Festive Season

Organising your end of year celebrations can sometimes be a nightmare, so why not make it easy on yourself this year by coming to the Vanguard. From small groups right through to the exclusive hire of the entire venue, we have an option to suit.

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The Vanguard is an intimate, purpose built live music venue and restaurant that plays host to the greats of Australian and international music. With a 1920's feel to the interior, the Vanguard's friendly and unpretentious luxury has an ambience unlike any other. Our aim is to provide patrons with an elegant and stylish restaurant, which provides live entertainment, highlighting some of Newtown and Sydney's most talented musicians.

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Upcoming shows

Wed 4 March

PANTI'S HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES (Ireland)

PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY

Join Ireland's High Queen, Performance Giant, Accidental Activist and National F*#&ing Treasure Panti Bliss in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media sh*tstorm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a Youtube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys - sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is her riotous stand-up about life after ‘Pantigate’, which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).

Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, Panti invites you in to her hyper-real, stiletto-shaped, Mardi Gras-tastic world, in a storytelling tour de force where she promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.


“Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.” ***** The Irish Times "Comic genius" **** Irish Independent "Wickedly funny" **** The Guardian

SEATING EXPLAINED: Cabaret style tables in front of the stage for meal & show ticket holders / General Admission
 Standing on bottom floor Upstairs theatre style seating

TIMES: Doors are at 6:30PM 
Show begins at 9:00PM

With thanks to airbnb, the Official Accommodation Sponsor of the High Heels in Low Places World Tour 2015


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Thu 5 March

PANTI'S HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES (Ireland)

PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY

Join Ireland's High Queen, Performance Giant, Accidental Activist and National F*#&ing Treasure Panti Bliss in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media sh*tstorm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a Youtube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys - sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is her riotous stand-up about life after ‘Pantigate’, which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).

Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, Panti invites you in to her hyper-real, stiletto-shaped, Mardi Gras-tastic world, in a storytelling tour de force where she promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.


“Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.” ***** The Irish Times "Comic genius" **** Irish Independent "Wickedly funny" **** The Guardian

SEATING EXPLAINED: Cabaret style tables in front of the stage for meal & show ticket holders / General Admission
 Standing on bottom floor Upstairs theatre style seating

TIMES: Doors are at 6:30PM
 Show begins at 9:00PM

With thanks to airbnb, the Official Accommodation Sponsor of the High Heels in Low Places World Tour 2015


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Fri 6 March

PANTI’S HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES (Ireland)

PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY

Join Ireland's High Queen, Performance Giant, Accidental Activist and National F*#&ing Treasure Panti Bliss in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media sh*tstorm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a Youtube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys - sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is her riotous stand-up about life after ‘Pantigate’, which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).

Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, Panti invites you in to her hyper-real, stiletto-shaped, Mardi Gras-tastic world, in a storytelling tour de force where she promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.


“Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.” ***** The Irish Times "Comic genius" **** Irish Independent "Wickedly funny" **** The Guardian

SEATING EXPLAINED: Cabaret style tables in front of the stage for meal & show ticket holders / General Admission
 Standing on bottom floor Upstairs theatre style seating

TIMES: Doors are at 6:30PM
 Show begins at 9:00PM

With thanks to airbnb, the Official Accommodation Sponsor of the High Heels in Low Places World Tour 2015


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Sat 7 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

If you would like to receive our events information please email our team at
functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 8 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

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Wed 11 March

JAKE CLEMONS (USA)

RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2015

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jake Clemons, returns to Australia in March after winning over Australian audiences on his debut Australian tour in 2014.

Jake’s soulful and spirited performances will delve deeper this time around, performing two sets – the first a solo acoustic offering that will give Australian audiences the first opportunity to hear fresh tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Bittersweet’; whilst introducing his band for the second set and performing Clemons’ much loved songs. ‘Bittersweet’ is themed around a song of the same name, written during the 2014 Australian tour. “The song deals with losing a father and the bittersweet process of reconciling that loss,” says Clemons.


