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October

One Up, Two Down & Dan Parsons

Thursday, 30th October

 

Show @ 8.30 pm

 

Dan Parsons’ self titled second album, on which Parsons plays the vast majority of instruments, was mixed by The Boat People's Robin Waters. It was during his time touring America 2012, that Parsons had the opportunity to play more solo shows and steep himself in the ghosts of the West Coast's golden age. He found himself in bars and landscapes that had shaped the artists which in turn, had shaped him. Parsons emerged triumphant in 2013 with his second album, which could not possibly bare anything less than the mark of an artist who knows who he is and what he wants to say, without irony  and at peace with self-doubt.

One Up  “Parsons’ voice has poignant warmth reminiscent of James Taylor, with a familiarity that enables you to feel like two friends.” -Timber and Steel

When he’s not touring as a solo artist Parsons has taken on stints in South East Asia and the US as a hired gun for Kate Miller-Heidke, as both a drummer and guitarist.

 ‘One Up, Two Down’ hail from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean, George Jackson (NZ), Andrew Small (USA) and Daniel Watkins (AUS) bring together raw old-time aesthetics, bluegrass dexterity and folk story telling. This trio draws on a strong grounding in old-time and bluegrass music, extending their music to new compositions with far wider influences. These three lean lads are armed with some exciting music, which they recently recorded in Nashville Tennessee and have just released on their debut EP.

Andrew, is a North Carolina native Double Bassist, Yale School of Music masters graduate who is immersed in the American Old-time and Bluegrass music scene. George is the 7th generation in a line of New Zealand fiddlers dating back to the first settlers. Daniel Watkins is a strong vocalist and encyclopedia of songs which he masterfully flat-picks on his Guitar hailing from Newcastle, Australia. George and Daniel are the back to back winners of the Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship (2012, 2013) .

Show only

$20

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

$148

 

*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

(booking is essential)

Entrée

Home-made pate &terrine, selection of imported cheese and locally produced fine salami’s and meats


Alternative Main Course

Pan roasted free range chicken breast in creamy euro bacon sauce served with seasonal vegetables and mustard potatoes

or

Salmon steak with horseradish & dill sauce served with seasonal vegetables


Dessert
Home-made Tira Misu

Vegetarian option is also available

*for Dietary requirements

please contact our reservation department

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

$89

 

Package:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

-2 x dinners

$315

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

email us through our enquiries page

December

Luluc

supported by

Francesca Sidoti

Saturday, 6th December

Luluc

Francesca Sidoti

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

Menu TBA

*for other

Dietary requirements

please contact our reservation department

for more information

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

About Luluc

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)

About Francesca Sidoti

Francesca Sidoti is the thinking person’s songwriter.  Her follow-up release,  ‘Houses’ is the twin to her first album, the small town to the big city of ‘Bright City Light Fool’. In this coming-of-age album, a simple idea weaves throughout- that the houses we live in become an embodiment of who we are.

Sidoti is a songwriter of contemporary Australia. In ‘Houses’, a recognisable but rarely captured landscape emerges. A tourist town, caught between peak periods and empty shop facades. A love letter to the late afternoon light of Sydney and the disingenuousness of the hills hoist dream. Folk music has always been about place, and this contemporary folk gem brings those traditions to a modern outlook.

In ‘Rhapsody With Windows Down’, we hear the Great Western Highway and that first dash for car-laden freedom.  In Áll That Runs’, the Hills Hoist backyards of our national psyche are found wanting and, in the truly great tradition of love songs to Sydney, ‘The House Where We Would Live’ paints the most poignant of pictures about the hopes we store in place, how much our backyards and screen doors mean to us as people. Sidoti has captured a hidden landscape and charted its importance, creating an intricate work of contemporary folk.

“An amazing songwriter” (Faster Louder)

“An emotive and poetic writer” (AU Review)

“A dulcet voice and whimsical lyrics” (Rave Magazine).

 

 

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