Events List

WELCOME TO 2020

January 05, 2020

  KENTA HAYASHI Returns to our Ampitheatre, what a treat it was last summer JAZZ Well known locals Deloraine Jazz Quartet ADAPT From Just over the Gog in Sheffield, CASED Tasmanian Rock Challenge Finalists, upcoming talent SEARCHING EYES

The Belle Miners at Marakoopa Cafe

January 18, 2020

The Belle Miners are returning to the Marakoopa Café with so much to share…. Escape the daily grind and immerse yourself into a Saturday retreat of songwriting and singing with this international supergroup. Set in an oasis on the edge of Tasmania’s wilderness, come soak in the legendary hospitality of Marakoopa Cafe. Hosts Lars and Sarah will provide a fully catered day of delicious, voice friendly meals, with the option to add extras like camping at the doorstep to majestic limestone caves. Be inspired by the abundant natural beauty and connect with your inner stillness. Allow us to provide you the space and tools to call upon your muse: singing and writing in a playful, interactive and supportive environment. Experience singing in the Mole Creek Caves ‘Cathedral’. Included in the cost is a Saturday evening concert which is also open to the public, so invite your non-singing friends along too, there is optional meals and camping for them too.   Saturday Workshops Caves Experience and Meals and Concert $165 Friday night Stay. Pitch your tent or park your camper, Dinner Friday night and Breakfast Saturday Morning. $70 Saturday Concert only. Concert with the Beautiful Belle Miners in our Music Room music starts 7:00pm $25 Saturday Concert and Dinner. arrive 5:30pm $50 Saturday Night Stay. Pitch your tent, enjoy a wonderful breakfast on Sunday morning $45

Little Wise (Solo) Plays Marakoopa Cafe

February 02, 2020

We are doing things a little differently this time, entry will be by donation ( suggested $5-10) please purchase a $0 ticket to register. Bring a plate to share, cafe will be open for drinks and limited menu. Described by triple j Roots ’n All as singing “with the wisdom of an old soul”, Melbourne songwriter Little Wise has been turning heads and melting hearts with her vintage Folk Rock sounds. Owning the stage solo or rocking out with her band, Little Wise delivers a damn good dose of Melbourne swagger. With the release of her sophomore album ‘Want it All’, Little Wise has been enthusiastically embraced by the Melbourne scene, with The Basement Discs describing the album as “a shining example of focused and refined song-craft.” Recorded at The Aviary Studios, the album harks back to a classic pop-rock landscape, with hook-laden guitars and driving drums, overlaid with a freshness that springs from Little Wise’s come-hither vocals. SCENESTR described the title track as sitting “somewhere between the growl of PJ Harvey and simmering tension of The Velvet Underground”. ‘Want it All’ follows the 2016 Little Wise release, ‘Silver Birch’, which was featured on PBS and RRR and won ‘Best Debut Release’ in the Rhythms Magazine Writers’ Poll. Little Wise’s first overseas appearance was at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and she has also showcased in New York City. She has toured widely back home in Australia, with recent festival appearances at Nannup, Tamworth, Mount Beauty, St Kilda Live ’n Local and more. She has supported Frazey Ford (CAN), The Audreys and Dan Parsons. Have a Listen

Chris Matthews with special guest Marcus Sturrock

March 14, 2020

Chris Matthews Saturday Evening 14th March doors5:00pm music 6:00pm Sleepover Saturday!! Camping and Sunday morning Breakfast available With his newly released country music chart topping album. Chris is becoming recognized as one of the great players in Australia on the guitar, mandolin, banjo, lap steel, and anything else with strings, he’s also an incredibly talented songwriter. Eminently listenable, approachable, and a truly Australian sound to his tunes, he’s one of the rare artists who can combine impeccable musicianship with self penned songs that almost anyone can relate to – not an easy or simple thing to achieve. And you can dance to it. Listen to Chris "Marcus mesmerized me with uniquely innovative heartfelt Vocal and Guitar styles. Funk, World, Flamenco, Folk, Jazz, Middle Eastern, Celtic and more, with simultaneous driving percussive solos on the Guitar body. Simple or technical, & passionate, a stand out composer" - Robin Lumley (Keyboard player Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Phil Collins, Moody Blues & Procul Harum) "This unique and highly regarded guitarist takes the audience on a journey through styles ranging from Celtic tunes to world music interspersed with trademark driving percussive solos played on the guitar body. An inspiring oral treat of technical, emotional, classical and funky originals." - Fairbridge Festival Listen to Marcus  

Tracey Barnett

March 22, 2020

Tracey Barnett Sunday Lunchtime 22nd March doors 12:00 music 1:00pm Blues/Roots, Alt-Country, Acoustic Rock Western Australian singer-songwriter Tracey Barnett has earned a reputation for heartfelt song-writing and exhilarating shows thanks to her distinctive, high-energy brand of blues and roots. That reputation saw her crowned 'Best Regional Act' at the 2018 West Australian Music Industry Awards.

People can’t resist the energy and skill behind her powerhouse stage presence. They are moved and inspired by her emotive lyrics and find it impossible to resist tapping along to her solid rhythm and slide guitar hooks. Initially from an alternative rock background, Tracey's style mixes experimental flair with traditional rock, blues and country, creating a fusion that’s impossible to resist. Packed with emotion, her dynamic sound inspires hopefulness, connectedness and pure, unadulterated fun.
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Jordan Brodie

April 05, 2020

Jordan Brodie Sunday 5th April Lunchtime doors 12:00pm Music 1:00pm Award winning Fingerstyle guitarist and composer, Jordan Brodie, is regarded as “one of the best young guitar players i n Australia”. With his fine sense of showmanship and technical virtuosity, Jordan is well on his way to a flourishing solo career. Hailing from Cairns, Australia, Jordan i s set to release his latest album “Riff Raff” i n 2020! The album showcases his fun, cheekier side with catchy, groove-based tunes (and of course a few ballads!), drawing on inspirations such as Tommy Emmanuel, Emil Ernebro, Michael Fix and Joe Robinson. In support of his new album, Jordan i s embarking on his first New Zealand and Tasmanian tour in early 2020, followed by an extensive tour of Australia and Canada. Jordan is known to dazzle audiences with his fingerstyle guitar technique; playing the bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this emerging master of the guitar! “One of the best young guitar players in Australia” — Director, Newport Folk Festival (Melbourne) “A potential successor to senior compatriots such as Michael Fix, Bruce Mathiske and, yes, maybe even Tommy Emmanuel"— Tony Hillier, Rhythms Magazine Listen to Jordan