Music - What's On
Date

Friday 25 April

Time

8pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

$15 on the door

Emma Dean with Francesca de Valence and
The Mercurials

A special ANZAC day event Presented by Ranges Concert Lounge
Emma Dean - a vibrant and eccentric personality shines through her striking vocals, making her an exceptionally radiant performer.

Francesca de Valence - makes you think of some of the greats such as Carole King and Sarah McLachlan. This Australian has a true distinction and a timeless quality to her voice.” Radio Indy

The Mercurials - ‘hip chamber group playing contemporary adult music’. 

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Saturday 26 April

Time

Doors 6.30pm Show 7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Tickets $10 on the door

Mettaphor

Sweet jazzy funk / nu jazz / soul infused groove

It’s a family affair.......of the musical kind!

Mettaphor are on a National Tour from the Sunshine Coast Qld & tour they do, actually their gig guide often resembles a travel itinerary & they live entirely from their art – 100% original nujazzsoul, its a funk cool euro café jazz kind of thing.

The passion is making a living from their art as minstrels which is an age old honest tradition that they don’t take for granted, its a commitment to generate a soundtrack for peoples lives, the moment, space or gathering – its all about love on all levels. Intuition & trust in the belief that music is a connecting force with self & with others has taken mettaphor on a journey to create funky jazz affirmations, putting out the love, keeping it feel good and with one eye holding on to the chill of the café scene in europe / ibiza / dafe del mar / kudetar

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Sunday 27 April

Time

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Free Entry

Andrew Lockwood and Khristian Mizzi

Andrew Lockwood - who is becoming a regular in the hills music scene, arrives at Burrinja armed with new songs and ballads, compositions inspired by the fertile music community alongside his reworked older songs that have travelled with him over the years and is privileged to be joined by Khristian Mizzi, who is making a welcome Burrinja return. Khristian is not only an award winning and accomplished songwriter, he is a consummate performer whose songs of love, life and the triumphs of the human spirit never fail to capture the imagination and pull on the heart strings of his audiences.

Date

Thursday 1 May

Time

6.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

$50 (Includes meal and reading)

Dining with Spirit

Dine with the spirits in a fun and friendly atmosphere - featuring professional healers, psychics, mediums, tarot readers and other alternative professionals.

Cost: $50 includes a meal, drink of choice and a 15 minute session with your chosen professional. Please book early as places are limited - phone Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

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Date

Friday 2 May

Time

Show 8.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Tickets $22


Ken Nicol: Solo Acoustic Tour
Support by Dominic Finley

Ken Nicol hails from Lancashire, England and is an exceptional musician. As a guitarist, he is one of the most skilled and exciting players anywhere today; as a singer, he is capable of evoking a wide range of emotions in his audience; and as a songwriter, he demonstrates these abilities in his clever and well-crafted material. Ken, who is a former member of folk rock legends ‘Steeleye Span’ (and ‘the Albion Band’), is stopping off at Burrinja on the Australian leg of his world tour, where he is set to promote his latest highly acclaimed album, ‘Historic Events and Other Subjects’. Ken’s material covers the spectrum from blues to rock, effortlessly taking in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way. Ken’s career dates back to the early seventies, and he remains a highly regarded guitarist among many of folk rock’s pioneers.

The show also features an opening set from Dominic Finley, a British session musician, singer songwriter, and Australian migrant…

Dominic is a former member of the 80’s multi-million sellers ‘Cutting Crew’ known for their number one hit, ‘I just died in your arms’ – he has released several solo albums, and is an accomplished solo performer.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Saturday 3 May

Time

Doors 6.30pm Show 8.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Tickets $20 on the door

Roy Orbison & The Legends of Rock

Joe is a Melbourne tribute artist beyond compare, who impersonates many of the greatest musical artists of our time. Joe Piastrino performs his authentic and unbelievable tribute show, Roy Orbison & the Legends of Rock at Burrinja Café.

Embodying the heart and soul of the greats that he pays homage to Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly the Drifters, Dion and The Belmonts, Paul Anka, the Drifters and more! Joe not only looks like the greats, but lives, breathes and brings back to life all the greats in image, character and voice. To see and hear Joe is to believe and be transported back to a time when music was in its purist form.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Sunday 4 May

Time

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Free Entry

The Jam Tarts

Take 3 dazzling women - add a guitar, a dash of ukelele, some gorgeous harmonies and mix in some love songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's - and there you have The Jam Tarts Trio......a lot of fun, a little bit naughty but very, very nice !!

Date

Thursday 8 May

Time

7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

$5 (Tickets at the door)

Acoustic Brew

Mix it up and play with experienced musicians in a relaxed setting, hosted by Michelle Chandler.

