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APRIL

Backsliders

Saturday, 26h April

Show @ 8.30 pm

 

Australian blues legends Backsliders are unleashing the lucky thirteenth LP in their 28 year history, “Dark Side”. A musical collection of blues, folk, Cajun and gospel influenced sounds, the record covers ground including an exploration of the old-world scenes of Sydney’s Newtown (Dark Side of Newtown), a Cajun influenced ode to the legendary Balfa Brothers (Light on Tonight) and a rant on loud mobile phone talkers (Phone Cap Blues). The album also contains two bonus dub remixes from their previous album “Starvation Box” reworked by Fingers Malone.


Formed in 1986 by vocalist/guitarist Dom Turner and joined at the turn of the century by Rob Hirst on skins, Backsliders have been touring, playing and celebrating blues for more than most Australian acts. Joined on the new album by Brod Smith, Ian Collard and Jim Moginie, “Dark Side” is another outstanding album from a band already awash with fine achievements. With dozens of festivals, hundreds of radio interviews, thirteen records, multiple TV appearances and a handful of ARIA nominations under their belts, Backsliders are an Australian music institution.

 

“Here we have another corker of an album from the Backsliders, This is an album is full of great stories, superbly wrapped up with some very tasty organic sounds. Listening to this record is like sitting in your favourite chair surrounded by some good friends” Steve Smart, 301 Studios


“... it’s blues which will challenge, test, and ultimately reward. Handsomely."Samuel J Fell, Rhythms Magazine

Show only

$22+3bf

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x cooked brekkie

$220

 

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Miriam Lieberman

Sunday, 27h April

 

Show @ 1.00 pm

 
“Miriam Lieberman is something of a renaissance woman ……somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” Sydney City News.

With her soulful vocals, 21 string African harp (kora) and percussive styled guitar, her music is both lyrical and uplifting. She is joined by the gorgeous voices of Kate Adams and Lara Goodridge ( Fourplay/Baby et Lulu) on cello and violin. Despite this unusual mix of pure classical instruments and something made from a large gourd strung with fishing line prepare for a musical journey built of warm melodies and lush harmonies Expect rich vocal harmonies and soaring string arrangements. They will be playing songs from Miriam’s new album as well as some old favorites.

“Lieberman is a robust singer with a sensual yet brittle undertone. Her songs are beautifully melodic, richly textured but can have pointed themes. Simply brilliant!”4 and a half stars – Jeff Glorfeld - THE AGE

Show only

$20+3bf

or

On door

$25+3bf

(subject to availability)

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x cooked brekkie

$175

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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May

J-L Rathbone

Saturday, 3rd May

Show @ 7.30 pm

 

 

Producing a chilled blend of acoustic, blues, roots and country vibes. J-L has been playing and writing tunes for years. It is time to release some of his house bound melodies into the wild. J-L is proudly born and raised in the Blue Mountains and is long time patron of the local music industry. 

His Debut EP “All For You” Is a showcase of acoustic, melody tunes coupled with straight from the heart, soulful lyrics. J-L's Songwriting is moving, meaningful and heartfelt.

 "As wine is extracted from a grape of honey-like coffee from a crushed bean, it is evident that pressure extracts emotion from a battered heart".   

J-L is a lover of soul, blues and folk and these form the basis of his songwriting and performance platform.  Join J-L and his three peace band as they perform a set of grooving beats and sweet, soulful acoustic melody's. 

 

J-L Rathbone will be performing at the Clarendon Gueshouse, ticket on sales now.

Show only

$18+3bf

or

On door

$23+3bf

(subject to availability)

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x cooked brekkie

$210

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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Darren Middleton

&

Jac Stone

Friday, 9th May

1

Dinner @ 7 pm    Show @ 8.30 pm

 

DARREN MIDDLETON is best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter from Australia’s most loved band POWDERFINGER. His debut solo album “Translations” was released in November 2013 to an incredibly positive reception.

On Translations he presents that same knack for engaging melodies and driving motifs, but here couples it with homespun yarns amongst a loftier, intimate setting. – The Music

 

The highlight of the set was a raucous take on ‘One Thing’, complete with screeching guitar solo that seemed like it could have come from Vulture Street. – The Dwarf

 

In the weekend prior to “Translations” going into production, a lightning bolt hit Darren.  That lightning bolt was “One Thing”.

