WHATS IN A NAME PART 2:
As a follow on from the first in the series of protecting your name; part 2 deals with the pitfalls within the industry itself to give adequate support to our original musicians nurturing their craft.
To run a household you need income; to run a business you need work to get income to keep the business going; obviously. So how can it be that original musicians have to resort to using different names or even worse NOT promoting cover gigs to fund their craft for fear of damaging their reputation – there is something really wrong with this picture!
THE LIZOTTES ERA:
Possibly the most highly regarded and recognisable stage on the Central Coast will no longer be under the amazing direction of Brian and Jo Lizotte from April 2015
Whats On Central Coast has been with Brian and Jo since the beginning of the Kincumber move and I know the Coast will miss this wonderful and caring, musical family’s direction and dedication to the local music scene. They won’t be going far – you can still pop into the Lambton venue and say hello… Here is the press release:
For the past several months, since announcing the venues were being placed on the market to be sold, Brian & Jo Lizotte's have been inundated with requests and opportunities for Lizotte's to remain in the market place, both in our current form and in other amazing and established venues in the area, such is the respect and recognition for the Lizotte’s brand and success. The lifestyle card kept calling which has prompted Brian and Jo to make this decision on their personal and professional future.
After much deliberation Brian & Jo Lizotte have made the decision to close the Kincumber and Dee Why Lizotte's venues in mid 2015, unless the venue are sold prior to those dates.
Brian Lizotte said "With the loss of my Dad early this year, who was passionate about his music, it just brings home that it's a gift to be doing something you are passionate about for a living but there needs to be a work/family balance. This decision comes down to us finding that balance".
It's that passion that also means Brian and Jo can not step away altogether. The happy medium in this case means the closure of both Kincumber and Dee Why and a renewed focus on their flagship venue in Lambton. The gorgeous 104 year old theatre will be removed from the market and remain in Brian and Jo's loving hands. From day one, Newcastle crowds welcomed us with open arms and we have always been thankful that we were so warmly embraced.
"It’s not with a heavy-heart that either Jo or I have made this decision to simplify our lives , in fact, it’s extremely exciting for us to be embarking on the next chapter. Putting renewed energy and focus on the Lizotte’s brand in Newcastle with new customer experiences such as table-side cooking and unique events for and by the local community" says Brian. With exciting new partnerships, projects and amazing acts to be announced before Christmas, we are thrilled to be immersing ourselves in Newcastle and bringing and even more dynamic experience to our patrons.
In true Lizotte's fashion we plan to go out in style. We have the most amazing acts booked and ready to be announced during the next six months and the last week we are planning to blow the roof of the joint. Just some of the great acts currently on sale are include Diesel, Josh Pyke, The Kransky Sisters, Dragon, Darren Percival, Ian Moss, Ross Wilson, 1927, The Black Sorrows, Dave Faulkner and Sarah McLeod. Keep an eye on Lizotte's website and facebook for details.
We want to thank all of our incredibly loyal customers of the Central Coast Cubby House and Dee Why Ballroom for their wonderful support of Fine food and live music. Hopefully we will see some of that great customer base up in Newcastle from the second half of 2015.
The original cubby-house in Kincumber will hold a weeklong celebration leading up to the finale and closing date of Friday 24th April 2015. Some of the marquee and local artist’s that have performed at the Central Coast Venue over the past 10 years will be featured during the week celebration.
The Sydney Northern Beaches venue, Dee Why Lizotte's will close with its final show on Saturday 30th May, 2015.
Both Kincumber and Dee Why will continue to book and host shows well into 2015 up until closing dates. If there is a potential interest from a buyer to take over the leases of these premises, that option is still open. Any expressions of interests can be directed to Brian on email email@example.com
THE HUB PROGRAM & EVENTS: The Hub Youth Entertainment Venue Music Alert.
