Hey folks, this is our 21st birthday, yes every month for 21 years we have been creating this amazing event and we have a huge, not to missed lineup to celebrate.
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 has to be the cheapest and most family friendly night out on the Coast.
8:00 pm: Pete Healy's Swamp Dogs
9:00 pm: Alexandra Flame - belly dancer
9:15 pm: First Drum Jam
9:30 pm: The Blues Wranglers
10:30 pm: Second Drum Jam
(House drums available for the jams!)
TreetH is a local Central Coast group comprising Trudy (vocal, Ukuleke, guitar and washboard) van Laar and Rowley (vocal, guitar, bass & deputy suitcase drummer) Rushbrook. They perform ‘classics’ from many musical genres. You can expect to hear Midnight Special, Closer Walk, Built for Comfort, Summertime, Unchain my Heart, Boppin the Blues etc. They specialise in FUN!! Come along and enjoy.
Pete Healy, Phil King, Tim Fordham, Colene Crawford & David Underwood
Finalist x 2 songs: Australian Society of Songwriters
Honourable Mentions x 2: Unisong International Song Contest
Blues on Broadbeach Festival. Gold Coast – 02, 03, 04, 05 (04 featuring Phil Emmanuel and Phil Manning)
Support for Daryl Braithwaite, Tim Freedman, Rick Price & Dragon
Finalist x 4 songs: Australian Society of Songwriters 05
Tamworth Country Music Festival - 2002 and 2003
Goulburn Blues Festival - 2003 (with Matt Corcoran)
2003 Australian Tour (with Matt Corcoran)
'Air to Breathe' chosen as theme for the year 2000 Melbourne Short Film Festival.
Winner 'Australiana Poetry Competition’ - Free verse category. S/E Queensland / Northern NSW
Victor Harbour Folk Festival. SA (Poetry Award and Performance)
World Environment Day Festival x 2 - Currumbin, Qld
Central Coast Jazz Festival NSW X 2 (‘Big Things On Toast’)
Phil King (a.k.a.) KingRhythm is a professional freelance percussionist & rhythmatist based on the Central Coast of N.S.W. Australia. His specialty instrument is the West African drum known as a DJEMBE, as well as playing an array of other drums & percussion.
Phil has developed a unique style of playing djembe, combining it with the contemporary rhythms & music of the Western World. It is this successful fusion that has seen Phil in demand by a variety of popular Australian artists representing a vast array of musical genres & styles.
Phil first encountered Peter Healy at Brackets & Jam almost 20 years ago, and promptly approached him to perhaps play a little together. This event would be the start of an intense musical collaboration, & lead them both on very successful artistic journey.
Peter Healy & KingRhythm spent a number of years on the road together & have played many festivals & major events Australia-wide. Their musical conversations whilst on stage together mesmerise their audiences, as Peter's sweet melodic songs blend effortlessly with KingRhythm's intricate (and at times, foot stomping) rhythms.
Traditional to the middle east . . . Bellydance celebrates Life, the sisterhood & all things feminine.
Over winter - Alexandra is collaborating with Christine Strauss - art therapist extraordinaire & Lesley Beltran - kundalini yoga & wise Women's sexuality mentor.
They are holding a series of 3 “ feminine flame” workshops to honour & nurture ourselves as women
Info flyers are available from the food counter
Tonight Alexandra is being joined by two of her newest beginner students - Jo & Simmy
The Blues Wranglers play blues from Howlin Wolf, Elmore James, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters through to early Fleetwood Mac and ZZ Top.
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.