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Thu 12 March

Khan Manuel CD Launch

Described in guitar magazines around the world as one of the new guitar heroes, Khan Manuel embarks on an Australian Tour showcasing songs from the new album – ‘The Message’.

Combining soulful playing with blistering fretwork, soaring solos and memorable melodies, witness firsthand why many have categorized Manuel’s playing in the same league as guitar legends Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Manuel’s voice on the guitar fuses styles of Rock, Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Classical, Spanish Flamenco and also Metal.

Manuel endorses Ibanez guitars, Mesa Boogie Amps and Ernie Ball strings, all iconic brands which feature artists Carlos Santana, George Benson, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai to name a few.

In 2010 Manuel teamed up with International guitar legend ‘Frank Gambale’ to collaborate on a song written by Manuel. In 2008 ‘The Knight’, Manuel’s first album went to #1 on the Guitar 9 records label (U.S), which featured over 1600 players from around the world.

In addition to songs from the new album ‘The Message’, Manuel will perform covers of guitar classics including - Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani and more.

Backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians, be sure to get in quick as this guitar spectacular is certain to be a night to remember.


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Fri 13 March

Blues Brothers Show

Jake and Elwood
6 PIECE BAND (piano, bass, drums, guitar, trumpet, trombone) some of Sydney's leading musos.
Feel free to come dressed up as you favourite Blues Brothers character
and there will be Blues Brothers Trivia (with Prizes)

Ladies and gentlemen, while we still can, let us welcome, from Sydney Australia, the blues band of Jake and Elwood, the Blues Brothers Rebooted.
BLUES BROTHERS REBOOTED...
ON A MISSION TO ENTERTAIN YOU.....
The "Blues Brothers Rebooted" show is a an exciting, hand clapping, toe tapping new production that pays tribute to both the unforgettable and infectious style of soul music and a faithful recreation of those 2 brothers who donned the black hats, dark shades and created what is now a musical institution "The Blues Brothers Rebooted"


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Sat 14 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

If you would like to receive our events information please email our team at
functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 15 March

Gwyn Ashton

British-based Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Gwyn Ashton is back with a brand-new live, exciting solo show making him one of the most eclectic contemporary blues artists on the scene today.

Gwyn Ashton is promoting his latest album ‘Radiogram’, with a powerful solo show that includes a vast array of electric and acoustic guitars, effects ( loopers, octave dividers) and kick drum to give the full heavy sound of a one-man-band.

Never relying on a set list or backing tracks, Ashton blasts out masterful guitar performances which are raw and dynamic and his descriptive songwriting reflects experiences of many years touring the world with some of the best musicians in the business. From heavy fuzz guitar, electric / acoustic blues to world music, he is the standout rebel 21st century alternative bluesman, carving his mark in today’s scene.


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Mon 16 March

Broadway Unplugged

Presented as part of Secret Sydney in the all-new Spectrum Now Festival, Broadway Unplugged returns to The Vanguard for another great night of song,!

Born as an idea to support the musical theatre industry, Broadway Unplugged provides a platform for performers to do what they do best in a fun and supportive environment.

Featuring performances by established stars of musical theatre (from 8.00pm) and followed by open mic session (from 9.30pm till late). Online registration for the open mic is highly recommended, as space is limited.

You can register to sing at www.broadwayunplugged.com.au/register

The night is hosted by Fiona Sullivan and features musical direction by Steven Kreamer. For more information and to find out who will be featuring this month, be sure to like Broadway Unplugged on Facebook - www.facebook.com/BroadwayUnplugged

Drinks, tapas and pizza menu are available to order at the bar on the night.


