Albert Park Port Lounge Upcoming Gigs


Here are our Upcoming Shows…

Aug 2019

Enda Kenny - August 23rd – 23/08/2019 - 11/10/2019
at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Enda Kenny – August 23rd  2019

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

Pricing:  $25/$20 (concession) 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

Enda Kenny is a man of contradictions.

“Simply the best folk singer-songwriter working in Australia” (Sydney Morning Herald), was born and raised in Dublin before settling in his adopted hometown of Melbourne in 1987.

His belonging to his new land is evident in songs like Language of the Land, a powerful cry for reconciliation with Australia’s Indigenous people, yet, like his birth country, Enda can seamlessly shift from the deeply poignant to the craic and entertain audiences with quirky, witty lyrics.

He has released seven acclaimed albums, most recently 2019’s self-released “Kitchen Ballads”, but Enda spent a decade juggling recording and performing with a full-time career in public housing.

Enda’s back catalogue of recorded work provides a perfect introduction to his stories of life, love and justice, but it is on stage where he truly shines.

A regular performer at some of Australia’s best-known festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Woodfork Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival. He is also a multi-award winner having twice taken home Port Fairy Folk Festival’s prestigious songwriting award. Enda’s 2005 album Here and There won the peer-reviewed Australian Folk Alliance’s Album of the Year award.

A true Irish storyteller, Enda’s well-crafted lyrics are backed by tunes that enrich and complete his narratives.

We haven’t had the pleasure of Enda’s company since 2014 .  Not be missed

Cliff

 


Sep 2019

Marcia Howard - September 6th – 06/09/2019
at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Marcia Howard – September 6th  2019

Marcia Howard Show

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

Pricing:  $30/$25 (concession) 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

House of Song is Marcia Howard’s one-woman show which charts her 30 years as a singer/songwriter including her years as a member of the iconic Australian band, Goanna.

And we are fortunate enough to have her back for the evening.

Over the performance, Marcia will share the inspirations that have consistently informed her songwriting and performing – her Irish roots and her love and respect for the Indigenous Australian perspectives on life and place.

The songs that Marcia has written and chosen for House of Song are melodic and captivating. They explore our relationships with politics, family and place.

Marcia’s story is well known and compelling. She grew up in a house of musicians; a large, multi-talented family who provided music for their community, led by her musical parents Teresa Howard (nee Madden) with her father Leo. It was through singing and playing with her family that Marcia discovered harmony as a way of distinguishing her own voice.

Marcia studied music as a young woman before going on the road  Goanna during the coming of age of Australian rock music in the early 1980’s.

It was in this period of touring Australia that she was introduced to Aboriginal Australia and became aware of their struggle for land rights, the systemic cruelty of the stolen generation and their ongoing fight for proper recognition of their sovereignty.

Marcia’s connection to and friendship with Aboriginal Australian’s has been a major influence in all aspects of her life, including her music.

The other great influence has been her Irish roots. Marcia researched her Celtic heritage in her recent Research Master’s thesis, Holy Wells to Waterholes. She has performed and recorded in Ireland.

In House of Song, Marcia reveals how the lands of Australia and Ireland have influenced her as a songwriter and how song reflects our sense of belonging to place.

Marcia Howard is an original, compelling and charismatic songwriter and performer. She hopes that by sharing her deep love of song, she will help people embrace their own unique sound and voice.

House of Song will be an uplifting experience for everyone who enters.

For those of you who caught her last year, I am sure you will be as excited as I am to see this show. For those of you who missed out, I would suggest you book early.

Cliff

 


Oct 2019

The Stiletto Sisters - October 11th – 11/10/2019
at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

The Stiletto Sisters – October 11th 2019

The Stiletto Sisters - May 18th, 2018

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

Pricing:  $30/$25 (concession) 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

“Is there enough passion in your life?   How long has it been since you spent an evening with three glamorous gypsy girls whose only desire is to whip you into a frenzy with their instrumental virtuosity and then cause you to swoon with the beauty of their vocal harmonies? “

What can I say, The Stiletto Sisters have been wooing audiences in  Melbourne with their seductive blend of Hungarian gypsy, tango and love songs from around the world.

Led with breathtaking virtuosity by Hungarian trained violinist Hope Csutoros (My Friend the Chocolate Cake) the trio features as well the dynamic piano accordion playing of Judy Gunson and the wonderful talents of Jo To on double bass.

The Stiletto Sisters perform with an extraordinary emotional range from extreme delicacy to blazing intensity and more than a touch of humour.  Stiletto Sisters’ performances do come with a health warning: the velvety seduction of their 3-part harmonies on Latin, Yiddish and Hungarian love songs has caused many to faint with delight!  

For the two of you down the back  who haven’t yet made their acquaintance, here they are at the Recital Hall …

They were a knockout last year and this show will be no different.
Never to be missed

Cliff

 


Nov 2019

The Ugly Uncles Annual visit – 08/11/2019
at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

The Ugly Uncles – 8/11/2019

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

$30/$25 (concession)  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 hopefully becoming a regular Melbourne show for The Ugly Uncles.

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!

After their visit last year I jumped at the chance to have them back again, it was a wonderful night and this one will be better. Not to be missed!

Cliff

PS. They really aren’t kidding about the ukeleles

 



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