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Varius Violins – hosted by George Washingmachine

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M@SM presents

Varius Violins – hosted by George Washingmachine
SAT 20 MAR : 7.30pm
3 course Asian Fusion-Tapas and two live sets

Limited capacity audience tickets available here:

No Strads here, but 5 of the best impro/Jazz/Blues Violinists in a night of variety, virtuosity originality & intricacy that only having 5 of the best stylists in one room performing together can bring.
George Washingmachine – Clare O’Meara – Ian Cooper – Adrian K – Marcus Holden

Don’t miss this opportunity for an up-close & personal performance!

Hosted by
George Washingmashine – a Performing Artist who has worked as an actor from A Country Practice to Circus Oz to ‘Jake’ in the Blues Brothers Show & for Company B at Belvoir St; formed the Dead Wringers Blues Band playing Blues Guitar, supported Albert King & Taj Mahal – Bo Diddly even played in George’s band for one night. As an accomplished Swing/Jazz Violinist has toured Europe & Cuba & will be a featured Vocalist in Varius Violins

Clare O’Meara is a multi-instrumentalist, road-warrior, 2018 Musician Of The Year at Tamworth Country Music Festival & performed at major music festivals in Europe, USA, Asia & Cuba. Clare is an in-demand live and session player to many major Australian Music Artists from Brian Cadd to Kate Cebrano. Currently touring nationally with John Williamson as violinist, accordionist and vocalist.

Ian Cooper was commissioned to compose and perform the “Tin Symphony” for the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. Growing up in a family of Classical musicians and being taught the violin from his mother at age four, he has appeared with artists as diverse as Olivia Newton-John, Barry White, George Benson, John Farnham & is regarded as one of Australia’s great Gypsy Violinists.

Adrian Keating was a Principal with OperaAust for 25 years, but dabbled in the black arts of Elec Violin to work with Jimmy Barnes, Kevin Borich, Sir George Martin & Al Jarreau & was arranger for Jimmy Barnes ‘Flesh & Wood’ National Tour. Leads & directs the Sydney Lyric Orchestra & has had the good fortune to direct string sessions for 11 top10 Australian-charting tracks. Adrian operates Music@ StreetMarket.

As a founding director of the Golden Fiddle Awards, Marcus Holden is a Bluegrass stylist who has performed at major events such as World Expo & the Lincoln Centre in New York. As a stalwart with Mic Conway’s National Junk Band, The Jugalug String Band and ‘Fiddlers Feast’ Marcus has also performed with a list of Artists from Jimmy Little to Smokey Dawson to Jimmy Barnes

Venue UPSTAIRS of the StreetMarket Asian Tapas Restaurant
116 Willoughby Rd Crows Nest

Capacity for this show is limited to 40

Dinner sittings of 6 or 7pm
to reserve your table after purchase 02 8540 5535

Covid-safe guidelines

In these COVID19 times capacity for this show is limited to an exclusive 30 dinner & show tickets ONLY

upon entry signing in is required
masks welcome
sanitizer available

Street Market Asian Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Bespoke tasting dishes designed by Gastronomist, Alan Liang

Recommended as home of “The Best Ribs In Sydney”
and “The Best Tapas In Sydney” by The Urban List.
Heralded as a ‘sensory celebration’ by Concrete Playground, and a ‘free-for-all snackfest’ by Time Out

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