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GIGS

BELLINGEN GROWERS’ MARKETS SATURDAY 25 FEB 2012. ALL MORNING. WITH JOHN KLEMES.

PLAYING FOR THE CHILDREN AT THE BLUE AND WHITE CROSS CHURCH.  FIRST  SATURDAY OF MARCH 2012

11 FEB 2012
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ULMARRA PUB WITH KEL MAC, PHIL EIZENBERG AND MORE ULMARRA PUB

11 FEBRUARY 2012 : LEAVING THE SHIRE FOR A DAY

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Going North to Ulmarra today.  Here’s the Google Maps Directions.  113 Kms.  1 hour 32 minutes.  Izzy is bringing together disparate elements of the last 5 years and playing with KEL MACINTOSH from out near Muwillumbah. That’s Kel on the Sax. Scrubby is to the left but he’s not coming to Ulmarra today.

1. Head south on Valery Rd towards Old Pacific Hwy  1.1 km

2. Take the 1st left on to Old Pacific Hwy 2.4 km

3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit 150 m

4. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the Pacific Hwy/National Route 1 ramp 350 m

5. Turn left onto Pacific Hwy/National Route 1 Go through 1 roundabout 29.7 km

6. Slight left to stay on Pacific Hwy/National Route 1 (signs for Grafton)  Go through 1 roundabout 66.0 km

7. Turn right onto Centenary Drive 4.3 km

8. Turn right onto Pacific Hwy/National Route 1 (signs for Ballina) 9.0 km Ulmarra NSW

 

Means I won’t be writing much. Its going to be an interesting gig. Kel is in his 80s – a classic Jazz performer. He’s bringing along PHIL EIZENBERG from STOKERS SIDING. All we know at this time , is that Bob, on the trumpet, is coming along and a double bass player.  We lived in Ulmarra in 2009. Loved it. So here we go on a 2 hour drive to visit old friends, eat good food, listen to music and check the Bookshop.

GLIMPSES OF ULMARRA.

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2011 DANCES ALONG.

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Izzy Foreal & Friends

Working out a timetable for rehearsals with a guitarist and drummer, for a band version of the Izzy Foreal semi-acoustic experience. Also rehearsing with Kim Banffy with her songs, for some Kim & Izzy performances, but also with the possibility of adding Kim to the band line up on rhythm guitar. It could well all happen.

 

ARTJAM MAY 2011. OPAL COVE RESORT COFFS HARBOUR.

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IZZY FOREAL WITH TROY RODHAM AND NICHOLAS BIRD.

RUNNING A BIT LATE

Izzy is up North with the DROUGHTBREAKERS for the weekend.  They played the HARWOOD HOTEL last night and tonight they’re in SOUTH GRAFTON at the Bowlo.

Izzy has been asked to teach LIFE SKILLS TO BLOKES. That concept defies imagining but he’s enjoying it and there are already some Skilled Blokes abut the Town.

He bumped into old Zarsoff soundman, PETE DELICIO, up at Bello for the jazz festival. Turns out he lives a km or so from Izzy’s new base. Its turning into quite a gathering with a lot of old stories being told.

The next big gig is down at Nambucca with DROUGHTBREAKERS. It was to be next week but the MP cancelled out due to the election stress. This one will be on in the next month or so to open the National Park down near Bellwood.

The Spring Street Celebrations for the new SKINNER STREET upgrade in South Grafton might sneak in before it now. More details later.

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BIG WEEKEND COMING UP.

THURSDAY APRIL 22 – SOUTH GRAFTON EMPORIUM MUSIC NIGHT. 31 Skinner Street South Grafton.

FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 23 – TUCABIA MUSIC NIGHT. Squatter’s Rest.

FLAME TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND. IZZY IS MC in THIS 10 HOUR DO at the GRAFTON SHOWGROUND.

FLAME TREE FESTIVAL 2010

http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/story/2010/03/30/nine-local-acts-to-take-the-stage/

IZZY WITH KSM AT THE EMPORIUM

You will need to ring the Emporium and book a table.
Izzy Foreal performs semi-acoustically with Shaz & Karl Mullan, whose acoustified contemporary covers and traditional tunes augment Izzy’s ’21st-century skiffle’ perfectly.
Izzy Foreal – bassist, vocalist, kazooist and general comedic entertainer – has been performing in Australia for a significant number of years. His present penchant is for semi-acoustic performance in cafes and smaller rock venues, though he is perhaps most infamous as frontperson with Sydney-based comedy rock band The Zarsoff Brothers (from 1979, with occasional special appearances even today). He also played bass and shared front buffoonery in The 69ers, beginning in 1970, and finishing some time in the second half of the 1970s.
Karl (new zealand) & Sharon (Ireland) Mullan perform as ‘KSM’ in cafes and acoustic venues around the northern rivers area of New South Wales, and have appeared regularly at the Emporium Cafe’s monthly music café night in South Grafton with Izzy. Their acoustified renditions of contemporary and traditional tunes are a perfect compliment to Izzy’s musical skullduggery, as a successful joint performance at the Ilnam Estate Winery in Carool (NSW) proved.
For more info on Izzy Foreal & ‘KSM", visit http://izzywithksm.multiply.com/

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LAST WEEK JULY 09

THURSDAY NIGHT. JULY 30.

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MUSIC CAFE AT THE SOUTH GRAFTON EMPORIUM 31 SKINNER STREET.

This week sees the 4th MUSIC CAFE of 2009. Hosts ANNIE DODD and PETER FREEMAN open the doors for this unique and eclectic potpourri of local and visiting musicians.  NOT A NIGHT TO MISS !

6.30 pm start.

Musos – Names on Blackboard if you want a Spot on the Night.

FINE FOOD. GRAND COMPANY. MUSIC TOO MOTLEY TO MISS.

$3 entry with funds going to Local Charities.

THE TRAVELLING GRANNIES.

This month sees long time supporters of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, THE TRAVELLING GRANNIES, commencing fund raising activities . I don’t know the TRAVELLING GRANNIES but I spotted the article in the DAILY EXAMINER  and they sound worthy of support. They are due to set out on a horse riding excursion from KARANGI to COUTTS CROSSING on 28 AUGUST ‘09. Music Cafe this week with Izzy as M.C. starts off the money raising. What a Great Combo – a terrific service in the WESPTAC RESCUE HELICOPTER and  a unique way to raise funds.

PASTA. PASTA. PASTA. Peter has Pasta on the menu this month. One thing suits Iz and the Chick very well and that’s the Emporium’s vegetarian options. They are DELICIOUS, NEVER DULL and ENORMOUS. For the carnivores, the same credo applies. DELICIOUS. NEVER DULL. ENORMOUS. Forgot to mention – WELL WITHIN THE BUDGET.

BYO BEVERAGES.

BOOKINGS: CALL ANNIE OR PETER 6643 3524

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IMAGES OF MUSIC AFE JUNE 09 : FEATURING ALEX KING, IZZY FOREAL, JOHN SPENCER, GEOFF WELLHAM AND MORE.

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FRIDAY 31 JULY 09: MURWILLUMBAH JAZZ CLUB AT GREENHILLS WITH KEL AND SCRUBBY IN THE JAZZ CANARIES.

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