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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!

 

 

Thursday 24 July - Dr Kong & The Stem Cells + Aqua Zebra

Friday 25 July - 20th Century Dog + Mister Ott BOOK TIX

Saturday 26 July - The Liberators + The Cactus Channel BOOK TIX

Monday 28 July - The 505 Jazz Jam Session & Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 29 July - Old School Funk & Groove Night

Wednesday 30 July - Karl Laskowski Quartet plus Steve Barry Trio BOOK TIX

Thursday 31 July - Mietta + Billie McCarthy BOOK TIX

 

 


Thursday 24 July - Dr Kong & The Stem Cells + Aqua Zebra

$10

 

Join us for a night of booty strapping fantasy funk with Dr Kong and Aqua Zebra. Two tight and tasty original Sydney funk bands keeping the groove alive at 505. Aqua Zebra feature the amazing Patricia Alvarez on vocals, playing fresh and funky original tunes.

Dr Kong and The Stem Cells need no fancy introduction as they have been descending to 505 from the Mothership almost monthly. Needles to say we think they're worth shaking your booty for.

Friday 25 July - 20th Century Dog + Mister Ott

$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

Two killer Afro-Funk Jazz bands with a who’s who of local talent

After a sell out show earlier this year ‘The Dog’ are back with there Jazzified Afro and Broke Beat Funk. 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.

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Cameron Undy - Bass

Matt Keegan - Tenor Saxophone

Simon Barker - Drums

Greg Coffin - Keys

Ben Hauptmann - Guitar

Free your mind to the melody and rhythm of Ethiopia in the opening set as Mr Ott’s Eastern mellismatic scales and hypnotic trancelike rhythms go head to head with seriously solid funk grooves.

“The mysterious burst of sonic energy that is Mister OTT is infectious.” Megaphone Oz

“It's a blast, from start to finish” Sydney Stage

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Saturday 26 July - The Liberators + The Cactus Channel

$20 BOOK TIX

 

 

THE LIBERATORS

 

Inspired by Afrobeat and American funk, The Liberators are a rock solid outfit typifying the Nigerian Afrobeat sound of 70’s Africa. The Sydney Based 10 piece create a fierce array of super heavy grooves that ensure you are served with some sizzling treats. Continuing on from the success of their self titled debut album (2011), and follow up album 'Power Struggle' (2013), The Liberators dedication and commitment has resulted in a positive following within Australia and globally with worldwide radio play.

 

 

THE CACTUS CHANNEL

 

The Cactus Channel have been cooling down since releasing their second collection of instrumental fire starters, but as winter approaches its time to rub some hands together and de-mist the windscreen before heading back into the dankest shed in Melbourne to begin the writing of their next release. The bass bumps, the organ screams and the guitars still twang, but the singer has left the room. Everything is shades of blue. This is soul music!!!


Monday 28 July - Jazz Jam and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

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

Tuesday 29 July - 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.

Features DJ’s Elchino and McCulloch

Live Band: Hamish Stuart, Cameron Undy, Matt Smith, Shannon Stitt, Ben Kidson, Daniel Pliner, Matt Keegan, Rick Robertson and guests.


Wednesday 30 July - Karl Laskowski Quartet plus Steve Barry Trio

$15/$10 BOOK TIX

 

 

A night of seriously great Jazz music form some of the young heavies.

After a long tenure as the tenor saxophone along side the great Mike Nock. Laskowski brings us his own Quartet offering. A bold warm sound and intelligent lines are the signature of his playing and this group will surely provide some some exciting counterpoint

Andrew Gander - Drums, Matt Smith - Guitar, Alex Boneham - Bass

The Steve Barry Trio have already landed with there first album receiving rave reviews for it’s contemporary relevance in the global landscape of forward thinking piano trios.

 

Thursday 31 July - Mietta + Billie McCarthy

$15 BOOK TIX

 

Mietta is a singer whose genre defies neat labels or pigeonholes, blending Flamenco, Jazz, Brazilian, Soul, Funk and Blues she sets herself in a sonic world of her own making.

