Information courtesy of Suzi Stengel

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Coastal a Cappella is holding a fundraising Movie night

Thursday 26th October

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre

Movie – “The Mountain Between Us”- starring Kate Winslet & Idris Elba

6pm Pre show Nibbles

7pm Entertainment by Coastal a Cappella

7.30 pm Movie


Contact 0412284652 for tickets.

Information courtesy of

Jennie Harrison

Events Coordinator

Coastal a Cappella



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What are you doing this weekend?

Highlights for the week ending Wednesday 25 October

GMS’ “Chicago”, Audition info for “We Will Rock You” and “Rock of Ages”, Dance Spectacular on the Coast 2017, CC Conservatorium’s 20th Anniversary Gala Concert, Art exhibition for Mental Health Week, plus more exhibitions, competitions, markets, great gigs from local musicians and much more!

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Friday 3rd Nov 7.45pm

Ollie Brown

In the three years since Brown’s first EP release, ‘Moving On’, the 25 year old Sydney based Singer/Songwriter has opened for The Beach Boys, Michael Bublé, Ron Sexsmith, Bic Runga, David Ryan Harris, James Reyne, Kina Grannis and many more. He has played multiple sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House, performed three times at Byron Bay Bluesfest and received airplay on over thirty radio stations across North America



Blues Jam

Sunday 5th Nov 2pm


Tuesday 7th November

Melbourne Cup Lunch

Harry Hardys open for lunch from 12pm
3 different sweeps including a mystery sweep
Prize for best Hat female and male best dressed.

Licky door prize from De Bortoli
Glass of bubbly on entry .[for diners only]
Booking essential please call 4360 2014


Ben Woodham

Saturday 11th Nov 7,30pm


Rapidly becoming a household name around the Central Coast, Ben Woodham is a great one-man band for any occasion. Ben takes on all the well-known covers from the past 40 years, the soundtracks to our lives and puts his spin on them. He delivers the songs in an intimate performance as if his life depends on it!




Jam – Top Cat

Sunday 12th Nov 2pm – 5pm



2 Buck Blues Band

Saturday 18th Nov 7.30pm

The Two-Buck Blues Band are masters of a genre that few musicians explore these days. We call it Cool Blues.
Blues with a bit of humour. With a bit of a jazz influence, sometimes a touch of country and rockabilly.



Deck Sessions – Little Quirks

Sunday 19th Nov 3-6pm

The Little Quirks are a young, all-girl Central Coast trio made up of siblings Abbey and Mia and their cousin Jaymi. They have an alternate/pop acoustic sound with an amazing blend of mandolin, guitar and drums. They have a natural ability to produce mesmerising harmonies that add to their unique interpretations of modern and older songs. Their twist on songs are entertaining and soulful and will put a smile on the face of all that hear them.


Tim Rogers

Friday 24th November 2017 8pm

Following the LP release of ‘An Actor Repairs’, a pile of You Am I touring, and the release of his first book ‘Detours’ to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bundle and play a series of solo shows in November and December to cap the year off.


‘The year was set aside to do a thesis on (Canadian maestros’) Rush and their divisive “keyboard” era and learn how to tie my own shoelaces, but I got waylaid by a love of reading and the ever- shifting notion of “cocktail hour” and wound up writing a book. What a bloody nerve. What a cheek. What an editor…. If this is to be my reaction to writing and recording an LP I’m exceptionally proud and feeling it disappear into the ether then God and Satan save us all.  ‘’An Actor Repairs’ was an LP made with love and not a lot else despite a reliance on enthusiasm and the ability to stretch a budget under a charlatan’s smoke- cloud of enthusiasm. After taking ‘What Rhymes With Cars And Girls’ to some regions over the next months, I’m going to go out and play songs about repairing actors and unfixable humans. Because that is what we do. Us repairing humans. In human form, Rogers repairs forthwith and foreheaded’. Tim Rogers


Tix on sale now here – https://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=78537



Deck Sessions – The Royal River Rats

Sunday 26th Nov 3-6pm

Featuring some of the finest players, The Royal River Rats plunder the R&Bs songbook of 1950’s America and give it a jolt of raw 21st Century energy!




On sale now – Dave Graney – Sat December 2nd 8pm -https://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=78962


prizes and champagne supplied by De Bortoli wines


Tucked between the bush and the bay, Hardys Bay Club is happily pokie machine-free, family friendly, full of personality and quirky characters and unlike any other on the Central Coast of NSW. Great food, music, weddings, craft beer and of course the best beer garden and deck on the Coast! Hardys Bay Club, 14 Heath Road, Hardys Bay NSW 2257 t: (02) 4360 1072 http://www.hardysbayclub.com.au


Information and image courtesy of

Loren McHenry, Marketing loren@hardysbayclub.com.au

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The Frantastics’ Christmas Concert

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Information and image courtesy of Pamela Brown

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5 Lands Experience at The Rhythm Hut

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The 5 Lands Experience is back for October. A regular monthly community event, at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford, each month, the 5 Lands Experience begins with a free community drum circle, at 5pm all ages and levels encouraged. Bring your own drum or have a go with ours! We’ll have loads of different percussion for everyone to try.


