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ARCHIE, Singled Out, Sam Sly and Civic Video at Smokey Dan's

ARCHIE, Singled Out, Sam Sly and Civic Video at Smokey Dan's

Jun 18, 6:00pm

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Get ready for a huge night of music at Smokey Dan’s headlined by ARCHIE (Canberra) and supported by Singled Out (South Coast), Sam Sly (Canberra) and Civic Video (Sydney).

The show is set to start at 6pm with doors at 5pm. It’s an outdoor and family-friendly event in the beautiful Smokey Dan’s courtyard. The space will be heated to keep the cold away and Smokey Dan’s incredible menu will be available until 7:30pm.

ARCHIE is a surf rock indie band from Canberra, with a passion for creating good music and good vibes. Every gig is full of fun-loving, positive energy brought to you by Grant Simpson (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Liv Faletoese (Bass), Xandy Wanjura (Drums) and Geromy Houghton (Guitar and Synths).

Since their debut in late 2019, ARCHIE has been lucky enough to play alongside NZ superstar BENEE, Aussie faves Lime Cordiale, and Canberra legends Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Citizen Kay, Moaning Lisa and Sesame Girl.

Their newest single ‘Closure’ is the perfect coastal tune for anyone keen to get back on the dance floor. ARCHIE are super keen to be on the road in 2022 - catch them in Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Sydney and more, as they keep spreading the positivity and funk to many more beautiful people.
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Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt - Love & Lies Tour at Smokey Dan's

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt - Love & Lies Tour at Smokey Dan's

Feb 4, 6:00pm

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Multi Golden Guitar Award Winners, Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt are coming to Smokey Dan's for a special performance on their Love & Lies Tour. They will be joined by special guest Corey Legge.


An event not to be missed, ticket options available:


General Admission $35
Access to the Smokey Dan's Courtyard to watch this incredible event in an intimate and beautiful setting.


VIP Song & Artist Meet+Greet $60
For a limited number of attendees, there is an amazing opportunity to meet Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt before the show. Purchasers of these tickets will be treated to a private song, meeting and photo opportunity.
This ticket also includes General Admission to the show.


AMBER LAWRENCE

Amber Lawrence is a 5 times Golden Guitar winning Australian singer-songwriter who captures the nation’s attention and heart with her uplifting songs of self-belief, love, family and ordinary Australians.

Whilst many musicians and artists stagnated through 2020 due to the effects of Covid-19 shutdowns, Amber’s creativity thrived and she launched her ARIA number 2 charting DVD – Amber Lawrence Live, collaborated on three separate releases, including the successful re-imagination of True Blue alongside Aleyce Simmonds, Dianna Corcoran and Kirsty Lee Akers, (winning the Golden Guitar in the 2021 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards) and to finish the year, she release her third children’s Album ‘The Kid’s Gone Country 2’, which became a number 2 ARIA charting Country Album!

In 2019 Amber Lawrence launched her 6th studio album, Spark – nominated for CMAA Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Contemporary Album of the Year. It was also the second highest selling country album for 2019 (behind Lee Kernaghan).

In 2018 just took home 3 of the most prestigious Golden Guitar awards at the CMAA Golden Guitar Awards!! APRA Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the year, for the song ‘Our Backyard’, a collaboration with Travis Collins.

A former Qantas Airways employee, and Chartered Accountant, Amber risked it all in 2008 to pursue a career in music. The risk paid off in 2015 when Amber was awarded the iconic and prestigious ‘Female Artist of the Year’ award for her song ‘Superhero’, at the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar awards – the highest accolade for country music in Australia. This was quickly followed up with the Country Music Channel 2015 ‘Female Artist of the Year’ Award. This was the first time in history that an artist has won both awards in one year.


CATHERINE BRITT

It’s the singer and the song that makes for truly distinctive and enduring artists. Lots of great songs and some mighty fine singing. Catherine Britt has a voice that instantly gets your attention . . but unlike others, it is the craftsmanship of this singer/songwriter who unashamedly boasts a worthy story to tell that truly keeps her audience enthralled.

She has lived a life in the world of entertainment most will never experience or dream of. The archetypal Aussie girl from the coal works of Newcastle uprooted herself at 17 years old and moved for six years to Nashville TN (USA) where she gained a deep knowledge of country/roots/folk history as well as touring extensively and releasing top 40 Billboard hits.

How did this happen you may well ask. Not every 17 year old moves from Newcastle to Nashville to pursue their musical dreams. Well, the story is that a certain Elton John (yes, THAT Elton John – not to be mistaken for . . .) heard Catherine during one of his Australian tours in the early 2000s. So impressed with Catherine was Elton that he took her albums back to America with him and helped get a deal with RCA Records.

