Thursday, 27 September 2007 10:00

Alex Hewetson with Climbing Tree

The perfectly controlled tones of these four musicians were largely responsible for our decision to run Colbourne Ave as a venue every week.  They play once a year.  This event actually covers three years, including the Feb 2009 concert with projections from nature.


27th September 2007

28th August 2008

26th February 2009

Alexander Hewetson has long been one of this country’s most sought after bass players equally at home with a variety of musical genres, ranging from funk and soul through to cutting edge jazz. The original bass player in the highly successful 90’s jazz groove outfit D.I.G, Alexander also played and recorded with funksters Swoop between 1992 and 1998.

Alexander currently features with artists such as Steve Clisby, Jackie Orszaczky and Tina Harrod and has been an in demand session player for many years, recording with the likes of Savage Garden, Guy Sebastian, Professor Groove and Baecastuff to name just a few.

Alexander will launch his group Climbing Tree’s debut album Tree Music in the unique surrounds of Café Church in St Johns Rd Glebe. The album showcases Alex’s other celebrated talent as a composer of some highly evocative music and features all original compositions - remarkably all composed within a period of two days. Alexander’s group showcase three of this country’s finest musicians in trumpeter Phil Slater, pianist Matt McMahon and drummer Simon Barker, with whom he previously played for about ten years in the group Baecastuff. The group played an integral part in the arrangements and Alexander notes that “sometimes the arranging and writing became a bit blurred, especially with such great musicians as these.”