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THURSDAY MARCH 10

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Opening Solo Set

LYSYTSA

Local singer/songwriter LYSYTSA is fresh to the stage to share a range of originals and covers. Her folky sound is twisted with melancholy and driven by lyrics from the heart.

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The Illume Girls 

Thursday 10 March 

5pm – 8pm  |  Museum Park

The ILLUME Girls provide exotic harmonies, with a powerful presence, these women deliver emotive & soulful music described as "smokey honey" singing both in Yolngu Matha and English. The Illume Girls are key members of the Gambirra Mob that perform at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass. 

They will be performing two sets of original music in Museum Park between 6pm - 8pm.

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THURSDAY MARCH 3

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Opening Solo Set

Heather Price

Heather is an amazing singer/songwriter/double bass player. She will bring her original tunes to Music at the Museum on Thursday February 3rd with her blues and soul infused songs alongside a selection of tunes that have influenced her own writing.

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Bleu Collective

Thursday 3 March 

5pm – 8pm  |  Museum Park

Bleu Collective is a Newcastle-based alternative jazz band led by keys player Isaac Walker. Bleu's sound & originals are influenced by the likes of Robert Glasper, Dirty Loops & Snarky Puppy. Bleu's tunes are all original, involving a great foundation in improvisation and musical freedom.

Isaac Walker - Keys

Grace Aberhart - Bass

Andrew de Souza - Guitar

Healey Olsen - Drums

Mat Woodcock - Trumpet

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24

Opening Solo Set

Abbi Yeo - Singer/Songwriter

Abbi Yeo is a singer/songwriter "with a keen ear for song structure and colour, she captures the beauty of raw music, rather like the beauty of an unfiltered life in all its joys, sorrows and victories." - Hamish Batley.

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Spuz

Thursday 24 February

5pm – 8pm. |Museum Park

SPUZ are a 6-piece improvisation based fusion act that melds a huge variety of genres into approachable and catchy instrumental tunes. Led by composer Andrew de Souza, the genre-bending group aim to bring audiences an array of fun filled songs that truly showcase what instrumental music can be and what effect it can have on the mainstream music scene. The variety of musical styles which have influenced our own music has resulted in the production of our unique sound. SPUZ creates a suite of sonic extravagance with something for every listener to enjoy, no matter the background or interest. 

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 17

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Opening Solo Set 1

Freddie Stafford - Solo Piano

'Improvising in the peoples key of C'

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Duo Set 2

Michael McDonagh - Remember the Circus 

Original folk and blues infused tunes.

Michael McDonagh - Vocals/Guitar

Timothy Merrikin - Double Bass

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Pikoù Panez 

Thursday 17 February  
5pm – 8pm. |Museum Park

Based in Muloobinba (Newcastle), on Awabakal Land, Pikoù Panez brings original sounds inspired by progressive folk, jazz, soul and world music. With visceral textures and thick harmonies, this six piece creates both a dreamy and energetic disposition through experimental songwriting/ improvisation.

Rose Callaghan - Drums/Vocals

Tim Merrikin - Double Bass

Naomi Blanch - Saxophone/Vocals

Naomi Jones - Violin /Vocals

Darcy Archer - Percussion/Vocals

Mia Peters - Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Vocals

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10

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The Brennan Fell Quartet

Thursday 10 Februrary 

5pm – 8pm  |  Museum Park

Spice up your Thursday evening with a local blend of Blues and Western swing.

Brennan Fell - Guitar/Vocals

Mitch Williamson - Saxophone

Jono Smith - Violin

Andrew Wallace - Bass

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Opening Solo Set

LYSYTSA

Local singer/songwriter LYSYTSA is fresh to the stage to share a range of originals and covers. Her folky sound is twisted with melancholy and driven by lyrics from the heart.

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JANUARY 27, 2022

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SF Wrens

Thursday 27 January 

5pm – 8pm  |  Museum Park

Newly named project 'SF Wrens' is the product of years of connection and collection of Newcastle creatives. SF Wrens bring their crispy, lovingly crafted mix of tunes to "Music at the Museum".

Expect lyrical themes which dig on existence, living in the present and celebrating the weirdness of being human. With full rhythm and horn section, SF Wrens are your 9 new best friends - bringing wild times and vibes. Join us on a musical journey through time, Space Apes, tequila dollar shots and wombat warnings, kindly sponsored by Apfelsmeck.

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Opening Solo Set

Michael McDonagh - Remember the Circus 

Original folk and blues infused tunes

Michael McDonagh - Vocals/Guitar

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JANUARY 20, 2022

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Opening Solo Set

Chloe Gill - Singer/Songwriter

Chloe Gill, 17, is an aspiring alternative contemporary Singer, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Newcastle, Australia. Her songwriting takes inspiration from art, pieces of music, nature and other people’s words. Her music emotionally explores a lot, and she hopes people find a deeper meaning in her lyrics and connect them to their experiences and lives.

Chloe likes to think she has created her own genre, somewhere between contemporary and indie rock. Listeners will find hints of jazz chords, scatting and unpredictable melodies entwined in her music. Her inspiration is drawn from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Elton John and Missy Higgins.

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Adam Miller Trio  

Thursday 20 January 

5pm – 8pm  |  Museum Park

Newcastle guitarist Adam Miller's music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a melodic sophistication that only comes from years of cross genre hopping. His inclusion of complex rhythms and dissonant haunting phrases, combined with breathtaking riffs and melodies are his signature. His jazz influenced style with finger-picking mastery creates a improvisation filled live performance that is beautifully unpredictable. This has seen him share stages with Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Matt Schofield, Russell Morris, Charlie Hunter, Adam Levy, Ariel Posen, Tony McManus, Ben Gillies (Silverchair), and the list continues....

Miller has had a relentless international touring schedule the past few years which has seen him perform in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Japan & Australia.

He released his latest album, Unify, on August 7, 2020. Recorded in Los Angeles in December of 2019, Unify features prominent LA musicians with bassist Joel Gottschalk and drummer Justin Glasco. Composed entirely by Miller, these songs are born from the adventure of settling not only into a new city, but a new country, drawing from both the incredible highs and the seemingly mundane. The album is equally influenced by the Los Angeles jazz scene and the Australian pub rock scene of Miller's hometown, Newcastle.

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