Mar 18

8th April 2015 – Extraordinary Meeting

At the previous AGM, held on Friday 12th December we passed a motion stating that The Armidale Club Board would initiate proceedings to disband the club and cease trading as a commercial entity. In doing so, the club membership authorised the board to determine the appropriate processes and schedule for ceasing operations and disposal of all assets, provided all efforts are made to honour the Club’s liabilities.

With the assistance of our volunteer team we were able to continue trading on a limited basis until the end of January 2015. During that time we were able to keep our head above water but were unable to significantly reduce our trading debt. The prospect of liquidation became increasingly imminent.  This was indeed a difficult time for the Board and members alike as we struggled to come to terms with the prospect that our beloved Club was facing imminent closure. Indeed this was especially difficult for the board, staff and volunteers of the previous 6 months who had put in such a stellar effort to keep the venue open.

 

At this point, we were approached by a group of individuals who have a wealth of business and hospitality skills and are prepared to take over the Club (and its incumbent debt) and re-invigorate the venue to a standard that all our patrons would expect. In the first instance they are involved with a much-needed major re-furbishment of the interior; secondly they will re-engage a new team to oversee a vastly improved operating model.

 

The new team are very keen to keep the original “ethos” of The Armidale Club, not only with the hosting of local and touring bands and performing arts, but also with the history and memorabilia associated with “The Armidale Musicians Club” that operated within the club premises for so many years in the late 90’s up until the present time.

 

The Armidale Club Limited will, for the time being, remain as a Registered Club and the new consortium will purely and simply take over from the current Board.  Ultimately they will seek an independent (Hotel) licence and the entity of The Armidale Club Limited as a Registered Club will be replaced by an individual business.

 

The Board feels very strongly that this is the only operating model that will offer the potential of any long-term viability.

 

The Board of The Armidale Club Limited are calling an Extraordinary General Meeting, to be held on Wed 8th April at 6:30 pm at the newly refurbished club house. Attached to this report is an Agenda, including various legally required Motions that we are asking members to consider.

 

In previous communications I urged our members to “use it or lose it” with regard to club patronage and I will yet again impress on you the importance of utilising this wonderful facility to the maximum.  With the new refurbishment and food services in place, I am sure you will continue to find The Armidale Club the best venue in town. We will be operating for fewer hours, but will require maximum patronage during these hours.

 

Jon Anderson – President

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETING & AGENDA

Extraordinary General Meeting – The Armidale Club

8th April 2015 at 6.30pm

To be held at The Armidale Club

Note: For the Information of Current financial members only

 

  1. Meeting commencement and record of attendees / apologies
  2. Declarations of interest
  3. President’s Report
  4. Motions to the meeting

Motion 1:

That the club membership accept the President’s Report.

Motion 2:

That, as an alternative to the resolution carried from Motion 3 at the Annual General Meeting of The Armidale Club Limited (hereafter “Club”), the Board be authorised to consider any proposals for the restructuring of the business, property and affairs of the Club including, but not limited to, an informal restructuring process or a voluntary administration rather than a winding up (“restructuring process”);

Motion 3:

That, in order to facilitate the restructuring process, and pursuant to section 246B of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (“Act”), the rights and/or privileges of members of the Club as provided by the Memorandum & Articles of Association, any By-Laws thereunder and the Act be held in abeyance until the earlier of the Board (or an administrator of the Club) calling either an extraordinary general meeting of the Club or its Annual General Meeting for 2015;

Motion 4:

That Article 51 of the Club’s Articles of Association regarding “Notices” be amended by adding after “registered address” where it first appears the words “or by email to the email address he or she has nominated to the Club” and by adding at the end of the first paragraph: “Where a member is notified by email, notice shall be deemed to have been effected on the day the email is sent to that email address by the Club.”

Motion 5:

That existing memberships that are due to expire in June 2015 be extended for a further 12 months or until the Club ceases trading as a registered club and that new memberships can be accepted.

Motion 6:

That The Armidale Trust Foundation that was established in is 2013 to be wound up [As per Clause 17 of the deed of trust] and the funds available from that trust are consolidated into the operating revenue of the Armidale Club Limited for the ongoing continuance of the clubs operation.

  1. Close Meeting

The Final Hurrah !!! – Fat Ladies and M-Cooperation Sat Jan 31

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The five piece ‘Fat Ladies’ (‘Fat Lady’ being a type of guitar) are a local act that peddle a harmonious blend of old and new alternate/rock with a splash of country/folk. Originally a three piece ostensibly covering Ryan Adams, their ranks have recently been bolstered by a ‘return from the wilderness’ of the avant-garde Rob ‘boing boing’ Baker bass and ‘the Mitch Mitchell of Armidale’, Mick ‘the machine’ Khan drums. These two seamlessly blend their eclectic styles with those of veteran rock-demigod Damian Wood, guitar, vocal, mandolin, and reclusive jongleur Dan Davies guitar, vocal, harmonica. These four attended school together, where Wood, Baker and Davies formed their first band ‘Phallic Cymbal’, playing an unusual, contorted blend of blues/punk fusion. The bands fifth and youngest member, is front-man Josh ‘baby-face’ Biddle guitar, vocals. Originally from Alstonville, his musicianship is the sweet cream in the crunchy cookie that is the ‘Fat Ladies’.

The M Co-operation is a loose (some say very loose) collective of musicians from various musical backgrounds brought together in different combinations to play original songs from the pen of Mark Cooper. Members for this special January 31 event are Ian “Mitch” Mitchell on drums (Al Heeny R & B Experience and lots of other bands), Mick Houlahan on bass (TWANG & The Briny Sea) and Chris Purcell on lead (Al Heeny R & B Experience plus a multitude of bands and combos). Other M Co-operation members have included Dave Carr, Jess Stocker and Steve Tafra and each has contributed their style and sound to different songs.

