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KM Gig Guide 2018-06-02T12:25:17+10:00
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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.” Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Friday night in February for some Roaring 20s jazz & cocktails. This week Jazz Daiquiri will be joining us.

Jazz Daiquiri are one of the smoothest, most intoxicating sounds in the Blue Mountains. Featuring the beautiful voice of Robyn Gordon, Karl Javernig on guitar and Martyn Cook on sax, trumpet and flute. Jazz Daiquiri can play anything from the coolest Latin sambas and bossa novas, swinging jazz standards or soulful blues and ballads, all professionally delivered with style & class.

Join Jazz Daiquiri 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’. Part of The Roaring 20s Festival.

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When ‘you’ve got the blues’, you think about misfortune, betrayal, heartache and regret. You lose your job, you get the blues. Your dog dies, you get the blues. While the lyrics often deal with personal adversity, the music itself goes far beyond self-pity and discomfort. The blues is about overcoming hard luck, saying what you feel, ridding yourself of frustration, letting your hair down, and simply having fun. The Roaring 20s were the times of the blues – life was tough! Bluesmen left the plantations, juke joints, and rambling shacks of the Deep South and headed into the big cities. Everyone talks about Jazz, however, Blues in the 1920s was a way of life and the big cities didn’t make it easy. Head back to the 1920s this week with Mark ‘N The Blues.

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

Saturday Night, 6:30-8:30 pm. Bar & Kitchen open, free event. Part of The Roaring 20s Festival.

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During prohibition, the rich and famous would head out to find ‘speakeasies’ behind unmarked doors in the basement of restaurants and milk bars. In these hidden locations, illegal alcohol was consumed, gambling took place and occasionally a little dancing broke out. Whilst we glamourise these pop-up bars, the real parties were on the outskirts of towns and were called ‘Juke Joints’. Once plantation workers and ‘sharecroppers’ finished work in the field for the day, they would head to a ramshackled informal juke joint to let off a little steam after a hard days work. The days were hot in the fields but the dancing at night was hotter! Blues and swing dancing wasn’t born in the ritzy end of town, it was born in the small clubs and juke joints in America’s South!

Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2017
Location: The Baroque Room @ The Carrington Hotel

Doors Open: 8:30 pm
Intro Dance Lesson: 9:00 pm
First Set: 9:30-10:15 pm
Second Set: 10:30-11:15 pm
Tickets: $25 presale or $30 on-the-day (+ online booking fee)
Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826

Given this fine tradition, ‘Music in the Mountains’ and ‘The Sydney Swing Katz’ are bringing a night of incredible music and good old-fashion swing dancing to The Baroque Room on Saturday, February 3rd, at The Carrington Hotel (we were going to find you a ramshackled shed on the edge of town to host a juke joint, however as its the Roaring 20s Festival, we figured you were already in town and were looking for a GREAT cocktail!). There will be an intro swing dance lesson to help you get your feet moving and Queen Porter Stomp will be coming up the Mountain to bring a little prohibition fun your way.

Queen Porter Stomp:
Queen Porter Stomp use their dirty swamp magic to shirk those Prohibition blues – swinging skirts and scuffed shoes for hardwood and concrete dance floors alike. This is jazz where swing is the key you play, Melody is your gypsy mistress, and signature is what you’re trying to avoid committing to paper until you have a shot of bootlegged whisky. They pack horns that scream straight into your soul, squeezed tight into a caravan they’ve taken up and down and through the smoke and mud of the festival circuit (like the Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival), supporting the hardened and never weary (like Charles Bradley).

Swagger comes from a rhythm section borne of cut-throat jazz chops and a banjo that can exorcise demons on the wrong side of midnight. Amongst all this well-honed haze comes the clarity and seduction of the ukulele songstress upfront. Shine those shoes and undo that top button – if you’re just tapping those toes, then you’re in the wrong bar. This is Queen Porter’s joint.

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Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with LOLO LOVINA live in Concert upstairs at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse

FRIDAY 9th FEB 2017 from 6:30pm
DOORS: 5:30pm
TICKETS: Limited pre-sale $20 or phone/card $21.50 inc. b/f
DOOR CHARGE: $25 (Unless Sold Out)
BOOKINGS: www.stickytickets.com.au/62000
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We are very pleased to welcome back Lolo Lovina ahead of their performance by invitation at one of the biggest festivals in the world – SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) are an intoxicating, cosmopolitan virtuosic brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. The only ethnic Romani band in Australia, fronted by Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak.

