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KRISTY COX is the new voice in Australian bluegrass. Adored for her youthful energy infused acoustic country/bluegrass, she has been awarded with radio success and accolades for her talent. Having moved to the USA in 2013 after signing her first record deal with bluegrass label Pisgah Ridge (an imprint of Mountain Home), Kristy has just released her album ‘Ricochet’ which debuted on 6 different Billboard charts including #1 for Bluegrass Album. The first single from the album the title track ‘Ricochet’ hit #1 on the US Bluegrass Radio Chart and #1 on the Australian Country Radio Chart. Her previous album ‘Part of Me’ saw her receive three nominations and bring home the Bluegrass Recording of the year at the 2017 Australian Country Music Awards.Her 2014 release ‘Living For The Moment’ also saw her nominated for three 2015 Australian Country Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year, Bluegrass Recording of the Year and Alternate Country Album of the Year, where she received the first ever Bluegrass Recording of the Year with her single ‘One Heartbreak Away’. With a string of number 1 hits on Radio and Country Music Television in Australia, Kristy was recently named Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the year at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards with her release ‘Miles and Timezones’.

 THE WEEPIING WILLOWS, Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.2015-2017 saw The Weeping Willows nominated for 4 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, 4 x Country Music Channel (CMC) awards, supporting Iris DeMent, Kinky Friedman, Hayes Carll, Eilen Jewell, Shane Nicholson and Bill Chambers and completing a national tour in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ (2016), which received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music.   SUPPER As always you will be treated to a delicious home-baked supper, with gluten & dairy free well catered for. SPECIAL OFFER relating to this event. If you choose to attend both Kristy Cox & The Weeping Willows in The House (this one) and Melanie Horsnell in The House (on Thursday 16th) you will automatically receive $5 cash back as my thank you for supporting both. Can you tell that I really really want you to find out just how good these artists are? You just need to book both events online at their normal price (total $55 and you will be given $5 cash back at the first event)

 

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MELANIE HORSNELL - Singer, Songwriter, Artist
Melanie has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as having a voice of ‘the utmost delicateness’, as a ‘songwriting gem’ by The Australian. Based in Candelo in southern NSW, Melanie has recorded ten albums and EPs including her latest, 'Song to Sing on a Saturday Night'. Melanie's critically acclaimed album The Cloud Appreciation Society was long-listed for the 2013 Australian Music Prize, Quatre Chemins for the 2015 Australian Music Prize, and she was nominated for an APRA award in 2011.
She has toured with Glen Hansard and The Frames, Jason Mraz, Bernard Fanning, Lou Rhodes, Slaid Cleaves and Sarah Blasko among others, as well as touring extensively on her own in Australia and Europe. Melanie recorded an album in French, which was funded by the highly successful Pozible campaign and gave Melanie a six-month residency in France, writing songs with poet Alain Rivet and pop icon Helena Noguerra. Melanie has also written songs with Wendy Matthews and Catherine Britt, and for film and television.
We are absolutely delighted to present this incredible opportunity for you to meet Melanie and experience the magic of her music in such an intimate setting. This is sure to be a memorable evening.
Supper will be provided, with both bought and home-made goodies. As always, gluten/dairy free will be well catered for.
Invite your friends and family to join you as you indulge in Melanie’s music.

There is a very special offer relating to this event. If you choose to attend both Melanie Horsnell in The House (this one) and Kristy Cox & The Weeping Willows in The House (on Monday20th), you will automatically receive $5 cash back as my thank you for supporting both. Can you tell that I really really want you to find out just how good these artists are? You just need to book both events online at their normal price (total $55 and you will be given $5 cash back at the first event)

 

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On the heels of her brand new album ‘Playing With Fire’, KIARA RODRIGUES will be performing at Bayview Country Art Club in an up close and personal house concert. Kiara will showcase favourite classic country songs in addition to her originals which are beautifully crafted and present a fresh, contemporary feel. 

Over the last twelve years, Kiara Rodrigues has dedicated her time to captivating country music audiences across Australia.  The Brisbane based singer/songwriter frequently performs at country music festivals throughout QLD, NSW, VIC, SA & TAS.  At just 22 years of age, her writing and performances emulate a sense of maturity that is well beyond her years.  Kiara is no stranger to the stage, with TV appearances on ‘Young Talent Time’ and ‘The X Factor’.  Her major achievements include being crowned Triple World Champion (Country, Gospel, Rock) at the ‘World Championships of performing Arts’, ‘Aristocrat Entertainer of The Year’, and the ‘Voice of Urban’.  Additional highlights include singing at the famous “Tootsie's” bar in Nashville, singing the National Anthem at NRL games and graduating from Tamworth Camerata (CMAA Academy) at age 10.  The release of her breathtaking new album “Playing with Fire” has been received with abundant success, her powerful songs resonating within the hearts of country music fans.  Kiara’s fresh and contemporary sound is equally matched by her ability to deliver the timeless classics, making her an ideal ambassador for country music.

 

Local Peninsula artist, DEBORAH HELEN WRIGHT, will join Kiara for this gig. Deborah Helen Wright walks that seductive alt-country line, stealing from the best of roots, rock, folk and Americana, crafting musical revelations of heartbreak, healing and hope.  
2017-2018 has seen Deborah Helen Wright be invited to play at a number of festivals and feature at clubs including the Girgarre Moosic Muster, the Basin Music Festival, Bayles Music Festival, BAD Folk Club and Selby Folk Club. She came runner-up in the 2018 Peninsula Folk Club Songwriting Competition, she was shortlisted in the Top 10 for the Basin Music Festival song writing competition 2018,  and performed in the Basin Festival Lady Writers Showcase. With her band, she won the 2017-18 summer season Soundbar open stage competition.

This is sure to be a delightful evening of entertainment and your SUPPER will be provided. Home cooked goodies, tea and coffee, nibblies... gluten and dairy free are well catered for. Please let your host know of any other specific requirements.

These house concerts are purely for the promotion of great quality music and all profit goes to the artists.


 

 
 

 

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Two of Australian Country Music’s most broke and single promising new talents are joining forces to take their modern version of Country on the road.

Marsten & Georgia met in 2016 at the prestigious CMAA Academy of Country Music and bonded over their mutual love of witty one liners and straight upcountry musicality. Since then they have both released EP’s encapsulating those elements of song writing and country music. Hayley Marsten’s EP ‘Lonestar’ was released in June 2017 and debuted at #8 on the ARIA Country Charts and #1 on the AIR (Australian Independent Records Chart). While Arna Georgia’s ‘Midnight Carousel’ reached #3 on the iTunes Country Chart.

We are very privileged to be hosting them as part of their "Tour with No Name" and it is an absolute pleasure to invite you to join with us and enjoy what brought them together as friends and creative collaborators: humour, heart and country music. well as touring nationally and in North America.

We are very privileged to be hosting them as part of their "Tour with No Name" and it is an absolute pleaseure to invite you to join with us and enjoy what brought them together as friends and creative collaborators: humour, heart and country music.

As always, you will be well catered for with a home-cooked Supper (including gluten/dairy free).

For more information contact Hayley Marsten at management@hayleymarsten.com or Arna Georgia at arnageorgia@gmail.com

These house concerts are purely for the promotion of great quality music and all profit goes to the artists.

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