| Brisbane Unplugged Gigs - BUg
| Red Hill Folk
| Folk Redlands |
| Foco Nuevo
| Glasshouse Mountains Musician's Club
| Gold Coast Acoustic Music Club |
| GlenView Folk Club
| Club Acoustic Maleny RSL
| Sounds Original |
| Strummers Toowoomba
| Toowoomba FC
| Warwick FC |
| Music @ the HUB
| Coowonga FC
| Fickle Folk Club Dalby|
BRISBANE UNPLUGGED (the BUg)
Every Tuesday Night at the New Farm Bowls Club
969 Brunswick St New Farm (opposite New Farm Park)
For information on any of these performers or information about the BUg, visit
and if registered with Facebook, please 'Like' our page the BUg - Brisbane
Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night. Each Tuesday the BUg begins with three blackboard spots at
7:30. Join in and be mixed by Brisbane's one best acoustic sound-men, Mark Smith or Mashy(Dave).
JUNE 20 - STOMPEROO:
Stomperoo is Roo Friend, a journeyman musician who spent most of his career playing guitar
on cabaret stages and orchestra pits.
"I've done everything...worked behind Elvis impersonators, jugglers, comedians, strippers...a
guy in a tux who cut his wife in half onstage with a chainsaw. Magic at its misogynistic best.
Then I decided to quit that scene and get into music." Stomperoo sings blues songs with a
difference, about architecture, traffic and crop rotation.
"Nobody else does, the subject matter isn't marginal, like a lot of folkloric blues.
Example: '...my baby left me, so I shot her...'. We don't live in that society. I don’t want to
glorify that stuff. So I write about things that are relevant to my life in Australia, you know…
depression, terrorism, junk food, politics and so on. I'm trying to get a reaction."
"Does it work?"
"What about love songs?"
" Why reinvent the wheel? Leave that to the romantics. And there's no fun in it. In the end,
love is morbid and self-devouring."
Was he pulling my chain? "Come to the show. Then you'll understand."
Stomperoo performs with Jack Du Voisin on sax, and occasionally with Jim Toomey
from The Tourists on drums.
3 MILES FROM TEXAS:
"...3 Miles From Texas was born out of love and passion for writing and producing great songs. Our
vision was the creation of a feast for the ears with natural tones, recording all the instruments
and voices in the traditional style. Using high production values as the standard, we're able to
present Michael's and Tony's songs to their full potential. This recording brings together
a wealth of talent and experience with wonderful contributions from everyone involved. I'm sure the 3 Miles
From Texas collection will delight music lovers seeking something new. This is music with beautiful
melodies, songs to remember, sounds to warm your day. Travel with us on a small journey, 3 Miles
From Texas. You will find some gems along the way..." Rob Stewart
JUNE 27 - RYK ROSTRON:
Ryk has been playing around with music for long enough to know better but sometimes likes a good
excuse to perform in the big smoke. Usually playing with the infamous Pirate Brides he is
sometimes invited to share his music with more intimate offerings as a solo performer playing original
and selected other songs. Friends always love to give a hand and his performance is usually
accentuated by a harmony or two and tasteful instrumental accompaniment.
Penny Boys (Vocals, Guitar) Cathy Bell (Fiddle, Accordian, Harmony Vocals) Dan
Grant (Vocals, Guitar) Tin Star are renowned for their ability to create a space in which to
connect emotionally with an audience and have a musical conversation. The combination of three
powerful singer/songwriter/instrumentalists makes Tin Star unique and creates a group that is far
greater than the sum of its parts. Whilst they have the pre-requisite acoustic guitars, fiddle,
accordian and the interweaving harmonies, their sound is more reminiscent of the burgeoning folk
scene of 60’s New York and California. Back to the coffee houses of Greenwich Village and artists
such as Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter Paul and Mary, and the burgeoning west coast Laurel
Canyon scene of Crosby Stills Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Mamas and the Papas.
JULY at the BUg
JULY 4 - SARAH COLLYER:
Join Sarah Collyer, in solo mode, performing songs from her album Yesterday's Blues, plus
a swag of new originals and the odd reworking of classic rock tunes!
