nobody takes me seriously : Are you a muso serious about your career?
How serious are you?
There is a lot of dissent in the ranks regarding the 'lack of work' and I hear it often, yet I re-list so many names regularly in the gig guides... I have found over all these years there are a few pitfalls that some tend to fall into.
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY UPDATE: Entertainment Industry update
The NSW Government enacted new laws to guide and regulate the entertainment industry, and particularly to assist performers and performer representatives (formerly called agents and managers). These laws came into effect on 1 March 2014, following extensive consultation with the industry and peak associations.
Over the last 18 months NSW IR has conducted an education campaign to assist performer representatives understand and comply with the new requirements.
The campaign comprised advisory letters, fact sheets, workshops and a recorded webinar for the entertainment industry.
NSW IR has now commenced a compliance audit of a number of randomly selected performer representatives.
The audit is being conducted in two main phases.
The first phase involves each selected performer representative providing a copy of their 'template' entertainment industry managerial agreement and copies of the last five managerial agreements that have been entered into with performers.
In addition each participant organisation was requested to provide a copy of their 'standard' representation agreement and copies of the last five 'standard' agreements entered into with performers.
These agreements will be reviewed to assess compliance with the Act, and at the completion of this phase of the audit NSW IR will provide feedback to each participant about their agreements.
The second phase of the audit will be to randomly select a number of performer representatives to participate further in reviewing records required to be maintained by performer representatives, including trust account records, financial statements, fees and commissions.
It is our intention to undertake this audit in a cooperative manner to assist the industry. At the end of the audit we expect to publish a de-identified report to further assist compliance in the entertainment industry.
POINT CLARE OP SHOP:
Customers entering Fairhaven’s Point Clare Op Shop at 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare constantly remark ‘I can’t believe the amount of goods you stock and how cheap everything is!’ It is therefore not surprising that the op shop has gained the reputation of being one of the best Op shops on the Central Coast and has expanded to meet demand.
Our motto is to offer customers ‘the cheapest prices’ and we aim to continually surprise customers with our low prices. As an example 99.9% of our clothes, shoes and handbags are $2 each and all kid’s clothing only $1 each. We have all our books for sale at 50c for the month of January (they are usually only $1 each).
We offer 5 buildings full to the brim – toys/games, clothing/accessories, jewelry, homewares, linen, new giftware, books & dvd/cds, new craft and makings for craft, furniture, decorator and collectable items, electrical, luggage, tools/hardware – something for everyone in the family. In addition we offer customers the opportunity to browse through Gallery 209 which displays the works of local artists as well as upcycled items proudly made by some of Fairhaven’s clients with disabilities.
All funds raised go directly to supporting Fairhaven’s supported employment, residential and day option programs for local people with disabilities.
The Op shop is open Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm and is located at 209 Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare.
For more details please contact 43233566 or 0407757866
COASTIES BUSINESS NETWORKING: People who are in business or starting up a new business on the Central Coast are welcome to join Coasties Business Networking.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to get up and talk about their business and share their cards on the day.
The meetings are held on a monthly basis with a new permanent venue to be set next year.
There will be a $10 charge on the day providing tea, coffee & nibbles.
Please contact Vivienne to RSVP on 0434 375 128
or email email@example.com for more information.
YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE & RYSS: Upcoming courses and event from RYSS
BEYOND WALLS- Disability arts program
This brand new program will engage 12 young emerging artists to collaborate in site-specific creative developments exploring visual arts, photography & sculpture. A series of workshops with sculptor Mandy Francis & Sile Molloy will result in installations that will activate a space in Gosford.
Date: 24th February to 29th June 2016
Time: Wednesday's 4-6pm
Limited spaces available, you MUST apply call Sharon 43 232374 for an application form.
My Place My Pride
Engaging young people to learn about their culture by supporting them through the process of producing a digital story in video & photography.
MY PLACE MY PRIDE
Young Film Makers Course
FREE- (Limited places-so register soon!)
January: 20th and 27th 2016 - 11am-3.30pm
February: Wednesday 3rd,10th,17th 4.00pm-6.00pm
Workshop mentor Jason Van Genderen Pocket Film Academy, winner of Tropfest New York and Sundance London
Jason will work with you on camera technics showing you that you don't need expensive camera and sound equipment to shoot a fantastic short film. Understand story telling, using your iPhone/iPod to shoot video. Stability, Camera Modes, Lighting, Sound, Editing, Lenses and what makes a good story.
You will need to have access to a iPhone or iPod.
HURRY LIMITED SPACES SO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST NOW.
