Kristy Coote

Kristy Coote

Kristy Coote of New South Wales, Australia is proud to claim ownership of a career spanning more than a decade. 

Influenced by Ingrid Michaelson and Sheryl Crow, Kristy’s acoustic, rootsy brand of pop music has taken her on a worldwide journey, resulting in songs being placed into rotation on radio stations in the U.S., Bermuda, and Australia including her new singles 'Free Wind' and 'Favourite Thing'

Kristy’s song “I’m not that Girl” reached #1 on the Worldwide Independent Radio Network. Additional hits on John Butler’s nationally distributed ‘Home Grown Roots III Compilation’, “Chocolate Days” and “Calling All you Wanted” also reached the charts.

After months in the United States writing and recording, Kristy has been gracing stages across Australia with GanGajang, Tyrone Noonan (GEORGE) and Jason Singh (TAXIRIDE) to promote her new album, Favourite Thing. The gave the Favourite Thing album 4 stars and expresses, 'Favourite Thing is a must listen'. 

Kristy’s songs inspire and connect with people on and off stage.

“Kristy Coote is a Must See”

Kristy Coote

Mick Daley

Mick Daley

Best known as frontman and songwriter for country rock and roll giants The Re-mains, and after twenty years on the road through Australia, Canada and Europe, Mick Daley has taken a turn for the verse as a solo troubadour.

In November 2015 he’s releasing a solo album, Tiny Violins. By turns tender and savage, its seven songs tilt with politics and swarm with humanity.

Recorded with Melbourne singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Walker (Liz Stringer, Broderick Smith, Jimmy Dowling,) they feature Matt’s devastatingly distinctive stringed instruments and pump organ. The unmistakable allure of Melbourne’s Suzannah Espie is all over the seven tracks, after her brief visit to the studio yielded a feast of smouldering vocals.

Tiny Violins comes hard on the heels of Mick’s 2014 album, Courage and Shuffle the Cards, recorded with his band The Corporate Raiders at Sydney’s Megaphon studios.

With these ballads and dirges he delivers a rich history as a genuine Australian folksinger. Coming on top of the eight albums of original material released by The Re-Mains and played on national radio and television and in Europe and Canada, this represents a significant body of work.  Jeff Glorfeld of The Melbourne Age called The Re-mains “arguably Australia’s best country rock band” and as that band’s songwriter Mick has a broad back catalogue to draw from on this tour.

Kicking off at the Dashville Skyline Americana festival in the Hunter Valley in October, the Tiny Violins tour will snake its way across the nation over the next six months.

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Praise from S Sorrenson in the Echonet Daily

“Mick’s words are starting to smash like bullets. His music is cracking the wall of noise. He expresses a reality that is greater than any fabricated national narrative.

“Like Ned Kelly, Mick’s armour is thick, and his guns are loaded. The stories are of a real Australia, of long drives, of long working hours, of love of land, of mining company ripoffs, of government betrayal, of women won and lost.

“In a world where compliance and consumption is the goal, where myth and jingoism is the language, Mick’s words sparkle with clarity, bounce with melody.”

Luke Vassella

Luke Vassella

A full-time musician since 1998, Luke is well known on the NSW North Coast and beyond as an inspirational performer. Highly sought after as a weddings/function singer, Luke has released nine albums of his own material. He’s written many songs in support of a Gasfield Free Northern Rivers and won the 'Australia' category at the Australian Songwriter's Association Awards 2013 with his protest song ‘The Mighty Dollar’. In 2010 he also won the ‘Australia’ and ‘Best Live Performance’ categories with his song ‘Lismore Girl’. 

Having played around 2000 gigs in Australia, Canada, Austria, Denmark, Sweden & Finland, he’s received Eight NCEIA Dolphin Awards including Male Vocal of the year. Luke has also produced several jingles and music for short films, including the soundtrack to the influential 2013 documentary ‘Undermining Australia:Coal Vs Communities’

Dave Ball

Dave Ball

Local singer/songwriter Dave Ball. Stoked to have him back on the Flow Bar stage, swing by and say G'day.

Two Screws Loose

Two Screws Loose


TSL are a Sdney based original Acoustic duo, with a fresh take on contemporary urban blues, topical, hearfelt, Australian, with a social bent.
Their repetoire contains many streams of acoustic music, reinforced by resonator 6 and 12 string guitars, stomp box, strong vocals and an avowed dedication to pure acoustic sounds.
Expect an energetic performance with themes a little more complex than "small town blues" and "love gone wrong".
Come and enjoy an afternoon of original acoustic blues!

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Shane Nicholson $25

Shane Nicholson $25

Enjoy an intimate show with ARIA and Golden Guitar winner Shane Nicholson, Friday 8 September 2017, Flow Bar, 31 David Street, Old Bar.

Show only ticket $25 

Shane has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry, currently celebrating 20 years as a recording artist. From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain, through his first solo albums It’s A Movie, Faith & Science and Familiar Ghosts, his hugely successful collaborations with then-wife Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, to his more recent works Bad Machines, live album Pitch Roll & Yaw, and his latest offering, ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning Hell Breaks Loose.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field, not only in his native Australia where he is the current CMAA Alternative Album of the Year recipient, but also in the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville. Now also working as an in-demand producer for other recording artists and as talent scout for
Lost Highway Australia, Shane continues to proudly nurture the Australian country/roots/folk scene.

"Nicholson's is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith's singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered. Hell Breaks Loose is a candid, immersive portrait of the artist." - Rolling Stone Australia - Best 50 Albums of 2015 

Doors open at 4:30pm pre dinner drinks | A-la-carte menu will be available from 5:30pm

Support Act 6:30pm | Show Door at 7:30pm | Dinner orders taken up until show start time of 7:30pm

This seated show is a combination of tables for dining and bar stools.

The Travelling Teardrops

The Travelling Teardrops


When two electric blues players met up with a couple of bluegrass folkies, no one knew what to expect. After a back shed jam or two, there was no looking back. Featuring guitar, dobro, blues harp, resonator guitar, mandolin, accordion, double bass and a little bit of ukulele, playing originals and a few favourite covers

Luke Ligtenburg Solo  (The Swamp Stompers)

Luke Ligtenburg Solo (The Swamp Stompers)

Luke Ligtenburg, lead vocalist, bass and didgeridoo player from The Swamp Stompers has been working on some new material and is putting on a solo performance for Flow Bar! Come on down and enjoy a couple of acoustic sets, a mix of new originals and covers.