Mass EP shares some of Ben’s experiences from those times until now, including unemployment & worthlessness, employment & boredom, resentment and anger, adulthood, ageing and death. This is processing the devolution of a dream to a hobby. It’s pretty chipper – enjoy.

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Hailing from the Blue Mountains, 21-year-old Alternative Rock singer Bec Smith has spent the last 13 years furthering her career and developing her musical skills by recently graduating from JMC Academy with her Bachelor of Music with specialisation in Contemporary Performance and receiving the award “Best Vocal Performance” in the Cassette Awards in 2021.
Bec’s Alternative Songs are heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Orla Gartland with the co-writing skills of Peter Simpson.
Bec is currently gigging/recording her Debut Album with her supporting band ‘Fractured Minds’ which features Guitarist Trevor Zadro-Jones, Bassist Peter Simpson and Drummer Alex Anagnostopoulos.

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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.

This venue is 2 levels, the free live music for this event will be downstairs.

The space is restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the current social distancing requirements.
Dinner tables will need to be pre-booked online through www.bootleggerbar.com.au
For enquires call 02 4782 6368 or email . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Guests will need to make a note at the time of booking tables that you are there for the live music.***

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
Bec Smith 9:00pm-9:45pm
Body Mass 10:00pm-10:45pm

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

SOLD OUT – DON MCGLASHAN (NZ) in Concert + Dinner at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 20th May 2016

DON MCGLASHAN (NZ) in concert at the iconic Paragon.


Fri 20th May 2016
Strictly limited tickets!

Don McGlashan is recognised as one of New Zealand’s foremost songwriters, artists and performers, with five entries in APRA New Zealand’s “Top 100 Songs Of All Time”.
His career spans from the seminal post-pop-punk band Blam Blam Blam, to art experimentalists The Front Lawn, to platinum selling and internationally recognised band The Mutton Birds.
He has worked and performed with Crowded House, Paul Kelly, Johnny Marr, Wilco, Brian Ritchie and members of Radiohead and has scored a number of feature films, including Jane Campion’s “An Angel At My Table”.

McGlashan’s songs have been described by Q Magazine as ‘from the same cerebral power-pop mother lode as Big Star and early REM’.

He returns to Australia to unveil a rich new collection of highly personal songs (“Lucky Stars”) exploring love, regret and mortality, infused with optimism and joy.

McGlashan started the raw material for this new album at a little house on the Thames Estuary, then realised them in Neil Finn’s writing room at Roundhead Studio with guitarist Tom Rodwell. He produced them with former Mutton Birds bandmate David Long, (who also contributes some textural guitar, organ and banjo) and drummer Chris O’Connor. “I went away, imagining that I would write a rather solitary, introspective record, but what came out had a lot more joy and optimism than I expected.”

‘Lucky Stars’ contains many songs which are very personal reflections on McGlashan’s own life and thoughts: “This time, I don’t seem to be adopting characters to get an idea across… the ‘I’ is generally me in these songs”. And unlike previous solo or Mutton Birds albums, these songs enjoy a simpler and more direct sound, while spinning some very engaging yarns.

“…all the hallmarks of his singular style are in place — the spine-tingling way he moves from major to minor keys, his keenly observational eye, the thoughtfulness with which his songs are forged… No one else gets close to writing songs like that, and making them work”. – METRO MAG


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. Tea/coffee and Biscotti also available.
Concludes with a meet and greet and chocolates!
General Admission. Room configuration for the performance in the Banquet Hall is theatre style.
***Please also note that the meal service is formal dining with allocated table numbers per bookings. If you have other guests who have booked separately that you wish to be seated with please let us know ASAP.

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 alternating 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.

65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
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):

This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!