Next is the SA Supper Club at Auburn HATS Arts Centre
just south of Clare featuring Janet & Hugh Gordon (Vocals/ piano/ Fiddle/ Viola/ Mandolin) Gary Coombs (Guitar & Bass) & Tim Bailey (Guitar & Bass) - from Andrew's 80s bands! Quentin Eyers (Vocals, Piano, Guitar & Double Bass) Ingrid Wangel on Scandinavian Fiddle styles Andrew on Tenor Banjo, 5-string Fiddle, Mandolin & Mandola, Guitar & Didgeribone! nearly sold out!
16th Jan till 23rd Jan with a bonus annual pre-concert at The Chicken in the Window Barn
Murrurrundi Fri 15th Jan - give a call if you'd like to go
Ph 0407 7453809
and the Summer Fest at Nowendoc has been shifted to April 10, 2021
and it was magical (if a bit cool!)
2020 Supper Club A season for Awareness
Jan 11 Nowendoc (a free concert for drought/ fire affected folk)
17 Murrurrundi, 18-25 Tamworth !!
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Here's a hint of our music being prepared!
The epic North Tamworth Supper Club week is literally one gig
stretched through 15 shows! Hardly any repeats so we hope
you make it to a lot of the shows!
Season ticket gets you 5 free shows!
Note: Pete Fidler swapped with James Church
Special treat at Chicken in the Window Barn Fri 17th Jan
Our annual Murrurrundi return show - always unique
a sneak preview to the Tamfest version
Stunning dinner from 7.30, music from 8.30
Contributions as much as it feels good from the realm that is Fran's Barn music!! Call Andrew to book for food numbers
Ph 0407 753809
25 years ago Clermont did 700 Bluegrass shows in Taiwan featuring Canada’s Bluegrass Legend Jenny Lester. This year they re-gathered but in Australia!
She's a High Country Horse training and Bluegrass singing, Fiddle, Double Bass & Guitar star!
Plus Bluegrass Banjo prince from Adelaide, Paul Cooper. Brookie & Daniel Gillett - Tamworth Stars of Stage on amazing harmonies & songs on Harp Uke to Bass Clarinet!!
The sublime Garry Steel on Accordion & Keyboards - we call him “the dream” player. Where ever your imagination can go, he’ll be there & beyond!
Plus from Adelaide Studios, Quentin Eyers on Bass & plenty surprises!
Multi- champion performer Andrew Clermont weaves many styles & folk into unforgettable nights unique to each gathering. Hardly a style will go by untouched.
**************************************************************** Happy 21st to Andrew Clermont's International Supper Club! Sat 19 - Sat 26 Jan 2019
The gathering for next January is building up.
All the way from Germany, Mensch, Monique! with a likely dash of The Sauerkrauts !
That means Georg & Jule, formerly of The Beez (as are The Sauerkrauts - Rob & Deta) complete with their young family will be with us again, but not only as Mensch. Monique!
http://menschmonique.com/ but it turns out that Georg was also Bassman to Germany's Pink Floyd Show and so the subject of the Psychedeliagenre came up - infact quite a few times in the last while - between our powering Dobro-logist Pete Fidler with Lap Steeel, Paddy Montgomery bringing his electric 12 string (ala The Byrds) and extra special guest FRED SMITH, who seemed to also have soft spot for the genre too!
So toward the end of our week 9pm Fri 25th Fred Smith will cross-section us through his Diplomat life as peace-keeper in Papua New Guinea through to Afghanistan via incredibly insightful songs & stories and then bend into a finale of Psychedelia and other 60s/ Floyd/ Emerson Lake & Palmer music marvels with the Sup Club team
- best book early for that one!
Each year we explore just another theme or collection of music inpired by the orchestra that presents itself. This time there will also be a Hats Off to Joni Mitchell with Help Me & Free man in Paris from her Court & Spark album!
This coming year's orchestra includes
Garry Steel, Robbie Long, Jude Iddison (WA), String Loaded Family Band, Pete Fidler, Quentin Eyers (SA), Glen Skarratt, Brookie & Daniel Gillett (congrats on the new twins!), Peter Daffy (VIC), Sue Morley, Leslie Avril, Mick Conway, Dani Young, Marty & William Louis (Banjos), and still a whole bunch still being sorted
- much more info soon! Every Night Sat to Sat 6pm ('cept Fri) & 9pm - with changing 9pm themes where we lean a little harder in their direction ie. Hot Fiddle/ Ukulele & Mandolin/ Banjo & Oldtime/ Girls Night/ Guitar Night/ Piano Night/ Fred Smith & Psychedelia/ Grand Finale - bookings open in Nov
It was our 20th Supper Club year!! 2018 Celebrating with an epic 120 page Photo Almanac!