The Youth Arts Warehouse will be alive with a group of Song Writers & recording artists working in our professional recording studio.
Date: Wednesday 17th February to 6th April 2016
Age: 12-25 years
Learn to Create 'Legal Street Art
Date: Thursday's 11th February to 31st March 2016
Age: 12-25 years
Cost: $80 for 8 sessions
LUKE O'SHEA AT HARDYS BAY: Luke O'Shea with Aleyce Simmonds
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The 2010 Independent Male Vocalist of the Year, Luke O’Shea has grown into being one of Australia’s most respected country singer songwriters.
Known for his storytelling and powerful live shows, multiaward winner Luke O’Shea along with his band Medicine Wheel, have a unique, yet classic Australian sound.
Spending his twenties eating up the world in what Luke describes as his “glorious wasted year,” Luke absorbed universal themes and personal stories that resonate deep within all human DNA. With an
uncanny knack of cutting to the core, his razor lyrics combined steadfast skill and honesty leave the listener open and unguarded.
Luke O’Shea released his 4th CD ‘The Drovers Wife’ at this years 40th Tamworth Country Music Festival, and the standing room at each and every show reflects the reason we travel so far and wide to hear great country music. It's all in the stories and Luke is a master story teller.
“Many country music enthusiasts will agree, the ability to weave
story and meaning into song is one of the traits of a gifted songsmith. That being the case, in tradesmen terms, Luke O’Shea is a master craftsman” Matt Lawrence, Capital News 2012.
“Luke is a talent we need in this country not only for his music but for his understanding and vision” Peter Clarke, Country Update, Nov 08.
12th February 2016
Hardys Bay Club
$25 Adults (+ bf)
$15 children (+bf) (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
SUMMER CITY RUMBLE:
The Summer City Rumble is a great day out with many cars on display from Hot Rods, Rat Rods, 1950’s and 1960’s carsand vintage motor cycles.
The Memorial Park will be full of atmosphere with a Rock n Roll band on stage and a dance floor in place to twist and shout.
Stalls will line the park for a special gift to take home or if you’re hungry grab a bite to eat at one of the delicious food stalls.
The Entrance - Memorial Park Sunday 14th February 2016
Fr 9am -
ELVIS PRESLEY FESTIVAL:
Davistown RSL Club Is Proud To Be Hosting The 4th Annual Central Coast Elvis Festival.
The 3 Day Event Includes: Friday 19th February: Big Al's Karaoke Frenzy - A Free Show In Our Main Lounge From 7:30pm Until 11:00pm
Saturday 20th February: 'We Three Kings' Featuring Wayne Cooper, Carmine Cemillo & Allan Wright. Three Of Australia's Leading Elvis Tribute Artists Have Combined To Give You The Complete Elvis Experience. Tickets $25.00. Doors Open At 7:30pm.
Sunday 21st February: Show 'N' Shine Car Show From 9:00am (Weather Permitting) With $500 Prize Money Up For Grabs.
Elvis Idol Karoke Contest From 1:00pm Including $500 Prize Money.
For Ticketing And All Other Information Please Phone 0243 63 0199
TROUBADOUR FOLK CLUB PRESENTS:
Troubadour Folk Club Presents: Scott Cook
Roots balladeer, Canada’s Scott Cook, has distilled his travels into songs and are the kind that keep modern folk tradition alive.
CWA Hall (Opposite Fisherman’s Wharf) Woy Woy Saturday 27th February at 7pm
12/$10 includes light supper
GIRRAKOOL BLUES FESTIVAL:
A new Blues Festival & BBQ set for 5th March 2016, fills a much needed event hole for music lovers and families of the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle.
Girrakool Blues Festival is an annual event named after the nearby waterfalls, and quite befittingly is Aboriginal for “Place of still water” ie Muddy Water, will be held annually on the first weekend in March by Xabc Entertainment.
What does USA Mississippi Hill-Country Blues Band “Cedric Burnside Project” have in common with Australian Legendary Blues Band “The Backsliders”, the Voice Finalist “Gail Page” and comedian “I’m so Tuff” George Smilovici have in common?
They are all set to play the hottest new blues festival in Australia– Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ.
5th of March 2016 is shaping up to be a very special day at the Mt Penang Gardens on the Central Coast for the Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ.
With the announcement of the 11 band line up, across 2 stages, there is something for everyone. It’s guaranteed to be not only a great event full of fantastic music, but a way of immersing ourselves in aboriginal heritage and culture, while feasting on soul food from our Slow-cooked Texan Style BBQ’s.
