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Get ready for timeless Celtic music as well as some classical and contemporary favourites brought to you by Martyn Cook (Celtic harp) and Rebecca Daniel (violin). This duo has been astounding audiences wherever they play from the Blue Mountains to Bathurst. Both Martyn and Rebecca have a deep love for the Celtic repertoire and play with intuitive grace and sensitivity. Rebecca studied with the Royal Academy of Music in London and has played for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. This will be a special Sunday Night not to be missed!

Join Martyn & Rebecca this Sunday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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The Old City Bank Bar
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

Funky Thursday

with the

Disco Frisco Rhythm Section and The K Town Horns

also Bonnie Doon

Come to the Old City Bank Bar for relaxed entertainment in an old English style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains. The Old City Bank Brasserie offers an informal dining experience – wood-fired pizzas, burgers, pastas, steaks & the freshest salads. Situated in a Funky Old Bank Building which was transformed into a great bar and eatery it comes alive this Thursday with an eclectic mix of the best Funk musicians in the Blue Mountains. Starts at 8pm.

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Hotel Blue Lounge and Parlour Bar
88 Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

Sarah-Jane Spillane, Skye Evans & Colin Day are Soular Spill. Expect sultry, playful and spacious interpretations of jazz standards with stripped back bass, guitar and keys. This is a group not to be missed!

Join Soular Spill this Friday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as it’s first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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Chris O’Connor has had an enduring fascination with the blues of the 1920s and 30s masters, from players such as Son House, Willie McTell and Blind Blake. His expert blues renditions use 6 and 12 string guitars and a well-worn steel bodied National resonator for a full rich sound.

In performance, he ranges from string-snapping delta blues to hypnotic minor key laments, gospel shouts, slide guitar instrumentals and ragtime songs with sparkling finger picked accompaniment.

O’Connor has been well received at major East Coast blues and folk festivals. He was previously a member of the unique and entertaining jug band The Mudsteppers.

His first CD release Things are looking up received positive reviews from Australian and US publications. Soup’s Gone Bad his next release shows a progression to include original songs alongside the vintage blues but all played with straightforward spirit and humour.

Having won the solo/duo section of the Sydney Blues Challenge Chris played at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee in January 2014.

Join Chris O’Connor this Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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The Hydro Majestic
52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath NSW 2780, Australia

w/ Steve Hunter (electric bass), Matt Keagan (sax) & Gordon Rytmeister (drums)

Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Location: The Boiler House @ The Hydro Majestic

Doors Open: 7:30 pm
First Set: 8:00-8:45 pm
Second Set: 9:00-9:45 pm

Tickets: $35 – Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826

The Steve Hunter Trio is a band that encourages unique input from its individual musicians. Instead of taking on one typical jazz style, the composition style sees a focus on the strength of the ‘voices’ of the players. Steve has been active as an electric bassist-composer, bandleader & sideman/collaborator in Australia (and internationally) for 30 years now. He has performed with such notable Australian artists as Mark Simmonds’ Freeboppers, Tree, Dale Barlow, James Muller, Joseph Tawadros and The Translators, as well as international artists including Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Bobby Previte, Ulf Wakenius and Mark Isham.

A prolific composer, Steve has released nine albums of original music, in formats ranging from solo bass to 9-piece ensemble.

“Hunter has always been one of our most single-minded and disciplined players, one whose prolific output has been of one consistently high standard – the standard he applies, bushido-like, to himself and expects (and gets) from his sidemen/collaborators.”
– australianjazz.net

“The Steve Hunter group is one of several bands to offer this world-class level of creativity. It’s music reflects the sum of the parts that is Hunter – virtuoso bassist, imaginative composer, astute band-leader.”
– Sydney Morning Herald

The Steve Hunter Trio open the ‘Live @ The Boiler House’ series, proudly presented by ‘Music in the Mountains’ and ‘The Hydro Majestic Hotel’. This will be an intimate night of world-class music, with stunning views of the Megalong Valley as a backdrop. The casual atmosphere and intimate venue provide you the opportunity to get up and close with these musicians.

