Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs
Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs!
Door charge $10
7.15pm - Blackboard (3x10minute spots)
Every Tuesday at New Farm Bowls Club 969 Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park
8.00 - 8.45 pm - First Act
9.00 - 9.45 pm - Second Act
So bring your instruments and your voices! The blackboard segment will be first
in first served. There is a full bar and food is available at reasonable
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||Mark Cryle and the Civil Union
||Mark, of whom respected Courier Mail critic Noel Mengel once said; "Mark Cryle is one of the best songwriters in Australia", has, over the last twenty years, won awards and built a reputation in Australian musical circles for high quality songs delivered with flair and subtlety. Mark was recently honoured by his musical colleagues with a “tribute” cd, I’ve Got a Heart on which other artists performed his songs. His latest project, Mark Cryle and The Civil Union continues the tradition of delivering musical gems polished to perfection with some of the country’s leading folk musicians.
Something of a critic’s darling, since Spot the Dog’s inception in the early 90s, through to more recent releases Notches on the Wall (2006), House of Cards (2009), and Sideshow Alley (2011) Mark has incorporated elements of singer-songwriter, soul, bluegrass, rock, country and other roots forms in to his work. In recent times he tells us has been playing a lot of traditional Irish and Scottish music. “It’s a steep learning curve but a fun ride,” he says. The Civil Union includes Rebecca Wright, cello/vocals and Donald McKay bodhran/vocals and Bridget Masters, fiddle/vocals. Mark brings some of the aesthetic from those traditions to his songs, revisiting some material from his extensive back catalogue and introducing some new ones too. The focus is not just on Mark’s writing here however. The Civil Union also incorporates uplifting fiddle tunes and Rebecca’s and Donald’s beautiful voices which take over the leads from time to time. It is indeed something worth showing up and listening out for.
Recent Performance Highlights
Illawarra Folk Festival January 2013
Cygnet Folk Festival January 2013
National Folk Festival 2012
QUT Urban Country Music Festival 2011
Maldon Folk Festival 2010
Gympie Music Muster 2010
Woodford Folk Festival 2009
For those of you who don't know it the New Farm Bowls Club is on Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park. It has a great atmosphere, food, good parking, public transport, and a bar and a kitchen, open till 8.00pm. Click HERE to see what's coming up in the next few weeks.
Email the BUg team for more information or to find out about playing at the BUg.