Monthly Archives: October 2013

Update – Swamp Fat Jangles to headline 20th October CWP 4th Birthday

We’re very pleased to announce Swamp Fat Jangles will be gracing our stage at 9:45 :)

“The Swamp Fat Jangles story begins in the bayou. Located in an unexpected area of Sydney, the Swamp is hidden from the city in a secret place. The brackish muddy waters that birthed the Jangles informs the band’s sound, and produces a music drunk on the frog’s burp and the mud’s suck. With instruments formed in the stinking soup, the Jangles pour a hypnotic soundtrack from their swamp. The songs and poems that were forged there have now been called to the busking streets and dusty festivals, to which the Jangles bring the swamp, and the audiences bring the stomp.
Swamp Fat’s music is punctuated by the swamp’s resident soothsayer. A word witch-doctor who spits half-truths and trances. Framing the Jangles with her storytelling, the old crone evokes call and response culture, which engages the audience and propels the Jangles’ performance into a theatrical experience. With narration and spoken word exposing secrets and tales from the isolated swamp and its creatures, the Jangles sing songs of dark truths and the mysterious monsters that dwell within them or roam around their muddy playground. They present themselves and their tales in a raw performance, with poetic female vocals atop the rhythms of Banjo, Guitar and Bass accompanied by bendy blues harp or clarinet and percussion. To the audiences eye they appear as a whirling bunch of miscreants from a mythical land, with feathers, fur and eyeballs to spare.
Swamp Fat have been plucking these notes and narratives from the Swamp for a little over a year now, and as they get on so do they reach deeper into the wooded darkness to reveal and confess stories of their swamp, be it a place in reality or a space they have created with their writing. ”

Chicks With Picks October 20 – Our 4th Birthday!

We’re back for a Sunday afternoon classic edition of Chicks With Picks! We can say classic now that we’re 4. Drop in for comfy couches, pool, headstands by McKenzie every hour on the hour and of course an endless stream of talent on the stage from 5pm and a band to close the night. The first 10 people to approach the aforementioned McKenzie at 4:30pm or after will get a free drink ticket, not to mention best odds of claiming a couch. There might be cake.

Click on the poster below if you’d like to join the Facebook event.

Rachael James, CWP October

Rachael James, CWP October

Yeah Music And Art Makers

Check out this blog that our long time friend and CWP performer/supporter Pilot Darcy has just launched – it’s a round up of the the local arts scene and stories on some of the people that make it up. Pilot has been playing at CWP since the very beginning and all over the world for…longer than we’re allowed to say. Click on the pic to check out her new page.

Pilot Darcy playing at CWP September 2013

Pilot Darcy playing at CWP September 2013