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‘Rhythm Hunters’ RHYTHM UNDERGROUND at Jenolan Caves, SAT November 2022

‘Rhythm Hunters’
RHYTHM UNDERGROUND at Jenolan Caves

*New Rescheduled date for 2022 TBA
Saturday 27th November 2021 from 8pm (Doors 6pm)

Venue: Jenolan Caves (Grand Arch)
4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan NSW 2790.

RHYTHM HUNTERS
+ special guests TBA

This event has been rescheduled to Sat 27th Nov 2021 to give us the best possible chance to have one full pumping Cave and put on the best event possible for you all.

Don’t miss this amazing unique experience world rhythmic dance party event!

Rhythm Hunters are back again with their biggest show of the past years, with the return of Rhythm Underground at The Jenolan Caves.

Rhythm Hunters have held 8 concerts in the arch and the event has seen 4000+ people to witness Frenetic Shamanic Dance, Japanese Shakuhachi Flute Master Riley Lee, thunderous Japanese drums, traditional music from Indonesia, electronic beats, drum and didge with Wild Marmalade and of course the enigmatic percussion master Nicky Bomba. It‘s like an organic dance party in the largest underground caves systems in the world.

Rhythm Hunters are a dynamite force combining music from Indonesia, Japan, West Africa and Australia. Cutting edge physical drumming, subtle electronics, western horns, Asian flute, tuned bells, synth effects, deep grooves and ethereal sound scapes combine, making them one of Australia’s most exciting music groups.

The ‘Wow’ factor comes from the dramatic physical movement spectacle originally influenced by Taiko drumming.

Rhythm Hunters new world tribal music has a reverence and a love of tradition that transcends age and genre. Incorporating power, pizzaz, funk, innovation and old school discipline that is delicately channelled into their irresistible sound and sweet Indo-Pacific Grooves.

Those that had the pleasure of catching this fabulous group as they closed out the 2015 Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival can attest to their warm infectious rhythms with soul.

“The Rhythm Hunters were a highlight of the 2015 Winter Magic Festival. They grooved, danced and drummed the night away with their own unique brand of music magic. Always a crowd pleaser and always create an amazing atmosphere whenever they appear on stage” – Tina Marie Pizel Sheil, Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival
“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians… a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or other world. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act” – Steve Gadd, Director Cygnet Folk Festival
“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. – Lisa Maree Botticelli, Australian Stage Online

Jenolan caves is the world’s oldest discovered open underground caves system and they are the largest, most spectacular, and most famous caves in Australia. The acoustics are on par with any of the world’s greatest concert halls but the atmosphere is still and ancient.
The caves are 4 hours drive from Sydney, nestled deeply in the Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness.
*PLEASE NOTE: The road into The Grand Arch closes at 7.00pm.
The event begins at 8pm sharp. Please aim to be inside the venue no later than 7.00pm.

Come just for the concert or stay tuned for information about camping options with the Hunters crew 12 km from the Caves. This year there will also be a chai tent/chill space set up at the camp grounds to relax and soak up the mountains.

www.facebook.com/events/2828132297218422

Promo video online: https://youtu.be/nfEkHx5RntM
For more information: www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

RHYTHM UNDERGROUND TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 13th DEC 2019
Super early bird tickets $45 (only 200 available!)
Early bird tickets $55
Pre sale tickets $65
Door $75
Children 12 + under FREE (ticket must be booked)

Camping with Rhythm Hunters available:
Adults $45 for whole weekend
Children 12 + under FREE (ticket must be booked)
NOTE: Camping tickets strictly limited – please book early!

Early bird tickets ON SALE NOW: https://events.humanitix.com.au/rhythm-underground-2020

Camping also on sale now too! (very limited tickets!)

ACCOMMODATION:

Come camp with The Hunters at a private property, just 12km down the road from the Caves. $45 for the whole weekend (kids 12 + under FREE), on a beautiful property, with a chill out space, Friday night entertainment, and a nice after gig chilled vibes running on Saturday night. Stay tuned for more details about great entertainment and activities on Friday night/ Saturday.
Situated on top of the Great Dividing Range, flanking the natural wonders of Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Walls. Set on 200 private rural acres overlooking our own private mountain spring fed lake. Perfect for those fresh water swims.
Adults $45 for whole weekend
Children 12 + under FREE (ticket must be booked)
NOTE: Camping tickets strictly limited – please book early! Address, directions to campground and guidelines will be emailed to ticket holders November 2020.

All booking for camping and the after party chill out must be booked online in advance. Only those with camping tickets will be allowed onto the property.

Caves House also offers accommodation on site at The Jenolan Caves in hotel, motel, cottage or backpacker lodge. For all bookings please check online here: http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/accommodation/

MEDIA CONTACT
Charity Mirow
E:
M: 0409 042 869
*PLEASE NOTE This is not a Fusion Boutique organised/run event. We are engaged as the publicist for this event.

Stay tuned for special guest announcements and other exciting news!

BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – SAIJE (Bellingen) in Concert at the The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 24th April 2021

Fusion Boutique & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
SAIJE (Bellingen)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 24th April 2021. 1st Set starts 9pm.

Venue: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
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Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 11 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.
Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then book online www.bootleggerbar.com.au, call 02 4782 6368 or email directly at to reserve a table. Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Please also note that the Bootlegger Bar is 2 levels. You will need to make a note at the time of booking that you would like your table to be on the live music performance level.***
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Saije is an award-winning, contemporary folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their songwriting is crafted from the depths; stirring melodies bound together with graceful lyricism. Through multitasking techniques, the pair create a full-bodied sound enriched by flavours from their travels around the globe.
Growing up among the rivers and valleys of a small creative town on the East Coast of Australia, Saije, Shanteya and Jo, developed a close affinity with the natural world. From these early inspirations and their many barefoot adventures, messages of conscious living and connection to self, the Earth and each other have become a common thread that is etched into their songwriting.
After being awarded Folk Alliance Australia’s ‘Young Artist of the Year 2019-2020’ at the National Folk Festival, armed with harmony, guitars and foot drums Saije toured their latest release Kindred (2019) throughout Australia and Canada in early-2020. They continue to uplift both national and international audiences through their unifying performances and a warmth that fills small halls and overflows from large festival stages.

www.facebook.com/SaijeMusic
www.saijemusic.com
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VENUE:
THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.bootleggerbar.com.au
www.facebook.com/bootleggerbar.com.au

General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 9pm with 2 x 45min sets.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails and food.

Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then book online www.bootleggerbar.com.au, call 02 4782 6368 or email directly at to reserve a table. Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.

***Venue is 2 levels. Requests for tables on the same performance level must be made at the time of booking.***

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – JOHN KENNEDY’S 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL (Sydney) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 23rd April 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JOHN KENNEDY’S 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL (Sydney)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 23rd April 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

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 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then secure your table using the online reservation system, with OpenTable by visiting the BB&B Facebook page, their website at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au or their google page and use the “Book Now” button. Alternatively you can call 02 4787 5787 or email to make an enquiry.
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John Kennedy’s 68 Comeback Special will be bringing their Urban and Western sounds to Blackheath Bar & Bistro in open entry format.

An enthusiastic young music journalist once described John Kennedy as a humble genius. John is neither a genius nor particularly humble. The Sydney musician is the writer and performer of many fine songs, some of which have found a place in the hearts of music fans of the golden era of Australian independent music.
John Kennedy started his music career in Brisbane in the ‘80’s with his band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. He moved to Sydney with the band and had early success with heavy JJJ airplay of indie hits like ‘The Texan Thing’ and ‘The Ballad of Jackie O’. The band broke up and John moved on to a strong solo career with his band John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong. More indie hits followed with songs like ‘King Street’ and ‘Miracle (in Marrickville)’ helping define what John called his Urban and Western sound.
Despite topping the Australian Independent Music charts with the ‘Always The Bridegroom’ album, commercial crossover proved to be elusive leading to John’s decision to leave Australia. He spent the ‘90’s living and playing music in Berlin, Hong Kong and London before returning to Sydney in 2000. He formed a new band and continues to perform and produce independent releases with his band John Kennedy’s ‘68 Comeback Special.

This time John returns to BB&B in full band mode. Their regular guitarist, ex-Wiggle Murray Cook, won’t be available for this gig so they will be joined by Richard Burgman (The Sunnyboys) on lead guitar. The band also consists of Peter Timmerman on drums and Phil Hall on bass.
Audiences can expect great music and many humorous stories relating to these songs.

Photo credit on the poster Kim Hamilton.

www.facebook.com/John-Kennedys-68-Comeback-Special-135088373217338
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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 8pm.

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.

Due to ongoing capacity restrictions, bookings are highly recommended and can be made online through OpenTable at www.blackheathbarandbistro.com.au
Or call 02 4787 5787 or email to reserve a table.

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

POSTPONED – GIGS ON GOVETTS – METEOR INFANT / LIAM KEENAN & BAND (Sydney / Wollongong) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 5th February 2021

Unfortunately we have been advised that Meteor Infant now need to postpone their tour.

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
METEOR INFANT / LIAM KEENAN & BAND (Sydney / Wollongong)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 5th February 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

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 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again 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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Meteor Infant is the project of South Coast-based singer-songwriter Liam Keenan. 2019 saw the release of the album “United in His Physical Scar,” which drew upon Keenan’s Indigenous identity and experiences growing up in regional Australia.
The music is folk rock in the style of Fleet Foxes and the English folk of the 60s/70s. This will be their debut Blue Mountains performance.

www.facebook.com/meteorinfant

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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 8pm.

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.

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 29th January 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 29th January 2021. 1st Set starts 8pm.

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 11 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up again 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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An enthusiastic young music journalist once described John Kennedy as a humble genius. John is neither a genius nor particularly humble. The Sydney musician is the writer and performer of many fine songs, some of which have found a place in the hearts of music fans of the golden era of Australian independent music.

John Kennedy started his music career in Brisbane in the ‘80’s with his band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. He moved to Sydney with the band and had early success with heavy JJJ airplay of indie hits like ‘The Texan Thing’ and ‘The Ballad of Jackie O’. The band broke up and John moved on to a strong solo career with his band John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong. More indie hits followed with songs like ‘King Street’ and ‘Miracle (in Marrickville)’ helping define what John called his Urban and Western sound.
Despite topping the Australian Independent Music charts with the ‘Always The Bridegroom’ album, commercial crossover proved to be elusive leading to John’s decision to leave Australia. He spent the ‘90’s living and playing music in Berlin, Hong Kong and London before returning to Sydney in 2000. He formed a new band and continues to perform and produce independent releases with his band John Kennedy’s ‘68 Comeback Special. He is based in his beloved Inner West of Sydney and tours to Brisbane and Melbourne regularly.

John has been very active in the last years with three new album releases. 2017 saw ‘JFK and the Midlife Crisis’ album, a concept album about a middle aged Inner West musician looking back over his life lived to an indie music soundtrack. Last year John released his second best of album called appropriately ‘Second Best’. And this year John and his band brought out a celebration of Australian independent music with covers of songs by the Triffids, Paul Kelly, the Scientists, the Go-Betweens and many others on the ‘Raining Treasure’ album. John has also played solo acoustic shows throughout his career.

John will perform songs from across his career at his upcoming Blackheath solo show.
Audiences can expect great music and many humorous stories relating to these songs.

www.facebook.com/John-Kennedys-68-Comeback-Special-135088373217338
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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 8pm.

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.

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

VIRTUAL – GIGS ON GOVETTS – GLENY RAE VIRUS & Her Young Bastards (Newcastle) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 20th June 2020

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
GLENY RAE VIRUS & Her Young Bastards (Newcastle)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Announcement: In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, this performance has had to be postponed.
We will advise of a new date for the performance as soon as available.

Gleny Rae will be graciously doing a live stream on her Facebook page from 7.30pm Saturday 20th June for a short virtual ‘Gigs on Govetts’ session: www.facebook.com/glenyraevirus

For takeaway and delivery at the moment you can place your orders with Blackheath Bar and Bistro via email or calling 02 4787 5787

Friday 20th June 2020. Live Stream 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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Gleny Rae Virus and her Young Bastards are a musical delta, where the river of old school honkytonk classics meet a sea of rockin’ roots.
Featuring alt country pin up Adam Young, and the legendary rhythm section of Smithy on bass and Lachy Monaro on drums and gags, these Young Bastards will stream a steady flow of originals, classics and country duets in true honkytonk style.
The vocal combination of Gleny Rae Virus and Adam Young is simultaneously heart wrenching and celebratory, and is best enjoyed with a long cold ale.

www.glenyrae.com.au
www.facebook.com/glenyraevirus

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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

VIRTUAL – GIGS ON GOVETTS – GRETTA ZILLER (Melbourne) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 22nd May 2020

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
GRETTA ZILLER (Melbourne)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Announcement: In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, this performance has had to be postponed.
We will advise of a new date for the performance as soon as available.

Gretta Ziller will be graciously doing a live stream on her Facebook page from 7.30pm Friday 22nd May for a short virtual ‘Gigs on Govetts’ session: www.facebook.com/GrettaZiller

For takeaway and delivery at the moment you can place your orders with Blackheath Bar and Bistro via email or calling 02 4787 5787

Friday 22nd May 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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We are very pleased to welcome Gretta back for her single launch tour.

Gretta Ziller is an Americana Folk Singer/Songwriter with an ever-growing list of musical accolades. Her name may have more meaning at this stage in her career to the Australian Country Music scene, having recently been a finalist in the Alt-Country Album of the year category of the 2018 Golden Guitars, but just like Lucinda Williams she is as much folk/blues/country singer-songwriter as Lucinda and her placing in the finals of the “Americana” category of the 2016 Unsigned Only & a semi-finalist in the 2017 International song writing competition cemented that.
Gretta was a 2015 Toyota Star Maker grand finalist and has also been involved in the Telstra Road to Discovery competition gaining a spot in the 2013 grand final, that same year she was the TSA/APRA New Songwriter of the year. With vocals that range from sweet folk to gritty blues you’d never know Gretta started off her career as a Classical singer, and song writing idols like Steve Earle, Jim Lauderdale and Paul Kelly, Gretta is finding a multitude of welcoming arms for her blend of Country Folk & Americana music.
In 2017 Gretta has played alongside the likes of Shane Nicholson, Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart, Brad Butcher, Paddy McHugh & Lachlan Bryan just to name a few. Gretta released her debut album September 1 through Social Family Records.

First impressions aren’t always right. If you’ve been foolish enough to nail down the sound of acclaimed songwriter Gretta Ziller, then prepare to have the rug pulled out from under you. Queen of Boomtown, her stunning debut record, defies categorisation and demands repeated listens.

Since it’s release in 2017 Queen of Boomtown was not only long-listed for the Australian Music Prize but Gretta was also invited to perform at the Melbourne launch along side Jen Cloher & Birdz. The album received rave reviews from press, including Rhythms Magazine and a 4 star review from Rolling Stone Magazine. ‘Slaughterhouse Blues’ the first single from her album was also given an Honourable mention in the 2017 Unsigned Only and International Songwriting Competitions. The album was nominated for a Golden Guitar as well as an Age Music Award in 2018 and Gretta was mentored by Tom Busby (Busby Marou) as part of the 2018 APRA inaugural female songwriters mentorship program. Gretta was also an APRA PD finalist & performed at Australian Music Week November 2019, most recently she received a Golden Guitar nomination with ‘Vocal Collaboration of the Year’ for her song ‘Second Hand’. Gretta is due to release her second album mid 2020.

www.grettaziller.com
www.facebook.com/grettaziller

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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

VIRTUAL – GIGS ON GOVETTS – JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney) LIVE STREAM, FRI 24th April 2020

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Announcement: In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, this performance has had to be postponed.
We will advise of a new date for the performance as soon as available.

John Kennedy will be graciously doing a live stream on his Kennedy’s 68 Comeback Special Facebook page from 7.30pm tomorrow Friday 24th April for a short virtual ‘Gigs on Govetts’ session: www.facebook.com/John-Kennedys-68-Comeback-Special-135088373217338

For takeaway and delivery at the moment you can place your orders with Blackheath Bar and Bistro via email info@blackheathbarandbistro.com.au or calling 02 4787 5787

Friday 24th November 2020. Live Stream Set starts 7:30pm – 7:50pm.

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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We are very pleased to welcome John Kennedy back for another solo performance.

An enthusiastic young music journalist once described John Kennedy as a humble genius. John is neither a genius nor particularly humble. The Sydney musician is the writer and performer of many fine songs, some of which have found a place in the hearts of music fans of the golden era of Australian independent music.

John Kennedy started his music career in Brisbane in the ‘80’s with his band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. He moved to Sydney with the band and had early success with heavy JJJ airplay of indie hits like ‘The Texan Thing’ and ‘The Ballad of Jackie O’. The band broke up and John moved on to a strong solo career with his band John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong. More indie hits followed with songs like ‘King Street’ and ‘Miracle (in Marrickville)’ helping define what John called his Urban and Western sound.
Despite topping the Australian Independent Music charts with the ‘Always The Bridegroom’ album, commercial crossover proved to be elusive leading to John’s decision to leave Australia. He spent the ‘90’s living and playing music in Berlin, Hong Kong and London before returning to Sydney in 2000. He formed a new band and continues to perform and produce independent releases with his band John Kennedy’s ‘68 Comeback Special. He is based in his beloved Inner West of Sydney and tours to Brisbane and Melbourne regularly.

John has been very active in the last years with three new album releases. 2017 saw ‘JFK and the Midlife Crisis’ album, a concept album about a middle aged Inner West musician looking back over his life lived to an indie music soundtrack. Last year John released his second best of album called appropriately ‘Second Best’. And this year John and his band brought out a celebration of Australian independent music with covers of songs by the Triffids, Paul Kelly, the Scientists, the Go-Betweens and many others on the ‘Raining Treasure’ album. John has also played solo acoustic shows throughout his career.

