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: Christian Fedor
Transcendent music moves uninhibited across spaces and places, reaching people from all walks of life, offering another way for them to see and understand the world they live in, while also showing them worlds they haven’t seen before. It is almost as though it joins the people who make the music with a line that cannot be seen, but that is heard and felt by the people who encounter it. In the case of The Gentle Men, this line travels from Sydney to Newcastle via the Central Coast, linking the musicians involved with a fine sonic thread. The musical energy between the guys crackles and sparks, Blues underscored by Roots, woven together with Funk, sees them create a sound all their own.
What kind of music are they making? Chris and Brandon make music from the heart and the world they wander, using what they see and feel as the branches to support a layered, far-reaching canopy. Within the musical forest, listeners can examine each tree up close, feel the texture of the bark on their palms, the leaves between their fingers, but also step back and let the vastness envelop them, so that they can appreciate how the songs blend together and fit into the landscape they have sprung from.
The Gentle Men began as a one-off collaboration between Chris Taylor of Taylor And The Makers and Brandon Dodd of Grizzlee Train, but grew beyond that. The days spent busking and experimenting gave them a solid foundation of collaboration and appreciation, which has seen the guys playing more shows, and eventually they’ll be headed into the studio to record an EP.
For Chris and Brandon, music plays a huge part of everything they do, and The Gentle Men is born from that point of view. It’s their lifeblood and the passion both have is evident in the songs they create. Combining more traditional influences with a coastal sensibility, their music is simultaneously joyful and thoughtful, balancing what they see and what they want to say in a
way that is considered and inclusive.
Most importantly though, The Gentle Men are great fun- not just for the gentle men themselves, but also those who are lucky enough to hear them.
Stonefish started back in 2008, and has evolved from a high energy Covers Band, playing unpredictable covers that you still know and want to dance to, to an originals focused band playing a range of feels, that work around a groove, rock , blues and funk.
Stonefish are Andy Dodd - Vocals, Guitar, Peter Wark - Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar, Phil King – Percussion, Dylan Bloor – Guitar, Craig Thomlinson – Bass and Colin Booth – Drums
Stonefish is now predominately a creative originals project with covers played as and when required.
With the music always coming first, Andy and Pete have been carving out tunes with their own original style, blending a feel of Atmospheric Indie Funky Groove Rock with meaningful lyrics and even a hint of punk from time to time, to keep it interesting.
Phil King recently joined the band and has added the final ingredient, bringing everything together and supplying a full, rock groove which flows and lifts the room.
We love playing live and bring a level of infectious energy, which will fill the dance floor and really get the party started.
Desert Flame - Alexandra explores the mysteries of the ancient art & meditative dance with middle eastern belly dance, as she celebrates the sacred feminine.
Brackets and Jam allows us all to dance and express freely, to fear not what others may think of your dance, it gives us a safe space to let loose and heal with the primal heart beat of our drum jams and funky live music !
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.