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Brave New Works #22

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Program of Entertainment

Denmark Arts Market Stage presented by Act-Belong-Commit

Saturday 24 Jan 2015

MC Gertrude Wellease

10.00 am Freya’s Bounty

Freya’s Bounty is a melodic local duo who having been setting their sails and sharing their songs around town. Anchored mostly in Albany, these two ladies harvest the riches of life through their songwriting and performances. Danielle Flynn sings the main vocals and plays guitar, which is fused with Madeline Winton on double bass, flute and sweet harmonies. The eclectic mix of influences from their vast musical journey has resulted in a repertoire that is refreshing and uniquely their own. Saddle up your horses and enjoy the ride 🙂

11.00 am Keely and Saskia

Local Denmark sisters, – Keely (vocals) and Saskia Brittain (Guitar and vocals) are a young duo who are excited to be singing again in their home town at the 2015 Denmark Arts Markets.

They sing a range of contemporary pop covers that will delight all ages. 2014 was a big year for the sisters – both girls were acknowledged for their individual talents and hope to continue on their path to success in 2015.

11.30 am Endearing-Y

The Endearing Y’s are a snazzy acoustic jazz trio offering quirky interpretations of classic and modern songs. Their sweet sound is a blend of sultry vocals, crafty guitar work and solid double bass lines. Playful, theatrical, engaging, sassy fun for all the family

12.30 pm Ezereve

“Ezereve is no ordinary singer/songwriter. This 28 year old mother of four is passionate about children. The purpose behind Ezereve’s latest offering ‘Knocking on the Shore’, is to raise $20,000 for a World Vision Child Rescue Centre in Cambodia, through her album sales. Ezereve’s music is refreshingly real, stripped-back indie folk, that makes you feel good and inspires you to make a difference. With whispery, smooth-as-butter vocals, it is no wonder Ezereve is dubbed as Australia’s answer to Norah Jones.”

Ezereve lives on an acreage in the beautiful Chittering Valley in Western Australia, with her husband and four gorgeous children.

1.00 pm Eco Faeries

Eco Faeries are heading south to meet the magical creatures of Denmark. Join us in the morning to make faerie wings and phoenix tails from recycled material. Then bring your dancing wiggle to the Eco Faerie stage show.

Faerie Cara sprouted Eco Faeries in 2004 with the idea to create an entertainment company that delivers quality reliable services with a solid educational message. She’s also a television presenter, waste educator for MRC, marriage celebrant, author and her latest challenge is a mum to a two year old pixie.

Cara has wandered around the world seeking traditional faerie tales while performing at events. From promoting equal rights by parading in the Sydney Mardi Gras to storytelling in Seattle, seeking traditional storytellers around Ireland and driving her magic bus Esmeralda throughout regional Australia.

Faerie Milly has always been musically inclined, playing guitar since the age of 11 and from the inspiration of her creative mother has always expressed herself well through written art and poetry. Her performance career began as a stage performer with Faerie Cara and the ‘Eco Faeries’ and from that her love of environmental awareness and a desire for a deeper human connection to one another grew. She has a strong connection with nature, spirit and Aboriginal Culture after being educated and welcomed into her extended family at Nowanup Nyoongar Healing Camp.

 

Sarah the pirate faerie will join the eco-faeries on stage at 1pm

 

1.30 pm Tracey Barnett

“Tracey Barnett is a rare example of a young woman who can, single handedly, walk onto any stage, grab the audience and take them on an uplifting journey ….. this is original roots and blues at its best” Susan Clarke, Dingo Beach Music

In 2010 she released her first EP ‘The First of Many’, which received dual nominations in the West Australian Music Awards. By 2012 her hectic performance schedule encouraged her to quit her ‘day job’ and turn to music full time.

2.00 pm new act – to be confirmed

Unfortunately the Pimps of Sound will not be playing at the Markets 

3.00 pm Henry Faulkner

INSPIRING EARTHY RICH SOULFUL TONES..

