KM Gig Guide 2018-06-02T12:25:17+10:00
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    The Ukulele Circus

    7:00 PM pm-9:00 PM pm
    Blue Mountain Hotel, Lawson NSW 2783
    Blue Mountain Hotel, Lawson NSW 2783

    Why not get involved with a local ukulele group and learn about your new instrument. If you haven’t rushed down to Katoomba Music and bought a quality ukulele well now is the time! Once you’ve done that we are suggesting you run away and join the Circus, The Ukulele Circus!
    Our good friend Rob Weule is behind this group and its something you can’t miss.
    The Ukulele Circus is based in the Blue Mountains.
    Jams: 2nd and 4th Thursday at The New Ivanhoe, Blackheath.
    1st and 3rd Tuesday at Ori at Springwood (Irish Jam)
    Regular Gig: 1st Fri at Blue Mountains Hotel, Lawson.
    All times 7-9pm. All Welcome. All Free.

    Webpage: http://ukulelecircus.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circusukulele/

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    The Vampires; Live at The Mechanics Institute

    7:30 PM pm-10:00 PM pm
    Music in the Mountains
    Music in the Mountains

    The Vampires’ music is a unique blend of soulful jazz, old-school reggae, romantic Afro-Peruvian, danceable Afro-Cuban, exotic Balkan and all-out funk-laden Afrobeat.
    Described by the UK Guardian as “seductive, genre-hopping creativity,” and US Downbeat magazine as “worldly, talented”, The Vampires features four of Australia’s most awarded jazz instrumentalists, including saxophonist Jeremy Rose, trumpeter Nick Garbett and drummer Alex Masso, with Blue Mountains-based bassist Brett Hirst joining the boys for the Blue Mountains leg of their tour.

    Date: Friday, March 2nd, 2018.
    Location: The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson.

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

    Tickets: $25 presale & $30 on-the-door
    Book online or call Chris on 0411 954 826

    The band has released five albums and toured relentlessly around Australia, Europe and the UK. Combining risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue between the sax-trumpet frontline, the band has developed a style of its own that effortlessly combines influences from all corners of the world. To mark 10 years of performing together, the band collaborated with one of the jazz world’s most talked about guitarists, Lionel Loueke, for their ARIA nominated release ‘The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke’.

    The media has reported that The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke is a “phenomenal record” (Downbeat, US), “chock full of irrepressible joy, a commodity that is in short supply these days” (All About Jazz, US), and that “this was the perfect summer record that pulled off the trick of being both an ambient soundtrack to life on the move while remaining capable of standing up to concentrated home listening” (All About Jazz, UK).

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    Shaun Kirk + Andie in concert for Metro Social Blue Mountains

    5:00 PM pm-9:00 PM pm

    FUSION BOUTIQUE Presents ‘Metro Social’ with
    SHAUN KIRK ‘Howlin at the Moon’ Single Release Tour
    + Special Guest ANDIE
    Live in Concert at the 1930’s Metropole Guesthouse.

    SUNDAY 4th Mar 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/61953
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    Following the recent success of his Australian ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour which saw award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk selling out numerous headline shows across the country; the one man dynamo has announced a stack of new tour dates across Australia & New Zealand to launch his soon to be released new single ‘Howlin at the Moon’.

    Kirk’s first release in over 3 years will come off the back of what the 29 year old describes as a “quarter-life crisis” ignited by a US Record Deal that fell through in questionable circumstances back in 2015. Determined to overcome his disappointment and grow from it, Kirk has since spent countless hours soul searching and honing his skills as a writer and musician inside his home studio on the outskirts of Melbourne; prevailing with a fresh new sound and groove to carry him into the next phase of his ever evolving career.

    Recorded and co-produced with Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Fraser A Gorman, Skipping Girl Vinegar) at A Pocket Full of Stones Studios in the sleepy beachside town of Point Lonsdale, Victoria and co-written with ARIA Award Winner Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe) – ‘Howlin at the Moon’ is set to drop in early 2018.

