Bright Blue Gorilla presents; "36 Husbands"
March 24, 2020
Doors open 6-30pm
Come celebrate the Queenstown & Tasmania Premiere Screening of “36 Husbands” on Tuesday, March 24, with the filmmakers! This will be an uplifting and inspiring evening! 36 Husbands is the 7th feature film from Bright Blue Gorilla, award winning filmmakers & musicians from Los Angeles. Bright Blue Gorilla (director Michael Glover and producer Robyn Rosenkrantz) will perform a live concert before the film, with Q&A after.
36 Husbands is a mystical, musical, romantic, Kung Fu spy comedy starring 3 powerful women - and a bunch of husbands. Krista, top spy and Kung Fu master, has extraordinary powers and she puts them in action on her quest to slow down the march towards World War III. Together with her Kung Fu disciples, Gina and Nola, (and Frankie, a spy on-loan from MI6) they fight and love their way across the world leaving a trail of broken hearts and sabotaged plans. All the spies and evil-doers are tuning into the Bright Blue Gorilla TV show. Why do they watch? Is it the music, is it the comedy? This uplifting independent film is quirky, clever, fun, and full of surprises.
Django & Grapelli
April 4, 2020
*This show requires a minimum of 40 pre-sale tickets in order to go ahead. Please book in advance and spread the word to help make this show happen!
After four sold out Hobart concerts in 2018 and 2019, Harry Edwards and Charlie McCarthy are excited to bring their latest Django & Grappelli tribute show to Queenstown for this special event.
Legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and virtuoso violinist Stephane Grappelli were two of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century. The musical style of the "Hot Club of France" defined a genre and was the soundtrack of Europe's emerging string jazz scene for decades.
Hobart based gypsy jazz musicians Harry Edwards (lead guitar), Charlie McCarthy (violin), and Isaac Gee (double bass) will perform two 45 minute sets of Hot Club of France favourites, with a focus on the original compositions of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
Expect to hear popular tunes such as 'Django's Castle,' 'Douce Ambiance,' and 'Swing 42,' as well as more obscure and stylistically eclectic compositions such as 'Django's Waltz,' 'Anouman,' and 'Impromptu.'
The concert will be interspersed with stories and legends of Django's adventures.
Bar will be provided, with drinks, snacks & refreshments available before the show and at the interval.
*Doors from 7.30pm. Show starts at 8pm and will consist of 2 x 45 minute sets with an interval.
Drinks and snacks at bar prices.
May 21, 2020
7 PM – 9:30 PM
Drinks and snacks at bar prices.
The young Australian born and Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of his generation’ brings his world tour back home!
The story goes that Daniel Champagne first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-yea-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.
The following years have seen him release four studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe with upwards of 300 shows per year, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Daniel is now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for dropping jaws, making crowds buzz and breaking guitars wherever he goes
Do not miss this show. They have been selling out all over the world!
WHAT THE PRESS SAY..
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA
“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in the thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” The Firefly Column, USA
“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” The Indie Blender, CANADA
“reinventing roots guitar” Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA
“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND
‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA