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Sep14

CBR Folk & Roots Jam | Old Canberra Inn

Old Canberra Inn, 195 Mouat Street, Lyneham, ACT

An unprecedented jam in Canberra for roots, folk, reggae & indie music. Get down to the Old Canberra Inn on September 14th for a mini-fest of some of Canberra's best established and upcoming roots and folk bands and musicians:

Zambezi Sounds Kopasetic Muddy Wolfe Guyy & the Fox Richard Perso Evan Buckley (the Burley Griffin) Scroggin Hope Wilkins Rebecca Mann Bobby James (solo)

What else can OCI give you? It'll be FREE ENTRY for the entire event. For the love of music save the date!

bios and set times to come soon!

Aug23

Acoustic Songwriter Evening at Lentil as Anything, Newtown

Lentil As Anything, 391 King Street, Newtown, NSW

(Entry by your kind donations)

As part of Kim Yang Music's debut EP "Ocean of Mind" Tour, this Canberra based singer-songwriter has gathered her favourite, based in Sydney/the Blue Mountains, singer-songwriters for a little celebration. Come listen to sweet, laid-back acoustic folk music with beautiful food and drinks provided by the lovely Lentil As Anything volunteers!

~Malaika Green~ Malaika Green is an Australian/Tanzanian Indie Acoustic singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist who aims to use her musical influence to touch on societal issues. She has a natural ability to captivate you with her soulful voice and maturity beyond her years. Malaika feels issues like sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and general bigotry are alive and well in our society today, and she aims to voice the importance of fighting back to end hate and reach equality.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jIeJIURqqBwIYGW1R0SiX

~ Rebecca Mann ~ Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who delivers raw, emotional and passionate original music. She delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music. Rebecca relishes playing intimate shows around Australia. Her heart-felt music is accessible and Rebecca’s empathy draws in the audience, on occasion moving them to tears.

Rebecca’s intimate storytelling and ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ (2018). Her music provides a unique look into the human heart and will definitely make you feel.

‘Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.’ - Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

www.rebeccamann.com.au https://open.spotify.com/artist/3PxFm5uOuUruYbAusNyLlK

~ Kim Yang Music ~ Kim Yang is a Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter known for her ethereal voice and soothing instrument fingerpicking that capture the attention of passers-by. Inspired by female vocalists like Sarah McLachlan, Kina Grannis, First Aid Kit, and Eva Cassidy, Kim’s music is an eclectic blend of folk, pop and blues.

Her songs speak from her experiences as a partner, a daughter, a traveller and an insecure soul. Kim started her Australian music journey in 2016 in the streets of Canberra. Most recently, Kim played her first festival gig at the April 2019 National Folk Festival and released her debut EP Ocean of Mind in May 2019.

'Holy crap your voice is AMAZING - spellbinding even. You had me from the first melody and kept me enthralled all the way through to the end.' - Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

'Kim Yang is an outstanding singer/songwriter who bridges cultures with songs about her experiences in both Taiwan and Australia. Kim made her first appearance at the National Folk Festival in 2019 exciting and engaging audiences with her fresh and honest style. I’m sure this will be the first of many.' - Pam Merrigan, Artistic Director, National Folk Festival.

https://linktr.ee/kimyangmusic https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kwuujRrUf8BEBpqsruKi

~About Lentil as Anything~ Lentils' is a pay-as-you-can-afford vegan restaurant serving over 500 meals a day and hosting events such as this one. It's mostly run by volunteers and financed by donations ~ there are plenty of ways to get involved, such as being part of a music night!

Rebecca Mann with Blooming at Open Studio

Open Studio, 204 High st, Northcote, Vic

Blue Mountains Singer/songwriter Rebecca Mann is teaming up with Melbourne local Blooming to put on a beautiful evening of heartfelt original music. The two musicians met while both living in Canberra and are putting together a show in Melbourne to finish-up Rebecca Mann’s Winter East-Coast tour. It will be a beautiful night not to be missed.

Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who delivers raw, emotional and passionate original music. Rebecca relishes playing intimate shows around Australia. Her heart-felt music is accessible and Rebecca’s empathy draws in the audience, on occasion moving them to tears. Rebecca’s intimate storytelling and ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ (2018). Her music provides a unique look into the human heart and will definitely make you feel. ‘Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.’ - Nkechi Anele (Triple J unearthed)

www.rebeccamann.com.au www.facebook.com/rebeccamann.music/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_gvwFn5t6U Streaming (Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer etc): https://gyrostream.lnk.to/Moon

Dissolving the barriers between audience and artist, Blooming is a project centered around growth and renewal through music, story telling, poetry and live performance art. "It's hard not to listen to (him) without feeling transported, (his) blend of alt folk with rich lyrics is quite simply bliss to the ears." -Coconut Kids

www.facebook.com/BloomingMusic/ Listening locations (Spotify, Bandcamp, Unearthed etc): https://linktr.ee/bloomingmusic

Winter Songwriter Soiree

Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra ACT

Is there a better way to stave off the blue winter chill than to snuggle up with a hot chocolate and listen to a bunch of sappy songwriters pour their hearts out? I don’t think so.

