Acousticana - fri 11 sep 2015, 8:00pm

Gig Info

Doors Open: 8pm, Showtime 8.15-11pm (short intermission between performers)

Reserved Seats: $35.00 +bf

General Admin: $28.00 +bf

At the Door: $30.00 (if still available)

Australian music legends; awe-inspiring songwriting prowess; emotionally naked performances; merged with the realm of arcana – inspiration, mystery… a secret knowledge… yet warmly inviting. Storytelling at its best. Acoustic, yes… this is music raw, open and honest; but is it Americana? -Clearly not. These are artists born of red dust and weaned at the knee of Dame Edna. Dreams of suburbia born of the realities of St. Kilda and the Cross permeate the dreamscape of these master songcraftsmen rendering the Australian experience as real –angry, tender, bleak and yet familiar… comfortable… Home

Dave Mason

A talented songwriter, Dave Masonis perhaps best known for the haunting Quasimodo’s Dream which was listed at number 10 in the Australasian Performing Rights Association’s Top 30 Australian Songs of All Time. Other key compositions are Love Will Find a Way (October 1979), Prefab Hearts (1980), After the News (July 1980) and Shout and Deliver (March 1981).

Dave Mason was also lead singer, producer and creative director of indie-pop, rock group, The Reels. As well as Dave’s own compositions, The Reels scored hits with This Guy’s In Love With You, According To My Heart, and Last Night (I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All).

Dave’s absolutely sublime performance with Brendan Gallagher at Melbourne Art’s Centre was a highlight of the 2014 gig calendar and this rare opportunity to catch one of Australia’s best loved performers in singer-songwriter mode is not to be missed

Sean Kelly

ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Sean Kelly is the founding member, lead singer and chief songwriter for Models. In this role,Sean has written some of this country’s most influential music including I Hear Motion, Out Of Mind Out Of Sight, Big On Love and Local And/Or General.

As well as hits with Models including Barbados and Evolution, Sean also scored Top 10 with the Absent Friends album Here’s Looking Up Your Address and performed his hit single with The Dukes,Faith, in front of quarter of a million fans at the announcement ceremony for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

Respected and admired by his peers and younger artists alike, Sean is a rare breed of musician who successfully and comfortably straddles mainstream success with wide critical acclaim.

Rob Snarski

After 25 years as the honey-voiced singer of themulti-ARIA nominatedBlackeyedSusans,Rob Snarski finally released his debut solo album, Wounded Bird in 2014. Having supported great songwriters such as Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Wilco, Rob stylistically approaches the achievements of his heroes with a stripped-back and intimate sound palette.

More recently, Rob has released Low Fidelity (Songs By Request Vol 1) in which he provides his own unique take on classic songs including Witchita Lineman, Satellite Of Love and Bridge Over Troubled Water and signature tunes by renowned songwriters including Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Lee Hazelwood, Jarvis Cockerand Merle Haggard.

Brendan Gallagher

ARIA award winner Brendan Gallagher is a music all rounder – singer, multi instrumentalist, songwriter, performer, producer, composer and author. In a career spanning over thirty years he has played on recordings for artists from David Bowie to Kylie Minogue and produced, amongst many other albums, Jimmy Little’smasterpiece Messenger.

Brendan is the author of international best seller The Open Tuning Chord Book For Guitarwhich has been acclaimed by guitarists from Peter Buck (REM) to Arlo Guthrie.Out front with Karma County, Brendan released six albums and toured the world and has released three transcendent solo albums.