Events, Bands & Entertainment
COMING EVENTS: (Please scroll down for more detail including links to purchase tickets)
Katoomba RSL Entertainment Overview May, June, July 2014


 

Sat 20th September
The Valeries


Fun High Energy 7 piece Party Band!

The Valeries are a 7 piece cover band from the lower-Blue Mountains, performing a wide range of covers spanning from the 60's to the present. The band features members of local Rock trio 'Picture Perfect' as well as members from the highly acclaimed Funk/Soul cover band 'The Lovejoys' (previously known as 'Soul Train'). With a diverse set of covers including Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, MGMT, INXS, Kimbra, Talking Heads and more; The Valeries are always sure to deliver a fun, high-energy performance with tight musicianship and a vibrant party atmosphere.

Members:
Sally Orange Slice - vocals, acoustic guitar
Gavin Bowles - vocals, guitar
Cameron Hill - bass
Wesley Stormer - keyboards, tenor sax
Chris Taggart - alto sax, tenor sax
Michael Farmer - soprano sax
Simon Bowles - drums, vocals

www.facebook.com/thevaleries

 
FREE ENTRY!
Music from 8pm

 

 

 

Sat 27th September
The LACHY DOLEY Group

Special Guest Laura Zarb

We are very excited to welcome Lachy Doley back to perform in full band mode!

Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.
Lachy Doley’s keyboard has powered acts as diverse as Bernard Fanning, Jimmy Barnes, Powderfinger, The Beautiful Girls, Jimmy Little, and The Widowbirds.

Lachy Doley's group has played over 100 shows and festivals around Australia since the release of his first solo album in of “Singer Organ Soul” in 2011 including Queenscliff Music festival, Broadbeach Blues festival, Mojo Burning festival, Rock In The Vines festival and by popular demand are booked for the PEAK festival music and Broadbeach blues festival again this year.

"One of the greatest keyboard players of any generation" - Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple MK3)

www.lachydoley.com


Recently returned from playing in the USA and Europe, Laura’s compelling voice, infectious folky grooves and contagious energy will have you hooked as soon as she introduces herself.

In two short years Laura has won the Ironfest Singer/Songwriter comp, performed up and down the coast of Australia at events such as The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival and The National Folk Festival. Played in exulted venues like The Vanguard, Sydney and The Clarendon, Katoomba. Supported well-known artist Sarah McLeod and performed overseas. In 2013 Laura released her debut album “Pink Plastic Spoon,” now available on iTunes.

“Laura’s sparkling and energetic personality shines on stage. She is a star in the making.” Tony Cini, Blues Explosion.

www.laurazarb.com

 

FREE ENTRY!
Music from 8:30pm

 

 

Sun 28th September
KIDS DISCO PARTY

With Rocket & Mr Puzzles the Clown

The next school holidays we will again be running our regular FREE fun filled kids disco for children 12 years old and under from 4-6pm.
*Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and supervised

The disco features all the latest music and disco lighting from "Rocket" and will include Mr Puzzles the Clown. Tyler is a highly requested children's comedian and entertainer who performs magic and juggling tricks, balloon sculpting, fun games, unicycle riding, face painting and tattoos.

www.facebook.com/mrpuzzlestheclown

We also have a dedicated kidZZone playroom which is a kid friendly environment fitted with playstations, interactive games and colouring supplies.

FREE ENTRY!
4-6pm

 

Sat 4th October
The ELTON JOHN Show


Elton's Biggest Hits Performed Live!

The Elton John show is fantastic tribute that takes you through most of Elton's biggest hits including Your Song, Daniel, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road to the present day.

This show has toured many prestigious venues, and is gaining a reputation as the nearest thing to Sir Elton John himself. The Show is fronted by Shannon BROWN ex Ten Tenors and international recording artist as our Elton John. The show also encompasses authentic Elton John replica costumes, and this recreates the look of a real Elton John concert.

FREE ENTRY!
Music from 8:30pm



 

 

Sat 6th September
Lime & Steel + The Slowdowns


Celtic Bluegrass Folk +
Hillbilly Disco Country Rock n Roll Soul!

