Show 1
Thursday 1 December 2022
Door Open 7:30pm | Performance from 8:00pm – 11:00pm (includes intervals)

Show 2
Friday 2 December 2022
Door Open 7:30pm | Performance from 8:00pm – 11:00pm (includes intervals)

The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Tickets
General Admission (seated)

Single Show Ticket $38.50 (+BF)
2 x Shows Ticket $57.75 (+BF)

Single Show Tickets available at the door (pending availability) $50 (Cash Only)


Swing, Blues and Hot Jazz direct from Paris!

Bassist and jazz band leader Leigh Barker is bringing his band to Australia for the first time in over six years. The Leigh Barker Band brings audiences the classic sounds of the golden era of American jazz, presented in their uniquely Australian style. A style that also carries the inflections of 21st century Paris, center of the renaissance of French swing and hot jazz, and current home to the band leader.

Canberra born, Melbourne trained, and Paris-based, Barker has always had his band out on the road, playing their unique mix of classic swing, blues, hot jazz, and original compositions. On this tour, The Leigh Barker Band boasts a cast of Melbourne musicians and long-time bandmates, and most importantly stars Heather Stewart, award-winning vocalist and violinist and another Paris favourite. Catch this band live on stage for the first time in six years, as they bring their popular European show to the Antipodes.

This tour showcases the release of their new album PARIS/MELBOURNE, released online at the height of the pandemic, and only now coming to audiences in person and on CD. Paris/Melbourne stars members of this touring band, and also features six bonus tracks from the new Paris lineup. It is a trans-continental, international, and cross-cultural expression of jazz at its hottest, swingingest best.


9 December 2022
7:30pm – late
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$20 +bf pre sales
$25 on the door


Photo: Jesse Hunniford

Ben Salter
Accomplished songwriter and performer Ben Salter has spent the past few years of these strange times at the Museum Of Old & New Art (MONA) in lutruwita/Tasmania composing and performing daily in his own studio/installation, Import/Export.

An already prolific artist, Salter has written, recorded and released four albums of new material over the past 12 months, demonstrating an increasingly eclectic and progressive bent in both his lyrics and compositions. Now he is to undertake his first national tour in over three years, presenting songs old and new in the intimate solo mode he has grown so adept at during his daily performances at the museum. 


Photo: Nick McKK

Laura Imbruglia
Australian songwriter Laura Imbruglia has been releasing records since the early noughties. A restless musician with broad music taste, she’s released four albums, played almost every corner of Australia and several pockets of Europe.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Saree Salter
Tasmanian singer-songwriter Saree Salter has been performing since she was in middle school. Saree grew up on the East Coast, where she passionately refined her sound and broadened her audience to the greater regions of Northern Tasmania. Saree has featured in iconic Tasmanian festivals such as Festival of the Voices and Junction Arts Festival.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Friday 11 November 2022
7.30pm – late
Doors at 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Join local artists Cathy Diver, Jethro Pickett, Celeste Evelyn and Lune River for a night of folk music and tales at Founders Room.

All profits from the gig will be donated to the Hobart Women’s Shelter. 

This event will take place on the lands of the muwinina people.

$10 presale

$15 on the door


Photo:  Oscar Wyatt

Lune River
Forming in nipaluna / Hobart, Lune River are a Rock ’n’ Roll group in spirit. Through dreamy songwriting that sets the dials for the sun, their music exhales space hooks and melody – yet with good feels and weight when it counts. Their affinity with adventurous psych-rock jams and organic songwriting also gives them a rare duality that reflects their love for the 60s. You can expect to hear plenty more of Lune River over the coming waves of time.


Photo: Ursula Woods

Jethro Pickett is a Tasmanian songwriter and producer who’s gearing up for a new release this year with a new sound. His last release was put out by Phill Calvert’s (The Birthday Party) Behind The Beat Records and they’re on board for the next one too. Jethro has toured with various pop/rock bands all over the world and has a big pool to delve into and inspire from. Expect some cosmic pop from this prince of freak folk.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Celeste Evelyn is an artist/singer-songwriter born from the wild and fertile coastal soil of lutruwita/Tasmania, honing an original sound that borrows from roots, soul, folk and alt-rock, yet strays into realms of a genre undefinable. An earth-spun songstress with provoking lyrics, emotive melodies, and a focus on the depth and colour available to our human experience that can be found through rhythm and melody.


