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August

Celia Pavey

Saturday, 30th August

Dinner @ 7:00 pm

Entrée
rare roast beef with pepper berry on a bean shoot, shallot & vermicelli salad


Alternative Main Course

roast lamb with cannellini beans and salsa verde

or
crispy skinned chicken with pumpkin & pea risotto and beet orange jam


Dessert
apple & cinnamon crumble with raspberry & vanilla sorbet

*for other

Dietary requirements

please contact our reservation department

for more information

Show @ 8.30 pm

 

Celestial Australian folk artist Celia Pavey is debuting her pure and other worldly vocal ability on the long-­‐awaited EP Bodies. Heading on an East Coast tour in support of the EP, out August 29, audiences can expect an intimate performance reflecting Celia’s earliest experiences singing in the church hall of her small hometown, Forbes NSW.

This studio introduction to Celia’s honest and adventurous folk songwriting sweeps through that flat, ghostly landscape and into sonically lush territory. Featuring writing collaborations with Tim Hart of Boy& Bear (‘Shadow’) and Bluejuice’s Jake Stone (‘Bodies’), the songs build and swell with instruments. Through them, Celia sings of young loss and desire with a voice that has already captured international attention.

Produced by Eric J. Dubowsky (Chet Faker, Flume), the Bodies EP is an intrepid first statement from a songwriter whose abilities belie her 20 years of age. In the title song and the EP’s first single, ‘Red’, piano and percussion eddy and swirl around a subtle yet undeniable hook. Celia wrote the song in the week leading up to recording the EP.

“It was a really quick decision to include ‘Red’ on the EP, but Eric really liked it and I suppose it’s a very honest song,” Celia explains. “I’m a very honest person so I like to write about real things that are happening in my life rather than make up stories. I write a lot about the people in my life. Most of my songs are about love or the habits people share.”

The EP is rounded out by a cover of the Bat For Lashes song ‘Laura’, which Celia makes her own with a gentle touch and Dubowsky’s rich production. The Bodies EP, too, is a missive to the world that Celia Pavey is so much more.

Show only

$24

 

Door

$29

 

Dinner & Show

$73

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

- 2 x dinner

-2 x tickets

$285

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

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September

Van the Man

the Van Morrison Show

Saturday, 20th September

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Entrée
wild mushroom & fontina tart on baby leaves


Alternative Main Course

ricotta filled chicken, wrapped in streaky bacon with potato cake

or
trunkey creek pork with smoked chorizo infused beans & spinach


Dessert
chocolate mousse topped with gra
pefruit & crumbled amaretti

*for other

Dietary requirements

please contact our reservation department

for more information

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

“VAN THE MAN” had its roots in the highly successful Sydney wine bar circuit of the 1970’s. 

“Hogan & The Becketts” (the backbone of Van the Man) played all the hits through the 80’s and 90’s, with Van Morrison being one of the favourites.

In 1999 “Van the Man” was formed and started its career with a bang, being invited to perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

According to Richard Jinman of “The Age” ..... “sound right ... oh yes!  Van the Man do the business.  Hogan has Van’s jazzy vocal phrasing and gruff irish burr down pat.  Hit or miss?  Absolute HIT!

“Van the Man” has gone on to perform for State of Origin fixtures, Bledisloe Cup Finals and sold out one of Sydney’s premier live music venues, The Basement.  Other premium venues include Blue Beat Live Club at Double Bay, all three Lizotte’s Live Music Venues and a sellout show on New Year’s Eve at the highly acclaimed international musicians’ venue of The Clarendon Guesthouse in Katoomba.  With exclusive appearances for the Packer family at their country retreat Ellerston, seven highly acclaimed tours of New Zealand and a recent triumphant performance at Norway’s Music Festival in Kjollefjord, “Van the Man” is a must see for all Van Morrison fans, both young and old.

Show only

$35

 

Dinner & Show

$77

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x dinners

$300

 

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

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October

Fred Smith

"Home"

Friday, 3rd October

Dinner @ 6:00 pm

Entrée
thyme marinated bocconcini in green olives, wrapped in prosciutto with quince

Alternative Main Course

beef fillet with shitake mushroom, polenta & spinach stack and tom & cap jam

or
pan fried salmon with herb lentils on mustard oil salad


Dessert
chocolate pot pudding with pouring cream & walnut biscotti

*for other

Dietary requirements

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for more information

Show @ 7.30 pm

 
Fred Smith and band will be launching his brand-new CD, Home.