With a driving banjo, doghouse bass, a sweet fiddle, Lime and Steel take a bluegrass string band, throw in a rock drum kit and a uniquely Australian intonation for a show of originals that moves from pub rock anthems about EH Holdens to convict murder ballads. Lime and Steel's sweet harmonies twang through Bogan bluegrass love-songs and wind up into a spoon-tappin' fast-pickin' wine-soaked hillbilly family singalong.

www.facebook.com/LimeAndSteel

Featuring some of Sydney’s busiest musos, members of the Slowdowns have, over the years, shared the stage with: Louis Tillet, The Paper Scissors, Bluejuice, Juke Baritone, the Re-mains, Jeff lang, Ian Rilen, Toxic Vomit, Leah Flanagan, Dirty Deeds, Tania Bowra, Charlie McMahon, Rahtzee and many, many, many more.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Slowdowns/193868753987272

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Music from 8:30pm


 

 

Sat 25th October
The Grahams (USA)

Special Guests
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Marcus Blacke


The Grahams are the creative union of lifelong romantic partners Alyssa and Doug Graham. They combine soulful bluegrass with hints of earthy Americana, adding colors from traditional folk and country blues, into an infectious blend of storytelling that results in songs of love, loss, yearning, and the view from rural American roads less traveled.

Their album "Riverman's Daughter," is a winning culmination of The Grahams' long journey into the heart of America, the inspiration they derived from immersion into classic American music, and the natural and honest talent they have for bringing forth a modern musical idiom steeped in tradition.

www.thegrahamsmusic.net

Performing as part of their Australian Tour at Katoomba RSL, they will also be joined by All Our Exes Live in Texas and Marcas Blacke on the night.

All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney musical talent - Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts & Georgia Mooney - all beautiful performers in their own right, here combining in four-part folk heaven.

On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, All Our Exes deliver tunes that are clearly crafted with taste, care and skill in the context of a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show. With four songwriters and four unique voices, All Our Exes make music that is refreshingly different, drawing influence from traditional four-part harmony to create a brand new type of modern folk.

They tour Australia this October to celebrate the release of their brand new single Tell Me, from their forthcoming debut album.

“..the Sydney outfit are tight in performance and witty in banter...with just the right mix of raw talent and irreverent performance, they are a joy to watch.” - themusic.com.au

“..stirring folk loveliness” - Triple J

www.allourexesliveintexas.com

Marcus Blacke and his songs are birthed from life its experiences and many meanderings. His debut album is complete, having worked alongside local Aria award winning producer Govinda Doyle.

Marcus Blacke is well known for his approach to songwriting. Intricately plucked southern style folk guitar weaved within layers of hand crafted storyteller wisdom, sprinkled with the human condition.

Marcus Blacke recieved a four star review on Triple J Unearthed:
"I love the driving, tallest man on earth vibe to this track."
Nicole Cheek, triple j

www.cargocollective.com/marcusblacke


FREE ENTRY!
Music from 8:30pm

 

Fri 24th October
Mountains Comedy Mayhem Every Month!
AKMAL SALEH
"Akmal is Lost" Tour

ALIST.COM.AU, The Joke's On Me and Fusion Boutique Present
AKMAL IS LOST!

Hello my name is Akmal and I’m a comedian, although the term comedian is open to interpretation and highly subjective. Believe it or not, many people don’t find me funny at all - this includes members of my own family:

“If Akmal thinks he’s funny, then I hope he’s seeing a physiatrist”
-
Nabila Saleh

“He should never have left his job at Telstra; he would’ve been manager by now” - Marie Saleh

“I don’t think he’s funny, in fact I find him rather annoying. Whenever I see him I get an overriding urge to punch him in the face”
Steven Huntsman (Akmal’s Physiatrist)

Movies, Sketch, Stand-Up, TV, radio and talk-show host, Known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in a hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal is one of Australia’s most respected and accomplished comics. Don’t miss Akmal’s new show LOST.
“Random, improvised and hilarious…” blogs.crikey.com.au/laughtrack

“No one wanted the show to stop…he seemed to own the stage” Sydney Morning Herald

www.akmal.com.au


Doors Open 7pm
Show Starts 8pm
This is a general admission theatre style seated show - seats are not allocated.

Tickets on sale at the Club Box Office Now!

$25 pre-sale OR $30 on the day -
Fri 24th Oct 2014.

