Macleay Valley 

Arts Council inc

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Crescent Head Public School
    • 111
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    Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to Crescent Head with the Best Of Australian Shorts. This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia has on offer.

    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall
    • 38
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    Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to Oddfellows with the Best Of Comedy Shorts. This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia & the world has on offer.

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • South West Roxy Cinema
    • 150
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    Flickerfest, Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival returns to SWR with the Best Of International Shorts. This is a one-off chance to see these amazing short films before they continue their journey around the world; expect to experience the best in short filmmaking Australia & the world has on offer.

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 58
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    FOUNDED 1972 • DISBANDED 1985 • REUNITED 2013 • HOUSEROCKING 2017

    Celebrating the release of LOCO•MOTIVE Their first studio album since 1985 - commemorating the band’s 45th Anniversary!

    GARY LOTHIAN Lead and slide guitars
    JIMMY BEE Bass guitar and vocal
    ROSSCOE CLARK Drums
    ALI PENNEY Hammond organ, piano, vocal

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


    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 67
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    Honey & Knives are a five-piece folkgrass band driven by the skilled vocal harmonies of front women Toke and Jacquie. 

    Based in Bellingen, they have featured at various folk festivals along the east coast of NSW - from Woodford to Mullum to Cygnet and stages everywhere in between (including a bathroom in Old Bar... YouTube it).

    The band is known for mixing raw truths with a rollicking good time and innate ability to coordinate clothing for visually spectacular results. 

    A feast for the senses: Honey & Knives.

    Music, videos and gig information can be found at;

    www.honeyandknives.com

    www.facebook.com/honeyandknives

    Honey and Knives are:

    Toke Brunnekreef – vocals, ukulele and percussion

    Jacquie Gill – vocals, violin, viola and kazoo

    Steve Pratt – 5 string and tenor banjo, mandolin, dobro and oil can slide

    Aaron Tonna – acoustic guitar, double bass and banjo

    Tom Brunnekreef – double bass, acoustic guitar and vocals


    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 79
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    Michigan songbird Lindsay Lou is coming to Australia with her band and a brand new album to promote at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. 

    But you can catch them right here at the HOT CLUB in Kempsey!

    The popular four-piece has featured in the lineup of prestigious affairs such as The Shetland Island Folk Festival and Celtic Connections in Scotland, Stagecoach Music Festival in California boasting around 55,000 attendees, The Bluegrass Jamboree in Germany, and a number of the best acoustic music festivals in the US including: Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, Merlefest in North Carolina, Wheatland Music Festival in Michigan, GreyFox in New York, Strawberry Music Festival in California, Redwing Roots Festival in Virginia, ROMP in Kentucky, and Pagosa Springs Folk Festival in Colorado. 

    Her singing floats over the instrumental mastery and deep groove of her band with dynamics that range from a lullaby to a battle cry. 

    In the words of David Grier, “Lindsay...sings the way you would want to if you could. Phrasing, tone, emotion, it's all there. Effortless seemingly. Simply mesmerizing. Riveting! Don't miss the musical force that is Lindsay Lou.”

    LISTEN HERE!

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

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 80
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    Canadian folk troubadours Corin Raymond and Scott Cook are bringing their honest road tales and hand carved tunes across the Australian countryside and in to The Skylark Room. Scott's ninth Australian tour and Corin's first promises heartwarming tales, unique perspectives, road-worn guitars and some of the best Canadian folk music around today.

    • 12 May 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 80
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    Listen to his new EP -https://soundcloud.com/joshneeds/all-i-can-do-josh-needs?in=joshneeds/sets/vector-ep-josh-needs

    Josh Needs is one of those unique talents that you know is going to succeed. He reminds me of a young Keith Urban - relentless with his enthusiasm. Ignore him, at your own peril. - Russell Morris

    Josh has the discipline and love of music to go a  long way with his career. - Phil Emmanuel

    Maturing all the time, this young wiz has the "Hey! STOP, WATCH & LISTEN” Mojo that people can't help but do where ever he performs! - Kevin Borich (The La De Das, Party Boys & Kevin Borich Express)

    A great ambassador for the next generation of Australian guitar players. - Tommy Emmanuel 


    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp St, West Kempsey
    • 80
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    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
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    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!

Past events

17 Feb 2018 Unplugged
16 Feb 2018 Crystal Vibes - Soul Sangeet
08 Feb 2018 And Now for Something Completely Different
31 Jan 2018 Festival of Small Halls
22 Dec 2017 Joe Robinson at the HOT CLUB
25 Nov 2017 Mid Coast Glamour Girls at the HOT CLUB
05 Nov 2017 Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson
07 Oct 2017 Darren Jack
15 Sep 2017 Tenzin Choegyal
10 Mar 2017 Scott Cook at the HOT CLUB
03 Mar 2017 Minnie Marks at the HOT CLUB
17 Feb 2017 Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz at the HOT CLUB
29 Jan 2017 Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson at the HOT CLUB
23 Dec 2016 JOE ROBINSON at the HOT CLUB
02 Dec 2016 THE DATE BROTHERS at the HOT CLUB
10 Sep 2016 ESCALATORS at the HOT CLUB
26 Aug 2016 Josh Needs at the HOT CLUB
22 Jul 2016 George Washingmachine at the HOT CLUB
16 Jul 2016 Rory Ellis at the HOT CLUB
24 Jun 2016 Geoff Turnbull at the HOT CLUB
18 Jun 2016 Geoff Turnbull at the HOT CLUB
14 May 2016 Amos Morris at the HOT CLUB
15 Apr 2016 Steel Magnolias presented by Stuarts Point Players
09 Apr 2016 Honey & Knives at the HOT CLUB
04 Mar 2016 Scott Cook
26 Feb 2016 Dan Barnett & Tricia Evy
20 Feb 2016 Paul Robert Burton
11 Feb 2016 Flickerfest in February
02 Jan 2016 Joe Robinson
18 Dec 2015 Vena Klymo
07 Nov 2015 Darren Jack
25 Sep 2015 Rockabilly Women
28 Aug 2015 Blues Point Jazz ft George Washingmachine & Dan Barnett
14 Aug 2015 JOSH NEEDS ft Amos Morris & McKinley Payne
07 Aug 2015 Sydney Conservatorium of Music
24 Jul 2015 Sex, Cynicism and Other Small Miracles
11 Jul 2015 Ethan Azarian and The Cows at the HOT CLUB
19 Jun 2015 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
05 Jun 2015 Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson at the HOT CLUB
15 May 2015 Groove-a-Rella & ALIBIS
09 May 2015 Funk Engine at the HOT CLUB
24 Apr 2015 Gallipoli
11 Apr 2015 Minnie Marks at the HOT CLUB
14 Mar 2015 Dead Men Talking
14 Mar 2015 Dead Men Talking
07 Mar 2015 Geoff Turnbull at the HOT CLUB
14 Feb 2015 Flickerfest - International #2
13 Feb 2015 Flickerfest - International #1
12 Feb 2015 Flickerfest - Best Australian Shorts
07 Feb 2015 Amos Morris at the HOT CLUB
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