Brodie and the Button Collective will end the usual evening of entertainment with toe tapping, hip shaking tunes for dancing.
An evening of Indian food, variety acts and gypsy dance music.
Begin the evening from 6.45 with Bev Singh's Indian banquet.
Fried rice with vegetables $15 for a large plate including samosa
Samosas, yoghurt and sambals
The regular entertainment features some of our favourite acts of the last year:
singer-songwriter James Webb,
exquisite singer-guitarist Liora Claff,
long-time a cappella favourites, The Acapelicans,
the irresistible Fry Babies and
Cythara (harp, violin and guitar)
Then push back the chairs cos you will want to dance to
The Button Collective.
The Buttons have had a big year, winning the local National Campus Band Competition, appearing at Splendour In The Grass and Lismore Lantern Parade and have recently recorded an album. Having been to TUF before, they have graciously agreed to appear again, before an extensive East Coast tour and a gig at the Byron Falls festival.
The Button Collective is an exciting gypsy folk band, borrowing elements from traditional folk-dance bands of Ireland and central Europe, spiced with the spirit of the fast-paced bluegrass from America, and all with a very personal and intimate delivery. The Button Collective incorporates accordion, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, harmonica, double bass, drums, and rich, multi-layered vocal harmonies.
Bring your spare buttons, because you will probably pop a few!
Entry $10 / $5
Proceeds to Camp Quality, Northern Rivers
A team of amazing performers, front of house, caterers, lighting and sound people combined on Saturday night to create Lennox Homegrown, an extravaganza of varied musical entertainment.
Thanks to the support of the community, $4875 was raised to help Club Lennox open the doors of the old Bowlo next month. Amateur music is a power for good, as well as being enjoyable. Thanks to everyone involved.
Hope to see you for the last TUF of the year on December 13. Details to follow soon.
Pictured are The Travelling Elderberries, clowning it up. They were a fave of the audience.
More pics in the gallery.
Tintenbar Up Front comes to the Lennox Head Community Centre Saturday November 23 to help raise funds for Club Lennox.
Among the 11 acts, there will be a huge variety of entertainment, from singer songwriters, to an a cappella group, a harp/violin/guitar trio, amazing blues music, loopy stuff and serious. There are loads of fabulous amateur musicians as well as professionals. Blues supremo Jamie Lockhart will be there as well as Horace Bevan and Johnny Gift from The Black Stars band.
Come have fun, have a feed, be thoroughly entertained and support Club Lennox.
Check the poster for more details.
Last Friday night's entertainment went from the serious and sublime to the sublimely ridiculous. Bev Singh's Indian food was devoured with delight.
Avard De Leeuw sang folk songs with a superbly warm bass voice and delicate guitar. His son and nephew from Holland ably assisted with percussion, guitar and vocals.
James Webb wove wonderful stories with voice and guitar of love gone wrong, love lost, love rekindled, love found.
Tony Koellner, always the wag with a poem, told one of "Peter, the pedalling bum pincher" and his sticky end. As well as another humorous verse. Stitches.
Sunrise Sessions started with with a beautiful rendition of Fever, ended with a singalong of Dusty's "I Only Want To Be With You", and in between were an old folk tune, "Keep Your Eyes On The Prize" and "Proud And Humble." Great blend of finely played instruments, percussion, and powerful vocals.
After cakes, coffee and chat, Peter Lino built up layers of sounds (vocals mostly) using a loop machine. He got the audience singing to "Proud Mary", sang "Pale Blue Eyes" in honour of Lou Reed, and finished with a version of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony."
The Elderberries, outrageous as usual, and resplendent in an array of wigs and garb amused us all with a story about curry: "Burning Ring Of Fire"; observations of the work road workers on the Bangalow bypass do (none?); as well as Bangalow's theme song: "My Sweet Pork".
Liora Claff was sublime. Her first song, was a Hebrew tune from the 12th century. She changed tone with a mischievous version of the jazz standard "Peel Me a Grape", and concluded with a Bessie Smith blues. Wonderful vocals and delicate finger picked classical guitar left the audience wanting more. Good News! Liora is on the bill for our December show.
The entertainment was brought to a close with Greg Pimm playing more of his evocative, ethereal guitar and vocal songs.
Pictures in the Gallery.
Last show for the year is December 13, and we will finish the evening with dancing to award winning local young band, The Button Collective. (Folky, acoustic, fun...)
Tintenbar Up Front
Friday night, November 8!
You start the evening from 6:45 with delicious curry dishes: chicken, vegetable with fresh coriander or dhal. All are served with a samosa, rice and accompaniments for just $15.
Then from 7:30 great entertainment.
7.30 Avard de Leuw Guitar, vocals, percussion
7.45 Bailey Southon Vocalist
8.00 Tony Koellner Performance poet
8.15. James Webb Singer / songwriter. Guitar, vocals
8.45 Sunrise Sessions + Helen Guitars, mandolin, vocals.
9.00 Repete Performance Various instruments, vocals
9.15 The Elderberries Acoustic guitars, bass, vocals
9.30 Liora Claff Guitar and vocals. Folk, jazz, world..
9.45 Gregory Pimm Acoustic guitar and vocals.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Peter Lino and the TUF team.
Peter Lino, amateur muso,