Notes night of Buckley

I’ve just got back from hosting Karen Rose’s Jeff Buckley tribute night at Notes on Enmore Rd, Newtown, and even though it is late and I should be in bed, I am still on a high from all the great singing and support for the night. Notes is a fantastic new live music venue and I think it is a great sign that more and more people are returning to live music (and theatre) as their choice for a night out. The new licenses for cafes and wine bars allowing them to have live music is bound to put live entertainment back on the map in a big way. I was listening to a recording artist from Denmark (the country) not the awesome town in South W.A. and he was saying that the live music scene is absolutely dead apart from the commercial material. It made me appreciate the opportunities we have in Sydney to play and enjoy seeing live acts. We still have a long way to go before we are up with Melbourne’s love and support for the live scene, but if a major new state of the art venue like Notes can open it’s doors each night, as well as the Oxford Arts Factory, The Basement, The Vanguard, The Brass Monkey, The Gaelic Club, not to mention the Metro, Enmore Theatre, The Annandale, The Hopetoun and Sonar at Luna Park, as well as a whole host of others, there must be quite a lot of people out there choosing to see bands! I was keen to host the night as it was a great opportunity to see a lot of awesome singers in one hit. The beautiful singer from the US, Gregory Page is in town touring with Steve Poltz, and he sung for the nights. He also has a date at The Basement on the 25th of June. I also have a Basement opportunity coming up which I shall probably know more about and post some info about, tomorrow. image_0011

Night of Jeff Buckley Music at The Brass Monkey

I’m looking forward to hosting a night of Jeff Buckley music by some of Sydneys finest singer/songwriters and musicians at The Brass Monkey in Cronulla tonight (Wed 27th of May). The line up is…
Gregory Page (USA) – – he toured with Jeff Buckley and has some anecdotes to convey
Mick Hart
Matt Tonks
Amanda Easton
Matt Anderson – has been a regular performer at Buckley Tributes since May 1999
Ellie Corrigan –
Amy Vee –
Jason Hicks –
Krystal Rogers –
Michael Azzopardi –
Mark Flores –

This event is officially sanctioned by the Jeff Buckley Estate and Sony Music are providing giveaways, posters and a merch table to be the first to get a copy of “Grace Around the World” the night before its national release.

Tomorrow night I’ve been invited to host the night at Notes. Notes is a wonderful new venue in the Newtown entertainment precinct and it will lend itself to the annual coming together of some of Sydney’s most talented artists in memory of Jeff. Make sure you get there early as I will be showing the definitive Jeff Buckley documentary “Amazing Grace” from 7.30pm

Wow! Good night and Godspeed to our Zimmerman play.

Last night we had our closing show of The Chronic-Ills of Robert Zimmerman and we all had such an amazing time. We all stayed till the end playing songs on the deck on the Old Fitzroy, with Si on bass andFrank Bennet blitzing the guitar with Elvis Costello and Frank tunes, not to mention a whole lot of Bob! The night before Steve came with his violin and we jammed out for a couple of hours before the show, playing a whole new set of Dylan songs that this production has given me an excuse to learn. If we could do that on a regular basis, it would be fantastic. I’ll have to talk to the Old Fitz about doing just that. Everyone is pretty inspired to see the show live on, which is great news, so we’ll see what happens. I’ll definitely have time up my sleeve now, which I suppose is a good thing, so I’m looking forward to posting some new songs and making up a few new fun film clips… all those things that keep me busy in the witching hours. I’ll definitely keep you “posted” re any future plans for the play and also any gigs. Thanks if you managed to get along to see the play. I hope you enjoyed our Chronic Ills. Lug out of the theatre ahead today. Fun, fun!


Getting ready for our Dylan Birthday jam on Sunday 5:30

The show was heaps of fun last night. Now we are gearing up for Dylan’s Birthday tomorrow evening (Sunday 24th May) starting at 5:30. Come along just for the music before and after the show or grab a ticket to the show as well from 8 til 9pm. It is going to be acoustic only, which we did last Monday and it was the right feeling for the front bar and it will keep it more fluid without too many set ups. Hope you can make it along to the Old Fitzroy! p.s our last show is on Monday and there are still a few tickets left. You can book them here.

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