The Gilmore Street Sessions are a series of house concerts held at Doc's home on Phillip Island.
The outdoor 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.
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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!”
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.
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
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.
Anna Scionti is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, guitarist and bottleneck slide player who mixes it up on cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and six-string guitar.
The music Scionti makes is her own style steeped in blues, roots and rock. While
absorbing influences from her favourite inspirational artists, Scionti walks her own creative path. Driving guitars and honey-soaked, gravel-infused vocals draw you deep in to her world of emotionally charged, electrified rhythmic tunes.
Scionti’s 2020 album JUNKBOX RACKET marks the follow up to ‘Orphan Diary’ -
nominee for ‘Best Blues Album’ at the 2019 Music Victoria Awards.
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.
Nichaud's latest career highlights include a stellar performance with her Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee for The Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2015 ,closing of the Stonnington Jazz Festival 2013 with her Tribute to Peggy Lee. She was also chosen to sing for the 70th Commemorative Gala Ball in Darwin in 2012. She delighted the audience of 1000 attendees and performed for Her excellency The Governor-General Ms Quentin Bryce, The Prime Minister The Honorable Ms Julia Gillard and many other honored guests. She was also invited to appear for the closing of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival June 2011 - A Tribute to Australian Swing with James Morrison which received rave reviews ****1/2
Nichaud also performed another Tribute to The American Songbook with The Syncopaters for Morning Melodies 2010 at The State Theatre.