Photo: Claire Warren

Singer-songwriter Cathy Diver writes intimate alt-country and folk songs cast tender vignettes, shifting and sunburnt.  Based between lutruwita/Tasmania and Ngunnawal Country, she has toured significantly and supported the likes of Julia Jacklin, Didirri, Tim Rogers and Carla Geneve, as well as co-forming indie label, Undine Records, in 2020.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

More Live Music in the Founders Room

Saturday 22 October 2022
7.00pm – 12 midnight
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10.00 pre sales
$15.00 on the door

Join us for a night at The Founders celebrating the release of Jay Jarome’s newest single!
Supported by Bad Camel, Jeqa and Karai.


Jay Jarome
Growing up on an island in south east QLD, singer-songwriter Jay Jarome made the move down to nipaluna/Hobart on a scholarship to study music at the conservatorium. He’s since taken the island state by storm with his soulful vocals, smooth musicianship and thoughtful song writing. Jay has channelled his unique blend of Soul, Blues, Folk and Funk all around lutruwita/Tasmania – from busking in the street to performing on stages at Falls Festival, A Festival Called Panama, DARK MOFO, Party in the Paddock and many more.Spending the last few years collaborating with other musicians, songwriters and producers, Jay has carefully pieced together his first E.P titled, ‘Blue Skies’. In lead up to the release of this debut, Jay is launching a single called ‘WATWIFFY’ on the 22nd of October. Jay Jarome Band along with Jeqa and Karai will be putting on a show at The Founders Room to celebrate the artist’s first release since 2019.

Bad Camel
Bad Camel (Lawrence) is a seasoned musician hailing from nipaluna, Tasmania. With over 15 years of
experience in the industry, he has played drums in many high profile Tasmanian bands along with experience playing at renowned festivals such as Dark Mofo, Party In The Apocalypse, Falls Festival and Festival of Voices.
After recently rotating into DJ work, Bad Camel has begun developing and honing his DJ soundscape.
You can expect to hear elements of funk, soul, disco, house and pop in his DJ sets that will leave you wanting more.

Jeqa
Jeqa create big and beautiful sounds that loosely draw inspiration from dream pop and alternative rock. With lyrical references drawn from fairytales, insects and spiritual epiphanies, the music of these five mates will have you lost in a sea of luscious guitar swirls and powerful soaring melodies.

KARAI
KARAI is a Singer-Songwriter Guitarist based in nipaluna/Hobart, luturwita/Tasmania. Beginning his professional career in 2007 at the age of 18, KARAI has carefully crafted his vocal range, agility, guitar playing and high energy stage theatrics which lead him to tour Australia and internationally with the likes of Sampa the Great, Ngaiire, Okenyo and Chet Faker.Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Nick Hakim, Jeff Buckley & Prince – KARAI’s folk-soul songs have strong social commentary whilst allowing the listener to develop their own connection. The songs have also been described by the artist himself as “Thought provoking nostalgic sad boy feelings music”.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.

  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

More Live Music in the Founders Room

Ensemble Mania presents Line Tracing 2 : music for solo instruments

The ‘Line Tracing’ concerts consist of an unbroken evening of music, featuring several works composed for solo single-line instruments, each of which is followed by a musical response from a guest artist. For this concert we welcome guest artists nipaluna/Hobart based ensemble Silikill, whose pre-recorded soundscapes will transition between the live performances, creating a cohesive unbroken listening experience.  

Silikill

Program

Michael Finnissy – Tasmania I (2020)
Performed by Alexander Meagher (percussion)

Hellgart Mahler – How Beautiful are Thy Dwelling Places (c.1970s) 
Performed by Damian MacDonald (flute)

Dominic Flynn – Gorge (2021)
Performed by Darcy O’Malley (trumpet)

Máté Szigeti – my heart is not here – kékellő halmok (2022) 
Performed by Thomas McKay (saxophone)

Toru Takemitsu – Air (1995)
Performed by Damian MacDonald (flute)

Michael Finnissy – Tasmania II (2020)
Performed by Alexander Meagher (percussion)


This project was made possible with support from the City of Hobart.

Friday 21 October 2022
7.30pm – late
Doors at 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

“Boon’s Olive Church are coming for the first time to The Founders Room. Bringing with them a little of something sweet, a bit of something smooth and a healthy dollop of something crunchy. 
Alongside local legend Bryce Tilyard (band). New music is inbound. So join us!