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Wed 18 March

Triple headline: Caitlin Harnett, Josh Rennie-Hynes and Liam Gerner

2015 EAST COAST AMERICANA TOUR

Three of Australia’s favourite Americana-Folk and Country musicians join together this March to enter into 2015 in true style. These shows will see both Liam Gerner and Josh Rennie-Hynes on the back end of the best part of 12 months of national and international touring celebrating their new records “Land of No Roads” and “February” respectively. While Caitlin Harnett’s debut, “The River Runs North”, is full steam ahead with The Music saying “There’s a youthful optimism on this accomplished debut that warms the soul and lifts the spirit".

The three young artists will see the best parts of Australia this March playing shows along the east coast and Adelaide along with regional stops.


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Fri 20 March

Herstory featuring Imogen Kelly

Herstory: After sell out seasons at The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne and The Judith Write Centre, Brisbane- It's coming to Sydney!

60 minutes: 14 famed females
Don’t miss this joyous romp with pomp, when world Queen of Burlesque treats Sydney fans to her notorious historical satires.

Herstory is a fun, skilled and sexy hour of cheeky stories, dance, aerials, magic, interactive projections, puppetry and short films. From Marie Antoinette and Lady Diana, to Marlene Dietrich and The Virgin Mary,

Imogen Kelly revels in retelling their iconic tales.


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Sat 21 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

If you would like to receive our events information please email our team at
functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 22 March

Monks of Mellonwah Single Launch

Interim + Aerials (Bris) + Cicada

Monks of Mellonwah are a four-piece outfit from Sydney, Australia, who blend elements of classic, modern and progressive rock with a hint of pop and blues. The Monks are serious music lovers who write to take listeners on a journey through life and the human experience, really building to and honing in on moments. They cite core influences including Pink Floyd, Muse, RHCP and Arctic Monkeys.

The Monks had a big year in 2014, completing a three-month tour of the USA on the back of the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Turn the People’, joining various support tours with the likes of Sevendust, Scott Stapp (Creed) and Saving Abel. The Monks also attracted notable international airplay; charting in the US Active Rock and Mediabase Charts; several inclusions in Sat Bisla’s syndicated playlist ‘Passport Approved’; and receiving airplay on UK’s BBC 2.

2015 is set to be even bigger. The Monks will be touring nationally across February and March, before taking off to the USA in April. More importantly, the Monks will be releasing a brand new LP in autumn, which will feature a more refined sound and deep insight into the human experience. A must see before things explode for this outfit!


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Wed 25 March

Katey Brooks (UK)

Born and raised in a commune setting between Bristol, London and Arizona, to hippy music-loving parents, Indie Award nominee Katey Brooks’ unique sound and style epitomizes the culturally diverse environment in which she grew up. Drawing influences from artists like Johnny Cash and Kate Bush, her voice is often compared to the likes of Joan Armatrading and Annie Lennox, and has best been described as "a voice …to melt glaciers” (Venue Magazine).

Known for her powerful and evocative live sets, Katey has played a notable list of amazing shows including London 2012 and Glastonbury Festival as well as supporting a host of credible artists such as Newton Faulkner, Mercury nominee Lou Rhodes, Mike and The Mechanics and Grammy nominees Cutting Crew.

Now under the wing of UK based label Abandon Music Group, and about to embark on an Australian tour before heading home to start work on the new record, this year looks set to be better than ever.


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Fri 27 March

Steve Balbi

+ Rohan Cannon

Songwriter, performer, and producer Steve Balbi is set to play an intimate show @ The Vanguard on Friday 27th March.

Steve, current frontman for Mi-Sex, bass player for Noiseworks and former Electric Hippies guitarist/vocalist, will be performing a collection of tracks from his debut solo album, “Black Rainbow”, as well as showcasing new material from his follow-up album due to be released later this year.
“Black Rainbow” has been acclaimed as an album of great depth and one that reflects on Balbi’s turbulent past. The current album in the making, is a wonderful new concept that Steve is excited to unveil at the show.

Known for his brave and personal live performances, eclectic Balbi is looking forward to sharing this intimate show with his loyal fans at The Vanguard. Be here for the opportunity to be amongst the first to hear the latest musical offerings from Steve Balbi in a close setting – a must see.