Catherine’s recording career commenced in 1999 when, at the age of 14, she released her first EP followed in 2001 by her debut album release. Since then she has released six more studio albums as well as a Best Of album.

Awards? You want awards. Over the course of her career Catherine has collected a host of accolades, a legion of fans and a mantel of awards including the country industry’s highest honours, 2009 CMAA Female Artist of the Year Award, 2012 CMAA Single of the Year, 2013 CMAA Female Artist of the Year Award, 2016 Female Artist of the Year, 2017 Vocal Collaboration of The Year for her celebrated single “F U Cancer” as well as APRA Award and CMC Artist of the Year nominations. 6 of Catherine’s albums released to date have been nominated for the ARIA Award for the Best Country Album release, which is a first for any Australian country artist. In 2010, Catherine was also presented with the CMA Global Artist of the Year award.

Catherine’s talent has also seen her tour, perform and record with some of music’s most respected names including Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly, Sir Elton John, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton, Don McLean, Chris Isaac, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Guy Clark and Keith Urban to name but a few.


COREY LEGGE

Corey Legge plays heartfelt Alt-Country and Folk-Rock, drawing influence from his wholesome upbringing amongst the fertile pastures surrounding Bega (NSW). Corey has released two albums in two years, ‘Driving out of Eden’ (2019) and ‘Some Days’ (2020), landing him high rotation on ABC Country, and regular airplay on KIX Country, Double J and Triple J. Corey’s most popular single to date ‘I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself in For’ landed at #2 on the Australian Country Radio charts, which led to four film clips being added to CMT on Foxtel. Corey’s music has also been shared by the legendary James Taylor.

The recipient of a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from Create NSW in 2018, Corey subsequently flew to New Zealand to record his debut solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’ with award-winning producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams). Corey returned to New Zealand in late 2019 to record his follow up album, ‘Some Days’, which was released on September 1st 2020. The album title track was a semi-finalist in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition.

Corey’s 2nd album ‘Some Days’ features the singles ‘Last Night I Dreamt of You’, ‘Fireball’, ‘Some Days’ and ‘I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself in For’, and has been warmly received by the media and fans alike. Corey is set to release his 3rd album in 2022, with extensive Australian and European album launch tours.

"A national treasure in the making."
Kath Devaney, ABC Country (Producer and Programmer)
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Daniel Champagne LIVE at Smokey Dan's (Tomakin)

Daniel Champagne LIVE at Smokey Dan's (Tomakin)

Dec 17, 7:00pm

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The young virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' brings his tour home to the South Coast playing Smokey Dan's in Tomakin December 17!
Limited tickets $30 here: events.humanitix.com/daniel-champagne-at-smokey-dans

WHAT THE PRESS SAY..
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA
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Corey Legge, The New Graces, Ron Callo and Felicity Dowd at Smokey Dan's

Corey Legge, The New Graces, Ron Callo and Felicity Dowd at Smokey Dan's

Jun 25, 5:00pm

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Critically acclaimed country music artists Corey Legge (with his band) and The New Graces are coming to Smokey Dan’s on Friday 25th June for a major coheadline event. They will be joined by two of the best acts in the region with the legendary Ron Callo (with his band) and emerging star Felicity Dowd playing as special guests.

The show is set to start at 6pm with doors at 5pm. It’s an outdoor, covid safe and family-friendly event in the beautiful Smokey Dan’s courtyard.

There are two ticket options available, General Admission or Food Included. Food Included tickets come with a $30 food and drinks voucher, which will save approximately 30% on food and drinks for the night.


COREY LEGGE

Corey Legge plays heartfelt Alt-Country and Folk-Rock, drawing influence from his wholesome upbringing amongst the fertile pastures surrounding Bega (NSW). Corey has released two albums in two years, ‘Driving out of Eden’ (2019) and ‘Some Days’ (2020), landing him high rotation on ABC Country, and regular airplay on KIX Country, Double J and Triple J. Corey’s most popular single to date ‘I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself in For’ landed at #2 on the Australian Country Radio charts, which led to four film clips being added to CMT on Foxtel. Corey’s music has also been shared by the legendary James Taylor.

The recipient of a prestigious ‘Young Regional Artist Scholarship’ from Create NSW in 2018, Corey subsequently flew to New Zealand to record his debut solo album ‘Driving out of Eden’ with award-winning producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams). Corey returned to New Zealand in late 2019 to record his follow up album, ‘Some Days’, which was released on September 1st 2020. The album title track was a semi-finalist in the 2020 International Songwriting Competition.

