It’s Spring, let’s celebrate, come dance! AND It’s our beloved Evelyn’s significant birthday SO come join us for a big party!
Sunday 6th Oct at the Wakefield Hotel.
$15 / $10 concession
POKEY LA FARGE BRINGS SWINGIN’ ROCK N ROLL FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK TO THE GOV
Pokey La Farge’s sound is hard to pigeon hole.
Traversing country, blues, jazz, swing, folk and more, it’s got a swagger that’s undeniable and comes directly from the American heartland. Last in town for Womadelaide in 2014, Pokey La Farge wowed the audience with a style that is energetic and captivating. The one, the only, how could there be another POKEY LA FARGE returns to Australia for solo performances, an environment where his inspired mix of country, blues, swing and folk really have the opportunity to shine.
Joining Pokey on his run of Australian shows is SIERRA FERRELL. A jingle-janglin gypsy tornado of sound that doesn’t seem to care what the rules are, Sierra seamlessly fuses old and new into something distinctly her own.
*seated tickets are limited – theater style on mezzanine level
Pokey’s solo show is not to be missed and he’s bringing it to The Gov on Tuesday 8 October.
Get your tickets now!
Listen to Pokey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuCM2ZAjjW4
ARCHIE ROACH – Performance at Mii Pudnanthi Gathering
Archie will be performing songs from his 2012-2018 3CD box set of his live recordings, called The Concert Collection.
In November 2012, Archie Roach walked on-stage at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, for the Australasian World Music Expo. And so began his extraordinary return to the concert stage.
With a thirteen-piece band and ten-voice gospel choir, Archie launched Into The Bloodstream, his first album of new music in five years.
In the two years preceding the release, the singer faced unimaginable challenges, including a stroke, lung cancer and the loss of his partner in life and in music, Ruby Hunter.
Hailed by many as a rebirth, Into The Bloodstream was acclaimed as his strongest in years with shows being recorded from both the Arts Centre Melbourne concert in November 2012 and from the State Theatre for the Sydney Festival in January 2013.
Then in 2016 Archie made another triumphant record with a title that resonated everywhere – Let Love Rule – entirely written around the concept of love, “a willingness to love all people”.
The Let Love Rule concert was recorded live in May 2017 at the inaugural Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, featured the sublime voices of both the Dhungala Children’s Choir and Short Black Opera.
Then in May 2018 the beloved and award-winning Australian trio Tiddas reformed especially to honour the unearthing of Archie’s new album, Dancing With My Spirit, a pre-production “demo” album recorded over two decades earlier by producer/musician Jen Anderson that had been shelved and virtually forgotten.
This album saw Archie exploring his spirituality and showcased the sublime voices of Archie and Tiddas – Amy Saunders, Lou Bennett and Sally Dastey.
The Dancing With My Spirit concert was recorded at their Hamer Hall performance at Arts Centre Melbourne on May 6th 2018.
Kathie Renner & The Search Party
The Yearlings and Jen Lush with her band come together to play a double bill at this favourite city venue. Songs full of sweet longing, words that skip your heart, this is live original music that is both vulnerable and stunningly accomplished.
Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson (The Yearlings) combine warm two part harmonies, acoustic guitar and rich electric tremolo landscapes to create a sound that is aged. Old, just the right amount of haunting.
They straddle old and new, bitter and sweet, darkness and transcendence – modern day porch music.
“Skeins of tattered faith from the Never-Never … windblown plains and the quiet roar of the giant Aussie sky … bleak headlights drilling dust and drizzle … driven by a rhythm from somewhere between the windscreen wipers’ pulse and the exhausted, determined heart.” Philip White
Jen Lush writes evocative, starkly modern folk songs spun from the heart. From her diverse artistic background in dance, theatre and electronica music in Europe and the UK, to the folk-tinged music of her recent work, Jen’s love of lyrical interplay coalesce on her 2017 album The Night’s Insomnia. This beautiful collection of Australian poetry crafted into songs has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues in South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.
Currently working on her new solo album Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of her life in the suburbs, mining for simple joys and everyday frailties in acoustic songs which teeter on the edges of folk, alt-country and something entirely it’s own.
Bring the kids, let’s celebrate Spring Sunday music afternoons!
$15 on the door
What a great gig this will be …
The wonderful Stone Pony series of concerts…
First Nation Voices Nancy Bates and Vonda Last join the Jelja Quintet for an evening of songs that will touch your heart, connected to this traditional land of ours.
…with Julian Ferraretto, Annie Siegmann, Lainie Jamieson Alain Vālodze and Enrico Mick Morena.
October 12th. Willunga Town Hall.