Vocals – Guitar – Acoustic Guitar – Loop station

Hailing from Albany WA and the shores of Gisborne New Zealand, NZ Singer / Songwriter

Henry specialises in providing an upbeat yet chilled vibe creating a warm, laid back atmosphere


Saturday 3 January 2015

Program of entertainment

MC Gertrude Wellease & Polly Petal

10.00 am Shaky Reed Trio

11.00 am Tony King

11.30 am The Zagoria Trio

12.30 pm Hardey Ha Ha McMurrick

1.30 pm Katie J White Band 

2.30 pm Scott Ewen

The Shaky Reed Trio

Formed ten years ago and continues to entertain audiences with a fine blend of musical material spanning blues and ragtime to rockabilly and beyond.
Vocal harmonies, fine finger style guitar, soulful harmonica and the warmth of double bass are the trademarks of this versatile trio.
The band comprises Bob Lipinski (harmonica/vocals), Alan Warburton (acoustic guitar/vocals) and Grant Moulden (double bass/vocals).

Tony King

Tony King has been the singer/songwriter/downtown strummer combo since 2009.  He is a late starter, or maybe an early starter with a later return to his first love… the driving rhythms of the acoustic guitar. The back-story is relatively painless.  For ten years, he played bass and guitar as a session player for local and touring acts.  It wasn’t until the formation of Oddball Trio “Odd Sock”, where Tony shared the lead vocal role with local legends Jude Iddison and Dave Rastrick, that the terror of singing in public almost became fun again. With the demise of Odd Sock, Tony continued on his merry way, writing, recording and starting to gig his original songs.  Over time, this has built from playing for 20 minutes to 5 drunks in support of a mate’s band, through playing his own 3 hour local shows.  He has also played at local festivals, given song-writing workshops and eaten some lovely wood-fired pizza along the way.
www.tonykinghere.com

The Zagoria Trio

Zagoria Trio play high energy, original as well as traditional and contemporary music from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Senegal and the Middle East.  The group’s energetic performances are guaranteed to get audiences up and dancing.  The largely African sound together with Middle Eastern influences is reflective of the members’ backgrounds growing up in Zimbabwe and South Africa and their experience as members of African music groups in WA over the last 20 years (Sundiata, Shangara Jive, Afrique Acoustic, Ziggi New Generation).  The trio includes Ilan Zagoria from Zimbabwe on guitars, thumb piano and vocals, Vince Pavitt from South Africa on drum-kit and Brent Purser from Western Australia on bass.
www.myspace.com/ilanzagoria

Hardey Ha Ha McMurrick

Love Case Suit Nut is performed by a somewhat obtuse clown with a propensity for hilariously inappropriate behaviour. Following a thread of clown logic and held together by a kiss the show features inventive play,with sound effects, physical feats and improvised complications
An all ages show not for the faint-hearted. This show has performed throughout Australia featuring in some of the countries most prominent festivals and made its debut in 2013 winning the Bronze Pavement award at the Festival des Artistes De Rue in Switzerland.
Also performed at National Circus Festival of Ireland, Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe World and Fairbridge Festival
http://www.flyingheartproductions.com/#!current-shows

Katie J White

Band Line up: Katie J White: Bass and Vocals, Nick Pontin: Guitar, Chris Rodwich: Drums, David rastrick: Brass, Seb Zunga: Congas
Old soul Katie J White is a young Australian singer/songwriter, and bass player.
She leads her original rock based, funk, soul and world music super group. A heavy rhythmic sound, driven by Katie J’s extraordinary bass playing & powerful vocals.
“My music is a direct reflection of who I am, passionate, honest, down to earth and bursting with feminine power.”

