22 July 2017, Parody Night at the Dog

I’m a featured artist along with folk luminary Phyl Lobl at the Loaded Dog Folk Club in July, when the theme is parodies.

Event Details:
Sat 22 July, 2017
Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annanadale Neighbourhood Centre
79 Johnston St, Annandale
7.30 (for an 8pm start) until 11pm.

$20/$18
Gold coin for supper in the break.

Check back here or try at http://jam.org.au/moxie/venues/thedog/the-loaded-dog-2017-calendar.shtml for a link to the official write-up as it comes close.

See the facebook event.

By Paul Spencer Posted in Gigs

1 April 2017, Solidarity Choir 30th Anniversary

I’m playing a set of songs at the Solidarity Choir’s 30th Anniversary mini-festival in Marrickville.

Event Details:
Solidarity Choir 30th Anniversary
Saturday 1 April, 2017
1pm – 10pm
Gumbramurra Hall, Addison Rd Community Centre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville, NSW 2204

Entry by donation
Proceeds donated to APHEDA and RACS

My performance
I’m playing from 3.00 – 3.30pm, including a couple of my songs I’ll sing with the Solidarity Choir.

The Street Food Market will be active from 4pm until 9pm.

See the description on the Solidarity Choir’s website.

See the facebook event.

By Paul Spencer Posted in Gigs

Sat 27 Feb, 2016 – Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride

This is an experience, a tripped-out peace & love fest. It’s monthly and just started in January, so this one is the second only.

And I’m in it!

The venue is upstairs in the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (there’s a lift; it’s wheelchair accessible). The acoustics are beautiful and the sound of the unplugged performers is just boosted a little by a single stage mic.

Sat 27 Feb, 6pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042
$15 at the door

Information for artists and guests, contact Joe Flower 0432632057 or mrjoeflower@gmail.com

Paul Spencer at Joe & Harmony's Magic Carpet Ride, Feb 27, 2016

Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride #2

By Paul Spencer Posted in Gigs

26 Sept., 2015: Loaded Dog, Annandale

I will be playing an hour set, followed by an hour set from Andrew McKay & Carole Etherton, all the way from Wales with their repertoire of “mainly traditional-style songs either with or without concertina accompaniment.  Also recently-composed songs which sound like they’re traditional, some of which they write ourselves”.

Sat 26 Sept
Loaded Dog Folk Club
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Back Hall
79 Johnston St, Annandale
8pm (doors open 7.40pm)
$18/20, BYO, supper available

See the event listing here

By Paul Spencer Posted in Gigs

28th June Illawarra Greens Fundraiser Cabaret

ILLAWARRA GREENS WINTER CONCERT

As a performer, I don’t normally support political parties, but I respect the Green Party a fair bit and I want to see the vote swing away from the major parties and towards the left, so I’m behind the Greens at the moment. And it will be a fun night.

When: 7 pm Saturday 28 June 2014
Venue: City Diggers, cnr Church & Burelli Sts Wollongong

Greens Fundraiser, Winter Concert 28 June, 2014
MC: Greg Shand
Performers:
Ecopella – sustainable a cappella!
Paul Spencer – relentless and cheerful folk satire!
The Legs – aka Sally and Friends
JS All-Stars – mendicant musicians rounded up from the mean streets of The ‘Gong!
Interview with Tony Abbott – Dawes and Clarke of the Illawarra!
Raffle and auction – ICAC accredited!

Tickets: waged $25; unwaged $15; under 16yrs $10. For online purchases go to http://www.trybooking.com/EYZS. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
Enquiries Julie 0439 938 071
Join us for a night of music and laughter and help our fundraising effort!

By Paul Spencer Posted in Gigs

Friday 9th May Marrickville

A new monthly music event at the Addison Rd Community Centre in Marrickville!

Duke’s Place has been running since February and I’m the guest performer in May.

Duke’s Place – Australian songs in concert & session
Friday May 16th

7.30 for 8pm start – evening ends 11.30
$10, bring a contribution for supper

Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

Bush Music Club   www.bushmusic.org.au
enquiries Sandra 9358 4886
bmcmail1954@gmail.com

The evening starts with a concert  – 2 hours including the supper-break – then an all-in session until closing at 11.30. For the first time ever, my set list will include traditional songs mixed in with the originals. I’m planning on bringing out some of the songs whose tunes I’ve used for my own songs, as well as other Australian songs worthy of a mention.

