Andrew Clermont's Supper Club 26th Year Celebration!
Andrew Clermont’s International Supper Club
Come celebrate Clermont's 2023 Golden Fiddle Lifetime Achievement & 2021 South Australian Music Hall of Fame Awards with new round of adventure from some familiar (if you've been before) and a whole bonus of rarely seen star players & performers for 2024.
At Tamworth Country Music Festival presenting over a quater century feast of country, bluegrass, folk, blues, swing, and dare I say some Jazz and World Music performances - brought to you by an array of versatile, virtuoso musicians - somehow summarising those years there in and sooo much more !!
Quotes! "Thought I'd died & gone to heaven!", "The very best musicians you've never heard of !" "Don't worry Andrew, even if I don't like something, I know within a song or two it's going to be completely different again - I so love that!"
Above is a a look inside the 20 Year Photo Almanac Book of International Supper Club - 125 pages of vivid memories available in A4 !! A Buying it is a great way to support the event. Two trilogies of CDs 2010 & 2012 plus single captures & DVDs are another great way to share the love. And you'll also find opportunity in the ticket zone to offer further thanks/ grace to the years. Onward to the week's adventure on offer!
Sat 20 - Sun 28 Jan 2024.
Each night at 7 - 11pm-ish (note Fri Feature 9-12am!) plus bonus Sunday Arvo session 2 - 6.
Plus Bus Route 431 to get you there & back !
The often up to 14 piece band, celebrates the years of Tamworth Supper Clubs from Andrew Clermont with
about a 35 hour concert spread throughout the week!
"Cabaret" Night - Friday 26
9pm Friday 26th continues as our International "Cabaret" Night flowing from Sinatra with team Paul Wookey across to the Musicals of Brookie Gillett's last decades in theatre, some serious crooning from Archer, plus I'm betting a few further collaborations will appear during the week.
Don't miss out!
You'll hear multi-awarded (up to maybe 6) Fiddlers & multiple Mandolins, Guitar Champions, Accordions to Pianos, Banjos to Trumpet & Chin Cello, Drums that are never too loud (!) plus all kinds of Fretted to Fretless Bass, fabulous singers and plenty vocal harmonies.
You'll hear All the music (and words!), All the time! At the Supper Club the sound is superb! No loud kick drums or muddy mixes.
Book all week with Season Pass discount! Invite your friends - group discounts! Or just pick & choose as you get the chance!
Book a Table for 8 and get 1 seat free.
Just remind us the day before !! Ph 0407 753809
With musicians mingling with the audience throughout, this is truly a unique, intimate experience.
A musical feast not to be missed.
Book a season ticket and get a taste of it all!
Every night introduces the masterful players
and unique singers & creators who will be on and off the stage
until the big finale show on Sunday afternoon.
Featured Artists 2024
All the way from West Virginia USA, we welcome back Martha Spencer (6th generation Appalachian performer) now together with our most cultured early Australian Music maker, Archer Broughton (it's like meeting the sound of Tex Morton in person !). You may have seen him on "I am Wanita" as the patient chaperone!)
And THE ORCHESTRA/ All-Week Performers !
Meet Shenzo Gregorio (QLD) - 2023 Golden Fiddle "Best Fiddler" Awarded - at home in Rio, Carnegie Hall or a Hot Club in Paris His dance from Gypsy Guitar to Violin to Chin Cello & Bass is quite the jaw drop - let alone a charming soul! Also touring with circus shows through to the Four Play Quartet. Found out recently he's also quite nuts on piano - Lookout!!
Marilla Homes (UK) returning annually, had everyone pin drop focused last January from Stories & Folk songs onward all the way to Opera - on occasion! She bring news of the English shores and has starred as well with her photography within our Supper Club Almanac Book as well
Paul Wookey (VIC) (Gold Guitar winner), is each year revealing just a little more of his genuinely gold abilities. This year bringing a swag of Sinatra pieces as a lining to his rarely surpassed selection of 1920 to 1980 "hits". Known to have replicated Dylan's 1964 Melbourne concert, covered The Kinks, Cream (see our Bluesy Thursday!). Clermont has had him touring the east coast with his Apostle String Band tours - there was Peter, Paul ... Andrew !