Scott Ewen

Scottie Ewen has been playing music around Albany for the past ten years, both as a solo artist, as well as the high energy rockabilly band, Johnny Groove and the Deadbeats. Starting off at the King River Taverns Sunday afternoon jam sessions, Scottie has become a regular there, as well as helping organize many fundraising band nights. Scottie is very much influenced by Australian music legend, Paul Kelly, playing many of his songs, along with a wide variety of other artists, as well as playing original songs…………


Denmark Arts Markets 13 Dec 2014

PROGRAM OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR 13 DECEMBER 2014

MC Gertrude Wellease & Polly Petal

9.30 am Narayani Yoga – bring a mat and join in early start

10.00 am Denmark Fiddlers – our young musicians fiddling about

10.25am Zumba – join in for more exercise with Claudia

10.40 am Punch n Judy – not recommended for adults

11.00 am Jazztrix Trio – Dave Rastrick has many tricks in his trumpet

11.55 am Tai Chi Ken – Gertrude Wellease will demonstrate 3 simple yoga moves that simulate the life of a chicken!!

12:00 noon Saritah – SARITAH DELIVERS A POTENT COMBINATION OF FEMININE SPIRIT, CONSCIOUS LYRICS AND HEARTFUL MELODIES WHILST EMBODYING A UNIQUE UNION OF ROOTS, REGGAE, SOUL, ACOUSTIC AND DANCEHALL.

 1.00 pm Punch n Judy – a second bashing of this traditional side show

1.30 pm SOL-R Band – Gypsy-Reggae-World Music – Bruno Michel – Lead vocals & guitars, Nina Henschel -­‐ Flute & vocals, Mario Horvat -­‐ Bass, Warren Harvey -­‐ Drums & percussions, Julian Silburn -­‐ Didgeridoo

Kids Fun Tent 10.00am – 2.00pm
Face painters ready with little brushes

SARITAH
http://saritah.com/

“I make music to reconnect people with their hearts – to remind people of their power, their beauty, their divinity. Music can heal, music can lift vibration in an instant. Music has given me so much in life and so, I live to give back this gift of music.”

SOL-R

SOL-­‐R presents a unique, dynamic musical journey, from uplifting French Gypsy-­‐Groove, Reggae -­‐Ska songs to ambient world music! Led and composed by Bruno Michel, French troubadour multi-­‐instrumentalist, now based in Fremantle, his original music is inspired by many years travelling from North Africa to Mongolia, South America to Indonesia, by cultural diversity with profound Respect to all Elders from all around the world.

SOL-­‐R is a 5 piece band, performed by talented international musicians on flute, didgeridoo, drums, bass, guitars, vocals harmonies with its delicious French touch! Get ready for a powerful, uplifting world beats which will make your heart vibrate till you feel it into your feet and jump high on the dance floor!

Punch and Judy

Hand crafted puppets by Albany artist, Sandra O’Doherty, brings to life the ageless traditional antics of Punch and Judy.

With a cast of eight other puppets, be entertained by Punch as he deals (questionably) with family, friends and visitors in a
fun filled show.
Kids love interacting with the cast and Punch as he repeatedly states
“That’s the way to do it”.

Zumba

with Claudia Simpson
Zumba is a dance fitness class that is fun, energetic, and makes you feel amazing.

Perfect For – Everybody!
How It Works – We mix low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Let the Latin and World rhythms take over, and enjoy a super effective and fun time.


RENAISSANCE FESTE

Saturday 26th of July – Butter Factory Studios

From across our community, artists representing a diverse array of performing arts and art-forms combine to present an evening to celebrate the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th century on Saturday 26th of July 2014.

The Renaissance Dancers have perfected their skills with grace and beauty bringing this period to life. The Butter Factory Program includes multiple dancers being accompanied by poetry, song and instrumental music. Creating an immersive evening reflecting performing art-forms of the period. This project elicited an enthusiastic response and commitment from all of the participants who have enjoyed the opportunity to illuminate and explore art-forms of the Renaissance.