Mark has been writing stuff for thirty years and singing for most of that as well in various combinations in Sydney and then at the Armidale Club since first moving to  Armidale in 1993. He was a fairly regular performer at the fondly remembered Musos nights (last Thursday of the month) shifting to other stand-alone gigs with various bands, solo or in combinations- like Natterjack with Brian, Adam, and Georgie, The Deep End with Al, Tony and Dale, and Drums and Wires with members of Dog Box plus Kath Ovendon. He has always played originals (except when doing the two Neil Young and Hot August nights and countless Decade Band nights!), and continues to write stuff.

According to Mark, without the contribution and feeling put into the songs by the local musos, the writing and (solo) performance of originals meant for a band would be rendered a truly unappealing experience, so he is grateful for the band members’ willingness to give their all to his songs and considers them theirs as well. His songs offer a diverse musical experience from sort of country to something like pop to approximate pub rock, with observations of post-adolescent life, love and living in a small town. The latest playlists include mostly new songs being recorded for his first proper CD coming out sometime in 2015, plus favourites from the vault. This is the current line-ups’ second gig and they will be giving it the full tilt on the 31st at the club’s final big night.

Al Heeney Rhythm & Blues Friday 30th at TAC

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The Armidale Club – Last Metal night Sat 24 Jan 2014

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1532827430335409/

Necros Ghouls

Band Members:DRUMS – MIKE HELL/ BASS AND VOX – ZOM ABHORRED

GUITARS – ICEMAN /GUITARS – BENNY

The best of Hardcore, the best of Thrash grinded together with a squeeze of lemon….. then brutalized, gutted and hung up for the blowflies!

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Orgy of Swines

Band Members – Don The-Hinge and Hell

Orgy of Swines has been described as an, mash together a dark cacophony of death metal, grind and post 70’s sleasecore.

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The Dirac Sea

Band Members – Kirk Elliott – Vocals / Gus Hodges – Lead Guitar /Nathan Pigram – Rhythm Guitar

Thomas Batty – Drums /Currently N/A – Bass

Home Town -Newcastle

The Dirac Sea are a 5 piece metal band from Newcastle Australia.

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Fatem

Band Members – Blake Burton: Guitar, Vocals /Alannah Cundy: Drums,Vocals

Matt Bidgood: Bass

Fatem is a Metal band from Armidale.Formed late 2011, Fatem with huge inspirations such as; Machine Head, Parkway Drive, Pantera and other bands of such caliber, Fatem began writing and incorporating their own style into the genre of Metal.

During their time so far they have received airplay on numerous radio stations such as Rabid noise radio, Circuit Time Records Radio, Fistful of Metal Radio and also were featured in an article on the Metal Roos Webzine. Also claiming a national ranking of #1 (2013) on the Metal charts on reverbnation.

 

Oldschool to play at The Armidale Club on FRI 23 Jan

Oldscool part 1

Counting Pennies – Saturday 17th Jan 2015 at TAC

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The Gentlemen of Song – Friday 16 Jan at The Armidale Club

Following our previous Gentlemen of Song we are pleased  to present another wonderful culmination of talent. Featuring Original songs from original artists in an original environment. Featuring Joe Dabron, Mark Cooper, Jon Anderson, Slim Knackers & The other half. Please come along. $5 donation to the Armidale Club.

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The Bopcatz and Twang – Saturday 10 Jan at The Armidale Club

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Dec 29

Huge NYE Party – The Armidale Club

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Dec 20

The Imprints to play at TAC Saturday 20th December

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556231867924571/?fref=ts

The Imprints event

The Imprints are a high-energy duo from Melbourne featuring Willow Stahlut on violin and vocals and Linden Lester on drum kit.

At home in front of festival and party crowds, the Imprints create a huge sound despite their minimal instrumentation, creating bass, synth and guitar like sounds using a violin, loop station and guitar effects pedals.They have been described as ‘stunning and atmospheric’, ‘uplifting’ and ‘super energetic’ and it is evident when you see them play that they love performing together.

The Imprints have performed festivals throughout Europe, the UK and Australia including Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Beat Herder, Small World Festival, Rainbow Serpent and Apollo Bay Music Festival. They have released two full length albums and have just finished recording their third album which showcases a new direction for the duo with the addition of vocals in all the tracks. They look forward to releasing the album later in the year.

The Imprints grew organically from the moment they started to play together in early 2010. Initially performing down tempo trip hop they layered moody string sections with dynamic live beats, quickly realising their potential as a multi-genre project with a unique sound. Their no rules approach to music making has helped them remain fresh and exciting at every gig they play.

Dec 01

Jug Addicts to play at TAC Fri 19th December

Jug Addicts

 

The Jug Addicts play, as the name indicates, ‘Jug Music’ . This form of comical music has been around for about a century. It’s a type of vernacular music that is all about ‘word play’, a comical sense of rhyme driven by a high energy jazz feel. Jug music has been constantly redefined throughout the last century with Red Ingles and his Magnificent Seven in the fifties, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band in the sixties (often seen in a double bill with the likes of Janis Joplin at the infamous San Francisco ballrooms around the hippie period in Height Ashbury ). Australia laid claim to the amazing Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band during the seventies. But after that, we all seemed to lose our sense of humour. Until now where we have the Jug Addicts reclaiming the cultural high ground by taking innocent little songs and having their wicked way with them. The ‘Juggies’ as they are affectionately known have been around for a few years now, features Gary Jenkins on vocals, washboard and strange percussion, Adam Cafarella on jug, guitar, mandolin, kazoo and vocals, Glenn Manion on resonator, archtop, dobro, ukulele and interjections and the fabulously infamous Wendy Griffiths on double bass. The band has impressed / shocked quite an eclectic group of people from little kiddies through young techno fans who also seem to love high energy acoustic music to more mature punters who may have even heard their grandparents singing these songs when they were young (perhaps with somewhat less attitude).

