Hat Fitz & Cara

Hat Fitz and Cara can in no way be mistaken for a dainty duo. They are festival favourites throughout Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK and it has been said they pack more energy into one song than most have in an entire career. A unique combination of hill-style Gospel blues with old timey flavourings and stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten. Launching their fourth album, ‘After The Rain’ is a unique vintage sound that these two have created themselves yet it is packed with a modern punch that cannot be denied once seen live. This was recorded by the Govinda Doyle who was behind the No. 1 Big Jet Plane by Angus & Julia Stone. Mastered by Graham Durham Exchange Studios who has worked with the likes of Grace Jones, Sea Sick Steve, Groove Armada and many more.

“This album shows this couple at the peak of their creative powers – soaring soul vocals, visceral blues guitar, unexpected quiet, and sudden changes in feel and tempo. A masterful blend of roar and nuance”. (ABC RN) **** Rhythms Mag (Aus) **** Get Ready To Rock (UK) Standing at No. 3 in the Indie Irish charts is Sharon Shannon’s album ‘Sacred Earth’ featuring Fitzy on Guitar with Buddy Guy, Co Written by Cara Robinson on track “Let’s Go” http://www.irishmusicmagazine.com/2017/02/13/%E2%80%9Clet%E2%80%99s-go%E2%80%9D-with-sharon-shannon/ 

Hat Fitz & Cara also made the semi finals from 10,000 down to under a thousand for their song “Running Man” in the International Song Competition. https://www.songwritingcompetition.com/semi-finalists.html Hat Fitz and Cara are a striking pair who seldom fail to deliver an electric live performance on stage. Their original compositions are seeped in Folk and Blues with an authentic Gospel sound as if written from a time once forgotten.
Winners of Blues album of the year 2013 in the Australian Chain awards and UK Spiral Earth.
2015 Best Vocal of year Chain Awards. Semi Finalists in USA Memphis International Blues Challenge 2015. 

Monsieur Camembert

Monsieur Camembert make their long awaited return to Brass Monkey!
With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, 3x ARIA-winning Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original and intoxicating blend. From Russian Gypsy songs, to tango and klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves.

“…they pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents! The band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH)

Steely Dan & The Best of the West Coast – Featuring The Kites + JamNation

Steely Dan are without doubt one of the seminal bands of the 70′s and 80′s.
The music of Steely Dan crosses many musical boundaries. From their jazzy horn lines and smooth vocals, to rock guitar licks and funky grooves, their appeal is wide ranging. With an array of classic songs that ease you into your seat, and upbeat tunes that get you dancing, Steely Dan’s repertoire has an impact on everyone. This show incorporates the best of Steely Dan plus songs from their West Coast friends and contemporaries – Boz Scaggs, The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Michael McDonald, Hall and Oats, Robert Palmer.. the list goes on

The Kites formed in the late 70′s and with their 10 year residency at the Grand National In Paddington became known principally for their interpretation of Steely Dan songs. Now the Kites are back presenting a night of West Coast music guaranteed to have everyone on their feet
For lovers of Steely Dan this show is a must
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Van The Man – A Tribute to Van Morrison

“VAN THE MAN” had its roots in the highly successful Sydney wine bar circuit of the 1970’s.
“Hogan & The Becketts” (the backbone of Van the Man) played all the hits through the 80’s and 90’s, with Van Morrison being one of the favourites.
In 1999 “Van the Man” was formed and started its career with a bang, being invited to perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
According to Richard Jinman of “The Age” ….. “sound right … oh yes! Van the Man do the business. Hogan has Van’s jazzy vocal phrasing and gruff irish burr down pat. Hit or miss? Absolute HIT!“
“Van the Man” has gone on to perform for State of Origin fixtures, Bledisloe Cup Finals and sold out one of Sydney’s premier live music venues, The Basement. Other premium venues include Blue Beat Live Club at Double Bay, all three Lizotte’s Live Music Venues and a sellout show on New Year’s Eve at the highly acclaimed international musicians’ venue of The Clarendon Guesthouse in Katoomba. With exclusive appearances for the Packer family at their country retreat Ellerston, seven highly acclaimed tours of New Zealand and a recent triumphant performance at Norway’s Music Festival in Kjollefjord, “Van the Man” is a must see for all Van Morrison fans, both young and old.