John will perform songs from across his career at his upcoming Blackheath solo show.
Audiences can expect great music and many humorous stories relating to these songs.

www.facebook.com/John-Kennedys-68-Comeback-Special-135088373217338
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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

SAIJE (Bellingen) – Alternative Festival Show in Concert at the The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 14th March 2020

Fusion Boutique & Bootlegger Bar Present
SAIJE (Bellingen) – Alternative Festival Show
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 14th March 2020. Starts 7pm.

Venue: THE BOOTLEGGER BAR,
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.

With the unfortunate cancellation of the Blue Mountains Music Festival this weekend, Fusion Boutique and the Bootlegger Bar are teaming up to bring the Blue Mountains this very special show in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this very cool venue.
Huge thanks to Kelly and the team for accommodating this wonderful act last minute.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 9 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger 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.
Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then call 0406 422 878 to reserve a table.
Or email directly at . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
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Saije is a multi-instrumental folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their song writing typically encourages connection to self, to the earth and to each other, inviting you on a journey from the depths of ancient forests to bustling French markets, weaving threads of Celtic and French gypsy flavours into their songs along the way.

Since returning home from an eight-month European tour, they have uplifted audiences at a number of Australia’s festival gems; including WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL, MULLUMBIMBY MUSIC FESTIVAL, CYGNET FOLK FESTIVAL, and the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL where they received the Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year Award 2019-2020.

In early 2020 they toured their latest release, ‘Kindred’, through Australia, the US and Canada, playing an official showcase at the world’s largest folk gathering, FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, in New Orleans (US) and 15 shows throughout Canada, including WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL (CAN).

www.facebook.com/SaijeMusic
www.saijemusic.com
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VENUE:
THE BOOTLEGGER BAR
92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.bootleggerbar.com.au
www.facebook.com/bootleggerbar.com.au

General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret style tables and chairs and standing.

Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails as well as food.

FREE ENTRY. Show Starts 7pm.
There will also be further live music starting at the venue at 9pm on the night.

Bookings are highly recommended and if you don’t want to miss out then call 0406 422 878 to reserve a table.
Or email directly at . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.

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

SOLD OUT – KIM CHURCHILL Live at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SUN 1st March 2020

Fusion Boutique & Niche Productions Present
KIM CHURCHILL
Bright Night Sessions Tour
+ Special Guest TOM MYERS
Live at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Sunday 1st March 2020, 7:30pm. Doors Open 6:30pm.

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

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment! ***


Australian folk, rock, and blues singer, songwriter Kim Churchill picked up his first guitar when he was 4 years old when his father promised him a guitar if he did well in school. He was trained in classical guitar for ten years. He accompanies his guitar with blues harp (harmonica), stomp box, drums, and percussion instruments. He also plays lapsteel and tambourine.
Churchill tours extensively and has become a venue and music festival favourite.

“Opening on this night was the young, barefooted Aussie, Kim Churchill. Churchill made the most of an acoustic guitar, kick drum, pedals and a harmonica. Creating a sound I can only describe as psychedelic whale music, ocean-side blues or countrified Nick Drake. Kim Churchill. Remember that name. He’s going to impress a whole mess of people on this tour” – Vancouver Weekly

The Bright Night Sessions are all about reconnecting with all of the phenomenal, regional music communities that Kim has had the pleasure of joining over the years in Australia.

Kim has partnered with Yamaha Australia and Undercover Creative to build a solar powered touring stage and production that can go into regional towns and communities that don’t have live music venues.
Kim says of the concept: “I think I’ve really come to a realisation about the way the Australian music scene lives and breathes through these communities and whilst playing larger headline shows in cities is still amazing and exciting, I really feel at home and deeply happy hitting small towns”.

“I want these shows to bring people together over the joy of some gentle music and connection with like-minded people. I’m envisioning loads of silly stories and long conversations about life and where we all are within it!”

www.kimchurchill.com
www.facebook.com/kimchurchillmusic

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+ Special Guest TOM MYERS

Founding member of “Papa Vs Pretty” drummer Tom Myers has toured extensively performing with many including Kim Churchill, Jack River, Thelma Plum and most recently Dean Lewis.
Tom has stepped down from the dais, emerged from behind the drum kit to shortly deliver his debut EP. Written and recorded over eighteen months, Tom may have played everything including the kitchen sink, collaborating with Gus Gardiner who brought more than cello. The result is achingly beautiful. Profound in it’s exploration of the human condition, catharsis may have been the catalyst however ultimately it honours the transcendence of love.

www.facebook.com/TomMyersMusic92

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Join us for an intimate Blue Mountains live performance from this wonderful down-to-earth artist as part of his ‘Bright Night Sessions’ 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 6:30pm. Show Starts 7:30pm.

General Admission. Room configuration is predominately seated – a mix of theatre style, cabaret style tables and chairs, cocktail lounges and some standing.
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Tickets $25 available from the CARRINGTON HOTEL reception. Ph: 02 4782 1111.
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Or online (+ booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/TDVYL

Or $30 at the Baroque Room door from 6:30pm – Cash Only (Unless Sold Out)

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

THE TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD ORCHESTRA (Canada) + Special Guests LE HOT CLUB DE KATOOMBA in Concert at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 14th February 2020

Fusion Boutique Presents
THE TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD ORCHESTRA (CANADA) – 1st Australian Tour
Gypsy-Folk-Roots-Jazz-Bluegrass-Celtic-Latin
+ Special Guests LE HOT CLUB DE KATOOMBA TRIO
Live in Concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Friday 14th February 2020, 8pm. Doors Open 7pm.

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

Fusion Boutique is extremely pleased to present THE TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD ORCHESTRA (Canada) in the Blue Mountains for their first Australian Tour. This trip sees them perform at Illawara and Cygnet Folk Festivals and other select dates.

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. From ballads and sing-alongs to high-energy dance parties, they have spent years telling their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. The band is from a sparsely populated region of Canada’s West Coast. They travel community to community, bringing people together at halls on the Gulf Islands, barns in the prairies, kitchen parties in towns, clubs in the cities and festivals all summer long.

Their music weaves a multicultural Canadian tapestry: Roots, Eastern European Dance Party, Jazz, Bluegrass, Flamenco, African, Latin, Celtic, Métis, Rock, Gospel, Blues, Canadiana while the band represents an eclectic background – German Mennonite, Chinese, Dutch, Scottish and Métis. These troubadours remind you that this music could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.

www.thetequilamockingbirdorchestra.com
www.facebook.com/thetequilamockingbirdorchestra
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+ Special Guests LE HOT CLUB DE KATOOMBA TRIO

Australian violinist Simon Watts (String Theories, Skarrat & Watts) and French singer/guitarist Julien Clement (Julien Joel Clement, Disco Frisco) team up to deliver classic French chansons and an assortment of Hot Club swing tunes.
They will also be joined by Neill Duncan on sax and drums on the night too!

www.facebook.com/hotclubdekatoomba
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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!

Doors Open 7pm. Support Act Starts 8pm.
General Admission. Room configuration will be a mix of standing/dancing and some cabaret style tables and chairs and cocktail lounges.
*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $20 available from CARRINGTON HOTEL reception
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba. Ph 02 4782 1111

Or online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/4J83K

Or $25 (CASH) on the Door from 7pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – SALI BRACEWELL & JORDAN MAC (Byron Bay) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 10th January 2020

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
SALI BRACEWELL & JORDAN MAC (Byron Bay)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 10th January 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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Welsh/Australian ethereal-folk singer Sali Bracewell and Australian progressive-roots artist Jordan Mac (Fka. Jordan McRobbie) have teamed up to combine haunting and melodic keys, intricate finger-picked guitars and howling, rich harmonies that hark back to the duo’s Celtic heritage. The two have established independent solo-careers in recent years appearing extensively at Australian music festivals as well as touring nationally and overseas but have joined forces for a brand-new project that melds the contemporary multi-instrumentation of two seasoned and virtuosic performers with the age old whispers of folk-worn ballads.

www.facebook.com/misssalib
www.facebook.com/JordanMacMusic

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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 – SAIJE (Bellingen) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 13th December 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
SAIJE (Bellingen)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 13th December 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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Saije is a multi-instrumental folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their song writing typically encourages connection to self, to the earth and to each other, inviting you on a journey from the depths of ancient forests to bustling French markets, weaving threads of Celtic and French gypsy flavours into their songs along the way.

Since returning home from an eight-month European tour at the end of 2016, they have uplifted audiences at a number of Australia’s festival gems; including MULLUMBIMBY FOLK FESTIVAL, CYGNET FOLK FESTIVAL, BELLO WINTER MUSIC, and the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL where they received the Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year Award 2019-2020.

www.facebook.com/SaijeMusic
www.saijemusic.com
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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 – CATFISH (Melbourne) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 6th December 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
CATFISH (Melbourne)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 6th December 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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Catfish is a Gypsy Jazz band with a classic Australian influence. A product of Melbourne’s unique jazz scene, the band draws upon influences from the 30’s to present day. Intricate, quirky arrangements of borrowed and original material give the band a unique exciting spirit. Catfish crafts each set for maximum impact drawing influence from Django Reinhardt, Les Doigts De L’Homme, Louis Armstrong, Julian Lage and more. Joyous and exciting, Catfish is not to be missed.

www.catfishband.com.au
www.facebook.com/catfishband.com.au
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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

‘Rhythm Hunters’ RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2019 at Jenolan Caves, SAT 23rd November 2019

‘Rhythm Hunters’
RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2019 at Jenolan Caves

Sat 23rd Nov 2019 from 8pm (Doors 6pm)
Venue: Jenolan Caves (Grand Arch)
4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan NSW 2790.

RHYTHM HUNTERS
+ special guests
NICKY BOMBA (Melbourne Ska Orchestra/John Butler Trio)
SI MULLUMBY (Wild Marmalade)

After a break – RHYTHM UNDERGROUND is back for 2019!
Don’t miss this amazing unique experience world rhythmic dance party event!

Rhythm Hunters are back in their biggest show of the past years, with the return of Rhythm Underground at The Jenolan Caves. With a brand new album ready to be released – this is the biggest and best album launch party we could imagine.

Rhythm Hunters have held 7 concerts in the arch and the event has seen 4000+ people to witness Frenetic Shamanic Dance, Japanese Shakuhachi Flute Master Riley Lee, thunderous Japanese drums, traditional music from Indonesia, electronic beats, drum and didge with Wild Marmalade and of course the enigmatic percussion master Nicky Bomba. It‘s like an organic dance party in the largest underground caves systems in the world.

Rhythm Hunters are a dynamite force combining music from Indonesia, Japan, West Africa and Australia. Cutting edge physical drumming, subtle electronics, western horns, Asian flute, tuned bells, synth effects, deep grooves and ethereal sound scapes combine, making them one of Australia’s most exciting music groups.

The ‘Wow’ factor comes from the dramatic physical movement spectacle originally influenced by Taiko drumming.

Rhythm Hunters new world tribal music has a reverence and a love of tradition that transcends age and genre. Incorporating power, pizzaz, funk, innovation and old school discipline that is delicately channelled into their irresistible sound and sweet Indo-Pacific Grooves.

Those that had the pleasure of catching this fabulous group as they closed out the 2015 Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival can attest to their warm infectious rhythms with soul.

“The Rhythm Hunters were a highlight of the 2015 Winter Magic Festival. They grooved, danced and drummed the night away with their own unique brand of music magic. Always a crowd pleaser and always create an amazing atmosphere whenever they appear on stage” – Tina Marie Pizel Sheil, Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival
“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians… a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or other world. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act” – Steve Gadd, Director Cygnet Folk Festival
“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. – Lisa Maree Botticelli, Australian Stage Online

Jenolan caves is the world’s oldest discovered open underground caves system and they are the largest, most spectacular, and most famous caves in Australia. The acoustics are on par with any of the world’s greatest concert halls but the atmosphere is still and ancient.
The caves are 4 hours drive from Sydney, nestled deeply in the Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness.
*PLEASE NOTE: The road into The Grand Arch closes at 7.00pm.
The event begins at 8pm sharp. Please aim to be inside the venue no later than 7.00pm.

Come just for the concert or stay tuned for information about camping options with the Hunters crew 12 km from the Caves. This year there will also be a chai tent/chill space set up at the camp grounds to relax and soak up the mountains.

www.facebook.com/events/1566486473481908

Promo video online: https://youtu.be/nfEkHx5RntM
For more information: www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

First round early bird tickets $40 on sale Friday 26th April – Sunday 30th June (Midnight)
Second round early bird tickets $55 on sale Monday 1st July – Friday 22nd November (9pm)
Door tickets $65
Kids under 12 FREE! (must be booked online ahead of time)
Tickets on sale now:
www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/rhythm-underground/112239

ACCOMMODATION
Camping is available with The Rhythm Hunters. Come camp with The Hunters at ‘Brae Lossie farm stay’, just 12km down the road from the Caves. $20 per night, per person (available Friday and Saturday night), on a beautiful property, with a chai tent/chill out space, Friday night entertainment, and a nice after gig chilled vibes running on Saturday night. Stay tuned for more details about great entertainment and activities on Friday night/ Saturday.

Situated on top of the Great Dividing Range, flanking the natural wonders of Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Walls. Set on 200 private rural acres overlooking our own private mountain spring fed lake. Perfect for those fresh water swims.

All booking for camping and the after party chill out must be booked online in advance. Only those with camping tickets will be allowed onto the property.

Caves House also offers accommodation on site at The Jenolan Caves in hotel, motel, cottage or backpacker lodge. For all bookings please check online here: http://www.jenolancaves.org.au/accommodation/

MEDIA CONTACT
Charity Mirow
E:
M: 0409 042 869
*PLEASE NOTE This is not a Fusion Boutique organised/run event. We are engaged as the publicist for this event.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS (USA) featuring Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers in Concert at Hotel Blue Upstairs for ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 22nd November 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with
THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS (USA)
Featuring Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers
Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue

Friday 22nd November 2019, 7pm. Doors Open 6pm.

The South Carolina Broadcasters are the “real deal” when it comes to Old-Time Bluegrass music, or “primitive bluegrass”, as they sometimes call it. Their razor sharp harmonies, exceptional multi-instrumentation, and fabulous song selection will have listeners riveted to their seats. Wherever they perform, audiences connect with the Broadcasters through their heartfelt songs and good old-fashioned entertainment.

Their material ranges from the Old-Time mountain music of Appalachia, through Carter Family country classics, and Cajun music, to original tunes that sound like they’ve come from the past.

The trio consists of David Sheppard (guitar & vocals), Ivy Sheppard (fiddle, banjo, & vocals) and new band member, Jackson Cunningham from The Whitetop Mountaineers (mandolin, guitar, & vocals).

This is the Broadcasters’ first Australian tour, playing the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, the Maldon Folk Festival and MountainGrass Festival, and a number of other gigs in NSW, Victoria and the ACT. However, Jackson has toured here a number of times with The Whitetop Mountaineers, playing all the major folk festivals including Port Fairy, the National, and Blue Mountains festivals, and numerous successful gigs, including a sell-out show at The Metropole, Katoomba on their last tour here in January 2017!

“I’d like to think that if AP Carter had had more time to think about it and work things out, the Carter Family would have been singing like the Broadcasters.” – Tim O’Brien

“Clear, powerful playing. Great singing. Respect for the past, all the while setting the bar high for musicians of the future. Strong music.” – Joe Newbury

www.facebook.com/scbroadcaster

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaVk31V9MXg&feature=youtu.be
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VENUE:
HOTEL BLUE ‘LIVE AT THE ATTIC’ Upstairs,
88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains

The main entrance and reception are accessible via Merriwa St.
The upstairs performance space is in the function room on the top floor.
Access can be made up the stairs at the back of the lounge area.

Drinks and meals will be available for purchase from the bar downstairs.
*Please note that there is no bar on the level of the performance room.

Hotel Blue is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a seated listening room.

Doors Open upstairs 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT $25 pre-sale available from Hotel Blue reception (during reception open hours) 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/90805

Or $30 cash on the Door from 6pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 16th November 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JOHN KENNEDY Solo (Sydney)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 16th November 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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An enthusiastic young music journalist once described John Kennedy as a humble genius. John is neither a genius nor particularly humble. The Sydney musician is the writer and performer of many fine songs, some of which have found a place in the hearts of music fans of the golden era of Australian independent music.

John Kennedy started his music career in Brisbane in the ‘80’s with his band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. He moved to Sydney with the band and had early success with heavy JJJ airplay of indie hits like ‘The Texan Thing’ and ‘The Ballad of Jackie O’. The band broke up and John moved on to a strong solo career with his band John Kennedy’s Love Gone Wrong. More indie hits followed with songs like ‘King Street’ and ‘Miracle (in Marrickville)’ helping define what John called his Urban and Western sound.
Despite topping the Australian Independent Music charts with the ‘Always The Bridegroom’ album, commercial crossover proved to be elusive leading to John’s decision to leave Australia. He spent the ‘90’s living and playing music in Berlin, Hong Kong and London before returning to Sydney in 2000. He formed a new band and continues to perform and produce independent releases with his band John Kennedy’s ‘68 Comeback Special. He is based in his beloved Inner West of Sydney and tours to Brisbane and Melbourne regularly.

John has been very active in the last years with three new album releases. 2017 saw ‘JFK and the Midlife Crisis’ album, a concept album about a middle aged Inner West musician looking back over his life lived to an indie music soundtrack. Last year John released his second best of album called appropriately ‘Second Best’. And this year John and his band brought out a celebration of Australian independent music with covers of songs by the Triffids, Paul Kelly, the Scientists, the Go-Betweens and many others on the ‘Raining Treasure’ album. John has also played solo acoustic shows throughout his career.