 

Tora on Tour at TAC Fri 12 December

 

 

 

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Live at The Armidale Club

Friday 12th December 2014 9:00 PM

Special Note. U18 Permitted provided they are accompanied by a responsible Adult.

Purchase your tickets now at a special Presale price of only $8

Click Here to Purchase tickets online

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Tora are an Australian electronic band formed in Byron Bay NSW in May 2013. The band consists of Tobias Tunis-Plant (vocals/synth), Jo Loewenthal (vocals/guitar/samples), Jai Piccone (vocals/guitar), Thorne Davis (drums), and Shaun Johnston (bass guitar). A self-described “chillwave” band, their music is primarily influenced by the recent surge in independent electronic production.

With the release of their debut EP in October 2013 the band received strong public interest in USA and Canada, more so than in their homeland of Australia. The single from the EP Calming Her was blogged by a variety of music channels which clocked up 100,000+ plays in its first three months of release. The band was invited to play their first large scale show at Falls Festival on NYE resulting in a sudden incline in fans and industry interest.

March 2014 Tora released their single These Eyes which was played 120,000+ times within the first three weeks. The release was followed up with a tour across Australia’s major cities in April 2014. There are rumours that the band is currently in the studio working on their second EP.

Tora’s music has been described as a “blend of ambient harmonies, layered rhythms and pulsing soundscapes” which has had them compared to James Blake and SOHN. Tora’s soothing three part vocals are prominent on most of the tracks released to date but are not always the feature as the instrumental sections often tell the story. The music as a whole is very spacious and dynamic keeping the listener constantly engaged with intricate, catchy melodies and rhythms.

Nov 06

BenJalu Acoustic Show / Georgia Smith / Thursday 13 November

 

 

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Above all else, we just love touring! Who wouldn’t want to head on a never-ending road trip with your mates? Sinking beers, playing tunes and gathering stories you wouldn’t tell your future children!” – Gumby, BENJALU.
…I guess that’s why these guys have played 500 shows over the last few years. They’ve somehow found time for several trips around Australia, a quick stint in New Caledonia and a tour of Canada with Kim Churchill, spanning from Vancouver to Montreal, including a showcase performance at NXNE.
A cult following is growing down-under for BENJALU, thanks to their intense work ethic and a flood of Summer festival appearances. The band is always sonically evolving via new influences and perhaps some of those stories…
BENJALU’s songs are a collaboration of five unique individuals and their diverse musical influences, with some fresh sea spray and sun thrown in, a good dose of melody and a dash of psychedelia. Their live shows always result in a room of sweaty punters, a very happy publican and a host of new friends. Their recordings on the other hand reveal honest lyrics, a knack for vocal harmonies and savvy guitar licks.
Stay tuned to catch the BENJALU boys on their never-ending road trip with their mischief machine, AKA tour van, ‘Tin Tin’…

YouTube Links:

Little Darling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxGPvoNJSok
Way To The Coast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1zaQPzuyjs

What We’ve Heard:
“If practice makes perfect, Novocastrian roots outfit benjalu must be close.”
(Nils Hay, Rave Magazine).
“Young and exciting act”
(Nick Milligan, Reverb Magazine)
“Just infectious and hard not to get involved with their clever grooves and good feel”
(James Schaefer, Jam Magazine)

with special guest Georgia Smith-
https://www.facebook.com/georgia.smith.music

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Oct 29

Maxwell Street to play at TAC Saturday 13th December

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They are back, this night will be huge.

Get your dancing shoes on and come on down…

Oct 12

World Music Night Fri 21 November

Featuring: Pajajaran , Bez Imena , WirryCow

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Pajajaran is a dynamic 10-piece Australian performance group playing traditional, modern and ‘fusion’ gamelan music of Indonesia.

Based in Armidale NSW, we are the only such active community gamelan group in Australia currently. Our specialty is the haunting degung and madenda scale percussion and flute music of West Java. Contemporary compositions and arrangements of Sundanese music, fusing ‘Western and Indonesian’, is the primary focus of the group, incorporating lively Sundanese style drumming, pop-Sunda  grooves and a variety of Western and non-Western instrument combinations. Sax and fiddle often feature as solo instruments against the background gamelan ensemble texture, influenced by elements of Western rock, celtic, folk, classical and traditional Indonesian musical genres.

 Bez Imena play music from the Balkans, Middle East and Asia with no particular musical agenda in mind. We explore Jewish traditions, Jazz and Pop, through to Macedonian dance music and World hybrid folk creations. Members: Sarah Thorneycroft (bass), Jessica Stocker (percussion, tubal  David Carr (all things wind) and Stephen Tafra (oud, sans-box, gusle).

 

WirryCow are Kez Watson, Steve Thorneycroft and Stephen Tafra, combining their passions for a variety of musical genres in performing instrumental music from the Celtic and wider World Music domains.

http://wirrycow.wordpress.com/video/

http://wirrycow.wordpress.com/bio-contact/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/WirryCow/358031360892366

 

KooYeh Reggae Band – Wed Sep 24 – T/A/C

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KooYeh – Reggae Band

Live @ The Armidale Club

Wed Sep 24

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They were so good last time, we have them playing again on Wed Sep 24 before they head south.

About

Roots/Reggae/Soul band from Melbourne, Australia.
Debut album “Soul Cleansing” Available on iTunes or Bandcamp:
http://kooyeh.bandcamp.com/
Biography

Roots/Reggae/Soul band from Melbourne, Australia.

Emerging from obscurity is Kooyeh with a unique brand of sound unlike any other being produced on the continent. These unlikely minstrels are swiftly ingratiating themselves with crowds by stealth. Borne from the Blue Mountains ether is a musical aesthetic poised to arrest the global stage.

