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Photo above actually by Michael Schöber while in Berlin!

Totally Gourdgeous 20th year Tour in early July 2018!!

Totally Gourdgeous - touring in 2018 June 28 - July 15
from Melbourne around coast to Tamworth - last gig in them thar hills of  !!

Joni Mitchell meets James Brown in Bob Marley's pumpkin patch via The Muppets!
All are playing Gourd instruments luthiered by Penelope Swales - Legendary since young
(Gourd Guitar, Gourdalin, Stomp, Aslatuas, Chinese Hulusi Gourd Flute),
Mal Webb - from Lano & Woodley to Glastonbury Solo (Gourd Bass, Mbira, Gournet, Voice-box),
Carl Pannuzzo - Smallest Stadium Band in the world to Woodford Fire Event Choir master (Gourd Djemba, Percussion, Guitar),
Andrew Clermont - a nutso player from Dya Singh to Tom T Hall (Gourdiddle, Gourdalin, Guitar)
and all with Gourdatious Vocals to produce a manic, organic musical experience, punning pathos, heartfelt hilarity & messages of love,
fellowship and environmental sanity.
Latest Clips - Shades of the Vine!
The Bazzar Clips - Woodford

Had a very cool time catching up with fiddle legends Darol Anger, Tristian Clarridge & Shenzo Gregorio in the same week
congrats to The Sunshine Fiddle Camp on their perhaps last gathering - very grateful to catch the last day thereof early Jan 2018
there is soooo much ahead this year! See you as we can - check GigGuide above!)

Soon at The Planting 2018 - Woodford May 4-6
swapping Tim Bennett for Josh Bennett !!

Sounding like Jeff Beck meets Ravi Shankar on the set of 'Oh! Brother Where Art Thou' while dancing in Rio!,

they feature the sublime voice of Parvyn Bennett (and Percussion, Mandolin & Indian Dance)

Josh Bennett (Adelaide Fringe Award Nominee for Best Music) - Guitars & Mandolin to Sitar & Tabla. Both moonlight with Bombay Royale,
(Tim Bennett - Tapping Bass and groove meister!)
And chameleon Andrew Clermont, who is also a nutso Fiddler, Mandolinist & 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champ to boot
- 30 years touring - from Tom T Hall, Dya Singh to Totally Gourdgeous!

They are distilled from a vibrant world touring history with a 3 part harmonised twisting tale of gone Bluegrass/Celtic/ Blues/ Swing/ Jazz/ Indian adventure.

We congratulate Josh & Parvyn with the arrival of dear Ravi Bennett May 2016


Andrew Clermont's International Supper Club
with a Special 130 page Supper Club Almanac Photo Book released

went nuts at Sandford Bush Festival March Long Weekend 2018 - joined by
Silas & Sarah VIC from The Bushwackers plus Lucy Kammerman SA & Jude Iddison WA all on wild fiddles plus Quentin & Tony Eyers brothers on Bass, Keys & Harmonicas

Sup Club was born & seen via Tamworth, Woodford, National Folk, Fairbridge Festivals for up to 20 years -and 21st Anniversary next January 2019

here was 2018 @ Tamworth!!

It can hardly get more diverse or musically welcoming as the Supper Club.
If you were to ask, gee I wonder what it would sound like if X & Y were to come together with Z ?
Well you'll likely catch it here.
Born of Clermont's life long tendency to meld peoples musical strengths (whether they know it or not!)
and sense of adventure and effort to inspire,
here is the musical wild wood, where music knows no sleep and few limits (just the imagination and gumption) - in it's 18th official year.

Clermont began as a 3 time Australian Bluegrass Guitar Champion.
He first fiddled on Brian Young's Longest Chartered Flight Concert Tours of the World after just 2 years near a Violin in the mid 80s.
Fiddling for Tom T Hall (USA), Troy Cassar Daley's Country through The Screaming Jet's Rock to Opera's Anna Lisa Kerrigan or The Waifs and 10 tours in Europe with India(n) to theatrical bands
ie. Totally Gourdgeous, BluGuru, Dya Singh World Music Group, The Beggars, The Borderers (including 2014 in Lorient - France and Skägen - Denmark) plus Germany, Festivals and more as timing permits.
He finally created an all encompassing event, highly regarded & cherished across many Festivals
- not only originally hosting the NoHoldsBarred Fiddle Contest,
it allowed the creation of most orchestration possibilities in the name of Country(s) & Folk Music
with a fellowship of youth & wissen who stop at few borders or genres.
Andrew Clermont's International Supper Club included 100 players in 2013!
Sup Club Live Recordings are distilled into - 7 CDs and many DVDs (including Tuition)!

more details at


The "Apostle" Bluegrass Tour
- Peter, Paul... & Andrew / Fidler, Wookey & Clermont :-)
Oct 25 - Nov 19  Country Victoria to New England & back to MountainGrass, Harrieville VIC !
WOOHOO! Such a crazy great tour thankyou thankyou all so very much!!

The Apostle Tour!!
Bonus inclusion of mighty Bassist Michael Vidale @ Tomerong & Bugnong Valley
then legend Rod Coe for the tour's 2nd half!