John will perform songs from across his career at his upcoming Blackheath solo show.
Audiences can expect great music and many humorous stories relating to these songs.

www.facebook.com/John-Kennedys-68-Comeback-Special-135088373217338
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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

SHAUN KIRK + Special Guest CHRIS GILLESPIE in Concert at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 9th November 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents
SHAUN KIRK
+ Special Guest CHRIS GILLESPIE
Live in concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Saturday 9th November 2019, 8:30pm. Doors Open 8pm.

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

Following the release of two brand new singles ‘Howlin at the Moon’ and ‘Save My Soul’ in 2018, along with an appearance at Bluesfest, Byron Bay, and a stack of sold out headline shows; award winning blues/rock singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk is proud to announce he will be dropping his anticipated, self titled EP this September.

To celebrate the release, the troubadour will be embarking on a huge twenty-one date tour across Australia & New Zealand to showcase his new tracks in what 2019 Grammy Award Winner for Best Contemporary Blues Record, Fantastic Negrito, describes as “one of the best one man shows he’s ever seen”.

The tour announcement comes off the back of Kirk’s recently disclosed signing with Canadian Artist Agency Paquin following his performances at the East Coast Music Awards back in May, and could be Australasia’s last chance to catch him in the flesh for some time as new overseas prospects appear imminent.

“Shaun Kirk has an energy that is unique, with a hybrid of musical styles that challenge genre classification, his shows are nothing short of an experience.” – Diesel

“One of the most explo­sive solo acts this country has to offer.” – Mixdown Magazine

“A truly hot new artist on the blues scene” – Peter Noble (Director of Bluesfest)

“One of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard!” – Buzz Magazine

“He’s a powerhouse” – Sydney Morning Herald

www.shaunkirk.com

Tickets are strictly limited, expected to sell quickly!
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+ Special Guest Chris Gillespie

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 song writing craft, especially his lyrics. This music is very Australian, highly original and delivered with refreshing honesty and integrity.

www.facebook.com/chrisgillespiemusicpage
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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!

Doors Open 8pm. Show Starts 8:30pm.
General Admission. Room configuration will be a mix of theatre style, cabaret style tables and chairs, cocktail lounges and standing.
*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $20 available from: KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)

Or (Cash/card) CARRINGTON HOTEL reception
02 4782 1111
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Or online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/89674

Or $25 (CASH) on the Door from 8pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – OWEN CAMPBELL ‘The Rolling Thunder Of Love’ Album Launch Tour in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 2nd November 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
OWEN CAMPBELL (Canberra)
‘The Rolling Thunder Of Love’ Album Launch Tour
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 2nd November 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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After 3 Best-selling studio albums, 2 EP’s and over 12 years of national touring. Owen Campbell has cemented himself as one of Australia’s premier Blues/Rock exports.

He has performed in many corners of the world from the USA, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, Japan, Hong Kong, India and even performed at the highest blues festival in the world, The Himalayan Blues Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Every album upon release has hit the Top 10 on iTunes Blues Charts in over 10 countries. One of which “Sunshine Road” reached Number 1 on the overall charts (Australia), knocking Adele of the top spot in 2014.
Originally hailing from Canberra Australia, Owen began playing at the age of 9 years old, guided by a diverse range of influences and a strong musical family. By the age of 17 he was performing in clubs/pubs/busking and cutting his teeth performing wherever he could.

Today, Owen Campbell brings a gumbo-like repertoire to performances all over the world. His smouldering guitar work runs from bluesy riffs to soulful finger-picking to lap steel guitar solos using a shot glass slide.
“My parents were a big influence,” says Owen. “They introduced me to such an awesome collection of music from such a young age. Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Band, The Rolling Stones. I always loved the variety and diversity to their sounds. My sound has bits of country, soul, roots, and rock. I love the variations.”

Now, Owen is gearing up to release his 4th studio album. “I thought it was time to do something different so I enlisted a group of talented friends and musical pilgrims and we congregated at a farm style studio in the hills outside of Cootamundra, NSW. We laid down the soul of the album over a few melting summer days and I quickly realised this was going to be something special. After so many years and albums I finally feel like I’ve found my musical homeland in this album. Easily one of the most rewarding rock n roll experiences I’ve ever had the pleasure to take part in.”

“One of the best performers to come out of Australia for quite some time.” – Argus News Ireland
“Owen Campbell brings us a sound born and bred in American southern country blues all the way from the Land of Oz.” – Blues Blast Magazine (USA)
“He propels with explosive anguish and undeniable charm!” – Glide Magazine (USA)
“Campbell possesses an exceptional musical personality. You wholeheartedly believe every note he plays and sings.” – Rhythms Magazine
“Seasoned musician with a mountain of talent.” – Sydney Morning Herald

www.owencampbellmusic.com
www.facebook.com/OwenCampbellMusic

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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

MIKE & RUTHY (USA) – FROM THE MAMMALS in Concert at Hotel Blue Upstairs for ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 1st November 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with
MIKE + RUTHY (USA) – FROM THE MAMMALS
Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue

Friday 1st November 2019, 7pm. Doors Open 6pm.

Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar are a Hudson Valley, USA based husband-and-wife duo setting the Americana/Indie-Folk scene ablaze, as a duo or with their five-piece band, The Mammals.
Singers, songwriters & storytellers, social & environmental activists, poets and parents, they tour with their children in tow, embodying a down-home approach to Americana.

Merenda is a prolific songwriter, who’s recent crowd-pleasing piece, Sunshiner, was nominated for an International Folk Music Award for Song of the Year. It is an ode to renewable energy which simultaneously honours the past and looks to the future with the sing-along lyric, “Yes my Daddy was a miner, but I’m gonna be a sunshiner.”

Ungar’s unique vocal style ranges from a capella balladry to earthy soul and country. She was raised in a folk music family and learned the fiddle at a young age.
She is carrying on her family tradition, being the daughter of legendary fiddler/composer, Jay Ungar, known for his famous composition, ‘Ashokan Farewell’ used as the theme for Ken Burns’ landmark documentary, ‘The Civil War’, which she also enjoys performing.

“Mike & Ruthy concerts blend artistry and authenticity, with fiery fiddle & banjo, emotionally potent harmonies, and dynamic stories that deepen the experience. Tap your toes and sing along as Mike & Ruthy “roam effortlessly through the whole span that is Americana, from alt-country to folk to bluegrass.” – The Bluegrass Situation

“These two will shatter any stereotypical misconceptions of what it means to be a folk musician” – The Coastal Journal

“Everything is masterfully performed as Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar sing about the charms of hard work, home made wine and free parking. Amid the barn dance reverie created by fiddle, pedal steel, horns and more, Ruthy’s versatile alto is the most glorious instrument of all.” – ABCnews

“Pristine” – The New York Times

“Some of the best song writing of their generation” – LA Weekly

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

The main entrance and reception are accessible via Merriwa St.
The upstairs performance space is in the function room on the top floor.
Access can be made up the stairs at the back of the lounge area.

Drinks and meals will be available for purchase from the bar downstairs.
*Please note that there is no bar on the level of the performance room.

Hotel Blue is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a seated listening room.

Doors Open upstairs 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT $20 pre-sale available from Hotel Blue reception (during reception open hours) 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/86847

Or $25 cash on the Door from 6pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

MISSY RAINES TRIO (Nashville) + Special Guests WHOA MULE in Concert at Hotel Blue Upstairs for ‘Live At The Attic’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 18th October 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Live At The Attic’ with
MISSY RAINES TRIO (Nashville) – Australian Tour
+ Special Guests WHOA MULE

Live in Concert, upstairs at Hotel Blue

Friday 18th October 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

With a smoky and seductive alto, 7 Time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year, Missy Raines, heads up this all-acoustic ensemble. The territory the trio covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the centre of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she’s playing it.
“Raines launches her well-tended craft off the bluegrass dock into the waters of jazz and folk, holding onto the anchor of bluegrass while pushing steadily at the boundaries of the music that engulfs her.” – Country Standard Time.
In 1998 Raines became the first woman to win IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year award and she went on to win the title more than any other bass player in the history of the organisation. She has proven herself without doubt, as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.

“The countless miles Raines has travelled are a gorgeous, weathered patina on her songwriting as well as the careful, intentional arrangements — and rearrangements — of these songs.” — The Bluegrass Situation

“Her latest release, Royal Traveller, not only confirms her renowned instrumental status but also announces another first, as she debuts as a songwriter, 11 tracks that both reflect and reach beyond her bluegrass roots, to touch upon indie folk, jam grass and jazz-inspired material. ” — Folk Radio UK

“It isn’t often that a song will rope me into playing it on repeat. The title track of this album [Royal Traveller] though is one of those songs.”  — Americana Highways

www.missyraines.com

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+ Special Guests Whoa Mule

Whoa Mule brings you old time country ballads, original songs, and driving triple fiddle dance tunes. Inspired by the rapid weather changes of the Blue Mountains and the bustle of Sydney streets, these musicians deliver a performance characterised by both space and energy. With rich experience earned in bands such as Catgut and Golden Whistler, Whoa Mule puts a kick into old time music.

www.facebook.com/whoamulemusic

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

The main entrance and reception are accessible via Merriwa St.
The upstairs performance space is in the function room on the top floor.
Access can be made up the stairs at the back of the lounge area.

Drinks and meals will be available for purchase from the bar downstairs.
*Please note that there is no bar on the level of the performance room.

Hotel Blue is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a seated listening room.

Doors Open upstairs 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT $30 pre-sale available from Hotel Blue reception (during reception open hours) 88 Lurline St, Katoomba, NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 6922 and Online $32.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/85995

Or $35 cash on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – JORDAN McROBBIE & DAMIAN CAMPBELL (Byron Bay) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 4th October 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JORDAN McROBBIE & DAMIAN CAMPBELL (Byron Bay)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 4th 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.

There was a high amount of interest in the first performance and if you missed out on seeing Jordan the last time around then here is another chance to enjoy him in duo format with drummer/percussionist Damian Campbell (Dubarray).
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Australian progressive folk/roots artist Jordan McRobbie has fast become known for his honest voice and virtuosic ability on the 12 and 6 stringed guitars, while laying Middle-Eastern and Celtic infused riffs over electronic beats and latin percussion.
Over his career he’s released two studio-records, toured internationally and taken out multiple song writing and performance awards including the West Australian Blues/Roots Song of the Year for his track ‘High Tide’ that garnered the young artist airplay on local and national radio including Triple J.

It has been a mammoth couple of years, playing festivals such as Nannup, Fairbridge, Bridgetown Blues, Peak Festival and over 100 shows a year, including opening for Neil Finn (Crowded House), Angus & Julia Stone, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Nahko & Medicine for the People, and touring with Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls to name a few.
Currently recording his forthcoming EP (Featuring members of Wolfmother & Dead Letter Circus) McRobbie now has his sights set on touring the record through Australia in 2019, followed by Europe and North America.

“Jordan McRobbie is an amazing contemporary finger-style guitarist. He has complete command of his instrument with intense guitar percussion, finger tapping, and lightning fast Celtic grooves! And this guy can sing! A great, strong, clear and articulate voice. His performance had 100% commitment with the intensity of tightly wound steel spring. He even added harmonica to the performance, truly a modern day one man band!” – Allan Spencer, Perisher Peak Music Festival

www.JordanMcRobbie.com
www.facebook.com/JordanMcRobbie
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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 – JORDAN McROBBIE (Byron Bay) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SAT 17th August 2019

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
JORDAN McROBBIE (Byron Bay)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 17th August 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.

They will be kicking off the ‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ free live music showcase sessions on Saturday 17th August with touring artist Jordan McRobbie from 7:30pm, with more quality touring artist dates to be announced.
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Australian progressive folk/roots artist Jordan McRobbie has fast become known for his honest voice and virtuosic ability on the 12 and 6 stringed guitars, while laying Middle-Eastern and Celtic infused riffs over electronic beats and latin percussion.
Over his career he’s released two studio-records, toured internationally and taken out multiple song writing and performance awards including the West Australian Blues/Roots Song of the Year for his track ‘High Tide’ that garnered the young artist airplay on local and national radio including Triple J.

It has been a mammoth couple of years, playing festivals such as Nannup, Fairbridge, Bridgetown Blues, Peak Festival and over 100 shows a year, including opening for Neil Finn (Crowded House), Angus & Julia Stone, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Nahko & Medicine for the People, and touring with Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls to name a few.
Currently recording his forthcoming EP (Featuring members of Wolfmother & Dead Letter Circus) McRobbie now has his sights set on touring the record through Australia in 2019, followed by Europe and North America.

“Jordan McRobbie is an amazing contemporary finger-style guitarist. He has complete command of his instrument with intense guitar percussion, finger tapping, and lightning fast Celtic grooves! And this guy can sing! A great, strong, clear and articulate voice. His performance had 100% commitment with the intensity of tightly wound steel spring. He even added harmonica to the performance, truly a modern day one man band!” – Allan Spencer, Perisher Peak Music Festival

www.JordanMcRobbie.com
www.facebook.com/JordanMcRobbie
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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

SHANE NICHOLSON + Special Guest Raechel Whitchurch in Concert at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 3rd August 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents
SHANE NICHOLSON
+ Special Guest Raechel Whitchurch
Live in concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Saturday 3rd August 2019, 8:30pm. Doors Open 8pm.

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

From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain to his current status as Australia’s leading proponent of Alternative Country / Americana, Shane Nicholson has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry.

He has won 3 ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and his hugely successful collaborations with Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, 10 Golden Guitar Awards – including 2018 Male Artist of the Year – and an APRA award.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field in Australia and the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville. His latest offering, the highly acclaimed “Love and Blood” was released in July 2017 on Lost Highway / UMA.

“Nicholson’s is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith’s singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered.” – Rolling Stone Magazine

“One of the country’s finest songwriters.” – Rhythms Magazine

“Shane Nicholson doesn’t fool me with his tough guy exterior and his refusal to smile in photographs, the guy is a marshmallow, a poet, a genius” – Beccy Cole

www.shanenicholson.com
www.facebook.com/ShaneNicholsonMusic

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+ Special Guest Raechel Whitchurch

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For most people, there is a point when they decide that they’d like to play an instrument or learn to sing, and what follows is years of lessons and not a lot of performing. For Raechel Whitchurch, it was exactly the opposite. She took up mandolin at the age of eight to help out in the family business. It wasn’t a hobby – it was a way to make a living. The fact that she fell in love with making music was just the cherry on top.
Raechel grew up in an eclectic family of six who travelled to the most remote parts of Australia, lived in an old, green Millard caravan, and paid their bills by playing music at pubs on the weekends. Raechel, her parents and three younger siblings travelled from town to town, performing in a country family band that was slightly left of centre. Naturally, music is all she has known for as long as she remembers.

Many years of touring and performing have earned Raechel the right to step onto a stage with a natural confidence that immediately makes you feel at ease. She shares stories of her life that are hilariously relatable, and in the next breath is able to sing a song that can break your heart in a matter of minutes. Her big personality, skilful songwriting, and sincerely raw voice, has given her the opportunity to perform with many incredible artists, such as Kasey Chambers, Lisa Mitchell and Ruby Boots.

The Chambers family have remained close friends of Raechel’s, with Bill Chambers producing her debut EP ‘Outlaw’, and Kasey Chambers featuring on one of the tracks, “Sure Thing”. The first single, “Kerobokan Blues”, is an upbeat, but lyrically dark song, sharing the story of a man retelling his final memories in jail before his death.
Because what good country record doesn’t have a song on it about being in jail.

www.raechelwhitchurch.com
www.facebook.com/raechelwhitchurchofficial

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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!

Doors Open 8pm. Show Starts 8:30pm.
General Admission. Room configuration will be a mix of theatre style, cabaret style tables and chairs, cocktail lounges and standing.
*Please note that this event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $25 available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)

Or (Cash/card) CARRINGTON HOTEL reception
02 4782 1111
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Or online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/85614

Or $30 (CASH) on the Door from 8pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

SOLD OUT – THE MAES (with MONIQUE CLARE) in Concert at PIGEON LANE @ GALLERY ONE88 Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 6th July 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents
THE MAES (with MONIQUE CLARE)
Live in Concert at Pigeon Lane @ ONE88.

Saturday 6th July 2019, 7:30pm. Doors Open 6:30pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment! ***

Fusion Boutique is very pleased to announce that due to popular demand a 2nd and final show is now being held at Gallery ONE88’s fabulous little exclusive speak easy venue ‘Pigeon Lane’.
This will be a very special intimate acoustic performance.

Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (fiddle, mandolin and vocals). Born into the arms of the Folk music community, both sisters were side of stage at their first folk festival when they were four weeks old and have been absorbing and exploring folk music since that time.

The Maes’ latest, self-titled record released in April 2019 is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb songwriting as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.

The album was born on a two-month tour of Europe and North America in 2018 shortly after the band changed its name from The Mae Trio to The Maes after the departure of founding member Anita Hillman. The sisters started the tour with a recording session in Canada, intending to make a four track EP. Fired up by the changes in the band, inspired and bursting with new music they kept looking for new recording opportunities as the tour progressed. By the end of the tour they had two tracks from Nova Scotia, Canada, two songs from the Isle of Mull in Scotland, two songs from different studios in Ireland and four songs recorded in their hometown of Melbourne.

The album features production from top roots music producers from around the world including, Daniel Ledwell (Oh Pep!, Jenn Grant, Good Lovelies), John Fitzgerald (Christy Moore, Crooked Still, Lisa Hannigan) and Brendon Love (Teskey Brothers). The album also features cello and harmony vocals by award-winning Brisbane musician, Monique Clare who regularly tours with The Maes and will be performing at this show.