Lolo Lovina’s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures. The charming and passionate performance of the charismatic singer makes each of her concerts an unique experience. Featuring Serbian Rroma drummer and guitarist Nenad Radic, Stuart Vandegraaff on Sax, clarinet & Ney, David Carr on guitar and banjo & Nathan Gatt on double bass.

Lolo Lovina have played at the Opera House, Guca Festival Serbia, in New Caledonia, in Europe and to full houses wherever they go.
Their album Rroma Sapien received a 4 Star review in the London based World Music magazine Song Lines (June 2016) with Rroma Sapien and RromAntics both being featured on ABC Radio Nationals program, ‘The Daily Planet’.

“(Lolo Lovina)…have created an album that swings from traditional to groundbreaking Rroma music, all imbued with a tremendous sense of fun” – Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet ABC Radio National

‘Excellent new, vibrant album (RromAntics!) from world-touring, Sydney-based Rrom music band…’ – Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet, ABC Radio National

“You have to listen to these people, this is the future of music” – Brian Eno, Luminous Festival, Sydney Opera House

“With musicians from Ukrainian/Romanian, Hungarian and Brazillian backgrounds, this music is authentic to its roots and played with vigour and precision.” – Bradfield Dumpleton

“Musically and culturally Planet/MGM consider the group to be in the forefront of contemporary world music coming out of Australia. Their live performances are exciting, varied and professional with consummate performance skills from all members.” – Graeme Regan, MGM the Planet Company

“…Traditional Gypsy tunes alternate with Lolo originals here, and the arrangements are solid, tight, classy and brassy…” – 4 STAR review of Rroma Sapien by Seth Jordan in Songlines Magazine, London UK. June 2016

www.lololovina.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 also be made through the rear. If entering from the front the bar/restaurant is on the right.

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.

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

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

Tickets $20 DISCOUNT pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)

Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees):
www.stickytickets.com.au/62000

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

This is an intimate seating space and tickets are exclusively limited

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

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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.” Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Friday night in February for some Roaring 20s jazz & cocktails. This week Soular Spill will be joining us.

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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Avalon presents the Roaring 20s Supper Club. Join us for live music, dinner or supper & classic cocktails, every Friday night. This week’s music to dine to will be provided by The Three-Handed Beat Bandits.

Beautiful to the ear, great for the feet, the Three­-Handed Beat Bandits are the best three-­handed big band in the world. Together, John Stuart and Neill Duncan play guitar, bass, congas, drums and saxophone, along with quirky megaphone vocals. This beat combo swing their listeners through a kaleidoscope of reggae, ska, calypso, funk, swing and klezmer.

Two-handed John Stuart is a master of the seven­-string guitar and conga, switching between driving bass lines, sparkling solos, and hot percussion. One-handed Neill Duncan, who lost his left arm to cancer three years ago, plays a custom-built one­-handed tenor saxophone and an adapted drum kit, his passion and musical imagination flowing like never before.

Their exotic musical gumbo will steal your heart.

To book your table call 02 4782 5532 or visit avalonkatoomba.com.au

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FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents ‘Metro Social’ with Dave Graney & Clare Moore live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

SATURDAY 10th Feb 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/59547
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Dave Graney and Clare Moore will be playing material from across their vast and splendid songbook.
Performing songs from over 30 albums, film and tv scores including their work from The Moodists, Coral Snakes and The mistLY.

This will be a show about songs and lyrics. Minimal instrumentation and totally PRO delivery. Guitar, keys, percussion and vocals.
They have a songbook with hundreds of titles to choose from and they access songs they’ve written and recorded across the four decades which they’ve now been present and incorrect for.

Dave Graney was awarded ‘Best Male Vocalist’ at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996 for his work on The Soft ‘n’ Sexy Sound, while “Feelin’ Kinda Sporty” won ‘Best Video’ in 1997 and he has received seven other ARIA Award nominations.

Graney and Moore specialise in delivering! Their schtick weighs a ton!
They will release yer soul!
They’re just too hip, babe! Matey, From On High!

www.davegraney.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/59547

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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Blue Mountains pianist, Alan Johnson, first performed at the Mountain Heritage in 1982 and has been the hotel’s resident pianist ever since. Alan isn’t just a ‘player for hire’ – Alan is keeping a 1920s tradition alive. Music has been a feature of the Mountain Heritage, previously The California, since it opened in 1908 and by the 1920’s the hotel had become a favourite haunt for the stars of radio, stage and screen. The Herald reported that the hotel was ‘the largest and most palatial guesthouse in the southern hemisphere with … a neon lighted ballroom, an in-house entertainer and a permanent orchestra.’ The California was the place to be in the 20s and Alan isn’t just providing light entertainment in a Hotel Lounge, he is bringing the hotel’s past into the present, in a world full of iTunes, Spotify playlists, and pre-recorded background easy listening jazz.

