Music at the Hub SATURDAY NIGHT

MUSIC AT THE HUB – SATURDAY 23 APRIL

Featuring Dan Acfield and Danny Widdicombe

Music at the Hub is a quality, casual ‘night out’ to enjoy talented musicians and performers from Brisbane and any touring acts we can entice. Genre includes Folk, Blues, Jazz, easy listening and soft Rock depending on the artists.

 

Dan Acfield

DanAcfieldDan comes from a long line of musicians. Seriously! His grandfather was a bass player for the Channel 9 Orchestra in Adelaide. His great grandfather played double bass for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and somewhere in there was a guy who wrote hymns in New York as well. So music is in Dan’s blood – as well as his sister HanAnah’s; they been teaming up since 2012 and go by ‘The Acfields’. The Acfields appeared at the 2015 ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival.

After a few releases and determined to establish himself as a solo artist, Dan started to earn his bootstraps by touring Australia, as well as the UK for the first time.

He has played with reputable acts such as Joan Armatrading, Vika & Linda Bull and Josh Pyke. Dan is a versatile musician and regularly gigs around Brisbane when he’s not on tour.

an Acfield Dan comes from a long line of musicians. Seriously! His grandfather was a bass player for the Channel 9 Orchestra in Adelaide. His great grandfather played double bass for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and somewhere in there was a guy who wrote hymns in New York as well. So music is in Dan’s blood – as well as his sister Hannah’s; they been teaming up since 2012 and go by ‘The Acfields’.

The Acfields appeared at the 2015 ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival.

After a few releases and determined to establish himself as a solo artist, Dan started to earn his bootstraps by touring Australia, as well as the UK for the first time.

He has played with reputable acts such as Joan Armatrading, Vika & Linda Bull and Josh Pyke. Dan is a versatile musician and regularly gigs around Brisbane when he’s not on tour.

Danny Widdicombe

DannyWDanny Widdicombe is a Brisbane based songwriter and musician, said to be within the realms of folk/country/blues, who has had two ARIA award nominations, released 5 studio albums (two with his band The Wilson Pickers), overcome leukaemia three times, played lead guitar for the likes of Bernard Fanning and Tim Rogers, and is also an overly enthusiastic amateur astronomer. Danny chased a total solar eclipse to The Faroe Islands in March 2015 and also took photos of the Aurora Borealis in Iceland.

Danny was the winner of the 2010 Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship, which enabled him to travel to Berlin to write and perform. His tour of Europe was cut short after his long-time nemesis leukaemia relapsed and Danny was rushed back to Brisbane, Australia, for treatment. This would be his third bout with the disease. During the treatment, Danny recorded some new songs with his friends in the radiation room (the best sounding room in the hospital). Soon after coming through the other side, Danny released his third solo album Find Someone. Find Someone followed the critically acclaimed “Dominoes” (2009) and “The Transplant Tapes” (2006). Danny has also been shortlisted in the APRA Professional Development Awards along with only a handful of Australia’s top songwriters and is a two time ARIA award nominee (Best Blues and Roots Album – 2009, 2010) with his band The Wilson Pickers. Danny has also proudly played lead guitar for Bernard Fanning, Andrew Morris, and Karl Broadie, as well as touring the country as part of Tim Rogers’ Temperance Union. Below are some reviews from his latest album ‘FIND SOMEONE’.

 

“Danny’s love of song crafting shines through. Widdicombe exhibits both dedication and flair in writing and arranging.”

Marty Jones Rhythms Magazine!

“Find Someone is a fine recording with Widdicombe working with a wider palette than his rootsier early solo work.” 4 stars Noel Mengel Courier Mail!

“Resilient Brisbane troubadour produces another gem” 4 stars Rave Magazine!

“An accomplished and uplifting release, Find Someone is a tribute to the strength of this songwriter and person.” 4 stars Time Off Magazine!

“Dreamy yet dark, warm yet strong; he is a fighter and one hell of a listen!” The dwarf.com

 

 

Venue

 

Centenary Community Hub
171 Dandenong Rd
Mt Ommaney

(We are at the entrance to Mt Ommaney Shopping centre next to the library, opposite the bus terminal and Mt Ommaney Fire Station)

Doors open at 6.00pm with ample parking on site

Performances begin at 7pm

Cost

$10.00 entry per person (under 14 years old free entry)

CASH only, includes entry to lucky door prize

Food and Refreshments

Light meals, nibble platters, snacks, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee are available at very reasonable prices.

BYO       alcoholic drinks ONLY, don’t forget your glasses…. no BYO snacks or food please.

 The sale of food and soft drinks helps to keep the entry price low, thank you.

*******Bookings recommended and appreciated ********

Booking helps us with our setting up and catering, thank you.

Email info@ccconnect.asn.au or phone 0499 999 772 to secure your table, if unanswered please leave a message, thank you.

Belinda Karnaghan

Volunteer Hub Manager & President

Centenary Community Connections

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