Alaska's Ukelele Russ & His One Man Frontier Band

Alaska's Ukelele Russ & His One Man Frontier Band

Alaska’s Ukulele Russ & His One Man Frontier Band kicks off his Australian Spring Tour in Old Bar, NSW!

Russ' humour has been compared to Danny McBride and George Carlin, and he uses loop effects that he records live to add ambiance to re-imaginings of Snoop Dogg, Garth Brooks, Van Halen, and Frank Zappa songs to name a few.

Ukulele Russ is also proficient in keyboard and can break out into full televangelist gospel-singing preacher mode at any point during the show. He may bring out his kazoo to help him play some Lynyrd Skynyrd if somebody yells “Freebird,” or his harp to play old-school twelve-bar blues. For hip-hop covers of Warren G & Nate Dogg’s “Regulate,” Eminem’s “My Name Is,” or Ginuwine’s “My Pony,” he brandishes beat box loops and even a ukulele bass.

Russ can shred the ukulele on blues-rock originals at high speeds, reminiscent of Jimmy Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan. His 2016 album, Nobody Cares, is available on ITunes and Spotify, and it highlights his versatility in playing minor-key rock songs in numbers such as “Water Tight” and “Gotta Get Away” and carefree ukulele ballads in “City by the River,” about Fairbanks, Alaska, his home for the past decade.

Ukulele Russ plays new, soulful originals on stage, including a song about bear safety and a song about his preference of two-ply toilet paper over one-ply toilet paper—which was written as an impassioned plea to the management of his favorite haunt in Talkeetna, Alaska.

The organ, the white-boy soul, and the inner rock and rap and blues and country musician all come out in Russ’s act, which is chock-full of gut busting humor and audience interaction.

Ukulele Russ and His One-Man Frontier Band also takes audiences on a humorous, storytelling adventure into the arctic wilderness of Alaska as he sings and speaks about hunting moose and living through 40 below temperatures in his dry cabin in Fairbanks.

You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind, one-man show experience that will take you on a ukulele-driven tour of at least five decades of music with many laughs and audience participation that will draw you in and have everybody shouting for an encore!

CLOSED 1:30PM - LATE || PRIVATE FUNCTION

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Saturday 22 September 2018

*Flow Bar will be open to the public for Breakfast and Lunch reservations only (02 6557 4224)

 

Kylie Jane

Kylie Jane

Some call her country, some call her pop, others hear soul & blues.

Kylie Jane stepped onto our screen in 2016 on hit reality TV show The Voice. Proving she can silence a crowd with her unique talent, Kylie Jane showed her ability to perform any song and make it her own.

Since her journey on The Voice, Kylie has been working hard in the studio on her new album "Black Swan", which is now available online or at her shows. She has drawn inspiration from country and soul, adding to the pop undertones of the record. KJ's sound is a mix of them all. Her powerful voice and diverse writing style mixes electronic and acoustic vibes to deliver an addictive sound that keeps you wanting more.

Matt Katsis

Matt Katsis

Start the long weekend off right!

A bluesman at heart, avid wanderer reflecting troubadour tradition, albeit delicately picked folk ballads to foot stomping slide guitar driven blues swagger, Melbourne based singer-songwriter & guitarist Matt Katsis features a “one-man-band” approach through use of percussive elements of the acoustic guitar, stompbox, tambourine and creating loop layers, this has seen Matt take to audiences far and wide with the ease and merit that parallel’s his music.

His newest 6-track EP release ‘As The River Runs’ encompasses his distinctive fusion of folk, blues and roots and hints at influences of alternative country and Americana.

SOAR

SOAR

SOAR hail from the local area and bring you tunes that go off like pop rocks for your ears. From high energy vibes to melodic slow jams SOAR always entertains with their fun indie beats. If you play to your mum, guaranteed to make her start bopping and clapping out of time.

The Iron Horses

The Iron Horses

The Iron Horses formed in early 2015 over countless boozy jam sessions in darkened house shares around Sydney’s North Shore. Over the next few months a group of songs began to emerge, which would be the foundations of the bands early demos. Mixing their love of indie rock, folk, country and blues they started to create their own brand of rock & roll loaded with “earworm riffs” “driven by guitars and smothered in euphoric, harmonic vocals”. Three years and thousands of miles later, that sound has toured around Australia several times already. The boys have their fair share of stories to tell about their time on the road, fuelling the song writing process and forging the band tighter than ever both on and off the stage.

In late 2017 the Sydney four piece signed with global label, Golden Robot Records and immediately began work on their debut album. The following six months were spent away from the stage, between Housefox Studios and Church Street studios where the recording took place, once again enlisting in the services of Sean Carey & Ollie Brown.

