Friday 27 January 2023
Doors & Bar open at 7:00pm | Music from 7:30pm – 10:30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$11 General Admission
$35 Gang of Four


Now is your chance to see Tarot & WOE, live at the Founders Room.


Tarot

Tarot was formed in 2011 by Will Fried with the goal of recreating the mystical atmosphere produced by bands such as Uriah Heep, Rainbow, Wishbone Ash, Pagan Altar and Deep Purple.
Over the next few years Tarot released a number of demos and EPs that lay the foundations of Tarot’s sound. In early 2015 as demand for Tarot’s music outgrew its availability the band put together a full hour of recordings into “The Warriors Spell”; a CD that compiled the previous three EPs and two brand new songs.

As the sales figures grew the band turned to German record label Ván Records with the idea of releasing the compilation as a deluxe double LP. Ván happily agreed and offered to continue working with the band on future recordings.

This culminated in the 2016 release of “Reflections”, a refinement of the band’s signature sound: melodic guitar parts, double tracked harmony vocals, a strong Hammond organ and synthesizer presence and intricate, catchy song structures. This release drew further success and critical acclaim, and among other favourable reviews was picked as the editor’s choice in the April 2016 edition of Iron Fist Magazine.

During the winter months of 2016 the lineup was expanded to play live shows. Since then the band has played many successful shows around Australia and features Will Fried on guitar and vocals, Dave Harrington-George on organ and synthesizers, Felix Russell on guitar and vocals, Dave Walsh on bass and vocals, and Matt Frodsham on Drums.


WOE

Hailing from Tasmania, WOE performs mean traditional doom metal in the style of Trouble and Pentagram. “Czernobog” (2022) is their first release, and features members of Tarot and The Wizar’d.

The virtuosity of guitarist Russell’s craft instantly sets WOE apart from most modern doom metal bands. His endless barrage of haunting riffs – an essential part of any significant traditional doom record – are bolstered by a rhythm section built like the stone walls of a looming tower. As their album’s title suggests, WOE’s lyrics concern treachery and tragedy, as well as struggles with external forces of evil and internal demons. All tales told with bleak yet soulful vocals.

“Although this is their debut effort, the five songs on the album suggest the subtle sophistication of a more seasoned outfit.” – Charlie Woolley (Crypt Of The Wizard).


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Jazzamanca is back!

Nadira Farid and her NEW friends : Bob Sedergreen, Hamish Houston, Ted Vining. Live in the Founders Room.


Anyone who has seen Nadira Farid perform knows this petite bundle of dynamite entertains with oodles of contagious joy.

Over the past 10 years Nadira has performed at Clubs and Festivals across Australia, accompanied by leading Jazz musicians – and it doesn’t stop here – Bob Sedergreen and Ted Vining are both inductees to the Australian Jazz Hall Of Fame!  Add Hamish Houston, who has taken over Nick Haywood’s mantle as the ‘most in demand bass player in Tasmania, and it’s a top shelf band.

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Bring in the New Year with the beautiful sounds of Birdie Belgium (on her Tasmanian tour!) and local wave maker Jeda Wolfe.


Birdie Belgium

“Just drop down, it’s your time. You don’t realise, you can fly.”

This is the start of a Birdie Belgium song. Just like her music, Birdie is a late bloomer. At the age of 30, during her travels around Australia, she picked up the guitar for the first time and has been writing and playing her original songs ever since.Nowadays, Birdie committed to her music dream and left her old life behind. She recently started her lap around Australia, in her ‘Troopy’, touring with her music.Birdie writes about subjects that are poignant and relatable, and her open approach bridges the gap between listener and performer, making individuals feel like they can approach her and share their stories.


Jeda Wolfe

Jeda Wolfe is a nipaluna based fusion artist who blends sultry neo-soul melodies with grungy tonal pallets and licks.


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Saturday 28 January 2023
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Salamanca Arts Centre, in collaboration with LACAT and Cumbia Massive bring you a night of CUMBIA from Latin America and the Caribbean
Dance the night away with local 10 piece Cumbia band XIXA and the most amazing Latin DJ set brought to us by CUMBIA COSMONAUTS


Cumbia Cosmonauts DJ SET (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.


XIXA

Xixa is pronounced Chi-cha after the Amazonian style of Cumbia that is commonly known to come from Peru, chicha. This somewhat psychedelic style of Cumbia was a way for traditional Andean music to remain current with younger audiences. This style is loose, fun and very seriously full of silly sounds.

We are a bunch of mates (practically family) who used to play cumbia together in Chupacabra, after years dedicating time to other projects we decided to get back together to play cumbia and have fun. Xixa is an 8 piece band that can sometimes grow to 10 or more if we have friends or family in the audience that want to join us. We formed in the lull that was the 2020 pandemic and have performed in a few places here and there including LACAT’s Day of the Dead Festival. The pandemic isn’t officially over but we are finally ready to hit the stage and share the love.

Cumbia is designed for dancing and having a good time, we throw in a power ballad or two to give you a quick breather. Horns, guitar, keys and rhythmic percussion join forces to give Tasmania XIXA! Viva la Cumbia, Viva Xixa!


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Friday 13 January 2023
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Things are going to get Gunky in the Founders Room.

Join Gus Leighton (Tenor Sax, Ewi, Vox), Mathew Olivier (Keys), Aleks Folvig (Guitar), Sasha Gavlek (Bass) and Lawrence Churches (Drums) for two sets of beauty. 