Be there at 8pm to put your name on the blackboard to perform 3 songs (or 15 mins). Bring charts if you can. There is a list of songs the musicians can play from which you can choose if you prefer.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

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Date

Friday 9 May

Time

8.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

$15 (Tickets on the Door)

Lloyd Spiegel

Presented by Burrinja Blues & Roots
With 8 albums, a swag of accolades and 20 years of performing, writing and recording, Lloyd Spiegel has certainly squeezed more into 30 years than many do in a lifetime. It's that experience and presence well beyond his years that has seen him become one of this country's leading Blues artists and most respected guitarists. His incredible command of the guitar, powerful voice and high energy performance captivates any audience.

'One of the best songwriters in the country, regardless of genre, of history of ANYTHING." Rhythms Magazine

Date

Sunday 11 May

Time

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

FREE ENTRY

Paul Jamieson

English/Jamaican Paul Jamieson has been a part of the Melbourne music scene for some years, more often as part of the successful Jazz Quartet “Sugar Blue”.

Having travelled much of Australia Paul has found success in various formats, from Childrens Music (8 albums) through to music producer for feature films.

Paul’s music is nearly always a distinct blend of rootsy grooves, jazz and a touch of pop.

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Date

Thursday 15 May

Time

7.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Gold Coin Donation

Open Mic Night

Each month there is an informal and friendly Open Mic night at the Burrinja Cafe with regular and new performers (especially 1st timers) welcoming all musos, poets, duos and trios.

See others performing to get a feel for the place and maybe perform yourself or simply come along and enjoy a great meal and a few drinks in this friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

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Date

Saturday 17 May

Time

Doors 6.30pm Show 8.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Tickets $20 on the door

Creedence Rewound

A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty

Welcome to a preview of this great tribute show to a Rock & Roll

Creedence Rewound deliver a powerful and heartfelt tribute to the classic songs of Creedence Clearwater Revival. This unique music has stood the test of time that is still very popular today with people of all ages.

From the big day's of Woodstock in 1968 then onto Albert hall in 1975.

We tour our way through the bust up of the revival team and onto the solo career of one of the greatest Rock & Roll Kings of the modern day namely, John Fogerty.

‘Creedence Rewound’ capture that authentic Creedence sound with close attention to musical detail and accuracy at each dynamic live performance.  ‘Creedence Rewound’ look and act the part. They put on a 2 an a half hour power packed show that gets the audience moving to have a great time. These guys will have your venue foot tapping to the sound of a legend not gone of this astounding era.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Saturday 24 May

Time

Show 8.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Tickets $22


Streisand & Diamond: The Way We Were

The Way We Were celebrates the life and times of two struggling artists from Brooklyn who became two of the worlds most loved performers, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond!

Hear how the lives of these two superstars become intertwined over the years through the most curious of circumstances. Little did they know that when they sang in the school choir together they were both set to achieve world-wide acclaim, and would join forces again twenty years later to sing ‘You don’t bring me flowers’ –one of the most famous duets of all time.

The Way We Were features everything from poignant Streisand classics such as Don’t rain on my Parade and Evergreen, to Diamond’s Hot August Night rockers such as Cherry Cherry and Crunchy Granola Suite, performed by two critically acclaimed international artists, Gabrielle Parbo and Dominic Finley supported by their sensational backing group –The Diamantes.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Saturday 31 May - SOLD OUT
Sunday 1 June

Time

8.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Cafe

Admission

$20 (Tickets at the door)

 

Come Together

Phil Smith presents the music of his all time favourite band, The Beatles, in a musical extravaganza at Burrinja Cafe

Joining him once again will be Keyboard maestro Cres Crisp, Steve Marriott's ex Drummer Fallon Williams the third, and very special guest Neil Quinlan on guitar and vocals. This amazing line-up promise a Magical Mystery Tour through the Fab's repertoire, utilising great vocals and some unplugged arrangements of classic songs. Book now as these shows always sell out quickly.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

 

Date

Sunday 1 June

Time

2.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $22
Concession $17
Jarmbi $17
Group 4+ $15

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Nicholas Chamber Orchestra
With Tracey Roberts and Elyanne Laussade

Nicholas Chamber Orchestra and Burrinja Cultural Centre present a special one off concert to launch the Classical Tracks program – a full winter of Sunday afternoon fine music across the yarra ranges.

This stunning program of classical music will include; Thievish Magpie Overture by G. Rossini, Piano Concerto no 1 by L.V. Beethoven featuring soloist – Elyanne Laussade, followed by a one off collaboration between local favourite Tracey Roberts and the Nicholas Chamber Orchestra. Tracey will be singing a collection of jazz standards as well as one of her own original compositions.

Classical Tracks 2014 brings together sumptuous music and virtuoso performances in the sublime setting of the yarra ranges’ very best performance spaces. Think crisp winter days, hazelnuts roasting on open fires, towering mountain ash and rows of vines rolling through verdant valleys – all combined with the best classical music in Australia. Every Sunday afternoon throughout winter we’re bringing you some of the best known classical ensembles and performers in the country.

