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VENUE 505 @ 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills (Corner of Cleveland and Perry St)

Doors open at 6pm Monday to Saturday

All performances start approximately 8.30pm unless otherwise indicated

505 does NOT take table reservations

We run pre-sales for some events so please check the listing. Pre-sale tickets are unreserved seating. Pre-sales close at 4pm please note there are also a limited amount of tickets available at the door to each performance.

For non-ticketed events simply come on the night, doors open at 7pm Mondays, 6pm Tuesday-Saturday tickets available at the bar from 6pm and the door from 7.30pm

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Venue Info

We thank the team at KAWAI for their ongoing support and our beautiful piano!

 

AUGUST 2014

 

Saturday 30 August - Rosie & the Bees + Billie McCarthy

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

"She draws an audience into an intimate space with her quiet presence and charms them along the journey of her songs, with her creative energy & musical prowess culminating in a melting pot of acoustically soulful grooves, lush melodies, whimsical stories & smiles".

You may have seen her wielding a sitar & traipsing the globe with Australian band Old Man River, or donning an eccentric costume singing with Sydney party band The Bakery. Or groovin’ on a cajon with songstress Ngaiire. Or perhaps you recently saw her on a certain TV show. As a multi-instrumentalist & chanteuse, Rosie Henshaw's chameleon-like musicality has proven there to be no doubt that she has music oozing from every pore.

An upbringing spent between a boarding school in the Himalayas of India, the laid back shores of Australia & the fast paced buzz of Hong Kong meant that she has always been surrounded by eclectic sounds, which have influenced her music greatly.

In her favourite sonic setting, she is joined by trusty accomplices, "The Bees". The talents of Banel Martinez on guitar, Byron Mark on keyboards, and Sisa Koroi on the drums, provide a lush foundation for Rosie to get funky on the bass guitar & sing her little heart out. Fusing elements of jazz, groove & psychedelic soul, Rosie & The Bees are not scared to transcend genres & expand your horizons through sound.

For this special occasion, Rosie will be presenting material off her debut album "Rosie & The Bees", released early this year, as well as some of her favourite songs that have influenced her along her musical path. You are invited on a journey of infectious grooves, catchy tunes and refreshing adventures in sound.

Joining Rosie for this special night is jazz/soul songstress Billie McCarthy, who recently released her debut album to a sell-out crowd at Venue 505. "A country girl who took the jazz bus to the city and had a dirty love affair in a back lane with Neo Soul".

Join these two charming chanteuses for an intimate night of stories & song.

 


September 2014

Monday 1 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 2 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 3 September - 20th Century Dog + Slowpoke Rodriguez BOOK TIX

Thursday 4 September - Ursula Yovich + Benny Walker + Leah Flanagan BOOK TIX

Friday 5 September - Feel Good Friday Fringe Festival Jazz Session Free Entry

Saturday 6 September - The Strides BOOK TIX

Monday 8 September - Roger Manins ‘Hip Flask’ album launch BOOK TIX

Tuesday 9 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 10 September - Greg Coffin Trio + Joel Jenkins Trio BOOK TIX

Thursday 11 September - Free The Beats Free Entry

Friday 12 September - Jimmy Rigg + Fetta James + Alice Terry BOOK TIX

Saturday 13 September - Sonido + Victor Martinez Parada BOOK TIX

Monday 15 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 15 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 17 September - Sun Rai w Ben Vanderwal + guests BOOK TIX

Thursday 18 September - Sun Rai w Ben Vanderwal + guests BOOK TIX

Friday 19 September - Sirens Big Band BOOK TIX

Saturday 20 September - Darryl Beaton and the D1 Cartel BOOK TIX

Monday 22 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 23 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 24 September - Billie McCarthy BOOK TIX

Thursday 25 September - Adam Page + Gerard Masters Trio BOOK TIX

Friday 26 September - Bandaluzia Flamenco BOOK TIX

Saturday 27 September - Bandaluzia Flamenco BOOK TIX

Monday 29 September - Fraudsters

Tuesday 30 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

 

Monday 1 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

Monday is our weekly Jazz Jam Session with great local players and special guests. Roll that into our games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.

Tuesday 2 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

Wednesday 3 September - 20th Century Dog + Slowpoke Rodriguez

$15/$10 BOOK TIX

A night of contemporary groove music with two fabulous bands creating fresh sounds and grooves influenced by Jazz, Afro-Beat, Funk, Popular and Latin musics.

‘The Dog’ is the primary vehicle of expression for bassist Cameron Undy. There studio album ‘Mad Stream’ was described as “Something approaching improvised perfection.” (SMH) Live there is something even more expansive and energetic about this band. This rare blend of odd time danceable grooves and singable melodies is infectious.

check it out here https://soundcloud.com/cameron-undy

Cameron Undy - Bass

Matt Keegan - Tenor Saxophone

Simon Barker - Drums

Greg Coffin - Keys

Ben Hauptmann - Guitar

Slowpoke Rodriguez is a unique line up that play a mix of styles unlike any other. The music takes you on a journey to a global village nirvana where the soundtrack is as ideal as the location.

With several band members touring regularly Slowpoke Rodriguez make a rare return once more to 505.

With splashes of influence from Bill Frisell, Menahan Street Band, Jonathan Zwartz and even Los Lobos, the band explores the compositions of bass player Pat Harris as embraced by an all-star band of local Sydney musicians, featuring members of Watussi, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Dereb the Ambassador and The Strides.

To hear the band for yourself, go to slowpokerodriguez.bandcamp.com

Ken Allars - Trumpet

Sandro Bueno - Percussion

Ross Ferraro - Drums

Pat Harris - Bass

Peter Koopman - Guitar

Daniel Pliner - Piano

Thursday 4 September - Ursula Yovich + Benny Walker + Leah Flanagan

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

Ursula Yovich
Recently listed as one of the Top 21 most iconic Women of the Australian Stage, Page and Screen by The Age, five time Helpmann nominee URSULA YOVICH has defied the odds to become one of Australia's most loved and celebrated performers.

Benny Walker
Hailing from regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes and deep grooves are the elements that reach the soul.

Leah Flanagan

If music is the food of love, then the recipe can be found in the life of singer Leah Flanagan. Born and raised in Darwin, the tropical muti-cultural capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Leah has followed a career trajectory that has built her reputation as a striking live performer and inspired songwriter.

Friday 5 September - Feel Good Friday Fringe Festival Jazz Session

Free Entry

 

 

Occasionally on a Friday night we throw a party to show you all what being a Jazz bar is about. This one is extra special because its the Feel Good Friday Sydney Fringe Festival Jazz Session

Great Jazz music, a warm and relaxed atmosphere, a comprehensive bar menu and an uber tasty and affordable food offering.

So come down and check it out with a smoking live band and old vinyl records playing all night. And it’s free entry!

Matt Keegan - Saxophone

Greg Coffin - Piano

Cameron Undy - Bass

Andrew Gander - Drums

Saturday 6 September - The Strides

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

Hailing from Sydney, THE STRIDES have become a new force for Urban Roots music.  Fronted by Reggae master Ras Roni from Barbados via London, and Fijian MC Ltl Gzeus, The Strides have delivered their classic sound to crowds across the country, delivering a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic.

With two acclaimed albums already under their belt, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots Reggae with a HipHop/Dance Hall edge.

With the calling card of powerfully melodic horns, infectious bass lines and the magnetic stage presence between the two lead vocalists, The Strides are an 8-piece collective of multi-talented songwriters and musicians.

Ras Roni – Vocals

Ltl Gzeus – Vocals

Nick Garbett – Trumpet

Jeremy Rose – Sax

Matt Smith – Guitar

Danny Pliner – Keys

Carlos Adura – Drums

Rory Brown - Bass

Monday 8 September - Roger Manins ‘Hip Flask’ album launch

$10 BOOK TIX

 

Whoooahh! Hip Flask has finally released another CD! Damn! The original, classic album " Hip Flask" was recorded by Neil Sandbach way back in 2000 AD, but wait - there's more- Yep the same band,after 14 YEARS same have got back together again. Same hot licks!, Same blokes! Similar personalities and  different tunes..( but we will throw in a couple of the oldies). We promise to play at least 2 shuffles and will give away 2 free CD's to the most significant audience members !