You can expect to hear some of Gus’s original funk compositions as well as arrangements of music made famous by musical legends that include but are not limited too; Maceo Parker, Joshua Redman, The Brecker Brothers and Weather Report.

Tickets are limited so get in quick!
This show is strictly one night only!


Gus Leighton

Gus Leighton is a 27-year-old Australian contemporary tenor saxophonist based in Hobart Tasmania.
Growing up listening to a variety of music, Gus soon developed an affinity with the sounds of jazz and country music which have had a significant impact upon his career. Gus’ improvisational and compositional language is heavily influenced by Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz and Wayne Shorter. These four saxophonists have become the focus of Gus’ PhD Thesis topic (currently) titled ‘Creating an original sound: a study of Lester Young’s improvisational language, its influence on Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and Wayne Shorter, and, how this has informed my development as an improviser.’

Gus is a well-respected saxophonist, composer, arranger and bandleader of ‘Uncle Gus and The Rimshots’, ‘The Gus Leighton Quartet’ and ‘The Greenrises Jazz Orchestra’. Outside of his own projects Gus performs at a variety of different festivals/events as both a leader and accompanist – notably accompanying Dami Im at the Festival of Voices Big Sing Bonfire in 2019 and Andrew O’Keefe for the Hobart show of Andrew O’Keefe ‘Shouts’ Johnny O’Keefe.
In 2020 Gus was selected to be the Musical Director of the 2020 Virtual Big Sing Bonfire for Festival of Voices, and has served as musical director of various other projects in Tasmania. Gus was also the recipient of the Jack Duffy Memorial award presented by the Hobart Jazz Club and the Musician’s Union of Tasmania for his musical ability and what he gives back to the greater jazz community. 


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Lasca Dry, エミエミ (emi emi) & Baltimore combine forces for a night of musical beauty in The Founders Room.


Lasca Dry

Lasca has developed her very own unique flavor of slightly bittersweet melancholy songs. Heartfelt, honest and deceptively simple, Lasca Dry’s songs are direct, emotive and play with haunting vocals and contagious melodies. Lasca sings of life, love and loss carrying her listeners into new places and other realms.


エミエミ (emi emi)

エミエミ (emi emi) is the experimental J-pop project from 25-year-old Emi Doi. Born and raised in lutruwita to her Launcestonian mum and Japanese dad, エミエミ combines Emi’s existing indie-music flavour with uptempo Japanese-pop, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, CHAI, Kyary Pyamu Pyamu and Superorganism. Her songs use a mixture of English and Japanese lyrics to explore her three emotional states of being – happy, heartsick and hungry. 楽しんでください (≧▽≦) 


Baltimore

Baltimöre Charlót, the experimental alt-pop moniker of Hobart-based producer Sarah Charlotte, delivers sultry and danceable soundscapes accompanied by honest driving vocals. Late night vibes any time of the day.


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An EP Launch, a market stall, live performances and an art showcase. Featuring Gochi, SteezE, BOB (Qld), Phat Loops & Samora Squid. 

Mr Gochi’s 2nd Biannual Extravaganza is coming to town, with 5 mind blowing acts and a showcase of surreal performances and art. Come purchase one of Mr Gochi’s one of a kind t-shirts, or an NFT at the market stall or simply peruse the art on display.

Mr Gochi will be launching their third EP, “Jester’s Reign”, which will be available to stream the night of the event on most platforms. Come along and bring a friend! Gochi’s Extravaganza is back babayyyyyyyyyy.


Phat Loops

Phat Loops is just electronic grooves with acoustic improvisation, and it sounds amazing because Colin is a hack.


SteezE

SteezE is a hip hop MC residing in Niplaluna/Hobart. Coming off of his debut EP launch ‘Please Stand Bye’ in 2021 and his album ‘Ostracon’ with DJ Mike in 2022, SteezE has written a diverse range of songs about love, fear, community and capitalism. He aims to bring thought provoking poetry to his audience while also embracing his own unique style of improv to involve the crowd.


Mr Gochi

Mr Gochi, fueled by prescription medication and a lust for curly wurlies has come out of his hovel purely to entertain you. When is enough, enough? He assumed giving you his EP “Ascent of a Madman” (available on most streaming services) would satisfy but alas, the higher ups have called upon his completely improvised live show once more. Be excited, be very excited.


BOB

BOB is a qld based dj that is going to blow your mind. Absolutely blow it off. 


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The Tasmanian Rock Challenge and IO Performance present Freshly Baked live at The Founders Room.

Freshly Baked is a showcase of up and coming Tasmanian bands from various schools around the state. 

Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Curly & Mo
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Soon to be Hobart run-aways It Thing join their friends All The Weathers and Liquid Nails for a night of splintering punk!

This back-to-back attack of local, and most importantly- loud live bands will take place on the land of the palawa people.


It Thing

It Thing is not a girl band from lutruwita / naarm. IT THING boasts a fist-hit setlist full of badinage (come and find out what that means!) I.T Thing has been likened to Hagen and English Punk Band from the 70s or 80s or something.


All The Weathers

All The Weathers have graced Hobart and beyond (if there is any such thing) for years, forming a deadly repertoire of songs each crazier than the last. Not shy of instrument hopping, swapping and hip hopping, ATW will surely rattle your brain with their diverse sound.


Liquid Nails

Local home grown punk. No compromises, don’t accept substitutes. 


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