KM Gig Guide 2018-06-02T12:25:17+10:00
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Hotel Blue Lounge and Parlour Bar
88 Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

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, like ‘Deck-Hand’ Taylor Weule.

So pull up a deck chair, sip on a rum cocktail and enjoy the Orchard Boat experience for Friday Night Jazz. Ahoy! 6:30-8:30pm. Hotel Blue, the Mountains’ own ‘House of Jazz’.

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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’.

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Join The Neil Sagewood Trio for the leg of the official ‘Montuno Montuno’ tour where Cuban Mountains meet the Blue Mountains of Australia. Witness local talents, Micky Young, Neil and Charlotte Sagewood launch their latest latin based musical endeavours, joined by drumming extraordinaire Ben Walsh.

Doors Open – 7:30 pm
First Set – 8:00 pm
Second Set – 9:0 pm

Tickets: $25 presale or $30 on-the-day (+ online booking fee)

‘Octagon’ is a collaborative project which celebrates the original compositions of profound Pianist and composer Neil Sagewood. Combining a passion for Latin rhythm and melody with the delicacies of jazz, the project reinvents songs which have been written over the past 35 years on Neil’s journey around the world as a musician.

Neils compositions are energised with the exceptional grooves laid down by drumming extraordinaire Ben Walsh and rock steady bassist Charlotte Sagewood of whom bring their innovation, versatility and vast experiences as world travelling musicians to the creative process.

Octagon, the album, offers an authentic sound to its listeners. Neil plays a rare and amazing Australian Beale grand piano that is one of a kind and gives a unique sustain like no other due to the “Beale-Vader tuning system”. This beautiful instrument is the centrepiece of a self-built wooden octagonal studio where the album was recorded over 5 days.

The Octagon project delivers dynamic live performances which convey the fun, playful, tender and deeply reminiscent qualities of Neil’s stunning compositions to audiences throughout Australia.

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The Kate Woolfe Trio return to vamp Saturday Night Jazz in the suave setting of Hotel Blue’s Lounge and Parlour Bar. In collaboration with some of Sydney’s finest musicians, Kate renders an audacious repertoire, spanning the standards – including Ellington, Porter, Berlin and Gershwin – and remodelling classics in a fresh, lounge-style. Make it a date for your Saturday Night aperitif or main course.

Join Kate Woolfe and 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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The Metropole Guesthouse
Cnr Gang Gang and Lurline Streets, Katoomba NSW 2780

‘Metro Social’ with THE EAST POINTERS (CAN)
‘What We Leave Behind’ Australian National Tour
+ Special Guests TBA
live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

SATURDAY 9th DEC 2017 from 6pm
DOORS: 5pm
or phone/card/online $26.50 inc. b/f
OR $30 on the Door (unless Sold Out)
BOOKINGS: www.trybooking.com/SDFW
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Transatlantic Celtic folk power trio, the JUNO Award winners The East Pointers, are Prince Edward Island fiddler Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and Ontario guitarist Jake Charron.

Their second album ‘What We Leave Behind’, released in September 2017, continues to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fanbase around the globe. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and songs, The East Pointers have spent the last two years solidly touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album, Secret Victory.

“Furiously energetic yet organic, celebratory yet cool, this is an impressive calling-card for a band who are soon to be making waves around the world” – Songlines Magazine

“The high-velocity trio expresses an intuitive freedom in its approach with savvy interaction and youthful vigour” – BBC Radio 2


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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 $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/SDFW

Or $30 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
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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Two artists, three hands, drums, saxophone, guitar and megaphone – crunch the numbers and you will find something doesn’t add up! John Stuart and Neil Duncan are not your average jazz duo – come along and find out why!

Join the Three-Handed Beat Bandits 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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Fusion Boutique presents THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND + SONORI in concert at Hotel Gearin

SATURDAY 16th DEC 2017
Hotel Gearin
DOORS: 8pm
TICKETS: Limited pre-sale $20 cash or online $21.50 inc. b/f
DOOR CHARGE: $20 (unless sold out)
BOOKINGS: www.stickytickets.com.au/59302
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Put on your dancing shoes and don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unique musical experience!

THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND return to the Blue Mountains to showcase some of their new material ahead of recording for their next album.
They will be joined on the night by Blue Mountains locals SONORI for their highly anticipated Mountains EP launch.

The mesmerising and fiery acoustic 4-piece that is THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND deliver high-energy Chainsaw Future-Folk. Post-Apocalyptic World Music. Celtic Energy. Swamp-Stomping Hoe down. Dance-Inciting Mayhem. Hardcore Gypsy Passion!

The Crooked Fiddle Band formed in 2006 through their mutual love of the energy and intensity of various traditional world music. Whilst writing and arranging, they discovered that this energy was shared by the other music they love: there seems to be a common thread between the frenetic accompaniment of gypsy, klezmer and punk rock; between the twisting rhythms of math-metal and balkan folk; between the clear tonalities of Scandinavian folk, Celtic folk, and cinematic post rock.

