have other events happening from time to time so check the listings below
or better yet, come on down - announcements are made on club nights and by email.
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Day Events over the past 5 years.
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20th February 2015
Mizzi and the Sirens
aching, harmonised folk-rock speaks of Australian history, underpinned by a
wonderful melodic sensibility. Stirring stuff....... Anthea Palmer.
In the vein of great storytellers before him, Khristian’s songs are
engaging, dynamic and promise to stay with you long after your first
Recent time in the
studio has followed tours of Canada and the East Coast of Australia, and
with life as his muse, Khristian has created a new album that speaks of both
challenges and triumphs with a voice that speaks to all walks of life.
Uplifting and positive Folk music sentiments backed by masterful and subtle
group of musicians who surround Khristian’s warm and ‘down-to-earth’
songs with a blanket of ethereal soundscapes. An award-winning songwriter
and guitarist, Khristian has a special talent for drawing the listener into
his world and making them feel at home within the music he creates with
his band. Now ready to reignite the following he has built over the
years, Khristian and his band 'The Sirens' are preparing to once again
capture the imagination of audiences with the release of their brand new
album 'Midwinter Spring' which is available now at www.khristianmizzi.com.
20th March 2015
Two Sisters. Two guitars, two attitudes, two minds and two voices in sync.
It was 2008 when sisters Jess and Sarah Renehan woke up their sleepy little
town in South Australia with a deafening harmony; a call for Utopia. As many
who’ve grown up in a small town will know, isolation can be the ultimate
catalyst for imagination. Yours is a choice between walking in circles on
that familiar road to nowhere or taking what you know, re-mixing it with
your dreams and paving your own yellow brick road to somewhere new,
somewhere where change isn’t a battle but an inevitability. For the
Renehan sisters, music infused more than their dreams, it was in the air
they breathed. From school choirs to national youth choirs, teen rock bands
to recording studios, they both knew that when life hit a bump in the road
they could find and each other, and their sense of purpose, in rock’n'roll.
But it’s a long way to the top, as fellow Aussie rocker Bon Scott so
wisely decreed some 30 years before their time. In Sarah and Jess's case
they kicked off that rock’n'roll journey in late 2009 with a 1631km drive
north up Australia’s East Coast to the city of Brisbane. If these three
likely adventurers had set off to see the wizard, they found him in the form
of Brisbane record producer James North. After an intense month of recording
and arranging 13 tracks, refining a unique image and exploring the wilds of
the city, Calling Utopia’s debut album ‘XIII’ was locked, loaded and
ready for release in 2010. In 2011 however, the bands musical journey got
put on hold as one of the sisters, Sarah, suffered medical issues resulting
in her having brain surgery 4 times within three months. Determined not to
let this stop them though, Calling Utopia finished off 2011 with a bang and
kick started 2012 headlining Mount Gambiers New Years Eve Festival.
Throughout 2012 the band have made the most of the year with getting in top
100, top 40 and top 10 charts on Ourstage, acoustic tours, headlining
National Youth Week, traveling to Melbourne to record their new single with
producer Dave Carr and filming a music video in Sydney with director Darko
Djerich. They have also completed their first overseas tour in September
which took place in New Zealand over two weeks. Now in 2014, with a line-up
change, the recording of their hit single "The Hero Vs The
Villain" and earning spotlight places on Reverbnations home page and
artist spotlight and a 2 month stint of playing in America, the sisters are
back and looking to record a brand new EP with producer Dave Carr called
"Don't Hold Back". With a brand new energy, new sound and a
renewed longing to share their music with the world, Calling Utopia are a
force to be reckoned with. We can't wait to share with you all what we have
in store! Calling Utopia describe their music as honest, heartfelt,
energetic, catchy and playful. Blending their lyrical content from both
personal experience and imagination the band draw on their respect for acts
like Pink, Evanescence, Avril Lavigne, Jewel, Michelle Branch, Suzie Q and
Paramore for musical inspiration
a solo musician who plays a mix of blues and rock & roll. He plays
originals as well as throwing in his own versions of blues songs, which are
influenced by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, The Rolling Stones, Izzy
Stradlin’, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Skip James, and John Lee Hooker.
over 14 years of playing music, Brendan Forward has performed in a variety
of venues as a solo artist, as well as constantly busking on the streets of
Melbourne within the past year.
He can be found supporting all of the more well known Blues men around town.