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15th May 2015

Tidal Moon

Acoustic ripples upon a sea of imagination" - Classical/Celtic meet Folk/Country.  Barbara Jeffrey and José Garcia combine a hybrid Celtic/Paraguayan harp and soaring soprano vocals, with the timbre of José's voice and guitar, to form Tidal Moon.  The result is a sound akin to bringing the mountains to the sea, minus mudslides or any tsunami-like effects.

Occasionally a flute, charango or bodhran get thrown into the mix, so the story can unfold from the sounds of calming seas to the heavy rumble of 'Fionn' tossing basalt cabers.  Barbara's classical and Celtic background harpoons José's country-influenced folk to produce a beast that would snare Captain Ahab's attention. Beautiful traditional, original and contemporary music.




Please note - We are in the Old Chapel for this event.





Bernardo Soler

award Winning Filipino Guitarist from Melbourne, Victoria, offering a selection of unique music that reflect the true Mediterranean culture: bossa nova, rumba flamenca, boleros (Spanish love songs), Latin and pop tunes. He has enjoyed enormous success in guitar competitions around the world. In October 1981, he won first prize in the "Concourso de Guitarra" from the Centro Cultural de la Embajada de Espana in celebration of La Semana de Hispanidad. November 1981, first prize in the "National Music Competition for Young Artist" (category A), Philippines. October 1982, Grand Prix winner at the Sixth Philippine Guitar Festival. November 1982, second prize in the Southeast Asia Guitar Festival, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. November 1987, first prize in the National Music Competition for Young Artist (category C), Philippines. November 1988 he represented the Philippines at the "Concourso Internacional de Ejucacion Musical Dr. Luis Sigall", held at Vina del Mar, Chile. In 1994, he represented the Philippines at the "Primer Concourso Internacional de Guitarra Augustin Barrios", held in Asuncion, Paraguay. Throughout his student years he participated in master classes with famous guitarist, namely: John Williams, David Russel, Manuel Barrueco, David Tanenbaum, Stephen Rak, Leo Witozinski, and Timothy Walker. He has performed all over the Philippines, Indonesia, South America, United States of America, and Australia. Bernardo Soler can rise to any occasion; ranging from concert settings, jazz venues, clubs, restaurants, weddings, corporate events, and private functions. For bookings: Contact: Bernardo Soler 0413 749 883

19th June 2015
Greg Champion
Songwriter, singer, comedian and radio presenter, Greg Champion combines a unique blend of comedy, sport parodies and country/folk music.
Born in Benalla, Victoria and raised in South Australia, Champs has become known as a writer of AFL and cricket-themed songs, with a swag of Aussie Rules hits since the 80s. However his musical versatility extends beyond the sport fields to include more moving and descriptive songs, which explore what makes us Australian – drawing links to the work of John Williamson, Eric Bogle and Ted Egan.

Having grown up in Adelaide, Champs moved to Melbourne in 1979. By 1980 he was fronting one of Melbourne’s most popular bands, the rock-cabaret-fun outfit The Fabulaires. He then joined The Young Homebuyers, along the way performing with Aussie legends Wayne Burt (Black Sorrows, The Falcons), JJ Hackett (Stars, Mondo Rock) and later in the 80s with Wayne Duncan and Ross Hannaford, both of Daddy Cool.

Champs’ rise to national prominence also came through his radio work. In 1983 he drifted into a community radio show, the Coodabeen Champions, which has now become an institution on ABC and commercial radio after an amazing 34 years.

Parallel to his parody and comedy work on radio and in live entertainment, Champs established himself as a songwriter with the reaction to his first,1985 single I Made a Hundred In The Backyard At Mum’s.  I made a Hundred then became the opening track on Macca’s first Australia All Over album, a record which went on to sell over 150,000. In 1994, Channel 7 took up Greg’s anthem That’s TheThing About Football as the theme for their AFL broadcasts, for several years.

A second album which is closing on 150,000 sales is Aussie Christmas with Bucko & Champs.  In 1996 Greg teamed up with renowned songwriter Colin Buchanan to create a double album of Aussie-flavoured Christmas songs which are now sung annually at school carol nights across the nation.

Greg has performed nationally at dozens of Folk and Country Festivals since the Eighties – and his corporate comedy appearances have kept him busy for 25 years. He’s played in Weipa and Albany and most points between. He and his pals have performed at 3 AFL Grand Finals, several one-day cricket finals, and two SANFL Grand Finals. Along the way there has been a Golden Guitar Award, two Tamworth Songwriting Awards, two ARIA comedy nominations and several Victorian Country Awards.

Champs continues to carve a broad trail through the Country, Folk and live music scenes. He’s now viewed as a noted Australian songwriter, while also having published three books. Forging his own distinctive path through the Oz musical landscape, it’s been said of Greg that he has contributed to the fabric of Australian culture.

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