Activity: SeaFM Discovered Semi Final heat 2
Date: Friday 7th November, 2014
Time: Doors open 6:30pm Show starts 7pm
Cost: Tix $5 at the door or online (+bf)
For: Open to all
Location: The Hub ( located in the heart of Erina Fair, next to the Erina Library and Erina Room and the Central Coast Dance School).
Details: 4 x performers will be selected from the judging panel to get on through to the Grand Final, with 1 x of the remainder being voted in by a public online poll.
Activity: Battle of the Bands Grand Final
Date: Friday 14th November, 2014
Time: Doors open 6:30pm Show starts 7pm
Cost: Tix $15 at the door or online (+bf)
For: Open to all
Location: The Hub ( located in the heart of Erina Fair, next to the Erina Library and Erina Room and the Central Coast Dance School).
6 x Bands will battle their way through the night to take home the winning prize.
* Loose Connections
* Now Open
* Lost In Motion
* The Moving Stills
* The Polars
Pre-Door Sale tickets go into the draw to win $200 in Macron Music Money.
THE YOUTH ARTS WAREHOUSE: Youth Arts Warehouse Programs & Pop Up Master Classes
YAW SONG WRITING SESSIONS
The Youth Arts Warehouse will be alive with a group of Song Writers and
recording artists working towards a songwriting festival in 2015
Be part of the SOUND LAB in a professional recording studio and venue.
Workshops will include sessions with industry professionals and well known Musicians:
• Skilling up local young musicians to produce original music under professional mentors & musicians
• Collaborations that will produce high profile music events and opportunities.
• Participation to create a vibrant festival for our community and build your audience.
• Skills development for young people in song writing and production of a live recording (2014)
• Vocal training, building confidence, fun Any style or experience welcome
Lay down a track using high end recording equipment with a sound engineer.
15th October to 10th December
Ages 12-25 years
43 23 2374
One on One sessions available for 50% discount
The Youth Arts Warehouse
123 Donnison Street Gosford
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 43 23 2374
Learn different street art techniques including stencilling, aerosol, layering paint and texture, cut and paste up art.
Russell Way will teach the students how to use found objects such as old stovetops, tools and curtains with multiple layers of aerosol stencilling and textural materials to produce a complex work of art for display.
Date: 23rd October to 11th December
Time: Thursday's 4pm - 6pm
Cost: $80 8 sessions
To register or inquire about any programs call Sharon 43 232374
ENEMIES WITH BENEFITS
Enemies with Benefits have been hanging out at YAW for some years now, being mentored in our Music programs and performing live at our Metrodome Events...
They are now releasing their EP 'BEAUTY FADES' on the 21st
November at 6pm
This is an all ages event - Drug and Alcohol Free
"AN OTHER WORLD"
There's a whole Other world out there... literally.
The YAW Theatre Group, under the leadership of two young emerging directors, Amy Robertson and Daniel White, is set to enrich the local theatre.
The stage is set to intrance you into a circus world of freaks and individuals with animal like characteristics.
Others are treated to abhorrent conditions at the mercy of more fortunate folk the Normals. When the nation's 'benevolent' leader puts forward laws that threaten their very existence, these people have to fight to live in an Other world. They will pass through the hell fire but they won't pass unscathed. Families will be torn apart; cages locked, shackles tightened.
A revolution is coming - escape your cage no ones safe, this play is sure to get you sitting on the edge of your seat.
Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of December
7.00 PM to 8.30 PM
Youth Arts Warehouse - 123 Donnison Street, Gosford
Call Sharon 43 232374 email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YFEST: Council’s first ever Yfest
Talents on show at youth festival
Wyong Shire Council is calling on young people to come along and celebrate Council’s first ever Yfest on Saturday 22 November, 4pm to 7:30pm at The Grove Community and Cultural Hub.
An initiative of Council’s Wyong Action Team, this free youth festival provides an arena to showcase the talents of our local youth.
Council’s Manager of Community Partnerships and Planning Julie Vaughan said this event helps support young people become active and valued members of the community.