OR Purchase online for $28.60 including booking fee by clicking this direct link:

Or with credit card by phoning Moshtix on 1300 GET TIX / 1300 438 849



***Warning: This comedy show may contain moderate coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend.

Unless stated otherwise all Katoomba RSL events are all ages events. Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or legally appointed guardian, remain supervised and require a ticket for entry. While it is at parent's discretion comedy events are not recommended for children under the age of 15.

Sat 15th November
HAT FITZ & CARA ROBINSON

'Do Tell' Album Launch Tour (Oz Release date 03/10/14)
Special Guests
"Chris Gillespie Duo" (Blue Mountains)

Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson are ‘pleased as punch’ to announce the Australian release of DO TELL, their “stunning new album” (FATEA) out on Fri Oct 3 through Planet MGM, alongside news of an Australian tour and festival appearances.

“Cara has a stunning voice & when unleashed in its full seductive glory it’s goosebumps time. As for Hat, his slide playing is nothing short of world class, tasteful & his grainy dusty vocals, the perfect foil for Cara’s. These guys can stomp as if it’s Saturday night in Clarksdale.” – ACOUSTIC MAG

Now happily refreshed, rested and primed after their European mission, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson are delighted to finally be able to share DO TELL and perform live for their many fans at home.

DO TELL is out Oct 3 via Planet MGM.
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson will be touring from November.

“Together they create the juiciest slice of downhome country blues to come out or Australia” - HIFI + MAGAZINE

“Highly Recommended” - THE ROCKER

www.hatfitzandcara.com


Chris Gillespie is an independent artist from the Blue Mountains of NSW. His songs are beautiful, bursting with observational yearning. “A fingerpickin’, harmonica playing troubadour...

You can expect beautiful instrumentation coupled with meaningful and thought provoking words and “...harmonies [that] are downright gorgeous” (Tom Ballard Triple J).

The music is very Australian, highly original and delivered with refreshing honesty and integrity.
Chris Gillespie enjoyed a very busy and abundantly successful 2012 with the release of his debut album ‘Unnatural Light’. The title track spent months in the top 20 of the Triple J Unearthed charts. The song was used as the soundtrack to a short film, which was aired on Channel 9. Chris also performed live on Foxtel and was the opening act for Triple J favourite and Australian Idol finalist Lisa Mitchell.

Chris will be accompanied on the night by Cameron Henderson (on bass) Cameron is also the guitar player from Dubious Blues Trio and Vanessa Raspa and the Zombie Cats.

www.chrisgillespie.com.au

Doors Open 7:30pm
Show Starts 8:30pm
This is a general admission theatre style seated show - seats are not allocated.

Tickets on sale at the Club Box Office Now!
$20 EARLY BIRD discount pre-sale OR $25 on the day - Sat 15th Nov 2014. (Unless sold out)

OR Purchase online for $23.50 including booking fee by clicking this direct link:

Or with credit card by phoning Moshtix on 1300 GET TIX / 1300 438 849

 

Sat 22nd November
Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass
(USA)
Australian Tour
Special Guests
"The Prannies" (Blue Mountains)


“Chris Henry is the premiere Monroe-style mandolinist of his generation” - International Bluegrass Music Association.

Chris Henry grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA, the son of veteran bluegrass musicians, Red and Murphy Henry. He moved to Nashville about ten years ago, and has been making quite a name for himself as one of the most highly regarded and sought-after young musicians on the American bluegrass scene. He received an International Bluegrass Music Association nomination for Song of the Year in 2011 for writing "Walking West to Memphis." He was in Shawn Camp’s band, and in the last few years he has been playing with his own band, The Hardcore Grass, and with the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.

Chris is touring with his own four-piece band, The Hardcore Grass, consisting of himself on mandolin and vocals, Mike Garris (guitar and vocals) Corrina Logston (fiddle and vocals) and Beth Lawrence (bass and vocals).

As well as being a talented guitarist, Mike Garris is also a highly respected bass-player, and has recorded and toured extensively as a long-time member of the Del McCoury Band and David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience. Fiddler, singer-songwriter, Corrina Logston, is an exciting new talent in bluegrass today, widely known for her lively and versatile fiddling, and tenor singing rooted in traditional bluegrass music. She has performed with the likes of Del McCoury, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne, Alison Krauss, and Charlie Louvin, and many others. Beth Lawrence has been living in the South for 10 years, and playing bass and singing with national bluegrass bands, including the Mark Newton Band, Ron Block Band, Jerry Salley Band, and The Daughters of Bluegrass.

Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass is a must-see band for all lovers of roots-based music!

www.christopherhenry.net

www.facebook.com/hardcoregrass

Blue Mountains locals ‘The Prannies’ will be opening up the night. Mike Kerin, virtuoso fiddler (Slim Dusty’s favourite), sultry singer and all-round musical genius leads this eclectic band of misfits with diverse backgrounds in rock, Irish, bluegrass, old timey and everything in between. Tinker, long time Mountains dweller, plays fiery accordion and sings with husky vocals.  Ged Corben holds the band together with his powerhouse rhythm guitar and delicate slide and mandolin work. Ged toured extensively as lead guitarist with the Lime Spiders. Underpinning the Prannies’ lush and powerful sound is Michael Vidale on semi acoustic bass.


The band play an eclectic uptempo mix of Celtic & American folk, with a touch of Western Swing & Roots thrown in.  They will be featuring material from Mike & Tinker’s new album “ For Good Measure”, & Mike’s solo album “ The Dining Room Sessions”.

www.reverbnation.com/therighteousprannies



Doors Open 7pm
Show Starts 8pm

This is a general admission theatre style seated show - seats are not allocated.
Tickets on sale at the Club Box Office Now!
$20 EARLY BIRD discount pre-sale OR $25 on the day - Sat 22nd Nov 2014. (Unless sold out)


OR Purchase online for $23.50 including booking fee by clicking this direct link:

Or with credit card by phoning Moshtix on 1300 GET TIX / 1300 438 849

Sat 10th Jan 2015
BOBBY FOX: The Star of the Hit Musical JERSEY BOYS

The fantastic Mr Fox – 2 Shows in 1!
The Fantastic Mr Fox Album Live & The Hits from the Musical Jersey Boys with full band.

Bobby Fox was hand picked by Mr Frankie Valli himself to play the front man of ‘The 4 Seasons’ in the smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS. He went on to perform the role over 750 times and won many awards. Bob Gaudio described him as “a real star”.

The 1960’s changed music forever. In Britain, a subculture of young people refused to conform to the rules of music. The norm was the enemy. They called themselves “Mods.” At the same time, across the Atlantic ocean, in New Jersey a small group of hard working guys named “The 4 Seasons” were about to change the face of pop.

Bobby Fox is here to give you the very BEST of both sides of those 60’s Atlantic waves…

On his new debut album with Warner Music, ‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’, Bobby pulls out the best of his 60’s mod 45’s from his personal collection. The album pays tribute to Elvis, Nat King Cole, The Coasters, Dean Martin and features a duet with none other than the stunning Miranda Kerr.

Now, combining the greatest hits from Jersey Boys and his stellar debut album, featuring You’re The Boss, I Wanna Be Your Lover, The Night, Chance for Romance, and a couple of other surprises...

The Fantastic Mr Fox could charm the birds out of the trees but that’s another story. How high can he sing? Well how long is a piece of string? He’s gonna zig when you zag, he’s gonna hip when you hop and he has no opinion of where your advertising dollar should be spent. More than anything else The Fox has a good ear for a righteous tune when it comes a knocking and he knows that it’s always the right time – night or not – for the right tune with the right charm.
He’s the new old school.

www.fantasticmrfox.com

Doors Open 7pm
Show Starts 8pm

This is a general admission theatre style seated show - seats are not allocated.

Tickets on sale at the Club Box Office Now!
$28 EARLY BIRD discount pre-sale OR $33 on the day - Sat 10th Jan 2015. (Unless sold out)

OR Purchase online for $31.70 including booking fee by clicking this direct link:

Or with credit card by phoning Moshtix on 1300 GET TIX / 1300 438 849

 

 

 

Katoomba RSL Club are proud sponsors of the annual Blue Mountains Blues, Roots and Folk Music Festival.

Ticket holders can enjoy many of the live acts playing in the Katoomba RSL Club auditorium ‘Blues Room Stage’ and 'RSL Pavillion Stage' over the 3 nights and 2 days of the festival.