This will be the final show of Mietta’s debut album launch tour, “A Mad Distance.” A project 3 years in the making involving rich orchestral arrangements and performances from members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Joining Mietta in a supporting set will be Sydney’s own soul/jazz songstress Billie McCarthy, who recently released her own debut album at venue 505 to a sell out crowd.

Nathan Slater: Guitar

James Gilligan: Bass

James Hauptmann: Drums/Percussion

And other special guests,

 


AUGUST 2014

 

Friday 1 August - Feel Good Friday Jazz Session Free Entry

Saturday 2 August - Gang Of Brothers BOOK TIX

Monday 4 August - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 5 August - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 6 August - On The Stoop BOOK TIX

Thursday 7 August - New Bermuda Circus (Soul)

Friday 8 August - The Nuyorica Orchestra & Latin Jam BOOK TIX

Saturday 9 August - The catholics BOOK TIX

Monday 11 August - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 12 August - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 13 August - Hammerhead ‘Mosaic’ album launch BOOK TIX

Thursday 14 August - Free The Beats Free Entry

Friday 15 August - Phil Slater ‘Sun Songbook’ + The Cameron Undy Quartet BOOK TIX

Saturday 16 August - Jeremy Costa Album Launch BOOK TIX

Monday 18 August - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 19 August - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 20 August - Alice Terry Quartet BOOK TIX

Thursday 21 August - Will Vinson Quartet w James Muller BOOK TIX

Friday 22 August - Will Vinson Quartet w James Muller & Jo Lawry BOOK TIX

Saturday 23 August - Jo Lawry  BOOK TIX

Monday 25 August - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night Free Entry

Tuesday 26 August - Old School Funk & Groove Night Free Entry

Wednesday 27 August - Mary Rapp Sextet

Thursday 28 August - Tiny Hearts (Album Launch)

Friday 29 August - Lionel Cole and the Family Business BOOK TIX

Saturday 30 August - Rosie Henshaw & Billie McCarthy

 

Friday 1 August - Feel Good Friday Jazz Session

Free Entry

 

 

For the second year running 505 has been named in the prestigious DOWN BEAT magazine as one of the Best Jazz Clubs in the World! And for the second year running we are throwing our doors open on the odd Friday night to show you all what that means.

Great Jazz music (of course), warm and relaxed atmosphere, a comprehensive bar menu and tasty food selection.

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

Jeremy Rose - Saxophone

Greg Coffin - Piano

Cameron Undy - Bass

Tim Firth - Drums

Saturday 2 August - Gang Of Brothers

$15 BOOK TIX

 

 

Music that crosses over genres, deeply funky and seriously Phat. Their culturally diverse and influential style digs deeper and deeper in the pocket of groove Gang of Brothers were born into music. Brothers Andro , Dauno, Fenix and Banel Martinez hail from the prestigious musical Martinez Family (Martinez Akustica). Joining them on drums and lead vocals is brother Buddy Siolo, whose talents have taken him around the globe. Together they are Gang Of Brothers

Monday 4 August - 505 Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

Free Entry

 

 

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

Tuesday 5 August - 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.

Features DJ’s Elchino, Jon McCulloch and Alex Barry

Live Band: Hamish Stuart, Cameron Undy, Matt Smith, Shannon Stitt, Daniel Pliner, Ben Kidson, Rick Robertson and guests.

Wednesday 6 August - On The Stoop 9 Piece Band w Christa Hughes

$15/$10 BOOK TIX

 

 

On The Stoop come together with a cacophony of infectious Cumbia, Eastern-European, Spaghetti-Western, Tango, Balkan, punk sensibility.

Fresh off the back of their parade down Redfern St to Arcadia Liquors, On The Stoop are back as a banging 9-piece Superband and joined by special guest chanteuse Christa Hughes!

