Band on Stage

MERTON

Feb 5th

JAMIESON

Mar 5th

MERRIJIG

Apr 2nd

TOLMIE

Apr 9th

 
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featuring

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Rob Snarski & Shane O'Mara

Michael Meeking

Jasmine Scholz

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Singer Songwriter & Guitarist

Rob Snarski

Producer, Composer & Guitarist

Shane O/Mara

AUSTRALIAN FOLK & ROCK

Rob Snarski is a singer, a velvet-voiced troubadour. Rob has toured the globe with The Blackeyed Susans and as a guest vocalist with The Triffids and The Go-Betweens, and has graced the same stage as Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Nico.

 

His musical life began as a ten-year-old, playing a very heavy 120 button accordion gifted to him by his grandmother. He took up the guitar in his teens and formed Chad’s Tree in the 1980s with his singer, song-writer brother Mark.  Chad’s Tree released two albums, Buckle in the Rail and Kerosene along with several singles before Rob left to pursue his interest in words and melodies.

Rob found his voice and the spotlight with part-time, holiday-band The Bottomless Schooners of Old, featuring members of The Triffids, later going on to share vocal duties with David McComb in The Blackeyed Susans. Later, he took on the craft of song-writing himself. He has written and co-written songs on The Blackeyed Susans releases and solo CDs and duo recordings including his acclaimed solo debut Wounded Bird.

 

2020 saw the release of Song Gifts, a double album written and recorded during Covid lockdown in Melbourne over autumn, winter and spring with ‘Evil’ Graham Lee and Shane O’Mara - Shane also produced his earlier solo folk album 'Sparrow & Swan', receiving glowing reviews.

Shane O’Mara is a producer, musician, engineer, composer, visionary and one of the best guitarists in the country. He worked with Stephen Cummings as a band member and co-produced several albums. He played in the Chris Wilson Band which released an EP and studio album, backing Wilson in Live at the Continental in 1994.

 

Shane formed Rebecca's Empire with then partner Rebecca Barnard. They released two albums which he produced. In the mid 90s he joined Paul Kelly's Band. He left in 1997 and joined Tim Rogers and the Temperance Union. In 1998 he was part of the Singers For The Red Black & Gold who released a cover of "Yil Lull" which was nominated for the ARIA Award for Best Indigenous Release.

 

O'Mara produced the music for Stone Bros. and had five solo tracks on the soundtrack album. Along with Paul Kelly and members of Professor Ratbaggy he provided the soundtrack to Lantana. This earnt him an ARIA Award for Best Original Soundtrack Album in 2002. In 2006, O'Mara co-produced Rebecca Barnard's debut solo album "Fortified". He produced The Audreys albums When the Flood Comes and Sometimes The Stars which won the 2008 and 2011 ARIA Awards for Best Blues and Roots Album and co-produced their album Between Last Night and Us which won the same award in 2006.

“O’Mara is one of my favourite guitarists for his ability to shape himself around whatever singer or style he approaches, and be eminently listenable ”

 

Bernard Zuen - Music Journalist

“Snarski's dark-honey tone... subtlety of his storytelling... and litany of sweet details”

 

Michael Dwyer - Sydney Morning Herald

Singer Songwriter & Guitarist

Michael Meeking

SOULFUL ALT-COUNTRY ROOTS ROCK

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“Not only a gifted songwriter and performer, the hard-working Michael is one of the genuinely decent people floating around in this thing called the music industry” - Neil Rogers, Triple R.

 

Michael Meeking performs soulful alt-country roots rock with chiming guitars, strong upbeat melodies & big choruses. Michael Meeking’s music career has taken him from Melbourne to London and back again. After six years of musical success in the U.K. Michael returned home and re-formed The Lost Souls with Julien Chick on bass, Chris Gates on guitar, and Dave Kleynjans on drums.

 

Since his return Michael has released two albums with the Lost Souls as well as two solo albums. His latest solo album November ’72 is a rollicking homage to rock's glory days and is a perfect road trip record.

Americana UK declared that Michael had “the rock swagger of The Faces, only more refined and performed better”, while UK’s Maverick Magazine said of Michael’s album, Ride on: “It’s a bit like listening to your favourite bits of your entire record collection in just 40 minutes.”

 

The Music’s Jeff Jenkins stated: “The Meeking might not inherit the earth, but he will impress with his passionate country rock.”

Jasmine had an early interest in music and theatre through school, teaching herself guitar and undertaking singing lessons and private tuition.

 

 She has gained inspiration from musicians of many different genres and has participated in a long list of events, including feature concerts, mic nights, theatre productions, talent quests, fundraisers and more

Having been writing songs and developing the music since 12 years of age it was time to pull these together!In January 2017 Jasmine commenced the recording of an album with Northern Rivers Academy of Music.

In December 2017 Jasmine’s first single from her album was released, titled “Dangerously Beautiful”.  It is available for purchase on Bandcamp.  The full debut album “In my shoes” was released in January 2018.

 

With her parents, Jasmine has developed the business name of “FlowerBox entertainment” and will continue to learn more about business while developing this brand.  The idea for the “flowerbox” concept came from Jasmine’s full name, which is a bunch of flowers. There’s a story behind all the names.  If you ask her, she might just tell you what they are.

Singer Songwriter & Guitarist

Jasmine Scholz

ORIGINALS

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