Welcome to The Shack

The Shack is on the first Saturday of every month and is one of Sydney's live music venue gems. It provides an entertaining and diverse range of both modern day and traditional, quality acoustic music in a comfortable candle-lit atmosphere.  

Technology is re-defining the music experience but nothing can replace a live performance from dedicated artists.  Each month audiences are delighted by the variety of acoustic acts presented.  Musicians love to play at The Shack and it is difficult to accommodate the number of those who want to play.  

The Shack is a non-profit organisation. It’s origins were over 50 years ago, and The Shack has been running in its current format for over 12 years. All proceeds go toward the promotion and presentation of original, contemporary and traditional 21st century folk music.    

For more information or to reserve tickets, call Rhonda on 0413 635 856, or email jenfromtheshack@yahoo.com.au.

Preferably please book on line, but if that's an issue, just come along and buy your tickets at the door. 

The Shack performances are at The Tramshed Community Centre, 1395a Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen, in the Lakeview Hall, which is on the first floor of the building at the back of the complex, near the lake. There is lift access.

BYO dinner or nibblies.



The next SHACK performance is Saturday, 7th December.
7:30 - late


and we are delighted to present


In a circus of comedy, music and magic, Mic Conway and Robbie Long present an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split.  Audiences who know Mic from his days with "Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band" and Circus Oz will be delighted by this incarnation: Mic as storyteller of tall tales and true. There are new songs and some oldies close to Conway's heart. He croons "It’s Only a Paper Moon" and a heart-breaking version of "Mad World", dispenses good advice in "Never Bite a Married Woman on the Thigh" and revisits Captain Matchbox classic "My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes" and Tom Lehrer's "Masochism Tango".  There's magic, juggling, cavorting and that trademark tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. Stripped back, irreverent, and shameless... it's surreal vaudeville for crooning and swooning. Unforgettable!

Check out Mic and Robbie in action here.

Click here to book.


An all female band from Sydney, coining their heartfelt brand of Americana Country Pop.

Armed with several layers of heavenly vocal harmonies, the 7 women that are Big Sky Mountain combine melody driven guitars with a flourish of trumpet, giving their songs a gritty yet vulnerable touch, enticing audiences with their charming live shows. 

Listen to their recent single 'Cover My Tracks' here.

Click here to book.



Traditional Graffiti is the multi-faceted roots music experience that evolved out of Australia’s ever-popular gang of ex-pats, ‘The Wheeze & Suck Band’.

Ian ‘The Pump’ Macintosh (melodeon, guitar, harp), John ‘Red Tips’ Milce (percussion and japes ie: he hits things hard!) & Nigel ‘Muddy’ Waters (mandolin, cello mandolin, harp & guitar) continue their unique readings of British-based traditional, ceremonial and contemporary folk material, but now embrace both the strong Australasian and North American influences that have influenced their lives over the years. 

The warmth and humour associated with the Wheezers continues; as does the band’s determination to contribute new material and an original approach to the roots/folk scene. Expect to sing along with the ‘Trads’.  

For more, look them up on facebook or here


Entry $25

On-line bookings here.


Other local venues to explore:

The Manly Fig
Humph Hall
Fairlight Folk
The Music Lounge

Look us up on facebook


If you would like more info, call Rhonda on 0413 635 856 or email jenfromtheshack@yahoo.com.au


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