2022 Concerts 

Sunday 8 May 4.00pm
 

Kym Warner with
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

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After spending the past 21 years performing and living in the U.S Kym Warner is coming back to Australia and will be doing one of his Aussie concerts at Trinity Sessions. 

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, four-time Australian Mandolin Champion and multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Kym Warner began his musical journey touring the outback with The Brian Young Show in 1993. In 1995 Kym spent two semesters at South Plains College in Levelland, TX studying and performing American roots music. He spent the next 5 years touring Australia with Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffreys, Darren Coggin, Adam Harvey and Tania Kernaghan before moving to the U.S in 2001. 

A founding member of the progressive acoustic band The Greencards, Kym toured the US, Europe and Australia extensively for thirteen years, recorded six studio albums and received accolades such as Three GRAMMY nominations, a #1 Billboard Bluegrass Album, an Americana Award for 'Best New Artist' and a 31 date national tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

In 2015, Kym released his debut solo album ‘Everything That Brought Me Here’, a full-instrumental album all composed and recorded by Kym with musical contributions by Tommy Emmanuel, Dan Dugmore, Jedd Hughes and Jeff Taylor to name a few. Soon after he joined Robert Earl Keen as a member of his touring and studio band. Kym composed and produced the theme music for ‘Robert Earl Keen’s’ podcast ‘Americana, The 51st State’.

Kym will perform solo and later be joined on stage with his support band – Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch. The band features Wilson Main on rhythm guitar, George Klironomos on lead guitar, Belinda Kendall-Smith on upright bass, Ashley Turner on violin and Ted Keeley on vocals. The band describes their music as Cactus Swing! Its Hillbilly Jazz and Western Swing from 1930s to 50’s with elements of New Orleans Jazz, traditional fiddle tunes, 30’s swing and 20’s blues hillbilly boogie.

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30 

Friday 3 June 7.30pm
 

Huckleberry Swedes with Tara Coates and Sub Rosa

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Welcome back to the Huckleberry Swedes to kick off our winter celebration of 20 years of Trinity Sessions.  

 

One of Trinity Sessions and Adelaide’s favourite bands, Huckleberry Swedes, are getting back together to kick off our special run of shows through June and July and August to celebrate our 20 years of live original music. Those who know and have heard the Huckleberry Swedes will be tearing the walls down to get tickets for this special event. For those who haven’t heard or seen them get on along – there is no way that you will be disappointed. We are so excited!

Take a soul singer like Marvin Gaye, send him to Neil Young's farm for work experience, get him to jam with Levon Helm and the Band and then take him on a fishing trip with Paul Kelly and you'll have an idea of the Huckleberry Swedes. Guitars, Banjo, Hammond Organ, Squeeze Box and great harmonies.

The Swedes are:

Troy Loakes - Vocals/Guitars

Mark Elberg- Guitar/Banjo/Mandolin/Vocals

Brian Ruiz - Bass/Vocals

BJ Barker - Drums

Richard Coates - Keyboards/Accordion/Vocals

 

Hailing from Adelaide South Australia, Tara Coates and Sub Rosa combine a love of indie rock with their captivating front woman’s folk roots to create a dynamic, dark and often intense sound. Think of the engaging and poetic lyrics of old school songwriters such as Lucinda Williams meeting the fervent rock and roll intensity of The Pixies, then add some tasty synth for a modern twist and you’ve got Tara Coates and Sub Rosa.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $30 

Wednesday 15 June 7.30pm
rescheduled from 16 June
 

Mahalia Barnes and Jade MacRae

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Mahalia Barnes and Jade MacRae, two of the most well-known Australian blues and soul singers, come to Trinity Sessions. 

The powerhouse soul and blues vocalist Mahalia Barnes has been in and around music her entire life, having been exposed to everything from Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Ike + Tina Turner and Ray Charles.  Mahalia + The Soul Mates have released three albums, Volume One, Ooh Yea!: The Betty Davis Songbook and 2018’s Hard Expectations.

Most recently, Mahalia along with Kate Ceberano and Nikki Costa performed the Russell Morris classic ‘The Real Thing’ on Music From The Home Front.  Mahalia also paid tribute to Helen Reddy with a rousing performance of the iconic ‘I Am Woman’ live on Q+A (ABC).

Jad MacRae is a Multi ARIA award nominee, APRA award winner and close Barnes family friend, R&B and Soul singer. With a career spanning 25 years, including much of the past four years on the road with US blues guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, MacRae recently released new single ‘Weather The Storm’ last month and  the acclaimed ‘Handle Me with Care’ album featuring the singles ‘I Choose Love’ and ‘Midnight Air’ in 2020.

Jade’s flair for live performance, versatility and dynamic delivery have taken her to join the stage and studio with countless local greats; Jimmy Barnes, Neil Finn, Cold Chisel, Renee Geyer whilst internationally, Ray Charles, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), George Bensen and John Legend. 