Featuring a 5-piece horn section, percussion and kick-ass rhythm section, On The Stoop will be performing 2 sets in the lead up to the release of their debut album in October this year.

Romance, anguish, exuberance, insanity and a overdose of instant coffee has informed this collection of vaudevillian songs performed by these great local musicians.

facebook.com/onthestoop

http://www.reverbnation.com/onthestoop

Thursday 7 August - New Bermuda Circus (Soul)

New Bermuda Circus come together to make warm, fuzzy sounds with spontaneity and attention to groove. No journey is ever the same. Comprised of members from Beaten Bodies, Okenyo and The Venusians this is their debut 505 appearance and a precursor to the Sydney Soul Community's first official gathering happening over two big nights at 505 on October 1st and 2nd.

Andrew Bruce - Keys, Synths

Novak Manojlovic - Keys, Synths

David Reglar - Tenor Saxophone, Samples

Dom Robinson - Drums

Liam Copland - Bass

Friday 8 August - The Nuyorica Orchestra & Latin Jam

$15 BOOK TIX

 


The Nuyorica Orchestra is a band comprising of some of Sydney's most prominent Latin musicians. The word Nuyorica describes an era in the 70's when New York Puerto Ricans were blending unique musical influences to make some of the most dynamic and energetic music of the time. Labels such as Fania Records captured this outburst in amazing creative energy which mixed native percussive folklore, salsa, funk and soul, and jazz.

This show at 505 will capture the essence of this era. Expect to hear some classic Nuyorican tunes played with unique arrangements and the interpretations of great local musicians. Featuring the vocals of New York born Puerto Rican Luis Lugo as well as one of Sydney's grandest bilingual singers Merenia Marin, joined by some amazing soloists and percussionists. It's music made for moving.

House Band includes Giorgio Rojas, Danny Pliner, Ahyko Akrif, Pat Harris, Adam Ventoura, Mike Raper, and guests.

Saturday 9 August - The catholics

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 

The catholics are one of Australia's most distinctive contemporary groups.

Leader, composer and bassist, Lloyd Swanton, is known for his work with legendary group ‘The Necks’, as well as appearing on over 90 albums!! (many of them ARIA Award winners)

With The catholics he has assembled some fine musicians from a wide spectrum of musical backgrounds to produce a fresh sound.

Beautifully crafted and instantly accessible pieces, seductively mixing African, Caribbean, Latin and Eastern influences within a Jazz context.

Three of their seven albums have been nominated for ARIA Awards!

They’ve traveled the globe spreading there musical seed by taking the catchiness of pop music, and combining it with infectious dance rhythms of the world and indisputably authoritative jazz blowing, A with an instant appeal, physical excitement and passion.

Says Swanton: "The bottom line for me is that people who come to see a catholics show can enjoy us intellectually or emotionally, or they can just get up and dance."

Monday 11 August - 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 12 August - 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.

Features DJ’s Elchino, Jon McCulloch and Alex Barry

Live Band: Hamish Stuart, Cameron Undy, Matt Smith, Shannon Stitt, Daniel Pliner, Ben Kidson, Rick Robertson and guests.

Wednesday 13 August - Hammerhead ‘Mosaic’ album launch

$15/$10 BOOK TIX

 


Hard Swinging sextet Hammerhead return to the club after an absence of over a year to feature tunes from their highly anticipate debut CD ‘Mozaic’ .

Evoking the sounds from the classic ‘Blue Note’ period from the mid sixties, Hammerhead draws inspiration from notable composers of that period including Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver and Cedar Walton.

Formed through the common musical aspirations of internationally acclaimed tenor saxophonist Jason Bruer and hard swinging drummer Duncan Archibald, Ray Cassar trumpet, Andrew Robertson alto, Matt Gruebner  bass, and Tim Bruer on piano round out the Sextet.

Hammerhead play a mix of original tunes inspired by the compositions of the 50’s and 60’s hard bop movement as well as fantastic arrangements of some of the great music from that period.