    Shaun Kirk has an energy that is unique, with a hybrid of musical styles that challenge genre classification, his shows are nothing short of an experience.” – Diesel
    “One of the most explo­sive solo acts this country has to offer.” – Mixdown Magazine
    “A truly hot new artist on the blues scene” – Peter Noble (Director of Bluesfest)
    “One of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard!” – Buzz Magazine
    “He’s a powerhouse” – Sydney Morning Herald

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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.

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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/61953

    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
    For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

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    Vocal Locals Night: 90's Theme

    8:00 PM pm-1:00 AM am
    Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza
    Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza

    VOCAL LOCAL’S NIGHT: Prepare yourself for the latest Retro Rehash event, showcasing amazing Blue Mountains talent!

    There’ll be a hearty mix of Australi-SKA music, psychedelic love-grunge and stella singer-songwriters. So come in your best 90’s dress, whether it’s your worn out Nirvana Shirt or your dusty old Doc Martin’s


    LINE UP:
    Ska’d 4 Life (T-Shirt Launch)
    Gaia Scarf


    $5 Young Henrys Tinnies (proceeds go to Radio Blue Mountains 89.1)

    Major Sponsors:
    Young Henrys
    Station Bar + Woodfired Pizza

    Secondary Sponsors:
    Retro Rehash
    Radio Blue Mountains 89.1
    The Haze Mag – Blue Mountains

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    James Greening & Gary Daley; Live at The Boilerhouse

    7:30 PM pm-10:00 PM pm
    Live at The Hydro Majestic
    Live at The Hydro Majestic

    An intimate night of jazz with two contemporary jazz heavy-weights, James Greening & Gary Daley. These two are often found playing together in lineups like ‘The Catholics’, however, when you let them improvise and explore their own musical influences, you get something magical!

    Date: Saturday, March 10th, 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

    James Greening:
    Australia’s leading jazz trombonist, James Greening has been widely praised for his work with seminal ensembles such as Ten Part Invention, Wanderlust, The Catholics, the Umbrellas and the Australian Art Orchestra. One of James‘s major musical influences was friend and mentor, the late Jackie Orszaczky. James performed in a number of Jackie’s groundbreaking bands such as Jump Back Jack, Industrial Accident, The Godmothers, The Orszaczky Budget Orchestra and Hungarian Rapsadists. The CD ‘Wayback’, includes a performance of a traditional Hungarian folk song, Sir az ut elottem with Jackie Orszaczky on piccolo bass and singing. Also, a longstanding member of the Australian Art Orchestra, projects James has played in Sandy Evan’s Testimony – a tribute to Charlie Parker performed at both Sydney and Melbourne Festivals and Ruby’s Story and Kura Tungar: River Songs and Stories – a collaboration with Indigenous performers, the late Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach. Also with the Australian Art Orchestra, James Greening performed in India and featured on the ARIA nominated recording with the Sruthi Laya Ensemble titled Into the Fire andJosh Roseman’s project at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 2011. In addition to the groups mentioned above, he recorded and performed live with the late Bernie McGann, Tim Hopkins, Mike Nock, Chris Cody, Steve Hunter, Monica Trapaga, James Morrison and Vince Jones. James isn’t just a contemporary jazz heavy-weight, he’s jazz royalty!

    Gary Daley:
    Gary Daley is best known as a musician playing in some of the elite bands of Australian jazz; currently James Greening’s band Greening from Ear to Ear and the jazz-world music band ‘The Catholics’. He leads the quartet Bungarribee which features his own compositions and interpretations from the classical repertoire. Gary plays acoustic and electric piano, organ and also the piano accordion. In hometown Springwood, just west of Sydney, he is the artistic director of the music concert series ‘Live at the Village’ which has presented leading musicians in a variety of improvised music since late 2009. The list of Gary’s recordings and accolades is long and prestigious, instead of listing them all – book a ticket and find out for yourself!

    The ‘Live @ The Boiler House’ series is 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 with the opportunity to get up and close with some of the finest working musicians around. The bar will be open and a light tapas-style menu will be available on the night.


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