As part of the Roaring 20s Festival throughout February, Alan will reprise many of the 1920’s hit tunes that were sung around the piano – songs that were written purely to be sung with gusto in cheerful company. Casual, impromptu and joyous, Alan will be at the Grand Piano every Saturday Night between 6 and 10 pm inviting any ‘old soul’ to join him in a song. Come along and enjoy a favourite past time of the 20’s in a hotel that lived a life in the 20’s. If that wasn’t enough, The Mountain Heritage is home to Jamison Views Restaurant and The California Cocktail Bar. Pull up a stool at the bar to enjoy a 1920’s cocktail, then move into the Restaurant and soak up one of the few dining experiences in the Mountains with spectacular views.

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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.” Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Saturday Night in February for some Roaring 20s fun & cocktails. This week Orchard Boat will be joining us.

The Orchard Boat are Rob Weule and Beejhan (BJ) Goodfellow taking their gypsy guitar and accordion on a musical adventure through the Jazz, Irish, French and quirky pop music scene. Featuring stunning instrumentals and sublime vocal harmonies, The Orchard Boat sets sail and charters a course delivering a cruise of musical adventure. At times of favourable conditions, ‘The Boat’ docks and takes on extra crew members to enhance the journey…”Cabin-Boy’ Karl Javernig and ‘Deck-Hand’ Taylor Weule, to name but a few. So pull up a deck chair, sip on a rum cocktail and enjoy the Orchard Boat experience.

Join Orchard Boat 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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FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents ‘Metro Social’ with THE LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.
Part of the 2018 Roaring 20s Festival.

FRIDAY 16th Feb 2018 from 7pm
DOORS: 6pm
TICKETS: $25 DISCOUNT Early Bird
or phone/card/online $26.50 inc. b/f
OR $30 on the Door (unless Sold Out)
BOOKINGS: www.trybooking.com/TOKX
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The London Klezmer Quartet brings you klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, at its most beguiling and seductive. The subtleties of the original tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party.

LKQ is a dynamic group of performers much in demand on the UK folk, world and pop music scenes. The band’s deep understanding of klezmer is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments.
Formed in 2009, the band is already popular throughout the UK, has had five sell-out tours in Australia, as well as performing in Brazil, Germany, Holland, Latvia, New Zealand and Switzerland, and has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 & 6, BBC TV, and ABC Radio.

“Dynamic and authentic” – Time Out

“A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, Virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing. What’s not to like?” – Songlines Magazine

“The tradition is safe in their hands.” – Sunday Times

“Four of Europe’s most talented klezmer musicians. They bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and excitement to their performances.” – Frank London, the Klezmatics

“When Buraczewska sang, all the earthiness, profound melancholy and celebratory joy you could desire came surging to the fore via her vast, singular contralto.” – Sydney Morning Herald

www.londonklezmerquartet.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 6pm. Show Starts 7pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating, cocktail lounge and some standing room.
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Tickets DISCOUNT $25 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 $26.50 (Including booking fees): www.trybooking.com/TOKX

Or $30 on the Door from 6pm (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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Blue Mountain Hotel, Lawson NSW 2783
Blue Mountain Hotel, Lawson NSW 2783

The Orchard Boat are looking forward to docking back in familiar waters after a week of floating in unknown swells and currents. All is shipshape and ready to cruise the waters of Jazz, Celtic, French and Quirky Pop.Great tunes, food and beverages await.

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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.”

Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Friday night in February for some Roaring 20s jazz & cocktails.

This week local jazz duo ‘Threepenny Moon’ will be performing. Experience the wonderful cabaret talents of Jocelyn Moen and Martin Dawes – think forgotten wartime french classics and 1920s classics. Oh, and there is a souzaphone! Don’t miss this week’s Prohibition Jazz.

6:30-8:30pm, free event & part of The Roaring 20s Festival! Bar & Kitchen open. Welcome to the Mountains’ own ‘House of Jazz’, Hotel Blue! Proudly presented by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.”

Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Friday night in February for some Roaring 20s jazz & cocktails.