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $40 

Friday 17 June 7.30pm
 

Tuck Shop Ladies with Little Wise and Special Guest Susie Keynes

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Fruit were the first band to play at Trinity Sessions back in 2002. While we can't get Fruit back for various logistical reasons (we did manage it in 2017 for two sold out shows), we will have Sam Lohs and Susie Keynes (from Fruit) on the stage again for part of the evening; joining the fabulous line-up of The Tuck Shop Ladies and Little Wise.  

 

The triceps ain’t what they used to be but the funny bone has only gotten sharper. The Tuck Shop Ladies are an amalgamation of Australian folk music darlings Sam Lohs (Fruit) and Rosie Burgess (Rosie Burgess Trio). Strapping on a pair of ukuleles, the duo pull back the curtain to share an intimate selection of the often ridiculous, but always harmonious songs that were birthed in the back of a tour van, to amuse themselves.

“You get a lot more than your average school lunch from these Tuck Shop Ladies…” (Chris Thomson, Behind The Scenes).

Having played a huge number of festivals across Australia, Canada and the United States, the pair are no strangers to engaging with audiences large and small. Renowned for the joy they bring to the stage, alongside their innate musicality, the Tuck Shop Ladies do not disappoint.

Their live show is an insight into the relationship of touring musicians, and the result of what happens when everyday life is a Broadway musical. The Tuck Shop Ladies invite you into their hilarious world and leave you wanting to run away on tour with the band.

 “I’ll never look at pigeons quite the same way again…” (Chris, again).

 

Little Wise makes music for the drifters and the dreamers. Brimming with melodic hooks and a piercing, heart-on-sleeve lyricism, she conjures a magnetic collision of vintage Americana and modern folk-rock. “Little Wise sings with the wisdom of an old soul” (triple j).

Her latest single Heart Beats Quicker (out 14 April 2022) marks a bold new direction for the artist born Sophie Klein. Crystalline electric guitars cut through ambient new-wave synths, and a driving rhythm section propels the listener towards a disarmingly simple yet anthemic chorus. 

A festival favourite, Little Wise has toured widely across Australia, with appearances at Nannup, Tamworth, Mount Beauty, and St Kilda Live n’ Local, among others. She has supported Frazey Ford (Canada) and ARIA-award-winning outfit The Audreys, plus showcased internationally at Americanafest (Nashville) and Mondo (New York City). Her first album Silver Birch was released in 2016 to critical acclaim, winning Best Debut Release in Rhythms Magazine’s Writers Poll, and receiving airplay on community radio across the country. 2019’s sophomore offering Want It All conjures a classic pop-rock landscape, “somewhere between the growl of PJ Harvey and simmering tension of The Velvet Underground” (Scenstr). 

 

The Tuck Shop Ladies and Little Wise will be joined by very special guest Susie Keynes (from the acclaimed touring band ‘Fruit’); she and Sam will be reuniting and performing a couple of surprise Fruit numbers to help celebrate 20 years of Trinity Sessions.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $30 

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Friday 8 July 7.30pm
 

The Audreys with Cal Williams Jr

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The Audreys are back to help celebrate Trinity Sessions 20th Birthday. The City of Unley is a sponsor for the July concerts and there is a discounted ticket for City of Unley Residents. 

IF YOU BUY FULL PRICE TICKETS TO ALL FOUR JULY CONCERTS WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A REFUND OF $30 WHEN YOU NOTIFY US.

Live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys ARE BACK with a brand new lineup and a brand new tour.

Led by sultry songstress Taasha Coates, The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than they can count. They’ve 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 their very hearts for rock and roll.

Launching in 2006 with Triple J favourites “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from their debut album, The Audreys now have five albums worth of songs to choose from and just as many hilarious anecdotes. The Audreys will be back in the studio in spring 2022 ready for a new release in 2023, so be the first to hear some of the new songs - along with all the old favourites of course.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $30 

Sunday 10 July 4pm
 

Junior with Dr DeSoto

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We're celebrating 20 years of Trinity Sessions, so we're getting the bands together. Junior played way back in 2002 and while Dr DeSoto were a later regular, Mikey Green graced the Trinity Sessions stage back in 2005 as part of The Audreys

IF YOU BUY FULL PRICE TICKETS TO ALL FOUR JULY CONCERTS WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A REFUND OF $30 WHEN YOU NOTIFY US.

The City of Unley is a sponsor for the July concerts and there is a discounted ticket for City of Unley Residents. 

Bar from 3pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4pm

Tix $30 

Friday 15 July 7.30pm
 

Kelly Menhennett and Band and Courtney Robb and Band

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We're celebrating 20 years. Kelly and Courtney with their crack bands on the one bill - ripper!! Kelly first played with us in 2010 as the support for Patty Larkin. Courtney was first on the Trinity Sessions stage in 2014 with Brenton Manser supporting Darren Middleton (Powder Finger). The members of their bands have played with us regularly in all sorts of combinations.

IF YOU BUY FULL PRICE TICKETS TO ALL FOUR JULY CONCERTS WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A REFUND OF $30 WHEN YOU NOTIFY US.

