Gigs 2016

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Jan 2016
Fri 1 12:30 pm Brumfield Winery , 539 Queens Road, Seville  Phone 5961 9081 http://www.brumfield.com.au
Sun 10 4:00 pm Carlisle Wine Bar , 137 Carlisle Street, Balaclava. Phone 9531 3222. http://carlislewinebar.com.au Great new venue!
Fri 15   Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo NSW  https://www.thredbo.com.au/thredboblues (With Pete Fidler) Various venues
Sat 16   Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo NSW  https://www.thredbo.com.au/thredboblues (With Pete Fidler) Various venues
Sun 17   Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo NSW  https://www.thredbo.com.au/thredboblues (With Pete Fidler) Various venues
Fri 22 8:00 pm The Acorn on Forest (Restaurant/Bar). 375 Forest Road, The Basin; Phone 9762 8668 http://www.acornonforest.com.au
Sat 23   Newstead Live Music Festival http://www.newsteadlive.com Various venues
Sun 24   Newstead Live Music Festival http://www.newsteadlive.com Various venues
Sat 30 1:00 pm Hickinbotham Winery , 194 Nepean Highway Dromana https://www.hickinbotham.biz Phone 5981  0355
Sun 31 3:00 pm Heritage 3059 Bar/Restaurant , 3059 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring; Phone 5983 2597 http://www.heritage3059.com.au/Heritage_3059/Home.html
Feb 2016
Sun 7 5:30 pm Elwood Blues Club; Prince Public Bar, Prince of Wales Hotel; 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda https://www.facebook.com/pages/elwood-blues-club/283843911666648
Fri-Sun 12-14   Australian Blues Music Festival http://www.australianbluesmusicfestival.info. Various venues!
Wed 24 8:30 pm Clifton Hill Hotel, Acoustic Sessions (3 acts) 89 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill http://cliftonhillbrewpub.com.au
Sat 27 1:00 pm St Andrews Hotel, Main Road St Andrews. http://www.standrewspub.com Phone: 97101 201
Sun 28 1:30 pm The Firehouse, 253 -257 Maroondah Highway Ringwood ; http://www.thefirehouse.net.au  Phone: 9876 8100
Mar 2016
Fri 4   Boolarra Folk Festival , Opening Night. ARC Yinnar , 19-23 Main Street Yinnar. http://www.boolarrafolkfestival.com.au/boolarra-folk-festival-opening-night-arc-yinnar/
Sat 5 5:30 pm Brumfield Winery , Corner of Queens and Beenak Roads Seville. Phone 5961 9081. Twilight Event ($30 Food Platter and Show) http://www.brumfield.com.au/
Fri 11   Port Fairy Folk Festival http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/
Sat 12   Port Fairy Folk Festival http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/
Sun 13   Port Fairy Folk Festival http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/
Sat 19   The Basin Music Festival http://www.thebasinmusicfestival.org.au/  Time to be finalised (afternoon)
Sun 20 1:30 pm The Firehouse , 253-257 Maroondah Highway Ringwood. Phone9876 8100 http://www.thefirehouse.net.au/sunday-sausage-fest/
      NEW ZEALAND TOUR
Sat 26   Canterbury Folk Festival . http://www.canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz/
Sun 27   Canterbury Folk Festival . http://www.canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz/
Wed 30 8:00 pm The Mussel Inn .  http://www.musselinn.co.nz/  Onakaka, Golden Bay.
Thu 31 8:00 pm Le Café http://www.lecafepicton.co.nz/  Picton.
Apr 2016
Fri 1st 8:00 pm Nelson – The Boathouse 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson Phone 03) 548 7646; http://www.theboathousenelson.co.nz/
Sat 2nd 7:30 pm  Rai Valley – Mt Richmond Estate 7090 State Highway 6 ; Phone 03) 571 6070 http://mountrichmond.co.nz/  (Dinner and Show)
Sun 3rd   Havelock – House Concert (details via enquiry)
      NORTH ISLAND
Tue 5th 7:30 pm Upper Hutt – Mayfair Café Acoustic Evening ; 116 Main Street Phone 040 527 4116
Wed 6th 7:15 pm Martinborough – Village Café for The Cross Creek Blues Club ; http://crosscreekblues.org/
Thu 7th 9:00 pm Wellington – Capital Blues Club at The Bristol Hotel, Cuba Mall ; http://capitalblues.co.nz/
Fri 8th   Katikati – Katikati Folk Club http://katikatifolkclub.co.nz/
Sat 9th   currently available!
