T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

 

Saturday 14th September 8pm $10
SEBASTIAN WINTER

online tickets available HERE

Come sip some chai, lie back and enjoy the beautiful music of Sebastian Winter and accompanying dance performances from Skip Willcox of Catapult Dance.

Sebastian Winter was born on a cargo ship in the port of Amsterdam. At a young age he accidentally drank a glass of tequila sunrise and began to play the piano. He has been playing everyday since.
Sebastian’s music is both powerful and subtle, inspiring those who listen to take a journey into their imagination and create landscapes of their own.
Last year Winter won best original soundtrack at the CONDA awards and has been hiding away up north since, perfecting a collection of incredible new songs to share with us.
$10

Monday 23 SEPTEMBER  7.30pm

NGKS (German)  Movie Night

Zeit der Kannibalen/ Age of cannibals (2014)

German drama film directed by Johannes Naber. It tells the story of two business consultants who travel to impoverished and corrupt countries where they make shady business deals, never having to leave their hotels. 93 mins

 Sat 5th October 8pm $30 / 25

EISHAN ENSEMBLE 

 Online tickets available HERE

 casts a spell all its own… astonishing power and convulsive impact…” – John Shand, SMH ★★★★½
“Eishan Ensemble is a rare attempt in fusing contemporary Persian classical music with modern jazz… a flawless combination, as evidenced by the fine compositions on this debut recording.” – Songlines UK ★★★★

Lead by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar player and composer, Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan Ensemble draws on contemporary and classical music traditions of both East and West. The ensemble’s repertoire consists predominantly of Sadeghi’s original compositions with diverse improvisatory idioms featured powerfully. Variously described as “Persian chamber jazz” and “Middle-Eastern jazz fusion”, Eishan Ensemble defies neat labels.

With Hamed Sadeghi on tar, Pedram Layegh on classical guitar, Michael Avgenicos on saxophone, Elsen Price on double bass and Adem Yilmaz on percussion, the layered soundscapes Eishan Ensemble create together are driven by the individual talents of each member as much as by the compositions themselves.

Formed in 2016, Eishan Ensemble have performed internationally in Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, The Phillipines and Taiwan; with local performances across Australia. Their first album, Nim Dong, was released in late 2018 to critical acclaim and it is going to be presented on a tour across Europe in 2020.

 

 

Wed 16th Oct

MONIQUE StCLARE


Monique Clare (The Maes) is joined by American fiddler Joe D’Esposito (The Railsplitters) in a mesmerising collaboration that draws on their diverse influences. Dancing between rhythmic cello lines, powerfully vulnerable vocals and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning cellist and singer-songwriter. Since breaking out as a solo artist in 2017, her songwriting has become increasingly daring and potent, with hard-hitting lyrics and an unconventional brand of classical-folk-pop cello. Joe D’Esposito is a multi-genre fiddle player and improviser with infectious charisma. His work with The Railsplitters has seen him play Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Celtic Connections. This duo brings together a shared classical training, obsession with fiddling traditions and a mutual love of Björk to deliver intricate arrangements of original songs and tunes

 

Sunday 20th Oct 7pm $20

AMY VEE  CD launch

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“The name of Amy Vee’s beguiling new album might suggest music concerned with the surface of things, but Same Skin cuts far deeper. It’s a seductive and sumptuous exploration of both the ever-changing and constant elements of the soul.” – Nick Milligan, Entertainment Journalist

 

Celebrating the release of her sophomore album, award-winning singer songwriter Amy Vee is heading out on a bespoke East Coast tour, playing with new sounds and stories in intimate settings. Whether with accomplished multi-instrumentalists Gareth Hudson and Andrew Sampford, or in stunning solo mode, Amy Vee always captivates.

 

Monday 21 OCTOBER  7.30pm

NGKS (German)  Movie Night

Herbert (2015)

A former East German boxing champion working as a bouncer and debt collector reflects on life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease. Director: Thomas Stuber. 109 min; Drama.

Sat 9th Nov

FLAME

 

Fri 15th & Sat 16th Nov

NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

Monday 25 NOVEMBER 7.30pm

NGKS (German)  Movie Night

4 Könige/ 4 Kings (2015)

Four troubled youths spend the Christmas holidays in an adolescent psychiatric unit under the care of a young psychiatrist. Director: Theresa von Eltz. 98 min; Drama.

 

 Fri 29th November 8pm $25

MIC CONWAY and ROBBIE LONG

Online tickets available HERE

“Mic Conway with Robbie Long"
In a circus of comedy, music and magic, Mic Conway presents an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split. Audiences who know this ARIA-award winning entertainer from "Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band" and Circus Oz will be delighted by this incarnation: Mic as storyteller of tall tales and true. He takes the stage with Robbie Long (multi-instrumentalist and Australian Flat Pick Guitar Champion). There's magic, juggling, cavorting and that trademark tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. Stripped back, irreverent, and shameless... it's surreal vaudeville for crooning and swooning.

WEBSITES : http://www.micconway.com
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/micconwaymusic

VIDEO :
Live in Wismar, Germany : https://youtu.be/ABAaQMa303Q
"Masochism Tango" : https://youtu.be/Ma-pudJ3BYU
"Street of Dreams" medley : https://youtu.be/xtLJuI-qzII
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest 2015 : https://youtu.be/RlLQdYwFcyE

 

 Friday 6th & Saturday 7th December 8pm $25

 THE SANDMAN and FLACCO TRIBUTE SHOW (All original cast)

Online tickets available HERE


Steve and Paul pay tribute to the fictional characters - Sandman and Flacco both of whom left the scene without a fuss some years ago due to irrelevance. Over an hour of spoken word, song, noises and stories for $25.

 THURSDAY 16TH JANUARY

THE BARLEYSHAKES, with special guests The Kelly Family

 

Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia, the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influences who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. Adored throughout Australia and beyond for their “bent” Irish sound, they are winners of the Queensland Music Award for World Music. Ever since their inception in the 90’s in Dublin, the Barleyshakes have been turning heads. Their mission, to inject new life into Irish music while honouring the tradition past, was to become a life-long adventure for each member. Their live shows have taken them around the globe and they continue to take audiences on a joy filled ride wherever they perform. The band use fiddles, flutes, tine whistle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals, bass, bodhran, and drums to create their truly wonderful Celtic sound. They have shared the stage with Lunasa, Metallica, Kila, Joe Cocker, Sharon Shannon, Altan, and Grada, to name a few. After well over a decade together this ensemble know each other intensely and they communicate freely to create something fresh every time they perform. They release their 8th album entitled “Irishtown” at this year’s festival.

That the Barleyshakes manage to be at the forefront of traditional Irish music in Australia while breathing it new life is remarkable. Intense energy, beautiful harmony, and irresistible dance rhythms are what make them tick. Members contributed to the Lord of the Rings award winning soundtrack, they also won the Queensland Music Award for world music.

This year they release their 8th album “Irishtown”