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Fig Night 28th February 2014

Aaron Lyon
Aaron Lyon
The Good Lovelies
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Aaron Lyon is a soulful Blues balladeer whose craft has been forged by the Blues of Life, Love and Loss, at no expense to his roguish charm. Armed with a guitar and an unusually athletic voice, he evokes handsome imagery through his melodic storytelling. His showcase of original compositions straddles a variety of stylistic influences ensuring that you always get more than the 12 bars you bargained for.

Currently resting his head in Sydney, Aaron has played the city’s premier venues including The Vanguard, The Basement, The Victoria Room, The Piano Room, The Supper Club, The Beach Road Hotel, The Arthouse Hotel, The Heritage Hotel and The Bucket Room (Bondi) as well as holding residence at fine dining establishments Tony Bilson’s Number One Wine Bar and Bistro, Liquidity (Balmain) and Manly’s Artichoke Café.

His credits also include playing support for notable Australian musicians Deisel, Iota and New Zealand’s Jenny Morris. His recent supports have included performances for Leonard Cohen and Michael Buble at the Acer Arena and VIP Entertainment for Powderfinger’s concerts at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.






Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies‘ textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on-stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006 for their first show at Toronto’s funky Gladstone Hotel.

Their tireless rain or shine outlook and undeniable mutual respect have helped the trio weather years of constant touring. With jaunts to Australia, the UK and the US the Good Lovelies’ road-tested tenacity will bring them further afield than ever before.

Lighthearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have made them the darlings of the summer festival circuit, including spots at the storied Mariposa and Hillside Festivals and the Montreal Jazz Festival. They have toured with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe and appeared on stages and in studios with Broken Social Scene, Kathleen Edwards and Jill Barber.

In addition to their acclaimed holiday album, Under the Mistletoe (2009), which showcases old and new seasonal tunes (including three original songs), the Good Lovelies’ self-titled full-length album (also released in 2009) proved their blithe brand of folk music has year-round appeal. With this record, the Good Lovelies won New Emerging Artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. In 2010, this same album received a Juno for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year.

Let the Rain Fall, their third full-length album, was recently nominated for the 2012 Juno for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year.  With equal parts city and country, highway and home, wistfulness and sass, the Good Lovelies’ good humour and self-assurance shines through from the toe-tapping start of “Made for Rain” to the sweet final notes in the French-flecked “Mrs. T.” In between, you’ll hear reflections on urban imperfections with “Backyard”, straight-up love songs like “Best I Know” and upbeat numbers like “Kiss Me in the Kitchen.”


A fiery yet charming five piece band of brass, guts, words and skins who crank out up-tempo songs, turning ordinary shoes into dancing ones.

From Melbourne, Australia, Flap! play original music that is both old and new, inspired by the entire human diaspora. Influences from 1920’s jazz, Gypsy brass, English Folk and Trinidadian Calypso can be heard peeping through their antipodean ...veneer.

From major festivals, to grotty pubs, Flap! have audiences smiling and dancing wherever and whenever they play.

Formed during an informal jam at the 2007 Port Fairy Folk Festival (Victoria, Australia) Flap! have gone from muscle to might playing their first gig at the Woodstock Cafe at Christiania, Copenhagen, holding down a six-month-residency at Collingwood's Fox Hotel, Performing at the 2008 Port Fairy Folk Festival, and the 2009 Apollo Bay Festival where they wowed the crowds, and got them off their fold-up chairs and on their feet dancing, The Tarerer Festival, The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Rainbow Serpent Festival, The Brunswick Music Festival, The Thredbo Jazz Festival, Falls Festival, The Woodford Folk Festival, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival and heaps of other gigs to happy punters all over Melbourne and Australia.
Their self-titled Debut CD was released in late 2008.



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