KELLY BROUHAHA

KELLY BROUHAHA

AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER - COUNTRY BLUES WITH A WHOLE LOTTA SOUL

Roots warrior Kelly Brouhaha is all about the “Feelgood” side of life.  An award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with achingly soulful vocals, her uplifting music is more than a simple band-aid to the blues.

" An artist with a name you just can't frown at because it's just so much fun, that girls got amazing pipes, she sounds like Amy Whinehouse - but with more of a soulful edge as opposed to a jazz hook", NKECHI ANELE - TRIPLE J ROOTS AND ALL

Once upon a time this traveller had a full-time job, a marriage and a mortgage that was sucking the life out of her to the point that she'd randomly pass out. Miserable, anxious and stressed out - she chose a different path , bought a van and created a life doing what she loves.
"The Brouhaha has a gorgeous, powerful, dare-we-say Adele-esque voice, and her new song Don’t Have To Write it Down is a fine vehicle for it" - RIP IT UP

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Melody Moko

Melody Moko

"Spinning records on my dad's record player and dancing around the living room made me the artist I am today, It gave me the solidest of roots in so many different genres, i wanted to sing like Linda Rondstadt, and write songs like Bob Dylan, I had some pretty big aims right from the get go".

Growing up in a house that held over 7,000 records, and being named after a Rolling Stones song, paved somewhat of a destiny for Melody Moko. Tenanciously bursting onto the music scene as a child, her father packed her in a car, old guitar and cassette mix tapes for company, and set out to give his daughter a musical education, cutting her teeth playing in small festivals across Australia. Melody blossomed when she decided to write for herself,as a young teenager won a stack of songwriting awards and was a finalist in the Telstra Road To Discovery and Toyota Starmaker competitions.

Taking off on a pilgrimage to the US, Melody honed her craft singing in Nashville at the famous Bluebird Cafe, The Continental Club in Austin, Texas and Hank's favourite hangout, Tootsies. Following on with a second trip to perform at "The Americana Festival" in Nashville. 

Returning to Australia, Melody relocated from Adelaide, SA to the hillbilly heaven of NSW's Central Coast,toured her EP "Walk That Wire" and joined  Tim Rogers(You Am I)on a tour around Australia. 

Cut from the same cloth as artists like Brandi Carlile, Kathleen Edwards and Brooke Fraser, Melody's debut record "The Wreckage" is long awaited. Sometimes a little bit Indie pop, sometimes a whole lot country, Melody writes without pretence and "The Wreckage"  sets out to prove that alternative country music isn't always  dark and twisted tales of heartbreak and revenge, and letting your toes break free of your tightly laced boots and tap is okay too. 

Co-Produced by Michael Muchow, a highly regarded producer (Megan Cooper, Katrina Burgoyne, Bec Willis) and picker (Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, Halleyanna Finlay, Shane Nicholson) and one of Australia's biggest names in country music Catherine Britt, Melody's record is one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, pushing conventional boundaries and placing her feet firmly in that sweet spot. Melody will tour "The Wreckage" in 2016 throughout Australia and The USA. 

Tim Easton

Tim Easton

"Tim Easton is a songwriter's songwriter." Jim Lauderdale

American songwriter Tim Easton was born in upstate New York, right across the river from Canada, his Mother's home country.  He grew up in Akron, Ohio and spent three years living in Tokyo because of his father's job at Goodyear Tire.  

Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs-living in Paris, London, Prague, Dublin, or wherever he laid his hat.
It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style-folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or "tell it as is" reality.  Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as "having a novelist's sense of humanity.”
 
Returning to his roots in North America, New West Records released five solo albums starting with 2001's "The Truth About Us," which featured Jay Bennet, Ken Coomer, and John Stirrat (of WILCO) as the backing band.

Invitations from mentors Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, and Steve Earle as a support act followed. 

Many tours later, after settling in Nashville, Easton recorded an album for THIRTY TIGERS (Not Cool, 2013), which accented the stripped down Memphis & Sun Studios sound of the Tennessee Three. His ninth solo album, American Fork, is a grand departure from his previous efforts, featuring a fully fleshed-out backing band, musicians and elaborate song arrangements.  It was released September 2nd on LAST CHANCE RECORDS (North America) and AT THE HELM RECORDS (UK) in September, 2016 and reached to #11 on the Americana Music Association's Radio Charts in Billboard Magazine.

Recently, Easton reached the milestone of having 100 published original songs which he celebrated by releasing a hundred solo performance videos on a hundred consecutive days, mostly from his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on his personal YouTube channel, and publishing a book of 100 lyrics.  2016 has brought him on tour to all of North America, Australia, and Europe.

October Long Weekend @ Flow Bar

October Long Weekend @ Flow Bar

LUNCH/DINNER SHOWSA-LA-CARTE MENU AVAILABLE | FREE ADMISSION
PH 02 6557 4224 to make a reservation.

