Winter Light Nights at The Joan

Warm up your winter Friday nights with free music at The Joan

End your week on a cool note at The Joan. Join us in our Borland foyer bar for live music, winter cocktails and warm winter food to set your weekend in motion.

With a new local musician playing each week, the series will be held on Fridays in winter from 4-7pm.

Announcing our Friday artists for the series:

Friday 17 July – Yianna Nicholas- young singer/songwriter from the foot of the Blue Mountains

Friday 24 July – Matthew Dennett- local pianist with a versatile repertoire

Friday 31 July – Anthony Silvestrini of Empty Fish Tank- think The Beatles and Crowded House having dinner

Friday 7 August – Linden Furnell- singer, songwriter and actor from the Blue Mountains

Friday 14 August –  InnamechBlue Mountains duo Jimmi Carr & Samantha Rich bring you a new genre-bending blend of acoustic & electronic music described as ‘prog-rock-tronica’

Friday 28 August –  Angus FindlayAdem Harnett, & Laura Attwood- three local young artists with diverse repertoires

Friday 4 September- Wolfie- Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Lisa McNaughton brings you a funky mash-up of soul, roots, blues and reggae.

*For more information on each artist click on the ‘performers’ tab

Attendance is free!

Yianna Nicholas- 17 July

A creative and energetic musician beyond her youth; Yianna’s songs are believable, fresh, soulful and inspiring. Performing in various pubs and clubs consistently and gaining a following of enthusiastic fans, Yianna has just completed her very first E.P ‘Here and Now’ with the Robertson Brothers and is now working as hard as ever to promote herself and her music.

Find Yianna on
yiannanicholas.com
facebook.com/yiannanicholasmusic
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Matthew Dennett- 24 July

Matt has been playing piano since he was 13 years old. He grew up in Penrith and, after completing HSC at Xavier College, relocated to the Blue Mountains where he has developed both Jazz & Classical repertoires and found regular work as a pianist in a variety of venues from Katoomba all the way to Sydney.

He was resident pianist at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba for just under four years and now plays regularly at Beyond Vintage Wine Bar based in Leura, The Springwood Sports Club and the Billich Art Gallery in Sydney.

He also plays for local restaurants and private functions and accompanies vocalists for cabarets & jazz evenings. Most recently, Matt has established an ongoing collaboration with The Voice contestant, Brittanie Shipway, accompanying her for her Cabaret: Broadway Baby.

Find Matthew on
youtube/mrpiano

Anthony Silvestrini of Empty Fish Tank- 31 July

The solo project for Anthony Silvestrini aka Empty Fish Tank started after Blue Mountains 4 piece band The Trobes went riff/rock in style leaving 3 unused acoustic guitars behind. This along with drawing influences from bands such as Wilco and Powderfinger, inspired the collection of 11 pop/rock songs that are on debut album Same Old Same Old (2014).

Empty Fish Tank takes many forms for live gigs; playing acoustic arrangements in solo mode to playing as a 7 piece band that has gained support slots alongside The Cockroaches, Lime Cordiale and numerous others in the Western Sydney region. A mastered version of the album launch Live At The Tattersalls Hotel Penrith (2014) has been released which truly showcases the energy and passion used during all sets Empty Fish Tank performs. Work on the sophomore album is very much underway and looks to have a release in 2015.

Empty Fish Tank – think The Beatles and Crowded House having dinner.

Find Anthony on
facebook.com/emptyfishtank
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Linden Furnell- 7 August

Linden is a singer, songwriter and actor from the Blue Mountains. He returns to Australia following 6 years abroad working and performing in theatre alongside promoting his debut EP. His style has been described as a fusion of acoustic soul and pop folk with theatrical overtones. Influenced by Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Donny Hathaway, Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown and a bunch of his dad’s russian romantic records.

Find Linden on
instagram @lindenfurnell
youtube/lindenfurnell
soundcloud
His debut EP can be found on iTunes and Spotify

Laura Attwood- 28 August

Laura Attwood is an indie/folk singer songwriter based in Sydney. Her catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics make up the heart of her music and are to thank for the growing success of her first ever EP Lionhead! Her sound has been described in likeness to that of Cat Power and Kimya Dawson (of The Moldy Peaches). Laura is now gigging in style with guitar, vocals and a handful of super songs to make you happy, sad and toe tapping all at the same time!

Find Laura on:
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facebook.com/LauraAttwoodmusic

Innamech- 14 August

Innamech are a new two-piece band from the Blue Mountains. They blend a unique mix of pop, electronica and psychedelic rock to create a sound that has been described as ‘prog-rock-tronica’. Innamech recently released their debut single “The Line” which received airplay all over the country on radio stations including Sydney’s FBI and Brisbane’s ZZZ. Their first EP is due for release this August. Innamech have also been steadily building a following with their live shows, performing at local festivals such as the Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festical and venues such as Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory.

Find Innamech on:
facebook.com/Innamech
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Wolfie- 4 September

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Lisa McNaughton brings you a funky mash-up of soul, roots, blues and reggae.

