Expect the unexpected as these “virtuosos of the bizarre” create a live stage experience that must be seen and heard to be believed. Jug band blues, political satire and lunatic on-stage antics combine as a new-vaudevillian comedy cabaret. Audiences know Mic Conway’s tongue-in-cheek style from “Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band” and “Circus Oz”. From Byron Bay BluesFest to Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festivals to Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The Famous Spiegeltent … the National Junk Band have become festival favourites for their unique collision of illusion, passion, irreverent satire, fire, magic, singing saws, flying chooks, musical mayhem and some very funny songs. Wielding National guitars, ukuleles, sousaphone, phono-fiddle, garbage cans and even the kitchen sink, there really is nothing like them in Australia today.
Tix: $50 full, $40 concession, $30 children under 16 yrs
Stripped back, irreverent and shameless, Mic Conway of the legendary
"Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band" and the infamous "Mic Conway's National
Junk Band" has teamed up with one of Australia's finest guitarists and
driest wits - Robbie Long. From Darwin Festival to Melbourne Cabaret
Festival, it's a circus of comedy, magic and music - idiosyncratic songs
that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split. Featuring some
Matchbox favourites like “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” and an
hilarious version of Tom Lehrer's classic, "Masochism Tango".
They have been in the studio during winter, cooking up a duo album.
The lovely Liz Frencham will be opening the evening ... peforming her
See Mic and Liz dueting "Paper Moon" :
In 2003 Spike Mason once again curated a huge series of concerts mostly jazz and world music with some amazing vocalists. It would be six more years before any of us found the energy to organise a series of this standard, running for this long.
Tempo di Tango :: string tango trio
Michael Kahr :: folk piano jazz
Dr Aimless :: jazz-pop fusion
TUFA :: southeast asian electronica
Java Quartet :: dark melodic acoustic jazz
Sarah Blasko :: seductive woman of pop
Lady Jane :: acoustic mellow rock
Khayal ::classical nth indian vocal music
Louise Perryman :: soothing, siren, sensual soul
Deborah Dicembre :: acoustic rock
Hevahl :: kurdish folk, trance grooves
Eastern Music Ensemble :: indian classical
Geospace :: jazz sax quartet - Alfredo Lopes
The Splinter Orchestra :: 20 piece improvisation group
Aris Kartsonas Project :: original jazz guitar ensemble
Barney Wakeford Group :: piano jazz
Paul McNamara & Friends :: jazz piano, solo, duo, trio
Andy Bull :: intelligent nu-soul songs
Mbahago :: spike's got a new daughter
Mic Conway's National Junk Band :: post millenial vaudevillian cabaret
Selah :: album launch - 10 piece jazz
Tom Waits Tribute :: many songsters and songs
cnr Colbourne Ave and St Johns Road, Glebe ( google map )
Thursdays from 8pm
anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).
$20 / $10 concession for all concerts
Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.
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