Since 1998, he has released eight albums. Interestingly, they are all good. As Sydney morning Herald critic Bruce elder wrote:

“It is about time Australia caught up with Fred Smith. This remarkable singer-songwriter - who at various times reveals influences that range from Paul Kelly via Lou Reed to Loudon Wainwright III to Leonard Cohen - keeps releasing amazingly accomplished albums... He is also very funny.”

But it was not until his 2011 release Dust of Uruzgan that Australia finally did catch up with Fred Smith. Written while working for 18 months in southern Afghanistan, the album earned him critical acclaim and comparisons with the great Australian songwriters Eric Bogle, Don Walker and John Schumann.

Fred went back to Afghanistan for six months in May last year and returned in November to finish the aptly named Home.

Home was recorded in the backyard studio of Shane O'Mara in Yarraville Melbourne. Renowned guitarist and side man of choice to artists like Chris Wilson and Tim Rogers, O’Mara has brought to the fore the delicate fingerpicking chops that has long been the backbone of Fred's writing, and added some of sublime licks of his own.

Said Fred: "it's an album about coming home and calming down. Compared to Dust of Uruzgan I would say: ‘more personal, less war and death’”.

Show only

$30

 

Dinner & Show

$85

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x dinners

$310

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

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Toni Swain

&

Roy Payne (support)

Sat, 11th October

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Entrée
rare roast beef with pepper berry on a bean shoot, shallot & vermicelli salad


Alternative Main Course

roast lamb with cannellini beans and salsa verde

or
crispy skinned chicken with pumpkin & pea risotto and beet orange jam


Dessert
apple & cinnamon crumble with raspberry & vanilla sorbet

*for other

Dietary requirements

please contact our reservation department

for more information

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

Toni Swain "The Red Shed" Album Launch @ The Clarendon, Katoomba -with Roy Payne support.

Toni Swain
"Soul, R&B, jazz singers, all strain for that money shot, the clear, clarion note that graces a song, that gives it that final, killer touch. Toni Swain delivers that all the way through every song when she performs. Her voice and bearing are those of an old fashioned chanteuse of the highest order..." (Mick Daley, The Re-Mains)


Toni Swain has recorded and released her debut album “The Red Shed”. Written by "candlelight and wine" in a self-built off-grid corrugated iron shed at the height of an isolated Tasmanian winter, these songs are Toni’s fond escapes to the memory of easier days, and heartfelt odes to her loved ones: songs that speak to anyone hoping for more, while happily working with less.


Skilfully accompanied by Jeremy Edwards and his trusted Dust Radio band, Toni’s album showcases the breadth of her song writing interest – a little jazz, a little rock’n’roll, a showing of folk roots and country, R&B, and a whole lot of soul. As a debut it is a warm and willing entry in the annals of musicians recorded deftly with heart in an age where music too often is formulaic and bereft of genuine experience and meaning.


Still, the true art in Toni’s music lies in her live performance, where humility and subtlety bridle at odds with an unstoppable force of nature – that voice, that clarion-rising. Just when you think you’re on easy street riding a tested hook and a melody Toni takes it all to a higher place, it’s rightful place, and suddenly everything is well in the world, for that one perfect and unforgettable moment in song.


To hear Toni Swain live is to fall in love with a voice and a soul swelling with warmth and the urge to rise joyfully above our every-days.

“Few performers in Australia can match Toni Swain...her musicianship and stage presence is awesome enough; then, there’s her voice which reaches right in and grabs you by the heart and soul. Her sets are built around solid rhythms that rollick and sway while the songs provide a distinctive spotlight on everyday life. She is that good, she makes it look easy.”
Bones and Greg Mackinnon ‘The Shed’, Maryknoll

The Swamp Dog Show - 3SER, 97.7FM


"Incredible voice....beautiful album"
(Kelly Fuller, ABC New England North West)

Roy Payne
“Roy Payne steps up to the microphone accompanied by his well worn pacific 6 string guitar, accordion and a set of original tunes that roll from his road weathered head like diesel smoke . In timeless Delta blues stylings Roy delivers songs of life and laments of the heart, and his own dance hall Jigs the perfect start to a wonderful evening

Show only

$34

 

Dinner & Show

$83

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x dinners

$305

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

email us through our enquiries page

November

Sons of Sun

Saturday, 8th November

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Menu TBA

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Dietary requirements

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for more information

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

SONS OF SUN – ELVIS, JERRY LEE, JOHNNY AND ME (THE SAM PHILLIPS STORY) is a rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the artists that started their careers there. After a rapturous response to the show in May, Sons of Sun returns to the Clarendon Guesthouse on Saturday 8 November.

