What's on October/ November 2017...
Pete Wild & The Only Ones
Candelo Town Hall
Friday 20 October 7:30pm
Calm Album Launch
Tickets available HERE or at the door.
Pete Wild is excited to announce the upcoming release of his second studio album, CALM.
Pete and his band, the Only Ones, will launch the album with a South Coast mini-tour, performing at the Candelo Town Hall on October 20 and the Windsong Pavilion, Barragga Bay on October 21.
A collection of vibrant vignettes, CALM reads as a survival manual for contemporary small-town country Australia; caravan renovations, insomnia-inducing anxiety, romantic beginnings on South Coast beaches, or losing your lover to the Mars 1 colonisation project.
Pete’s piano driven indi-folk-pop-rock is laid down on the solid foundation of the playing of the Only Ones; Heath Cullen on guitar, Robyn Martin on bass, Jay McMahon on drums, Kate Burke on guitar and violin, and features Melbourne’s Eamon McNelis (Flap!) on horns.
Produced by Pete and Kate Burke, and mixed by Adam Rhodes (The Cat Empire, Paul Kelly, Angus & Julia Stone), the album is a journey through Pete’s last eight years of song writing, with the inclusion of three of his favourite and most popular obscure covers. Highlights include the rocking anxiety-fuelled title track Calm, the interplanetary sci-folk Mars 1, the climactic optimistic closing track Beside Me, and a somewhat spontaneous cover of the Wayfaring Strangers’ Fun Run.
Opening both the shows will be the sweet melancholic folk-pop sounds of the Elegant Aliens, a Candelo family ensemble, featuring the singing of John Fitzmaurice, accompanied by harp, cello and guitar.
Adam Levy & Heath Cullen
Two lauded singer-guitarist-songwriters - American Adam Levy and Candelo's own Heath Cullen - join forces for a double bill tour of Australia’s east coast this November.
CAS is thrilled to present them together here in Candelo! This will be Adam Levy’s first visit to Australia under his own name (he’s appeared here on more than one occasion as part of Norah Jones’ Handsome Band), and Heath Cullen’s first Australian tour in three years.
Adam Levy is famous for his beautifully understated guitar work with the likes of Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman & Allen Toussaint, his writing for Guitar Player and Fretboard Journal magazines, and his brilliant YouTube "Guitar Tips" series. He’s also a splendid songwriter - the full force of which can best be appreciated on his own recordings - the latest being ‘Blueberry Blonde’, a duo album with legendary drummer Jay Bellerose.
Heath Cullen’s 2015 album ‘Outsiders’ was named “One of the finest, most inspired Australian rock albums in quite some time” by Rhythms magazine. The album was recorded with Elvis Costello’s longtime band The Imposters, the only occasion that the band have collaborated with a singer other than Costello.
Don't miss this! This show will likely sell out - book your tickets now!
Previous CAS Shows
HSC M&V 18th AUGUST 7:30pm
CANDELO TOWN HALL
Candelo Arts Society hosts an evening featuring any interested HSC performers wanting a chance to strut their stuff before the exam period hits.
If that is you or you know of students currently studying for HSC in these practical subjects who may be interested in performing on the night get in contact with
Sam Martin - 0401180749 or email@example.com
Julian Banks Group
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
Candelo General Store Cafe
Julian Banks Group | Agung features some of Australia’s finest musicians collaborating with stellar Indonesian percussionist Cepi Kusmiadi on the Kendang Sunda*. Kusmiadi’s bubbling magic on this beautiful traditional Indonesian instrument creates the perfect bed for the modern grooves and melodic beauty of Julian Banks Group’s original compositions.
Julian Banks - Tenor Saxophone
Cepi Kusmiadi - Kendang Sunda and Percussion
James Hauptmann - Drums and Percussion
James Gilligan - Bass Guitar and Pedal Steel
Georgia Fields + Phia: Sky and Sea National Tour - with very special guest Melanie Horsnell :)
Indie-pop chameleon Georgia Fields and live-looping wunderkind Phia present a very special evening of musical dexterity, as they share the stage and each other’s songs – accompanying one another on everything from kalimba to casio, electric guitar to tambourine. Support comes from Melanie Horsnell: Australia’s “complicated sweetheart” – a writer and singer of tender, heartfelt, simply beautiful songs.
On Friday 14 July 2017 at 6:00pm
Candelo Town Hall
48 William Street, Candelo, NSW 2550
Music & Variety Night -Friday the 21st July, 2017!