Their latest release follows on from their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover, which was recorded in Nashville by Grammy nominated producer/engineer Erick Jaskowiak (The Waifs, Crooked Still, Darrell Scott) and featuring some of that music town’s finest roots musicians. The record won them the Age, Music Victoria Folk/Roots Album of the Year in 2017 as well as rave reviews in Australia and overseas.

Since 2014, The Maes have been full time touring in Australia and overseas, winning over audiences with their striking songwriting, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies. The band’s touring history includes a list of some of the worlds largest and most prestigious music festivals such as, the Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals in Australia, The Edmonton and Vancouver Folk Festivals in Canada, Cambridge Folk and Celtic Connections festivals in the UK and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the USA.

“simply superb sophomore album.” – The Australian *****

“…underscores the ever growing potential these girls have to capture a truly international stage.’ – Folk Radio UK

“The Mae Trio songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their own instrumental prowess is impressive” – Penguin Eggs

“quite simply breathtaking” – Rhythms Magazine

“Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Mae Trio are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their own” – Songlines

www.themaes.com.au

www.facebook.com/themaesband

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VENUE:
PIGEON LANE @ ONE88 (Lower level of Gallery One88 which is at 188 Katoomba St)
Access to the performance space is via the graffiti Art Street walk of Beverly Place, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

Pigeon Lane @ ONE88 is an intimate venue tucked away in the lower ground floor of art gallery ONE88 Fine Arts in the heart of Katoomba. The venue harks back to prohibition style speak easys where you could enjoy Jazz and Blues along with the atmosphere that the venues brought with it.

Pigeon Lane is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Hot beverages including coffee, chai, hot chocolate and tea as well as treats such as cakes and soup are available for purchase from the upstairs Art Gallery before and after the show.
Please note that this is an alcohol free event.

Doors Open via Beverly Place 6:30pm. Show Starts 7:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre style seating.
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Tickets $25 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from GALLERY ONE88 (during opening hours)
188 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only) For enquiries 02) 4782 1900.

Or Online $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/89397

Or $30 CASH on the Beverly Place Door from 6:30pm (Unless Sold Out)

This is an exclusive intimate capacity venue and tickets are strictly limited!

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

SOLD OUT – THE MAES (with MONIQUE CLARE) + Special Guest MAIZY COOMBES in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 5th July 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
THE MAES (with MONIQUE CLARE)
+ Special Guest MAIZY COOMBES
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Friday 5th July 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
However Fusion Boutique is very pleased to announce that due to popular demand a 2nd and final show is now being held at Gallery ONE88’s fabulous little exclusive speak easy venue ‘Pigeon Lane’.

Direct ticket link: www.stickytickets.com.au/89397

For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment! ***

Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (fiddle, mandolin and vocals). Born into the arms of the Folk music community, both sisters were side of stage at their first folk festival when they were four weeks old and have been absorbing and exploring folk music since that time.

The Maes’ latest, self-titled record set for release in April 2019 is a return to the sisters’ folk music roots. Gentle, intimate and conversational, the album is an unadorned showcase of Maggie and Elsie’s superb songwriting as well as honest, relaxed and stunning vocal and instrumental performances.

The album was born on a two-month tour of Europe and North America in 2018 shortly after the band changed its name from The Mae Trio to The Maes after the departure of founding member Anita Hillman. The sisters started the tour with a recording session in Canada, intending to make a four track EP. Fired up by the changes in the band, inspired and bursting with new music they kept looking for new recording opportunities as the tour progressed. By the end of the tour they had two tracks from Nova Scotia, Canada, two songs from the Isle of Mull in Scotland, two songs from different studios in Ireland and four songs recorded in their hometown of Melbourne.

The album features production from top roots music producers from around the world including, Daniel Ledwell (Oh Pep!, Jenn Grant, Good Lovelies), John Fitzgerald (Christy Moore, Crooked Still, Lisa Hannigan) and Brendon Love (Teskey Brothers). The album also features cello and harmony vocals by award-winning Brisbane musician, Monique Clare who regularly tours with The Maes and will be performing at this show.

Their latest release follows on from their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover, which was recorded in Nashville by Grammy nominated producer/engineer Erick Jaskowiak (The Waifs, Crooked Still, Darrell Scott) and featuring some of that music town’s finest roots musicians. The record won them the Age, Music Victoria Folk/Roots Album of the Year in 2017 as well as rave reviews in Australia and overseas.

Since 2014, The Maes have been full time touring in Australia and overseas, winning over audiences with their striking songwriting, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies. The band’s touring history includes a list of some of the worlds largest and most prestigious music festivals such as, the Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals in Australia, The Edmonton and Vancouver Folk Festivals in Canada, Cambridge Folk and Celtic Connections festivals in the UK and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in the USA.

“simply superb sophomore album.” – The Australian *****

“…underscores the ever growing potential these girls have to capture a truly international stage.’ – Folk Radio UK

“The Mae Trio songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their own instrumental prowess is impressive” – Penguin Eggs

“quite simply breathtaking” – Rhythms Magazine

“Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Mae Trio are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their own” – Songlines

www.themaes.com.au

www.facebook.com/themaesband

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+ Special Guest Maizy Coombes

Blue Mountain’s based Maizy Coombes, is an endearing Violinist/Songwriter with a contemporary folk sound beneath wholesome lyricism.  Her approach to life is equal parts adorable, resourceful and sneaky, all of which is reflected brightly in her music. Using a loop pedal to support herself, this unique sound scape has the ability to bring out tears as you apply make-up or brush your teeth, yet still leave you feeling contemplative and joyous.
We first encountered Maizy’s gorgeous fiddle playing in “Lime and Steel”.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see her subtle and solo.

www.facebook.com/maizyj
VIDEO “Train Tracks” : https://youtu.be/3t0JCV-FxaE
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available)
Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
The upstairs performance space in the lounge is on the first floor. Access can be made up the stairs if entering from the front or via the lift at the back of the hotel through the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.
The downstairs restaurant bar will be open 1 hour prior to the upstairs performance space for pre-show drinks and early food orders.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/85372

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

NATHAN CAVALERI + Special Guest KRISTEN LEE MORRIS in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 29th June 2019

Nala Music & Fusion Boutique Present ‘Metro Social’ with
NATHAN CAVALERI
+ Special Guest KRISTEN LEE MORRIS
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 29th June 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime-time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he’d toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.

In 2010, Nathan’s battle with insomnia and anxiety was witnessed by thousands when he blacked out on a festival stage. Struggling to regain his confidence and drive he stepped away from his art with the expectation of never returning. Whilst the performing came to a halt, his song writing developed a far deeper level of expression with a diverse range of influences. This love of music offered him a similar type of therapy it had when he battled leukaemia as a child. Motivated by his passion to play and write, he stared down the fear of live performance and determined that it was time to make a record.

His upcoming EP ‘Demons’ stretches beyond the traditional rock, blues and roots that Cavaleri is known for.
The release of the first single ‘Demons’ marked his 6 year rise above mental health challenges and return to the stage. ‘Rising Sun’ is a track in which he pays tribute to the man that landed him his first record deal and tour at age 10, Jimmy Barnes, and is an emotive step from the profoundly beautiful title track.
This will be Nathan’s first solo release since he was signed to Michael Jackson’s label in 1994 and features songs that are a culmination of the diverse life Nathan has lived. B.B.King calling Nathan “the future of blues” is definitely an appropriate quote for how he has expanded beyond his roots.
“This time around, I wanted to express more than blues would allow. Each track throughout the writing and production process conformed to no specific genre and called upon an array of my favourite artists from J.J.Cale and B.B. King to Bowie, Lana Del Ray, and Mos Def.”

Cavaleri returns after playing sell out gigs up and down the East Coast, seeing him connect intimately with new and lifetime fans through both story and song. From how his love for music deepened during his battle with leukaemia as a kid, to a hilarious encounter with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant after playing to sixty thousand people in Zurich after Elton John.
However, it’s how he brings his experiences and songs into the present that gives audiences more than a shot of nostalgia.

www.nathancavaleri.com
www.facebook.com/nathancavaleri
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+ Special Guest KRISTEN LEE MORRIS

Kristen Lee Morris has built a career on writing, singing and playing guitar in a raw and soulful fashion.
It is blues music at its core but with a freedom and range that also draws on country and folk styles. From the blues masters to Chris Whitley, Neil Young to Steve Earle – you can hear it all in Morris’ special blend.
In 2014 Morris released his well-received, Kasey Chambers-produced debut album Ruins. Morris shared stages with Chambers, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Parr, and Hayes Carll before he and partner Sarah Humphreys brought their Eagle & The Wolf collaboration to life with a rich and soulful Americana album of the same name.
2018 was the year of Hillbilly Blues, Morris’ second solo album and one that eloquently encapsulates the spirit and verve of the musician and songwriter; his raw swagger and charm in full flight. In recognition of Kristen Lee Morris’ songwriting, Henry Wagons chose the single ‘Cowboy’ as his local song of the year on Double J’s Tower Of Song.

www.kristenleemorris.com
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available)
Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
The upstairs performance space in the lounge is on the first floor. Access can be made up the stairs if entering from the front or via the lift at the back of the hotel through the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm.
Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/82601

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

ÁINE TYRRELL + Special Guests SMITH & JONES in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, FRI 14th June 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
ÁINE TYRRELL
+ Special Guests SMITH & JONES
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Friday 14th June 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

“Tyrrell’s incredible journey is one you’d be well advised to follow… A purveyor of elegant yet seductively psychedelic folk songs….” – Iain Shedden, The Australian

“Áine Tyrell delivers anthems for humanity with her new album Return to the Sea” – HHHhappy Mag

Story is at the forefront for troubadour Áine Tyrrell whose rich song-writing practice draws deeply on her Irish roots. Her latest offering ‘Return to the Sea’ was written and recorded in her homeland but mastered and crowd funded with one boot in the red dirt of her adopted country of Australia. Fiercely independent Tyrrell is not one to bend to the demands of conventional production arrangements, and so with the help of Creative Arts Victoria, her long time musical producer Mark Stanley, and her international fan base, ‘Return To The Sea’ went rogue, recording in lounge rooms, front bars, old churches, and remote islands.

Return To The Sea has just been released with first song “In This House” gaining international attention as a finalist in the 2018 International Song-writing Competition and being used across schools in South Australia to reteach the history of colonisation. In This House along with 9 other tracks make an album that is a treasure trove of contemporary narratives and musical sojourns with a solid respect for tradition and a passion for adventure and travelling to new lands, both real, and musical. ‘Return to the Sea’ is a passionate journey as it draws from a number of styles and influences. Certainly, the traditional Irish folk is in her blood, but so too are elements of soul and rock ‘n’ roll, entwined within her lyrical testaments. ‘Return To The Sea’ is a call to arms, a siren’s wisdoms and warnings, and most importantly the soundtrack of a woman who walks her own beat.

Her unwavering passion for justice and integrity has led to her supporting current Women’s Rights and Indigenous Rights issues through performances, social media campaigning, song writing and public speaking engagements.

“‘Return to The Sea’ is about standing in power, owning your own skin and making sense of the shared responsibility we have as humans. The album embraces stories that have inspired me to do more than just sit and hope for change.” Said Tyrrell of the album.
“It is my call to arms. Many observations between Australia and Ireland are scattered through the tracks, but the one common thread is that together we rise in strength when one human experience can mirror and then shape our collective understanding and action.”

www.ainetyrrell.com
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+ Special Guests SMITH & JONES

Smith & Jones are a duo from Bathurst, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones. They have never been ones to follow the pack. Though classified as alt-country, their goal has never been to remain within the confines of any genre, preferring to let their sound and their songs take them where they will. Nowhere does this desire for individuality shine brighter then on their newly released second album ‘Something Worth Learning’ which is still full of the charm and joy audiences have come to expect from them This new work delicately balances themes of love and loss, friendship and isolation, emotional desire and freedom, fearlessly exploring the depths of their musical partnership with the listener by their side.

Smith & Jones’ first album, ‘Dark Gives Way’, released in 2017, was extremely well received with it’s first three singles; ‘Baby Blue’, ‘Small Town Woman’ and ‘Your Achin’ Heart’, all went to
number one on the internet’s Australian Country Radio charts and received airplay around the country.

Though their roots will always remain in the foundations of country music, their originals have found an undefinable energy of their own. Part classic country ballads, part sweet jazz standards, and often with a tongue firmly planted in their cheek, their beauty is in their harmonic simplicity and lyrical power.

“They’ve taken the path of making music that they want to hear themselves, whether it’s the catchy pop sounds as heard on the first single SecondHand Heart or Running from Something. A slice of fun with a bit of walking bass and finger snapping, singing a love letter to the “Boss” which was written after seeing him in concert: Last Night I saw Jesus. Then there’s beautiful piano ballads ”One Last Time” and “In The Middle of the Night” which could have easily echoed out around Laurel Canyon in the early ’70s.” – Pat Coomey

www.smithandjones.net
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available)
Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
The upstairs performance space in the lounge is on the first floor. Access can be made up the stairs if entering from the front or via the lift at the back of the hotel through the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.
The downstairs restaurant bar will be open 1 hour prior to the upstairs performance space for pre-show drinks and early food orders.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/85078

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

SOLD OUT – DANIEL CHAMPAGNE + Special Guest Chris Gillespie in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 1st June 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
+ Special Guest Chris Gillespie
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 1st June 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment! ***

We are very pleased to welcome Daniel back to the Blue Mountains and after the last SOLD OUT show we advise booking early to avoid disappointment!

Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ – themusic.com.au

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” – The Dwarf

Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009), ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), ‘Real Live’ (2012), and ‘The Heartland Hurricanes’ (2014). His latest release “Fault Lines” is available now, and is receiving airplay and accolades globally.
A review of his two Gypsy Moon releases said the following: “Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realised his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore” – Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine

He is now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

PRESS QUOTES
“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”
 – The Indie Blender, Canada
“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now”
 – Blank, Gold Coast, Australia
“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper at the evening’s end.”
 – Firefly Column, USA
“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.”
 – BW Review, New Zealand
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.”
 – The Calgary Herald, Canada
“The superb talent of Daniel Champagne can’t be explained by mere words; it must be seen to be believed.”
 – FasterLouder, Australia
“There’s a reason Champagne has an amazing reputation as a live performer.”
 – Timber And Steel, Australia
“Within the boundaries of Folk, Champagne is an expert”
 – Tone Deaf
“Champagne has proven that he’s a talent you can’t possibly ignore. His live shows have drawn rapturous responses from all corners”
 – Rhythms Magazine

https://youtu.be/9d_unCtXtCw
https://youtu.be/x-D09HnQr-0

www.danielchampagnemusic.com
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+ Special Guest Chris Gillespie

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 song writing craft, especially his lyrics. This music is very Australian, highly original and delivered with refreshing honesty and integrity.

www.facebook.com/chrisgillespiemusicpage
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available)
Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
The upstairs performance space in the lounge is on the first floor. Access can be made up the stairs if entering from the front or via the lift at the back of the hotel through the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/81363

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

SOLD OUT – ARCHIE ROACH + Special Guest SALLY DASTEY in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SUN 28th APRIL 2019. Doors Open 6pm.

Select Music & Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
ARCHIE ROACH
+ Special Guest SALLY DASTEY
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Sunday 28th April 2019, 7pm. Doors Open 6pm.

*** This evening show is now SOLD OUT! ***
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND A 2ND & FINAL MATINEE SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED.
Doors Open 12pm Sun 28th April: www.stickytickets.com.au/82759

For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.  ***

Australian singer-songwriter Archie Roach’s music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition. His voice – uniquely Australian and undeniably universal – continues to resonate for us all.

Archie emerged in the early ’90s. His ARIA-winning debut album, Charcoal Lane, was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 50 albums of 1992. It centred around Archie’s heartbreaking song, ‘Took the Children Away’.
The song was a deeply affecting ballad about his own experience as one of the “Stolen Generations” of First Nations children who were often forcibly removed from their parents and communities and placed in non-indigenous institutions and homes.
The song’s impact was immediate. It went on to receive a Human Rights Achievement Award; the first time such an honour had been bestowed upon a songwriter and in 2013 it was added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia collection.

Archie’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been recognised locally and internationally. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic artists, including the late Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Billy Bragg, Paul Simon, Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega and Patti Smith.

Archie will be performing songs from his new 3 CD box set of recent live shows, Into the Bloodstream 2012; Let Love Rule 2016 and Dancing With My Spirit 2018, marking the first time Archie has released recordings of his live concerts.

Archie has faced his fair share of difficulties over recent years. In early 2010 his long-time partner, collaborator and soul mate Ruby Hunter passed suddenly. He suffered a serious stroke in late 2010 followed by lung cancer surgery in 2012. Despite these challenges Archie continues to draw strength and healing from his music.

www.archieroach.com
www.facebook.com/archieroach

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+ Special Guest SALLY DASTEY

Sally Dastey is a much loved Australian performer.
In 2002 she released her first solo album Secrets To Keep after ten years as part of the highly successful and critically acclaimed Tiddas.
Since Secrets To Keep Sally has continued touring, supporting the likes of Eddie Reader (Scotland) & Boo Hewerdine (English) as well as local favourites such as Nick Barker, Sal Kimber & The Rolling Wheel, and The Rosie Burgess Trio.
Sally’s second album Half A Wish, Half A Moon did not disappoint with a mix of new original material and the inclusion of the traditional Scottish folk song Wild Mountain Thyme.
December 2010 saw the release of her long-awaited children’s CD ‘Goodness!’ which was greeted with enthusiasm and excitement. She has a new album in the works, with plans for release later in the year, and continues to make her mark as one of the country’s finest female vocalists.

