Alistair Hulett Tribute
The Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund is a not for profit association established in Australia after the untimely death in 2010 of singer, songwriter, political activist and social justice advocate, Alistair Hulett.
A significant proportion of all funds raised by the Fund goes to grants, prizes and scholarships awarded to musicians whose focus is on social justice issues and whose music champions those aims for which the Fund was established.
The Fund works with community groups, campaigns and organisations to raise money to impact change and advance human rights through music and the arts. You can help further our cause by making a donation or by purchasing an item from the shop. All merchandise sold to the Australian market will contribute to the Fund.
2020: Penelope Swales (Vic), Trouvers, Peter Hicks, David Beniuk, Tony Eardley, Mike and Jill, Grassroots Union Choir
29 January 2020 - 12:00 AM (Wednesday) - Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7054, TASBook
Penelope Swales (Aus)
Penelope Swales has been articulating the human condition for over 30 years. She has just won the 2019 Alistair Hulett Songs for Social Justice Award with her song “Cambridge Analytica” which explores the impact of social media propoganda on democracy.
Penelope has toured extensively throughout Australia, North America and Europe, both solo and with all-gourd extravaganza Totally Gourdgeous. In 2003, her album “Monkey Comfort” received critical acclaim, spending 8 weeks at No. 6 on the Australian Independent Blues and Roots charts. She headlined the New York's Estfest Women's Music Festival in 2004 and received a standing ovation at the North East Regional Folk Alliance in New York State.
In 2005 necessity called her home to care for an elderly parent. While doing so, she studied law and worked for several years as a community lawyer advocating for disadvantaged people. Now freed from her duties as a carer, she is returning to her first love, music. She is working on her 11th solo CD.
02 February 2020 - 02:00 PM (Sunday) - Old Beach Farm - address supplied on booking, TASBook
Three young musicians with varied musical backgrounds united their creative and artistic forces to form the group É.T.É. Its members, Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux, offer a very dynamic and modern vision of Québec traditional music.
The musical vision of the three performers is presented in their original compositions and unusual arrangements of traditional tunes. With rich vocal harmonies, musical drive, instrumental virtuosity and remarkable on-stage complicity, É.T.É transforms the traditional kitchen party into an unforgettably entertaining and lively performance.
06 March 2020 - 07:30 PM (Friday) - Maygars Hill Winery - 53 Longwood-Mansfield Road, Longwood East, 3666, VICBook
Bright Blue Gorilla (US)
Who is Bright Blue Gorilla?
After 7 feature films, a dozen CDs, and 29 years on the road, award-winning filmmakers & musicians Bright Blue Gorilla have plenty of entertaining stories to share. Producer Robyn Rosenkrantz and Director Michael Glover have been charming audiences around the world since 1990 when they quit their L.A. jobs, sold everything they had (except their guitars) and bought one-way tickets to Europe. They've been performing & traveling ever since and are still going strong! Their movies have been on Netflix and are currently available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, and other platforms. Robyn and Michael have performed over 4000 concerts worldwide! Whether it's 40,000 people at a festival (Liberation Day, Amsterdam), 500 people in an art-house cinema (Babylon cinema, Berlin), or 40 folk-fans crammed in a living room/pop-up cinema (just about anywhere), Bright Blue Gorilla uplifts, entertains, and creates a joyous and intimate experience.
27 March 2020 - 07:30 PM (Friday) - CWA Hall, Lindisfarne - 29 Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne 7015, TASBook
Whitetop Mountaineers (US)
For fans of American old time mountain music, the Whitetop Mountaineers from the hills of Virginia are the genuine article. Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham play American mountain music, song & dance – they are the ‘real deal’. Jackson on guitar, mandolin & claw hammer banjo, and Martha on fiddle, guitar & banjo. They are both strong vocal performers and their close harmonies are indicative of the old time and bluegrass traditions from which they draw their repertoire.
29 March 2020 - 03:00 PM (Sunday) - Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7054, TASBook