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: Woodie McClean
8:15 pm: The Wondermen
9:15 pm: First Drum Jam
9:30 pm: Stormcellar
10:30 pm: Second Drum Jam
(House drums available for the jams!)
Singer songwriter Woodie McClean bring to stage his acoustic guitar and smooth vocals in a homage to soulful artists such as Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and Allen Stone. Woodie weaves together the genres of soul, blues, jazz and folk creating a unique tone and sound.
Encouraged throughout school Woodie developed a love for music and performing and furthered his study of music at the University of Newcastle.
The Wondermen kicked off in 2016 and is a project from the group previously known as Rocwater. Paul Eagle joins friends and Rocwater members: Duane Marnell, Andy Felton and David Traina solidifying the strong chemistry amongst the band members and delivering audiences a diverse taste of soul, rock, blues and alternate-country.
The group's success on the local music scene has led to the recent recording of an EP which is due to be launched later this year. Members of the Wondermen have toured and supported “Diesel, Dragon, Mental As Anything, The Beautiful Girls and Hat Fitz to name a few.
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Stormcellar are one of Australia’s most original roots bands, writing music that fuses traditional 20th century styles with modern themes and sounds.
Mutating uncontrollably from album to album, Stormcellar have irritated the Genre Gatekeepers of almost all the major styles by refusing to stay in one category.
Outcast, they roam the musical wilderness making cups of tea and recording albums, touring from Australia to Kansas City and mixing everything they can find with everything else they can find.
At one of the 500 odd shows Stormcellar have played over the last decade, you might have seen Cellists, American Soul & Gospel Artists from the 60’s, Mongolian Throat Singers, Champion Australian Fiddle Players, Puppets, Multimedia displays, Light shows, UV Facepainters, Flamenco Dancers & Singers, Magicians and over 60 different local supporting & co-billed bands.
Stormcellar’s 9th album, ‘Defiance’, has just been released, marking the conclusion of a 3 part writing and recording project that has taken them from the mid-west of rural New South Wales, Australia, to the Mid West and East Coast of the United States of America in search of the shared myth that connects Celtic, Folks, Roots, Blues, Country and Rock.
'Defiance' is the third album in their 'Mid West Triptych', a three part concept recorded over the last 4 years in Australia and the US, the first two albums from which have already achieved a degree of critical acclaim and even a small historical footnote for their collaborations with rarely-recorded Elders from Kansas City. Stormcellar may in fact be the first band to write original songs for, and recorded by, Authentic Delta Bluesmen.
After a decade of pubs, clubs, bar room floors, festival halls, lounge rooms, festival stages and mainstream and even the occasional Arena, Stormcellar are one of the most prolific, constantly working, original writing acts in Australia today.
Stormcellars work has received critical recognition in the US, France, Canada, Australia, the UK, with a string of number 1 albums on Australian charts.
They’ve been schooled by Percy Sledges' musical director. Toured Oz. Recorded everywhere from top US studios to the porch of a farmhouse in Cumnock, NSW, on about every form of media except wax cylinder, played US & Aus Festivals, Biker rallies, back porches, dive bars, VFW halls, RSL’s, Bowlo’s, Pubs, Clubs, Paddocks and even Australian Stadiums. Also Nashville and Wollongong.
They’ve had a ‘cool’ video on a mainstream TV morning show. Topped the Australian Roots chart twice, come close once and been on the charts approaching 36 months, first band to be on the chart with two albums simultaneously.
Already at work on their 10th project Stormcellar have been recording in the dome of Skywatch Observatory in the Dark Skies area of Coonabarabran, New South Wales and are scheduled for their 5th US tour in 2018, where they have gained a cult following.
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.