By Paul Spencer Posted in Gigs

27-28 September, Leard Forest Listen Up

The Leard Forest Listen Up #3:
A DIY Bush Blockade concert and Arts Festival

27th – 30th September, 2013
Leard State Forest near Boggabri NSW

2-30 September, Leard Forest, near Boggabri NSW

27-30 September, Leard Forest, near Boggabri NSW

This is going to be a weekend of ace performance at the Front Line Action on Coal Camp
http://frontlineaction.wordpress.com/
http://leardforestlistenup.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/533019453432787

Mining corporations Whitehaven and Idemitsu have been permitted to turn an ecologically important slice of state forest and surrounds, into three vast open cut mines. Draining the water table, destroying farmland and forest. Local farmers, Traditional owners and the forest blockaders have been campaigning to halt the expanding mines.

“The Leard Forest Listen Up” Gig is unnerving and awesome performances taking place in a stunning forest, at the powerful site of a direct action blockade.

Golden Orb
10th Man
Les Baggatelles
PaulSpencer
Tillerman
Gabrielle Brennan
Shayne Hunter
PauMan
Spencer Morton
Sean Walker
Back Deck
Gabi Bloom
Miriam Jones of CatGut
Alex McInnis
Lucky Luke
Anandan McEwen
The Loudest Choir in the World

Without action this forest will be further destroyed. Coal chaos affects our everyday, whether it’s our health, our homes or the opportunities available to us within an economy prostrate to the mining dollar. This gig will celebrate the land and is an opportunity for people to come out, enjoy and support the camp.

Chalk Board Sesh
Tours of the Leard State Forest!
Running Saturday Morning the 28th

Want to Perform?
leardforestlistenup@gmail.com
Or Facebook Message us facebook.com/LeardForestListenUp
We will have a Mobile Recording Studio too!

Check the Video of the first one.

Bring your own Camping Gear
Bring Food To Share

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Our returning Favourites 10th Man (artists formerly known as PorkNuckle) are in the abc Exhumed competition. check the out and please vote! http://www.10thman.com.au/
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/exhumed/bands/

Transport to the Leard State Forest:

Sydney: Country Link is your best bet.
Get the Train to Boggabri from Central and give camp a call.
There will be a crew heading from Sydney on the trains stay in touch to get there together. PM Zoe Jeanne Burrell to head up together.

By Paul Spencer Posted in Gigs

4th October, Illawarra Folk Club

Friday October 4th, 2013
7.30 pm
Illawarra Folk Club
City Diggers Club,
82 Church St Wollongong

Members $10 | Non-Members $15 Youth (12-16) $5 | Child (U12) free

One of the folk club’s regular formats is the “5-pack”
Come and see

Bitchpick – “handpicked bluegrass featuring multipart harmony singing”

Ann Roxborough – Bathurst singer/guitarist

Paul Spencer – “relentless and cheerful folk satire”
https://paul-spencer.net/

and more on this excellent club night.

September 22 – Gloucester

Sunday 22nd September, 2013
7.00 pm
Gloucester Senior Citizens Centre
30 Hume St, Gloucester NSW

Ecopella – “causing harmony to the environment”
http://ecopella.org/

Paul Spencer – “relentless and cheerful folk satire”
https://paul-spencer.net/

MaD aDaM – “voices putting instruments in their place”
https://www.facebook.com/MiguelAndDallas

The opening night of the Ecopella North Coast Tour!

Come see this passionate choir perform their truly exquisite harmonies and variously rousing, uplifting, hilarious and evocative repertoire.

September 21st – Ecopella Tour in Newcastle

Saturday September 21st, 2013
2.00 – 5.00 pm
Lass O’Gowrie Hotel,
Railway St, Wickham (Newcastle)
FREE ENTRY!

Ecopella and Paul Spencer at The Lass in Wickham, 2-5pm Satruday 21st Septermber 2013

Ecopella – “causing harmony to the environment”
http://ecopella.org/

Paul Spencer – “relentless and cheerful folk satire”
https://paul-spencer.net/

MaD aDaM – “voices putting instruments in their place”
https://www.facebook.com/MiguelAndDallas

The opening night of the Ecopella North Coast Tour!

Come see this passionate choir perform their truly exquisite harmonies and variously rousing, uplifting, hilarious and evocative repertoire.