“One Thing' is a song about the spark or driving force that may seem buried at times in our lives, but still exists nonetheless. The desire to feel connected”.

“One Thing” made so much sense that the album plans were postponed so that it could be included.  Due to the late release of “Translations”

JAC STONE, you rarely see an artist steps onto a stage and make an impression like Jac. More impressive still, this unassuming songstress does it by simply telling her story, without ever needing to even slightly deviate from who she really is. Raw, emotional and unforgiving storytelling, Jac Stone is a must see live act.

In 2010 Jac recorded her debut EP “Leave Me Here” with Darren Middleton (of Powderfinger fame) and Yanto Browning. 2011 saw the release of the EP and also saw Jac and her band playing sold out shows at venues such as Brisbane’s iconic Troubadour. This year Jac reached the finals in the 2013 production of The Voice, which also resulted in her 1st EP returning to the iTunes charts.

 

Darren & Jac will be performing at the Clarendon Guesthouse. Tickets on sales now.

Show only

$25+3bf

or

On door

$29+3bf

(subject to availability)

 

Dinner & show

$67+3bf

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x dinner & show

-2 x cooked brekkie

$310

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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Mark Wilkinson

Where The Rivers Run- Tour

Saturday, 10th May

SOLD OUT !!!

Dinner @ 7 pm    Show @ 8.30 pm

 

 

Truly one of the most captivating acoustic artists to emerge from Australia in recent times, Mark Wilkinson announces his biggest national tour yet. Following an incredible 12 months that have seen Wilkinson climb to #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, sell out shows across the nation as well as in the UK, US, and New Zealand, and be named the Singer-Songwriter Discovery of the Year in North America, Mark is quickly on the rise and definitely one to watch. His lyrical depth, gift for melody, and impassioned delivery are arresting on first listen and linger long after the final note. These shows are sure to sell out so book early to avoid

Mark Wilkinson - I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)

Mark Wilkinson - Middle Ground

 

Show only

$25+3bf

Dinner & show

$67+$3bf

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x dinner & show

-2 x cooked brekkie

$300

Dinner+B/B

$250

B/B only

$165

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

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Ed Kuepper

Thursday, 22nd May

Ticket Selling Fast !

Show @ 8.30pm

 

 

The all singing all dancing Ed Kuepper returns to the live arena this May-June for a series of acoustic Solo and By Request shows in support of a brand new release Return Of The Mail-Order Bridegroom. 

The new CD features acoustic rewordings of earlier Kuepper classics spanning material by The Saints, Laughing Clowns and of course Ed's lengthy solo career. The CD was inspired in part by the success of 2013's inaugural Solo and By Request show and also Ed's first acoustic recording from the nineties.

Ed: "Back in the mid 90's I recorded what was in essence my first truly solo album...meaning just myself and a couple of acoustic guitars. It was called ''I was a Mail-order Bridegroom''. It came about after my first European and North American solo tour. I'd toured lots with some very talented people but doing a solo show that actually works was something special for me. The first Bridegroom album was an attempt to capture the nature of those shows. Last year, I decided to go out solo again ...this time on a totally by request basis… meaning no set list… I'd just play what was requested. The tour went better than I expected and I wanted to capture how things had changed musically in what was essentially the same format. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. "


Meanwhile Ed brings his Solo and By Request show to parts new and old in May at the Clarendon.

Show only $35+3bf

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x cooked brekkie

$210

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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Tim Freedman

Freedman Does Nilsson

A Live Imagining

Friday, 30th May

Show @ 8.30 pm

 

In 2014, ARIA award winning Tim Freedman of The Whitlams will be honouring the legacy of one of the 20th century’s greatest singer-songwriters - the legendary Harry Nilsson. Tim will perform special concerts of Harry Nilsson’s classic repertoire in venues across Australia.

Tim Freedman is one of Australia’s most accomplished contemporary songwriters. His lyrics have been described as having a "charming cynicism", enhanced by an instinct for a poignant melody and a highly individual musical style. Like Nilsson his songs take sharp turns from the heart breaking to the whimsical, and like Nilsson his songs work wonderfully with just piano and vocal.

Harry Nilsson (who was credited simply as “Nilsson” on his albums) was a prolific hit song-writer through the 60’s and 70’s, whose body of work is going through a resurgence of interest at the moment. A 17 disc box set “The RCA Albums Collection” has just been released, as has his first full length biography “Nilsson - The Life of a Singer-Songwriter”.

