JESS PARKER PRESENTS! And is Absolutely thrilled to announce the good people at the Castlemaine Bowls Club have given us the green light to hold a monthly blues, folk and country night at their fine establishment. Our launch will be Monday July 1st, with a stellar line up including Bill Barber, Mandy Connell and Sons of the Blues. Big thanks to @callan_s_art for making this thang come into fruition, and Dan Wallwork for yet another incredible poster. All welcome, see you on the 1st everybody! X
Please contact Liz or Mandy for details
Bonnie Smith Mandy Connell and Pablo Rivas - Three singer songwriters from three different traditional backgrounds- as a special treat, Connell brings some traditional Anglo Celtic songs into a solo set of her own material. Connell is on first, followed by Pablo Rivas and Bonnie Smith, from 8pm at the Wesley Anne, High Street Northcote, on the 86 Tram Line.
A quiet bar on Nicholson Street, North Carlton.
Author and Singer Singer Songwriter Hugh McGinlay has a residency Thursdays in March celebrating his upcoming new album release!
March 7th he appears with Floyd Thursby
March 14th with Girl Friday
March 21st with Mandy Connell and
March 28 with Thomas Hugh
it is my pleasure to get to play the opening set for D Henry Fenton, who has been living in the US for the last few years and has come back to Australia for a little whirlwind tour.
Fenton has opened for acts including John Mayer, Kasey Chambers, Colbie Caillat, Lissie and Morphine. His last album “Turnin’” was recorded with engineer/producer Steve Holroyd (Counting Crows/Tom Petty) and received some positive US college radio airplay, with a few bigger stations (including KBAC, Santa Fe NM) adding the title track to their playlists.
The Merri Creek Tavern holds about 40 people comfortably, so this will be a very intimate set. The venue is run by Mick Thomas and Mark (Clanger) and offers local beer and wine, good service, and minimal sound bleed, pumping music from the back bar to the front bar, so that no DJ comes in to dominate the rooms when the singer is quiet.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Christmas at the Swamp!
7PM: VAN WALKER
8PM: ILL-GOTTEN BOOTY
9PM: THURSBY, FRIDAY & CONNELL
10.30PM: DJ DOGGLER
Good friends and folk singers Mandy Connell, Girl Friday and Floyd Thursby are collaborating for a night of traditional and original folk melodies featuring guitar, mandolin, ukulele and three part harmonies.
There is no mistaking the startlingly honest voice of former Stray Hens frontwoman Mandy Connell. Soaring over riffs on handmade guitars, she is the darling of Australian folk.
Girl Friday's folk, jazz and blues sensibility evokes a sense of nostalgia, innocence and melancholy.
Floyd Thursby has spent over 20 years writing songs about love and death, wild nights and quiet days, sacred moments and everyday life.
Join us at Swamplands Bar - 744 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
Located opposite Vic Market, the Drunken Poet is famous for it’s locals and it’s proprietor- Siobhan. Enda Kenny wrote a song about her actually- (In Vino Veritas)
Mandy will be playing the first set from 8pm to 9pm opening up for the brilliant Girl Friday
Come on out after work in the city.
CERES is a great day out for kids, or just for getting a coffee and doing the shopping, Chooks run wild, dogs are welcome, and the organic produce and general store are amazing. Bring your shoppin bags and any empties you’d like to re-fill. NO WASTE! Refill your old shampoo bottles, detergents, spice jars…. Come on in.