Kastoria OR Monte Carlo ?

LAST FRIDAY : Well Eugene Hamilton and the MONEY , i have to say , REALLY are the best in the Business . Thats ‘Show Business’  ! Eugene flew in from Monte Carlo and hit the red stage running . Far North Tropical Coburg felt very cosmopolitan last Friday . Eugene had the crowd in the palm of his cool hand as he put on a display of some of the finest moves that even Burt Reynolds didn’t know . No wonder that guy gets around in a chopper . Thank you Mr Hamilton and of course his very expensive band ‘The Money’.

NEXT FRIDAY : September 14th Rock Venus : I cant wait for this show . I love everything ‘Linda’ and now she’s coming upstairs in the form of ROCK VENUS – The Linda Ronstadt show featuring Jane Clifton in the company of rock n roll gal royalty – Clare Moore on Drums and Rosie Westbrook on Bass . Along with ‘All the Girl Singers’ of Melbourne’s favourite and finest guitarist Sam Lemann and Handsome Tim Deane . This is a show for fans of Linda Ronstadt . ‘You’re No Good ,Desperado ,Just One look, Blue Bayou , When Will I Be Loved , the list goes on and on . Jane Clifton is no stranger to our stages and our Radio shows around Melbourne and she is delighted to pay tribute to one of our favourite singers .This is a show for fans of Linda Ronstadt -AND MORE .BOOK here For ROCK VENUS But last i looked it was almost sold OUT !!


BAR :The Fridges have never sounded better and our drinks are as cold as the hills on Hotham .Our Eugene Hamilton inspired Monte Carlo Cocktail was a winner , especially served in our old fashioned Champagne glasses , perfect ….. Frangelico , Mint , Ginger Beer and LIME . Oh and the RUM is pretty popular also .

FRIDAY Sept 21st :THE PUTBACKS are coming up the stairs to Funk up the house .. Big time ! If you like your Funk super heavy with an authentic feel and a side of deep fried big bottom then you will love The Putbacks . They have established themselves as one of the premier funk outfits in Australia. The dance floor will be cleared , mopped and polished and the lights will be low . We’re getting our boogie on and off , cant wait . So get the Funk up the stairway to heaven and lets DANCE !!     Here’s what Rex at Northside Records said about the Putbacks : ”Diamond Cutter is fresh — it’s cheesy enough to make white people dance but it’s not cheesy at all… it’s got the same kinda swinging feel as Tighten Up or Razor Blade, but still grooves hard like a JB/Pee Wee Ellis 45. Party starter! CAUTION: May induce white man’s overbite!” . Here is Diamond Cutter ! Have a listen HERE The Putbacks are Mick Meagher – bass ,Tom Martin – guitar ,Rory McDougall – Drums ,Simon Mavin – Keys ,Justin Marshall – Percussion

BOOK here for The Putbacks


FRIDAY September 28th .. The MELTDOWN . Simon Burkes Country Soul band or Soul Country band = incredibly soulful and good for the soul . Simon Burkes voice is a SHOW STOPPER gob smaker and jaw droppingly good .Have a look and listen to this beautiful song and video of Simons Dont miss this gig if you LOVE Country Soul like i do ..BOOK here for The Meltdown


FRIDAY October 5th .. The amazing Kylie Auldist playing 2 very different sets . Starting with her acoustic soul-style set . Then watch her raise the roof for her UP-Tempo Electro set . Dancing shoes required for both sets !But please be quick in booking these tickets because it will sell out ! BOOK here for KYLIE AULDIST


FRIDAY October 12th .. CHARM OF FINCHES with support from Kate Lucas and Nat from Coda Chroma . Also The very Young and extremely talented Violet Kelly at 8pm . This will be a very special gig of Femme Folk ! Book here for Charm of Finches


FRIDAY October 19th .. COOKIN ON THREE BURNERS with STELLA ANGELICO ..need we say more ..nope . Except book fast for this gig as tickets are selling quicker than the quick brown fox !! BOOK here for CO3B and STELLA


FRIDAY October 26th .. DR HERNANDEZ . BACK by popular demand. Book here for the Doctor


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd : Tanya Lee Davies with 4 of her Duetting boyfriends off her Duetting Damsel Album .. Featuring Continental Robert Susz, Matt Walker , Benny Peters and Steve Lucas. Bookings not open yet .


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9th : Zulya and The Children of the Underground .Aria Award winning Zulya and The Children of the Underground perform exquisite original music inspired by Zulya’s Tatar and Russian roots. The music defies being labelled, but has been described as “Kurt Weillish, Euro-Cabaret jazz colliding with lullabies constructed to tear your heart out.”  With Zulyas Smouldering vocals supported by accordion , piano, guitar, double bass and percussion this is Folk music with an edge . Not to be missed BOOK here for Zulya


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH ...Jodi Phillis Album Launch with special guest Barb Waters BOOK here for Jodi Phillis 


After leaving her mark on the Australian cultural landscape with The Clouds, Jodi Phillis has returned to her default mode of acoustic singer songwriter, mining the deep seem of neo-romantic folk pop.Jodi will perform songs from her new album ‘Becoming’, many of which were born out of grief from the loss of both her parents in the last 3 years, as well as a selection of songs from earlier solo albums and a few favourites from her other musical incarnations. Jodi will be stripping it bare and singing her songs solo, with just a guitar for accompaniment.Real, raw, vulnerable and life affirming are a few words to describe what you will experience from Jodi’s performance.Come along and hear Jodi on this most intimate occasion.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23rd : Its a BARRY MORGAN Christmas Meltdown : Bookings not open yet !!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30th : Belmar Records TRINGLE Launch ..Whats a ‘Tringle ‘. Its 3 songs on a single for the price of 1 !! Great idea ..Featuring Flip Your Wig , BOOF     ( no they’re not dead after 30 years ) and the sensational Monique Sheldon .

FRIDAY DECEMBER  7th : ROSS McLENNAN and the New World Orchestra..bookings not open yet

FRIDAY DECEMBER 14th : TBC- But its looking like it might be a JAZZ PARTY kinda crusst-mas party gig !!  This date will be the last gig at Kastoria for 2018 , until we crank up again mid Feb 2019 .


Gotta make mention that Friday nights seem to come around quicker than our power bills ,so if this email is getting as annoying as your power bill then please unsubscribe .. But for now its a Cherrio and see you up the stairs at the club thats so Far out its IN !!

The KMC gang xx…


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