Hello Friends & Bon Vivants
August’s musical offerings, start with the big talent of Darren Coggan the Sebel Kiama ..and ends with a humdinger of a blues night at Kiama Bowlo with Ray Beadle, Jacky Howellers & The Stingers.
Friday August 15
Milena Barret & Rob Turner @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
English blues & soul singer with a huge voice showing touches of Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Milena sings tonight with highly acclaimed Sydney blues guitarist Rob Turner. Expect the real deal here.
Friday August 22
The Escalators @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Get down, get back up. The Escalators are a fantastic funk, jazz, blues combo, gorgeous vocals, personality plus.
Nick Russoniello @ Wollongong Con of Music Auditorium Glennifer Brae 7.30pm
Between Worlds is Nick’s much anticipated debut album featuring the acclaimed Acacia Quartet. Enjoy works by Chick Corea, Elena Kats Chernin, and others. A unique soundscape of sax with strings, Russoniello sings, slaps, scoops and slides in this exploration of music from ragtime to rock and everything in between. Ticket and CD pre order $30/$25, Ticket only $20/$15. Get tickets from www.nickrussoniello.ocm.au or at the door.
Saturday August 23
Nice n Tight with Shelley King @ Corrimal Hotel 3.30 – 6.30pm
Swinging grooves and great vocals, no cover charge. Presented by the Illawarra Jazz Club.
Sound of Koko @ Kembla Pub 8-11pm
Grooves & layers of blues and soul dancing on funk, jazz grooves with a touch of hip hop – unique & vibrant with a twist of new. Featuring the soulful sultry songbird Kachina, Guy Munro on lead guitar, Mark Holder Keeping on sax, Doug Faulkner on Bass and Marty Mayhem on drums
August 29 – 31
Newcastle Jazz Festival @ The Hockey Club
Get the details, programmes and tickets from www.newcastlejazz.com.au
Friday August 29
Spyglass Gypsies @ Blue Diamond Bar, Kiama Sebel 7-10pm
Gypsy Jazz and just a little bit django, exotic & fun.
Saturday August 30
Ray Beadle & the Silver Dollars, The Jacky Howellers, The Stingers @ Kiama Bowling Club 7.00pm $5
Blistering, sizzling, stinging & rocking … here’s a night of heavyweight blues, not to be missed and only $5 at the door! What a line up. Ray needs little introduction as one of Australia’s foremost blues players and his band of rockers. The Jacky Howellers comprising the sizzling blues harp of Dan Sullivan and the powerhouse vocals of Rod Mitchell…and The Stingers, legends of Kiama Blues scene fronted by hero harp player, Lee Holman.