"Collyer is both emotive and pitch-perfect, her seductive vocals effortlessly handling
everything from swing to bossa nova... she proves both a master of interpretation and
songwriting" (Matt Thrower – RAVE MAGAZINE)
THE BERT DUO:
"The Bert Duo, longtime friends Michael Burke and Rob Austin, will poke you, stroke you, and
then smoke you like Cubans through more musical genres than they have any right to. From
heart-rending torch songs and field hollers to gravel-fed gospel appeals -good luck
leaving unscathed." (Piet Verlinden)
JULY 11 - SLIM DIME:
Slim Dime are an acoustic folk duo. Their music is contemporary and urban, but woven through
with the simplicity and space of old time mountain music. Listen close: you can hear fog
soaked valleys, mountain ash forests and the grit of gravel road.
Using minimal arrangements – acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, banjo and vocals, they
make a sound that is all bare bones and emotional complexity. Jen Land’s voice tells
stories with nuance and emotion. Chris Taylor’s playing is intelligent and idiosyncratic.
The songs talk of lives lived and lessons learned, of sorrows and of loss, but there is
redemption too, and even joy.
Travelogue, their second album, journeys through a country and folk music landscape
of mountain shadows and careworn folks and beauty found in unlikely places. There is
coming home and there is leaving. The material is original songs and traditional songs
made new, mesmerising story telling and precise musicianship with emotional range. The
production is understated and warm and real. It’s music that makes you lean in and listen.
These songs are new but they’ve always existed somewhere on a mountaintop.
THE LONG JOHNS:
The Longjohns are the twang of the banjo, the rumble of the sousaphone and the ring of the
spittoon. The creak of the door, the crow of the rooster, the stomping of floorboards and
the hammering of the chain gang.
A four piece possé, The Longjohns come together to play spooky country with that
old timey swing to deliver songs of hope, loss and hauntings.
Featuring a line up of banjos, sousaphone, national guitar and the pots and pans, The
Longjohns are Sian Evans, Steve Buchanan, Skritch and Paul Watson
preparing a tincture of dark country and barnyard bangers.
Like the cure-all tonics of old, The Longjohns are good for what ails you.
JULY 18 - KAREN LAW & FAMILY:
This band was born to make music together. Literally. Karen’s upbeat and reflective songs
come alive with trumpet, guitar, flute, didgeridoo and loads of harmonies from her three children.
They have recently returned from the National Folk Festival where they made the finals
of the Ultimate Song Contest, and wowed audiences with their family-focused heartfelt
DAVE BURTON & FRIENDs:
With the usual suspects, Meece (vocals), Steve (fiddle), Tim (guitar),
Paul (Bass) and Dan (drums), plus Greg, a harp-playing friend and his
granddaughter Eliza adding some trumpet, Dave has put together some songs
that range from Canned Heat to Billie Holiday. The songs will move through a variety of
genres, and include one or two originals.
JULY 25 - THE O'BRIEN TRIO:
'The O’Brien Trio' performances are like a Soundtrack to the films "Chocolat" and "Midnight in Paris".
A performance filled with Vibrant vocals and swinging rhythm, with a dash of instrumental gypsy tunes.
We play with Gyspy in our heart and "Hot Club" in our heads. Together with Mia O’Brien on guitar
and vocals Tim O’Brien on guitar and Simon Lawrence (on double bass), they capture the
mood and swing of the 30's & 40's with an uplifting, and expressive performance.
'The Bessies' - named after Dave's dog - are a ridiculously appealing and high energy
band whose aim is to play as many instruments as possible (especially ones they've
never played before) while keeping it simple. Their songs are a mix of originals and
obscure covers, and their harmonies are the best.
STARTING TIME: 7.30pm
A small door charge of $10/$7 conc. Donations
for costs welcome. Intimate surroundings, with open grounds outside; meals, licensed, tea/coffee.
FORMAT FOR the BUg:
A blackboard segment from 7.30-8.15 pm, of three blackboard acts, of
10 minutes each, (up to 3 songs or one long song). Simply arrive with your instrument and put your
name on the Blackboard. First in best dressed. BUg audiences are very encouraging
toward new acts.
The first booked act at about: 8.15pm to 9.00pm. A short break of 15 minutes
follows, time to mingle and perhaps step outside for a breath of air.