That Red Head
The Old City Bank Bar
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

That Red Head at the OCB
SaturdayOct 7 at 9 PM – 12 AM

Come to the Old City Bank Bar for relaxed entertainment in an old English style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains. The Old City Bank Brasserie offers an informal dining experience – wood-fired pizzas, burgers, pastas, steaks & the freshest salads. Situated in a Rockin’ Old Bank Building which was transformed into a great bar and eatery it comes alive this Saturday with a girl, a double bass and blazing country guitar, who bring rockabilly rhythms and endless energy to the dance floor in the form of ‘That Red Head’
Local favourites, Lozz and her trio (named after her ginger coloured hair) have been making waves in the Sydney live music scene, bringing their rock’n’roll vibes to festivals such as Lady Luck, The Fifties Fair, International Women’s Jazz Festival, Sydney Rock’n’Roll Alternative Markets as well as hosting and establishing the ‘Women of Rockabilly Night’ and ‘Rockabilly Night of Mayhem’ at local Sydney Venues Miss Peaches and Lazybones.
https://www.facebook.com/thatredheadsydney/

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Blue Mountains Hotel
Blue Mountains Hotel, 286 Great Western Hwy, Lawson NSW 2783, Australia

Andie Isalie – Lawson Folk
Thursday, October 12 at 8 PM
Blue Mountain Hotel, Lawson NSW 2783
286 Great Western Highway, Lawson, New South Wales 2783

It was October last year that Andie Isalie played at Lawson Folk, and we are extremely pleased to have her back. Singer, song-writer guitarist with a swag of tunes and buckets of talent, her big following is testament to her jazzy, soulful and modern sound.

Andie’s music has developed at an extraordinary rate through her travels, recordings and performances, in Melbourne, New York and Sydney. Heartfelt, skilled and engaging the 12th of October show will be complemented by none other than Oliver-Morley Slater on drums, and Dave on bass. Come experience Andie in the intimate and warm setting of Lawson Hotel, before she completely outgrows her mountain nest.

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Big weekend of gigs in Katoomba if you are staying in town starting tonight at the OCB
Thursday 12th, Old City Bank, Katoomba 8-10 – ‘The Musicians Club’ with The Syndicate rhythm section, featuring the K-Town Horns. Bring your instruments for a jam!

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Hotel Blue Lounge and Parlour Bar
88 Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

A powerful, original, improvised fusion of jazz, blues, latin and groove. This project is the latest offering from world renowned saxophonist Jason Thornton. Featuring Jason on sax and flute, Waldo Fabian on bass and Oliver Morley-Sattler on drums, this trio promises to excite and delight in its improvised exploration. Whilst definitely having its own very modern sound and concept, the group’s contextual reference to the historical greats is undeniable, creating a well-rounded, interesting sound that is accessible to all. An album is on the way, stay tuned!

Join Jason Thornton and the gang this Friday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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Baroque Room
84 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

SARAH McLEOD (The Superjesus) “Rocky’s Diner” Album Launch Tour
+ Special Guests at Baroque Room

Fri 13th October 2017
Venue: BAROQUE ROOM 86 Bathurst Rd (Upstairs from ‘The Harp & Fiddle’ Irish Bar), Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains.

Sarah McLeod’s highly anticipated first solo release in 12 years ROCKY’S DINER is officially out. To celebrate, The multiple ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling artist has just announced the first run of dates on her massive national tour. The epic ROCKY’S DINER tour will run from October right through to November, and will showcase her newest work which marks a radical change of creative gears for Sarah.

McLeod created the album in near-complete isolation during a three-month stint in New York. She bunkered down in the bitter cold, watching the world go by outside her Brooklyn apartment, finding her muse in watching the lives of locals.

“I took my whole studio set up in a Samsonite hard case… There was zero room for clothes except for what I was wearing, I figured I’d buy more clothes when I got there. I wasn’t planning on going anywhere so I didn’t need much, the lack of party attire would hopefully eliminate any temptation to party, I was here to work.”  – Sarah Mcleod

Her first single off the album, “Giants”, was released with a beautiful video, with the treatment written by Sarah herself.

Following her huge achievements as the front woman of South Australian rock-band The Superjesus, she made her first move as a solo artist in 2005 with her debut album BEAUTY WAS A TIGER. Now, she continues this exciting journey with ROCKY’S DINER.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Sarah perform live!
Joining her will also be Mick Skelton (Baby Animals / Thirsty Merc) on drums.

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SARAH McLEOD (The Superjesus) “Rocky’s Diner” Album Launch Tour + Special Guests LOLA SOLA & PAPERHILL
at Baroque Room, Carrington.

FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER 2017
Baroque Room
DOORS: 8pm
TICKETS: Limited pre-sale $20 or online + b/f
DOOR CHARGE: $25
BOOKINGS: https://sarahmcleod.oztix.com.au/?Event=75868
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Sarah McLeod’s highly anticipated first solo release in 12 years ROCKY’S DINER is officially out. To celebrate, The multiple ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling artist has just announced the first run of dates on her massive national tour. The epic ROCKY’S DINER tour will run from October right through to November, and will showcase her newest work which marks a radical change of creative gears for Sarah.

McLeod created the album in near-complete isolation during a three-month stint in New York. She bunkered down in the bitter cold, watching the world go by outside her Brooklyn apartment, finding her muse in watching the lives of locals.

“I took my whole studio set up in a Samsonite hard case… There was zero room for clothes except for what I was wearing, I figured I’d buy more clothes when I got there. I wasn’t planning on going anywhere so I didn’t need much, the lack of party attire would hopefully eliminate any temptation to party, I was here to work.” – Sarah Mcleod

Her first single off the album, “Giants”, was released with a beautiful video, with the treatment written by Sarah herself.

Following her huge achievements as the front woman of South Australian rock-band The Superjesus, she made her first move as a solo artist in 2005 with her debut album BEAUTY WAS A TIGER. Now, she continues this exciting journey with ROCKY’S DINER.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see Sarah perform live!
Joining her will also be Mick Skelton (Baby Animals / Thirsty Merc) on drums.

www.sarahmcleod.com.au

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+ Special Guests Lola Sola and Paperhill (Solo)

With her roots in Aotearoa, Lola Sola is a singer-songwriter with a dynamic vocal range and emotive lyrics; blending folk, soul and a hint of blues.
Lola’s solo performances are intimate and captivating. Her shows are always developing with the different collaborative efforts of the musicians she works with.
She has released her first studio album ‘Walking Back from Hell’ in mid 2016 and has toured the East Coast of Australia and New Zealand nationwide. Earlier this year she successfully crowdfunded her first independent music video for single ‘Swim’ filmed in New Zealand and due to be released in november this year.
She will be joined by Sydney guitarist Jack Perry on the night.

www.facebook.com/lolasola.music

Paperhill solo is Oliver Morley-Sattler (guitar/vocals) who gives high energy, emotive and sometimes even political uplift with bright melodies and driving rhythms, sending feet tapping and hearts yearning.
From Katoomba, NSW, Paperhill bring a unique and exciting sound. Bring a spare pair of socks…

www.facebook.com/paperhillmusic

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Doors Open 8pm. First Support Starts 8:15pm.

Venue: BAROQUE ROOM
86 Bathurst Rd (Upstairs from ‘The Harp & Fiddle’ Irish Bar)
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains
*Please note that the ‘Baroque Room’ is an over 18 years only venue. No minors will be granted entry to the event.

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

Or online (+ booking fees) $23.50: https://sarahmcleod.oztix.com.au/?Event=75868

*Please Note – there are a limited number of pre-sale discount tickets available!

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

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

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Mark Bishop’s passion for the blues will take you on a journey to the deep south where the Delta blues was born, through the ages and styles from past to present. In his show, Mark incorporates instruments such as the Resonator guitar with slide, Cigar Box guitar, and a stomp box to keep the beat.

Join Mark Bishop this Saturday Night, 6:30–8:30pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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Mark Bishop’s passion for the blues will take you on a journey to the deep south where the Delta blues was born, through the ages and styles from past to present. In his show, Mark incorporates instruments such as the Resonator guitar with slide, Cigar Box guitar, and a stomp box to keep the beat.

Join Mark Bishop this Saturday Night, 6:30–8:30pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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The Old City Bank Bar
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

Michael Wheatley and the Dirty Carpet Disco Band at OCB 14th Oct 2017

Like a force of nature this Sydney based artist has continued to carve deep and glorious pathways in music, burlesque, cabaret, performance art, hosting, modelling, DJing and sound production since 1990 nationally and globally. With a passion to stay true to his art and collaborators whilst always challenging and pushing the envelope further it is hard to keep up with what Michael is working on next. Be it a live cabaret show, a new album or cheeky neo-burlesque act the only guarantee is that it will be an experience and offered from the bottom of the artist’s heart.

Michael has just finished touring his newest show “Michael Wheatley & the Dirty Carpet Disco Band” for Perth Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe and already seeing great crowds at the shows and a 4 STAR review in The Australia Times

Next up sees Michael & the Dirty Carpet Disco Band launch their newest album in a city near you. First up is Sydney at Foundry 616, May 18th with special guests Kelly Ann DollJazidaBek Jensen and support from A Royal Uprising.

“‘The carpet’s clean… we’ll have to do something about that,’ said Wheatley as he slid behind the piano dominating the Ellington’s stage.” “4 STARS”
– Brandon Taylor, The Australia Times

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The Old City Bank Bar
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

Michael Wheatley and the Dirty Carpet Disco Band at OCB 14th Oct 2017

Like a force of nature this Sydney based artist has continued to carve deep and glorious pathways in music, burlesque, cabaret, performance art, hosting, modelling, DJing and sound production since 1990 nationally and globally. With a passion to stay true to his art and collaborators whilst always challenging and pushing the envelope further it is hard to keep up with what Michael is working on next. Be it a live cabaret show, a new album or cheeky neo-burlesque act the only guarantee is that it will be an experience and offered from the bottom of the artist’s heart.

Michael has just finished touring his newest show “Michael Wheatley & the Dirty Carpet Disco Band” for Perth Fringe World and Adelaide Fringe and already seeing great crowds at the shows and a 4 STAR review in The Australia Times

Next up sees Michael & the Dirty Carpet Disco Band launch their newest album in a city near you. First up is Sydney at Foundry 616, May 18th with special guests Kelly Ann DollJazidaBek Jensen and support from A Royal Uprising.

“‘The carpet’s clean… we’ll have to do something about that,’ said Wheatley as he slid behind the piano dominating the Ellington’s stage.” “4 STARS”
– Brandon Taylor, The Australia Times

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Yuki Kumagai and John Mackie play and sing smooth jazz, a popular mix of jazz standards and some Latin hits. Yuki sings and plays piano, flute, harmonica, and ukulele, while John plays guitar and saxophone. Yuki and John perform around Sydney in clubs and jazz clubs, on cruise ships, and have performed at the Sydney Opera House, the Manly Jazz Festival, and many other music festivals.

Join John & Yuki as they bring you some smooth jazz this Friday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as its first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents ‘Metro Social’ with FOGHORN STRINGBAND (USA) live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

SATURDAY 21st Oct 2017 from 6:30pm
DOORS: 5:30pm
TICKETS: $20 DISCOUNT Early Bird
or phone/card/online $21.50 inc. b/f
OR $25 on the Door (unless Sold Out)
BOOKINGS: www.stickytickets.com.au/50105
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“Face it people – there’s Foghorn…and then there’s everybody else.” – Stuart Mason – The Fiddlefreak.

The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead.

American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity.

The Foghorn Stringband is comprised of four master performers and historians:
– Reeb Willms (vocals, guitar) – From rural Farmer, Washington
– Caleb Klauder (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) – From Orcas Island, Washington
– Nadine Landry (vocals, upright bass) – From the Gaspé Coast, Eastern Quebec
– Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind (vocals, fiddle, banjo) – From Minneapolis, Minnesota

Each member of Foghorn Stringband exemplifies the best of the roots music traditions from their respective native cultures. Caleb Klauder’s wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as they are by his upbringing in the sea islands of coastal Washington State. Reeb Willms hails from the wind swept Eastern farmlands of Washington. Her musical family and rural upbringing are on display with every note she sings and every heart she breaks. Nadine Landry’s roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, and her high lonesome vocals have delighted audiences the world over. Her earth-shaking bass playing is the rumbling backbone of the Foghorn sound. Minnesotan Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, simply put, is the old-time fiddler of his generation whose tone and voice are as old as the same hills that gave birth to this music. Together, these four have forged a sound like no other.

In performance, Foghorn Stringband gather around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. To the band, this music is as relevant today as it was at it’s birth a century ago. They see themselves not only as cultural revivalists, but also as historians and fans of this music. Their performances and recordings are a joyful celebration of music from a bygone era that still holds the power to delight audiences worldwide.

The band’s repertoire has expanded greatly in the past 15 years. They are as comfortable playing music at a neighbourhood square dance as they are stirring a festival audience to a frenzy. Old time dance tunes rub shoulders with Cajun waltzes, vintage honky tonk country, and classic bluegrass….and it’s all rendered into a cohesive whole. Foghorn Stringband can often be found after a performance in a local pub or club continuing to play with equal energy and joy late into the night. They’re obsessed, and that obsession rings true with every note they play and every song they sing. You’ll see. There’s Foghorn…and there’s everybody else.

“Many are called, but few are chosen. On their new recording Devil in the Seat, Foghorn Stringband proves once again that they are still the Chosen Ones when it comes to down-home, footstomping, ass-kickin’ old time music.” — Stuart Mason, FiddleFreak

“All they have to do is play, and the power surges straight through your own chest. They let their own musicality and the tunes speak for themselves.” “There’s an honesty to this music….It’s pure and simple, ingredients that often go missing in this day and age. It just makes you want to get up and dance.” “Foghorn Stringband makes the music their own with instrumental virtuosity and intense dedication to the sources.” – Old Time Herald

“…the quartet is among the finest practitioners of American old-time music on the globe, a string band whose faithful renditions of songs from bygone decades are no less than living, breathing history.” – Ned Lannamann, The Portland Mercury

www.foghornstringband.com
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Venue: 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 5:30pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.
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Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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/50105

Or $25 on the Door from 5:30pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

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The Old City Bank Bar
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

BONNIEDOON is a rockin 5 piece band from the Blue Mountains, with Colin on Drums, Charlotte on Bass, Hamish & Sheridan on Guitars & Bonnie on Vocals. See them take it to the Bank this Saturday! Starts at 9PM

Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope

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 Oct 2017 from 6:00pm
DOORS: 5:00pm
TICKETS: $20 DISCOUNT Early Bird
or phone/card/online $21.50 inc. b/f
OR $25 on the Door (unless Sold Out)
BOOKINGS: www.stickytickets.com.au/54905
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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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+ 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: 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.
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Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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 / Fusion Boutique Presents
info@fusionboutique.com.au
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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156-158 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia
156-158 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

The last round of classes for the end of the year are on their way, with our 5 Week Rock n Roll Course.

Email ssk@sydneyswingkatz.com.au to register

Beginners Rock n Roll – 6.30pm
Intermediate Rock n Roll – 7.30pm

$60 for the course up front or $15 casually.

Dress comfy and no partner required.

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Mid mountains legendary pianist Neil Sagewood [Babalu, Moodswing, Xmas Swamp band, Axiom trio] returns to Hotel Blue with a new trio and new original compositions. Together with bassist Charlotte Sagewood and drummer Frank Corby, Neil will feature songs from his new album OCTAGON which is soon to be released. Drawing on their world music background in salsa and Latin jazz music, the Neil Sagewood Octagon trio will present beautifully crafted bespoke made in the mountains songs in genre-blurring arrangements that move from tender notes hanging in the air spaciousness to hip swaggering Afro-Cuban grooves and scintillating solos.

Join Neil Sagewood & the gang this Friday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as it’s first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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Mechanics Institute, 284 Great Western Highway, Lawson, NSW, 2783
Mechanics Institute, 284 Great Western Highway, Lawson, NSW, 2783

Brisbane Jazz heavyweights, OUT of ABINGDON, playing live at THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Saturday, OCTOBER 28TH. ALBUM LAUNCH Tour.

Doors 6:30pm
First set 7:00pm
Second Set 8:00pm
*Concession pricing & children welcome!

This isn’t this duo’s first time in the Mountains, Warwick Hargreaves & Tina Fullerton are a favourite of ‘Music in the Mountains’ having played at Hotel Blue in Katoomba last year. OUT of ABINGDON have built a unique sound filtered from influences including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Burrell, Bjork and Nina Simone, their understated elegance draws the listener in. Smooth, effortless and a little beatnik, this duo bring a sense of COOL everywhere they go. Tina’s ethereal vocals and grooving double bass accompanied by Warwick’s fearless expressive guitar sounds and husky voice creates a sensual, soulful atmosphere and stage presence that’s smoking hot!

From their home base in Brisbane, Australia, OUT of ABINGDON successfully completed their 3rd European and UK tour last year, playing venues throughout Scotland, England, Belgium, Paris, and Berlin. They have played well over 700 gigs together in the last 8 years, at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, Brisbane International Jazz, Noosa Jazz and the Illawarra Folk, Gold Coast Acoustic, Gulgong Folk, Bellingen Turtle and Neurum Creek Music Festivals to theatres, clubs, bars, cafes, private and corporate functions in Brisbane and East Coast Australia, also playing as guest artists aboard P&O Cruise’s Pacific Aria in 2015.

OUT of ABINGDON had, until recently, independently recorded & released three albums. ‘Journeys’ debuted in 2011 at The Brisbane Jazz Club, and ‘OUT of ABINGDON live’ was recorded in ‘the Basement’ Sydney and the ‘Brisbane Jazz Club’ and released in 2012. 2014 saw the release of their first official video ‘3 Piece Suit’ and CD ‘Small Steps’. All albums continue to receive National airplay, lovely feedback from their growing fan base and always sell well at their many live shows.

Inspired by extensive touring both Nationally and Internationally over the last couple of years, Warwick and Tina have collaborated in writing tales of everyday urban life, love, and dreams for a new album… ‘Another Story’ is a collection of original songs and musings written around their river city home by the Story Bridge. After the launch of their 4th album in September 2017, they hit the road for an Album tour, taking in the Blue Mountains on Saturday, October 28th.

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He is one of Australia’s most recorded songwriters with well over 600 of his songs being released around the world by artists of the calibre of Cilla Black, Patti Page, The Irish Rovers, The Living End, Slim Dusty, Barry Humphries, Ricki May, James Blundell, Jasmine Rae, McAlister Kemp, Graeme Connors, The Wolfe Brothers, Anne Kirkpatrick, Chad Morgan, Lynne Hamilton, The Delltones, Jade Hurley, Ella Hooper among dozens of others.
Caswell has also built a big reputation as a writer of children’s songs as, among other projects, the co-writer and co-producer of the hugely successful Don Spencer albums. To top all that off, he is also a 7-time Golden Guitar winner and has a trophy cabinet full of other awards.

Join Allan this Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as it’s first come, first served. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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The Old City Bank
The Old City Bank

Sydney musician Bek Jensen is a quiet storm that rages to a pop banshee. She’s a cheeky, soulful, electro pop songstress who aims to make the heart sing.
If you like Gwen Stefani, Goldfrapp and Janis Joplin you won’t be diasappointed when you hear this woman belt out her tunes.
Rebekah grew up in a talented family, with both of her parents working as professional musicians in Australia. Always surrounded by live music and wrapped in a blanket of classic soul, blues, jazz, country and gospel music, she fell in love with the stage and started performing at a young age.
Established as a backing vocalist, Bek has recorded and toured nationally with some of Australia’s finest artists, including Jimmy Barnes, Tina Harrod, Sleepy Jackson and Paul McDermott, and has released numerous original recordings, both signed and unsigned, under different guises.

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