Find Wolfie on:
facebook.com/Wolfieband
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  • Friday, Jul 17 2015 4:00pm
  • Friday, Jul 24 2015 4:00pm
  • Friday, Jul 31 2015 4:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 7 2015 4:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 14 2015 4:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 28 2015 4:00pm
  • Friday, Sep 4 2015 4:00pm

End your week on a cool note at The Joan. Join us in our Borland foyer bar for live music, winter cocktails and warm winter food to set your weekend in motion.

With a new local musician playing each week, the series will be held on Fridays in winter from 4-7pm.

Announcing our Friday artists for the series:

Friday 17 July – Yianna Nicholas- young singer/songwriter from the foot of the Blue Mountains

Friday 24 July – Matthew Dennett- local pianist with a versatile repertoire

Friday 31 July – Anthony Silvestrini of Empty Fish Tank- think The Beatles and Crowded House having dinner

Friday 7 August – Linden Furnell- singer, songwriter and actor from the Blue Mountains

Friday 14 August –  InnamechBlue Mountains duo Jimmi Carr & Samantha Rich bring you a new genre-bending blend of acoustic & electronic music described as ‘prog-rock-tronica’

Friday 28 August –  Angus FindlayAdem Harnett, & Laura Attwood- three local young artists with diverse repertoires

Friday 4 September- Wolfie- Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Lisa McNaughton brings you a funky mash-up of soul, roots, blues and reggae.

*For more information on each artist click on the ‘performers’ tab

Attendance is free!

Yianna Nicholas- 17 July

A creative and energetic musician beyond her youth; Yianna’s songs are believable, fresh, soulful and inspiring. Performing in various pubs and clubs consistently and gaining a following of enthusiastic fans, Yianna has just completed her very first E.P ‘Here and Now’ with the Robertson Brothers and is now working as hard as ever to promote herself and her music.

Find Yianna on
yiannanicholas.com
facebook.com/yiannanicholasmusic
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Matthew Dennett- 24 July

Matt has been playing piano since he was 13 years old. He grew up in Penrith and, after completing HSC at Xavier College, relocated to the Blue Mountains where he has developed both Jazz & Classical repertoires and found regular work as a pianist in a variety of venues from Katoomba all the way to Sydney.

He was resident pianist at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba for just under four years and now plays regularly at Beyond Vintage Wine Bar based in Leura, The Springwood Sports Club and the Billich Art Gallery in Sydney.

He also plays for local restaurants and private functions and accompanies vocalists for cabarets & jazz evenings. Most recently, Matt has established an ongoing collaboration with The Voice contestant, Brittanie Shipway, accompanying her for her Cabaret: Broadway Baby.

Find Matthew on
youtube/mrpiano

Anthony Silvestrini of Empty Fish Tank- 31 July

The solo project for Anthony Silvestrini aka Empty Fish Tank started after Blue Mountains 4 piece band The Trobes went riff/rock in style leaving 3 unused acoustic guitars behind. This along with drawing influences from bands such as Wilco and Powderfinger, inspired the collection of 11 pop/rock songs that are on debut album Same Old Same Old (2014).

Empty Fish Tank takes many forms for live gigs; playing acoustic arrangements in solo mode to playing as a 7 piece band that has gained support slots alongside The Cockroaches, Lime Cordiale and numerous others in the Western Sydney region. A mastered version of the album launch Live At The Tattersalls Hotel Penrith (2014) has been released which truly showcases the energy and passion used during all sets Empty Fish Tank performs. Work on the sophomore album is very much underway and looks to have a release in 2015.

Empty Fish Tank – think The Beatles and Crowded House having dinner.

Find Anthony on
facebook.com/emptyfishtank
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Linden Furnell- 7 August

Linden is a singer, songwriter and actor from the Blue Mountains. He returns to Australia following 6 years abroad working and performing in theatre alongside promoting his debut EP. His style has been described as a fusion of acoustic soul and pop folk with theatrical overtones. Influenced by Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Donny Hathaway, Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown and a bunch of his dad’s russian romantic records.

Find Linden on
instagram @lindenfurnell
youtube/lindenfurnell
soundcloud
His debut EP can be found on iTunes and Spotify

Laura Attwood- 28 August

Laura Attwood is an indie/folk singer songwriter based in Sydney. Her catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics make up the heart of her music and are to thank for the growing success of her first ever EP Lionhead! Her sound has been described in likeness to that of Cat Power and Kimya Dawson (of The Moldy Peaches). Laura is now gigging in style with guitar, vocals and a handful of super songs to make you happy, sad and toe tapping all at the same time!

Find Laura on:
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facebook.com/LauraAttwoodmusic

Innamech- 14 August

Innamech are a new two-piece band from the Blue Mountains. They blend a unique mix of pop, electronica and psychedelic rock to create a sound that has been described as ‘prog-rock-tronica’. Innamech recently released their debut single “The Line” which received airplay all over the country on radio stations including Sydney’s FBI and Brisbane’s ZZZ. Their first EP is due for release this August. Innamech have also been steadily building a following with their live shows, performing at local festivals such as the Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festical and venues such as Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory.

Find Innamech on:
facebook.com/Innamech
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Wolfie- 4 September

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Lisa McNaughton brings you a funky mash-up of soul, roots, blues and reggae.

Find Wolfie on:
facebook.com/Wolfieband
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