2022 Concerts 

RESCHEDULED
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 

Sunday 6 February 4.00pm

Michael Waugh

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“Like John Schuman, Shane Howard & Don Walker - Waugh writes with passion and probity about his own country.” The Australian

His insightful tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michael Waugh's songs.

Among Waugh’s admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle and alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson. His 2019 album ‘The Weir’ received two Golden Guitar nominations in 2020 - Male Artist of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year – as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards. His previous album ‘The Asphalt & The Oval’ won Best Folk and Roots Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards in 2018 and ‘They Don’t Let The Girls In The Game’ from that album was included in The Australian’s Best 10 songs of 2018 list.

“Michael takes all these elements of the human condition and lyrically moulds them into something that is very special indeed, the mark of a compassionate and insightful human being and a gifted songwriter.”   Eric Bogle

“another masterclass from Michael Waugh…..it finds him perched on a songwriting mountain not many of us could hope to climb.” Shane Nicholson

“When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”.  Andrew McMillen – The Australian

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

Tix $30 

Sunday 20 February 4.00pm

Loren Kate - Album Launch with 
The Yearlings

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Multi award-winning artist Loren Kate is an utterly captivating performer and brilliant storyteller. Her new album, ‘Nobody Knows’, produced by Shane Nicholson, is a timeless collection of undeniably beautiful songs. 
With raw emotion at the forefront, wearing her stories and life experiences on her sleeve, Loren Kate once again bares her heart and soul for the world to hear. 

“One of the most divine singer/songwriters in the universe. She can crack you open and expose your rawness, then wrap you back up so you can leave safe and warm. She, Loren Kate, is a special one.”  Phaedra Watts, Nannup Music Festival Director

With special guests The Yearlings

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

Tix $30 

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Friday 4 March 7.30pm
 

Baby et Lulu - 'Album Trois' Launch

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Baby et Lulu is the ARIA-nominated, ‘must-see act that will seduce your ears with its chansons’ (The Weekend Edition). Faux-French sensations Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge, and their prodigiously talented band, launch their much anticipated third album, ‘Album Trois’. 

Having put the release of this album and tour on hold for over a year, they are now delighted to return to the stage to perform songs from their new album in French in a celebration of love, life and passion… with a sultry, sometimes outrageous French accent.

The ‘très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses’ (AU Review) have performed at WOMADELAIDE, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, The Famous Spiegeltent, Port Fairy, Woodford Folk Festival, as well as venues such as Adelaide Festival Centre and Melbourne Arts Centre.

Don’t miss these two sassy and playful characters, with their extraordinary band, their femme fatale glamour and très witty banter. They will have you dancing in your seats in a veritable celebration of la vie française.

"It is impossible not to be charmed by the hypnotic voices of Baby et Lulu" Arts Hub

"Dobson and Goodridge had the seated audience eating out of the palms of their hands... and pranced off stage to the sounds of a standing ovation" The Music

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $45 

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Friday 11 March 7.30pm

Mike McClellan 

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When Song And Danceman was released in 1974, Mike McClellan was already an established performer on the acoustic music scene. That song topped the charts, bringing him national recognition and a following that has remained loyal to his highly personal brand of music for over 40 years. For those who had already experienced his talent his first hit single did no more than reinforce what they already knew: that he was one of the best songwriters to emerge from this country in many years and among its most talented singer/guitarists. Since returning to performing and recording in 2011 Mike has added new songs to his rich canon of classics such as SONG AND DANCEMAN, THE ONE I LOVE, SATURDAY DANCE and ROCK’N ROLL LADY and I WONDER WHO YOU’RE WAITING FOR; cementing his honoured place in Oz music.

It's a great delight that we are able to have Mike back at Trinity Sessions for our 20th birthday year. Everyone raved about his last time at Trinity Sessions in 2018.

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

Tix $32 

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Saturday 11 March 7.30pm
 

Sophie Cairo - Reloaded - Jazz to Funk

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Hungarian chanteuse, Sophie Cairo aka. Zsófi Farkas was the official singer with La Bouche for 5 years from 2016, travelled 50 countries and performed to audiences of tens of thousands. After her successful double Fringe jazz concerts in 2021 called the ‘Pianist and I’ she is back to sing and entertain us again with her trademark scorching vocals! This year’s concert will see Sophie, backed by a crack Adelaide band, take us on a musical trip covering many of her favourite genres including jazz, acid jazz, soul, gospel, pop and funk.

Sophie is in the first round of the 2021 Grammy Nominations with La Bouche with the Best Dance/Electronic Recording 2021, called Rhythm of Love. 

★★★★★ "Sophie’s voice is an experience and a half...she can really power it out and over the octaves" Clothesline 2021 Fringe Review

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

Tix $35 

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Friday 25 March 7.30pm
 

Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham

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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

Tix $35 

Sunday 3 April 4.00pm
 

Slava and Sharon Grigoryan with 
De Nardi Bevan

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Slava and Sharon Grigoryan back at Trinity Sessions after their 2021 sold out show; with guests Karen De Nardi and Mike Bevan. 

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.

Karen De Nardi (violin/viola) and Mike Bevan (7 string guitar) have both performed locally and internationally in concerts and venues ranging from jazz clubs to music festivals.

Stylish and distinctive, the dynamic string duo fuse passion and fire with romantic delicacy. Their repertoire - which includes well known classical pieces, jazz, Brazilian choro, a smattering of French chanson and popular music.

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

Tix $45 

Friday 22 April 7.30pm
 

Lloyd Spiegel - Return to the Road

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Renowned acoustic guitar slinger Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce a string of shows in some favourite Aussie venues, including Trinity Sessions, in 2022. 

Of course, like everyone else, Spiegel has been in virtual hibernation for the last couple of years and is keen to hit the bandstand with a renewed energy, fire in his belly, and fronting his new trio.

Featuring trombonist extraordinaire Lisa Baird and long-time collaborator Tim Burnham on drums, the trio allows Spiegel a little bit of extra scope to bring the flavours of his albums to life in concert. The grooves are deeper, New Orleans is in the house, and the joint will be rocking. Lloyd will be playing tracks from 2019’s multiple award-winning album Cut and Run, along with back catalogue and blues classics.

Says Lloyd of the return to playing shows:

I’ve always seen myself as more of an entertainer than a musician so without audiences this last year it’s been harder to find the joy in music. That experience has renewed my dedication to performing and reminded me just how lucky I am that this is my job. 

Tim and I have welcomed trombonist, singer and songwriter Lisa Baird to the show. She’s featured on my album tracks and been a guest at numerous shows so it’s exciting to add her talent and energy to the mix.”

Lloyd will be doing two sets.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $30 

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, Enrico Morena on drums and percussion, 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 

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