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May

Alex Smith

 

Thursday, 26th May

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

 

Alex Smith
Songs From The Other Side

Alex Smith has always written songs ,not all the songs have been material for Moving Pictures . These shows are an opportunity for Alex to play and showcase material that is very different and personal while at the same time being very redolent of the moving pictures canon .
These quiet acoustic/electric or as he likes to call them acrostic/eclectic are a chance for these songs to move around in the air.
In this intimate solo/duo setting a chance to sing without screaming and showing another side of his nature!
"Different Songs " is just another facet.

  One of the facets of musical "celebrity" (Ha) is that a performer or writer can become 

Typecast in the public Psyche , This is very much the case with Alex Smith, he will forever be the voice of the little boy at the corner shop! 

Alex left Australia in 1993 and has done a lot of travelling before finally settling in the UK. In the uk he found a stability and a happiness that had been missing from his life for a long time. Marrying the renowned British sculptor Sophie Dickens and settling into a family life well away from that corner shop. During these years Alex began his long and deeply felt journey into special needs education. Working and learning at "the John F Kennedy" special school in 

east London ,he became even more aware and moved by the power of music,how it worked where language failed ,where strictures and structures failed. A world of pure emotion and direct contact was opened up. 

Now working in the uk as a consultant in special needs music ,Alex is at present working on a streamed /televisual version of his work. A project which is called "this way in to music" a program designed to empower parents and carers . 

The resurgence of Moving Pictures as a live force again has given Alex the opportunity to tour Australia and while here work towards the fruition of the This way in to Music program. Touring with the band again is a pure Joy ,and a renewed ,reinvigorated experience for all concerned.  But ,there are the other songs ,and the other voice to consider, a quieter voice and a poets heart! These are the songs that are not meant to be belted out, but coaxed and teased into the air! So either on his own or with selected special guests Alex will be performing in a quieter mode at selected venues!

Be assured "That Absolutely NO Current Moving Pictures Songs Will be Played"

No No No No No! this is the other side of the coin! 

Maybe now he is sober, straight, and reasonably together it is time for these songs to be heard!

The future is not so much of a blank canvas these days......

 

 

*Tickets are subject to be allocated on a first-book, first-served basis via the bookings.


*Clarendon Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the theatre manager's decision is final.

 

Show Only

$25

 

Accommodation Package

$150

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

 

 To book, please ring

02 4782 1322

10.00 am-6.00 pm

 

 

 

June

Jeff Lang

Friday, 10th June

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

 

Jeff Lang releases limited edition vinyl rarities album via French based Red Hair Records.

 

Jeff Lang says;

“A few years back I was touring in Europe and this guy would show up at various concerts. He was always full of energy, asking a lot of insightful questions about specific songs, even showing up a couple of times bearing gifts of recorded music - a Big Bill Broonzy LP, an album with Blind Willie Johnson on one side and an interview with his widow on the other, the first Sweeney's Men album. Always on vinyl, always the good stuff. A music fan.

Turns out he was secretly planning on entering the waters of the record business and he's started up a vinyl record company called Redhair Records. I'm flattered that for his first foray he wanted to press an LP of rarities from my career thus far. I had a trawl through the collection and turned up some good stuff - a couple of live songs at the late, lamented Continental in Melbourne from the weekend after recording the Everything Is Still album; a previously forgotten song co-written with Tim Hall and recorded at the sessions for my first album Ravenswood in 1994; an alternate take of a stomping rock 'n' roll song from the sessions for Carried In Mind; a live version of Some Memories Never Die which rises and falls like the tide recorded in Sydney in 2006.

I'm doing a run of solo shows to get this LP out there into folks hands, hope to see you there.”

Don't miss your chance to buy one of these ultra rare goodies at one of the shows on the vinyl launch tour.

  

"In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there... He paints pictures in sound.” Beat Magazine

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 15 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

Over the years, Lang has built up a devoted, almost cult-like following with his live performances. Working without a set list and allowing the unique energy of each night to shape the songs, Lang’s live shows have become much talked about, always taking the audience along for the ride, has seen word of mouth bloom into a successful career.

It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas - rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.

 

*Tickets are subject to be allocated on a first-book, first-served basis via the bookings.


*Clarendon Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the theatre manager's decision is final.