It is in this tradition that Tim Freedman has decided to do the same thing with “Freedman Does Nilsson”. While being a gifted studio artist, Nilsson suffered from horrific stage fright which meant he never performed his songs in concert ever! With this tour, Freedman has decided to create a “live imagining” of what a concert of Harry Nilsson may have been like.

“Harry was either very very good, or very very bad. It’s a poignant and often hilarious story with great songs that I can’t wait to put together.” says Freedman.

Tim's solo performances have been a treat for music lovers, as his intimate banter, caustic wit, honest vocals and stripped-back piano style have captivated audiences around the world, the highlights being his solo Sunday night residencies at London’s Ronnie Scotts in 2003 and 2005, and his nine year stretch of annual Christmas shows at The Basement in Sydney.

His interpretation of Nilsson classics accompanied by anecdotes of each song and how they fit into Nilsson’s reckless life is an event not to be missed.

Show only

$37+3bf

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x cooked brekkie

$250

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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Sons of Sun

Saturday, 31st May

Dinner @ 7 pm    Show @ 8.30 pm

 

 

SONS OF SUN -THE SAM PHILLIPS STORY is a rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the artists that started their careers there. After a successful run of shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013, Sons of Sun will be staged for the first time in the Blue Mountains at the Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba on Saturday 31 May.

Told through the character of its founder Sam Phillips, his assistant Marion Keisker, and the famous musicians that Sam recorded, this new 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 prolific 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.”

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. Internationally renowned director, Neil Gooding (Breast Wishes, Holding The Man, Gutenberg the Musical) seamlessly blends the narratives and songs to produce a compelling, original and heartbreaking blend of rock’n’roll theatre.

 

Show only

$25+3bf

or

On door

$30+3bf

(subject to availability)

 

Dinner & show

$67+3bf

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x dinner & show

-2 x cooked brekkie

$300

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

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June

Kristin Hersh

Saturday, 7th June

Show @ 8.30 pm

 

 

This June, Kristin Hersh returns to Australian stages for the first time in seven years for a run of highly entertaining and intimate solo “Words & Music” shows featuring her unique stories stories and powerfully emotional songs. Hersh quite enjoys her visits here, “I love touring Australia and New Zealand. Musically literate, critical thinkers and the energy of the audiences is unmatched. Just being there is healing: the air breathes FOR you.”

“These shows I'm playing are a hybrid of words and music, meaning that I read stories from my books and intersperse them with songs that I feel inform the text and vice-versa. Some of the stories are poignant, but most are funny given that too many of my songs seem to make people cry and I've always felt kind of bad about that.”

Kristin’s solo-mostly-acoustic career spun off in 1994 and has lived in parallel to the Muses and 50FootWave. Her first solo release, Hips and Makers was widely acclaimed and since "Hips", Kristin has released a steady stream of solid and distinctly individual solo albums. However, her latest work of passion is her beloved band, Throwing Muses' epic work, "Purgatory / Paradise." An entirely listener-funded recording, written and demoed in public and in full conversation with the audience meant to consume it, it was published as a book. It is an absolutely gorgeous hardcover art book with a CD mounted inside 60 lush pages of photos, lyrics and narrative prose.

Kristin Hersh always seems to have lots going on. It’s been quite an eventful career, and one the teenage girl sleeping in her car could never have seen coming; so many changes, so many variations. But at its centre, perhaps driving it all, is a happy and self-deprecating artist who has remained true to her passions, pure in her vision, and is always delivering the unexpected.

Show only

$35+$3bf

or

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x cooked brekkie

$245

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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Melanie

People In The Front Row Tour Australia 2014

Wednesday, 18th June

Last Tix !!!

Show @ 8.30 pm

 

Melanie first shot to stardom with her unforgettable appearance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. The performance prompted the now common phenomenon of signalling an artist for an encore by holding up some form of light. In her hit song, Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), Melanie shared her experience of when the audience lifted up their candles in the rain during her set at Woodstock.

 

Melanie’s singles Brand New Key (Roller Skate Song), Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), Peace Will Come, Look What They’ve  Done To My Song, Ma and Ruby Tuesday have all achieved Australian chart success with Brand New Key reaching #1  and remaining in the charts for 18 weeks in 1971. In the USA, Melanie has had 13 Top 40 hits, including 3 #1 hits.