Andrew Clermont's Supper Club celebrates the years of intimate pin drop through to 18 piece orchestras whirling out music from many backgrounds from Trad Country & old time & Bluegrass through to epic Dan Fogelberg, swing from Texas to Tarcutta, or Sixpence None the Richer songs (see pic below from 2016 Jan - setting up for it with 5 part string section!) plus amazing originals. Then there are all the genres & Country(s) music to soar through including adventures from Scandinavian to Bulgarian, Irish & Scottish to Appalachian & Blues let alone the very fun improvisation when you least expect it plus a splash of Spacegrass!!
And the musos will be happy -
the door price had to finally increase a bit to $25 so there could be more to share!
But you can certainly get 5 free shows if you get a Season Pass!
Just Email Andrew direct - email@example.com
slightly finer detail!!
above is a co-ordination pause inbetween pieces from Sixpence None the Richer!
- Just one page in over 120 of the grand Photo Almanac!
__________________________________________________ 2017 Supper Club Last January we welcome special return of our first No Holds Barred Fiddle Champ –
Stephanie Eldridge - first appearing with us over 15 years ago!!
Quentin Eyers - session Bass, Piano, Guitar, Mandolinist (SA) who toured much of a decade with Clermont around the world.
Marcus Sturrock - "surprise" studio slap Guitar (WA/VIC) returns.
String Theories - James Church (Dobro), Glen Skarratt Mandolin, Guitar), Simon Watts (Fiddle) (SYD) follow their wonderful CD release. (9pm Sunday 22, Wed 25 and 6pm Tue & Thu)
X-FACTOR's Louise Adams - Sat 21 - 6 & 9pm, Mon 6pm & Tue 9pm
Garry Steel - Piano & Accordian to the Stars! (SYD) and with us all week (bar Wed & Fri)! Together with his more rustic brother Kirk, they have wowed us over & over at the Nights of Piano.
Old-time Fiddler David Hoffman with a good coupla centuries of family fiddling behind him (NY,USA) joins us for the earlier days, with Claw Hammer Banjo gentleman Harry O’Donovan.
Montz Matsumoto - Bluegrass to World Banjo (TAS) – been with the Supper Club well over a decade!
String Loaded Family Band (Maitland NSW) Scottish to Bluegrass fiddle heaven and golden string section.
Jude Iddison fiddler co-performing with Clermont for years in WA and our Golden Fiddle Award Shows.
Brookie & Daniel Gillett - Tamworth's own Voice & Singing stars of the Theatre (Wicked – just recently) and long time Supper Club devotees – plus Bass Clarinet to Harp Ukulele !
Robbie Long (formerly in The Lawnmowers with Clermont) - Guitar Champ through to drums swapping with Jess Stocker! (NSW)
The Legend Mick Conway joins Rob on Sunday's Ukulele Night.
Star Leslie Avril showing her unique piano world! (Sat & Mon 6pm) VIC
The Shared Affair from Mildura with Tony Smith become Shoestring featuring multi-instrumentalist Chris Rogers multi, Melissa Tucker (Fiddle), Luke Peak (Drums), David Harris (Bass), Penn Farmer (Guitar).
Appearance from Peoples Favourite Award last year - Hester Fraser "Goldheist" with Stephanie Eldridge - extra-ordinary Voice & Piano to share the Piano Night (Thursday) with another special treat - Richard McPhillips, a Boggabri "Local" though actually a retired Woolongong Club Pianist of endless performance background! let alone our all week Garry Steel - Keys to the stars! - and he'll feature Sunday 6pm in our special inclusion again of the
Hired Hands Anniversary Party @ The Supper Club (6pm Sunday 22)!!
and in detail
Or Chronologically below!!
Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club
North Tamworth Bowling Club
15 Great Unique Shows !!
nearly 100 performers through the week!!
(9pm “Features” means a "lean” toward that flavour but not only!)