Mississippi, 4 time winner Blues Music Award’s Drummer of the Year Cedric BurnsideProject will headline the Festival.
Australian Festival Favourites, The Backsliders, will provide the blues ‘not roots” of the festival.
Adding to the New Orleans theme, is keyboardist, Clayton Doley with his 10 piece big band Clayton Doley’s Bayou Billabong.
This years The Voice finalist Gail Page will belt out some powerful soul drenched blues, while Multi-award winning Aboriginal BB King, Buddy Knox Blues Band and Sultry singer Kate Lush will take to the Girrakool Stage, under the big Oak Tree in the Amphitheatre section of the Gardens.
Set among the Wondabyne Sculptures, rock away with the Dai Pritchard Blues Band.
Feel the heat of the duelling Organs with Carolyn “Pinecone” Packer and Alison Penny; Pine and Ali's Duelling Organs .
Get your wings flapping for Chicken Train Skifflers, see winners of 2015 Bluesfest Busking Comp Grizzlee Train, and local alternate-Country Star Jessica Belle.
Host, and comedic genius that is George Smilovici will tie all these blistering acts together. In the same vein as Bill Murray hosted Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festivals, there’s bound to be a few well hidden adult laughs in-between acts.
In a New Orleans styled theme, the Girrakool Blues Festival will offer the Central Coast, and it’s visitors, a wonderful day of quality, international, national and local blues and roots acts, in a family friendly, relaxed atmosphere, all at a reasonable price.
Patrons can bring their rugs and chairs to enjoy the afternoon of world-class music, and soul food from our selectively picked stalls, including a unique American Southern style BBQ.
“Good music and good food is good for the soul,” says Bruce Johnson “ it’s what makes people feel good. This is why we’ve incorporated all the elements, music, food, great surrounds – it has all the positives and can only be enriching for the soul.”
Apart from the music it will have a strong Aboriginal content, with indigenous bands, Welcome to Country Ceremony, Women’s activities and with the potential of short tours to the Girrakool waterfalls and engravings.
“Central Coast is one of most indigenous rich areas of Australia. I think showing off our indigenous culture is vitally important to our community and provides another unique aspect to our festival.”
Girrakool will have a range of ticketing options available. Xabc Entertainment would like to make the festival a family fun event and will be providing Family Tickets at Early Bird prices. To further encourage this, children under 5 years can come to the event free of charge.
Registrations for Family and Adult Early Bird tickets are now taking place through our website:
Winner of the 2015 ARIA award for Best Country Album, 8 Golden Guitars, 2 APRA Awards as well as 2 other ARIA Awards, Shane Nicholson is live at Hardys Bay Club on Saturday 12th March in the main room.
His award-winning album, 'Hell Breaks Loose' was written over several years and during a period of personal change
Nicholson hadn’t written any songs for the best part of a year, unusual for someone whose work rate has been prolific for these past 15 years. Near the end of his stay Nicholson sat beside the old mission church and songs started to pour out of him, including Hermannsburg: “That town, and Warren H. Williams, made a big difference to me in just a week” Hell Breaks Loose is Nicholson’s first recording of original material since the breakdown of his marriage to Kasey Chambers, with whom he recorded two ARIA Award-winning alt-country duet albums, Rattlin’ Bones (2008) and Wreck & Ruin (2012). Several songs address his new circumstances directly, including the superb ballad Single Fathers and the starting-over honesty of Secondhand Man. Others range across topics from the decline of a once-great city (Irons and Chains, about Detroit), living with depression (Weight of the World), to learning to choose which battles are worth the fight (Bury My Guns).
This is a show, and an album, not to be missed!
Tickets are $28 (+bf)
Contact the Club on 4360 2014
OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM 2016:
It is with pleasure that the Rotary Club of Woy Woy presents their eleventh ‘Opera in the Arboretum’ to be held on the Saturday 19th March 2016 at Pearl Beach.
Topping the bill is Australia's superstar Bass-Baritone, Teddy Tahu Rhodes. This is our biggest coup since the inaugural Opera in the Arboretum in 2006!
Teddy Tahu Rhodes will be supported by Clarissa Spata - Soprano, James Egglestone - Tenor and Angela Brewer - Soprano. We again welcome back the Central Coast Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Patrick Brennan together with ever popular Jem Harding on the piano.
The main beneficiaries will be the Umina PCYC who bring young people together to develop their character and leadership skills.
As well as Shelterbox who provide worldwide humanitarian aid and relief in the form of a tent and equipment giving shelter and comfort to people displaced by natural or other disasters.
Tickets are available now!
Adult - $70 each.
Senior- $66 each.
