Mar 17 all-day

KLA7pm doors, 8pm show

Karen Lee Andrews (formerly Ms Murphy) has reconnected with her guitar, hitting new strides and a new style, which can only be described as Oceanic Blues. And now this proud Polynesian woman of soul is back with her own original music and new EP. Her sound is an exceptional blend of American Blues and Soul. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid Oceanic expression. This commanding woman of soul is back and the depths of her voice unlimited. She is fast becoming a festival favourite, but on Sun 17th March she will be at the Camelot Lounge with her world class band – Adam Ventoura on bass and Yanya Boston on drums.

“One of the most original and dignified talents to emerge in Australian Entertainment in a long time. She manages to be both imperial yet vulnerable.”
Paul Sheehan, Sydney Morning Herald

The name ‘Power’ describes her work perfectly. Driven by hip-hop inspired beats, straight up lyrics and a big voice. Rhythm is where Jay is most comfortable, layering melodies over beats your body won’t want to ignore. Her love for lush vocals shows in her arrangements, filled with the harmonies and beauty that comes from an artist who lives to sing. She is joined by experienced RnB guitarist, Mikey Chan. Chan has lent his formidable talent to heavyweights like Grammy award-winning Hip-Hop producer M-Phazes, Roots Manuva and Kimbra.

“Jay Power is just the right blend of sass and soul. She’s definitely got substance.”
The Advertiser

more info [1305200]

FOUR: A Night of Incredible Jazz
Mar 24 all-day

four7pm doors, 8pm show

“If you asked me I could write a book”…about the international achievements of these FOUR great singers.

Susan Gai-Dowling, Sandie White, Marie Wilson and Joy Yates are all accomplished performers of jazz influenced standards and together for the first time they will each put their stamp on outstanding compositions drawn from the classic age of American music to the present day.

Maturity has not diminished their power, probably increased it and this intimate concert is an opportunity not to be missed in the Django Bar especially when ably accompanied by the highly esteemed musicians, Dave MacRae piano, Craig Scott bass and Laurie Bennett drums. Its going to be a beauty.

more info [1305200]