Wed 21st Sept 7.30pm $20 / 15
A.J. LEONARD and JENNY ROWLANDS
Welcome To The Paradise Hotel
Multi instrumentalist, arranger and recording artist A.J. Leonard is one of Australia's pioneer ukulele players and is highly regarded to be among the best in the world. “I strongly identify with the music of Hawaii where the ukulele has never been a novelty.” Such inspiration sowed the seeds for AJ’s debut album Tales From the Tropics. “My number one hobby is listening to music and (through that) I’ve gained a greater appreciation of the past …..its influence on me as a writer and arranger and of course the ukulele draws it all together.”
After attending the VCA Jenny Rowlands continued her study of the cello overseas and has performed professionally throughout the classical scene in Australia. The duo with cellist Jenny Rowlands is a result of an appreciation for classical and film music. They have performed and conducted workshops at major festivals and ukulele retreats across Australia, New Zealand & the USA. Together they are a true melding of musical minds, known on the world circuit for their unique ukulele/cello interplay and finely crafted arrangements.
Fri 23rd Sept 6.30pm $20 / 10
DOUBLE FILM NIGHT
DAVID BRADBURY'S WAR ON TRIAL and QUAKER GRANNIES
online tickets available HERE
Mon 26 Sep 5.30pm (early start this long movie)
Die andere Heimat / Home from Home (Historical Drama, Germany 2013, 231 min)
Tues 27th Sept 6.30pm $20
Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere
No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials
Thurs 29th Sept - Mon 3rd Oct
So much to do, so little time.
Heaps on all free, check out their online programme at Octapod
Sun 9th Oct 6pm $20
HINTERLANDT is an acoustic quartet playing instrumental pieces written by Sydney-based composer and musician, Jochen Gutsch. The music of Hinterlandt is diverse and progressive, with a narrative and engaging quality. The latest album ‘Ensemble’ was released in January 2016 on Australian label Art as Catharsis.
Daniel Weltlinger – violin, xylophone
Lidia Bara – violin, xylophone
Simeon Johnson – cello, wind chimes
Jochen Gutsch – trumpet, guitar, glockenspiel
https:// artascatharsis.bandcamp.com /album/ensemble
ANDY RANTZEN & JOCHEN GUTSCH are a Sydney-based duo. Andy speaks while Jochen makes sounds. It's all a bit strange and disconcerting. This duo released two EPs which are available for free from Tenzenmen records.
https:// tenzenmen.bandcamp.com/ album/eps
Mon 24 Oct 7.30pm
Eltern / Parents (Comedy, Germany 201, 90 min)
Fri 11th & Sat 12th Nov 8pm $25 / 20
DADDIO DON'T YOU DARE - Chanelling Peggy Lee
A Jazz Cabaret wth Renee Berger, Dave Baker & Marcus Holdsworth
Albert Einstein adored her, Duke Ellington dubbed her The Queen, and she was the jazz singer chosen to sing at her dear friend, Louis Armstrong's funeral . Her singing style was uniquely minimalist, understated, yet emotionally intense, while her lifestyle was excessive, extravagant and egotistical. Peggy Lee was the original iconic Jazz Diva. Combative and highly litigious she even threatened to sue The Muppets when one of their characters, Miss Piggy Lee, was developed based directly on her personality.
Daddy-O Don't You Dare presents the music and artistry that made Miss Peggy Lee the greatest nightclub performer in an era of outstanding night club performers.
In Act One, an insecure singer rehearses songs that were milestones in the career of Peggy Lee accompanied by two cynical musicians. She is being groomed and is willingly grooming herself to eventually become the iconic, Miss Peggy Lee. Act Two presents the very theatrical Peggy Lee forty minute nightclub performance with costume changes, mood variability, storytelling, audience interaction, dramatic exits and entries, and lighting effects (including black outs and spot reveals). By the final rendition of Fever, the singer has become Miss Peggy Lee.
Sun 13th Nov 8pm $30
ANDREW CLERMONT with PAUL WOOKEY & MONTZ MATUMOTO
Clermont first played with Paul in about 1982. Wookey & Clermont met Montz at Frances Folk Gathering on the SA/VIC border some 15 years ago. We have all become best friends in music and are very keenly looking forward to this special trip.
Introducing a hot and very unique trio of song harmony and musical journey with a strong but worldly bluegrass taste.
Montz Matsumoto http://montzbanjo.com/
From Kyoto, Japan, Montz met Andrew at the Frances Folk Gathering nearly 20 years back and became the most seen performer at Andrew Clermont's Supper Club. He's very pleased to introduce the magnetic Banjo whiz/ entertainer/ world traveled Matsumoto to the hallowed Rutherglen extended community. He has also been blitzing with The Pigs from Gympie to the Black Stump, and variously with The Borderers and festivals with Clermont.
Most people would probably associate the banjo with Appalachian hillbilly music and the film ‘Deliverance,’ however the charismatic Matsumoto’s eclectic brand of music is testament to the adaptability of the instrument to a wide variety of musical styles, including Japanese, Indian, Celtic, Reggae and of course the traditional Bluegrass as well. He cites Doc Watson, Ry Cooder, David Grisman, Tony Trischka as influences with Woody Guthrie strong on his latest CD. Wit and humour shine throughout his performance , honed from touring the world.
Paul Wookey www.paulwookey.com.au
..is a gifted musician and possessor of one of the most acknowledged and diverse talents to have emerged in this country over the last 2 decades.
During this time Paul has shared the stage with & won accolades from a great many performers, including American Blues great John Hammond and Jimmy Witherspoon,( for whom he played guitar replacing Robin Ford), and Vince Gill, the No. 1 country singer in the U.S.
Although reasonably adept at an old country ballad, (Paul was a Gold Guitar winner at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 1981!) his first love is the blues and old 50’s &60’s rock&roll.
Paul has toured with Mick Jagger, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGee, Vince Gill, Jessie Winchester, Mark O’Conner, Dan Crary, Byron Berline, Albert Lee, Mickey Newbury, Ralph McTell… and the list goes on
And chameleon Andrew Clermont, a nutso Fiddler, Mandolinist & 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champ to boot - 30 years touring - from Tom T Hall, Dya Singh, BluGuru to Totally Gourdgeous, All Corners Covered and a Golden Fiddle Award director!
Plus 20 years of the epic Supper Club at Tamworth CM & Woodford, National & WA's Fairbridge Folk Festivals!
Sound tracks at https://myspace.com/andrewclermontssupperclub/music/songs
tracks 2, 6 & 7 for example tracks plus extras on each others websites!
Mon 28 Nov 7.30pm
Das Weisse Band / The White Ribbon (Mystery Drama, USA 2010, 144 min)
Fri 9th Dec 8pm $15
CABARET AGAINST HUMANITY
Sun 11th Dec $30
ANDREW CLERMONT & RACHEL JOHNSTON
Andrew Clermont is touring with formidable and feisty cellist Rachel Johnston
(formerly many years of the Australian String Quartet (!) and toured with Missy Higgins etc)
with a selection from the tips of Scandinavia through UK to inner Outback & Oldtime.
Tantalising and soaring are the works. Curious & twisted are the stories and songs.
Clermont is with new sensuous double size Mick Moffat F5 Mandola along side the Gilchrist F5 Mandolin and Roger Buckmaster Fiddle,
beside Rachel's Luis & Clark near glowing Cello,
plus Clermont's 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champ maneuvers and haunting cast Didgeridoo. A feast to behold.