New Banjo man is Paul Henderson QLD whom Clermont discovered at the National Folk Fest Session Bar and they just kept on keeping on till the wee hours, It's now a coupla years later and we are very happy to bring him to Tamworth. Bluegrass and so much more ! He'll also link with our usual Banjo man (Paul Cooper SA) when he can make it as well!
All the way from WA we love to welcome Fiddler Jude Iddison, who has been collaborating throughout 2023 with Shenzo - we are very keen to hear the results.
Nicholas (Niq) Reefman QLD brings his sublime Trumpet, Accordion, assorted Wares & Songs to all in a most beloved way. He's had a very high hit rate on our youtubes and is usually the last to let go of the night! Leading us from Brazil to outer space it seems at times we await his new intrigue!
Jack & teenage Bonnie Melbourne VIC (Stellar Vocals Fiddle, Piano, Guitar, Bass & Songs) Here Clermont gets to connect with his favourite side man born of the Tamworth Bluegrass band BackBeat from the 90s. Jack (then Daryl) entwined with Clermont's surprise opportunities and ended up 10 years in Taiwan helping generate The Pigs (!), the Bluegrass Made in Taiwan Album and a stunning daughter Bonnie whom I'm sure is going to scare the musos with how far she has jumped since just last year where she first joined our crew with original & covers Country, Pop & Fiddle Tunes !!
Brookie Gillett NSW (Theatre Star!) - first joining the Supper Club 2007 after many years in the Theatre already! Clermont has treasured her unique voice and dedication to the team with heart searching and topical originals through to an epic Joni Mitchell medley and this time we seek to include her Musical Theatre elements from Les Mis to who knows, culminating on our Cabaret Friday (note 9pm start just that day).
Luke Fergusson - Bass & 4 octave Vocal surprise! Not only a super cool Bassist but also a voice from Father Xmas to tiny Elves in one body - and hand in hand with great humour! He brings grooves from New Orleans to Byron Bay with him!
Robbie Long (Newcastle) met Clermont in the group The Lawnmowers (at the "Cutting Hedge" of Bluegrass ! Sorry, had to put that in :-) touring Australia's largest Acoustic Festivals - from WA's Fairbridge to VIC's Pt Fairy & QLD's Woodford Folk Festival PLUS our biggest Bluegrass Fest MountainGrass @ Harrietville VIC at the time. As a Bluegrass Guitar Champion as well as session muso forever in Newcastle including Drums to Lap Steel. Another wonderful chameleon player all week at The AC Supper Club!
We also featuring the deft & playful hands of Garry Steel NSW (Keyboards & Accordion) - one of the most adventurous musical minds at the Supper Club. He'll only be absent on the Tue, otherwise a grand contributor through this last decade though first jamming with Clermont back in the early 80s with The Hired Hands. Meanwhile many hundreds of albums have passed through his hands since then with a fine handful produced by Clermont as well. He'll duck away on the Tue but in for the rest.
PLUS very Special Guests
The astonishing Goldheist (Hester Fraser) and Anthony Walmsley (Tamworth Jazz Night hosts), are set to rejoin us on the first Saturday/ Monday/Wednesday & last Sunday 2pm Finale. Clermont has variously toured with Goldheist across many states and loves the inter-reaction with Anthony's guitaring across all kinds of styles. Songwriting like an Australian Kate Bush to Elton John blend and with Clermont through to The Corrs!
Pete Fidler VIC shares his Dobro/ Mandolin/ Slide/ Psychedelic to Bluegrass wizardry Tue/ Wed/ Thu !
Steve Sparrow QLD - Sunday 21 & Tue 23 - a crack guitarist/ singer and all round entertainer.
surprises and friends like Angela Easson, Peter Daffy (the thousand songs man) and maybe Leslie Avril or The Cartwheels are just as likely to drop in as well !
look forward to sharing our unpredictable musical adventures that flow from the years of Andrew Clermont’s International
You can follow Andrew on Facebook, visit his website to find out more about his accomplishments and gig guide and check out his musical collaborations, including clips from past performances at The Supper Club, on the Andrew Clermont YouTube Channel.
Click on the ticket tab above to join Andrew's Supper Clubs at the North Tamworth Bowling Club for the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
PS - Clermont now tunes Pianos as he travels - give a hoy - let alone consider a House Concert sometime - from solo to band versions.