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
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.
MUSIC- SONG WRITING & RECORDING
with Luke Mahler
The Youth Arts Warehouse will be alive with a group of Song Writers & recording artists working in our professional recording studio.
Date: Wed April 27th - June 29th
Age: 12-25 years
One on One, hour sessions can be booked in from 11am-4pm.....call Sharon on 43 232374
NEW LIVE MUSIC VENUE: Panorama Lounge Presents
The Central Coast of New South Wales has a new live music venue – “The Panorama Lounge”, at The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford Racecourse.
The newly refurbished “Panorama Lounge” has a capacity of 300 guests and will be hosting regular live entertainment kicking off on the 14th May with the legendary Diesel, followed by local star and winner of The Voice 2015 - Ellie Drennan (Saturday 28th May), followed by Brian Cadd (Sat 9 Jul), Glenn Shorrock (Sat 13 Aug), Adam Harvey (Sat 3 Sep) and Wendy Matthews (Saturday 9th July).
The live entertainment program will feature Australian and visiting International Artists in a show only and dinner and show seated format.
Over the past 12 months the Entertainment Grounds has played host to Star 104.5 LIVE events featuring the likes of Glenn Shorrock, Thirsty Merc, Richard Clapton, Sarah McLeod, Dragon, Brian Mannix, 1927, Mark Gable, Eurogliders and more to a resounding success.
“The commitment to bringing shows to the Panorama Lounge is in line with our strategy to establish The Entertainment Grounds as a premier entertainment precinct on the Central Coast, stated The Entertainment Grounds CEO, Daniel Lacey.
Karen-lee Goody (KL) of Entertainment Consulting, who has 28 years in the industry under her belt, is the exclusive in-house agent and promoter of the Panorama Lounge and aims to mirror her successful entertainment program at The Hydro Majestic in the Blue Mountains.
Tickets are on-sale now through www.moshtix.com.au and information on all the shows can be found at www.theentertainmentgrounds.com.au
For further information on live entertainment please contact: Karen-lee Goody, 0417 243 064, or Karenemail@example.com
1st FRIDAYS BLUES AND ROOTS: Keeping alive the ambience of March’s hit GosBlues Festival, Hotel Gosford and Central Coast Newspapers bring you a new monthly 1st Fridays Blues & Roots evening of quality acoustic Blues, Jazz & Roots. You won’t be deafened and you will be delighted.
Kicking it off, fresh from the National Folk Festival, will be the Hunter’s Yoda of ragtime guitar, Chris Cady, followed by 1st Fridays resident band BluesAngels.
Chris Cady plays Ragtime Blues in the Piedmont style, drawing from the works of the old blues-masters such as Blind Blake and the Rev. Gary Davis, with excursions into the likes of Hoagy Carmichael. With appearances at The National Folk Fest, St Albans, Turning Wave, and many other festivals, and two CDs out so far, a Cady set is as close as you’ll get to that other East Coast (the one with guns) while staying comfortable on our own East Coast (the one with beer and football). We don’t get to see quality like Cady in Gosford often, so please check your guns at the door.
BluesAngels are the Central Coast’s most popular acoustic blues band, an eclectic mix of four multi-instrumentalists playing blues and other dues, from pre-WW1 to post-WW2 and on into 21st century originals. Led by songwriter Tom Flood on vocals, harmonicas, banjo, guitar and occasional washboard, backed by local publishing identity Cec ‘GosBlues’ Bucello on vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo-mandolin and stompbox, reedsman Hugh ‘Dingo’ Worrall on sax, clarinet, whistles, spoons and percussion, and now with that sartorial Scot George ‘Magpie’ May on double bass, stick dulcimer and guitars, they murder jug band, hokum, jazz, rags & drags, and acoustify all kinds of blues from Delta and Piedmont through Chicago and Memphis to Skiffle, Bluegrass, 60s R&B, and even Soweto township jive. With two CDs and a swag of fests from National Blues Goulburn to Tamworth to Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass and many more, not to forget the inaugural GosBlues Fest this year, these sanctified blueswhackers will have you forgetting you ever checked your weapons.
1st Fridays Hotel Gosford 6th May 2016
7pm Free entry
CENTRE AND GARDEN OPEN DAY: To celebrate Neighbourhood Centre Week, Wyoming Community Centre and Garden is holding an open day. There will be activities for young and old: live music, eco printing and re-purposing demonstrations, Sausage Sizzle, Devonshire Tea and Mother’s Day Stall with unique gifts for mum.
“Your Community – Your Garden”
If you would like more information, please contact
Lyn or Joanne at 4323 7483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Wyoming Community Centre and Garden Open Day
Where: Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Road Wyoming.
When: Saturday, 7th May 2016 - 10am to 3pm
Facebook: Wyoming Community Centre
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL 2016: The Banff Mountain Film Festival is reaching new heights as it tours Australia in 2016.
The world's most prestigious mountain film festival is coming back to Australia: the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour presents over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you on the edge of your seat.
The tour is hot on the heels of the largest – and one of the most prestigious – mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.
More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.
