Friday 19th May, 2017.
Steve Wilson is launching his album "The Flying Concertina" and generously donating the proceeds to the Leukaemia Foundation.
This is the usual M&V night with walk-up performers, all welcome!
Tell your friends - see you there! Doors at 7.30pm. The Candelo Town Hall. :)
May 26th, 2017.
Oh My God I've Been Kidnapped And I Hate What I’m Wearing - The Musical
By Drew Fairley
Starring Kate Smith as Sugar
And Drew Fairley as her menfolk
An hilarious all-singing, all-dancing little crowd pleaser; High drama, high wigged and hair-larious.
It's 1965 and Sugar, our charming heroine, has a wardrobe that Elizabeth Taylor would want to marry. But her high-class threads are being unpicked by her two- timing user of a boyfriend. Betrayal, theft, humiliation, chest hairs in the soap and a hobbling cabaret career push her to the edge.
So, one night, she packs a pistol into her adorable clutch, and guns that two-timing rat down. She fires up her Holden HD and makes for the outback with police sirens at her stiletto heels. Somewhere deep in the bush, far from the maddening crowd, she meets a creature and a dress that will change her life… forever.
Parodying Hitchcock, cabaret torch song singers, pulp fiction horror and 1960’s glamour, Oh My God I've Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I'm Wearing-The Musical, is an hilarious sequins and gaffer tape backstage comedy- with great songs and an ironic, yet hopeful, eye playing with ‘the girl done wrong’ trope. Featuring all original songs and the well-loved chemistry between Smith and Fairley- who brought you Bangers and Mash and The No Chance In Hell Hotel.
“Chemistry between the two is flawless.” Suzygosee.com
“…an absurdly outrageous and fun-packed show pervading in silliness.” Alt-media, Sydney
“...a hysterically enjoyable production.” The Buzz Sydney
Directed by Liesel Badorrek
Composition and arrangement of songs by Mikey Lira
Design by Gypsy Taylor and Annette Twemlow
Hair and makeup by Annette Twemlow
Originally produced by Local Stages at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
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
Previous Shows hosted by candelo arts society...
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.