The 2015 Blue Mountains Music Festival (in its 20th year!) will be held on 13th, 14th & 15th March and will feature many talented local and international performers.

www.bmff.org.au

We had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural Blue Mountains Elvis Festival in August 2013 and look forward to growing this annual event in successive years.
2014 saw 3 big showcase shows over 3 days and the return of the "Sing Like Elvis" Karaoke Competition aling with a Car Show 'N' Shine and outside markets.
The 3rd annual Festival will be held on 14th, 15th & 16th Aug 2015 and will be even bigger and better!

www.bluemountainselvisfestival.com.au

 

 

Katoomba RSL Club has booked a number of exciting acts to play at the venue including:
Toni Childs, Lulo Reinhardt, Damien Leith, Bluejuice, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, The Radiators, Mental As Anything, Marcia Hines, The Delltones, Adam Brand, Dragon, Interstellar, Doc Neeson, Victor Martinez - Martinez Akustica, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, Cass Eager & the Velvet Rope, Chase the Sun, Daryl Braithwaite, DJ Brooklyn Bounce, Nick Skitz, The Glovecats, Modern Error, Graveyard Train, Brothers Grim & The Blue Murders, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Jimmi Carr, Claude Hay, Jordan C. Thomas, Mikelangelo and the Tin Star featuring Saint Clare, The Swingtanic Sextet, Mal Eastick, Brotherfunk, The Trobes, Tiger Temple, Nicki Gillis, Lime & Steel, Chris Gillespie, The Wonderful Lives, Tex Perkins & The Band of Gold, Karen Lynne, Sons of Mercury, Lyall Moloney, Mic Conway's National Junk Band, Mr Fibby, BOB (featuring Ben Hauptmann) Dave Carr's Fabulous Contraption, The Woohoo Revue, Lachy Doley, The Widowbirds, Rachael Brady, The Tracy Campbell Trio, Pat Drummond, Allan Caswell, Dave Skinner, Bryen Willems, The Rigteous Prannies including Mike Kerin, Tinker Duffy, Ged Corben & Michael Vidale, The Midnight Drifters, Papa Gonzo, Ska'd 4 Life, Ash Grunwald, John Waters' production of 'Looking Through a Glass Onion', Jeremy Edwards & the Dust Radio Band, Gleny Rae Virus & her Tamworth Playboys, Hat Hitz & Cara Robinson, The Sweet Jelly Rolls, The Three Sisters Uke Trio, The Pigs, Mojo Bluesmen, Christine Anu, The Sydney Comedy Festival, Belle Jar, Stormcellar, The Honey Stompers, The Bushwackers, British India, The Barons of Tang, Ava Torch, Deni Hines, Fire Down Below, Thundamentals, Tuka, Dialectrix, Jones Jnr., Joe New, Tenth Dan & Grub, A Blank Canvas, Hermitude, Jaytee, Urthboy, The Canberra Comedy Festival, Leah Flanagan, Amber Lawrence, Jason Owen, The Underscore Orkestra, Lolo Lovina, Baylou, Edema Ruh, Billy Washington's Drifters, Mark Lucas & The DeadSetters, The Snaketown Rattlers, Flap!, Hobo Grace, A Girl's A Gun, Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars, The Little Rippers, The Groove CoOp, The Plough, Ian Moss and more.

Since 2013 we have had the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase annually.

We had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural Blue Mountains Elvis Festival in August 2013 and look forward to growing this annual event in successive years.

Thank you to all who came to support such talented artists and event and we hope that you can come along to the upcoming shows and help the RSL Club continue to be a prominent venue for live music and avents in the Blue Mountains.

 Katoomba RSL's auditorium is a family friendly venue.
Unless stated otherwise all events are 'All Ages' however minors must be accompanied by a parent
or legal guardian and are to be supervised and must remain out of the restricted areas.
*Please note that children do require a ticket for any ticket entry shows.
Please also be aware that there is no allocated seating for shows.

A FREE courtesy bus operates hourly runs 7 nights a week from 6-11pm.
Call the Club on 02) 4782 2624 if you would like to arrange a pick up from the local area.

If you are an artist interested in performing or an agent interested in having your clients perform
at Katoomba RSL Club or are looking for a venue for entertainment then please email:
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