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
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.
Dance @ Nikki Webster 2015 Erina Open Day Sunday 1st February from 9.30am to 4.30pm
LIFESTYLE ERINA Suite 1/310 The Entrance Rd Erina
Our open day offers everyone the chance to meet and dance with our world class teachers and trial our array of classes for free all day.
With class styles including everything from ballet, tap, musical theatre and hip hop to singing, drama, cheerleading and acrobatics, there is something for everyone.
The winner of the Central Coast Face of Dance @ Nikki Webster will also be announced at the Open Day.
For more information on the Face of Dance @ Nikki Webster competition or open day timetable, visit www.dancenikkiwebster.com.au
SMART PUP FOR KYLE: The Rotary Clubs of Wyong Tuggerah and The Entrance are holding a special Movie Night at Avoca Beach Theatre
The Rotary Clubs of Wyong Tuggerah and The Entrance are holding a special Movie Night at Avoca Beach Theatre on Thursday 26th February 2015.
This will be a special release of the movie,The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
The Rotary Club of The Entrance together with the Rotary Club of Wyong Tuggerah are fundraising for the provision of a Smart Pup to a young boy and single mum living at The Entrance on the Central Coast NSW.
The young boys name is Kyle Pryor and he is six years old. He has been diagnosed as autistic and is nonverbal, a runner and he shows no fear. As a result Kyle needs to be constantly watched and kept in secure areas. Even areas such as the bathroom in the family home are a high risk area due to Kyle’s fascination with water.
Avoca Beach Theatre Thursday 26th February 2015.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by emailing Wayne on firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Facebook Page for more details
FROM THE FRONTLINE: Help spread the news about an exciting (and educational) event
Called "From The Frontline" we have 5 authors coming together to talk about life as a policeman, firefighter and paramedic.
They will each give a short presentation about their book, then form a panel for question time, and have an informal "meet and greet" time with refreshments at the conclusion of the afternoon.
We'll also be presenting some awards for the finalists of The Backline Awards, awards for those nominated as supporting emergency services personnel behind the scenes, for example peer support workers, support group facilitators, catering unit supervisors, chaplains, musicians and artists etc.
This event would not be possible without 3 very special sponsors: Central Queensland University School of Medical and Applied Sciences and School of Human and Health Services, Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club and Bendigo Bank.
Tickets and more information available online via Facebook OR The Website OR email email@example.com.
First responder partners, students and concession ard holders are entitled to half price tickets and sponsored tickets are available on application.
An extraordinary opportunity to gain insight into what impacts front line emergency services such as police, paramedics and firefighters behind the scene . Hear the stories first hand from 5 renowned authors in the field, ask the authors questions during panel question time and if you like stay for some informal meet and greet time.
With a traditionally closed culture, a toughen up attitude and a public perception of invincibility it is rare that we hear about what impacts front line emergency services behind closed doors.
This is a unique opportunity for emergency services workers, their family members, psychologists, social workers,WHS workers, mental health professionals, community workers, and anyone interested in the wellbeing of first responders.
Meet and listen to: Paul Little Jack Horner - author of Jack Knife The Crashing of a Policeman Vivien Thomson AFSM - author of Ashes of The Firefighters Benjamin Gilmour - author/film maker Paramedico: Around The World By Ambulance Renier Greeff - Psychologist/author of Medicine Man Chief and Driving Your Life Jeff Garland - author Split Second and facilitator Hunter/Central Coast PTSD Support Group
SPONSORED BY: Central Queensland University School of Medical and Applied Sciences and School of Human and Health Services, Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club, Bendigo Bank and Stickytickets
Supported by The Epicentre, Lifeline Hunter Central Coast, The iris Foundation, Hunter Valley Cycling
Doyalson Wyee RSL Club Saturday 14th February 2015
TROUBADOUR - FEBRUARY 2015: Double Act – two great duos – one wonderful night
Two Screws Loose are Graeme Druce & Mark Jessup, a fabulous original Sydney based Acoustic Blues duo who have a fresh, cool & moody take on contemporary urban blues.
Their repertoire is reinforced by resonator 6 and 12 string guitars & stomp box. Expect an energetic performance, driven & foot tapping – with unexpectedly beautiful harmonies.
Putty Road combines the vocal & instrumental talents of Jane M Harding (mandolin, tin whistles, guitar) & Amanda Broberg (guitar, bouzouki).
They’ll be performing many of the tunes from their recently released CD, Breakfast at the Blue Wren Café.
Both Jane and Amanda are great instrumentalists and vocalists, switching effortlessly from sweet & evocative to powerful & inspiring.
