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‘Gigs on Govetts’ w/ SAIJE (Bellingen) Live at the Zoe’s, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Gigs on Govetts’ with
SAIJE (Bellingen)
Live in Concert at Zoe’s, Blackheath
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 20th May 2022
Show Starts 8pm

Venue: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro – reopening 1st April) to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music and touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy.

Come and experience some fabulous performances at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music, family friendly restaurant and bar.
Music, tacos, cerveza and cocktails – how exciting!
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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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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
Venue enquiries and bookings:
Or Phone: 02) 4787 5787

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 4pm through till 9pm.
A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.
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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, bench and bar seating and standing.
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Restaurant and Bar Open from 4pm
RUN TIMES
Set 1: 8pm – 8:45pm
30mins intermission
Set 2: 9:15pm – 10:00pm

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

BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – CORN NUT CREEK & KIMBERLEY WHEELER (Melbourne / Sydney) at The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
CORN NUT CREEK
+ KIMBERLEY WHEELER
(Melbourne / Sydney)
Upstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 22nd April 2022
Show Starts 9pm

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

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of Wines, Beers, Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Kitchen closes 10pm.
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Corn Nut Creek are a powerhouse female Alt-Country/Americana duo, hailing from America and Australia. Their original music has been awarded as a category finalist and juror’s top five selection in the 2020 Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest. The band features the artful banjo work of Tanya Bradley, paired with the deft fiddle and soulful vocals of Danielle Vita, 1st place winner of 2020 Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention (USA) vocalist award. The duo’s original songs tell raw stories of womanhood which are transporting, honest and effortless. Their story is unique; they met in Hong Kong and performed as the Dulcet Tone Collective, then moved back to their respective countries and began writing music together remotely. After four years collaborating in different countries, they reunited—this time in Australia. They have been featured on ABC Country’s ‘Saturday Night Country’, Bluegrass Country Radio’s ‘Foggy Hollow’, WDVX Tennessee’s ‘Sweetgrass’ and Blues & Roots Radio, among many others. They are currently working on their second album, set to be released in August 2021.

www.cornnutcreek.com
www.facebook.com/cornnutcreek

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Kimberley Wheeler has the uncanny knack of being able to find the right note and the right turn of phrase in the creation and performing of her music. From a classical beginning, this award-winning songwriter came to acoustic roots music along a winding trail through grunge metal, bluegrass and Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. With a voice described as Celtic Chocolate, she is often compared to singers such as Linda Thompson, Linda Ronstadt and Gillian Welch. Her luscious vocals and gritty songs underpin the band’s acoustic folk pedigree. Kimberley’s late discovery of Tim O’Brien’s, Red On Blonde (a take on Bob Dylan), opened an explosive portal to the folk universe that has directed her ever since. Variously, she has been a member of all-star bluegrass outfit, Uncle Bill, played with Dan Hicks and now has her own band, Roadside Holiday. In 2017 she instigated and curated the all Aussie, Women in String Bands, CD, has been President of Australian Bluegrass & Old Time Association and presently sits on the Musicians Australia Leadership Committee. She is a current finalist in Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards.

www.kimberleywheeler.com.au
www.facebook.com/Kimberleywheelermusician

2 x individual sets from 9pm.
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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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

This venue is 2 levels, the free live music upstairs is restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the current social distancing requirements.
Dinner tables will need to be pre-booked online through www.bootleggerbar.com.au
For enquires call 02 4782 6368 or email . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Guests will need to make a note at the time of booking tables that you are there for the live music.***

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
1st Set 9:00pm-9:45pm – Kimberley Wheeler
2nd Set 10:00pm-10:45pm – Corn Nut Creek

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

GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS & FUSION BOUTIQUE PRESENT DECLAN KELLY (DUO) + VANESSA CASPERSZ Live at the Zoe’s, Blackheath, Blue Mountains

Great Southern Nights in association with Fusion Boutique Present
‘Gigs on Govetts’ with
DECLAN KELLY (DUO)
+ Special Guest VANESSA CASPERSZ
Live in Concert at Zoe’s, Blackheath
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 8th April 2022
Show Starts 8pm

Venue: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 12 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro – reopening 1st April) to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music and touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy.

