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May 8, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

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Carl Cleves, Stokers Siding Hall, Friday

The featured act for this month’s installation of 15 Minutes of Fame is Carl Cleves. Originally from Belgium, Carl is a contemporary of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, Paul Simon, John Martyn and other songwriters that emerged in the 1960s and 70s and with whom he shared the stages of the London folk clubs during the time of the folk boom.

Unlike the others who stayed in the scene, Carl’s wanderlust led him to a life of travelling, guitar in hand, to Africa, Asia, the Pacific, South America and Australia, where he has now settled. Along the way he has acquired a loyal following in Europe, Brazil and Australia while avoiding the radar of the international music industry.

Carl’s unmistakable guitar style was learnt from Brazilian players, bluesmen, Bert Jansch and Caetano Veloso, from the American banjo and the arabic oud. Traces of Brazil, Africa, folk and blues are the spice in the stew of Carl’s songs, which range from polyrhythmic exuberance to intimate subtlety, the personal to the political. Poetry and emotion.

The blackboard acts for this month’s show are Rob Fitches and Carl Moore with their wide light-hearted broad-spectrum variety and harmonies.

Gabi Bliss returns with her wonderful, unique, original, captivating vocal and musical offerings. The wonderful Naughton Sisters, Melia and Nerida of Scarlett Affection, are gracing our stage with songs from their newly released album Forever is a Long Long Time.

This is simply wonderful local live entertainment, Friday night at the Stokers Siding Hall.


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