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KM Gig Guide 2018-06-02T12:25:17+10:00
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Former frontman of international touring act The Middle East, Jordan Ireland, is embarking on a tour and dropping by The Baroque Bar in Katoomba, with local support, Isobel Knight.

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Location: The Baroque Bar @ The Carrington Hotel

Doors Open: 7:30 pm
Support Set w/ Isobel Knight: 8:30-9:15 pm
First Set: 9:30-10:15 pm
Second Set: 10:30-11:15 pm

Tickets: $25 – Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826

Jordan Ireland is a songwriter and composer from North Queensland. He has released music with The Middle East and Stolen Violin, and toured widely throughout Australia and internationally. The Purple Orchestra is a loose dream folk collective, drifting easily into chamber pop, spiritual jazz and kaleidoscopic hymnody.

Their eponymous debut was released in 2017 through Spunk Records. The album came as the result of two years spent recording in Melbourne. The process saw Ireland methodically build layer upon layer of intricate detail, each piece still founded on his deftly endearing songwriting. The result is nine enchanting, densely airy songs. Each piece, a different weave of drifting strings, African echoes, arhythmic strumming, the warm tolling of the hammer dulcimer, the deep creaky breaths of the pedal organ, muted piano and flute, and distant female voices constantly drifting in and out. It is a deep, considered cacophony which sees Ireland’s muffled voice rarely come to the fore. It truly is a different album on every listen.

‘…more akin to dappled shade than sound ‘- The Guardian *The Purple Orchestra has a magic all of it’s own…10/10*. – God is in the TV

“The pastoral psychedelia of early Pink Floyd or the gently soaring vocals of Kishi Bashi are fair comparisons, though Ireland’s songs are hazier and more diaphanous.” – Kate Hennessy, The Guardian

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FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
PERCH CREEK Album Release Tour
+ Special Guest JUMPIN’ JACK WILLIAM
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

FRIDAY 8th June 2018 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/63415
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Perch Creek are a band of five exuberant and multi-talented musicians, four of whom are siblings. This Melbourne-based international touring act write and perform harmony driven modern pop/folk music with a creative energy and fearless spirit.
Perch Creek will be bringing their unique sound and unforgettable live show on a national headline tour in support of their new self-titled album this June 2018. With three lead singers and diverse instrumentation, Perch Creek combine five-part vocal harmonies with folk, pop, roots and rock musical styles, all threaded together by the band’s unique five-way collaborative song-writing – a coalescence of lyrics, music and arrangement, drawing on the creative strengths of each band member and the clarity of the group’s vision.

Perch Creek will release their self-titled album in March, 2018. The album was produced by renowned artist Greg J Walker (Machine Translations, C.W Stoneking, Paul Kelly, Jen Cloher) and features his trademark lush sound and quirky additions. The album presents ten diverse tracks, each one beautifully crafted and emotionally engaging. First single Mama Sings has met shining reviews and enjoyed airplay on Triple J, Double J, ABC Radio National and various local and community stations across Australia and Canada.

Perch Creek have toured from Europe to Canada, Woodford Folk Festival to Golden Plains, Edinburgh Fringe to ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks. See them perform at the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba on Friday the 8th June. Perch Creek consistently deliver unforgettable, high-energy shows – at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting.

“They perform with such infectious joy. The gig was pure showmanship.” – Australian Musicians Network: live review

www.perchcreek.com
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+ Special Guest JUMPIN’ JACK WILLIAM

www.facebook.com/Jumpin-Jack-William-207161825972065
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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.
If entering from the front the cocktail bar/restaurant is on the right and access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel.
Access can be made through the rear and the lift to the lounge is in the atrium.

The Metropole is an all ages venue however minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must remain supervised and do require a standard ticket for entry. Please also keep in mind that the performance space is a listening room.

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/63415

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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Half Pint performs an eclectic sultry mix of jazz standards, blues, bossa novas, contemporary jazz, and originals delivered with an intimate and intoxicating sound – think Mae West with a halo meets Viking warrior bass slayer.

Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2018
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

Originally from Virginia, USA, Dianne Cripps is a trained singer in multiple genres and styles her music with her own special blend of Southern-Belle charm which soothes the soul or makes you blush! Having obtained a music degree from George Mason University, USA, she has also studied with Australia’s foremost vocal coaches Alan Hicks and Virna Sanzone. Her voice has been described as “a beautiful, soaring, heavenly voice which makes the listener feel as if she is singing just for them.” She performs regularly in the Sydney Metropolitan area and beyond.

Elsen Price is an in-demand performer of world music, jazz, and classical music throughout Australia with many international appearances. His playing has been described by John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald) as “monstrous arco bass that comes from the depth of the abyss”. Trained at the Sydney Conservatorium, he is also a prolific composer and improviser. Apart from Half Pint, he also performs with Mythra Ensemble, Masha’s Legacy, Andalus Arabic Choir, The Ephemera Trio, The Zela Margossian Trio, or his own group Plait, whose debut album received rave reviews. Elsen also fronts his own weekly radio show on East Side radio which features new music.

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FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
+ Special Guest TBA
Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

SUNDAY 10th June 2018 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/63180
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Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ – themusic.com.au

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” – The Dwarf

Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009), ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), ‘Real Live’ (2012), and ‘The Heartland Hurricanes’ (2014). His latest release “Fault Lines” is available now, and is receiving airplay and accolades globally.
A review of his two Gypsy Moon releases said the following: “Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realised his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore” – Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

PRESS QUOTES
“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” – The Indie Blender, Canada
“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now” – Blank, Gold Coast, Australia
“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper at the evening’ send.” – Firefly Column, USA
“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” – BW Review, New Zealand
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” – The Calgary Herald, Canada
“The superb talent of Daniel Champagne can’t be explained by mere words; it must be seen to be believed.” – FasterLouder, Australia
“There’s a reason Champagne has an amazing reputation as a live performer.” – Timber And Steel, Australia
“Within the boundaries of Folk, Champagne is an expert” – Tone Deaf
“Champagne has proven that he’s a talent you can’t possibly ignore. His live shows have drawn rapturous responses from all corners” – Rhythms Magazine

https://youtu.be/9d_unCtXtCw
https://youtu.be/x-D09HnQr-0

www.danielchampagnemusic.com
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+ Special Guest 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 $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/63180

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

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

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

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