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LAST FRIDAY:
Well that was fun, that was really fun. What a rockin band Danny Walsh has. Especially Leo WEED Tellefson, he was on fire (great balls of fire). We danced, we drank and we boogie-woogied until the break of dawn. Thank you Danny Baby with your feathered hat..  A true Gentleman, along with being a great entertainer in a very, very good suit (3 piece velvet maroon with bell bottoms).  His light up guitar was a show stopper. I do love a bit of audience participation, well done to the couple on table 2! We won’t be banning the REZZA boys from the club, you are welcome creek side any day.

THIS FRIDAY:
It’s very exciting having JAKAL coming to play at the club. They will be funking it up and getting on down. The youngest band so far to come up the stairs, in fact that’s an understatement.  After Danny’s band these kids are virtual Babies. Lucky we all have our working with children checks!

Here’s what Max Teakle (band leader) has to say about the band,
“After crossing paths at VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts) in 2016, Max Teakle (Keys), Sam Watts (Bass), Kane Watts (Drums) and Imre Scicluna (Sax) started playing regularly. They had a weekly gig at a pub in Brunswick East, it was around then Max brought in a friend from his old school, Oskar Moore (Trombone). At the end of that year Max started writing music with Jessie Hillel (Vocals), they began to play these tunes at this residency and towards the end of 2017 they put it together officially and became Jakal.”

Here’s what I have to say about the band..
‘When I first heard JAKAL play I couldn’t believe my ears or my eyes. Plus they made me want to cut the rug and bust a move! Their mature sound for their years is astonishing, along with their song writing skills. All of the players have incredible talent and then when you hear Jessie start to sing, all heavens break loose. That gal can sing and she can write, AND she’s totally gorgeous to boot .. this Gig should not be missed, they are gonna funk it up big time and you WILL wanna dance.. If you have kids who look like they’ll be walking down the musicians road , I encourage you to bring them along ( free of charge ) for some inspiration and influence. It might even make them practice more!! (I’m talking to my kids when I say that)  BOOK HERE FOR JAKAL.    

BAR: The bar continues to be the cutest thing this side of the Coburg Pool. Thanks to Peter Negroni from the Railway Hotel on Nicholson st Nth Fitzroy for providing the club with some new tables and chairs..yeah Yeah! We rolled those big round dinner tables out and now we have some pretty cute little ones in their place and not to mention some very stylish chairs (made in Brunswick 1962).. Now we have more elbow bending room! So all’s good in the BAR and the fridges are chugging along just fine, oh and the BEER chugs down just fine too.

HERE’S WHATS ON NEXT 

FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST: Belmar Record release.. from ‘FLIP YOUR WIG’ ALBUM LAUNCH ‘Uh Oh! Chungo! So excited about this gig!! Probs because it’ll be my first gig at the club, eeeeek! (long awaited) Rob Price and I wrote a swag of hits, recorded them at Stevie’s Studio in Altona with the ‘Cream of the Crop’ of a band including  Mr Dai Jukebox Jones, along with a cast of thousands and now you have, UH OH! CHUNGO!  With support from The Pearly Shells and very special guests Kyrren Tolhurst, Kerri Simpson along with the Donny StewART this will be a great night’s entertainment AND celebration..  https://www.trybooking.com/WSXE
FRIDAY 10th AUGUST: SHE-ELVIS night of nights.. girls girls girls singing, living and breathing life into Elvis songs.. Starring Loretta Miller, Freya Josephine Hollick , Tanya Lee Davies, Emilee South, Layla Jean. With the Presley Family Band (all star line up)    https://www.trybooking.com/WXVP
FRIDAY 17th AUGUST: The Collingwood Casanovas..  Playing bluegrass, western swing and country like you’ve never heard before. Featuring LUCKY OCEANS on Pedal Steel.. BOOK here for the Big HO-DOWN with Lucky Oceans

FRIDAY 24th AUGUST: Marshmallow Overcoat… Ash Naylor, Davey Lane and Brett Wolfenden Book here for the MARSHMALLOW OVERCOAT.

FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST: The Breadmakers …excellent old school. Excited to say they will be Supported from ‘POLLYMAN’ (sons of Sarah Carroll and Chris Wilson)  (bookings not open yet)

FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER: Eugene Hamilton’s coming back!! For our spring special celebration..

SEPT AND OCT:

Excited to announce that Kylie Auldist, Charm of Finches and Cookin on Three Burners are coming to the club…TBC! So its a toodle oooh from up here on top of the hill, between Woolies and the BIG 4 Elizabeth st far north tropial coburg.. The bar in the Burg deep in the burbs!!

