The Chapsticks

“Your favourite 90′s throwback boys will be bringing back the old school party vibes.

Think The O.C. meets Ciara.

Funky fresh tunes will be provided by DJ duo ‘Mamba’ to get the you warmed up before the Chaptsticks hit you with non-stop sing along chorus feels and tasty RnB grooves.

Your inner-teenager needs this.
Your soul needs this.
You need this.”

Don’t Dream Its Over – Tribute to Crowded House & Split Enz

Featuring some of Sydney’s finest musicians, Don’t Dream Its Over features the hottest tracks written by the Finn Brothers. The show features suitably chosen performers who all have careers in their own right but on this show choose to celebrate classic Finn-penned tunes like Better Be Home Soon, (Wherever You Are) Weather With You, Distant Sun and I Got You, 6 Moths In A Leaky Boat, Message To My Girl, Something So Strong and many more…

The Don’t Dream It’s Over show has been a fixture on the Twilight Taronga Zoo series playing to 2000 people and has been a popular fixture at the Basement.
Bring along your dancing shoes and your singing voice and celebrate some of our national favourite songs performed by one of the best bands in Sydney.

Access All Era shows are put together taking into account the historical perspective of the music as well as
capturing the musical depth of the acts covered…
The Band includes:
Bernie Segedin – vocals
Floyd Vincent – vocals
Gary Fredericks – guitar
Chris Alford – keys
Clive Harrison – bass
Dave Kirby – drums

Renée Geyer

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned four decades and is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues and soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul and reggae hits spanning the 70s and 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker and Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, and author.

Her career began around 1971 in Sydney, when a girlfriend took her along to the rehearsal of friends who were forming a band. From there, things began to snowball. Her reputation found its way to America and led to an invitation to record an album in Los Angeles with famed Mowtown producer Frank Wilson. While the Movin’ Along album provided another hit at home, in America ‘Heading in the Right Direction’ created confusion. R&B stations loved the record, but didn’t know what to do when they discovered Geyer was a white Jewish girl from Australia.

For the next few years, Geyer bounced between Australia and America and released albums, which include So Lucky, Difficult Woman and Sweet Life. Her career has never stalled. At the end of 1999, Geyer released her frank life story; Confessions of a Difficult Woman through Harper Collins, and 2003 saw her release the Gold selling (and self produced) album Tenderland.

In 2004 Renée hooked up with Brisbane producer Magoo to co-produce her 21st album Tonight, which has received stunning reviews and was nominated for an ARIA award. And in 2005 Renée was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame; a proud occasion in which she joined the ranks of Australia’s most respected and accomplished musicians.

2007 was to be a busy one for Renée, with work on her 22nd album “…Dedicated” released on EMI in early September and a plethora of select appearances around the country, she remains one of our most enduring and endearing artists.

In 2010 Renée released The Ultimate Collection – covering 4 decades of Soul. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

2012 saw Renée notch up 40 years in the music business and to celebrate this amazing anniversary Renée will record a brand new Big Band Swing album – something that no female artist has ever endeavoured to do in this country. The album will be released by EMI and should be out in early 2013.
Renée Geyer had started out a sensual blues belter. Now she has evolved into a bona fide music icon – someone to look up to for never having let go of her dreams. This consummate entertainer with a proud body of work still transfixes a room with the power of her song.

www.reneegeyer.com.au

Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada. ”This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here.” And she did just that. 

Her latest release, the self-titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world-wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of ‘Must See Artists’. 

I had no idea what to expect when this five foot nothing lady took the stage, all smiles and twinkling eyes and guitar. Then, she opened her mouth and out flew a voice that came straight from the Heavens with all the power and the glory and the truth of someone destined to be a singer. I’ve been blessed with seeing and hearing a lot of talented musicians in my life, but I have never experienced anyone quite like Irish Mythen. She is a force of nature and a gift from Almighty Herself. 
~ Lisa Schwartz, Philadelphia Folk Festival 

Thriller – The Micheal Jackson Tribute

The Music of THRILLER presents the worlds BIGGEST selling album of all time live! This tribute to “The King of Pop” will be a unique experience without any gimmicks or impersonators, leaving you up close and personal with the legendary music itself. Performed by an all star Sydney / USA small orchestra, every single piece from THRILLER will be presented live! PLUS a greatest hits collection to celebrate the music and spirit of Michael Jackson at The Shire’s most iconic music venue.

Brought to you by Lombardo Entertainment who directed PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER, this tribute has been carefully constructed by one of Sydney’s biggest Michael Jackson followers who has been creating this dedication to the King of Pop for over a decade. You have never heard the music this close, this personal or this real. Prepare for the ultimate Michael Jackson experience you have been waiting for- Featuring the impeccable voices of Joseph Gatehau, Naisa Lasalosi and Linda Knight.

Classic Rock Show (Best of West Coast Rock) – Barry Leef Band Feat: Peter Northcote


Legendary singer/rhythm guitarist Barry Leef and an all star band will perform classic rock of the 60s, 70s and 80s including the Eagles, Doobie Brothers and the best of West Coast rock.

Barry Leef has one of Australia’s best known voices, having been featured on over 170 TV and radio advertisements during 20 years as Sydney’s number one session singer. He has also fronted legendary Aussie bands Bakery and Supermarket, led the in-house band at Sydney’s Musician’s Club for ten years, and performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter to name a few.

As anyone over 30 will know Doobies, Eagles & West Coast rock bands had over 100 worldwide hits between 1971 and 1990 and have all become staples of classic rock radio over the past 25 years. Their music is diverse, sophisticated, danceable and loved universally by adult music fans. Every song in the show is a proven favourite with audiences that grew up with this music. However there is a timelessness of these songs which are now enjoyed by all music lovers.