Welcome to The SHACK
For those who love to listen
Our next Shack Performance is
SATURDAY, 6th FEBRUARY, 2021
The Green Mohair Suits
Bad Kitty and the Alley Cats
At the Ted Blackwood Hall,
Cnr Jackson Rd and Boondah Rd, Warriewood
Click here to book.
A full refund of the ticket prices will be given to all who have bought tickets if we need to cancel. We will make a GO / NO GO decision mid-January.
Membership renewals ($25 annually) are now due.
(Membership? - For $25 annually all performances have a discounted members' price)
GREEN MOHAIR SUITS
Having started as a way to hang out, enjoy a few drinks and stretch their obvious skills at smaller unrehearsed gigs, things have snowballed thanks to a reputation for inspired showmanship and performances as brash as they’re emotive. This is a quartet of expressive songwriters that take their four-part harmonising as seriously as they take their dedication to a drunken good time. The Green Mohair Suits -Brian Campeau, Richie Cuthbert (Cuthbert & The Nightwalkers), Jason Mannell and Ben Romalis have no choice but to shift what began as a side project up several gears. Their inspired musicianship has seen them compile a collection of quality original tunes creating a solid mix of heartbreak and hangover, humour and humility. Occupying a broad musical landscape between influences like Beck, Fleet Foxes, Hank Williams, Tom Waits, Portishead & Gram Parsons, Campeau labels their music “Garage-grass”.
John Shand of the Sydney Morning Herald said "Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Hear him."
Luke is an award-winning singer-songwriter, comedian and speaker who has turned his twenty five years of living with chronic illness into inspiration for his art. He is the creator of "Chronic", a one-man comedy show about living with Crohn's Disease, and The Vegetable Plot, a nationally-touring children's band. Luke is also the exceedingly humble owner of "Sydney's sexiest man voice", an accolade he won in a phone-in poll on a popular radio station (though he doesn't like to mention this unless absolutely necessary...)
BAD KITTY AND THE ALLEY CATS
This Sydney based trio is a band that is willing to embrace and provide intimacy, connection and joy to their audience, whether via their original songs or intriguing arrangements of familiar covers. They relish playing soft, subtle ballads, blues and soul that resonate with the heart, but are just as comfortable pounding out funky rhythms, country twang, bluegrass or folk, with a little bit of pop thrown in for good measure. Think acoustic Americana come jazzy folk. This is music that insists you not only tap your foot, or sway your hips, but surrender to total immersion. The band’s art is to redefine the huge back-catalogue of their combined and extremely diverse musical tastes by designing unique and exciting arrangements of covers and originals.