“It's Good to Be Alive“ - Balbi


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Sat 28 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

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functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 29 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

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functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Thu 2 April

Double Headline, Ben Ransom & James Stewart Keene

COUNTRY ROCK DOUBLE HEADLINE: BEN RANSOM AND JAMES STEWART KEENE

Two of Australia's finest country rock artists Ben Ransom and James Stewart Keene team up to showcase their music in an unforgettable evening at The Vanguard.

Sydney's BEN RANSOM has supported some of Australia’s top recording artists and toured extensively both here and abroad over the last ten years. Ben boasts national airplay around Australia on Foxtel's Country Music Channel and commercial radio, as well as multiple appearances at major music festivals including Tamworth. With powerful vocals and infectious melodies, Ben Ransom is a classic and entertaining performer not be be missed!

Joining Ben is Wollongong's JAMES STEWART KEENE. Riding high on the 2014 release of his debut album The Navigator, his live show reveals his ability to cleverly write powerfully melodic, catchy songs and deliver them with passion and energy. Country Music Capital News magazine described James as a “name to be reckoned with in the future”. With an Australian Country Tracks Top 30 chart hit to his name, national exposure through Country Music Channel, get ready to understand why this artist has been compared to Neil Young and Don Henley with his guitar driven, country flavoured rock sound. The future is here. JAMES STEWART KEENE is ready to rock it for you.


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Thu 9 April

Co-Headline: Hannah Joy + Why We Run

& Setec

The end of 2014 saw Sydney's HANNAH JOY release her Triple J featured single 'Fire in Your Eyes' to significant acclaim. In addition to headlining her own packed shows, she supported Broods and Mansionair, received plenty of blog attention and achieved a coveted feature artist spot on Triple J Unearthed.

WHY WE RUN is the creative and musical progression for four band members who played together as COGEL, a well respected Sydney outfit known for their sweeping live shows. 'Comfortable Lie' is WHY WE RUN's stunning debut single and it was produced/mixed by Wayne Connolly (Boy & Bear, Cloud Control, Josh Pyke).

Opening proceedings is SETEC, the alias of musician/producer Joshua Gibbs. A patchwork of rusty strings, layered vocals and halls of reverb, SETEC's 2014 album 'Brittle As Bones' was one of the finest local releases of the year.

On Thurs April 9, these three unique acts will team up for the first time for one special night only at the Vanguard.


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Fri 10 April

The Audreys 'Til My Tears Roll Away VINYL TOUR 2015

The Audreys are a folk-rock band from Adelaide. You probably know them, they've released four albums, won a bunch of awards and toured all 'round the world.

There are two of them. Taasha sings and plays tiny guitars and keyboards and Tristan plays normal-sized guitars and doesn't sing.

Sometimes, they tell goofy stories about when they used to be married.

They don't need an excuse to hit the road, but as it happens they want to celebrate the release of their 2014 album "'Til My Tears Roll Away" on vinyl. Come celebrate with them, who knows what you’ll be in for…


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Thu 16 April

Nicole Brophy

Nicole Brophy has an earthy voice and style compared to the likes of PJ Harvey, Lucinda Williams & La Roux. Stylistically she fits somewhere in between alt-country and blues inspired roots based rock. Growing up on the South Coast of NSW and travelling across Australia and overseas Nicole has performed to thousands at some of Australia's biggest music festivals as part of her previous band Dirty Lucy.

After finishing up an incredible 4 years of touring & performing with Kate Miller-Heidke, Nicole is now refocused on making her own mark on the music world as the front woman of her own show. Powerful earthy vocals combined with soulful melodies, rawness and her gutsy blues/rock guitar style is making a lasting impression on the live music scene.


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Fri 17 April

JOHNNY CASH IN SOLITARY TOUR 2015 ft Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson, the voice of Johnny Cash The Concert is back with In Solitary, an intimate portrait of the Man in Black.

