Excited to be back to play some of the songs from my new album "The Line" for the good folks in the Perth Hills. A great lineup including Mat Cal, Bernard Carney and myself. My set starts at 9:45pm.
Act.1. Mr. BERNARD CARNEY.
As a featured and MFnBC favourite from the club's infancy at the previous venue, there’s little that can be said that hasn’t already been said about this particular performer.
A genuine Perth identity and entertainer in a league of his own.
His contribution to music, particularly in the acoustic field, his numerous and enviable award-winning songs and albums along with ongoing voluntary work with the “Spirit of the Street” and “Working Voices Choir’s” saw him awarded with the Order of Australia in 2019.
An enormously gifted singer / songwriter, guitar player and satirist with the rare ability to see both sides of any coin, then flip it. We may see a slightly alternate side of Bernard on this occasion.
A musician, a gentleman and always a pleasure to welcome him back.
Act.2. MATT CAL.
Influenced by the classic Australian song writing nature of Paul Kelly, the power of folk-rocker Neil Young and pop artists like Vance Joy, Matt returns offering a solo contribution on this occasion after appearing previously (2019) in trio format.
Apart from a busy performance schedule, including touring W.A. with Australia’s leading exponent of slide guitar, Jeff Lang, Matt hosted the Kalamunda Songwriters Round Table for three years and took centre stage himself at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre in February with a presentation of his original, “blues influenced acoustic folk”
Winning the 2011 Blues / Roots category for his song “Overdrive”, Matt continues to expand his catalogue of original songs, tours regularly and extensively throughout the state and includes the major W.A festivals, Nannup, Bridgetown Blues and Denmark Voice to an impressive CV.
Act.4. ROBERT GRAHAM. “The Piano Man”
Those fortunate enough to catch Robert’s previous appearance at MFnBC in September 2021 witnessed an instantly appealing, audience winning presentation and will understand why we are pleased to welcome back the extraordinary talent of this recently returned Canadian singer / songwriter and pianist extraordinaire, now promoting a new C.D, “The Line.”
Released late in 2022, the album contains a collection of honest and poignant observations of life as seen by many. Themes of Family, loyalty, love and separation are explored and the album has been described as “beautiful, comforting, heartbreaking... and so much more.”
The lead track from the album, “When the World Began Again” reached the finals of the Dallas Songwriters Association.
Blending his appearances with emotion, humour and tales of the often-odd life of a professional musician, Graham freelances with the W.A. Opera Company, Perth Symphonic Chorus and continues as a solo journeyman at venues across Perth and W.A.
The C.D. will be available for purchase.
MENU: It’s PIZZA night ! (Limited numbers available, 2 slices per person.)
Unfortunately, the kitchen staff have taken alternate bookings elsewhere again.
Hopefully negotiations with new & interested parties will prove positive.
PLEASE NOTE : CASH ONLY PLEASE – NO CARD PAYMENT.
Feel free to BYO snacks, nibbles and / or 3 course dinner if you prefer.