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KM Gig Guide 2017-10-07T09:41:51+11:00
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January 07 - January 13
  • 07
    07.January.Sunday
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    Rachel Baiman Band (Nashville) Metro Social Blue Mountains

    5:00 PM pm-9:00 PM pm
    07/01/2018

    FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents ‘Metro Social’ with RACHEL BAIMAN BAND (Nashville) + Special Guests live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

    SUNDAY 7th Jan 2018 from 6:00pm
    DOORS: 5:00pm
    TICKETS: $15 DISCOUNT Early Bird
    or phone/card/online $16.50 inc. b/f
    OR $20 on the Door (unless Sold Out)
    BOOKINGS: www.stickytickets.com.au/58665
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    Americana Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist Rachel Baiman Tours Stunning New Record “Shame”

    “A rootsy wake-up call” — Folk Alley

    In many ways for Rachel, Shame, is an exploration of growing up female in America. Despite the serious subject matter, the overall tenor of the album remains light while the arrangements depart from her stripped-down work with progressive folk duo 10 String Symphony. Shame is lush and varied aided by the production and recording talents of Mandolin Orange’s Andrew Marlin. Musically inspired in equal parts by John Hartford and Courtney Barnett, Baiman’s influences are myriad, however years spent playing traditional music shine through in the album’s firmly rooted sound. Over the album’s ten tracks, Baiman commands attention with songwriting prowess and a depth of presence well beyond her 27 years.

    Shame’s musical intensity is rooted within the current American political climate. “I wasn’t necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to,” Baiman says of the project. “I wanted to write about reality, in all of it’s terror and beauty.” From the title track about abortion politics, to love, sex, and abuse in relationships, to classism and inequality in her re-write of Andy Irvine’s working class anthem “Never Tire of the Road,” the album is ambitious in its scope, yet remains cohesive through Baiman’s personal perspective. In addition to the release of her new solo album, Baiman is the co-founder of a new political group called Folk Fights Back, a musician-led national organization that puts together benefit concerts and awareness events in response to the Trump administration.

    As a teenager, Baiman found music to be a welcome escape from worrying about global politics. “I often found the constant discussion of seemingly unsolvable problems to be intense and overwhelming, and when I moved to Nashville to pursue music it felt like something positive, beautiful and productive that I could put into the world. Now that I’ve had some years to devote to music,”—Baiman has been recording and touring internationally for the past 4 years with 10 String Symphony, and has played fiddle for numerous other artists including Kacey Musgraves and Winnipeg folk band Oh My Darling—“I find it hard to escape from the values that I grew up with, and I feel compelled to write politically, to speak out about things that I’ve experienced or seen. Songwriting is a unique opportunity to do that, because it avails a more emotional vehicle for discussion. I love the political tradition of folk music, from Woody Guthrie to Tupac, and my hope is that this record adds another voice to it.”

    “a goose-bump-instigating talent that reminded me of a young Gillian Welch or Joy Williams (Civil Wars).” – Z. N. Lupetin, The Bluegrass Situation

    www.rachelbaiman.com

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    + Special Guests TBA

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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 $15 pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

    Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/54905

    Or $20 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

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

  • 08
    08.January.Monday
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  • 09
    09.January.Tuesday
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  • 10
    10.January.Wednesday
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    Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (USA) Metro Social Blue Mountains

    5:30 PM pm-9:00 PM pm
    10/01/2018

    NOMADIC FISH & FUSION BOUTIQUE Present ‘Metro Social’ with Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (Chicago, USA) live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

    WEDNESDAY 10th Jan 2018 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/59452
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    The blues and roots music duo Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon, and both are high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers. The collective result, in both their live shows and their recordings are charged, dramatic performances that are simultaneously powerful and sophisticatedly subtle.

    Joe Filisko is a master of all the classic blues harmonica styles. As Dennis Gruenling of Blues Review says, “Joe Filisko could be the best prewar blues harmonica stylist in the world today.” Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds agrees: “Joe is one of the rare talents on the instrument of the harmonica. He is the guy that does what most players can’t even think about doing.” In addition, Jerry Portnoy who has played harmonica with Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton says, “Joe plays to the strengths and unique capabilities of the instrument and employs the full range of tonal colors, trills, flutters, chord rhythms, and other special effects that make his playing so expressive – all in service of the music. My admiration for his skill and musicianship is boundless.” Filisko is not only an accomplished performer, but a skilled harmonica craftsman as well.

    Eric Noden is a master bluesman in his own right. Deeply rooted in the music of 20’s & 30’s blues pioneers, Eric Noden’s percussive guitar work, timeless song writing and well-traveled blues vocals have earned the respect of audiences, critics, and musicians worldwide. The Illinois Entertainer described Eric “As a spiritual heir to Chicago blues guitarists of the ’20s and ’30s like Tampa Red and Big Bill Broonzy. This multi-talented acoustic artist fills an important niche in the city’s mostly plugged-in blues scene.” Similarly, Eric’s mastery was recognised in Cadence: “Intent on mastering older styles while transporting them and us into a new century where the past is not forgotten” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal adds, “The Chicago-based bluesman makes a National Resonator guitar absolutely wail.” Eric Noden sings, shouts and stomps while conjuring old spirits from the strings of his acoustic guitar. Varying his approach from song to song, Noden draws from a deep well of American music that fuels his high energy performances. His right hand thumb often lays down a driving bass figure that weaves around intricate melodic parts played with his fingers. This style, favoured by early bluesmen like Charley Patton, Reverend Gary Davis, and Blind Blake, is one that only a few contemporary bluesmen have mastered.

    “Two marvellous musicians who have captured not only the sounds but the emotional spirit of some of the richest bloodlines of American music.” — Kim Field, author of Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers

    “Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make a thoroughly convincing case that this music is the real deal and their spirited performances make it sound both fresh and contemporary.” – Dirty Linen

    “Eric and Joe are possessed by the spirits of Howlin Wolf, Sonny Terry, Robert Johnson, Johnny Woods, Sonny Boy Williamson, Gwen Foster and transported listeners back to the 1920’s Delta.. We love Eric and Joe. Please send them back.� — Mickey Raphael, harmonica player for Willie Nelson

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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.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    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/59452

    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

  • 11
    11.January.Thursday
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  • 12
    12.January.Friday
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    Djangologists: Friday Night GYPSY Jazz

    6:30 PM pm-8:30 PM pm
    12/01/2018
    Hotel Blue
    Hotel Blue

    The Djangologists were formed in 2014 by Chris Higgins (clarinet/saxophone) and Hamish Reid (guitar) performing a mix of gypsy jazz, traditional jazz and original compositions.

    Performing throughout NSW for energetic crowds supporting some of the best local acts including Baltic Bar Mitzah and Devil On The Rooftop. The Djangologists are currently planning their 2018 summer tour as well as preparing to record their debut album in 2018.

    You’ll hear blistering fast tunes to velvety ballads and everything in between. We’re always having fun on stage and aim to get the audience on their feet with us!

  • 13
    13.January.Saturday
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    Rachel Hannan & John Stuart: Saturday Night Jazz

    6:30 PM pm-8:30 PM pm
    13/01/2018
    Hotel Blue
    Hotel Blue

    Rachel Hannan has an effortless, startling purity of voice and simplicity of approach. Having gigged solidly throughout Sydney and up and down the East Coast for the past 30 years, she understands what her listeners want to hear with her cool, easy approach to jazz and latin repertoires. Classically trained and hailing originally from Newcastle, then finally fleeing the Sydney CBD, Rachel has been settled in the Blue Mountains for over 20 years.

    Rachel performs with John Stuart on seven-string guitar. The duo has been performing together for over twenty years, and have an easy, improvisational feel, imbued with intimacy and familiarity. John is master of the seven-string guitar and compliments Rachel with beautiful, swinging accompaniments that suggest a larger band. Sparkling chordal solos complete this intriguing mix.

    Join the Rachel Hannan & John Stuart this Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Come along early if you want a seat as it’s first to come, first served, and these guys are really developing a local following. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Lounge Sessions @ Hotel Blue is brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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    Duke Ellington w/ Sandie White, Kevin Hunt & Craig Scott

    7:30 PM pm-10:00 PM pm
    13/01/2018
    Live at The Hydro Majestic
    Live at The Hydro Majestic

    ‘A LUSH LIFE: The music of The Duke and his alter ego, Billy Strayhorn’.

    An intimate night of jazz with 3 Australian jazz legends exploring the songs and character of Duke Ellington.

    Date: Saturday, December 30th, 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​

    Sandie White:
    Sandie White is a veteran jazz singer in Australia and has had a career spanning 6 decades. she is one of Sydney’s top jazz singers who’s worked around the globe with enough top names to fill a “Who’s Who In Jazz” compendium.

    Kevin Hunt:
    Kevin Hunt is a jazz pianist-composer who has performed regularly in the Sydney jazz scene since 1979. Kevin currently performs regularly with vocalist Emma Pask and pianist Simon Tedeschi, and has played with just about every top name in Australian jazz.

    Craig Scott:
    Craig Scott has been one of Australia’s leading bassists for over 30 years. Craig has been a member of many jazz groups led by such well-known jazz identities as James Morrison, Paul MacNamara, Steve McKenna, Steve Brien, Roger Frampton and many, many more.​

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