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 has to be the cheapest and most family friendly night out on the Coast.
7:30 pm: SamNkal
8:00 pm: Hotel Satisfaction
9:15 pm: First Drum Jam
9:30 pm: WATTAGE
10:30 pm: Second Drum Jam
(House drums available for the jams!)
Sam windley and Kalani artis (SamNkal) are a calm folk duo from the central coast. They have been playing together for about 4 months with years of solo experience, and play all over the coast... Sam windley has been playing music for around 10 yrs and is loving it.. surfing the coast for new adventures and more opportunities to do what she loves. (And literally surfing* the coast hm).
Kalani artis has been playing music in and out of bands/duo/solo (professionally) for about 4yrs and generally into it since a toddler.. and loving it! And also* loving the ocean and seeking new adventures on the way.
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The five members of the new Hotel Satisfaction -Eagles /Rolling Stones tribute show formed in mid-2015 all share a great love for the music of these two legendary groups.
From the melodies of New Kid In Town to the gyrating rhythms of Brown Sugar the Hotel Satisfaction band deliver an energetic show and pride themselves on attention to detail when performing these timeless songs of a whole generation.
Hotel Satisfaction is fronted by Ross (Jagger/Frey) McGregor -award-winning country/rock singer and is supported by the dual lead guitarist talents and vocals of Gary Mellross and Ian Smokey Armfield. The solid rock rhythm section is provided by bassist Tim (Mr Groove) Fordham and the exceptional drumming talents of Warren (Fuhbah) Henry.
Honky Tonk Woman, Tumbling Dice, Hotel California, Lying Eyes, The Long Run, Peaceful Easy Feeling, One Of These Nights, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Its Only Rock And Roll, Miss You, All Over Now, How Long, Jumping Jack Flash, Take It Easy, Heartache Tonight, Mixed Emotions, Start Me Up, Satisfaction and many more are all featured in an exciting blend of Country Rock, Rock and Roll and Rhythm and Blues music styles.
So if you are looking for a great night of entertainment and you love the music of these two legendary and timeless groups, spend some time in the Fast Lane, grab some Tequila Sunrise, Start yourself Up or Take It Easy and cruise along to the Hotel Satisfaction band and show.
Check out any time you like, but you can never leave!
Ross Mcgregor - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Gary Mellross - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Ian Armfield - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Tim Fordham - Bass /Vocals
Warren Henry - Drums
Wattage grew out of a weekly jam session on the Central Coast where old hands and newbies were driven by a common desire to play music for enjoyment, develop their skills or simply learn to play an instrument.
The genres were as diverse as the players, from blues to folk , ballads to country, pop to acoustic.
As time progressed it was evident there was a common core developing that wanted to perform publicly and take the next step.
Wattage had come of age.
At first the focus was on Rock and Blues, this now includes a variety of old and new popular covers. Originals are becoming an integral part of their set lists as they have passionate songwriters within the group.
Graham Blake (aka G-MAN/ ANIMAL) - Drums and Percussion
Played in bands in the 80’s & 90’s (the Locals, Tunnel Vision, Tar Babies) before marriage and raising a family, also a guitarist and songwriter.. Graham states “he still has the desire to create some good music and rock out.”
Deanna Bocking - Vocals and percussion
Deanna has always loved music and has enjoyed performing from a young age. She is especially excited to be performing now in Wattage, after a break of over 20 years, and to be showcasing popular songs as well as her own original music. Singing is what she always wanted to do, but life got in the way. Not this time – this is her time to rock!
Christie Chen - Guitar and vocals
Coming from the land of the dragon about 20 years ago, Christie is a surgeon turned accountant turned musician, and many things in between. She plays guitar and sings, mainly pop, rock and blues genres and has started songwriting, drawing inspiration from the personal world around her.
Tim Davis - Harmonica, vocals & percussion.
A country lad who learnt to love music on his red HMV transistor radio as a kid.
Fortunately, according to Tim, it was blues, not C & W.
He says he now has the time and space to exercise his passion for developing his musical skills.
Graeme Ellis (aka COOL HAT) - Guitar and back-up vocals.
Played guitar in a band in the 60’s (Basic Sound), then Uni, marriage, children and work commitments.
Subbed in a band The Struggle in the 90’s and this reignited his passion to pick up the guitar again. His influences are broad including Blues, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Pop and R&B.
Vic Val - Bass and Vocals
Man of few words, loves playing the bass and states “ best fun you can have standing up.”
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.