A well established, well known local band, the 5 Lands band has run for over 9 years around the Central Coast – from Terrigal, to Erina, to Gosford. Named after originally forming to perform at the popular Central Coast 5 Lands Walk in Terrigal, the ever changing line up of The 5 Lands Band, lead by Rendra Freestone, brings together some of the top musicians from the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle. The unique band doesn’t practice, nor write music together, but rather create improvised jams, based on funk, jazz, folk and groove. Well known for getting the dance floor filled, the 5 Lands Band kick off music at 6.30pm.

Featured Act On The Stoop


On The Stoop Don’t plan on On The Stoop sticking to the rules. Or expectations. Or the straight path.

One minute they are some swinging hot jazz group with barbs that could easily have some from an even sharper-tongued Tim Minchin, the next they are making like a post-punk walking funk bass line with honking sax, as if The Laughing Clowns and The Stranglers spawned, while another has that saxophone playing Latin lines in tandem with a trumpet for a mutated surf song about exactly how to “get your end in” when “I ain’t no Vincent De Paul…you ain’t no Mother Teresa”.


And that is only half the songs on their second album, Home, so I’ve not mentioned the Cuban social club moment, the Mexican hat dance, the ska skank or the parlour group playing a polite serenade in a London club between another of those dash annoying bombing raids.

Close your eyes and this could just as easily be happening in some ex factory space in downtown New York, pitching James

Chance and The Pretenders against a dub head who really loves his South American music. Cumbia anyone?

This could be eight different bands from eight different corners of the world except it’s more like one fevered collective musical brain firing off ideas like skyrockets. Look, there’s one exploding above you right now.


Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/onthestoopband/

SoundCloud; soundcloud.com/on-the-stoop


As a not for profit community space, The Rhythm Hut is dedicated to supporting the arts and music on The Central Coast, and this monthly event is open to the whole community, with entry by donation. Suitable and affordable for the whole family, patrons are encouraged to pay whatever they can afford to help keep this unique space running, and such events happening on The Central Coast. Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, including locally made Six String beers. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


WHAT: The 5 Lands Experience ft. The 5 Lands Band and On the Stoop

WHEN: Sunday 29th of October, 5pm

WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford

COST: Entry by donation


Information and image courtesy of The Rhythm Hut publicity

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CC Conservatorium of Music presents THE 20TH ROTARY GALA CONCERT

Central Coast Conservatorium Youth Orchestra

A Celebration of the Central Coasts Ensembles

150 Musicians on stage at one time!



Saturday 21 October, 2pm (doors open 1.30pm)

Central Coast Leagues club, The Parkview Room, Donnison Street, Gosford


The 20th Annual Rotary Gala Concert promises beautiful contemporary works with combined ‘Tutti’ pieces including “Lord of the Rings Symphonic Suite”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” “Macarthur Parker” “Lion King” film score and “Moscow Nights”.


“This is community music making on a grand scale. It’s a collaboration of the Central Coast’s largest Community Ensembles”, say Patrick Brennan, Chief Executive Office and Artistic Director of Central Coast Conservatorium.


As individual entities in Concert and as collaborative works the concert will showcase the Central Coast Youth Orchestra, Central Coast Brass Band, Central Coast Philharmonia Choir, Central Coast Children’s Choir and Conservatorium Youth Choir, Katandra voices.


The Central Coast Brass, the 2017 Australian Champion A-Grade Brass Band will bring a mix of emotive musical setting.


“Brace yourselves for fanfare, fire, excitement and raw musical beauty”, says Conrad Curry, Musical Director of the Central Coast Brass Band.


A number of times during the concert all 150 performers will be performing on stage at the same time.


The first Rotary Gala Concert was held in the Central Coast Leagues Club to an audience over 950 patrons in 1998.


“The idea is to bring together community music performance groups of varied genre, says Concert Musical Direct, Robert Bedwell.


The 20th Annual Rotary Gala Concert offers people the opportunity to see a spectacular show and to become involved in community Ensembles.


This annual fundraiser creates the possibility for Community Ensembles and Choirs to continue training members and performing at community events. Funds raised provide an affordable way for children to learn to play an instrument and learn to play in an ensemble – an important facility for every well rounded musician. The Concert is an opportunity for these Ensembles to showcase their works to ensure ongoing membership.



The Concert is sponsored by Rotary Club of Gosford and the Central Coast Leagues Club.


Suitable for all Ages


Tickets: Adult $35 | Groups/Concession $32 | Child (school age) $15


Booking: 4324 7477


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Information and image courtesy of Rosalie Paino for CCCM

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