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August

Celia Pavey

Saturday, 30th August

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

TBA

Package A:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

$205

Package B:

-Ensuite room

- 2 x dinner

-2 x tickets

TBA

 

*To Book call 4782 1322

8.00am-7.00pm

or

email us through our enquiries page

September

Van the Man

the Van Morrison Show

 

Saturday, 20th September

Dinner @ 6:30 pm

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

TBA

Package A:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

$225

Package B:

-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

October

Fred Smith

"Home"

 

Friday, 3rd October

Dinner @ 6:00 pm

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

TBA

 

Package A:

-Ensuite room

-2 x tickets

$215

Package B:

-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