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Three Hand Beat Bandits and Soular Spill

November 14 @ 6:40 pm - 10:15 pm


Neill Duncan is one of New Zealand’s most exciting and eccentric musical exports.

His natural talent was almost cut short in 2016 when he lost his left arm to cancer. Proving you can’t keep a great musician quiet, Neill now plays a bespoke, one-handed tenor saxophone, designed and built in Amsterdam.

As if that weren’t impressive enough, he also plays an adapted drum kit, a megaphone, and a few additional weird and wonderful instruments that thrill crowds Australia-wide.

John Stuart is a master of the seven­-string guitar. That one extra string lets John cover the bass lines as well as the chords that accompany the Bandit’s wide repertoire. At any given time, you can see John switching between driving bass lines and sparkling melodies.

Not to be outdone by his single-handed collaborator, John also adds dynamic South American rhythms to the mix with mighty conga playing that get every crowd up and jumping.

Starting out as a jazz duo 5 years ago with just stripped back double bass and strong vocal harmonies at its core, Soular Spill, an evolving musical collective, has grown into a band comprising of all Blue Mountains based musicians. Each member contributes their own unique flavour, drawing on a rich tapestry of musical experience, and blends this into a warm folky sound that resounds with soul. With Lawson local Sarah Jane Spillane up front on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Skye Evans on the double bass and vocal harmonies, Colin Day on lead guitar with an array of effects, with either Frank Corby or Matt Skeleton laying down the beats on drums, Soular Spill creates a vibe that you can lean into. This music is soothing to listen to,

Trybooking link                    https://www.trybooking.com/BMETK

Evening opens                      5.30pm for food/refreshments in newly refurbished back room- catered by Red Pepper Catering.- Liquor available by donation from attendees.

Hall opens for show            6.40pm

Price                                       $30.00 + booking Fee

Show starts                           7.00pm

15 Minute Intervals             7.45 pm + 8.30 + 9.15 (drink and food available)

Show Ends                             10.15pm

Links to performers             https://soularspill.bandzoogle.com/press-kit

Bandits                                   https://www.beatbandits.com.au/


The Great Southern Nights in November 2020 events are in collaboration with the financial assistance from the NSW Government, Destinations NSW  and ARIA.

In addition, our public venue, The Mechanics Institute is sponsored by a donation from our local Katoomba Bendigo Bank branch.


November 14
6:40 pm - 10:15 pm
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Mechanics Institute Lawson
284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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