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.
(House drums available for the jams!)
SHAUN WILSON started out life in Sydney where he & his fingers were battered by an unlikable organ teacher who terrified the 8 year old. Nevertheless, he endured & developed a slightly oddball outlook on music (along with an unhealthy obsession with The Beatles). He took up guitar & played it till his nails became “black splinters in gore", destroying many family heirlooms in the process. On a diet of 60s pop psychedelia & alt-country, alt-blues "alt-anything really", Shaun sang & played guitar & bass in many Sydney indie bands.
He has since moved to the central coast where he now plays for the very young & very old while writing & performing his own oddball tunes as well as "Human jukebox" shows (bent covers) at venues all over the central coast. Other than guitar, Shaun "bashes about" the ukulele, ganjo, mandolin, jews harp, kazoo, harmonica & various percussion instruments & dreams of mastering the accordion lying dormant in his studio "Shabbey Road".
Top Cat is originally a duo formed by Jacky Hall and Andy Fox while they were both involved in now defunct Sydney band Whitebox Motherboard. We vary between playing as duo and also as a full band with Michael “Blue” Dalton on slide guitar and Harmonica. The music is an eclectic mix of originals written by Andy Fox and Geoff Eldridge with selected covers thrown in for a mix of style. Top Cat is often also joined by Patrick Dow on bass, Loomis Hayes on drums and saxophone. The overall sound is an upbeat pop/rock vibe. Top Cat have released two albums, ”Deadication” and “There’s A Law Against That” both of which are available from online retailers and on CD.
Multi-instrumentalists Blues Angels formed in 2010 to bring original and authentic acoustic folk blues/jazz/roots to the Central Coast and beyond.
From jug band to jazz-infused New Orleans shake, Chicago blues bellow to bluegrass bounce, plugged or unplugged, Blues Angels will warm your whiskers with their backhills bemoaning and beatnik beatitudes. Guitars and gobirons, mandos and banjos, swingin; sax and creampuff clarinet, the Beatles bass, whistles, spoons and a thimbleful of washboard whaling, it’s trad east coast blues the way we don't often hear it; pre-WW1 songcatchers matched with post-WW2 blues-bashers and modern times; rootsabilly.
Tom Flood (2010-) – vocals, songwriting, harmonicas, 5-string banjo, acoustic guitar, washboard, kazoo, kalimba.
Cec Bucello (2010-) – vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo mandolin, mandolin, stompbox, kazoo.
Hugh Worrall (2015-) – saxophones, clarinet, vocals, whistles, spoons, percussion.
Graham Black (2016-) - Hofner bass, guitar, tenor banjo, vocals.
Sometimes: Frank Russell (2010-16) – double bass, vocals, guitar.
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.