The second booked act: 9.15pm - 10.00pm.
Info: Dick Halligan web
JULY 2 - GARY SHEPHERD: Free Concert & Stagecraft Workshop
Singer/songwriter/guitarist and banjoist, Gary Shepherd has performed as a soloist at numerous Australian music festivals and pubs and clubs over several decades.
Best known for his intricate Fingerstyle Guitar playing, Clawhammer banjo, and easy-going and humorous onstage banter, Gary covers many musical styles, ranging from Country, blues and folk songs to instrumental pieces, and even a little pop. Gary has also produced a range of guitar instructional DVDs that have sold around the world encouraging countless would be guitarists to start playing or to improve their skills.
A performance by Gary is, hilarious, entertaining and, informative. Gary, typically, interweaves musical numbers with stories from his own life, and anecdotes about the music, the places, and the people who’ve written the songs and lived the words.
Gary has honed the craft of performing, and attended workshops by US guru, Tom Jackson. Gary will facilitate a free workshop sharing tips for improving on-stage performance.
2-4pm: Gary Shepherd - Workshop & Performance
JULY 16 – TBA :
1-3pm: Blackboard Performers
3-4pm: Feature Act to be advised - refer to the website for updates.
Ann Leung - Publicity
Folk Redlands meets 1st and 3rd Sundays, 1 - 4pm.
On the third Sundays we host our regular Concert Format of Blackboard performers
followed by a feature act.
Events on the first Sundays will be a mix of formats, including singalongs, workshops, and
special themed events.
Venue: INDIGISCAPES, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba (Air conditioned hall)
FREE Entry, Tea Rooms open. Lunch & Afternoon tea Snacks & Drinks available. Ample parking.
If you are coming for lunch you will need to book a table with Indigiscapes on 07 3824 8611 -
No takeaway available.
Join the Folk Redlands community at our website and sign up for email updates:
Connect on facebook: -
More Info: Patrick Burke 0415 645 206 or Sandra Nelson 0403 342 228
ACOUSTIC HARVEST returns to BAY FM Radio every other THURSDAY Night
8-10pm. Hosted by Colin Nightingale & Jan Nary.
COLIN NIGHTINGALE will be interviewing musicians on air. If you are interested contact Colin
If any musicians would like airplay send your CD to Colin.
Details under Acoustic Harvest at the Folk Redlands website
RED HILL FOLK
Red Hill Community Sports Club,
22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane
Every Wednesday night at the Red Hill Community Sports Centre,
22 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill, Brisbane. (next to the Broncos.)
Entry $2, free supper, fully licensed, easy parking.
Acoustic, unplugged, mostly blackboard. Floor singers welcome. Singing 7:30 - 10:30pm.
JUNE 21 - Special Guests - SUE WIGHTON & ROSS ROACHE: (8:30pm – 9:10pm)
Sue and Ross are two of Red Hill Folk’s best-loved performers. Sharing an eclectic taste in music
and a deep love of the song as a means of expression, they discovered the joys of harmonising on well-loved
tunes and joined musical forces to blend their beautiful voices with sensitivity and style. Outstanding
soloists in their own right, together they will charm and delight you.
JUNE 28 - Full Blackboard A full night for
blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.
JULY PROGRAMME & SPECIAL GUESTS
JULY 5 - Full Blackboard A full night for
blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.
JULY 12 - SPECIAL THEMED EVENING – ORANGE NIGHT
The 12th of July (or simply The Twelfth) is celebrated in Northern Ireland as Orangemen's Day.
Originating during the late 18th century in Ulster, it celebrates the 'Glorious Revolution' of
1688 and victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the Battle
of the Boyne in 1690. So tonight we’re singing 'Orange' songs – or songs with oranges in them –
or that simply mention the colour orange! And please wear something orange ... a scarf, button
or ribbon will do! And, because some of us just can’t help ourselves, there will also be an
JULY 19 - Special Guests - WILD OATS: (8:30pm – 9:10pm)
Three members of the Redlands Modern Country Music Club (Peter Cathcart - guitar, mandolin,
harmonica; Greg O'Grady - guitar, banjo, harmonica and Ron Linning - guitar, bass) formed 'Wild Oats'
in 2008. Their sound is Bluegrass/Appalachian/Nashville and Deep South riverboat. They present old-timey,
sing-along, good time music with sweet vocal harmonies that capture the fusion of early Irish and German
Folk Music from the mountain regions, with the Nashville sound that emerged with the development of radio
in the 1920's, backed with fast-picked banjo and guitar and sweetly bowed fiddle. Others have commented:
'Awesome'. 'Amazing'. 'Real country music'.
