the Shack presents ~~
GLENN CARDIER AND CHRISTIAN MARSH
Touring with Spike Milligan and opening for the likes of Harry Chapin, Frank Zappa, Sherbet, Cheech & Chong and Manfred Mann's Earth Band is not the CV of your average musician, but then Glenn Cardier is not your average troubadour.
Without any doubt the most articulate and creatively insightful singer-songwriter in contemporary Australian music, Cardier has always done things on his own terms. He gave it his best shot throughout the '70s, completely hung up his six-string for over twenty-five years before a 'comeback' in 2002 that has thus far spawned four outstanding albums...' (Rattle The Cage, House Of Mirrors, Exiles From Eden and Stranger Than Fiction). (Trevor Leeden, Rhythms Magazine 2013)
‘Australian singer-songwriter Glenn Cardier's 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 Sydney Opera House.
Christian Marsh began studying the harmonica with serious dedication at age 14. He has won the "Gold Harmonica Awards" at the Hohner National Championships, has a multitude of sessions to his credit over many years and has played a wide cross-section of musical styles. He has featured in stage musicals such a Roger Miller’s "Big River” as soloist in the orchestra and character roles on stage. In July 2010 Christian was a performer in Adam Guettel’s “Floyd Collins”, a show which is recognised as “one of the most musically demanding musicals ever written”. Christian has performed Sven Libaek's Harmonica Concerto with a number of different Symphony Orchestras. A performance with the “Central Coast Symphony” was recorded in June 2010. 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 "Gold Harmonica Awards" at the Hohner National Harmonica Championships and worked as Larry Adler's harmonica technician during the Australian leg of Adler's international 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.
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Traditional Graffiti’ is the multi-faceted roots music experience that evolved out of Australia’s ever-popular gang of ex-pats, ‘The Wheeze & Suck Band’.
Ian ‘The Pump’ Macintosh (Melodeon, guitar, Harp), John ‘Red Tips’ Milce (Percussion and japes ie: he hits things hard!) & Nigel ‘Muddy’ Waters (Mandolin, Cello Mandolin, Harp & Guitar) continue their unique readings of British-based traditional, ceremonial and contemporary folk material, but now embrace both the strong Australasian and North American influences that have influenced their lives over the years.
The warmth and humour associated with the Wheezers continues; as does the band’s determination to contribute new material and an original approach to the roots/folk scene. Expect to sing along as the ‘Trads’ make their official debut at the Shack.
CHANTAL & CESAR
Chantal&Cesar started as they intend to continue - neither knew what to expect upon meeting for the first time at The Newport. Guitarist, Cesar, played some familiar tunes and singer, Chantal, sang along as a curious and enchanted crowd formed around them. This impromptu jam led to a mini-gig begged for by the excited punters and they knew they were musical soulmates.
Since then they have won many competitions, played weddings, functions, parties and public gigs at Sydney's most iconic venues. With hundreds of songs between them and a great ability to adapt to the crowd, they are a highly sought after duo.
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Please book online but don't worry if you don't as you can still buy tickets at the door.7:30 - lateWilliam st Studios,3 William st Fairlight (church hall).BYO food and drinks.