Live music: America
The sounds of America
Australian musicians bring to life the sounds of America, from country and jazz to bluegrass and honky tonk.
Image: Jo Fabro
Buffalo Tales is the new project for Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wes Carr. From his early days fronting Silverchair-offshoot Tambalane to his well-publicised success on reality TV, Wes has well and truly paid his dues, and has already lived several musical lifetimes before reaching the age of 30. Buffalo Tales sees Wes return to his organic singer/songwriter roots.
Wednesday 13 November 2013 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 13 November 2013 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Ray Beadle is a performer you will never forget. He has travelled internationally to perform at various blues clubs from Memphis, Chicago, Bangkok, Fiji and New Zealand to Hong Kong. Ray also loves to travel around Australia spreading the word that the blues can be appreciated by a wide range of audiences. He has won Australian Blues Music Awards for best song, best album and best male vocalist.
Wednesday 27 November 2013 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 27 November 2013 8:30pm – 9:30pm
The Cope Street Parade
With their fiery and fun music, The Cope Street Parade cast a spell of dance halls and speakeasies with the hot sounds of New Orleans melding with gypsy. The Sydney group, featuring Justin Fermino, Aaron Flower, Ben Panucci and Grant Arthur, play original music with a touch of the old and a glimpse of the new. They have performed at major music festivals across Australia.
Wednesday 4 December 2013 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 4 December 2013 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Samuel Dobson's Ragtime Band
Enjoy the syncopated or ‘ragged’ rhythms that characterised this genre. Featuring Samuel Dobson on double bass, Justin Fermino on clarinet and saxophone and Harry Sutherland on keyboard, be transported to the height of ragtime in America.
Wednesday 11 December 2013 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 11 December 2013 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Baz's Trio of Jazz
Baz’s Trio of Jazz is lead by guitarist Aaron 'Baz’ Flower, former winner of the National Jazz Guitar Award. Joined by Sam Dobson on double bass and Justin Fermino on saxophone, the trio play jazz classics from the early part of last century.
Wednesday 8 January 2014 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 8 January 2014 8:30pm – 9:30pm
The Morrisons are a five-piece string band playing bluegrass, country and honky-tonk. They perform lonesome songs of lost loves and foot-stomping affairs of bullets and whiskey. Fronted by the sweet country voice of James Morrison, the band hosts some of Sydney’s best string players – Jimmy Daley (mandolin), Miles Fraser (guitar), Elsen Price (bass) and Zane Banks (banjo). Since forming in late 2012, The Morrisons have built a loyal crowd following at their regular Sydney shows and are currently recording their first album.
Wednesday 15 January 2014 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 15 January 2014 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Jazz vocalist Jo Fabro has been making her mark on the Sydney music scene for a number of years. A powerful and dynamic vocalist, she has lent her voice to soul, blues and jazz music with great tenacity and a unique style which is all her own. Jo has performed at the Tauranga Jazz Festival in New Zealand, Peats Ridge Music Festival and at the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival. Tonight, she is joined by some of Australia’s finest musicians – James Hauptmann on drums, Phil Stack on bass and Franco Ragatt and Ben Hauptmann, both on guitar.
Wednesday 22 January 2014 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 22 January 2014 8:30pm – 9:30pm
The Swinging Blades
The Swinging Blades are a hard-swinging band playing nothing but great old music from the golden age of jazz. Featuring National Jazz Award-winning musicians, The Blades swing their way through the American songbook with unwavering energy.
Wednesday 5 February 2014 7:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 5 February 2014 8:30pm – 9:30pm