This soul-infused, quasi-reggae/dub outfit began life laying tracks in a Katoomba home studio. What came of the early collaboration was debut album Soul Cleansing, which received critical acclaim all along the eastern seaboard. It also landed the band a prime gig as support act for Julian Marley.

Kooyeh is a sophisticated, cooperative whose holy trinity consists of keys and vocals – Isaac Walker, bass and vocals – Sam Morrison, and drums – Louie Michael. Accompanying these three at live shows are incidental musicians such as guest vocalist Jace Excell and blazing brass sections.

In demand by the festival circuit, Kooyeh have been invited to front audiences at Rainbow Serpent, Apollo Bay and Blue Mountains festivals. And after not much more than a year together, this is just the beginning. Now based in Melbourne, the band are currently working up their second album.

Debut album “Soul Cleansing” Available on iTunes or Bandcamp:

http://kooyeh.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Kooyeh/info

 

Jo Meares + Joe Dabron + Peter Camm + Tony Elder + Simon Mellor / Fri May 23 / TAC

Jo Meares + Joe Dabron + Peter Camm +

Tony Elder + Simon Mellor

Fri May 23 / TAC

Jo Meares

http://www.jomeares.com/

 

Jo Meares will be releasing a new album in june 2014 titled ‘King of the Crystal Mountain’.

Produced by Charles Jenkins it features the guitar work of virtuoso Jeff Lang and the sublime harmonica work of Reuben Alexander
and Kari Pihl’s beautiful piano work.

The haunting backing vocals were recorded by an all girl choir in an old church in Helsinki, Finland.

Jo will be touring with Kari and Reuben as well as the incredible Madelaine Lucas and Rob Irish from Devotional.

 

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Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic / Wed May 28 / The Armidale Club

Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic 

Wed May 28

The Armidale Club

 

OPEN MIC 2014 is on every Wednesday night at The Armidale Club.
8:30 start till late. Share it, Pass it on, lets bring back the awesome night at a new venue.
 
I will host it as always. cant wait to see my old crew there and hopefully a new bunch of artists that have a desire to get over some fear and play in front of a great bunch of people.
Fabio Tolli
 
 
Fabio Tolli
 
 

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Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow / Thu May 29 / The Armidale Club

Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow

Thu May 29

The Armidale Club

Club Opens at 5pm

Food Service 6pm

Show starts 8pm sharp.

 

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Click here to book your ticket now!

 

 

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The Kava Kings – Fri May 30 – The Armidale Club

The Kava Kings – Fri May 30 – The Armidale Club

 

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Biography

The Kava Kings are a Gypsy Ska band from Sydney’s southern beaches. With inspiration spanning from reggae and psychedelic music and fusing this with their love of gypsy/ ska styles they created a reggae party called The Kava Kings!

The Kava Kings have shared the stage with bands such as Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun, Chuparosa, Blueberry Circuit, Caravana Sun, True Vibenation, and many more.

In 2014, The Kava Kings will embark on an East Coast Tour of Australia in preparation for the release of their new E.P ‘Edge of the Earth’.

 

DARKEYES – The Kava Kings – Live @ Rad

http://youtu.be/8MzcaU3zlNI

 

Angel – The Kava kings

http://youtu.be/XbhT93oq9qg

 

The Kava Kings Trumpet

 

https://www.facebook.com/thekavakings

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-kava-kings

Jan 20

The Pierce Brothers + Fabio Tolli + Angus Hardy / Sat May 31 / T/A/C

The Pierce Brothers

Fabio Tolli + Angus Hardy

Sat May 31

Live @ The Armidale Club

 

More info on the Pierce Brothers

Facebook

Triple J 

Article

Interview 

 

The Pierce Brothers – Flying Home | Tram Sessions

http://youtu.be/5R1ITMpChio

 

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Melbourne’s own Pierce Brothers.
The buzzing live act have recently sold out Cherry Bar, Ding Dong & Westernport
Hotel, returned from a successful UK tour and have sold over 15,000 EP’s
independently.

Comprising of twin brothers Jack & Pat, the Pierce Brothers are proud to announce
the release of their brand new single ‘It’s my Fault’. Recorded by Cam Trewin
{Kingswood} & mastered by Steve Smart {Jezabels, Empire of the Sun}, the single
sees the band exploring new ground and capturing their infectious live energy in the
studio.

It’s my Fault showcases world-class harmony’s, pop hooks and a unique melody
seeing the band soar to new heights.

Currently on tour nationally through March with triple j favourites Stillwater Giants,
Yeo & Tales in Space, a European tour on the horizon & a brand new EP in the can –
this is an act to watch as street buzz surrounding the band is exploding

 

www.snappatronik.com

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Gogarty / Sun June 1 / Live @ The TAC.

Gogarty

Sun June 1 / Live @ The TAC.

 

Kate Gogarty – I Will Be Waiting

http://youtu.be/RQKB-D1ktwk

 

More info on Gogarty?

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Gogarty 1

SLEEPWALK – GOGARTY

http://youtu.be/G7Q7i-H1Lx0

 

Gogarty 2

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Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic / Wed Jun 4 / The Armidale Club

Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic 

Wed Jun 4

The Armidale Club

 

 

OPEN MIC 2014 is on every Wednesday night at The Armidale Club.
8:30 start till late. Share it, Pass it on, lets bring back the awesome night at a new venue.
 
I will host it as always. cant wait to see my old crew there and hopefully a new bunch of artists that have a desire to get over some fear and play in front of a great bunch of people.
Fabio Tolli
 
 
Fabio Tolli
 
 

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Arundel + Jay Westfold’s No Body Died – Thu Jun 5 – Live @ T/A/C

Arundel + Jay Westfold’s No Body Died

Thu Jun 5

Live @ T/A/C

 

https://www.facebook.com/arundelsounds

http://www.arundelsounds.com/

i & we enjoy making music that makes us go ‘o0o0′. maybe it’ll have the same effect on you.
to hear the music go to http://arundel.bandcamp.com/
to read and see things http://www.arundelsounds.com/
@arundelsights on instagram

 

http://vimeo.com/34321721 – Arundel – A Deep Freeze (Feat Simon Crossley & Kate Jacobson)

 

Lucas, Simon, Rick, Dean & Claire.

