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AUSTRALIA DAY AT ILNAM WINERY

 

 

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This post might not seem to have much to do with Izzy’s musical life, per se as they say. Nevertheless, there is something about Izzy’s life on the Hill in Bilambil that is entirely musical. He says its “almost like being back at the Ball Pants”. A Foreal leap in imagery is required for that one but if you are of the generation that held hands in the 60s and 70s or wish you had been, you might be able to do it. All he knows is that he feeds the wild birds that come each day, picks some salad from his own vegie garden, cooks up a fine Korma Curry while Chick gets dressed up for the  night and off they go in the StarWagon up into the Hills which are alive with the Sound of Music and out comes the Carool and Bilambil community, his friends and co-Musos.

The lineup last night included;

  • JOHNNY CARR
  • IZZY FOREAL
  • ROB BROWN
  • BOBBY SYMES
  • MARK QUINN
  • DIGGER REVEL
  • JOHN SUTTON

SUNDAY 25 JANUARY 2009

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That’s Jenny on the right. She’s off to Scotland and England with her sister before meeting John in Paris. The gentleman with arms folded and in humidity relieving singlet is JOHNNY CARR. Band Leader Extraordinaire and local resident.

Ilnam Winery hosted the CAROOL Community gathering. The day brooded with tropical rains and Johnny Sutton reports that as a result of rain on the roof he was almost inaudible for the birthday party of 30 or so as he made his last Ilnam appearance for 3 months. John Sutton is off to Europe through Portugal and Spain before meeting up with his Jenny in Paris.

Towards evening the rain eased a little although steaming mists and dark clouds remained and Izzy and Chick took the Carool Road undaunted. The Community gathered en masse amongst the vineyards. The traditional ‘bring a plate’ was followed and, as always, that meant some very fine food in vast quantities as well as plenty of the local Vino.

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The Carool concept of ‘bring a plate’ included some very large containers. Chrissie and Ione are seen here, removing foil and gladwrap covers. Ione at front takes a large slice of mother Andrea’s tomato and basil pie. Ione starts 2009 at SCU in Tweed.

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Darcy, Geoff and Johnny Carr. That’s Bass, Rhythm and Lead.

Izzy came to the Tweed a few years back on his way through to work at the Uni in Brisbane, with no intention of staying but found himself playing music almost from the first day. The connections this created with the community have gradually strengthened over the three years. Last night’s community gathering gave him a sense of belonging. (Yes Izzy actually said that -now he says he meant CONNECTION – an equally esoteric term). He knows that 3 years still makes him a blow in but friendships are forming. “It ain’t so bad being a Fool on The Hill in this here Valley.” 

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Mark Quinn prop of the ILNAM ESTATE WINERY is vocalist and harmonica player with Johnny Carr and the Glengarries.

Izzy had his 1960 Kaye Bass with him but Johnny Sutton was already set up with his FENDER PRECISION BASS ( mid to late 60s) and graciously  gave him use of it for the evening.

“A fine old and worthy instrument”

says Iz.

“Aren’t we all ? ” says the Chick. ” Aren’t we all?”

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The 60s retro songs were a hit again. Lots of SHA LA LA ing going on. 

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Iz was pretty impressed with ROB BROWN on drums. A drummer with funk who could play with IZZY FOREAL AND ASSOCIATES and fit right in. He did quail a little at the MUSTANG SALLY request and asked “DO WE HAVE TO?” but had it come to it, methinks he would have played along.

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DON’T FORGET IZZY AND SCRUBBY WILL BE AT ILNAM THE LAST SUNDAY OF FEBRUARY,MARCH AND JUNE 2009. 12 NOON TILL 3PM.

 

 

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DECEMBER 28 ILNAM WINERY

IZZY FOREAL will be at the WINERY last SUNDAY of 2008 from 12 noon onwards. ILNAM is at CAROOL west of Tweed Heads with views out to Sea and Fine Foods prepared on the Premises. Wine for Tasting and consuming. Do believe there is Bocce available for a game on the lawns. Izzy will be featuring a surprise guest.

 

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TUFF ON NEW YEARS EVE

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IZZY looked like being away for New Year’s Eve. Now it seems he might be on the TWEED. One Band which WILL be on the Tweed is TUFF. Fellow Musos from Tweed. That’s JOHN SUTTON on the left. John plays Bass with TUFF and at BILAMBIL SPORTS CLUB with the GLENGARRIES. This Sunday John is at ILNAM ESTATE WINERY, Carool playing Classical Guitar. Izzy and Chick make this one of their regular outings but this week Izzy is with the HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ down at BYRON RAILS. so we won’t have a chance to eat at ILNAM.

Byron Bay for Izzy on Sunday. Tonight Thursday 27th Nov he’s at DALLAS PARK, DUNBIBLE, for a THANKSGIVING Gig. The rain hasn’t deterred Iz, Mac or Scrubby.

