6pm doors, 6:30pm show
Nick Charles is launching his ninth solo album, Guitar Music. The Age has labelled him “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”, gathering every blues, folk and songwriting award this country has to offer. These include Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year, The Age Blues Album of the Year, twice winner of the Australian Song Contest and every Australian blues award multiple times.
His music draws on the rich history of fingerstyle blues, ragtime and early jazz, with an instinctive eclectic melodic sense. His musical icons range from Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Blind Blake to more contemporary fingerstyle masters and composers. Nick has toured the USA 13 times in recent years, performing more than 300 shows there. Guitar Music has a typically broad palette of influences and includes wonderful renditions of acoustic guitar classics and a nod to his country blues heroes.
2021 CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ award winners, The Weeping Willows will open the show, launching their brand new EP. Willows Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.
Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm
Come join the global celebration of Frank Sinatra’s classic album “Sinatra At The Sands” 65th birthday, with a revival of his most famous performance at the Sands Casino, plus a bonus set of Frank’s greatest hits, portrayed by Tom Burlinson and his sensational All Star Big Band. This will be a one-off evening of nostalgia that no true Sinatra fan will want to miss.
Tom sings all the wonderful songs from this sensational recording of Sinatra in his prime. ‘Come Fly with Me’, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘One for My Baby’, ‘You Make Me Feel So Young’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘It was a Very Good Year’, ‘My Kind of Town’ and many more! The bonus set will include ‘My Way’ and, of course, ‘New York, New York’.
Tom Burlinson has proven that he is one of the best in the world at Sinatra-inspired singing. He is renowned for his smooth style and astonishing performance skills. Don’t miss this wonderful new show as Tom will once again do justice to the marvellous musical legacy of the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra.
“Frank Sinatra will never die for his fans as long as Tom Burlinson is there to bring him back to life.”