The Front Gig Guide 11th to 25th of September

Barcham 4 September 2013

Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.

11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 to 8 will be online after the Launch @ The Front cafe on 11th September 2013.

12th September 2013: Mark Moldre (Music)
Over the years Mark Moldre has played music in a variety of settings. He’s suited up to sing Chet Baker styled standards in jazz quartets. He’s donned white pants and bad floral shirts to play in traditional Jamaican calypso bands. Late at night you may have caught him in purple flares and star shaped sunglasses in a variety of psychedelic 70’s funk outfits. He’s been a gun for hire in blues and country bands.

13th September 2013: Marshall Okell (Music)
8pm // $20
Marshall Okell and his new band “The Pride” bring the sound of surf roots & Australian mojo rock to The Front Gallery. The songs are powerful, rhythmic, honest and emotional; the live performances are raucous, energetic, feel-good and super sweaty. Not to be missed by lovers of high energy music filled with raw emotion.
“Raucous purveyors of roots music with a harder twist” – Inpress

14th September 2013: Christopher Coleman & Zoe Elliott (w/ Ben Drysdale) (Music)
7.30pm // $10 pre-sale (, $12 on door
Australian singer-songwriter Christopher Coleman captures an audience with his evocative folk narratives, crowd-silencing vocals, and a jovial rock ’n’ roll showman performance. Coleman cites inspirations from Flanagan, Whitman, Lager, Winton, Ginsberg and Steinbeck, Kelly, Dylan, Cohen, Mumford, Martin, Bon Iver and Pacobell.
Having just spent June and July touring the UK across 25 shows, this coming spring, Christopher Coleman will tour his intimate and endearing solo shows around Australia. Christopher’s tranquil vocal and warm acoustic sounds will present his well-woven storybook of songs, charming audiences with sweet melodies, sing-a-longs and affable stories.
Coleman and his band of merry musicians, the Christopher Coleman Collective, were ‘unearthed’ by national radio broadcaster Triple J to perform at Falls Festival: Marion Bay. Based in Hobart, Tasmania, they were provided with the magnificent space of the world
renowned MONA: Museum of Old and New Art to launch debut EP ‘Burnt Black Wood’ early this year.

15th September 2013: Ashleigh Mannix (Music)
$20 // 5.30pm
Starting as a young Australian independent musician, this soul songstress has had unique experiences touring around the world to perform at music, sports, charity and fashion gatherings. Along the way Ashleigh has found herself part of a diverse family of musicians who she has been proud to work with on various tours, festivals and collaboration projects.
Supporting and working with inspiring artists such as Ian Moss, James Morison and Michael Franti – among others, Ashleigh has found that strong blend of influences to lay the foundation for a rare and powerful sound.
Somewhere in-between Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin and Stevie Wonder, Ashleigh Mannix’s uncompromising talent and truthful approach deliver a boundless sound that floats in the realm of folk, rock n roll and blues fusion.

18th September 2013: Brendan Gallagher (Music)
$15 ( // 8.00pm
Brendan Gallagher is a music all rounder – singer, multi instrumentalist, songwriter, performer, producer, composer, author.
He is best known as singer/songwriter with Karma County. Since 1995 the band have released six albums and toured around Australia and the world. His debut solo album On Eve St was one of the top 25 albums for the Australian Music Prize 2006. In 2009 he followed up with Tooraloo & Tender. In 2013 he will release his third album Wine Island on Canadian/Australian label Orange.
Brendan has produced over twenty albums, including two ARIA award winners – the late, great Jimmy Little’s instant Australian classic Messenger (1999) and Karma County’s Into The Land Of Promise (2000). His distinctive guitar playing can be heard on recordings for artists like David Bowie, Jimmy Little and Kylie Minogue.
For over thirty years Brendan has maintained a comprehensive career as an independent artist in the music business.

19th September 2013: Los Pajeros (Music)

21st September 2013: Fun Machine (Music)

22nd September 2013: Morgan Joanel, Jordan Millar and Dave Di Marco (Music)
7.30pm // $15 (Oztix)
Introducing the 3 Borrowed Minds tour, which sees 3 of Australia’s most intriguing musicians – Jordan Millar, Morgan Joanel and Dave Di Marco – join their diverse musical stylings for a national tour of Australia over 9 dates in September and October.
Each city and venue will be a different vibe as the co-headliners switch the line up each night and take you through a lyrical evening of jams, loops, strums and tunes with each show being uniquely special. Join these 3 musical minds as they jam together, tell stories and invite you into an intimate experience not to be missed.

24th September 2013: Open Mic Comedy (Comedy)

25th September 2013: Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East Coast this Spring. Performing at The Front Gallery, Canberra on September 25 will be the bands first venture interstate, and immediately follows their support slot for Canadian jazz revivalists BadBadNotGood on their Outsidein Festival Adelaide sideshow.

24th September 2013 – 30th September 2013: Bonnie McArthur: Stanzas and Sketches (Art Exhibition)
This September the 24th at The Front Gallery in Lyneham, work influenced by stanzas perfected by the likes of Keats, Thoreau, Tolstoy, Wilde, Schumacher, Emerson and Eliot will be on display.

‘Stanzas and Sketches’ will present themes such as the morality of primitivism interwoven with my nomadic, minimalist and transcendental ideals amidst the launch of a new website that Bonnie intends to travel Australia with at the approaching completion of her degree at the ANU Art School.

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