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M.A.S.S. - December 2009
7pm, Sunday 6th December 2009

By Michael Azzopardi
Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

St Andrew's Church Hall
Corner Curtis Rd & Darling St.
Balmain (where the markets are held)

Door charge: $5 (light refreshments supplied)

Enquiries: Michael Azzopardi

M.A.S.S. will be celebrating the passing of yet another year of fine performances with its final show for 2009 on Sunday 6th December. M.A.S.S will return in February 2010 kicking off what's set to be a special year for us as M.A.S.S. will be 10 years old! Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season.


Artists this month include:

  • Dave Calandra - A gifted songwriter with a knack for contagious melodies, Dave draws from his wealth of life experience to express in song what most of us can only feel. On-stage he is a formidable talent with an almost tangible presence, his musicianship is outstanding, and he is also a generous storyteller.
  • FIG - FIG is a quartet playing a melange of African, jazz, funk, Eastern European Celtic instrumentals mixed with improvisation and madness. FIG are Gregg Telian - sax, Brad Robinson - guitar, Sean Parker - bass and Paul Haller - percussion.
Plus sets from M.A.S.S. regulars:
  • Peter Miller-Robinson - Peter Miller-Robinson is a songwriter, singer and guitarist, whose original music embraces elements of folk, blues and jazz. He also plays mandolin and eight string ukelele. He is known for strong, rich vocals, dexterous playing and astute, often wry lyrics. Phillip Adams (ABC's Late Night Live) describes Peter's work as "fine writing". Peter is an enthusiastic live performer. He plays regularly at festivals, folk clubs, universities and on National and public radio. He has shared the stage with many well known local and overseas artists. In 2007 he supported Bo Diddly (RIP), Eric Burdon, Rodriguez and Chris Smither at the Basement in Sydney during their Australian tours. He has twice received awards from the Australian Songwriters' Association.
  • michael-john azzopardi - Guitarist Australia magazine once described him as an “Esoteric genius with a penchant for intricate acoustic masterpieces”. Stylistically, Michael-John’s music draws from a wide spectrum of influences including, Celtic/European and Eastern folk, blues, jazz, rock and alternative. He is a regular performer on the Sydney music scene as well as various festivals and folk clubs throughout NSW and the ACT. In a recent review of Michael-John’s self-titled album it was said “He knows how to coax the feeling from a lyric, to husband it with tenderness, lust or wit as the moment dictates. Both his voice and his guitar are expert at expressing the subtlest sentiment and the most strident outburst”.
Musicians And Singer Songwriters (M.A.S.S.) is a musical showcase event which has been in existence since 2000. The showcases feature 3-4 original performers covering almost all musical genres. M.A.S.S.'s stage has been graced by hundreds of performers from Sydney, interstate & abroad. M.A.S.S. provides performers the opportunity to perform in front of an always attentive, respectful & appreciative audience. Peter Miller-Robinson

For the audience M.A.S.S. provides an intimate & friendly venue where they can enjoy quality performances for very little cost.

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Venues/Clubs M.A.S.S.

St Andrews Hall

Curtis Rd & Darling St


7pm 1st Saturday

Michael Azzopardi