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available)
Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
The upstairs performance space in the lounge is on the first floor. Access can be made up the stairs if entering from the front or via the lift at the back of the hotel through the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 6pm.
Support Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $60 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $63.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/82483

Or $65 on the Door from 6pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

SOLD OUT – ARCHIE ROACH + Special Guest SALLY DASTEY in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SUN 28th APRIL 2019. MATINEE: Doors Open 12pm.

Select Music & Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
ARCHIE ROACH
+ Special Guest SALLY DASTEY
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

***MATINEE SHOW***

Sunday 28th April 2019, 1pm. Doors Open 12pm.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND A SECOND AND FINAL SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED!

Australian singer-songwriter Archie Roach’s music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition. His voice – uniquely Australian and undeniably universal – continues to resonate for us all.

Archie emerged in the early ’90s. His ARIA-winning debut album, Charcoal Lane, was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 50 albums of 1992. It centred around Archie’s heartbreaking song, ‘Took the Children Away’.
The song was a deeply affecting ballad about his own experience as one of the “Stolen Generations” of First Nations children who were often forcibly removed from their parents and communities and placed in non-indigenous institutions and homes.
The song’s impact was immediate. It went on to receive a Human Rights Achievement Award; the first time such an honour had been bestowed upon a songwriter and in 2013 it was added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia collection.

Archie’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been recognised locally and internationally. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic artists, including the late Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Billy Bragg, Paul Simon, Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega and Patti Smith.

Archie will be performing songs from his new 3 CD box set of recent live shows, Into the Bloodstream 2012; Let Love Rule 2016 and Dancing With My Spirit 2018, marking the first time Archie has released recordings of his live concerts.

Archie has faced his fair share of difficulties over recent years. In early 2010 his long-time partner, collaborator and soul mate Ruby Hunter passed suddenly. He suffered a serious stroke in late 2010 followed by lung cancer surgery in 2012. Despite these challenges Archie continues to draw strength and healing from his music.

www.archieroach.com
www.facebook.com/archieroach

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+ Special Guest SALLY DASTEY

Sally Dastey is a much loved Australian performer.
In 2002 she released her first solo album Secrets To Keep after ten years as part of the highly successful and critically acclaimed Tiddas.
Since Secrets To Keep Sally has continued touring, supporting the likes of Eddie Reader (Scotland) & Boo Hewerdine (English) as well as local favourites such as Nick Barker, Sal Kimber & The Rolling Wheel, and The Rosie Burgess Trio.
Sally’s second album Half A Wish, Half A Moon did not disappoint with a mix of new original material and the inclusion of the traditional Scottish folk song Wild Mountain Thyme.
December 2010 saw the release of her long-awaited children’s CD ‘Goodness!’ which was greeted with enthusiasm and excitement. She has a new album in the works, with plans for release later in the year, and continues to make her mark as one of the country’s finest female vocalists.

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available)
Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
The upstairs performance space in the lounge is on the first floor. Access can be made up the stairs if entering from the front or via the lift at the back of the hotel through the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 12pm.
Support Starts 1pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $60 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $63.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/82759

Or $65 on the Door from 12pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

RHYTHM HUNTERS & Special Guests at Blackheath Community Hall, FRI 12th April 2019

RHYTHM HUNTERS – Salam Dunia tour
+ Special Guests Maizy Coombes & Samba Trombada
at Blackheath Community Centre, Phillips Hall

Fri 12th April 2019 from 6:30pm
Corner Gardiner Crescent and Great Western Highway, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

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Rhythm Hunters are excited to be bringing their infectious dance grooves back to the Blue Mountains for a special show at beautiful Blackheath.

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A dynamite force in world roots music, adored for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, Rhythm Hunters bring cutting edge physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting festival acts.

Rhythm Hunters is an assault on the senses and cannot be translated to an audio only experience. This is true for their visually captivating and signature all female Islamic percussive dance finale, renowned for leaving audiences screaming for more.

Drawing from the cultures of northern Australasia, to the traditional folk songs of Indonesia, and the electro beats of cyber culture, Rhythm Hunters is a unique musical and visual act that easily slides into many genres including world, folk, groove, electronic and cultural genres.

Rhythm Hunters have played alongside acts such as Nahko and Medicine for the People, Tash Sultana, Evermore, Blue King Brown, The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Hot Potato Band and more. Festival slots include The Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge, The Dreaming, The National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Winter Magic, Psyfari, Moomba, Jungle Love Festival, Subsonic, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Island Vibes, Illawarra Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, Dragon Dreaming, The International Reggae Festival (Malaysia), Granite Town and more.

Following a 14 month break, Rhythm Hunters returned to the stage for the 2019/19 Woodford Folk Festival to adoring fans and full crowds. In 2019 Rhythm Hunters look forward to releasing their highly anticipated new studio album; recorded by Robin Mai and produced by Nicky Bomba, as well as touring extensively around Australia and Indonesia throughout the year.

“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. ~ Lisa-Maree Botticelli (Australian Stage Online)

“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians…a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or other world. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act.” ~ Steve Gadd – Director Cygnet Folk Festival

+ Special guest Maizy Coombes

Maizy Coombes is an endearing Violinist and Singer/songwriter with a contemporary folk sound beneath wholesome lyricism.
Using a loop pedal to support herself, this unique sound scape has the ability to bring out tears as you apply make-up or brush your teeth, yet still leave you feeling contemplative and joyous.
We first encountered Maizy’s gorgeous fiddle playing in “Lime and Steel”.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see her subtle and solo.
www.facebook.com/maizyj
VIDEO “Train Tracks” : https://youtu.be/3t0JCV-FxaE

+ Special guests Samba Trombada

Samba Trombada is a group based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Formerly known as King Parrot Samba, Samba Trombada was established in 2007 by Javier Rodriguez.
The group specialises in carnival drumming, samba, which is played in Rio de Janiero across many neighbourhoods and towns.
Samba Trombada embraces the percussive aspect of Brazilian community drumming, collaborating with like minded Brazilian dancers and performers across Sydney.

Samba Trombada will get the dance floor warmed up before Rhythm Hunters take to the stage. So bring your dancing shoes (or kick your shoes off!) and let loose!

www.facebook.com/sambatrombada
www.sambatrombada.com

There will be bar facilities available for the purchase of beverages, and food and hot drinks will be available from the Bliss Beat Curry stand.
Delicious Authentic Vegetarian, Gluten, Dairy & Nut Free CATERING:
www.facebook.com/blissbeatcurry

RHYTHM HUNTERS + Special Guests
Friday 12th April 2019
Blackheath Community Centre, Phillips Hall
Corner Gardiner Crescent and Great Western Highway, Blackheath, Blue Mountains.
Doors Open 6:30pm

All ages, family friendly event.
Kids under 12 are FREE and must be reserved online.
Tickets $20 pre sale / $25 door (unless sold out)

Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/HuntersMountainsTix

Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/2204605423200491

Promo video online: https://youtu.be/nfEkHx5RntM
For more information: www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

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SOLD OUT – SON – SUSAN O’NEILL (Ireland) + Special Guest ANDIE in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, WED 27th March 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
SON – SUSAN O’NEILL (Ireland)
+ Special Guest ANDIE
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Wednesday 27th March 2019, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.  ***

All the way from Co. Clare, Ireland, the prodigiously gifted Susan O’Neill’s soulful & husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old & new. Her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk & her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining & enchanting musical experience.

Having been compared to both Adele and Florence and the Machine by Pure M, SON (Susan O Neill) from Ireland has, so early in her career, picked up many fans including U2’s Bono.
She covered U2’s Exit song for the Hot Press magazine 30-year celebration of The Joshua Tree and Bono, on hearing her version, emailed her personally ‘to the dark-eyed Susan…I love the stark rendition of Exit….your fan Bono.”

She has also supported Imelda May, Mundy, Alabama 3, Sharon Shannon, Fun Lovin Criminals, David Gray and Madness to name a few.

Her solo performances are literally mind-blowing. The amazing range of her gritty vocal combined with her superb guitar technique, her loop pedals and trumpet, make for a truly unforgettable musical experience.

Not content with mastering a unique choice of musical instruments, SON gained a BA in Music, majoring in recording techniques and minoring in the art of performance.

“Not only is she a powerhouse vocalist, a talented musician, she also knows how to get it down onto a track when it comes to the studio.” – Hot Press

Her debut album ‘Found Myself Lost’ contains some incredibly well-crafted songs and her voice sometimes soulful, sometimes brash but always beautiful, is world class. Ignore her at your peril, SON is here to stay.

www.son.ie

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+ Special Guest ANDIE

21 year old Andie has been busking and performing professionally in the upper-mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba since the age of 11 and is deeply connected to her local community and music scene, living and breathing the lifestyle of a young musician.
Electric guitar, an understanding of jazz, folk finger-picking and soaring vocals are brought together to create her unique flavour of soul.

www.andieisalie.com

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
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.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/78257

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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

OWEN CAMPBELL + Special Guest Tally Ho & The 10-to-go’s (Oliver Morley-Sattler) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SAT 17th November 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
OWEN CAMPBELL
+ Special Guest Tally Ho & The 10-to-Go’s (Oliver Morley-Sattler)
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 17th November 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Owen Campbell is one of Australia’s premiere Blues/Roots/Rock performers who defies easy categorisation. He’s a slide guitarist, a songwriter, banjo player, blues singer, busker, and more.

After a spell off the road, Owen is coming back with a new release, new songs and a fresh approach.

Known for his controversial appearance on Australia’s Got Talent and constant touring and busking around the World, Owen’s last three albums have been big budget productions, working in the US with the likes of Devon Allman amongst others. They have netted Owen continuous top 10 iTunes chart positions over the last 6 years, serving him well. Even as this is written Owen currently has the #2, #3 and #4 album on the Australian iTunes Charts (Blues). It is, however, time for a change and an opportunity for the artist to get back to his roots and a more natural song-writing process.

Owen will be touring new material this September through December in Part 1 and 2 of the Take Your Medicine Tour.

“Seasoned musician with a mountain of talent.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Possibly one of the best performers to come out of Australia for quite sometime, amazing lap steel slide guitar and a songwriting ability that belies his years.” – Argus News Ireland
“Impressive, Rootsy and Real.” – Jazz Weekly USA
“This (Breathing Bullets) is a very good album with strong, diverse songwriting that shows a lot of promise for songs not yet written, but eagerly awaited.” – Blues Blast Magazine

www.owencampbellmusic.com

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+ Special Guest Tally Ho & The 10-to-Go’s

Tally Ho & The 10-to-go’s is the solo Indie Folk project of Blue Mountains local Oliver Morley-Sattler.

www.facebook.com/Tally-Ho-the-10-to-Gos-2025732807737865

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
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.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

$20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/76810

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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

SCOTTISH FOLK: ALAN REID (ex-Battlefield Band) and ROB van SANTE + Special Guests WOMBATS CROSSING in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, FRI 28th September 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
SCOTTISH FOLK:
ALAN REID (ex-Battlefield Band) and ROB van SANTE
+ Special Guests WOMBATS CROSSING
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Friday 28th September 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Alan Reid was a vital member of Battlefield Band from its inception in 1969 till his departure in 2010. In that time he toured all over the world and made almost 30 recordings with the band, working with such artists as Garrison Keillor, Van Morrison and Mike Oldfield. They won awards in Germany, Britain and the U.S. and throughout Alan was at the heart of the band, his keyboards underpinning the bagpipes and the fiddle. In being the first to use keyboards as an integral part of a traditional folk band Alan’s contribution to the band’s story has ensured its stature in Scottish culture as well as its influence on many of today’s Celtic musicians.
Alan’s singing has long been respected by his peers and his song writing has grown in stature ever since the 1980s when his songs first appeared in the band repertoire, lyrical songs steeped in history, strong in storytelling and rich in melody.

Dutch born Rob van Sante is a guitarist of skill and subtlety and a highly respected singer with a wealth of experience playing with a variety of prominent English folk and Celtic musicians.
His mother was a child prodigy on piano so it is no surprise that music has played an important part in his life.
Rob has appeared on many albums displaying his virtuoso vocal ability both as a lead and harmony singer, also showcasing his undoubted instrumental skills to a variety of projects. All these strands come together to make a perfect foil to Alan and his music.

Alan & Rob present an evening of old and new music, featuring Alan’s compositions, Battlefield Band favourites and songs from Rob. The show combines open tuned lead and accompaniment guitar work from Rob, Alan’s keyboard, guitar and accordion and fine harmony singing from both.

“Alan Reid…a singing voice which comes over as effortless, and undoubted ability as a songwriter. His emotion filled ‘The Road of Tears’ one of the highlights” – THE PERTHSHIRE ADVERTISER
“Robber Barons by Alan Reid, a song of quiet and thoughtful fury rather than furious polemic…” – ROBIN DENSELOW, BBC
“Rob van Sante provides beautiful guitar backing…with gentle passion eliciting harmonies and driving rhythms…delivering songs with heartfelt sincerity” – THE BEAT MAGAZINE, LONDON, ONTARIO

www.reidvansante.com

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+ Special Guests WOMBATS CROSSING

With a foot in Australian and Celtic music camps, singer Christine Wheeler leads her trio Wombats Crossing in a rich blend of delicacy, strength and beautiful melodies. Christine’s classic folk singing style is amplified by Rebecca Daniel’s distinguished experience as orchestral lead violinist and Leigh Birkett’s capacity for harmonic invention on guitar, bouzouki and mandolin.

“Christine Wheeler’s beautiful voice swirls and layers with her accomplished musical friends to inflate a venue with exquisite ripples of sound. This music is compassionate, powerful and joyful.” – NSW Folk Federation Magazine

“Your performance as a singer and musician is delightful and I was completely taken by how you own this music. Your fellow musicians and singers are also superb in their performances.” – Warren Daly, OAM

www.christinewheeler.net.au/wombats-crossing.html

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
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.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/71128

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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

SOLD OUT – TONY McMANUS (Scotland) + Special Guests JULIA TOASPERN (Germany) + MARTIN FOOTE in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, FRI 24th August 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
TONY McMANUS (Scotland)
+ Special Guests JULIA TOASPERN (Germany)
+ MARTIN FOOTE
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Friday 24th August 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.  ***


“Few guitarists can present Celtic music with the gusto and nuance they possess when played on fiddles or bagpipes. Tony McManus is one of those few.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Conjuring a unique but universal language from that most ubiquitous of instruments, the acoustic guitar, Tony McManus has both extended and transcended the parameters of contemporary Celtic music. Ranked by peers and predecessors alike alongside the guitar world’s all-time greats, his fiendishly dexterous, dazzlingly original playing draws on traditions from the entire Celtic diaspora, along with still further-ranging flavours, such as jazz and east European music. Long applauded for his uncanny ability to transpose the delicate, complex ornamentation characteristic of traditional bagpipe or fiddle tunes – even the phrasing of a Gaelic song – onto his own six strings, McManus is increasingly being acknowledged also as a pioneering figure in bridging the realms of Celtic music and other guitar genres.

McManus’s first, self-titled album was released in 1996 to widespread critical acclaim. This was followed by Pourquoi Quebec in 1999 which led to worldwide recognition. However, it was with the release of Ceol More in 2002 that Tony’s stature as a first class musician reached a new level. Critics hailed the focussed, spell-binding nature of the music, from the plaintive Jewish hymn “Shalom Aleichem” to the ingenious arrangement of the Charles Mingus classic “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”. Having been nominated as Musician of the Year by both the BBC Folk Awards and The Scottish Traditional Music awards, in 2002 “Ceol More” hit the Critic’s Album of the year list in Acoustic Guitar magazine and named “Live Ireland Awards” Album of the Year.
His 2009 release “The Maker’s Mark” saw him showcase 15 of the finest luthier built guitars available and caught the attention of the mainstream rock guitar press in a way that acoustic work rarely does.
Never one to be typecast, Tony’s new album “Mysterious Boundaries” is his most ambitious to date. An encouraging challenge from mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall to learn the Bach E Major Prelude on guitar led to an exploration of classical and baroque. McManus has produced a work of great originality and beauty, hailed by his peers as “a masterpiece” – Renbourn, “beyond beautiful… it’s PERFECT!” – Tommy Emmanuel.

