T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

Tues 31st May 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 JUNE

Sat 4th June 8pm $15
FARAWAY EYES

The Faraway Eyes are a fresh slice of Americana pie featuring the angelic harmonies of Deanne Dale, Heather Johnstone and Meredith Osborne. They are ably accompanied by nifty guitar picker Paul (Buck) Buckberry, and Acoustic Shock mandolinist Nigel Lever laying the foundation. Their repertoire is a unique blend of folk, country and blues songs either written or interpreted by their co-founders Buck & Deanne, on topics ranging from the gravitas of September 11 to a trans-gender love song delivered in a Johnny Cash style.

BAND MEMBERS:

Paul Buckberry – vocals, 6 & 12 string guitar

Deanne Dale – vocals

Meredith Osborne – vocals

Heather Johnstone – vocals

Nigel Lever  – mandolin, bouzouki 

 

Tues 7th June 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 

Wed 8th June 8pm $10
SOURSOB BOB + NERDS & MUSIC

 

 

"Soursob Bob is another kettle of fish.  His songs and views vary from hilarious to deeply meaningful, often at the same time, and his presentation encompasses singing and spoken word....  It’s amazing material presented by a truly Australian classic character in a laid-back, infectious style."   Steve Horne, writing for In Daily

Soursob recently made a spoken word opinion piece with local film maker and student Ben Searcy, as part of Ben's studies. Despite this, Ben still managed to get reasonable grades.

Soursob Bob will be admirably supported by our very own Nerds & Music, high on the success of their Isosceles tour, whatever that means.

Sat 11th June 8pm $10

MAYNARDARAMA 

This month Maynard presents a special airbourne high from his shonky archive

 

Tues 14th June 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 Fri 17th June 8pm $15
 THE THOMSONS & SCOTT BEVAN

This double-bill performance has been more than a decade in the making. Well, it’s more than 10 years since Scott and Jenny Thomson (now you know why they’re called The Thomsons) and Scott Bevan met at Wangi Wangi.

More than sharing a love of Lake Macquarie, The Thomsons and Scott are passionate about creating music. And both of them have been very busy musically. Scott has recently released his debut EP, My Old Self, and The Thomsons are about to release their second album, Chameleon.

Now The Thomsons and Scott Bevan bring their songs to the same stage. Each will be playing a set of their songs, plus a few covers, before combining to see who is the boss. Not The Boss. Although we might do one of his songs …

Two acts, one night. Friday, June 17, 8pm at the Royal Exchange, Bolton Street, Newcastle.

Don’t miss the show – just in case it takes another 10 years for The Thomsons and Scott to play together.     

 

THE THOMSONS

The Thomsons are a contemporary folk/roots acoustic duo that specialise in original music that tells a story.  Their music is based on a personal, oblique perspective of the beautiful world in which we live.  Through the music of The Thomsons, be prepared to dust off your passport, add a few obscure visas, and meet a cast of characters, including a Texan diner waitress masquerading as the Statue of Liberty, a Central Asian small-time drug mule, an aspirational Bougainvillean boy in a maelstrom of anarchy, and reflect on the rhetoric of a post-apocalyptic world.  Be there as Singapore falls, hang out in a trendy Malaccan café with fellow life travellers, and take the road trip of a lifetime through West Bengal armed only with a Monkey God keychain.

The Thomsons are regulars at vineyards, restaurants and small independent venues with the emphasis on a fine acoustic sound, and a listening audience. They have performed in the Hunter Valley in association with concerts by major international acts (Sting, America, Rod Stewart, Elton John to name a few), and can happily say they have been “supported” by some of the great names in music.

A set from The Thomsons is a nuanced journey through life’s byways, past and present.

More info: www.thethomsonsmusic.com.au

SCOTT BEVAN

Scott is a new artist trapped in a middle-aged man’s body, with an EP titled My Old Self.

Scott has taken the long way to recording. After playing in bands in Newcastle as a teenager and his early 20s, he wandered off to tell stories with scripts and pictures, and by writing books. Now he’s returned to his music with a passion.

