Deanna Rose

Deanna Rose

Deanna Rose is sensual, sweet, raw and emotional. Power enough to shake foundations, but with subtlety to seduce...

Deanna hails from the country music capitol Tamworth, NSW, but is now based in Newcastle. She plays Ukelele along with the Guitar and uses her voice to create a captivating, honest spectacle. Nothing pretentious, or contrived. She wants you to share in what is being created, often on the spot, you won't hear the same version of a song twice. 

When performing solo she sings what she likes to call 'power folk'.Inspired by Jewel, Bat For Lashes, Jeff Buckley, Norah Jones, Janis Joplin, Jeff Lang, Karnivool, Queens of the Stone Age, and Sam Buckingham amongst many others...Deanna delivers a rare and unique style, all of her own imaginings.

David Garnham & the Reasons to Live

David Garnham & the Reasons to Live

David Garnham & the Reasons to Live craft country tinged ballads about booze and women, fueled by isolation and self-loathing.

Twisted love, the human condition and gin feature prominently in songs laden with candour and heartbreak.

DG&TRTL debut album ‘Love inside a jar’, produced by Charles Jenkins and Justin Rudge, has been described as “the start of a substantial career” by the Courier Mail, and pulled in the accolades of multiple NT song of the year awards (including the overall prize), as well as winning the Americana category in the International Songwriting Competition.

Dave was lucky enough the go through the Telstra Road to Discovery development program in 2011 (songwriter category), and the band have had the privilege of supporting such acts as You Am I, Jeff Lang, Liz Stringer, Mama Kin, Wagons and Gomez.

Some of them live in Darwin, some in Alice, but all in squalor.

http://www.davidgarnham.com.au/

(Pic: Helen Orr)

Richie Langford

Richie Langford

Singer, songwriter and foot stompin' blues man, Richie Langford has been entertaining audiences across the country for twenty years.

Recently returning from gigs in Europe, Richie will be doing shows in and around Melbourne, before touring east coast Australia in May & July including performances at the 2017 Blues on Broadbeach.

Performing using an old suitcase converted into a kick drum, foot tambourine, resonator and acoustic guitars, and wailing harmonica, he delivers a well honed repertoire of originals and blues standards, with a rockin' swamp groove.

Richie's new studio album Bluestone Road will be released in May this year.

The Ahern Brothers

The Ahern Brothers

Both highly respected solo artists and songwriters in their own right, Steve Grady and Josh Rennie-Hynes formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu trip to the United States in late 2016. After

spending a few days in San Francisco, they packed the car and set off. For the next three weeks they travelled throughout Northern California and Oregon taking in national parks, small towns, cities and stories along the way, documenting the experience by writing an album’s worth of songs.

“Steve and I hadn’t written anything together before, but as soon as we got to San Francisco we pulled out our guitars, and the songs just came pouring out,” Rennie-Hynes said. “We’d wake up, make a coffee and work on writing a song for that day. At the end of three weeks, we had a bunch of material that we were so proud of.”

Upon returning to Australia, they locked in studio time with renowned Melbourne Engineer and Producer, Roger Bergodaz, in his newly built Union St Studio. The album was tracked completely live over two days in mid-December of 2016. There was an emphasis placed on capturing the spirit and true performance of each song, with strictly no overdubs.

“Working with Roger Bergodaz was crucial in bringing this record to life. He immediately understood what we wanted to capture with the sound and feel of these songs,” Grady said. 

Immediate comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel or The Everly Brothers in terms of storytelling and harmonies are to be expected - but this is an album that stands on its own. The singing and performances are world class, but freedom and playfulness are what make The Ahern Brothers incredibly refreshing. Organic, cohesive, pure and spacious, these are two incredibly talented young songwriters who joined their skills to create the best songs they possibly could.

Simply put: this is an album that needs to be heard.

Owen Campbell

Owen Campbell

Owen Campbell is one of the premiere Blues/Roots/Rock performers in the country and the World having just landed 2 US iTunes Chart spots for his last 2 albums (Sunshine Road #4, Breathing Bullets #22) on the back of years of solid international touring. 

Emerging nationally from a controversial showdown with Australia's Got Talent judges, Owen now travels the world playing to audiences in the USA, Europe and Japan, clocking up millions of YouTube hits and thousands of album sales in the process.  His smouldering guitar work runs from bluesy riffs to soulful finger-picking to lap steel guitar solos using a shot glass slide in an eclectic mix of Rock-influenced songwriting resulting from years of busking in cities around the world.

