East Gippsland Shire

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs - Buchan Caves Hotel

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs - Buchan Caves Hotel

October 27, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Like beguiling treasures unearthed in fine antique shops, often the lesser-known gems are more entrancing. Vibraphonist Nick Parnell, a five star musician – and secret revealer – unveils his musical treasures centre-stage in Secret Songs.

Parnell’s magical mallets lovingly hurl audiences into new sonic worlds full of kaleidoscopic colour.

With no stone unturned, the Vibes Virtuoso has mined the very best of living composers to present Secret Songs, an upbeat feast of music full of light and shade.

In this program there are many more encounters of joyous jazz, pulsing world music and elegant classical works.

With a special curtain-raiser performance by Bairnsdale's Youth Development Orchestra CRASHENDO.

Venue:  Buchan Caves Hotel 

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs - Cabbage Tree Creek Hall

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs - Cabbage Tree Creek Hall

October 28, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Like beguiling treasures unearthed in fine antique shops, often the lesser-known gems are more entrancing. Vibraphonist Nick Parnell, a five star musician – and secret revealer – unveils his musical treasures centre-stage in Secret Songs.

Parnell’s magical mallets lovingly hurl audiences into new sonic worlds full of kaleidoscopic colour.

With no stone unturned, the Vibes Virtuoso has mined the very best of living composers to present Secret Songs, an upbeat feast of music full of light and shade.

In this program there are many more encounters of joyous jazz, pulsing world music and elegant classical works.

With a special curtain-raiser performance by Bairnsdale's Youth Development Orchestra CRASHENDO.

Venue: Cabbage Tree Creek Hall

You’ve Got a Friend  - Carole King

You’ve Got a Friend - Carole King

November 04, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

‘You’ve Got a Friend’ with a touch of James Taylor, featuring Nikki Nicholls and Kings Rule will be an unforgettable evening of Carole King’s songs and story covering her amazing life and musical career.

Carole King is one of the most prolific singer/songwriters of our time. The ‘Baby Boomer’ generation fell in love with her melodies and chord structures that touched the heartstrings of her legions of fans with lyrics that simply expressed our feelings. Her music has withstood the age of time and new generations of soulful melody lovers have discovered her once again.

‘You’ve Got a Friend’ is a musical journey highlighting not only Carole’s creations for herself, but also songs she wrote for other artists such as The Beatles “Chains,” James Taylor, The Drifters “Up on the Roof,” Blood Sweat & Tears “Hi De Ho,” Herman’s Hermits “I’m into Something Good” and more.

Steve Wade also gives us a touch of James Taylor with some of his most loved songs ‘How Sweet It Is’, ‘Fire and Rain’, ‘Carolina On My Mind’ and ‘Steamroller Blues’.

Arj Barker - Organic

Arj Barker - Organic

November 05, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'.   Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them.   That's quality you can trust. 

*may contain traces of nuts

Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian.  In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves.  His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.

The Wikimen - Cafe Culture series

The Wikimen - Cafe Culture series

November 10, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

The Wikimen have extraordinarily vaste styles of music in their huge repertoire.  You can expect to hear Hawaiian blues, pop, samba, Western Swing, even Mills brothers songs complete with heavenly harmonies and exotica music for your listening and dancing pleasures. Upbeat, fun & light hearted.

Venue: Lakes Entrance Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Street ,Lakes Entrance.

Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm - tickets pre show $25 or $30 at the door.  All four shows Seasons tickets $80.00.

The Grigoryan Brothers - Songs Without Words

The Grigoryan Brothers - Songs Without Words

November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

‘Their ability to play as if drawing from a shared musical consciousness and their subtle nuances of tempo, bordered on the uncanny’.
– The West Australian

Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions.

This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross.  In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world.

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