He’s recorded five of his songs for the EP. While it’s a solo project, it hasn’t been a solitary journey. Friends and former bandmates have helped out, including Steve Morton on drums, Peter Pihlak on bass and John Foreman playing piano.

For his Royal Exchange performance, Scott will be playing songs from My Old Self in stripped-down arrangements (the songs, not Scott) with just an acoustic guitar and voice.

More info: www.scottbevan.com.au

 

Want to talk with us? Come on, you know you do! To interview The Thomsons, send a note to scott@thethomsonsmusic.com.au. For Scott Bevan, write to scottbevanmusic@gmail.com     

 

Sat 18th June 8pm $15
JANE CAMERON & the CRAZY CARNIVAL

Come be seduced by the smooth Nuevo-folk sounds of Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival as they travel the East coast on their Beyond the Tides Tour! Jane's sultry tones slide under your skin and lace themselves round your heart as the rhythms of the Crazy Carnival rise through your bones and set your feet tapping and your hips shaking. Blending folk, blues and jazz influences, they create their own unique sound that is as captivating as it is hard to categorise.

Last year, ukulele songstress Jane Cameron joined forces with French jazz drummer Sebastien Jego and jazz bassist George Borthwick to record her debut double CD, The Mercy of the Tide, and Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival was born! This year Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival are touring the album and some new material across Victoria, NSW and Queensland ahead of returning to the studio to record their second album.

The Mercy of the Tide - “An album overflowing at the brim with energy, rhythm and heavenly vocals…seductive nuevo folk!” Spreading the Seed (June 2015).

Tues 21st June 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Wed 22nd, Thurs 23rd, Fri 24th, Sat 25th, Sun 26th
S27

 

Mon 27th June 7.30pm
NGKS

Die Unsichtbare / Cracks in the shell (Drama, German 2012, 118 min)

Tues 28th June 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 JULY

Fri 1st July 7.30pm $15

COMEDY ROAST

 

Everyone loves a good roast. Especially when Newcastle’s best stand-up comedians are insulting one another. Come join us for an evening of good natured fun and comedy, hosted by Roast Master Ethan Andrews and headlined by Jarrod Moore. Jarrod is also going to be the main victim of the roast, being cooked by the likes of David Gairdner, Nick Phillips, Michelle Kot, Chris Butler and Allan Brady. There’ll be surprises for the audience and prizes for the best roaster or roast of the night!

 

Tues 5th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Tues 12th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Tues 19th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Wed 20th - Sat 23rd July 8pm

WHO AM I (by Russell Cheek)

WHO AM I....?

Aspiration requires preparation.

Preparation ensures that when opportunity comes, you are immune to doubt.

Opportunity is random – to greet it, you must also sign up to welcome failure, whose by-product is humiliation.  It will gnaw at your future.

One man, one suit, one remote, 8 nights …

Define a lifetime:  National hero, or national clown….?

Like a good car-wax, director Stephen Abbott, (The Sandman,) nourishes and protects Russell Cheek, as he shares each harrowing moment of his attempt to summit the all-Australian quiz show, and plunder Reg Grundy’s undies.

 

Mon 25 Jul 7.30pm
NGKS

More than Honey (Documentary, Germany 2012, 95 min)

Tues 26th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 AUGUST

Mon 22 Aug 7.30pm
NGKS

Die Nordwand / North Face  (Historical Drama, Germany 2008, 126 min)

 SEPTEMBER

Mon 26 Sep 7.30pm
NGKS

Die andere Heimat / Home from Home (Historical Drama, Germany 2013, 231 min)

 

Thurs 29th Sept - Mon 3rd Oct
TiNA

 

 

 OCTOBER

Mon 24 Oct 7.30pm
NGKS

Eltern / Parents (Comedy, Germany 201, 90 min)

 NOVEMBER

Fri 11th & Sat 12th Nov
DADDIO DON'T YOU DARE - Chanelling Peggy Lee

A Jazz Cabaret wth Renee Berger, Dave Baker & Marcus Holdsworth

 

Mon 28 Nov 7.30pm
NGKS

Das Weisse Band / The White Ribbon (Mystery Drama, USA 2010, 144 min) 

 

DECEMBER