The past 5 years have seen Daniel at the helm of Johnny Cash The Concert playing to more than 25000 Australian Cash fans and from all reports the fans love his faithful and respectful tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.


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Wed 22 April

Karl S Williams

One of Australia’s most exciting new artists with arguably the most captivating live shows,

KARL S. WILLIAMS is a guitar-slinging, banjo-wielding freak equally adept at heart shredding piano with a voice that will confound expectations.

The "Is This Love" Tour will be taking in the East Coast cities and some new regions over March and April. He will also make his way to Byron Bay for a debut appearance at Bluesfest 2015.


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Fri 24 April

Lillye

Stellar Addiction + Bonney Read

Sydney is a city with a hard rock heart, a town that has birthed heavy rocking bands that have stood up and taken on the world – AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Divinyls, Wolfmother. Lillyè is a band in that loud and proud Australian tradition, a five-headed rock n roll animal ready to set the world on fire.


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Thu 30 April

Glam Rock Cabaret

Presented by Pole Cabaret

Welcome to Sydney's hottest new performance night - Glam Rock Cabaret! Featuring some of Australia's finest pole, cabaret and burlesque performers, be prepared for an evening of rocking performances, including pole, chair and podium dancers, as well as some Glam Rock DJs to truly set the mood!

Hosted by the saucy Chilli Rox, and features Jedda J. Jordan (Miss Pole Dance 2014), Blue Phoenix (Mr Pole Dance 2014), Stacey Minx, An Dre, Missy, as well as our Wild Card performers - up-and-coming pole and cabaret stars in the making.

So dress up in your best Glam Rock gear and head to the Vanguard for a night not to be missed.


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Fri 1 May

Bowie Unzipped ft Jeff Duff

The legendary Jeff Duff, often referred to as Australia’s answer to David Bowie, will perform the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs in a much anticipated new show called ‘BOWIE-Unzipped’.

Jeff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with a killer band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust... amongst many other faves.

Jeff’s all star band features guitarist Jak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer- percussionist Jess Ciampa.


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Thu 7 May

Man of Constant Sorrow: A tribute to the music of O Brother Where Art Thou

The Morrisons + Ngaiire + Tommy Dean +Elana Stone + Brian Campeau + All Our Exes Live in Texas + Lucky Luke

Man of Constant Sorrow: A tribute to the music of Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

After 2 exclusive sold out shows in 2014, The Morrisons (plus special guests) return with their tribute to the music from the film, O Brother Where Art Thou.

The Cohen Bothers film O Brother Where Art Thou is a modern day classic for many reasons, however it has been the soundtrack that has truly captured the imagination of audiences worldwide. Featuring performances from legendary American musicians such as Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, John Hartford, Gillian Welch and a host of others, it won a Grammy for album of the year in 2001 and inspired a new generation of folk musicians. Academy award winning producer T. Bone Burnett, captured with precision the rich American musical traditions of bluegrass, folk and old-timey, allowing a new audience to uncover these gems of the past.

Over 2 nights at Sydney’s iconic venue The Vanguard, a group of Sydney musicians will pay tribute to this wonderful music.


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Fri 8 May

Man of Constant Sorrow: A tribute to the music of O Brother Where Art Thou

The Morrisons + Ngaiire + Tommy Dean +Elana Stone + Brian Campeau + All Our Exes Live in Texas + Lucky Luke

Man of Constant Sorrow: A tribute to the music of Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

After 2 exclusive sold out shows in 2014, The Morrisons (plus special guests) return with their tribute to the music from the film, O Brother Where Art Thou.

The Cohen Bothers film O Brother Where Art Thou is a modern day classic for many reasons, however it has been the soundtrack that has truly captured the imagination of audiences worldwide. Featuring performances from legendary American musicians such as Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, John Hartford, Gillian Welch and a host of others, it won a Grammy for album of the year in 2001 and inspired a new generation of folk musicians. Academy award winning producer T. Bone Burnett, captured with precision the rich American musical traditions of bluegrass, folk and old-timey, allowing a new audience to uncover these gems of the past.