The originals, whilst retaining the essential elements of the ‘Hard Bop’ movement, reflect a more contemporary and eclectic approach incorporating swing, latin and funk styling.

Together with great arrangements of classic bop tunes, Hammerhead play with a spirit and energy that has won the Sextet rave reviews

Thursday 14 August - Free The Beats

Free Entry

 

 

Freethebeats, Australia's largest collective of forward thinking electronica producers has come a long way since its inception in 2009.


Electronica, jazz and hip hop communities. An ambient-glitch-hop-break-beat-instrumental freewheeling embodiment of the ideals the compilation has always stood for: improvisation, experimentation, collaboration and innovation.

Best of all, the unwavering commitment of the collective to solidify Australia in the foreground of the international music scene and their desire for the fruits of this labour to remain accessible to the public, sees entry to this event remaining FREE - a generous gesture given the calibre of talent on display. In return, all they ask is for you to turn up and show some support for the artists, so this truly unique and culturally valuable event can continue to serve both musicians and fans alike.

Friday 15 August - Phil Slater ‘Sun Songbook’ + The Cameron Undy Quartet

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 


‘Sun Songbook’

The Sun Songbook plays music inspired by the compositions of Peter Sculthorpe. Both Slater and McMahon studied composition with this Australian contemporary music icon and he has been a source of inspiration for the members of the group for many years. The band was invited to perform works by Sculthorpe at a concert to celebrate the composers' 80th birthday and this project is a continuation of the journey into the crossings of Jazz improvisation and forward thinking classical composition.

https://soundcloud.com/phil_slater

Phil Slater - Trumpet

Matt McMahon - Piano

Matt Keegan - Saxophone

Brett Hirst - Bass

Simon Barker - Drums

 

 

The Cameron Undy Quartet

This group features a marvellous chemistry in an early and very exciting stage of development. Undy has not had a featured acoustic group for more than a decade and the music composed here is both challenging and uplifting. The extraordinary and unique drumming of Andrew Gander gives rise to new possibilities for the virtuosity of Greg Coffins piano and the fluidity of Laskowski’s tenor saxophone.

Saturday 16 August - Jeremy Costa Album Launch

$10 BOOK TIX

 

A kaleidoscope of sounds and styles, Motown grooves and rock guitar, classic melody and 21st century determination, ‘Love Love Love’ is Jeremy Costa at his best. Of the record's range, Jeremy says, "Going into this album, I felt like anything was possible. And everything became possible working with my friend and producer Henry Hirsch.”

Meeting Henry Hirsch in 2012 (whose credits include Lenny Kravitz, Madona, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger to name few), Jeremy found a partner in crime – someone with whom he could constantly push the boundaries of what an album should be while holding on to the belief that music needs to be real and playable.

Jeremy was also fortunate to work with mixing engineer and lyricist Rachel Alina, whose credits include P!nk, Stephen Marley, Mavis Staples, Federico Aubele, and many many more. Jeremy and Rachel found magic in writing songs together with Love Love Love, Somebody and Back Again - and continue to work together mixing and writing as Jeremy pours out new material.

“We just wanted to make music that was fun and real, songs that would not only sound great on a album but also great live.”

Backed by a incredible band (which includes Justin Coorey on bass, Kat Morrison on backing vocals and keys, and George Milionis on drums), Jeremy has found a comfortable platform to continue to push his music, giving his audiences the best music has to offer both in the studio and in concert.

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https://www.facebook.com/jeremycostamusic

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http://www.reverbnation.com/jeremycosta

Twitter

https://twitter.com/JeremyCosta

YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZvNGWGNCYw

Monday 18 August - 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 19 August - 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.

Features DJ’s Elchino, Jon McCulloch and Alex Barry

Live Band: Hamish Stuart, Cameron Undy, Matt Smith, Shannon Stitt, Daniel Pliner, Ben Kidson, Rick Robertson and guests.