6pm Sat 21 A Mix of All the Nights
Special Guests – Leslie Avril, Louise Adams (X-Factor!), Brookie Schiemer,
Marcus Sturrock & plenty more! 9pm Sat 21 Hot Fiddle Feature
Special Guests – Louise Adams, Shared Affair,
Stephanie Eldridge Fiddle Champ, Jude Iddison WA 6pm Sun 22 The Hired Hands Anniversary Show exclusive!!
Lawrie Minson & Friends with over 30 years covered 9pm Sun 22 Ukulele & Mandolin Feature
Special Guests – Mick Conway, Wild Women of Armidale, Chatham City,
Gunnedah Ukes, Sophie Raymond(!), Miss Spent Ukes
plus Brookie & Daniel Gillett and …!! 6pm Mon 23 A Mix of All the Nights
Special Guests – Louise Adams (X-Factor!), Leslie Avril, David Hoffman (USA Fiddle)
Marcus Holden (Mon & Tue night - plus Golden Fiddle Show Wed morn!) 9pm Mon 23 Banjo & Oldtime Feature – Special Guests –
David Hoffman (USA) & Harry O’Donovan, Montz Matsumoto, Robbie Long 6pm Tue 24 A Mix of All the Nights
Special Guests – String Theories, David Hoffman (USA Fiddle), 9pm Tue 24 Girls Night – Special Guests -
Sue Carson, Louise Adams (X-Factor!), Sophie Raymond,
Goldheist, Shared Affair, Brookie Gillett + many 6pm Wed 25 A Mix of All the Nights
Special Guests – String Theories, Shared Affair with Tony Smith 9pm Wed 25 Guitar Feature
Special Guests – String Theories, Marcus Sturrock, Robbie Long, Shared Affair, Quentin Eyers,
Brendan Radford & Clermont 6pm Thu 26 A Mix of All the Nights
Special Guests – String Theories, String Loaded, Quentin Eyers 9pm Thu 26 Night of Piano
Featured Guests include Goldheist (Voted Peoples Favourite!), Garry Steel, Quentin Eyers, Richard McPhillips, Tony Eyers
Please note - No Fri 27 6pm concert 9pm Fri 27 Dr Phil Hungerford “The Middle Years” big Band! 6pm Sat 28 Bluegrass Champions - Book/ arrive early !!! 9pm Sat 28 The Grand Finale!! Pure Gold!!
The Supper Club “Big” Band - most shows – includes Clermont, Brookie & Daniel Gillett (Tamworth Theatre), Marcus Sturrock Guitars & Jude Iddison Fiddle WA; Montz Matsumoto Banjo TAS; String Loaded Celtic Family Band, Garry Steel Piano, Rob Long Guitar/ Drums, Jess Stocker Percussion & Drums, Quentin Eyers Bass, Piano, Guitar and ....
All Concerts $25
Double Concert $45 (available at the door) plus
Season Pass (5 free shows!!) $250
Tickets @ most Outlets & Venue
or Ph 0407 753809 with inquiries
A"late" in year Tamworth presentation in 2016 was Wookey/Matsumoto/Clermont - November, Thu 10th!!
@ The North Tamworth Bowlo - Bligh St
as part of the closest thing to a "Hits & Memories" Tour I've ever done :-)
We traipsed Melb to Tamworth & back to Harrietville in 3 magic weeks
- much thanks to all who helped & came
Tamworth Supper Club - our 18th!! It was absolute magic!
2016 Jan Sat 16 - Sat 23 Special Guests - Kavisha Mazzella, Gerry O'Beirne (Ireland), One Up, Two Down (USA, NZ, AUS), Leslie Avril (1st weekend), The Hired Hands Anniversary Party (Sun 6pm), Alesa Lajana, Kathryn Archer (Florida), Jess Stocker, Sam Reed (Drums & French Horn!), Darryl Walker (Flying Emus - Bass), Jude Iddson (WA fiddle), Louise Adams (second in X-factor!), Montz Matsumoto (Tas), Rachel Johnston (7 years Australian String Quartet!), Pumpkin Juice - now "String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band", Paddy Montgomery (ex- Mustard Courage), Chloe Nott (Tamworth Banjo) and......
Or with more detail !
