Post-Australia Day Celebrations – Free Music in the Vines

Joadja Estate welcomes back ‘Kiss the Frog’ for our free Music in the Vines.

Who?  You and your friends!

When?  Sunday, 27th January, 1-4pm

What?  Free music, free wine tastings, wood-fired pizzas and cheese platters.  Beer and cider also available.

What sort of music?  A wide range including classic Australian rock, soul, blues and funk.

Why?  Because we love to party!

Wear your best Aussie gear, bring your picnic blanket and relax the afternoon away!

A little bit about Kiss the Frog..

Antoine—Vocals & Guitar & maybe a Trombone depending on the situation…  Antoine has a vast repertoire of tunes to cater for any occasion, including many that others wouldn’t dare attempt, but real crowd pleasers. Extremely talented musician and genuine entertainer. Antoine often does solo shows – recent venues of note include: O’Malley’s (Kings Cross), The Palace Hotel (Chinatown), Lane Cove club, Avoca Bowling Club, Berowra RSL, Woy Woy leagues, Harborview Hotel (Rocks), Lithgow Workers Club, Cumberland golf club, West Leagues, Harbord Hilton and so on……

Bruce – Fiddle, Guitar & Vocals Bruce is a Fiddle player, Vocalist, Guitarist and Harmonica player. He has performed in various Sydney pubs and clubs over a 20 year period including solo, duo and band work.  Also performed in the highly successful Hooley Dooleys -10 years   Bruce has added new dimensions to groups he has performed with, and as a performer, is highly regarded in the industry.

Paul—Drums & Backing Vocals. In Paul’s years of playing drums in the industry, he has performed in all genres at a very high level. He brings this experience, skill and tasteful harmonies including an extremely high range of falsetto to the Band. Paul’s musical history includes stints on The Don Lane Show, Mike Walsh, John Singleton, Channel Nine Morning Show. He has toured nationally with stars such as Del Shannon in his band and supported the likes of Tina Turner and John English across the country. He is a foundation member of the very successful club show band, the award winning “The Zipps”.

Tony—Bass & Backing Vocals. In recent years, Tony played in Brisbane based blues bands – Martini 66 and the Summerland Band, doing originals and covers, playing Blues Festivals including Sunshine Coast Blues Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival and performed with Martini 66 at The Basement along with Qld festivals and pubs.  Tony could also be spotted in Jazz clubs playing the double bass for a Brisbane based Jazz outfit R K Quintet. Has previously worked in venues around Melbourne and Brisbane, but now based in Sydney. Most recent work, playing bass and backing vocals with3 piece Sydney outfit, ATP Deluxe band.

*Please remember that we ask you to leave your own alcohol and your furry friends at home during our music events.

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Joadja Estate presents

‘Phat Brass’

Join us on Saturday, 29th September from 1 to 4pm, as we indulge in the sounds of some of Australia’s finest up and coming brass band stars!  Phat Brass brings renewed enthusiasm and energy to the brass band genre by combining pop and jazz tunes to entertain all musical tastes.  Coming off the back of their recent display at the Sydney State of Origin game, these fine musicians will charm you with their musical talents while you sit back, relax and enjoy a wine.

Free wine tastings are available throughout the day.  Pizzas and cheese plates will be available for purchase to enjoy with a glass of wine.


*Please remember that this event may attract a small crowd so we ask that you leave your furry friends at home.  Also, this not a BYO event.

^^Photo credit to Cameron Anderson Photography



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Picnic among the vines at the picturesque Joadja Estate on June 10th, 2018 from 1pm-4pm.  Free music will be supplied by the energetic ‘Corner Pocket’ – fine musicians of cool jazz, southern soul, coastal blues and reggae roots!

Enjoy a rare convergence of fine musicianship, expressed through a songbook of classic tunes, with an edge of spontaneity & improvisation that keeps the band & the listener on the edge of their seats!

While holding ‘jazz’ in high esteem, Jenny B & Corner Pocket also reflect their audiences tastes by incorporating a range of blues, soul & reggae influences.  With this creative flexibility the ‘jazz tradition’ ceases to be a strange straightjacket for the elite; instead it becomes a cool, comfortable & familiar coat for any occasion.

Jenny Blunden (voice) & Lachlan Mackenzie (guitar) have shared stages for 25 years & are best known as the creative partnership that created the South Coast’s premier jazz outfit, The Escalators.

Jenny’s gorgeous voice & irresistible stage presence combined with Lachlan’s vintage guitar tone, writing & arranging skills took a small town band (The Escalators) to national festivals (Noosa Jazz, Manly Jazz), Jazz Artist of the Year (2016) at the Australian Independent Music Awards, & two number 1 singles in the ‘blues & roots’ category of TripleJ Unearthed.

While Jenny took a break from performing in 2017 for the birth of their daughter Blossom, Lachlan started a brand-new project, Corner Pocket, with long-time collaborator Hayden Moore (drums) & rising star Mason Colley (bass).  For the past 12-months Corner Pocket has built a reputation for their surprising & inventive all-instrumental interpretations of classic tunes from the fields of jazz, reggae & soul.

Wood-fired pizzas and cheese plates will be available for sale, so all you need to bring is a picnic blanket!  Free wine tastings are available all day.

(We regret that this is not a BYO event and also that we cannot allow your furry friends to participate.)

Category : Music


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