Albert Park Port Lounge Upcoming Gigs


Here are our Upcoming Shows…

Sep 2022



ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Gallie – 30th September 2022

David Harris Photography

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

$35/$30 cash only at door (no cards)  Remember proceeds go to the artists after our direct costs, we do not profit from these gigs, feel free to pay more at the door because every extra dollar will go to the artists.
Doors open 7:30 pm

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

Gallie

From his bio…

Gallie, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter was born in Dublin city, Ireland, in the seventies. Picking up the guitar in his early teens, helped him navigate ‘the streets’, something he now reflects on as having provided him with a wealth of material for songs and stories that he continues to draw from.

Gallie’s music is captivating from the get-go; his performance can move from a lonesome whistling entrance sounding like a miner in the Klondike, through to a wild folk guitar crescendo, and gorgeous baritone voice giving the grittiest performance of his life.

“You can hear every mile travelled by Gallie on his adventurous journey to making The Occoquan River… it is a beautiful piece of work, that takes you on Gallie’s literary journey and wraps you in the emotional truth of his music.”
Fiachna O’Braonain, RTE Radio 1, Late Date

Gallie’s 20-year musical career has seen him support an impressive line-up of international acts— Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, KT Tunstall, Glen Tilbrook, Squeeze, Newton Faulkner, Glen Hansard and The Frames— he has shared the stage with eminent acts such as Santana, Chris Isaak and Jimmy Cliff. In Australia, he has supported Black Sorrows, Mental as Anything and Renee Geyer and performed on stage with Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Shane Howard and the late great Chris Wilson. Such is the strength of his songwriting, that Australian stalwart singer-songwriter, Steve Pigram, has recorded one of Gallie’s songs which he titled “Walking Blues”, it is titled “Look Away” on Gallie’s Occoquan River Album.

‘The Occoquan River is one of the best songs of the year- Australian or international”
Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R

Prior to that Gallie has lived the troubadour lifestyle, a troubadour in the true sense of the word. For over 15 years he has travelled the world playing every type of show imaginable, from busking on the streets of Paris to a 1000 seat sold-out show with a 46-piece orchestra in Caxias Du Sol in Southern Brazil. Having now lived in Australia for 11 years he has finally put enough roots down, to record his songs.

The balladeer is a favourite at a number of festivals including Queenscliff Music Festival, Portarlington Folk Festival, Little World Festival (France), Altitude Music Festival (France), Fairbridge Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, The National Celtic Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival and St Albans Folk Festival.

and now Albert Park Port Lounge

Cliff


Oct 2022



ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

The Ugly Uncles – 21st October 2022

(We missed out last year…)

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

$35/$30 (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 

OK, we aren’t pretending you haven’t seen all this before. Really. What is there to say.

If you have seen the Uglies, you will have your phone out and be ringing around to see how many of your friends want to come along again.

If you haven’t read very quickly to the bottom of the page and then quickly ring around to see how many of your friends want to come along.

It’s a great night and for all the newbies…

The Ugly Uncles biography ( they wrote a new one )

The Ugly Uncles got together some twenty or more years ago really just to see if it’s possible to have as much fun on stage as the audience does off stage – and they’ve been ‘uncling’ ever since.

Multi-instrumentalists that they are, the Uncles boldly go where few have gone before taking audiences on a fun-filled ride that defies genre and often, good taste.

The Uncles’ idiosyncratic repertoire deftly melds influences as diverse as jug-band, jazz, country-blues, calypso, rock, swing and Celtic folk. In fact, they ‘uncle’ just about everything! And the banter in between is worth the price of entry alone.

The Ugly Uncles are {we think) :
Uncle Derek Guille – popular ABC radio personality and music buff on lead vocals, guitar, kazoo and other musical toys
Uncle James Rigby – vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin
Uncle Tony Allan – vocals, guitar, harmonica and whatever else takes his fancy
Uncle Steve Edward – piano, Irish whistles (but never a microphone)
Uncle Sally Taylor – fiddle, vocals
Uncle Pip Avent – tuba, bass guitar, vocals
Uncle Jim Brannon – vocals, alto sax, clarinet, pineapple and he’s a whistling virtuoso
Uncle Rod Bradbury – drums, vocals

And be warned they all have ukuleles!

