The Gilmore Street Sessions are a series of house concerts held at Doc's home on Phillip Island.
The outdoor COVID-safe shows showcase some of the most outstanding musical talent in Australia in a relaxed but intimate environment.
Audience numbers are limited to 50 people.
All shows start at 7.00pm.
Click on the show link to purchase tickets.
The concert sees piano accordionist George Butrumlis (Black Sorrows, Zydeco Jump, The Purple Dentists and Raga Dolls) joining Spectrum’s main man, Mike Rudd, in an acoustic-skewed reappraisal of his previously all-electric output.
Mike Rudd is best known for writing Spectrum’s 1971 national number one hit single, I’ll Be Gone, (Someday I’ll Have Money), but he also wrote the majority of the material in the subsequent 20th century albums produced by Spectrum, The Indelible Murtceps, Ariel, Mike Rudd & the Heaters and WHY, which amounts to a considerable legacy.
Nick Charles is known internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”. His 35+ year career has seen him accumulate every conceivable accolade, including Port Fairy Artist of the Year , The AGE Blues album of the year and is a twice winner of the Australian Song Contest. He’s toured with artists including John Hammond, Guy Clarke, Ralph McTell, Robben Ford and BB King touring the US 13 times in recent years, performing over 300 shows there. He’s released 20 albums worldwide. This is dazzling fingerpicking roots magic and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the world’s musical highways. In the words of Bruce Elder from the Sydney Morning Herald “he plays guitar like an angel!”
A dynamic and tenaciously independent artist, Mark Howard has performed in over 45 countries and played in several bands gaining critical acclaim in both Oz and abroad. His debut album, 'Passing Strangers' was written and recorded while navigating the global pandemic at his home base of Phillip Island, Victoria. With swampy grooves and fresh twists his music seamlessly weaves and pushes the genres of folk, rock, blues and alt-country. His soul stirring and utterly captivating voice delivers sharp and considered lyrics exploring the human condition, grief and arriving on the other side forever changed. With a background in theatre Mark's enchanting performance has disarmed audiences worldwide.
'Passing Strangers' is available now on all major platforms.
Melbourne's own Trio Grande began in 2018 with Jane Hilson and Brian Fitzgerald moonlighting from a country band they were working in, to play a little of the rhythm and blues they both love. Then Chris Molnar came along and made them rootsier than ever. They emphasise the 'Grande' more than the 'Trio' and have been seen out as a four, five or six piece, so whether this four-piece version is bursting at the seams or shrunken in the wash is a little hard to tell. The important thing is their special take on a rich repertoire drawn from the diverse worlds of soul, blues, country and gospel music.
Nichaud Fitzgibbon is recognised as Australia's premier jazz stylist her natural charisma and feisty elegance brings sophistication to performances offering a repertoire of popular jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Her sound is sultry and warm and she always leaves you wanting more from her selection of swing and grooves to bossa and blues. She performs regularly with her band at various Melbourne venues and festivals around the country and is in demand for corporate events and major concerts she works with some of Melbourne's finest musicians in a variety of line-ups from duo to bigband.
The Pardoners are Glyn Mason and Sam See. They have been stalwarts of the Australian music scene for a helluva long time. Bands they have contributed to include The Rebels, Sherbet, Chain, Copperwine, Flying Circus, Fraternity, Ariel, Home, Goanna, John Farnham, and, of course, Stockley, See and Mason.
"There are no rough edges here, simply a ton of finesse. Damn if it don't sound like a good time."Shane Nichols, Australian Financial Review