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3 BANDS – KAZIAH BAND; EL DUENDE & THE HOUSE OF VOODOO // Live @ The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson.

May 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20 – $38

Get ready for a night of live music and dancing with 3 bands ready to shake the doors off their hinges at The Mechanic’s Institute in Lawson. This all-ages event features energetic indie-surf outfit, KAZIAH BAND, rock favourites, EL DUENDE, and swamp-blues rockers, THE HOUSE OF VOODOO. A ticket to this show gets you in to see all 3 bands, so get ready to dance the night away!

3 BANDS – KAZIAH BAND; EL DUENDE & THE HOUSE OF VOODOO: LIVE @ THE MECHANIC’S INSTITUTE // Saturday, 7 May 2022 // Doors 6:00 pm // Tickets: $20-38 + bf

Location: The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson. 284 Great Western Highway, Lawson.


/ THE HOUSE OF VOODOO – 7:00 pm /

The House of Voodoo specialise in down-n-dirty swamp blues and blues-rock, as well as alt-rock classics from the 80s & 90s. Featuring a line-up of crackin’ Blue Mountains musicians, having performed at The Wintermagic Festival and prominent Blue Mountains venues,  this band promises to get your toes-a-tappin’ with original tunes as well as classics from the likes of Robert Johnson, the B52s, REM and Tom Waits. For this performance, the band will feature Michele Guerin (vocals), Glen Davidson (bass and vocals), Michael Root (guitar), Roger Brunt (drums & backing vocals) and Ian Collins (keys and backing vocals).


/ EL DUENDE – 8:30 pm /

El Duende features members of some of the best of Sydney’s bands from the last 30 years, including Craven Fops, Godbotherers, Wildcat Tamers, Gadflies and Porcelain Bus. Amongst the musicians, there is a depth of talent and passion and a rich source of song. The Spanish word “Duende” means “the dark energy which pervades all the best art and music”. Like the intangible term itself, the Australian band El Duende is difficult to label, but with their mix of classical, jazz and rock instruments and playing styles, evocative songs and intense expression, they have a unique style that draws audiences in. With influences as diverse as Something for Kate, Echo and the Bunnymen, REM, The National, The Saints, Go-betweens, Hunters and Collectors, flamenco and Roy Orbison, the band formed in late 2002, slowly evolving through regular live performances and recordings of their original material. For this performance, the band will feature Daniel Morphett (vocals & guitar), Michael Linney (sax), Peter Card (bass), Igor Fitzgerald (drums), Virgil Reality (trumpet) and Peter Kelly (trumpet).

“…these guys are classicists…”

Nick Heath Drum Media Magazine.

“…Daniel Morphett is the best undiscovered songwriter in Australia…”

James Cruickshank (Cruel Sea).


/ KAZIAH BAND – 9:50 pm /

Kaziah Band is a surf/dream pop/indie rock band based in the Blue Mountains consisting of Matt (Lead guitar/vocalist) and Sam (keyboard, bass guitar) Macken, Callum Wulff (drums, bass guitar) and Ben Nixon (drums, bass guitar, guitar). The band formed from a music class at St Columba’s in Springwood, utilizing inherently simple sounds, covering Tame Impala’s “solitude is bliss” and a few other throwaway originals. Additionally, the band explored new and eccentric genres and composed a variety of songs over the course of 2017 to early 2018 resulting in the release of their debut EP, “EP” in which each song obtained a different and unique inspiration. The unusual mix of psychedelic pop-rock, funk and surf rock in the EP founded a loyal fan base of youth in the Blue Mountains and Sydney. The band has played to enthusiastic audiences at Katoomba’s Junction 142, The Lawson Pub, the Baroque Room, the Mechanics Institute Lawson, The Annandale Hotel, and kick-ass house parties just to name a few. The band’s energy is infectious and a panacea for difficult times – come along . . . you won’t be disappointed!



The Friends of the Mechanic’s Institute will offer a bar by donation on the night, and Red Pepper Catering will be on-site offering meals. The kitchen will open from 6:30 pm.

Date: Saturday, 7 May 2022.
Venue: The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson. 284 Great Western Highway, Lawson.
Doors & Kitchen Open: 6:00 pm
House of Voodoo: 7:00-8:10 pm
El Duende: 8:30-9:40 pm
Kaziah Band: 9:50-11:00 pm
Tickets: Adults $38 / Early Bird $30 (until 9 April) / Children 12-17 $20 / Children under 12 Free

// Promotional support by Music in the Mountains //



May 7, 2022
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$20 – $38
Event Category:


Friends of the Mechanics Institute Lawson Inc.


Mechanics Institute Lawson
284 Great Western Highway
Lawson (Enter near 18 Yileena Ave), NSW 2783 Australia
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