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,  1st February, 2020.
7:30 - late.


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Our guests are ---


North Shore Grass

From the shores of Port Jackson to Pittwater bay, this handpicked string band play a blend of bluegrass, swing, & blue bayou. Songs of woe, heartbreak harmonies, self obsessed instrumental solos, and misguided banter for the soul. Introducing Stringo on mando raised by wombats in the Scabby Ranges, Davo on banjo fell out of a whirlybird in the sky, highpriest Jason on lead guitar handles public relations & human sacrifice, virtuoso Mark on Bass our resident on the rhythm method, & Liam on fiddle secretary of secrets, freight trains, and packaging. Bringing hot Grass (minus flames), to the North Shore!

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Bad Kitty and the Alley Cats

Pierre Luniere, Andrew and Sue Hoyle are an acoustic trio who relish their perfomance time to craft unique arrangements of their favourite folk, funk, pop and jazz covers and original music.  The three vocalists accompany themselves with guitar, bass and percussion. Their music is pure melody and rhythm with exquisite layered harmonies.Sue’s velvet contralto is the centre of their universe, and Andrew is forever chasing the perfect guitar inversion, while Pierre adds masterful musicianship and a sensitive sense of harmony.

Have a listen here

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Meet Sydney sister trio Charlotte, Jess and Sarah, known for their beautiful harmonies and toe-tapping original sound.  Since their first public appearance in 2015 they are now recording and delighting festival crowds including National Folk last year and the recent Illawarra Folk Festival in January.  Hailing from the Northern Beaches their unique folk and roots-inspired songwriting is littered with thought-provoking lyrics and soaring harmonies.  The sisters have been praised as having @the kind of unique blend that only comes from shared DNA" and for these girls, music is truly a household affair.     

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Traditional Graffiti

Ian 'The Pump' Macintosh, John 'Red Tips' Milce and Nigel 'Muddy' Waters as Traditional Graffiti  (the new evolution of the old 'Wheezers' continue their unique readings of British based traditional, ceremonial and contemporary folk material woven with their strong Australasian and North American influences. They provide a multi-faceted roots music experience, determined to contribute new material and an original approach to the roots / folk scene.

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Other local venues to explore:

The Manly Fig
Humph Hall
Fairlight Folk
The Music Lounge

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


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