Friday, November 5, 2010

Cockatoo Island

SOUND TRAVELLERS, CERES SOLUTIONS, AUS CO and others present a series of gigs on Sydney's Cockatoo Island. One of them features THE SCRAPES 20 November to be precise. It's free and stuff and it's well worth checking out!

Enjoy the unique beauty of Sydney harbour from the moment you jump on board the ferry to capture the sights and sounds of Cockatoo Calling. Once on the island you can hear some of the country’s finest musicians perform in an informal outdoor setting with a harbour backdrop. Listen to the mellow sounds, mixed up with some jazz, reggae infused grooves or beats from Bobby Singh, master tabla player or soaring soundscapes that take you on your own personal voyage.

20 November
Kristin Berardi and
James Sherlock
“Kristin is a true musician in every sense of
the word and for that reason I believe she is
one of our finest singers and is destined for
great things.” Katie Noonan (george, elixir).
Kristin is accompanied by award winning
guitarist James Sherlock.

The Scrapes
"hugely enjoyable, highly original AND psychically useful is the music of Australian duo The Scrapes, whose fiery epic guitar and abandoned Mithraic fiddle pieces evoke images of lost Keltic lands inundated by the oceans. Ryan Potter electric guitar & other, Adam Cadell electric violin and other.

27 November
The Vampires
Jazz-reggae band The Vampires are quickly
becoming an icon on the Australian jazz
scene with their unique blend of soulful jazz,
old-school reggae and South American
music. Guest artist Shannon Barnett

13 November
The Java Quartet with
guest artist Bobby
Singh on tabla
“Mostly, though, the Java Quartet inhabits its
own space, unlike that of any other
aggregation, in Australia or anywhere else -
supremely melodic, full of taut, yet limpid,
grooves and packed with soul”.

4 December
A dizzying array of musical mastery as multi
instrumentalist Hinterlandt produces rock
riffs, feedback-induced dub parts, ambient
sounds, electronic beats, or melancholy
vocal lines in pop song arrangements.
My Goodness
This is not your average jazz band, while the
group is clearly founded in the jazz tradition,
their eclectic choice of material is a more
honest reflection of today’s cultural coffee

The important details
Where: Cockatoo Island, Memorial Park.
When: From 5 to 7pm on each Saturday leaving you plenty of time to catch the last ferry back to the mainland or stay overnight
Family Friendly: the performances will take place outdoors, so stake out your own
space on the grass.
Weather: If it is rainy we will perform at an indoor venue. Information will be available at
the Muster Station Visitor Centre.
Admission: Free
Easy access - Check the latest ferry timetable. Ferries depart from Circular Quay on the
Parramatta River and Balmain/Woolwich services
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