Macleay Valley 

Arts Council inc

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall


    The place to get your performance started!

    Great acoustics, friendly people and warm applause!

    Bring your friends to cheer you on!

    $5 per person, light supper is included.


    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, West Kempsey
    • 77
    Register


    Bluesmaster Lloyd Spiegel is coming to the HOT CLUB!

    Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. A lifetime performing has seen him blend his grounding in the blues with storytelling and dazzling acoustic guitar technique to create a unique show and sound that is launching him onto festival and theatre stages around the globe as a true master of his craft.

    His new album ‘Backroads’ is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel's life outside of music and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date. 

    Along with Cole Clark guitars, Lloyd designed guitars specifically for the recording and a new duo show with drummer Tim Burnham promises to deliver his biggest stage sound yet. 

    Says Spiegel of the new album "So much of what I've written in the past is focussed on where I'm going. Both literally and figuratively. I'm a driven person and never really paused to think about the sacrifices, what I've left behind till I sat for a moment and started writing."

    "The plan to step outside of what people might expect from me, sound fresh and push harder made it feel like I had no boundaries placed on me and I had a sense of creative freedom with this one that I hadn't felt before. I hadn't really let loose with an electric guitar on record since I was a teenager.... it felt good." 

    The Album ‘Backroads’ is available for presale from April 16, and in store from May 15 through Only Blues Music.

    www.lloydspiegel.com
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgqiXbnhLnw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_DLrz1BGHw



    • 13 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Roxy Theatre, South West Rocks
    • 126
    Register


    Australia’s most exciting pop group and eight-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew are ready to entertain all their fans throughout regional News South Wales this July.

    Justice Crew is set to light up the stages in 11 intimate performances across the state, plus two special shows in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

    Justice Crew will showcase their biggest hits, including “Que Sera”, “Boom Boom”, “Everybody”, “Best Night”, “Love my Life” and their hottest new material, which includes “So Long.”

    Justice Crew has set the country on fire releasing non-stop chart smashing music. Their #1 ARIA Single “Boom Boom” is certified 6 x Platinum, backed up by two further ARIA Top 10 hit singles “Best Night” and “Everybody,” both of which are certified 2 x Platinum. Their debut album “Live By The Words”, debuted at #7 on the ARIA Album charts and sparked the 5x Platinum hit smash “Que Sera”, which rewrote the Australian history books, spending nine weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart. The Crew have been working tirelessly in the studio and are about to release their hottest music to date, with their first single named “So Long.”

    The extremely talented group Divine our Destiny (aka DOD Crew) will be warming up the stage for Justice Crew throughout this tour. So, get ready Australia, because the So Long tour is just the beginning and it is coming to a venue near you.

    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall


    The place to get your performance started!

    Great acoustics, friendly people and warm applause!

    Bring your friends to cheer you on!

    $5 per person, light supper is included.


    • 05 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks


    A sculpture exhibition in a location like no other.

    Dose up on culture and heritage in one easy fix! Truly unique location with a fascinating history, restaurant and campground situated in the beautiful Arakoon National Park.

    Entries open now until 29 June 2018. Register via website www.sculptureinthegaol.com.au


    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 76
    Register


    A Mark Oats and Matty Zarb show is full of laughs, lots of fun and exciting musicianship. Mark and Matty have been great friends and musical mates since 1986 and never tire of playing together. 
    Like kids with toys it’s always fresh and totally entertaining!
    Mark is without a doubt Australia’s most loved rascal fiddler with a style that is all his own that has taken him all around the world. Mark has been in the iconic Aussie band the Bushwackers line up for over 23 years now and is a favorite go see in whatever outfit he is playing with. His happy go lucky way is signature of what you see is what you get in total entertainment. He is an exceptional musician and a must see! 

    Matty has had a very colorful history to bring him into this act.
    Matty is an accomplished guitar player and the perfect match to play alongside Mark. Matty has picked his way around the world too on his 23 year old Maton and just loves to entertain and sing his songs and tell his yarns. His ability to create beautiful music from his old Maton guitar is certainly grown out from his own style and sound. The two lads together is a very unique sound and a wonderful experience. 
    This coming year they will be out on the road playing festivals and events and can’t wait for every single gig With an eclectic mix of Celtic/Folk/Bushgrass type music with a feel only they can get together it’s a must see and hear. 
    Here is a showreel to give you a snippet of what you can expect in any show with them. 


    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall


    The place to get your performance started!

    Great acoustics, friendly people and warm applause!

    Bring your friends to cheer you on!

    $5 per person, light supper is included.


    • 07 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp Street, West Kempsey
    • 80
    Register
    Exquisitely intimate performance of bossa nova, jazz and samba. 

    Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel for the music of Rio de Janeiro, while Guy's guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and a deeply expressive, almost romantic strain. 

    Beyond 'The Girl from Ipanema', come on a deeper journey into the heart of Brazilian music ...and more. 
    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 80
    Register


    Multiple award-winning Australian Blues musician Darren Jack has been electrifying audiences with his signature powerhouse Rock ‘n’ Blues and original music for over twenty years.

    Darren has appeared in most major Blues Festivals in Australia, including: East Coast Blues Festival – Byron Bay, Great Southern Blues Festival – Narooma, Thredbo Blues Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Australian Blues Music Festival – Goulburn, Southern Blues and Roots Festival – Hobart, Gympie Music Festival, Cross Roads Festival – Central Coast, Manly Jazz Festival, Blues on Broadbeach – Broadbeach, Bridgetown Blues Festival W.A. & The Forth Valley Blues Festival Launceston, Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival and the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival.

    And now, at the HOT CLUB right here in West Kempsey!


    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 80
    Register


    The Date Brothers are Ian Date on guitar, trumpet and vocals, and Nigel Date on guitar. They are Australia’s leading exponents of the gypsy jazz guitar style.

    Ian is a world renowned guitarist who’s shared the stage with many of the greatest international jazz musicians over his 40 odd year career.

    The brothers get together in Australia once or twice a year as well as overseas, and that's about to happen here at the HOT CLUB in Kempsey.

    Ian is the musical patron of the Oz Manouche gypsy guitar festival held in Brisbane each November which brings together the best of Australian Django style players as well as international guests.

    The brothers have performed at a stack of music festivals and held concerts all over the place.

    Recent recording collaborations for the Date Brothers include Tommy Emmanuel and James Morrison.

    You won't want to miss this! BOOK NOW!

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