With choruses and hooks born to fill stadiums, lyrics that cut you down to the bone, a lot has changed since the early days. Their debut album ‘Freedom & Rebellion’ will take you on a journey that will have you stamping your feet one minute and floating in ambient tranquillity the next.

Micka Scene

Micka Scene

Micka Scene is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist based out of Byron Bay, who pioneered the Cajon (kick/snare) solo artist combination before it became popular. Previous frontman of supergroup Pacha Mamma. His voice and songwriting hit straight to the heart with stories of love, the environment, heartbreak and life on the road.

Finish the long weekend off right!

Kelsey Berrington

Kelsey Berrington

Kelsey Berrington is a singer/songwriter with a passion for music as fiery as his red hair. His soft, folk storytelling style can captivate an audience and melt your heart. 

Kelsey has spent the last three years travelling and sharing his music. From London to Melbourne, he has played venues large and small, singing about his experiences and his reflections about life and love. Kelsey’s music is influenced by the gorgeous lyrics of Passenger and Damien Rice‘s rich earthy sounds.

Josh Needs

Josh Needs

Josh Needs is a young singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist with a musical brilliance far beyond his years, bringing his high energy stage presence to such festivals as Australia’s Woodford, Blues On Broadbeach, Airlie Beach Music Festival, Tamworth and an appearance at the legendary Sydney Opera House.

As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Diesel, Russell Morris, Jon Stevens, Tommy & Phil Emmanuel, Kevin Borich, Joe Camilleri and The Bushwhackers – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two albums, self titled ‘Joshua Needs’ (2012) and ‘Journeys Road’ (2015).

The winner of the Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking competition (2013) graduated from the prestigious Academy of Country Music in Tamworth 2015. The Academy is a rare opportunity for singers, performers and songwriters to work with leading musicians and artists who'll help develop their skills. Additionally, Josh was one of 23 selected out of the entire population of music students in New South Wales who completed the HSC Music course in 2014 to perform at the prestigious Sydney Opera House. This was an incredible honour and will be an experience he’ll never forget.

Josh is regarded as a leading light in his style of music, with a reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his calloused guitar shredded hands, dropping jaws and stunning audiences wherever he goes. Josh Needs has recently relocated to Sydney where he continues his exciting career as touring and recording artist. Josh has a unique discipline, unfaltering focus and determination and these coupled with his extreme passion and love of music will ensure his musical career is extraordinary.

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Anna & Jed

Anna & Jed

Indie/folk couple Anna and Jed live a life of surf and travel and bring a relaxed, yet adventurous, vibe to the stage – much like their lifestyle.

Songs like On the Road, The Mango Song and Walk a little slower draw people in, to share experiences from their worldly journeys. Quirky and alluring arrangements of upbeat and mellow songs encourage tapping toes and elicit a desire to walk a little slower through life.’   - The Clarence Valley Independent

Green Spiders with special guests Aberration

Green Spiders with special guests Aberration

Tickets $20 through Dramatix

https://www.dramatix.com.au/events/1936

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Ex-members of The Lime Spiders reunite with Mushroom Planet singer Ripley Hood to punch out a low-fi set of Spiders classics. Fasten your seatbelts as The Green Spiders blast through their extensive catalogue of 80s indie chart toppers such as Slave Girl, Out Of Control, Weirdo Libido, Just One Solution, My Favourite Room & Volatile.

Aberration kick off proceedings with a set of sharp edged melodic acoustic low-fi power punk. This enigmatic outfit kicked around Sydney in the 1980s sharing stages with the likes of The Hard Ons, Massappeal and Vicous Circle. A new lineup featuring ex-members of The Lime Spiders, New Christs and Hell Crab City has been reprised to record and tour the debut album Tuckerbox.  Find out more here...  https://www.facebook.com/AberrationOZ/

Don't miss this one off special event exclusive to Flow Bar.

 

 

Imogen Clark 'Late Night Girl' Tour

Imogen Clark 'Late Night Girl' Tour

When an artist first emerges at a young age, they often have a limited well of knowledge and experience to draw from, yet on her sophomore album Collide, Imogen Clark tackles, with great clarity, the tumultuous process of entering adulthood, the joys and challenges of learning about yourself, those around you, and your place in the world, and the duality of emotion that is the undercurrent of so many of life’s experiences.