After spending 2013 in the studio, Arundel returns with a live-electronic 5-piece ensemble band and a new sound that pushes energy levels and audio saturation to elating heights. The new format, includes dazzling projections & light show, an atmospheric yet powerful rhythm section, and an astonishing vocal interplay between singers Claire Whiting [Inland Sea], Lucas Arundell, & Simon Crossley.

New single, CHIMPANZEE blends head-nodding bass rhythms, stop-start glitches, and a triple-vocal interplay that seamlessly culminates in soaring sonic elevation. It’s the first taste of Arundel’s forthcoming 3rd EP out April.

 

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Arundel – Chimpanzee (Official)

http://youtu.be/ZGodcPuO7-Y

 

Arundel – Flourish (Monsters re-cut)

http://youtu.be/febfogq3liI

 

More Videos ???

http://www.arundelsounds.com/

No Body Died 

(Jay Westfold and DeclanHumpfries

 

No Body Died

The Jug Addicts / Fri Jun 6 / Live @ T/A/C

The Jug Addicts  / Fri Jun 6 / Live @ T/A/C

 The Jug Addicts

Jug Addicts @ the Armidale Club

Friday June 6

The Jug Addicts on Facebook

 

Featuring Glenn Manion, Gary Jenkins, Adam Cafarella and Wendy Griffiths… and Phil and sound guy.

With their unique brand of jug music, Armidale’s own Jug Addicts return to the Club for a jug-tootin’ good time!

 

Miss Elm Sat Jun 7 The Armidale Club

Miss Elm  

Sat Jun 7  

The Armidale Club 

 

 

Black Bear Lodge 11th July, review by Lauren P

Miss Elm took to the stage bringing sparkle, light and enthusiasm with them.  If I saw someone going down the road on roller-skates and licking an ice-block I would say they probably have Miss Elm on their iPod.  They got everyone dancing with their single Growing Pains and other songs from their soon to be released EP Idle Away. The instruments swapped throughout the set from melodica, to ukulele to flute, keeping everyone on their toes. They even threw in a cover of Lorde’s song Royals with the two girls engaging in a duet together. Erin’s operatic vocals soar upward adding to their quirky sound, with a little lyrical edginess to top it all off.  It reminds me of Kate Miller-Heidke and maybe there’s a little Regina Spektor in the mix too, but I like my roller-skate description better.”

 

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Triple J Unearthed

 

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Miss Elm 4

 

 

 

Miss Elm 5

 

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Terra Firma + didJital – Sun 8th June “Rich & Ants Birthday Bash” – TAC

“Rich & Ants Birthday Bash”

 Terra Firma + didJital

Sunday 8th June

Live at the Armidale Club

 

Terra Firma
Terra Firma
Terra Firma is based in Regional NSW and features a unique sound of country, rock, reggae & blues.
Book us today and ‘Let the good times roll’
didJital
A highly infectious dance experience, didJital bring ancient knowledge to a modern world.
This mob deliver a unique fusion of insane beats, dijeridu and indigenous language. A highly infectious dance experience, didJital bring ancient knowledge to a modern world.

 

didJital
didJital

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Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic / Wed Jun 11 / The Armidale Club

Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic 

Wed Jun 11

The Armidale Club

 

OPEN MIC 2014 is on every Wednesday night at The Armidale Club.
8:30 start till late. Share it, Pass it on, lets bring back the awesome night at a new venue.
 
I will host it as always. cant wait to see my old crew there and hopefully a new bunch of artists that have a desire to get over some fear and play in front of a great bunch of people.
Fabio Tolli
 
 
Fabio Tolli
 
 

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Mind Over Matter (Hip Hop) – Thu June 12 – Live@TAC

Mind Over Matter (Hip Hop)

Thu June 12

Live@TAC

 

https://www.facebook.com/mindovermattercrew

 

Biography
Emerging from Sydney’s vibrant hip hop community in 2006, the duo known as Mind Over Matter quickly established themselves as artists to be reckoned with. Through their highly lauded mixtape For Our Hip Hoppers, they successfully built and earned a loyal fan base nationally. In 2008 Mind Over Matter released their Debut album entitled Keepin’ It Breezy to industry wide praise, culminating in a nomination for Australian album of the year in Triple J’s J Mag. With the success of this debut combined with their pre-established following cemented by back to back outstanding releases, MCs Willow and Smiles Again have toured the country extensively and have seen their following grow to heights that once didn’t seem possible.After hitting sold out venues in a multitude of locations across the country Mind Over Matter have proved themselves to be one of the most highly charismatic, energetic, and creative live acts this country has to offer. To date the duo have played along side an incredible range of international acts including Jebediah, Method Man & Redman, Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Planet Asia, DJ Crazy Caz (the late Tupac’s DJ), Mystro (UK) as well as Australian heavy weights Bliss n Eso (Mind Over Matter were selected as support for the trio on their National Get Loose tour and Flying Colours Tour), Muph n Plutonic, The Potbelleez, Pegz, Drapht, Downsyde, Pez & 360, Phrase & DJ Flagrant, Def Wish Cast and many more. The dynamic Sydney duo have also performed at multiple festivals, both locally and interstate and have even hit stages internationally, travelling to Thailand as well as Osaka, Japan, performing some incredibly well received shows as well as filming a video for a collaboration track titled How We Get Down.

