Live Events in Gorgeous 1930’s Spaces
Beginners Swing Classes in the Cocktail Bar! Starts TUESDAY 1st MARCH 2016 The Sydney Swing Katz will be holding beginners Swing Classes in our fabulous 1930’s cocktail bar. STARTS: Tuesday 1st March for 5 weeks. TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm COST: 5 week course $55 up front or $15 per lesson. The cocktail bar will be open! ENQUIRIES: Please make all enquiries to the “Sydney Swing Katz”: 0404 849 282 www.sydneyswingkatz.com.au Email [email protected] to book in for the classes.
SUN 8th MAY 2016 Fusion Boutique Presents ‘Metro Social’ with The Escalators Live in Concert A night of SWING, JAZZ & SOUL in a 1930’s Boutique Lounge with the Escalators for their ‘FROM THE HIP’ Album Launch tour. The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the grooves of Detroit, the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica, & the funk of New Orleans. Breathing new life into great songs of the 20th Century, and crafting original compositions that honour their jazz, soul & reggae roots, The Escalators infuse it all with fresh sea breezes from their South Coast (NSW) home. The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden’s voice embraces you & steals your heart. Setting the scene is The Escalators’ instrumental tapestry, all parts woven with subtlety & purpose. Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar, all harmony & texture, is draped over a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson’s upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore. The Escalators approached their debut EP “Felix” (2014) as a concept album: to draw on classic songs from the 1930s to the 1960s, and infuse them with exotic influences from all corners of their record collection. Thus, The Girl From Ipanema becomes a Brazilian beauty on a Jamaican holiday. And a quaint tune from ‘The Sound of Music’ turns into a funky soundtrack to a 1970s car chase. Nestled amongst these reinventions is the irresistible original composition “Hide & Seek” floating on a reggae pulse. Weighing in at 7 tracks, their latest release “From The Hip” sees The Escalators craft 5 original compositions that honour their swing, soul & reggae roots, and pay their respects on 2 jazz standards. The studio philosophy was simple: capture the energy, & record live with minimal cosmetic surgery. The result breathes & sounds fresh to the last beat; the listener is in the room with the band. ‘Metro Social’ will take place in the upstairs Lounge. Access to the upstairs performance space in the lounge is up the stairs or via the lift towards the back of the hotel. The Metropole is a family friendly venue! There is also a retro cocktail bar in the restaurant downstairs that will be available on the night. Doors Open 6:00pm. Show Starts 6:30pm. General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.
Guests with tickets to any ‘Fusion Boutique’ events are also eligible to receive a FREE Bottle of Wine on arrival or Complimentary Breakfast for accommodation booked with Equeva properties. *Subject to availability and not to be used in conjunction with other offers. TICKETS: $10 pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only) Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 Or online $11.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/33926 Or $15 on the Door from 6pm Sunday 8th May 2016 (Unless Sold Out) This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited! CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow [email protected] For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au