The Ugly Uncles are welcome repeat offenders at Albert Park Port Lounge and at every other festival, they’ve even gotten invited back ( even with the ukes???? like really???).

They also do events and wineries in between festival appearances.
The Ugly Uncles are an immersive experience not to be missed!

I always jump at the chance to have them back again, it’s always a wonderful night and this one will be better. Not to be missed!

Cliff


Nov 2022



ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Rebecca Barnard  “Sings the Songs of Joni Mitchell”
– November 18th 2022

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

$35/$30 cash only at door (no cards)  Remember proceeds go to the artists after our direct costs, we do not profit from these gigs, feel free to pay more at the door because every extra dollar will go to the artists.
Doors open 7:30 pm

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

Rebecca Barnard “Sings the Songs of Joni Mitchell” 

Rebecca Barnard first heard Joni Mitchell in 1974. The song was CAREY and it changed her life there and then! She has been a Joni fan ever since. Rebecca has released 6 albums and there is a subtle hint of Joni’s influence in each one.
Teaming up with Rebecca is Peter Farnan (Boom Crash Opera ) who also heard Joni at around the same time and his life was changed too. He immediately learned her intricate tuning and unique style of guitar and piano playing.

They have put together their favourite Joni Mitchell songs covering a broad range from each era of this extraordinary artist’s career and have been performing the songs of Joni all over Victoria, including the Arts Centre, to great acclaim.

I am so glad to be able to put Rebecca Barnard “Sings the Songs of Joni Mitchell” on at APPL, having discovered that we had some 58 friends and acquaintances in common on Farcebook and after the usual going and froing with the calendars we were able to find a date this year.

If you have heard Rebecca sing you will know why I am happy that we were able to book her and if you haven’t ( how did you miss her????) you had better book fast and rectify that egregious oversight

Cliff

( I have always wanted to use egregious in one of these things)

 


Dec 2022



ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

End of year Christmas Party – Singer & Songwriter Night 
Xmas Gig Albert Park – 2nd December 2022

End of year Christmas Party – Singer & Songwriter Night

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

Pricing: We’ve decided that this is a “Pay as you Feel” night!! Entry will be a whatever you can afford amount.

There are no headliner celebrities playing. It will be a lovely group of friends who will relish the opportunity to get together in the flesh.

So YOU choose what to pay. After we pay for the food, stage & sound management, and room rent, the performing musicians will divide the rest equally.
Doors open 7:30 pm

Includes  party finger food in the interval.   Drinks from bar at bar prices.

Bookings: taxman@bigpond.net.au 

 

This is our final night at Albert Park Port Lounge for the year. We’ll be back stronger than ever in 2023.

But as an end of year Christmas, we thought we’d get a lot of musical friends together from our singer-songwriter evenings usually held on the second Tuesday night of each month.

You will know some of the performers, some not!

2nd December will feature CADABRIA (Cathy Beckham, Dayle Alison Walker and Brian Norris – with some assistance from Cliff Ellery (who is he?), with special guests to be advised drawn from our second Tuesday of the month singing sessions stars ..

But come and be surprised, and join in the Christmas celebrations.

Cliff



Contact


Albert Park Yacht Club Port Lounge
5 Aquatic Dr,
South Melbourne VIC 3206, Australia

Directions: Just back from the Point Restaurant.
Enter the Park opposite the end of Clarendon Street, take first left, then first legal right.
This is Aquatic Drive. Drive down to about 100 metres short of the Point Restaurant. Parking off the roadway at back of the buildings.

Entry to Club is from lakeside.

(Be warned the PARKING METERS NOW OPERATE until 9PM)

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