Woodford Folk Festival Supper Club @ Bill's Bar 2015 into 2016 complete with Totally Gourdgeous & The Festival Orchestra! Dec 27 - Jan 1
L-R, L-R etc - Andrew Clermont, Louise Adams (VIC), Cathy Welsford, Chontia Robinson & Parris Macleod(QLD), Jude Iddison (WA)
Jeri Foreman (SA), Philomena Carroll & Paul Wookey(VIC), Jess Stoker
Sweetness & Light (Simon Frank & Marta Bayly)(SA), Daniel Gillett (Harp Uke), Maik Antrack (Germany), Taylor Pfeiffer, Clermont, Marilla
Chris Rogers, Rauno Vaher, Brookie Schiemer, Marilla Homes & Clermont, Maik, Gäge Stead
Piano Night, Girls Night, Marilla, Gubal, Dulcimer, Nigel Lever (Mandolin), Montz Matsumoto (Tas)
Ah! Yes, Ukulele - a fopar in the pic above! Leslie Avril (1st Sat & Sun 6pm only)
6pm Shows are A-Mix-of-All-the-Nights (no 6pm show Friday)
alway different and a grand showground of talent and invention of "The Fellowship" above.
9pm Shows have unique flavours!! MANY SPECIAL GUESTS !
Sat 17 Fiddle & Mandolin - Champions from all directions!
Sun 18 Ukelele & Mandolin (we figured more is better!) plus Mick Conway & Rob Long, TRUGS (Tamworth Ukes amassed by Brookie Schiemer), the graceful Harp Uke with Daniel Gillett, Wild Women of Armidale, Sam Leman & Lucy Wise!
Mon 19 Banjo & Oldtime - plus Sian Evans (Rusty Datsuns), Leanne Tennant(TBC), Taylor Pfeiffer, Golden Fiddle Life-time Achievement Award winners - The Leaping Lizards (QLD) and our beloved Montz Matsumoto.
Tue 20 Girls Night plus Women in Docs, Sian Evans, Leanne Tennant,(TBC) and Armidale soul voiced Emily & Jess Stocker , Taylor Pfeiffer- and our own Louise Adams, Marilla Homes, Jude, Jeri ....
Wed 21Guitar Night - Special guests Byron Bay Busking Champions Nick & Sam, highly awarded Tullara Connors, Clermont & Maik Antrack cut loose with Ron Dymick, Guy Kachel, and plenty TBA
Thu 22 Piano Night - Parris Macleod returns with his music from movies & albums afar and the various session players usually sneak in through the night! Including likely Accordian & Harmonica worlds !- Plenty TBA
Fri 23 International Night with Mark Atkins & Friends (our legendary Didg player all over the World and Olympic Games) and the vocal gold of the Crosby Sisters together with Euro visitors Maik Antrack & Rauno Vaher & the Supper Club big band!
Sat 24 The Finale - the final show & tell from the week's mighty mingle
(6pm is Bluegrass!) Booking highly advised
Tamworth tickets are $20 & $15 concession available from the door or Info Centre
- or get a Season pass for $200 (5 free shows)
The above detail may change a little - we hope that won't inconvenience you.
Didgeridoo Crash Course (bring your own or I can provide some pipes)
Separate CRASH COURSES TO MANDOLIN/ FIDDLE/ GUITAR all include the following:
How to make what you play, sound like it was always meant to be there. Slotting into someone else's genre/style, recognising and adopting their idioms and producing the appropriate accompaniment. Rising above and around your Musical Plateau;
PLUS DETAIL IN:
A CRASH COURSE TO MANDOLIN - DVD support
Pick techniques , achievable Chords, Accompanying, Soloing and a bit on how to go ballistic, musically :-) Includes a leaning to the blues
A CRASH COURSE TO FIDDLIN' - DVD support
Bowing - in particular the shuffles, lilts, trills and a step by step path to soloing safely and effectively. Includes a leaning to the blues and definitely an easy conversion from Classical to Folk fiddling.
LOWDOWN FIDDLE & MANDOLIN - Blues and other colours of the violin or mandolin
Andrew takes you on a path to explore and express yourself through your instrument/ from Blues to Happy Days. A simple introduction to modes of scales; reactive and interactive playing; going ballistic; working out just what is needed at the time. Improvisation is but a few notes from where you are now!
A CRASH COURSE TO FLAT-PICK BLUEGRASS/ FOLK GUITAR - DVD support
Includes applying Guitar to Fiddle tunes and the most volume you can extract from your instrument per effort. Rising above and around your Musical Plateau; useful accompaniment and a bit on how to nuts in performance !
GUITAR OPTION: Master Class Championship Bluegrass Flat-Picking - Book & CD support
LEARN TO PLAY DIDGERIDOO: - DVD support
Sure-fire techniques to crack the illusive circular breathing - then the journey begins.