As a part of her Winter East-Coast tour, ex-Canberran singer/songwriter Rebecca Mann has decided to get together a bunch of her favourite local musicians for an afternoon of original local music. Catch Kim Yang, Alec Randles, Rebecca Mann and Bobby James as they serenade you with their finger picking, beautiful melodies and songs about love and loss. It’s a musical get-together not to be missed (and Rebecca’s 25th birthday!)

Alec Randles –

Alec Randles is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist and roots songwriter whose guitar work has seen him share a stage with renowned guitarists, such as the 3x Golden Guitar Winner Michael Fix and Alejandro Florez. Alec’s original music has been featured on Triple J and has seen him play gigs and festivals across Australia and the US.

Kim Yang –

Kim is an acoustic songstress and an aspiring songwriter. Her soothing finger-picking and ethereal voice capture the attention of passers-by. Born in Taiwan, Kim started her Australian music journey in 2016 with a ukulele and a guitar in the streets and cafes of Canberra. Kim’s original songs speak from her lived experiences as a daughter, a traveller, a partner, a friend and an insecure soul with mixed genres of folk, pop, blues and jazz.

Kim released her debut EP ‘Ocean of Mind’ in May 2019, produced by Guyy Lilleyman at Amberly Studios, Canberra. This EP features 3 melodious and emotional songs about love, hope and loss that are very close to her heart.

Rebecca Mann –

Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who delivers raw, emotional and passionate original music. Rebecca relishes playing intimate shows around Australia with her empathic, heart-felt music drawing in the audience, on occasion moving them to tears.

Rebecca’s intimate storytelling and ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ (2018). Her music provides a unique look into the human heart and will definitely make you feel.

‘Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.’ – Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

Bobby James –

Canberra based acoustic, indie, rock band Bobby James have hit the local scene. Taking from influences such as Andrew Bird, Death Cab For Cutie and Hozier. They deliver captivating performances with soothing catchy melodies and driving worldly rhythms.

Jul9

Rebecca Mann (ACT) | Tiger Eye Tuesdays

Tiger Eye Bar, The Barracks, T7/61 Petrie Terrace , Brisbane City, QLD

Tiger Eye Tuesday with a special guest from Canberra, Rebecca Mann. This will be her final gig in Brisbane before she goes back down south. If you haven't yet had the chance to see her, save your Tuesday night for this rare appearance.

Come relax and enjoy an intimate acoustic set as well as great deals on burgers and drinks. Free Entry as always.

https://becmann9july.eventbrite.com.au We appreciate you all for supporting the local music scene. If you like what you hear and want to help keep her music alive, please consider tipping some money either at the event or online by clicking the link above.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2423036811087531/

Jul6

Rebecca Mann (ACT) | Live at The Cave Inn

The Cave Inn, 47 Balaclava St, Woolloongabba, QLD

The old Brat Cave (Brat Haus) is now The Cave Inn and has live music! Rebecca Mann is a Canberra-based folk songwriter, she will be in Brisbane over the weekend and play some original tunes in Woolloongabba's coolest new food, drink and live music venue.

It's just a short walk from several bus stops including Woolloongabba busway station. Come along for an early night out or stop in to warm yourselves up before heading out to the valley.

Entry is free!

https://www.facebook.com/events/976822486042746/

Jul5

Rebecca Mann (ACT) & Sarah Engstrom | Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger, 187 Wickham St , Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Catch some acoustics early-ish on a Friday night! Rebecca Mann comes to Jolly Roger Bar Fortitude Valley for the first show of her Brisbane tour. Supported by local artist Sarah Engstrom. Come on down to this cool new venue that Moter Media - formerly Murray Stream has just discovered! SET TIMES 8:00 - Sarah Engstrom Music 9:30 - Rebecca Mann

https://www.facebook.com/events/905345163143299/

Rebecca Mann: Slack-Off Sunday's

Aunty Jack's, 12/122 Katoomba St, Katoomba

Having recently relocated to the Blue Mountains, Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter originally from Canberra who delivers raw, emotional and passionate original music. Having only recently entered the music scene, Rebecca has gone quickly from busking to performing across Australia, from East to West. Rebecca’s ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ (2018). Her music provides a unique look into the human heart and will definitely make you feel.