$10 presale

$15 on the door


Photo: supplied by the artist

Boon’s Olive Church
Boon’s Olive Church is a mostly instrumental jazz trio featuring Mathew Olivier on keys, Lawrence Churches on the drums and Alastair Boon on the Bass. Old friends making fresh music.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Bryce Tilyard
Bryce Tilyard is a local singer songwriter who has played across varying stages around Hobart with influences such as John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Hiatus Kaiyote and many more. 
Bryce has come together with local musicians Jared Van Andel and Chris Terry to bring you handcrafted originals and a whole lot of original improvisation.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

More Live Music in the Founders Room

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.

Saturday 29 October, 2022
11am – 1pm
The Courtyard, Salamanca Arts Centre
** weather dependant **

Come and hear some of Hobart’s finest Gypsy Jazz artists play a ‘session’ like you have never heard before!
Curated and hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy, members of the musical community are encouraged to join in, just like they did back in the day.
Expect to be wowed by the music of the 1930’s Parisian Belle Epoque’ (Beautiful Era). This is the music that Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Van Gogh listened to when they were out and about on their adventures.

Everyone is welcome!

Want to play along too?

If you are interested in participating in these sessions, then please register your interest below and Charlie will put your name on the list, and make sure there is a seat available for you.

Photo: supplied by the artist

Harry Edwards
Harry Edwards is a Hobart based guitarist, performer, and composer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania in 2012 and has since developed a regular practice of performing professionally with various ensembles around Tasmania, including Hobart gypsy jazz staple ‘Django’s Tiger.’



Hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy and featuring local and travelling musicians of the highest calibre, the Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions differ from a regular musical performance in a few key ways.

This Gypsy Jazz Jam is based on how the genre was originally encountered in the 1930’s Parisian social scene, around a campfire fire/table or in a bar or even backstage during a gig where the musicians were formally booked to play for dances and would jam backstage for fun.

The Musicians will be seated in a circle facing each other, unrehearsed but with common repertoire and familiar calls/instructions/signals for on-the-spot arrangement decisions. All tunes are played from memory, no charts, just a list of common songs and everyone leads the song they nominate. Musicians can take a break whenever they like but the music is pretty much continuous and other musicians and even members of the audience are encouraged to join in and participate also! BYO instrument!

The audience is invited to be close to the music, and can move around the musicians, with the option of changing location at any time, go to the bar and enjoy a drink, chat and interact with friends, get in close to the musician you want to observe the most.

This session will not be amplified so move up close to hear the music as loud as you like.

The main goal being more fun for all.


Why these sessions are so special
The musicians are more relaxed and will be more communicative and adaptable to variation in the moment, they will play uninhibited and take musical risks to the enjoyment of all.

The audience engages with the musicians directly. Chats between tunes, observing the interactions first hand and even getting involved if you bring your instrument.

You hear the true sound of the instrument directly from the instrument, no amplification, no feedback, so that when identical instruments are soloing you can clearly see/hear who is doing what. These instruments have been around for hundreds of years and are already the perfect volume for this kind of music.


The Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions are presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of its Live Music Program, which is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Live Music Fund.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.

Saturday 15 October, 2022
11am – 1pm
The Courtyard, Salamanca Arts Centre
** weather dependant **

Come and hear some of Hobart’s finest Gypsy Jazz artists play a ‘session’ like you have never heard before!
Curated and hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy, members of the musical community are encouraged to join in, just like they did back in the day.
Expect to be wowed by the music of the 1930’s Parisian Belle Epoque’ (Beautiful Era). This is the music that Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Van Gogh listened to when they were out and about on their adventures.

Everyone is welcome!

Want to play along too?

If you are interested in participating in these sessions, then please register your interest below and Charlie will put your name on the list, and make sure there is a seat available for you.



Hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy and featuring local and travelling musicians of the highest calibre, the Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions differ from a regular musical performance in a few key ways.

This Gypsy Jazz Jam is based on how the genre was originally encountered in the 1930’s Parisian social scene, around a campfire fire/table or in a bar or even backstage during a gig where the musicians were formally booked to play for dances and would jam backstage for fun.

The Musicians will be seated in a circle facing each other, unrehearsed but with common repertoire and familiar calls/instructions/signals for on-the-spot arrangement decisions. All tunes are played from memory, no charts, just a list of common songs and everyone leads the song they nominate. Musicians can take a break whenever they like but the music is pretty much continuous and other musicians and even members of the audience are encouraged to join in and participate also! BYO instrument!

The audience is invited to be close to the music, and can move around the musicians, with the option of changing location at any time, go to the bar and enjoy a drink, chat and interact with friends, get in close to the musician you want to observe the most.

This session will not be amplified so move up close to hear the music as loud as you like.