“Yfest gives young people a chance to promote a positive image and showcase the important role they play in our community,” Ms Vaughan said.
“There will be live music performances and the premiere of Tantrum Youth Arts theatrical play Central Coast Ghosts - written especially for young people by nationally recognised Newcastle based playwright Vanessa Bates.
“There will be an Adrenaline Rush 4 inflatable obstacle course, giant Zorb ball races, sporting games and the Big Yellow Bus to keep the youngsters entertained.”
There will also be food, market and youth service information stalls.
Council’s Mayor, Doug Eaton, said this event helps to meet the priority areas of Council’s Youth Engagement Strategy, which works towards increasing the status of young people as a vital part of our community.
“This festival is a fantastic initiative from our Wyong Action Team to help support and connect young people with the wider community,” Mayor Eaton said.
“Young people are an asset to our community who play an active role in shaping the future of our Shire and it is important their contributions are recognised.”
The Grove Community and Cultural Hub is located at 1 North Road, Wyong.
Yfest is funded by a Youth Opportunities grant from the NSW Government.
For more information go to www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/youths
DISCOBILITY 2014: in line with celebrations for International Day of People with a Disability,!
Following two years of success, Coast Community Connections is pleased to announce Discobility, the popular local event for people with a disability, will be added to their annual calendar for a third year. This year the event will be held on Saturday 22nd November 2014
Scheduled in line with celebrations for International Day of People with a Disability, the Discobility event was first introduced in 2012 and offers local people with a disability a free day of entertainment, fun and social activities.
For the first time this year Discobility will be an all ages event with a diverse range of entertainment and activities provided to suit a range of age groups.
Held at the Peninsula Community Centre, Discobility transforms the Centre into a daytime dance festival, featuring music, DJ's, workshops and live entertainment by performers who have a disability.
Andrew Tuck, Chief Executive Officer of Coast Community Connections said, “We are thrilled to be involved in planning a big event for a third year running. Discobility is unique in its format with the ideas for entertainment and activities generated from people with a disability, for people with a disability.
“Favourite activities from previous years will again fill the Centre for the day, with the Acoustic Corner, Chill Out Zone and fun workshops on offer, along with Boogie Central featuring guest DJ’s, musical performances and the glow bar is also set to return. Local disability groups, The Singing Hands Choir and Inclusive Community Education Program (ICEP) dancers will head the musical performances on the day.
“Not only will this be the third year the event is run, but we are thrilled to be able to extend its reach and offer Discobility to locals of all ages and make the day more family friendly and inclusive for our community. New kids amusements will include a jumping castle, face painting and balloon sculpting.
“Discobility is set to be a great day out for the whole family including carers
Tickets are limited so we urge local eligible people to get in quick to book,” added Andrew.
Your free tickets to the 2014 Discobility event are now available.
Please contact the Community Centre on 02 4341 9333 or email email@example.com to receive a booking registration form as pre booking is required.
Discobility will be held from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday 22 November 2014 at the Peninsula Community Centre, 93 McMasters Road Woy Woy.
For more information visit www.coastcommunityconnections.com.au
GREEN POINT FAMILY FUN DAY: 20th Birthday celebrations!
Jubila Singers invites you to a free concert of vibrant songs from around the world at the Green Point Community Centre’s 20th Birthday Celebration.
Family Fun Day Celebrating 20 Years Saturday 22nd November 2014
10am – 3pm
jump castle ~ face painting ~ bee keeping demonstration with taste samples ~ stalls ~ hand made cards for sale ~ displays of scrapbooking ~ china painting ~ watercolour and pastel paintings ~ Aboriginal cultural show ~ magician ~ balloon twister ~ raffle ~ lucky door prize ~ Chinese Dancers ~ Jubila Singers ~ sausage sizzle
Green Point Community Centre,
96 Koolang Rd, Green Point
For more information please contact Jane
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of Australia's most dynamic festival groups, Rhythm Hunters, will deliver their best in the iconic grand arch of Jenolan Caves. Like in an underground castle, the caves will come alive from 8pm on Saturday 29th November.
Featuring special guests Wild Marmalade, who are synonymous with high-energy, inspired and uniquely Australian dance music. From Cirque du Soleil to the biggest clubs and festivals of the world Wild Marmalade have touched a global audience, creating a unique, powerful and deeply moving experience.
Newcastle outfit Vanishing Shapes will also perform a special warm up session showcasing their eclectic folk sound, gathered from around the world.
There is no better venue to showcase this musical spectacle than Jenolan Caves - the oldest underground caves system in the world.
A natural stone theatre providing a supreme visual and sound experience for the audience..
Like in an underground castle, the caves will come alive from 8pm on Saturday 29th November.
29th November at 8pm
Jenolan Caves Australia
Jenolan Caves Rd, Jenolan Caves,
New South Wales, Australia 2790
FREE TAI CHI LESSONS: Three more FREE Tai Chi in the park lessons!
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.
Venue: Edge Water Park, Buff Point Avenue , Buff Point
When: Sunday 28th September, 2014
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Venue: Phyllis Bennett Park. Webb Street , East Gosford. Opposite the Japanese Gardens
When: Sunday 30th November, 2014
Time: 10.00am - 11.30am
LIVE FROM FIVE:
On Friday 3rd October 2014, Kibble Park will be home to the inaugural Live From Five, a gourmet food and wine event. Nestled in the heart of Gosford CBD, Kibble Park will become an activated hub of live entertainment, fresh food and wine.
Commencing at 5:00pm, Live From Five is ideal for those who work in the CBD and are looking for that T.G.I.F. occasion.
With live music, street performers, an eclectic mix of gourmet foods and boutique wines operating until 8:00pm, Live From Five is the perfect meeting location for friends, family and coworkers to gather and unwind.
Live From Five is a new initiative of GBID, and will be held on the first Friday of October, November and December.
Finish the week and start your weekend at Live From Five at 5:00pm in Kibble Park.
MARDI GRAS 2014:
If you are a local, you may remember the many parades that were held down good ole Mann Street; Netball and other sporting clubs, ANZAC and even the opening of Markettown Shopping Centre.
I have been in and attended a few over my years but the most fun one to a kid was 'The Entrance Mardi Gras'. Generations have enjoyed this wonderful event and guess what - IT'S BACK!!!
Saturday the 6th December 2014 at 4pm
The 'Miss Mardi Gras' is back too and there is an invitation for schoolies of all ages pre to high school to enter a mask competition!
Entry forms MUST be received by the 28th November to be included
Please spread the news on the return of this iconic event 'the more the Mardi Gras... '
ROCKN' THE COAST: Rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus and Mental as Anything Rock’n the Coast
The Entertainment Grounds will come alive with a concert headlined by Australian Hall of Fame rock legends the Hoodoo Gurus, supported by another Australian iconic band Mental as Anything as well as great local performers on Saturday 22nd November 2014 from 2:30pm
Alongside the Hoodoo Gurus and Mental as Anything, Jellyfish and local act Mañana are set to daze audiences at The Entertainment Grounds’ grand opening event, Rock’n the Coast.
Tickets are available now for the first ever concert at the Central Coast’s newest premier entertainment venue, The Entertainment Grounds visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 136 100.
Rock’n the Coast is a fully licensed, 18+ event at The Entertainment Grounds (Gosford Racecourse) Racecourse Road, Gosford.
KING PARROT SHOW:
King Parrot have been terrorising North America over the last few months recently completing a massive tour playing alongside bands such as Origin, The Faceless and Beyond Creation. The busiest band in Melbourne have also spent close to a month hibernating in the woods in Vermont writing new material for their 2nd record scheduled for release in 2015.
