Friday 29 January 7:30pm
Chris Finnen and Gwyn Ashton with Dave Blight and Dave Small
Chris Finnen & Gwyn Ashton (Duo) present songs from their new album.
Dave Blight & Dave Small present a trip down memory lane with the AMC Combo.
An evening of truly great original music with four of Adelaide's most recognized Blues/Roots songwriters and performers.
Gwyn Ashton, Chris Finnen and Peter Beulke’s new album, ‘Ragas, Jugs & Mojo Hands’, is a beautifully crafted exotic blend of acoustic blues and world music, infused with an unmistakable Australian flavour.
Ashton and Finnen, two kindred-spirit musicians, both inductees of the South Australian Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and friends for 35 years, join together for the first time on record. With Melbourne musician Peter Beulke on upright bass, they form a formidable partnership, evoking a tapestry of varied cultural influences, weaving the sounds of Indian, Arabic and African traditions into the album. Recorded live, first or second take, this spontaneous session involved no rehearsal or pre production.
“Chris Finnen is one of Australia’s most innovative guitarists. He took us down to the crossroads and off into space, from Delta Blues to Chicago, from Adelaide to Northern Australia via India and Africa.” - The Australian, February 2013. Finnen has performed for the Dalai Lama, been a guest of the International Expo in Nagoya, Japan, and shared the stage with some of the world’s best, including Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Witherspoon, Roy Buchanan, Eric Burdon, Keb Mo, and many more.
Ashton has spent the past 30 years touring Australia and Europe, recording with some of the biggest names in blues and rock including musicians from Deep Purple, Robert Plant’s and Rory Gallagher’s bands and touring with artists such as Buddy Guy, Mick Taylor, Peter Green and many more. His contribution to this album includes material written on the road through Poland, the Czech Republic and the UK.
David Blight is, without doubt, Australia's premier harmonica player and has performed with Australia's leading musicians for the past 3 decades including his 30 plus year association with Cold Chisel. David has also performed and/or recorded with Don Walkers Catfish, Jimmy Barnes band, Ian Moss Band, Red Rivers just to name a few.
Dave Small is an icon of the Adelaide blues scene. As well as performing with The Flyers since its inception, Dave is also a founding member of Hoy Hoy which is led by former Flyers Bass guitarist, Frank Lang. Dave and David Blight first started writing songs in the early '70s and performing in bands along with Dave's younger brother Phil Small who went on to join Cold Chisel.
AMC Combo is made up of Adelaide luminaries, Enrico Mick Morena (Drums) Stuart Day (Guitar) and Quinton Dunne (Bass)
Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm SHARP
Friday and Saturday 19 and 20 February
Sophie Cairo - The Pianist and I - Hits of a Century. (Adelaide Fringe)
A musical journey, with piano, inspired by Gershwin, Whitney Houston and Adele. Sophie Cairo has worked with the greatest symphonic orchestras and jazz musicians in Hungary and, due to COVID, is now in Adelaide. In 2002 Sophie released her first solo album. Her song 'Time in Motion,' was featured on the UK Ministry of Sound's "Best of" selection and entered the UK Club Chart TOP 40.
In 2009 Lenny Kravitz personally chose Sophie to be the opening act for his Let Love Rule concert tour in Hungary. In 2016 Lane McCray invited her to be the female vocalist of La Bouche. Sophie has travelled to more than 50 countries delivering scorching vocal performances to audiences in the tens of thousands.
Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm
Sunday 18 April 4.00pm
Amber Lawrence - Hits and Fan Favourites
Amber Lawrence is back at Trinity Sessions to treat her audience to an intimate show of hits and fan favourites.
Amber Lawrence is a four-time Golden Guitar winning Australian singer-songwriter who captures the nation’s attention and heart with her uplifting songs of self-belief, love, family and ordinary Australians.
2020 saw Amber launch her 6th studio album, Spark – with an ARIA Number 1 position on the Country charts and number 2 on the All Australian All Genre ARIA Charts on the week of debut.
Her concerts are energetic, fun and heart-warming.
Local support to be confirmed.
Capacity is limited so don't miss out.
Bar from 3pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4pm
Friday 30 April 7.30pm
Taasha Coates with Alain Valodze
and Enrico Morena
Taasha Coates is the voice of multiple ARIA award winners, The Audreys
Since launching in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from the band's debut album, Taasha Coates has graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than she can count. She's rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned her very heart for rock and roll.
With The Audreys she has released five albums and in 2016, Taasha released her debut solo album, "Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts" produced by Shane Nicholson and released on ABC Music.
Joined by Enrico Morena on drums and Alain Valdoze on guitar, Taasha will perform songs from her solo album, the odd cover and of course a solid dose of Audreys hits
Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm
Friday 7 May 7.00pm
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan
The success of any collaboration is dependant on a myriad of factors, some obvious, others less tangible. Slava and Sharon Grigoryan are an example of such a synergy, resulting in music that connects deeply with the listener. Perhaps it is their union professionally and in life that provides the intangible factor fuelling their passionate and sensitive performances.
Their repertoire spans cultures, generations and genres – from standard works for guitar and cello (Vivaldi, Granados, Piazzolla) to creations by contemporary composers, their own compositions and arrangements which shine a new light on familiar favourites.
Slava Grigoryan is an acknowledged guitar master on the world stage. Sharon Grigoryan has forged a formidable career throughout Australia performing with all major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including her recent seven year tenure with the Australian String Quartet.
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan’s debut album ‘Our Place’ (ABC) was nominated for Best Classical Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards.
Bar from 6.00pm, Doors from 6.30pm, Music 7.00pm