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THE WORKERS’ COTTAGE AT RALEIGH

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Izzy has now completed the move from the Clarence to the Bellinger.  That’s two big moves in one year. The last few years have seen him involved in the Blues, some Jazz and then Country Music. They have included a lot of MCing. Now, he’s taking time to re-define his direction.

Never one to stand in cement for long, he is pulling his feet out of the mud , setting up office and studio and FOREAL ENTERPRISES is well underway to being once again ENTERPRISING !

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Izzy joined Billy White and the DELTA AMPS at PACIFIC BAY RESORT in COFFS HARBOUR  and has been approached by the beautiful Claudia who is a fine cellist. He has two of the Bellingen Lads in Mind for some local gigging.

This time he is truly TAKING HIS TIME. There is a story to be written and ideas are forming. Bear with us !

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BILLY WHITE’s DELTA AMPS AT PACIFIC BAY RESORT.

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JUNE 25-JUNE 28

izzysepia IZZY MCed the MUSIC CAFE at THE EMPORIUM, SOUTH GRAFTON ON THURSDAY NIGHT. Photos and details elsewhere.

FRIDAY NIGHT HE HEADED NORTH TO LUFFLEY CAFE IN MURWILLUMBAH TO JOIN KEL AND SCRUBBY IN THE JAZZ CANARIES.

SATURDAY HE IS ATTENDING 2 WORKSHOPS AT THE EMPORIUM. THE FIRST IS A HARP WORKSHOP WITH ANDY RIGBY AND THE SECOND IS A VOCAL WORKSHOP WITH POLLY CHRISTIE. More details elsewhere.

SUNDAY NIGHT 28 JUNE WILL SEE IZZY WITH SCRUBBY IN BLIND WILLIE WAGTAIL AT BRUNSWICK HEADS HOTEL. 7pm START.

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COMING UP :

JULY.

THURSDAY 9 – WALLABY HOTEL

FRIDAY 10 – LUFFLEY CAFE MURWLLUMBAH

SATURDAY 11 – FLUTTERBIES CAFE TYALGUM

SUNDAY 19 – BYRON RAILS WITH HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITS.

SUNDAY 26 JULY – ILNAM ESTATE WINERY CAROOL.

THURSDAY 30 JULY – MUSIC CAFE AT THE EMPORIUM

FRIDAY 31 JULY – JAZZ CLUB MURWILLUMBAH

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AUGUST.

SATURDAY 15 – PARTY AT DRAKE.

SATURDAY 22 – LENNOX POINT HOTEL

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HANDY LINKS

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IZZY BEGINS SOME SERIOUS NORTH COAST TOURING

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At age 60, Izzy is on the Road. This weekend he played LUFFLEY at Murbah, stayed with his mate, Scrubby, out in the hills and rehearsed with LILY WHITE from BEECHMONT. Then the HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITS headed into LENNOX HEAD to play at the Pub. 9pm.- midnight. Izzy hopped on his trike and headed home to the Clarence down the Pacific Highway.

He stopped in for some nourishment at WOODBURN, the allnight cafe town, and met up with the security crew from LENNOX POINT, then found himself in the Winter Mists along the River Flats. Ah! The life of the Wandering Minstrel ! 3.am. homecoming and then the first knock at the door of FOREALTY TOWERS.  A Sunday Morning Visit from the DOCS DISASTER RECOVERY TEAM.

Well, said Iz , Bertha the Fridge was lost in the muddy waters. A few forms filled in and photos taken by the extremely delightful Disaster Recovery Girls and Izzy just might be refrigerating his food once more. 

IZZY ON THE CLARENCE

Foreal Enterprises have now relocated to the Clarence River NSW. The relocation did manage to coincide with the Major Flood of 2009 which threatened their new premises and led to isolation by dark and muddy waters for a week. Izzy was unable to peform at the Greenmount Gig in Coolangatta with Scrubby ( BLIND WILLIE WAGTAIL) and missed two LUFFLEY Gigs despite a valiant effort to reach the 2nd one via the SUMMERLAND WAY.

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The gig he has been able to cross flooded waters and reach is the MUSIC CAFE at the EMPORIUM in SOUTH GRAFTON.

Not a bad way to be welcomed to a new community. No cash involved but Iz says he’s being paid in cosmic tender. Music Cafe charges $3 entry and that $3 goes to one local charity each month.

Izzy also says that its a good way to absorb the Grafton Musical Culture and begin to see where he might fit.

Music Cafe covers an age range from schoolkids to elders and a wide  musical spectrum including harpists, rockers, rhythm and blues, banjo, novices, loonies, folk and one powerful rendition of Hallelujah by a young woman with an enviable voice and persona.

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Its on again next month – the last Thursday .

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MUSIC CAFE NIGHT AT THE EMPORIUM SOUTH GRAFTON
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“ You’re a very good singer” said one young lady.
 

BUSHFIRE FUND RAISER THURSDAY 19 FEB COURTHOUSE HOTEL MURWILLUMBAH

MURBAH MUSOS CLUB has called in some of the top local Musos inc Hillbilly Blues Bandits with Scrubby and Izzy to do a little of what we can for the People Down South. COURTHOUSE HOTEL. THURSDAY EVENNING 19 FEBRUARY.  COME ALONG AND LEND A HAND.

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FOTO – BANDITZ AT STOKERS

FOREAL PERFORMANCE COACHING #1:OPEN YOUR EYES.

Years back, early 1970s, in the CLICK WINE BAR, Surry Hills, Sydney, Izzy was performing at eyeball level with his audience and perfecting the zoned out, eyes closed technique of the terminally cool when an audience member approached and said: OPEN YOUR EYES. Since then Izzy has made it a policy to OPEN HIS EYES and engage with the Audience.

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YESTERBEATS with eyes wide open. L to R. JOHNNY CARR, MIKE FISHER, IZZY FOREAL.

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IZZY AND SCRUBBY. They make you feel like the only person in the Audience.

EYES WIDE OPEN.

 

PERFORMANCE COACH

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IZZY is expanding his activities as director of FOREAL ENTERPRISES.

Foreal Enterprises are now accepting bookings for

  • IZZY FOREAL and FRIENDS: CAFE VIBES

 

 

 

 

  • IZZY FOREAL: PERFORMANCE COACH.

 

More details of these services will appear in later posts.

CONTACT DETAILS – izzyforeal@gmail.com

or speak to the flesh : 0414 627 125.

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