Corey’s 2nd album ‘Some Days’ features the singles ‘Last Night I Dreamt of You’, ‘Fireball’, ‘Some Days’ and ‘I Don’t Know What I’ve Got Myself in For’, and has been warmly received by the media and fans alike. Corey is set to release his 3rd album in 2022, with extensive Australian and European album launch tours.

‘’A national treasure in the making.’’

Kath Devaney, ABC Country (Producer and Programmer)

Corey Legge is proudly endorsed by Cole Clark guitars (Melbourne, Australia), alongside Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and Xavier Rudd.


THE NEW GRACES

“Songs that feel like a walk along a dusty country road – evocative, warm, connected with the land and its people…”

The New Graces are one of Australia’s most promising new country artists, with 4 x Golden Guitar nominations and an ARIA #1 Australian Country Album.

Melanie Horsnell, Kate Burke and Robyn Martin are all seasoned identities in the Australian music scene. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, their music is flavoured with guitar, double bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and three part harmonies plus a little desert heat-haze that could only be Australian.

Between them, they weave tales of farmers, hippies, mothers, sea farers, history, lovers, the ordinary, and the mysterious. Their songs tell stories of their Australia: desert country steeped in history, wild bush dances, snowy mountains and remote swimming holes, generations of family life on the land, waking up in a sunny Sydney bedroom, returning to favourite old pub to play music with friends.


RON CALLO

Ron Callo is an acclaimed South Coast country musician and indigenous singer-songwriter, who has been performing in the local region and beyond in various acts since 1984. His music is aired nationally and played regularly across all major Aboriginal radio stations.

Ron's compositions are built on his unique vibrato voice and deeply reflective lyrics. He has kept crowds captivated with his moving performances and unique songwriting for decades.

In recent times Ron has been busy recording his music and playing significant cultural events such as the Saltwater Freshwater Festival and Survival Day 2021 at Barragga Bay.


FELICITY DOWD

At only 17 years of age, Felicity Dowd has the wisdom and understanding of a much more mature singer-songwriter. Instead of focussing on teenage angst and matters of the heart, she uses her voice to speak up about cultural, moral and governmental issues that affect her deeply and concern her future as a young Australian. She has a passion for blending her various influences of Country, Folk, Blues, Jazz and Pop into her acoustic repertoire of modern classics and original compositions.

‘Blue Skies’, her first single released early March 2021, debuted at number one on the Country Itunes chart and AMRAP chart in its first week. Hailing from Bega, Felicity Dowd is the NSW Folk Federation 2020 ‘Young Folk Artist of the Year’, 2020 Tamworth Songwriters Association talent quest winner and a current student within the 2020/2021 Talent Development Project. At this year’s Tamworth Songwriters Association Salute Awards, Felicity won both the Novice and Youth Categories for her songs ‘Blue Skies’ and ‘When the Party Is Over’.
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The Spindrift Saga with ARCHIE, Last Thursday and the St Peter's College Band at Smokey Dan's

The Spindrift Saga with ARCHIE, Last Thursday and the St Peter's College Band at Smokey Dan's

Mar 26, 5:00pm

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The Spindrift Saga are set to return to Smokey Dan’s Friday 26th of March! They will be joined by special guests ARCHIE (Canberra), Last Thursday (Sydney) and the St Peter’s College Band.

Tickets will include food, which will consist of an incredible BBQ assortment provided by Smokey Dan’s. BBQ includes pork n’ fennel sausage sangas, sticky wings and chips.

The event will kick off at 6pm, with doors open from 5pm.


THE SPINDRIFT SAGA

The Spindrift Saga are an independent Australian act renowned for their tight live shows, “catchy rhythms, bright licks” and big alt funk rock sound. In the last few years The Spindrift Saga have toured extensively and supported the likes of The Living End, Thirsty Merc, The Rubens, British India and other music industry heavyweights. The band’s debut full length record “Badnormous” has received airplay around the country and cemented The Spindrift Saga’s unique place in the alternative rock scene. The band have recently released four singles “Batsh!t Bay”, “Musical Theme”, “Smile” and “In and out of Love”. In July 2017 The Spindrift Saga played their first international shows in Japan.

With comparisons being drawn to the music industries alternative heavyweights, “these lads have crafted a truly unique sound best described as electrifying”. The Spindrift Saga is a head-turning power trio with musical ‘chops’ to burn who cover an enormous diversity of styles in their performances. Influenced heavily by funk music, The Spindrift Saga welds this syncopated groove element seamlessly into their rock roots. The result is a sound that could be likened to acts such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Living End, Soundgarden and Incubus.