Old Bar comes alive October Long Weekend with the Old Bar Beach Festival, an annual celebration of classic Australian summer holidays. Kombi Fest is one of the festival's highlights that attracts hundreds of keen Kombi van enthusiasts. 

Flow Bar will be keeping the festival vibe alive all weekend and will be open from 8am featuring live music for guests to enjoy while grabbing a bite to eat and/or enjoying a cocktail, cold brew or coffee on the deck.

Friday 29 September. Open from 8am for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Live music from 6:30pm. 

TIM EASTON (USA) 'AMERICAN FORK' TOUR
This is Americana Royalty Tim Easton's second visit to Australia and he will have his ninth solo studio album ‘American Fork’ with him on this trip, described by No Depression as having “*a clear sense of grit and determination present in these grooves, making ‘American Fork ’Easton’s toughest and most tenacious effort yet”.*
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Saturday 30 September. Open from 8am for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Live music from 6:30pm. 

DARREN JACK
Multiple award-winning Australian Blues musician Darren Jack has been electrifying audiences with his signature powerhouse Rock ‘n’ Blues and original music for over twenty years. 

Darren first fired up the Blues scene as the driving force behind award-winning band Third Degree which introduced a legion of Blues enthusiasts to his powerful vocals and exceptional artistry on the guitar. After six years fronting the band, Darren ventured out as a solo artist under the name Darren Jack . For the past 13 years he has collaborated with some of Australia’s finest musicians, touring throughout the country thrilling audiences with his passionate performances and proving why he is regarded as one of Australia’s top Blues musicians.

In 2012 Darren Jack released his fourth solo album “Better Place”. Featuring eight original tracks and a more refined approach to his powerful vocals, he experimented across genres in this album while retaining his true authenticity to the Blues. His relentless efforts and maturity as a songwriter were rewarded that year when the album swept up five awards at the 2012 Australian Blues Music Awards, including Best Album of the Year.

Sunday 1 October 2017. Open from 8am for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Live music from 12:30pm. 

FRIPPS & FRIPPS 'FEELER ON THE ROOF' EP TOUR
Written & recorded over the course of the last year, ‘Feeler On The Roof’ is the debut
EP from Sydney band Fripps & Fripps. Charged by festival deliria and an affinity for
indie pop ‘Feeler On The Roof’ is a home cooked meal to prep you up for the big night
that’s looming. Since the release of their first single ‘Maria’, Fripps & Fripps have come along way from playing shaky support gigs to pub locals and sound guys.

In late 2016 feature track and second single from the EP; ‘Get Your End Wet’ was released with a little help from Matt O’Connor and his team at The A&R Department in Sydney. The track has since gone on to feature in the UK’s ‘ Viral 50’ & ‘ Indie Spotlight’ where it has received over 110,000 streams and racked up 49,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
 

Sunday 2 October 2017. Open from 8am for Breakfast & Lunch. Live music from 12:30pm.

THE RUIINS (Mid North Coast, NSW)
Local boys, The Ruiins’ is a collaboration of raw blues and vintage rock enriched by powerful vocals and a touch of character livening each song. The brother-like duo, Adam Dooker and Pat Sugden, hail from the New South Wales Mid North Coast and have graced audiences from Sydney all the way through to the trendiest venues of Brisbane. Stemming from their roots of a beach orientated lifestyle, Adam and Pat have manifested into a unique two-piece who claim a sound that is The Ruiins. With the use of captivating riffs, heartfilled vocals, and a foot-tapping beat, residing on the Gold Coast they have grown into a locally loved icon. There is no end-sight for the quirky pair as they face down the release of their debut single ‘Eventually’, working with the likes of Producer Sean Cook (Big Scary's 'Vacation') the track has rich personality, humbling lyrics, and rhythm that will force you to groove.

 

Blue Child Collective

Blue Child Collective

A fluid groove musician from coastal Western Australia, Blue Child's smooth, oceanic sounds conjure an easy flowing, positive vibe from a well-travelled man of the sea.

An enthusiastic collaborator, multi-instrumentalist and fingerstyle artisan conjuring soundscapes spanning raging rhythmic grooves to bluesy licks and ethereal trips, this is music with purpose, reminding us that we're all just children of this little blue planet, life is simple and connection essential, a theme which is evident in his thought-provoking lyrics and engrossing live performances.

With 2 EPs released in 2015 and the Collective's debut album, “Saturn Saw The Seaside”, recorded in Corsica, France while on tour just released in Sept 2016, Blue Child Collective continues to tour regionally and internationally in order to share the love and connect the dots.

With 2 regional ventures in WA, a 3 month stint in Europe and another 3 month, 45 date Australian Tour to promote the release of their latest record “Saturn Saw The Seaside” last year, backed up by regular national and international touring since 2014, Blue Child Collective attracts artists of all forms worldwide to offer up engaging, thought provoking shows and releases, blending flavours from many backgrounds in order to showcase the oneness of art, humanity and the universe as a whole.