 

 

The Renaissance Feste opens with the voices of the ‘Firedel Choir’ followed by a surprisingly fast and furious up-tempo dance piece. The evening continues with an exploration of the period including, instrumental music, a stirring love sonnet, the all-male quartet, ‘Eklektika Choir’ and a song written by 16th Century Composer John Dowland accompanied by guitar. The fruits and endeavours of the renaissance certainly reach into our modern lives and times with their quality of skill and refinement.

Tickets: $20.00 At the Door or Available Pre-sale at Denmark Arts until Thursday 24th July ’14.

Carnivale Masked Ballcarnivale masked ball

Easter Sunday 20 April 2014

 

Denmark Scout Hall

It’s not just a fancy dress swing, dub, fun party, but also a community celebration where everyone will create and contribute to the event.

 

The event includes funky side show acts, trapeze, circus, installations, cocktail lounge, hot food and awesome dance music with Ensemble Formidable and The Brow. The MC will be Charlie Mgee, front man for the Formidable Vegetable Sound System. Best costume prizes will be awarded on the night.

CARNIVALE PROGRAM

Fire twirlers , Blindman George, Krankin’ Kitchen, Photo Booth, Face Painting?

7pm Doors open

Side Show – Cocktail Lounge, Fortune Teller Demelza, Mermaid, Masked Sitar player, Strong Man, Trapeze, Contortionist, Mime and Music

MC Charlie MGee

7.37pm Rose Sing

7.45pm Ensemble Formidable

8.45 pm INTERVAL 15mins

Food Stalls – Krankin’ Kitchen

9.00pm Fancy Dress Parade & Prizes

9.15pm Lyra – Bonnie Blewitt

9.25pm Trapeze – Amy Hastie

9.35pm Vaudeville Danseurs – Madame Pinkie Divine, Mistress Inexplicable, Miss Sweet Cakes

9.40pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System

10pm The Brow

11pm bar closes – end show

Denmark Arts Markets 2014

 

Program of Entertainment
10am – 4pm
Berridge Park – entry $2

MC Gertrude Well-Ease
10.00am Endearing Y
10.30am Xave Brown
11.00am Rastratix
12.00pm Keely & Saskia
12.30pm Diva Dingo & a Boy named Zeus
01.00pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System
02.00pm Ensemble Formidable
03.00pm The Brow

Kids Fun Tent 10am – 2pm

MC Gertrude Wellease is back with a new attitude and some more blessings and bubbles

Special guest – Polly Petal will be roving

10.00am Endearing Y
The Endearing Y’s are a jazzy snazzy duo offering quirky interpretations of classic songs. The sultry vocals of Ruth Dennison combine with the crafty guitar work of Mark Tupman for a dynamic and spontaneous ride. Playful. Theatrical. Engaging. Sassy. Fun for all the family.

10.30am Xave Brown
WAMi Award winner Xave Brown is a contemporary singer/songwriter of subtle yet powerful music. Xave’s acoustic tunes are finely crafted lyrical journeys on which he invites the audience to join. An established performer in the south-west of WA, Xave has returned to the music scene after a two year absence.

11.00am Rastatrix Band

Rastatrix’ funky reggae band will get you dancing with their original and classic songs at the Easter Denmark
ArtsMarkets. Rastatrix play humorous and serious songs of the ‘reggaelution’, love and freedom – fusing funk, jazz, soul, world and even hard rock into their sound along with classic reggae styles such as ska, dub and roots.
South west based Rastatrix will feature David Rastrick – Trumpets & Vocals, Xander Rowden – Guitar & Vocals, Katie J White – Bass & Vocals, Mark Gretton – Drum-kit and special guest guitar maestro Kevin McDonald. Check the band out at 11am this Easter Saturday.

