Presented by the Artists Shed - LIVE at various venues - music@artistsshed.com
October 3rd - A J Leonard and Jenny Rowlands perform Sgt Peppers on Uke and Cello
October 3rd - A J Leonard and Jenny Rowlands perform Sgt Peppers on Uke and Cello
What started out as a personal challenge has fast become another notch in the career of A.J. Leonard. “When you’ve been playing ukulele for as long as I have you’re always looking for new ways of expression and in the process hopefully raise the benchmark.”

Following on from previous challenges such as the West Side Story Medley and MacArthur Park, Sgt Pepper was originally arranged as an instrumental solo. “I had this zany idea of playing side one of Sgt Pepper as a short instrumental medley. It took some time and upon hearing it, a friend remarked, what about side two…?”

Once he proved the point, Leonard decided it could be even better with a dash of cello. In stepped performing partner Jenny Rowlands, who applied her arrangement skills and performing expertise making the project truly worthy of its intentions and creating a world first. At her suggestion the live show has become an audio/visual presentation.

NEW VENUE.....
St James Church Hall, 157 Carruthers Street Curtin

http://www.ajleonard.com/sgt-pepper
Supported by the Ukulele Republic of Canberra UROC
Music from around 7.30pm
Bookings essential - music@artistsshed.com
October 3rd - A J Leonard and Jenny Rowlands perform Sgt Peppers on Uke and Cello
What started out as a personal challenge has fast become another notch in the career of A.J. Leonard. “When you’ve been playing ukulele for as long as I have you’re always looking for new ways of expression and in the process hopefully raise the benchmark.”

Following on from previous challenges such as the West Side Story Medley and MacArthur Park, Sgt Pepper was originally arranged as an instrumental solo. “I had this zany idea of playing side one of Sgt Pepper as a short instrumental medley. It took some time and upon hearing it, a friend remarked, what about side two…?”

Once he proved the point, Leonard decided it could be even better with a dash of cello. In stepped performing partner Jenny Rowlands, who applied her arrangement skills and performing expertise making the project truly worthy of its intentions and creating a world first. At her suggestion the live show has become an audio/visual presentation.

NEW VENUE.....
St James Church Hall, 157 Carruthers Street Curtin

http://www.ajleonard.com/sgt-pepper
Supported by the Ukulele Republic of Canberra UROC
Music from around 7.30pm
Bookings essential - music@artistsshed.com
4th October - Bruce Watson
4th October - Bruce Watson
NEW VENUE:
House Concert at
3 Yamba Place, Narrabunda
Call 0412 463388


Bruce will present a special program, Our Land, Our People, with songs of Australian life, from the outback to the city, from the Dreaming to the 21st century.

It will include a multi-media presentation on his iconic song ‘The Man and the Woman and the Edison Phonograph’.

Come on a fascinating journey, sometimes confronting, sometimes hilarious, through our history and our way of life.

Supported by past and present Shiny Bum Singers - disaggregated in singles, duos and strange variations of the Shiny Bums - alone and together....

Dinner from 6.00pm
Music from around 7.30pm
Bookings essential - music@artistsshed.com
4th October - Bruce Watson
NEW VENUE:
House Concert at
3 Yamba Place, Narrabunda
Call 0412 463388


Bruce will present a special program, Our Land, Our People, with songs of Australian life, from the outback to the city, from the Dreaming to the 21st century.

It will include a multi-media presentation on his iconic song ‘The Man and the Woman and the Edison Phonograph’.

Come on a fascinating journey, sometimes confronting, sometimes hilarious, through our history and our way of life.

Supported by past and present Shiny Bum Singers - disaggregated in singles, duos and strange variations of the Shiny Bums - alone and together....

Dinner from 6.00pm
Music from around 7.30pm
Bookings essential - music@artistsshed.com
February 2015 - Dont Mention the Wall - Rob and Deta Rayner
February 2015 - Dont Mention the Wall - Rob and Deta Rayner

Brilliant - Dennis and I saw it at the Camelot Lounge in Sydney, and then bits of it at the Illawara Folk Festival. Here is it is in all it's glorious completeness.

Songs and stories from the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond, with Deta and Rob Rayner (accordion/voice , guitar/voice) from The Beez playing classics and originals from Bowie to The Beatles, from Polka to Punk and Klezmer to Cabaret. This is the unadulterated truth about the dramatic post-Wall banana shortage, East German Country and Western harmonica production and Stasi-assisted sound checks, all from a uniquely German/Australian perspective.
Deta and Rob´s cabaret sensibilities inform their performance and choice of songs as they Polka, Country and Balkan it up on a variety of well-known and sometimes obscure hits and originals inspired by and dealing with the Berlin Wall, Deta´s irresistible accordion melding with Rob´s driving acoustic guitar and, of course, those trademark Beez harmonies. Teamed with anecdotes and photos, this is a funny and moving account from two musicians unwittingly caught up of one of the most significant events of the 20th century.

Native Berliner chanteuse and accordionist Deta Rayner witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989 and wasted no time in co-founding Chameleon, the legendary cabaret venue in the former East Berlin, which became a melting pot for musicians and variety artists east and west. Sydneysider Rob Rayner, a veteran indie-rocker , saw the writing on the wall for the then stagnating live music scene in Sydney and opted for a wall of an entirely different kind in early 1989, swapping Sydney sunshine for a brooding Berlin and confronting his arch-nemesis: the accordion. Six months later the Berlin Wall fell, and nothing would ever be the same again…
February 2015 - Dont Mention the Wall - Rob and Deta Rayner

Brilliant - Dennis and I saw it at the Camelot Lounge in Sydney, and then bits of it at the Illawara Folk Festival. Here is it is in all it's glorious completeness.

Songs and stories from the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond, with Deta and Rob Rayner (accordion/voice , guitar/voice) from The Beez playing classics and originals from Bowie to The Beatles, from Polka to Punk and Klezmer to Cabaret. This is the unadulterated truth about the dramatic post-Wall banana shortage, East German Country and Western harmonica production and Stasi-assisted sound checks, all from a uniquely German/Australian perspective.
Deta and Rob´s cabaret sensibilities inform their performance and choice of songs as they Polka, Country and Balkan it up on a variety of well-known and sometimes obscure hits and originals inspired by and dealing with the Berlin Wall, Deta´s irresistible accordion melding with Rob´s driving acoustic guitar and, of course, those trademark Beez harmonies. Teamed with anecdotes and photos, this is a funny and moving account from two musicians unwittingly caught up of one of the most significant events of the 20th century.

Native Berliner chanteuse and accordionist Deta Rayner witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989 and wasted no time in co-founding Chameleon, the legendary cabaret venue in the former East Berlin, which became a melting pot for musicians and variety artists east and west. Sydneysider Rob Rayner, a veteran indie-rocker , saw the writing on the wall for the then stagnating live music scene in Sydney and opted for a wall of an entirely different kind in early 1989, swapping Sydney sunshine for a brooding Berlin and confronting his arch-nemesis: the accordion. Six months later the Berlin Wall fell, and nothing would ever be the same again…
February 2015 - George Mann
February 2015 - George Mann
February 2015 - George Mann
february 2015 - Date Brothers
february 2015 - Date Brothers
february 2015 - Date Brothers