The Troubadour Saturday 28th February, 2015 – 7pm
CWA Hall, (opposite Fisherman’s Wharf) Woy Woy
Entry is $12/$10 & includes light supper
MISS MUDDY - CENTRAL COAST STYLE: Miss Muddy is coming to the Central Coast
Save the 8th of March 2015 in your diary ladies, because Miss Muddy will be bringing the muddy fun to Mt Penang parklands Kariong!
With 6 events held last year the Miss Muddy team are hoping to make 2015 bigger and better, and this is the first time they have come to the Central Coast.
Miss Muddy is an untimed all-female, 5km obstacle based event for ladies aged 16 years and over.
The course includes not only obstacles, but there will also be lots of foam, ice, colour and most importantly, mud!
All fitness levels are encouraged to give it a go, and if an obstacle feels to challenging then participants can go around, no burpees here!
Ladies can register individually or as a team, and tickets are available for purchase through www.missmuddy.com.au.
On event day wave times leave every 15 minutes from 8am to 3pm so ladies can chose the time that suits them best when registering.
Online registrations are tiered in price depending on date of purchase and range from $75.50 - $95.50, with on the day registrations costing $100
OPERA IN THE ARBORETUM: 10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum - Saturday 28th March 2015.
We’re looking forward to a very special afternoon on Saturday 28th March, 2015.
This will be the 10 year anniversary of Opera in the Arboretum in Pearl Beach.
To celebrate this milestone we have secured four of Australia’s operatic superstars: Cheryl Barker, José Carbó, Louise Callinan and Rosario La Spina.
These outstanding singers will perform opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles including The Pearl Fishers’ Duet, Nessun Dorma, Barcarolle duet, quartet from Rigoletto, Un bel di, Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix and more.
Since 2006 Opera in the Arboretum has raised over $150,000 for a wide range of local charities and Rotary projects.
In 2015 the major beneficiaries from Opera in the Arboretum will be Coast Shelter and ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
Be sure to book your tickets early - last year was a sell out crowd.
Adult: $64.00 / Senior: $60.00 / Student: $30.00 / Primary Student: FREE / Group of 10 or more: $56.00 each.
For Credit Card bookings (Visa and Mastercard only) please telephone:
(02) 4342 8183
(02) 4342 3593
(02) 4341 6004
We hope to see you there.
John Greenway - EVENT COORDINATOR - www.opera.pearl-beach.com - The Rotary Club of Woy Woy Inc
JIMMY BARNES LIVE AT THE BATEAU :
2014 ARIA nominated Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes kicked off his national 30:30 Hindsight tour on 17 October with a sold out Sydney show at the Enmore Theatre.
Forced to take it easy following complications from elective back surgery, Jimmy is back in front of the mic and rehearsing for what is to be a celebratory tour of hits from his #1 album 30:30 Hindsight (out now through Liberation) and other classics from his iconic catalogue.
With 30:30 Hindsight heading close to Platinum sales, Jimmy has been nominated for Best Rock Album in the 2014 ARIA Awards to be held in Sydney on Wednesday 26 November. Jimmy presented two ARIA Artisan Awards for Producer Of The Year and Engineer Of The Year at last week’s ARIA nominations event at the NSW Art Gallery.
Across the pond, 30:30 Hindsight will be released in the UK and Europe on Monday 27 October, with Lay Down Your Guns moving up to A List rotation on Planet Rock UK - Britain’s No.1 rock station.
The 30:30 Hindsight tour continues throughout Australia until February.
Jimmy Barnes with supports; Sean Frazer, Brendan Watson and Grizzlee Train
Bateau Bay Hotel
Doors - 1pm
$70 +BF (Total $76.50)
KAVA KINGS AT THE RHYTHM HUT:
We’ve got a rambunctious reggae cocktail that is sure to leave every single body grooving on the dance floor.
The Rhythm Hut is very proud to present the return of the energetic lads who will be bringing the gypsy drenched ska party to the stage, The Kava Kings.
Be sure to put your dancing shoes on as the dance floor will be flooded with keen dancers and lovers of upbeat music!!!
The Kava Kings have been headlining shows in both Sydney and up and down the east coast of Australia - delivering highly energetic performances which have helped them to earn a reputation and a following both locally and regionally. Amongst these shows they have played with many great International and Australian acts such as the Skatalites, Mat McHugh and the Beautiful Girls, Ash Grunwald, Bobby Alu and many more.
2014 had proven to be a big year for the lads with them playing three tours of the East Coast, the release of their debut EP ‘Edge of the Earth’, Triple J airtime and a three month tour of the nation.
Also on the bill is local rhythm and blues artist, Jacob Shanley. This will be Shanley’s second performance on The Hut’s stage, as he made his debut at the Summer Break Kick Off held late last year.