This week local jazz duo ‘Threepenny Moon’ will be performing. Experience the wonderful cabaret talents of Jocelyn Moen and Martin Dawes – think forgotten wartime french classics and 1920s classics. Oh, and there is a souzaphone! Don’t miss this week’s Prohibition Jazz.

6:30-8:30pm, free event & part of The Roaring 20s Festival! Bar & Kitchen open. Welcome to the Mountains’ own ‘House of Jazz’, Hotel Blue! Proudly presented by ‘Music in the Mountains’.

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Avalon presents the Roaring 20s Supper Club. Join us for live music, hearty meals & classic cocktails, every Friday night.

This week we welcome back the sensational Willem Sherlock Roorda. Deeply soulful, Willem Sherlock Roorda offers a high energy and engaging performance delivering gritty delta blues married with jazz and a burst of funk served with a cheeky side of playfulness.

An originality crafted in the creatively fertile Blue Mountains oozes out of the strings of a well-loved, beat-up guitar, burnt umber vocals and the stories his songs hold.

To book your table call 02 4782 5532 or visit avalonkatoomba.com.au

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Avalon presents the Roaring 20s Supper Club. Join us for live music, hearty meals & classic cocktails, every Friday night.

This week we welcome back the sensational Willem Sherlock Roorda. Deeply soulful, Willem Sherlock Roorda offers a high energy and engaging performance delivering gritty delta blues married with jazz and a burst of funk served with a cheeky side of playfulness.

An originality crafted in the creatively fertile Blue Mountains oozes out of the strings of a well-loved, beat-up guitar, burnt umber vocals and the stories his songs hold.

To book your table call 02 4782 5532 or visit avalonkatoomba.com.au

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Blue Mountains pianist, Alan Johnson, first performed at the Mountain Heritage in 1982 and has been the hotel’s resident pianist ever since. Alan isn’t just a ‘player for hire’ – Alan is keeping a 1920s tradition alive. Music has been a feature of the Mountain Heritage, previously The California, since it opened in 1908 and by the 1920’s the hotel had become a favourite haunt for the stars of radio, stage and screen. The Herald reported that the hotel was ‘the largest and most palatial guesthouse in the southern hemisphere with … a neon lighted ballroom, an in-house entertainer and a permanent orchestra.’ The California was the place to be in the 20s and Alan isn’t just providing light entertainment in a Hotel Lounge, he is bringing the hotel’s past into the present, in a world full of iTunes, Spotify playlists, and pre-recorded background easy listening jazz.

As part of the Roaring 20s Festival throughout February, Alan will reprise many of the 1920’s hit tunes that were sung around the piano – songs that were written purely to be sung with gusto in cheerful company. Casual, impromptu and joyous, Alan will be at the Grand Piano every Saturday Night between 6 and 10 pm inviting any ‘old soul’ to join him in a song. Come along and enjoy a favourite past time of the 20’s in a hotel that lived a life in the 20’s. If that wasn’t enough, The Mountain Heritage is home to Jamison Views Restaurant and The California Cocktail Bar. Pull up a stool at the bar to enjoy a 1920’s cocktail, then move into the Restaurant and soak up one of the few dining experiences in the Mountains with spectacular views.

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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.” Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Saturday Night in February for some Roaring 20s fun & cocktails. This week Belle Jar will be joining us.

Belle Jar plays an energetic blend of gypsy, Klezmer, swing and pop styles, with a mixture of English and French lyrics. Belle Jar is a popular band in the Blue Mountains for their driving rhythms and infectious melodies that get audiences up and dancing, sometimes on the tables. The band likes to dress according to their mood which can be anything from circus to burlesque to Paris chic and enjoys nothing more than a dancing, theme dressed audience to party with.

Join Belle Jar 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. Brought to you by ‘Music in the Mountains’ and part of The Roaring 20s Festival.

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FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents
FRED SMITH ‘Great’ CD Launch Tour
Concert and stories at the Kindlehill School Performance Space

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2018
Kindlehill School Auditorium
DOORS: 6:45pm
TICKETS: Limited pre-sale $25 Adults / $5 Minors under 18 years
at Katoomba Music
BOOKINGS: www.trybooking.com/TJUC
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Renowned Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith’s new album ‘Great’ is a rollicking hayride through American history, politics and pathologies.