Come along and join us tonight for another excellent Wild Oats performance.
Wild Oats Bluegrass Music - / -
JULY 26 - Full Blackboard A full night for
blackboard performers. If you’d like a set, please arrive by 7:15pm and talk to MC Anne.
Every night at Red Hill Folk is packed with talent from
our many fine regular & guest performers. If you plan to perform, please arrive early!
For more information, ring MC Anne 07-3366-2248.
Foco Nuevo features a diversity of musicians and music styles.
Hosts, Jumping Fences (Sue Monk, Lachlan Hurse), have created a welcoming environment
VENUE: KURILPA HALL, 174 Boundary Street, West End
1st Friday of the month at 8pm
Jumping Fences is an enduring musical partnership between Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse. Their original
works contain imagery and styles that reveal both an incisive insight into Australian life
and a long association with Latin American culture. Performances feature Sue's rich voice, her
rhythmic guitar technique and the colour of Lachlan's innovative bass style.
The evening begins at 8pm, Entry is $10 / $7 conc.
BYO: cakes / tea / coffee / alcohol.
Info: / / www.foconuevo.org.au
& For Performers:
Brisbane Folk Event in the Centenary Suburbs.
MUSIC at THE HUB
Usually 3rd Saturday of the month
- in FEBRUARY, APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER
See the Calendar page
$10 entry per person (under 14 years old free entry)
CASH only, includes entry to lucky door prize. Doors at 6pm, Music from 7pm.
Easy parking available for 31 cars at the venue.
The Hub is located in front of the Mt Ommaney Shopping
Centre. Centenary Community Hub 171 Dandenong Rd Mt Ommaney (We are at the entrance to Mt
Ommaney Shopping centre next to the library, opposite the bus terminal and Mt Ommaney Fire Station)
A relaxed BYO (byo glasses) no BYO snacks or food please. The sale of
food and soft drinks helps to keep the entry price low, thank you.
We will be offering a selection of Finger Food and Soft Drinks and
Water for purchase.
Why not visit our Facebook page
Bookings Essential: or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered
please leave a message, thank you.
Coast Acoustics is an independent live music club
located on 30 acres in the hinterland just outside of Nerang at Country Paradise
231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.
Following the success of recent events, Coast Acoustics is fast becoming known as
the spot on the Gold Coast for folk, roots, bluegrass and singer songwriter music. Food, coffee
and drinks are available to enhance your listening pleasure.
OPEN MIC (JULY)
Every 4th Saturday, 1-3pm.
Special Guests THE PRESIDENTIAL BLUES BAND at 3:30-4:30 pm.
See the POSTER
At Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.
NON MEMBERS: $10 (Annual Membership $10). Members entry is $5.
A Jam is FREE and an informal session where members get together for a sing-along.
Coast Acoustic jam sessions times are:
The Fox and Hounds jam session is on the 1st Saturday of every month at the
Fox & Hounds Country Inn, 7 Elevation Drive, Wongawallan. 10 minutes from Oxenford.
Ph 56657582 from 6:30pm.
Every 2nd Saturday, 1-5 pm at
Country Paradise Parklands,
231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang.
Every 3rd Thursday (Change of Day) 6-9 pm.
At ALLSPORTS COMMUNITY CLUB
Leagues Club Dr. Nerang, (Glennon Park, Nerang).
The main aim of a jam session is to share the experience, be encouraging and give everyone a chance to shine.
CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK SITE (& LIKE) TO SEE THE FEATURED ACT:
The Fox & Hounds is an amazing place to visit, originally the Sussex Arms in Kent, it's the
only hotel in Australia to be transported out from England and re-built. Check out their Facebook page
CLUB ACOUSTIC MALENY RSL
First Thursday of each month, $5 admission
For a blackboard evening plus a featured band each month.