 

Melanie’s list of accolades and acclaim certainly is an extensive one but as the New York Times suggests “MELANIE is an Artist who has no need to ‘LAY DOWN’ everything she has done to take her place in Music History!”

 

Australia has always held a special place in Melanie’s heart after her numerous visits throughout the seventies, one of which included another first: Melanie was the first commercial artist to perform on the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall stage. Melanie’s last Melbourne appearance saw two shows extended into twelve sold out concerts at the Dallas Brooks Hall in 1977.

 

In this intimate evening of song, Melanie will be ccompanied by her son Beau Jarred Schekeryk on Guitar, Andrew Worboys on Piano, Dave Hatch on Drums and Tina Harris on Bass.

This will truly be a night not to miss of wonderful music that spoke to a generation and beyond. Melanie will present all her hits and some new compositions all woven together with her witty stories of a career that is nothing short of extraordinary.

 

A donation from profits from The People in the Front Row Tour will be made to Animals Australia. Promoter David M. Hawkins has been an active supporter of Animals Australia and as Melanie also is a great supporter of animal rights, they have aligned to support this great organisation that is giving Australian animals a voice against cruelty.

 

Show only

$89+3bf

or

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x cooked brekkie

$310

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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June & July

The Goon Show LIVE!

 

   Saturday  28 June

   Friday 4 July          Saturday 5 July

Friday 11 July

Saturday 12 July   Saturday 19 July

Saturday 26 July

Ticket Selling Fast !

Arrival @ 6:30 pm   

Dinner & Show @ 7 pm

 

The Goon Show LIVE! is the perfect comedy entertainment, with high energy and snappy one-liners that you will be quoting for days, weeks and months to come; ensuring a great night… one that you will remember.

Our shows are based on the original BBC broadcasts which starred Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. As well as the original scripts, the shows include unique sound effects engineered especially for our shows.

With a talented cast, this show will appeal to everyone who loves British comedy.

Without the Goons, there would have been no ‘ Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, ‘At Last The 48 Show’, ‘National Lampoon’, ‘The Goodies’, ‘Fawlty Towers’, ‘Saturday Night Live’ or ‘South Park’. Widely acclaimed as being ahead of its time, The Goon Show is still today the inspiration for comedy the world over.

The Goon Show Live will be running through yulefest for 8 shows!! June 28th, July 4th, 5th,11th, 12th, 19th & 26th.

Dinner & show

$135

 

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Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x dinner & show

-2 x cooked brekkie

$440

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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August

Felicity Fox

Friday, 8th August

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

Felicity Fox (aka Wilcox) has contributed to many award-winning films throughout her career and is the recipient of several AFI, ARIA and APRA/AGSC awards and nominations.  She composes songs, electro-acoustic and chamber music.  As a multidisciplinary composer, she has received many commissions for television, film, live events, theatre and radio. Her concert work includes commissions for Halcyon Ensemble, the Australia Quartet, Ensemble Offspring and the Sydney Symphony Fellows. Felicity teaches screen composition at Sydney Conservatorium, where she completed her Doctorate in composition in 2013.  Her new multimedia work “Gouttes d’un Sang Etranger” premieres at New Wave Sound during Vivid Sydney, in June 2014.

Felicity Fox is launching her first solo album of original songs.  Called The Curling Vine, it features performers from the cream of the Sydney and Blue Mountains music scenes. Piano, double bass, and drums provide the grounding for intricate arrangements that layer strings, flugal horn, accordion, guitars and voices.  Felicity’s unique musical voice contains echoes of Kate Bush and Tori Amos, with a side trip into 70’s Soul.  Her songs come straight from the heart, reflecting a raw, beautiful and triumphant human spirit.

 

Band

Felicity Fox: lead and backing vocals, piano

Lloyd Swanton (The Necks): acoustic bass

Jess Ciampa (Monsieur Camembert): drums

John Encarnacao (Nature Strip): guitars

Veronique Serret (ACO): violin

Anthea Cottee (Brandenburg Orchestra): cello, viola da gamba

Ewan Foster (Australian Opera Orchestra): viola

Anne Edwards (Belle Jar): piano accordion

Tim Crow: flugal horn

Rachel Hannan: backing vocals

Show only $15+3bf

or

On door

$20+3bf

(subject to availability)

 

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

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