Collide was produced by Australian legend Mark Lizotte (Diesel) and has already become one of the most talked about albums of 2018, charting at #4 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart, only topped by industry giants Kasey Chambers and Keith Urban. At the age of 23, Imogen has already realised a wealth of personal goals. From performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, signing with Lost Highway Records/Universal Music Australia (Shane Nicholson, Adam Eckersley Band, Catherine Britt), receiving multiple CMC Award nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Video, and Female Artist of the Year in 2018, and having four consecutive singles reach #1 on the CMC Top 50 chart. That industry acknowledgement and respect from her peers has led to high profile tours/shows with artists such as Diesel, Ian Moss, Daryl Braithwaite, Willie Watson and Shane Nicholson. She has also earned an abundance of songwriting and studio work credits, having co-written two songs on Kasey Chambers’ ARIA Award winning #1 album Dragonfly, and recorded backing vocals on Shane Nicholson’s Golden Guitar award winning Love & Blood record.

The range and conviction within Imogen’s songwriting and live performances will continue to capture the hearts and minds of new fans as the bruised, honest and ultimately optimistic songs of Collide make their way into the world.

This Spring, Imogen will embark on the 'Late Night Girl Tour', her most extensive headline tour of the country to date, a reflection of the way in which her new album has catapulted her to new heights. There are no signs of slowing for Imogen Clark.

Kristen Lee Morris

Kristen Lee Morris

Kristen Lee Morris has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s most unique and captivating country & blues musicians. His songs cut to the heart and on stage with his rusty guitar he tears the house down.

Meeting Bill and Kasey Chambers at a songwriter night on the NSW Central Coast led to the Chambers’ produced RUINS (Nov. 2014). Featuring a kick ass country band (Bill Chambers, Jeff McCormack, Steve Fearnley) playing Morris’s hard, swamp blues RUINS struck a chord with country and blues lovers alike. Here was a guy that could write a break up song and, at the same time, shake the walls.

Morris musical chemistry with partner, Sarah Humphreys, led to their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut record as a band, EAGLE & THE WOLF (Feb. 2016). Their lead single MAMA, SON & THE HOLY GHOST received national airplay and opened the door to national tour supports with Kasey Chambers, Charlie Parr, and Hayes Carll.

Morris himself has also shared stages with the likes of Corey Harris (USA), The Blind Boys of Alabama (USA), Dave Alvin (USA), Jeff Lang, 19-Twenty and many more.

Morris new record, HILLBILLY BLUES, produced by Bill Chambers, will be out in October 2018.

Pete Roberts

Pete Roberts

Pete’s lyrics are sung with immediacy yet warm tones that invite listeners to connect with every message. Blending genres of a rock, folk, ballad, roots scope with intriguing loops of instruments, Pete offers a journey to listeners that is evocative, magnetic and meaningful.

The Little Lord Street Band "East Coast Duo Tour"

The Little Lord Street Band "East Coast Duo Tour"

They’re the reigning WAM Best Country Act, and winners of 2018 WAM Song of the Year (Country), but to see The Little Lord Street Band is to understand that they are “More than a country band ... they make music with a touch of magic and grit. The crossover vocal melodies of James and Natasha, paired with the peaceful and intelligent instrumentation, recall the magnificence of The Middle East or an earlier cut from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The Little Lord Street makes music that crosses all boundaries—it’s music for pure enjoyment.” (Jake Wilton, AAA Backstage 2018).

The Little Lord Street Band are back on tour on the east coast kicking some duo action antics and banter stage side.

Nathan Cavaleri

Nathan Cavaleri

Tickets $20 through Dramatix: https://www.dramatix.com.au/events/1935

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Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri lead beyond prime time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16, he’d toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt. All after winning his battle with Leukaemia. Whether it was signing a CD for Jimmy Page, jamming with Dire Straits Mark Knopfler or being called “The Bomb” by Dr Dre, Nathan viewed the world just as any kid would, with childish naivety. It’s only now that he has experienced the depths of adulthood adversities, is he reflecting on his past accomplishments in awe.

In 2010, Nathan’s battle with insomnia and anxiety was witnessed by thousands when he blacked out on a festival stage. Struggling to regain his confidence and drive he stepped away from his art for 4 years with the expectation of never returning. In Nathan’s own words: “to move through those years of paralyzing anxiety/depression I had to ask myself the question, ‘Why’? Out of self-preservation, I had to find reasons to fight and be ruthless in discarding any reason that wasn’t rock solid.” It was during this period of personal confrontation that he stumbled upon the same cathartic connection with music that he had when battling Leukaemia at 7. Upcoming EP, “Demons” is the result of this period, Co-produced with Tony Buchen (Montaine, Mansionair, Asta, The Preatures).

