Events at Pigeon Lane @ ONE88

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Great Southern Nights in association with Triplespeak,

Music in the Mountains and PigeonLane@ONE88 Presents

Abby Dobson

and Rebecca Mann

at PigeonLane@one88

 

Friday 6th November 2020
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm via PigeonLane (rear of 186 Katoomba St)

First Course Served: 6:15pm
Second Course Served: 6:45pm
First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm
Dessert Served: 7:45pm
Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm
Doors Close: 10:00pm

Please note this a dinner and show event.

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal

Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO wine.

Book online or call ONE88 on 02 4782 1900

Abby Dobson was the singer and founding member of Leonardo’s Bride. Their hit classic ‘Even When I’m Sleeping’ garnered nationwide adoration and accolades; including winning APRA ‘Song of the Year’ and voted in the APRA ‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’.

Abby went on to work with another platinum-selling artist, Paul Mac, on two of his albums and then co-founded her delicious French band, Baby et Lulu, who are due to release their exquisite third album imminently.

Abby will be playing her original songs from her two adored solo albums, ‘Rise Up’ and ‘It’s Okay, Sweetheart’…. (as well as that classic hit love song!) and telling stories about her life taking the scenic route.

“Abby Dobson is blessed with one of the most distinctive voices in Australian music — a smoky, intrinsically romantic instrument that she’s used to bewitch audiences over the years." The Age, Melbourne

“A mega watt powerful voice which conjures melancholy, romance and sex, seemingly out of the ether.” The Independent, England

Supported by Blue Mountains local Rebecca Mann. A folk singer/songwriter, her original, heartfelt music combines intricate, emotive storytelling with memorable melodies. Rebecca relishes playing shows all around Australia.  With visual lyrics, poetic storytelling and powerful melodies, Rebecca’s songs can touch the heart of many audience members, occasionally moving them to tears. 

Rebecca’s ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ (2018).  In keeping with Rebecca’s stripped back live performances, this recording is a reflection of her musical journey so far. Rebecca has moved quickly from busking to performing at a variety of shows across Australia. 

http://www.abbydobson.com/

https://www.rebeccamann.com.au/home

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Great Southern Nights in association with Triplespeak,

Music in the Mountains and PigeonLane@ONE88 Presents

Nikka Costa

and AceEvergreen

at PigeonLane@one88

 

Saturday 7th November 2020
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm via PigeonLane (rear of 186 Katoomba St)

First Course Served: 6:15pm
Second Course Served: 6:45pm
First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm
Dessert Served: 7:45pm
Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm
Doors Close: 10:00pm

Please note this a dinner and show event.

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal

Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO wine.

Book online or call ONE88 on 02 4782 1900

The daughter of legendary producer and arranger Don Costa, Nikka was born with music encoded in her DNA. Performing to enormous crowds right across the globe throughout her youth, she quickly carved a creative path of her own, which included a string of critically acclaimed LPs. This began with her 2001 debut for Virgin, Everybody Got Their Something, followed by an MTV Awards nomination for ‘Like a Feather’ and a string of hit singles throughout Europe.

In the years since her felicitous debut, Nikka has toured with Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Coldplay, and Beck, recorded with DJ and producer Mark Ronson, was a guest on Queens of the Stone Age Villains LP and a featured artist at the Chris Cornell tribute concert at the

Forum in Los Angeles.

Renowned for her unique style – a seductive alchemy that combines the tropes of American soul and funk into a style of her own – alongside the artistry of Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone, Nikka Costa is lionised as a bright star of the “nu-soul” firmament.

It is an absolute privilege to have Nikka Costa illuminate the stage at Pigeon Lane for Songs & Stories this November, so please don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to share in the presence of raw allure and sublimity.

Supported by Blue Mountains local Ace Evergreen. An amazing quickly rising star in the music scene.

https://www.musicglue.com/nikkacosta

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Great Southern Nights in association with Triplespeak,

Music in the Mountains and PigeonLane@ONE88 Presents

Sarah Mcleod

and Max Steel

at PigeonLane@one88

 

Thursday 12th November 2020
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm via PigeonLane (rear of 186 Katoomba St)

First Course Served: 6:15pm
Second Course Served: 6:45pm
First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm
Dessert Served: 7:45pm
Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm
Doors Close: 10:00pm

Please note this a dinner and show event.

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal

Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO wine.

Book online or call ONE88 on 02 4782 1900

Sarah McLeod is the creative force behind ARIA Award-winning, platinum selling rockers The Superjesus. With over 20 years in the industry she has experimented with many different styles and genres. Having released 3 studio albums with The Superjesus ('Sumo', 'Jet Age' and 'Rock Music'), two studio albums as a solo artist ('Beauty Was A Tiger' and 'Rocky’s Diner'), and a produced a handful of EDM tracks internationally, collaborating with DJ’s Dzeko And Torres, Hook And Sling, Whelan & Di Scala, McLeod has proven herself to be one of Australia’s most diverse artists.