Come and experience some fabulous performances at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music, family friendly restaurant and bar.
Music, tacos, cerveza and cocktails – how exciting!
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Music runs through Declan Kelly’s blood. It’s been a part of him since  the very beginning. With an Irish father and a Maori mother, herself a talented musician, he was encouraged to learn the drums and guitar at a young age.
He’s aligned himself with some of the greatest Australian musicians we’ve seen, plying his trade with The Beefs (with Alex Lloyd), and The Bondi Cigars, before releasing his debut album ‘Tales From The Neighbourhood’ in 2005 with support from the late great Andy Glitre.

Late 2019 saw Declan Kelly release his fourth studio album ‘Views With A Room’, which saw Declan searching for answers while tackling issues of masculinity and despondency. Declan Kelly has a way of captivating fans with his roots and his rhythm. ‘Views with a Room’ – featuring the beautifully stripped back singles ‘Catch Your Ego’ and ‘Take Me in Tonight’ – was a deep and reflective project that engaged with themes too rarely discussed by male artists. It is easy to see why Declan has gained the respect of fans, media and esteemed colleagues such as Bernard Fanning, Katie Noonan, Bobby Alu and Kasey Chambers through his authenticity and spectacular musicianship.

During the 2020/21 pandemic, Declan put aside touring plans, and spent the lockdown period back in the studio. The first single from his upcoming album, ‘Headlock’ encompasses the insecurities of having to navigate through these unprecedented times. Mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Justin Stanley (Prince, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Nikka Costa), the cold feeling of isolation is overcome by warm layers of folk rock, Marvin Gaye soul and Declan’s comforting vocals.

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www.declankellymusic.com
www.facebook.com/DeclanKellyMusic
www.instagram.com/declankellymusic
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Vanessa Caspersz is a musician with an abundance of creativity that never ceases to stand still for long. Born in the Blue Mountains, Vanessa has played extensively with folk trio Snail, and duo Piccolo Bear. Having recently returned from Vancouver, Canada, she is currently writing and recording her first solo EP, while performing intimate jazz sets both solo, and with her band. Vanessa’s gentle guitar playing and sweet voice weave heartfelt stories of honesty and perspective.

www.facebook.com/vanessacaspersz
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Great Southern Nights is a celebration of live music that takes place right across NSW. The dynamic program features hundreds of COVID-safe performances at live music venues across Greater Sydney and regional NSW in March and April 2022. Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to stimulate the revival of the State’s live music, entertainment and hospitality sectors, and in turn the NSW visitor economy, in response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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VENUE: Zoe’s (Formerly Blackheath Bar & Bistro)
Shop 1, 35-41 Govetts Leap Rd, Blackheath, NSW, 2785, Blue Mountains.
Venue enquiries:
*Please note that Zoe’s will not be opened until 1st April 2022.

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 3:30pm through till 9pm.
A limited bar menu is then offered until closing time.
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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.

This show is a FREE / Open Entry format but limited and reservations must be made online via the ticket booking platform:
https://events.humanitix.com/fbdeclankelly

This venue is a restaurant and we will be in contact with ticket holders via email prior to the event date with further details and dinner table booking options.
Please note that group bookings will be allocated to the available tables as first in best dressed.

ie Group bookings larger than 2 will be given higher priority to the available tables.
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Restaurant and Bar Open from 3:30pm
RUN TIMES
Vanessa Caspersz: 8pm – 8:45pm
30mins intermission
Declan Kelly (Duo): 9:15pm – 10:15pm

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

BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER – BROKEN CREEK (Melbourne) at The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Fusion Boutique & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
BROKEN CREEK (Melbourne)
Upstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 7th October 2022
Show Starts 9pm