7.30pm at the Candelo Town Hall Supper Room
CAS are keeping it intimate all month as shared body heat and compliments are the best way to stay warm. We will be running our regular M&V as an Acoustic Circle in the Town Hall Supper room on Friday 21st of July. If you come out fishing for a hug or compliment, you are sure to get one.
Sunday June 18th, 2017 - Matinee Show
Jo Jo Smith/ Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart
Doors open 3.30pm
$25/ $20 at the door if available
JO JO SMITH celebrates her 50th year as a performing musician! with very special guests LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART
JO JO SMITH is one of Australia's greatest musical treasures, a sexagenarian pocket-rocket, soul-singing, groove-driving tour de force and 2017 marks her 50th year in the biz. To celebrate this extraordinary, generous life of music-making, Jo Jo is hitting the road with her dear friends and musical comrades LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART, playing dozens of their favourite intimate venues across the land - including a matinee show at theCandelo Town Hall.
On Sunday 18 June 2017 at The Candelo Town Hall
William St, Candelo, NSW
Candelo Arts Society Archives
The Trickster and Candelo Arts Society present...
CABARET OF THE COW
Featuring Rhys Nicholson, with The Trickster, Joshua Strachan & Benton Adams-Walker, Footprint theatre and The Great Zamboni.
18th & 19th November, doors at 7:30
Candelo Town Hall
Tickets 25/30, BYO, recommended for ages 16+
You can buy your tickets online right here >
October 21st M&V, Candelo Town Hall 7:30pm
What do you call a field of Irishmen? Answer; a Paddy Field.
What do you call a paddock full of Aussies? Answer; a Vacant Lot.
The October Music and Variety night will once again feature some great local talent with the feature artists being
The Vacant Lot
Paul Dion, Rob Smallwood and John Moffatt regularly play music in the rural setting of Nethercote and being Aussies aptly call themselves “The Vacant Lot”.
Pies, pasties, pizzas and beer go hand in hand with their rehearsals as they cover popular jazz standards. It’s a drum-less trio so makes for easy listening. With Paul on keyboards, sax, clarinet and flute, Rob on electric guitar and John on double bass and occasionally sousaphone, the musical sounds they produce are quite varied indeed. They like to have a fun time and you will too when you share an evening of music and frivolities with them.
William Murrungurk Buckley
The white man who went black and came back
Saturday 29th October 7:30pm
Candelo Town Hall
Most Australians have heard the saying You’ve got Buckley’s. And many know that William Buckley was an escaped convict who for 32 years from 1803-1835 lived with Aboriginal people. But few have heard what happened next, when Buckley became the go-between in the birth of Melbourne.
In The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley storyteller and musician Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky re-tells the epic adventures of convict William Buckley (1780-1856): his escape from the farthest outpost of the British Empire – Sullivan Bay (Sorrento) on Port Phillip; his 32 years with Wada Wurrung people where he became Murrungurk, a spirit returned from the dead; and then the little known, treacherous, political end game where he became the go-between – the Interpreter between the traditional owners and the invading colonists who established Melbourne.
Weaving Buckley’s ghosted 1852 biography with Wada Wurrung language, historic documents, archival images, music and poetry, The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley takes audiences into the not-so-black-and-white world of colonial Victoria: of murder, massacre, and Buckley’s bruising encounters with the famous and infamous characters of early Melbourne – Batman, Fawkner, Gellibrand and Derrimut.
Told by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky in savage, humorous fashion, The Go-Between:
William Murrungurk Buckley is the story of an outsider who attempted to be an early agent of reconciliation.
And where does the saying You’ve got Buckley’s come from? You’ll be surprised!
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky is a storyteller musician who considers the heart of our history to be the relationship between black and white Australians. A founder of The Bushwackers Band in 1971, Jan went on to write bestselling books such as Born Under The Paperbark Tree with Wardaman songman Yidumduma Bill Harney, Me & Phar Lap with Tommy Woodcock, award-winning television documentaries Buwarrala Akarriya: Journey East (ABC) and Aeroplane Dance (SBS) with Yanyuwa, Garrwa and Mara people of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and to devise the Wominjeka Ceremony with Dja Dja Wurrung people of central Victoria for the Castlemaine State Festival. Jan’s other solo shows include Bilarni – a hit at the National Folk Festival – and and Gallipoli Canakkale which played to 8000 people awaiting the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.