Tony’s latest collaboration is with partner, fiddle and guitar player Julia Toaspern, a native of Berlin and a successful musician in her own right. Julia will be guesting with Tony on his latest Australian tour post his appearances at the prestigious 2018 Adelaide Guitar Festival.

www.tonymcmanus.com

www.facebook.com/TonyMcManusMusic

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+ Special Guest MARTIN FOOTE

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 to 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. After meeting the guitarists Joe Robinson and Michael Fix, Martin was encouraged to study the instrumental works and guitar styles of the legendary Tommy Emmanuel.
Over the next few years, Martin attended Emmanuel’s workshop and two residential guitar camps, at the end of which he performed Classical Gas together with Tommy.
Martin’s EP, ‘Moving On’ was released at the Blue Mountains Music Festival in March 2018.

www.martinfoote.com

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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
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.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/71124

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

CONTACT DETAILS:
Charity Mirow 0409 042 869

SOLD OUT – DANIEL CHAMPAGNE + Special Guest Karl-Christoph in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SUN 10th June 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
+ Special Guest KARL-CHRISTOPH
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Sunday 10th June 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.  ***

Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ – themusic.com.au

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” – The Dwarf

Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009), ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), ‘Real Live’ (2012), and ‘The Heartland Hurricanes’ (2014). His latest release “Fault Lines” is available now, and is receiving airplay and accolades globally.
A review of his two Gypsy Moon releases said the following: “Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realised his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore” – Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine

He is now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

PRESS QUOTES
“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”
 – The Indie Blender, Canada
“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now”
 – Blank, Gold Coast, Australia
“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper at the evening’s end.”
 – Firefly Column, USA
“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.”
 – BW Review, New Zealand
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.”
 – The Calgary Herald, Canada
“The superb talent of Daniel Champagne can’t be explained by mere words; it must be seen to be believed.”
 – FasterLouder, Australia
“There’s a reason Champagne has an amazing reputation as a live performer.”
 – Timber And Steel, Australia
“Within the boundaries of Folk, Champagne is an expert”
 – Tone Deaf
“Champagne has proven that he’s a talent you can’t possibly ignore. His live shows have drawn rapturous responses from all corners”
 – Rhythms Magazine

https://youtu.be/9d_unCtXtCw
https://youtu.be/x-D09HnQr-0

www.danielchampagnemusic.com
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+ Special Guest KARL-CHRISTOPH

After growing up in the small town of Mulgoa, Karl has spent nine years on the road busking, writing and milking life for what it’s worth. He’s supported artists such as Matt Corby, Bec Sandridge, Tigertown, Lydia (USA) and Little Earthquake; frequenting many popular venues across Australia, from Melbourne to Adelaide, Sydney to the far North Coast.
With over three hundred songs penned, a thirst for self producing, and a recent move to the very top of the Blue Mountains; 2017 saw Karl renovating and building a studio in his wood cabin as well as beginning to record his first proper debut record. Karl has hunted down radio airplay with tracks such as “Melbourne” receiving airtime on Triple J’s ‘Roots and All’; and Dark Horses receiving airtime on ‘The Pines’ on FBI. Many of his other tracks have received high rotation airplay on Triple J Unearthed radio including “Statues in Paris,” “Dark Horses,” “Seconds to get Away” and his newest release “Now You’re Gone.”
One to watch if you enjoy lyrical folk, soundtracks for your road trip or some tunes to break your heart while you drink.

www.facebook.com/KarlChristophMusic
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
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.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

Drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/63180

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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

SOLD OUT – DIAMOND DUCK EP Release Tour + THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SAT 12th May 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
DIAMOND DUCK EP Launch Tour
+ THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE

Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 12th May 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.  ***


The Button Collective is a high-energy travelling Folk & Bluegrass band. Their guitar-driven sound delivers definitively Australian stories combined with elements from traditional Irish folk songs and tunes, and spiced with the spirit of fast-paced American old time music, all with a personal and intimate delivery from singer and songwriter Brodie Buttons, backed by accordion, bass, banjo, fiddle, flute, and rich vocal harmonies.

www.facebook.com/pg/buttoncollective

https://thebuttoncollective.bandcamp.com
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Featuring a rich tapestry of plucked strings, lush vocal harmonies, highly original songs and a diverse range of influences from The Beach Boys to Bach, Diamond Duck is an exciting new collaboration between Sydney mandolinist and song writer Jimmy Daley (The Morrisons, Sanctuary Band, Tawny Owl String band) and Canadian born guitarist, vocalist and song writer Brian Campeau (Green Mohair Suits, Rescue Ships).

2018 sees the release of their highly anticipated debut recording with an east coast tour through May to celebrate…
“Evoking the close harmony singing of the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel, Diamond Duck explore an unusual, almost twisted sound in their accompaniment while maintaining a sweetness in their vocal delivery…there is something a little off kilter and it’s absolutely delicious” – Timber & Steel.

www.facebook.com/diamondduckband

https://diamondduck.bandcamp.com/releases

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cTZ8H9M9Tc
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
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.
Access can be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

There is also a retro cocktail bar downstairs and drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $15 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/63962

Or $20 on the Door from 5pm (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

SOLD OUT – TEN STRINGS AND A GOAT SKIN (CANADA) in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, WED 11th April 2018

Nomadic Fish & Fusion Boutique Present ‘Metro Social’ with
TEN STRINGS AND A GOAT SKIN (CANADA)
live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Wednesday 11th April 2018, 6:30pm. Doors Open 5:30pm.

*** This show is now SOLD OUT!
For a fabulous range of other Blue Mountain events visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au
We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.  ***


Prince Edward Island trio TEN STRINGS AND A GOAT SKIN announce their first tour of Australia in March/ April 2018. This dynamic bluegrass ensemble will perform at The National, Yackandandah and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, plus concerts in TAS, WA, NSW and VIC.

Transforming tradition with vigour, curiosity, humour and spark, this Canadian trio wielding bodhrán, acoustic guitar and violin plays seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining music. Singing in both French and English, they were awarded “World Music Recording of the Year” by Canada’s “East Coast Music Association”. They’ve been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and received “Roots-Traditional Album of the Year” (2012) from Music PEI.

Brothers Caleb and Rowen Gallant wield Bodhrán and violin, while Jesse Périard drives acoustic guitar, creating original songs and arrangements. Their recent album “Auprès du Poêle” weaves old-school Acadian roots (Franco-Canadian) with Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes, filled with wicked grooves and cunning quirks, featuring both traditional and original songs. Working closely with producer Leonard Podolak (The Duhks), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin pushed their music into new territory which promises to gather new listeners around the warm glow of fast-burning tradition.

Touring constantly through Canada, USA, Europe and the UK, playing at major festivals including Winnipeg, Vancouver and Calgary Folk Festivals, North Country Fair, Edmonton Folk Festival (Canada), Folk Alliance International (USA), Tønder Festival (Denmark), they were invited back for two years in a row to prestigious Shewsbury Folk Festival (UK). Yet the trio never forgets its powerful ties to the many musics of PEI, the island’s rich mix of Celtic and Francophone elements that ramble from mouth music to foot percussion. Originals take their cues sonically from this wealth and lyrically from a deeply felt connection to the history of Eastern Canada (“Caledonia”). Don’t miss them while they are in Oz!

“A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.” – The Guardian

“They make music based in PEI’s folk traditions, with a drive and perspective that blows the cobwebs off any outdated view of folk music.” McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center

“Ten strings and a goat skin are merely the instruments; it is the talent and charm of these three lads that brings them alive…A magic I never wanted to end.” Val Haller ~ Valslist, Chicago

“Toe-tapping fiddle tunes to heart-felt ballads … lively instrumentals and their breathtaking harmonies.” The Guardian

Probably one of the most exciting and progressive new roots groups to come through the Burren in some time…. The future for these boys is huge. Traditional music – roots and branches – on both sides of the Atlantic, is in very good hands!” – Penguin Eggs

www.tenstringsandagoatskin.com

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VENUE: ‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge Upstairs (lift available) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
Opposite the Katoomba train station.
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.
Access can also be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

There is also a retro cocktail bar downstairs and drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5:30pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/64577

Or $25 on the Door from 5:30pm (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

SHAUN KIRK ‘Howlin at the Moon’ Single Release Tour + Special Guest ANDIE in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SUN 4th March 2018

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with 
SHAUN KIRK
‘Howlin at the Moon’ Single Release Tour
+ Special Guest ANDIE
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Sunday 4th March 2018, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Following the recent success of his Australian ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour which saw award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk selling out numerous headline shows across the country; the one man dynamo has announced a stack of new tour dates across Australia & New Zealand to launch his soon to be released new single ‘Howlin at the Moon’.

Kirk’s first release in over 3 years will come off the back of what the 29 year old describes as a “quarter-life crisis” ignited by a US Record Deal that fell through in questionable circumstances back in 2015. Determined to overcome his disappointment and grow from it, Kirk has since spent countless hours soul searching and honing his skills as a writer and musician inside his home studio on the outskirts of Melbourne; prevailing with a fresh new sound and groove to carry him into the next phase of his ever evolving career.

Recorded and co-produced with Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Fraser A Gorman, Skipping Girl Vinegar) at A Pocket Full of Stones Studios in the sleepy beachside town of Point Lonsdale, Victoria and co-written with ARIA Award Winner Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe) – ‘Howlin at the Moon’ is set to drop in early 2018.

Shaun Kirk has an energy that is unique, with a hybrid of musical styles that challenge genre classification, his shows are nothing short of an experience.”Diesel

“One of the most explo­sive solo acts this country has to offer.”Mixdown Magazine

“A truly hot new artist on the blues scene”Peter Noble (Director of Bluesfest)

“One of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard!”Buzz Magazine

“He’s a powerhouse”Sydney Morning Herald

www.shaunkirk.com
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AndieIsalie300

+ Special Guest ANDIE
21 year old Andie has been busking and performing professionally in the upper-mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba since the age of 11 and is deeply connected to her local community and music scene, living and breathing the lifestyle of a young musician.
Electric guitar, an understanding of jazz, folk finger-picking and soaring vocals are brought together to create her unique flavour of soul.

www.andieisalie.com
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge 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!
*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children do require a ticket for entry.

There is also a retro cocktail bar downstairs and drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/61953

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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

CASS EAGER & THE VELVET ROPE + Special Guest ANDIE in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SUN 22nd October 2017

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with 
CASS EAGER & THE VELVET ROPE
‘Ain’t No Stopping Me’ Tour
+ Special Guest ANDIE
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Sunday 22nd October 2017, 6pm. Doors Open 5pm.

Named by folk-blog Timber and Steel as ‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love-child’, Cass Eager’s mix of raw soul, husky blues and light-hearted ditties are all punctuated with her unique whisky-soaked vocals. Emotive, slightly raspy, at times tender and at times powerful, Cass’ authentic voice is always the driving force of her music.

Internationally renowned but defiantly grassroots, Cass Eager is one of those rare artists that’s mastered everything from the foot-stomping blues to a sensual slow burner. She’s been called ‘one of the best female singers in Australia’ by Richard Glover (ABC), ’the girl with the golden voice’ (Daily Examiner), and Diesel claims ‘she has a voice so sweet she could sing the phone book and you wouldn’t get bored’.

Eager’s music has taken her to some of the world’s most far-flung places. She’s done several ‘tours of duty’ entertaining Australian troops, from The Middle East to East Timor (with Paul Kelly and Peter Garrett). She’s toured through North America and Canada – alone with her acoustic guitar; alongside Ash Grunwald; and with US musician Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo; ex-Wilco). She performed for Prince Harry during his Australian visit, and after being invited back for a repeat performance, ended up giving the prince guitar lessons.

More recently, Cass supported Michael Franti & Spearhead on their 2015 Bluesfest tour, sat in with Alabama-native Kristy Lee’s Bluesfest sideshows and played alongside G. Love & Special Sauce and JJ Grey & Mofro. 2016 saw her perform with Canadian artist Irish Mythen at Bluesfest and national dates.

A finalist for Best Group and Best Female Vocalist in the Australian Blues ‘Chain’ Awards and Best Blues/Roots Artist in the MusicOz Awards, Cass’ EP ‘Down On My Knees’ was voted one of the ‘Top 10 Albums’ of the year in Rhythms Magazine.

Cass Eager has a brand new beat and she’s hitting the road with her band this October to send new single ‘Ain’t No Stopping Me’ off into the world.

Strange Daddy produced the new track, which is somewhat of a stylistic departure from Cass’ previous work. Lyrically, it’s a testament to her resolve, and sonically it has a vintage Motown charm that hints at an Amy Winehouse swagger but sounds like she’d be more at home drinking tequila with Elle King. As always, Cass has got “more soul than heaven on a busy day”. (Brag)

Her voice carries like the wind and slams you right in your gut where you want it to. She also loves a good story and a good laugh, and her shows are just as much about heart-warming and entertaining tales as they are about the music.

Some artists take a hiatus to write, some to travel, and others to re-ignite their creative inspiration. Cass Eager has done something a little more pragmatic with her recent years, and the result is two small children, Hank and Lois. But she’s back – better than ever – and ready to tell the world to step aside with her new single.

“One to watch” – Sam Fell, Rhythms

www.casseager.com

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AndieIsalie300

+ Special Guest ANDIE
20 year old Andie has been busking and performing professionally in the upper-mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba since the age of 11 and is deeply connected to her local community and music scene, living and breathing the lifestyle of a young musician.
Electric guitar, an understanding of jazz, folk finger-picking and soaring vocals are brought together to create her unique flavour of soul.

www.andieisalie.com
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VENUE:
‘METRO SOCIAL’ Metropole Guesthouse Lounge 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!
*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children do require a ticket for entry.

There is also a retro cocktail bar downstairs and drinks and light meals will be available from the Metro Retro pop up bar upstairs once doors open.

Doors Open 5pm. Show Starts 6pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT 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 + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/54905

Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (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

RHYTHM HUNTERS & SONORI at Katoomba Community Centre, SAT 13th May 2017

RHYTHM HUNTERS
+ Special Guests SONORI
at Katoomba Community Centre

Sat 13th May 2017 from 7pm
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Rhythm Hunters are excited to be bringing their infectious dance grooves back to the Blue Mountains for another special show in Katoomba at the community hall.
Supporting on the night is local electro-acoustic four piece Sonori.

RHYTHM HUNTERS
A dynamite force in world roots music, adored for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, Rhythm Hunters bring cutting edge physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting and in demand festival acts.
Rhythm Hunters have played alongside acts such as Nahko and Medicine for the People, Evermore, Blue King Brown and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra. Festival slots include The Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge, The Dreaming, The National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Winter Magic, Psyfari, Moomba, Jungle Love Festival, Subsonic, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Island Vibes, Illawarra and Cygnet Folk Festivals.

“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. ~ Lisa-Maree Botticelli (Australian Stage Online)

“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians…a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or otherworld. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act.” ~ Steve Gadd – Director Cygnet Folk Festival
www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

SONORI
Formed in the music and art rich community of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Sonori was the result of the unlikely convergence of an effects loving classically trained cellist, a post rock guru and an electronics junkie. Word of this intriguing and unusual combination lead to a gig booking before they had even played a single note together. Beginning life as an instrumental three piece made up of looped cellos, guitars/keys and drum machines, they were then joined by an eclectically influenced singer taking their original compositions to a whole other level with an extensive set of lyrical themes and versatile singing techniques.
They quickly discovered that their individual skills and complimentary differences blended with their shared passions and friendly natures, resulting in a musical style which fulfilled the promise of something special and unique.

Rich with soaring and shadowy vocals, thick layers of sound, and pulsing beats, they have been described as “Cinematic orchestral experimental journey music. Post rock you can dance to”.

Appealing to both the outgoing dancers and the inward thinkers alike, they immediately captured people’s attention and the buzz that was created on the local scene following their first few shows confirmed that they were onto something.
As their sound continued to develop through a string of hometown appearances, the band commenced work on their debut EP, further solidifying the bond between the members as they all worked closely together on the writing, composition, arrangement, recording and mixing.

With a front page feature in local street press ‘The Haze Mag’, and multiple appearances on community radio, local support continued to grow as they appeared on stage alongside acts as varied as Sydney post rock giants We Lost the Sea, and Melbourne beats oriented world music titans Tijuana Cartel.
A trip to Psyfari festival in 2016 saw them playing a technicolour ‪Saturday night‬ set with a great response from the happy Psyfarians.

More recently the band spent two nights performing on the steps of Katoomba’s iconic Carrington Hotel as part of the ‘Culturescape’ festival event, where their music provided a live soundtrack to the works of local artists projected across the face of the building as the band played.

This romantic origin story is represented beautifully on their debut self titled EP, which is due for release in May‪.‬ The recording serves as both an introduction to the band and a promise of much more to come.

Line up:
Lulu Levins-Skehill – Vocals, Bass
Andre Matkovic – Guitar, Keys
Tim Mahony – Cello
Jasper Russell – 303, 808, 909, TRON, other drum machines, electronics & lights

www.sonorimusic.com
www.facebook.com/sonorimusic
www.instagram.com/sonorimusic
www.twitter.com/sonorimusic

There will be bar facilities available for the purchase of beverages and food and hot drinks available from the Bliss Beat Curry stand.
Delicious Authentic Vegetarian, Gluten, Dairy & Nut Free CATERING:
www.facebook.com/blissbeatcurry

www.facebook.com/events/489141941254729

RHYTHM HUNTERS + SONORI
Saturday 13th May
Katoomba Community Centre, Civic Place
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Doors 7pm
Presale discount tickets $20
Door tickets $30 (Unless Sold Out)

Tickets on sale now: http://tix.yt/rhythm-hunters-katoomba

* NOTE: This event is all ages. Kids under 13 are FREE, and must be reserved online.
Sorry, strictly no refunds or exchanges.

Promo video online: https://youtu.be/nfEkHx5RntM
For more information: www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

MEDIA CONTACT
Charity Mirow E:

Rhythm Hunters ‘ONE RHYTHM’ 2016 at Katoomba Community Centre, SAT 19th November 2016

Rhythm Hunters
ONE RHYTHM at Katoomba / Leura Community Centre

Sat 19th Nov 2016 from 7pm
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

RHYTHM HUNTERS + special guests:
Si Mullumby (Wild Marmalade)
+ Snail

As you may be aware, Rhythm Underground in Jenolan Caves has been cancelled for 2016, whilst some environmental studies are undertaken. The Hunters look forward to returning to Jenolan Caves in 2017. One Rhythm will take place on Friday 18th November in Bondi Junction, and Saturday 19th November in Katoomba.

Rhythm Hunters are excited to be bringing their infectious dance grooves back to the Mountains for a special show in Katoomba at the community hall.
Supporting Rhythm Hunters, and also joining them on stage as a special guest will be Si Mullumby of Wild Marmalade fame. Also supporting on the night is local folk trio Snail.

Rhythm Hunters
A dynamite force in world roots music, adored for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, Rhythm Hunters bring cutting edge physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting and in demand festival acts.
Rhythm Hunters have played alongside acts such as Nahko and Medicine for the People, Evermore, Blue King Brown and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra. Festival slots include The Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge, The Dreaming, The National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Winter Magic, Psyfari, Moomba, Jungle Love Festival, Subsonic, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Island Vibes, Illawarra and Cygnet Folk Festivals.

