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Francesca Si do ti
Saturday, 6th December
Francesca Si do ti
Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.
(booking is essential)
Selection of fine, international cheese and meats served on a platter, includes home-made Terrine and Pate
Alternative Main Course
Beef Goulash with creamy mustard potatoes
Spinach, Ricotta and Pine Nut Cannelloni (Vegetarian)
please contact our reservation department
for more information
Show @ 8.00 p.m.
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 Mistle tone 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).
Dinner & Show
-2 x tickets
-2 x dinners
*To Book call 4782 1322
C W Stoneking
Tuesday, 10th February
Wednesday, 11th February
Show @ TBA.
Following on from his wildly successful national tour and the release of his much-lauded new album Gon’ Boogaloo, CW Stoneking is all set to bring his tunes to a town near you with a run of regional dates lined up for February.
Released on October 17th, 2014, it has been a 6-year wait for the latest taste of CW’s inimitable musical stylings. However, CW has delivered with Gon’ Booglaoo praised by critics as –
“The most joyously primitive album you’ll hear all year, and the most authentic.”
“Guaranteed to have bare feet slapping the bar-room floor”
The Age (4 stars)
“A raucous party album… a total joy to listen to.”
Speaker TV (9/10 stars)
Gone are the sepia-toned tales of marooned adventures in the tropics of his last release, the ARIA Award winning Jungle Blues, this time replaced with the latest invention in the world of C.W. Stoneking, electricity! C.W. has stashed his afore-favoured vintage National guitar and banjo combo for a shiny gold Fender and an extra large helping of rock ‘n’ gospel dancehall blues to deliver 12 tracks recorded directly to tape with his full band, his very own hokum wall of sound.
Don’t miss your chance to catch this enigmatic and charismatic performer live!
-2 x tickets
*To Book call 4782 1322