Sun 10th   New Plymouth (venue to be advised)
Mon 11th 7:30 pm Auckland (Devonport) Devonport Folk Club at “The Bunker” ;http://www.devonportfolkmusic.co.nz/
      AUSTRALIA!
Sat 16th   Narbethong ; Saladin Lodge 1188 Maroondah Highway Phone 0429 699969 Supper and Show!
Tue 19th 8:00 pm MBAS Blues evening (new venue!) The Flemington Bowls Club – Corner Smithfield and Racecourse Roads, Flemington http://www.mbas.org.au/
Fri 22nd 7:00 pm Hickinbotham Winery, 194 Nepean Highway, Dromana. Special – with “The Blue Strings” – Dinner and Show Phone 5981 0355 https://www.hickinbotham.biz/ Bookings please!
Sun 24th   The Lomond Hotel , 225 Nicholson Street Brunswick Phone 93801752 With “The Blue Strings” !! http://lomondhotel.com.au/
Fri 29th   Sydney ! The Manly Fig (new venue) http://www.themanlyfig.org/
Sat 30th 8:00 pm Sydney ! The Django Bar , Marrickville (with “The Blues Preachers”)  http://camelotlounge.com/  8pm Bookings Please!!
May 2016
Fri 6th 8:00 pm Selby Folk Club, Selby Community House, 1 Minak Road Selby. http://selbyfolkclub.com.au/
Sat 7th 1:00 pm St Andrews Hotel, Main Road St Andrews, http://www.standrewspub.com/  Phone 97101201
Sun 8th 3:00 pm Heritage 30159 Restaurant/Bar , 3059 Frankston-Flinders Road , Balnarring, http://www.heritage3059.com.au/Heritage_3059/Home.html
Sat 14th 7:30 pm The Rhythm Café, 3-5 Bridge Street Foster; Phone 56821612 Dinner and Show! Bookings essential.
Sun 22nd 1:30 pm The Firehouse. Blues on the Deck! 253-257 Maroondah Highway Ringwood. Phone 9876 8100; http://www.thefirehouse.net.au/
Wed 25th 8:30 pm The Lomond Hotel (formerly the Clifton Hill Acoustic Sessions- new venue!) 3 acts from 8.30pm 225 Nicholson Street Brunswick. Phone 9380 1752 http://lomondhotel.com.au/
Sat 28th TBA Workshop –Blue Note Music College, 13 Wells Street Frankston. Phone 9781 4467
Bookings essential (limited places) 11am start (3 hour workshop). Acoustic Roots and Blues Fingerstyle $75
June 2016
Sat 4th 8:00 pm “Instrumental Guitar Showcase”. St Cuthberts Chapel, 196 Belgrave- Gembrook Road, Menzies Creek. www.weddingchapel.com.au With Matt Fagan and R.J. Davies
Tix $28/$23/$18 Bookings on line too – http://www.trybooking.com.au/200092
Sun 5th 3:00 pm The Cider House, 386-388 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Phone 9415 1642 ; http://www.theciderhouse.com.au/
Sat 11th 2:00 pm Corte Restaurant/Bar. 115 Bay Street Port Melbourne. Phone 9646 7697. http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/
Sun 12th 1:30 pm The Firehouse (on the deck!) 253-257 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood Phone 9876 8100 ; http://www.thefirehouse.net.au/
Sun 18th 12:30 pm 539 Queens Road , Seville.  Phone 5961 9081 ; http://www.brumfield.com.au/
July 2016
Sat 9th 1:00 pm St Andrews Hotel, Main Road , St Andrews http://www.standrewspub.com/ 1pm
Phone : 9710 1201
Sun 10th   Ferny Creek House Concert
Fri 15th 6:00 pm Corte , 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/Phone: 9646 7697
Sat 16th 7:00 pm Mornington Blues Sessions (with Chris Wilson and Jimi Hocking) www.morningtonpeninsulabluessessions.com.
