Here are our Upcoming Shows…

May 2017

Marcia Howard – 26/05/2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Marcia Howard – Friday, 26th May, 2017

with accompaniment from Lee Morgan

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

For the past thirty years, Marcia has sustained a diverse career as a professional musician, singer songwriter and backing singer, in the fields of live performance, studio recording, music theatre, music publishing and education. She has experienced firsthand the full breadth of live performance – as a band member, bandleader and as a solo artist. She is a commercial entertainer and was a member of the legendary Australian band, Goanna as a backing singer, keyboard player and songwriter. As a part of this triple Aria award- winning band she recorded and toured Australia for many years.

Marcia has four solo albums and she has enjoyed a successful solo career with her band, performing at Festivals and Concerts in Australia and overseas. Marcia has worked with some legendary International Artists including America’s Tim O’Brien and Ireland’s Mary Black, performing and recording her songs in Nashville and Ireland. Marcia joined Mary Black on her live DVD performance opening over five nights at her shows at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin and recording songs together.

There have been many performances on TV over the years, including most recently her performance on Season 5 of the Voice, 2016, where she made it through to the Super battles as a part of Delta Goodrem’s team. She has sung on countless radio and album recordings of many iconic Australian artist albums and has developed her skills and understanding of ‘pro tools’ recording and studio vocal recording.

Marcia released her EP, Nashville Sessions with her band at the 40th Port Fairy Folk Festival where she was named Maton, Artist of the year, 2016. She recently launched her stage show, Holy Wells to Waterholes, belonging through song with her band at the 2016 National Celtic Festival, which recounts her musical life and journey through song and includes readings from her book, projected images, and songs.

She is currently recording her fifth solo album and regularly performs live with her band at festivals and concerts.

As I said before  “One of the most charismatic, gentle, spiritual musicians Australia has ever produced.”

Cliff

 


Jun 2017

Jimmy Fong – 09/06/2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Jimmy Fong  – Friday, 9th June, 2017

with special guest Tom Bolton

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

“Music Is The Journey & The Journey Is Music”

It’s often said, music is one of the most nostalgic things on the planet.
A melody can take you back to childhood. A riff can solidify a minute in time. And a simple lyric can pack in more meaning than you ever thought possible.

Let Jimmy Fong take you down memory lane in his new, intimate show, ‘Music is the Journey & the Journey is Music.’

He’ll play all the favourites, including music from the infamous Elvis /John Denver /Jim Croce/ some of his own originals.

The songs that led him to the guitar and the ones that have kept him strumming ever since.

Have a listen

Some of you will remember him from our Christmas show last year and now he is with us for what will be an entertaining evening

 

Cliff


Janette Geri – 30/06/2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Janette Geri – Friday, 30th June, 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

 

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.

Among the flowers’ is the newest release from Australian singer Janette Geri. This is a collection of traditional and 2 original songs, all with a strong theme of love lost, and how precious. Janette has taken a somewhat classical turn with her arrangements this time, using flute, cello, piano and other instruments along with acoustic guitar, creating a rich and layered canvas on which to tell these stories. Each song features her unfailing gift of bringing the story to vibrant life, with beautiful vocals, passion, and wisdom won by experience.

This show will be the Melbourne launch of ‘among the flowers‘.

With 6 original albums and 1 trad album to date, she is a consummate performer and recording artist,
…and she definitely loves a good giggle.

 


Jul 2017

Bush Gothic – 21/07/2017 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Bush Gothic  – Friday, 21st July, 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

Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk.

It was 2009 when Australian artist Jenny M. Thomas began a series of urban bush band sessions – gigs where every week a new crop of musicians would join her ‘bush band’ and improvise through a playlist of traditional Australian songs. Out of this series she picked only the bravest musicians to form her band, named after the system which transported convicts to Australian penal colonies. Initially known simply as ‘The System’.

With Dan Witton on double bass, Chris Lewis on drums and Jenny on fiddle, vocals and piano, their first gig was a live-to-air broadcast on ABC Radio National’s ‘The Music Show’.


Have a listen here…



Some reviews

Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands from Melbourne, Australia perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold.

 

Bush Gothic’s latest release The Natural Selection Australian Songbook was chosen as a runner up for fRoots 2016 Album of the Year, BBC Magazines Best World Music Albums of 2016. Concerts in Australian gaols, concert halls and goldfields have been reviewed as ‘outstanding’, ‘mesmerising…utterly riveting’.



This will be night to remember. Looking forward to them playing for us all

I should also mention that this will be their final concert before touring England, Ireland and New Zealand

Cliff


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