This alt country/rootsy blues duo Sweet`n'Swampy, is a new project for John Melville from the Travelling Tear Drops.
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
2Bit have been entertaining locals on the Mid North Coast since 2015. With an unusual mix of acoustic guitar, congas, bongos, mandolin, saxophone, and straight harp, 2Bit put quite a twist on the covers you know well. With a healthy dose of fun, join in with foot-tapping, singing and dancing!
Josh Needs is a young singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist with a musical brilliance far beyond his years. His career highlights have already included collaborations with some of the greatest names in Australian music.
The story of the young singer, songwriter and extraordinary guitarist began as his eleven-year-old self picks up his instrument of choice for the first time after aspiring to play like one of his older brothers. He began playing professionally at 13, writing songs at 14, and throughout his later teens, performing solo, and in bands wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is known for today. 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.
Kevin Borich (The La De Das, Party Boys & Kevin Borich Express) wrote: “Maturing all the time this young Wiz has the "Hey!! stop, watch & listen" Mojo people can't help but do where ever he performs!”
Russell Morris wrote: “Josh Needs is one of those unique talents that you know is going to succeed. He reminds me of a young Keith Urban - relentless, with his enthusiasm. Ignore him, at your own peril”
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.
The Iron Horses were forged after numerous late night, boozy, jam sessions in early 2015. With great enthusiasm for cheap bourbon and time to kill, a group of songs began to emerge which would become the first footsteps towards their debut EP, Stop To Start, released in 2016.
Since then, The Iron Horses enthusiasm for cheap booze has not waned as they siphoned every venue in Sydney over the course of 50 shows in 2016. A fresh barrel of singles, What Did You Expect and Two Kinds of Lover, were fermented in that time, wetting the taste buds for their latest riff heavy release, Traffic.
The band is touring their new single - 'April Rain' Released 3rd Nov.
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
There are certain writers who command moving melodies and lyrics in equal measure. Dave Wells is one of those supreme talents, and has quickly garnered a word-of-mouth reputation as one of the Hunter's finest songwriters and performers.
His impressive 2014 debut EP, Carrington Street, a heartfelt rumination on life growing up in Maitland, suggested a master craftsman, a writer adept in penning songs that creep up on you and cut deep.
Now Wells is locked away in the studio to conjure a debut studio record, and live previews of tracks like 'Picasso's Cloud' and 'Run Free' indicate that the powerful vocalist is crafting a mesmerising collection for this new release.
Loal trio "Left at the Alter", Natalie Roese , Brayden Perks and Sal Mammone will preform at Flow Bar Sunday 24 December 12:30pm. Swing by for a bite to eat and a great show.
"Humming of the Axis" new album was released on the 27th Feb. The album launch in Cairns, Qld Australia was jam packed with people all out to support not only the album and new video (see page videos), but also the announcement of a fundraiser for a Tour Bus. To support the tour bus fundraiser please visit www.gofundme.com/jj-tour-bus to help make the dream a reality. With bigger plans of Touring Australia in 2017, he is preparing the next interstate tour for later this year.
2015 In review was highlighted by a support set with Donovan Frankenreiter in April at The Tanks Arts Centre for the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival Touring concerts. Followed shortly by a Live Trio concert at CoCa in Cairns with outstanding production including innovative visual projection mapped in multiple locations at the same time in a Theatre setting. Closely backed up with the release of a self directed film clip for the song "Ganesh" which won the best film clip award at the"Understory Film Festival" in Cairns. Winding up by a string of shows in Malaysia for the JBArts festival, touring with a group of Indigenous and visual artist highlighting the Tropics to Tropics theme.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Flow Bar and say Aloha 2018 in style!
Grab your mates and put on your best Hawaiian outfit to party into the New Year! Join us for a Hawaiian Luau party where we will eat, drink and dance our way to midnight.
Come ready for a fun night with best dressed prize, limbo comp, banging cocktails and a fully stocked bar.
Tickets include Entry, Dinner and Show by Newcastle trio 'Cover it Up'.
Gourmet Pizza + Show $49 per person
Seafood Platter + Show for two people $150.
GF available | Doors Open at 5:30pm | Dinner from 6pm | Extended License till 1am.
Limited seating so buy your ticket today!
New beginnings also mean saying goodbye to an old life – to create a new chapter; you leave behind another.
In 2016, the Australian troubadour – a classically influenced singer and folk guitarist left everything behind in his coastal town of Port Lincoln for a life on the European road.
A competent pianist at the age of 8, a trumpet player at 10, in his teens Laufen discovered the acoustic guitar and began writing his own songs. After school, he began studying and working, however exhausting 60-hour weeks kept him from his goals, and the desire for self-realisation grew.
Recorded in Port Lincoln the cusp of his European transformation, Laufen’s 2017 EP Goodbye is a master class in beauty and restraint – a nostalgic ride that captures his thoughts and feelings of a time of departure.
Laufen’s music is the sort that makes us stop and breathe: sombre falsetto melodies married to shimmering guitar; elemental orchestrations that yearn and plunge – the coastal poetry of the wild Australian imaginary.
With a strong touring schedule already under his belt since arriving in Berlin, Laufen continues to magnetise a loyal European fan base, and is currently working towards his first full-length studio album.
"A Melancholic and spine-tingling voice" - indie Berlin
“With his sensitive and at the same time confident voice, this sweet bearded man sings to us. He tackles the loss of landmarks as well as the search for memories, isolation, freedom, sadness and love with ambition, succeeding in embellishing melancholy with honest hope.” -indiemusic
“With strongly imbued folk, Lucas Laufen’s melody is capable of the delicate and dreamy. Arriving at the listeners ears and showing simultaneously the guitar and singing skills of the young Australian artist.” -TRISTE
Kim Churchill returns to Flow Bar, Saturday 13 January 2018.
Show Only Ticket $20 via Flow Bar. PH 6557 4224.
Pete Allan - Guitar Surfing Singer/Songwriter from Australia's Sunshine Coast. Smooth Coastal Music with cool vocals & irresistible funk undertones
Sometimes you can just tell the artists that grew up on the coast. Their music and their lyrics all seem to reflect the smoothness of the sea breeze or the relaxed pace of coastal life, transporting the listener from wherever they are to wherever they would rather be. This capability is the heart and soul of Pete Allan's latest EP 'Ripples'. A native of the Sunshine Coast hub of Noosa, Pete's blend of effortlessly cool vocals and hypnotic, swaying rhythms are the musical epitome of the paradise he grew up in.
Following on from early taster and widespread radio gem 'Treading Water', new single 'Lost and Found' highlights Pete's gifted trademark storytelling while set to a tune fit for every upcoming Spring and Summer playlist. Produced by Elliot Heinrich at Heliport Studios, 'Ripples' is a leap forward in full band sonics without adding any unnecessary weight to Pete's feather-light musical agility.
Perfectly described by Sea FM for his “smooth Sunday arvo feel”, Pete's music matches his lifestyle - a blend of coastal warmth and down-to-earth honesty. Capturing one of the most beloved aspects of Australian life, Pete Allan creates music that represents the vastness of coastal culture on a continent girt by sea. 'Ripples' will see Pete Allan continue to win over new fans all around the country.
"Tightly packed with good vibes." Dave Ruby Howe - triple j Unearthed