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, 2nd November.
7:30 - late


and we are delighted to present


Glenn is a legend of the Australian music scene. He is singer-songwriter whose enigmatic and compelling songs have enchanted audiences from London's Marquee and Ronnie Scott's Club, the Glasgow Apollo and Liverpool Empire, through to Sunbury and the Syndey Opera House. Rhythms magazine said "There's no-one else on the Australian music scene quite like Glenn Cardier; from the finely chiselled storylines, and the razor sharp observations to the off-kilter delivery of his cryptic vignettes, he is a genuine one-off, a maverick and you wouldn't want it any other way".

Glenn is joined by harmonica virtuoso, Christian Marsh, veteran of countless sessions with many artists and bands in a surprisingly diverse array of musical styles. Starting at age 14 Christian studied harmonica with serious dedication. He recorded an album of original material with Guy Dickerson entitled "Planet Bound", and another entitled "The Sketch". His composition "Five Islands" was awarded "Best Instrumental" at the ABC Newcastle Music Awards. He has won "Golden Harmonica Awards" at the Hohner National Harmonica Championships and worked as Larry Adler's harmonica technician during the Australian leg of Adler's tour.  Aside from his own CD's, Christian has featured as a guest artist on over 40 other albums and played with many of the top artists in the music industry. 

On their own, Glenn Cardier or Christian Marsh are exceptional.  Together, they are a special treat.



AKoVA’s musical journey began as a child: “I’ve been playing music ever since I was a kid. One day I was driving along with my old man when this song came on the radio... ‘Sunshine Superman’ by Donovan. That song put me on my path right there and then. Donovan’s been a big inspiration ever since.”

AKoVA is a compelling storyteller with the ability to channel his life experiences into his thought-provoking music. He shares one man's intimate evolution, leaving listeners with the priceless gift of hope. This acoustic multi-instrumentalist inspires and uplifts audiences worldwide. 

"I feel that I am more than a musician right now. I've played music my whole life, but that's not all that I am anymore. I have been on a challenging sometimes epic journey learning to let go of the attachment of thinking with my head to feeling with my heart. We all think with our heads but it's our heart that has all the answers. They say it's the longest journey you will ever take, and yet you only travel around 18 inches. My goal is to empower you and to inspire you to be the best you can be through my personal experiences. My lyrics are conscious yet not overwhelming as I still have a bit of the rocker from West Sydney in me. I am enjoying music more than ever as I have found myself and my purpose." - AKoVA



Dr Coocachoo is a Sydney based newgrass band who sing 3 part harmonies and play guitar, fiddle, banjo and bass. They play a range of bluegrass and beyond


Please click here to go through to our events page for information on our performers and links to listen.

Entry $25

On-line bookings here.


Upcoming in December





Other local venues to explore:

The Manly Fig
Humph Hall
Fairlight Folk
The Music Lounge

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