A swaggering tapestry of psychedelic guitar, hybrid beats, swampy riffs and synths, stepping up to the mic to sing his own stories, Cavaleri says “I allowed the contradiction of my influences to run - Lana Del Ray and J.J.Cale. Ry Cooder and Tame Impala. Mos Def and Rodriquez”. Nathan kicks off the first single “Demons” which in his words, “captures what I felt when comparing the invincible self of the past to the fragile and lost self I had become and the beautiful realisations that can come from anguish”

As a forerunner, Nathan has been documenting the creative process of the EP through social media and inspires many by exposing the hurdles and feats that have come from his own personal challenges.

Catch Nathan Cavaleri as he brings his stories and new songs to stages around the country.

New single 'Demons' out 27 Aug on iTunes and streaming platforms.

Check out the video for 'Demons' on YouTube
https://youtu.be/Z03cHNNI-p0


https://www.facebook.com/nathancavaleri
http://www.nathancavaleri.com/

 

Sarah Marine and Tom Lee-Richards

Sarah Marine and Tom Lee-Richards

Sarah Marine will be joined by one of her favourite musicians, Tom Lee-Richards, for a run of shows along the East Coast. When fate booked them to join an original’s showcase in early 2018 they were mesmerized by each other’s music and it seemed only fitting to join forces ~ They had this to say of each others’ artistry:

“Your (Sarah’s) song structures are lead by your cheeky personality, given permission to be completely original because that’s how you are. Melodically bold, quirky and imaginative with a presence that presumes rapport like there was only ever you in the room” ~ Tom

“(Tom’s) intricate songs, creative melodies, beat box rhythms, warm delicate voice & poetic lyrics reminded me why it is so important to share your craft with the world ~ so you can connect with people and make them feel like they’re in another world for that moment ~ it’s an amazing gift” ~ Sarah

Definitely expect collaboration as both Tom and Sarah paint their harmonic pipes on each others songs and come together for a couple of choice and mutually admired covers.

/// Sarah Marine /// www.SarahMarine.net

A vivacious singer & multi-instrumentalist whose eclectic musical style can be likened to the many emotions of the oceans. Sarah loves to sea-horse around during and in-between playing her catchy glam-folk originals. Each song incites intrigue with colourfully cryptic lyrics and her performances have been hailed as rhythmically funky and harmonically charming. With a fresh recording under her sequinned belt, Sarah is busting to celebrate with a tour along the East Coast of Australia! Her sparkling new single ‘Go away’ is a tale entailing the joys of living in the blissful absence of an irritating person - we all know one, let’s be honest..

/// Tom Lee-Richards /// www.TomLeeRichards.com

Tom’s skills as a vocalist, guitarist, loop artist, beat boxer and songwriter have been honed with extensive international touring - it is a real experience to observe such an artistic musician during his truly captivating performances.

Tom's music has been described as "Idiosyncratic songwriting that expresses a unique artistic vision” which can be heard in his recent debut folk and alternative pop mini-album 'Out of the Oddness'. Here is the accompanying music video: http://bit.ly/2BGsIAC

"A True one off" - Pop Matters Chicago

LOVEGROVE

LOVEGROVE

Hailing from Brisbane, singer/songwriter LOVEGROVE brings an innate skill and talent to music that is becoming increasingly difficult to find.

After gaining immense popularity through a series of soulful live performances down the east coast of Australia, Josh recorded and released his anticipated and well received EP 'Infinite' in early 2015.

He has become a recognised name amongst the Brisbane music scene, and spent an exciting twelve months working alongside reknowned Australian singer Darren Percival in preparation for a new innovative stage show which will debut alongside a full length live album in late 2018 LOVEGROVE graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Popular Music in 2012, and since then has been honing his craft as a live looping sensation while holding onto his roots as a compelling story teller.

With a passion for songwriting and captivating harmony, Josh utilises his array of effects pedals and loop stations to create a tantalising soundscape of beat boxing, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, flute and an unmistakeable vocal styling which cross the boundaries of all genres.

At the Woodford Folk Festival 2016/17, LOVEGROVE released his first of a series of independent singles capturing his messsages of positivity which are woven into each of these sonic creations.

Mark Beattie Acoustic Sessions

Mark Beattie Acoustic Sessions

Uncle and nephew team up under the Mark Beattie Acoustic Sessions banner (an offshoot of 2Bit who have been in the area since 2015) to provide a fun music session with guitar, ukulele, straight harp and foot percussion. With a wide range of timeless covers in their repertoire, audiences of all ages find themselves tapping their feet, singing along or up on their feet dancing.

