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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE HUB PROGRAM & EVENTS: Programmes and Events open for registration at the Hub in 2014.
Are you interested in learning the art of Mixed Martial Arts? The HUB continues to offer free workshops to young people (12 – 18yrs)in 2014.
Thursdays 4 - 5pm
Trained by World Champions - Join the HUB's MMA community to build confidence, discipline, fitness & self-defence.
Register your interest at www.thehuberina.com
Are you interested in learning to DJ? The HUB now offers a free workshop series in 2014.
Numbers are limited to 4 x people (12-18yrs) per term.
Register your interest at www.thehuberina.com
Gosford Council’s Youth Services Team are running a few film projects this year and inviting young people to participate and share their talent and interest with the Central Coast community.
If you enjoy cultural diversity, the Film Global programme may tantalise your interests as each month features a different cultural community group from the Central Coast.
Held on the 2nd Friday of the month from March, groups showcase their culture through a screening of a film, complimented with a light supper.
A partnership programme with GCC YS and Northern Settlement Services, Monthly updates can be found at www.thehuberina.com
Gosford City Youth Council
The Gosford City Youth Council (GCYC) aim to engage, involve and empower young people in civil service in meaningful ways.
GCYC aim to:
* Improve young people's access to council services and facilities;
* Raise awareness about the real issues that affect young people;
* Advocate on behalf of young people;
* Meet monthly at Gosford Council 49 Mann St
For more information contact Fiona Morrison 4325 8814
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
email@example.com ~ 43 23 2374
WORKSHOP FOR MONOLOGUE & DRAMA AUDITIONS
This two day workshop (for 15 yrs+) is designed to prepare you professionally and artistically for when you are required to perform a monologue for auditions.
Components of the process covered in these classes are:
• Selection of monologue
• Analysis of text
• Character development
• Strong choices
• Applying personalisation to the text
• Taking direction
Saturday 11th and 18th October, 10.00am - 1.00pm
Over 15 years
Martin Jones on 0402 676 626
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Located at Apollo Resort, Wamberal and held on a monthly basis.
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.
PAWS AND CLAWS FOR A CAUSE:
The annual Paws & Claws for a Cause Community Dog Walk will be held on Sunday 21st September 2014. This date has been postponed due to unforseen circumstances
The event which is in its fifth year will raise much needed funds for the Wyong Shire Animal Care Facility which is now run by SoCares (Society of Companion Animal Rescuers) who work tirelessly to educate pet owners on responsible pet ownership and to save the lives of as many animals as is possible.
The walk starts at 10am sharp from Rotary Park, Long Jetty. The walk then goes along the picturesque lake foreshore and finishes at Picnic Point, The Entrance (not Memorial Park as with previous years) where there will be an agility demonstration by John Gatt K9 Service, competition for the Best Dressed Dog, show bags available to purchase, some stalls, the Mariners and Star 104.5 will be also be present.
Each dog that is registered to participate in the walk will receive a certificate of completion.
Disposable poop bags will also be supplied at the starting point
Join in for a fun, family friendly stroll along the foreshores of Long Jetty and The Entrance and help raise money to save the lives of our fury friends.
Registration is $8 per dog if you register before the day of the event or you can register on the day for $10 per dog.
To register your dog in the walk is easy; download the registration form from The Entrance Town Centre website www.theentrance.org.au fill it out and post, email, fax or hand deliver to The Entrance Town Centre Management Office Marine Parade, The Entrance or at the office of the SoCares Wyong Animal Care Facility 2 Depot Road, Charmhaven.
For enquires contact The Entrance Town Centre Management on 4333 5377
CALLING YOUNG FILMAKERS: Council is calling young filmmakers to action
Wyong Shire Council is urging budding young filmmakers to enter the Coast Cuts 2014 film festival for the chance to win $1,000.
Coast Cuts was the idea of Council’s Wyong Action Team, a group of 14 to 17 year olds who work to make a difference in our community by making ‘stuff happen for youth, by youth.’
Council’s Community Partnerships and Planning Manager Julie Vaughan said this is a great avenue to showcase the talented young people in our community.