This year we will travel from Mexico to Canada on the backs of brumbies with a band of cowboys and one very spirited donkey in the People's Choice Award winning film Unbranded. We will take an exciting, fast-paced ride with some of the world’s most talented skiers and mountain bikers. We’ll watch in awe as some seriously hardcore female climbers smash a Yosemite record in Womens Speed Ascent. We will push the boundaries of what is achievable with a bunch of self-professed weekend warriors in the film 55 Hours in Mexico. Together we will travel to barren and inhospitable landscapes to capture one of the most illusive photos imagined in the film Eclipse, winner of the Best Snow Sports Award.
This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to enthral, it showcases a selection of films packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenalin-inducing action sequences.
Audiences will experience incredible highs and agonising lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today.
Presented by World Expeditions, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre Friday 13th May 2016 - $33
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
CENTURY CHALLENGE CYCLE RIDE: Rotary Club of Erina; Century Challenge Cycle Ride
It’s on again and the Rotary Club of Erina challenges all Central Coast riders to join their annual Cycle Ride at the scenic Mount Penang Parklands on Sunday 15th May 2016
Funds raised from the event will support Rotary community projects including Coast Shelter has now adopted new initiatives aimed at ending Domestic Violence as well as providing accommodation and support to the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless.
This event has allowed the Rotary Club of Erina to donate over $120,000 to Coast Shelter. “The 2016 Ride will be the biggest and the best ever, with wonderful support from our community, cycle shops and other corporate sponsors. It’s a fun and safe ride for everyone” Gillian Winchester said.
The Cycle Ride is a fantastic family opportunity which allows us to continue to expand vital services to people in need on the Central Coast”, Executive Officer of Coast Shelter Laurie Maher said.
Volunteers from the Central Coast Rotary Clubs work alongside Brisbane Water Police and the Roads and Maritime Service to ensure a safe ride for all ages and fitness levels. There are 100km and 50km rides for serious cyclists, a 20km ride for beginners and a Kids Challenge for those aged 4 to 12 years.
The Ride starts and ends at Mount Penang Parklands where plenty of parking is available. Registration ranges from $10 for the Kids Challenge to $80 for the 100km Challenge. Riders are encouraged to ask their friends and family to sponsor their ride. $100 sponsorship could provide approximately 30 meals at the Coast Community
Centre while $500 could provide a mum and children escaping domestic violence with a ‘start-up kit’ for a new home.
A link to Everyday Hero is on the website.
The day ends with a sausage sizzle and refreshments to finish off the day. More details are available at www.centurychallenge.com.au
GREAT WOMEN OF COUNTRY:
Celebrating Great Women Of Country and the songs that made them, the 2014 album Melinda released with her good mate, Beccy Cole, Melinda continues to perform her solo version of this show. Showcasing the best country songs, written by and/or performed by women, the Great Women of Country show features beautiful renditions of such timeless hits as Stand By Your Man, I Will Always Love You, Blue Bayou, Love Hurts, D.I.V.O.R.C.E., 9 to 5 and more.
Renowned for her hugely successful solo career, Melinda Schneider has amassed 10 albums, two of
them Gold, together with numerous awards and accolades. Six Golden Guitars adorn her
mantelpiece, with Melinda having won Female Vocalist Of The Year and APRA Song Of The Year.
She also proudly boasts a swag of songwriting awards and Entertainer Of The Year awards.
Fri 27th May 2016
Ettalong Diggers, Ettalong Beach a
Sold out at Laycock since 2006, this journey through the timeless and evocative masterpiece albums The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here is simply unmissable.
Guest vocalists Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Mark Da Costa, Julianne DiSisto, Carmel Messiti and Lozz Benson will join a sublime seven-piece band under the creative direction of Joseph Calderazzo (guitars).
They will passionately reinterpret the Floydian back-catalogue, in a breathtaking concert that includes big screen visuals.
Set the controls for the heart of the sun and prepare to become comfortably numb, but book early to avoid disappointment.
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
TERM 2 MUSIC CLASSES AT THE HUT: Learn music, meet new people, have fun and challenge yourself in a friendly and supportive environment!
The Rhythm Hut in Gosford runs community music classes in African djembe drumming, Japanese taiko drumming, didgeridoo and vocal coaching. We also have a ukulele club where beginner and experienced ukulele players get together to learn and practice songs.
People come to music classes at The Rhythm Hut not only to learn music, but also for the sense of community, the challenge, the fun, and the friendly and supportive environment. We have passionate, talented teachers who are able to cater for all levels of ability.
Term 2 2016 begins the week starting 2nd May and goes for 8 weeks finishing on the 27th June.
We love to share what our students have learnt with an end of term student performance called KaBoom! which will be held on Saturday 9th July.
If you want to learn more about the classes come along to our FREE drumming open night on Wednesday 27th April from 6:30pm – 8pm.
The open night is an opportunity for people to come along to The Rhythm Hut and see what we do.
You can have a go at both djembe and taiko drums, check out the venue, and meet some of the other students and teachers. They are a bit of a taste-tester to see if you would be interested in joining a class for a term. Or if you are an existing student you can come down and just get a little holiday drumming fix for free!
WHAT: The Rhythm Hut Term 2 Music Classes
WHEN: Week starting 2nd May for 8 weeks
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford NSW
COST: Prices vary depending on the class, so call or check the website for more detail. Concession rates available.
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: 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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