Having supported major touring acts such as The Cat Empire, Sticky Fingers, Caravana Sun, OKA, Band Of Frequencies and many more, Blue Child is no stranger to the stage, and intends to continue bringing his vibes to the global community through extensive touring, collaboration and innovation.

Sound is simply one platform on which we can share experience and energy; combine this with art forms from many diverse backgrounds and you give expressive depth to an already infinite source of inspiration. Working with film, photo, graphic, animation and freehand has propelled Blue Child Collective into a wider world of creation, with their first feature film, shot on tour in Europe mid 2015, released on the big screen in April last year, and their next - the making of “Saturn Saw The Seaside” - to follow in early 2017.

Continuing to grow and evolve as a platform to help facilitate the sharing of art in all its forms, Blue Child Collective is more than just one man and a guitar, but a collective creation contributing to the culture of connection.

Matthew West

Matthew West

THE SUNDAY SESSION FROM 12:30PM - LUNCH & SHOW
A-LA-CARTE MENU AVAILABLE - PH 02 6557 4224 to make a reservation.

Local musician and front man for the The Girl Folder, a well known Mid North Coast indie rock band, will be playing and acoustic solo gig. Originally from the UK, Matthew has played in bands predominantly in London, playing extensively in venues in and around the capital, gaining recording sessions for EMI records and gaining single of the week in Record Collector magazine and Total Rock radio station ( where his band 'Mobster' recorded a live session.) He also gained airplay on London and the South Wests premier alternative radio station 'XFM".

TIM ROGERS 'DETOUR-ING' 2017 NATIONAL TOUR @ FLOW BAR

TIM ROGERS 'DETOUR-ING' 2017 NATIONAL TOUR @ FLOW BAR

An intimate lunch and show with one of Australia's most entertaining and loved rock'n'roll icons Tim Rogers. 

Following the LP release of 'An Actor Repairs’, a pile of You Am I touring, and the release of his first book ‘Detours’ to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bundle and play a series of solo shows in November and December to cap the year off.

Show only tickets $60 Buy tickets here 

Doors 11:30am | Matinee Show 1-3:30pm | A-la-carte menu available from 11:30am

‘The year was set aside to do a thesis on (Canadian maestros') Rush and their divisive “keyboard” era and learn how to tie my own shoelaces, but I got waylaid by a love of reading and the ever- shifting notion of “cocktail hour” and wound up writing a book. What a bloody nerve. What a cheek. What an editor…. If this is to be my reaction to writing and recording an LP I’m exceptionally proud and feeling it disappear into the ether then God and Satan save us all.  ‘’An Actor Repairs’ was an LP made with love and not a lot else despite a reliance on enthusiasm and the ability to stretch a budget under a charlatan’s smoke- cloud of enthusiasm. After taking ‘What Rhymes With Cars And Girls’ to some regions over the next months, I’m going to go out and play songs about repairing actors and unfixable humans. Because that is what we do. Us repairing humans. In human form, Rogers repairs forthwith and foreheaded’. Tim Rogers

Tay Oskee

Tay Oskee is a multi-instrumentalist playing a variety of guitars, banjo, harmonica and percussion.With a musical style that is wide and varied Tay can take you on a journey from chilled beach tunes to punchy riff driven roots music with distinctive multicultural influences.

Raised in what most would call paradise, Tay took many influences from the surrounding beauty of Mission Beach, and also his early years of living amongst the Aboriginal people of North East Arnhem Land. It was here where he was surrounded by a strong connection to the land and the sounds of ancient music and dance. These influences can be heard in his lyrics and music where he communicates through songs of nature, hope, love, and personal journeys.

Tay's live shows have been praised for their incredible dynamics with the ability to leave crowds silent while he weaves through beautiful ballads of love and hope. While in the next breath he can have the whole crowd in a dancing frenzy with his infectious build ups and rhythms. In less than a year, Tay has had sold out shows, played Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay Blues Festival and has supported acts such as Ash Grunwald, Mat Mchugh, Jeremy Loops (RSA) and Bonjah. An act not to be missed!

2017 has begun with a bang, Tay Oskee is this year’s Bluesfest Busking Competition winner and has the honour of being Bluesfest 2018’s first confirmed artist.

"I've travelled the world countless times and Tay is the best support act I have ever had" Mat Mchugh (The Beautiful Girls)

"Despite your background, your age or your preferences in music, his songs have a way of reaching out and triggering a response; whether joy, nostalgia, sorrow or exhilaration, what’s notable is that they all make you feel something" Scenestr

"After only a short time on the scene Oskee has put together a masterful collection of beautiful ballads of love and hope, fireside sing-alongs, dynamic playing and rich and brilliantly produced sounds" Jon Howell, Rhythm Section Management

"Oskee is armed with natural-born talent and songwriting skills that reflect strengths musically, lyrically and vocally, rather than being steered by one dominant component" Scenestr