The brackets south crew proudly present another wonderful night of superb music, delicious food and friendly company on top of our beautiful Kincumba Mountain.
BYO everything or choose from another great selection of meals served by our lovely hard-working kitchen volunteers. Bring a friend, a smile, a blanket, a torch to light your way and treat yourself to what
7:30 pm: Jacaranda
8:10 pm: Niksta
9:10 pm: First Drum Jam
9:30 pm: Mirrabooka
.. from ELVIS to The EAGLES
The Full Band Sound - One Man Band specialising in VINTAGE POP/ROCK; ROCKABILLY; DOO-WOP & Hi–Energy Country.
Sings and plays music by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Neil Sedaka, the Everly Bros, Del Shannon, Rick Nelson, Bobby Darren, Buddy Holly, Gene Pitney, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, the Diamonds, the Four Seasons, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Neil Diamond, Hank Williams, Don Gibson, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Eagles, America, CCR, the Searchers, Elton John, Jackson Browne, Merle Haggard, Billy Joel, Patsy Cline, George Strait, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Don Williams, Emmylou Harris – and others - as well as a dash of Chet Atkins guitar picking.
Has backed or performed with John Farnham, Olivia Newton John, the BeeGees, the Easybeats, Grantly Dee, Ian Turpie, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Reg Lindsay, Lucky Grills, Smokey, Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green – and others – as well as appearing in the TV miniseries 'Sword Of Honour'
1977 saw Jacaranda in the Yorkshire rock band set to tour with Elvis Presley – cancelled due to Elvis' untimely death.
You can hear Jacaranda midday til 3pm Mon, Tues, & Wednesday on TodaysCountry94one
Niksta known as Nicole Keipert is a dedicated, talented & professional musician. She is not your average singer-songwriter strumming a guitar or tickling the ivories. There’s a quiet yet tensile strength and diversity of musical palette that says she knows exactly who she is & what she’s worth. Her sound is traditional, appealing to a wide audience with her acoustically – based soulful resonance.
Niksta has honed her style by gigging all of Australia, singing with her acoustic guitar, sometimes with a band to broaden the appeal from the Gympie Muster to busking at the golden guitars at Tamworth. Audiences have been picking up on Niksta’s honest delivery telling her stories in song.
Niksta has supported acts like IOTA, Victor Martinez, Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Richard Clapton, Xavier Rudd, Johnny Diesel, David Campbell, Dirty Lucy and Chris Wilson & the Spidermen, James Reyne, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Pete Murray, Jenny Morris, Sons of Korah, The Topp Twins, Monique Brumby, Ian Moss, Marcia Hines and Eugene Hideaway Bridges, John Stone, Wanita – Queen of Honky Tonk and Travis List.
Niksta has released four albums “My Moments” and new release “Schade” and “Floggin a Dead Horse” and “Virginia” which are available at all record stores, distributed through MGM and now on itunes.
Music City Roots Nashville….”Niksta. I won’t get into the whole bizarre story of how the guys discovered her playing on the street, because it involved bare boobs and a police officer. But the real point is that she has a voice that reminded us of Bonnie Raitt, and she offered a sultry and crafty cover of “It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock And Roll,” which I’m pretty sure we’ve never had on Roots before.
Niksta was nominated in 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards in the category of Roots and Blues with her song “Stomp”. At Tamworth Country music festival 2017 she won the National talent quest for best female senior vocals in the Capital country music association awards.
A Band Called Mirrabooka (River of Life)
Mirrabooka are a remarkable four-piece band of experienced musicians. Collectively each member has been involved in the music industry for many decades and have performed with many artists/musicians and genres of music in that time.
The band is made up of two couples, Rob and Liz and Rosie and Glenn and formed over 8 years ago. Mirrabooka are popular around their home town as well as national and international regions.
After the release of their first album in 2010, River of Life. Mirrabooka have continued to write and perform together and are regulars around the Central Coast and Sydney venues , charity events and corporate functions, commercial and private parties Memorial and Plaza stages at The Entrance and many of the Coast’s clubs and pubs. They are in demand for Ukulele and Folk Festivals such as Hawaii, Darwin, Cairns, New Zealand, Tasmania, New Zealand, Brackets and Jam, Central Coast Ukulele Festival, Blue Mountains and Tasmania, just to name a few.
While performing and touring they wrote their second album of original songs - The album, River of Dreams released in 2017.
Mirrabooka are headlining this year 2018 at the Darwin /Mandurah Ukulele Folk Festival, Central Coast Ukulele Festival and Opotiki New Zealand Island festival.
You can also catch them at Terrigal Beach or the Plaza at The Entrance or Tall Timbers Hotel last Sunday of the month.
You’ll be inspired and captivated by the beautiful vocals and harmonies, the rhythmic songs and melodies of their originals songs and dance to their catchy covers.
Liz and Rosie share most of the lead vocals giving Mirrabooka the unique sound with tight harmonies and Rob and Glenn bring another depth to the stage with their male vocals solid rhythmic bass and drums.
Mirrabooka have a unique original sound of beautiful acoustic music made up with acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, drums, djembe drums and bass, then throw in some very catchy covers and great sense of humour and you have ‘Mirrabooka‘. Mirrabooka are now writing for their third album.
Liz Kitney: Vocals, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and composer.
Rosemary Ewing: Vocals, ukulele, mandolin, flute, penny whistle, percussion, composer.
Rob Kitney: Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Cajon, ukulele, and composer
Glenn Ewing: Bass, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harp, vocals and composer.
The aboriginal meaning of Mirrabooka is
The Milky Way – Southern Cross - The River of Dreams – is a place where their ancestors go when they pass and they look down upon you.
Our Brackets South event takes place on top beautiful Kincumba Mountain. The community built venue is a mud brick and natural timber building which sits in a bushland reserve, with panoramic views of Brisbane water and magnificent sunsets over the hills beyond.
This venue is the birthplace of Brackets and Jam on the Central Coast and the community considers it as it's spiritual home. The Mountain itself holds a strong significance for our Aboriginal community and has been a long-standing meeting place for Central Coast people. The rock outcrop situated in front of the kiosk forms a natural pool which is said to have once been a sacred birthing place for women. The Mountain now gives birth to many new beginnings as the hub of creative community arts in the southern Central Coast region.