In brief!

The Apostle Tour : Peter, Paul & Andrew gather a short history of the western world of music. Epic in their contributions to acoustic music in Australia and a few world parts, they are champions & high demand session players of their musical instruments and perform seamlessly reflecting their 30 years of association in harmony and song. Pete Fidler - Dobro (slide guitar) with new CD and recent remake of Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd(!); Paul Wookey - renown for his incredible Blues to early Country delivery including many 60s & 70s classics; plus Clermont's fiery Fiddle, Mandolin & Guitar. A soaring night - not to be missed. 

The Gospel of Pete:
Pete has been carving out a career as an in-demand musical sideman - known mainly for his dobro, or lap-style slide playing, however he also picks a mean guitar and mandolin and has a long and complicated relationship with the banjo... and, he doesn’t play fiddle.

He is a regular performer with singer/songwriter Bill Jackson, fingerstyle guitar maestro Nick Charles, traditional bluegrass band Bluestone Junction, The Davidson Brothers, Mustered Courage, Jimmy the Fish (with Liz Frencham and Robbie Long), and Gleny Rae Virus & her Bluegrass Playboys. He also previously held down the dobro chair in bluegrass bands The Somervilles, Sunshine Harvester, Big Bug Trio and Little Rabbit.

Pete’s recording session resumé is extensive and encompasses many different styles and artists. Recent recordings include Pete Denahy’s “Singing Shoes”, a dual Golden Guitar winner (Best Bluegrass Album, Best Instrumental), also Damian Howard’s “Ned”, Freya Josephine Hollick’s upcoming CD, “The Unceremonious Junking of Me” and a track on Liz Frencham’s “You & Me Vol 3”.

Pete released his debut solo CD, 'Slide Night' in 2008, a collection of original and classic bluegrass-flavoured tunes and songs featuring his slide playing and a huge line-up of guest artists.

After a long wait, 2016 brings Pete’s second solo project. “Buzz in the Room” is a collection of Pete played everything on the CD. 

The Gospel of Paul: a gifted musician and possessor of one of the most acknowledged and diverse talents to have emerged in this country over the last 2 decades.
During this time Paul has shared the stage with & won accolades from a great many performers, including American Blues great John Hammond and Jimmy Witherspoon,( for whom he played guitar replacing Robin Ford), and Vince Gill, the No. 1 country singer in the U.S.

Although reasonably adept at an old country ballad, (Paul was a Gold Guitar winner at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 1981!) his first love is the blues and old 50’s &60’s rock&roll.
Paul has toured with Mick Jagger, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGee, Vince Gill, Jessie Winchester, Mark O’Connor, Dan Crary, Byron Berline, Albert Lee, Mickey Newbury, Ralph McTell… and the list goes on

And as according to Andrew Clermont
a nutso Fiddler, Mandolinist & 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champ to boot - 30 years touring
- from  Brian Young to Tom T Hall; Dya Singh & BluGuru to Totally Gourdgeous; All Corners Covered and and now The HillBilly Goats
plus a Golden Fiddle Award director!
... not forgetting 20 years of the epic Supper Club at Tamworth CM & Woodford, National & WA's Fairbridge Folk Festivals!

Sound tracks at
tracks 1, 6 & 10 for example tracks plus extras on each others websites!

There was some moonlighting with the Hillbilly Goats during this 2017!! From Albury to Cooktown!

Hats Off in Tamworth, plus Black Mountain UnPlugged through to Gympie Muster
- twin fiddling finale with Carolyn Trengove  2017!


Rachel Johnston & Andrew Clermont - All Corners Covered Tours !
Early December FolkRhythm&Life Festival (Eldorado, VIC) to Newcastle(NSW) 2016

Andrew Clermont is touring with formidable and feisty cellist Rachel Johnston
with a selection from the tips of Scandinavia through UK to inner Outback & Oldtime.

              Clermont leaving for a moment the curious Totally Gourdgeous, BluGuru, Dya Singh & Supper Club adventures
of the last 2 decades, and Johnston her many years of the Australian String Quartet (!) and touring with Missy Higgins - 
here be some particularly fresh and soul stirring music.

          Curious & twisted are the stories and songs. Tantalising and soaring are the works -
       they will certainly draw upon all their histories and take us well beyond!.

           Clermont is with the sensuous double size Mick Moffat F5 Mandola along side the Gilchrist F5 Mandolin and Roger Buckmaster Fiddle & 5 string version, plus ringing cast metal didgeridoo & White Swallow Banjo
beside Rachel's near glowing Luis & Clark Cello.
         Add Clermont's 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champ maneuvers to
       Rachel's gleaning of the worlds of Cello style and there be a feast to behold! 

See Gig Guide Link at top!
Last tour Gig - Sunday 11th Dec Royal Exchange, Newcastle includes Alex Gordon (stellar Mandolin) & Dave Hellens (unlimited Banjo man)
plus Tamarisque (Janet & Hugh Gordon) a magic finish!
then onto Woodford Folk Fest & Tamworth CM Fest Supper Clubs through the summer plus the Sunshine Fiddle Camp QLD!!
See Gig Guide link at top!