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Tamworth Festival 2004
Andrew Clermont Supper Club
Andrew Clermont
Michael Fix, Christian Marsh, Parris Macleod, Andrew Clermont,
Darryl Walker (Bass)  and Randall Wilson (Drums)
The Torpedos
Dougie Bull (Double Bass - also with The Lawnmowers) and Matt Hull (singing)
Parris Macleod
Michael Fix and Parris Macleod
Details of Andrew Clermont's 2004 Supper Club are/ were:
The 7pm Mix-of-All-the-Nights - ‘Sessions’ featuring

Paul Wookey - Exclusive Feature Artist of the 2004 Supper Club
From Blues to Bluegrass, Country to 60s classics, his unforgettable voice and sublime guitar have delivered him world class status. We are very proud to exclusively re-welcome him to Tamworth via The Supper Club - 7pm sessions.

Sophie Raymond – 2002 & 3 Feature Artist will bless us again after her whirl wind Nashville year. A rare treat on theatrical Vocals, Harmonica, Saxophone, Guitar - our Real Gone Lonesome Cowgirl. AND up for an Oscar in Animation!!!! The film - 'Harvey Crumpet'

The Lawnmowers – Banjo Champ - Dave Hellens, Rockabilly DoubleBass from Doug Ball and Swing/Jazz Guitar via Rob Long, join Clermont for a wild Bluegrass tourdeforce. New CD details below.

Daryl Walker – Our favourite Bassman returns after a close call with a brain aneurysm with new fervour and view on life. Plus peaceful Ronny Rindo on smooth drums again

Andrew Clermont
The champion chameleon musician – multi -awarded member to globe touring groups Totally Gourdgeous/ Dya Singh World Music Group / Fiddlers Festival plus this year introducing “The Lawnmowers” – Bluegrass for the new millenium.

Parris & PuYu Macleod - annual favourites on Piano & Flute, to soar your senses. Has 4 CDs with Clermont – ‘Reeling in the Big One’, ‘Dance of the Good Life’, Happy as Larry’ & ‘Flat-Out like a Lizard Drinking’

Thurs 7pm also featured the
The Australian NoHoldsBarred Fiddle Contest:
Results were

- 16 yr old Lachlan O'Donnell from Armidale wins the the $2000 Gold Electric Flagship Model Violin from Epoch. (See 'Latest News' on AC website for pic)
17 yr old Sujata Allen came a very close second with younger sister Jhana following in 3rd(they are all from The Gypsy HotClub - NEW CD JUST OUT!! "Dragon Fly Cafe" Inquire with the 2003
Champ, Willow <thegypsyhotclub@hotmail.com> for copies.
9 yr old Emily Little (a Tamworth local) received a junior award of the 3/4 model version
from Epoch. This new award was inspired by Emily's performance and we thank Epoch for their
continued sponsoring & support of our young Fiddlers.

Sat 17th Wild Fiddle Night
All will revolve around the 2003 NoHoldsBarred Fiddle Champions – The Gypsy Hot Club – a year older, wiser & wilder. They were last years favourites and now watch them cut loose with assorted fiddlers of the Tamworth Festival.

Sun 18th Night of Harmonica
Champion – Christian Marsh with Supper Club favourite Tony Eyers guide us through the extremes of this versatile instrument – Country to Jazz, Bluegrass, Celtic to Blues with a wealth of the Festivals harp players.

Mon 19th - Michael Fix vs Supper Club Jam - an even win all round!

Tue 20th The Girls Night
All to be said is “She was sold out last year. Better buy this one early!” 10 acts - (Special 7pm guest : Roshani Priddis )
But at 10pm we had the magic company of Leah Briggs, Kate McCarthy & Jenny Shimmin, Kata Hay (Oklahoma), Stephanie Eldridge, PuYu Macleod (Taiwan), Sophie Raymond, Leslie Avril, Hannah (my fav from 2003 night )

Wed 21st Two Features
7pm Fingerstyle Guitar – A History by Tim Rickhards
Front bar favourite, Tim has the gift of story telling and guitar technique to make this an essential night for all country guitar fans. Assisted by players from across Australia - Mal Clarke (Bullamakanka), Jeffro (The Bourkenback Boys) and surprise hot player Ross (more info later).

10pm Trevors ‘Knight’! – “Spirit of the Eagle” showcase
Presenting John Denver’s music and the story of his complex life through the three decades of his career, plus Trev’s own eight years as a guest star on Ray Martin’s Midday Show, two Golden Guitar awards for the song “The Days of Old Khancoben” and the album with Smoky Dawson “High Country”

Thu 22nd Night of the Piano
Often up to 10 piano players and many pianos & keyboards on stage for this classic event. Special guests this time included a rare ‘French’ side to Leslie Avril, Parris & PuYu Macleod,Quentin Eyers, Darren Mullan, Leslie Avril, Ezra Matzenik and the classic Peter Horan.

Fri 23rd only one evening show - 9pm Night of Slide – A Special 3 hrs!
All walks of Pedal Steel, Dobro, Lap Steel, Acoustic Slide to slip the night away. This time featuring Bruce Reid (Canada - playing Ry Cooder's Paris , Texas style ), Gary Brown with friends, Simon & Kata Hay(USA), with the consumate Matt Hanley (electric in the tradition of Little Feat's Lowell George)

Sat 24th 10pm Ultimate Swing Night
Our Best kept Secret! The 4th year gathering of the best Swing in town – various specialty guests Oceania (double Sax & Double bass - very cool, plus Sophie Raymond with George Washingmachine adding to the final swing of it all.

Special Bluegrass Concert with The Lawnmowers , Paul Wookey (Pure Acoustic! Just Magic) & Friends Sat 24th 7pm
"The Lawnmowers" NEW CD OUT NOW!! "THE GOOD ROAD"

Dave Hellens - 3 time Banjo Champ, Dougie Bull on rockabilly Double Bass, Robbie Long on
JazzGrass Guitar and Andrew Clermont (3 time Guitar Champ on Fiddle & Mandolin (ofcourse!))
Tracks include Home Sweet Home, EMD (Eat My Dust), Rueben (with Guest Didgeridooist -
Mark Atkins), Train 45, Wayfaring Stranger and much more.

New Release is also THE SUPPER CLUB (the October 2003 Concerts) - heavily featuring
Commonwealth Games and soon, the Athens Olympics didgeridooist, Mark Atkins; and from Dya
Singh Group & Nepal - Dheeraj Shrestra on Tabla (Indian Drums) plus The Lawnmowers &
Supper Club sublime regulars Parris & PuYu (Taiwan) Macleod on Piano & Flute and some perfect drums from Randall Wilson (Tamworth) in a 78 minute expose at the musical frontier of The
Supper Club. We are very proud of this capture displaying much of the spice always seen cooking
between the musicians at Sup Club (a 'Fringe Festival' now at the North Tamworth Bowlo in
January's CM Festival and then again within May/ June and Oct/ Nov depending on tours.
Samples on the Web soonish!
Best regards through 2004 - check the homepage for gigguide updates & new info or naturally here..
Yours ever in the Magic of Music
Andrew Clermont
Print out and have the memories