With the fantastic reception of their debut LP Keepin’ It Breezy, Mind Over Matter have been added to a multitude of radio play lists nationally, including Triple J, FBI and many more. Always staying focused and productive, M.O.M. featured on and hosted the Who’s Got Next Mixtape, a project showcasing some of Australia’s best up and coming talent and since then have completed their highly anticipated second mixtape, rightfully titled Free The Wolves. The duo have recently finished mastering their 2nd LP titled Just Like Fireworks which is schedualed for release in early 2011.

 

 

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Bec laughton / Fri June 13 / Live @ The Armidale Club

Bec Laughton

Fri June 13

Live @ The Armidale Club

 

Bec Laughton has been working her way into the hearts and earholes of soul, R&B and pop lovers for a while now, but meanwhile has been working away on a brand new EP – M&R. Following the success of singles ‘Gonna Love You’ and ‘Number One (Heartbreak), the M&R tour will introduce audiences to what truly makes Laughton special…an incredible live show packed with energy, and exhibiting some of the most innovative songwriting in the country.

With a plethora of accolades under her belt including a QMA Award and finalist positions in the International Songwriting Competition and Independent Music Awards, Laughton is quickly solidifying her position as one of Australia’s rising talents.

“It’s hard not to be charmed by her genuine and energetic performance.” Michael Kean, Tonedeaf

“Bec Laughton’s vocals … beautiful and powerfully intense.” Bree Cohen, AU REVIEW

 

Bec Laughton

 

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Bleeding Gasoline + Abacination + Orgy of Swines Sat June 14 The Armidale Club

Bleeding Gasoline + Abacination  + Orgy of Swines

Sat June 14  

The Armidale Club

 

Bleeding Gasoline are an original 5 piece, hard rock band hailing from the Central Coast. Having recorded and released an EP in mid May 2013, the band will be following that up with a second release in late May 2014. Bleeding Gasoline is looking to solidify the release with plans and bookings underway of a 15 date tour. Stretching out from Melbourne to Brisbane and from Sydney to Dubbo this east coast tour of Australia is being done with the intention to expand their growing fan base further.

 

https://www.facebook.com/BleedingGasoline

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwu3Tl6PJL8

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/bleedinggasoline

 

https://soundcloud.com/bleedinggasoline

 

 

Abacination is a 4 piece thrash metal band originating from Central Coast. Since the bands formation in late 2010, Abacination have strived to create a sound resembling their influences of 80’s thrash metal and modern death metal which has resulted in an all out, in your face metal assault! Some bands often compared to the bands sound include Exodus, Metallica and Slayer. With January 2014 set for the release date of the bands debut full length album “The Illusion Of Freedom” the future for Abacination looks bigger and brighter then ever!

I have attached the full press kit for Bleeding Gasoline for a further look as this is the band that is booking a full east coast tour.
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“Orgy of Swines”

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orgy-of-Swines/170149719762421

Reverbnation:
http://www.reverbnation.com/orgyofswines

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/OrgyOfSwines

Contact:
orgyofswines@gmx.com

 

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Jan 20

Black Dot Music (BDM) Sunday arvo show Jun 8 / The ash Hall Trio / TAC

Black Dot Music (BDM)

Sunday Arvo show Jun 8 – 5pm-7pm

The ash Hall Trio

TAC

We are so proud to announce the first Black Dot Music (BDM) Sunday arvo show 8th June at our favourite live music venue The Armidale Club. The Ash Hall Trio consists of Ash Hall – trumpet, Steve Thorneycroft – guitar and Tony Elder on the vocals.  Entertainment will kick off at 5pm in the back room.  Come down and cap off the weekend with some laid back tunes, a quiet beverage and some sweet burger action.

Cheers

Tony

The Ash Hall Trio

http://youtu.be/ekDu7qAa4N4

The Ash Hall Trio

http://youtu.be/-iphwC5kOBY

Little Earthquake + Fabio Tolli – Tue Jun 17 – T/A/C

Little Earthquake + Fabio Tolli

Tue Jun 17

T/A/C

Little Earthquake bio

https://www.facebook.com/littleearthquakeband

https://www.youtube.com/user/LittleEarthquakeband

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/little-earthquake

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Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions / Wed Jul 16 / The Armidale Club (Before Open Mic)

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions

Wed Jul 16

Live @ The Armidale Club

(Before Open Mic)

 

Led by local Celtic gurus Kez Watson, and joined occasionally by Steve Taffra and Steve Thornycroft.

Anyone who wants to play Celtic music in a group turns up and has a jam session. People can play any instrument such as fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, drum, etc.

There will be a ‘beginners’ session first up and then a session for experienced players. The beginners session would be run by an experienced musician (like Kez Watson) and we’d have specific pieces that all the beginners are learning.

After the Jam Sessions, there will be an event similar to ‘Open Mic’, except that it will be ‘Open Folk’ – meaning, that whoever got up could do anything that was folk music and this could be Celtic but it is not restricted to that – it could be music or songs or even dancing from any folk tradition.

 

6.00 – 7.00 – Beginners Jam Session
7.30 – Experienced Jam Session and ‘Open Folk’

Celtic Music

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions / Wed Aug 20 / The Armidale Club (Before Open Mic)

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions

Wed Aug 20

Live @ The Armidale Club

(Before Open Mic)

 

Led by local Celtic gurus Kez Watson, and joined occasionally by Steve Taffra and Steve Thornycroft.

Anyone who wants to play Celtic music in a group turns up and has a jam session. People can play any instrument such as fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, drum, etc.

There will be a ‘beginners’ session first up and then a session for experienced players. The beginners session would be run by an experienced musician (like Kez Watson) and we’d have specific pieces that all the beginners are learning.

After the Jam Sessions, there will be an event similar to ‘Open Mic’, except that it will be ‘Open Folk’ – meaning, that whoever got up could do anything that was folk music and this could be Celtic but it is not restricted to that – it could be music or songs or even dancing from any folk tradition.

