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Andrew Clermont's Touring Details and Latest News
Photo above actually by Michael Schöber while in Berlin!

Quick look ahead here and scroll below for the associated lineups!
Clermont's Clinic @ Woodford Folk Fest 27Dec- Jan1
with Steve Berry (Multi-champ) on Guitar & Lucy Kammerman (Adelaide youth) on Fiddle
Andrew Clermont's Supper Club kicks off again mid Jan
in Nowendoc (Sat 12 - special guest Mark Atkins) & Murrurundi (Fri 18)
before unleashing @ North Tamworth Bowlo Sat 19 - Sat 26


I'll be doing production & fun @
Yarra Junction Fiddlers 15-17 Feb
Frances Folk Gathering 22-25 Feb
Sandford Bush Fest 8-10 March

East Coast tour with Kavisha Mazzella ! March 12 - 31

- last week including Rachel Johnston (Cello) & Trent Arkleysmith (Multi)

BluGuru returns for Lake Cullullerane Fest wknd pre Easter &
St Albans Fest (NW of Sydney) wknd after Easter
followed by a tour south back to Melbourne
- details soon/ now on GigGuide

For Easter I'll be jamming at The National Folk Fest in Canberra -

and 17 - 19 May holds The 40 Hour Jam with Shenzo Gregorio on Magnetic Island

AND BIG THANKS
to Shenzo, Willy Qua, Hanna Elizabeth, Quentin Eyers & Steve Berry
with Stuart Batten on sound at The Risk Hall beside Grieve Crossing
under The Border Ranges north NSW - last wknd gone in Nov - for the
Extreme Supper Club!!
Hugs to Helen Hamlyn for wanting it, Sharn Rocco & Nena Hicks for
inspiring it and the momentum now in place for next year's already!!


COMING UP IN JANUARY - The SUPPER CLUB
The return of The Supper Club to NOWENDOC (in them thar hills!!)
Special Guest Mark Atkins - Didgeridoo & Story Teller Wizard!
together with Brookie & Daniel Gillett (Tamworth Stage Stars)
plus Anthony Walmsley to join me!

Then the Classic festival Prequel at The Chicken in the Window Barn
Murrurrundi - 240 Mayne St - Fri 18th   fran_wachtel@yahoo.com.au
The food is stellar as well - let Fran know you are coming!!

ANd then the Tamworth CM Festival is on!!



The "Apostle" String Band
Tour
- Peter, Paul... & Andrew / Fidler, Wookey & Clermont :-)
The trip was pretty epic! Big thanks to all who helped & came along!
Oct 19 - Nov 18 2018  Country & City Victoria to New England & back to MountainGrass @ Beechworth, VIC 
and Wirrina Bluegrass Fest, SA!
Or find us at the gigs between (scroll up & click Gig Guide!)
This year with sublime Jame Gillard on Bass & Tenor voice! The Apostle Tour - St James version :-)
PLUS superb finale week with Paddy Montgomery swapping for Pete!
Plus Louis Adams dropping in at Mt Gambier - Limestone Coast Pantry - an etching performance!
And standing ovation at Wirrina Bluegrass Festival




In brief!

The Apostle String Band 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;  Clermont's fiery Fiddle, Mandolin & Guitar. Plus James Gillard - Double Bass & Tenor Voice - not only member to the Oz Bluegrass All Stars in the 90s but also soaked in The Fargone Beauties, Mondo Rock & Richard Clapton Band!!  A soaring presentation - not to be missed. 



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Andrew Clermont's International Supper Club
with a Special 130 page Supper Club Almanac Photo Book released 2018
A Special one off at Risk Hall Kyogle Sat 24th Nov - see gig guide


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 last January!!




 


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
http://www.andrewclermont.com.au/specialevents.htm#tamfest


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BluGuru
Next appearance is Lake Cullulleraine Festival 12-14 April 2019
Had a mighty fine week @ The Kelly Country Pick Aug 2018

Soared at The Planting 2018 - Woodford May 4-6 swapping Tim Bennett for Josh Bennett !! 
including jams with Greg Sheehan, Parvyn's solo set & mighty Fire Event finale.





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

www.Bluguru.net


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Totally Gourdgeous 20th year - toured in early July 2018
from Melbourne around coast to Nowendoc! near-ish Tamworth
- and back as Totally Gourdacious (Kylie Morrigan joining Mal & Andrew)!!
A knock out run! Much thanks to all who helped or came along!


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


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Beginning 2018 - 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!)
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There was some moonlighting with the Hillbilly Goats during this 2017!! From Albury to Cooktown!
Plus helping out on their "Old Jack's Bones" CD


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



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Rachel Johnston & Andrew Clermont - All Corners Covered Tours !
Early December FolkRhythm&Life Festival (Eldorado, VIC) to Newcastle(NSW) 2016
and Rachel joining in again March 2019 with the Kavisha Mazzella Tour presented by Clemont

Photo Geoff O'Neill
Andrew Clermont toured with formidable 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!!

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http://www.andrewclermont.com.au/gigguide.htm

See Gig Guide link at top!