Sydney’s world-roots-jazz quartet The Vampires are touring Australia in March. They will be launching their sixth and latest album, “Pacifica”, following up on the success of their 2017 album “The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke” which was nominated for an ARIA Award and shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize.
Combining risk-taking improvisation, sophisticated compositions and an uncanny sense of dialogue between the sax-trumpet frontline, the band has developed a style of its own that effortlessly combines influences from all corners of the world. The band is now dispersed around the globe, with bassist Alex Boneham living in Los Angeles and trumpeter Nick Garbett living in Italy, so this tour will be playing their only shows as a quartet in Australia for 2019.
Nick Garbett (trumpet)
Jeremy Rose (saxophones and bass clarinet)
Alex Boneham (bass)
Alex Masso (drums, percussion)
Tickets $20 (+ booking fee) online / $25 at the door
Jobi Strike is a local creative/actor/funny lady. She will be performing a semi-autobiographical one woman show called "Telling Stories" that is about her addiction to day time television tied in with some stories of adventures she has had. It has been performed at the 2015 Fringe Festival in Sydney, and now she’s bringing her set to the people of Armidale. So join us! At our very first Charlie’s Last Stand Up!
Michael Brinkworth is a Berlin-based, world-travelling Australian troubadour with a backpack-full
of heart-felt road-worn songs. He has honed a songwriting and performing style showcasing his
idiosyncratic take on alternative-folk with a country-soul twist. His tasteful hybrid of rhythmic-
finger-style guitar playing, entrancing melodic harmonica lines and deeply soulful voice
combining a unique raw power, vulnerability and fragility take the listener on a journey. The
timeless songwriting greats inform his sound and his songs have an originality, authenticity and
candidness to match. With a genuine heart-on-his-sleeves “edgy and a bit disheveled, but
incredibly honest” stage-presence (Dan Eckhart, promoter), comprehensive repertoire to
choose from, and often dynamic and spontaneous set-choices, he ends up making every concert
a new experience.