Sat, 04 Feb|
The Baroque Room, Katoomba
'Stone Fields' - Album Launch
Replicating the album experience, this event will feature a full band, with Davor Opacak on bass, Frankie Symes on Drums and Stuart Christie (The Butterman) on midi keyboard and rhythm and lead guitar. ‘Stone Fields’ will be released on Thursday 2 February 2023.
Time & Location
04 Feb, 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm
The Baroque Room, Katoomba, 15 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia
About the event
BEN CONNOR, 'STONE FIELDS', ALBUM LAUNCH // Saturday 4 February, 2023 / / Tickets: $20 ea w/ discount album available at time of purchase
Venue: The Baroque Room @ The Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba (Entrance via Carrington Hotel Driveway)
/ STONE FIELDS - ALBUM LANCH /
Katoomba singer-songwriter, Ben Connor’s, new album, ‘Stone Fields’ is a culmination of 25 years of song writing, and is his best of the last 15. Having shunned the costly enterprise of producing an album for too long, Ben has put his best to the test with time, money, high calibre session musicians and top-of-their-game sound engineers to produce a professional album of bluesy alternative rock that soothes, entertains and elicits a few deep-felt emotions. Dark, with splashes of light, layered with instrumental palates and propelled by his special brand of husky baritone vocals, ‘Stone Fields’s’ finely crafted songs journey through love, fatherhood, contemplations on mortality, majestic and mythical landscapes and more. And all the while, Ben’s formidable guitar playing features, giving us texture and tone, and lilting and roller-coaster melodies as it croons, coos, screeches and screams to the accompaniment of a flawless rhythm section.
Replicating the album experience, this event will feature a full band, with Davor Opacak on bass, Frankie Symes on Drums and Stuart Christie (The Butterman) on midi keyboard and rhythm and lead guitar.
‘Stone Fields’ will be released on Thursday 2 February 2023.
/ BEN CONNOR /
Soul-driven blues, folk, rock singer-songwriter Ben Connor has been described as the musical love child of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and David Gray. With more than two decades of writing and performing behind him, Ben’s warm, well-worn vocal cords ride soothing catchy melodies, sharing tales of love lost, love found, mythological journeys and harsh political realities. Always in pursuit of the perfect song, Ben has honed his song writing craft, with one reviewer stating, ‘Ben Connor has a mastery of song craft and a truly unique style and approach that could someday propel him to a place of prominence in the singer-songwriter pantheon’.
/ SUPPORT ACT: andie/
Another Blue Mountains local, andie’s unforgettable voice has lured listeners in the millions world wide. Gaining a hefty international YouTube following in her teenage years for covers she made uniquely her own, andie soon caught the eye of major players in the industry, including SONY, and opportunities followed. Preferring to calve her own path, however, andie has since established herself as a formidable songwriter and performer. With three EPs and a live album under her belt, andie shows no signs of stopping and, if streaming stats are anything to go by, neither does the growth of her audience – andie’s knockout track ‘one foot in the grave’ now fast approaching 1.5 million streams on Spotify. Standing at 4’11 and half, with steel lungs and an infectious smile, this largely self-taught and immensely passionate soul/jazz/folk musician delivers an intoxicating live performance that is not to be missed.
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THE BAROQUE ROOM: 15 Katoomba St (entry via the Carrington Hotel driveway, through the ‘Baroque Room’ arch) Katoomba, NSW 2780 Blue Mountains
*** NEW ENTRY VIA THE CARRINGTON HOTEL DRIVEWAY KATOOMBA ST ***
*This event is an over 18 years only. No minors will be granted entry to the event.
Please also note that the Baroque Room is a hired room. The Carrington Hotel will be operating the bar inside the room but there is no kitchen or food available at the venue. The Old City Bank next door, also owned by the Carrington Hotel, has hot meals available however guests are unable to bring outside food or drinks inside the Baroque Room.