Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge...
- A place to relax
- To drink in the candlelit atmosphere (and maybe a good red or two!)
- To enjoy good company.
And above all, to experience some of Sydney’s best live music!
NEXT -> 7:30pm Saturday 23rd November 2013 <- NEXT
David Hyams - Travelling Bones Tour
We welcome back the talented David Hyams Trio from WA on his Travelling Bones tour. Travelling Bones is his brilliant new CD of original songs featuring Jenny M Thomas on fiddle and Mel Robinson on cello. Jenny was well received when she played at FFAL as Jenny M Thomas & the System back in August 2011.
"Travelling Bones is a beautiful contemporary folk and country album with a hint of blues that fills a small part in your soul that you wouldn't otherwise have even known was empty" - Emma Bradstock (ISOLATED NATION)
The new album marks a departure from the celtic inspired fusion of Hyams’ Miles To Go band, though the trio still performs some instrumentals in the live show. The songs have been quick to gain recognition, with nominations for WAM Song of the Year, Music Oz, ASA (Australian Songwriters Association) and the Tamworth Songwriters Association.
In an industry that is consumed by image and trend, Zoe Elliot has captivated audiences with raw and honest performances and songs of substance. Her style harks back to the hand crafted lyrics and intricate discordant harmonies of the 70s. She has been likened to Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro and has graced the stage with the likes of soul legend Renee Geyer, Tim Finn, Sydney’s Patrick James and toured with Matt Corby at his Secret Garden shows. Zoe Elliot has long been a favourite in Sydney’s underground intimate gig scene, playing at ‘The Smallest Gig’, ‘Sofar Sounds’, The Newsagency and countless festivals such as Peats Ridge and The National Folk Festival. She also has upcoming shows with Jordie Lane and Liz Stringer. Zoe Elliot will perform at Fairlight Folk with her band (Lincoln and Jeremy Smith) to play songs from her new acclaimed CD "Black Dog".
See Northern Beaches songwriter Matt Dewar at his best.
"Think Bon Iver and City and Colour. A stand out Northern Beaches songwriter" - Triple J Unearthed
(click here to see promo poster for this show)
This promises to be another great night of musical entertainment!
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Our Future page has details of other planned Fairlight Folk shows.
Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge is the brainchild of a group of dedicated volunteers, musicians and friends from Sydney’s northern beaches, united by a passion for great music. They set up Fairlight Folk to promote the vibrant musical culture that operates largely outside the mainstream music scene, and beyond the reach of the predictable formats of music radio. They wanted to share their passion with an audience that’s hungry for diverse and authentic music, delivered in an environment that’s warm, relaxed and inviting. And to do it all at an affordable price.
Fairlight Folk offers consistently high quality music ranging from Celtic and traditional folk to blues to world to a capella to soul, and showcases bands and singer-songwriters – both established and emerging acts. The unifying theme is that the music is mostly acoustic (but not exclusively so), suited to delivery in an intimate and relaxed environment.
Held every three months at the William St Studios (see our map) at 3 William St, Fairlight (the old Baptist Church just down from Sydney Rd).
Fairlight Folk is usually held on a Saturday night starting 7:30 pm every February, May, August and November. See our Future page for details on entry donation amounts.
© 2013 Orlando Luminere