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M.A.S.S. - November 2009
7pm, Sunday 1st November 2009

By Michael Azzopardi
Posted Tuesday, September 1, 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


Artists this month include:

  • Henry Lauer - Henry Lauer is more known for extreme-metal-bass-playing-gymnastics than one-man-and-a-guitar songsmithing, but in many ways the latter are the tap root of the former. His atmospheric and almost pastoral tunes weave a deeply felt animism through the fabric of all the classic emotions - loss, hope, and love.
  • Selalu - Trevor, Kathleen and Tully produce the unique sound of Selalu, a dynamic trio playing a diversity of original songs that take audiences on a journey that is thought provoking and moving. Drawing upon contemporary folk and country styles with acoustic guitars, bass, mandolin and strong 3-part harmonies that support moving and thoughtful lyrics, these songs take you on a journey of the heart. Selalu’s poetic approach is unique and refreshing.
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. Michael-John Azzopardi

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. 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