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
online tickets avaiable HERE
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 5pm $30
ANDREW CLERMONT with PAUL WOOKEY & MONTZ MATSUMOTO
online tickets available HERE
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 2nd Dec 7.30pm
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.
Fri 13th Jan
Wed 8th to Sun 12th March
Fri 17th March
Sun 19th March
Deta and Rob Rayner from The Beez present:
A yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ fest of German music from Deta (accordion,vocals) and Rob (guitar, vocals) and featuring the Beatific Beats of our Bavarian Boombox. You´ll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Kraftwerk; you´ll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic Tailfeather when you catch a glimpse of Nena´s 99 Red Balloons; you´ll swoon to Marlene Dietrich´s Lili Marlene but, most of all, you´ll be entertained-and that´s an order!
Deta and Rob always felt that the German Oeuvre was a little under represented in The Beez, so here they are to make amends with an evening of Dancefloor -Compatible Deutsche Derring-do, featuring Deta´s fabulous „Brunhilde Bass“ accordion . One octave below the conventional accordion bass, this is an Alp-quaking tone of Wagnerian proportions. Melded with Rob´s custom Höfner „Blitzkrieg“ guitar, it´s an irresistable rockin´ polka machine held together by the marching rhythms of a loop machine by the name of Wolfgang Amadeus and, of course, those gorgeous harmonies and cabaret sensibilties which are the icing on the Schwarwälderkirschtorte.
Deta and Rob both hail from Berlin; their band The Beez performs regularly throughout Europe and Australia. They´ve appeared on ABC TV´s Spicks and Specks and at just about every folk festival you care to think of. The Sauerkrauts will be touring Australia from January to May 2017.