Student - $36 each. (Primary Students. - FREE)
Group - $62 - each ticket purchased in a Block of Ten (10) tickets or more.
Accepted payment method by - Cheque or Credit Card (Credit Cards - Visa and Mastercard only)
Donations will also be made to Rotary Charities and other needy organizations.
BLACK DOG 1 DAYER 2016:
Last year nearly 7,000 Black Dog Riders nationwide hit the highways on one single day to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention.
Will you join us on Sunday 20th March, 2016?
Since April 2010, the Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer has raised over $530,000 for mental health services and our message of depression and suicide prevention awareness has been amplified across the nation to positively impact communities everywhere.
Registrations for the 2016 Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer are now open! Register online for your local 1 Dayer and help us on our vital mission to prevent suicide, as well as having a fantastic day riding with like-minded people.
CENTRAL COAST 1 DAYER
8:30am Check in and breakfast at The Entrance Leagues Club
10:30am Ride Departs for the Hunter Valley
12.00pm Ride Finale with Lunch at Hope Estate
Contact - Daz and Julie Jewell on: 0413 873 276 or
MORRIS MINOR CAR DISPLAY:
The Morris Minor can be traced back to 1942 There is only one other car on roads today which is as familiar as the Morris Minor, and that's the Mini.
Both were designed by
the same man which is no wonder that both of these cars are easily recognisable not just by enthusiasts but also the general public.
So if you want to see these little gems on display the Memorial Park is the place to be.
The cars are on show from 10am till 3pm 20th March 2016
Memorial Park, The Entrance
STRUNG OUT TOUR: Strung Out Australia & New Zealand Tour With Special Guests Pears
Southern California tech-punk quintet, Strung Out are back!
Announcing an extensive tour of Australia and New Zealand off the back of their latest album, Transmission.Alpha.Delta.
It’s been six long years since Strung Out’s last album. To go this long without new music may be a cause for alarm, but as vocalist Jason Cruz explains, “You have to live and experience other things in your life to have something to write about, to give value to what you’re singing about.”
Cruz & Co. were able to put their time off to good use, focusing their energy on the creation of Transmission.Alpha.Delta. Helping to map the original 90’s skate-punk territory more than 20 years ago, Strung Out are so adept at squeezing every ounce of creativity out of their punk-rock skill set that there is not yet a need for them to explore uncharted, genre-bending territory, continuing to unearth some of its most compelling riffs. Transmission.Alpha.Delta isn’t merely “classic” Strung Out, because it isn’t a replica of earlier material, however “its a release that is far meatier than anything the band has put forward in the past decade” declare Punk News.
It’s the urge to keep pushing to be modern and relevant and not rest on their laurels that continually sets Strung Out apart from so many of their nostalgia-obsessed peers, “reminding us that melodic punk can be so much more interesting when it’s being performed by top-notch musicians” proclaim No Echo
Its clear Strung Out are rejuvenated and ready for more.
In addition, New Orleans newest punk band, PEARS are confirmed as support. Coming from deep within the voodoo juju gris swamps of the French Quarter, it’s clear that PEARS are good at making music. Punk News proclaim, “PEARS is an awesome band and they have an incredibly refreshing and unique sound that they have brought to the hardcore subgenre,”. Their mixture of hardcore riffs, pop-punk melodies, and sludgy breaks create a sound that belongs to them, and only them! New Noise Magazine conceded that, “(Go To Prison) is hands down one of the best releases of 2014”.
Don’t miss your chance to see two of the scenes most exciting genre bending bands
ON SALE 9am Thursday 14th January Sunday 27th March 2016
The Entrance Leagues Club - 8pm - $45.40
CENTRAL COAST BABY DAY OUT:
A community day consisting of information, education, activities local services and businesses available to our Central Coast parents
You are invited to be apart of our very first Central Coast “Baby Day Out” CCBDO an initiative of Central Coast Kids Day Out CCKDO on Saturday 9th April 2016 from 12pm – 5pm at Mingara Recreation Club Tumbi Umbi.
The day will consist of information, activities and the opportunity to promote services and local businesses available to our Central Coast parents with babies and toddlers under 3 years of age.
This family information day will highlight:
* Emphasis on the significance of the first 3 years of a child’s development
* Promote child friendly services, agencies and businesses available right here on the Central Coast
* Provide a family focused information day
* Educational and Informative Workshops and Seminars
* The importance of parenting
For further information regarding exhibiting, running a workshop or seminar, please do not hesitate to contact:
* Sharyn Burgess 0414 341 010 firstname.lastname@example.org
* Nada Potter on 0438 237 158 email@example.com
BLUES ON THE MOUNTAIN 2016: Bues on the Mountain
Blues on the Mountain returns to Mangrove Mountain on Saturday the 14th of May, featuring the blues favourite band of brothers, Ghost Road, and folk songbirds, Little Quirks Band.
