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For those who love to listen

Our next Shack Performance is





At the Ted Blackwood Hall,
Cnr Jackson Rd and Boondah Rd, Warriewood


Click here to book.

Numbers are in compliance with council requirements; please check in at the venue with the NSW Services app. 
BYO drinks and nibbles and remember to bring everything you will want - cutlery, cups, etc and the venue requires us to take all our rubbish away at the end of the night.   

Tickets $25
Members $20





Fred Smith writes songs. Some of them are sad. Some of them are funny. Some of them are sad and funny. Some of them are quite serious. They have melodies and stories you can remember - that stay with you and keep you company. Fred’s songs reflect the world he has seen in what, so far, has been a messy and interesting life. He was the subject of an Australian Story documentary feature about his experiences in Afghanistan and Bougainville. His book, The Dust of Uruzgan, was published by Allen and Unwin. 

An easy raconteur with a deep catalogue of great songs, Fred and band never repeat a song from set to set at a festival. His solo albums and collaborative recordings with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale are on many people’s ‘best ever’ lists. His songs capture the human complexities of the countries he has worked in - Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, the USA, and lately Australia – with poetry that is wry, tender and comprehending.

Have a listen here

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Narrownecks are a folk trio based in Sydney with American old time string band roots. David Hoffman, fiddler, originally from the US, is a second generation old time musician and has been surrounded by the music of the Applachian mountains since his beginning. Clawhammer banjo player, Harry O'Donovan, has brought a love for Indian and world music to the folk scene while guitarist and mandolinist Brother John (of the Blues Preachers) is one of Australia's leading fingerstyle and blues guitarists.  Between John's solid rhythms and guitar mastery, Harry's exceptional melodic ear, whether its a traditional 19th Century fiddle tune or a beautiful 3 part vocal harmony, the Narrownecks will be sure to keep you wanting more. 

Have a listen here.

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Peace, Love, Music, Art, Song, Surf, Faith, Earth. 

We are J O C E A N. Recording and performing artists. 

A dynamic duo of vocals, guitar and percussion. We perform original acoustic folk, rock, roots and blues works with a focus on matters of the heart (relationships, loneliness, love and loss) and social and environmental issues facing current and future generations. 

We simply wish to connect with community through shared experience placed in verse and tone. 

We have found our path and wish to walk our truth.

Singer / Songwriter / Group, recording and performance artists performing at festivals, folk clubs, cafes, open mic nights, busking events and gigs in the Illawarra (NSW). Group consists of Josh Sea (Vocals / Guitar) and Bruce Sea (Backing Vocals / Percussion).

Have a listen here.

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Watch this Space

Performances to be advised............



Save the Date

The Northern Beaches Music Festival

May 2022

At the Tramshed Community Arts Centre
and Berry Reserve, Narrabeen

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