“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. ~ Lisa-Maree Botticelli (Australian Stage Online)

“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians…a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or otherworld. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act.” ~ Steve Gadd – Director Cygnet Folk Festival
www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

SI MULLUMBY (Wild Marmalade)
Leading contemporary didgeridoo player Si Mullumby has pushed the boundaries of what can be done with Australia’s iconic instrument. As a solo act, Si reveals his hidden multi-instrumental self. Combining flamenco guitar, spanish cajon and drums, he creates a world music framework to support his unique didgeridoo sound. Musically influenced from 20 years of travelling throughout the globe, Si delivers a unique experience born from choosing to walk the road less travelled.

“An astonishing solo player” ~ Guy Caron – Creative director of Cirque du Soleil
www.wildmarmalade.com
www.facebook.com/wildmarmalade

Snail.
Snail is a trio of three pals. Holding their dear collection of special stringed instruments in their hands, this band weave influences of RnB, hip hop, soul and a little bit of jazz, creating their own quirky and contemporary sound.

Over the last year, the freshly formed group have been playing shows in and around Sydney and the Blue Mountains at events such as Art Party, Folkswagon and The Blue Mountains Folk Festival.
www.facebook.com/snailbandy

www.facebook.com/events/1572637679414314

RHYTHM HUNTERS + SI MULLUMBY + SNAIL
Saturday 19th November
Katoomba Community Centre, Civic Place
81-83 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Doors 7pm
Presale tickets $20
Door tickets $30

* NOTE: This event is all ages. Kids under 13 are FREE, and must be reserved.
Sorry, strictly no refunds or exchanges.

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 12th Oct:
www.stickytickets.com.au/44280

Promo video online: https://youtu.be/nfEkHx5RntM
For more information: www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

MEDIA CONTACT
Charity Mirow E:

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.

CONCERT + CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL + 3 COURSE GOURMET DINNER + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!

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

www.donmcglashan.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. 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.

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/KBRH

This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

KRISTIN HERSH (USA) in Concert + Dinner at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 22nd April 2016

KRISTIN HERSH (USA) in concert at the iconic Paragon.

CONCERT + CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL + 3 COURSE GOURMET DINNER + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!

Fri 22nd April 2016
Strictly limited tickets!

Kristin Hersh is a founding member of the band Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave as well as having had an extensive and influential solo career.

Kristin Hersh returns to Australia, her home away from home, to perform material from across her catalogue interspersed with readings from her latest book  “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die”.

“Don’t Suck, Don’t Die – Giving Up Vic Chesnutt” is a memoir of her good friend, US singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt who sadly took his own life in 2009.
“Friend, asshole, angel, mutant,” is the way that Kristin describes Chesnutt, a quadriplegic who could play only simple chords on his guitar but nevertheless recorded seventeen critically acclaimed albums and was named among the top five best living songwriters by NPR before his death. Hersh chronicles her friendship with Chesnutt in a book that shares insights into both their mutual bond and the pain and creativity that haunted Chesnutt. Hersh offers the most personal, empathetic look at the creative genius and often-tormented life of Chesnutt that is ever likely to be written.

Her memoir “Rat Girl” was widely praised from the New York Times to Rolling Stone which named it one of the top ten rock memoirs ever written.

Praise for “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die”
“Not only one of the best books this year, it’s one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written.” – Michael Shaub, NPR’s Best Books of 2015
“A Stunning, difficult and beautiful chronicle. The true Vic comes alive.” – Michael Stipe (REM)
“(Hersh’s) observations… always ring with a harsh lyrical truth….an eloquent, breathtaking testament.” – Pitchfork
“A raw, poetic memoir….a last, wonderful example of Chesnutt at his most charismatically mischievous.” – The Guardian
“It paints a more honest, insightful picture of the late singer-songwriter than any biography could…Beautifully, poetically told.” – MOJO
“The book’s great sadness is matched by the skill and vitality of Hersh’s writing; it will make treasured and troubled reading for fans of Chesnutt and the author alike.” – Kirkus Reviews

www.kristinhersh.com

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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 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.

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 $90 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 $92.90 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/KGYE

This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

IRISH MYTHEN in Concert + Dinner at Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sat 23rd Jan 2016

IRISH MYTHEN (Touring from Canada / Ireland) in concert at the iconic Paragon.

CONCERT + CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL + 3 COURSE GOURMET DINNER + TEA/COFFEE, BISCOTTI & CHOCOLATES!

Sat 23rd Jan 2016
Strictly limited tickets!

Irish Mythen’s music is so powerful and beautiful you can’t help being instantly engaged.

Irish is a true entertainer who is known for her gripping live shows which are a thing of wild emotion as she pours heart and soul into every word she sings. She has a way of delivering her songs that leave you in awe of her vocal talent and remembering the show, the songs and the performer long after you’ve walked away.
She is the storyteller who will grasp your attention and who will bring you on an incredible and emotional journey, as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who’ll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after the end of her show.

Irish Mythen, award winning singer, songwriter and recording artist was born and raised in County Wexford Ireland. She has travelled the globe — playing in Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the UK. During her travels she has worked with a host of world-renowned artists like Tom Paxton, The Dubliners and The Pogues. She has shared stages with Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, and Peter Yarrow, to name but a few.

Since her immigration to Canada in 2008 Irish has been honoured to create music and memories with Gordie Sampson, Joel Plaskett, Ron Hynes, Matt Andersen, Bruce Guthro and Dave Gunning. She has become an admired and respected artist on the Canadian scene.

Irish has proudly produced two EPs — Appreciate (2004) and Fallen Me (2006), as well as three full-length releases to her name — Sweet Necessity (2008), Open Here (2011) and Irish Mythen (2014). Open Here was nominated for the 2012 East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) Roots Traditional Recording of the Year. Her latest, self-titled album won her an ECMA in the same category in April 2015.

This vocal powerhouse will blow you away! You’ve heard the buzz, now hear the artist!

“I had no idea what to expect when this five foot nothing lady took the stage, all smiles and twinkling eyes and guitar. Then, she opened her mouth and out flew a voice that came straight from the Heavens with all the power and the glory and the truth of someone destined to be a singer. I’ve been blessed with seeing and hearing a lot of talented musicians in my life, but I have never experienced anyone quite like Irish Mythen. She is a force of nature and a gift from Almighty Herself.” –  Lisa Schwartz, Philadelphia Folk Festival

“After seeing Irish perform live, you are left with a sense of wanting more. This girl has often been called the female version of ME.” –  Matt Andersen

“By vote, the three most requested artists to return to Mariposa Folk Festival have been 1) Joni 2) Gordon, and 3) Irish Mythen” –  Amy Mangan, AD Mariposa Folk Festival

www.irishmythen.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. 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.

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.

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/IXWT

This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!

New Years Eve with CLAUDE HAY and More at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, THUR 31st Dec 2015

New Years Eve with CLAUDE HAY and More at Hotel Gearin

Thur 31st Dec 2015
Venue: HOTEL GEARIN
273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba
Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

Something exceptionally cool to experience this New Years Eve in the Blue Mountains!
Come join us for a huge night of quality original live Blues/Roots/Rock/Hillbilly Disco music with Claude Hay and friends to welcome in the New Year.
Then finish the night off with the super chilled beats and tunes from Papa Richie’s ‘Echo Point Sound System’

Hailing from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide guitar, bass and drums to create music that invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with chops to burn and a vocal range to match. Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate Do-It-Yourself musician – forging his live sound on the back of looping technology which allows him to create a band vibe without the band. This approach has seen this fiercely independent artist build an audience for his music globally with the release of three award-winning home-made albums.

Taking DIY a step further than most, Claude has built all his own equipment: there’s ‘Betty’, his double-necked guitar which he made out of a kitchen bench top; there’s ‘Stella’, his new ‘Cigar Box’ guitar which started its life as a six dollar baking tin. He’s also built his own dome house and studio from the ground up, and pimped out his tour van with a shower and bar (a great move when you consider how much time he spends on the road).

Claude Hay took out the Best Male Vocalist category at the 2013 Australia Blues Music Chain Awards adding to the swag of awards he received for his second album, 2010’s ‘Deep Fried Satisfied’. In the same week, Claude Hay’s song ‘Stone Face’ successfully made the semi-finals in the Blues category at the International Songwriters Competition, which is judged by industry heavy weights such as Bruce Iglauer (CEO, Alligator Records), Tom Waits, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and other internationally recognised producers and label A&R executives.

Claude Hay, long established as pretty much the world’s best ‘One Man Band’
We are delighted that Claude is available to do a Mountains home show this year. Come on out to experience one of The Mountains’ favourite musical sons joined by some other highly enjoyable Mountains talent.

www.claudehay.com.au

Blue Love Revue and their amped up, fuzz guitar, cigar throated howling songs about booze and madness will make you wish you had bourbon in your hand. And if you do, then it’s likely you’ll be howling right along with them.

The sound created from Andrew Rignold’s handmade, cigar-box guitar is raw but rich enough to drive a low dirty blues riff, Joe Breen’s vocals are as healing as the cut up hands of a carpenter, scratched up along some winding back road. Holding this madness together is Brad Kimber’s impeccable thumping drumming. If the Blue Mountains had a swamp where folk could brew moonshine and twang their geetars then that would be where these guys are from.

www.facebook.com/blueloverevue
https://soundcloud.com/blue-love-revue

Opening up the night will be Ben Connor.
Raised in the kingdoms of Dylan, Waits and Cohen, Ben has slowly developed his own unique style. And after a gigging hiatus that saw him traipsing the globe as a freelance travel writer, he has a fresh swag of melody-blessed ruminations on Zen, mythology and travel to share.

www.benconnormusic.com

Finishing up the evening and ushering you in to an uber cool 2016 will be Papa Richie with the super chilled reggae & soul beats and tunes that are “Echo Point Sound System”

www.facebook.com/pages/Echo-Point-Sound-System/1515380095377597

Doors Open 8:00pm.
Supports Start 8:30pm.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.

Tickets $20 pre-sale available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)

Or online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.trybooking.com/ITIN

Or $25 on the Door from 8:00pm (Unless Sold Out. This is a limited capacity venue)

CONTACT DETAILS: info@fusionboutique.com.au

‘Rhythm Hunters’ RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2015 at Jenolan Caves, Sat 21st Nov 2015

‘Rhythm Hunters’
RHYTHM UNDERGROUND 2015 at Jenolan Caves

Sat 21st Nov 2015 from 8pm
Venue: Jenolan Caves (Grand Arch)
4655 Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan NSW 2790.

RHYTHM HUNTERS + special guests:
Si Mullumby (Wild Marmalade)
Nicky Bomba (Melb Ska Orchestra/John Butler Trio)

Don’t miss this amazing unique experience world rhythmic dance party event!

Rhythm Hunters​ (& awesome friends) return to the glorious echo chamber that is the Jenolan Caves​ Grand Arch, NSW, this November 21st for the annual RHYTHM UNDERGROUND extravaganza.

Rhythm Hunters are a dynamite force combining music from Indonesia, Japan, West Africa and Australia. Cutting edge physical drumming, subtle electronics, western horns, Asian flute, tuned bells, synth effects, deep grooves and ethereal soundscapes combine, making them one of Australia’s most exciting music groups.

The ‘Wow’ factor comes from the dramatic physical movement spectacle originally influenced by Taiko drumming.

Rhythm Hunters new world tribal music has a reverence and a love of tradition that transcends age and genre. Incorporating power, pizzaz, funk, innovation and old school discipline that is delicately channelled into their irresistible sound and sweet Indo-Pacific Grooves.

Those that had the pleasure of catching this fabulous group as they closed out the 2015 Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival​ can attest to their warm infectious rhythms with soul.

“The Rhythm Hunters were a highlight of the 2015 Winter Magic Festival. They grooved, danced and drummed the night away with their own unique brand of music magic. Always a crowd pleaser and always create an amazing atmosphere whenever they appear on stage” – Tina Marie Pizel Sheil, Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival
“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians… a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or other world. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act” – Steve Gadd, Director Cygnet Folk Festival
“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. – Lisa Maree Botticelli, Australian Stage Online

Jenolan caves is the world’s oldest discovered open underground caves system and they are the largest, most spectacular, and most famous caves in Australia. The acoustics are on par with any of the world’s greatest concert halls but the atmosphere is still and ancient.
The caves are 4 hours drive from Sydney, nestled deeply in the Blue Mountains World Heritage wilderness.
*PLEASE NOTE: The road into The Grand Arch closes at 7.00pm.
The event begins at 8pm sharp. Please aim to be inside the venue no later than 7.00pm.

Come just for the concert or stay tuned for information about camping options with the Hunters crew 12 km from the Caves. This year there will also be a chai tent/chill space set up at the camp grounds to relax and soak up the mountains.

www.facebook.com/events/1675279752690805

EARLY BIRD Discount pre-sale tickets $49.95 online: www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/rhythm-underground/78355
Further discounts for group bookings of 8 or more adults.
Or tickets $60 at the door (unless sold out)
All Ages Event. Kids under 12 FREE!

Promo video online: https://youtu.be/nfEkHx5RntM
For more information: www.therhythmhunters.com
www.facebook.com/TheRhythmHunters

MEDIA CONTACT
Charity Mirow
E:
M: 0409 042 869

*PLEASE NOTE This is not a Fusion Boutique organised/run event. We are engaged as the publicist for this event.

ASH GRUNWALD National “NOW” Album Tour at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba Blue Mountains, Sat 10th Oct 2015

ASH GRUNWALD
National “NOW” Album Launch Tour
+ Special Guests Victor Cripes

Sat 10th Oct 2015
Venue: HOTEL GEARIN
273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba
Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

We have hardly been able to contain ourselves over this news… We are bringing Ash Grunwald back to the Blue Mountains!

Remember the super time we had in August 2012? Well we now have the pleasure of presenting this awesome musician again at one of the Blue Mountain’s first hotels – Established in 1881, the Art Deco Hotel Gearin.
Now under new management, a new Bistro menu and with refurbishments undertaken along with the large hardwood dance floor –  this is the ultimate place be able to experience Ash Grunwald’s performance.
Those that have had the pleasure of enjoying a previous Fusion Boutique event at the hotel since we started working with the venue in January know that a full experience is guaranteed – high quality entertainment, atmospheric space and friendly service.

We are so excited – One Blue Mountains Show Only.
You won’t want to miss your chance to enjoy this event!

One of the most talked about live shows to recently grace the stages of Bluesfest Byron Bay, Winnepeg and Vancouver Folk Festivals, and Blues on Broadbeach.
Ash Grunwald has announced his 28 date national “NOW” album tour kicking off in September through to November.

“Second Guess”, the latest single from his forthcoming album “NOW” encompasses the essence of what made Australia and the rest of the world originally fall in love with Ash Grunwald and his music. With an overflow of groove from the opening riff, paired with tight percussion and a unique moog synth bass line, “Second Guess” hits you off guard with an attack of the aural senses, It’s all Ash, it’s all-new and it is NOW!
Produced by Nick Didia (Pearl Jam/Springsteen/Rage Against the Machine) from studio 301 in Ash’s home town of Byron Bay, NOW is set to stand as a sonic landmark in Ash Grunwald’s career as a respected Australian roots musician. Grunwald delves into a more experimental and modern approach explaining his intention was to create a “modern psychedelic, sci-fi, swamp rock, blues album, IF THERE IS SUCH A THING. HA!”

Blistering, explosive and unique live sets on the festival circuit throughout Australia, Japan, Canada, America, Europe and the UK, have had critics and fans raving about Ash Grunwald’s unique blend of roots, blues, beats and a whole lotta groove for more than a decade. Ash has been nominated five times for Australia’s ARIA Awards, and has won a swag of awards including MBAS Blues Performer of the Year 2003 and the AIR Best Independent Blues and Roots Album, and in 2009, taking out a prestigious APRA song writing award for Blues & Roots Song of the Year.

Ash Grunwald is undoubtedly one of the most riveting and talented performers on the Australian musical landscape.” – Andrew Nock musicfeeds.com.au

“The fat, urgent rhythms drive Grunwald’s smoking, bluesy riffs like an unlicensed teenager in a stolen car.” – JMAG

“Grunwald’s playing is impressive and he rarely lets a good groove go to waste”  – Herald Sun

“Ash Grunwald is one of the best.”  – Australian Guitar Magazine​

“…funky, heavy, rootsy soul beats, and that’s not even mentioning Ash Grunwald’s rustic soul voice.”  – Sunday Telegraph

www.ashgrunwald.com
www.facebook.com/AshGrunwald

We are extremely excited to announce that special guest ‘Victor Cripes‘ will be joining us for Ash’s Katoomba show.
Many of you would have had the pleasure of catching Victor Cripes in action at the annual Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival, livening things up with their unique blend of antique groove and dirty blues.

As is the case with any good book, it’s the pictures you form in your mind that create the real story. Victor Cripes’ unique economy of style shows you the world, but the journey is your own. A book made into film is often less interesting; and in the same way a song which is over produced denies a person of their own imagination. Cripes puts raw simplicity and vibrant song crafting to use to create a transporting stream of sound which, when teamed with deeply emotive lyrics portrays a partnership of Australian easy groove, American thump and English story telling.

www.victorcripesmusic.com

Doors Open 8:30pm.
Support Starts 9pm.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.

Tickets $25 pre-sale available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)

Or online through Oztix (Including booking fees): http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=55080
Or Phone Oztix (Including booking fees): 1300 762 545

Or $30 on the Door from 8:30pm Saturday 10th Oct 2015 (Unless Sold Out)

CONTACT DETAILS: info@fusionboutique.com.au

GEOFF TURNBULL “Alive In The Madhouse” National Album Launch Tour at Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice, Sydney NSW, Wed 20th May 2015 – FREE ENTRY!

GEOFF TURNBULL at Frankie’s Pizza By Slice Sydney.
Wed 20th May 2015 – FREE ENTRY!
National Album Launch “Alive In The Madhouse” Tour.

