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.
FLOODS ALLOWING THIS IS THE SKELETON FOR UPCOMING IZZY GIGS. DUE TO RELOCATION KEEP YOUR EYES HERE FOR NEW VENUES. INC COFFS AND BELLINGEN AND ULMARRA.
- Izzy is in rehearsal out on the ARMIDALE ROAD this week with CHRIS CONDON on drums and Darryl on electric guitar.
- LUFFLEY CAFE MURWILLUMBAH FRIDAY NIGHTS
- LENNOX HOTEL JUNE 13 HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ
- BRUNSWICK PUB JUNE 28 WITH BANDITZ
- ILNAM ESTATE WINERY CAROOL JULY 26
- JAZZ CLUB MURWILLUMBAH KEL AND THE CANARIES
- LENNOX HOTEL WITH BANDITZ AUGUST 22
FOR MORE ON THE MUSIC CAFE
|IZZY WITH THE KING BROTHERS
||IZZY AND ROBBIE FROM COFFS.
Had an email today from the CLARENCE. Izzy is planning to head down next week for the First of the MUSIC CAFES.
Due to popular demand the SOUTH GRAFTON MUSIC CAFE is
Look out for the last Thursday of each month starting 6.30pm.
Local muscians, dancers, singers and poets, in fact anyone that’s entertaining, is invited to perform at our relaxed and friendly South Grafton Emporium.
An entry fee of $3.00 (children under 18 free) includes a lucky door prize donated by the
Not for profit organisations and groups are invited to raise money, help on the door and run a raffle or 2. The door takings will be donated to the charity or group of the night.
There’ll be the usual fantastic food from Peter’s Emporium Cafe plus the Music Cafe Night’s Special such as a curry night at no more than $10.00. B.Y.O. bring your own glasses (a surcharge if Emporium glasses are used)
Come and enjoy this great evening, bring a crowd, book your special table if you want on 6643 3524 (Emporium Cafe) or 6643 3525 (South Grafton Emporium).
This night will be fabulous with a great audience and our talented local performers.
Izzy played with the Banditz this weekend Bangalow Pub on Friday Night and Lennox Point Saturday. Lennox was packed as per usual. Davey Rankin put in a guest appearance on trombone and assorted other oddities.
Pete Jaggle on drums.
IZZY has picked up his WASHBURN Bass for the last few gigs. Iz played the Washburn at Bangalow Friday Night in the last set and needs a new strap if he’s going to keep playing because of the weight of the Washburn. This weekend his little KAY was his main instrument. If WASHBURN doesn’t go to a good home before the next gigs, look for the new strap.
Izzy also met up with LYNNETTE KOMIDAR who is webmaster of the MUSICAL NOTES Blog – Lynne writes about GROWING UP IN KINGS CROSS and covers the Music Scene of the 1960s at TAYLOR SQUARE and the CROSS.
SLIM PICKENS AT THE VICTORY HOTEL MOOBALL.
Took a Sunday Afternoon drive today and on the way back to Bilambil from Bangalow, heard the throb of a stompbox. Iz followed the musical instinct and there was SLIM PICKENS playing to swimmers and tennis players. Iz and the Chick added one more coke and a lemon squash to their day’s drinking and sat down to catch the last 3 songs. Izzy is enjoying being out and about and hearing Musos he hasn’t had a chance to hear before. Slim posed with Izzy in front of the misleading sign and presented us with the new CD NEXT TIME with Slim and Dr Baz. Great stuff with some fine backing musos and several original tracks. Slim was off to BRUNSWICK PUB for a night gig there with Dr Baz. Thanks Slim. Really enjoyed the mini-afternoon and am listening to the NEXT TIME right now.
IZZY FOREAL is back from 2 weeks on Vacation. Fit and ready for the Summer.
Coming up for the remainder of 2008 –
NOVEMBER 27 08 – DALLAS PARK THANKSGIVING PARTY WITH KEL AND SCRUBBY
NOVEMBER 30 – BYRON RAILS WITH HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ
DECEMBER 1 – REHEARSAL WITH ZARSOFF BROS GOLD COAST
DECEMBER 5 – BRUNSWICK HEADS HOTEL HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ
DECEMBER 8 – REHEARSAL ZARSOFFS GOLD COAST
DECEMBER 13 – LENNOX POINT HOTEL FAREWELL HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ
DECEMBER 19 – LUFFLEY CAFE
DDECEMBER 26 – KALANG KATE
IZZY held a workshop at the CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM in VILLIERS STREET GRAFTON as part of his ‘ vacation.’ The workshop was an element of preparation for the end of the year concert. Check the Conservatorium Site. Great Town. Great Con !
Also attended the NEWLING PUBLIC SCHOOL end of the year concert held in the OLD ARMIDALE TECHERS’ COLLEGE. The night was a ripper with audience applause at max. Scripted by one of the teachers. Verve and Gusto in the performances. ( Been a teacher for 40 years and don’t recall such an enjoyable end of year performance – says Izzy’s Chick. )Bravo NEWLING !!!!!
November approaches. November 1 sees THE HILLBILLY BLUES BANDITZ down at DUNOON SPORTS CLUB not far out of Lismore. This should be a JOLLEY good time. Not quite sure what’s happening there but have already heard some familiar names lined up to play.
November 9 and Izzy is down at CLARENCE VALLEY CONSERVATORIUM and then off on a SOUTHERN TOUR incorporating BELLINGEN, the WARM SUNSHINE gig and up to the NEW ENGLAND.
Looks Luffley Friday Nights as booked and HILLBILLIES are down LENNOX, BYRON AND BRUNSWICK. Details as they come to hand.
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