Wednesday 20 August - Alice Terry Quartet

$10 BOOK TIX

 

 

Alice Terry is raw and rootsy with the soul of her country upbringing, yet the shades of Jazz, Pop/Rock that colour her tunes are distinctively urban and whisper a sophistication and worldliness beyond her years.

Her voice can range from the soulful gutsiness of Joss Stone through to a powerful falsetto  and Katie Noonan like ethereality. Her spirited performances and clever writing have gained her recognition and support from audiences and peers alike (including The Waifs!)

505 has a place in it’s heart for this very special artist, come share in the love.

Thursday 21 August - Will Vinson Quartet w James Muller

$20 BOOK TIX


This is an extremely exciting opportunity to hear on of the great saxophonists of our time performing live with no less than our own great James Muller in a quartet featuring Sydney siders  drum virtuoso, Tim Firth and the young demon of the Double Bass, Alex Boneham.

The London born Alto Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson moved to New York City in 1999. He has appeared and/or recorded with a who’s who of modern Jazz including Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ari Hoenig, Marcus Gilmore, Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Geoffrey Keezer, Lage Lund, John Benitez, Aaron Parks, and many others.

With an international reputation as a leader and sideman, with international critics praising him as playing with a relentless force and yet a beautiful, softly modulating tone, secure control and storming energy. Time Out London calls Will an "exciting young altoist with a lethal approach to writing and soloing”.

‘The World (Through My Shoes)’, a live recording was described as "marvelous" by Downbeat and "exhilarating, cascading... outstanding" by Jazz Times.

Will's saxophone playing is executed with incredible power and dramatic sensitivity, and is characterized by his imposing sound and technique; influenced by saxophonists from Cannonball Adderly to Chris Potter, he nevertheless brings his own unique approach to every performance. Will's writing, and the playing of his colleagues, combines a great respect for the century-long jazz tradition with explorations into the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic realms of contemporary forms.

Will Vinson - Alto Saxophone

James Muller - Guitar

Alex Boneham - Bass

Tim Firth - Drums

Friday 22 August - Will Vinson Quartet w James Muller & Jo Lawry

$25/$20 BOOK TIX

 


For a second night we are treated to one of the great saxophonists of our time with dare we say it one of the most jaw dropping guitarists on the planet AND the remarkable Jo Lawry as special guest.

The London born Alto Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson moved to New York City in 1999. He has appeared and/or recorded with a who’s who of modern Jazz including Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ari Hoenig, Marcus Gilmore, Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Geoffrey Keezer, Lage Lund, John Benitez, Aaron Parks, and many others.

Australian-born vocalist Jo Lawry’s debut album I Want to Be Happy was released in 2008 to rave reviews, and named among the “Best CDs of the Decade” in Downbeat Magazine.  She has become known beyond jazz circles, however, for her work with Sting - with whom she has been recording and touring since 2009 - and more recently with Paul Simon.

James Muller, cited by the one and only John Scofield as his favourite guitarist today. His own trio sells out shows here with it’s awesome power and grace.

Will Vinson - Alto Saxophone

James Muller - Guitar

Alex Boneham - Bass

Tim Firth - Drums

& Special Guest Jo Lawry - Voice

Saturday 23 August - Jo Lawry

$25/20 BOOK TIX

 


Australian-born vocalist Jo Lawry’s debut album I Want to Be Happy was released in 2008 to rave reviews, and named among the “Best CDs of the Decade” in Downbeat Magazine.  She has become known beyond jazz circles, however, for her work with Sting - with whom she has been recording and touring since 2009 - and more recently with Paul Simon.  Jo has been featured on numerous other recordings; stand-outs include The Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra Live at Jazz Standard, Dr. Lonnie Smith’s album Rise Up!, Kate McGarry’s Grammy-nominated If Less is More… Nothing is Everything and Mother Goose’s Melodies from the Winter & Winter label which also features Theo Bleckmann and John Hollenbeck.

Jo currently lives in New York, where she leads her own band, and appears regularly at NYC clubs from Birdland to Joe’s Pub, as well as internationally, and her shows are a recurring “Critic’s Pick” for Time Out New York.