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

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 13 years, Fusion Boutique is pleased to be working with The Bootlegger again to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at Katoomba’s hottest new live music restaurant and bar.
Bootleggers is a place of good old fashioned fun where people can eat, meet and greet and be human again.
Fully licensed bar offering a large selection of Wines, Beers, Whisky, Gin, Cocktails & Good Food – low and slow and vegetarian options available.
Kitchen closes 10pm.
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Drawing on Old Time Americana and Celtic traditions, Broken Creek creates intricate chamber folk arrangements for banjo, guitar, violin and voice that reimagines songs, stories and musical traditions from the past to connect them to our present moment.
Lachlan Heycox (guitar/banjo/mandolin/percussion) and Erin Heycox (vocals/fiddle) grew up in rural Victoria steeped in bushbands and balladeers before moving to Melbourne. Named for the creek Erin grew up near, the name Broken Creek signals a love of traditional folk music with an adventurous musical bent to “break” with the same old ways of playing folk music.

2022 sees them releasing their debut album ‘Small Town Anthropologies’ and launching a national Small Town Tour that includes pop-up choirs, church halls, folk festivals and recording tunes in gorgeous locations.

www.brokencreekband.com
www.facebook.com/BrokenCreekBand

2 x sets from 9pm.
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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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

This venue is 2 levels, the free live music upstairs is restricted to attendee numbers present at the time to adhere to the current social distancing requirements.
Dinner tables will need to be pre-booked online through www.bootleggerbar.com.au
For enquires call 02 4782 6368 or email . Please note that bookings made on the day after 5pm may not be able to be confirmed.
***Guests will need to make a note at the time of booking tables that you are there for the live music.***

FREE ENTRY – first in best dressed.
1st Set Starts 9:00pm

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

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

Fusion Boutique, Barney Collins & The Bootlegger Bar Present
‘BEATS & BALLADS @ BOOTLEGGER’ showcase sessions with
BODY MASS (QLD) +
BEC SMITH
Downstairs live at The Bootlegger Bar
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 18th March 2022
Show Starts 9pm

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

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

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

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

www.instagram.com/becjsmithmusic
www.facebook.com/becjsmithmusic
https://soundcloud.com/becsmithmusic
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.
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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

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

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

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

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – URSHULA LEUNG DUO (Southern Highlands) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, FRI 3rd December 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
URSHULA LEUNG DUO (Southern Highlands)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Friday 3rd December 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 12 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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Journey through the whimsical landscape of music from jazz vocalist and singer songwriter Urshula Leung.

This charming duo offers an avant-garde slant on folk, jazz, pop, rock and blues repertoire and converts selected works into a seductive fusion.

Expect snippets of Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Nina Simone, Billy Holliday, Ben. E. King, Dire Straits, Prince, Radiohead, Sia, Gotye, Give Beauty and Fade for Falling Ember.

Featuring the stunning work of Nicholas Mercer on the acoustic cello/vocal harmonies and beautiful lead vocals from Urshula Leung.

www.urshulaleung.com/duo
www.facebook.com/urshulaleungmusic

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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 6:30pm.

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.

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 – KELLY BROUHAHA (Adelaide, SA) at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SUN 18th July 2021

Due to the 2 week lock down running until midnight 9th July and the current situation surrounding COVID unfortunately Kelly is unable to complete the NSW portion of her tour and this show has been postponed.

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
KELLY BROUHAHA (Adelaide, SA)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Sunday 18th July 2021. 1st Set starts 6:30pm.