This band is VIBING BIG TIME and a rare chance to get a CD too!

Roger Manins- Tenor

Adam Ponting- Piano

Stu Hunter-- organ

Toby Hall - Drums

Brendan Clarke- Bass

Tuesday 9 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

Wednesday 10 September - Greg Coffin Trio + Joel Jenkins Trio

$15/$10 BOOK TIX

 

Two brilliant contemporary Jazz pianists perform original music with there respective trios for a night of engaging and inspiring music.

Greg Coffin Trio

Having performed together for well over a decade and on the back of having just recorded their long awaited second album the Greg Coffin Trio are excited to perform a rare live show. Primed and ready to unleash their unique and inspiring brand of modern jazz full of haunting melodies, lush harmony and sizzling grooves.

Greg Coffin – Piano

Cameron Undy – Acoustic Bass

Nic Cecire - Drums

Joel Jenkins Trio

This fresh new trio will be performing a mixture of Joel's original compositions and re-vamped covers, while dishing out a tasteful blend of atmospheric melodies, shapeshifting harmony and hard-hitting grooves from start to finish.

Joel Jenkins - Piano

Rob Hamilton - Bass

Tully Ryan - Drums

Thursday 11 September - Free The Beats

Free Entry

 

 

Free The Beats is your Local collective of Beat nerds and Electronic Musicians that embrace technology to push the boundaries of performance and sound.

The Free The Beats project was established in 2010 as a Free online compilation to give exposure to local underground talent in the realm of electronic music.

It is now about to launch vol. 12 and has been going strong ever since, with a solid online following the next step was to find a physical platform to promote community engagement and collaboration. To bring together people and encourage local producers to develop their live performance skills.

This is not a night for Dj’s spinning tunes in the background of your cocktail conversations, expect to see some challenging and varied music, soul vocals, live drummers, analogue synths, laptops and gadgets galore.

Friday 12 September - Jimmy Rigg + Fetta James + Alice Terry

$20 BOOK TIX

 

Jimmy Rigg is a rum swillin', womanisin', sonovabitch, with a band of the loosest, hottest cats in the country, and a voice as deep as the mighty Mississippi River.

At first glance, Rigg is your run-of-the-mill, dirty suit wearing, guitar playing, boozehound, but when you do that double(and triple)-take of this larger than life Delta Bluesman, you'll soon realise that there's much more to Jimmy than meets the eye....

With Divas Fetta James and Alice Terry in two they will put a fire in your belly which can only be soothed with top shelf whiskey and dancing real close with a new lover.


Saturday 13 September - Sonido + Victor Martinez Parada

$20 BOOK TIX

 

 

A truly one off double headliner with two of Australia’s greatest Latin groups. In celebration of Chilean independence.

Sonido

One of there most enchanting and heart warming live musical experiences we’ve ever had at the club.

'Sonido de los Andes' was formed in 1977 by a group of young musicians after emigrating from Latin America inspired by the music made from there traditional instruments. Led by young Chilean singer/songwriter Oscar Marin. Over the years, the band has expanded its musical boundaries incorporating folkloric instruments and styles from Uruguayan Candombe, Venezuelan Joropo, Mexican Ranchera, Cuban Son and Colombian Cumbia.

The groups musical influences also include ‘non’ Latin styles and contemporary instruments and through performing and composing together they unearthed there own unique sound.

Recognized internationally they perform at major festivals, concerts and events throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and South America. Now led by Oscar Marins sons Cesar and Steve Marin, Sonido remains at the forefront new music and are regarded as one of the chief exponents of Latin American music in the world.

From the haunting sounds of the Andes to the rich rhythms and melodies of Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, Sonido embrace all of Latin America as one. Playing more than 40 wind, string and percussion instruments there performances are a treasure for the human spirit.

A true journey through the magic of Latin America and beyond.

Cesar Marin- Charango, cuatro, guitar, bass, quena, zamponas, bombo, vocals.

Steve Marin- Quena, zamponas, bass, bombo, cajon, congas, drums, percussion, vocal.