Dubbed the “next roots figurehead of Australia, Turnbull is individual, definitive and electrifying” Fasterlouder.

Geoff’s lap steel slide, acoustic tapping slide and mind rattling rhythm based acoustic has him titled as a captivator of audiences (Townsville bulletin) with a unique gift for music (Lismore Uni). His variation in styles, rhythm and attack provides a show that never fails to intrigue. Soothing melodies captivate the audience, raw but directed outbursts chill spines and eccentric rhythms inspire trancelike dance sessions. The use of multiple pickups allows eclectic effects to be layered over sensual acoustic sounds. Soulful vocals complement the music and top this unique performer’s act.

Geoff is touring his 6th solo record ‘Alive In The Madhouse’ and is one of Australia’s finest performers mixing Roots and Blues with Rock, Trance and Folk. Self produced and released through Repton Records, the new album has been received with critical acclaim.
After performing 1200 shows over the last 14 years and covering 200,000 kms in his transit van the new material shows this experience and reflects in his live performance.

On his travels Geoff has been awarded “Best New Talent” & “Best Male Vocalist” for Newcastle Blues Fest, and was also dubbed the “next roots figurehead of Australia” by fasterlouder in 2007.
He has performed at Peats Ridge Music festival, Festival of the Sun, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Nimbin Mardigrass, Day in the Vines, Open Arms Festival, Brisbane’s Urban Blues and Roots festival, Newcastle Blues Festival and Sounds on Sunset.
He has also played alongside acts such as Cog, Gotye, Lior, Ash Grunwald, The Mess Hall, Hatz Fitz, Kimbra, Vasco Era, The Rubens, Kingswood and Stonefield to name a few.

Reviewers have all noted the same explosive streak that sets Geoff apart from his predecessors.

“A raw talent with a unique gift for music” – SCU

“Mind Blowing. A one man hurricane” – Peats Ridge Music Festival

“1 man a zillion trillion sounds” – UQ QLD

“Individual, Definitive and Electrifying”
“Turnbull has more variation & the tendency towards the ferocious which John Butler & Rudd do not have making for a more interesting performance” – Fasterlouder

“Turnbull is certainly a musician who releases his demons in a subversive, energetic live performance” – Beat 2004.

“All in all Turnbull’s refreshing live approach imbues him with a spontaneity the didactic John Butler can only dream about” – Rave Mag 2004.

Web: www.geoffturnbull.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gwturnbull

New album “Alive In The Madhouse”, available now on Itunes at shows and through mail order.

VENUE: FRANKIES PIZZA BY THE SLICE
50 Hunter St, SYDNEY, NSW 2000
www.facebook.com/stcfrankiespizza

Brittanie Shipway presents ‘Broadway Baby’ Cabaret Show at Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Sat 2nd May 2015

Brittanie Shipway presents ‘Broadway Baby’ Cabaret Show at Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Sat 2nd May 2015
BAROQUE ROOM
86 Bathurst Rd (Upstairs from ‘The Harp & Fiddle’ Irish Bar)
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains

‘Broadway Baby’ is a fun and engaging cabaret show that is a mix of Old Hollywood Classics meets Broadway; from Judy Garland’s Over The Rainbow, Edith Piaf’s famous La Vie En Rose, to Shirley Bassey’s Hey Big Spender and more favourites!
All the big hits from the day – a vintage vaudeville!

Brittanie Shipway is an Australian singer/songwriter from the lower Blue Mountains region of NSW, known mostly for turning all four chairs in season 3 of ‘The Voice’ Australia with a breathtaking rendition of On My Own (Les Miserables). Ricky Martin exclaimed that her version of the piece was in his “top three” of all time, whilst pop princess Kylie Minogue said Brittanie “could walk onto Broadway tomorrow”.

A professional singer and actor, Brittanie performs for Musical Theatre productions, Stage, Corporate Functions, Television, as well as to sold out performances for her own cabaret shows.
Known as The Voice of Musicals in the Mountains, her dulcet tones and distinct showmanship are fast earning her a reputation as a rising star.
Hailed by theatrepeople.com as a “magnificent voice” for her performance as Eponine in Les Miserable at Riverside Theatre (2012), Brittanie is becoming one of the most highly sought after voices in Greater Western Sydney. She has featured in numerous musicals for the Blue Mountains Musical Society (BMMS), most notable of which were her performances as Rizzo in Grease (2012) and Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2011), and again as Eponine in Les Miserable (2009). Brittanie began her musical training at the age of six under the tutelage of Sussane Towers (Australian School of Vocal Performance), and with the support of her family, she was quickly recognised for her remarkable vocal maturity and control.

She has recently shared the stage with Marlisa (X-Factor Winner), Taylor Henderson (X-Factor alumni), and Damien Leith (Australian Idol Winner) to sold out audiences across Sydney.

Recently, Brittanie has developed her talents as a songwriter, with her single ‘It’s Over’ debuted in the iTunes Top 30 Alternative charts, and was a finalist in the Australian Songwriting Competition (both Ballad and the Parramatta Prize 2014).

She is also an Ambassador for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, along with Jimmy Barnes and Megan Washington, and Bully Zero – both of which are organisations close to her heart.

With a bright and promising talent, Brittanie’s career will continue to rise in the entertainment industry and we need only count down the time before Brittanie Shipway is a household name of classical proportions.

www.brittanieshipway.net

Doors Open 7:00PM
Show Start 8:00PM

General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.
*Please note that the ‘Baroque Room’ is an over 18 years only venue. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Tickets $25
+$2 booking fee from Carrington Hotel Reception
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780
02) 4782 1111

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

Or $25 on the Door from 7:00pm (Unless Sold Out)

Shaun Kirk + The Timbers + Morgan Bain at Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Fri 27th Mar 2015

Shaun Kirk + The Timbers + Morgan Bain at Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fri 27th March 2015
BAROQUE ROOM
86 Bathurst Rd (Upstairs from ‘The Harp & Fiddle’ Irish Bar)
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique is extremely pleased to present this amazing line up of touring artists for a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience them together in a terrific space in the Blue Mountains.

One-man-blues-band ‘Shaun Kirk‘ wowed audiences at the 2013 Blue Mountains Music Festival and is touring from Melbourne.
High energy, party anthem, folk explosion ‘The Timbers’ are on a run from Adelaide.
Opening up the night will also be touring WA artist Morgan Bain. Known for his incredible vocals he blends alternative soul, blues and rock.

Shaun’s profile and recognition as a talented performer has steadily grown over the past 18 months, supporting artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Big Bill Morganfield (son of the late great Muddy Waters), Diesel, Ash Grunwald and Mia Dyson as well as appearing in the line-up at many of Australia’s top festivals; Woodford Folk Festival, St Kilda Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Byron Bay Bluesfest. He was voted the ‘Youth People’s Choice Award’ at the 2012 Blues at Bridgetown Festival, as well as winning the public’s vote for ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2013 St Kilda Festival, substantiating his increasing popularity with the punters.
The forthcoming album ‘Steer the Wheel’ is Kirk’s most experimental and electrified record to date, seeing him explore beyond the blues influences that have characterised his previous work. With influences ranging from rock, soul and rhythm & blues, ‘Steer the Wheel’ is a collaborative record, which has enjoyed an inclusive approach from conception to completion. As well as collaborating with ARIA award-winning rhythm section of Danny McKenna (drums) and Grant Cummerford (bass) to lay down the core of all tracks, Shaun has bought together some of Australia’s finest musicians and vocalists to produce his most diverse release to date. Songs such as ‘Give to the Needy’ and ‘No One Gonna Love You When You Love Like That’ are a true example of the raw energy in Shaun’s music whilst ‘Twenty Two’ is a ballad with a clear message. Country blues number ‘Two Hands on the Wheel’ features Shaun’s good friends Kyle and Dan Lizotte (Halfway to Forth) and sounds like the soundtrack for many a road trip. ‘Stitches’ is packed with soul and demonstrates a vocal flexibility that Shaun has kept locked away until now. His blues influences are far from neglected, with songs like ‘Blues for My Birthday’, ‘Find Me A Lady’ and Tony Joe White’s ‘As the Crow Flies’ reflecting the sound he has become recognised for in his relatively short but impressive time as a performer.

ACCOLADES:
#1 on the Australian iTunes Blues Charts – March 2014
Best Debut Album – 2010 VIC/TAS Blues Music Awards
Best New Artist – 2013 St Kilda Festival
Youth People Choice Award – 2012 Blues at Bridgetown
#1 on the Australian Blues/Roots Airplay Charts – January 2012 (Thank You for Giving Me the Blues)

“One of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard. If you’re a blues fan there is no way you are going to stop listening once you have heard it.” – Buzz Magazine
“A truly hot new artist on the blues scene” – Peter Noble (Director of Bluesfest)
“The blues is one of those funny things. We all have our ideas about what the blues is but as soon as we think we have a handle on the music, where it’s come from and where it’s going along comes someone like Shaun Kirk who blows away all our preconceptions.”  – Mathew Frederick (PBS FM, Melbourne)
“Shaun Kirk is the real deal – a young bluesman in the tradition of the greats. Killer songwriter, great singer and can wield an axe, a harp and feet beats with the best of them. He’s only going to get better and better. Long may he run!”- Mark Holden

www.shaunkirk.com
www.facebook.com/shaunkirkofficialmusicpage

The Timbers (Adelaide) are an alternative, modern Australian, country, gypsy, bluegrass, party anthem, celtic, punk, folk explosion! They have toured and played festivals all over Australia and are hitting the Blue Mountains between this year’s Yakandandah Folk and Folk In Broke Festivals.

THE TIMBERS’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to a sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of folk, roots and Celtic bushman brassy punk. They rollick and hammer their way through live gigs with abundant energy and have become festival favourites throughout Australia. This Adelaide based band has an infectious desire to take their audience on a wild ride of non stop musical passion with no limits.

Their debut album “Lawless”, released in 2014, received Triple J airplay and became a favourite on community radio stations Australia-wide. Rhythms magazine wrote “Imagine contemporary folk-rock bands such as Mumford & Sons and Graveyard Train, somewhere in the Australian bush or on the high seas and you have an idea of what The Timbers are about”.
The versatility of the Timbers music has allowed them to share the stage and many festival line ups with acts such as John Butler Trio, Ball Park Music, Eskimo Joe, Xavier Rudd, Sasquatch, The Beards, Little May, and The Audreys. 2014 was a break through year for the Timbers seeing them play to large crowds at Caloundra Music Festival (Qld), Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW), and Gorgeous Festival (SA). The year was topped off by being invited to perform to a crowd of 40,000 people at Adelaide’s New Years Eve event.
The Timbers were the 2013 winners of the Emily Borrows award from APRA. This accolade entitled them to be added to the illustrious list of SA winners including The Hilltop Hoods and The Beards.
In December 2014 the timbers set up a recording studio in a church in the Adelaide Hills and began recording their second album. Only 7 months after the release of their first album “Lawless”. The band has taken their first eager steps in a bold project due for release in 2015.

Their explosive start in the Adelaide music scene is worthy recognition of this band’s ability to marry exceptional musicianship with highly accomplished songwriting. Hailing from far away lands such as Mount Gambier, TAS, Ireland, and the Adelaide Hills, The Timbers have worked tirelessly together to create a unique high energy musical experience not purely confined to alternative folk. With songs soaked in male vocal harmonies, awash with intricate banjo and mandolin licks, soaring trumpet lines, on a foundation of solid piano and all held together by pounding dance rhythms from foot percussion, there is surely something for everyone in The Timbers repertoire.

www.thetimbersband.com
www.facebook.com/thetimbersband

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Morgan Bain is a multi award winning songwriter, performer and vocalist whose live performances are captivating and reveal a sensibility that showcases his skills in a fusion of style that is unmistakably his own with a mix of Soul, Funk, Blues and Rock. The charismatic multi-instrumentalist who at just 20 years of age is blowing audiences away with his talent has a few EP’s under his belt, produced at The Wastelands with ARIA award winning producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) and Soundbaker Studio with Rob Agostini. Bain’s debut EP “Another Day” received rave reviews nationally and sold out in just 8 weeks with the award winning tracks gaining radio play. His next self titled release was toured to the East Coast, with award winning single “I Think I’ve Got You” gaining radio play around the Country, including high rotation in WA.
Following on from two sold out launches of his latest EP “What You Believe” he toured WA and Europe in 2014. Proving popular with European audiences, a tour in 2015 is already in the planning. The upbeat soul influenced single “In the Middle” from his latest release spent weeks in the AMRAP/AIRIT Top 10 Great Southern Charts and was co-written with Joel Quartermain, proving Bain’s musical diversity and continuing to boost his fan base.
Bain’s profile and recognition as a talented performer has steadily grown, supporting artists such as PETE MURRAY, MISSY HIGGINS, COLD CHISEL, ICEHOUSE, XAVIER RUDD, SARAH BLASKO, ESKIMO JOE, ASH GRUNWALD and THIRSTY MERC as well as being a regular on the festival circuit in Australia.

ACCOLADES:
Winner of the WEST AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY (WAM)
“2013 Blues and Roots Act of the Year”
Consecutive “WAM Song of the Year” awards
Reaching final status in the INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION (USA) and UNSIGNED ONLY 2013 (USA)
Nationally selected as 1 of 3 songwriters in the TELSTRA ROAD TO DISCOVERY
The accolades continue with him recently winning the SingerUniverse “BEST VOCALIST OF THE MONTH” in California (USA)
All goes to prove he is one to watch!

“…one of WA’s most inspirational and energetic talents…delivered the vocals worthy of some of soul’s biggest names…his talents are unparalleled in local music today…” Tom Munday – COLOSOUL MAGAZINE
“Another strong single…the man’s tones are superb and his voice contains a maturity well beyond his years. Keep an eye on him” – THE MUSIC.COM.AU
“With so much talent and musical promise his star looks set to shine as a songwriting troubadour ….” Nat Salvo – FASTER LOUDER
“Morgan Bain is a rarity in the music world. While most musicians consider themselves fortunate to build a successful career over many years, Bain has accomplished more than contemporaries twice his age in half the time……he may be WA’s most promising singer-songwriter.” Jennifer Peterson-Ward – XPRESS MAGAZINE

www.morganbain.com.au
www.facebook.com/morganbainmusic

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Doors Open 7:30PM
Morgan Bain 8:15 PM – 8:45 PM
The Timbers 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Shaun Kirk 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.
*Please note that the ‘Baroque Room’ is an over 18 years only venue. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

Tickets $15 pre-sale available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Cash Only)
Or +$2 booking fee from Carrington Hotel Reception
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 Ph: 02) 4782 1111

Or Online $16.50 (Including booking fees):
www.trybooking.com/GZEN

Or $20 on the Door from 7:30pm (Unless Sold Out)

GEOFF TURNBULL “Alive In The Madhouse” National Album Launch Tour at Station Bar & Woodfired Pizza, Katoomba, Blue Mountains – FREE ENTRY

GEOFF TURNBULL at Station Bar & Woodfired Pizza, Katoomba, Blue Mountains.
Fri 13th Feb 2015 – FREE ENTRY!
National Album Launch “Alive In The Madhouse” Tour.

Dubbed the “next roots figurehead of Australia, Turnbull is individual, definitive and electrifying” Fasterlouder.

Geoff’s lap steel slide, acoustic tapping slide and mind rattling rhythm based acoustic has him titled as a captivator of audiences (Townsville bulletin) with a unique gift for music (Lismore Uni). His variation in styles, rhythm and attack provides a show that never fails to intrigue. Soothing melodies captivate the audience, raw but directed outbursts chill spines and eccentric rhythms inspire trancelike dance sessions. The use of multiple pickups allows eclectic effects to be layered over sensual acoustic sounds. Soulful vocals complement the music and top this unique performer’s act.

Geoff is touring his 6th solo record ‘Alive In The Madhouse’ and is one of Australia’s finest performers mixing Roots and Blues with Rock, Trance and Folk. Self produced and released through Repton Records, the new album has been received with critical acclaim.
After performing 1200 shows over the last 14 years and covering 200,000 kms in his transit van the new material shows this experience and reflects in his live performance.

On his travels Geoff has been awarded “Best New Talent” & “Best Male Vocalist” for Newcastle Blues Fest, and was also dubbed the “next roots figurehead of Australia” by fasterlouder in 2007.
He has performed at Peats Ridge Music festival, Festival of the Sun, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Nimbin Mardigrass, Day in the Vines, Open Arms Festival, Brisbane’s Urban Blues and Roots festival, Newcastle Blues Festival and Sounds on Sunset.
He has also played alongside acts such as Cog, Gotye, Lior, Ash Grunwald, The Mess Hall, Hatz Fitz, Kimbra, Vasco Era, The Rubens, Kingswood and Stonefield to name a few.

Reviewers have all noted the same explosive streak that sets Geoff apart from his predecessors.

“A raw talent with a unique gift for music” – SCU

“Mind Blowing. A one man hurricane” – Peats Ridge Music Festival

“1 man a zillion trillion sounds” – UQ QLD

“Individual, Definitive and Electrifying”
“Turnbull has more variation & the tendency towards the ferocious which John Butler & Rudd do not have making for a more interesting performance” – Fasterlouder

“Turnbull is certainly a musician who releases his demons in a subversive, energetic live performance” – Beat 2004.

“All in all Turnbull’s refreshing live approach imbues him with a spontaneity the didactic John Butler can only dream about” – Rave Mag 2004.

Web: www.geoffturnbull.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gwturnbull

New album “Alive In The Madhouse”, available now on Itunes at shows and through mail order.

VENUE: STATION BAR & WOODFIRED PIZZA
287 Bathurst Road, KATOOMBA, NSW 2780
Blue Mountains