Slack-Off Sundays: Its Sunday night, which means tomorrow is Monday. You could stay at home and iron a couple of long-sleeved shirts for the week ahead, but let's face it, you're gonna sit on the couch and watch tv and leave that chore to the morning. Forget that, head out to Aunty Jack's, grab a great meal and catch some of the best live music in NSW! 6:00-8:00 pm, family-friendly, free event. Slack-off this Sunday and make the weekend last a little longerl

Reservations: Reservations are recommended for booth seating, however, please note that booths will only be reserved for patrons intending to enjoy a meal . . . but don't worry, if you're just coming along for a drink and/or a nibble, there are communal tables and bar stools on the lower level. Aunty Jack's offers full table service for diners.

What is Aunty Jacks?: The best-est and most kitschi-est slice of retro Australiana this side of Paul Hogan throwing a prawn on the barbie! Put on your best 'thongs' (those are flip-flops, or 'flimsy sandals' for our non 'occa' speaking friends) and head to Katoomba's best 'underground' restaurant and bar (it's not a secret, it's literally under the ground in a basement - we'd keep it a secret but that's bad for business). Forget small servings of deconstructed dishes that you saw last night on Masterchef (who wants a meal out that requires assembly anyway), think 'chips, bits and gravy', 'chicken parma bites', 'meat & 3 veg', or a 'zucchini burger' for those who choose to make friends with salad. Whilst the food might remind you of a time when your grandmother used to make you a spam sandwich before you went outside to run under a sprinkler (the smartest thing kids had to play with before iPhones), the bar is all about the best beer, wine and cider you can get your hands on today . . . but don't worry - beer comes in 'tinnies' so you’ll feel right at home. If that doesn't take the lamington, Aunty Jack's is home to the best cocktails (and mocktails) in the Mountains. Long story short, the food is tasty, the bar is 'fully stocked' bro, and it’s family friendly . . . and your Aunty is welcome (even if she has a moustache).

Where is Aunty Jack’s?: 122 Katoomba street, Katoomba. If you're driving and hit Echo Point, Skippy or the Milkybar kid - turn around and ask for directions . . . unless you're a man, in which case you continue driving until you’re ready to admit you're lost.

. . . Who is Aunty Jack?: There’s an Aunty Jack in every family. She’s the one who never had kids of her own, but knew that family was more important than anything; who travelled far and wide but always called Australia home; who wasn’t afraid to break from tradition, making new ones of her own along the way; who was unconventional and unpredictable, but always loyal and dependable; who collected trinkets wherever she went, but knew memories were the best souvenirs; who was the keeper of all the family recipes and secret ingredients; There’s an Aunty Jack in every family.

Apr20

National Anti-Folk Festival Day Three

Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra ACT

$10 - $30, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/national-anti-folk-festival-57717

Day three of the NAFF and the wondrous cavalcade of musical delights continues unabated.

Arvo

Sing Fling

The Sisters and Brothers Community Choir

Heya Gosper

Erisa Linsky

Il Bruto

Standard Deviants

Rebecca Mann

Night

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan

Evan Buckley (The Burley Griffin)

Sara Flint

Teri Young and the Bower Band​

Chaika

Butternut Sweetheart

https://www.facebook.com/sistersandbrotherschoir

www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/heya

www.facebook.com/thestandarddeviants

rebeccamann.com.au

http//malwebb.com/MalAndKy

www.facebook.com/theburleygriffin

https://www.facebook.com/saraflintmusic

teriyoung.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/chaikaband

www.facebook.com/butternutsweetheart

Apr19

National Anti-Folk Festival Day Two

Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra ACT

$10 - $30, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/national-anti-folk-festival-57718

Day two of Easter and, coincidentally, day two the NAFF. Already you’re feeling discombobulated. Is this Friday or Strudelday? No mention of major Prophets required here. Enjoy the following musical acts;

Arvo

Gracenotes

Lisa Richards

Rebecca Mann

Yoko Hype

Grim Tilla

Tom Woodward

Sara Flint

Tim Pearce

Evening

Jeff and Deej

Jonah Myers

Johnny Huckle

Calum Stenning Band

NOZL

www.euphonics.com.au

https://lisarichardsmusic.com

https://rebeccamann.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/GrimTilla

https://www.facebook.com/tomwoodwardmusic

https://www.facebook.com/saraflintmusic

https://www.facebook.com/jeffandeej

https://www.facebook.com/TheJonahMyers

http://johnnyhuckle.com.au

fb.com/The-Calum-Stenning-Band-1133208200177186

https://www.facebook.com/gnozl

Mar27

March Acoustic Soup

The Food Co-op Shop & Cafe, 3 Kingsley St, Canberra ACT

It's starting to get chilly so come on into the Food Coop for a cosy night of fantastic music, wonderful hot dinner, and tasty treats.