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 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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The South Australian Award Winning Songwriter is one of those artists who’s unique style simply cannot be put into a box.
From big blues to soulful country, it is music that is real and raw and vulnerable.
Releasing her debut album in 2019, the Americana artist has had many a success including ABC radio rotation, #1 AMRAP radio charting and inclusion on hit country Spotify playlists.
A sought after session musician, she’s also known for lending Backing Vocals, Percussion & Guitar duties to some of the countries finest including Beccy Cole, Jen Mize, Libby O’Donovan & Amber Joy Poulton.
Whether around a campfire, in RSLs or in the intimate setting of people’s living rooms, this is an artist you simply need to hear. Her captivating live show will have you giggling one minute and in tears the next as she tells stories about her travels, her family and her much loved 1992 Toyota Hiace “Pamela Vanderson”.

“She’s known for having an extraordinarily rare voice” – CLARE BOWDITCH

“it’s just so much fun, that girls got amazing pipes, she sounds like Amy Whinehouse – but with more of a soulful edge as opposed to a jazz hook” NKECHI ANELE – TRIPLE J ROOTS AND ALL

“I really don’t know if we have anyone similar in Australia, I am pretty sure that we don’t. She has similar elements of other artists from overseas, and maybe a touch of Renee Geyer, but basically, she is a one-off. In a close tunnel genre in Australia, Kelly is Queen. She is a no-nonsense, firebrand” – COWGIRL UP BLOG

“if the place isn’t packed, this town needs to hang it’s head in shame” – SCALA NEWS

www.kellybrouhaha.com.au
www.facebook.com/kellybrouhah

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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 6:30pm.

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.

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

GIGS ON GOVETTS – URSHULA LEUNG DUO (Southern Highlands) in Concert at the Blackheath Bar & Bistro, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, SUN 2nd May 2021

Fusion Boutique & Blackheath Bar & Bistro Present
‘GIGS ON GOVETTS’ showcase sessions with
URSHULA LEUNG DUO (Southern Highlands)
FREE LIVE MUSIC

Sunday 2nd May 2021. 1st Set starts 6:30pm.

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 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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Journey through the whimsical landscape of music from jazz vocalist and singer songwriter Urshula Leung.

This charming duo offers an avant-garde slant on folk, jazz, pop, rock and blues repertoire and converts selected works into a seductive fusion.

Expect snippets of Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Nina Simone, Billy Holliday, Ben. E. King, Dire Straits, Prince, Radiohead, Sia, Gotye, Give Beauty and Fade for Falling Ember.

Featuring the stunning work of Nicholas Mercer on the acoustic cello/vocal harmonies and beautiful lead vocals from Urshula Leung.

www.urshulaleung.com/duo
www.facebook.com/urshulaleungmusic

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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 6:30pm.

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.

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

LOVE LOCAL LIVE 10) Live Music Streaming Micro Concert – DEE (ANDIE), Blue Mountains, THUR 5th November 2020

Proudly presented and supported by Blue Mountains City Council in partnership with
Fusion Boutique Presents and Shelter Studios:
LOVE LOCAL LIVE Series 2 – a 2nd showcase of live streamed music performances by local artists held at a local recording and rehearsal studio with production by KFM Media.
Every Thursday 7:30-8:30pm for 5 weeks from 15th October.

Love Local Live 10) – DEE (ANDIE)
Thursday 5th November 7:30-8:30pm
FREE LIVE STREAMED MICRO MUSIC CONCERT

Love Local Live was the Blue Mountains City Council’s first-ever series of local events that was brought to the community via live streaming.
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “While restrictions are slowly easing, public gatherings are still limited and we understand many in our community are hesitant to venture out into crowds. That’s why Council is still looking for creative and safe ways to engage with you. The new Love Local Live series will bring a little entertainment to you, wherever you are, while supporting and promoting local businesses and creatives.”

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the first live streaming series a 2nd series of the Love Local Live streaming project is being presented.
Fusion Boutique’s curator and producer Charity Mirow couldn’t be happier to have the chance to showcase some more of our fabulous local talent and work with some of the wonderful creatives of our region, especially when the current climate remains so challenging surrounding venue capacities, national and international touring and live music in general.

More information on the upcoming artists will be posted on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents
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Previously known as Andie Isalie, Dee, has chosen to rebrand herself amidst a new stage in life. Growing up in the Blue Mountains, Dee gained a hefty YouTube following throughout her teenage years under her old pseudonym, which brought opportunities of international touring and collaboration, crowd sourced projects and caught the eye of major players in the industry including SONY. Revaluating her career intentions and aspirations as a largely self-taught and immensely passionate soul/jazz/folk musician, Dee thought it best to turn a new leaf from a brand she felt was heavily tied to the YouTube sensibility, a mix of popular covers and original work. This change has been a weight lifted. While many fans of Dee’s previous work have joined the cause in support of her current musical journeys, this is a new chapter as Dee opens the door to a sense of freedom to be able to create with no prior held expectation. Standing at 4’11 and half, with steel lungs, infectious laughs and a totally DIY kitted out school bus as a house, Dee is synonymous with her raw lyricism and relatable energy.

www.facebook.com/deee.andie


Images by Inertia Photography.
As part of the project each performer will have a photo shoot with Inertia Photography to provide them with images to add to their portfolio.
www.inertiaphotography.net
www.facebook.com/inertiaphotographybyLonaa
www.instagram.com/masala_madam
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VENUE: SHELTER STUDIO
Unit 1 / 79 Barton St, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.shelterstudio.com.au
Phone 0466 719 268 for recording and rehearsal bookings.

Show your support for the arts and join us online every Thursday night 7:30-8:30pm from 15th October for 5 weeks.

FREE VIEWING. Show 7:30pm-8:30pm.
More information on the upcoming artists will be posted on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page and you can set a reminder for the next week’s stream: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents

Visit the ‘Live’ tab to view all active and past streams:
www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents/live_videos
A season 1 highlights video along with the previous live mini concerts can also be viewed on our Youtube channel:

 

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

LOVE LOCAL LIVE 4) Live Music Streaming Micro Concert – AURORA LI + ACE EVERGREEN, Blue Mountains, MON 6th July 2020

Proudly presented and supported by Blue Mountains City Council in partnership with
Fusion Boutique Presents and Shelter Studios:
LOVE LOCAL LIVE – a series of live streamed music performances by local artists held at a local recording and rehearsal studio with production by KFM Media.
Every Monday 7-8pm for 6 weeks from 15th June.

Love Local Live 4) – AURORA LI + ACE EVERGREEN
Monday 6th July 7-8pm
FREE LIVE STREAMED MICRO MUSIC CONCERT

Love Local Live is Blue Mountains City Council’s first-ever series of local events that will be brought to the community via live streaming.
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “While restrictions are slowly easing, public gatherings are still limited and we understand many in our community are hesitant to venture out into crowds. That’s why Council is still looking for creative and safe ways to engage with you. The new Love Local Live series will bring a little entertainment to you, wherever you are, while supporting and promoting local businesses and creatives.”

More information on the upcoming artists will be posted on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents
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At only 17, Katoomba singer/songwriter, Aurora Li is fast becoming a seasoned performer, playing regularly at live music venues, festivals and events in and around her home in the Blue Mountains and further afield, including Bello Winter Music, where she won the hotly-contested vocal category of the 2019 Youth Mentorship Competition, and the 2020 Illawarra Folk Festival, where she brought home Youth Tradition Awards in two categories. As the most senior member of family folk/bluegrass/indie pop trio, Breathing Underwater, Aurora has played to the packed concert hall of the Sydney Opera House as a featured artist for Pulse 2019, a showcase of outstanding young artists.
Alongside her performance commitments and hectic study schedule (she is currently preparing for her HSC), Aurora writes songs that are sometimes upbeat and irreverent, occasionally sad and angry, and often deeply moving, but always showing a wisdom and insight far beyond her years. Her spare, indie pop/folk sound is complimented by sharply observed lyrics that urge you to close your eyes and listen in, as she ponders the regrets, worries and passions of teenage life with a voice that will gently carry you along for the ride.