Shanley is widely respected as a solo artist; with his alternate voice, supported by his remarkable talent with a guitar, he leaves the crowd speechless. ‘Still I Rise’ is one of many of Shanley’s impeccable original songs that have gotten him this far as an artist at such a young age. The Rhythm Hut is very excited to have him back to support the return of the Kings.
So be sure to grab your dancing shoes and let your hair down, because the Kings are back in town!
What: The Kava Kings with Special Guest, Jacob Shanley.
Where: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
When: Sunday 1st February
Tickets: On sale now therhythmhut.com.au
DAVE FAULKNER AND BRAD SHEPHERD:
Dave Faulkner grew up in Perth, Western Australia and is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. He has performed with several bands but is best known as lead singer and principal songwriter of Hoodoo Gurus.
He formed the band in 1981 and, apart from a six-year break in early 1998, continues to perform with them to the present day.
Hoodoo Gurus were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2007, The Age Newspaper's E.G. Hall Of Fame in 2011 and Dave was personally inducted into the Western Australian Music Industry Hall Of Fame (WAM) in 2009
Thursday 5th February
Main Meal & Show $107.00
JANET SEIDEL TRIO RESIDENCY: The Kincumber Hotel presents… the Janet Seidel Trio!
The Trio will be our Musicians in Residence as they perform at The Kincumber Hotel at 2pm on the second Sunday of every month, launching on Sunday the 8th February.
Golden vocals with a honeyed finish, Janet’s gentle sound floats above the mellow, smoky tones of Jazz guitar and Double Bass – by Chuck Morgan and David Seidel. Janet Seidel is Australia’s undisputed ‘First Lady in Jazz’.
With 18 CDs to her name, all well received globally, Janet has performed at the most important Jazz Festivals around the country. Internationally she has toured to other countries including the UK, USA, Europe, the Middle Easy, and many South East Asian countries.
US writer David Nathan made a fitting summary with regards to her album All About Jazz: “With her intimate style, great feel for the lyrics of songs she sings, Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a story teller as she is a singer. The way she goes about handling the music comes off as a fortuitous blend of Blossom Dearie and Doris Day with an occasional nod to Julie London, although she is somewhat jazzier than the latter two. Like Diana Krall, she doubles on piano.
Seidel has an exquisite, gentle, and agile voice and honours each tune she sings, irrespective of whether it’s a classic standard, pop, or novelty song.”
Rarely heard in an alfresco setting, and for a limited season, the Trio will ensure a relaxing afternoon with fine music accompanied by rich selection on tap. Don’t miss your chance to witness the incredible Janet Seidel Trio – only at The Kincumber Hotel!
What: Janet Seidel Trio (ongoing) at The Kincumber Hotel
When: Sunday 8th of February then every 2nd Sunday of the month
Where: The Kincumber Hotel – 6 Carrak Road, Kincumber
Further Information: (02) 4369 2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RICHARD CLAPTON 2 LOCAL SHOWS:
For 40 years Richard Clapton has been, above all else, a songwriter a a wry observer of human behaviour and an astute commentator on the Australian condition.
His best songs -'Deep Water' ,'Best Years of Our Lives', 'Goodbye Tiger', 'Glory Road', 'Lucky Country', 'Girls on the Avenue', 'Trust Somebody', 'Capricorn Dancer' - capture the essence of this country like few other writers.
In his new memoir The Best Years of Our Lives, Richard employs his keen songwriters' powers of observation, portraiture and storytelling powers to tell the best one of all: the extraordinary story of his own life.
Support: Ingrid Racz
Lizottes Kincumber Thursday, 26 February 2015
Main Meal & Show $107.00
Main meal and show (bar chair seating only) $97.00
Friday, 27 February 2015
Three course meal and show $128.00
Two course meal and show (bar chair seating) $118.00 t.
TONI CHILDS 2 LOCAL SHOWS:
Toni Childs is an Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist.
Nearly 25 years after exploding into our pop-rock consciousness with her critically acclaimed, platinum selling debut Union, two Grammy nominations (including one for Best New Artist) and an east coast tour with childhood idol Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter Toni Childs emerged a few years ago with a brilliant new album Keep The Faith and a message for our time.
Beyond affirming her role as an important voice of inspiration for an entirely new generation, Keep The Faith is her first album since a full self-healing induced recovery from Graves disease.
In 2013 she releases Citizens of the Planet, music and a state-of-the-art live experience devised by Toni Childs. Music meets TED talks meets celebration meets evolution!
Keep The Faith marked a long-awaited creative resurgence with producers David Tickle and David Ricketts. Tickle was the main producer of Union.
Lizottes Kincumber Saturday 7th March
Main Meal & Show $135.00
Main meal and show (bar chair seating only) $125.00
Lazy Sunday Lunch Sunday 8th March
Show only with a-la-carte menu available $93.00
Show only bar chair seating (a-la-carte menu available) $83.00s
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