Just $8 for students/members or $12 for general entry (which includes dinner!), Acoustic Soup is a great opportunity to listen to some of Canberra best musical talent!

This month we will be featuring:

Morgan Kerle

Swoon Queen https://www.facebook.com/swoonqueenjams/

Rohan Fox: has been playing piano in a few Latin music bands around Canberra for the last few years but is now just starting a new solo project that with more electronic and soulful vibes

Rebecca Mann: a singer/songwriter from Canberra, Australia. She delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music. Rebecca relishes playing intimate shows around Australia. Her heart-felt music is accessible and Rebecca’s empathy draws in the audience, on occasion moving them to tears. Rebecca’s ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP. Produced by Guy Lilleyman from Amberly Studios, her debut release 'Moon' (2018) features four emotionally charged tracks. In keeping with Rebecca’s stripped back live performances this recording is a reflection of her musical journey so far. https://www.facebook.com/rebeccamann.music/

More info on artists to come!!!

If you are interested in volunteering on the night please sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KRbvTXlaCF02VNTcJZxBz05ZVSbh4jfomRhv7fRRs_g/edit?fbclid=IwAR1_3BNiSScgtJGAOzhOymevWwLJGJ2aeWKx5tqN8AT3WArXcpHo-Q1hEO8#gid=0

Finally, if you would ever like to perform at the next acoustic soup, get in contact with us!!!

Zoe and Ren

Jan27

CBR Folk, Roots & Reggae BigJam

Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra ACT

On Sunday 27th January a selection of Canberra's folk, roots & reggae musicians will gather at Smith's Alternative for a monster jam, with vibes ranging from the Afro-Roots & funk of Zambezi Sounds Canberra to the delicate songwriting of Rebecca Mann! This is a one-stop minifest not to be missed!

On deck for the night are Canberra’s own:

ZAMBEZI SOUNDS - AFRO ROOTS/FUNK/REGGAE KOPASETIC - ROOTS/REGGAE BOBBY JAMES - FOLK/ROOTS MINH HA - FOLK REBECCA MANN - FOLK

Set times to be announced... Save the date!

Tickets $10-$15 paid at event

Rebecca Mann MOON EP Launch Party

Rose and Jackson, Campbell ACT

We are having a house party at our place in Campbell to celebrate the launch of Rebecca Mann's debut EP 'Moon'. Bec will be supported by the wonderful Bobby James and Evan Buckley (The Burley Griffin). We are so excited to hold our first house gig and honoured to celebrate our friend in the process!

7.30pm - Bobby James 8.15pm - Evan Buckley 9.00pm - Rebecca Mann

This is an all ages event and anyone is welcome.

Entry by donation is appreciated.

BYO and feel free to bring a snack.

Address and parking info will be released on the day.

See you soon!

xoxo

Pat and Zoe

https://www.facebook.com/events/263099414553769/

Oct8

The Bootleg Sessions: Barky Sastard, Tessa Devine, Thompson Lane, Rebecca Mann

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The Phoenix Pub, 27 E Row, Canberra ACT

This week The Bootleg Sessions features Barky Sastard, Tessa Devine, Thompson Lane and Rebecca Mann

Free Entry, with donations collected for the musicians.

Rebecca Mann 8-8:30 Thompson Lane 8:45-9:15 Tessa Devine 9:30-10:15 Barky Sastard 10:30 -11:15

Sep11

Bang!! Beng!! Bing!! Bong!! Bung!!

Smith's Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra ACT

Bungers: David Bath, Christopher Hood, Rebecca Mann, Lea Docks, Rodney Jackson… could possibly squeeze one more in.

Special Guest: TBA

Bang!! Beng!! Bing!! Bong!! Bung!! is an opportunity for less experienced musical performers to have a play on a good stage with a friendly audience. The format is five or six ‘Bungers’ as we call them playing five songs each (max. 20 minutes), followed by a set from a more experienced performer. Original songs are preferred but not obiligatory.

Sep10

The Bootleg Sessions

The Phoenix Pub, 27 E Row, Canberra ACT

This week The Bootleg Sessions features An Inconvenient Groove, The Wumpaz, Samuel McNair and Rebecca Mann

Free Entry, with donations collected for the musicians.

Rebecca Mann 8-8:30 Sam McNair 8:45-9:15 The Wumpaz 9:30-10:15 An Inconvenient Groove 10:30 -11:15