Whatever your taste in classical music, we have something for you. Sundays in winter have never sounded so good.

Date

Sunday 8 June

Time

Doors 6.30pm Show 7.30pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Tickets $20 on the door

Doc Span and Nick Charles
All About Sonny Terry and Brownie

For decades, Doc Span and Nick Charles have travelled the wide world of acoustic blues and roots.

Doc, a native of New Jersey, has a long association with Chicago’s legendary “Southside” blues clubs and toured the US extensively before settling downunder.  Here he has created a powerful performance and recording presence.

Nick, with more than thirty years touring and performing, a dozen albums worldwide and 10 US tours, unites his acclaimed guitar skills with Doc’s legendary harmonica prowess to deliver an inspiring combination.

With a passion for the greatest blues duo of them all, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Nick and Doc have released “All About Sonny and Brownie”, a unique tribute, featuring their classic songs as well as some reverential original tunes. One track “At the Golden Inn” recently “Blues Song of the Year” at the Australian Blues Awards.

This is a very rare opportunity to see the presentation of this great music.

Opening a wonderful night’s blues and roots music will be Doc White.

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Saturday 21 June

Time

Show 8.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Café

Admission

Tickets $15


Tapestry

Feel the earth move with this ground breaking show featuring Gabrielle Parbo performing the songs of Carole King; Joni Mitchell; Ricki Lee Jones; and Carly Simon: The songs that captured the essence of an explosive and important era of change; so where were you?

For table bookings call Burrinja Cafe on 9754 5707.

Date

Sunday 6 July

Time

2.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $22
Concession $18

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Classical Tracks: Zoe Black & Joe Chindamo

This new collaboration between two celebrated artists from different worlds has immediately established itself as a formidable force in Australian chamber music.

Zoe Black has long been thought of as a violinist's violinist, and pianist/composer Joe Chindamo's unique musical gifts place him in a class of his own. 

The repertoire is an eclectic mix of radical reinventions of works by the masters, original compositions by Chindamo plus a few unlikely surprises. The programme will include works by Puccini, Chopin, Gershwin and Dolly Parton – all reimagined by the duo.

Together, Joe and Zoe are creating an entirely new genre of Australian music, combining lyricism, urbane rhythms, a modern romanticism, making this music thrilling, passionate, daring and alive.

Classical Tracks 2014 brings together sumptuous music and virtuoso performances in the sublime setting of the yarra ranges’ very best performance spaces. Think crisp winter days, hazelnuts roasting on open fires, towering mountain ash and rows of vines rolling through verdant valleys – all combined with the best classical music in Australia. Every Sunday afternoon throughout winter we’re bringing you some of the best known classical ensembles and performers in the country.

Whatever your taste in classical music, we have something for you. Sundays in winter have never sounded so good.

Date

Friday 18 July

Time

6.00pm - 10:30pm

Venue

Black Box

Admission

All Tix $10.00

FReeza Push Start Band Competition

The FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition showcases young musicians from across Victoria, giving them the opportunity to perform, gain local exposure, and win their way to a spot on the Push Over festival line up. Regional heats are being held at five Yarra Ranges venues from June to August, with the winners going on to compete in Regional Finals.

Last year’s winner Alkali Fly stunned the audience with his inspirational quasi acoustic music and has gone onto feature in Triple J’s Unearthed. Entries are open to hard-core, indie, folk, punk, metal, hip hop and funk etc... Solo, groups and bands welcome.

Date

Sunday 3 August

Time

2.00pm

Venue

Burrinja Theatre

Tickets

Adult $22
Concession $18

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Classical Tracks: Australian Boys Choir

The Australian Boys Choir is a not-for-profit organisation recognised internationally for its high musical standards. Its performance program is supported by a world-class education program designed to help boys and young men achieve their potential, both musical and personal.

The Classical Tracks program will highlight the Choir’s favourite pieces from its 75 year history.

The Choir has worked under acclaimed international conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Jorge Mester, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Noam Sheriff, John Hopkins, Richard Divall and Sir Bernard Heinze. Performances have also been given with the Israel Philharmonic and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

The Choir has released four CDs, regularly appeared on radio and television and contributed to the sound tracks of several internationally acclaimed films, including the Oscar nominated film ‘Elizabeth’, and ‘The Dish’.

Classical Tracks 2014 brings together sumptuous music and virtuoso performances in the sublime setting of the yarra ranges’ very best performance spaces. Think crisp winter days, hazelnuts roasting on open fires, towering mountain ash and rows of vines rolling through verdant valleys – all combined with the best classical music in Australia. Every Sunday afternoon throughout winter we’re bringing you some of the best known classical ensembles and performers in the country.

Whatever your taste in classical music, we have something for you. Sundays in winter have never sounded so good.