MUSIC: Hello Music lovers of the outta north and beyond.
Well last Friday night we walked the stairway to heaven once again and heard some heavenly sounds. There is nothing quite like a harmony, even two part harmonies or better still three part harmonies.
The night started with ‘Don’t Thank Me Spank Me.’ A duo comprising of Esther Henderson and Nitida Atkinson who play and sing and write the best songs ever, oh and happen to be gorgeous in every way. Flight of the Concords move on over. Followed by the headline act The Dusty Millers stepping up to the stage with their take on murder ballads, country classics with some hip 70’s cheese factor songs. Along with some amazing hand written songs to boot! The Dusty Millers are family force to be listened to.
THIS FRIDAY 22nd June: This coming Friday has a change of pace when the world’s greatest performer Eugene Hamilton and the Money come North. Jet setting in from ‘The Pink Flamingo Casino Back Bar’ in Vegas, he’ll be landing the chopper 8.30 sharp for two sets of a Funktified, Countrified, Latin Soul Boogaloo Joyride… Sounds good? Sounds really good!! Eugene makes an art form out of playing re-invented covers and his band the Money features the absolute cream of Melbourne’s musicians. He’ll be dressed for success in excess and he will definitely impress. Dancing shoes highly recommended for this show folks and if you can drag out your lamé even better still!
Here’s a little introduction from the Guy himself.
BAR NEWS: The flavours of Winter continue… The mulled cider, hot toddies and even the Guinness have been favourites at the Kastoria bar. Last week we saw the Espresso Martinis being served to young and old. Along with all the usual personality enhancers. We also served pots of tea and cafe lattes. You could say, things are getting pretty swish in our canteen style BAR. And because we like to mix our taste of drinks with our taste in music we’ll be having our Pimped up Prosecco on offer when Eugene Hamilton hits town. I personally can’t wait… Now what am I going to wear?
BOOK TICKETS HERE For Eugene’s Joyride
FRIDAY 29th June: The Zourouna Ensemble – Melbourne’s best Rembetika, Middle Eastern and Turkish Band BOOK HERE
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
Another Friday night sell out show bites the dust for the Kastoria music club Winter gig series. Ross McLennan and the New World Orchestra was a truly transcendental experience.
Just beautiful and mesmerising from beginning to end. What a night!
Thank you to all who came and enjoyed, and signed into the members book.
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This coming Friday the 15th of June we have The Dusty Millers playing. A close knit family with even closer knit harmonies! It’s the family sing along you wished your family sounded like! The Dusty Millers are Lisa, Loretta and Tracey Miller. All state of the art singers from Melbourne coming together with their band singing new and old country songs from Dolly Parton to Neil Young to Folk Murder Ballads and Rockabilly Swing. All in three part harmony that’ll make your hairs stand on end! A night not to miss. Support from ‘Don’t Thank Me Spank me’, a R n POP duo of close harmonies and guitar and violin…Just beautiful and funny!
Tickets for this gig here
Doors open at 7pm. Showtime 8.30 sharp till 11pm.
Remember first in best seated!
And now for The Kastoria ‘BAR’ news, Ange’s delicious snack platters have been going OFF, in a good way! The platters come in veggie or meat flavours and are available at the bar along with lots of welcoming warming winter bevvys. The Mulled Cider has been a hit along with our Dark and Stormies (rum, lime and ginger beer). And of course the Guinness is always popular in the cold months. This could be the week we introduce our coffee machine which also means ‘Espresso Martinis’, great for a Friday night pick me up after a weeks work! yummmm!
We have been planning our ‘TEXT HANDSOME JAMES THE BARMAN ‘ your order ‘ from your seat! And then your order magically appears. Genius idea we thinks. How’s that for table service?!! This will be great for when the gig has a more of a sit down and listen vibe! Will keep you posted about that one.
So many thanks for listening and don’t forget to book to avoid disappointment. Tickets and space are limited!
Ya sou from Jody and all the gang at the Kastoria Music Club.
Well the Kastoria Music Club opened on Friday with a zing, crash bang, on the first day of winter things felt like summer. What a way to welcome in the new season. When Loretta Miller hit the stage the crowd got groovin’, the dance floor got hot and sweaty and the bar staff got busy. What a gal, what a band, and what about her Mumma! Thanks Lorettie , we really hope you can come back north and do it all again? Oh hang on, you are, but just a bit different. The DUSTY MILLERS are playing on June 15th. It’s a family affair with the Millers so better book for that one, last I looked it was selling fast.
This Friday the 8th June sees the Kastoria getting very groovy in a different way when Ross McLennan and his New world Orchestra hit the stage. There’s nothing better than seeing a 10 piece band in a small sit down setting. String section, horn section, piano, bass, drums and guitar. This gig will cause you glee and aural wonderment, trust us. Ross has been likened to Beck, Brian Wilson, even Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner. His off kilter strings and spidery guitars all spill harmonic colours outside the lines. Not many tickets left to this gig so don’t miss out. There’s also a support spot from the groovers from the coast ‘Victoriana Gaye’. Doors 7pm showtime 8.30 – till 11 pm sharp.
Lastly thanks to all those Club members for signing up and in and apologies to all those who couldn’t get in and up! And a very big thank you to James the handsome barman and his team of spunks serving us drinkies all night. The mulled cider was a winner James, as were the Dark and Stormies. And a very, very big thank you goes to Beautiful Damien for mixing up the sound for the band. It sounded great and once the tech team took to the system with the screw driver it was awesome! Phew. And one last thing I gotta add is the carpentry crew will be hoiking the stage up another 25cm just so every one can see ‘CLEARLY NOW THE RAIN HAS GONE’!! sorry I got distracted ….
That’s all for this weeks edition of “What goes on at The Kastoria Music Club in Far north Tropical Coburg” …
Well the Good news is the Health inspector came to check on the club and we got the big tick…
The bad news is he fell down the stairs and broke his leg.
The good news is we’ve decorated the outside smoking section.
The bad news is smoking can make you sick.
The good news is we have a barman called James.
The bad news is he’s ugly (ha, no just kidding, he’s very handsome). Sorry James.
In other GOOD news the June gigs are selling well and we have now booked all Friday nights in July .
Yolanda Ingley is having her single launch. Sally Ford and Patrick Cronin are bringing the good Doctor Hernandez and Danny Walsh Banned are coming all the way from Reservoir to play. Even Jackal are coming to play.
We also have a couple of Fridays in August booked. The Belmar Record showcase night, with FLIP YOUR WIG launching their new Album. Also we have a hootananny planned with The Collingwood Casanovas and King Arthur… Stay tuned, that’s in tune!