 

Show Only

Presale

$29

Door price

$34

 

Dinner n show

$75

2 course Menu

(All menu items freshly homemade - pastry, sauces, dips, roasted meats, free range eggs, gluten free products wherever possible)

Main

Chicken Cacchitore served with Basmati rice (GF)

Lamb Tagine served with Basmati rice (GF)

Dessert

Italian apple and pear cake served with cream and fresh berries (V)

Brandied chocolate cake served with cream and fresh berries (V)(GF)

 

Accommodation Package

$165

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

Accommodation Package

with dinner

$250

 

2 dinner n show

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

 

 To book, please ring

02 4782 1322

10.00 am-6.00 pm

 

 

 

August

ED Kuepper

Saturday, 20 August

Show time TBA

 

 

“LOST CITIES” NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

Four decades after the release of his first record, the iconic Australian classic ”[I’m] Stranded” by The Saints, Ed Kuepper returns with an album that may well be considered a high point in his lengthy and uncompromising career.

Recorded over three days in August at Gasworks Studio, Brisbane ”Lost Cities” is Ed Kuepper’s 50th release [excluding compilations] and is the 21st on his own Prince Melon Records label. It is Ed’s first entirely solo and electric release, a format Herr Kuepper likes to refer to as ‘Solo Orchestral’.

“When I was a kid I always processed recordings as a kind of singular whole, so when I started to play the guitar I wanted my playing to be the entire orchestra/band rather than just the guy strumming in the corner. A good example would be the way I played Nights in Venice on the first Saints lp… or the acoustic with hyper harmonic overtones on Today Wonder.  Lost Cities continues that approach but also moves into the tonal opposite of what I did when I started”

To celebrate the album release Ed Kuepper will take to the road starting in March 2016 and taking in as many city and regional areas over as many months as possible as he presents these brand new works alongside old, treasured favourites. Both the new album and tickets to all currently listed shows will go on-sale Monday December 21st

 

 

Don’t miss Ed Kuepper – Lost Cities / Solo Orchestral at the Clarendon in August.

 

*Tickets are subject to be allocated on a first-book, first-served basis via the bookings.


*Clarendon Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the theatre manager's decision is final.

 

Show Only

Presale

$40

Dinner n show

$98

2 course Menu

(All menu items freshly homemade - pastry, sauces, dips, roasted meats, free range eggs, gluten free products wherever possible)

Chicken Campaniola – Breast of chicken pan fried in garlic butter, then poached in an Italian tomato sauce, topped with wilted spinach and mozzarella and served with jacket potatoes (GF)

Crispy skinned Teriyaki Salmon fillet served with jacket potatoes, dressed roquette, daikon and carrot salad and wasabi mayo (GF)

 

Accommodation Package

$220

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

Accommodation Package

with dinner

$330

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

 To book, please ring

02 4782 1322

10.00 am-6.00 pm

 

 

September

Harry Manx

 

Friday, 2nd September

Show time TBA

 

 

HARRY MANX (CANADA)  Sept/October 2016

 

Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player.” Billboard Magazine

 

Harry Manx has spent decades fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching fluidly between conventional acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and the Mohan Veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.  His original music blends East and West ‘creating musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas’. 

 

A worldwide festival favorite, Harry’s 13 albums and ceaseless touring have seen him earn a slew of Maple Leaf, Juno and Canadian Folk Awards, nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans alike.  

 

“Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new…….” Bruce Springsteen, @ the International Guitar Festival, New York City

 

On a wintry Chicago morning in February 2013, Harry’s  20-stringed Mohan Veena, was stolen from an airport carousel.  Announced on his Facebook page, by the next day over 3 million people had spread the word, searching, building him a new one, and (a praying for its return.  The story from the Chicago Tribune was picked up by AP news service and soon the whole world was learning about this exotic instrument, and the completely unique music of Harry Manx.   Police found the culprit and the instrument 2 days later, and Harry was reunited with his signature instrument.

 

February 2014, saw the release of Harry’s 12th studio recording – ‘Ohm Suite Ohm’, distributed by Vitamin Records.  This album reveals Harry’s new ‘Bollywood electric slide guitar’ work, and steers Harry in a somewhat new direction.  Featuring instrumental compositions, original songs, an exceptional cover of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’, guest vocalists and international collaborators, it’s all in the service of a completely unique cross genre that’s hard to pigeonhole, but easy to love.

 

And now the prolific Harry Manx has just released his newest album - the highly acclaimed “20 strings and the truth”.  A mostly intrumental album that is a homage to his beloved Mohan Veena.

 

 

*Tickets are subject to be allocated on a first-book, first-served basis via the bookings.


*Clarendon Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the theatre manager's decision is final.

 

Show Only

Presale

$53

 

Accommodation Package

$210

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

 

 To book, please ring

02 4782 1322

10.00 am-6.00 pm