the Shack presents ~~
Luke Escombe is a regular much loved performer at The Shack. He 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...) John Shand of the Sydney Morning Herald described Luke as "a rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian and songwriter, and is very good at them all". Luke emerged into the Australian music scene in the mid 2000's first fronting the satirical folk trio The Locals and then launching his debut folk-tinged solo album "Golden Ages". One of its tracks, The Blame Game, was used as part of World Vision’s "Stir the World" campaign, while another two were featured on Foghorn Records' "Homegrown Roots" compilation alongside songs from the likes of John Butler and Paul Kelly. His second album "Mantown" went on to spend 9 straight months in the top ten of the Australian Blues and Roots chart and drew universal critical acclaim. He is an extraordinary performer, engaging, funny and provocative, with many strings to his bow. Read more or listen here or to enjoy an interview with Luke by Christine Anu on ABC radio click here.
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CAP IN HAND
Nigel Walters and Dave Spira and between them they sing, play finger style guitar, dulcimer, mandolin and cello mandolin enjoying the interweaving of the different acoustic sounds. Each write their own material, and their repertoire is constantly expanding as they both draw from a treasure-chest of traditional and contemporary music. They play contemporary and traditional acoustic music with a twist. Including Nic Jones, Martin Simpson, Show of Hands, Joni Mitchell and David Francey, in fact their musical influences span 5 centuries and takes you on an emotional journey.
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Roger Montgomery and John Angliss are the Dingo's Breakfast. With decades of performing experience under their belts, they present an electrically eclectic, dialectic selection of Oz music, poetry and yarn-spinning with the accent firmly on comedy. Dingo's Breakfast concerts are a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary Australian and Irish songs, lavishly salted with an edgy slam of performance poetry. The Dingo's Breakfast have spent the last 12 years travelling between W.A. and the Eastern states, and on this tour, will be joined by Davey Browne, Dave Clark, Bruce Boyd, Ken Kenny and Phil Beck.
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