YASOU from Jody and the KMC gang xx

 

Good and bad jokes! Mostly bad

Custard + Hysteria =  KASTORIA 

What happened last Friday 13TH: 

I’M CURED!! There is nothing quite like a good Dance Off to cure what ails you and the good Doctor did some serious cure-ing. We were all under the Doctor’s spell last Friday, the band casting their good voodoo on the crowd to make everyone feel alive and well. Some of Melbourne’s finest musicians did it once again at the Kastoria Music club. Thank you Sally and Patrick for bringing Dr Hernandez to Far North Coburg, we will be seeing the Doctor again before the end of the year for a checkup. Keep you posted on that one, now I’m off to see the podiatrist. 

This coming Friday July 20th:

This week sees Danny Walsh and his Banned of Reserve-WAR boys coming over the tracks to far North Tropical CoburgDanny will be rolling up the stairs with his band to play some Rockin Rezza Piano driven Boogie. Reminiscent of Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen the ‘Banned’ will take us swamp (creek) side of the border of Reservoir and Coburg to play 2 darn hot sets of Aussie Boogie (there is such a thing), swamp blues to piano-driven rock’n’roll and southern soul. With an evolving line-up keeping the sound supple, the Banned features members of Cannon, Clinkerfield, Colleen Hewett and Courtney Barnett alongside keyboard killer Leo ‘The Weed’ Tellefson and their rambunctious feather-capped Captain Danny. Catch them at their new local haunt, The Kastoria Music Club before they’re forever banned! Its gonna be GOOD.

GET TICKETS NOW:   BOOK HERE 

Here’s some pre gig viewing/listening for you

https://dannywalshbanned.bandcamp.com/

Youtube including the film clip to the first single from the latest Banned album

https://www.facebook.com/dannywalshbanned/ 

https://soundcloud.com/dannywalshbanned

BAR: 

The bar continues to make everyone happy. Funny that! We saw the Espresso Martinis running out through the swinging doors of the canteen bar. It must be our very fair price and of course the style and grace in which they are made (thank you Jimmy and Tash) Shake shake shake, shake your booty! Our choice of Beers from all corners of the globe are still pleasing everyone. When your corners are Ireland, Italy, Greece and Coburg I’d call that a good round square!  Enough about all that for now. Continuing on: News from Ange, from the Sound Department. He’s very, very, very happy with his new toy. It’s a YAMAHA -ha O1V 96 Desk (it’s all Greek to me). And can I add, to everyone else! The band mentioned the amazing fold back more than a dozen times. While the crowd were raving about the front of house sound. 

So I hope this Kastoria up date finds you all well. Thank you for reading, listening, coming, going , signing in to come on up! YA-SOU from all zee gang at Le Club. The Kastoria Music Club, ITS SO FAR OUT IT’S IN!  

STILL TO COME:

FRIDAY 27th JULY: JAKAL. The youngest grooviest Funky Jazz cats in the Universe ..Move over CAT EMPIRE ‘JAKAL’ are Here. Featuring the young and extremely talented Max Teakle along with 6 other very young and very talented musicians. Come and support them.   BOOK HERE  

FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST: Belmar Record release…from ‘FLIP YOUR WIG’. ALBUM LAUNCH ‘Uh Oh! Chungo! So excited about this gig!! Probs because it’ll be my first gig at my own club, eeeeek !(long awaited) BOOK HERE  

FRIDAY 10th AUGUST: SHE-ELVIS night of nights …girls girls girls singing , living and breathing life into Elvis songs … Starring Loretta Miller, Freya Josephine Hollick, Tanya lee Davies, Emilee South, Layla Jean.   BOOK HERE 

FRIDAY 17th AUGUST: The Collingwood Casanovas… Playing bluegrass, western swing and country like you’ve never heard before, fFeaturing LUCKY OCEANS on Pedal Steel (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 24th AUGUST: Marshmellow Overcoat ..Ash Naylor, Davey Lane and Brett Wolfenden (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST: The Breadmakers …excellent old school. Excited to say they will be Supported from ‘POLLYMAN’ (sons of Sarah Carroll and Chris Wilson)  (bookings not open yet) 

 FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER: Eugene Hamilton’s coming back!! For our spring special celebration ..

SEPT AND OCT: Excited to Announce that Kylie Auldist, Zulya of the Underground and Cookin on Three Burners are coming to the club …TBC !

