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Live Events

In our Gorgeous 1930’s Function Rooms
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Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET in Concert

Friday 16th February, 2018
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

The London Klezmer Quartet brings you klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, at its most beguiling and seductive. The subtleties of the original tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party.
LKQ is a dynamic group of performers much in demand on the UK folk, world and pop music scenes. The band’s deep understanding of klezmer is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments.
Formed in 2009, the band is already popular throughout the UK, has had five sell-out tours in Australia, as well as performing in Brazil, Germany, Holland, Latvia, New Zealand and Switzerland, and has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 & 6, BBC TV, and ABC Radio.

“Dynamic and authentic” – Time Out
“A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, Virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing. What’s not to like?” – Songlines Magazine
“The tradition is safe in their hands.” – Sunday Times
“Four of Europe’s most talented klezmer musicians. They bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and excitement to their performances.” – Frank London, the Klezmatics
“When Buraczewska sang, all the earthiness, profound melancholy and celebratory joy you could desire came surging to the fore via her vast, singular contralto.” – Sydney Morning Herald

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $25 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 and Online $26.50 (Including booking fees): www.trybooking.com/TOKX Or $30 on the Door from 6pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with SHAUN KIRK & Special Guest ANDIE in Concert

Sunday 4th March, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

Following the recent success of his Australian ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour which saw award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk selling out numerous headline shows across the country; the one man dynamo has announced a stack of new tour dates across Australia & New Zealand to launch his soon to be released new single ‘Howlin at the Moon’.
Recorded and co-produced with Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Fraser A Gorman, Skipping Girl Vinegar) at A Pocket Full of Stones Studios in the sleepy beachside town of Point Lonsdale, Victoria and co-written with ARIA Award Winner Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe) – ‘Howlin at the Moon’ is set to drop in early 2018.

Shaun Kirk has an energy that is unique, with a hybrid of musical styles that challenge genre classification, his shows are nothing short of an experience.” – Diesel
“One of the most explo­sive solo acts this country has to offer.” – Mixdown Magazine
“A truly hot new artist on the blues scene” – Peter Noble (Director of Bluesfest)
“One of the finest blues voices this country has ever heard!” – Buzz Magazine
“He’s a powerhouse” – Sydney Morning Herald

20 year old Andie has been busking and performing professionally in the upper-mountains villages of Leura and Katoomba since the age of 11 and is deeply connected to her local community and music scene, living and breathing the lifestyle of a young musician.
Electric guitar, an understanding of jazz, folk finger-picking and soaring vocals are brought together to create her unique flavour of soul.

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/61953 Or $25 on the Door from 5pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with THE GOOD LOVELIES (CANADA) in Concert

Wednesday 4th April, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

JUNO and four-time CFMA Award Winners the ‘Good Lovelies’ return to Australia.
You hear it a lot these days – the idea that something is greater than the sum of its parts – and yet there’s really no better way to describe the musical essence of the Good Lovelies.
Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore, and Caroline Brooks – immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right; however, it’s their voices interwoven in harmony – powerful and pure, organic and inspiring – that elevates the Good Lovelies from impressive to peerless.

Over the course of their decade-plus career, they’ve covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core at various points.

Their upcoming collection offers a perfect balance between a more modern production style and the wholesome musical influences that have made them a household name over the years. What’s more, the songs themselves build on the Good Lovelies’ familiar foundation with a widespread appeal.

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/59551 Or $25 on the Door from 5:30pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with TEN STRINGS AND A GOAT SKIN (CANADA) in Concert

Wednesday 11th April, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

Prince Edward Island trio TEN STINGS AND A GOAT SKIN announce their first tour of Australia in March/ April 2018. This dynamic bluegrass ensemble will perform at The National, Yackandandah and Fairbridge Folk Festivals, plus concerts in TAS, WA, NSW and VIC.

Transforming tradition with vigour, curiosity, humour and spark, this Canadian trio wielding bodhrán, acoustic guitar and violin plays seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining music. Singing in both French and English, they were awarded “World Music Recording of the Year” by Canada’s “East Coast Music Association”, been nominated for two Canadian Folk Music Awards, and received “Roots-Traditional Album of the Year” (2012) from Music PEI.

Brothers Caleb and Rowen Gallant wield Bodhrán and violin, while Jesse Périard drives acoustic guitar, now creating original songs and arrangements. Their recent album “Auprès du Poêle” weaves old-school Acadian roots (Franco-Canadian) with Breton, Irish and Scottish tunes, filled with wicked grooves and cunning quirks, featuring both traditional and original songs. Working closely with producer Leonard Podolak (The Duhks), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin pushed their music into new territory which promises to gather new listeners around the warm glow of fast-burning tradition.

