Events at Pigeon Lane @ ONE88
31st July 2021
Music in the Mountains and PigeonLane@ONE88 Presents
Gary Daley and Damian Wright
Saturday 31st July 2021
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm via PigeonLane (rear of 186 Katoomba St)
First Course Served: 6:30pm
First set: 7:00 - 7:50pm
Second Course & intermission: 7:50- 8:40pm
Second Set: 8:40pm – 9:30pm
Please note this a dinner and show event.
$94.50 each per person
Ticket price includes a 2-course meal
Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO wine.
Book online or call ONE88 on 02 4782 1900
Music in the Mountains and Pigeon Lane are excited to present the debut of a brand new duo featuring highly renowned musicians, DAMIAN WRIGHT, flamenco guitar, and GARY DALEY, piano & accordion. An enchanting combination of instruments and musical flavours from flamenco, choro and jazz to classical, played by two of Australia’s most respected performers, this show promises to be a special performance, so book your tickets now.
- GARY DALEY -
Gary Daley is best known as a musician playing in some of the elite bands of Australian jazz; currently James Greening’s band Greening from Ear to Ear and the jazz-world music band The Catholics. He leads the quartet Bungarribee which features his own compositions and interpretations from the classical repertoire. Gary plays acoustic and electric piano, organ and also the piano accordion. Another side to Gary is his appearances weekdays on the ABC TV children’s channel in the pre-school show Lah Lah’s Adventures.
In home town Springwood, just west of Sydney, he is the artistic director of the music concert series Live at the Village which has presented leading musicians in a variety of improvised music since late 2009.
Sanctuary is the recording of the latest album which was supported by the Australia Council. Psalm from ‘In the Palm of Your Hand’ is a five part gospel-jazz work was commissioned by the St Paul’s Grammar School, Cranebrook in 2004. Performed by Gary Daley, Steve Clisby (solo voice), Toby Hall, Jess Ciampa, Richard Maegraith, Ben Waples, Ben Daley, Voice Mail (choir of St Paul’s Grammar), Cathy Jarman.<br>
In 2002 Gary’s then band Heavy Weather recorded World View, which was sponsored by ABC Jazz Track.
Daley’s playing has been described as “exquisite”, John Shand of The Sydney Morning Herald, and his composition for large ensemble, Sanctuary, drew the following response……
“. . . music such as this can knock the wind out of my diaphragm, by simply reminding me how far the word falls short of the music.”
- John Hardaker, Australianjazz.net.
- DAMIAN WRIGHT -
Damian Wright is an ARIA-nominated Flamenco guitarist based in Australia. Damian was invited to perform as a solo artist at 'The Rajasthan International Folk Festival', India, and in 2016 & 2018 performed at 'The Shanghai Fringe Festival', China. Damian’s ensemble Bandaluzia was invited to perform at the biannual 'Adelaide International Guitar Festival' curated by Slava Grigoryan & was a soloist at 'The Sydney International Guitar Festival' in 2017 and with the ensemble in 2018. Bandaluzia also performed to a sold-out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as part of TEDx 2014. Bandaluzia was awarded 'Pick of the Fringe' at The Sydney Fringe Festival & 5 stars from The Adelaide fringe Festival in 2020. Damian recently released 'Shifting Sands', an original music album funded by The Australia Council of the Arts. In 2010 Damian received a development grant from The Australia Council of the Arts to study flamenco guitar in Spain with Pepe Justicia.
"Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist...Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own "In Time", and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction"
- John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.
"Wright imbues every piece with the rich, rhythmic structure so characteristic of flamenco. .....A piece like Khyal, by Wright, has haunting harmonics and an evocative Moorish flavour. It's an imaginative journey: like travelling, without moving your feet".
- Loyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage Online
“Wright provided a solo introduction of exquisite delicacy and increasing drama”
- John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Location: Pigeon Lane @ GalleryONE88, Katoomba. 186-188 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Ticket price includes a 2-course meal & event memorabilia // This is a seated performance // BYO alcohol // COVID-Safe Event. We recommend that you visit our good friends at Leura Cellars en route to GalleryONE88, who provide an exquisite selection of wines, beer, and spirits, including locally brewed beers from 'Mountain Culture' and ciders from 'Hillbilly'.