Set amongst picturesque bushland surrounds at Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall, with it's high ceilings and old world charm the event has featured some amazing performances from some of Australia's most awarded blues and roots musicians together with the best up and coming talent and has made Blues on the Mountain a musical evening not to be missed! Now in its 4th year, the event has also raised much needed funds for the restoration and upkeep of local heritage buildings, Fairview Homestead and Mangrove Mountain Heritage Hall.
Ghost Road have been crowd favourites at festivals all over Australia ever since brothers Steve and Beau formed the band in 1992, and we can't wait to have them return to headline Blues on the Mountain on Saturday the 14th of May.
Ghost Road have played with music greats such as Ian Moss, Mal Eastick, The Bondi Cigars and Kevin Borich and have been wowing audiences all around Australia with their unique and original songs.
Their tunes and energy have regularly packed venues with people dancing and smiling as they enjoy Ghost Road's rootsy blues with a funky vibe.
The band has performed at iconic festivals and venues such as The Australian Blues Music Festival, Coloundra Music Festival and the world famous Basement in Sydney. "Bring on the slide guitar and harmonies" Rosie Beaten - Triple j. "Ghost Road are a fantastic band" - legendary guitarist Kevin Borich.
Little Quirks Band are one of the Central Coast's finest up and coming acts, with sisters Abbey and Mia along with their cousin Jaymi, combining mandolin, guitar and drums with soul-felt harmonies.
The Little Quirks Band have performed at venues all over the Coast and have captivated audiences with their refreshing style of modern folk.
Abbey, Mia and Jaymi will also be joined by talented bass player, Alex Toole, on the night. Click Here to hear music by the Little Quirks Band Little Quirks Music on Youtube.
Tickets are strictly limited and cost just $25 (Adult), $10 (Youth 12-16 years), children under 12 yrs, free.
Food and refreshments will be available on the night, or byo.
Pre-booking is recommended via Blues on the Mountain tickets
For all enquiries, please feel free to contact us via email
AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITERS CONFERENCE:
Opportunity For Songwriters
Registrations for ASC2016 are open, so to take advantage of the Early Bird special, visit the ASC website today. The Early Bird special ends on 31st December
The Australian Songwriters Conference includes:
* Speakers & Mentors – Hit songwriters and Music Industry execs discuss writing, publishing, production and more!
* 20+ Seminars, Talks & Workshops – Learn the secrets of hit songwriting from the best in the business.
* Publisher Song Pitching – A truly unique opportunity for attendees to pitch their songs directly to the Publishers.
* On-Site Recording & Production – Learn and work with our hit producers in the on-site studio.
* Live Showcases – Perform your original material to the pros, attendees and public.
* Exclusive Song Contest – ‘Attendees Only’ song contest with great prizes.
* Networking with Industry Pros & Hit Songwriters – Connect with the career-makers one-on-one.
Our Main Seminar Facilitator for 2016 is L.A.-based songwriter and teacher, Alan Roy Scott (Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, El DeBarge, Tiffany, Patti Austin, The Spinners, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin (Menudo), Anne Murray, Johnny Mathis, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, and Ray Charles); Beccy Cole; Gary Pinto; Sean Rudd; Andrea Szabo and more.
The regular conference fee of $1350 takes effect from 1st January so to take advantage of the $1100 Early Bird special, register here today
4th Australian Songwriters Conference 10th - 13th June 2016
Ettalong Beach NSW
TAI CHI IN THE PARK 2016: Free Tai Chi in the Park
Come and join us in the park and experience the wonderful art called Tai Chi, if you've never tried Tai Chi this is the ideal opportunity to experience this wonderful ancient art form, Tai Chi is a set of low impact exercises which are gentle on the body and is suitable for people of all ages.
With regular practise Tai Chi can help many health conditions such as Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Improve Bone Density, Circulatory System, Improve Balance and many more conditions. No need to book just come along and try it out
Sunday: 13th April. 10.00am - 11.30am
Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street, East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens
Sunday: 12th June 2016 10.00am - 11.30am
Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street, East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens
Sunday: 4th September 2016 10.00am - 11.30am
Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street, East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens
Sunday: 20th November. 10.00am - 11.30am
Phyllis Bennett Park, Webb Street, East Gosford - Opposite the Japanese Gardens
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