12.00pm Keely & Saskia

Local Denmark sisters – Keely Brittain 16yr (2013 X factor contestant) and Saskia her 14yr acoustic guitar playing sister,will delight you with the beautiful harmony’s that only sisters can deliver, singing songs that will appeal to all ages. The duo came about earlier than expected, when Keely needed sister Saskia to play guitar accompaniment for an online singing competition called the “SEARCH” for WA’s Top Voice, ran by a Perth based radio station Wafm / SpiritFm . Public votes were counted and Keely was the clear winner – thus securing a performance for both girls in the 2013 Telethon which started their career as a duo.
2014 has seen the girls recognized for their individual talents by some of the major players in the music industry. Keely and Sas were invited to Sydney during Jan and Feb, where they gained valuable experience on stage and behind the scenes in two up and coming TV programmes yet to be aired. These girls have huge potential so come and support young local home grown talent.

12.30pm Diva Dingo and a boy named Zeus 
It’s a mother and child act that is guaranteed to thrill and entertain. Zeus aged 5 is a hooping extraordinaire. He has an effortless style and charisma beyond his years. He has WOWed the crowds in Karnidale at the Circus Festival!! Where he won Junior Champion and Male champion in the knockout hoola Circus Olympics. His Mother a whip cracking Diva! Has performed with Circus and Freak Shows most her adult life. A clown at heart she will sing, play ukelele and whip up a wild time. They are delighted to share their World Premier performance  of “Diva Dingo and a boy named Zeus.”

01.00pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System
“So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still” – Sydney Morning Herald
From an unexpected debut on the main stage at the 2012 world solar eclipse festival in Australia, Formidable Vegetable Sound System (from Fremantle) has since chalked up an impressive backlog of shows including performances at Glastonbury Festival (UK), Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis (USA), Rainbow Serpent (Australia) and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia).
By delivering live shows based around the principles of Permaculture (regenerative ecological design), Formidable Vegetable Sound System is paving the way for a new kind of musical activism basedaround simple, fun solutions to some of the largest problems on the planet.
Realising that music is one of the best tools for bringing about cultural change, globetrotting permaculture troubadour and the mind behind Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Charlie Mgee dedicated the last couple of years to composing a repertoire of swingin’ tunes on a ukulele addressing the principles of permaculture in various musical styles ranging from ‘energy-descent electroswing’ and ‘climate-change dubstep’ to ‘peak-oil polka’ and ‘post-apocalypso’, which make for an eccentrically entertaining and unforgettable dancefloor experience when pumped through the Formidable Beet-Box
In a world gone mad, there’s one thing you can do to improve the party: Lettuce Turnip the Rad-ish Beets and Rocket!
We just had an epic summer tour! Had one of our gigs at Woodford professionally filmed if you feel like checking it out: http://youtu.be/H29hwOF6C3g
Lettuce know what you reckon.

02.00pm Ensemble Formidable

“Ensemble Formidable don’t walk onto the stage, they invade it!” – Kulcha, WA
Their single, Industrial Chook, typifies their style: mellifluous and vigorously sung vocals, a social message delivered with oomph, violins and guitars swooping amid a damnably catchy horn hook.” – Trad & Now
Part Django Reinhardt, part jazz cabaret, part speakeasy rave, add some booty shaking and you are getting close to describing a Formidable event.
Ensemble Formidable are Australia’s premier live electro swing combo. The fully live 8-piece attack an arrayof instruments, including horns, strings, guitars, accordion, synth and samples, to play an infectiously fun blend of swing, manouche, dub step, klezmer and funk.

03.00pm The Brow
(formerly Brow Horn Orchestra) are a high-energy brass ní beats five-piece party band that play genre-defying, dance-demanding electronic/hip hop/pop music laced with an irrefutable energy and a heavy platter of global sounds.

Having shared stages with some of the world’s best acts and played some of the country’s best festivals (Peats Ridge, Pyramid Rock, Southbound, Fairbridge, Big Day Out, Queenscliff, Groovin’ the Moo and Future Music to name but a few), why wouldnít you want to join the infectious rhythms of these multi-award-winning party proliferators?
In the Brow swag to date: A bunch of WAMI’s and Perth Dance Music Awards (Best Live Act three years running / Best Hip Hop Act), three releases and a whole lot of national radio love.
we’ve recently done a 3 week tour down the East coast, playing Woodford and a bunch of gigs in QLD, NSW and VIC.

