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Fig Night 27th June


Nick Charles
Nick Charles
Fiddlers Feast
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Aubrey are a Newcastle-based trio dedicated to making your party a musically memorable one.

With the perfect style for any occasion, these troubadours of the NSW coast love nothing more than to provide the soundtrack for the milestone nights of life.

For: Weddings, functions, soirees and celebrations
From: North Coast, Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney and South Coast.

This talented trio have more than 15 years’ industry experience between them; they are professional, adaptable and can create a unique sound to suit your event. Whatever your pleasure — whether laid-back ambient grooves, a unique twist on old favourites, or hitting the dance floor for some hip-shaking shenanigans— Aubrey have the versatility
to create your perfect vibe.


In a critically acclaimed 25+ year career, Nick Charles has released a dozen albums on the major Australian and US roots music labels including his latest, “Into the Blues” his first “pure” acoustic blues album in more than a decade. 

“Into the Blues” has won “Album of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and contributed to his being named “Solo Performer of the Year” in the Australian blues scene in 2013, a year culminating in his 10th US tour.
Finally to top off a great year of plaudits, a track from “Into the Blues” called “Sunset Blues” won the Australian Song Competition!

Averaging 150 shows a year in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA, his music draws on the fingerstyle magic and lyrical charm of the great pre-war acoustic blues masters sometimes encompassing an eclectic mix of folk and early ragtime jazz.

Nick has performed and toured with a who’s who of the music world including Guy Clarke, John Hammond, Robyn Ford, Junior Wells, BB King, Ralph McTell and so many more.

With his trademark dazzling fingerpicking on 6 and 12 string guitars, stinging slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the musical highway it’s a show that sees him labelled by The Age as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues” and by Australian Guitar magazine as “an awesome talent!” Rvr Rd


High energy and diverse musical styles are at the core of the acclaimed Fiddlers Feast.

Winners of the Golden Fiddle Awards best CD, Fiddlers Feast have gone from strength to strength since their first impromptu jam in 1996, with tours to Europe and Asia and collaborations with many of this country’s musical greats. Playing fiddles, mandolin, guitar, accordion, keyboards and percussion, the FF blends the trad with modern, the fiery with the dreamy in a uniquely Australian fiddle sound.FF have performed at festivals Nationally and overseas (including Festival InterCeltique Lorient and World Expos in Japan and China), Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan and most recently for the Oz High Commission in Pakistan.

They have appeared on stage with artists like John Williamson,Warren Fahey, David Helfcott, the Queensland Orchestra, Canadian fiddler Dominque Dupuis, Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, US banjo whiz Allison Brown and performed for Her Exellency the GG, Quentin Byrce.

Apart their group efforts,  the FF has performed and recorded with countless Oz music luminaries, including Diesel, Jimmy Barnes, the Bushwackers, Tim Finn, Graeme Connors, Jimmy Little, John Williamson and every major symphony orchestra in  the country. FF continues to reinvigorate the Oz fiddle tradition with new award winning tunes and compositions ranging from simple melodies to full orchestral pieces. Marcus Holden’s Fiddle and Pipe Duel premiered at the Lincoln Centre NY, Easter 2009.

Their 2008 Golden Fiddle Award-winning album, FRENZEE, is a rip-roaring collection of all sorts of fiddling from Country to tongue-in-cheek classical, from twisted jazz tracks to rock and reel with a plethora of weird and wonderful music and guests from all parts of the harmonic spectrum.  

"We could not have realised these event in such splendid style without your support. You projected a very postive and happy image of Australia" (Tim George, Australian High Commissioner, Pakistan 2012)

The “perect festival band”.(Blue Mountains Folk Festival, 2011)

"Fiddlers Feast keeps raising the bar - FRENZEE is another great release." (Raymond Phillips, Country Harvest)

"FRENZEE is brilliant!! It will be receiving a lot of airplay because it fits into so many categories - jazz, classical, easy listening, even folk. A track that stood out for me was 'Eine Kleine Nutmusik' - the treatment is superbly tongue in cheek and a sound for sore ears. (Bob Cady, Highland FM).

“I defy anyone to not like this CD. This beats the socks off the Sydney band's previous releases on all levels.” John Shand, SMH

“Great album, quite an eclectic mixture- looking forward to giving it some welly!" (Julie Cavanagh, The Folk Show).



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