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Kastoria music magic continues

Last Friday:

Soulful sounds swept out of the top floor of the club last Friday and soothed everyone’s Friday arvo eve angst. It was soul music good for the soul. Another beautiful crowd of beautiful music lovers coming out to far north beautiful Coburg (?) to see the beautiful Yolanda Ingley ll and her band. It was bee-U-tee-Full …okay that’s enough of that! Thank you Yolanda it was a gorgeous gig and it’s gotta be said Monica Weightman was truly on FIRE.

A HUGE thank you to ANGE from ‘Infrastructure’ for raising the stage another head height… Makes all the difference! And thanks to ANGE from ‘Sound Department’ for yet another great mix!

THIS FRIDAY JULY 13th:

This Friday we clear the dance floor AND then mop it, polish it and then you CAN eat your dinner off it. But we won’t be eating we’ll be dancing, to the amazing sounds of DR Hernandez.

The Doctor is coming to cure what ails you. So get your prescriptions filled this Friday with a double dose of electro-cumbia, funky reggae and soulful boogaloo. This 6 piece combo play hammond infused grooves with a three piece horn section, never fail percussion and Sally Ford’s trademark soaring Spanish vocals. Once again the cream of the crop of Melbourne musicians. Dancing shoes required and highly recommended!!

Book Here for DR Hernandez    

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BAR :

There’s a saying I like that goes ‘All’s good in the garden if the roots aren’t severed.’ This week its ‘All’s good in the BAR if the Fridges don’t break down! ( $ ) hmmm. Another week rolled by with a quick but expensive visit from Mr Refrigerator, lucky he was friendly and a muso to boot.

Some more fake fruit came up the stairs along with some sweet things, that you CAN actually eat!

Announcement: We now have sweet platters on offer mmmmmmm!

Turkish delight, Baklava, Maamoul (best date biscuits in the universe) and Persian treats. Goes great with our espresso Martini or even just a cup of tea.

Lastly, welcome to the club to our new subscribers and if you want to unsubscribe, go right ahead, but remember you will never know what goes on down the laneway, through the gate and up the stairs to the Kastoria Music club!!

xx Jody and the KMC team!!

Here’s a clip of the Coat Rack Kids hard at it!!

STILL TO COME :

FRIDAY 20th July : Danny Walsh BANNED.. The Rezza Boys are coming over the road to Coburg Norf.  BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 27th JULY: JACKAL. The youngest grooviest Jazz cats in the Universe ..Move over CAT EMPIRE ‘JACKAL’ are here.  BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST: Belmar Record release … from ‘FLIP YOUR WIG’ ALBUM LAUNCH ‘Uh Oh! Chungo! So excited about this gig!! (long awaited) BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 10th AUGUST: SHE-ELVIS night of nights… girls, girls, girls singing, living and breathing life into Elvis songs… Starring Loretta Miller, Freya Josephine Hollick, Tanya Lee Davies, Emilee South, Jemma Rowlands (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 17th AUGUST: The Collingwood Casanovas .. Playing bluegrass like you’ve never heard before Featuring LUCKY OCEANS on Pedal Steel (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 24th AUGUST: Marshmellow Overcoat ..Ash Naylor, Davey Lane and Brett Wolfenden (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST: The Breadmakers …excellent old school. Excited to say they will be supported from ‘POLLYMAN’ (sons of Sarah Carroll and Chris Wilson)  (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER: Eugene Hamilton’s coming back !! 

SEPT AND OCT:

We are excited to announce that Kylie Auldist, Zulya of the Underground and Cookin on Three Burners are coming to the club …TBC !

KASTORIA HYSTERIA CONTINUES

Last Friday:

Phew what a night that was. The Kastorians came to dance the Zorba and boy did they dance AND break plates!!! The Zourouna Ensemble gave the oldest members of the club a new lease on life. I hope their knees are all okay! Proud to say those Kastorians know how to have a good time, along with everyone else who came out to Far North Tropical Coburg.

Thank you Zourouna Ensemble. We will be seeing this band again for sure…

NEXT FRIDAY JULY 6th:

yol smallWell this coming Friday sees the Club go a bit bluesy, jazzy and soulful. Yolanda Ingley is set to release her new single off her album which she recorded with Sam Tesky. The single has had heaps of airplay and sounds gorgeous, like her voice. The band she has are the cream de la creme of the Melbourne music scene. We really do having some incredible musicians in Melbourne and her band are some of the best. Steve Blackman will be playing a short set before Yolanda takes to the stage. Steve will also be joining in with Yolanda’s band.

Really looking forward to this gig , a sit down affair  I think. Don’t forget it’s first in best seated so don’t be disappointed and get there early.