All these influences went into the mix, but what came out was The Crooked Fiddle Band. The sound they love is dark and often driving, but also writhing and ecstatic. They have jumped around with whirling crowds at festivals, bars and dirty warehouse parties throughout Europe and Australia and also played their more cinematic sounds in the Opera Theatre of the Sydney Opera House.
From whirling dances to intense battle-scene climaxes, this four-piece spurs the dance floor into a post-apocalyptic hoe down.

This music they have sometimes called ‘chainsaw folk’ – even though they are pro-conservation – but others have called it “14th century Romanian metal”, “thrash folk”, “whirlwind gypsy” and even “what Sepultura would sound like if they provided the soundtrack to a hyperactive version of O Brother Where Art Thou.” So whilst the search continues for a name for their genre, they are mainly concerned with making music with melody, energy and intensity.

Driven by the beautiful and furious fiddling of Jess Randall (also on Lennart Lovdin Nyckelharpa), and underpinned by a rhythm section featuring Gordon Wallace (Gilet guitar, a Wheeler Customer Lutherie guizouki and a Fylde mandolin and cittern), Mark Stevens (double bass, Appalachian dulcimer, charango) and Joe Gould (drum kit, hand percussion, garbage bin, vocals) the Crooked Fiddle Band sound blasts, rocks and grooves to the point of dementia, compelling listeners into a joyous frenzy.

Their music has been described by Brian Eno as “…completely surprising: the music is original and quixotic. I can’t say I’ve ever heard anything else like it!”

“This band really is a national treasure and testament to the infinite talent that keeps manifesting in our backyard… this group have re-invented folk music as it is known… The Crooked Fiddle Band charmed the audience into submission.” – Vanessa Lahey, Australian Stage

“When The Crooked Fiddle Band took to the stage, it was as though someone had put 10,000 volts through the dance floor.” – BEAT magazine.

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Formed in the music and art rich community of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains of NSW, SONORI was the result of the unlikely convergence of an effects loving classically trained cellist, a post rock guru and an electronics junkie. Word of this intriguing and unusual combination lead to a gig booking before they had even played a single note together. Beginning life as an instrumental three piece made up of looped cellos, guitars/keys and drum machines, they were then joined by an eclectically influenced singer taking their original compositions to a whole other level with an extensive set of lyrical themes and versatile singing techniques.
They quickly discovered that their individual skills and complimentary differences blended with their shared passions and friendly natures, resulting in a musical style which fulfilled the promise of something special and unique.

Rich with soaring and shadowy vocals, thick layers of sound, and pulsing beats, they have been described as “Cinematic orchestral experimental journey music. Post rock you can dance to”.

Appealing to both the outgoing dancers and the inward thinkers alike, they immediately captured people’s attention and the buzz that was created on the local scene following their first few shows confirmed that they were onto something.
As their sound continued to develop through a string of hometown appearances, the band commenced work on their debut EP, further solidifying the bond between the members as they all worked closely together on the writing, composition, arrangement, recording and mixing.

With a front page feature in local street press ‘The Haze Mag’, and multiple appearances on community radio, local support continued to grow as they appeared on stage alongside acts as varied as Sydney post rock giants We Lost the Sea, and Melbourne beats oriented world music titans Tijuana Cartel.
A trip to Psyfari festival in 2016 saw them playing a technicolour ‪Saturday night‬ set with a great response from the happy Psyfarians.

More recently the band spent two nights performing on the steps of Katoomba’s iconic Carrington Hotel as part of the ‘Culturescape’ festival event, where their music provided a live soundtrack to the works of local artists projected across the face of the building as the band played.

This romantic origin story is represented beautifully on their debut self titled EP, which is due for release in December‪.‬ The recording serves as both an introduction to the band and a promise of much more to come.

Line up:
Lulu Levins-Skehill – Vocals, Bass
Andre Matkovic – Guitar, Keys
Tim Mahony – Cello
Jasper Russell – 303, 808, 909, TRON, other drum machines, electronics & lights

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273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba
Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
*Please note that this Hotel Gearin show is over 18’s only.

Doors Open 8pm. SONORI Start 8:45pm.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $20 available from:
KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only) or the Hotel Gearin front Bar during open hours.

Or online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/59302

*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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Willem picked up his uncle’s beat-up guitar a number of years ago and promptly gave up. Everything hurt and nothing sounded any good. A year later Willem thought he’d try again for a giggle – it seemed like a good idea at the time. Nothing really clicked until he saw a video of this blues cat named Joe Bonamassa play the guitar like he’d never seen or heard before. The skill and expression with which he played completely captivated and inspired him – he couldn’t even blink. At that moment he decided without a shred of doubt that music was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Willem Sherlock Roorda is a real talent and loves the Blues!

Join Willem Sherlock Roorda 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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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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