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  • Music Hunter, Meg Benson

There's an island tinged roots feel in Declan's brand new release single.

We've been keen to host a concert with Declan Kelly for several years and luckily Declan has a whole lot of materiel ready to share with us here in the Mountains in just 6 more sleeps. He performs with his trio on this Sat 24th August at Wentworth Falls School of Arts Theatre in his New Single release tour, “Catch your Ego” and also is an exciting lead up to the release of his imminent album “Views with a Room” available in September.

Personally these songs are on high rotation in my home at present. It's warm and soulful music with infectious melodies.

It's a fantastic venue with tiered seating plus a floor for those who don't like to sit still at gigs. No chance of obstructing the view of those who are seated. It's also a venue where it's ok to bring Under 18s, so come with the whole family and educate the youth in how to be a music hunter just like you.

Listen to "Catch your Ego" now.

Performing with Declan are Winston Stephenson on bass and vocals, Ian Mussington on drums and vocals. while Declan is performing on vocals and guitar, although he is a formidable drummer. Earlier this year Declan performed with King Tide in Katoomba on drums. He's a versatile musician and is well known for his multiple collaborations with loads of Aussie musicians including Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Emma Donovan and Radical Son to name a few. Declan was appointed ambassador for the Sydney Fringe Festival 2019, It’s been over 5 years since Mountains audiences had the opportunity to catch Declan performing his own music.

Miriam Lieberman, will perform a solo support set prior to the long set by Declan Kelly Trio, The Music magazine speaks about Miriam.. “From time spent in Mali, Mexico and India, it’s obvious that Lieberman is a musical sponge with the ability to master any instrument she fancies”. Declan’s new album features a collection of new works inspired by the number of great artists he has worked and collaborated with in the past. Recorded at his studio 'The Nest' in Surry Hills it also features recent singles 'Carry me' and “Take me in Tonight” Both of which have official music video clips out on youtube.

Declan Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia to an Irish father and Maori mother. Having two strong ancestral ties made it no wonder that creativity and music was running through his blood. His mother Salley, a singer also exposed Declan to the life of a musician and instruments from an early age where he took to the drums and guitar, singing to come later in his life.

During his high school years he met Alex Lloyd and other musicians to form his first band The Beefs, which went on to play in bars underage and also win a number of band competitions as they had a uniqueness in playing rhythm and blues. He was headhunted by The Bondi Cigars and immediately began touring rigorously, really honing his craft as a musician and then songwriting. He recorded an album with them before parting ways four years later in his early 20’s to form other bands and eventually pen his own tunes.

Having been the drummer for a number of great artists, Kelly learnt the craft of good songwriting, recording authentically and the mastery of studio production, as well as the delivery and fronting of a rockin' live show. Declan has recorded many albums; “Tales from the Neighbourhood” back in 2005, “Adrift”, “Diesel n'Dub”- a fundraising album to support aboriginal literacy.

Listen to "Carry Me" now.


DOORS OPEN 7.30PM. Food and Drinks available onsite.

Pre-sale tickets: $23 concession and $28 general adult Tickets at the door: $25 concession and $30 general adult

Group bookings of 8 people: $184 = $23 each

Listen to "Take me in Tonight" now.

Check out more Music Hunter events coming up every month at Wentworth Falls School of Arts Theatre in 2019.

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