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Apr1

FolkSwagon with Tom Myers, Morning Bear and Rebecca Mann

Cafe Lounge, 277 GOULBURN ST , SURRY HILLS

So what is a FolkSwagon, a question posed since time immemorial? Is it a time, place where folk accumulate to get their swag off or on? Where the folk genre is swagged until it is on? Where it is AT until it's ON, SWAG until you cannot FOLK no more?

Roll Up! Roll Up! IT'S LIVE, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND IT PROBABLY WILL!

ACT I

REBECCA MANN

Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who 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 coupled with an ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ in 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).

https://www.facebook.com/rebeccamann.music/

https://www.rebeccamann.com.au/home

ACT II

MORNING BEAR

The brainchild of Denver-based singer/songwriter John Runnels, Morning Bear is an orchestral indie folk project that channels emotion through vivid imagery and intricate melodies. Morning Bear was formed when Runnels quit his dayjob as an engineer and took a one-way ticket to Europe. From the streets of Sevilla, Spain to the botanic gardens of Copenhagen, the songs touch on following your dreams, growing older, and the doubts of life and love. Characterized by highly dynamic compositions, Morning Bear’s music is a synthesis of the calm and delicate stylings of artists like Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez with the complexity and depth of the Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens. Featuring soaring vocals and atypical arrangements including cello, violin, piano and more, Morning Bear provides a textured landscape behind pop-influenced hooks. Since forming in early 2014, Morning Bear has released two EP's, has toured extensively both nationally and internationally has had their music on rotation at college and public radio, including NPR. In 2018, Morning Bear was invited to play Red Rocks amphitheater for the Film on the Rocks series. Morning Bear's most recent single "You're Right" has racked up over 240,000 listens on Spotify.-Past live radio sessions at KVOQ Open Air (An NPR affiliate station in Denver), WEMF in Boston, MA, KRFC in Fort Collins, CO, KPSU in Portland, OR, and KUCI in Irvine, CA. “...Celeste, is a hauntingly beautiful, orchestral indie folk EP demonstrating tremendous promise from this up-and-coming Denver musician.” -Alli Andress, AXS.com

https://www.facebook.com/MorningBearOfficial/

http://www.morningbearofficial.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53dwc1le8EI

ACT III

TOM MYERS

Founding member of Papa Vs Pretty drummer Tom Myers has toured extensively performing with many including Kim Churchill, Jack River, Thelma Plum and most recently Dean Lewis.
Tom has step down from the dais, emerged from behind the drum kit and retracted the digit to shortly deliver his debut EP. Written and recorded over eighteen months, Tom may have played everything including the kitchen sink, collaborating with Gus Gardiner brought more than cello, the result is achingly beautiful. Profound in it's exploration of the human condition, catharsis may have been the catalyst however ultimately it honours the transcendence of love.

https://www.facebook.com/TomMyersMusic92/

Curated and hosted by Frances Martin

Great $10 Pizzas, Succulent Burgers, Tacos, Craft Beers, Cocktails and Wine so Fine at Cafe Lounge in Surry Hills.

Email TABLE reservations: bookings@cafelounge.com.au

Every Wednesday with FREE ENTRY, and a vintage hat auction with proceeds to the artists, it's time to get FOLK and SWAG ON!

Mar20

Rebecca Mann plays Bootlegger

The Bootlegger Bar, 92 Bathurst Street, Katoomba, NSW

Blue Mountains based singer-songwriter Rebecca Mann will be performing on Friday the 20th of March at The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba from 9pm.

Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who delivers raw emotion through her passionate, original music. Rebecca relishes playing shows all around Australia. With visual lyrics, poetic storytelling and powerful melodies, Rebecca’s songs can touch the heart of many audience members, occasionally moving them to tears.

“Beautifully observational, Mann is a lovely storyteller full of charm and heart.” - Nkechi Anele, Triple J Unearthed

Mar12

Porch Light Sessions : Liz Martin & Michael Bridges, Jess Dale, & Rebecca Mann

Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St, Petersham, Sydney

Porch Light Sessions return for 2020 with an artist we have been pursuing for some time. We are very excited to finally present Liz Martin, in duo mode with violinist Michael Bridges. And presenting for the first time JESS DALE.