Bookings essential!
Sun 17th 1:30 pm The Firehouse , 253-257 Maroondah Highway Ringwood.
(on the deck!) http://www.thefirehouse.net.au/ Phone 9876 8100
Fri 22nd 6:00 pm Corte , 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/ Phone : 9646 7697
Sat 23rd   Portland House Concert
Sun 24th 5:00 pm Semaphore Workers Club (Adelaide SA) 93 The Esplanade, Semaphore. Phone 08 8449 9110
Launching “The River Flows”
Sat 30th   Echuca Winter Blues Festival http://winterblues.com.au/
Performing both days on “The Hero” riverboat
Sun 31st   Echuca Winter Blues Festival http://winterblues.com.au/
Performing both days on “The Hero” riverboat
August 2016
Sat 6th   Melbourne Guitar Show ( Solo concert 11.30am Acoustic Stage Level 1)
Caulfield Racecourse.
And at I.15pm I’ll be hosting “Blues and Roots Acoustic Guitar Concert” – 6 players !
( myself, Geoff Achison, Jimi Hocking, Shannon Bourne, Sam See and Phil Manning)
http://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/
Sun 7th   Melbourne Guitar Show
I’ll be hosting “ Our Love Affair with the Acoustic Guitar” 2pm ( mixed genre concert – classical, flamenco, jazz and gypsy jazz etc.)
( with Matt Fagan, Sergio Ercole, Lucas Michailidis, Daniel Champagne, Jon Delaney)
http://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-guitar-show/
Sat 13th 1:00 pm Hickinbotham Winery, 194 Nepean Highway, Dromana; https://www.hickinbotham.biz/ Phone 5981 0355
Sun 14th 1:30 pm The Firehouse, 253-257 Maroondah Highway Ringwood; Phone 9876 8100 http://www.thefirehouse.net.au/
Sat 20th 8:00 pm The Boite – World Music Café, 1 Mark Street North Fitzroy; http://boite.com.au/content/nick-charles-bill-dettmer-audrey-fineA yearly acoustic highlight!!
Sun 21st 2:00 pm The Mornington Peninsula Brewery , Phone 5976 3663 http://mpbrew.com.au/ (with Pete Fidler/dobro/guitar/mandolin)
Fri 26th 7:30 pm FRIDAY 26TH – Kellys Bar and Kitchen , 1510 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Phone 9751 1056
September 2016
Fri 2nd 6:00 pm Corte , Restaurant. 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone 9646 7697. http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/
Sat 3rd 1:00 pm St Andrews Hotel, Main Road, St Andrews, Phone 97101201 http://www.standrewspub.com/
Sun 4th 5:00 pm The Lomond Hotel, 225 Nicholson Street, Brunswick, Phone 9380 1752. With “The Blue Strings” (special guest bassist – Liz Frencham) !!! http://lomondhotel.com.au/
Sat 10th 4:00 pm Corte , Restaurant. 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone 9646 7697. http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/
Sun 11th 1:30 pm The Firehouse, 253-257 Maroondah Highway Ringwood; Phone 9876 8100 http://www.thefirehouse.net.au/ (on the covered deck!)
Wed 21st 8:00 pm The Lomond Hotel (Acoustic Sessions, 3 acts) Phone 9380 1752 http://lomondhotel.com.au/
Fri 23rd   Cluney Tunes, Music Festival, Clunes Victoria http://www.cluneytunes.com/
Sat 24th   Cluney Tunes, Music Festival, Clunes Victoria http://www.cluneytunes.com/
Sun 25th   Cluney Tunes, Music Festival, Clunes Victoria http://www.cluneytunes.com/
Fri 30th 6:00 pm Corte, Restaurant. 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone 9646 7697. http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/
October 2016
Sun 2nd 7:00 pm Gippsland Acoustic Music Club, Tyers Hall, Main Road , Tyers. http://www.musicclub.org.au/
Fri 7th 7:00 pm Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel , 50 Ford Street Beechworth Phone 5728 1420 http://tanswellshotelbeechworth.com.au/
Sun 9th 2:00 pm Wandiligong Hotel, 580 Morses Road , Wandiligong http://www.thewandipub.com/home.html
Fri 14th   Patchewollock Music Festival (various shows and workshops) http://www.patchewollockmusicfestival.com.au/
Sat 15th   Patchewollock Music Festival (various shows and workshops) http://www.patchewollockmusicfestival.com.au/
Sun 16th   Patchewollock Music Festival (various shows and workshops) http://www.patchewollockmusicfestival.com.au/
Thu 20th 7:30 pm Briagolong Hotel, 10 Forbes Street, Briagolong, Phone 5145 5202 https://www.facebook.com/Briagolong-Hotel-287750744595345/
Fri 21st 7:00 pm Paynesville Wine Bar , 85 The Esplanade, Paynesville, Phone 5156 1395 https://www.facebook.com/PaynesvilleWineBar/
Sat 22nd 1:00 pm St Andrews Hotel, Main Road St Andrews. Phone 97101201. https://www.standrewspub.com/
Sun 23rd 1:00 pm Hickinbotham Winery, 194 Nepean Highway, Dromana Phone 5981 0355 https://www.hickinbotham.biz/
Sat 29th 1:30/9:30 SATURDAY 29 – Sydney Blues and Roots Festival http://sydneybluesandrootsfestival.com/program/
Solo show, 1.30pm – Hawkesbury Hotel Stage.
9pm – Performing with the re-united “Stars” (songs of Andy Durant)
November 2016
Fri 4th   Corte, Restaurant, 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone 9646 7697; http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/
Fri 11th   Corte, Restaurant, 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone 9646 7697; http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/
Sat 12th 1:00 pm St Andrews Hotel, Main Road St Andrews. Phone 97101201. https://www.standrewspub.com/
Sun 13th 2:00 pm Heathmont Bowls Club, 9 The Greenway, Heathmont, Great new event! Phone 9729 5241 http://www.heathmontbowls.com.au/
Sat 19th   The Rhythm Café , 3-5 Bridge Street, Foster. Phone 5682 1612 Dinner and Show ! Please book.
Fri 25th 7:00 pm Wyreena “Concert in the Conservatory”  http://www.artsinmaroondah.com.au/wyreena.aspx; 19-23 Hull Road Croydon Phone 9294 5590. Bookings essential! Supper and show. One of my favourite yearly events!!
Sat 26th 7:30 pm Saladin Lodge, 1188 Maroondah Highway, Narbethong Phone 0429 699 969 Supper and show. Bookings essential! http://saladinlodge.com.au/
Sun 27th   Corte, Restaurant, 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone 9646 7697; http://corteportmelbourne.com.au/
December 2016
Fri 9th 8.30 pm Semaphore Workers Club , 93 Esplanade Semaphore, Adelaide
Sun 11th 2:00 pm Noarlunga/Christies Beach RSL , 86 Esplanade
Fri 16th 6:00 pm Corte, Restaurant 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone: 9646 7697  http://corteportmelbourne.com.au
Sun 18th 2:00 pm Allans/Billy Hyde , Bourke Street Store, Melbourne. A special “In- Store” performance ! http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/Events.aspx
Sun 18th 5:30 pm The Lomond Hotel, 225 Nicholson Street, Brunswick Phone 9380 1752 http://lomondhotel.com.au/  with “The Blue Strings” !! 
Wed 21st 8:00 pm Wednesday 21st – The Lomond Hotel – Acoustic Wednesday Sessions (3 artists) 225 Nicholson Street, Brunswick Phone 9380 1752. www.lomondhotel.com.au
Fri 23rd 6:00 pm Friday 23 rd  - Corte, Restaurant 115 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Phone: 9646 7697 http://corteportmelbourne.com.au
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