Second from left in the TUFF lineup is Robin Walsh – the drummer – a busy man on the GOLD COAST. Behind him – NIGEL STEELE-BOYCE – vocalist.

In April 2006, Nigel and John Carr teamed up with Rob Walsh on drums and ex-Rose Tattoo bass guitarist, Geordie Leach to form TUFF, covering iconic Australian rock & roll, which has now achieved hard sort acclaim and popularity.

With a live recorded album of Australian covers already released by the TUFF boys  Nigel has also  released his first solo album of swing and blues material, ‘You Don’t Know Me’, featuring highly talented pianist and producer, Mark Watson and brilliant virtuoso guitarist, Glenn Brace.

Both albums are available through Silver Scorpion Entertainment, as are bookings for both TUFF and Nigel.

Further Information, Orders and Bookings:-

Silver Scorpion Entertainment & Promotions

M: 0413 188134 E: silver.scorpion51@bigpond.com

JOHNNY CARR is a GLENGARRY MAN and completes the TUFF lineup. John  also joins IZZY in the YESTERBEATS and hosts the LIVE MUSIC AT BILAMBIL SPORTS CLUB every second FRIDAY NIGHT.

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3 GIGS AND 2 NEW ROADIES

Last weekend Izzy played Luffley with Scrubby PETER HURCOMBE and Kel on Friday Night and on Saturday, Scrub and Iz did a party down past Richard’s Deviation. Theme was Green and Purple with men allowed if they were wearing TIGHTS – and indeed they were. Murwillumbah Magic it was down there in the Hills. This was a big weekend for Izzy with a NEW ROAD CREW. Sunday was ILNAM WINERY with PETER LAWSON.   We will have more about the ROAD CREW as time passes.

In rehearsal at this time are; ZARSOFFS , YESTERBEATS and HILlBIlLY BLUES BANDITS. Izzy’s children’s CD is well underway.

Secret De-beaut performance of YESTERBEATS is in the planning stage now.

 

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SEPT HOLIDAYS 005Having done JAZZ at LUFFLEY and Wine at ILNAM  to wrap up September, Izzy is  moving into October 2008.   Its PJ’s birthday. Celebrating his 60th one year late. PJ is drummer with HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ and a real nice fella.  That means lots of musos out in the bush.

Iz does another JAZZ muso at LUFFLEY Oct  3. Sunday Oct 5 sees Iz putting on his straight man persona as PETER KNOX and could be attending the BAL launch in Brisbane – Perhaps.

There is one special wedding in there and on the 10 OCTOBER – Iz MAY be playing at OLD CIVIC HOTEL in AUSTRALIA FAIR  playing for GLENN O’LOUGHLIN’s farewell. Glenn is an old ZARSOFF fan has requested this one with old ZARSOFF songs. Iz has called in the SCRUB for this one. 11th Oct and the Banditz are at LENNOX POINT HOTEL again.

24-26 and Iz has secret business at Coolangatta.  On the 25th. Scrubby has asked him to a party to play – another secret performance.

Fridays as usual at LUFFLEY – unless Kel is away having his eye operation in which case it will be Scrub and Iz at LUFFLEY – not at all normal.

Weekdays sees rehearsals with YESTERBEATS on the Porch or up at Glengarry. Thats IZZY, JOHNNY CARR and MIKE FISHER. Drummer listed last as per norm and hidden in fotos as well. Sorry Mike !

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THE BIG WEEKEND IS OVER

ILNAM ESTATE WINERY AND JAMIESONS RESTAURANT

Well mebbe not that big to some – but BIG to the Iz. Thanks to all involved. Don’t need to use many words. You know who you are and you know how you have helped. It IS appreciated.   Jamoze done and likewise Ilnam Estate Winery. The Cafe Vibes worked again. Accomplices were mark Quinn, Tony and Chrissie and Peter Lawson.

SAYS IZZY –  “That Izzy- Who sure is fun to play with. ”  ” Thanks for the show of support from fellow Bilambil Valleyans. Is my new PA Foreal ? ” ays he.

JAMIESONS RESTAURANT SATURDAY NIGHT

Jamoze was chilly but the crowd was one of the warmest. Zoe celebrated her 22nd birthday with friends. Julieta, Danielle, Alana and Leah.

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IZZY FOREAL

IZZY IS BACK IN THE VALLEY

 

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The holidays are over and Izzy is back in Bilambil for some serious music. He’s given up his day gig and he’s playing music.

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at his local eaterie :

jamieson’s restaurant in tweed heads west

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in his local establishment :

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and up in the hills at the local vineyard :

ilnam estate winery

 

21st CENTURY SKIFFLE MUSIC AT THESE THREE VENUES AND THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND AND NORTHERN RIVERS OF NSW.