Music begins at 7:30pm. Bistro & Beers from 5pm. TIX : $10 at the door.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIZ MARTIN Atmospheric, passionate, brooding, melodic, full of a mesmerising and captivating musical and lyrical diversity, Liz Martin is a powerful and distinctive Australian music talent. Tim Ritchie (ABC RN) describes her music as “evocative, alluring and strangely comforting.”

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LIZMARTINBAND https://www.lizmartin.com.au/ VIDEO "Anthony" : https://youtu.be/wCTV1NM4UjM?t=35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JESS DALE

Dale's songs of love, justice and nature are informed by her environmentalism and her adoration of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith and John Lennon. Years spent playing guitar and piano in bands in Australia and the UK has developed her alternative folk-country style and grungy tone. In 2018 she decided to strike out solo and share a bunch of new songs. Alt-grunge-country-Americana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REBECCA MANN

Rebecca Mann is a singer/songwriter who 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 coupled with an ability to share emotion through her performances has earned her a loyal following who relished the release of her debut EP ‘Moon’ in 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).

https://www.facebook.com/rebeccamann.music/

https://www.rebeccamann.com.au/home

Feb29

OxJam

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

$20, tix: www.smithsalternative.com/events/oxjam-64747

Sizzling local artists put on a Gig for Good in support of Oxfam. Every dollar raised at OXJAM goes towards Oxfam’s fight against global poverty. The following local acts are donating their talents to help reduce global poverty:

Jayden Goodrem Tayuco Rebecca Mann Kilroy The Goodnight Lovers

MC: Rocco Weglarz

This will be an amazing afternoon of local artists playing for a good cause. Bring your friends and together we can make a difference. The organisers are volunteers from the Oxfam ACT Community.

Feb9

Rebecca Mann plays bootlegger

Bootlegger, 92 Bathurst rd, Katoomba, NSW

The best way to spend a Sunday afternoon is with some lovely music. Rebecca Mann will be treating your ears from 4pm at the Bootlegger Bar Katoomba with some sweet folk tunes.

Jan24

Rebecca Mann Live At Plant Based Whole Foods

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Plant Based Whole Foods, 97 Katoomba St , Katoomba, New South Wales

Back in the Blue Mountains, folk singer/songwriter Rebecca Mann will be performing for you all Plantbased Wholefoods on the 24th of January from 7pm.

Sometimes all you need is a bit of wholesome food and some tasty music to bring you into the new year. Rebecca's visual storytelling and intimate songs may just be the remedy needed during such a difficult summer.

Get there early so you can snatch a table.

Dec8

'Slack Off Sundays' - Rebecca Mann

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

Slack-Off Sundays: It’s 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 Ed'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 Ed's offers full table service for diners.

What is Aunty Ed's?: 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 Ed’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 Ed?: There’s an Aunty Ed in every family. The one who never had kids of her own but knew 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 Ed in every family.

Nov28

Strong Female Lead

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

'Strong Female Lead' @ Smith's Alternative 28th of November, 7-9pm 76 Alinga St Civic ACT 2601

Strong Female Lead showcases the talented women of Canberra. It’s a place for our songs, our stories and our creative soul. This November see an amazing range of comedians, musicians and actors. It’s a night looks to the lighter side, and sometimes the heavier side, of our mental load. There will be laughter, there may well be tears!

Tickets are $15 and can be bought here: https://www.smithsalternative.com/events/strong-female-lead-64269?d=28%2F11%2F2019+7%3A00%3A00+PM All proceeds raised by this event go to YWCA Canberra who have a strong history of advocating to improve outcomes for women, girls and their families and communities in the ACT. All proceeds raised go to YWCA Canberra who have a strong history of advocating to improve outcomes for women, girls and their families and communities in the ACT.

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/