 

6.00 – 7.00 – Beginners Jam Session
7.30 – Experienced Jam Session and ‘Open Folk’

Celtic Music

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions / Wed Sep 17 / The Armidale Club (Before Open Mic)

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions

Wed Sep 17

Live @ The Armidale Club

(Before Open Mic)

 

Led by local Celtic gurus Kez Watson, and joined occasionally by Steve Taffra and Steve Thornycroft.

Anyone who wants to play Celtic music in a group turns up and has a jam session. People can play any instrument such as fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, drum, etc.

There will be a ‘beginners’ session first up and then a session for experienced players. The beginners session would be run by an experienced musician (like Kez Watson) and we’d have specific pieces that all the beginners are learning.

After the Jam Sessions, there will be an event similar to ‘Open Mic’, except that it will be ‘Open Folk’ – meaning, that whoever got up could do anything that was folk music and this could be Celtic but it is not restricted to that – it could be music or songs or even dancing from any folk tradition.

 

6.00 – 7.00 – Beginners Jam Session
7.30 – Experienced Jam Session and ‘Open Folk’

Celtic Music

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions / Wed Oct 15 / The Armidale Club (Before Open Mic)

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions

Wed Oct 15

Live @ The Armidale Club

(Before Open Mic)

 

Led by local Celtic gurus Kez Watson, and joined occasionally by Steve Taffra and Steve Thornycroft.

Anyone who wants to play Celtic music in a group turns up and has a jam session. People can play any instrument such as fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, drum, etc.

There will be a ‘beginners’ session first up and then a session for experienced players. The beginners session would be run by an experienced musician (like Kez Watson) and we’d have specific pieces that all the beginners are learning.

After the Jam Sessions, there will be an event similar to ‘Open Mic’, except that it will be ‘Open Folk’ – meaning, that whoever got up could do anything that was folk music and this could be Celtic but it is not restricted to that – it could be music or songs or even dancing from any folk tradition.

 

6.00 – 7.00 – Beginners Jam Session
7.30 – Experienced Jam Session and ‘Open Folk’

Celtic Music

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions / Wed Nov 19 / The Armidale Club (Before Open Mic)

Open Folk and Celtic Jam Sessions

Wed Nov 19

Live @ The Armidale Club

(Before Open Mic)

 

Led by local Celtic gurus Kez Watson, and joined occasionally by Steve Taffra and Steve Thornycroft.

Anyone who wants to play Celtic music in a group turns up and has a jam session. People can play any instrument such as fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, drum, etc.

There will be a ‘beginners’ session first up and then a session for experienced players. The beginners session would be run by an experienced musician (like Kez Watson) and we’d have specific pieces that all the beginners are learning.

After the Jam Sessions, there will be an event similar to ‘Open Mic’, except that it will be ‘Open Folk’ – meaning, that whoever got up could do anything that was folk music and this could be Celtic but it is not restricted to that – it could be music or songs or even dancing from any folk tradition.

 

6.00 – 7.00 – Beginners Jam Session
7.30 – Experienced Jam Session and ‘Open Folk’

Celtic Music

Jan 10

Josh without Angus – Thu Jun 12 – Live @ The Armidale Club

Josh without Angus – Thu Jun 12

Live @ The Armidale Club

“The Dynamic Solo”

 

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Progressive Cinema + ARAR Presents ‘Mary Meets Mohammad’ / Wed Jun 4 / The Armidale Club

Progressive Cinema and Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees present

Mary Meets Mohammad

on Wednesday, Jun 4, at 7:00pm

at the Armidale Club, 91 Beardy Street.

 

Mary Meets Mohammad’ was filmed for almost two years in Tasmania, following a story around the Pontville Detention Centre. Here is a brief summary of the film:

Tasmania’s first asylum seeker detention centre opens and local knitting club member and staunch Christian woman Mary is not welcoming of the 400 male asylum seekers from Afghanistan.  Mary unexpectedly finds herself in regular contact with Mohammad, a 26 year old Muslim, after her knitting club donates beanies to the asylum seekers in detention.  The club inspire a craft and knitting revolution to begin inside the detention centre.  Mary has many of her prior beliefs challenged as her relationship with Mohammad deepens.

Please pass this on to others who might be interested. For more information or to help with publicity, please contact Bea Bleile on 0458 752 680.

 

Mary Meets Mohammad

Fabio Tolli’s “Original Music Night” – Thu May 1st – The Armidale Club

Fabio Tolli’s “Original Music Night”

Thu May 1st

T/A/C

 

There is such a natural and genuine feel in Fabio Tolli’s presence and this radiates through in his live performances and in his songwriting and musical ability.
Fabio’s vulnerability is both intriguing and refreshing. With no false facade or image to maintain, his compelling lyrics take you on an emotional journey. Fabio delivers a story of hope, passion and of pure heartfelt expression which is captivating, honest and touching.

Asking Fabio who his greatest influences are in the music industry, he is quick to reply, “Eddie Vedder, Bernard Fanning, The Beatles, and Elvis Presley. I love playing music that transcends time, songs that tell a story and make you feel.” He then adds, “I love artists who are real, honest and in touch with themselves.”

With continuing regular performances playing both covers and originals, Fabio’s live credentials add up to over a thousand gigs, including festivals, café’s, nightclubs, and restaurants in both Victoria and NSW. He is currently a respected resident in local pubs in Armidale, NSW. Asking Fabio about where he loves playing the most he smiles and responds, “Weddings, because I love the intimate settings and being a part of someone’s’ special day.”

 

Fab Tolli

Jenny Broke the Window + John & James Paterson – Sat May 3 – T/A/C

Jenny Broke the Window + John & James Paterson

Sat May 3

Live @ the Armidale Club

 

Jenny Broke the Window + John & James Paterson
Sat May 3
Live The Armidale Club.

https://www.facebook.com/jonniepaterson
https://www.facebook.com/james.paterson.528

 

Jenny Broke the Window are an indie/pop band from the South Coast of NSW, Australia. Their sound is dynamic, edgy and charged using samples, dance drum patterns, layered vocals and stabbing synths for a unique and bouncy sound.