https://auroralimusic.wixsite.com/website
www.facebook.com/Aurora-Li-2291188277802182

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People who have heard her sing tend to describe Luca Zumwalt as an old soul. At 8 she picked up her first uke, at 9 she dubbed herself “Ace Evergreen” and she’s been quietly and earnestly crafting a unique musical identity ever since – shaped in one part by her own tremendous gifts and in another by an eclectic playlist of indie artists from Rebecca Sugar to Florence & the Machine, Girl in Red to Weezer. Fast forward another 2 years and Ace has swapped the uke for a guitar, comes armed with a truckload of vocal skill and charm and writes songs pulled from places you wouldn’t think an 11-year-old capable of going. Songs about existential dread, immortality, death, life, love. This is quintessential Ace Evergreen: a sensitive and small soul living an inconceivable conundrum just trying to make sense of it all through song.

www.instagram.com/ace.evergreen
https://mtnsmade.com.au/listing/ace-evergreen

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Images by Inertia Photography.
As part of the project each performer will have a photo shoot with Inertia Photography to provide them with images to add to their portfolio.
www.inertiaphotography.net
www.facebook.com/inertiaphotographybyLonaa
www.instagram.com/masala_madam
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VENUE: SHELTER STUDIO
Unit 1 / 79 Barton St, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.shelterstudio.com.au
Phone 0466 719 268 for recording and rehearsal bookings.

Show your support for the arts and join us online every Monday night 7-8pm from 15th June for 6 weeks.

FREE VIEWING. Show 7pm-8pm.
More information on the upcoming artists will be posted on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page and you can set a reminder for the next week’s stream: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents
Visit the ‘Live’ tab to view all active and past streams:
www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents/live_videos

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

LOVE LOCAL LIVE 3) Live Music Streaming Micro Concert – BONNIEDOON DUO, Blue Mountains, MON 29th June 2020

Proudly presented and supported by Blue Mountains City Council in partnership with
Fusion Boutique Presents and Shelter Studios:
LOVE LOCAL LIVE – a series of live streamed music performances by local artists held at a local recording and rehearsal studio with production by KFM Media.
Every Monday 7-8pm for 6 weeks from 15th June.

Love Local Live 3) – BONNIEDOON DUO
Monday 29th June 7-8pm
FREE LIVE STREAMED MICRO MUSIC CONCERT

Love Local Live is Blue Mountains City Council’s first-ever series of local events that will be brought to the community via live streaming.
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “While restrictions are slowly easing, public gatherings are still limited and we understand many in our community are hesitant to venture out into crowds. That’s why Council is still looking for creative and safe ways to engage with you. The new Love Local Live series will bring a little entertainment to you, wherever you are, while supporting and promoting local businesses and creatives.”

More information on the upcoming artists will be posted on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents
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Bonniedoon Duo hail from the Blue Mountains and perform a mixture of covers and original songs from genres such as; rock, folk, pop, blues, soul, roots and a hint of jazz. The act incorporates the powerhouse vocals of Bonnie Coady and the soulfully solid rhythms of guitarist Sheridan Hurst.

www.bonniedoonband.com
www.facebook.com/bonniedoonband


Images by Inertia Photography.
As part of the project each performer will have a photo shoot with Inertia Photography to provide them with images to add to their portfolio.
www.inertiaphotography.net
www.facebook.com/inertiaphotographybyLonaa
www.instagram.com/masala_madam
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VENUE: SHELTER STUDIO
Unit 1 / 79 Barton St, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Blue Mountains.
www.shelterstudio.com.au
Phone 0466 719 268 for recording and rehearsal bookings.

Show your support for the arts and join us online every Monday night 7-8pm from 15th June for 6 weeks.

