Friday 30 April 7.30pm
Taasha Coates (The Audreys)
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 Tom Kneebone 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
Sunday 16 May from 5.00pm
Zooma Zooma - with Dinner - The Music of Louis Prima
Zooma Zooma presents the Music of Louis Prima - raising funds for FoodBank.
Zooma Zooma is a high energy show that takes you into the world of Louis Prima and the Las Vegas nightclubs of the 1950s. Featuring Anthony Leppa (voice), Kylie Ferreira (voice), Julian Ferraretto (violin), Alana Dawes (bass), Richard Coates (piano), and Mario Marino (drums).
"A tireless showman and an underrated musical talent, Louis Prima swung his way to icon status thanks to an irresistible, infectious sound whose appeal translated across generations." - Steve Huey, Biographer.
Zooma Zooma has sold out at the Adelaide Fringe over the last few years. Check out a review here - The Clothesline.
With the perfect blend of Jazz, Vegas and Italy, Zooma Zooma channels the energy and fire of Louis Prima as he lit up the Las Vegas nightclubs of the 1950s.
Includes dinner before the show with gnocchi by Artusi by Night. Wines by Primo Estate, beer by Suburban Brew and other beverages for purchase.
This event is part of the Adelaide Food Fringe and we will be supporting FoodBank with the profits.
Arrive from 5pm for a drink and dinner Music 7.00pm
Sunday 13 June 4.00pm
Kelly Menhennett and Band
Courtney Robb and Band
Kelly and Courtney with their crack bands on the one bill - ripper!!
Kelly Menhennett’s distinctive voice quiets the most crowded of bars, honky tonks and street corners in music-loving destinations all around the world. Armed with a shy charm and wry wit, she is a consummate storyteller. Her spellbinding mix of alt-country, blues, and ballads will leave every audience craving for more.
Courtney Robb with her band including Chris Parkinson, BJ Barker, Snooks La Vie, Mark Seddon and Emma Luker bring their unique brand of country folk to the intimate Trinity Sessions stage. Courtney moves between the lines of country-infused folk and blues; her charged delivery demands something of her listener as the imperfections and fragility of her stories reveal themselves.
Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm
Friday 23 July 7.30pm
Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham
Unlikely, unexpected, unforgettable, unique, not to be missed!
The musical uniting of Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham (The Waifs) is as unscripted as it is unforeseen.
In January 2020, Felicity and Josh were invited to join Song Club - a creative collective that tasked members with writing a song a week. This challenge gave the pair a lifeline to creativity and community as well as an abundance of new material, enough in fact to make a whole album, The Song Club, which will be released May 7 via ABC Music.
In the face of an uncertain future, music uncontrived and untainted by the demands of fashion will forever remain undefeated. Understated but never unsophisticated, unpretentious and unlike anything else, Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are poised to unleash songs and stories of undeniable beauty upon hearts and ears. Unless you uncork this fine wine, drink for yourself and understand, you will be unsatisfied and your life will be unhappy.
Josh (as a member of The Waifs), and Felicity in her own right, have both enjoyed lengthy, successful, enduring musical careers. A collective haul of Golden Guitars, ARIA Awards, multi-platinum album sales and extensive touring over nearly three decades forms a body of work that serves as a ready definition of success.
A from the heart connection to music has been a constant for each, from the moment its’ power captivated them at an early age and set the course for their lives.
Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm
Friday 3 September 7.30pm
Shane Nicholson with special guest
Shane will launch the follow up to his highly acclaimed Love And Blood album in Adelaide at Trinity Sessions.
Since the release of Pretty Violet Stain’s debut E.P. Blush in 1997 Shane Nicholson has inhabited a rare space in the music industry: songwriter, recording artist, producer/engineer, multi-instrumentalist, guitar pedal builder, whiskey-enthusiast, motorcycle-lover, and musical mentor.
Shane has received three ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and for his hit collaborations with Kasey Chambers - Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin. He has also won 11 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards - including 2021 APRA Song of the Year - and an APRA award. He has been nominated twice for an Americana Music Association Award.
His production credits include Alex Lloyd, Michael Waugh, Beccy Cole, Tori Forsyth & Camille Trail.
He has three cats.
"Nicholson's is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith's singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered." Rolling Stone Magazine
"One of the country's finest songwriters" Rhythms Magazine
“I have real admiration for Shane Nicholson's musical sensibilities; I felt honoured to have a hand in the making of One Big Mess." Rodney Crowell
“Shane Nicholson doesn't fool me with his tough guy exterior and his refusal to smile in photographs, the guy is a marshmallow, a poet, a genius.” Beccy Cole
“He paints pictures, he sets the scenes, and he takes me to special places in my imagination.” Russell Morris
Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm