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The Rainmakers - first Sydney gig!
8pm, Saturday 9th June 2007

By Christina Mimmocchi
Posted Friday, May 4, 2007


Almost Acoustic with The Rainmakers
The Rainmakers is a family from the dry parts of Central Victoria, who have been having an extraordinary effect on the weather in the dry parts of Western Australia during the last 6 months – mainly, they suppose, because they were camping in tents!

They are Jane Thompson and James Rigby (from nationally acclaimed folk band Blackwood) with their 3 daughters, Maggie, 14, Elsie, 12, and Naomi, 10. They sing with sublime harmonies born of many hours together in the confines of the car, and play various instruments, from marimba and ukulele, to guitar, fiddles and accordion.

The Rainmakers’ rapidly expanding repertoire includes award-winning originals, addressing matters of the heart and issues of our time; Australian songs with distinctive arrangements; and close-harmony a cappella songs from Samoa, Torres Strait Is, indigenous America and close-to-home, sung with great musicality and charm. Their diversity, skill and personable approach is widely appealing.

+ Rhubee Neale – Indigenous performer with heart and soul!

The Rainmakers will also present a singing workshop on Tuesday 12 June 7-9pm
at Eastside Arts. $20/$15. Limited places!


Eastside Music Café is on the site of the Paddington Markets

395 Oxford Street
Paddington (Church Hall)

Doors open 8pm (music starts 8.15pm)

The venue is licensed and finger food and snacks are available


Bookings: (02) 9331 2646 or email.

Free car parking – Gordon Street church car park.

Eastside Arts gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Arts NSW and the
City of Sydney and the support of the NSW Folk Federation

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