With full band behind him, Owen is a true force to be reckoned with and a massive compliment to the Australian Blues Rock scene.

Christmas in July @ Flow Bar

Christmas in July @ Flow Bar

We invite you to celebrate Christmas in July with family, friends or staff over a scrumptious 5 course dinner. Warm your hearts and bellies fireside whilst enjoying this wonderfully festive feast.

Friday 21 July 2017 with live music 6:30pm by the fabulous Tessa Devine.
&
Saturday 22 July 2017 with live music 6:30pm by the fabulous Tessa Devine.

5 Course dinner is $60 per person, please call 6557 4224 to make your reservation.

Menu 

Canapes 
- Bug Tail Bisque
- Cauliflower Bisque, Truffle, Chives (V)

Entree - Tasting Plate
-  Brandy Chicken Liver Parfait
-  Proscuito, Pear, Goat Cheese
-  Pork and Duck Terrine, Sour Cherry
-  Asparagus, Halloumi, Lemon(V)
-  Spiced Carrots, Sumac, Labna(V)
-  Petite Cheese Potato Gratin(V)

Main
-  Turkey Roulade, Glazed Ham, Braised Red Cabbage, Honey Roasted Parsnips and Cranberry Jus.
-  Mushroom, Squash, Spinach Wellington, Honey Roasted Parsnips.(V)

Deserts
-  Traditional Christmas Pudding Brandy, Anglaise, Cherry Compote

To Finish
- Tea & Coffee with a selection of White and Dark Chocolate Truffles and Gingerbread 

 

Tay Oskee

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

Keith Potger AO (The Seekers) Lunch & Show @ Flow Bar

Keith Potger AO (The Seekers) Lunch & Show @ Flow Bar

Keith Potger AO 'Memories & Melodies 2017 Tour' @ Flow Bar

Australian music legend performs at Old Bar

Enjoy an intimate fireside lunch and show with the founding member of the internationally famous group The Seekers, Keith Potger AO, Melodies and Memories 2017 Tour, Friday 4th August 2017 at Flow Bar 12.30pm.

Lunch & Show ticket + Complimentary Drink $55+bf (Ciabatta Bread + Olives and Lunch from the a-la-carte menu)
Doors open at 11:30am for Lunch and Drinks | Show Door at 12:30pm

The concert is a solo show by Keith and it features songs from his three solo CDs, some of his all time favourites as well as his own version of a few Seekers' hits. Throughout his concert, he shares some amusing anecdotes from over 50 years on the international music scene.

He accompanies himself on his 1967 Maton 12 string guitar, which is the guitar that has made The Seekers’ instrumental sound so unique. He also has taken up the ukulele and features a couple of songs that he has co-written specially for this instrument. Audiences love this new material and sing along after only a few bars of each song.

Keith is known to countless fans and this is obvious in the welcome given to him by audiences round the world. He has just returned from a successful tour of South Australia and Sri Lanka where they claim him as their own because he was born there and spent his first seven years before his family moved to Melbourne.

Lunch & Show ticket + Complimentary Drink $55+bf (Ciabatta Bread + Olives and Lunch from the a-la-carte menu)

Doors open at 11:30am for Lunch and Drinks | Show Door at 12:30pm

*Flow Bar restaurant will be open to the public for a-la-carte Breakfast and Dinner. Only ticket holders will be able to enter between 11am - 2:30pm.

Steve Smyth @ Flow Bar $20

Steve Smyth @ Flow Bar $20

Sunday 13 August 2017, 31 DAVID STREET, OLD BAR NSW 2430

Enjoy an intimate lunch and show with one of Australia's most exciting performers Steve Smyth.

Show only ticket $20 + bf (A-la-carte menu available from 12pm)

Steve Smyth is a singer-songwriter who originally hails from the South Coast of New South Wales, but is best described these days as a world citizen. His live performances have to be experienced to be believed. Every performance is an event, every song a statement. He has a habit of putting a smile on every face in in the room, and encouraging previously unplanned whooping to erupt en masse. Having toured nationally and internationally with the likes of The Killers, Angus and Julia and Lanie Lane, from the smallest hole in the wall to the grandest theatre, Steve Smyth IS the show.

Doors open at 11:30am for Lunch and Drinks (A-la-carte menu will be available)

Show Door at 1:30pm | Lunch orders taken up until show start time of 1:30pm
This seated show is a combination of tables for dining and bar stools.

Video: Shake it 

Video: Written or Spoken

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.