Told through the character of its founder Sam Phillips, his assistant Marion Keisker, and the famous musicians that Sam recorded, this Australian show features a three piece live band fronted by John Kennedy, performing thirty-five songs from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. The tenacious Sam Phillips is played by Sydney actor, Matt Charleston, with co-stars Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine taking on multiple roles from Sam’s assistant Marion Keisker to Howlin’ Wolf.

Sydney’s weekly The Music magazine described the show as, “An impressive troupe of professionals developing a rarely heard narrative with enthusiasm and simple creativity.”


The show seamlessly blends the narratives and songs to produce a compelling, original and heartbreaking blend of rock’n’roll theatre.

Sydney musician John Kennedy, of Love Gone Wrong fame began developing the Sons of Sun idea in 2011 with the release of his Sons of Sun Vol 1 CD. Award winning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll (The Giraffe’s Uncle, 3XY OR I DIE!) has written an accompanying script to Kennedy's beautiful renditions.

Written by Kieran Carroll from an original idea by John Kennedy.

Starring Matthew Charleston, Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine.

Music performed by John Kennedy, Steve Broughton and Murray Cook.

Show only

$34

 

Dinner & Show

TBA

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x dinners

TBA

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

email us through our enquiries page

December

Luluc

Saturday, 6th December

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Menu TBA

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Dietary requirements

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Door opens @ 7.00 pm

 

Melbourne born, Brooklyn dwelling indie-folk duo Luluc have announced a national tour to launch their much celebrated album, Passerby, in November and December. Luluc have garnered much praise since Passerby was released in Australia/NZ on Mistletone and Sub Pop Records in the rest of the world. The second full-length release for the duo of Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, and the first Luluc album released worldwide, Passerby was co-produced with The National's Aaron Dessner. Passerby has won the hearts of many listeners in the duo's homeland of Australia, where it's been a radio favourite -- it won Feature Album on Double J, ABC Radio National, 3RRR Melbourne, 2SER Sydney and RTR Perth. And in the USA, Passerby won the coveted # 1 "Most Added" on college radio and landed Luluc on the front page of CMJ's "Radio 200".

Australian audiences might have heard The National's frontman, Matt Berninger, raving about Luluc when they opened for The National in February; “I've played Passerby on repeat", said Berninger, "for months it was the only album I wanted to listen to". High praise has also come from Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman, who called Luluc's music “bracing, subtle, tender and magnificent”. And Lucinda Williams, who's brought Luluc out on tour with her in Australia and the US, declared: “I think Zoë’s lyrics are remarkable and together, she and Steve make musical magic. She has that kind of voice that, when it’s wrapped around the right words, can make you cry. It did me.” Such praise from the highest quarters has been coupled with an outstanding global critical reception -- #1 Most Added on college radio, starring in NPR's First Listen and Weekend Edition, filming a "Tiny Desk" performance for NPR's All Songs Considered and a session for Seattle station KEXP, a cover story in No Depression magazine. Add to that Luluc's many career achievements, such as being handpicked by legendary producer Joe Boyd for his Nick Drake tribute concerts, being handed the keys to The National's studio to record their album, a forthcoming national US tour with J Mascis -- and of course, signing with Sub Pop -- and you have a stellar trajectory of international inroads that most Australian bands can only dream of.

Luluc now return home to share their beautiful music with Australian audiences with an eagerly awaited national tour, presenting their exquisitely hushed songs in intimate venues. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Passerby is out now on vinyl, CD and digital release on Mistletone Records via Inertia.

“Gorgeous and refined...timeless" - Rolling Stone (USA) 

“Luxuriant vocals...emotionally compelling...4/5" - MOJO (UK) 

“This year's most addictive record to date...5/5" - Bust (USA) 

"Deliberate impeccability" - NPR (USA)

Show only

$21

 

Dinner & Show

TBA

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x dinners

TBA

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

email us through our enquiries page