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Fig Night 28th September


Brett Winterford
Sam Joole band
Simon Kinny-Lewis band

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Brett Winterford is the former front man of Sydney rock/pop outfit peregrine and in 2012 he released his first solo recording, The 'Greenthumb EP'.

Brett also started the iconic acoustic music venue 'High Tea' in his lounge-room in Surry Hills.

Winterford’s work has been praised for "narrative wit and poetic soul-searching” [The Australian] and his “wistfulness” [The Sydney Morning Herald] in equal measure. His new six-track recording deals with reclaiming the imagination and is a wide-eyed expression of wonderment and for the natural world. Tracks have already been chosen for campaigns by the NSW Conservation Trust and Tourism Australia's 'National Landscape Series'.

Brett spends half of each year showcasing his music in Europe, the other half doing the same here in Oz.

"Narrative wit and poetic soul-searching in abundance. Quietly charming."
Iain Sheddon, The Weekend Australian

"Brett Winterford sings with a wistfulness that makes him eminently likeable.”
Katrina Lobley, Sydney Morning Herald



Sam  is an Australian-based composer and musician. He has been touring, performing, recording and composing music across the world for the last decade.

From 4 Star reviews in UK Folk Mags, To exclusive appearances in Ski Chalets, Sydney`s Notes and The Basement, Underground warehouse Parties in Byron Bay and Acoustic Shows in Melbourne and Chile as well as opening slots for Tim Freedman ( the Whitlams ) - The Gentle voice around this sound is building.

Fresh from a blinding tour of the NSW snow fields, Sam will appear with full band to perform the Album live AND preview a selection of songs from the forthcoming New Album - Shapeshifting scheduled for a February release.

Sam Joole - Vocals and Guitars
Magdalena Mira - Vocals and Keyboards
Jonno Linden - Electric Guitar
Curtis Argent - Double Bass and Electric Bass
Ben Kidson - Drums, Perucssion and Backing Vocals



Video of virtuoso electric guitar by Simon

Simon started on guitar early, making his first live appearances at 11. It was in his late teens that he was introduced to Jazz guitar giant James Muller and became deeply affected by his melodic approach and execution on the instrument. He began to put together his own group including Gerard Pigram on drums, Pat Savina on Bass and Stuart Ross on Rhodes, Hammond. Writing songs influenced by his favorite singers, Robert Cray, Steve Winwood he recorded his first record Open up the Letter.

The songs were a great vehicle for Simons guitar work and singer/song writing ability.

Simon spent a year living in Bali where he wrote his second album a winding bend, recorded in Bali with bassist Doddy Sambodo and drummer Sony Purwanto.

Back in Australia he recorded third album Higher Heaven that made his name in the Sydney Morning Herald under Ten bands you must hear the work was a mixture of new material and songs that had been left off a winding bend. This album demonstrates his mastery on both electric and acoustic bringing to the forefront his own modern blues style.

In between gigs and teaching, his other musical involvements include; numerous TV ad campaigns with producers Peter Kaldor for Arizona Productions (which included the 2000 Olympic games ad), Elliot Wheeler for Turning Point, Les Gock for Song Zu.

Simon will bring his 4-piece band to The Fig for some motown, country & blues.


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