Markets Supervisor: Anna Steyl, email: admin@denmarkarts.com.au

Entertainment Co-ordinator: Andre Steyl, email: artists@denmarkwa.net.au


Harpsichord Recital

Harpsichord Specialist Georg Corall

Easter Sunday April 20th, 4pm

St Leonard’s Anglican Church, Denmark.

 

Perth based Georg Corall, is a teacher of early music in Perth and at the University of Western Australia. Prior to living in Perth, Georg enjoyed a musically rich and interesting life in early music in Germany : we are extremely lucky to have a musician of this calibre come to Denmark.

 

Georg ‘s recital will cover glorious music from the 17th and 18th centuries. A time of reflection during Easter.

 

Concert tickets $30 on sale now at the Denmark Arts office – Tue & Thur 10-4 or at the Denmark Arts Markets, Easter Saturday 10am – 4pm Denmark Arts Stall

 

Monks of Tibet and Tenzin Choegyal Tour

download poster here

Tenzin Choegyal & the Monks of Tibet

The program is out!

Popular Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal and three Monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India will visit Denmark in March to offer a program of traditional Tibetan arts and culture, open to all members of the community.

Included in the program will be the creation of a sand mandala, harmonic chanting, Tibetan singing, cultural workshops, guided meditations and a magical concert featuring performances by both Tenzin and the Monks.

While in Denmark, Tenzin and the Monks will take up residence in the Civic Centre. Throughout their five day program the Monks will create a stunning mandala, painstakingly made of millions of grains of brightly c

oloured sand. This is a rare opportunity to witness the sand mandala gradually taking shape day by day and take part in some hands-on workshops, suitable for all ages, led by Tenzin and the Monks.

Admission is free and people are welcome to come along each day, chat with Tenzin and the monks and learn more about this ancient and fascinating culture. In addition, each day will start with a morning meditation, open to everyone free of charge. On the final day (Saturday March 8th) the program will culminate in the emotionally charged dissolution ceremony, when the sand mandala will be swept away and taken in ritual procession to the nearest body of water.

Workshops

Wed. 5th-Sat 8th 1.30-2.30 pm

Daily workshops on Sound Healing, Sand Painting and Namkha (Sky Weaving) will be offered by Tenzin and the Monks.

Wed: Sound healing with Tenzin Choegyal – SOLD OUT!

Thur: Creating a Sand Mandala

Fri : Namkha (Sky Weaving)

Sat: Sound healing with Tenzin Choegyal

For more information click here

Bookings essential for the workshops! $15 per workshop. Tickets on sale now at the Denmark Arts office – Tue & Thur 10-4 or buy online by bank transfer (Bank Details : Denmark Arts Council Inc. BSB 306 009 ACC# 415 929 3, please reference “MW_Date of the workshop (eg. 0603)_Your surname” and send us an email to let us know you made the deposit (admin@denmarkarts.com.au).

Tenzin Choegyal & the Monks of Tibet CONCERT

Friday 7th March – Denmark Civic Centre

Tenzin Choegyal and the Monks of Tibet will also present a wonderful concert of Tibetan music on Friday 7th March.

Tenzin, who has performed alongside Philip Glass, Taj Mahal and Angelique Kidjo, draws on his traditional Tibetan roots to create original compositions which uniquely express his cultural heritage. While his primary instrument is his voice, Tenzin is a master of Tibetan musical instruments such as the Dranyen (three-stringed long-necked lute), the Lingbu (transverse bamboo flute) and other ritual objects.

The Monks perform their unique form of monastic chants accompanied by traditional Tibetan instruments such as the 10-foot long dung-chen horn, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpet.