‘It gets me moving in my seat!’
Tom Forest, Triple J


ARCHIE

Shortly after forming in late 2018 while studying at the ANU School of Music, these four unusually happy scallywags found a kindred spirit in Archie, Xandy’s dog, who reflects all of the charisma, energy, and happiness ARCHIE the band dream of conveying with their music.

Since their launch at the start of July 2019, ARCHIE has seen a meteoric rise in the local Canberra scene. Beginning with shows alongside well-established hometown heroes, they soon doubled-down on their infectious live shows by supporting the likes of Surf Trash, Neko Pink and BENEE. This has culminated in a string of sold-out headline shows around Canberra, with fans turning up in their hundreds.

Soon after, the release of "Blink" saw the band perform alongside long-time-idols Lime Cordiale, as well as feature in the pilot episode of Immersion Sessions, in which they performed live from one of the world's finest recording studios, Studios301.

"All 200 of us punters were sold on the band’s musicianship and songwriting. As the songs keep coming, this band will keep finding new and unexpected ways to channel that energy into something special"
Hayden Fritzlaff, The RiotACT


LAST THURSDAY

Last Thursday are an acclaimed Indie Rock outfit hailing from Sydney's Inner West. They draw inspiration from bands such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Radiohead and The Kooks. This band wants to make you dance, and cry, and weep, scream and sing. Last Thursday’s next EP is set to be released in 2021, with singles Tamed and I Hear having recently dropped in anticipation.

‘I hit play, and you had me in the first few seconds! Those vocals sound like they're sitting on a bed of stars! This indie-rock is bringing warmth to a cold night!’
Tom Forest, Triple J

‘The emotion behind every note and every lyric is very powerful. It's impossible not to ~feel~ listening to this’
Ash McGregor, Triple J

‘It's earnest, soaring rock n roll that will affect you.’
Declan Byrne, Triple J
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SOLD OUT! Summer's Here EP Launch featuring The Spindrift Saga, Sam Fletcher and Jack Gallen

SOLD OUT! Summer's Here EP Launch featuring The Spindrift Saga, Sam Fletcher and Jack Gallen

Feb 5, 6:00pm

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Come along to Smokey Dan’s for a huge evening of original music with The Spindrift Saga, Sam Fletcher and Jack Gallen! Local musician Sam Fletcher will be launching his debut EP ‘Summer’s Here’ with his full band. Legendary local act The Spindrift Saga will be headlining with a full hour set. And local talent Jack Gallen will be bringing his whole band to open this epic show.

This is an outdoor, covid safe and family-friendly event. Smokey Dan’s are generously including a delicious BBQ with your ticket. Kicks off at 6pm on Friday 5th February.


SUMMER'S HERE EP
Summer’s Here is Sam Fletcher’s debut EP. The culmination of two years of songwriting, this release is a selection of Sam’s favourite original songs, inspired by travelling, nature, the surf and other life experiences. Available via all major streaming platforms, Sam’s website and at the EP launch on Friday 5th February.


THE SPINDRIFT SAGA
The Spindrift Saga are an independent Australian act renowned for their tight live shows, “catchy rhythms, bright licks” and big alt funk rock sound. In the last few years The Spindrift Saga have toured extensively and supported the likes of The Living End, Thirsty Merc, The Rubens, British India and other music industry heavyweights. The band’s debut full length record “Badnormous” has received airplay around the country and cemented The Spindrift Saga’s unique place in the alternative rock scene. The band have recently released four singles “Batsh!t Bay”, “Musical Theme”, “Smile” and “In and out of Love”. In July 2017 The Spindrift Saga played their first international shows in Japan


SAM FLETCHER
Indie folk and classic rock performed with passion and integrity are the signature sounds of young songwriter Sam Fletcher. Influenced by the acoustic greats of the ’60s and ’70s, and the folk songs of old, Sam’s acoustic music features skilful acoustic guitar and smooth vocals. On the other hand, his Rolling Stones inspired rock is characterised by singing guitar riffs and charismatic solos, infused with Sam’s distinctive and fresh ‘surf’ vibe. It is this blend of roots and vibrant, youthful optimism that leads Sam’s approach and produces his rare and magnetising performance style. Sam will be releasing his debut EP ‘Summer’s Here’ in late January 2021.


JACK GALLEN
Jack Gallen is a local 19 year old singer/guitarist with influences ranging from Green Day to John Mayer to Harry Styles. Expect blues-driven solos, catchy-as-Velcro choruses, and a handful of pop-infused blues rock songs that’ll linger in your mind for days. Now for the first time using his band to add some substance to the songs written on an old acoustic guitar in his room.
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