VICTOR MARTINEZ PARADA Live at the Baroque Room, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, SAT 15th May 2021

Fusion Boutique Presents
Live in Concert at the Baroque Room, Carrington Hotel

Saturday 15th May 2021
Doors Open 5pm | Performance 6-7:15pm

Venue: BAROQUE ROOM 15 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains.

Please note that rules and restrictions relating to Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains) have been extended until 12:01am Monday 17th May.
Under these government requirements, patrons must be seated when consuming alcohol. Dancing and singing by the audience is also currently prohibited.
Face masks must be worn by staff in customer facing roles and it is important to note that face masks are mandatory for all patrons attending indoor entertainment venues (except when eating or drinking).

As per the existing requirements, electronic entry recording is compulsory for entertainment facilities and guests will need to electronically check in on arriving at the Baroque Room using the ServiceNSW QR code and then present the confirmation of check in to our event door staff. We will help you with any checkin issues where needed.
There is no change to venue density or capacity requirements.

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Victor Martinez Parada is recognised as one of the world’s finest classical Latin-American avant-garde guitarists. Born in Santiago, Chile, he has resided in Australia since 1989. He is an accomplished composer, teacher and performer with an extensive list of music in his repertoire, ranging from classical and South American folk to avant-garde. He has composed pieces for solo guitar, ensembles including duos, trios, quartets, sextets and also for guitar & ensemble and guitar quartet & symphony orchestra. He is well-known for his arrangements and fantasies on pop tunes such as Stevie Wonder’s ‘You Are The Sunshine Of My Life’, Daniel Alomia Roble’s ‘El Condor Pasa’, Laura Branigan’s ‘Self-Control’ and Harold Arlen’s ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’. Audiences cherish his performances which reflect a professional music career spanning more than 50 years. A performance by Victor Martinez Parada will not only make you understand how music has shaped him but the way he has shaped music. He is a musician’s musician who plays from the heart.
After nurturing the musical careers of his family for many years with the band, Martinez Akustica, Victor Martinez Parada has returned to his roots and is taking his unique talent back on the road as a solo artist.

“Victor’s ear is such that he’s able to peel away the thump & swish of epic early eighties Britpop production to find the heart of a song not even its writers seemed to recognise. He honours the composition, rather than his own virtuosity. This humility, an abject absence of vanity, is a hallmark of his musicianship. Indeed, it’s the defining characteristic. It’s emblematic of Parada’s truly rare & precious gift for arrangement. And it’s a talent that comes to the fore again and again throughout the evening.
‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’ is one of the greatest songs ever written. And, if it’s possible, Victor’s Fantasy on it only but enhances its status in the popular canon. In his hands, it becomes around a ten-minute opus. It’s as if he’s rolling out a red carpet for the tune, which progressively & unmistakably insinuates itself. The rhythmic flavour of flamenco informs the arrangement and imbues a passionate urgency. It’s a virile, avant-garde take on a Wonderful song. The Chilean Hendrix does it again.’ – Syke on Stage

Reviews for Martinez Akustica, Victor Martinez Parada’s trio formed with his sons Andro and Dauno Martinez.

“Martinez Akustica had an interesting approach to jazz and pop, highly energetic jazz laced with flamenco flair and modern improvisation by three great guitarists.” – George Benson

“Their live show left me inspired each night of the tour. Definitely some of the most talented musicians I have ever seen.” – Michael Franti – Spearhead

“The music benefits from their intensity and passion…. so does the listener!” – Jeff Hamilton (Diana Krall)

“This is probably the greatest acoustic guitar band in the country – and yet another must-see at Bluesfest.” – Byron Bay Blues Festival

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VENUE: BAROQUE ROOM 15 Katoomba St (entry via the Carrington Hotel driveway, through the ‘Baroque Room’ arch) Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains
Come and enjoy the new refurbishments of this terrific room!

*This event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.
Please also note that the Baroque Room is a room that we hire, the Carrington
Hotel will be operating the bar inside the room but there is no kitchen or food available at the venue.
The Old City Bank also owned by the Carrington Hotel next door has hot
meals available however guests are unable to bring outside food or
drinks inside the Baroque room.
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All events will strictly follow COVID safe procedures, as outlined by NSW Health.

Tickets must be purchased as part of a group booking.
Section A Theatre style seating will be allocated from the front of the stage to the back, based on booking types and the order that they are received.
Individual group bookings are unlikely to be able to be placed together
unless requested prior to the event date.
Guests will not be able to move seating between sections or transfer from assigned seats.
Guests will be emailed their seat allocations prior to the event date.

Section A – Theatre Style Seating
Section B – Bar Area
Section C – Back Lounge
(Please note that there are 2 stairs to access the lounge)

Generic Seating Draft Public. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Please read the ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS before purchasing:

Fusion Boutique & The Carrington Hotel are registered COVID-SAFE businesses.
The health of our staff, performers and guests are of the highest priority. Thank you for your understanding while we navigate these current times.

• It is crucial that if you are experiencing any COVID like symptoms (flu-like symptoms, fevers, sore-throats etc) that you please do not attend.
• All guests will have their temperature taken via a contact-less method on arrival.
• All guests will also have to sign in on a contact register when entering the venue. Sign-in must be done by providing accurate contact details (name and phone number or email address) and time of entry. Entry to patrons who will not provide valid contact information will be denied.
*** We will be providing contact-less check-in via QR code registration. To make this process smoother please download the Service NSW app prior to arrival:
When you arrive to the check in desk open the app and select “COVID Safe Check-in’. Once you have completed this process – show a Fusion Boutique staff member that you have signed in and then have your tickets verified.
• All bookings will have allocated seating and require group bookings.
Individual group bookings are unlikely to be able to be placed together unless requested prior to the event date.
• Please maintain physical distancing measures of 1.5m where possible.
• Hand washing and sanitising facilities will be available throughout the venue.
• Where possible, please use the COVIDsafe app.
• There will be no entry to the venue for guests prior to the stated doors open time.

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Room configuration will be seated and allocated and require group bookings.
Guests will not be able to move seating between sections or transfer from assigned seats.

Tickets $40 + booking fees / person
Booking of 2 – $80 ($40 per ticket) + bf
Booking of 4 – $160 ($40 per ticket) + bf
Ticket link:

Or $45 cash on the Baroque Room Door (after doors open and unless sold out prior).
Discount show pre-bookings will close 2pm on the day of the event.

Your ServiceNSW Discover Vouchers can also be redeemed for concert bookings. One voucher can be used in the payment process online through Humanitix or contact us prior to booking to discuss how a combination of vouchers can be redeemed together for bookings.

Guests can book with confidence knowing that, while tickets are normally non-refundable, if a show needs to be cancelled for any reason then all tickets will of course be refunded. If a show needs to be rescheduled then tickets will be valid for the new dates. In the instance of guest illness tickets can be transferred on request.

Doors Open 5pm | Performance 6-7:15pm

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