Jam Channel


Join us this Friday night - Dec 4 and celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Brackets and Jam crew high up on top of beautiful Kincumber Mountain?

It’s time to spread that blanket out on the reserve and soak up the warm evening and enjoy another fun night of eclectic music, entertainment, huge drum jams, good vibes and fantastic food overlooking beautiful Brisbane Water. We will again be featuring some more fantastic performers and another lovely selection of meals served by our hardworking kitchen volunteers. So whatever the weather, bring a friend, a smile, a drum, a blanket or a chair to sit on and a torch to light your way and treat yourself to what is still one of the cheapest and best night out on the Coast.

This months line-up:

Trudy_NewellNeil Smith: from Ettalong Beach on the Central Coast Of N.S.W     Neil is the Singer/songwriter for the band Mad Clown Disease formerly with the bands JaNaC and Good Question (Sydney) as well as solo performer. He has been playing/writing for over 20 yrs and When not Punking it up or Acoustic with MCD plays solo Acoustic around the Central Coast. Coastfest, The Peat’s Ridge Festival, Brackets North & South are just some of the places where his mellow style has been played. Playing both Originals and some of his Favorite Covers the music comes from the heart and is a pleasure to listen too.

Trudy Newell: an enchanting blend of melodic folk & acoustic eccentric pop.. infused with suble blues and tasty hues of twisted rock, this unique feast is sure to satisfy the cravings of bodies who like to watch and tantalize the musical palettes of ears everywhere.. BE PREPARED, Be entranced by rhythm, attracted to rock and intimately enslaved in sound.. BEWARE.. You will want more of this music!! CONFESSION&DENIAL : sinfully soundfull!

30 year old Sydney bred songsmith / drama queen, Trudy Newell has been making semi-charming sounds since 2000, when she wrote her first original song, and this daring melodic mistress hasn't quit yet.
From guts to glitz, it's all neatly compiled into a petite package of intriguing proportions.
Friends and fans alike are left with the same desperate complaint.. " I can't get that tune out of my head.."

FIRST DRUM JAM: Bring your dancing feet, drum, rattle or whatever and join in our famous and frantic jam.

SunPilots1The Sun Pilots: Original Indie Rock 4 peice from Sydney featuring Raj Siva-Rajah - Vocals,  Bob Spencer - Guitar,  Justin Kool - Bass Andy Nielsen - Drums

The Sunpilots’ released their debut album Living Receiver late last year, earning the band an ‘Indie Album of the Year’ and two ‘Indie Album of the Week’ awards from music press. Described by one journalist as “poetic rock with the energy of Pearl Jam and the dark undertone of Radiohead”, tracks from Living Receiver have aired on radio (Triple J, FBi, RRR, PBS, 4ZzZ and RTR) and TV (Rage, Channel V, Video Hits) around the country.

This laid the foundation for three Australian tours, an iTunes Single of the Week and a MusicOz Producer’s Award. The Sunpilots have also begun turning heads overseas, with several tracks being picked up by college radio in North America. The resulting buzz has led to a Best International Artist award at the Toronto Independent Music Awards and an International Songwriting Competition and LA Music Awards nomination.

In April this year, the boys headed into the studio and began writing and demoing for album no. 2. According to frontman Raj Siva-Rajah, “we’ve really started to figure out exactly what “our sound” is – and it’s evolved a fair bit from Living Receiver. The new tracks take more of a cue from bands like Pink Floyd, The Who, radiohead, Incubus...”

The Sunpilots are taking a short break from writing in October / November for their 2009 Animals In My Mind Australian tour - which will give fans a preview of several new tracks from the yet unnamed sophomore album. Then it’s on to Asia for a run of festival dates, followed by Europe for some extended international touring.

"If soaring rock adheres to your taste, then The Sunpilots will appear as something of a revelation to you. With their debut album Living Receiver, the Sydney quartet has delivered a solid album fit for stadiums. INDIE ALBUM OF THE WEEK.” The Brag, Sydney

"Poetic rock with the energy of Pearl Jam and the dark undertone of Radiohead..." Soundscape Magazine, USA

"A beautifully crafted rock album - 4 stars.” Reverb Magazine, Newcastle

"The Sunpilots could sway stadium crowds if their stagecraft is any match for their strong musical sense of drama and dynamics. There's certainly enough passion in singer Raj Siva-Rajah's delivery, particularly in the psychodrama of Medicated Shell." The Drum Media, AUS

"The Sunpilots sent shivers down my spine." Musikmantra, UK


FINAL DRUM JAM: Stay late and see the evening out with the spirit of the dance and drum! Enjoy a little more space to dance to the powerful beat of the drum.

Where: Kincumba Mountain Reserve
When: Friday 4 December @ 7:00pm
Admission: $10 accompanied children under 14 FREE


Brackets and Jam is all about inclusion and creative diversity, whilst supporting a sustainable environment. We are particularly interested in the participation of members of our arts and cultural community who are interested in performing or presenting short pieces in between our bands. Poets, actors, performers, story tellers are more than welcome to share their talents. It’s not just about music on the mountain!

Parking on the mountain is limited. Once the car parks are full you will be asked to park your vehicle at the bottom of the mountain and then to await the bus to the top. Upon leaving for the evening we will whisk you back down to your cars. We have security guards and Brackets volunteers on the gate to assist you. Please be patient!!

We would also like to ask inform parents that under age patrons must be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult for the duration of our event. Young patrons should also be aware that bags WILL be searched and any alcohol found will be removed.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience in helping us to continue providing one of the most successful community run arts and music events on the Coast.

Our Brackets events are created for the whole community, so get involved as a performer, a volunteer, or come along and be part of our audience. Any help you would like to offer on the night would be greatly appreciated. Our events are entirely volunteer run so the more help we get the better!