Here are our Upcoming Shows…

Aug 2017

Herft, Geri, Roberts & Smith – 25/08/2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Herft, Geri, Roberts & Smith – Suzette Herft, Janette Geri, Tracey Roberts and Jo Jo Smith

5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)

$30/$25 Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm

Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the  interval.
Drinks from bar at bar prices.

Bookings: taxman@bigpond.net.au or text 0418179411

Join these four amazing women performing together in a round robin. Each accomplished singer/songwriters and musicians they perform their own songs with beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies. Their easy rapport on and off stage is evidenced in the entertaining banter and general hilarity. With over 150 years of performing between them this show is not to be missed.

Suzette Herft is a contemporary troubadour and award winning songwriter with a sublime voice. She shines with a natural grace and presence that lights up any stage. Suzette has received many accolades for her moving and brilliant solo tribute to Joan Baez, including a rousing standing ovation at the 2015 and 2014 Port Fairy Folk Music Festivals. She is a well-known facilitator of wonderful singing and songwriting sessions in Melbourne. Suzette has currently 6 cd’s including 2 newly released cd’s titled ‘Roses’ (an album of original songs produced by Shane O’Mara) and ‘Farewell Angelina’ – an album of duets with Patrick Evans from the live show of the same title featuring the story of the iconic duo Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.

“A charismatic singer-songwriter with a heart in tune with her world and a voice to go with it.”
(The Australian Songwriter).

Earthy, eclectic, sensual, original, Janette Geri is one of Australia’s finest singers,a serious guitar player, and an acclaimed songwriter. With a remarkable voice … tender, beautiful, adept and evocative … this powerful performer consistently captivates and enchants her audiences here and overseas. Exquisitely expressive, generous and warm, her music is diverse, timeless, contemporary and genuinely original; weaving together rich strands of melody with earthy grooves, eclectic rhythms, jazz structures, a touch of blues, and strong world sensibilities.
With 5 original albums and 2 trad albums to date, she is a consummate performer and recording artist … and she definitely loves a good giggle.

“She has a hauntingly beautiful and warm voice that puts instantly a spell on the listener. Wonderful harmonies coupled with stirring rhythms and angelic singing make her music a real treat for your ears.” Adolf ‘gorhand’ Goriup – FolkWorld

Tracey Roberts combines her smooth, clear, lilting vocals with her versatile and sensitive piano playing and richly poetic lyrics to create melodic arrangements of beautiful, original songs. Her music is a fusion of adult-contemporary, jazz-infused soul, pop and folk, with hints of blues, classical and Celtic influences … and there’s always some surprising quirky cabaret stuff with spontaneous anecdotes and commentary thrown into the mix … an entertaining, class act. With over 20 years of musical experience and touring internationally, she has recorded 8 CDs and a Blu-ray.

“…one incredible act…” 2016 Castlemaine Jazz Festival
“Tracey Roberts is one of the unhidden treasures of the Yarra Ranges” Ann Creber 3MDR – 97.1 FM

Jo Jo Smith is one of Australia’s greatest treasures, an inspirational performer who takes her audiences on a lyrical, musically diverse journey of blues, soul, funk, R&B, Latin and jazz. Her own songs are a tour de force and along with a unique interpretation of a small, select group of covers, Jo Jo’s status as one of Australia’s singer/songwriters is confirmed. Jo Jo is currently touring Australia, celebrating 50 years of performing.

“I was blown away by Jo Jo. I have never seen anything like the show I saw at Mullum Music Fest.”
Ash Grunwald

Cliff

 


Oct 2017

The Ugly Uncles – 13/10/2017 at 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

The Ugly Uncles – 13/10/2017

5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)

$25/$20 Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm

Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the  interval.
Drinks from bar at bar prices.

Bookings: taxman@bigpond.net.au or text 0418179411

It’s hard to believe, I know, but there are people legally allowed to drink and licensed to drive on our roads who weren’t even born when the Ugly Uncles began! Actually, it’s even harder to believe that the Ugly Uncles are still allowed to drive on our roads, but that’s another story. And as for the drinking, well, what you don’t know won’t hurt you.

The Ugly Uncles are like no other – a dissolute bunch of chancers who got together some time in the last twenty or so years just to see if it’s possible to have as much fun on-stage as the audiences do off.  And they’ve been testing the theory ever since. With everyone’s favourite ex-ABC (aren’t they all?) radio personality Uncle Derek Guille still at the lead, the Uncles ‘uncle’ just about everything. No musical genre from jazz, rock and country blues, to calypso, swing, folk and ceili has been spared from the Uncles’ ‘jugband’ treatment.

The music is eclectic, to say the least, even more so is the (sometimes) hilarious banter and just plain old-fashioned funny asides between Uncles and some great songs. Frequently seen at folk-roots music festivals such as Port Fairy Folk Festival and Newstead Live! Music Festival, Albert Park Port Lounge is a rare Melbourne show for The Ugly Uncles. Friday the 13th is very apt too as you will find out. Not to be missed!

The Ugly Uncles are: Uncle Derek Guille – vocals, guitar, kazoo and other musical toys; Uncle James Rigby –vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle; Uncle Tony Allan – guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals; Uncle Steve Edward – piano, whistle (and never! give him a microphone); Uncle Pip Avent – tuba, bass, vocals ; Uncle Jim Brannon – alto sax, clarinet, vocals, whistling and pineapple; Uncle Sally Taylor – fiddle, vocals; Uncle Rod Bradbury – drums, vocals. And a warning. All Uncles (except the drummer) have ukuleles!

Their last visit a few years back was a wonderful night, this one will be better. Not to be missed!

Cliff

PS. They aren’t kidding about the ukeles