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2023 Concerts 

Friday 10 February 7.30pm

Mahalia Barnes and the Soul Mates

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After a sold out show at Trinity Sessions Mahalia Barnes is coming back; don't miss out.

Mahalia Barnes has been in and around music her entire life. Throughout her childhood years she was exposed to everything from Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett to Ike + Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, all of which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic. Mahalia and her band, The Soul Mates, have released three albums (including "Ooh Yea! - The Betty Davis Songbook" with Joe Bonamassa) and consistently play to capacity crowds around the country.

In addition to her solo projects, she has performed on various international tours with Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Mavis Staples, Bryan Adams and Tom Jones.

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

Tix $40

SOLD OUT

Friday 17 March 7.30pm

Miriam Lieberman with Lara Goodridge

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African influences blend seamlessly with blues-infused melodies & soaring vocal harmonies in the music by singer songwriter Miriam Lieberman. Her songs are soulful collections of stories, beautifully told through kora, guitar & Miriam's unmistakable voice. Miriam is joined by Lara Goodridge (Baby et Lulu, FourPlay) on violin. Think Joni Mitchell/Paul Simon.

Miriam Lieberman's music presents themes of love for the natural world, stories of transformation, motherhood, love, loss and the power of imagination. The music is coloured by Miriam's transformational time studying in Latin America & West Africa that have left an imprint on her musical style though contemporary in its tone. Featuring feathery-soft strings that evoke hauntingly beautiful memories, Miriam's music is a mesmerising ride that vibes Kate Bush, but also sounds completely modern - if you're not swaying are you even listening?

“Lilting folk tunes overlaid with sprightly Kora (West African harp) playful strings and dreamy harmonies as though Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon had convened in a Bamako back street.“ - The Guardian December 2021

 

 

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

Tix $35

Friday 31 March 7.30pm

Steve Poltz

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World renowned troubadour Steve Poltz returns to Australian shores and Trinity Sessions following a 4 year break ! 

With a cult following that includes fellow musicians, regular folks and festival goers who stumble onto his performances, there’s no common denominator to Steve’s fans. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in San Diego, CA Steve toured and recorded with San Diego cult favorites The Rugburns (they still play annual sold-out reunion shows). But it was through his creative partnership with Jewel that he vaulted into the national spotlight; co-writing her multiplatinum Billboard Hot 100-busting smash, “You Were Meant For Me,” and continues to work with her to this day. The Associated Press dubbed Steve 'part busker, part Iggy Pop and part Robin Williams, a freewheeling folkie with a quick wit and big heart.”

Some people start life with a plan. Not Steve. He opens himself up to the universe in a way most of us will never be loose enough to achieve, and the universe responds with a wink, a seemingly bottomless well of inspiration, and the talent to truly connect with an audience. 

While 2021 could have found him adrift, faced with a tour moratorium the likes of which he hadn’t experienced in decades, it opened a door — literally, his friend Oliver Wood of The Wood Brother’s door  — to create an exuberant, thoughtful batch of songs that celebrate life in all of its stages. The resulting album is called Stardust & Satellites.

Steve has resumed his packed tour schedule, and when he comes to your town, he’ll say, as he does every night, “This is the best show I’ve ever played.” And hell, maybe it just is.

Steve will be doing the whole show.

 

 

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

Tix $40

Sunday 7 May 4pm

Mick Pealing and Nick Charles

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Now, after great anticipation, Pealing and Charles are releasing their first duo album "Songs from this Town". 

What happens when one of Australia’s finest voices in rock, roots and popular music unites with Australia’s virtuoso of roots guitar? The answer is simply - a sublime mix of acoustic music drawing on two lifetime’s acclaimed careers.

Mick Pealing has been the signature voice of iconic Australian bands Stars with hit singles and a national number one album as well as the front man in the legendary Spaniards and The Ideals.

Nick Charles has been awarded every possible accolade in the blues and roots world, toured the USA 13 times and recorded nearly 20 albums.

Now, after great anticipation, Pealing and Charles are releasing their first duo album. Songs from this Town features nine new acoustic folk/country/roots gems and a stellar cover of Tim O’Brien’s More Love. Already the first single from the album Hiding in Plain Sight is receiving rave reviews and national airplay.

Along with the new material you’ll hear a sprinkling of Stars classics and some choice cuts from the wide world of acoustic roots and two significant discographies.

 

Opening a fabulous afternoon of music will be Adelaide blues icon Don Morrison.

 

 

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

Tix $30

Friday 12 May 7.30pm

Robert Forster (The Go Betweens)

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Acclaimed Australian singer – songwriter Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens) launches his 8th solo album ‘The Candle And The Flame’ at the intimate Trinity Sessions. Robert Forster is one of Australia’s most literate songwriters, with a solo repertoire drawn from a deep well of ideas and imagery, delivered in a conversational tone and impossible beautiful melodies. In 1978, with Queensland University friend Grant McLennan, he co-founded the acclaimed pop/rock band The Go-Betweens. The group, based in London for five and a half years, recorded six albums, toured extensively, before breaking up in late 1989.

In 2000, reunited with Grant McLennan, The Go-Betweens recorded their seventh album, and would record two more albums, one of which, ‘Oceans Apart’, was awarded the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Best Adult Contemporary Album of 2005. 

From 2005 to 2013, Forster was the music critic for Australian politics and culture magazine The Monthly. He won the Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism in 2006, and a collection of his music writings was published in 2009, titled, ‘The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll’. In 2015, Forster received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from Queensland University. The following year, his memoir, ‘Grant & I ’ was published, winning the Book Of The Year award in Mojo and Uncut in 2017. His memoir was also translated and published in Italian and German.

Between 2007 and 2019, Forster recorded three albums of original material: The Evangelist (’08); Songs To Play (’15); Inferno (’19). On February 3, 2023, his new album, ‘The Candle And The Flame’ will be released.  

Robert Forster will be undertaking tours of the UK, Europe, and Australia in the first half of 2023. He is currently writing a novel, and preparing the release of Volume 3 of The Go-Betweens Boxset series, ‘G Stands For Go-Betweens.’

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

Tix $48

Sunday 18 June 4pm

Eric Bogle and Ami Williamson

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Eric Bogle with Pete Titchener and Emma Luker back at Trinity Sessions with a solo set from Ami Williamson to open the concert. This will sell out.

Set 1 will be Ami performing her original solo show. Set 2 will be Eric Bogle with Pete Titchener and Emma Luker. 

Eric Bogle is an Australian institution: a Member of the Order of Australia, 2001 Australian Humanist of the Year and a UN Peace Medal recipient, Eric also sings songs.

For forty years Eric has toured the world with his music, inflicting his songs on innocent bystanders from outback Australia to the streets of Edinburgh, New York and many places in-between.

Ex-Opera Australia Singer; Ami Williamson has earned herself an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s leading Folk Singer/Songwriters. Ami is the daughter of Australian music icon, True Blue John Williamson.

“Forceful, funny, powerful and poetic, Ami Williamson is a Folk Singer/Songwriter like none other! I cried, I laughed, then both at the same time; a one woman show at its best!” - (The Sydney Morning Herald).

“Ami Williamson is a lot better than any singer has a right to be” - (The Australian).

“Ami Williamson is my favourite Australian act!” - (International Folk Icon, Judy Collins).

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

Tix $45

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