“Coast Cuts is a fantastic initiative from our Wyong Action Team that will help to strengthen connections between young people and their community,” Ms Vaughan said.
“I’m very excited about this event and can’t wait to see the creativity that is showed.
“We’re encouraging young people to use whatever devices they have at their disposal, including phones and gopros.”
To help enthusiastic young filmmakers with the production of their videos Council recently held three free filmmaking workshops.
Fimmakers must be aged 12 to 24 and live or study in the Wyong Shire to enter. Films must be shorter than seven minutes and content must be suitable for children.
Council’s Mayor Doug Eaton said the top ten films will form part of the yfest, a free youth festival to be held on November 22.
“Council is pleased to be supporting this festival and it is a great idea to hold it at The Grove here in Wyong,” said Mayor Eaton.
“The Grove has become our arts and cultural hub while we are waiting for The Art House to be built and I am looking forward to seeing what our talented young people have to offer.”
Applications open Wednesday 1 October 2014 and close 5pm Friday 24 October 2014.
Visit www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/coastcuts for details on how to enter.
On Saturday 25th October, Gosford CBD will be transformed into a haunting event of Trick-or-Treat followed by the Midday Monster Mash, welcoming every little monster in all shapes and sizes.
The CBD will host the annual Midday Monster Mash where families can come as their favorite monster and fill the city with scares and screams, collecting candy as they go, as well as prizes for best dressed.
Assembling in Kibble Park the Trick or Treat will begin at 11:00am and will conclude at 12:00pm, where families will then be welcomed to the Monster Mash Disco on the main stage in the park. Children can dance along to spooky songs with stalls, haunted house, Scooby Doo jumping castle, yucky dip and much, much more!
GEN Q FUNDRAISER:
In 2012 GenQ held its first fundraiser to help raise funds to continue the program.
This was a successful event with over $3,000 raised, which placed the program in a good position to continue into 2013.
In 2013, the second fundraiser followed with another success with $3,500 raised.
All funds raised go straight into the long term sustainability to continue the GenQ program.
For 2014 we hope to do even better!
RYSS is currently looking for sponsorship for our third annual GenQ Fundraiser, which will be held on 7pm Friday 31st October 2014 at the Youth Arts Warehouse, 123 Donnison Street, Gosford.
The night will be a ‘HallowQueen’ themed Trivia Night, an over 18 year old event with performances, prizes, a silent auction, food and drinks, music and much more!
Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at RYSS, to book a table or enquire about sponsorship please call Will at RYSS on 43232374
(We had a sold out night last year, so be quick!)
ERINA CREEK CATCHMENT CRAWL:
The Erina Creek Catchment Crawl is on Thursday 6th November 2014, 8:30am-3pm.
Please join us on a bus tour throughout the catchment, from the freshwater reaches to the estuarine areas.
Activities include water quality monitoring, water bug surveys, habitat site assessments and talks from guest speakers.
Seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets $10, $5 for concession/child.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ph. 4349 4757 for bookings or more information.
BEAUTY & THE BEAST: A Coast Revolution Production
Starring 29 teenagers from across the Coast, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Jr. will be a great night out for families.
The two leading roles are represented by students from Erina High (Lucas Murley as the Beast) and Green Point Christian College (Kira Edmonds as Belle).
Students from year 7-11 from a variety of schools fill the rest of the cast.
The musical is produced by former Saturday Disney presenter and current Youth Pastor Dan Widdowson.
This inter-school spectacular not only demonstrates the teenagers on the Central Coast incredible skills, but also a wonderful sense of unity.
Be part of this exciting project! Come and enjoy a magical night out!!
Friday 7th November ~ 7:15pm Saturday 8th November ~ 2:15pm Saturday 8th November ~ 7:15pm
Coast Community Church
39 Bundaleer Cres.
Book tickets through the Coast Community Church office on 4368 3500
Concession $10 Adults $12
All enquiries email@example.com
BALL IN THE HALL:
Ball in the Hall Presents Blues on the Mountain Featuring The PJ O'Brien Band + Grizzlee Train.
