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March 2019

VAMPIRES 30 March 2019

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$35

'Music in the Mountains' & 'The Friends of The Mechanics Institute'  have teamed up to bring one of Australia's most creative jazz acts to The Blue Mountains, The Vampires. The Vampires are touring on the back of their critically acclaimed recent album release, 'Pacifica'. Date: Saturday, March 30th, Venue: The Mechanic's Institute, Lawson. Doors Open: 6:30pm - First Set: 8:00pm - Second Set: 9:15pm Note: Drinks (including a bar) & meals will be available on the night thanks to the…

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April 2019

The Broadland Trio 27th April 2019

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$25

FRIENDS OF THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE LAWSON INC PRESENT.... Blending guitar, piano and fiddles, Broadland Trio performs original music incorporating three of their musical passions: South American Folk, Celtic fiddle tunes, and improvisation. Check them out, and you'll taste sonic spices harvested from all over – Tango, rock, film music and jazz to name just a few. In 2017, the  Broadland Trio were Runners up In the Zavod Classical Jazz Fusion Awards for their composition “Uyuni". Their current debut album "Airs…

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June 2019

New Savages Friday 7 June 2019

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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Doors Open 6pm The New Savages are an electric and original take on the first generation of recorded blues. Lead Singer Milan’s striking baritone vocals seem to evoke the spirit of a great poet. His guitar playing is a simple, primitive and hypnotic boogie – one that sounds as though humans have been playing it since the dawn of time. The subtle sense of charisma and confidence The New Savages emanate to their audiences comes from having their ears are…

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July 2019

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SHOW Sunday 7th July 19 – 2pm

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$20 – $22
A delightful musical show relating the adventures, triumphs and tribulations of great Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, “Sing Me A Song” is presented with humour and warmth by singer/composer/guitarist Neil Adam and fiddler/narrator Judy Turner.

A delightful musical show relating the adventures, triumphs and tribulations of great Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, “Sing Me A Song” is presented with humour and warmth by singer/composer/guitarist Neil Adam and fiddler/narrator Judy Turner. Based on his letters, published work and above all his poetry (remade as song) the story is one of those 19th century classics that deserve to be told and retold. Traveling with Louis and his entourage from Scotland to France, the USA, all around the…

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Plektra 7pm 20 July 2019

July 20 @ 7:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$10 – $30

Saturday 20 July, 7pm (Doors at 6.00pm) Food and refreshments available Plektra is bringing their fusion of Classical and World Music to the Blue Mountains. The ensemble of mandolinists and guitarists will be performing classics including the Vivaldi Mandolin Concert and tango music by Piazolla, as well as World Music with an Eastern European flavour and some surprises to delight the audience. Radio listeners may have already heard Plektra’s CD on ABC Classic FM. This CD is enjoying critical acclaim…

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Jazz Quartet Workshops – Michelle Nicolle Quartet 2-30pm 27 July 2019

July 27 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$15 – $30

An opportunity to attend a series of hands on jazz workshops with members of the celebrated jazz group The Michelle Nicolle Quartet (Melbourne). 2.30 - 4pm - Jazz Guitar with Geoff Hughes. 2.30 - 4pm - Jazz Singing with Michelle Nicolle. 4.15 - 6.30pm - Jazz Rhythm & Improvising with Ronny Ferella (open to all instrumentalists). $20 ($15 concession/students) both workshops $30/$20 BYO Instrument For more information: ronnyferella@gmail.com 0417 102 640 Saturday 27th July 2.30pm 284 Great Western Highway Lawson

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Michelle Nicolle Jazz Quartet 7-30pm 27 July 2019

July 27 @ 7:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$25 – $35

7-30pm Doors open 6-30pm Michelle Nicolle vocals - Geoff Hughes guitar - Tom Lee bass - Ronny Ferella drums “all the band had to do was set up a golden glow of warmth, soft groove and space and Nicolle was soaring to places you will be taken by few singers. In the world, I mean”.... Sydney Morning Herald “Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music “.... Kurt Elling $35.00 Adult $30.00 Pensioner $25.00…

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August 2019

The BREKKY BOY TRIO – Sun 11 Aug 2019

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$35

The Piano driven powerhouse ‘jazz-not-jazz’ trio Brekky Boy perform musical works with an invigorating original sound sourced from a disparate array of influences of artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Ólafur Arnalds, GoGo Penguin & The Bad Plus. Mixing harmonic landscapes, complex grooves and minimalist piano melodies, the trio brings something refreshingly vibrant and contemporary to the jazz genre. Date: Sunday, August 11th Venue: The Mechanics Institute, Lawson Doors Open: 3:00pm Show Starts: 4:00pm Tickets: $35 *Bar open & food available…

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FIRE and GRACE – Wed. 21st August 2019

August 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$5 – $35

FIRE AND GRACE –Guitar and violin DUO Wednesday, 21 August 2019 Doors open: 6.30pm Show starts: 7.30pm Tickets and preview and  info at www.fireandgracemusic.live Tickets $35 Adults, $30 Concession, $5 Under 18 Fire and Grace Biography Their first tour to Australia from North America , Fire & Grace is an eclectic collaboration between Grammy Award-winning guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This unique duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Fire…

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Double Bill: El Duende | Chris Gillespie & Martijn Hadders do The Beatles

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$20 – $25

Join El Duende for their first Mountains show, alongside Chris Gillespie & Martijn Hadders bringing you the best of the Beatles. 6:30                      Doors Open 7.00 -7.45            Martijn Hadders and Chris Gillespie 8.00 – 8.30          Martijn Hadders and Chris Gillespie 8.45 -9.30            El Duende 9.45- 10.30          El Duende Entrance fee - Paid up members of FOTMIL  (2019-20) Free General public - Adult $25 Concessions Pensioners and students $20.…

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