Music and Events at the Artists Shed
The Artists Shed is availableas a creative space for the arts, inlcuding workshops, exhibitions and performances. It is located at 14 Foster Street, Queanbeyan, NSW. Contact music@artistsshed.com for more information
Saturday 17 May - 7:30pm - Lord Byron 5....
Saturday 17 May - 7:30pm - Lord Byron 5....
The Lord Byron 5 are a band who perform selected poetical works of the eccentric romantic poet Lord Byron in an energetic and compelling semi-musical stage act. Lady Carolyn Lamb, one of Byron's many lovers, once described him as "mad, bad and dangerous to know." The Lord Byron 5, in adhering closely to the connotations behind this description have put together a dynamic and original show not to be missed, consisting of: “Lord Frederick Wobblebottom of Twerk” (Fred Pilcher -vocals and bass), “Nicholas Nicholby of The Mang” (Nick Powell - keyboard), “Dr Polidori” (Paul Dugdale - drums and percussion), “Countessa De Cello” (Rita Woolhouse cello and vocals), “Fräulein du floute” (Simone Dawson - vocals and woodwind) and “The Third Earl of Cook” (Craig Dawson – vocals and guitar).
Saturday 17 May - 7:30pm - Lord Byron 5....
Friday 23 May - 7:30pm - CHAIKA CD Launch "I Monti" supported by Jeni and Mahesh
Friday 23 May - 7:30pm - CHAIKA CD Launch "I Monti" supported by Jeni and Mahesh
Chaika – The Mountains Tour - Launching their brand new album ‘I Monti’

Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz and classical music to create a beguiling and original sound-world. Described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting’, Chaika’s strength is the elusiveness of their style.

Their latest release ‘I Monti’ (The Mountains), is a collection of both original and traditional pieces, gently wandering through foreign lands, emerging with an enchanting tale to tale.

Following their successful debut album of 2012 and Australian tour of 2013, Chaika takes to the road again with this highly anticipated release. “The Mountains Tour” will traverse the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Brisbane, playing both capitol cities and regional centres.

Supported by Jeni and Mahesh

Husband and wife performers Mahesh Radhakrishnan and Jennifer White will take you on journeys through Indian performance traditions and yonder with pieces of cross-cultural music and movement inspired by creativity, language and the human spirit. Canberra born Jeni, is a performer of the traditional classical dance/drama style of Southern India, known as Bharatha Natyam and has adapted her classical training in cross-cultural collaborations, drawing on contemporary western dance, Flamenco and theatre.
Friday 23 May - 7:30pm - CHAIKA CD Launch "I Monti" supported by Jeni and Mahesh
Sunday 25 May - 2pm - The Faraway Eyes
Sunday 25 May - 2pm - The Faraway Eyes
The Faraway Eyes are 3 part harmony (sometimes 4), Buck on guitar, Nick adding colour with harmonica, dobro, banjo, and a repertoire of Americana tunes (Eagles, CSN, Gram Parsons) and original songs presented in that genre.
Sunday 25 May - 2pm - The Faraway Eyes
Sunday 25 May - 2pm - Rachel Hore and the Pop-up Choir
Sunday 25 May - 2pm - Rachel Hore and the Pop-up Choir
Rachel Hore and her PoP-uP Choir

The PoP uP Choir is a recent choir venture in Canberra, with the early rehearsals taking place at the Artists Shed. They aim to sing in public spaces, changing the nature of vacant space through sound and song. You might find them popping up in tunnels, churches, foyers, markets, car parks, museums, street corners, restaurants, domes and amphitheatres, rotundas and parks, anywhere where there is a space that can be warmed by the human voice. They appeared several times at the National Folk Festival over easter this year in fine voice!
Sunday 25 May - 2pm - Rachel Hore and the Pop-up Choir
Thursday June 5th - 7.30pm - The Ballpoint Penguins
Thursday June 5th - 7.30pm - The Ballpoint Penguins
This stylish musical package from
Perth, Western Australia conceals
subversive wit and wordcraft on
intel l igent design, Tupperware
obsession, the aphrodisiac power of
the common vacuum cleaner and
ridding your home of excess adult
offspring.
These original a cappella comedians
storm the intellectual barricades of right
-minded folk. Anticipate the
unexpected, plus classic musical
mischief from Python to Lehrer and
Flanders to Swann.
“The trio's witticisms are delivered with
stylish harmonies and an evident
enjoyment”– Ron Banks, The West
Australian
“Good comedy is hard to find, and you
really pull it off.” Steve Barnes,
artistic director, Fairbridge Festival
Thursday June 5th - 7.30pm - The Ballpoint Penguins
Thursday June 5th - 7.30pm Supporting the Ballpoint Penguins are The Shiny Bum Singers
Thursday June 5th - 7.30pm Supporting the Ballpoint Penguins are The Shiny Bum Singers
The Shiny Bum Singers
No subject is safe from the group’s talented writers, nor is any song immune to their unique style of parody. They are visually and vocally entertaining with inspired lyrics, whacky humour and shambolic choreography. This Canberra-based a cappella group has over 200 self-penned parodies that focus on the life of the public servant, and at times stray into political satire and other everyday topics.
Audience participation is very much encouraged!
Thursday June 5th - 7.30pm Supporting the Ballpoint Penguins are The Shiny Bum Singers
Saturday June 14 - 7:30pm - Soursob Bob with support
Saturday June 14 - 7:30pm - Soursob Bob with support
Soursob Bob brings his fringe brilliance to the Artists Shed..
Call Soursob Bob a songwriter, a satirist, a poet, or even all three, but whatever you may say of him, do not, he insists, call him a comedian. This doesn’t mean his show isn’t one of the funnier things you’ll find at the Fringe, however – you’ll just need to venture away from the inner city venues to take it in. And so you should: Soursob Bob offers a generous set of insightful, well-crafted (and yes, often funny) acoustic tunes that are sounding especially good with charming collaborators Snooks La Vie (harmonica) and Megan “MC Megzz” McDowall (vocals). Those joining the audience from next Sunday will also get to enjoy the appearance of regular SSB co-conspirator Emma Luker (violin/vocals). Visitors to our fair Fringed city particularly should consider a visit to The Grace Emily for this gig and its very Australian (and distinctly Adelaidean) flavour.
Bob will be suppoerted by local Queanbeyan singer Juliet Ward, who was the singer from 80s band The Lighthouse Keepers - who delivered a tasteful, jangly brand of country-tinged folk rock.
Local comedian and clown Jasper Burfoot will open proceedings with a short set of new work...
Saturday June 14 - 7:30pm - Soursob Bob with support