Stephen Aguilera-Mendoza- Vocal, guitar, cuatro, charango, zampona, bombo

Juan Alvear- Zamponas, quena, moceno, charango, guitar, percussion, vocals

Marco Lopez- Zamponas, quenas, moceno, charango, bombo, percussion, vocals

Enrique Berbis- Lead vocal, guitar, charango, zamponas, bombo, bongo, percussion

Ricardo Cancino- Electric and acoustic guitars, bass, charango, percussion, vocals

Victor Martinez Parada

“Victor Martinez Parada is one of the greatest Avant Garde guitarists…”

With an enormous repertoire from Classical to Avant - Garde and composed pieces for numerous ensembles, from solo guitar to symphony orchestra. He has dedicated compositions to world class artists of various genres, including; John Williams, Chick Corea, Andres Segovia, Assad Brothers, Astor Piazolla, Pablo Neruda and Liona Boyd. All who have inspired his musicianship through the years of his career.

From 1965 to 1989 Victor toured Chile,Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay many times over to adoring fans. In 1989 Victor relocated to Australia and continues his career with recent career highlights here in Australia at the Sydney Opera House in a series of concerts as headline and support as well as in Japan and China, performing by request.

His diversity and power as a performer of international stature is reflected by a who’s who of artists he has supported or appeared with including Diana Krall, George Benson, Santana, The Gypsy Kings and Buena Vista Social Club,

 

www.victormartinez.com.au

 


Monday 15 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

Monday is our weekly Jazz Jam Session with great local players and special guests. Roll that into our games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.

 

Tuesday 15 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

Wednesday 17 & Thursday 18 September - Sun Rai w Ben Vanderwal + guests

$15 BOOK TIX


 

Sun Rai is Rai Thistlethwayte’s Jazz/Soul/Pop solo project - as featured on L.A. blog 'Filter Magazine.'

After selling out shows at Sydney's 505 and Perth's International Jazz Festival in April, Rai and uber-talented drummer Ben Vanderwal return to the 505. Across 2 action packed nights, expect seriously musical telepathy and fresh material - within the ‘oh-so-groovy’ framework of Rai's jazz infused vocals, intricate beats, and not to mention some gratuitous left hand synth bass action!

 

Friday 19 September - Sirens Big Band

$20 BOOK TIX

 

Sirens Big Band, Sydney's 17-piece super-collective, is raring to hit the stage and reveal the new tunes they’ve been writing over the last six-months. Led by bassist Jessica Dunn, the band will be presenting their original brand of exciting and engaging big band music honed during the last 5 years of performing together at various venues and festivals across Australia. Expect to hear a little bit of jazz and a whole lot of Ethiopian, Arabic, Indian and Latin grooves collected by the musicians on their world travels.

"The Sirens are all-female, all-funky and all-embracing in their influences... It is a combination you won't get anywhere else and they are one of Sydney's - if not Australia's - treasures" John Hardaker - AustralianJazz.net

www.sirensbigband.com

Saturday 20 September - Darryl Beaton and the D1 Cartel

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 

Since releasing their sophomore album From The Ground Up  Australian “World Funk” band Darryl Beaton & the D1 Cartel have exhilarated audiences across the globe. Audiences are masterfully guided on a journey through limitless genres and provocative storytelling. A delicate balance of virtuosity and lyrical finesse Darryl Beaton & the D1 Cartel provide for the body, heart and head…

Monday 22 September - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

Monday is our weekly Jazz Jam Session with great local players and special guests. Roll that into our games night and it’s a fun and easy way to while away your Monday.


Tuesday 23 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

Wednesday 24 September - Billie McCarthy

$15 BOOK TIX

 

Billie McCarthy is a country girl who took the jazz bus to the city and had a dirty love affair in a back lane with neo soul. A smoky brew of jazz diva , soul songstress and folk balladeer, Billie McCarthy’s style and musicality is reminiscent of Billie Holiday, Joni Mitchell , Blossom Dearie and Jill Scott. The result is soulful, edgy and intimate music which transfixes the audiences with Billie's poetry, passion and presence.

Thursday 25 September - Adam Page + Gerard Masters Trio

$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

This double bill first appeared many years ago and the ensuing musical feast was well remembered and definitely worth repeating for this special night.

