August: Brisbane Fringe shows

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What was the first song you ever learnt? The first song you ever wrote? What song inspired you to become a songwriter? Songs from Brisbane songwriters are featured in this Brisbane Fringe Festival event - Songwriters’ Circle: West End Girls. The August 2014 events feature: Mardi LumsdenO Little SisterKristy AppsHailey CalvertChanel Lucas, and more.

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We’ve invited some of Brisbane’s best female songwriters to share their ‘first’ songs with us. The result will be a night of hilarity, reminiscing and awkward songwriting confessions.Join us at The Bearded Lady in West End, Brisbane on WEDNESDAY 20 August and WEDNESDAY 27 August - for some laughs, tears, amazing performers, and inspirational songwriting.
Tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at door. Show runs from 7pm-9pm.Bring a picnic or some takeaway (it’s BYO food) and grab a drink from the extensive bar menu. This is over 18′s only (licensed venue).
More info also on Brisbane Fringe Facebook.

Thanks to The Bug and The Pockets

Thanks to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs (The Bug) and The Pockets for a fantastic night of music at New Farm Bowls. It was such a pleasure playing in a listening venue with great sound (Mark Smith).

I loved the old-timey four-part harmonies and ukuleles of The Pockets. Such beautiful voices and gentle songs. Will definitely try to see them play again soon.

Thanks also to everyone who came down on a Tuesday night. You were a fab audience! See you around Brisbane again soon.

www.facebook.com/ThePocketsUkulele

www.facebook.com/pages/The-BUg-Brisbane-Unplugged-FolkAcoustic-Music-Night

 

GIG: Tues 27 May

Tues 27 May, The BUG (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs), New Farm Bowls Club,

969 Brunswick St, New Farm, BRISBANE.  7:30pm, Tickets at door: $8/5.  With ‘The Pockets’ https://www.facebook.com/ThePocketsUkulele

This will be a fabulous gig with stunning vocals and acoustic tunes from The Pockets! I am on first, playing with Tom Roberts. Hope to see you there!

Gigs in May 2014

Got a couple of gigs coming up this month. Hope you can join me!

Sat 17 May, 71st FolkRag Old & New Concert, Danish Club,

36 Austin St, Newstead, BRISBANE. 7.30pm, Tickets at door: $15/12. With Liz Flynn, Sally Harris, Luan Baldwin. 

Tues 27 May, The BUG (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs), New Farm Bowls Club,

969 Brunswick St, New Farm, BRISBANE.  7:30pm, Tickets at door: $8/5.  (Performing with Tom Roberts). With ‘The Pockets’ https://www.facebook.com/ThePocketsUkulele

Grants for emerging artists

A couple of emerging artists’ grants from the Australia Council for the Arts are due soon.

ArtStart – $10,000, due 3 Feb 2014.

For Australian residents only. Individuals who are creating art (including music). Who have just finished study in 2011, 2012, or 2013. Money is to be used to help develop a sustainable arts career.

Early Career Residencies, due 24 Feb 2014.

For Australian residents only. For artists in the first five years of their professional practic. Money is to be used for a residency with a host organisation, to develop your skills and arts practice in the context of working with an organisation.

GIG: Sun 1 Sept @ Shucked Lane

My next gig is this SUNDAY 1 Sept from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Shucked Lane, 9 Creswell St, Newstead, BRISBANE.

This is the laneway beside the popular brunch venue Shucked Coffee House in the inner city – near Teneriffe.

The music is FREE and the bar and restaurant will be open! Joining me is folk artist Don Jarmey.

Hope to see you there.

GIG: 7 April Dowse Bar

I am performing on 7 April at Dowse Bar in Brisbane with Those Bloody McKennas (trio).

4-7pm, SUN 7 APRIL, Dowse Bar (under Iceworks), cnr Caxton & Dowse Sts, Paddington, QLD. Tickets: $8 at door. All ages.

Those Bloody McKennas: “Wow!…no mistaking that Those Bloody McKennas are a feel-good band…make the audience feel a bit lighter on their feet and in their spirits. Those Bloody McKennas are one of those bands that you have to see at least once, if only to expand your idea of what is possible. The fact that you might have the time of your life is merely a bonus.” – JESSE SHROCK – LIVE REVIEW – BEAT Magazine

CHANEL LUCAS: Warm, pure vocals and gentle folk guitar are Chanel’s signature sound. Her music allows you to stop and take a breath, and enjoy the moments outside of the busy day-to-day. A writer and songwriter, she has travelled across the world with folk-pop act ‘women in docs.’ Recently, she has been learning to play the ukulele and writing songs for a solo project. www.chanellucas.com or www.facebook.com/chanellucasmusic

GIG: SUN 7 OCT

On Sunday 7 October I am performing at Folk Redlands at the Indigicapes Centre, Redland Bay. The afternoon starts at 2pm with a blackboard. It is free entry and all ages. I am on with Mark Cryle and Tom Roberts from 3.30-4.30pm.