The City of Unley is a sponsor for the July concerts and there is a discounted ticket for City of Unley Residents. 

Bar from 6.30m, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $30

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 31 July 4pm
 

The John Baker Songbook plus Kathie Renner

John Baker (1955-2018), and The Baker Suite performed many times at Trinity Sessions over its 20-year history, the first time as support for Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach in 2006. Kathie Renner first played with Vincent's Chair at Trinity Sessions in 2005. This one-off performance sees The Baker Suite play songs from the freshly-minted John Baker Songbook, to be launched on the night.

IF YOU BUY FULL PRICE TICKETS TO ALL FOUR JULY CONCERTS WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A REFUND OF $30 WHEN YOU NOTIFY US.

The City of Unley is a sponsor for the July concerts and there is a discounted ticket for City of Unley Residents. 

Bar from 3pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4pm

Tix $30

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 21 August 4pm
 

Kevin Bennett and The Flood with
The Yearlings

We're giving this another go after two Covid false starts- Kevin Bennett and the Flood with The Yearlings and The Stable Hands. It's been a long wait but it will definitely be worth it. 

Kevin Bennett and The Flood at Trinity Sessions with their Gold Guitar winning album 'Blood Red Ties'. 

Kevin Bennett, well-respected indigenous singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, has just added a 6th Gold Guitar to his pool room with a win for Best Group at the 2020 CMAA at Tamworth. He is already a 5 time CMAA Gold Guitar winner (with The Flood and Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart) and Aria Blues and Roots nominee in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group), writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock, Folk and Country - telling stories of where he's from and where he might be going, his past, present and future….he sings his life.

Having served his apprenticeship in rock bands – Moving Pictures, The Honeymoon and Chasin The Train, KB began The Flood as a vehicle for his own songs. Kevin Bennett ploughs the same fields as Don Walker, The Dingoes and Paul Kelly with an ‘Australian-ness’ that flows naturally through the songs. The Flood has recorded 5 universally acclaimed albums including 'The Ballad Of KB', which was named in Iain Shedden’s Top Twenty Australian Country Albums of all time. The band has performed at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, The Dreaming Festival, Gympie Muster, Narooma Blues Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and are regulars at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Their new work, ‘Blood Red Ties’ is concerned with family, roots, country and ALL the ties that bind. It speaks to, and is informed by, the Australian landscape and the people of this wide, brown land.

Rhythms magazine calls The Flood ‘the best Australian roots band since The Dingoes.’

On this double bill show helping to celebrate Trinity Sessions' 20th Birthday will be The Yearlings with their band The Stable Hands. 

Bar from 3pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4pm

Tix $30

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 22 OCTOBER
6.00pm and 8.30pm

Paco Lara - The Andalusian Guitar

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You will be transported to Southern Spain captivated by the sound of his guitar, flamenco dance and his musicians. 

Australia’s own Spanish born critically acclaimed flamenco guitarist Paco Lara presents an evening of Spanish guitar as individual as the man himself. Paco Lara’s eclectic fusion of flamenco, guitar standards, and pop are a must-see musical experience as he leads his ensemble of a second guitar, percussion, keyboard and special guest Flamenco Dancer ‘Deya Miranda Giner’ in a musical evening that will enliven the hearts of all music lovers. An evening filled with musical surprises as Paco Lara’s flamenco interpretations of some of the greatest guitar classics of all time are performed with the characteristic and unmistakable sound and soul of the flamenco guitar.

Paco Lara presents flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture, and artistry. Expect impressive articulation with musical elegance and imagination. Paco Lara has a professional career of more than 30 years playing alongside some of the leading Spanish artists. He has toured internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero (one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers), Mercedes Ruiz (dancer), and Isabel Pantoja. He has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio and Los Delinquentes.

Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialized world of flamenco singing (cante); having recorded and performed for years with flamenco’s most significant singers including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, El Capullo de Jerez, La Macanita, Remedios Amaya, Jose de los Camarones.

Paco is touring Australia promoting his solo album 'The Andalusian Guitar' and performing at some of the most prestigious venues with maximum audience attendance, and outstanding reviews. His latest concerts in Canberra (Street Theatre), Newcastle, Byron Bay Theatre, The Q – Queanbeyan, etc, have all been sold out concerts in record times. Paco is today the most prominent flamenco guitarist living in Australia. His great success at The Sydney Opera House (27/03/2021) and at The Adelaide International Guitar Festival (09/07/2021) have placed Paco’s guitar at the top of the Australian music scene.

Featuring:

Deya Miranda (flamenco dancer), Byron Mark (percussion & piano), Carlito Akam (second guitar)

”The music, beyond being exceptionally well played, is always pretty and eminently approachable – a quality compounded by the choice of repertoire.” – Sydney Morning Herald

EARLY SHOW   Bar from 5.00pm, Doors from 5.30pm, Music 6.00pm

LATE SHOW   Bar from 7.45pm, Doors from 8.15pm, Music 8.30pm

Tix $40 

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