Contact Jacinta Foale or 'Sparky' Paltridge for more details
Facebook Club Acoustic Maleny RSL page
THE GLENVIEW FOLK CLUB
WAS: The Blackall Range FC
GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS MUSICIANS' CLUB
The organisation was formed in response to a need for local musicians to publicly
perform, meet their peers and develop their skills as musicians in a friendly non-competitive environment.
The Musos (as we are fondly known) is pleased to announce some changes to our
sessions to welcome in the new year in 2017.
We are at the BEERWAH HOTEL, on the second Tuesday of the month from
7 - 10pm, beginning January 10. Address:
53 Beerwah Parade, Beerwah. It is on the Steve Irwin Way side of Beerwah, immediately
opposite the railway station.
The events at the EUDLO HALL, 19 Rosebed st, Eudlo, on the first
Sunday afternoon of the month from 1 - 4pm, beginning February 5, will continue as usual.
These sessions are popular with with Musos only a short drive away from the Nambour, Palmwoods,
Landsborough and Maleny areas.
to go on our emailing list for a weekly review of the
last week's session. Join our group:
Facebook - Musosclub
Do note that our website
www.glasshousemusos.com.au (although a
fascinating historical resource) is not updated as often as we'd like.
The facebook group page
has lots of new information on a weekly basis.
If you're coming from further afield and would like to negotiate a longer
set, just get in touch with me and I'll happily look at it and promote your appearance. And as
always if you want to book a time to play, simply send me an email.
We provide good quality sound for the artists, and encourage all
styles of music, but folk, blues and country are very popular amongst our group. We also generally
have a Musos House band of some form for artists who'd like backing.
SOUNDS ORIGINAL - Music Club Capalaba
Meets 4th Sunday of each month. FREE entry.
Sounds Original is an exciting music organisation designed to encourage songwriters to
share their creative sounds, express themselves and learn the art of performing in
front of an appreciative audience. All genres of music and performers of all ages are welcome to showcase
Musicians interested in performing at Sounds Original concerts are asked to register before
the event: ph: Aislinn 0428-191-986 or visit
Be in the audience to hear original music performed by our very own local artists.
Venue: Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd. Capalaba
FICKLE FOLK CLUB
All acoustic, All genres, All singers, All musicians, All music lovers, All ages,
Find our Fickle Folk group on Facebook, Website
, Phone Pam 07-4663-2184 for details.
Listen in Thursday morning from 9am to 1pm for Fickle
Folk Radio on 4DDD Check the website.
where local musicians, poets and story tellers are encouraged to submit their
recordings for airplay.
Acoustic concerts at the Irish Club Hotel, 80 Russell St, Toowoomba
Last Sunday of the month, 2-5pm. $10/$8
The "Strummers" monthly concerts are at 2pm to 5pm on the last Sunday of each month.
Good meals are available at the Irish Club from 12pm till 2pm and Sunday
special drinks prices include pints (Guinness etc) $6 & spirits $6.
We hope you can come along to help support LIVE MUSIC in Toowoomba!
For further information
or call Toula Elliott 0400 771 110.
WARWICK FOLK CLUB
Warwick is a pleasant 2 hour drive from Brisbane and if anyone would like to
bring instruments and voices and overnight on a Wednesday,
O'Mahony's have bags of accommodation
at very reasonable rates.
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING FROM 7:30pm
Venue: O'Mahony's Heritage Hotel, 35 Grafton St, Warwick. Small charge to cover costs.
More info Bob Townshend 07 4685 2072 or 0413-332-536
TOOWOOMBA FOLK CLUB
Last Saturday Acoustic Folk Afternoon Founded as the
Quart Pot Folk Club (Inc) 19 March 1974
Info Pat 0423-345-507 or
Blackboard format. Last Saturday each month - 3-6pm excluding December.
- at the SETTLERS INN cnr James & Ruthven Streets, Toowoomba.
Enjoy a Meal from 6pm at the Settlers 07-4632-3634
Toowoomba Folk Club - music of the people by the people for the people
COOWONGA FOLK CLUB
We haunt the Cawarral and Rockhampton area. If any members of your
group are in the area when we have an event they are welcome to drop in.
Our website -
www.coowongafolkclub.com Here you will
find info on upcoming events.