Adam Page

Looping vocals, beatboxing and an array of instruments... including his beard, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page makes every audience member feel a part of this interactive, wacky, feel-good show.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away" - Tim Minchin

Page's numerous awards include ‘Best Music by an Emerging Artist’ (2007 Adelaide Fringe), Best Music and Best Solo Show (2009 NEW ZEALAND Fringe), Best Music (2011 Adelaide Fringe) and in 2012 was nominated for a Freedman Fellowship in Australia.

Page has just written and performed his first symphony for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra entitled 'MOMENTVM' and has recently composed and performed the music for Chapmann Tripp nominated play 'Into the Uncanny Valley'. Adam is also the host of FixTV, an online TV show which showcases all that's great and creative about Wellington.

Gerard Masters Trio

The trio have 3 albums and one live DVD and are now working on a fourth featuring songs  by Neil Finn. Musically speaking, the band can go anywhere, from deep grooves to intense free improvisation, and everywhere in between. Perhaps jazz icon Mike Nock sums this band up best with his recent "These guys are baaaad muvaas!!!"

"one of the finest jazz trios of our generation ……."

Friday 26 & Saturday 27 September - Bandaluzia Flamenco

$30/$25 BOOK TIX

 

BANDALUZIA is an acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble led by ARIA nominated virtuoso guitarist Damian Wright. Bandaluzia was awarded “Best Dance Performance" at The Sydney Fringe Festival 2013 and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014. Bandaluzia has headlined The International Gypsy Music Festival, Sydney, The Global Carnival and is on Musica Viva's national touring program. Known for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made Bandaluzia a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia. Featuring Dance Australia Magazine's "Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013" and co- winner of "Best Dance Show" at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 Jessica Statham (flamenco dance),

Freedman fellowship winner and National Jazz Awards finalist Ben Hauptmann (Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Lior etc....) on Mandolin & brilliant percussionist James Hauptmann (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice...etc).

Bandaluzia are also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America.  An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

“Bandaluzia is winning high praise for its unique Australian interpretation of the powerful music and dance form….with their thrilling blend of passion and virtuosity”
Gabrielle Wilder , SMH

"Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist...Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own "In Time", and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction" - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

“The opening piece, Oceania (Wright) exemplified how the singings primal rawness contrast with the guitars lyrical refinement, while Statham’s dancing bridged the two, from the graceful elegance of her arm movement to the furious rhythmic precision of her footwork....Hunter gave a rapturous solo introduction to Khyal (Wright) before slipping into another groove with Hauptmann behind another dazzling improvisation by Wright.” John Shand SMH 17/09/12 John Shand


Monday 29 September - The Fraudsters

Tuesday 30 September - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Free Entry

 

 

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract exciting local and touring musicians and DJ’s to the 505.

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6 Nights a Week at Venue 505

Kicking off 2014 we are increasing the fun times with:

Monday nights are free entry and happy hour all night for Happy Monday Games Night. With live music and board games a plenty. It's boogie woogie with your backgammon.


Come party down for 'Old School' Tuesdays with a live funk and groove band, invited guests jamming and DJ selections of some rare grooves. And it's FREE entry!!!

Wednesdays is a great night for the very best in contemporary Jazz and World music from some seriously world class players. A feast for the senses and especially your ears.

Thursdays will feature some of the new and old faces of 'beat' music reaching into the vaults of Reggae, Afro-Beat, Funk, Jazz and more. Free entry to 505 members!

Fridays are a night to unwind for the week with a blend of some high class and fun acts that range from Swing, Gypsy, Worls, Soul, Funk and more.

Saturdays are our concert series and a perfect night to sit back and let your ears be trated to the most inspiring vocalists and instrumentalists Australia has to offer.

Love Roots, Groove, Funk and Jazz music? Tuesdays are all about it with free entry a lounge atmosphere, live funk trio and resident DJ. Check out the new cocktail menu in style and treat yourself to an early week hang. Some of Sydney’s finest muso’s will be dropping by to jam (or just prop up the bar) Cocktail hour from 6-730!

Head here to check out our up-coming gigs.

 

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