Jenny Broke the Window have the third most played song on triple j this year.

 

Jenny Broke The Window – Rum N’ Cola

http://youtu.be/j_4i_7cZ7oY

Jenny Broke the Window – RAVEL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

http://youtu.be/yse7bdrvgtc

Jenny Broke the Window – Abracadabra (Radio Edit)

http://youtu.be/CntiZqSgttQ

 

 

Jenny Broke the Window

Jenny Broke the Window Live

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Afro Moses (The African James Brown) Sat May 10 / The Armidale Club

Afro Moses (The African James Brown)

Sat May 10

The Armidale Club

 

Indonesian Pressmen & Afro Moses

Tickets only $10

Get them now :)

 

WHO IS AFRO MOSES???

A teenage star in his homeland, Moses was the first young performer featured on the national

television news, and was soon producing number one songs.

Nicknamed The African James Brown for his funky music and dance style, Moses was

discovered by one of Bob Marley’s tour managers – the same man responsible for taking

Youssou N’Dour out of Senegal – who introduced him to European audiences.

Having played some of the world’s biggest music festivals, Moses has shared the stage with

icons such as Miriam Makeba, Salif Keita, Ziggy and Rita Marley, The Wailers and many more.

In Australia, he has headlined at the East Coast Blues and Roots, The Great Escape and Peats

Ridge Festivals, as well as regularly travelling the country to perform for school groups.

Moses travels back home and to Europe every year where he continues to perform, produce hits

Twice named Ghana’s Best International Music Ambassador, he performed at their 50th

anniversary of Independence Day celebrations and at the Labadi beach festival in front of

Moses has collaborated with ACO director Richard Tognetti, Midnight Oil and one of Australia’s

most awarded studio producers, Michael Yeserski, for the Oscar-nominated short film Inja.

He worked with Tognetti and Yeserski again on the score for the APRA-nominated film Cape of

Storms. Moses has also received the Frater Award for excellence in school performances by the

NSW Department of Education

Afro will be bringing some of African best musicians direct from West Africa

Ghana for The Curry Festival 2011

 

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Afro Moses Links -

Web

MySpace

YouTube

Reverbnation

www.afromoses.biz

 

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YouTube Videos

62,490 hits

Pata pata ( Miriam Makeba ) Afro moses with Moses O’Jah Live

http://youtu.be/xfrWfZ769_k

Tickets only $10

Get them now :)

 

VanderaA / Thu 30th Jan / The Armidale Club

VanderaA

Thu 30th Jan

The Armidale Club

 

 

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Frank Kessler & The Trick / Live @ The Armidale Club / Sat 1st Feb

Frank Kessler & The Trick

Live @ The Armidale Club

Sat 1st Feb

Frank Kessler – vocals/guitarist (Jazz, blues )

 

One of Armidales most experienced guitarists, seamlessly incorporating a subtle mix of blues, rock, jazz & country. Drawing from a deep and eclectic repertoire there is something for everybody in every set. Frank is a natural crowd pleaser and a sophisticated musical talent.

Frank Kessler

Nov 21

MR.T / Fri 25th April / Live @ The Armidale Club

MR.T

Live @ ThenArmidale Club

Fri 25th April

 

The band MR.T will be playing at Bellbrook Hotel this Friday starting at 6pm. The band from Armidale play a wide range of music such as Michael Jackson, Green Day, Creedence, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban. So come along it will be a great night!!!

 

Mr T

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Hester Fraser’s “Drought Relief Concert” / Sat Apr 26 / The Armidale Club

 

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Hester Fraser’s “Drought Relief Concert”

Sat Apr 26

The Armidale Club

 

Get Tickets now!

 

Hester Fraser

 

 

Hester Fraser page

GOLDHEIST – Dust

http://youtu.be/p5u12IFtmmA

 

GOLDHEIST – Call Of The Wild

http://youtu.be/FMPiLpgJfTQ

“Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen.m4v

http://youtu.be/CSSv8UP09qI

 

More about Hester Fraser?

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Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic / Wed Mar 26 / The Armidale Club

Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic 

Wed Mar 26

The Armidale Club

 

OPEN MIC 2014 is on every Wednesday night at The Armidale Club.
8:30 start till late. Share it, Pass it on, lets bring back the awesome night at a new venue.
 
I will host it as always. cant wait to see my old crew there and hopefully a new bunch of artists that have a desire to get over some fear and play in front of a great bunch of people.
Fabio Tolli
 
 
Fabio Tolli
 
 

Web

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Maxwell Street / Sat Mar 29 / Live @ the Armidale Club

Maxwell Street

Sat Mar 29

Live @ the Armidale Club

 

Maxwell Street

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Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic / Wed Apr 9 / The Armidale Club

Fabio Tolli’s Open Mic 

Wed Apr 9

The Armidale Club

 

OPEN MIC 2014 is on every Wednesday night at The Armidale Club.
8:30 start till late. Share it, Pass it on, lets bring back the awesome night at a new venue.
 
I will host it as always. cant wait to see my old crew there and hopefully a new bunch of artists that have a desire to get over some fear and play in front of a great bunch of people.
Fabio Tolli
 
 
Fabio Tolli
 
 

http://thearmidaleclub.com/

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mecha mecha / Thu Apr 10 / Live @ The Armidale Club

mecha mecha

Thu Apr 10

Live @ The Armidale Club

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1440028709546015/

 

Northern Rivers NSW based, Live set list includes originals and many songs from the Triple J Hottest 100 of all time lists. Originals quite 90s sounding.

 

 

 

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