Sun, 29 July|
Blue Tongue Berries
Sunday Sessions - Alanna & Alicia
Join us for Sunday Sessions at Blue Tongue Berries where we bring together local musicians and local chefs for an intimate combination of dinner and show. This Month we feature a musical performance by Alanna & Alicia with dinner by Chef Jonny Mackeson.
Time & Location
29 July 2018, 3:00 pm
Blue Tongue Berries, 445 Northwood Road, Seymour VIC, Australia
About The Event
Bar Opens at 3pm
Gig Starts at 4pm
Dinner at 6pm (menu)
Alanna & Alicia are twin sisters who blend folk, jazz and roots in their original, acoustic songs. Known for their sweet harmonies and fine songwriting, the sisters have charmed audiences from the National Folk Festival, Canberra to Fairbridge, Western Australia with their onstage warmth, wit and sense of fun. Their lyrics, equal parts heart and humour, sparkle with an original, intimate voice that is rare in songwriters today. As identical twins, they share a uniquely intuitive, creative partnership and have a natural musical rapport. They have had considerable recognition for their songwriting, winning awards at several national festivals. Both have been finalists in the Australian Songwriting Awards and Alicia won Best New Talent at Port Fairy Folk Festival early in her music career. Their fourth album, 'Songs I'm Singing with Me' was launched at the National Folk Festival in April, 2017. They have three previous albums of original material - 'Twinlines' 2013, 'Two in a Book' 2010 and 'Funny She's So Much Like Me' 2006. 'Songs I'm Singing with Me' is a tribute to acclaimed singer songwriter, John Beavis, whose beautiful songs were not as widely heard as deserved due to his ongoing battle with mental illness. Their band features the fine talents of Damien Neil (guitar) and Matiss Schubert (piano, violin, mandolin). The band plays around the Australian festival circuit, folk clubs and other venues and has recently played at the National Folk Festival, Canberra, Illawarra Folk Festival, NSW, the Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW, Yackandandah Folk Festival, Victoria, Cygnet, Tasmania, and the Turning Wave Festival in NSW. In 2015 they spent 5 weeks in the US, playing an official showcase and several private showcases at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City. Listen to their music here.
Chef Jonny Mackeson was previous head chef at Tahbilk Winery and is now working as a freelance chef in the Goulburn Valley whilst pursuing his dream of becoming a wine maker. Jonny will be taking over the Cantina for a special post gig dinner using classical flavours and techniques. Check out his menu here.
Dinner & Show
Includes entry to the gig and a two course dinner$65.00
Interested in coming to the musical performance but can't make it for dinner? We have a few gig only tickets available. If sold out, please join our wait list. We'll be in touch if we have space for you to join us.$25.00