“Jo Lawry numbers among our favorite discoveries of the past year.” Time Out New York

Monday 25 August - 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 26 August - 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.

Features DJ’s Elchino, Jon McCulloch and Alex Barry

Live Band: Hamish Stuart, Cameron Undy, Matt Smith, Shannon Stitt, Daniel Pliner, Ben Kidson, Rick Robertson and guests.

Wednesday 27 August - Mary Rapp Sextet + Brokebeat Mountain + DLR

$10

 

Mary Rapp's music is the culmination of far too many frustrated years studying music, years of experimentation with new sounds and techniques, and years of building friendships with a circle of  creative, like-minded, amazing musicians. Together they combine brute strength, jazz virtuosity, rock emotion and noisy catharsis. Sometimes there is even singing.

https://www.facebook.com/maryrappsextet

https://soundcloud.com/mary-rapp-sextet

Brokebeat Mountain are one of Sydney’s most exciting bands.  A trio of composers and risk-takers, this leaderless group will take you on a journey of sound inspired by the Detroit underground, Berghain, and Brian Eno. Concise song writing coupled with extend periods of improvisation let Clark, Meredith and Bruce freely explore the extremities of their electroacoustic environment.

Brendan Clark - Bass, Synthesizer

Andrew Bruce - Synthesizer

Nick Meredith - Drums, Synthesizer

The DLR is three very different musicians coming from very different backgrounds. Three housemates which make music that sounds like they live together- whatever that means. One different sound. http://thedlrmusic.bandcamp.com

Dave Rodriguez - Guitar/Samples

Miles Thomas - Drumset

 

Jan Bangma - Bass

Thursday 28 August - Tiny Hearts (Album Launch)

$10

 


Tiny Hearts is a collaborative ensemble founded by Eamon Dilworth & Paul Derricott, two of the most exciting voices in contemporary Jazz. The music draws inspiration from there personal experiences travelling the planet playing music in venues from the underground to the festival main stage. Enticing the listener to explore there own imagination with tales of travel, searching, pondering the cosmos, loss and identity. There is a strong melodic thread in the music that is twisted into a powerful and high energy performance through giving themselves just enough rope.

In March 2014, Tiny Hearts released their debut album Alluvium which was recorded following a tour across New Zealand and the east coast of Australia.

www.eamondilworth.com

www.paulderricott.com

Eamon Dilworth - Trumpet

Dave Jackson - Saxophone

Steve Barry - Piano

Tom Botting - Double Bass

Paul Derricott - Drums

Friday 29 August - Lionel Cole and the Family Business

$20/$15 BOOK TIX

 

Having already lived half a life of incredible music making and with fans all over the globe, Australians are catching up with the obscenely talented Lionel Cole on ‘The Voice’.

Lionel Cole's lifelong involvement with the music industry is characterized by innovation, passion, and diversity. Starting out as a gigging piano bar player in Chicago to later working composing for Hollywood feature films and collaborations with artists ranging from Mariah Carey to Robert Downey Jnr, Joss Stone and Rickie Lee Jones. And most recently Lionel's creativity has been focused in work with longtime writing partner and Grammy award winner, Randy Jackson.

Born to a name synonymous with breaking down a variety of barriers, Lionel has carried on the family tradition and made inroads of his own. Uncle Nat King Cole obliterated the colour line, cousin Natalie defines pop longevity, and Grammy nominated father Freddy proves one is never too old to be an overnight success.

Lionel has always figured it's the music that does the work. It's the music that changes hearts, opens minds and makes us feel. Lionel Cole believes in music that moves the listener to feel. He does whatever is conceivable to that end. For him that's what music is about. This is what Lionel is about.

 

John Harkins - Piano

Cameron Undy - Bass

Tim Firth - Drums

Saturday 30 August - Rosie Henshaw and Billie McCarthy

$20/$15

 

 

"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.


 

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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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