McLeod’s eclectic solo performances have consistently been met with rave reviews. “I find that when I’m playing in The Superjesus, for me it’s more about playing the guitar. My solo shows are a different though, since they’re stripped-back and focused more on the vocal. I really love the peace in playing solo, to just enjoy the quiet and control the dynamics as I feel them flowing through me. It’s always very impromptu, I just move with the vibe of the room.”

Optimistic is how some would refer to Max Steel's music. Full of melancholic moments and heart strung tugging-turns, a calm sense of "it's gonna be ok" can be felt deep at the core of Max's song writing. Based in the Blue Mountains, Max was more familiar with the punk and metal underbelly of Sydney before branching out into the realms of folk, pop and Alt Country. Whilst it isn't as loud as before, the passion is still made plain, drawing influence from each and every experience and genre of his past, he strings it all together with a tidy but tattered black bow.

Supported by Blue Mountains local Max Steel.

https://au.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/sarah-mcleod-single-chachis-theme-16060/

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Great Southern Nights in association with Triplespeak,

Music in the Mountains and PigeonLane@ONE88 Presents

Steve Kilbey

and Sonori

at PigeonLane@one88

 

Friday 20th November 2020
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm via PigeonLane (rear of 186 Katoomba St)

First Course Served: 6:15pm
Second Course Served: 6:45pm
First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm
Dessert Served: 7:45pm
Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm
Doors Close: 10:00pm

Please note this a dinner and show event.

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal

Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO wine.

Book online or call ONE88 on 02 4782 1900

Steve Kilbey was born in England a long time ago and arrived in Australia as a ten-pound pom with his parents in 1957. In 1980 he formed The Church who have gone on to have many hit singles including ‘Unguarded Moment’, ‘Almost with You’ and the international best-seller, ‘Under The Milky Way’. Their 1988 album Starfish sold over one million copies in America alone. Kilbey has released many solo albums and collaborations making him one of the most prolific songwriters in the world. He acts, paints, writes books, and juggles dangerous objects. He lives in Coogee Beach NSW and is hoping to one day own a Daschund.

His new album, Eleven Women, leads us through a shimmering whirlwind of encounters. After the disarming love song Baby Poe we are plunged headlong into the dark world of Doris McAllister, an evil witch who takes us ‘by the bells’. We are regaled by the Celtic wistfulness of Josephine as she forbearingly awaits her ‘wine & roses’ while Birdeen, a greedy lorikeet with a sweet tooth, beguiles us with infectious bounce & colour.

Eleven Women is full of melodic invention & lyrical surprises. Singling out tracks for special mention is frankly impossible since this album consists entirely of highlights. Amongst these bijous however the timelessly beautiful Think of You shines brightly. This song has the unmistakeable stamp of eternity & evokes a sense of having existed since music began. From the album’s opening salvo it is clear we are in the most capable of hands. Steve Kilbey is a veteran song writer at the very height of his creative powers.

Sonori extend a cinematic, post-electro, dream-rock experience in which both thinkers and dancers can find their haven. Mechanised rhythms, vintage synths, sweet soaring vocals, effected cello and post-rock guitars converge in a cerebral union of melody and guts. The word Sonori is Latin for ‘many sounds’. How appropriate! Born of the Blue Mountains NSW, four eclectic boffins gather with their toys to create delicious, uninhibited music that bridges the genre gap.

The release of the group’s debut self-titled EP in 2017 saw them gain traction in the media including a front-page feature in The Haze magazine and multiple appearances on community radio. Their lush live sound and innovative conception has led them to diverse supports including Latin dance titans “Tijuana Cartel”, gypsy punk legends “The Crooked Fiddle Band” and post rock giants “We Lost the Sea”. Remarkable performances at Katoomba’s Vivid-esque light-art festival “Culturescape” and renowned dance-festival “Psyfari” just serve to highlight their innate originality.

https://au.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/steve-kilbey-the-beauty-of-simplicity-16393/

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Great Southern Nights in association with Triplespeak,

Music in the Mountains and PigeonLane@ONE88 Presents

Steve Balbi

and Blue Sherlock

at PigeonLane@one88

 

Saturday 21th November 2020
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm via PigeonLane (rear of 186 Katoomba St)

First Course Served: 6:15pm
Second Course Served: 6:45pm
First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm
Dessert Served: 7:45pm
Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm
Doors Close: 10:00pm

Please note this a dinner and show event.

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal

Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO wine.

Book online or call ONE88 on 02 4782 1900

Steve Balbi returns to Katoomba for the first time in more than a decade for one night only – to perform an exclusive solo show in acoustic mode for Songs & Stories at Pigeon Lane.

For the creative chameleon, the COVID-19 takedown presented the unique opportunity to peel-back yet another layer of skin to reveal an entirely new pigment – an iridescent orange in colour, melody and tone – which takes the form of a new record, I Think I Know For Sure.

Perhaps best remembered as the founding member of Electric Hippies and Noiseworks – although presently the front man of ‘80s new-wavers Mi-Sex – one never quite knows what to expect from Balbi when he takes to a stage of his own. Yet the exposition of a set of songs & stories that brings together a selection of material from the new record, accompanied by hit pics and out-takes from his eclectic back catalogue, is tantalising enough.