Ball in the Hall returns to Mangrove Mountain Hall on Saturday the 8th of November with "Blues on the Mountain" featuring internationally acclaimed
blues trio, The PJ O'Brien Band, winners of the prestigious Musicoz Blues Artist of the Year Award, along with local blues duo and winners of this year's Home Grown Acoustic Awards, Grizzlee Train.
Blues on the Mountain is set to be a great night of Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll, with PJ O'Brien considered by many as one of Australia's finest guitarists "A superlative guitarist" - Danny Murphy (FHM Australia) who, with his all star band, has toured the world over "Hailing from Western Australia O'Brien now calls the world his home having graced stages in all corners of the globe and winning admiration from critics and fans alike..." - Great Southern Blues Festival. PJ and his band have also won a swag of awards including, "Group of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at The Australian Blues Music Awards as well as representing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of Australia's best blues bands along with local blues duo on the rise, Grizzlee Train in a one of show at the Heritage listed Mangrove Mountain Hall on Saturday the 8th of November.
Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start.
Tickets are strictly limited (pre-booking is recommended) and cost $25 (adult) $10 (youth 12-16yrs) accompanied children under 12yrs, free.
Food and refreshments will be available on the night, responsible BYO welcome.
Blues on the Mountain is an all ages, family friendly event.
Contact Ryan on 0405 416 289 for bookings and enquiries
Saturday 8th of November, Doors 6pm.
Mangrove Mountain Hall.
LISAROW HIGH SCHOOL REUNION:
The Lisarow High Reunion for the class of 94 will be held at the Gosford RSL club on the 15th of November 2014 at 7pm.
This event is open to partners as well as those in the years above and below.
It is open to 1992 leavers as well as anyone else who was in our year at any time over the 6 years.
For more information go to the Lisarow High 1994 class Reunion group on FACEBOOK or email firstname.lastname@example.org
One of Australia's most dynamic festival groups will deliver their best in the iconic grand arch.
Rhythm Hunters have held 3 concerts in the arch and the event has seen over 1500 people inside the arch to witness Frenetic Shamanic Dance, Japanese Shakuhachi Flute Master Riley Lee, thunderous taiko drums, traditional music from Indonesia, electronic Beats, lots of people dancing in the largest underground caves systems in the world.
Like in an underground castle, the caves will come alive from 8pm on Saturday 29th November.
More information will be added to this event over the following weeks.
A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THIS YEARS SPECIAL GUEST IS STILL TO COME...
29 November at 20:00
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 October 3rd at 5:00pm in Kibble Park. .
KISSCHASY ANNOUNCE COAST SHOW:
KISSCHASY consists of Darren Cordeaux, Joel Vanderuit, Karl Ammitzboll and Sean Thomas.
The boys formed the band way back in 2002 while they were growing up together in the country town of Balnarring on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
On the band’s debut album United Paper People and its follow up Hymns For The Non-Believer KISSCHASY showed a knack for energetic and melodic guitar pop that made them firm Triple J faves and earned them ARIA Award nominations. Anthems like “The Do Do’s and Whoa-ohs” and “Opinions Won’t Keep You Warm At Night” saw the group’s live popularity rise to the point where they sold out major venues like Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and The Forum, Melbourne in 2008. The songs also led to both albums eventually being certified gold with combined sales of over 100,000 copies.
Fast forward a year later and the band delivered smart songwriting, huge hooks and killer harmonies on their third long-player, Seizures which was nothing less than a quantum leap creatively and, as such, attracted both deeper and broader attention. It was recorded in Los Angeles during 2009 with legendary indie-rock producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, Powderfinger, The Vines) Seizures featured the singles "Generation Why", "Turnaround" and the 2010 gold selling fan favourite "Dinosaur". The band were also awarded the publicly voted Channel [V] Oz Artist of the Year around this time.
KISSCHASY boast a rock-solid rhythm section and off-the-leash guitar chops to rival any of their peers and their blistering live shows are testament to a band who have well and truly hit their stride.
WHERE:The Entrance Leagues Club
WHEN: Friday 14th November 2014, 8pm
WHO: KISSCHASY w/ Special Guests