The Black Malabar

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The Black Malabar

We are very proud and excited to announce that in July The Unorthodox Church of Groove will be rebranding to The Black Malabar and opening as Newcastle’s newest live music lounge bar and function centre. We are committed to offering the finest in live music entertainment in a celebration of the diversity of musical cultures. Experience the richness of Jazz, Blues, Flamenco, Tango, World, Reggae, Indie Pop and Singer Songwriting at it’s finest. Witness incredible national and international musical acts and savour our homegrown talent.

The philosophy is simple, as we are passionate about music we want to share with you music that inspires, invites you to dance and lives in the memory. “Music is the universal language of mankind” – Henry Wadsworth.

The Black Malabar has risen from the success of The Unorthodox Church of Groove, which hosted many extraordinary events over the years and created an essential destination for music lovers. The evolution is The Black Malabar, taking these events to a new level of experience with all of the key people involved with The Groove continuing into the future with this amazing venue.

Paul, Suzie and all of our staff would like to extend their utmost gratitude to everyone who has attended our great events over the past few years and thank you for your support.

The Black Malabar is also available for hire for parties, functions, weddings and more. To book a date, and for all other enquiries, email Zac at theblackmalabar@gmail.com

Please visit www.theblackmalabar.com

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

 

SEPTEMBER 2ND – CLOSE TO FOREVER

 

 

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Close to Forever, originally a duo project from seasoned performers Dale Caldwell (Voices from the Vacant Lot, Martenitsa) and Ben Fink (The Whitlams, Lior, Waiting for Guinness). In the past two years they have been augmented by the talents of Danny Heifetz (Mr Bungle ) on drums and Peter Hollo (Fourplay) on cello, They now have a mighty soundscape within which to share their original material and handcrafted interpretations of songs of love,  loss, sorrow and joy.  Armed with voices, guitars, and haunting atmospheric effects, playing beautiful original works plus pieces from writers as diverse as Tim Buckley and PJ Harvey to Nina Simone and Armenian traditional laments.

Close to Forever have Recently performed sell-out shows in Sydney including Venue 505, Camelot Lounge, Django Bar and Lazybones.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND

Tickets $25 Adult / $20 Concession

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/RMJI

Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Bookings close at 4pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges

The UCOG reserves the right to sell unredeemed tickets after show time. Venue is 90% seated and 10% standing at full capacity

Contact Details:

churchofgroove@gmail.com 0422987581

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH – ALMA SALERO (SPAIN/AUSTRALIA)

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Following concert debuts to full houses and standing ovations at Brisbane City Hall and the Woodford and Cygnet Folk Festivals earlier this year, Alma Salero are taking their exploration of the rich history of Spanish music on tour throughout Australia and Europe in 2017/18. From gypsy inspired flamenco to arrangements of the music of Granados and De Falla through to contemporary Spanish music that incorporates hip hop and reggae, Alma Salero invites you into the mesmerising and captivating world of the music of España.

Featuring CLARA DOMINGO (voice) & ANDREW VEIVERS (spanish guitar) . Born in Barcelona into a family deeply entrenched in Catalan cultural heritage, CLARA DOMINGO started her formal musical studies at age 5. Living in the south of Spain, Clara’s interests burgeoned in Spanish traditional music, especially flamenco. Clara recently settled in Australia where she has continued to develop a unique style that reflects an international sensibility firmly grounded within Spanish and Catalan traditions. Amongst Australia’s finest Spanish Guitarists, ANDREW VEIVERS draws on a wide range of musical influences to evoke the sensual and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar in all of its guises. Over the past twenty years he has established himself as a musician, teacher, director and composer of the highest calibre – touring, recording, composing, and arranging for great Australian artistic institutions such as The Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Queensland and the Woodford Folk Festival.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH
Tickets $25 Adult / $20 Concession
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/RAGG
Doors open 6pm Show starts 7pm
Bookings close at 4pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges
The UCOG reserves the right to sell unredeemed tickets after show time. Venue is 90% seated and 10% standing at full capacity
Contact Details:
churchofgroove@gmail.com 0422987581

 

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