FREE VIEWING. Show 7pm-8pm.
More information on the upcoming artists will be posted on the Fusion Boutique Presents facebook page and you can set a reminder for the next week’s stream: www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents
Visit the ‘Live’ tab to view all active and past streams:
www.facebook.com/FusionBoutiquePresents/live_videos

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

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

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

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

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 – LINDSAY LOU & BAND (MICHIGAN/NASHVILLE) + Special Guests SMITH & JONES in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, SAT 5th January 2019

Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
LINDSAY LOU & BAND (MICHIGAN/NASHVILLE)
+ Special Guests SMITH & JONES
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Saturday 5th January 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.  ***

Lindsay Lou and her band keep one foot in The Great Lakes State of Michigan with the soul of Motown, and one in Music City, USA: Nashville, TN. They still embody the soul of a good jam or late night pickin’ session, and also have honed in on a sound that’s entirely their own drawing from soul, blues, folk, jazz and maybe even traces of a techno beat.

As a vocalist, Lindsay falls into an elite category, along with her band of equally gifted musicians playing their own brand of Americana, Lindsay Lou is a not to be missed act.

“This is music that’s caught between the pull of the past and the push of the beckoning future, ready to leap forward bursting with new ideas and youthful energy.” – Devon Ledger, Hearth Music

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFjByii_Q4g
Web: www.lindsayloumusic.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. In late 2016 Smith & Jones finished recording their debut album, ‘Dark Gives Way’, with Michael Carpenter at Love Hz in Sydney. This album’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 also charted in Tasmania over four weeks. In October 2018 Smith & Jones will be heading back into the studio to record their second album, which will be released and toured in 2019. 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.

www.smithandjones.net

www.facebook.com/SmithandJones.music

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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/76812

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 – MAMA KIN SPENDER Spring Is Golden Tour + Special Guest Jacob Diamond in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse Upstairs for ‘Metro Social’ Katoomba Blue Mountains, FRI 19th October 2018

Select Music, ABC Music & Fusion Boutique Present ‘Metro Social’ with
MAMA KIN SPENDER – Spring Is Golden Tour
+ Special Guest Jacob Diamond
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

Friday 19th October 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.  ***

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.
It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies.

Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad. With a sound that is as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender will challenge you to raise your voice in defiance of the status quo.

Mama Kin Spender have been flat chat since the release of their album ‘Golden Magnetic’ in February 2018, cramming in a national album launch run amidst shows at Perth Festival, WOMADelaide, Summersalt, Nannup Festival, Fairbridge Festival, SOTA, and Woodford Planting Festival. Fresh off the back of their USA, Canadian and Irish tours, Mama Kin Spender will be rounding off 2018 with some Australian festivals and show dates.

“Understated, slick and soulful” – Double J

“Mama Kin and Spender bring fresh ideas to an old school sound” – The West Australian

“A rich, textural, at times raucous and at times gentle but stirring collection of stories and fables.” – The Music.com.au

www.mamakinspender.love

www.facebook.com/mamakinband

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+ Special Guest Jacob Diamond

Alt-folk oddity Jacob Diamond sings bold songs about love and death. After years in Perth’s songwriting underground, Diamond has recently emerged as one of the foremost singer-songwriters in the west, furnished with huge melodies and incisive lyrics. He pens intricate, genre-bent bangers taking all the best bits from a box of 60’s compilation CDs, memories of a crowded Catholic childhood, Les Miserables and one reckless detour into jazz-study. Well short of being as confused as it sounds, his work has earned him first prize in The Big Splash band competition, WAM awards for best folk act (2015) and best male vocalist (2016), the acclaimed release of EPs Chum (2015) and Um (2017) and national tours and supports.

‘…A phenomenal voice, with excellent control and impressive range… the performance definitely promised the young talent to be an artist worth paying attention to.’- Larry Heath, AU REVIEW

www.facebook.com/jacobdiamondmusic

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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.

$25 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 $27.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/76205

Or $30 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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)