Mining a kaleidoscope of life at the margins, Steve Balbi promises an enlightening evening of melody and verse that transcends sentimentality and soul, cast within the inherently intimate and bohemian walls of Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88.
 

Supported by local duo - Blue Sherlock. This incredibly talented duo was born on Jeremy’s thighs, in a piece of trash Toyota Camry somewhere between Orange and the Mountains. A banger was blaring on the radio, his hands were going a million miles an hour on his trousers while Willem yelled a bit and played air guitar. “Hey man, we should jam sometime.” Since then, Willem Sherlock Roorda and Jeremy have been concocting the dirty, delicious, bluesy funk that is Blue Sherlock. Living proof that the Blues is alive, well, and ready to kick your teeth in.

https://stevebalbi.com/

http://bluesherlock.com/

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Great Southern Nights in association with Triplespeak,

Music in the Mountains and PigeonLane@ONE88 Presents

Jak Housden and CJ Stranger

and Mataya

at PigeonLane@one88

 

Saturday 21th November 2020
DOORS OPEN : 6:00pm via PigeonLane (rear of 186 Katoomba St)

First Course Served: 6:15pm
Second Course Served: 6:45pm
First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm
Dessert Served: 7:45pm
Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm
Doors Close: 10:00pm

Please note this a dinner and show event.

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal

Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO wine.

Book online or call ONE88 on 02 4782 1900

Jak Housden is revered by his contemporaries as a guitarist of immense eloquence and grace; an aurora at dawn. Yet it is the psychedelic pop sensibility of Jak’s songwriting that paints the kaleidoscope of an artist deep in the cacophony of his craft.

On Friday the 21st of August, Jak Housden celebrates the release of ‘Bombs’, his first single in many, many years. Produced by Jak and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London. His voice resplendent, Jak’s occasional convocations of melody and harmony draw upon the late ‘60s West Coast sound, which delivers you at the intersection of Fillmore West and The Whiskey on Sunset Strip.

Reflecting upon ‘Bombs’, Jak muses, “Inspired by yet another random act of terrorism, this time in London, the song ‘Bombs’ kicked ‘round in my head for quite a few years, before it was finished, then recorded. Slowly taking shape, bit-by-bit, it ultimately found its psychedelic stomp to accompany a narrative that spans the present age. Of course, there’s always been a witch-hunt going on, of one kind or another. It simply seems to some folks today that western civilization and contemporary society is the modern-day witch.”

Jak Housden photo by Cherie Abdy.

CJ Stranger hones a unique sound and spirit for his new album, Hey Stranger. Describing first single Strange One as a“stream-of-consciousness ramble of a day living in the inner-west,”CJ carves out contemporary Australian music filled with occurrences like electric shocks, technology failing, having a tunnel dug under your house, andtryin' to pay rent.“After a strong coffee,”he notes,“things feel better.”

Following on from the galloping country of the triple j spun Outlaw and highly satisfying Fool's Gold, new single and album opener White Lines is yet another brilliant example of how CJ perfectly matches gently simmering music with the raw honesty of reflective lyrics. Channeling an amalgamation of Paul Kelly, Kurt Vile and The Church, White Lines is about new beginnings and unexpected challenges in life, lyrically set against the backdrop of the Australian landscape.

Slinging a small-but-powerful arsenal of instruments, CJ Stranger crafts his distinctive sound using an old weathered resonator, a weird vintage organ, and his beloved purple guitar Frankenstein-ed out of discarded bits and pieces. This array of repurposed musical antiques allows CJ Stranger to sculpt a vivid and honest landscape for his musings.

These days based in the Blue Mountains while regularly Sydney-side, CameronHenderson’s2016 debut album established his prowess as a singer, songwriter and guitar player, but it was a different kind of animal. CJ Stranger is an exaggerated and more nuanced side of Henderson, brought forth by exploring this new artistic persona.

A singer-songwriter through and through, CJ Stranger's captivating voice, tell-all lyrics and natural feel for finger-picking walk together in perfect synchrony. Creative and honest, Hey Stranger is a rewarding listen that feels comfortingly familiar, yet new and exciting.

Supported by Mataya - Mataya delivers a warm and honest performance like no other. A musician and singer that will reach in and touch your spirit, open your eyes and open your heart. 

Born into a musical family Mataya began singing and playing violin at the age of 4. As a teen she picked up piano and began to explore song writing. Surrounded by the live music scene growing up in the Blue Mountains she was heavily influenced by jazz and soul which has led to the unique sound of her debut single ‘Fine China’. 

Mataya has worked with numerous Australian artists including The Tongue, Omar Musa, Thundamentals and Hermitude. Her authentic vocals notably feature on Hermitudes’ hit single ‘The Buzz’, the Thundamentals’ Aria nominated album ‘So We Can Remember’ and more recently on their Triple J favourite ‘Sally’. She has performed as a feature artist at venues across the country and festivals including The Manly Jazz Festival, Splendour in The Grass, Yours and Owls, Groovin The Moo, and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.

https://jakhousden.com/

https://www.facebook.com/cjstrangermusic

https://mataya.com.au/

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