Over 2 nights at Sydney’s iconic venue The Vanguard, a group of Sydney musicians will pay tribute to this wonderful music.


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Wed 13 May

Edgar's Girls by The Poe Burlesque Theatre

"Now comes perhaps the most interesting Burlesque proposition so far…a tease where Gothic literature is the stimulus" -Sydney Morning Herald.

Fresh off the back of their Adelaide Fringe Tour, The Poe Burlesque Theatre return to the Vanguard this May.

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not — and very surely do I not dream!”

He is regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time…but who was he....and who knew him best?

Allow The Poe Burlesque Theatre to take you on a salacious journey into the world of Mr Edgar Allan Poe. Meet the stunning beauties who inspired his work, and the women from his tales who he created with such breathtaking mastery. The show weaves actual letters and writings from Poe himself.

Inspired by the works of the great Edgar Allan Poe, The Poe Burlesque Theatre is a unique company of actors and performers who merge song, burlesque and abstract performance art to bring to life his tales of the macabre, morbid, quirky and often comical.

Directed by Hannah Raven Smith

Cast:
Hannie Raegan
Satin Spitfire
Mystique Rose
Sarah de Possesse
David Halgren
Clementine Mills
Morgan Powell


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Thu 14 May

Edgar's Girls by The Poe Burlesque Theatre

"Now comes perhaps the most interesting Burlesque proposition so far…a tease where Gothic literature is the stimulus" -Sydney Morning Herald.

Fresh off the back of their Adelaide Fringe Tour, The Poe Burlesque Theatre return to the Vanguard this May.

“For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not — and very surely do I not dream!”

He is regarded as one of the greatest writers of all time…but who was he....and who knew him best?

Allow The Poe Burlesque Theatre to take you on a salacious journey into the world of Mr Edgar Allan Poe. Meet the stunning beauties who inspired his work, and the women from his tales who he created with such breathtaking mastery. The show weaves actual letters and writings from Poe himself.

Inspired by the works of the great Edgar Allan Poe, The Poe Burlesque Theatre is a unique company of actors and performers who merge song, burlesque and abstract performance art to bring to life his tales of the macabre, morbid, quirky and often comical.

Directed by Hannah Raven Smith

Cast:
Hannie Raegan
Satin Spitfire
Mystique Rose
Sarah de Possesse
David Halgren
Clementine Mills
Morgan Powell


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Fri 22 May

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story, Featuring Liza Ohlback

2 Big Sets

The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin. Told with biting spirit and sung with soul by Jazz and Blues specialist Liza Ohlback

On 4th October 1970 Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose, aged just 27. In spite of her inevitable self-destruction, Janis was headed for greater musical success with her critically acclaimed album ‘Pearl’. Released after her death and still now embraced by the world, it is a triumphant album which fuses rock, jazz and blues along with her unique gritty flavour, and marks an era of change and freedom.

To her intimate friends she was known as ‘Pearl’, to her enthralled public she was Janis Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll. Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story, delivers in words and music her tumultuous outlook on life, love and being the first lady of rock who loved to get a little dirty!


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Sun 24 May

Wonderfully Terrible Things

Sara Potter | Paul Mason

Wonderfully Terrible Things
Sara Potter | Paul Mason

Sink into a delicious evening of sardonic humour, original music, aerial acrobatics and audacious antics with the brand new Black Broadway show Wonderfully Terrible Things
Saturated with comedy, catchy original music and daring feature acts, this is a show sure to leave you gagging for more.

Challenging our views of morality and manners, with a soul searching question to be begged…
Why ?
Come prepared to change your mind… and quite possibly the bed sheets.

Created by Alysia Rose, also recognised as Lady LaVey from the Internationally renown, award winning Australian Cabaret, Draculas. Alysia Rose is lead vocalist pianist, aerialist and comedian in "Spiderlash". 2014 saw the release of her debut EP Wonderfully Terrible Things and now comes the long awaited show by the same name, featuring her signature act combining aerial acrobatics and live vocals.