 

Concert tickets on sale now at the Denmark Arts office – Tue & Thur 10-4 or buy online by bank transfer (Bank Details : Denmark Arts Council Inc. BSB 306 009 ACC# 415 929 3, please reference “Monks_Your surname” and send us an email to let us know you made the deposit) – Door tickets availabe if the event is not already sold out.

 

THIS WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE AND MOVING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL.

 

Saturday 1 March 2014

Program of Entertainment

MC – Polly Petal
10.00am Denmark Fiddlers
10.30am Marmotte
11.30am Cathy Fotios – sitar
11.45pm Messer’s Lore Trio
12.30pm Belleville
01.30pm Shameem
02.30pm Soul Food

Kids Fun Tent 10am – 4pm

MC Polly Petal will peddle to the markets to take over the MC role. No relation to Gertrude Well-Ease, Polly is a new act, maybe a bit silly, but the kids will love her. I’m thinking of getting some yummy strawberries to hand out to kids and adult kids said Polly

Belleville Quartet
Belleville Quartet are an acoustic Gypsy Swing band carrying on the tradition of Gypsy Jazz inspired by the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The quartet’s sound is a cross section of music from the Paris scene of the 1930’s combined with a selection of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire.

With instrumentation similar to Django’s Hot Club, namely: twoacoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin, the ensemble also pulls influences from modern jazz, swing, Latin, gypsy folk, waltzes, and other vintage-jazz sources.

Their energy on stage is infectious and their enthusiasm andenjoyment of raw musical pleasures shine through. This is not not chin-stroking jazz – this is foot tapping, handclapping, cheering swing at its best. Expect of a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, modern standards done in uniquely arranged styles plus some surprises…

(left to right): Charlie McCarthy (violin), Justin Kutylowski (guitar), Lachlan Gear (guitar), Pete Jeavons (doublebass) photographer Amber Scobie

Shameem
Musician – vocalist, songwriter, bandleader
 “Some performers need the audience to listen long and carefully before anyone gets that there is something good going on. With Shameem you’d have to be locked in a lead-lined room to miss this lady’s sparkle. Her charisma and sheer energy on stage command attention and the listener is rewarded with a swinging, soulful sound – this is what jazz is all about.” – James Morrison, Australian jazz virtuoso

“… angelic yet powerful vocals… Shameem Taheri-Lee presents an album that will reach out and inspire her audience. With her naturally soulful voice and strong sense of spirituality, it will make you want to see a live performance to capture the full energy and charisma of this jazz artist.” – Drum Media

www.shameemmusic.com

SOULFOOD
Local Albany, Reggae, Funk, Rhythm & Soul Band
Mainly Maori/NZ musicians and some flavours of Oz in the mix, Soulfood are a diverse group of musicians.

The band is made up of 7 members, who each have their flavour to give. Influences from the greats of Motown, Rhythm Blues and Soul Performers and a real passion for NZ Reggae & Pacific Vibes.
In 2012 with the support of Geoff Scott -Sound Engineer, a seed was planted and with roots firmly in place, is now known as one of the local favourites on the music circuit in the South West region.

Messer’s Lore
What do you get when you take singing pirates, strange instruments, ransacked folk styles from around the globe in weird time signatures and throw all the ingredients into a melting pot. The dubious raucous celtic, reggae, shanty hoedown that is Messer’s Lore

 

Denmark Fiddlers
A lively and colourful group of student violinists supported by their teachers Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin and a professional rhythm section of guitar and double bass.
The Denmark Fiddlers play an uplifting and sometimes unusual selection of traditional and original fiddle tunes and are regular favourites at The Denmark Markets and other community events and sound great!!!

Marmotte and Steve Scanlon
Marmotte (Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin) will be joined by dynamic Irish guitarist Steve Scanlon to play a selection of original and traditional fiddle tunes, combining rich harmonies, fiery rhythms and graceful melodies for 2 violins and guitar.

Cathy Fotios
Playing sitar is just one of her many talents. Also a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, music teacher and performer with Mandala and De Nada