“A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.” “Toe-tapping fiddle tunes to heart-felt ballads … lively instrumentals and their breathtaking harmonies.” The Guardian

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/64577 Or $25 on the Door from 5:30pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with THE MAES (formally THE MAE TRIO) with JOE MAN MURPHY in Concert

Friday 20th April, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene’s most talented young songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers) are joined by cellist Monique Clare.
They perform an insightful collection of original songs arranged for ukulele, banjo, guitar, fiddle, cello, bass and superb three part vocal harmony.
Their latest album, Take Care Take Cover, was released in April last year and saw them win Best Folk Roots album at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Take Care Take Cover has earned stellar reviews – ” a simply superb sophomore album.” The Australian ***** and follows on from their debut album, Housewarming which earned them the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year.
“…underscores the ever growing potential these girls have to capture a truly international stage.” – Folk Radio UK
“The Mae Trio songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their own instrumental prowess is impressive” – Penguin Eggs
“Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Mae Trio are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their own” – Songlines
Joe Man Murphy is an Irish born Folk and Roots singer-songwriter and artist.
His music consists of foot stomping Celtic, Roots and Folk mixed together in a melting pot of energy and musical flair. With vibrant influences from Paul Simon, John Butler, David Gray and The Eagles, Joe Man’s music has evolved to become a unique blend of it’s own. Growing up in Ireland, living in three countries and working over 50 jobs, his tales are as unique as his family history.
Joe Man has performed at music festivals throughout Australia, including the National Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Tablelands Folk Festival and Majors Creek Festival amongst many others.
BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $15 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 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/64307 Or $20 on the Door from 5:00pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with DIAMOND DUCK EP Launch + THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE in Concert

Saturday 12th May, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

 

 

 

The Button Collective is a high-energy travelling Folk & Bluegrass band. Their guitar-driven sound delivers definitively Australian stories combined with elements from traditional Irish folk songs and tunes, and spiced with the spirit of fast-paced American old time music, all with a personal and intimate delivery from singer and songwriter Brodie Buttons, backed by accordion, bass, banjo, fiddle, flute, and rich vocal harmonies.

Featuring a rich tapestry of plucked strings, lush vocal harmonies, highly original songs and a diverse range of influences from The Beach Boys to Bach, Diamond Duck is an exciting new collaboration between Sydney mandolinist and song writer Jimmy Daley (The Morrisons, Sanctuary Band, Tawny Owl String band) and Canadian born guitarist, vocalist and song writer Brian Campeau (Green Mohair Suits, Rescue Ships).
2018 sees the release of their highly anticipated debut recording with an east coast tour through May to celebrate…

“Evoking the close harmony singing of the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel, Diamond Duck explore an unusual, almost twisted sound in their accompaniment while maintaining a sweetness in their vocal delivery…there is something a little off kilter and it’s absolutely delicious” – Timber & Steel.

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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 and Online $16.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/63962 Or $20 on the Door from 5:00pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with PERCH CREEK + Special Guest JUMPIN’ JACK WILLIAM in Concert

Friday 8th June, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

Perch Creek are a band of five exuberant and multi-talented musicians, four of whom are siblings. This Melbourne-based international touring act write and perform harmony driven modern pop/folk music with a creative energy and fearless spirit.
Perch Creek will be bringing their unique sound and unforgettable live show on a national headline tour in support of their new self-titled album this June 2018. With three lead singers and diverse instrumentation, Perch Creek combine five-part vocal harmonies with folk, pop, roots and rock musical styles, all threaded together by the band’s unique five-way collaborative song-writing – a coalescence of lyrics, music and arrangement, drawing on the creative strengths of each band member and the clarity of the group’s vision.Perch Creek will release their self-titled album in March, 2018. The album was produced by renowned artist Greg J Walker (Machine Translations, C.W Stoneking, Paul Kelly, Jen Cloher) and features his trademark lush sound and quirky additions. The album presents ten diverse tracks, each one beautifully crafted and emotionally engaging. First single Mama Sings has met shining reviews and enjoyed airplay on Triple J, Double J, ABC Radio National and various local and community stations across Australia and Canada.Perch Creek have toured from Europe to Canada, Woodford Folk Festival to Golden Pains, Edinburgh Fringe to ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks. See them perform at the Metropole Guesthouse in Katoomba on Friday the 8th June. Perch Creek consistently deliver unforgettable, high-energy shows – at moments haunting, but ultimately uplifting.“They perform with such infectious joy. The gig was pure showmanship.” – Australian Musicians Network: live review
BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/63415 Or $25 on the Door from 5:00pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

Fusion Boutique Presents – ‘Metro Social’ with DANIEL CHAMPAGNE + Special Guest TBA in Concert

Sunday 10th June, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
in the Upstairs Lounge

Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ – themusic.com.au

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” – The Dwarf
Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009), ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), ‘Real Live’ (2012), and ‘The Heartland Hurricanes’ (2014). His latest release “Fault Lines” is available now, and is receiving airplay and accolades globally.
A review of his two Gypsy Moon releases said the following: “Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realised his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore” – Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”
 – The Indie Blender, Canada
“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now”
 – Blank, Gold Coast, Australia
“The superb talent of Daniel Champagne can’t be explained by mere words; it must be seen to be believed.”
 – FasterLouder, Australia
“There’s a reason Champagne has an amazing reputation as a live performer.”
 – Timber And Steel, Australia

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:
Tickets DISCOUNT $20 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 and Online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/63180 Or $25 on the Door from 5:00pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow / Fusion Boutique Presents
[email protected]
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au