Better BOOK HERE for this gig …

BAR:

Got to be said, the Mythos Beer was very drinkable last week. Mythos Beer being a summer time beer, usually enjoyed on a beach (in Greece). But who says we didn’t  pretend it was summer last Friday? Well those who were having the hot toddies can! Along with the mulled cider. Yummm.

So great to have ‘The Coat Rack Kids’ downstairs for your coat hanging requirements. Making sure your coats are hung up and kept safe down stairs. At $1 a coat that’s a pretty good service, not to mention they’re pretty cute too. Along with our DOOR Gal from across the creek Mandy showing you the way upstairs and beyond. Thanks Mandy x .

So gotta be said all is well down the lane, through the gate and up the stairs in Far North tropical Coburg. Thanks to all you fun lovers of fine music and surroundings. Look forward to seeing you again at any of these up and coming shows.

From me and the KMC team, YA-SOU xx

COMING UP 

FRIDAY 13th July: Dr Hernandez will be giving Friday 13th a whole new meaning. BOOK HERE 

FRIDAY 20th July: Danny Walsh BANNED… The Rezza Boys are coming over the road to Coburg Norf.  BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 27th JULY : JACKAL: The youngest grooviest Jazz cats in the Universe ..Move over CAT EMPIRE ‘JACKAL’ are here. BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST: Belmar Records release…’FLIP YOUR WIG’ ALBUM LAUNCH (long awaited) (bookings not open yet)…

FRIDAY 10th AUGUST: SHE-ELVIS night of nights…girls, girls, girls singing, living and breathing life into Elvis songs… More on that later! (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 17th AUGUST: The Collingwood Casanovas… Playing bluegrass like you’ve never heard before featuring LUCKY OCEANS on pedal steel. (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 24th AUGUST: Marshmellow Overcoat… Ash Naylor, Davey Lane and Brett Wolfenden (bookings not open yet) 

FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST: The Breadmakers … excellent (bookings not open yet) 

Sept and Oct GIGS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

HELLO Music lovers of the BURG,the REZZ, PRESTONIA, PROMISETOWN and way way Beyond!!

LAST FRIDAY at Le club:

Well Friday night ticked all my boxes and tickled them too. Eugene Hamilton really is the greatest showman on the universe.  And what a band, The Money! The Cream of a Dream Team! The dance floor was packed with various displays of moves, good and bad! We are trying our best to lure the great man and his band back to the Burg before the end of August, so if you missed him, you WILL get a second chance. Thank you Mr Hamilton and the Money… And thank you to all of the fabulous peeps (no creeps) who came and had a great night out in the Burg!!

FRIDAY 29th June:

The Kastoria is very excited to be having a ‘GREEK NIGHT’ (finally)…

With the help of the amazing Zourouna Ensemble, comprising of some of Melbourne’s best Rembetika musicians. The Zourouna Ensemble will be playing two sets of Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern tunes. Zourouna say they like to take their listeners on a cultural journey with non existent borders.

Take me away I say, these boys can really play… Really!

note: The dance floor will be cleared for dancing on this night and Ange’s food platters will have an even more Greek mediterranean flavour!!  Yum .

You can book your tickets here for your convenience.

BAR NEWS:

Well all is well in the Bar, as long as we don’t run out of beer. And very nearly did for Eugene, geez that band can drink 😉 Obviously very thirsty after their long flight from Vegas!

We will be continuing our yummy mulled cider and hot toddies, great for the cold season. Along with our very popular Espresso Martinis (Kastroria’s secret for those Friday night energy slumps). Our Dark and Stormies (rum, lime and ginger beer) are fresh and delicious and our wine range stays simple yet sufficient. I’m sure this Friday we’ll see the OUZO coming out but I have to draw the line at Retsina… I repeat there will be no Retsina on sale for the Greek Night.

Apologies in advance.

So from all of us here at the Kastoria, Ya-SOU…

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See you on the dance floor xx

THE ZOUROUNA ENSEMBLE

 

COMING UP 

FRIDAY 6th JULY : Yolanda Ingley ll and band with Steve Blackburn. ‘Single Launch’ celebration BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 13th July : Dr Hernandez will be giving Friday 13th a whole new meaning. BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 20th July : Danny Walsh BANNED .. The Rezza Boys are coming over the road to Coburg Norf  BOOK HERE

FRIDAY 27th JULY : JACKAL . The youngest grooviest Jazz cats in the Universe… Move over CAT EMPIRE ‘JACKAL’ are here. BOOK HERE 

AUGUST TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON !