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Every Saturday, join us at the dimming of the day with a complimentary drink, in an eclectic, intimate venue for 2 sets of adventurous listening with brilliant LIVE musicians, a rare luxury in today's world. 

Tickets $50 -Includes complimentary drink


3-5pm ( Please arrive no more than 5 mins early- 1st set starts 3.20pm) 

Downstairs at Avalon Restaurant 18, Katoomba St, Katoomba 2780. Bar and event menu on offer, mulled wine and hot toddies recommended.

DOWNSTAIRS at Avalon 

 

After nearly 40 years lying dormant, the team behind the iconic Avalon Restaurant and Cocktail Bar have revived the historic Savoy Theatre foyer to create a unique social lounge and event space. 

 

Avalon DOWNSTAIRS presents live music and events every week in the charming art deco theatre foyer. There's a hand-picked selection of local wine and craft beers to try, plus a menu of small plates, designed to share. 

 

It’s the perfect spot for a casual meet-up with friends, or drop in for a drink before or after dinner. Avalon DOWNSTAIRS is also available to book for your own private event or group booking.  

THE MUSIC HUNTER

Meg Benson of Music Hunter says "music is a social vaccine against isolation and anxiety, and it's our belief that the more intimate the setting, the higher the well- being barometer. It's all about those moments of magic between musicians and audiences, a special relationship that simply must continue in today's world. Music Hunter is proud to guarantee musicians a fee at industry rates and thrilled to call "Downstairs" at Avalon "Home" for this weekly series "Afternoon Delights" for 20 lucky adventurous listeners.

 

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Afternoon Delights DOWNSTAIRS at Avalon

Every Saturday, join us at the dimming of the day with a complimentary drink, in an eclectic, intimate venue for 2 sets of adventurous listening with brilliant LIVE musicians, a rare luxury in today's world. 

Tickets $50 -Includes complimentary drink
3-5pm ( Please arrive no more than 5 mins early- 1st set starts 3.20pm) 

Downstairs at Avalon Restaurant 18, Katoomba St, Katoomba 2780. Bar and event menu on offer, mulled wine and hot toddies recommended.

Gary Daley

Gary Daley is best known as a musician playing in some of the elite bands of Australian jazz; currently James Greening’s band Greening from Ear to Ear and the jazz-world music band The catholics.  He leads the quartet Bungarribee which features his own compositions and interpretations from the classical repertoire.  Gary plays acoustic and electric piano, organ and also the piano accordion. Another side to Gary is his appearances week days on the ABC TV children’s channel in the pre-school show Lah Lah’s Adventures.

 

Sanctuary is the recording of the latest album which was supported by the Australia Council. Psalm from ‘In the Palm of Your Hand’ is a five part gospel-jazz work commissioned by the St Paul’s Grammar School, Cranebrook in 2004. Performed by Gary Daley, Steve Clisby (solo voice), Toby Hall, Jess Ciampa, Richard Maegraith, Ben Waples, Ben Daley, Voice Mail (choir of St Paul’s Grammar), Cathy Jarman.

 

In 2002 Gary’s then band Heavy Weather recorded World View, which was sponsored by ABC Jazz Track. 

http://garydaley.com.au

 

James Greening

“I can’t think of anyone in the entire country who touched so many different musicians in so many different ways” – John Shand The Sydney Morning Herald.

 

Search JAMES GREENING - TROMBONE and a plethora of projects past and present will hit the screen. James Greening has been a leading voice in the music scene in Sydney and Australia for more than thirty years. Trombones, pocket trumpet, slide trumpet, tuba, sousaphone and diddly bow bass add to James' diversity as a performer. His roots are in any music that grooves, expressed more often in jazz as a founding member of seminal Australian jazz bands such as Ten Part Invention, Wanderlust, the catholics, the Umbrellas and the Australian Art Orchestra.

 

The World According to James, formed in 1992, saw James step forward as a bandleader and composer, presenting music with all the qualities of wit, creativity and exuberance that have long been associated with his work as a soloist.  In 2012, James Greening launched a new 7 piece project, Greening from Ear to Ear and composed a new suite of original music, Tam O’Shanter Tales.  This CD has received rave reviews.  A significant part of his playing has been in funk, and one of James Greening‘s major musical influences was friend and mentor, the late Jackie Orszaczky and with whom he's accompanied on many projects. James trombone has frequently taken him around the world, Too many to list, he is a regular recording artist on ground breaking new recordings with groups of all styles around the country. 

https://www.jamesgreening.net

Afternoon Delights DOWNSTAIRS at Avalon

Every Saturday, join us at the dimming of the day with a complimentary drink, in an eclectic, intimate venue for 2 sets of adventurous listening with brilliant LIVE musicians, a rare luxury in today's world. 

Tickets $50 -Includes complimentary drink
3-5pm ( Please arrive no more than 5 mins early- 1st set starts 3.20pm) 

Downstairs at Avalon Restaurant 18, Katoomba St, Katoomba 2780. Bar and event menu on offer, mulled wine and hot toddies recommended.

Horse&Wood are Bukhu Ganburged and John Robinson

 

"At a stroke the pair shrink about 8,000 kilometres of the vast expanse of Asia to nothing, and in the process invent a whole new sonic colour combination that arguably could only have happened in Australia". John Shand, Sydney morning Herald.

 

Horse & Wood – Mongolian Horse Head fiddle (Morin Khuur) and al’ Oud (“the wood” in Arabic) combine in a unique fusion of galloping Mongolian rhythms, sparkling harmonic singing, and the warm, evocative nuances of the oud, and other exotic strings.

 

First conceived at Woodford Folk Festival 2010/11, when upon first meeting these two fine exponents of their craft found a chemistry both musically and on stage, exploring a range of musical possibilities including Mongolian/Turkish, Mongolian/bluegrass, Mongolian/Australian… you get the idea!  The result is always stunning and often undefinable! 

 

John and Bukhu first performed at Jenolan Caves in January 2012 in a sell out show underground with the most amazing acoustics as part of the Music of the World Concert and workshop series presented by Music Hunter, and have since performed at the Sydney Opera House, Cygnet folk Festival, MONA Museum in Hobart, Festival of the Winds in Bondi and in Sydney’s world music and Jazz venues, as well as many other events and festivals around Australia.

BUKHU recently turned all heads on THE VOICE 

 

Bukhu at TEDX

Amazing music from John and Bukhu's 4 piece band Equus.  

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