Macleay Valley
Arts Council Inc

The Oddfellows HOT CLUB is a monthly Jazz/Blues/Roots/Indie venue bringing live music to the Macleay Valley.
Patrons sit at 1m circular cafe tables which seat six, and BYO everything, including drinks, snacks, plates, cups.
There is no reserved seating, except for those with a disability. The venue has a capacity of 80. The shows are all ages events, however, please be aware that some artists may use colourful language. Ticket prices are per person,with the only discount being for MVAC members, when we have been able to negotiate this with the performers.
Online bookings incur a 3% charge to recover fees imposed on MVAC by PayPal.

Coming soon to the HOT CLUB! Book NOW!

    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 75
    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!

    • 07 Dec 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 77
    Register

    We all know him as keyboardist and backing vocalist for the world’s favourite party band, The Cat Empire. Now, Ollie McGill is coming to the HOT CLUB to perform his progressive style of jazz with his new project The Ollie McGill Trio.

    Aside from his membership in one of Australia’s most successful musical exports, The Cat Empire, Ollie plays part in several other Melbourne-based bands including The Conglomerate (a modern jazz quartet), Peaking Duck, The Future, 77 and Past Ollie’s Bedtime.

    A producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ollie also composed the top 10 iTunes hit song ‘Dumb Ways to Die” for metro trains Melbourne. The video went viral, achieving over 6 million views in three days.

    Describing their sound as electronic inspired jazz with progressive rock influences, prepare yourselves for an auditory experience unlike anything you’ve heard before!

    Listen

    • 05 Jan 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, West Kempsey
    • 78
    Register


    Irish Mythen at the HOT CLUB!

    Yes folks, another international touring star is coming to the HOT CLUB!

    Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada.

    "This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here." And she did just that. Her latest release, the self titled Irish Mythen, gained her recognition around the globe with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and Socan. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of 'Must See Artists'.

    More here: https://www.irishmythen.com/home

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Frederickton School of Arts Hall
    • 47
    Register


    "Once in a great while a young guitarist captures the attention of music lovers early in his career and manages to sustain this interest as he matures creatively and sheds the prodigy label. Joe Robinson is one of those rare talents."

    We couldn't agree more!

    Your one chance to catch Joe on his annual summer break in Australia. Right here in the Macleay Valley! This year Joe & Family will perform at the Frederickton School of Arts.

    NEWS: the seating will be HOT CLUB format, with tables & BYO everything!

    *with special guest MINNIE MARKS!

    160 seats available, first come first served. BOOK NOW! This WILL sell out.

    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 80
    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.

    • 21 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 80
    Register
    19-Twenty have been whipping up a frenzy on the festival scene. They are electric. An infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin'-roots band.

    The 19-Twenty lads have been performing their high-energy sonic-party nationally, headlining sell-out shows and festivals in all states and territories. Constantly on the road or in the sky, they have toured seven times around Oz and performed gigs throughout Europe including Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and a suite of gigs in London (a highlight was a spell at the famous Alley Cat nightclub in SoHo). Performing anywhere and everywhere, this straight-up 100% independent act have been blazing throughout Europe and Australia and gaining new music fans/fiends from their live shows.

    Listen here.
    Watch here.

The Date Brothers

George Washingmachine

Tricia Evy & Dan Barnett

Geoff Turnbull

Paul Robert Burton

Joe Robinson

Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

Aunty Hu Hu & the Big Lazy

Kristina Olsen

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