Australian audiences will now get a chance to witness some of this new material at 6 exclusive shows starting on October 31st and throughout November in their homeland. Before they return home they'll be hitting CMJ festival in New York and Housecore Horrorfest in Austin, Texas sharing the stage with Danzig/Samhain, Gwar and Napalm Death.
By the time this years done King Parrot will have completed 3 Australian tours and 4 North American tours as they are headed straight back to the US in December to take part in the "Punk Rock But Kinda Not Tour" alongside Down, Orange Goblin and B'last. The band are excited to showcase their brutal new material from their forthcoming album in what will be their only shows in Australia before they release it.
WHERE: Baker Street - Gosford
WHEN: Saturday 22nd November 2014, 8pm
TICKETS: Tickets via Oztix $18.90
PEPA KNIGHT SHOW:
After launching his solo career with two undeniable singles earlier in 2014, Jinja Safari co-frontman Pepa Knight has announced the release of ‘Hypnotized Vol. 1’ on Friday November 28th – the first volume of recordings from his debut album due in 2015. Eager to shine a spotlight on the first half of the album as a standalone release, Pepa Knight has announced tour dates throughout November to celebrate the launch of the collection.
Pepa first delighted listeners earlier in 2014 with his eclectic brand of psychedelic pop via emphatic singles ‘Rahh!’ and ‘Clams’. The blog community embraced both songs, with rave reviews flooding in organically from Canada, USA, UK, Europe, Asia, India and Australia – identifying Pepa as “absolutely compelling” (Hilly Dilly, CAN) and “highly original tipi-pop” (Neon Gold, USA).
Off the back of recent performances to capacity-venues across Australia, Pepa has announced that he will be embarking on a more comprehensive tour throughout the country to support ‘Hypnotized’, with dates confirmed in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, NSW’s Central Coast and Brisbane.
Pepa will also be dropping a new single in the coming weeks, giving fans another chance to catch an insight of what to expect from his anticipated debut record, ‘Hypnotized’.
WHERE: Baker Street - Gosford
WHEN: Friday 28th November 2014, 8pm
TICKETS: Tickets via Oztix $13.80
WENDY MATTHEWS ON THE COAST: Wendy Matthews and The White Horse Band hit the road with a new album.
“The Welcome Fire”, Wendy’s first originals album in more than a decade.
There are very few artists in Australia who come close to to Wendy Matthews and her stunning credentials: seven Arias, a massive 19 hit singles, and seven gold or multi platinum selling albums. Her career defining album 'Lily' sold over 500,000 albums and over 300,000 singles of her mid 90's now signature song 'The Day You Went Away'. Together, her albums can be found in over one and a half million Australian homes.
'The Welcome Fire' not only re-establishes Wendy as one of Australia's most influential artist and iconic voices but also marks a new chapter in the career spanning more than 30 years.
Critics have lined up to sing her praises:
"You may not hear this on the radio but you should hear it".- Cameron Adams ( Album of the Week - Daily Telegraph )
"With 'The Welcome Fire' Wendy Matthews has made an album which provides musical pleasure from beginning to end, where every song is a winner" - David Webber ABC
"The Welcome Fire is the most personal and revealing album of her career."- Kathy McCabe
“Wendy is like a fine wine ….that you just can’t get enough of ! A rare talent with an awesome voice …and now a new bunch of fabulous songs. She has never sounded better." - Richard Wilkins
On 'The Welcome Fire' Tour, Wendy and the White Horse Band will be performing all her classic hits including Standing Strong, Fridays Child, I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You, The Day You Went Away, Token Angels and many more plus new songs from the new album.
The Welcome Fire Tour comes to The Entrance Leagues Club in December.
Visit www.wendymatthews.com for tour dates.
WHO: Wendy Matthews and The White Horse Band
WHAT: ‘The Welcome Fire’ Tour, Dinner show
WHEN: Friday 12th December 2014 07:30pm
WHERE: The Entrance Leagues Club
TICKETS: Available now from the venue or www.oztix.com.au
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