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Fig Night 30th August 2013

ROSiE + The Bees
Karl Broadie with Glen Hannah
Beautifully Mad
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You may have seen her wielding a Sitar & traipsing the globe with Australian band Old Man River, or donning an eccentric costume singing her lungs out as lead singer of Sydney party band The Bakery. Or perhaps it was slapping a bass with electro/acoustic duo Kinetic Method. Or or groovin' on a Cajon with songstresses NGAIIRE and Sarsha Simone. ROSïE’s musical chameleon-like superpowers, over the years, have proven there to be no doubt that she has music oozing from every pore.

An upbringing spent between a boarding school in the Himalayas of India, the laid back shores of Australia & the fast paced buzz of Hong Kong meant that she has always been surrounded by eclectic sounds, which have influenced her music greatly.

May 2012 saw her perform a headline spot with her trio at ‘Takatsuki Jazz Festival’ in Osaka Japan, as part of her debut solo tour. Black board spots at Woodford (2011), The National Folk Festival (2012) & Peats Ridge (2009), received her lovely praise & sing songs hopes for return visits.

Continuing her quest to share her musical craft, you will most often find her performing in trio mode with the help of her trusty accomplices- Byron Mark, multitasking between keyboards & percussion simultaneously, along with the super powers of Banel Martinez, adding some smooth on guitar. Rosie herself switches between guitar & bass, all the while singing her heart out.

Be sure to watch out for this multi-instrument wielding chanteuse, and stay tuned for her debut album to be released later in the year.

Gravelly-voiced, folksy troubadour, Karl Broadie, releases his 5th album since leaving the shores of his homeland and ultimately residing on the cliff tops of Sydney.

The new album A Side B Side Seaside, is a lyrical unleashing of the heart. A collection of self-penned songs that span four emotionally charged and wildly diverse years. A heartfelt and honest account, documenting the highs, lows and the other discoveries and insights that can only pertain to the journey of a sensitive singer- songwriter.

Broadie’s last LP “Branches” (2009) was a collaboration with Texan producer Craig Ross (Patty Griffin). Previously, “One Million Emeralds” (2007) & “Black Crow Callin” (2005) and “Nowhere Now Here” (2003) had collected Karl a fond following in Australia, the UK & Europe.

Because the album covers four years of the artist’s life, the self-producing, recording process could be described as fairly stop-start and the eventual album title arrived in the middle of the process, then finally evolved to include the thought that Broadie spends much of his time staring out over the ocean.

Karl will be joined onstage by super guitarist Glen Hannah.

Glen has worked with the top Australian artists - Kasey Chambers, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Anthony Warlow, Rick Price, Felicity Urquhart, Lee Kernaghan, Ross Wilson, Shane Howard, Don Walker, Darren Coggan, The Flood, Sara Storer, Beccy Cole, Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, Gina Jeffreys, Shane Nicholson and James Blundell to name a few. He has supported international touring artists Pam Tillis, Christopher Cross, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, Don Williams, Keith Urban and Rodney Crowell.

His television appearances have included Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Wave Aid Live, Craig Kilborn, Rove Live, Bert Newton, The Panel


These guys won the Manly Fig's hearts last year. Breathtaking original music reminiscent of the beauty of James Taylor, some honey from KD Lang, a lyrical spice of Cohen washed down with some Waits-like humour. An acoustic candle that flickers between Folk and the silhouette of Jazz. Tony King has a reputation for setting fire to a 12 string with his solos, while Kris Ralph melts hearts with her rich, mellifluous voice and nylon string guitar.

Tony is an accomplished composer, electric, acoustic (steel, nylon, 6 & 12 stringed) guitarist, bass player on fretted & fretless Instruments and is gifted with a smooth, creamy voice. He is also a Producer and Film composer.

1987: Tony wrote the longest running Australian Political radio satire How Green Was My Cactus fFor which he was nominated for an Awgie for Best Radio Comedy).

1988-89: he produced an album of his original songs, the result was a beautiful soulful piece, After The Tone.

1991: Tony won an ARIA for writing the highest selling single.

1992: Moonlight Cactus was released and sold out of it’s first pressing by word of mouth.

1995-96 Tony worked with Phil Scott, George Washington, and co-wrote with Gullifer Smith (A Touch of Paradise)

In 1997 Tony composed the score for the Feature film Wanted. Burbank Animation Studios chose Tony to score their series of six Animated Videos beginning with The Secret of Camelot, Mulan, The Three Little Pigs, The Littlest Mermaid and Moses The Prince of Egypt. More projects for Burbank, D4 The Trojan Dog, Silent Night and The Canterville Ghost  based on a story by Oscar Wilde and the classic Anna and The King - all of which were screened internationally. Close Contact, tele-movie score written and composed by Tony has been screened locally and internationally on Channel 7.

Full of the Moon, Tony & Kris’ second Album of original songs was reviewed by Drum Media:“Hauntingly Beautiful...Together they have combined their talents to produce a stunning array of diverse songs".

2002: Tony went to Ireland to co-write an Album Gypsy’s Kiss with Andrew Strong (of The Commitments) then toured Scandinavia with Andrew’s band in conjunction with the release of the album. It reached the top twenty in Denmark and Sweden.

2001 –2003: Tony continued to produce and co-write with Andrew Strong in Ireland and co-wrote and produced an Album ”The Dream” with Elizabeth Geyer.

2005-2007: Tony released a series of compositions made exclusively from the sounds of wine, wine glasses, bottles, barrels, corks popping and called it The Wine Music. It was the most requested piece of music on ABC Classical FM radio. Tony and Kris successfully launched The Wine Music in the USA and then in Europe. Tony used 100% of proceeds from sales of The Wine Music to build wells in Ethiopia in a project called "Wine into Water".

2006: Tony co-wrote a song with Louise Perryman, Kris Ralph and Bill Risby for Louise's solo album. The song "Genius of Love" won Song of the Year.

2007: Tony recorded, mixed, performed on and produced Kaye Tuckerman's debut album "Siren".  

2008: Tyran Parke enlisted Tony to record and produce his debut CD. Tony played guitar with the brilliant Chanteuse, Camille O'Sullivan from Ireland. The Dark Angel played to sell out audiences at The Sydney Opera House.

2009: Tony was Awarded Australian Songwriter of the year. He won an unprecedented 3 categories
Billy's Dream for best lyrics; When we're Old in both the open and folk/acoustic categories.


Kris is an accomplished Singer/Actor who plays guitar, percussion, and paints. Gifted with a mellifluous singing voice, she has been performing on stages all over Australia since she left school.

Starting at the Riverina Trucking Company for 4 years, she moved to Sydney where she starred in The Department with Tracy Mann and Max Gillies, The Madras House with Peter Carroll and Hugo Weaving, The National tour of Stepping Out with Nancy Hayes, Rowena Wallace and Colette Mann, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers with Christina Amphlette and Russell Crowe.

Kris formed her own Band The Other Woman with Genevieve Lemon. Although the band’s life was short-lived Kris continued to sing with Genevieve, culminating in performance at the Sydney Opera House in “A Month of Sundays”.

She has co-written songs for Beautifully Mad’s albums, Let Them Fall , Mandarin Sky (Australian Songwriter’s Award in the Inspirational Category).

Kris and Tony won the 2006 Best Song Award in the Open category of the Australian Songwriters Awards with Genius of Love.

2007-2010: Kris has been working on original songs and painting commissions for private clients. A major work was commissioned in 2009 for the celebration of the Merimbula Jazz Festival Band, headed by John Cursley. It was 3.2 metres wide x 1.6 metres high.





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