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Thu 28 May

Jetty Road 'Hearts On Fire' Tour

+ Luke Dickens

Jetty Road is back with a new story to tell. After spending some time in hiatus, they have returned with an album full of musical diversity. Aptly named Hearts On Fire, the album represents an evolution for the band and their distinctive sound. Travelling half way across the globe to Canada to record again with producer Paul Shatto (Far Away Places) at the helm, the new album is a reflection of the emotional journey over the past few years.

January 2015 marked their 10-year anniversary together, a milestone rarely seen within music circles today. It’s easy to see the progression from their humble beginnings at Australia’s Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2005 to where they are today


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Wed 22 July

KILL BILL- A Burlesque tribute parody

Russall S. Beattie Presents

Russall S. Beattie Presents Quentin Tarantino's tribute to martial arts is now a burlesque show.

Yep, we are at it again with our pop culture themed events.

You may have seen THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK,
You may have seen BATMAN FOLLIES OF 1929,
You may have even seen DAMES OF THRONE...
Well, now we are inspired by the two martial arts film masterpieces of Mr Quentin Tarantino.


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Thu 23 July

KILL BILL- A Burlesque tribute parody

Russall S. Beattie Presents

Russall S. Beattie Presents Quentin Tarantino's tribute to martial arts is now a burlesque show.

Yep, we are at it again with our pop culture themed events.

You may have seen THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK,
You may have seen BATMAN FOLLIES OF 1929,
You may have even seen DAMES OF THRONE...
Well, now we are inspired by the two martial arts film masterpieces of Mr Quentin Tarantino.


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Fri 24 July

KILL BILL- A Burlesque tribute parody

Russall S. Beattie Presents

Russall S. Beattie Presents Quentin Tarantino's tribute to martial arts is now a burlesque show.

Yep, we are at it again with our pop culture themed events.

You may have seen THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK,
You may have seen BATMAN FOLLIES OF 1929,
You may have even seen DAMES OF THRONE...
Well, now we are inspired by the two martial arts film masterpieces of Mr Quentin Tarantino.


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Sun 26 July

KILL BILL- A Burlesque tribute parody

Russall S. Beattie Presents

Russall S. Beattie Presents Quentin Tarantino's tribute to martial arts is now a burlesque show.

Yep, we are at it again with our pop culture themed events.

You may have seen THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK,
You may have seen BATMAN FOLLIES OF 1929,
You may have even seen DAMES OF THRONE...
Well, now we are inspired by the two martial arts film masterpieces of Mr Quentin Tarantino.


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Fri 21 August

Please kill me... the story of CBGB's

presented by Damien Lovelock

Please kill me... the story of CBGB's
presented by Damien Lovelock
featuring the music of Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, New York Dolls, Suicide, Heartbreakers & more

The Band will feature favourite "A Team" members:
Damien Lovelock/Floyd Vincent/Amanda Easton/Lloyd G (drums)/SteveBull (bass)/Tim Wedde (keys)/Rex Goh (guitar)


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Fri 23 October

Rumours

A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Access All Eras presents: Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Access All Eras presents Sydney's best Fleetwood Mac show which captures the band's sound from the legendary Rumours album and includes their hits from the early blues period to the contemporary hits. The success of Rumours as one of the biggest selling albums of all time has made this show one of the hottest tickets in town. Fleetwood Mac have an eclectic catalogue and this great Sydney based band with carefully chosen singers to bring some gorgeous interpretations of some of your favourite songs. Enjoy the hits from Dreams, Little Lies, Albatross, The Chain, Sarah, Don't Stop, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon and more...

Line up: Gary Fredericks- guitar
Amanda Easton - vocals
Jo Elms - vocals
Floyd Vincent- vocals
Tim Wedde - keys
Clive Harrison - bass
Steve Fearnley - drums


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