Welcome to The Shack
7:30 - late
The Shack is one of Sydney's live music venue gems. It recently celebrated 50 years since its inception. The Shack provides an entertaining and diverse range of both modern day and traditional quality acoustic music in a comfortable candle-lit atmosphere on the first Saturday of each month.
Technology is redefining the music experience but nothing can replace a live performance from dedicated artists. Each month audiences can be delighted by the variety of acoustic acts it presents. Musicians love to play at The Shack and it is difficult to accommodate the number of those who want to play.
The Shack is at The Music Lounge.
Upstairs from Mimmo's Pizza, 642 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale.
For more information call Rhonda on 0413 635 856 , email Jen on Jenfromtheshack@yahoo.com.au,
or use the website 'contact us' page.
There is a bar, and pizzas, etc, available from Mimmo's. Sorry no BYO
Please book online but don't worry if you don't as you can still buy tickets at the door.
Each Shack concert begins at 7:30 pm and features three to four performances
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Entry - $25
Presenting our guests for September
Luke Escombe is an award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist, comedian and speaker. His 2011 musical comedy show “Chronic” took him to festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe and earned him a nomination for a Green Room Award. In 2012 his album "Mantown" spent nine straight months in the top ten of the Australian Blues and Roots chart, earning comparisons to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Nick Cave. In 2014 Luke simultaneously released his first feature length DVD "Chronic Symphonic" along with 18-track live album "Live on the Coast". Reviewing these albums in the Sydney Morning Herald critic John Shand wrote: “Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Buy both. Hear him". His most recent project - The Vegetable Plot - won the award for Best Kid's show at the 2014 Sydney Fringe.
Kevin Bennett, well respected singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, CMAA Gold Guitar winner and Aria Nominee for 2006, writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock and Country – telling stories of where he's from and where he might be going. He sings his life. Kevin is a popular co-writer having penned songs with Troy Cassar-Daley, Broderick Smith, Kim Cheshire, Felicity. His song “Paul Kelly's Blues” was nominated for APRA Song of the Year. Another of Kevin's songs “Hello Blue Sky” recorded by The Flood reached the number one spot on the Country Music Chart. Kevin's acoustic shows reveal the essence of his songs as he takes the audience on an unpredictable musical ride where anything can, and will, happen.
Bittersweet is the Shack's own Jen and guitarist mate, Ernie, in a guitar/vocal duo - home grown and delicious.
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Entry - $25
Other local venues to explore:
Humph Hall; Fairlight Folk;Acoustic Lounge - every 3 months
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