One of the few Australian songwriters who has both a US Marine Corps medal and a US merchant mariner’s license, Smith’s musical musings come with a lot of knowledge and experience. He spent four years in America, working cruise ships and touring the Eisenhower interstate system, and worked alongside American soldiers in southern Afghanistan. Now with the USA deeply divided, Fred Smith returns from the dust of Uruzgan to revisit his fascination for all things American.

The new double album features his brilliant balladry balanced with some raucous piss taking, and brings to the fore his reverence and comprehension of American music and mythology. Great is a remarkably eclectic double album collection of songs. The first disc includes 12 songs written and recorded in the classic American folk/country style – story songs, some funny, some sad, bringing to the fore Fred’s gift for melody and lyric, and his talent for inhabiting other people’s worlds.

On the second disc, Fred lets the band off the leash – drums, bass, electric guitars and horns. It’s a riot and a romp through songs and stories with American settings – mostly wry but sympathetic accounts of characters fictional and otherwise. The lead single, What Could Go Wrong, lampoons the contradictions in the Trump platform while celebrating mix of ebullience and bald faced egotism that makes it impossible to take one’s eyes off Donald J Trump.

So what’s an Australian songwriter doing writing American stories? “Fair question” says Fred. “Like most of us, I grew up steeped in American culture: writers from O’Henry to Steinbeck, television from CHiPS to the A-Team, and 20th Century America produced musical stylings so sublime they have become universal mediums of musical expression.”

In performance, Fred will be accompanied by Matt Nightingale on double bass, and one other eminent sidemen.

“Great is a wonderful album…insightful, poetic and often personal…beautifully drawn vignettes of the human experience”… “outstanding and a must have. ‘Great’ is his best yet.” – CD review By Ian Phillips; psnews.com.au

“…one of our finest lyricists…he shows true mastery of crafting melodies and marrying them to the words without recourse to a shotgun. Add his natural wit, keen powers of observation, unassuming delivery and understated accompaniment and he effortlessly draws you into the world of each of these character-driven songs.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

www.fredsmith.com.au

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VENUE: KINDLEHILL SCHOOL Performance Space
8 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW 2782.
The performance space has disabled access and disabled facilities.

Kindlehill Auditorium is a family friendly venue!
*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children do require a ticket for entry.

***There will be light meals, sweets and refreshments available on the night from Blissbeat CURRY before the show and during intermission located at the main entrance to the performance space.

Doors Open 6:45pm. Show Starts 7:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style circular seating with cushions in this unique performance space.

Tickets $25 Adult / $5 Minors under 18 pre-sale available from KATOOMBA MUSIC 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)

Or + b/f Online $26.50 Adult (Including booking fees) / $6.50 Minors under 18 (Including booking fees): www.trybooking.com/TJUC

Or on the Door from 6:45pm (Unless Sold Out)

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

Contact Details:
Charity Mirow 0409 042 869 info@fusionboutique.com.au
Fusion Boutique Presents
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.” Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Friday night in February for some Roaring 20s jazz & cocktails. This week Lisa Finn Powell will be joining us.

Lisa Finn-Powell is a dynamic singer, bandleader, choral conductor and an inspiring vocal coach. She has performed at venues around the world playing pop, rock, jazz and swing, in various bands, orchestras and The Lisa Finn Powell jazz trio. Having performed at Hotel Blue during the 2016 & 2017 Roaring 20s Festivals with Jazz Daiquiri, we thought we might invite this sensational singer back for 2018 with her own trio!

Join Lisa Finn Powell 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’. Part of The Roaring 20s Festival.

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Avalon presents the Friday Supper Club. Join us for Live Music, Dinner or Supper & Classic Cocktails, every Friday night.

This week Kate Woolfe Trio will provide the music to dine to, featuring the smooth vocals of Kate Woolfe, Tim Bruer on piano and Dave Clayton on upright bass.

To book your table call 02 4782 5532 or visit avalonkatoomba.com.au

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The 1920s came in “with a bang of bad booze, flappers with bare legs, jangled morals and wild weekends. The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser.” Well, thankfully those days have passed, but in the spirit of those ‘fleeting days of folly’, come along to Hotel Blue every Saturday Night in February for some Roaring 20s fun & cocktails. This week Piccolo Bear will be joining us.

Piccolo Bear, Vanessa Caspersz and Daniel Di Biase, are a folk-bluegrass duo from the Blue Mountains. Their unique sound blends dark and sweet harmonies with banjo, ukulele and guitar, and for The Roaring 20s Festival, this duo will be bringing some old-timey 1920s classics your way!

Join Piccolo Bear 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’. Part of the Roaring 20s Festival.

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