The main goal being more fun for all.


Why these sessions are so special
The musicians are more relaxed and will be more communicative and adaptable to variation in the moment, they will play uninhibited and take musical risks to the enjoyment of all.

The audience engages with the musicians directly. Chats between tunes, observing the interactions first hand and even getting involved if you bring your instrument.

You hear the true sound of the instrument directly from the instrument, no amplification, no feedback, so that when identical instruments are soloing you can clearly see/hear who is doing what. These instruments have been around for hundreds of years and are already the perfect volume for this kind of music.


The Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions are presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of its Live Music Program, which is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Live Music Fund.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.

Saturday 1 October, 2022
11am – 1pm
The Courtyard, Salamanca Arts Centre
** weather dependant **

Come and hear some of Hobart’s finest Gypsy Jazz artists play a ‘session’ like you have never heard before!
Curated and hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy, members of the musical community are encouraged to join in, just like they did back in the day.
Expect to be wowed by the music of the 1930’s Parisian Belle Epoque’ (Beautiful Era). This is the music that Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso, and Van Gogh listened to when they were out and about on their adventures.

Everyone is welcome!

Want to play along too?

If you are interested in participating in these sessions, then please register your interest below and Charlie will put your name on the list, and make sure there is a seat available for you.



Hosted by award winning virtuoso violinist Charlie McCarthy and featuring local and travelling musicians of the highest calibre, the Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions differ from a regular musical performance in a few key ways.

This Gypsy Jazz Jam is based on how the genre was originally encountered in the 1930’s Parisian social scene, around a campfire fire/table or in a bar or even backstage during a gig where the musicians were formally booked to play for dances and would jam backstage for fun.

The Musicians will be seated in a circle facing each other, unrehearsed but with common repertoire and familiar calls/instructions/signals for on-the-spot arrangement decisions. All tunes are played from memory, no charts, just a list of common songs and everyone leads the song they nominate. Musicians can take a break whenever they like but the music is pretty much continuous and other musicians and even members of the audience are encouraged to join in and participate also! BYO instrument!

The audience is invited to be close to the music, and can move around the musicians, with the option of changing location at any time, go to the bar and enjoy a drink, chat and interact with friends, get in close to the musician you want to observe the most.

This session will not be amplified so move up close to hear the music as loud as you like.

The main goal being more fun for all.


Why these sessions are so special
The musicians are more relaxed and will be more communicative and adaptable to variation in the moment, they will play uninhibited and take musical risks to the enjoyment of all.

The audience engages with the musicians directly. Chats between tunes, observing the interactions first hand and even getting involved if you bring your instrument.

You hear the true sound of the instrument directly from the instrument, no amplification, no feedback, so that when identical instruments are soloing you can clearly see/hear who is doing what. These instruments have been around for hundreds of years and are already the perfect volume for this kind of music.


The Salamanca Gypsy Jazz Sessions are presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of its Live Music Program, which is supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Live Music Fund.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Friday 30 September 2022
7.30pm
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Salamanca Arts Centre, in collaboration with LACAT, bring you the first Afro-Caribbean FIESTA featuring Moses Iten (Cumbia Cosmonauts)!
Dance off the seasonal blues and come celebrate a night of vinyl, community and amazing vibes with your favourite DJ Moses Iten. 
Latin cocktail specials all night. 


Tickets $10

Photo: Felipe Paz

Moses Iten
Is a Melbourne-based DJ who has toured all over Australia and the world as a Cumbia and Bass specialist, playing tropical music from his vast crates of vinyl and digital dubplates. As a producer, Moses (Saca La Mois DJ) is best known as CUMBIA COSMONAUTS, and with Christoph H. Mueller (Gotan Project/Roedelius/Plaza Francia) is part of the THE SWISS CONSPIRACY. Moses is also a co-founder of the CUMBIA MASSIVE platform showcasing DJs and producers of tropical electronic music inspired by Mexican sound system culture, and recently assisted in the English translation of the book Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Sound System Cumbia from Mexico to the World by Mirjam Wirz. Moses Iten’s mixes have been commissioned by national radio in Australia (ABC RN), Germany (Funkhaus Europa), Austria (FM4), and until recently was host of Space Is The Place on Melbourne’s top music station PBS 106.7 FM. By day, Moses is doing a PhD on DJ performance at RMIT University in Melbourne. The mission is to keep learning and sharing music from all over the globe, exposing Melbourne to unreleased and undefined new sounds sourced straight from producer to you on the dancefloor.


More Live Music in the Founders Room