Jack Rayne

Jack Rayne

With shades of yesteryear, and passion only a 6 foot tall ginger can possess, storyteller Jack Rayne depicts the mountainous highs and heartbreaking lows of the day by day in the most beautiful of ways. Boasting one of the most captivating voices on the Australian east coast, the Sydney-sider has graced audiences nation wide with his authentically raw live show. Rayne combines the traditional rustic nature of roots/Americana music with a unique vocal flair, creating a sound that is all his own. Rayne has the ability to tell emotional tales without sacrificing musicality, especially when he surrounds himself with some of the finest young touring musicians in the country to form the Jack Rayne Band.  

His singles “Morality” and “Love Song To Sobriety” hit the airwaves in early 2018 and received widespread acclaim. Off the back of these releases, the highly anticipated release of his debut EP ‘I’m In Love With Us’ is set for late 2018. With this EP Jack Rayne is sure to once again captivate the hearts and minds of all those around him, as well as bringing joy through his emotive yet light hearted live show. 

LINKS:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jackraynemusic/

Morality Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx_LWxU9bJM

Morality Live Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR9b_W6XIAU

Love Song To Sobriety Live Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_K7jn3HvN0

George Sich

George Sich

George Sich is a Sydney based singer guitarist, perhaps best known as the “jingle guy” from Radio 2SM on the Grant Goldman breakfast show heard up and down the eastern states. With three commercially released albums and five video clips on Foxtel’s CMC channel, George is also known around Sydney for his fingerstyle guitar arrangements of timeless jazz and blues songs, as well as whiskey-smooth vocals. George is also the front man for “George Spade & the Foxin’ Hounds” winners of ABC’s Exhumed in 2014.

Jake Cook

Jake Cook

After a recent cameo with Matty Zarb on the Flow Bar stage, local favourite Jake Cook is back for a solo set.

Tennyson King

Tennyson King

Tennyson King is an international touring act from Hong Kong & Canada having performed with notable Canadian acts such as Whitehorse, Sloan, Elliot Broode, and Blackie and The Rodeo Kings.

In 2017 Tennyson King embarked on his first Australian Tour playing over 100 shows – highlights include performances at Yackandandah Folk Festival, MONA and Burke & Wills Festival and performances with Paul Dempsey, Paul Woseen (Screaming Jets), Yirrmal, and Brad Marr (MASSIVE).

2018 saw Tennyson touring in Europe, followed by Canada.  He is currently promoting a new record COAST touring in China and returning for a tour in Australia November 2018.  His style of rock and roll is infused with earthy roots and blues while subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy.  It’s a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.

Richie Langford

Richie Langford

Singer, songwriter and foot stompin' blues man, Richie Langford hails from Melbourne, Australia and has been touring his homeland playing festivals, bars, cafes and pubs for several years.          

It’s hard to believe that one man can produce so much sound……Richie employs hands, feet and mouth on assorted guitars, harmonicas, foot pedals and an old suitcase converted into a kick drum to deliver a well-honed repertoire of originals and blues standards with a rockin’ groove.

Monique Clare

Monique Clare

Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning folk cellist and singer-songwriter. Anchored by a deep love of folk tradition, her songs push the possibilities of her instrument and roll in an eclectic set of influences. Onstage she’s described as “pure joy” to watch; offstage she’s hosted mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world to dive deeply into folklore treasure troves. As the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year she broke out as a solo artist, released and toured her debut EP, and has been touring internationally as part of The Maes through 2018. She’s joined by drummer Caleb Colledge this December at Flow Bar.

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY @ FLOW BAR

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY @ FLOW BAR

Tickets through Dramatix: https://www.dramatix.com.au/events/1938

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We're winding back the clock this New Year’s Eve to 1988 at Flow Bar!

Kylie and Jason, Rick Astley, Michael Jackson, Bros, Bananarama and Dirty Dancing Soundtrack dominated the charts... all was not lost though... The Pixies and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds were also there that year!

Celebrate the year that was acid-washed denim, oversized jackets, bold colours and Air Jordans.

Crack out your LA Gears and your Chicago Bulls baseball cap and party into the New Year with us as we eat, drink and dance our way to midnight.

Come ready for a fun night with prizes for best dressed and best dance moves.

Tickets include Entry, Dinner and Show by Port Macquarie's 'Alter Ego'.

Gourmet Pizza + Show $49 per person

Or 

Seafood Platter + Show for two people $150.

Gluten Free available | Doors Open at 6:30pm | Extended License until 1am.

Tickets available from Dramatix or at Flow Bar 

Need a reminder of what everyone was wearing that year... check these links...

http://m.zimbio.com/80'S+Style+And+80'S+Fashion/articles/ovlwu0FEamb/1987+1988+1989+Fashion+Trends
http://periodicult.tumblr.com/search/+1988
https://www.retrowaste.com/1980s/fashion-in-the-1980s/#RefTable